Woo Hoo, it is Thursday and my last day of work for the long holiday weekend! My dad arrived yesterday evening and I am looking forward to spending some quality time with him this weekend.
Today’s card was inspired by the UBER talented Brian King. This is the color palette he selected for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge. His quick wit and analytical mind yield a unique creative energy. He inspires me everyday on many levels.
I actually started with this card…
…however I felt it was missing something. The next morning I decided to create the card again and to add the matting to the panels.
I think it looks much more “finished”.
I used a lot of framelits to create this card and thought you might want the details.
I hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend with friends and family. May we never forget the privilege we have living in our great country.
Today I am launching a new series called Memory Making Monday’s. I began my love for paper-crafting through scrapbooking. As I have moved into card making my memory keeping as taken a back burner and I want to get back into making it a priority. SO, I thought I might inspire you to join me in capturing some of those special moments in your life.
We live in a world where many of us have more “stuff” than we really need. So when gift giving events occur I think about what experience can I give someone. This past Christmas I bought my husband an experience gift – a trip to Chicago to see a Indie group called Lake Street Dive. They are fabulous musicians that do not want to be pegged into a music genre. They are a blend of jazz, blues, and rock.
I couldn’t wait to capture this fabulous weekend we had together. Prior to the explosion of Project Life or pocket style memory keeping I always started with a 12″ x 12″ page and designed the page based on the photos I was working with. I decided I really wanted to free form create the pages from this weekend. When capturing a memory I want to capture more than one photo. It allows me to share the experience through my photos.
Here I started with a piece of retired Botanical Gardens DSP, It is Black and Basic Grey so I used Black and Gold elements within my page. The die cut is from the new thinlit set called Sunshine Wishes. ♥
My page includes photos that I snipped from the website of the adorable restaurant we found for lunch right after we arrived and the review I posted on Trip Advisor. I use a tool called SnagIt which is fantastic to capture these items.
I created two more pages from the weekend using the same 12″ x 12″ Botanical Gardens DSP. This keeps the “event” flowing together by having an underlying theme.
I hope I have inspired you to capture a memory this week.
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This week’s PPA sketch Challenge is being hosted by Mary Fish. Mary’s clean and simple design style was an instant appeal to me. I am so grateful for her daily inspiration. Here is the sketch:
My goal with this new annual catalog is to USE my DSP. Using the new Layering Squares Framelits I cut out the coral from the By The Shore DSP and framed it with Very Vanilla card stock.
The background was created using the new Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in Mint Macaron. The sentiment stamped in Dapper Denim came from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.
Of course I carried the theme inside as well.
I do hope you will play along with the Pals Paper Arts this week. This is a fun and very versatile sketch. The possibilities are endless.
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On the day of the catalog launch to demonstrators there is so much excitement in the air. You cannot wait to begin flipping through the digital pages. When I turned to the Floral Boutique Suite I was awed. The stamp set, the framelits, the DSP and the stunning samples kept me on the page for some time. I thought the entire suite was stunning especially in the striking Night of Navy and Whisper White palette. It was an immediate Wow. So of course it was at the TOP of my list for my first order.
For my first card with this set I paired Night of Navy with Very Vanilla. I love the border stamp that I used on the envelope flap and on the inside of the card. This entire set is a must-have.
I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the lacy floral die cut to a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 4″ x 5 1/4″. I love this glue pen. Remember to put the cap back on it right away. This glue dries quickly and you don’t want to the tip to get clogged from dried up glue.
I hope you are enjoying the new catalog as much as I am. It has been great for my StampinMojo.
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