Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Flower Birthday Card

Today, I have another flower card using some new product from our Spring into Summer Catalog.
The base of the card is Pool Play cardstock.  I then matted a piece of the Summer Romance pattern paper with Pretty Amethyst Cardstock.  I adhered this to the card on the left hand side. 
I then stamped the sentiment from Cake Time on the right hand side with River Stone ink.
I die cut Bloom Cluster from Lemon Grass cardstock and adhered it to the card.  I then used the punch, Summer Pretties and punched them from Pretty Amethyst Cardstock.  I adhered them to the card and added Rainbow Drops to the middle of the flowers.
To finish the card, I took one of the Summer Wings wood pieces (Current Bloom Benefit) and painted it with Silver Silk.  When it was dry, I added it to the card with glue.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cake Time Birthday Card

Good Morning.  I want to share a card with you that I cased from the Fun Stampers Journey website.  I love this flower set, so how could I not?
The base of the card is made from Butter Cream Cardstock.  I then cut a layer of Black Licorice cardstock and Black and White Pattern paper.  I then added a piece of Citrus Cooler on an angle to the card front.  I then stamped Cake Time from the Cake Time set with Black Licorice ink.  I added the Butter Cream piece the the card.
Next, I wrapped the Black Journey Twine around the whole card and tied in a bow.
Next, I stamped the Flower Layers with Citrus Cooler ink and the leaves with Kiwi Slice ink and then die cut them out.  I layered them on the card and added Journey Glaze to the top of the leaves and the flowers. I then dropped the Sparkle Drops into the Journey Glaze.  I added the flowers to the card with foam squares.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Journey Girl Jewelry

Good Morning!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I would like to share a Journey Girl Jewelry piece I created.
The pieces of Jewelry are from the Journey Girl Jewelry collection.  You can check them out here.
The inside of the locket is what I created.  I took our 1 1/4 circle punch and cut a piece of Summer Romance Printed Paper.  I then stamped the sentiment from Text Happy on a piece of Butter Cream Cardstock with River Stone ink and distressed the piece with Lavender Fusion ink.
The flower is made from the Summer Pretties Punch and Lavender Fusion Cardstock.  I then added a small rhinestone to the center of the flower.
That's it!  Simple but elegant.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 23, 2016

May Planner Divider

Good Morning!  I hoe you had a great weekend.  The weekend was a whirlwind.  I can't believe it is Monday already.
I also can't believe that May is almost over.   I wanted to share my planner month divider for May before the month is over.

I used the 2016 Monthly Calendar page for May.  I cut a piece of Pool Play cardstock to cover the page on an angle.  I distressed the piece with Beach Breeze ink.
I then stamped the Dahlia Burst on Watermelon Fusion cardstock with Sweet Berry Ink and the leaves with Limeade Splash ink on Limeade Splash cardstock.   I detail cut these out and added them to my page.
I then wrapped some Whip Cream Thread and tied a bow at the bottom.  I then added a strip of the Spring Parade Pattern Paper to the very bottom.
To finish it off, I added a piece of Bright Day Journey Tape and a Fun Day Elements clip.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Purple Carnation

Good Morning!  Today I have part 2 from yesterday's post.
Yesterday, I die cut the Journey Circle from a post it note and stamped around the circle.
Today, I am taking the negative and stamping inside of the circle with Thread Sketch stamp with Beach Ball ink onto the Butter Cream cardstock.
I then took a scrap of Butter Cream Cardstock and stamped the two flowers from Wonderful Day with Black Licorice Ink.  I detail cut the flowers out and colored with colored pencils.  I then added them to the left of the stamped circle using foam squares.
I then stamped the sentiment from Howdy Notes in Grape Fusion ink.
To finish the card, I added a piece of Natural Journey Twine to the bottom of the flowers and some rhinestones around the flowers.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bright Smile

Hello everyone!  Today I have a card to and a technique to share that I used to make two cards.  The first card is this one.

