Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Day 186: Mojo Happy Birthday Card

Tonight I was playing with the new Mojo Monday Sketch.  
I wanted to use my favorite Doodled Designs, but the circle was a bit too small, so I doodled my own bigger circle using a skinny black marker and my shimmer gel pen. I sanded some Sorbet cardstock for the band, and added black stamped stitches using the Zoe WOTG stamp set.
I added a framed sentiment using the August SOTM. Then I topped the card off with some Zoe Assortment buttons and green epoxy dots. Fast, fun, and done! See ya tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Day 185: Thanks So Much Card

Yesterday afternoon my friend Sarah came over for a little one-on-one Cricut tutorial. We tried out my Expression and my Explore machines in the hopes of helping her decide which model she'd like to add to her crafting stash. I grabbed a packet of Garden Green cardstock to cut random things with her, since it's long retired and I have a fairly thick stash of that color left. I thought I'd be able to just recycle the cuts...
I was showing Sarah how to cut an oval out of the front of this THANKS SO MUCH card from the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge using Design Space. As you can see, I couldn't toss it. I trimmed it down to fit a 4x4 card, and, using the new sketch from Retrosketches, I whipped up a cute little card in minutes.
 I carefully sanded the cricut cut cardstock with my emery board so I wouldn't mess up the adorable attached sentiment. Then I stamped the sun and clouds using Rain Or Shine. I coated the sun image with Wink of Stella. Then I added the stitch detail using the stitch stamp from the Zoe WOTG. That is one of those stamp images bound to get it's own block and a place of honor on my stamp table. It's small enough to be easily included in my basic on the go kit too! Hooray for stitching with no stitching! That heart is hand-cut from a scrap of coral shimmer trim.
I ran a strip of the coral shimmer trim behind the sentiment along the bottom of the card. I stamped the rainbow from Rain or Shine in Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored it in with a waterbrush and 3 inks: Sorbet, Canary, and Glacier. That got a nice coating of Wink of Stella too.

Thanks for the crafting time, and the inspiration, Sarah! 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Day 184: Atlantic Hearts Hello Card

It's Monday, which means it's time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge
I had this teensy Hello sticker banner leftover from my Zoe Scrapbook kit pages. So I stamped a Sunshine tag using a bit of the printed zip strip. I love that every page comes with a 1/2" bonus print/element!
I hand trimmed some strips from the Zoe Arrow print paper. Then I added some grey sequins topped with Aqua Dots. I hope you'll hop over to Atlantic Hearts and give this week's sketch a whirl!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Day 183: Monthly Memories Zoe 6 page Scrapbooking Kit

It's here! the Monthly Memories Zoe kit is finally here. These are the six pages we are making for Zoe, Scrappin' Friends. Please excuse the crooked photography - I swear in real life everything lines up just right. 
This is my first kit with the new Complements, which are now an awesome mix of cardstock weight stickers. vellum, and chipboard embellishments all in one handy package!
We are doing some fun techniques with the Hopscotch Alphabet for the titles this month. It's my favorite alphabet...for now! 
The colors in Zoe are bright, cheerful, and perfect for a wide variety of pictures. How fun is this reverse frame technique using the Coral Shimmer trim? It adds just the right touch of sparkle!

Ready to get your kit? Hop over to my shopping website and order your preferred kit materials. Your full color guide complete with cutting guides, close up pictures, and step by step instructions will arrive in your inbox within 24 hours of your kit order. You can create most of what you see here with the Basic Kit, or you can get the affordable I Want It All kit to get all the goodies. Both kit levels will require two additional sheets of White Cardstock to create all 6 pages as shown. If you have any questions, just let me know!

Zoe Basic Kit (about $16 plus S/H):

Zoe I Want It All Kit No Stamps (about $31 plus S/H):
Z3088 Coral Shimmer Trim (in WOTG, available separately September 1)

OR

Zoe I Want It All with Zoe Stamps (about $36 plus S/H, extra White CS included) 

Optional Tools:
Inks: Slate, Black
Clear Wink of Stella brush tip pen

Next Monthly Memories kit: Nevermore
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Day 182: Zoe 6 page Scrapbooking Kit Sneak Peek

Welcome back, Stampin' Friends! My fingers are a-flying over the keyboard tonight working on the instructions for the Monthly Memories Zoe Scrapbooking kit. I'll have those finished tomorrow for the kit release...in the mean time, here's a little sneak peek of what's coming...
Isn't this just the most adorable paper? I could have made so many more pages as the colors and the sweet new Complements are just simply fun, fun, fun! I hope you love the fabulous mix of chipboard, sticker, and vellum in the new style of Complements as much as I do. I'll share all six pages tomorrow once I finish up the instructions for y'all.  Scrappy hugs!

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