Thursday, May 31, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

I found this cute idea here and made some up for my kids 3 teachers. You can find the download tag HERE as well.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Card class for May- Stella paper pack

 Ok here are the cards for the May card class. This uses the Stella paper pack from Close To My Heart as well as the "A Rainbow" "Party Pennants" and "Just For You" stamp sets.  I will give further detail above each card   :)
 This card I used "A Rainbow" I stamped the image 3 times with Lagoon, Sunset and Tulip ink, then I cut them apart and used 1 piece of each for the rainbow... this is what you would call "fussy cutting" I also stamped the cloud with black onto Colonial White cardstock and fussy cut it. The die cut image is from the Art Philosophy cartridge cut at 1-3/4 from Olive cardstock and then again on Colonial White. I used a border punch at the bottom of the pattern paper and added some Opaque Pearls to finish it off. The cloud is adhered with foam tape.
 This card I used "Party Pennants." I stamped the tag shape 2 times with cocoa ink, once on cocoa and once on sunset cardstock then fussy cut the image out. On the sunset piece I stamped Happy Birthday inside and added some bitty sparkles under the phrase. I also used a border punch on the 3 different pattern papers and stacked them. to finish it off I used some Baker's Twine and a couple of bling buttons.
 This final card I used the "Just For You" stamp set as well as the Art Philosophy cartridge and cut the flower shape at 2-1/2. I used a "Rock and Roll" technique with Lagoon and Olive ink for the flower petals. You can find a video on how to do that HERE. I also used a green button and some more bakers twine to finish it off. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Raining Hearts- Baby shower

This was a super easy card to make. I thought I had seen it on Pinterest but now I cant find it, I found it HERE :) if that's where is was... I just used a folk heart punch and punched hearts out of various colors or parchment I hand cut my flags and stamped on them using the Party Pennants stamp set form Close To my heart. The cloud is from A Rainbow, stamped on white cardstock and then hand cut. I hope you like today's card!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Blogger 101 and some cards :)

 Here's a little lesson for you... let's call it "Blogger 101" if any of you have followed my blog for a while now know that I use to post pretty regularly, like every week day! Well then we had spring break and I was in charge of the book fair at school and then I went on a little vacation with my husband and in all that time I would try to upload some projects but kept getting the boot from blogger telling me that I had used up all my photo storage space. Well it was really making me mad so then I just kinda got sick of it and quit trying until I finally asked the right person and she was able to  help me a TON!!! So I don't know who all knows this but here we go...

Blogger uses Picasa to store all the photos you upload. You are allowed 1 GB per blog and once you go over that storage then you have to pay per month for more storage UNLESS you are uploading the right size pictures. I, my friends, was NOT doing that! My pictures were HUGE and by huge I mean HUMUNGOUS! If you upload pictures that are less then 2048 x 2048 and videos that are less then 15 minutes then they don't count towards your 1 GB storage space but if they are bigger then that (like mine were) you will meet that and not be allowed to upload more unless you figure it out like I did or cave in a pay the per month fee, which I was not going to do. So with that being said, make sure you know how to re size your pictures before uploading and you will NOT have the headache I had and all will be fine in bloggy land! ;) now onto the cards...

I made this set of six cards a while back, they were super easy. I had just bought some stamps from Paper Smooches and LOVE them! I used "sentiment sampler" :) I used Art Philosophy to cut the scalloped squares at 2 inches (I think) and then a little smaller at 1-3/4 on the cream cardstock to fit inside. The paper is from the Recollections "Charming" stack