Color My World + My Peeps

Hi Everyone!

I’m sitting alone in my garage trying to sell some stuff this weekend and thought I would use this opportunity to post again. I’m going to share two cards today fr0m March (for April).  The theme, to remind those who are just joining, is “The Little Things.” So these cards are fun and centered around little people, critters or things.

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The first card is this colorful card using a very inexpensive stamp from Lawn Fawn. I die cut some clouds out of velum and sewed them on the card front using my sewing machine. Then I colored these crayons and placed them randomly on the card.  My son, Evan, loved this card!

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This is fun and perfect for kids!

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My second card is more Easter-related. It’s a Peep stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.  I decided to do some tone-on-tone stamping for a light background and simply stamped the images and die cut them out. The grass is made using some fringe scissors – not much to it. I’m a little ashamed of my efforts on this card.  (SHAME).

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Sometimes the visions we have in our heads don’t quite execute the way we think they will. But it’s still cute, right?

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Ok – I’ve got some customers! See you all again soon!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

For the COLOR MY WORLD card:

COPICS:

Red: R46, R39, R14, R24

Orange: YR68, YR09, YR02

Yellow: Y15, Y06, Y02

Green: YG09, YG06, YG01

Blue: B28, B16, FB2, B21

Violet: V09, V25, BV1

LF Color My World
LF Color My World EH | SSS | LF
LF Color My World
LF Color My World EH | SSS | LF

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock

Pool Party Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Sandy Allnock Hex Chart

Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion Sewing Machine
Janome 6260 Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

MISTI - Laser Etched
MISTI – Laser Etched

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Absorber
Absorber

For the MY KIND OF PEEPS card:


SSS My Kind of Peep
SSS My Kind of Peep

SSS My Kind of Peep Die
SSS My Kind of Peep Die
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


SSS Rosie Cheeks Ink
SSS Rosie Cheeks Ink

SSS Lake Shores Ink
SSS Lake Shores Ink

SSS Thistle Ink
SSS Thistle Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink
Wisteria Wonder Ink

Stamping Sponges
Stamping Sponges

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN


Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Fringe Scissors
Fringe Scissors

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors

Absorber
Absorber

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
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2016 Graduate

One of the first cards I ever made was a graduation card for my husband when he graduated from medical school 2 years ago. I did not own any stamps at that time and was just introduced to card making by my then-neighbor, Karen. Her son is now graduating from college and I feel so blessed to know this family. Brandon is going to be an engineer graduate and will be moving to Arizona to work for PSE Archery – such an awesome job, not to mention that Brandon is a highly skilled archer himself!

2016 Grad

Lyla took a very long nap this morning. After completing two cards for Splitcoaststampers, I remembered that we have Brandon’s graduation party to go to this weekend, so I had to come up with something quick. I hope the blue is not overkill because these are his school colors.  I used Pacific Point cardstock and stamped out the numbers in the coordinating Stampin’ Up! color. This Mama Elephant set is so cute and I also have the dies. The hat and sentiment are from Stampin’ Up!’s Pure Gumption set. I used the Puffy Clouds dies from Lawn fawn to cut out vellum and layered them to create a gradient of clouds.

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I used staples to attach the clouds – I didn’t want to use adhesive and thought this would be a good option. I also used foam adhesive behind the numbers to give the number balloons some dimension. Such a simple and quick card!

Lyla is 5 weeks old now. Time has really flown by. The day goes by too fast between feedings and taking care of my 3 year old, Liam. I convinced myself before the baby came that I would have him potty trained during my maternity leave but it’s hard to enforce it when he is so resistant. I know he’ll do it when he’s ready and I’m in no hurry to make him grow up. I don’t have a video for the card I made above, but I do have a video that I want to share. Nichole Nordeman is a beautiful Christian singer who has touched me with more than one song –  she wrote this song very recently when her son prepared to graduate from the 5th grade. It pulls at my heartstrings.

I also want to welcome baby Faye Jordan Wears! My sister-in-law and her husband brought new life into this world this morning and I’m so excited for them. I look forward to our relationship growing by leaps and bounds as we watch our daughters grow up together. We love them so much and baby Faye is beautiful in every way! Such a blessing to have such wonderful people in our lives. They love us just the way we want and need to be loved and know how to bring laughter to us like no one else. Giving and receiving love are two very different things and what makes these guys so special is me is that they are great at both!

I also want to share an alphabet poster I made for Lyla that I hung up in her room. I have not practiced my lettering at all – but I get inspired every day as I scroll through Instagram so I spent some time making this for her 2 weeks ago.

Alphabet Nursery

Alphabet Nursery 1

Have a blessed day!

XOXO,

Caly

SUPPLIES for graduation card:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).


Pure Gumption (Retired)
Pure Gumption (Retired)
ME Balloon Et Cetera
ME Balloon Et Cetera EH | SSS |ME

Pacific Point Ink
Pacific Point Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Pacific Point Cardstock
Pacific Point Cardstock

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
ME Balloon Et Cetera
ME Balloon Et Cetera EH | SSS | ME
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Handheld Stapler
Handheld Stapler

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals

Absorber
Absorber

Spring Flowers on Vellum

Hi, Everyone!

