Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #49: Frame It! using Aurora Wings "Orchid Corner" Digital Stamp

Hello All!! Man, have things been quiet in here!! I'm so sorry for that! I feel like our life just went into overdrive!! I'm really hoping things will settle down in the near future and then entire folder of "To be blogger" images will make it to you soon!! But for today I do have an awesome image to share with you from Aurora Wings!!
Mothers Day is coming and I am doing my very best to get ready. I have no idea what's happening for gifts yet but I have most of my cards done!! This is one of them!! I used the "Frame It!" inspiration for this challenge to frame in the inside of a card for my mother in law. She loves orchids and she loves purple soooo....
 I used this beautiful Orchid Gatefold Card from Dreaming Tree to create my card base. These files are so easy to work with and the end result is just gorgeous!!! That gorgeous envelope over there... yup, it comes with the file!! You cannot go wrong with that!!

So I started by opening the file in my Cricut Design Space. I laid a rectangle over Dreaming Trees card base inside the card to see how big I needed to make my base with my Orchid digital stamp from Aurora Wings. Then I popped back into Microsoft Word, set my rectangle size there and imported the Orchid Corner digital stamp twice and sized each to fit the corners so that they filled the corners but not the whole rectangle.
I printed it off on my copic xpress it paper and got to work!! I just love how this inside shows so many different layers and colors while not looking overwhelming!!
To color the Orchid Corner digital stamp I pulled out my V91-V99 copics and my Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Class and got to work!!
To finish it off I edged everything with my Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress ink and used it to stamp the sentiment. Then I embossed it quick and VIOLA!!! One custom Orchid Gatefold card for my amazing Mother in Law!!

I hope this gives you a different way to look at our Frame It! Challenge this week over at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog!! And if you would like to grab this digi for yourself you can find it in these places:
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Thanks so much for popping by today! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #18- Playing with Recyclables- Wax Paper

Come on over and take a peek at what we are doing with Wax Paper this week on Workshop Wednesdays!! Its our last week playing with Recyclables for Earth Month and we wanted to end it with something super simple but has an awesome effect!! 
You can check it out HERE!!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #17- Playing with Recyclables-- Cardboard Boxes

We have a bonus Earth Day Workshop Wednesday for you!! Today to celebrate Earth Day we are going to play with cardboard boxes!! Come on over and see what you can do with that cereal box instead of throwing it out!! Check it out HERE!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #16- Playing with Recyclables- Plastics

Come join us this week for another Workshop Wednesday Tutorial where we are making shaker cards out of pieces of plastic from around the home!!
Find it HERE!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Spring Release! Check out the new line of Flower Inspired Ladies!!!

Good Morning everyone!!! I am so excited to share Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Spring Releases with you!!! Sabrina is debuting 4 new digis today all Flower inpired!!
In order of appearance you have: Blooming Fairy, Snow Drop Fairy, Nymphaea and Peony Fairy.
Aren't they just so sweet? I am in love with them all so much!! Sadly, I only got to work with 2 of them to show you today but you can bet the other 2 are on my list of must haves!! You can find all these new releases in the Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Etsy Shop.

So the 1st card I'm going to show you is play with Nymphaea who is a water lily. I really tried to play on the water aspect and make her look like she's really floating in a pond.
What do you think? How'd I do? I am so in love with this image. Water lillies are one of my favorite flowers. My Great Grandma had a small pond in her yard and she grew Water Lillies. They were her pride and joy. I have 2 tattooed between my shoulder blades in her memory. So this card will go to my Grandma, my Great Grandmas daughter this Mothers Day.

 The 2nd card I made to show you today is using the Blooming Fairy. I love that Sabrina took a flower with a big curve and made her  look like she's expecting!! It's something we haven't seen yet from the current phase of flower themed digis. She is designed after the Muscari flower and I think she's just so sweet!!
I can't wait to have a pregnant friend or family member to share this card with!! I just love it!! And the sentiment I think is too much fun!!

Make sure you pop over to all these places to see what the rest of the Design Team Created with the Spring Releases!! As well as to pick yours up!!

And!!! Sabrina put some stamps ON SALE this weekend for Easter!!

I am entering Nymphaea in these challenges:
Daring Cardmakers- Spring Garden

I am entering Blooming Fairy in these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday- Spring Colors
Daring Cardmarkers- Spring Garden

Thanks so much everyone for popping by today and seeing what I have been up to!! Its always so great to see so many people around checking it out!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #15- Playing with Recyclables- Wax Crayon

This weeks Workshop Wednesday is ready to roll!! We are gonna play with Wax Crayons this week in honor of Earth Month and reduce, reuse, recycle! Come on over and take a look HERE!!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #14- Playing with Recyclables- Newpaper

Come on over to the Faery Ink Blog and check out todays Workshop Wednesday!! This month we are playing with recyclable materials... and today its a super quick and easy way to use newpaper in your crafting!!
Come check it out right HERE!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Aurors Wings Challenge #47- Easter Pastels: Notebook using Camellia Spirit

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Hey everyone!! Welcome to another challenge at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog! This time we want to see your Pastel Colors!!!
I worked with the beautiful Camellia Spirit this time and made myself a little notebook to keep track of all things crafty business transaction! I'm so looking forward to having all my notes and thoughts and everything all in 1 place!! Check it out:

 I started by coloring up this beautiful image with my Kit and Clowder February Class which focused on Camellias. Isn't she just gorgeous?!? Now, I know she's not quite as pastel as you generally think of pastels as being but believe me she is a lot softer that I would normally color her!!! 
You can find the stunning Camellia Spirit here:

Aurora Wings Website:

I mounted her onto a light blue cardstock and chipboard piece to make the front cover of my notebook. I then added a quick title on the side. Viola!!! I really wanted this image to just be the focus of this project and I didn't want to not be able to write on the cover side of the book so skipped on embellishments all together.

 Then I designed my 2 inside sheets. I wants one to keep track of the different materials I used on a lot of custom order and what the cost is for those so when I'm putting together a quote quick everything is right there!

Then I wanted a sheet to keep track of each persons individual order. I wanted to keep each customers notes all together with what they were quoted for price, what the actual cost of the project turned out to be as well as if I have received payment for the order or not. You know all that boring business type stuff!! 

So there ya go my friends! Thanks so much for popping by today to see my Pastel project!! Can't wait to see all of your beautiful projects in the next 2 weeks!!

Ooooooooo!!! I have an added bonus for you!!!

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