Sunday, September 14, 2014

Taylored Expressions: Sketch, Selfie, Share

Here is the challenge.

And it is late here in Iowa and so sorry for the shadows!

This is my mother's birthday card, her birthday is on September 21. 
I hope she likes it! Have a great night! 
Side note: The sentiment is from an old TE stamp of the month set- In the Garden.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

AEI♥U Challenge #15–Clean & Simple!

I am kinda new to Avery Elle but I love what I have seen so far and their challenge for this week is totally in line with my style- Clean and Simple
I am obsessed with texture paste and stencils right now, so I started with that for the background. Once it was dry I used Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Ink and a blending tool to add a hit of color in the center. I used AE Petals and Stems Stamp Set and Die for the flowers (leaves were cut from vellum) and Oh Happy Day Stamp Set (my favorite AE set!) for the sentiment. I love the simple and soft look to this card. I hope you like it! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #179

I have done this technique in the past and I love it! Watch it here! I love having one more use for those kinda pricey cover plates (but PTI has the best price in the industry - HANDS DOWN!) I really have a clean and simple style and I am making this year (my year starts with the school year, not January 1) the year to really develop that. I find that I try to follow the crowd and get into all the new fads and I end up with a lousy card, that I really didn't enjoy making in the first place. Lets see if I can do it! Hope you like my first card of my 'new' year resolution!