Sunday, August 26, 2018

Paper Sweeties 6th Birthday!

Hi!  Paper Sweeties is 6!  Thank you, Debbie, for asking me to join your celebration.  I had so much fun creating my projects!  (Check out the video below for the mini cupcake cards.)

To celebrate being six, Paper Sweeties has a Challenge contest running through 11:59 pm EST on August 31st. The lucky winner will receive a $100 shopping spree at Paper Sweeties! Gallery viewers will vote by 'liking' their favorite projects and choosing the winner.  To link up your new celebration/birthday inspired projects, click here: Paper Sweeties.  The winner will be announced September 1st.

Paper Sweeties even has an inspiration photo for you:

Pretty color combination!

My first project is this sweetie pie dog - isn't he cute?  I love the little heart shape at his tail!

He's simply colored - just one copic (except for his cheeks).  I randomly added colored areas to get that spotted look.  I also really love the slightly wonky scallop frame - one of my new favorites!

You can see I made use of the rectangle (slightly wonky) scallop frame for these mini cupcake cards - aren't they sweet?  The watercolor is so simple and I'm really liking the monochromatic theme.  At first, I wasn't sure that there was enough contrast between the cupcakes and the background, but then I felt like they were so soft and pretty.

Here's the video on the mini watercolor cupcake cards:

Don't forget to link up for a chance on that $100 shopping spree at Paper Sweeties!  So glad you stopped by to celebrate Paper Sweeties turning six!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Inlaid Die Cut Window Cards + Video

How's the end of your summer?  The kids here have all gone back to school, but the weather is still in the high 80s and 90s.  I'm ready for fall - probably because I'm already making Halloween goodies! 

I've got a new video on how to make these inlaid die cut window cards.  Basically, just adding back a piece of the die cut into the window.  They are pretty easy, but I've got a tip or two to make them even easier.

I love this stamp!  Isn't she just adorable?  

I had so much fun coloring her hair - not only pink, but polka dot too!  I"m not sure what brought that on.  Her face looks yellow in this pic, but seriously - it's not!

This window has been enhanced with orange paint dots.

Love this (oddball) girl, too!  She has wonderfully curly hair and you gotta love those eyes and batwings!

Here's the video:

Have you made any Halloween goodies yet?  I know a lot of you have been making Christmas things throughout the year - wish I had been!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Fun Fold Open Flip Card + Video

Hi!  Hope your last couple of weeks has been as fun as mine!  Louisa was here again for another 4 days - how cool is that?  Two weeks in a row!  The house seems super quiet without her.  

Let's keep the fun going with this fun fold card I'm calling an Open Flip Card.  I love how it works and I've made a video with tips to make it super easy for you to do.

It wasn't easy at first (it took me awhile to figure out how to do it).  I just had an idea and it took me a week of looking and thinking and trying to get it right.   And don't tell me if somebody else has done this - I don't want my "I did it" bubble to burst!

So this is the second "stage" of the card.  The front is opened and flipped back on itself to reveal another image.  Cool, right?  Well, the fun doesn't stop there...

Third "stage":  Open it up again and you can see the full spread.  What do you think?

The stamps are from Stampin' Up called Magical Day.  I got them last year and I just found out they are no longer available.  Might be some on Ebay...

Here's the video, in case you want to make one, too!

These are the copics used for this card.

It was super hot when Louisa was here.  My mom and dad suggested the perfect indoor activity.  Throwing pennies in the fountain at North Park Mall.  Who knew throwing pennies could be so much fun?

Go have some fun yourself and maybe make a Fun Fold Open Flip card while you're at it!
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