Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ten minute cards by Shemaine

Hello! Shemaine here today sharing some quick tips on making a couple of cards in a jiffy. 
Hand made cards don't have to take a lot of time or supplies. They can quickly come together with scraps and bits of this and that you have in our stash.

Like these cards I created using Your Everyday Stamps Today set.

You are Amazing

A2 size cards are easy to put together quickly. For this card I reached into my scrap drawer and pulled out this patterned paper from Maggie Holmes. I used a large Daisy punch I have by McGill to punch some flowers and layered them with 3D foam squares. Then I stamped the smallest circle on cardstock, embossed the image and cut it out for the center of the flower. I finished it off with the sentiment and hearts for accent.

Today was...

This card comes together quickly when you place the 3 circle stamps on one block and choose your color of ink.  Just repeat stamp the image to create your own background. Then cut a strip of white cardstock, stamp your sentiment and add some thin Washi from Little B and finish with twine.  I added sequins to accent the larger circles.

Both of these cards were finished in under 10 minutes! 

Everyone has 10 minutes to craft right?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Your Everyday Stamps Months set

My mom has been asking me to make her a list with all the birthdays. We have a big family and it's getting hard keeping up with all the birthdays. I came up with an idea and Your Everyday Stamps Months set was perfect for this.
I downloaded 3 x 4 Library pocket mini album by Lori Whitlock. I stamped all the 3x4 pockets with Journaling Spot and then stamped all the months from Months Set. I like that the Journaling Spot has lines and she can write the name and birthday on each line.

I cut everything with my Silhouette Cameo. The file comes with only 6 pockets, but I cut 12 for this project. 

The 3x4 tags fit all the way inside, but all the months are easy to find. 

You could stamp a number on each pocket with the numbers from Starter Set, since the pockets flip. 

To finish it off. I used a magnetic closure. You can add a button, a velcro closure or tie it with a pretty ribbon. Note: since I added 12 pockets instead of 6 I had to alter the cover slightly to fit all 12 pockets. 

That is all from me. Have a great Monday!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Stretch Your Stamps

Hey there! Linda here. PlanIt Daily is definitely a planner stamp set. But it can be for so much more. Because stamps are an investment, might as well get the most out of them!

I used some of the words for this layout I created about my middlest and me. I rarely pose for photos and hardly ever with my middle child. He's fourteen, and in the throes of a major teen-angst-y-thing. He pouts and acts indignant over the silliest things. Alas, it did not stop me from forcing him to pose with me in front of a mural in San Francisco. Poor child.

Anyway. In looking at the photo, I realized that we are probably thinking very different things. I imagine he's thinking stuff like, "I hope no one sees us... I wish she'd stop taking so many photos... Boba tea... Donuts... Fried chicken!"

I was probably thinking, "Dang this kid is tall... My feet hurt... I wish the sun would come out... Boba tea... Donuts... Salad!"

And that's how the layout was born.

A few things you should know:

1. the layout is 6" x 6". The yellow polka dot paper is from a company no longer in existence. *sad face emoji The thought bubble stamp is from Lawn Fawn. I used pigment inks for the thought bubble and the words. I used pop up dots under the thought bubbles.
2. the journaling is printed directly on the patterned paper. I added a little white paper behind the photo. I love it when items from a layout stick out past the outer edges. Then I worry about how to get them into an album protector.
3. My child is not that much taller than me. I'm leaning against the wall, he's standing straight up. But I'm sure that will change soon enough.
4. We are on Jack Kerouac Alley in San Francisco, by the fabulous City Light Bookstore in North Beach. It's one of those stinky, funky alleys with huge murals. I love murals.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Today with Ann

Greetings!!! Ann Corbiere-Scott here. 

I live in one of the sunniest places on earth-The Valley of the Sun (Peoria, Arizona). The weather here is already heating up here-hence, spring blooms are plentiful now. But my Mom, who lives in the Great White North (the upper pennisula of Michigan) still has 4 feet of snow in her yard! Winter is LONG lived up there.  So...I thought I'd send her a spring-y bouquet-with an artsy twist, of course!
Inspiration is everywhere, isn't it? I was at a girlfriends birthday celebration a couple of weeks ago. They served mini Nothing Bundt Cake-I noticed that each little cake had a flag with a cute little sentiment. Lightbulb moment!!!! Ashley's Your Everyday Stamps-Today stamp set would be perfect for making some sweet little positive sentiment flags-the possibilities are endless!!! Man oh man, I love that little stamp set!!!

My Mom is fantastic, amazing and fabulous! This cheerful and bright spring flower arrangement will serve as a visual reminder of my admiration for her. And hopefully it will brighten all her days, until the snow melts and her crocus and daffodils bloom!
What will you create with a positive sentiment flag on? Go on, brighten someone's day, today!

Monday, April 6, 2015

You and Me and the Starter Set! - with Lisa

Hi everyone! It's Lisa with you and I have a fun card to share with you today using Ashley's Starter Set. This is an awesome set for party invitations or calendars, but I decided to go a little bit different with it. (As I'm prone to do.)

As you can see, I made a fun and super sweet card using the frame, the arrow, and two of the smaller stamps. How fun would a card like this be to give to your sweetie for a date night? :) I don't regularly make (or send) invitations so I thought a card like this would be perfect! Don't you agree? You could even change out the patterned paper and make it less lovey-dovey and send something similar to a close friend for a dinner date or movie! Include a gift card and you're all set.

Here's a close-up:

I hope that you enjoyed my card today and that you all had a wonderful Easter. Have a wonderful week!