Big Books Card SSS September 2014 kit

by egarcia on September 16, 2014

Hi all,

Today I’m sharing the first project I created with the September 2014 kit from Simon Says Stamp, a birthday card for my daughter.

IMG_0766When I showed her the stamp set when the kit arrived she demanded a birthday card with the “I like big books” stamp.  She’s an avid reader so this whole set was right up her alley.  I used the card stock and papers from the kit.

IMG_0768For the focal I stamped a number of images from the stamp set with different Memento Luxe inks.  The “great page” tab is from the sticker sheet included in the kit.  Finally I inked the edges and used my Wink of Stella on the stack of books and that was it.  The birthday wishes are on the inside of the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Scrapbook Sunday: Halloween Pirate Girl Part 2

by egarcia on September 14, 2014

Hi all:

Today it’s certainly beginning to feel like fall. It’s been a busy week which included my daughter’s 14th birthday.  She had a wonderful time both during our small family celebration on Tuesday and again this weekend with her friends. But for today’s Scrapbook Sunday I’m going back to when she was 4 years old.  This post is a continuation of a previous one where I shared the daytime version of this Halloween day.  Today I have the night time version when she went trick-or-treating.

IMG_0549For this page I used papers from my stash.  I really wanted to use that black background paper, so pretty.

IMG_0553For the title and embellishments I used dazzles from my Halloween Dazzles stash. They made it so easy to put this page together.

IMG_0554I added the border of pumpkins and the candy corners also from the dazzles collection.  Finally I added some ribbon along each edge of the orange patterned paper and was done.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks  so much for stopping by!

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Happy Halloween Mini Cards

by egarcia on September 11, 2014

Hi all:

One of the ideas I had for this Halloween season was to create little mini cards that could serve multiple purposes.  You could use them in your classroom to give to your students, if you’re a teacher.  You could use them for treat bags to hand out treats to your neighborhood kids.  You could use them to give to your kids with a special Halloween treat.  Or you could even share them with friends or co-workers to share in that Halloween spirit.  Here’s one set of these mini cards.

il_570xN.650495859_ng4zThe Lawn Fawn critters are perfect for this kind of project.  All you have to do is add the witches hat from the Hats Off to You set and you’ve got Halloween critters.

il_570xN.650495901_n878In this set there are four different critters.  I created 2 of each one for a set of 8 cards.  I started out with the purple card stock as the base. I stamped the owl and fox from the Critters in the Forest and the cat and dog from Critters in the burbs onto white card stock and colored them in using copic markers.  I stamped the hats and colored them in as well and fussy cut those.  The happy halloween sentiment comes from the Hats Off to You set as well and I used Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink.  I liked the nice crisp look you get from the pigment ink.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Scrapbook Sunday: Cherish

by egarcia on September 7, 2014

Hi all,

Today I have another water themed page for you.  Summer returned this week with high temps and lots of humidity.  So we’re still feeling summer here in New England.  IMG_0317I used papers from the July 2013 Scrapbooking Kit from Hot Off the Press.

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I used these wood embellishments for the title area that also came in the kit.  I used glossy accents to hold those down to the page.  Worked very well.

 

IMG_0320The rick rack ribbon and the labels, which I used for journalling, were also part of the kit.  I finished the page with some stickers and it was done.  I just love how it all came together super easy thanks to a great kit.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Pleasant Trees Fall Card

by egarcia on September 5, 2014

Hi all:

Today I have another Fall card for you using some older Gina K. Designs products.

IMG_0032When I first start a new season of cards I usually try to start with leftover pieces from the previous year before digging into new stash, this way I use up some of the older stuff that has just been sitting there and relieve some of my guilt for not using it completely when I first bought it.  So I turned to some older left over pieces from a previous Gina K. Designs Fall themed kit.  For this piece I had that lovely patterned paper left over and really wanted to use it on a card.  So I found the right color card stock to go with it.  I only had a small strip of that mustard color card stock, so I trimmed two thinner strips for either side of the patterned paper and then used the stamp set Falling for You for the focal image.

IMG_0036For the focal image I stamped the trees onto the white card stock and used my copics to color them in.  I used Memento Rich Cocoa to stamp the sentiment and matted the whole piece with some Dark Chocolate card stock from Gina K. Designs.  The new thing I added to the mix was my Wink of Stella brush pen.  I just love the shimmer it adds without any mess.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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