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Easter 2011

Hi there!  I was so excited to see the “Make it Monday” video on Nichole Heady’s blog today, because the featured technique is one I recently used when designing a set of Easter cards!

The technique I used was adding color (via copic markers for me) to a colored cardstock. I stamped PTI’s Harvest Gold cardstock with their Year of Flowers: Violets set using Versamark ink.  Then, I heat embossed the stamped images with white embossing powder.  Raising the image up with embossing really helps me when coloring – kind of provides more of a boundary, if you know what I mean.  I colored the background using a Y26 copic and added some glossy accents, gold stickles, and white gems to the flower centers.  A little printed sentiment with some scored lines finishes it off.

I think what pleased me most with this creation was that it turned out “clean and simple” while still feeling  a bit “artsy”, too.

To see other’s takes on this technique, or to play along yourself, be sure to visit the link list on Nichole’s blog.  Thanks for stopping in today!

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Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Thought I’d take a quick moment to jump in on this month’s Blog Hop with PTI.  Its a serious quick moment, because this card came together in about 10 minutes!  (That, and my children are in much need of a nap as I type this…)

I pulled out Simply Stationery because it was my first PTI purchase!  I love it so much, but it has been neglected lately.  Just stamped two of the frame images in versamark and added a sentiment (from Mat Stack 2) on top.  A little glitter, a little impression-plating (?!?), and a little black strip make it a nice little note.  I think it’d be fun to do a set of these in a variety of colors!  Maybe when I have more time ;)  Thanks for stopping in today!

Hugs to you!

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I love it- you?

The crisp, cool air.  The crunch of multicolored foliage under your feet.  Pumpkin spice creamer in my cinnamon coffee.  Apple pie.  Chili.

I mean, seriously.  I love it.

It makes me feel like this:

Oh yes, “happy, happy, joy, joy” is totally it for me + autumn.

My sweet husband…. not so much.  It’s not that he dislikes it, he just has a different perspective on one tiny little aspect of the season.  The leaves.

Our home has many, many, many large trees which deposit many, many, many more leaves in our yard.  We also live at the end of the block and seem to accumulate all the neighbors leaves, too.  He is outside every free chance he gets from September through January, and then again in the spring gathering the leftovers.

Poor guy.  At least he’s got the big boys to help him out now.

And while they’re outside, I get to play card maker ;)

I made this with not only my affection for the season in mind, but also for Cath’s Diggin’ on Damask challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  Hope you had time to play along, too!  There’s always soooo much trendy inspiration over there.

My damask leaves were placed behind the die cut kraft piece and accented with some stickles to bring out their fabulousness.

Also, the bottom cream piece is debossed with a woodgrain pattern and the “gust of wind” flourish is continued onto the kraft background.  As I gathered all those buttons for the groundcover I gazed longingly at my sweetie through the window (gathering his), and…. I made him a pumpkin spice coffee.  A labor of love for us both.

Happy Monday, friends!  See you soon.

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     SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?  It’s so cliche’, but I never win anything.  Totally at a loss for words.  I get all of those fabulous sets.  Where am I going to find the time to do all of that stamping?!?!?  Looks like I’ll be up into the wee hours of the morning in my little scrap closet.  Oh, I SO cannot wait.  PTI is so incredibly awesome.  Wow.