Monday, January 23, 2012

Clean and Simple Card Making Inspired Card Set...

I was lucky enough to take the Clean & Simple Card Making Online Workshop taught by Jennifer
and Kristina and I was SO inspired. I have a difficult time creating simple cards and this class helped me not overdesign my projects.

I decided to create a card set that was full of fun and color but still simple. Here it is..

A closer look...
I used THIS sentiment set from Paper Smooches. I am in love with their playful fonts and various greetings..
If you want to recreate this look, here are the supplies you will need:
I heat embossed THIS background image from Hero Arts (my new favorite background stamp) with white embossing powder onto white watercolor paper. Then I used my distress stains (love them!) and swiped it horizontally across the image to create a rainbow look. I matted the image in black cardstock and adhered it to a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch card. Then I stamped various greetings in black ink on white stips and adhered with foam dots. Super fast and easy.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baby Aiden's Nursery

Hello friends. As I mentioned in my last post, I've been nesting like crazy preparing for my little guy to arrive. I finally have his nursery complete and couldn't wait to share it with all of you. So lets get started with the tour...

After much debate, I finally decided to show you the BEFORE pic. Now please don't judge. This was a spare bedroom for MANY years that never got touched and quickly became our junk room. I am known to be a bit of a neat freak so this room was always my enemy. LOL ...
Yikes. Moving on...A major clean out begins and the room gets prepped for painting.... (Can you see Ted hiding? lol)
The green goes up....
...and the blue goes up on the bottom...
Then we were going to add some white trim but Ted decided to paint a white trim...
Ta dah...
Here are the final results. As you walk in the door, this is what you see...
 Moving around the room...

There you have it. A tour of Aiden's nursery. I think he will love it. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Be back soon.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hello 2012!

Happy New Year. I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday. I'm just now trying to get back in the swing of things. I'm about a month away from my due date and I've been nesting like crazy, getting ready for the little guy to come. His nursery is almost complete so I will share pics soon. On a different note, I wanted to share a 2012 calendar I made for Ashley (Alex's girlfriend) for Christmas.

I got a 8x8 blank calendar from Hobby Lobby, printed pics of the cute couple, cleaned out my stash of patterned paper scraps and ribbon, and had Alex come up with some of his favorite love quotes from songs and this is what I came up with....

The cover..
I must have not photographed November, (oops!) but here is December lol ....
Be back soon with more shares. Thanks for stopping by!