Monday, March 2, 2015

Paper Issues Enamored with Enamel Issue

Hey Everyone:
This is my first Issue post with Paper Issues and I had a lot of fun working with this lovely kit from Paper Camelia  January Everyday Life and Add-On Kits with lots of gorgeous papers and really fun embellishments.  Below are all the links for Paper Camelia's store, Facebook, etc.

Prize: March Main Kit


Friday, February 27, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas

DaenY's original card

Here is my CASE-ed card. 
Hello, friends!  Welcome to CASE-ing Christmas!  We are a weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season--year round! ;)  How does this challenge work?  It's easy!  We give you a card to CASE and you CASE it!

If you've never CASEd a card, here's what you need to do:

  • Look at the CASE card photo.
    1. Be inspired by some element of the card.  This could be colors, layout, image, etc.
    2. Make a card based on that inspiration.
    See!  Easy peasy!  We cannot wait to see what you have for us this week and each week this year! Are you ready for the next CASE card?!  
    Hugs,


    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    One Sketch, Four Cards

    This card sketch came from the January 2015 Card Maps can be found at www.pagemaps.com and was a great starting point for my cards.  I always need birthday cards and thought it would be great to make a set of four to have on hand for those months when so many of my family and friends have birthdays.

    I chose to use a wonderful new line from Doodlebug called Hello Sunshine to make some bright and happy cards.


    The stamp set that I used is from Fiskars called Cupcakes and More and lent itself well to being used on four different cards.  One tip that I love to do is to use one long sentiment and break it up to suit the purpose of my project.  

    I used the acrylic sheet that comes over the top of the stamps when stamping the sentiment.  I laid it over the part that I didn't want ink on and then inked what I wanted to.  It's so clean and easy, you simply lift away the acrylic sheet and wipe it off to clean and use again.  This trick gives you many more options for using your sentiment stamps.

    Project Materials:
    Doodlebug Hello Sunshine 
    Doodlebug Cardstock
    Doodlebug Sequins
    Fiskars Cupcakes and More Stamp Set 01-005518
    Stampin' Up Cardstock
    Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
    My Favorite Things Bubblegum, Sour Apple, Blue Raspberry and Razzle Berry Ink
    Copic Markers RV I3 Tender Pink, Y08 Acid Yellow, YG13 Chartreuse, R63 Rose Mist
    Have a great day and I'll be back soon.  
    Hugs,


    Saturday, February 14, 2015

    Bee Mine

     Sharing this card that I made at a recent crop using brand new Doodlebug papers and embellishments called Doodlebug Lovebugs which I bought in the Paper Issues store.  You can find the collection and embellishments here.



    Lovebugs 6x6 Paper Pad Doodlebug DesignLove Bug Bee Doodle Pops 3-D Cardstock Stickers-Doodlebug
    Don't forget that you can use my code to shop in the store and save 20%.  Happy Valentine's Day.
    Hugs,


    Friday, February 13, 2015

    Joy

    Hello, friends!  Welcome to CASE-ing Christmas!  We are a weekly challenge devoted to the holiday season--year round! ;)  How does this challenge work?  It's easy!  We give you a card to CASE and you CASE it!

    If you've never CASEd a card, here's what you need to do:

    1. Look at the CASE card photo.
    2. Be inspired by some element of the card.  This could be colors, layout, image, etc.
    3. Make a card based on that inspiration.
    See!  Easy peasy!  We cannot wait to see what you have for us this week and each week this year! Are you ready for the next CASE card?!  

    Here it is ...
    Card by DT member Donna

    Saturday, February 7, 2015

    Paper Issues Sketchy Saturday





    It's Sketchy Saturday at Paper Issues.  We have a lovely layout sketch and this fun card one.  I created this card for my hubby. The Carta Bella Words of Love line are just perfect for all your loving scrappy needs.  I hope that you have a chance to play along with us at Paper Issues.  I also used some goodies from the Paper Issues February SWAG bag.  It is chock full of goodies.

    Words of Love 6x6 Paper Pad Carta BellaLove Always Washi Tape-Doodlebug LovebugsClear Acrylic Stamp Set-Dear Lizzy Serendipity
    Hugs,


    Friday, February 6, 2015

    Sharing some Valentine Love

    Anita here writing to share some February Valentine love with all of you.  I used a pattern from Shabby Fabrics as a jumping off point for this wonderful banner.  I used my light pad to trace the hearts and used fusible web to adhere them.  The scalloped heart is made from 1010% wool felt and is very thick.  I had to iron on the reverse side to avoid the felt from scorching.  I made the holes with a standard whole punch.  I love the patchwork pattern on the hearts, worked perfectly with the jelly roll that I had of Valentine fabrics from Moda.

    Hope you have a great day and I'll be back soon.
    Hugs,