Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Camera images

Cath offered up a challenge on Moxie Fab to use a camea on a project. They are such an adorable accent so I needed to play along.
 I found a new digital set at 2 peas that includes this cute camera so I used that on my card along with that little library looking card. I added a little bit of color to the camera after printing it out with Copic markers.

The flower and the word "FRIENDS" are both Hero Arts stamps. I inked the flower stamp with Distress Stain and after I stamped the letters for "FRIENDS", I swiped the piece with three colors of Distress Stain.
And, for a photo...
This is in my yard this week! LOVE seeing these guys poke their heads up. We are having some pretty amazing weather so they love it.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Friday, February 22, 2013

A Stampin' We Will Go

Yep, I picked up some of my stamps again. I can't believe how much I am using them these days and it is so much fun.
 I wanted to play along with the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger so this is the result. I loved the wonderful, soft, creams and tans of the trigger so that was my starting point.
The trigger piece has a spoon and knife but I thought this cute couple could mimic that look.  I stamped the Tweed background stamp from Hero Arts with a Versamark stamp pad and embossed using an Ivory colored embossing powder. I used the same color for the little boy and girl stamp. Then the pieces were rubbed with a stamp pad and sprayed with Chalkboard sprays. The doily is a wonderful die from My Favorite Things.
 Here is the Tuesday Trigger.
This also fits the Vintage challenge at a Blog Named Hero

 Next up, I went to the Colour Q color combination. It seemed like a fun fit for a Moving card plus the arrows fit the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
 The adorable little house is a Hero Arts stamp as is the neat dot background stamp. I love that kraft color of the ink for the background. The sentiment and the arrows are cut with the Cricut.
 Here is the Colour Q combination.
And the link to the Simon Says Stamp arrow challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Monday, February 18, 2013

How about a layout!!

I do seem to create far more cards then I do layouts, but I love the process involved with that too and wanted to share this new one.

 I am having so much fun finding ways to use my Cricut with my projects so when I saw this cute tree with a swing I knew I wanted to use it.  I have numbers of photos of my grandsons on swings so it was pretty easy to find some photos to go with it.
 The two red, stamped accent pieces were actually from me experimenting with a couple Hero Arts background stamps. They were sitting on my desk and what do you know, I thought they would work here.

 The sentiment phrase is also cut with the Cricut.

The finish my layout, I stamped some lines of butterflies in the corners and sprayed the spaces with some red spray. Love that woodgrain background paper from BasicGrey.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Monday, February 11, 2013

One background, two ways

While I love patterned papers, I really do enjoy using background stamps to create the background for my cards. 
 I just got this Looped Circle Pattern background stamp from Hero Arts recently. I wanted to give it a try out to see the look it had and can I say, I love it!!!
 After I stamped it with white ink and embossed it with white embossing powder, I used a black spray from Studio Calico. This spray with the white embossing creates a rather chalkboard kind of look that is fun. The lacey heart is a Cricut cut as is the smaller red heart and the "loveU" sentiment.

This card fits the Clean & Simple Stamping sketch.


 Here is used that same background stamp again so that I could create a card using the retro sketch and the Colour Q color combination.
 I actually used two background stamps, the Looped Circle one along with a Tiny Spot one.  The cute little hen is cut with the Cricut and my brand new cartridge, Folk Art Festival. I thought the color combination had a Folk Art look to it. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

 Here is the Colour Q combo.
 Here is the retro sketch.
And for a few photos...
 I know some of you are dealing with lots of snow, but I went on a walk in my backyard yesterday and these are the cuties that I found.  Acutally lots of these little purple cuties.
 My first red poppy for this year.
 A Gerber Daisy.
A beautiful, lacey rose.
I guess spring is really on it's way.
Thanks for visiting, Linda

Friday, February 8, 2013

More hearts!

In fact, LOTS of hearts!
 I love the retro sketch for this week and picking up my package of new little felt hearts just seemed like the right match. 
 I stamped the background with a Herringbone background stamp from Hero Arts, I colored the stamp with some Distress Stain, spritzed it with water and then stamped it on the colored cardstock.  The little frame and the letters for LOVE are also from Hero Arts!  I used the outline of the letters and stamped that in black and then stamped the solid letters with red. The black/white print is paper tape from Recollections.
 Here is the retro sketch.
This also fits the Addicted to CAS HEART challenge.

And the Simon Says Stamp challenge, Have a Heart.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Gotta love heart accents

Yeah! A couple fun cards to share with you, both with a little bit of a "heart" theme.
 I used the Freshly Made sketch for the layout of my card. That neat background paper is from Authentique.
 The heart is a stamp from Hero Arts and cut with the matching die cut, the tag is cut with a Hero Arts die cut and stamped with a notebook paper stamp and the doily shape is cut with the Cricut.
Here is the Freshly Made sketch.

 For this card, I wanted to use The Play Date Cafe color combination. I just love that kind of a challenge. The colors were very light so that was probably the most challenging part.
 The heart is cut out with a Hero Arts die cut and the flower is cut with another die cut that matches that flower stamp.

Here is The Play Date Cafe challenge combo.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)