Scrapbooking

Just Like Heaven

Hi everyone! The time I’ve been waiting for has finally come! It’s not officially Spring time yet but my trees are finally starting to wake up!

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I had no idea my pear tree had already started blooming. As I took these pictures, the birds were chirping, the doors to the house were wide open, and my dogs and I were enjoying the sunshine, little moments like this are what makes my soul happy!

So today I decided to change it up a bit. It’s been about two years since I’ve scrapbooked and lately I’ve just had the urge to make a quick page, probably because when I listen to certain songs I hear little parts of lyrics I want to use on a page, plus anybody who knows me well, knows I will find any chance to make anything related to The Cure. So I finally decided to go for it and dust off my 12×12 paper.

I’ve been wanting to scrapbook this picture of my son for the longest time but just couldn’t think of a layout or title for it. This is my favorite baby picture of him, he’s actually eleven now so… yeah, this took a long time to make! I decided to make the picture black and white and have the title as the pop of color.

Just Like Heaven 2I love this little label maker, I think I bought it for like $5 at Michael’s Craft Store a couple of years ago and I’m so glad I did because this thing comes in handy. I’ve used this in scrapbooking and cardmaking, and I also want to use this whenever I decide to make a Project Life page.
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I made the “Just Like Heaven” with my Cricut. The wooden stars are from Studio Calico and the clouds were made with WPlus9 dies.Just Like Heaven 4I used a blank white paper for my background and sprinkled different colors of ink with my water brush.Just Like Heaven 5

So there it is, a quick and simple scrapbook page! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you guys are enjoying the early signs of Spring as well!

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Additional Supplies:
K&Company SMASH Label Maker
Recollections White Cardstock Paper
Craft Smith Gradients Paper Pad

Card Making · Paper Crafts

Unforgettable Birthday

Nat King Cole plays in my head anytime I hear the word “unforgettable”, please tell me I’m not the only one!  Great music to listen to while crafting, but anyway… I finally made a card with WPlus9’s Unforgettable stamp set! It has been a little hard to come up with something good because this set is so popular right now and everybody has been making all these great cards with these cute elephants, so it’s a little intimidating. I also wanted to bring out the copics and try to get some more practice on coloring.

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I wanted a blue-ish “watercolor” background so my elephant looked like he was up in the sky. I did it by daubing (<- is that right?) my Aqua Mist ink pad from Papertrey Ink onto my craft mat, spritzing some water on it, and then just placing my piece of cardstock on top of it. I sewed on a couple of velum clouds which are also from WPlus9.

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I’m very happy with how the card came out, I love the pop of yellow and I like how the aqua/yellow/gray combo came out. This set is just too cute to let sit for so long and I’m glad I finally made a card with it!

Well that’s it folks! Please don’t forget to check out The Lovely Pear Facebook page and feel free to share! I want to say thanks again for all the “likes” and all the nice comments I’ve been getting on Instagram, seriously, thank you! I love this community because everybody is so nice and welcoming!

Have a great weekend!

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Recollections Specialty Paper Translucent

My Favorites

February ’15 Top 5

Hi everyone! I’m back with my top 5 favorite supplies for the month of February. Even though this month was fast and very cold, it was still a good month. Not much happened other than I turned 32 and won my first challenge! Also, I got brave and made Valentine chocolate lollipops, which is the first time ever I give away something edible that I made.

Not too bad for my first try!

And now, on to my top 5:

Feb Top 5

1. Brother XL2600I Sew Advance Sew Affordable 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine

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This was my birthday present from the hubby. I had been wanting this since I first saw it on Jennifer McGuire’s video My Favorite Crafty Things 2014 – Crafting Tools. My mom taught me how to sew when I was real young but I hadn’t touched a sewing machine since I was about 12 so I was a little nervous about sewing again, but this is real easy to use. I haven’t used it that much but I plan to change that soon.

2. Canson Cold Press 140lb Watercolor Paper 

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I’ve been trying to get more into watercoloring and I found this paper at Michael’s Craft Store. I bought this because it was a little cheaper than the Strathmore paper I had purchased previously and I have been real happy with it. Below is a picture of some watercolor airplanes I made (I used PTI’s Fly Away stamp and die set).Feb Faves 53. WPlus9 Sunshine Layers DieFeb Faves 6

I added quite a few things to my WPlus9 collection this month and they just have the most awesome stamps and dies. This die comes with the matching stamp set, which I don’t have yet, but this can pretty much be used by itself. It has borders, a sentiment, and cute shapes. I love the stitched look, look at those clouds!

4. WPlus9 Unforgettable Stamp Set
Feb Faves 7Ok, how freaking adorable are those elephants?! I’m on an elephant kick right now, I also had another elephant stamp set on January’s top 5. Not only are the elephants great but the sentiments are also! Plus you get other little shapes in this set, not to mention, you can stamp your elephant to carry the balloon or flower, it can also wear a little bow or party hat. How do they come up with this stuff?!

5. Copic Multiliner Fine, Black, 4PC Set

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I love cards that have doodling on them. Usually I only see lines drawn to frame a card but recently I saw this card on instagram and thought “I must doodle more!” I definitely need to practice some more with different doodles. I bought a Zig Millennium pen to play around with but then decided to splurge on this Copic set. I can’t help it, I’m addicted to anything Copic!

Well there you have it! I hope you guys keep checking back on my top 5 for each month, it’s a lot of fun trying to decide what to pick. I already ordered more stuff that I’m sure will make it into March’s list!

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Card Making · Uncategorized

Thanks For Everything

Hello everybody! Notice anything different? I’ve been busy playing on my computer! I decided to change the look of my blog, I wanted to be able to personalize my theme a little more and I even made my own logo (you can find the font I used here) .

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ALSO… my card Sunflower Thank You has been getting some love! I was so excited to see LAWN FAWN (agh!!!!) pinned my card! That’s a pretty big deal for me! Like I said before, this was the company that pretty much started all this for me.

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Yes, I’m a nerd. No, I don’t care…

Sunflower Thank You also got me my first badge!!! I was “spotted and hearted” on Flickr by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog.

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I’m so happy other people are liking my cards plus I’m having so much fun creating them and giving them out.

So to celebrate the new look of The Lovely Pear and the love Sunflower Thank You is getting, I made another pear card.

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I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Add A Little Texture.
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I made my own stencil using two sheets of cardstock and Wplus9 Clear Cut Stackers:Pear. I used Papertrey Ink ink pads to give my embossing paste some color, and I finished the card with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment embossed in gold on velum paper.

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I hope you guys enjoy the new layout and my new card. Thank you for all the comments and likes, a big THANKS goes out to you guys!

See you next time!

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Recollections Tinsel Embossing Powder Gold
Recollections Specialty Paper Translucent

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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