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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mini Canvas Shaker Box

Happy weekend!
I hope you're enjoying a nice, long weekend with lots of time to (fill in the blank)...

 I've got a really fun 'share' for you today using a mini 3x3 canvas turned shaker box. I recently had a similar project featured on Paper Crafter's Library using the Reverse Confetti Pineapples Aplenty. I hope you'll take a minute to check it out HERE

Warning: these mini shaker boxes are a bit addictive. Luckily, I had three more canvases in my stash, so George and my niece got in on the action, too!

See how excited these two are?!

This one is going in George's backpack for his first day of school. Hoping it will brighten his teacher's day as much as it did mine making it!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

PCL Feature - Welcome, Little One

I'd love for you to join me at the Paper Crafter's Library Blog today where I'm repping Reverse Confetti with a quick & easy shaker box that coordinates with today's card. Both the card and shaker box feature Reverse Confetti's trendy Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts  and sentiment from Fancy Word Coordinates.

I've had this yellow and white polka dot adhesive paper in my stash for years and decided it would pair perfectly with  Pineapples Aplenty Confetti Cuts. I've also had the green glitter cardstock stashed away for special occasions such as this and love the contrast between the glitter and the fabric. I love adding texture to my projects!

Lots of fun embellishments add color and interest, including washi tape, enamel dots and my favorite Confetti Cuts Circle Garland!

I hope you have a minute to stop over at the Paper Crafter's Library for my featured project - a quick and easy shaker box featuring the other half of the Pineapples Aplenty die cut. There is a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, so head on over to Paper Crafter's Library and leave a comment for your chance to win!

~Amy

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Monday, August 24, 2015

SugarPea Designs - Creative Color Challenge

You didn't seriously think I could put away my SugarCut - Welcome Baby onesie just yet, did you?! I used the color palette from the new Creative Color Challenge to blend up a tie-dye onsie that's makin' the grade!

Looks like I could use a bit more of the turquoise color, so maybe this one isn't quite an A+! I've layered my onesie on the SugarCut - Notebook Journal Card and stamped it with a sentiment from Teacher's Pet

I hope you'll take a minute to pop on over to the SugarPea Designs Blog for more inspiration and more details on how YOU can win just by playing along with the Creative Color Challenge!
~Amy

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Sweet Sunday Sketch 282 - One with Nature

Happy weekend, folks! Amazed by the background on this card by Melania Deasy, I just had to try my hand at an ink blended night sky. I'm also using the Sweet Sunday Sketch #282 flipped on its side. 

From bottom to top, I blended the following inks: Ranger Distress Ink Mustard Seed - Peacock Feathers - MFT Tropical Teal. After blending, I spattered drops of water and then a bit of white watercolor paint using a small paint brush. I love the smooth, gradient look the blending provides, and I've found the best results using watercolor paper and round blending tool.

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend ahead and get a chance to...
 live in the sunshine
 swim in the sea
drink in the wild air.

~Amy

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Summertime Sweetness with SugarPea Designs


 When I think of this summer, my thoughts immediately turn to my new grandson, Nolan, and the time we enjoyed spending with him over the past few weeks. Summer is also synonymous with anything nautical in my mind, so I fused my two summertime sweets together and came up with this adorable anchor onesie using a few of my favorite goodies from SugarPea Designs - Anchored & Sugar Cuts - Welcome Baby Accents

Inspired by my stamping buddy Karolyn's ink blending, I knew I wanted to somehow incorporate the technic into my card, so I did a little blending on the die cut onesie after clear embossing the anchor stamp from Anchored on it first. Ranger distress ink + watercolor paper are a dreamy blending duo! And how about that sentiment - is it not perfect for my Nolan? Lastly, take a peek at my stamped background using the same anchor stamp that I used on the onesie. LOVE stretching those stamps!

What pops into your head when you think of summer? I hope I've inspired you to join along with the SugarPea Designs Summertime Sweetness and will head on over the SugarPea Blog for complete details.

Thanks for stopping!
~Amy

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches 200 + Winner!

Reverse Confetti is sponsoring over at Freshly Made Sketches 200th sketch celebration, and I'm playing along with a sweet summer color palette and a fun combo of Reverse Confetti stamps and dies!

I just can't put down the Circle Garland Confetti Cuts die these days! I went with a single strand today as it seemed appropriate with the sorta graphic feel of the rest of the card.
http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/
I hope you'll take time to play along with the sketch! You'll find more inspiration at the FSM Blog along with full details on the challenge. 

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And now, the winner of the God is Good giveaway:
Congratulations, Carol!
Blogger Carol (HB) said...
OMGosh! I would have left a comment on this, prize or no prize. I LOVE the hearts on the clouds!!!!!! I have this globe set in my cart at RC. I need to pull the trigger!

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