Monthly Archives: June 2011

Happy Father’s Day

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These are the cards I made for this year.
Card 1: Was my first real attempt at stamping. I used some MSE stamps that I bought maybe 4 years ago. I used chalk ink and hoped to get a softer look, but I’m not sure I like it. The stipe of pp is some Bella Blvd scraps I had. the base is a piece from a MME 6×6 pad. The chipboard heart was painted yellow and then I glued a button to it. Tied some twine and called it done.

Card 2: I pulled out my Basic Grey Boxer 6×6 pad and found a great dark blue for the base and the strip with borders and cut out a red and then the blue that I cut the diamonds out of. The sentiment was done with Jillibean stickers and then highlighted with brads. I then added some twine and this too was done.

The card on the right took me about 20 minutes to think of and create, but the card on the left took about 3 hours since I practiced the stamping several times and I couldn’t really decide how I really wanted the card to look.  I’m now done with cards until 4th of July? Or September when the next round of birthdays happen.  Or maybe I’ll make some and start keeping some in stock for future events.

Thanks for reading. I hope you’re having a great Father’s Day. ❤ Ann

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Inspiration

I haven’t fully gotten into Pinterest, but I do a lot of blog reading and gallery viewing at 2 Peas in a Bucket. One of the garden girls, http://www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/ is the reason I decided on my new trimmer, finally getting a Silhouette, and my new love for stamping.  I have found myself thinking my recent pages need a little something and find myself cutting a thin strip of pp or cardstock and loving the look and feel. Something I’ve watched Nichol do in many of her Start to Finish videos on Two Peas. This has been bookmarked and watched a couple of times.  I had a picture sitting on my desk that I wanted to do a layout with, but had been coming up blank.  Well I was looking at Nichol’s gallery yesterday after watching this week’s video. Then I created my layout. I didn’t have a butterfly punch. So this butterfly is from the Silhouette store. I bought both pieces together. I’ve used it before without the overlay, but I thought it was a great way to add a bit of color without it being too over powering. I am also obsessed with rows and sections and things of the sort it seems these days. After I put all the butterflies onto the layout I felt it wasn’t finished so I took some of the scrap from the butterflies and added the 2 color border around the photo and a few Basic Grey letter stickers I had laying around and I had a quick and easy layout. Thanks for reading and happy crafting ❤ Ann   P.S. I’m hoping to have my first stamping layout posted next week. I joined Studio AE and hoping my first stamp set arrives soon. I’ve got lots of ideas for it.

by Nichol Magouirk on 2peas in a Bucket

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