Birthday Balloon Cards

Inspired by Jennifer McGuire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pG0mdTNwXc I created these cute little birthday cards.  I used two stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp and I die cut the tops of the cards with the words "celebrate" and "happy" with a die set from My Favorite Things.  To get the gradient in the background I water colored some blue using my Geletos.  I finished off the card with Some Clear Wink of Stella glitter and some hearts and twine. 


Grandma and Grandpa

This page is very special to me.  It is a photo of how I remember my grandparents.  I wanted to do something special for this layout and use some modeling paste and gold Geletos.  It didn't turn out like I originally planned but with some layering I think it turned out really nice. 

I am taking a class online with Kelly Purkey and Studio Calico called "Sketchbook" in which they give us tons of inspiration to make our own layouts.  This layout was inspired from week 2 of that class. 


Modeling Paste Mother's Day Cards

I was having fun experimenting with modeling paste and embossing powder today making Mother's Day cards. 
To make the background of these cards I used a Teresa Collins stencil and some modeling paste.  I applied the modeling paste over the stencil and while wet I covered it in gold embossing powder and let it dry over night.  After it dried, I heated and set the embossing powder.  Next I cut the banner strip on the top and stamped the message.  It is one that Josh says over and over..."love you so, so much."  Then I added another strip of paper and some twine.  I like the feel of the texture on this card.


Wedding time!

Tis the season for weddings!  I am very excited to go to a wedding of a longtime friend.  This project was made three layers of paint and vinyl letting it dry between each layer.  The board was pre painted white which saved a ton of time.  I placed the names in vinyl on the white surface and then painted over them in grey.  I then placed the "and", line, and est 2014 on the grey surface and painted it all black with black chalkboard paint.  Note to self...the white tip stays in the spray paint can.  lol.  After it dried, I peeled off all the vinyl.  I made a mess but had lots of fun.