So sorry it’s been a while since I last posted here! I’ve been working overtime and trying to fulfill my commitment with Splitcoaststampers to design cards for the next 5 months. I’m just about done for this month so I thought I’d squeeze this card in for my personal blog. If you want to see my work for Splitcoaststampers, you can check it out HERE – each month’s designs will be released/featured on the 15th of month.

For today’s card, I’m coloring using Copic makers on vellum. It creates very soft colors and is beautiful! There’s not much to it!Spring Flowers on Vellum 2

I heat embossed my stamped images using some white embossing powder -then flipped it over to color on the back (this keeps the embossed image from ruining  the nibs on your alcohol markers).

I layered it on some white paper to make the colors pop.

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I also add some sequins to embellish it – here’s a close up! Isn’t it pretty?!

Spring Flowers on Vellum

The border is done using a Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set by My Favorite Things. The only thing I wish I could change is not adding adhesive to the border – which caused it to ripple and warp. It’s still pretty and is something I’ve learned for next time.

Supplies are listed below. If you’d like to watch the video – here it is:

SUPPLIES

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic Colors: R22, R32, V12, V15, V17, G05, YG06, YG01


SSS Spring Flowers
SSS Spring Flowers
WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet - Ranunculus
WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet – Ranunculus EH | SSS | WPlus9
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX EH | SSS | MFT
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS

Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool SSS | AMZN

Tombow Mono Sand Eraser
Tombow Mono Sand Eraser

Darice Iridescent 5mm
Darice Iridescent 5mm

Sequins Clear Iridescent 5mm
Sequins Clear Iridescent 5mm

Absorber
Absorber

Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp
Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp

 

We had a maternity photo session last weekend when I reached 34 weeks. My sister in law is wonderfully talented and we always have lots of fun. This is her blog if you’d like to visit it: bethanywears.photography.com Here are my favorites:

Maternity 6

My guys are so silly and full of character!

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Maternity 5

Here are my boys with my wonderful husband.  They definitely get their silly facial expressions from him!Maternity 4

Love this one! Bethany loves to take photos as the sun is setting.Maternity 1

Here’s one with my boys and I – and their dad being silly int he background.
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Our latest family photo – I can’t believe there will be one more in a couple of weeks! Hope you all enjoyed!

XOXO,

Caly

For The New Two

There are 3 weddings coming up this May – only one of which we can attend. So I got busy after some much needed Caly-time today to make some. This first one I created is for my friends, Jessica and Eric, who I also made bridal shower invites and a banner for previously. I wanted to carry over the lace theme to make it all cohesive for them. So I chose Blushing Bride as my card base. This time, I used Blushing Bride ink to stamp the I Love Lace background stamp on Whisper White card stock cut to 4″x 5.25″.

For the New Two - Eickhorst 2

I also cut a piece of vellum to this same size to layer on top of the laced piece. On the vellum, I stamped a sentiment from the For The New Two wedding stamp set using Jet Black Stazon Ink (his ink is permenant and is great for stamping on vellum). It’s so elgant!

For the New Two - Eickhorst 3

For the New Two - Eickhorst 4

I got some pink twine with gold accent (I’m reusing from the Valentine’s My Paper Pumpkin Kit that I got from my mother in law) and used it to bring the vellum and lace piece together. There was nothing else holding down the vellum piece so I decided to add two gold brads as well.

For the New Two - Eickhorst 1

I never really know how something is going to turn out and I think this is as much as I can do with this card without overdoing it! I think Jessica will love it!

For the New Two - Eickhorst

Butterfly Thinlit on Vellum

The Blendabilities markers have been discontinued by Stampin’ Up! due to some quality manufacturing issues and it has been a disappointment for a lot of people. The markers are so versatile and you can do so many projects with them. I have no doubt that Stampin’ Up! will find an alternative for these popular markers in the future. I also have to remember that Stampin’ Up’s stampin’ write markers can be used to achieve the same effects with different techniques.

I played with my Blendabilities markers last night and made a quick card using vellum and the largest butterfly thinlit from the Butterflies Thinlits set (sorry, I can’t find the link for it!). I cut a piece of vellum to 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut out the butterfly image on Basic Black Card stock, and used Tombow Liquid Multipurpose Glue to carefully adhere the butterfly to the vellum.  Once dry, I colored the back side of the vellum (if you put the project over some white/light colored paper, you can see easily through the vellum where you are coloring) with an assortment of Blendabilities markers. It’ so quick and easy! My oldest son watched me do this in less than 5 minutes.

This is what it looks like from the front side:

Butterfly Thinlits on Vellum

The colors are super vibrant!

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You have to mount this image on white card stock/base because any other color will change the effect of the colors. I decided to matte my final project on Whisper White card base.

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Such a clean look. I didn’t add any sentiments, but can when I’m ready to use the card.

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