February 27, 2015

Straight to my Belly! - mambi

Today I have this clean layout over on the me & my BIG ideas blog.  Ok, so when I saw the sticker "You Know the Way Straight to my Heart," I HAD to use it.  Once I chose my photo and papers, I decided to alter the sticker by trimming off the arrow and the word Heart.  I added my own ending, BELLY, with mambiCHIPS.  Keeping my layout clean and crisp to make sure the focus was on the amazing title and photo of my favorite boy and sister.

Please head on over to the blog and see what other DT members have be been 
creating with mambi product.  See you soon.

February 25, 2015

FISH kiss - A Flair for Buttons

Good Morning!  I have this fun layout over on the A Flair for Buttons blog today.  It is of my boy and I doing fish kisses.  His interpretation of a fish kiss varies a bit from mine!  lol.  Shelley recently sent me a bunch of flair and I was dying to use some of them up.  I love "word" flair, black flair and colored flair.  Can go wrong with simple patterns either.  For this layout, I used a black background to help emphasis my enormous title and my choice of flair. 

The papers I used are from February's Studio Calico kit.  The only additions are my spectacular flair, enamels, black tag and pink paint.

To see more closeups of this layout, head over to the A Flair for Buttons blog.

For the LOVE of Kittens - The Rubber Cafe

Hi folks!  Just check out these super duper cute kittens.  I will take one of each please!  I am over at The Rubber Cafe today with another card.  Starting with an A2 card base of the shimmery pink, I added two other papers slightly smaller to the front of the card.  
I cut the white shimmer cardstock to a 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  Setting the card aside and using only the white paper at this point, I masked the dog and balloon stamp so that I would only utilize the balloon.  I stamped gray ink and used silver embossing powder and set with a heat gun.  

Sorry for the bad picture!  After embossing, I colored my balloons randomly with a touch of Faber Castle Gelatos.  I used a blender pen to color these it to get the watercolored effect. The pink and red turned out to be too stark so once they dried, I reapplied white to the top to lighten the underneath colors a bit.

Once it dried, I backed it with foam and added it to the front of the card. I added my paper layering to the center of the card backed with foam again.  Colored and fussy cut my kittens, added a heart to the tush of one and I was done!  I did color these cute creatures with colored pencils.

I hope you have enjoyed this card and I will see you again really soon.

February 24, 2015

CLOSE - The Cut Shoppe

Today, my CLOSE layout is over on The Cut Shoppe Blog.  
I want to share a sweet photo, 
beautiful papers and one amazing cut file.  
Don't underestimate to closeness of my boy and his Tea Gram.  
When together they have rituals.  Visiting their favorite places alone, on a date, 
drinking tea together and learning a new craft.  
He calls her often and misses her greatly when she hasn't visited in a while.  

Check out close ups of this layout over at The Cut Shoppe Blog.  See how you can get your hands on this Rosey Posey Cut File!