Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Happy May!

Even though it's been a little brisk, here in Michigan, I know it's Spring! I hear the birds chirping outside my windows in the morning, which is a great way to start my day!

Hope you've been enjoying the Hop and all the new inspiration from the DT.  I've been getting lots of inspiration and ideas from them!

I've done up a few little projects for you today using some of the new releases. I hope you feel inspired to give some of these a try for yourself!

First up is my May calendar.  I just love the Bicycle (SS068), Set of 4. Those little bikes are just adorable.

I used the Calligraphy Loops (S714) background stamp in a couple different colors and colored and trimmed out the bicycle and added to my computer-generated calendar. I then added a sentiment from Things I Want To Do (S546).  I love that set! There are 16 different sentiments in that "Walk with confidence", "Choose Joy" and "Live Out Loud", just to name a few. I can always find something to go with my images!

My next project again used one of the bicycles from the Bicycle set.
I used Nuvo Mousse for the sky background. It's really shimmery! I die cut the grass panel and adhered it to the card front. I stamped the bike a few times and used my Brother Scan and Cut to trim out the images, just whacking off the bike on two of them so I could use the flower baskets. After I colored them and attached the images to the card, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops for the flowers.  The sentiment is from You Are The World (SS071). A couple of hand drawn, kindergarten-style (lol) birds finished off the scene.

My last project today is a card featuring Crazy Cat Border (SD798).
I have had it in my head for a while that I wanted to do a window. When I saw this set, it struck me as the perfect image to go with a window! I just keep picturing a crazy cat lady, lol.  I masked off the area where the window would be and stamped the background image. I colored in the cats with colored pencil. The diecut window was inked with some Distress Inks and foam taped to the card front. But first I added a couple of strips of lace for curtains. This card just makes me smile. I chose to not add a sentiment to the front. That way it can be used for a birthday card, thinking of you, friendship, or note card.

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Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!