Friday, July 3, 2015

ATC Swaps - Theme: Body Parts

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Friday, July 03, 2015 0 stamps of approval
Hi all!  I thought I'd share a few photos from my latest crafting adventure.

I'm participating in an ATC Swap this month and the theme is "Body Parts"... hmm...

So, I have been wanting this particular Legs stamp set from Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley for a while now and this was the perfect excuse to go ahead and buy it!  I got it in the mail today and couldn't wait to ink it up!  With the help of my MISTI, I got great dark black images.

The idea in my head was a polaroid photo featuring the body parts.  A pack of flowers jumped into my cart at the craft store today, so I already had the colors in mind, that made picking the paper pretty easy.  I did start by stamping the legs on plain white cardstock, but thought it looked too bland, so I tried again using patterned paper.

Then, I decided that it needed a sentiment down in that blank white corner.  So, I stamped up a simple "Wow!" and cut it out to see what it looked like.  I liked it, so I actually stamped it directly onto the polaroid frame on each card.

Then, I decided since I had 8 great leg stamps to choose from that I would use a few of them on the set and mix up the colors a bit.  I ended up using 5 different legs.

Once all the legs were colored and the layers glued down, I thought they looked great.. but they might be missing a little something.  So I added a strip of bling to the top.

And DONE!  I'm really thrilled with this set of cards, and I hate to part with them for the swap!  But, I'm also excited to see what everyone else came up with for "Body Parts"!

Hope you enjoyed a short trip through my crafting process!
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rainbow Thank Yous

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, July 02, 2015 1 stamps of approval

Here are a pair of simply cute cards that I made.

I don't think that I've mentioned yet, but I bought the MISTI a few months ago and have been having a great time playing with it!  It's about the only way I stamp now!  Check it out!

For these cards, I used the Work of Art stamp set and created a rainbow chevron design.  When you see how the MISTI works, you'll see how easy it is to line designs up like this one!  It's perfect every time!

I did one in purple...

...and another one in red.

Fun, quick, easy and cute!  I love these cards!

Hope you like them too!

Southern Girls Challenge - Sticky Stuff (Self-Stick Rhinestones) 
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

You Brighten My Day

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, July 02, 2015 3 stamps of approval
Hello Friends!

Just wanted to share a quick card that I made with some new stamps and washi tape.

Instead of coloring the lightbulb, I used a color swish from the Work of Art stamp set which added a nice glow.  Then I added another, longer color swish from the same set.  A few fun stars and a touch of washi and viola!  I really like how this turned out!

Southern Girls Challenge - Sticky Stuff (Washi) - 
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!


Fun Stampers Journey Kit of the Month - June 2015

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Thursday, July 02, 2015 0 stamps of approval

So, my apologies that this post is late, there was a little confusion with the new catalog and new website and Kit of the Month subscriptions, so my kit was a bit late getting to me... but here it is for you to enjoy!

This month's kit has an extra special fun touch - using your own photos!!

How much fun!!

Here are all 4 cards that I've made so far:

The first card I did uses a photo that I took on my recent trip to Maui.  I absolutely adore the cute sunglass element that was included in the kit!

The second card I did uses a photo that I love of my little guy from a month or so ago.  He was blowing me kisses over a hot dog at Costco!  LOL!  Even though the elements that came with the kit were pink, I think they still look great with the photo of my boy!  Pink for Love, right?

This third card doesn't use a photo, but the sentiment is so much fun!  The circle piercing was pre-done for me, making this card so easy to put together!  This one uses 2 of the new colors of Silk from the new catalog - Pink Bubble Gum and Cool Pool Silk (although, I couldn't order the Cool Pool Silk because it sold out so fast, but I had something close that I used until I get my next order placed.)

Here's the last card, so glittery and sparkley and fun!  Lots of Journey Glaze on this one and I love the great new embossing folder!  The embossing and piercing were both pre-done for me!

Another month of FUN cards using the Fun Stampers Journey Kit of the Month!

If you haven't signed up for your Kits yet, go visit to get started!  You can also join us at Kristy's Bloomin' Journey on Facebook for great ideas and inspiration!

Thanks so much!


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