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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Valentine's Cards - for Cancer

I have a friend, Liz, who was hosting a Valentine Day Card drive to send to kids who suffer from Cancer. She wanted to be able to bring a smile to their cute faces. She asked each of us to do 2 cards, and here are mine.

From Flamingo Scraps: Fancy Pants Designs: It's The Little Things - Headed South; Prima: Fairy Tale roses white, and mini roses - white. Other: Greeting Farm Flutter Anya, Copic Markers, Studio G: Hug Coupon, Bling, Kraft Cardstock, Making Memories: Lace; Tim Holtz: Ticket Die, and Ticket Stamp from 100 Stamp Collection.

I wanted my cards to be themed around love but not the same traditional Valentine’s Day icons of Red and Pink. So I chose Fancy Pants “It’s the Little Things – Headed South” paper. It has these cute I love you stamps and post marks everywhere. There are still a few sheets of it left in the store if you like to use it on your Valentine's Day projects.

I designed the cards like an easle card so that they could be viewed from a dresser or table top. I stitched around the edges for interest and used my Greeting Farm Flutter Anya stamp as the focal point. I love that I can change the look of the image by simply coloring her a different color. Since these cards will be hand delivered, I used the Prima FairyTale Roses and Mini Roses as the easle prop.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Eiffel Tower Mini

Eiffel Tower Mini with Pion Designs Paper & My Teddy Boo's Chipboard designs. WOW - I had a lot of fun working on this project. Amy, My, sent me this Eiffel tower mini kit which included the tower pages, a large tower cut, a large Fleur de lis, and a small tower and Fleur de lis. The Pion Studio of Memories paper was absolutely perfect for this album. It was like the two were made for each other. Below I have a complete walk through of the project. To view a Large image slideshow, please click here.Add Image

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Desktop Calendar


When I got my hands on this paper collection, I knew I wanted to make something that would be cherished for a long time. I love Amy's Hot Air Ballon, and I decided to combine the two designs and make a desktop calendar that could be used through out the year. When the year is over you could simply replace the calendars with a photograph or business cards to enjoy for many more years to come.

Here is a step by step walk through of this project:

As a special thank you to my followers, I wanted to give you the calendar as a free download. I would love to see what you create with these calendars, please forward your projects to me as a private message on Youtube, or by email.

Download 2012 Calendar  |  |  Pion Designs
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pion Designs Thinking of you Card


I created this card today using the scraps from the Tower Mini and the Calendar. I am so in love with this Pion Designs paper. For the card, I used some silk ribbon to anchor the layered scraps from the collection. I cut the Hearts from the scraps as well. The baby photo is a tag in their paper collection. It was longer than the card, so I foldeded it and tucked the bottom edge into a glassine bag. I think this gives the layout a nice "vintage" feel.

I love cards that can be used for multiple purposes, and I think this one would make a perfect "new baby" card or "thinking of you".

I have had a great time playing with the Pion Design's Paper. I hope you visit their store and blog for additional ideas and to purchase.

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