Thursday, July 24, 2014

Card Share: Adventurer (Echo Park Silhouette Cut File)


A friend's son recently got his driver's license so I made a card to congratulate him. I went with this Echo Park cut file because his mom drives a red VW bug. Couldn't be more perfect, right?

I started with the basic cut file, created an offset, then mirrored the image above the original to create the white card base. After cutting the car parts, I adhered them to the card base, using foam circles to give the hood dimension.

I used enamel dots for the headlights, embellished the hood with a wood veneer topped with another enamel dot, and finished it off with rub on sentiment inside the windshield.

Have a great weekend! I'll be back next week with some new posts.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Giveaway: Celebrating Over 600 Posts


My little blog has reached a milestone that calls for a celebration! Not just a celebration, but a giveaway too. What are we celebrating? Over 600 posts!


I will send two new Echo Park mini theme collection packs (Ghost Town and Princess) to one lucky, random winner.


What do you have to do? Leave a comment telling me what you like about visiting my blog or an idea about something you'd like to see (maybe more of or something I haven't done). That's it. Easy, right?



I'm sorry, but this giveaway is open to US residents only. My post office is a nightmare and it's much easier for me to ship right from home.

I will post the random winner one week from today, on Wednesday 7/30. Good luck!


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Yacht of Swimming (Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine)


Last week I posted a layout I made for Simple Stories partnership with May Arts ribbon and Xyron adhesives. Today I'm sharing another layout from that team up.

Remember that blog break I took a couple of weeks ago? We spent part of it at Disney World. The title of this page is a spin off of the name of the resort we stayed at — The Yacht Club.

To see detail shots, a supply list and information about this page, please visit the Simple Stories blog.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Paper Issues: Say Cheese


It's time for a new linky party at Paper Issues. This one's called "Say Cheese" and it's all about photos — your favorite photos, vintage photos, Instagram photos and so much more. Be sure to check it out because there's an awesome Maya Road goodie bag up for grabs. You can find all of the details, plus some amazing inspiration from the design team, right here.

Linking to Crafty Creations No. 22 at The Memory Nest.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Card Share: Happy Bird-Day (Echo Park Simple Life)


Hi everyone! Today I have a very "tweet" birthday card to share with you. This one features Echo Park's new Simple Life collection and an Echo Park Silhouette cut file (bird).

For details on how this card came together, please visit the Echo Park blog.

That's it for blog posts from me this week. I'll be back next week. Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Disney Boardwalk (Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine)


Simple Stories is partnering with May Arts ribbon and Xyron adhesives this week to bring you some wonderful and inspiring projects. I created two layouts with the Good Day Sunshine collection (my latest fave). I'll share the other layout next week.

It may look as if I pieced together a whole bunch of borders to create the base of this page, but the paper actually comes this way.



All I did was add my photo, a whole bunch of embellishments, and May Arts ribbon (my favorite chevron twill). I love how it turned out!

To see detail shots of this page, please visit the Simple Stories blog.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Card Share: What's Cookin' at the Swifts?


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a card showcasing Echo Park's new Simple Life collection and two Echo Park Silhouette files — one a print and cut file (apron and oven mitt), the other a standard cut file (notebook paper).

For details on how this card came together, and tips for printing on cut files (I added lines and text to the notebook paper), please visit the Echo Park blog.

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