Monday, February 24, 2020

Ahoy Scene

Can't do a mermaid card without also having some pirate fun. I played with making my own water texture on simple colored cardstock with a Copic marker and a white gel pen. I think it turned out pretty good and really makes the cute Pirate stamp shine.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Lemony Friend

Sometimes a simple card is the best. Today's card came together in just a few minutes, but I think it turned out fun and cheerful.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Space Mermaid


Do you ever get an idea in your head that just keeps creeping back in until you make it happen? I've had this concept of space mermaids stuck in my brain for ages, but never could figure out how to turn it into a card. I decided to just jump in and play with another Birdie Brown stamp set and made a fun little card. The background is layered watercolor and the stars are pearlescent paint that glimmers softly in the light.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mission Control: Birthday

Today's card features a super cute astronaut stamp from the Birdie Brown line. I bought this stamp set in 2017, and never got around to inking it up. My big goal in 2020 is to use as many of the stamps I already own as possible. So, I decided to use a playful starry patterned paper and pair it with a simple scene.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Happy Heart Day!

Happy Valentine's weekend! I have spent this weekend doing a few fun things with my husband, but I did want to share this simple little card I made with nothing but patterned paper, cardstock, a die and enamel dots.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Yellow Hello

I thought I'd play with layouts a little bit today. I have a few squares of 2x2 patterned paper from a project and I've been thinking up new ways to use them (aside from a basic background for a critter). I think this layout turned out pretty fun, and I'm going to try to challenge myself to try a few other ways of incorporating those paper bits.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Lots of Nutsy Love

We're getting close to Valentine's Day. While I won't be making a ton of Valentine creations this year, you may see a couple of lovey-dovey cards in the next couple of weeks. I thought I'd start today's card with a cute critter. It's not a love set, but I think it works.

Thanks for reading,
~Elle~

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Rule with Coffee

Tuesdays are always busy and require copious amounts of delicious coffee to get through the day. I am eternally grateful for the coffee-maker on Tuesdays, and I thought it would be fun to bring this sentiment onto a card.

I kept things very simple, but the warm tones and a fun little pattern makes for a happy card.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sending hugs scene

As you may have noticed, there wasn't much crafty activity on the blog over the past couple of months. I had a very busy holiday season, and then I took a creative break in early January. A portion of my break was spent organizing supplies and getting ready for a creative new year. The rest was just giving myself a break after a frenzy of Christmas crafting.

I'm finally ready to slowly get back into crafting again and thought I'd make a scene card as the big comeback. This particular scene has been percolating in my brain for a little while now, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Tuesday, November 19, 2019