Project Life

Project Life: March ’17

I had no idea at the time but my last post was my 100th blog post for the Lovely Pear!!! I cannot believe my little blog has made it this far! Thank you to everybody who stops by to read my posts! Also, I’d like to wish all the moms out there a lovely Mother’s Day!

I decided to be done with my March layout. This was a first for me, having trouble with a layout because there were too many pictures. I did create smaller middle pages, and I have three so far and I actually need to add one more, but I’m ready to move on from March so I can start April! Just thinking about it makes me feel like I’m starting to fall behind, which then makes me feel lazy about it, meaning I won’t finish it (I’ve learned to accept that this is who I am but I shall try to power through this!)

The good thing is, I finished my two 9×12 pages and I’m ready to share away! Obviously March for us was all about our Moab trip. I love how I was able to get pops of yellow on the layout. All the inserts I used are from Push Print Studio’s Winter-16 collection.

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I did a lot of handstamping on this layout compared to my other layouts from this year. All the stamps I used are from Kelly Purkey’s monthly kit membership.

I love how “The world is waiting for us” (from the Go See Do kit) paired nicely with this black and white photo of the three of us. I used Tsukineko’s Brilliance Graphite Black ink and my MISTI to get it to look nice and crisp.

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I also used the “my journey starts here” stamp, also from the same kit, on this picture of the Abyss Canyon overlook. The white ink I used for this was Tsukineko’s Brilliance Moonlight White.

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I found this picture of AJ and thought it was neat (thank you GoPro), especially when I made it black and white. I think I really liked it also because I found it after AJ had gotten his haircut, plus I love the motion in the picture. At first I printed it as a 4×3 and then decided to make it an 8×6.

I heat embossed the “go. see. do.” stamp using Mama Elephant’s Sunshine Pigment Ink and Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder. I LOVE embossing!!!

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And lastly, here is March’s journal card.Monthly Overview-Mar

Thank you guys for checking out my 101st blog post, I’m excited to see what the next 100 will be! See you next time!

 

 

Card Making · Paper Crafts

It’s a Girl Baby Shower Card

Hello friends! A good friend of mine asked me to make her a baby shower card for a pregnant friend of hers. I was already coming up with different ideas when she told me she needed it in two days…  boo, I was hoping I would have an excuse to order some supplies (who am I kidding? I don’t need an excuse).

Well… it turns out I wasn’t done playing with felt.

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I came home and came up with this sweet card and was able to give it to her just in time! It was so easy for me to cut out the pears from felt on my last card that I decided to use it again for this card. Even though the letters are a lot smaller, I had no trouble die-cutting them. Also, I am so impressed with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue, the felt completely stays in place. Definitely a great purchase.

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I used a cover plate die from Papertrey Ink, and these dies are so awesome because there’s so many ways to use them. I used the same die for a birthday card I made last year. I did more of a rainbow effect instead of using the coordinating stamp set.

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I love the birthday card and I’m very happy with how the baby shower card came out. My friend loved the card and I hope the recipient does as well!

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Card Making · Paper Crafts

Happy Little Hello

Hi guys! I’m so excited to show you this card I made this last weekend. This is definitely one of my favorites! I finally decided to use felt and my new pear dies! I wanted to create a small, simple card, made for no specific reason but just to say hello.

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I sprinkled some dots of Simply Chartreuse and Ocean Tides ink with my Ranger Water Brush. I then cut the pears out of felt and glued them with Tombow liquid glue and added some gold sequins with glossy accents.

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I’m so happy with how this card turned out! I’m on the lookout for more pear shaped stamps and dies so this is not my last pear card!

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Random Pear Fact: Did you know there are over 3,000 different types of pears grown in the world?

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Card Making

2014 Christmas Cards

The majority of my stamps, dies, and inks are from Papertrey Ink, I am obsessed! I love all their items including all their designers. I started planning my Christmas cards about two months early, which I’m proud of because I’m such a procrastinator. My son cut out all the shapes and I stamped and put everything together, we make a great team!

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