The first step was to take the Journey Circle die and cut out a circle from a post it.
I then took the circle and placed it on one card base and took the negative and placed it on another card base.
The card bases are Butter Cream Cardstock.  I then took the flower from Bird Tweet and
stamped in Citrus Cooler and Lemon Drop ink.  The other card, I will share with you tomorrow.
Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Greet and Shout set in Rock Candy ink.
On a scrap piece of Butter Cream cardstock, I stamped three more flowers, two in Citrus Cooler ink and one in Lemon Drop ink.  I detail cut the flowers and added them to the card using foam squares.
To finish the card, I added Rainbow Drops (no longer available) to each of the flowers.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pleated Card

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by.  Today I have a card I want to share that uses the pleated paper technique.
The base of the card is Butter Cream Cardstock and Vintage Paris Pattern Paper.  I then took a piece of River Stone cardstock and used this for the base of my pleats.
The pleated paper is from the Vintage Paris Paper pack.  I found the instructions here.
Instead of adding another piece of paper to the top of the pleat, I added a piece of Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon, which I adhered to the back of the River Stone Cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment from Greeting Trends with Rock Candy ink.
I then added this whole piece to the card using foam squares.
To finish the card, I detail cut a flower for another sheet in the Vintage Paris Paper Pack and put two layers together with foam squares and then added it to the card with foam squares.  Enjoy! 

Daisy Love

Today I have a card to share that is quite easy but stunning.
The base of the card is a piece of Lemon Drop Cardstock cut at 4 1/4 by 11.  I folded the card in half and then cut along the fold till I had just 1 3/4 of the front panel left.  I cut a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock at 5 3/8 by 1 5/8 and matted a piece of Basic Brights pattern paper cut at 5 1/4 by 1 1/2.
I  then cut a Whip Cream piece at 5 3/8 by 4 1/8 and matted this behind a piece of Pool Play cardstock at 3 7/8 by 5 1/4 and adhered the piece to the back of the card.
I stamped the daisy from the Hello Lovely three times on Whip Cream Cardstock and three times on Lemon Drop and detail cut the appropriate pieces.
To finish the card, I stamped in Black Licorice ink the Banner Wishes in the top right corner and added the daisies across the bottom.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Orange Flower Hi

Today is definitely a Monday for me.  I am trying to get back in the groove after the weekend.  I have a card that just makes me happy to look at.
The card base is Banana Cream Cardstock.  I then took a piece of the Spring Parade Pattern paper and set it on the card at the angle and trimmed the excess off.
I then stamped the flower from the Sweet Today set in Orange Creamcicle ink on Orange Creamcicle cardstock.  I detail cut the flower out.  I cut into the center more than the lines were stamped to be able to curl the edges more. I curled the edges with a pencil.  I then added a Rainbow Drop (not available) to the middle of the flower.
I then took a strip of Buttercream Cardstock, cut the end into a banner and stamped the sentiment from Little Big Greetings in Orange Creamcicle ink.  I then attached it to the card.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Journey Hoppers Blog Hop

Welcome to our Fun Stampers Journey "May Flowers & Growth" Blog Hop! I'm so happy you're hoppin' along! If you arrived here from Betsye's blog you're on the right track. If not, that's ok too! Just continue the hop and you'll come full circle!
Today I would like to share a papercrafting project.  If you know me, you know that I love birds and birdcages.   When I saw this little birdcage at my local craft store, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I die cut the vines from the Border Details die set and Lemon Grass Cardstock.  I then inked up the paper with direct to paper with the Lemon Grass ink.
The larger flowers I die cut from Lavender Fusion Cardstock and Flower Layers die set.  The smaller flowers, I die cut from Spring Bloom Minis die and Lavender Fusion Cardstock.  I distressed all the edges of the flowers with Grape Fusion ink.  I then added purple Rainbow Drops (no longer available) to the middle of each flower.
I added an Artful Butterfly in Black Licorice and Pool Play cardstock to the top of the cage.  Enjoy!
Thanks for hopping to my blog. Please head over to Heather's Blog to see what she has to share.

1. Christine Pennington : http://www.christinepennington.com/my-…/FSJ-may-flowers.html
2. Betsye Rose Cimino Erazo: http://betsyerose.blogspot.com/…/april-showers-bring-may-fl…
3. Kim Lamos: http://pinkzebrapapercreations.blogspot.com/…/journey-hoppe…
4. Heather Flaherty: http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/2016/05/FSJMayFlowers.html
5. Wilma Payne: http://stampintotheoldies.blogspot.com/20…/…/mayflowers.html
6. Carol Norby: http://stampincarol.blogspot.com/…/may-flowers-blog-hop.html
7. Charlene Lindsey Leasor: http://charsjourney.com/…/05/15/journey-blooms-blog-hop-may/
8. Sharon Olson Venclauskas: http://www.bloomsbysharon.com/may-flowers-blog-hop/
9. Sandra Kay Tate: http://craftingwithsandra.blogspot.com/…/…/may-blog-hop.html
10. Ruth Cooper: http://www.sassyangelsstudio.com/journey-blog-hop-may-flow…/

