Saturday, September 24, 2016

{Video} Birthday Card from My Boys!

If you've followed me for some time, you'll know that my husband and son now have a tradition of making me a birthday card on video! I celebrated my birthday yesterday and I'm excited to present this year's card:

They broke in quite a few stamp sets for me, including Wplus9's Friends for All Seasons: Spring, Clearly Besotted's Nutty But Nice and Sunny Studio Stamps' Summer Picnic. They also used Paper Smooches' Streamers stamps and dies, and Stitched dies, as well as My Favorite Things' Safari dies.

My boys know the way to my heart, combining pandas and squirrels, and so many different products! I hope you love this card as much as I do. ;)

Thanks so much for watching!



Thursday, September 22, 2016

{My Favorite Things} 2016 Card Design Superstar Contest

I'm so glad I found some time to craft today so I could squeak in an entry for My Favorite Things' Card Design Superstar Contest! All of the other entries inspired me to throw one in for the fun of it. I wanted to enter last year but didn't have time and I didn't want another year to go by without trying. My Favorite Things is one of my favourite companies to hoard from - er, buy from - and I never have enough time to use it all! In fact, Lindsey sent me Cup of Tea stamps and Tea Party dies for my birthday so I owed it to her to use them now and not several months from now. ;) 

I started by creating a background with the Wonky Chevron Stencil and pearlescent embossing paste. Then I die cut the teapot, teacup and teabag. I heat embossed the sentiments and set those pieces aside while I stamped and coloured the kitty and table from I Knead You. To complete the scene, I layer-stamped and die cut two flowers and two leaves from the gorgeous Mini Modern Blooms set. To finish, I painted white gesso on the kraft card base and attached the teabag with white hemp cord.

Best of luck to everyone who played along! I look forward to congratulating all the winners next week. Thanks so much for stopping by!