Monday, January 26, 2015

The Bunny's Happy Dance

Pin It Now! Isn't this the cutest Easter bunny ever?  It rivals Stampin' Up's beloved chocolate bunny in the sweetness department.  It's nice and big, easy to color, and makes a BIG statement!

Here I've used our latest sketch from HSS to showcase my cutie.
Those embellishments on the top...amazingly beautiful!  The resin rose, pearls, and the doilies are all included in SU's latest Artisan Embellishment Kit. The bunny is colored with Blendabilities skin assortment, in Nude and Blush for the belly.  I used a variety of markers and Blendabilities for the flowers, eggs, and leaves, depending on what colors I needed.  I used only one doily - cut in half and strategically placed.  
And some glitter on his tail!  
Inside, I chose a retired sentiment, as I wanted to stamp something in there, but "Happy Easter" is already emblazoned on the front.  So since the bunny is dancing, and Easter is the most important Christian holiday, "celebrate" is totally appropriate!
Here's the sketch...what can you do with it this week?  Head on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and have fun!  

STAMPS: Happy Easter Bunny, Inviting (ret)
INK:  Memento Black, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight. Blendabilities: Skin Tone Assortment, Old Olive light. 
PAPER:  Painted Blooms DSP, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Artisan Embellishment Kit, Wild Wasabi seam binding ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
OTHER: Creative Memories oval cutting system

Friday, January 16, 2015

Oh, Happy Day! Cascading Birthday Card

Pin It Now! Today my first born is 14!  Where does the time go?  I know it's sappy, but wow!  He's officially taller than me, and very nearly smarter, too.

I made him a dude card.  He loves the mechanical cards that I make - cards with fancy folds, flips, etc.  More than just folded in half! This one is a cascade card, and wasn't at all hard to make after watching Dawn's video here.
Embellished with Typeset DSP, Starburst Sayings, and a little gold trim.  We'll see if it's manly enough!

I love this card fold, it's interesting, and shows off the tons of DSP that some of us are hoarding!
The back...

The "HAPPY" is dotted with Crystal Effects and sprinkled with glitter.  It reminds me of a lit up Vegas sign!
It's a bit oversized (standard A6), so a handmade envelope was in order.  
Check out the snack & soda "cake" I made for him last night!  A great way to use up old ribbons and such.  I love making basket cakes :)  You can find a how-to here.
Have a blessed and creative day!  ~ Erika

STAMPS: Starburst Sayings, Chalk Talk, Something to Say
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black
PAPER:  Vintage Typeset Specialty, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Gold Sequin Trim, Gold 5/8" Satin ribbon, gold glitter, Crystal Effects
BIG SHOT:  Starburst Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits

Monday, January 12, 2015

"LOVE" this Geometric Card!

Pin It Now! There's a fun color combo that's so appropriate for Valentine's Day that I wouldn't dare call it a "challenge"!  Here I have made a card from triangles for one of my sons - even with the Melon Mambo, I think it'll pass for masculine.

The card base is 5-1/4" square, layering white on black.  Then I added a layer of vellum to soften it up a bit.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Melon Mambo Stampin' Emboss (so glad I have that on hand!) and I placed a 1-3/8" circle punch of white behind it to give it a little frame.  The squares are 1", cut in half diagonally, using Basic Black, Melon Mambo, and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer.

Inside, a retired sentiment that I use a lot.  Sweet and simple.  
I'm also waiting for my spring order to come in...I'm late to the party!  Had so many other responsibilities calling my name this month!  
You simply have to play along this time - who doesn't need to make a Valentine for someone?  

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS:  Something to Say
INK:  Versamark, Melon Mambo Stampin' Emboss powder, Basic Black
PAPER:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum, Melon Mambo, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Vintage Typeset DSP (diagonal stripe)
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Strawberry Slush thick twine, Basic Rhinestones