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Monday, March 20, 2017

Teacup Card with a Fun Technique Tip


Not only is this stamp set called "Tea-rrific," it IS tea-rrific! I just love it.  It's full of six fun teacup and coordinating images and 5 sentiments.  That's an awesome set!  This Stamp of the Month set would usually retail for $17.95, but in March you can get it for only $5 with every $50 you order (before shipping and tax). Order $100, get 2...and so on. When ordering on my website, you'll be prompted to add your set(s) before checking out.  This set disappears with March, so get it while you can!

Here's a close up of the teacup:

I love the soft look the watercolor paints give this card. If you've been following my blog for long, you know that I'm a huge user of watercolors.  I've included a list of all of the products I used on this card, as well as photos and links for your convenience, at the very end of this post.

Fun Technique Tip: Although the fun striped sequins I used on this card are no longer available (😥), you can get that same look just by taking our Silver Sequins and using our Black Shin Han Marker (the thin tipped end) to draw stripes. It takes just a second to dry and they are ready to go!







Friday, March 17, 2017

Thank You Cards with Hearts Die Cuts


Do you love these cards?  I created them with just a few sheets of paper, one simple stamp set, and the Hearts Thin Cuts (die cuts).  The cool news is that all of our thin cuts (die cuts) are on sale this month for 25% off!  These hearts are usually $14.94, but are only $11.21 this month.  I love that when you cut them out, you get the outline AND the center to play with!



On these cards, you can see how much fun it is to cut the  hearts and outlines in different colors and sizes and go to town! I used some fine grit sandpaper to rough them up a bit. I love that look with Close To My Heart Cardstock because we have a white core and it's so pretty peeking through! Here are a couple of close ups of two of my favorite cards from this bunch:




I've included a complete list of the products I've used on these cards at the very end of this post, complete with photos and links, for your convenience. Get these thin cuts (and any of our thin cuts) for 25% off before March disappears!






Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wedding Guest Sign In Book You Can Make Yourself


I gotta admit, I was pretty excited when Close To My Heart asked me to come shoot a quick video about the wedding sign in books I've made for my kids.  I hope you'll enjoy it!




Monday, March 13, 2017

You're My Cup Of Tea Masculine Layout


Since Tannon was born, he has nickname after nickname.  It started with Tan-Man, the went to T-Man, then just T,  then TP, and now it's #teeps.  Hilarious.  When I saw this fun tea cup stamp set, I knew right away that it would be perfect for a layout of Tannon documenting his nicknames.

This stamp set is only available in March, and is only $5 ($12.95 savings) with every $50 you order (before shipping and tax).  Order $100, get 2...and so on. When ordering on my website, you'll be prompted to add your set(s) before checking out.  TEA-rrific! I've also included a list of the products I used on this layout, complete with photos and links to those products, for your convenience at the end of this post.

One fun technique that I used on this layout was printing the same photo in different hues.  Do you ever have a single photo you love but you aren't sure you want to do another single photo layout (I have tons of them)? Sometimes it's fun to print the same photo in color, black and white, sepia, and maybe even an antique filter.  Just mix them up and use them on the same page. Fun stuff!

I kept this layout quite neutral with lots of white space. I really love that look. I think it makes the photos really pop, don't you?  I shaded my tea cup with watercolor paints, and for just a hint of pattern, I used the very neutral Whisper Grey triangles on a white background patterned paper from the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Packet underneath my "T".  This paper packet is full of bright colors and bold patterns, so this soft spoken pattern is a fun surprise in there. The black and white "railroad ties" pattern that I used for the banner strip in the upper left hand corner is also from this paper packet.






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