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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Epic Celebrations - Like, Totally 80's Style!

I'll go ahead and be honest with you.  I took a beautiful color combo and went a little funky with it!  I needed a fun birthday card for my downline, who just happens to be born in the 80s, so I decided to make a totally rad card using the color combo from Global Design Project and the sketch challenge at TGIF Challenges!

I really like this Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Epic Celebrations.  It's great for teenagers and even the music fans.


I like the pop of black with the color combo so I added some Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon and some Basic Rhinestones (colored with a black sharpie).  I also wanted to add some guitar strings with Basic Black Metalic Thread.  I saw Cathy Caines make a similar guitar and I had to try it.  Glue Dots were a great adhesive for these pesky little strings!


For the inside, I used the other sentiment from the set and carried over the Tutti Frutti DSP and stamped Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I also used more of the Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon.


Totally awesome, right?

:)

Have a fun rest of the week!

-Holly




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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Two for Tuesday - Picture Perfect Birthday

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you are well where you are in the world.  Today we had a 2 hour delay for weather - though it was more of a cautionary call since we woke up to nothing but cold temps!  Life in Texas sure is different than Minnesota :)

I haven't posted in awhile so I thought I'd catch up with a Two for Tuesday post!  These are two cards I made the other week when my downline, Michelle, came over to stamp.  I wanted to play around with the Brusho and decided to use the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.


I thought the blue Brusho matched Dapper Denim nicely.  The sentiment was embossed in white first, colored with Brusho and an Aqua Painter and then cut out using my Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.


Aren't these 2 step gift bow stamps cute?


The second card was also made with the Brusho and Aqua Painter.  I used a square stitched shapes framelit to create the long rectangle.  I hope to get a video up soon to show you.  I really like the adhesive back Tutti Frutti Sequins too.


That's it :)  I hope you like these two cards.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Remember, now through March 31st, you can earn free stamps during Sale-a-Bration!  Purchase $50 before tax & shipping and you can earn a free item from the SAB catalog.  

Plus, you will earn a "Heart of Joy" for my rewards program!

(click the tab at the top of my blog for details!)

Please use January's hostess code below! :)


Have a wonderful evening!

Blessings,
Holly


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Brusho, Baby Wipes & Party Pandas!

Yesterday we celebrated our second oldest!  This little guy is such a spitfire! He's our early riser, goofy-trouble maker and our very best eater.  This kid will try every food once and eats almost anything.  He has a sweet soul and will talk your ear off.  In fact, yesterday his doctor told him he has the "gift of gab".

And now he's a "whole handful" - in more ways that one.


For his card, I wanted to try a new trick that I saw on Lyssa Zwolanek's blog.  If you are new to the Brusho products like I am, I am amazed to see many different ways to use this coloring medium.  This particular card was made with Brusho and a baby wipe (and I have a lot of those around the house).



The first thing I did here was the embossed background.  I took words from both the Tabs for Everything and the Thoughtful Banners.  I arranged them onto a clear block and stamped the words in Versamark - embossed in White Emboss Powder.  Andrew really got a kick out of the words I chose - especially the "wild & crazy" combo.  I also added the little cake afterwards.  Arranging these on the block really made this quick and easy, and perfect for stamping it twice across the background! 



Next, get a baby wipe - a good quality one that won't fray easily and is moist.  Now, Lyssa said this wipe will work for a few card fronts, so feel free to make multiple.  I was stamping late so I didn't bother making more than one.  Sprinkle a little Brusho across the wipe until you have a surface area covered that will cover the front of a card base.   You may need to spritz the wipe if the Bursho isn't activating enough.  Then lay your cardstock onto your baby wipe.  I recommend Shimmery White, Thick Whisper White CS or Watercolor Paper.  I used regular white and my paper warped a lot.  

We can blame that mistake on the lack of sleep.

Finally, use an Aqua Painter or paintbrush to blend in any areas that you would like. I used Huggies wipes, so I had some "H circles" to blend. :)

The black and white sentiments are from the Thoughtful Banners set and this adorable panda is from the Party Pandas set that you can earn FREE now through March 31st during Sale-a-Bration!  


So grab the Brusho and stamp sets and you've earned yourself a free Party Pandas set!
(Plus you earn a "heart" for my customer rewards with a $50 order!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

-Holly






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