Monday, April 30, 2012

May SOTM Blog Hop ~ Friendship Bouquet

Hello and welcome to the May SOTM blog hop. 
If you have come here from Tamera Pope's blog then you are on the right track, 
it is one great big loop of creative inspiration. 

This month's set Friendship Bouquet is such a beautiful set. 

I love sunflowers and gerbera daisies and this set can easily be colored to be either. Since my assigned paper pack for this month is Lucy I decided that I would be making pink daisies. 

Here is my card

And here is another view with the band removed so you can see how it opens.
 I love these die cut cards, they are so cute!!

I was recently giving sewing lessons to the teenage daughter of a friend and we were working with grey and pink and I just loved those colors together. So, since I still had pink thread in my sewing machine I thought why not sew on some Grey Wool cardstock as an accent for my card. 

Here is a close up of the sewing on the band closure of the card.

I love how the pink just pops off of the grey wool. I need to do more sewing on my projects!

I also knew that I wanted to use the daisy to make a layered 3 dimensional flower.
 I love the technique of cutting only part of the flower for each layer 
and then stacking them for a 3D effect.
 This set is perfect for that technique.

Here is a close up of the 3D flower. 

I think this set might be getting lots of ink this spring and summer! 
Don't forget that you can only get it throughout the month of May

Supplies Used:
Friendship Bouquet May SOTM Set
Lucy paper pack
Exclusive Inks in  Grey Wool, Creme Brulee, Blush
Stardust Glitter Glitz gel
Watercolor Pencils
Blender Pen
Colonial White Die Cut cards
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Now hop on over to Jen Rubio's blog to see what she has created.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

For My Peeps

I don't know if you have tried Pinterest yet, but if not you really should. I will however, tell you in advance that it is highly addictive. I have pinned more cards, scrapbook pages, recipes, sewing/ DIY projects than I will ever have time to try if I live to be 100 years old,,,and I keep pinning!

It was on Pinterest that I saw originally saw the idea for peep s'mores.
 Here is the link to the original pin
 And here is another version I pinned for a printable bag topper available on Etsy.

As soon as I saw it I know I wanted to make my own version using CTMH's new My Peeps stamp set.

So I gathered my supplies

And went to work.
 Here is what I came up with.

(sorry about the blurry pic)

And here is a closer (and clearer) pic of my cute bag topper

 I used sponge daubers to dab different colors of ink on the eggs and the grass behind the bunnies,
 such a fun way to get multiple colors on a single stamp.
And since I had a few extra bunnies already cut out I made this card too. 

Happy Easter to all my Peeps!

 CTMH Supplies Used:
 My Peeps Stamp Set
Inks in Pear, Smoothie, Gypsy, Hollyhock, Honey, Lagoon, Cotton Candy
Cardstock in White Daisy, Chocolate, Pear, Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Sunny Yellow, Gypsy
Dotty For You paper pack (on card)
White Daisy die cut card

Stripe paper is from my stash (Doodlebug Designs)
Peeps bunnies
Snack Size Hershey bars
Graham crackers
zipper sandwich bags

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