Monday, March 30, 2015

Egg Hunt Anyone???


The Easter bunny is on it's way! To prepare I'm sharing some Easter cards I made this week. Doesn't this A2 egg hunt card get you in the mood! It features a card base by Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) and a sentiment from Studio G stamped in Hero Arts neon ink


So crafters when those single small stamps are on sale snag 'em! They work great as focal elements on cards and as accents on layouts. This focal is popped up on the left overs from pop dots. Use all of it people! Even when the dots are gone the skeleton can be cut and placed. It's guaranteed that this card will not squish in the mail.

This card just makes me happy! By the way, it's accented with a scrap of ribbon and epoxy dots from my stash.

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La-Vie

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Create a Card Blog Hop!!!!!!


Welcome to the Create A Card Blog HopWe are so happy you could join us today.  This is a one day blog hop, but don’t worry you have until Monday to stop by all the blogs and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for the wonderful prize we have for you.


If you started at the beginning of the hop at Scraps by Gracie
you should have arrived here from Pamela's blog.

Catherine Pooler, founder of Stamp Nation and CreativityGrows Here has generously donated a trial membership to Stamp Nation for us to give away to those who hop along with us!!!!



To be entered into the drawing, just comment and follow each of the blogs on the hop today. That's it! It's just that easy! Prizes will be drawn and announced on Theresa's blog Scraps by Gracie on Wed. April 1st - and that's no joke!

But WAIT!!! To sweeten the pot, I also have blog candy of my own. Please comment here, follow my blog with bloglovin or GFC and follow all my social media links found at the bottom of this post to be entered for to win Teresa Collins and Studio G crafty goodness.

Please leave me your email address in your comment. It will be the only way I can contact you.


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I decided to CASE (copy and share everything) a card from Pinterest. At the end of the post I shared the inspiration and the designer's blog. 


I created two almost identical cards based on the original. I have always been curious about the white on white on WHITE cards. It makes me think... what's up with all the white? But I must say I GET IT now. It's gorgeous...refined... classy...especially for wedding cards.




All the patterned cardstock came from a single SEI stack called white elegance. The cardstock is white with an embossed white pattern. I chose patterns that would blend in and complement each other.




One of the layers is punched with a Martha Stewart punch, the top note is made using Stampin' Up! nesting dies and accented with a punched element on top. A Prima flower and diamond shaped Recollections bling accent the card front.



Just look at all that dimension! But guess what? It can still fit in a normal envelope!!




Our Daily Bread Designs had the most wonderful wedding sentiment - recipe for a happy marriage - and the cake stamp is from Recollections. I used Versafine for the sentiment and Encore metallic ink for the cake. Oh and both of the external sentiments are from Recollections stamped in the same inks.



I bet you didn't notice....for extra flair, the card base and a couple of the layers are made with heavy weight cream shimmer cardstock from my stash. I am very happy with how it came out. Surprisingly, CASEing a card takes much longer than creating one from scratch.

Here's my inspiration by Debbie Stevens of PaperPastimes. I fell in love with the layers and the richness of her creation. 



Please be sure to hop over to all the other wonderful blogs. Here is the entire line-up:


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La-Vie

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

So Many Reasons to Celebrate Birthday Card


Here's a hand-made birthday card that's sure to please! It features products by American Crafts, We R Memory Keepers, Hot off The Press, Little Yellow Bicycle, Cuttlebug and Memento.


I began with a card and envelope by American Crafts. To start, I ran the front through my cupcake cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I put the card aside for a while. I wasn't sure what to do next or even if I liked it. But alas I came back to it a couple of weeks later with a perfect idea! I had just received The Hot Off the Press chalkboard sayings paper toile and layering it to make a focal is as easy as 1, 2, 3! No, really the items are numbered and all you need is some good foam tape.

Although it's hard to see the reasons to celebrate is popped up was well as the shortest cake platter. beneath a added 2 strips of We R Memory Keepers chevron washi tape.


To finish the inside I added a sentiment from Little Yellow Bicycle. And away we go!!

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La-Vie

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Celebrate Life Cancer Survivor Card


It all started with a window die cut card base from Purple Daisy Designs, Copicsstamps from Rubber Cottage and My Pink Stamper and of course outline stickers from Elizabeth Crafts! I'm so addicted!!! I dream about outline stickers. LOL! The result was a unique encouragement card for a breast cancer survivor.


Who doesn't want to open their window and see a beautiful rose garden? I love the combo of fonts and the interactive card front.



Inside these purple roses are meant to symbolize hope and peace. I create the glitter cardstock it's created on with Elizabeth crafts warm diamond glitter, white cardstock and sookwang double sided adhesive.



Thanks for stopping by!

La-Vie

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Fight like a Girl


I'm back with a cancer encouragement card featuring a Color Me card topper colored with Gelatos by Faber Castell, sentiment from My Pink Stamper stamped in Hero Arts neon pink ink, and a card base made from 100 lb. cardstock from Recollections. This card is bound to make someone smile!



I love this sentiment and ribbon from My Pink Stamper.


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La-Vie

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Our Friendship Quilt Card featuring Repeat Impressions


I had some fun with Repeat Impressions stamps today! The focal is a combo of the Quilt Frame stamp and a heart image. The quilt frame stamp is over a year old but this is the first time I used it. I don't know how to sew, so this is the next best thing! I like the versatility in the design. You can color the patterns a number of different ways, all with excellent results. I colored in the designs using a variety of Wink of Stella brush markers. These markers are the best for coloring in all those tiny spots and spaces. The glittery finish is awesome.


Repeat Impression's friendship stamp was used for the internal sentiment. I used a thread spool from my stash to bring home the sewing theme.


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La-Vie

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I'm the newest DT member for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!!!!



