Saturday, August 11, 2012

Love And Hugs

Welcome to the Studio!  Wow, it's been a busy few days.  This is my second card for the Card A Day Blog in a few days and yesterday I was cropping all day with some friends.  Most of the time when I go to a crop, I spend more time talking, laughing, and eating chocolate than I do working on layouts and cards.

The theme this week over at CABD is Cheer Up.  I love this little paper pack by Lily Bee Designs called Double Dutch.  The colors are bright, cheerful, and the patterns a little bit retro.  Put that together with a few hugs and some words of encouragement and you'll bring a smile to anyone's face.

This card was based on a sketch by Mojo Monday and will be entered in that challenge. 

The other supplies used for this card were CTMH Outdoor Denim cardstock, SU Poppy Parade cardstock and ink, and a new stamp set from the CTMH Autumn/Winter 2012 catalog called Words of Comfort.  It has some lovely and also spiritual sentiments.  I used the Lifestyle Crafts eyelet circle nesting die and seam binding from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I LOVE their selection and prices, plus the shipping is wicked fast.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and look forward to you stopping by again soon.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Let's Celebrate Embossing!

Welcome to the Studio!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm today's designer over at the Card A Day Blog.  Our theme this week is embossing and there's some really great cards from the designers.  If you haven't stopped by CABD yet, be sure to visit so you don't miss out!

When I was putting this card together, the white panel helps break up all the bright colors and gives the eye a place to rest, but without the embossing and texture, it would be BOOOORING.  And who wants to give a boring birthday card anyway?

I teach a card class once a month and this was one of my more recent class kits.  I love the accordian fold rosettes.  They are so much fun and really add a lot to cards and layouts.  The embossing folder I used is Sizzix.  White Daisy cardstock, Cotton Candy ink, and Sunset ink is from Close To My Heart.  The "Let's Celebrate" is from Justrite Stamps.  The vellum "doily" was cut out using the Lifestyle Crafts eyelet nesting die.  Everything else used for this card is what I call "off-the-shelf" from Hobby Lobby.  I found everything I needed, including the vellum, in the open stock paper section.

I'm planning on having a few layouts up after this weekend.  I'll be cropping with some friends all day Saturday...Woo Hoo!  I have a ton of page kits packed and can't wait to get started.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!