Feb 14, 2017

Valentine's and Love Themed Cards

Even though I think Valentine's Day is a cheesy made up holiday intended to sell more chocolate and flowers, I still love making Valentine and love themed cards. Honestly, you can give a love themed card all year round, right? So they are great to add to your stash! I have a couple of cards around the internet today with that thought in mind. 

First up is this circle-shaped card made with the Queen and Co. Heart Throb kit. Check it out and how I made it on the Queen and Co. blog today!

Next up is a new shaker card made with the new Jillibean Soup Bowl of Dreams collection. There are tons of other love-themed cards on the Jillibean Soup blog too! Check them all out HERE.
Both could be used for Valentine's Day or anytime year round when you want to tell someone you love them!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your day is filled with love!

Feb 13, 2017

Happy Birthday with Souper Celebration!

I've been busy making lots of Valentine's this month, but I wanted to share a birthday card that was up on the Jillibean Soup blog today. I pulled out an embossing folder for the base of this card and then added goodies from the Jillibean Souper Celebration collection.
I love the fun colors in this collection and the awesome new shaker elements too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Feb 10, 2017

CardMaker Magazine Blog and Lawn Fawn Blog Hop

Hi everyone! If we've been friends for a while, you know by now that Lawn Fawn is one of my favorite companies ever. I love their stamps, dies, patterned papers, inks...really they can do no wrong in my book. ;) When I spend money on crafting supplies, it's a pretty good bet that something new from Lawn Fawn is in my cart. So imagine my excitement when I found out that the CardMaker Blog team would be doing a blog hop with Lawn Fawn! And for Valentine's Day? I LOVE making Valentines.

I used the Heart Swatch stamp and die and some 2nd and 3rd generation stamping to make the heart backgrounds.
I also used the adorable Love Letters stamp set for those sweet birds and fun phones. Curious about the 2nd and 3rd generation stamping technique? I made a video where I showed that and how I put my card together. Check it out here:

I also put made a little gift card holder using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Envelope. 
I tied tulle around the envelope to keep it closed and then layered the little tag on top.
A tulle bow always looks special doesn't it? The best part is that a gift card fits perfectly inside!

The next stop on the hop is the talented Heather Hoffman! If you get lost along the way, just head back to the CardMaker Blog where all the hop participants will be listed!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Feb 8, 2017

Spotlight Card Front - Scrapbook Circle Tech Tip

This month the Scrapbook Circle Tech Tip lands to me! I am excited to share with you the technique of creating a "spotlight" on a card front to draw lots of attention to a really special embellishment. I used the Maggie Holmes Puffy Heart stickers from the Scrapbook Circle Record It Embellishment Add On.
I created a little video to walk you through the whole technique from start to finish! Check it out here:

And be sure to grab the Scrapbook Circle February Main kit (So This Happened) before it sells out. There are lots of brand NEW goodies in it just released at CHA! You'll also want the add ons Tell It and Record It!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Feb 6, 2017

Love Shaker Card - Queen and Co Heart Throb Kit!

I am super excited because today was my very first day on the Queen and Co. blog! If you head over there, you can see this card that I made with their fabulous February Heart Throb kit

There are so many amazing goodies in this kit that I made several other cards with too that I will be sharing over the next few weeks so stay tuned! And be sure to check out Heart Throb for yourself before it sells out!

Feb 5, 2017

Quick Valentine's Decor with Therm O Web

I was recently up on the Therm O Web blog with an idea for Valentine's Day decor.
You can see the step-by-step photos HERE.
It was super quick and easy to make and I love how it turned out! Will you be making any Valentine's decor this year?

Thanks for stopping by!

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