Thursday, May 30, 2013

Scrapbook Express: Scaly Fun

Today I'm sharing a scrapbook page of some scaly friends at Scrapbook Express. Well, the scaly friends are not AT Scrapbook Express...but you know what I mean!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

myStampBOX: Bee Happy

I recently got the myStampBOX set called Garden Sketches. I'm not a particularly-flowery stamper, but there are some lovely stamps in this set that I really like! I love the casual, hand-drawn look to the images. For this card I stamped the bee and colored him with watercolor pencils. A little yellow pigment pen brightened up his body. The sentiment came from Mention It!

Here's a peek at how this card goes together. I die cut a window into the front of the card and stamped a simple panel with the image and greeting for the inside. The most important thing for this technique is making sure that everything shows up properly through the window.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

myStampBOX: Thanks

I've had a tough time recently following my knee injury, and many of my friends and family have stepped up to help us. I have been making thank you card as a way to let them know how much I appreciate all their help!

I started with a printed piece of cardstock from Authentique with script on it. I then stamped the lines circle from Bottlecaps in red, green, and blue inks randomly across the patterned paper. I also added the tiny dots cluster from Garden Sketches.

Once everything was dry I trimmed a band of coordinating paper for across the center and added the sentiment from Lots of Dots - Sentiments and one more flower from Bottlecaps. I colored in the funky flower and layered the whole panel onto a card made from cardstock.

Try making some handmade thank you cards for the people who help you. It's a simple act that means so much!