Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Piece of Paradise

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing some fun projects that I created for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A Piece of Paradise

When I first saw what this weeks challenge was my first thought was Tropical, Beach, WARMTH; Somewhere where there wasn't any SNOW or ICE. Don't get me wrong I like snow. Snow is beautiful, it's fun to play in, you can get some awesome pictures, but right now I'm wanting some warm weather.

So with all that said here are my cards. All three of these are new layouts for me and I think they came out pretty awesome. I still think there is room for improvement, but hey, I gotta start somewhere.

This first card I made kind of like the layout example that I got it from. But after awhile I felt like it was lacking. Then I thought why don't I add some little dots around the word. 

Here's what it looked like before the dots.

And here's the finished product.

Like I said; there's still room for improvement but I think it's pretty good for the first time using this layout.

This second one in my opinion is a step up from the first. 
Again a new layout and still a bit simple.

And finally the one that I think is the best.

The squares measure an inch and I placed them around the edge of the card for a quilting affect with the flamingo sticker being the focal point.

I sincerely hope you enjoyed my little pieces of paradise. And I hope they brought some warmth (even if just briefly) to 
those of you who have lots of snow and ice outside.

Supplies I used: * Paper Studio and La Petites products are found at Hobby Lobby

- yellow textured cardstock - Paper Studio single sheet
- blue grid lines paper - Paper Studio single sheet
- water color bubble stripe paper - Paper Studio single sheet
- enchanted light blue paper - Paper Studio single sheet
- Paradise sticker - Paper Studio
- mini dots - scraps
- 2" circle punch
- paper trimmer
- glue runner - 3L Mystick

Summer Flower
- white textured cardstock - Paper Studio single sheet
- summer stripe paper - Paper Studio single sheet
- pool words paper - Paper Studio single sheet
- lime green grid lines paper - Paper Studio single sheet
- pink cardstock - scraps
- tropical flower cardstock - Paper Studio
- paper trimmer
- glue runner - 3L Mystick

Flamingos and Flip Flops
- turquoise textured cardstock - Paper Studio single sheet
- yellow textured cardstock - Paper Studio single sheet
- flip flops paper - Paper Studio single sheet 
- flamingo 3D sticker - La Petites
- paper trimmer 
- glue runner - 3L Mystick

Monday, February 16, 2015

Snow Owl Birthday Card and Matching I Am One Banner

Hi, It's been awhile since I have posted a project, but I wanted to share with you this card and banner I made for a little girl in our church who was turning one.

To make this card I cut the base out of textured turquoise cardstock. I cut the white cardstock 1/2" shorter than base and punched out a scalloped circle to create a window and glued the white to the base.

I stamped the owl with black archival ink, colored with a crayola pencil, fussy cut, and mounted it with 3d foam tape. I then placed it in the circle.

I stamped 'Happy Birthday' on the white cardstock in the black archival ink and then I hand punched the 5/8" snowflakes out of pink textured cardstock from my scrap stash and scattered them on the card. I glued the snowflakes with a glue pen because they're so small.

And here is the matching banner.

Supplies I used: *Paper Studio and Stampabilities products are from Hobby Lobby
- turquoise textured cardstock - Paper Studio
- pink textured cardstock - Paper Studio
- white cardstock - Paper Studio
- doodle owl rubber stamp - Stampabilities
- scalloped circle punch
- snowflake punch - Paper Studio
- blue pencil - Crayola
- scissors
-  glue runner - 3L MyStick
- glue pen - Tombow
- foam tape - 3L

Saturday, February 14, 2015

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Photos From Myrtle Beach Part 2 - Sunrise

On Friday we got up early so those who wanted to could look for seashells and so Daniel and I could photograph the sun coming up. We were crazy! The temperature was 20s. But I think the sacrifice was worth it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Photos From Myrtle Beach Part 1

There was a preacher's conference that we attended last week in Hartsville, SC. And we decided since we would already be in that general area we would go down on Thursday to Myrtle Beach and then on Friday drive back up to Hartsville.
You can imagine how excited we were; it's been at least ten years since I've been to the beach, and we were wanting some beach photos to go in the shop as well. Here's some of them. (Warning: Since there are so many pics I will split them up in several blog posts. At least one more.)

View from our room

I can see why people believed Christopher Columbus would sail off the end of the earth. All you see is water and sky. If I didn't know any better I'd believe that too.

Our hotel