Hear ye!! Hear ye!! I've got great news!! I'm the newest 


Denise has made a formal announcement welcoming me on the blog so please pop over to learn a little more about me, my craft resume and see some of my fav projects. I will start designed for this blog in April. In the meantime, here's the rules for entering challenges.  The theme is always anything goes! It doesn't have to be just a card or layout. Let your creativity fly! I hope to see lots of your creations!

La-Vie

Rules

New Challenge will be posted on 1st and 3rd Sunday of each Month at 9:00am AEST
{Australian Eastern Standard Time ~ Brisbane}.
 If unsure of time difference here's one that you can use.

http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/

Challenge will close at 5:00pm Saturday, the day before new challenge commences.   Winners & Top 3 will be announced on the same day as the new challenge, in a separate post preceding the challenge announcement at 8:00am Sunday.

Every Challenge will have ~
3 (three) winners to be selected by Random.org from entries (badge & prize)
If you WIN  you have 7 days to claim your prize, unclaimed prizes will go to the first Top 3 winner.

Top 3 are chosen by our Design Team (badge)
*Top 3 will only be announced if there's more than 15 entries linked to our Challenge.

You just need to follow a few simple RULES.

To be eligible for  Prizes or Top 3 you MUST BE A FOLLOWER of this Challenge blog.  

Your creation can be any type of craft, so long as its handmade.

All creations must be new and posted to your blog after the start of a challenge.
* NO BACKLINKING PLEASE* 
 (Backlinking is when you enter a creation which has already been posted previously on your blog). 
  In other words, if the date on your blog post shows your entry is older than our challenge announcement date, we cannot accept it and it will be deleted and will not be counted.

Please link your challenge entry using your post link of your creation & NOT your entire blog link, and link back to US  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends} blog in your post.  Please turn off Word Verification as this will make it a lot easier for Design Team to comment, much appreciated.

You may enter a maximum of 3 times in any given challenge. 

Your creation can only be linked to a MAXIMUM
of 10 challenges including ours.
To make it fair for everyone, submissions in excess of the limit as stated here will be removed.

To join in on a challenge, please use the link tool at the bottom of the challenge post with your blog post creations, and include a link back to us to let everyone know where to find us to join in on the fun!


Don't forget to grab our Challenge Badge from the sidebar.

But most of all we just want you to  HAVE FUN !!!



St. Patrick's Day Shamrock card

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

I had an idea to make a collage St. Patrick's Day card. It all started with a My Mind's Eye chalkboard card base, bling from Michaels and some themed stickers from Stickabilities. The patterned paper from The Paper Studio accents the focal perfectly. White Recollections cardstock and faux stitching drawn with a Zig Millennium pen completes the look.


Sometimes it's great to try something out of the ordinary. Thanks for stopping by!

La-Vie

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Winner - Picture Perfect Blog Hop


Thanks everyone for following me and leaving such nice comments on the Picture Perfect blog hop last Saturday. Although my projects didn't include pictures, you guys thought they were perfect! Be still my heart!!

The winner of my Teresa Collins/ Studio G prize pack is IRIS!!! Congrats! Please email me your address so I may send these goodies out right away!!


La-Vie

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Happy St. Patty's Day card


I'm into CAS cards this week and Happy St. Patty's Day is on the way! My latest card features a My Mind's Eye chalkboard card base, patterned paper by The Paper Studio, a large focal sticker by Stickabilites and voila! I love the whimsical look of the shamrocks. Don't you?



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La-Vie

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Picture Perfect Blog Hop

Welcome to the Picture Perfect Blog Hop!



You've reached the last stop on the hop!! You should have hopped here from Jessica's blog, but if you're just joining the hop, please start at the beginning at the host Michele's Craftroom.

This hop is all about those forgotten projects. We all have them... We encourage you to pull out those projects, print out those precious memories that are stored away in your phones and computers. Start organizing and completing those projects today! We hope to inspire you during this hop to preserve those memories.

Blog Candy

In appreciation of your visit today, Michele's Craftroom is giving away some blog candy! To be eligible, visit, comment and follow each of the blogs on the hop. The winner will be announced on her blog Wednesday March 18th.


To sweeten the pot, I also have blog candy of my own. Please comment here, follow my blog with bloglovin or GFC and follow all my social media links found at the bottom of this post to be entered for a mystery grab bag of crafty goodness.

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I have 2 forgotten holiday crafts for you today. I was obsessed with thinking about them both but haven't tried it until now. First, I made a coffee filter wreath using a pack of coffee filters and foam wreath form that I purchased at Dollar Tree. I love how it came out! It's so versatile and can be used for any holiday by changing the ribbon. I'm going to use this one for Easter.


It took almost the whole pack of coffee filters. I folded each filter in half and then half again before attaching it to the wreath form with a low temp hot glue gun. I then worked my way out and to the back. Once all the filters were attached I gave it an overall haircut. I felt like edward scissorhands! The glitter mesh ribbon in hot pink completed the look.


Second, I used the same low temp hot glue gun to attach clear bling to glitter ornaments. I saw these at a craft fair 2 years ago and I was like I could do that!!


I made one with a more random pattern and one with a more linear pattern. Both of these crafts are great to do as a family. I am glad I was able to complete these tasks and I'll be able to enjoy them for years to come.


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Thank you so much for taking the time to hop with us today.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

The Luck of the Irish Leprechaun card


I think this is my favorite St. Patrick's card of the bunch! Supplies include: The Paper Studio - All seasons three pack pad, bling from Michaels, Recollections, Stickabilities and My Mind's Eye chalkboard card base.


I love how the hand cut banner allows the large focal sticker to shine! Thanks for stopping by!

La-Vie

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