Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hubby's Valentine's Day Card 2017: Prismacolors on Kraft featuring Love Cynthia

Hi, friends!  I am so excited that I found some time to not only make a Valentine's Day card for my amazing hubby but to get a video made at the same time!!  Free time to craft has been virtually non-existent in the past month as my lovely partner and I got our LuLaRoe business launched!  I miss you all!

So let's start with how adorable this You and Me stamp set from Love Cynthia is!!!  Cynthia is one of my all time favorite stamp designers.  Every single image she draws is stinking cute! This set is so perfect for a lovey dovey card and the images create the scene for you, making it the best choice when I needed to get a card made in a hurry!

I went with a tried and true coloring technique - Prismacolor colored pencils on kraft cardstock.  This is seriously one of my favorite ways to color!  I just love the vibrant color pop on the kraft paper!  If you have been wanting a little bit more of a detailed Prismacolor coloring tutorial this video might be good for you!  I was able to only speed it up to twice it's original speed instead of the usual four times I use.  This let's you get a better look at the coloring!  Sometimes it's nice to color something small!

I so appreciate you guys stopping by!  I hope your Valentine's Day was full of love and sparkles!  All supplies used are listed below if you're interested and I'll see you all next time!  Bye!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January 2017 Curl E. Q&A: Where I Disappeared To, LuLaRoe and Mermaid Hair

Hello, my friends!  I'm popping in between busy-ness to post a Curl E. Q&A for January!  I know a lot of you are curious about where the heck I've been the last few months so I thought I'd take a moment to share with you all what's been going on with me and what to expect on my blog and YouTube channel in 2017!


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge #314: Zest Friends

Good evening, all!  So don't get too used to this two posts in one day thing because I can't possibly keep up this pace but my kiddo was home sick today so while I was hanging out with her I took advantage of the unexpected free time and made some cards!  I have a goal to make more clean and simple cards - not every card has to be a masterpiece!  My tendency is to want to make each project super elaborate and that can get exhausting by sucking up a lot of time and creative energy!  Plus I put a lot of pressure on myself to make each card better than the last!  But the reality is, any time that I take to be creative is already a win so why am I stressing myself out with these self-imposed expectations??  So in 2017 I'm going to stop!  And this is my first clean and simple card for the new year and I gotta say I LOVE IT!!

I have had the Kitschy Kitchen Card Kit from My Favorite Things for awhile now (it is sold out right now but I promise to update supply links when these stamp sets become available for individual purchase) and I was so excited to bust it out today!  My inspiration was the MFT Sketch Challenge #314.  This sketch lent itself perfectly to clean and simple!  Plus, solid stamps equals no coloring and what gets more simple than that?!

I was going for a retro feel for this card so I kept it to only two colors - yellow and white.  The paper fibers in the cardstock add a little something extra while the embossed polka dots and the vellum scallops kept the design quaint and cozy!  On a simple design like this the little extras make a big difference!  I used my sparkle pen  on the lemons, some Nuvo Crystal Drops in the center of the flowers and then added some white highlights.  These details took the card from good to fabulous (in my humble opinion anyway!)

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy, clean and simple card!  The MFT Sketch Challenge #314 is still open for a few more days so head on over and play along!  Thank you guys so much and I'll see you next time!  Bye!

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