A Note from Brit

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

A rediculous amount of catchup...

Well, I have a lot to share with you. But that's okay- that just means more fun. :) I've been chillin' in Minneapolis and getting a lot of projects done. I'm so excited! With some new scrap supplies I bought a week or so ago, I've had a ton of fun using them. The new hero arts stamps are super awesome. :) Recently, I've been making cards for friends who need them- Christmas cards and birthday cards. A little extra income is way cool to this college student, so I'll keep making them as long as they keep asking. In this whole process, I realized that i didn't have ONE stamp that simply said "Happy Birthday", so I just had to have this set:

So naturally, I've made at least two million birthday cards this week. So... sorry if you get sick of looking at them. I need to stock up for the semester, though. You never know when you're going to need a birthday card at the last minute when you have a six-page paper due the next day. :)

This first card is brought to you by Lucy's Challenge #3. Love this idea- monochromatic with black and white. So elegant!

Here's what I came up with:
Supplies: Cardstock- The Paper Studio, Ink- Tsukineko (Black), Colorbox (Black on Butterflies), Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink), Rhinestones- Hero Arts, "Happy Birthday" Saying- Hero Arts CL340, Diamond Pattern- Papertrey Ink Background Basics: Diamonds, Butterfly punch- Martha Stewart for EK Success, Corner Rounder- We Are Memory Keepers.

Here are two more girly birthday cards I've created. Notice the excess of Berry Sorbet? My mom bought the ink and a pack of cardstock for me as part of my Christmas present. (Also under the tree from PTI- four packs of buttons, vintage cream envelopes, vintage cream ink, vintage cream satin ribbon, and Background Basics: Diamonds. My mom knows how to shop. :) Love you, Mom! )
Supplies: Cardstock- The Paper Studio (White) and Bazzill (Grey), Patterned Paper- Papertrey Ink "In Bloom" Pad, Stamps- Papertrey Ink (In Bloom) and Hero Arts (CL340), Ink- Papertrey Ink (Berry Sorbet) and Tsukineko (Black), Circle Punches- EK Success, Stickles- Ranger, Corner Rounder- WRMK.

Supplies: Cardstock- Papertrey Ink, Ink- Tsukineko, Corner Chomper- WRMK, Thread- DMC, Stamps- Hero Arts (CL340, CG133), Colored Pencils- Prisma.

And one more thing for tonight. I got one of these in September for $100 on ebay (seriously a fantastic deal):
but (gasp!) never used it until two days ago- I hadn't had the time to set it up. I am in LOVE. Here's my first project with it, and I have many more to share with you later. :)
Supplies: Cardstock- The Paper Studio (Kraft) and Papertrey Ink (Berry Sorbet), Stamps- Hero Arts (CG133 and CG130), Ink- Tsukineko (Black) and Papertrey Ink (Berry Sorbet and Vintage Cream), Black Pen- American Crafts, White Pen- Signo, Die Cut Machine- Silhouette SD.

I've felt the urge to go back to simplicity this week with my layouts. Neutral backgrounds. Photos. A couple colors. Can't wait to share the rest with you over the next couple days.

Thank you for coming again even after I took a little vacation from posting. You guys rock!



P.S.- Check out this awesome giveaway over at Kathy's Blog. I'm drooling!


Lucy Abrams said...

What wonderful cards and layout - that stamp set is so versatile, I love it. And you've made beautiful things with it. Thanks for entering my challenge - love the butterflies and pop of colour.

Tracey said...

LOVE all your B-Day cards Brit!!! AND your LO!!!! Welcome back!!

Crafty Jenn said...

Looks like you had a great holiday break with all you goodies!

Your creations are super cute and simple yet elegant. I've always like your creative style.

Tiffany said...

Beautiful cards and I'm so thrilled with your layout, super fun and colorful, always a delight to visit your blog Brit!! I love your butterflies on the card!!

Kathy said...

Wow love all your cards..so pretty and colorful!! Send me your address if you like and I'll mail you a card. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hugs,Kathy