Sunday, February 10, 2013

Blowing Snow sends my Hearts A Flutter!

We're in the midst of a snowstorm here in west central Minnesota, so it's the perfect time for me to finally do some updating on my blog. My "real" job has kept me very busy the last few months, leaving me little time (or energy) to even think about stamping. Things are finally slowing down enough that I've actually had a few free weekends to re-organize my craft room, and even do some stamping! It took a while for me to find my mojo after such a long time away, but I found a lot of inspiration in the new Spring Catalog! It's also sale-a-bration (SAB) time, which means awesome products available for FREE (with a $50 order)!!

Here's a non-traditional CAS (Clean And Simple) Valentine's card, featuring products from both the Spring and SAB catalogs. I apologize for the poor picture; as you can imagine, there's not much natural light in the middle of a snowstorm, so the picture is not the best quality.

Stamps: Netting background, Friendly Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (SAB)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo
Accessories: Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies & Big Shot, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack (Spring), paper-piercing tool and mat, Large Oval punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I just love the color combinations in the Sycamore Street DS paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Starfruit. I made a mask by punching an oval out of a Post-It Note, and adhered it to my white rectangle before stamping the Netting background in Sahara Sand. I then used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me line up the phrase exactly where I wanted to stamp it. I pierced around the oval using the Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, adhered the small pennant to the back side of the front rectangle, and then used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the rectangle to my card base. I then pierced around the small pennant, and applied the heart using a Dimensional. This was a quick card, and I know my sons will appreciate it because it's not red and mushy!

I've got lots more cards to share, so stop back and see me. Until then, sweet dreams!