Sunday, February 23, 2014

Positively Chevron

Hi All,

Happy Sunday!  I hope you all are having a great weekend so far.  I had a few girls over for a workshop yesterday, so I've been able to get a bit crafty this weekend. It ALWAYS feels good :)

The card I have for you today is from my January workshop.  The theme...Crazy for Chevrons.  I LOVE them and was excited to play with my new addition: the Positively Chevron background stamp.

The inspiration for my card was this stunner by Amy Crockett.  The yellow is just gorgeous!  Since I wanted to coordinate the Chevron Ribbon with the Chevron stamp, I had to go with a color that I had in stock, which just happened to be Wisteria Wonder.  I paired it up with Crumb Cake and they are just beautiful together.

Do you notice anything new on this card...maybe a little stitching around the sentiment???  Well, when my mom was in town over the holidays, I had her help me set up the brand new sewing machine that had been sitting in my craft room for the past 18 months.  As I was playing with it, I realized that it's also an embroidery, it's got tons of stitches.  I must say though, the simple zig-zag is my favorite.

I love the softness of this card, and of course, the Chevrons are pretty awesome too!  Both the Positively Chevron background stamp and Chevron ribbon are currently available through Stampin' Up.  They are a "must-have" for your collection! And, now is the perfect time to buy.  It's Sale-A-Bration.  For every $50 you spend, you get to choose a Free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  To get your order in, email me or click on the Order Online icon in the top right corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Positively Chevron & Bring on the Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake & Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Pad
Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon, Brown Button, Linen Thread, Glue Dot, Sewing Machine and Kraft Colored Thread

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Valentine {please be mine}

Hi All,

So sorry it has been so long since I've posted.  I've actually had a workshop since then..taken pictures of the cards...but just hadn't gotten them posted :(  I figured since Valentine's Day had come and gone and I actually had a card to share, I better get it up.

How was your Valentine's Day?  Ours was good.  We braved the mall to go see Winter's Tale.  I had started to read the book (all 700 pgs) but couldn't get into it, so I decided to hold out for the movie. So glad I made a great movie, but was a long, overly detailed book.

The card I have for you today is based on a design I saw by Nichole Heady.  She created a very simple banner using baker's twine.

I kept the same design and used the Banner Blast stamps and Banner punch from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I punched a hole on each side of the card mat and tied off the baker's twine.  Prior to adhering the baker's twine, I ironed it to straighten it out. To hold the shape once down, I added a mini glue dot to the center. From there it was easy.  Stamp and punch the banner and add a pop dot to each.  Love the simplicity of this card.  Hope you do too!

During Sale-A-Bration, Banner Blast and the Banner Punch can be earned FREE for every $50 you spend. This is the best time of year to add to your collection and both of these are great additions!  Click on the Shopping Cart in the top right hand corner if you'd like to grow your collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Banner Blast & Holiday Best
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler & Pretty in Pink Classic Pads
Accessories: Banner Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, 1/16" Hole Punch, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Pop Dots/Dimensionals and a Glue Dot