Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cutting Edge Blog Hop

I'm participating in the Cutting Edge Blog Hop hosted by Pretty Pink Posh! They are so kind that they are letting me participate even though I don't have any of their dies, yet!

I used the Tri Square Craft Die in a little bit different way than it is laid out. Normally the squares are all in a line but I wanted the windows for the bears to look far apart.  My son just moved out on his own and I wish he weren't so far away!

I popped the bears' heads up a little so they would look a little 3 dimensional.

Supplies Used:
Tri Square Craft Die ~Simon Says Stamp
Circle Friends Stamp Set ~Simon Says Stamp
Die Inks ~Hero Arts
Patterned Paper ~My Mind's Eye
Red Cardstock ~Bazzill

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Arden's Card


I have a friend named Arden. Even though she is only six years old, she has been making cards for quite some time with construction paper and markers.  I thought this challenge would be perfect for her.  Since it is a Simon Says Stamp Challenge, I brought over some Simon Says Stamps, inks, cardstock and colored pencils for her to try out.

  She had a design in mind before I even arrived.  She traced and cut out half a butterfly so that when the recipient opens it,

a whole butterfly is revealed!

She really liked using the different colored ink cubes and the various stamps to make the card come to life.  Keeping to the summer color scheme was part of her design as well.  She will be giving this card to her parents who were on a "Staycation".

Supplies Arden used:
Cardstock ~ Neenah
Thinking of You Stamp Set ~ Simon Says Stamp
Watt's Up Stamp Set ~ Simon Says Stamp
Pale Tomato Ink ~ Hero Arts
Tide Pool Ink ~ Hero Arts
Cornflower Ink ~ Hero Arts
Colored Pencils ~ Faber-Castell
Hole Punch  Construction Paper