Fairy Belle by Prima – Mini Album

Whimsical, √check, Lush, √check, Elegant, √check, Chic and “girlie”, √check

Paper – Prima Fairy Belle collection

Chipboard pieces – Prima Fairy Belle collection

Embellishments – eBay (buttons), brad – Eyelet Outlet

Flowers – Prima & I am Roses

Bling: Recollections & Prima

Trim – Michaels, my stash, American Crafts, seam binding: Paper Loves Glue on Etsy

Cardstock – Recollections & Papertrey Inc.

Ink –  Memento: London Fog & Straw (chalk ink)

Stamp Sets – Glitz, Pink Paislee, Stampendous, Cavallini Paper Co., My Mind’s Eye

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Color & Stamp Sketch Challenges

The current color challenge at Stampendous rubber stamp company is one I was drawn to and decided to play along with. I made this summer themed card with their adorable stamp set “Sushi Bowl Party” using the sandcastle, starfish and shell images from the set. I stamped each image twice then layered for dimension with foam tape.

I like the Stampendous Perfectly Clear™ stamps best. They make placement so much easier! The designs are really satisfying with their styles ranging from cutesie to elegant.

I also entered this card in the current sketch challenge 273 over at CPS.

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A sea scaped TRIUMPH!!!!

Producing six Mermaid Themed Albums is… [fill in the blank]

Letting go of six Mermaid Themed Albums is… [fill in the blank]

Looking forward to making more Mermaid Themed Albums in the future feels… [fill in the blank]

Selling six Mermaid themed Albums was… [fill in the blank]

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Prima Fairy Belle Card for a lovely young lady

This Prima Fairy Belle collection is so beautiful fun & easy to work with. The images are whimsical and lovely. This was a graduation card for a young lady named Faith who graduated High School and it suits her just right. Although… a huge card with a Pug on it would have been just as suitable. However, I figured I’d go with the “lovely” route. I used Paper Trey Inc. Kraft Cardstock, a Prima flower that matched perfectly and my favorite Gelly Roll pen in Clear Star. I distressed the edges in Pumice Stone by Tim Holtz. Loving the result here. And… Miss Faith AKA baby Nugg loved her card!

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Daily Junque B-day Card by Pink Paislee

This fun, bright and masculine card was a joint effort with my little crafting buddy Arielle who is six. We decided to make our friend Joel a birthday card that would be a “keeper” and we both were giddy with the result. From the banner to the fun stamping, “raised dotted” cardstock from Bazzil Basics and coordinating color scheme, this Daily Junque paper stack from Pink Paislee is so versatile and very cheery! We began with choosing the color of card stock then moved on to paper selection and pulled out coordinating stamps and trim as we went along. The shape that showcases “Happy Birthday” is from Spellbinders and was cut on Papertrey Ink. “Kraft cardstock” and the small banner stamp we used was from Michael’s $1 bin! The numbers that look old fashion are from the paper collection and add a personalized touch to the card. We cut and distressed them before adding them to the card with foam tape. I hope future cards we make together are just as cute. P.S. Joel, the birthday loved his card. :0)

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Baby Boy Mini Album

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This lunch sak mini album is made with DCWV paper stack “Baby Boy” which has images of snails, turtles, elephants, birds, frogs, trees with birds, crocodiles and more. The soft pallet is light browns, greens and blues with some yellows. All with many pockets, tags, bling, trim, layering, embellished photo mats, glittered paper in this stack make for a album you can be proud to show off. I used the Martha Stewart picket fence punch, Recollections tag punch for all the small tags and embellishments from Jolee’s Boutique as well as Recollections. My favorite part of this album are the soft tones and colors along with the adorable critters used in the paper stack. I used Antique Linen Distress Ink from Tim Holtz on the entire album.

Prima Card #2

This card was made with Prima’s new paper collection Fairy Belle, I love it!  Making the card was a bit of trial & error for me (I’m not the best making cards), I’m better at the mini album thing. My challenge was I used a glitter pen to get a sparkle effect on the leaves and it was a bit much if you know what I mean… So I ended up using Tim Holtz distress ink to tone the glitter pen down… waaaayyy down and it ended up with this smoky, smudged look. I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not but here it is.

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I also used rickrack, Prima printed trim, my liquid pearl pen (new fav toy), Prima Fairy Belle chipboard piece and Paper Trey Inc. card stock nice & thick! The little chair stamp is from Pink Paislee’s  London Market clear stamp collection.