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Purple Ornamental Dream

Today I want share with you a stamp that I think is gorgeous.  When I look at this stamp I think flower or doily.  Today it is a flower.
The base of the card is Whip Cream Cardstock.  I then cut slightly smaller piece of  Lavender Fusion and Pool Play Cardstock.  I used the Above the Clouds Embossing folder to add a faint background.  I stamped Best Wishes in Grape Fusion ink in the bottom right corner from the Greeting Bouquet Set (retired 5/16).  
I then took the Ornamental Dream set and stamped the flower image with Black Licorice ink on Pretty Pansy, Grape Fusion, Lavender Fusion and Pretty Amethyst.  I then detail cut each layer.  I then stamped the leaf image from the same set in Black Licorice ink on Kiwi Slice, Limeade Splash and Lemon Grass Cardstock.  I detail cut each layer.
For the leaf, I just glued the layers together.  For the flower image, I used foam squares between each layer.  On the very top, I added a Clear Bloom Accent with Whip Cream Thread.
To finish the card, I added a Lavender Fusion Satin bow to the left side.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Yellow Dahlia

Today I have a bright and cheery card to share.  Yellow is such a bright color and a dahlia flower is just beautiful!
The base of the card is Cool Pool Cardstock.  I stamped the Linked Dots background with Cool Pool ink.  I then tore the bottom of the card.  
I then cut a piece of Bubble Gum Cardstock and a piece of Spring Parade Pattern Paper slightly smaller and adhered them together.  I adhered these two pieces to the card base.  Next, I cut a piece of Bubble Gum and cut a banner in the end.  I distressed the edges of the Bubble Gum Cardstock with Bubble Gum ink and stamped the sentiment from Little Big Greetings in River Stone ink.
I then stamped the Dahlia Burst three times in River Stone ink on Lemon Drop Cardstock and detail cut the images.  I adhered the flower pieces with foam squares and adhered the flower to the card with foam squares.
To finish the card, I wrapped and tied in a knot, Whip Cream Thread.  I then added a Black and White Buttons to the top and tied another knot.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sweet Berry Flowers

Today I am using my favorite Fun Stampers Journey Color and a technique to create flowers.
Here is the technique
Step 1. I inked up the flower image from Be Happy stamp set with Sweet Berry ink.
Step 2. I took the smallest flower image from the Journey Blooms stamp set and placed it on a block.
Step 3. I "kissed" the two flowers together.

Step 4. Take the two stamps a part and then stamp the Be Happy Flower on Butter Cream Cardstock.  
Here is what the image should look like after it is stamped.
Repeat these steps two more times.  
Next, using the Bloom Tool and the largest stylus end, doing circular motions on the petals, create the curve of the flower.
Now it is time to assemble the card.  Using Spring Parade pattern paper, cut a piece that covers the top portion of the card like in the picture.  Next,  make a slit in the fold of the card and wrap the Sweet Berry Gingham ribbon around the card and tie a bow on the left side.  Then, take the three flowers and the leaves you stamped in Lemon Grass ink on Butter Cream cardstock and adhere them to the card with foam squares.   Then using Huckleberry Fusion ink, stamp the sentiment from the Be Happy stamp set.
To finish the card, I added some Sparkle Drops to the middle of the flowers.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Washi Tape Flowers

Today I have a card to share that includes one of my favorite things, washi tape.
I started the card by adding stripes of Bright Day Journey washi tape to a post it note.
I then took the post it note and adhered it to the base of the card.
The base of the card was created with Pool Play cardstock.  I then cut a piece of Pool Play cardstock slightly smaller and die cut a Flower Layer from the piece.
Before placing this piece on the card, I splattered some Bubble Gum, Cool Pool and Silver Silk to the card.
I then added a Whip Cream banner that I stamped with the sentiment from Greet & Shout in River Stone ink.
To finish the card, I tied a Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon into a bow.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mother's Day Corsage

I have one more project I want to share that I created for Mother's Day.   I made this corsage for my mom to wear on Mother's Day to church and to our family gathering.
The flower base was made from Grape Fusion and Lemon Grass cardstock cut with the Summer Bouquet die.  I then took each flower piece and distressed them with Grape Fusion ink and the leaves with Limeade Splash ink.  I stacked them and put them together with Journey Dots.
I then took a large Media flower and using the Grape Fusion ink pad, I inked the flower until it was covered.  I added this to the flower base with Journey Dots.
To finish it off, and because mom wanted bling, I sprayed the whole flower with a Journey Glaze and Water combination and then sprinkled it with Journey Sparkle Dust.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

