Thursday, October 25, 2012

BasicGrey Lucille: Delightful

Today's card features the beautiful Lucille collection by BasicGrey.

The vintage buttons in this collection are just gorgeous! My normal tendency would be to hoard those babies, but I decided to go all out and put them front and center on my card.

All the stamps in the collection are great, too! In fact, I used all three clear stamp sets on this one card--they are so easy to mix & match.

LCL-3857 Over Blouse 12x12 Paper
, LCL-3855 Shift 12x12 Paper, LCL-3867 Sticker Elements, LCL-3872 Vintage Buttons, XHA-CL635 Be Silly Clear Stamps, XHA-CL636 Fancy Schmancy Clear Stamps, XHA-CL637 Sew Perfect Clear Stamps
other: Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Scattered Straw Distress Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink, cream card stock, kraft card stock, clear glaze pen, corner rounder, string, foam adhesive

And if you happen to live in the area, be sure to check this out....

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

BasicGrey Serenade Blog Hop

Welcome to the BasicGrey Serenade Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the BasicGrey blog.

The Serenade Collection captures the refinement of bygone years, where tea was served with crumpets and your dinner guests retired to the parlor for sparkling conversation. Full of refined grace and delicate simplicity, you’ll love adorning your projects with Serenade’s layers of petticoats, bustled tea gowns and prim parasols.

The focal point on my card is a gorgeous floral sticker from the Element Stickers sheet that nearly covered the entire front of the card. The sentiment was created on a strip of vellum -- first I white embossed the word "beautiful" from the Beautiful stamp set and then added in some Alphabet Stickers to complete the sentiment. I love mixing products to create my own sentiments -- it adds such a unique touch!

Want a chance to win a Serenade collection pack? See the giveaway box below :

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If the chance to win a collection pack is exciting, what about the chance to win one of each product in the Serenade collection?  We thought you might be interested!  Simply head over to the BasicGrey Facebook page and let us know your favorite product in the Serenade collection!  A winner will be selected at random from all comments received today.

Next, it's time to hop over to Marinette Lesne's blog!

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back to the BasicGrey blog for a list of direct links to all of the blogs in the hop.

 Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 15, 2012

BasicGrey Aspen Frost: Peace & Joy

Hello! This card was created using the BasicGrey Aspen Frost collection.

The garlands are quickly becoming one of my favorite embellishments lately. On my card here I let it hang off the edge of the kraft piece a bit and them popped up that panel to add some dimension.


Happy Monday!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Paper Crafts World Card Making Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Crafts World Card Making Day Blog Hop! As one of the winners from the 2011 WCMD contest, I was invited to participate in today's hop along with 15 other talented ladies.

Here's a look at my winning card last year....

For my card today I took inspiration directly from the card above -- the color combo, trees, twine, banner greeting -- it all inspired me to make this card.

That awesome chevron pattern on the bottom was created using this new Hero Arts Snowflakes and Edges stamp -- I love it embossed it white!

The "merry" portion of the sentiment is die cut from the Memory Box Parker Alphabet die and the "christmas to you" is stamped from this set.

Your next stop on the hop is Alyssa Scritchfield!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

BasicGrey Serenade: Just For You

Hi! Today I'm sharing a card using the beautiful new BasicGrey Serenade collection.

With the help of the layered stickers and alphabet letters this card came together really quick.

And since I love to include stamping on my cards, I stamped some butterflies and flowers using yellow ink over the polka dot paper -- love the subtle tone on tone detail this adds!

SER-3891 Half Penny Paper, SER-3895 Bustle Paper, SER-3899 Alphabet Stickers, SER-3910 Layered Stickers, XHA-CL639 Pocket Watch Clear Stamp
other: white cardstock, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, ColorBox Chalk Yellow Ochre Ink

Thanks for stopping by!