March 10, 2017

Elle's Studio + Birthday Memories

Elle Studio is release their March kits today and they are beautiful! Along with the regular monthly kit, a special edition birthday kit is being released in celebration of Elle's 10th year in business. I used the birthday kit to create this colorful spread.

These photos are from my niece's birthday party this summer. It seems that no matter what color schemes my photos are, some how I can find something in the Elle kits to compliment them. I love that!


I paired a card and stickers from the birthday kit with the acrylic candle add-ons. Those make me very happy! Layering a label just under the candles grounded them to the card. Layering two black label stickers and a puffy heart added a third layer to the card.


I like to fill out cards with alpha stickers. The mini alphas from Elle's Studio not only match in color, but also in size. I like adding text that's custom to the event in these cards.

And my favorite thing - adding bits of the unexpected to pockets. Here it's the confetti that came with the "surprise pack" included with every order of the birthday kit. I knew I had to find a way to recycle these and they were perfect for this layout.

Check out Elle's Studio blog for more inspiration using the monthly and birthday kits this month! You can sign up for a monthly kit here. Thanks for stopping by!



March 9, 2017

Neat and Tangled March Release Day 4 | Classic Tags 2

Welcome to the last day of the Neat and Tangled March release. Today we have the Classic Tags 2 steel die. I love the versatility of this die set. I used it here to create a small birthday banner.

To add a punch of color to the basic white tag, I stamped a scene with the Big Top Birthday stamp and steel die set and colored it with copic markers. This stamp set is one of my favorites from Neat and Tangled. I like to color and this one is perfect for bold color palettes.


The Classic Tags 2 steel die includes the tag toppers and circle reinforcements. This makes creating custom tags quick and easy. I added a strip of black and white patterned paper to edge of the tags to give the stamped images a "ground".


The Class Tag 2 steel die also includes banner tags with reinforcements like the one above. I love to add stamped words to customize these small tags.

Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Classic Tags 2 steel die set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Tell me what's your favorite Neat and Tangled Stamp set. Visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck!



March 8, 2017

Neat and Tangled March Release Day 3 | Flower Medallion

Today we've got florals! the Neat and Tangled Flower Medallion stamp set and die are a beautiful, solid pattern to add to your collection. I used he steel die to create the petals on this pretty flower.


The green petals were stamped with shades of green ink and then cut out with a steel die. It's a really simple and bold design with a pop of sequins.




Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Flower Medallion stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Tell me what's your favorite coloring medium. Visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck!


March 7, 2017

Neat and Tangled March Release Day 2: Tiny Cuts Steel Die

Hey everyone, welcome to day two of the Neat and Tangled March release. Today I have paired up the brand new Tiny Cuts steel die set and the Kitty's Favorite Things stamp set.


I love the detail that these intricate borders add. Here I used them to create a punch of texture and color to edge of this card.


The Kitty's Favorite Things stamp and steel die set are fun to color. Here I used Copic markers to add a splash of color to some of the images. I layered the banner and kitty with foam tape to pop them up a bit.



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Yo Ho stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Tell me what's your favorite coloring medium. Visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck!

SUPPLIES | Click on the photo for more info


Tsukineko - Memento LUXE - Fade Resistant Dye Inkpad - Tuxedo Black Neat and Tangled - Nice and Neat Die - Kitty's Favorite Things Neat and Tangled - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Kitty's Favorite Thing

March 6, 2017

Hey there, welcome to the March Neat and Tangled release. The first stamp set up is the Yo Ho set of pirates which I love. I especially love that there is a girl pirate!


I created this card on kraft cardstock, stamping the images with Versafine ink. Then I used my Prismacolor Pencils to add a splash of color to the scene. This is the first time that I've tried this technique. I found that blending shades with colored pencils was much easier than with Copics. I could even erase mistakes. I thought this was a pretty good result for a first try. 


To create some texture between the white card base and the kraft scene, I used a fringe steel die to create the layered pop of blue in the center. It's a really simple way to add color and texture to any card.


Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Yo Ho stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Tell me what's your favorite coloring medium. Visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck!

SUPPLY LIST | Click on the photos for more info