I hope you had a fabulous Mother's, whatever you did.  I spent the day with my mom.  The day started when I left her a little gift on her favorite chair.  Inside was a pair of earrings, but the part I want to share with you is the packaging.
I saw a video by Jessica Taylor on Facebook this week on making a gift bag from an envelope.  I was impressed so much, that I had to try it myself.  You can see the video here.
I put my own spin on the design.  I first started with a greeting card size envelope and cut one and half inches off the top.
I then used the Sweet Today stamp set and Watermelon Fusion and Sweet Berry ink to stamp the outside and the inside of the flower.
I then followed her directions to place the fold lines in the envelope and then assemble the bag.
Next, I added the Artful Butterfly cut from Bubble Gum and Sweet Berry Cardstock.
I placed the Bubble Gum Cardstock piece flat on the bag.  I sprayed the Sweet Berry butterfly with a combination of Journey Glaze and Water and then sprinkled with Journey Sparkle Dust.
After it was dry, I added it to the bag by gluing just the body portion of the butterfly.
To finish the bag, I added the sentiment from Little Big Greetings, stamped with Sweet Berry ink on Butter Cream Cardstock.  I then added a Clear Bloom Accent with a heart button on top, tied with Whip Cream Thread.  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Purple Rose Garden

Wow, what a great blog hop we had yesterday.  I loved making the flower layout and I hope you had fun checking out all the inspiration.  If you haven't checked it out, make sure to.  There is also a giveaway going on!
Today, I want to share with you a card I created to send to a very special lady.
The base of the card is Whip Cream Cardstock, with a smaller layer of Grape Fusion cardstock and an even smaller layer of Pretty Amethyst cardstock.  On the Pretty Amethyst piece, I stamped the Branch ATS in Pretty Amethyst ink to create texture.
Next, I ripped the bottom of each of the layers.
I then wrapped and tied a bow around the card using Lavender Fusion Satin Ribbon and adhered the whole piece to the card.
Then, I die cut a Journey Oval from Whip Cream Cardstock and stamped with Cocoa Powder ink the Rose Garden ATS (discontinued) image.  I then took colored pencils and colored in the image.  I added the oval to the card using foam squares.
To finish the card, I added a few rhinestones to the top and stamped the sentiment from Little Big Greetings with Grape Fusion ink.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 6, 2016

National Scrapbook Blog Hop

Happy National Scrapbook Day 2016!! 

Chances are, if you are reading my blog today, you love to scrapbook. 
Today, scrapbooking takes on many different forms from the traditional 12x12 layouts to smaller formats like 6x6 and my personal favorite, mini albums. Whichever form you prefer, we are all story tellers who love to preserve our favorite memories for generations to come. 
That is why I love that we take out the first Saturday each May to celebrate this wonderful hobby. As you hang out at crops at your Local Scrapbooking Store or perhaps just have a group of friends over for an in-home crop, I'd like you to enjoy and be inspired by the project I am sharing on my blog today! 
My theme for the month of May is May flowers and today's project shows off my love of pink flowers.

This is the two-page layout I created.  The solid cardstocks, Bubble Gum and Fresh Forest as well as the pattern paper, Vintage Paris (40% off this month),  are all from Fun Stampers Journey.  I love this paper because I was able to make my own embellishments.
I also love it because the Bubble Gum Satin Ribbon looks really good with the paper.
As you can see from this picture, I added some pink flowers images.  The pink flowers are from another piece of the Vintage Paris pattern paper.  I did this because I did not have any stickers or embellishments that I could add that matched the paper.  This is a great way to make your own. 
I distressed the flower using Hazelnut Blend ink to give them a softer look.  I then added them to my layout using foam squares to add more dimension.

I then added some more little details.  I added my title using rub on stickers.  I added some pearls throughout the layout and some pearl heart stick pins.  They all add some flair to the layout.
Even though I started with just some paper, I was able to add details with other things including cut out images, pearls and ribbon.  Enjoy!

We have a great group of bloggers and scrapbookers just like you joining me today so I hope you will take a moment to visit each one.

 Be sure to get in on the giveaway!