Friday, July 4, 2014

Just a Lil Love

Happy Independence Day!!

I love kraft cardstock!! Did I say love? Yes, totally adore kraft...all shades of it. The brown provides a very natural neutral background on which to lay my creative smackdown :) Here is a simple card  on which I used little more than some StazOn cotton white ink, white embossing powder, and white gel pen. The Paper Smooches stamp set was perfect for this occasion to create my background.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

HB2U (that's Happy Birthday to You)

I love when I get a special request for a card from a friend...and they have no idea what they really want...BUT will allow me to flex the left side of my brain and be creative.

As most crafters will note, cards for guys are especially challenging. Color schemes are different, the use of most cutesy animals are limited, and oh goodness, I have to restrain myself from dusting the card with my usual touches of sparkle and glitter :) With that in mind, I created this birthday card for a friend's brother who loves to spend time hiking in the woods.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Lazy Summer Day

I love the summer; the long sunny days, warm nights, cookouts, drinks on the patio, time with family and friends, vacations, and my birthday! And some very loved family and friends, some greatly appreciated troops, and a few random strangers will be on the receiving end of my shenanigans :)

I'm kicking off with a polaroid-inspired card just to say hi. I gravitated to this trend and made card after card of this style. I love how it becomes the focal point while leaving space to embellish. It's also a great challenge for me to create the entire "snapshot" of my picture in this little space.