Two Paper Divas Thursday!

Hello! It’s Thursday with Two Paper Divas!

Let’s see, what can I tell you about this weeks’ creation? Well, I’m back with that fabulous melon set. How can you not love this Melon Love set?

The challenge with these images were finding just the right papers to go with it. These aren’t quite a melon color, but they were bright and fun and that suited me just fine! I took the sentiment and stamped it twice on white paper, then carefully cut it apart. Stamping it twice allowed me to clip half of it without disturbing the other half. If you’re more talented than me, you might be able to get away with only stamping it once.

But I digress. The bottom and top watermelon have been popped up to give some dimension, while the other piece was glued flat.

“Thanks a Melon” for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon for another project with Two Paper Divas!


Riley & Company Calendar

I was updating my blog the other day and noticed my most favorite moose is noticeably absent from my blog. Riley & Company just announced a new Design Team in the past few weeks and so the post schedule is undergoing some adjustments. I can’t wait to find out what we’re up to and bring you more projects with their great images. Plus, there is a release planned for early August so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I wanted to share this great calendar I made. This is a 4 Seasons calendar. It is not my original tutorial. I found it on Pinterest (without instructions) and after examining the picture for awhile I decided I could recreate it.

This is panel 1, which will be for January to March of next year. The basic design of the calendar is an A2 card base, with a panel on all four sides.

Here is a second panel. There is a 1.5″ strip of paper adhered under a panel on one side and then the calendars pieces are popped up so that the other end of the strip can slide underneath and support the calendar.

Once your done the first two panels, you just flip the card base inside out and the last two panels are ready to go! Super simple, quick and fun.

These panels were decorated with some Ranger texture paste tinted with reinkers and then applied with a stencil. It took me two tries to get it right, but I’m very satisfied with how this turned out.

I hope you’ll stop by soon for more Riley & Company! Exciting things are coming, so stay tuned.

TCCCB – Clean & Simple

Hello, welcome back to another challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is CAS (Clean & Simple). I’m a layer lover, so CAS can be challenging for me, but I’m quite happy with my creation this time.

This stamp is Leggy Lilly  РTeen from digistmaps4joy. She was fun to work with. One of the things I look for in digital stamps is clear lines with room for me to get my marker into the corners. Sometimes detailed drawings make this more difficult. Lilly here is the perfect thickness for coloring.

Come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the end of the month. Come and check us out!

Two Paper Divas Thursday!

Hey Everyone. Happy Thursday once again. It’s Two Paper Divas time!

You know, the creative process is interesting. Sometimes I have a million ideas in my head and sometimes I wonder what on earth I’m going to make this week. This week when I sat down at my craft desk, I wasn’t quite in the mood and then I whipped two projects up in a record time!! Love those days, when it just comes a bit easier!

This pretty boat, from Sail Away, has been sitting on my desk all colored up for a number of weeks. Turns out this week is the week it’s ready for action! Inspiration this week came from a sketch. The boat was colored quite brightly, so I wanted a more muted and calming background.

Well, I need to get back at the craft desk. So many projects, so little time!! Take care and we’ll see you again next week with Two Paper Divas!


Two Paper Divas Thursday!

Hello all!! Wasn’t it just yesterday we met in this very same spot? That’s okay, I love visiting with you.

It’s Two Paper Divas Thursday! You’d think I’d have another new release project to show you, but you’ll have to wait a few more days for that. The July release is fantastic, but this time I’m playing with the Camping set that was released a few months ago.

The sentiment is from the newly released Howdy set. I love the bright colors in this creation. Sometimes things come together in a way you don’t expect and it turns out great!

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back next week with Two Paper Divas.

Two Paper Divas July Release

Hello Everyone!

If you happened to check out the Two Paper Divas blog yesterday, you’ll know that it’s time for the July release! There are so many fantastic new sets this month and I hope you love them just as much as I do!

This first is called All About Borders 2. It has four fun and fantastic border images. I combined the flip flop border with Wanna Hang Out to create this fun beach scene. Definitely a great set to work with!

This second card uses the new sentiment Son of a Bee Sting. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for great belated birthday sentiments. It just seems like there’s always one that I’ve forgotten. This is paired with the flowers from Sunshine and Smiles. Love the colors in this one!

My cards highlight just two of the great sets out this August. Remember to swing by the Two Paper Divas blog and check out all the great sets now available.

See you tomorrow, friends.

Riley & Company – Celebrate Summer

Hey Everyone! Welcome back to some more Design Team Inspiration with the Riley & Company team.

Sandye is ready for great weather, spending time out side and BBQ seasons. She wants us to Celebrate Summer for this Riley & Company challenge.

I used Under the Tree Riley for this challenge and played with some fun summer paper. The green chevrons in the lower left are on the background paper. I then cut a few more out and popped them up both on top of the background and in the upper right corner. Love how this looks!

Stop on by the blogs of my fellow Design Team members and check out what they’ve created for you this challenge: