Friday, January 30, 2015

Butterfly Thinlits & Butterfly Basics from Stampin' Up!

Butterfly Thinlits & Butterfly Basics

As soon as I saw this bundle I knew I had to have it! I haven't had a lot of time to make cards lately and I was so glad I finally had a few minutes to play with these. My crafting time has had to be put on the back burner lately because I will be having wrist surgery soon. One of my favorite things to do is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. A couple of months ago I injured my wrist while training and only last week I found out that I need surgery to repair it. Surgery isn't far off and I will be in a cast for 6 weeks. Yikes! How in the world will I make cards one handed?! by day I'm a massage therapist so I'll be off work for quite some time so I suppose I will have the chance to figure out the art of one handed card making! Haha!

This is the medium sized butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits. I love how detailed and delicate it is.



I cased this second card from Pinterest and the design credit goes to Deb Valder. She's got a great video on how to execute this floating butterfly look which I did not watch before I made my card (darn it). So, my card was put together quite a bit differently than hers was but.... no matter. It was fun to figure out and is simple and beautiful card.


I hope you liked my cards today! What have you all been up to? Have any of you been using this bundle? If so, please post some of your cards in the comments!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Wood You Be Mine?

Wood You Be Mine?

Well, it took a hot second for the new Wood You Be Mine stamp to grow on me... but now that it has, I absolutely love it! I had a little time to play with it (Ok, not really, it was 3am and I made the time. Haha!) this weekend and here are two cards I came up with. They are pretty similar in color scheme because my original plan had been to make multiples of the same card design and half way through I changed my mind.

I think this one is my favorite. It's clean and simple and I'm hoping that somebody will be very happy to receive it for Valentine's Day.


I used paper from two of Stampin' Ups! new paper stacks. You can find them in the Occasions catalog if you're looking (or just look down below for a list of supplies) and they are called, Stacked With Love and Adventure Bound. I used my Blendabilities to color in this handsome lumberjack, heat embossed the sentiments, punched a couple of little hearts and there you have it-two quick cards!



Here is a list of supplies if you are interested:

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Have a great week everybody! See you all soon! In the meantime, please leave me a comment-What is your favorite stamp set from either of the new Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalogs? I can't wait to hear what you are loving!

-Maria

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Dude, You're Welcome!


Welcome back to another Jacksonville Starz blog hop! This month's challenge is a Valentine's Day challenge! I used a stamp from the Dude, You're Welcome Kit. I love this stamp because you get to fill in the blank with any word that you want! I used "LOVE," but you could say..."Need, Want, Lucky to Have,  Respect..." or any other wonderful thing that you may have to say to somebody.


Here's a side view of the card so that you can see the layers. I used Real Red for the card base then dry embossed Basic Black with the new Zig Zag embossing folder. Then I used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits to cut out some Silver Foil which I then embossed with the Arrows embossing folder. I used the same framelit to cut out a piece of window sheet.


I heat embossed my "I ------You" stamp in black onto the window sheet and followed that up with some Gorgeous Grunge splatter in Cherry Cobbler. I filled in the blank space with a marker. I also wanted the black embossing to pop out a bit more so I hand cut a piece of Real Red to fit behind the stamped area. Then I used dimensionals to pop up the window sheet.




If you would like to see a complete list of supplies for this card please scroll down to the bottom of this post. Thanks for joining us this month!



In case you've gotten lost along the way, or, prefer to jump around-Here is a list of all of our Jax Starz Blog Hop participants for this month: