Friday, September 28, 2012

Farewell Sweet Summer!!

Saturday marked our official passage into fall.  So along with breaking out the sweaters and the scarves, I broke out my Footloose paper pack and made this card!

Fall is hands-down my FAVORITE off all four seasons.  I love the crispness of the air, the warm, homey foods, the way the Earth sends summer off in a blaze of glory - literally.  And October (my favorite month) is right around the corner!

But I wasn't quite ready to say "Adios" to summer.  My youngest was born on June 6th, so I didn't really get a summer.  My summer consisted of counting feedings and diapers and praying for nap-times (baby's too curious, he doesn't like to sleep).

I love the laid back feeling this card gives me.  It's pretty simple - just like a day at the beach should be!

Hope you enjoy! 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Favorite Things Thursday!!

The Versa Mat!!

This is, to me, the ESSENTIAL crafter's tool.  I LOVE my versa mat!  As you can see, it's been VERY well used.   

On this side, it has every quarter-inch marked off for those days when I want to make sure everything lines up evenly (And if you ask my friends, they'll tell you that's a rarity.  I think that handmade items have more character when they're not perfect!)  For the scrapbook crowd, it's a full 12x12.  (What a guaranteed way to make sure your pictures and embellishments are placed evenly!!)

On the other side, it's foam-padded.  Since I started stamping, I've learned that nothing is more frustrating than when I get that stamp loaded up with ink and perfectly placed on the card stock, to find out when I remove the stamp, that the ink didn't transfer evenly!  By using the reverse side of the Versa Mat under the card stock, I get a clean, complete stamped image every time.

This is always the FIRST tool I pack whenever I'm traveling for a crop or a weekend away with my scrappin' sisters!!

Click here to order yours today!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pretty Stella Card

Isn't this card sweet?  I got the pattern from Mojo Monday #234.  The pattern inspired me and I knew I wanted to use our Stella paper, so I started cutting paper.  It sat on my crafting table for a few weeks because I couldn't decide on the stamped image.  Once I found the butterfly, I knew and ...  A card was born!

Hope you enjoy!!

List of Supplies:
Stella Paper (X7147B)
Colonial White CS (1388)
Lagoon CS (X5762)
Creme Brulee Ink (Z2167)
Tulip Ink (Retired)
Lagoon Ink (Z2195)
Cocoa Ink (Z2114)
Bamboo Ink (Z2103)
A Little Thanks (D1444)
Find Your Style (Retired)