Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pineapples are Always Best {summer vibes}

I am semi- obsessed with these little pineapples in my Sumer Vibes collection. And by semi, I mean really. From the moment I was designing these stamps, I imagined doing just this: watercoloring my own little pineapples on my projects. I like doing messy watercoloring with these shapes. I think the imperfection helps the card seem a little more cozy and home-y (Is this a thing? I believe so.). 


I actually used these alpha stickers from my Here + There collection for this card since we didn't do any alphas with my Summer Vibes line. 


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're enjoying my little card series! I wasn't really meaning to share THIS many cards, but ya know, that's not a bad problem. I'll take it. That means I'm getting to send these off to cheer up others too! :)

P.S. If you want to see something exciting, click HERE. ;) More on this soon! 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cacti Thank You {summer vibes}

Enter card numbero three made with my Summer Vibes collection. I loved the little mini cactus diecuts that we included in the line this time, so I decided to use three on this 'thank you' card! :) 




Hope you're enjoying these cards! I'm enjoying making them! What would you like to see me make with these fun products?


Monday, September 19, 2016

When in Doubt... {summer vibes}

I was stumped as to a card design to do for my friend's birthday, so I went with my old faithful-- layering lots of patterned paper strips. I am having SO much fun creating cards with my Summer Vibes collection. Maybe because it's so bright and fun, I feel like I'm sending some sunshine through the mail. :) 

All of the products I used on this card are from my SV line-- sequins included! The sequins are actually one of my favorite products from this line. They're such pretty colors and so sparkly and shiny. 


I added some machine stitching to the card because I love the texture it adds to the design. I also put a little punched vellum circle under the sentiment label (the sentiment stamp is from an old Studio Calico set) to make more of a separation between the busy patterns and the label. I didn't want the label to get lost! 


I hope my friend loves this card as much as I loved creating it! 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Beautiful, Lovely Flowers {summer vibes}

I promised to share some projects I’ve been making with my new Summer Vibes collection, so better sooner than later, right? This one is my favorite card that I have made so far. When I had designed these flowers, I had envisioned layering them to make a beautiful little bouquet on a card or layout, and I must say— this card turned out just as cute as I had imagined it. :) It’s always awesome when that happens. Not going to say that happens ALL the time, but it is wonderful when it does. 

I used up like… half of a Flower Crown sticker pack making this card, but it was totally worth it. I mixed in a couple of diecut flowers as well and popped them up with dimensional adhesive to add some different layers to the card. Plus that turquoise gingham patterned paper?? I need ten thousand of those papers. Definitely my favorite pattern from this collection. 

I completed the card with a little sentiment label from the Summer Vibes collection, some enamel dots, some twine, and a few little strips of washi tape from SV. I think the little washi strips adds in just the right amount of that little extra something that the card needed. 



Alright, that's all for today! 

I hope you have a fantastic hump day! I know I will-- Kevin is coming tomorrow night, so I will be busy over here finishing up tasks so I can be with him when he gets in. :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

What a Conundrum {summer vibes}

I am now faced with the terrible problem of deciding whether to use MY collections when sitting down to scrap or to use the new collections that I have bought from other designers. Lately, like, really recently, I have just been in the mood to use my Summer Vibes collection. I have made 3 cards with it already and it's PERFECT for sending someone some sunshine (say that 5x fast). ;) Cardmaking will always be my first crafting love. <3

Here's what my desk looked like yesterday during a crafting session. Such a fun, happy mess. 


I have also uploaded two unboxing videos to my (previously neglected) YouTube channel. I hope to add some process videos when I get those made. :) No promises, but I intend to do at least ONE! Small victories, right? 

To view the Summer Vibes Collection Unboxing on YouTube, click here.

To see the Summer Vibes Gold Metallic Specialty Papers, click here

I'll be back soon with some Summer Vibes inspiration! :)

Friday, September 2, 2016

All the Heart Eyes {summer vibes}

It’s still so surreal to see products in person that I have designed. I just got a box FULL of the new “Summer Vibes” collection (aka baby #2… that’s what I call my collections… lol) and WOW. It’s so bright and cheery! Perfect for documenting all those summer activities. :) I’ll be sharing some of my favorite products from this line later on, and hopefully share a video of all the products as well. 


Check out the entire collection HERE! Oh, and ALSO! Use code SEPTEMBER for 15% off your purchase now through September 9th! :)