Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day!

I hope everyone is having a great St. Patrick's Day! My project for today is not a St. Patrick's Day project, but it does have some green in it in honor of the holiday. For this project, I really wanted to focus on the paper. If you're like me, one of the first things that attracted you to paper crafting was all the pretty paper. I used to love to go to a Scrapbook store and load up on different sheets of paper. The problem was when I got home and got ready to use them, none of them matched. I was always scrambling and trying to find a pink close to the shade of pink in the paper I just had to use. Now, I buy packs of paper. I buy the 6 x 6 size to use for card making and the 12 x 12 packs for scrapbooking. I made this little card using several different patterns from one of the Echo Park 6 x 6 pads.

All the color matching and the pattern picking has been done for me. I know all the colors in this pack coordinate perfectly, the only thing I have to do is narrow down which ones I want to use. I especially love how they give you a few solid sheets in the same colors to use as matting like I have done in this card. The only color matching I need to do is to pick copics close to the colors in the papers to color my image. I added a bright yellow Cutters Creek brand flower to the right corner and I was done. It doesn't take long at all to make a card when you don't spend 30-40 minutes trying to find the right shade of cardstock.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PCW Salutes Dr. Suess

Today on Papercrafting World, we are celebrating Dr. Suess. Melin has come up with some fabulous Dr. Suess inspired files. I have used this adorable little Thing 1 and Thing 2 digital stamp for my project.

I colored the little things with my copic markers and matted them on some bright blue cardstock. I printed the black and white polka dot paper on my Imagine with the Black and White cartridge. I embossed some red paper with my Cuttlebug and added that as a strip across the middle. The setiment which says Hope Your Birthday is Something Special was printed on my computer.

I hope you have a chance to check out the fabulous designs from the rest of the design team at and then maybe pick up some of the files for yourself.