Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Palette up at The Color Room

I am so excited, there have been some changes at The Color Room, and it is now Heart & Soul Artists. Still The Color Room, but some new and exciting changes. With that being said, I am super thrilled to be a part of it. This is my page for the first palette, but you can see all of the design team's projects here.

We would love to have you join us for this challenge. Here is the palette:

and here is my page for the challenge. This is our sweet little Kinsey Grace! She is growing so fast, she is already 8 months old! Seems like she just got here!!!! She is the sweetest thing!

I used some Prima resin accents along with some Green Tara blooms. I added some little craft store sprays with pearls also.

Here you can see the beautiful die-cuts from Anna Griffin, Inc. along with Anna Griffin border stickers.

The chippie accents are ThreeBirds Designs. And the rings that you see are just stamped with the lids from some of my jars on my craft table! I just dipped them in Anna Griffin ink pads.

The journaling tag is where I used "junkmail" for the challenge. The tag is from a junk envelope! I just stamped around the edges. The pretty stamped images on the edges are also from Anna Griffin Inc.

This was a fun challenge, and I hope that you will play along! The colors are very Springy and after the snow we've had I am so ready for warm weather and Springtime!!!!

We would also love to invite you to "like" our Facebook page. You can keep up with us there too!

Products used on this page:
Three Birds Designs chippies
Kuretake Zig marker
Prima resin pieces
Green Tara blooms and lace
miscellaneous brads

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Just For You card!

Hi!  I have a sparkly card to share with you!!! Purple is my favorite color, so I decided to make the card purple! This is a card that I did for Couture Creations.

I chose my supplies, I used the Cheerful folder from the Elegance collection. I also used the Banner Nesting dies and the Ivy die from the Secret Treasures collection. I also chose a purple ink and cardstock. 

I started by inking the top half of the embossing folder with the purple ink. I used Close to My Heart ink. Make sure you ink it really well and cover it completely.

Once embossed this is how it looked. Trim off the excess from the edges.

Next, I took a really light, but shimmery ink pad and covered the entire piece.

Then covered it with WOW Ultra Shimmer embossing powder.

It's hard to see in the photo, but after embossing it has a really pretty shimmery look. This is my favorite embossing powder EVER!

Then I used my Couture Creations double sided tape to secure the piece to a card base made with purple cardstock. The CC tape works wonderfully for heavy pieces like this that tend to "curl" on the edges, it keeps it right in place.

This is the embossed piece adhered to the card base. The colors matched really well too! The cardstock is WorldWin ColorMates in Medium Lovely Lilac.

Then I cut two of the larger size banners from the Secret Tresures collection. The larger in the purple and the smaller in white. I outlined them with my purple Zig marker. I just hand wrote the title on the white one.

For the finishing touches I added a pretty purple bloom from Green Tara, cut 3 of the ivy leaves from the Secret Treasures collection and a pretty white ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon! It looks really pretty in person, the pictures don't really show the shimmery embossing. You can do this with any of the Couture Creations folders, there is such a wide array of really pretty patterns, suitable for any occasion card!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Supplies used:
Couture Creations
Secret Treasures Ivy die
Nesting dies Banners
Double sided tape
Elegance collection Cheerful embossing folder
WorldWin ColorMates Medium Lovely Lilac cardstock
Kuretake Zig Writer (purple marker)
Close to My Heart ink
WOW Embossing powder Neutral Ultra Shimmer
Green Tara bloom
Really Reasonable Ribbon (white sheer ribbon)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gabbie Revisited!

If you're like me when you think of Anna Griffin, you think of florals, tapestry, old textile prints and elegance. But last year Anna had a collection that was a little different, it was called Gabbie. While is was different for Anna it was still one of my favorites and a breath of fresh air. I thought I would share some projects again, you can still purchase  Gabbie, and you can even buy it at the Superstore!

Here are a couple of layouts that I did.

and several cards. The colors and patterns are so much fun, and with all the snow and cold we've been having I was ready to see some happy and colorful pages and cards!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and if you want to play with some fun patterns and colors I urge you to give Gabbie a try!!!