Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Week 18 (April 29th) - Bookmarks

     A few weeks ago, I was shopping for some random supplies, and I saw this little journal. I always love to look at journals, and occasionally, I let myself be suckered into buying one. I just HAD to buy it, because it was only a few dollars, and the cover was filled with what seemed like my life themes: Dream, create, smile, etc... It fit me perfectly. THEN I saw the matching rubber stamps that had the same sentiments, and I knew they had to be mine! I had no idea what to do with them...I didn't see them making popular cards. Then I remembered my sister telling me that I needed to make some bookmarks. So, that is what I did, and I think it was a perfect fit!

Instructions coming soon!

From Stampin' Up
Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango,
Rich Razzleberry
Stampin' Markers:
Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit
Sycamore Street designer series paper
Sycamore Street ribbon
(ribbon and paper SAB 2013)
Snail adhesive

Word stamps from Michael's

Week 17 (April 22nd) - Embossed Father's Day

     I have to talk a little bit more about my experience at the Stampin' Up regional event in Baltimore. I learned SO many cool techniques, I will be incorporating them into my work for a while! We saw heat embossing done on black card stock. I don't do much with black, because I am such a color lover, but when I saw how the bright colors popped on the black, I thought it was amazing. The card we saw made some random colored streaks, which was neat. But I have had this hexagon stamp set since Christmas time, and I thought the bright colors with the geometric shapes would be perfect together. I think I was right!
     Since the design elements seemed to have a manly feel to them, I decided to make one more Father's Day card to have in stock for my shows. I have not sold any yet, but there is still plenty of time before Father's Day!

Instructions coming soon!

From Stampin' Up
Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise
Embossing powder:
Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, White
Versa Mark ink
Something to Celebrate wood stamps (retired)

hexagon stamps from Stamps of Life

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Week 16 (April 15th) - Swap Card

     Well, it has been about 6 weeks since I last posted, and I am glad to be back! It means that my craft fairs are over for now, and I can take a little "vacation" and catch up on my card challenge. It's not really catching up so much... I have been CONSTANTLY making cards and projects each week, sometimes specifically for the challenge, sometimes to sell and sometimes as a special order. With all that going on, I just didn't have the time to sit down and write about it. 
     Some of these cards are a little out of order, but I don't think that will really matter! They are just here for you to enjoy!
     This first one I am writing about was conceived right after I went to the Stampin' Up regional event in Baltimore. It actually isn't my design, but one of the swaps I saw (Unfortunately, it was a picture of a friend's swap, so I don't have the creator's information to share). Her's was a little different in the colors and the images used, but I am CASE-ing her design. That's copy and share everything, in case you haven't heard the term. I saw it and loved it immediately! It was so simple and light and happy. I tend to want to go overboard on my designs, but I am trying to get away from that, so this design was good for me to try :) 

Instructions coming soon!

All from Stampin' Up
Whisper White, Pool Party, 
Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink
Stampin' Markers:
same as above, without Wisper White
Wisteria Wonder bakers twine
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Big Shot
Circle Punches:
1 1/4" , 1 3/8" , 1 3/4" scallop
Spring Sampler clear stamps 
(from Winter/Spring 2013 mini book)
clear block C

Monday, May 6, 2013

New Business Page

     It has been a while since my last entry, as I am prepping for another show in mid-May! Once that is done, I will be back to posting weekly. I have kept up with the weekly projects...I just need the time to write them all out for you.
     In the mean time, I have been getting some custom orders and special requests. So I have created a new and improved Facebook page, now open to the public! I will change the link I have to the current page, but for the time being, you can go to www.facebook.com/LilyRosePaperCrafts and "like" it! Thanks!!