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Bazzill Card Shoppe Giveaway

Hey there! I've got a fun new product to share with you today – perfect for card-makers. It's the Bazzill Card Shoppe 8.5" x 11" cardstock collection.


Just like the above graphic says, this cardstock is nice and smooth and is perfect to create two 4.25" x 5.5" cards from each piece – just slice it right in half! What I like most about this stuff is how strong it is! You can definitely load up this cardstock with embellishments and not have to worry about it weighing down your card and making it topple over. It also doesn't split when you fold it in half with a bone folder (one of my biggest pet peeves), so that's pretty awesome. Here's a card I made using several colors from the Card Shoppe line:


The colors in this collection are awesome; they're super saturated and nice and bright! Bazzill was kind enough to send me a pack of this new line to test out AND a pack to give away to one of my blog readers! Just leave me a comment on this post letting me know what your favorite color of cardstock is (it can be any brand, a specific name or just a generic color name like "pink" – anything goes!). You have until Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 p.m. ET to leave a comment and I'll announce the winner on Monday. Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here again on Friday!


Print Candee May Blog Hop

Hey there! Long time, no blog, I know. I've been so busy preparing for my upcoming cruise (in 12 days!!!) and finishing projects to post while I'm away. But it's been a fun (maybe interesting is a better word) exercise in how quickly I can create. This coming weekend will be my sprint to the finish to see how much crafting one person can really do in 2 days. And somehow I'll have to squeeze in a last-minute shopping trip (a girl needs white shorts for a cruise, am I right?).

Anyhoo, today I have a really fun Print Candee project to share with you. The awesome Creative Team Coordinator (and a sweet online friend of mine), Jocelyn Olson found a fun inspiration photo for the team to create cards based on.

Print Candee Inspiration2

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We could choose any piece or aspect of the inspiration photo to create from and the multi-colored clutch in the right corner spoke to me immediately. So I came up with this:



I chose a bunch of different patterned papers that had colors close to the ones in the bag, then tweaked them here and there in Photoshop to get as close to the colors in the bag as possible. I also used a woodgrain patterned paper for the center embellishment to mimic the wooden clasp on the front of the bag. Then I topped it off with a little heat embossing with an American Crafts stamp.

Everything I used (except for the stamp, cardstock and embossing powder) is from the Print Candee site. Here's the specific list of patterned papers I used (in clockwise order):

Green floral

Blue dots

Blue stripes 

Orange hexagons

Yellow grid

Pink umbrellas

Fuschia chevron


Now it's time to hop on to the next designer's blog! Here's the order of our hop:

Lisa http://dahlhouse-designs.com/

Kalyn http://kalynkepner.typepad.com/ (you are here!)

Therese http://lostinpaper.wordpress.com/

Jocelyn http://redballooncards.blogspot.com/ 

Marion http://mademarion.vagg.org/

 Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping along with the Print Candee gals and I. Have a great first day of May!


Springtime Thinking of You Card

Hey there! Have you ever spent 8 hours walking around a mall? Because that's what I did on Saturday. I haven't been shopping in such a long time and my wardrobe was dying for some new pieces. Luckily, I did get a couple of things to help spruce it up, but crazy prices limited my purchases big time (I'm talking to you, Madewell – I wanted that lacey shirt). So even though I did not buy the $88 lilac jeans I so desperately wanted, I left the mall with a new perspective about paper-crafting supplies. I mean, for a pair of $88 jeans, I could buy 88 pieces of patterned paper. That's a lot of cards. 

Today's card is a clean and simple stamped card. The only non-simple part is that I fussy-cut the pink leaves and adhered them to the brown stamped branches. 


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Stamps: Hampton Art, Papertrey Ink

Ink: Clearsnap


I like the way the fussy-cut flowers have a tiny bit of dimension on the card, but if I were to do it again, I'd probably stamp the entire image in pink and then go over the branch sections with a brown pencil or marker. How do you like to stamp multi-layered image stamps? I always love knowing how other people tackle stamping challenges. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back here on Wednesday! Have a good one!


Floral Thinking of You Card

Hi there! Happy Friday! I have no idea where this week went – it seemed to just literally fly by. And next week I'll be in Spain! Unbelievable. I can't wait to share some favorite photos (and hopefully scrapbook pages!) from my trip. For now, here's a Thinking of You card – since I'll be thinking of you while I'm gone. Aww, wasn't that sweet? 🙂



Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Patterned paper, stickers: BasicGrey

Rub-on: Crate Paper

Ribbon: Papertrey Ink

Label die: Spellbinders


Even though I'll be gone next week, I have posts pre-blogged, so it won't even be like I'm gone! Yahoo! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be back (for real) in about a week and a half! Adios my dear friends!


Having a Ruff Day?

Hi friends! Hope you had a great weekend! I spent most of mine finishing up some crafty projects, so that was fun. I always have to remind myself to take a break and get a little fresh air when I've spent a long time "in the zone." 

Today, I'm sharing an encouragement / thinking of you type of card. I love the Max & Whiskers collection from BasicGrey and the dog sticker I used on this card is one of my favorites. 


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Wausau Paper  Patterned paper: BasicGrey  Sticker: BasicGrey  Buttons: Papertrey Ink  Fonts: Adobe, Dafont.com  Ink: Clearsnap  Embroidery floss: DMC

One of my favorite design techniques is mixing fonts – whether they're computer-generated fonts or a combination of stickers and stamps.  For this card, I used Junko's Typewriter (from dafont.com) for the word "ruff" and American Typewriter for the rest. Do you have a favorite font combination? I'm quite addicted to downloading and testing out fonts lately, so I'd love some recommendations. 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great start to the week! See you Wednesday 🙂