Sunday, August 23, 2015

A little Thanks...

Hold the phones, I actually finished a card. Woot!  I'm sure there are others out there like me, working full time to feed kids and support a craft habit.  Too bad the job gets in the way of craft time. 

I loved all the cards I saw with this gorgeous flower stamp from SU called You've Got This and had to get it.  The inspiration for the coloring came from * i think * Simon Says Stamp.  I saw a coloring page (?) and a sample already colored and it was such a gorgeous blue.  If I find it, I will link it.

I made the plaid background with an image from a set called Stamp a Bag.  Turned out cute to me.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Smartphone Shaker Card

I made this smartphone shaker birthday card for my niece. I pulled a selfie of her from her Facebook page and sized it in Photoshop to fit the inside of the phone die (smart phone die set is from My Favorite Things). It took me awhile to make the shaker portion due to the sides of the smartphone die being thin, but it worked out in the end.  What you can't see in the photo is that the Cool speech bubble is glittery--I used my clear wink of stella pen on it. 

I stamped the inside with a sentiment from Hero Arts. It's a bright, fun, personalized card for a teen.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Watercolor Wings

I recently purchased this gorgeous set called Watercolor Wings from Stampin' Up! and I'm becoming slightly obsessed with it. So many color combinations for this stamp set!  I used Crumb Cake card stock and stamped the image in Baked Brown Sugar ink (retired).  You can substitute Crumb Cake ink for Baked Brown Sugar. 

I went with Calypso Coral ink (stamped off for the base and stamped full color for the inside details) and gold, which is a lovely combination.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Stamp purge - cheap! Paper Smooches, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink

I am not doing much stamping these days and decided to do some purging so these fabulous stamp sets can get some love.  Stained but stamps fine.  Probably need a good cleaning.

U.S. buyers only.

Prices include shipping but not insurance.  Please let me know if you want to purchase insurance. 

 Paypal only -  Buy now button is under the item - if the item is sold, when you click the buy now button, it will say unavailable. I plan to remove the sold sets as soon as possible.

If you have any issues, please contact me at annie21211 at yahoo dot com

Paper Smooches All sets are $6 unless otherwise noted.

regular retail is $15  

Helping Hands

Perpetual Bliss


Hang Ups

Word Up 
there is a hole punch in the plastic sheet that makes the H in Hello look weird but the stamp is fine.

Hero Arts - all sets are $5
original retail $15

Monster Fun

Sending Smiles


Layered Flowers

Lawn Fawn - $4
original retail $15

Swimsuit Season
Bake Me a Cake

There She Goes $4
original $15

Just For You

Papertrey Ink - prices vary and is listed under picture
original retail between $5-$24 depending on size of set

original price $24

 Framed  $10

Framed is a Vault set which means it is now $48 to order

Round and Round $8 
An anniversary set, I think
Now a Vault set which costs $30 or order

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Simple party favor bags

My daughter had a sleepover for her 14th birthday party and I made these super simple and quick party favors for her friends to take home.  I'm all about simple and quick these days.  I cut the handle out of chevron embossed cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo.

 I found the cardstock at Michaels and  love it so much I bought it in several colors and designs.

I bought the small sacks at Hobby Lobby and cut the length down to 5" so the bags end up being roughly 3.5 x 5. which is a great size for party favor bags--not too big and not too small.

Bag Handle cut file:  Treat Topper 2
Life is Beautiful Butterfly Die: Papertrey Ink
Pattern Paper is from Michaels craft store
Many Thanks stamp: from a Label Frames stamp set by Papertrey Ink

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #174

I made a card.  It's hard to believe, I know. :)  It's been so long I had to reset my password to access my blog. ha ha
I've been digging around challenge blogs trying to find something to spark some creativity of any kind and decided to try the new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps:  Life is Beautiful + coordinating die  (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Wplus 9 and Papertry Ink
Ink: Melon Berry and Kraft (Papertrey Ink)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Digi scrapbooking template and Project Life app

I haven't been stamping much the last few months, sort of took a break from it.  I've had the urge to scrapbook for awhile and have been focusing on that.  I have several 12x12 albums that I filled a few years ago when my kids were smaller and basically abandoned it when I discovered stamping.  We love pulling out those albums occasionally and looking through them and it makes me sad that I stopped adding to the collection. 
So, while I can't go back to traditional scrapbooking like the old days, I can scrapbook digitally with Photoshop and on my iphone.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I have been posting my digital Project Life pages and am slightly obsessed with scrapbooking on my phone! 
Made with Project Life App and Rhonna Designs App

Printed layout from Persnickety Prints
The Project Life App is the perfect way for me to scrapbook my camera roll photos on my phone and capture those everyday moments.  I uploaded my 12x12 pages to Persnickety Prints--you can also do this on your phone with the Persnickety Prints app--and had them printed. 
 I also do Project Life digitally in Photosop for pictures I take with my camera.  You can purchase templates and digital kits that make it super quick and easy to pull a page together.
Below is a template I created based on an old scrapbook page I made years ago.  You can place your picture over a square and create a clipping mask and it will pop your picture into the shape. This is for Photoshop or PSE.
This is a layout I created with the template:
Have a wonderful day!