I'm sorry it's been so quiet here on the blog this past week or so. I've had a lot of things going on at work and in my personal life that have left no time for crafting or even snapping photos of my garden to share with you!
You know how much I adore making quilt cards, and I couldn't resist with these fun papers. I think I tend to stick with more subdued colors in my quilts, but this time I went for bright, fun, summer colors. Love how this turned out!
I added a journal card stamped with a sentiment, lots of fun ribbon, and a little pin to finish everything off.
It’s been three years since the Clear and Simple Stamps Daily app first made an appearance on the crafting scene. Each day the app features a brand new project complete with instructions and photos. You can save to your favorites for quick reference, and search through previous months for even more inspiration.
In celebration of the CSS Daily App, we have 25 Days of inspiration. That’s right- we're bringing the App to the blog! Each day the design team will feature fun projects and for an added bonus we will have a coordinating project on the app – it’s a great way to see even more fab inspiration using your Clear and Simple Stamps.
With Mother's Day, graduation, summer parties, and so many wonderful events coming up- what better way to say thank you or I love you then with a little gift?
I love to give nature-inspired gifts, especially plants instead of flowers that can be planted in the recipients' garden and enjoyed year after year. They're simple & easy to dress up, too- just make a little tag, tuck the plant into a bucket or pot, and attach the tag with some ribbon.
You can give the plant just like this. But I also made a coordinating card to go along with it, so I can write a sweet little note inside.
Wake up call everyone- Mother's Day is this coming Sunday, in case you're like me and can't keep track of these things!
I decided to play along with the latest Sweet Sunday Sketch and make a soft card for my mom this year. It has a couple more layers than I usually work with, but I like how it turned out. I hope she will, too.
My tulips are still going strong here. I mentioned last week how I seem to plant in color blocks. The front of my house starts with flushes of yellow- first the daffodils, then tulips. Then it pops with red before summer hits.
I love the combination of blue and brown together, don't you? It's so classic that I can't help but reach for it now & then.
Here, I made a thinking of you card which, by switching out the sentiment, could also be a sympathy card, too.
I wanted to focus on that gorgeous blue toile paper. I made it pop by adding some of the blue & brown striped paper behind it.
I think these prints make this color combination look fresh, don't you?
Blue Elegance Recipe
Cardstock: PTI vintage cream, spring rain
Decorative Paper: GCD Studios Indian Summer collection
Stamps: CSS Thinking of You
Ink: CSS Dish All the Dirt Brown
Accessories: CSS On the Catwalk Cream ribbon, SU slit punch, circle punch, Zva self-adhesive blue pearls