Thursday, June 26, 2014

Stretching Supplies

Since I have two sons, I wanted to make the same layout for both boys.  I have been limiting myself to not buying two or more of every sheet of patterned paper that I like, and this time I made it work!

I backed the layouts on black card stock and dry embossed the aqua card stock for texture.  I found ric rak in my stash that that was a perfect match.  With one sheet of patterned paper and two of the aqua I think I accomplished my goal of stretching my supplies by a creative design. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Quick and Easy Father's day cards

It was time to play with some of my tried but true supplies.  I made several of these cards, to send to my Dad and Father-in-Law, but also to give as a gift to a friend who is ill for her giving purposes.

I started with an Art Impressions Lighthouse Stamp stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored in quickly with blender and pastel chalk.  What I like about pastels is that if you don’t like what you get . . . you can erase it and start over!  It is then framed with a Spellbinder Grand Labels Four die.  The sentiment is from Studio G and stamped on a matching Labels Four die with inked edges. 

I typically like my masculine cards to be less fussy.  This card was quick and easy as well as classic and clean.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Let's Fly

Slowly I am working through photos of my two boys . . . now home just over 4 years.  It is a blast to see how much they have changed and remember some of the firsts!

My younger son has always loved airplanes and RC airplanes is no exception. 

I used the coordinating set from Imagnisce Let’s Roll.  The banner is hand-cut and the title is a Quickutz font Ginger