Runaway With Me

Taking a break this week for some much needed rest & relaxation with the family!! I hope you all have a wonderful week, and a happy Independence Day! And don’t forget to check out Studio Calico’s inspiration subscription kits! See you next Monday, July 8th!

Happy Creating!

Steph

You Mean the World to Me

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Case Study Challenge #146: Well thank goodness you are allowed to enter the Case Study Challenge more than once because I came up with one more for this week’s Case Study Challenge (CSC146). Here is the card that the amazing Lisa Spangler came up with:

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And again, my card is completely different! Here is what I came up with:

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This was my first Case Study Challenge and it was so much fun! The contest ends on Tuesday at Midnight so check it out HERE to join in on the fun!

Happy Creating!

Steph

Hello

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Case Study Challenge #146: I am taking on my first Case Study Challenge (#CSC146) and I am so excited! This week’s muse is Lisa Spangler, who is just amazing!! Here is the beautiful card she designed:

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Isn’t that gorgeous?! Anyway… I was immediately inspired but came up with something that was so different from her masterpiece, I have no idea how they were related in my silly brain. Here is my entry for Case Study Challenge #146:

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Crazy different, right? Who knows what I was thinking!? But that’s it! Contest ends on Tuesday at Midnight… check it out HERE and enter yourself for a chance to win 🙂

Happy Creating!

Steph

Our Daddy… Our Hero…

Happy belated Father’s Day to all of you awesome Dads out there!! We had a wonderful day celebrating with my husband, Bryan, of course the kiddos, and Bryan’s father and stepmother! We had an extremely relaxing day out by the pool and got to spoil the Dads with gifts. 🙂

Here is the Father’s Day card I made for Bryan. I really wanted something simple to accent the sentiment I picked out for him. Here are the details:

I knew I wanted the card to be mainly white with the words accented so I picked out my papers and matching embellishments. >>

Next, I cut out my sentiment with a die cut machine and cut my background pieces to size. >>

I adhered the background pieces to the white cardstock and then adhered the filler pieces of the words. >>

I tied some blue hemp twine vertically around the white cardstock with a bow and accented it with a yellow star pin. >>

Finally, I attached the white cardstock to the card base with dimensional adhesive and then added a few enamel dots to finish it off! Here it is>>

So there you have it! I hope all of you Dads out there had a wonderful, spoiled day yesterday.

Happy Creating!

Steph

Hello

Why hello there! This week I switched over from a Cricut die cutting machine to a Silhouette Cameo. While immediately overwhelmed by the MOUNTAINS of things the Cameo can do, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to figure out. There are so many resources online to learn the many tricks of the Silhouette Cameo and I must say my two favorite tricks so far have to be the sketch pen and the print and cut functions. If you are interested in learning more about those, check out some tutorials here:

Using Sketch Pens with your Cameo

Print and Cut with your Silhouette

This is the first card I made with the Silhouette. I used the sketch pen to mark up the hello banner and all of the cuts I made were with the free cuts of the week on the Silhouette America web site. Here’s the How-To:

First, I picked out my papers and card base and then made all of my cuts using Silhouette Studio. >>

I pieced together my tag and extra pieces and adhered them to each other. I cut out a base strip to accent the tag and adhered all of the pieces to the card. Lastly, I accented the card with enamel dots and I was done! Talk about simple, right?! >>

Just about all of the papers and accents are from Studio Calico, which I am in love with if you haven’t noticed. 🙂

Find out more information about Studio Calico’s card and scrapbook kits here. And as always, happy crafting!!

Steph