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Friday, March 25, 2016

Flowering Fields and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

I'm been using my new Flowering Fields set from Stampin' Up a lot for birthday and Easter cards lately:

Version 1
SU Markers:
Lucky Limeade
Lavendar Lace
Lovely Lilac

Version 2 with added layers of card stock:

Inside Sentiment on My Computer:

Copic Markers:
YG03 for Leaves
BV000 and V04 for Flowers

While I had these Flowering Fields already perfectly placed on my MISTI, I stamped a piece of card stock, scanned it and saved it as a jpg file. I ended up scanning both a black and white version and one that I had already colored with markers. That way, when I need a quick card, I can print out a copy and adjust the sentiment as needed! 

I also used my scanned colored images for this clever envelope treat idea (made out of a standard A2 envelope) for my coworkers that I also saw on Pinterest:

Inside Views

The original pin is HERE and below:

procrastistamper: FREE Printable: Easter Envelope Ghirardelli Square™ Holder:

...and here are a few more Easter cards, treats and some more very clever ideas:

Here chickie chickie!! Cute idea. See this and more at Sue's Stamping Stuff Blog. http://suesstampingstuff.blogspot.com:
Original Pin HERE

CASED Tree Stump Hole Bunny:
Original Pin HERE

Quick and Easy Easter Table Settin Ideas Using Ordinary Household Items ~ In My Own Style:
Original Pin HERE

Easter Chick Cupcakes:
Original Pin HERE

Original Pin HERE

Easter centerpiece with peeps and flowers. I would use yellow but it's pretty in pink too.:
Original Pin HERE

Your kid will get a kick out of seeing the world through these silly rabbit glasses! #Easter http://www.ivillage.com/kids-easter-crafts/6-b-336801#336808:
Original Pin HERE


Hoppy Easter and bunny

Friday, March 18, 2016

Easter Cards and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

Easter in March snuck up on me! Here is a quick and easy Easter card:

...and my slew of Easter Cards pinned recently
that made me very happy:

Cardbomb: WWYS #5: For Peeps Sake Stampin' Up! www.cardbomb.blogspot.com:
Original Pin HERE

Stampin' Up! ... handmade Easter card ...  kraft, cream and baby blue ... pretty oval focal point with pierced border and string wrap ...:
Original Pin HERE

simple, and I love the colors:
Original Pins HERE

Butternut Sage Designs....: Search results for easter:
Original Pin HERE

Sweet Baby Bird Mini Card by vsroses.com, via Flickr:
Original Pin HERE

Love these bird builder punch cards, especially the colours:
Original Pin HERE

....and here is a card I got to make thanks to a new
stamp set I got from a very generous TIFFANY:

(Leaf Die = Leaf Filled Flourish from Die-namics
and ordered from mftstamps.com HERE)

She gave me the Papertrey sentiment set called 
THINK BIG FAVORITES #16 shown below:

Think Big Favorites #16 Mini Stamp Set

See this set on Papertrey's site HERE

Inside view using SU's retired set called Garden Collage

I also found another card below on Pinterest that uses this new set from Tiff plus 3 additional Papertrey sets called Rosie Posey and Rosie Posie Step 2 stamp sets on this page HERE plus the set below:

Boutique Borders:

Birthday Mini Stamp Set

With Gratitude Card:
Original Pin HERE

Boutique Borders: Birthday Mini Stamp Set

See this set on Papertrey's site HERE

I wish all photopolymer sets stamped like Papertrey's stamps.
They have the best clear stamps on the market IMHO!

Thank you, Tiff, for making me 
do a super BIG happy dance with your gift!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Endless Thanks and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

I finally had a chance to make some new cards with a set from Stampin' Up called Endless Thanks:

Here was my Pinterest-cased card:

Endless Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!:
Original Pin HERE

Inspired from this pin:
Stampin' Up! Endless Thanks:
Original Pin HERE

My inspiration card:

by Lisa: Endless Thanks, Everyday Chic dsp, & more - all from Stampin' Up!:

Original Pin HERE

It seems like I'm always needing thank you cards and this Endless Thanks set will get a lot of use! Here are some more Endless Thanks pins for some future card making:

Sketch Challenge using Endless Thanks from Stampin' Up! - Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Michelle Last:
Original Pin HERE

Build an endless array of thankful messages with the new, Endless Thanks!:
Original Pin HERE

Endless Thanks meets Bohemian:
Original Pin HERE

The Paper Players: PP260: A Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge from Nance:
Original Pin HERE

...and one more card I made this week with another new SU set called Flowering Fields along with a retired SU Easter set called Eggcoutrements and a lovely sentiment set from my talented card making friend, Mel:

Inside View

Flowers colored with these SU markers;
Darker Pink = Regal Rose
Lighter Pink = Pretty in Pink

Friday, March 4, 2016

Little Boxes and the
Very Best of Pinterest Pins

These little boxes below had me smiling from ear-to-ear after I found this FANTASTIC project and video tutorial. You can stack them or make individual boxes:

Original Pin HERE

Papercraft With Crafty: Cute Ice Cube Box with Pull-Out Drawer:

Click HERE to go to the actual blog page or visit tinyurl.com/boxtower --- This is such a creative idea and they really are pretty darn easy to make once you see the video! The technique to make the little ribbon pull is terrific as well.

Here is my version and my
quick reference for measurements,
scoring, cutting and folding:

There is also another lovely card project on
Linda's site and it includes a video, too!:

...and to Juliette...
thanks for making me smile with your
kind words about my cards and blog!