Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Masked Butterfly Card

I'm taking the Clean & Simple Card Making 2 class, and wanted to share a mini card I made inspired by a technique shown on day 2. 

I am also entering this card into this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which is the easy theme of anything goes =)

I used a reverse mask technique to make the sponged butterfly on the card. I did the darkest color of the ink (most saturated) on the inside of the butterfly, and the lightest color of ink towards the outside. I like the effect =) I also added a few pearls to the butterflys body, some that I had purchased at a local dollar-type store.
This card is for my mother, her birthday is coming up and I need a small card to put on the gift. That's why I chose the green, it's one of her favorite colors =)

PS: I can't find the Spellbinders butterfly die I used anywhere on SSS, so it's possible it's retired...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Itty Bitty Grad Card

I'm here today to share a card I made to enter into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Paper Piecing

Moxie Fab World - Make An Itty Bitty Card Challenge

(Stamps by Paper Smooches)

I stamped the sentiment on a small white piece of paper, and matted it on a slightly larger pink cardbase. I then paper pieced the cute worm, and adhered it on top of the sentiment. I think that work is soo cute, I just had to use it! Oh, and this card measures 2 5/8" by 1 7/8", so it really is itty bitty =)

Also, have you seen the sneak peek I posted on tuesday? If you haven't, you can check it out here =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie


Friday, January 25, 2013

ArtBin die storage video

Here's a video I posted a few days ago:

- Marie

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Coming soon!

Something new and exciting is coming to my blog soon! Here's a quick sneak peek:

Any guesses? I think I made the sneak a little too obvious... =)

I am looking forward to it! I'll be back with the very start of it soon, I promise =)

- Marie

Thursday, January 10, 2013

7 or less: Episode 2

I am here today to share the second episode in my new video series, where I challenge myself to make a card using 7 or less products =) It can be really hard to keep everything down to only 7 products, but I find that it helps me focus my card design and idea, so it's really fun!

Here's the finished card:
(Stamps by The Alley Way Stamps)

This card was inspired by the current The Alley Ways Stamps challenge, Be Inspired 19. It has a pretty inspiration picture, and I took the rich yellows, oranges and peachy red from that picture to use on my card =) So of course, I will be entering this card into that challenge!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bazzill Card Shoppe Giveaway WINNER

I used to find the winner of the Card Shoppe giveaway, from my 12 favorite products post. The prize has been generously donated by Bazzill Basics Paper =) Here's the random number that was drawn:

And the lady with the lucky number is...

Janet Zeppa!

Congratulations Janet! Please email me with your name and adress, and Bazzill will mail the prize out to you =) You can find my email adress in the sidebar to the right on my blog.

Thanks to everyone for sharing their favorite colors!

- Marie

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

7 or less: Episode 1

Today I will be sharing the first episode in my new video series, 7 or less. My challenge in this new video series is to make a card using only 7 products or less =) But first, here's a quick video where I tell you what I will be including in the count of products for each card:

I hope you will enjoy this first episode in my new video series, 7 or less! Without further ado, here it is:

Here's a picture of the finished card:

I will also be entering this card into the current SPARKS challenge, which is a "anything goes" theme. And I'll be entering it into the current Simon Says Stamp challenge, which has a "new something" theme. One of the stamp sets I used on my card is new in my collection =)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Introducing: With 7 or less

This video series will not have a set plan of when I will post a new video. However, I will try and post videos in this series as often as I can =)
I hope you will enjoy this new video series!

I just made some changes in the blog colors, header and background (as well as my video graphics). I hope you like it - I sure do!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 
- Marie