Saturday, April 14, 2012

You're My Type in Concord

It's difficult to tell from this photo, but the 
colors for this card include 2 retiring in-colors:
Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz, 
along with Basic Gray and Whisper White.

You're Just My Type, from the Occasions mini
is a set that works for masculine or feminine projects.
I also like it for individuals from "the older generation."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Llama Colors of Spring Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Colors of Spring
Llama Blog Hop!
You probably have just gotten a 
look at Darrah's wonderful samples at 
If not, you can click the link above,
or icon below to check out her Colors of Spring ideas.


My FAVORITE SU product is the Big Shot,
with the Framelits the best accessory ever! 
Cristy Butzen developed this technique for using
the Labels Collection Framelits (page 6 of the
Occasions Mini), to make a kind of a flip-flop card.

Below are pictures of the card opening, and the
back of this project.

Sets:  Easy Events
Colors:  More Mustard, Pear Pizzaz,
Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, black Stazon
Accessories:  Labels Collection Framelits,
Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes
Punch Pack, Pearls, Square Lattice EF

If you don't own a Big Shot, the 
Lace Ribbon Border Punch is a nice way
to add texture to a card or scrapbook project.


 This card uses several more In-colors that
are retiring in June; Concord Crush,  Peach Parfait 
and Pear Pizzazz on a Crumb Cake card base.

The stamp set,  Best of Everything,
can be found on page 103 of the regular catalog.

Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon, Big Shot Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die,
Circle Punches, Linen Thread, Versa Mark.


This final project uses the retiring In-Color
Blushing Bride with the Field Flowers set.
The Big Shot Finial Press Embossing Folder created
texture on the card base.  The Lace Ribbon
Border Punch strip was run through the Square Lattice
Folder to create additional texture.
For some reason, I ALWAYS have to place
3 rhinestones under that leaf.  Don't ask me why,
it's just not done until they're in position!


Now hop on ahead to see Joanne's beautiful projects!

You can also find the entire Llama list here:


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blog Hop Preview

Blog Hop begins this evening at 9pm!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

More Field Flowers

Obviously I am enjoying this Field Flowers set!
It is easy to use, and GORGEOUS!
It is also pretty on lacy looks like white and vanilla.
In this sample, the vanilla card base with 
the Crumb Cake Field Flowers images 
was run through several Big Shot 
embossing folders (Stripes, Finial Press).  
The lace border punch 
was then used to make a flowery edge that
was run through the Big Shot 
Square Lattice Embossing folder.
The Labels Collection Framelit was used
for the sentiment, with a Crumb Cake piece
placed behind as an accent.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Simple Field Flowers

I'm trying to get "back to basics" and
 do some "simple" cards. 

Sets: Field Flowers, Pursuit of Happiness
Colors: Calypso Coral, Riding Hood Red, 
Lucky Limeade, Whisper White

Matching envelope made with Simply Scored 
with Diagonal Score Tool


Have a Blessed Easter!