Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Feeling Sassy?

SoOOoo happy to announce that beginning August 1, 2011 I will be a part of the card making design team for Sassy Lil' Card Sketches!! They have super super (that's 2) cute sketches for cards (and layouts too). Have you ever worked with a sketch? I find that using sketches removes a lot of the pain from the decision process and really helps speed up the creative flow. One of my favorite by-products of using sketches is that is takes me out of the "rut" I sometimes find myself. Hop over to Sassy Lil' Sketches blog, check out the current sketches and create something Sassy! That's what I am going to do right now :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Final Sneak Peek & Last Chance to REGISTER!

Today's sneak peek from Reminisce is their "A Christmas Story" Line. The design team's Christmas projects are awesome on the Reminisce Blog so make sure and check it out today (Robin Gibon, Becky Kremke, and Lynne Forsythe did a great job with their projects!!). While you're there don't forget to register for some free goodies Reminisce will be giving away next week. You could win-but not if you don't register....Good Luck.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Reminisce Sneak Peek #4 "Dear Santa" -my personal favorite :)

This little guy from the Reminisce "Dear Santa" line is so cute I just want to pinch his cheeks! Distress tool used on the edges, a template & glimmer mist created the background, Maya Road wooden buttons died to match the background...
Love the border Reminisce is famous for adding to the tops of their 12x12 papers & frequently on sticker sheets. I wraped a border around the wooden Maya Road spool and put it on a stick pin (also Maya Road), the flower is an Accucut die, and the lower edge of the decorative border on the front was created using a Martha Stewart punch.

Don't even think of throwing a snowball at me young man!

Ribbon died with Ranger reinkers, Reminsice papers were dry embossed using a Cuttlebug folder.

The Santa face in the border strip reminds me of wrapping paper my mother used to use when we were kids. She must have bought about five miles of it because she had it FOREVER!!

This little card has a mix of Reminsice Christmas paper from several years past plus their newest Dear Santa, I dusted off a few older QuiKutz dies for the flourishes and used a corner punch to create the green corner flourishes, and a gold pen for the faux stiching.

Embossed and die cut snowflakes and a die cut pennent add some whimsy to these two love birds. I used a bone folder on the backside of a punched star to create dimension, pop-dotted the matted skaters to add emphasis to the photo.

Thanks for taking a peak at the newest line of papers/sticker from Reminisce's "Dear Santa" line. Don't forget to leave a comment on their blog to be entered into their product drawing. Good Luck!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Reminisce Dimensional Signature Series...

I had a chance to design a few cards with the new dimensional Signature Series stickers from Reminisce. They are SUPER fun and sooo versatile. Here's a match book style card for Grandpa,
and top fold A2 size card with the Rainbows (I used the Glitter Factory papers and a punch to create the butterflies), and next is

Halloween and

Winter/Snowmen (I think they are just adorable!)

Leave a comment on the Reminisce Blog and you'll automatically be in a drawing to win a collection of free product from Reminisce. :) Yeah!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Authentique Splendid Cards

Adorable tiny prints & fun sheets of words make creating a card pretty painless!

This woodgrain paper is perfect for "guy" cards & the alpha stickers make it possible to completely customize your card for that special guy.

Chipboard words & phrases are the PERFECT match for heatfelt cards!

Wanna know what's sweet? The Splendid collection from Authentique! I got mine at The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, IL! (You can get some there too :) )

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Now Available: July Sweet Tooth Kits!

Sweet Tooth is offering two new card kits and several layout kits in July 2011! Here are a few pics to help you decide which ones you'll need in your stash. First is a collection of six cards with the Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection. Each kit includes Prima flowers, cords, twine, ribbons, rub-ons, die cut pieces, Canvas Corp. black clothespin, and of course instructions for quick & easy assembly. Two thank-you's, Congratulations, Best Wishes, Happy Birthday, and Friendship are all part of this great grouping. Next is...

Wedding & More designed with Crate Paper's Portrait Collection of papers and journaling pieces. Each six card collection includes hand died lace, antique buttons, wire, hand colored stamped images, ribbons, the entire 12x12 journaling piece, chipboard pieces, Graphic 45 flowers, American Crafts brads, stamped sayings & images from Wendy Vecchi's Stamper's Anonymous collection plus lots more. The six card kit includes cards appropriate for weddings/anniversary (3) and friendship/birthday (3).

Goin' Campin'? Take lots of great pictures and preserve s'more great memories with this two-page American Craft layout. Each kit includes the adorable camping papers, dimensional stickers, and large brads PLUS Reminisce's camping rub-ons and alphabets to create your personalized journaling & title. We had a great time with the Maxwell clan at Starved Rock State Park in IL this June. The racoons only ate a little bit of our food and we stayed dry-both pretty great accomplishments! :)