Sunday, June 28, 2015

July 4th 2015

Happy 4th - I hope everyone enjoys cookouts and fireworks (and wears sunblock)!

For my 4th of July card, I decided to try a new technique - Iris Paper Folding.  It gives the impression similar to the iris of a camera - with paper layered over each other.  I used a template with numbered positions - guiding where the paper was placed.  I bought the template from Hot off the Press.  I thought it turned out very cute, but it is a weighty card requiring two stamps for mailing. 

Paper:  (Patriotic Parade) Doodlebug Design Inc.

Stamp:  (Kaboom) Close to My Heart

Die:  (Stars) Sizzix

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Father's Day 2015

Just a quick extra post this month.  I wanted to wish all involved fathers a very heartfelt Happy Father's Day!  Notice the word involved?  My father has been into being a father before he ever laid eyes on me, and he was involved in my like (sometimes more than I wanted him to be, especially when I was a teenager).  He was there to play, tease, argue, help with homework and generally harass me.  However, through it all, I always knew he had my back - kind of like the car commercial I keep seeing on television.

Today is another attempt at merging my love of card making with my new love, a used Cricut machine we (my dear friend Shelley, partner in craft hoarding) purchased from our friend Marissa.  It has, unfortunately, become a new addiction.


Patterned Paper and die cuts:  (Good Ol' Sport) Graphic 45

Cricut Cartridge:  Designer's Calendar

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June 2015

Summertime is here, even if it is not official, the weather was 104 degrees yesterday!  This month's card is in honor of Kamehameha Day, June 11th.  Since I lived in Hawaii as a girl, it is fun to remember a little island history and the beauty that are the islands.

So when this month gets a little stressful, close your eyes and think of a beautiful beach, and listen for waves running onto the shore!

Paper:  SEI (On the Coast)
Stamp:  The Greeting Farm (Surfer Ian)
Die:  Sizzix (Fancy Frame Flip-its #2)