Sunday, April 15, 2018

ME- Worthwhile Adventure


Today felt like another adventurous day - and somehow, I wanted to capture that feeling of time just flying by while you're having fun. I found the perfect paper in my stash, and the adorable raccoon from Mama Elephant was exactly what I wanted to add to this simple card.

Thanks for reading~!
~Elle~

Saturday, April 14, 2018

WF - Marvelous Monkey



Playing with the CAS style again, using the adorable Waffle Flower monkey and some striped patterned paper. I decided to make use of my phrase stickers for the sentiment - I think it matches up the fancy monkey pretty great.

Thanks for reading~!
~Elle~

Friday, April 13, 2018

BB- Here for You


In contrast to the cards I shared over the past couple of days, I went back to the simpler style again with another Birdie Brown stamp. I especially liked the patterned paper - it reminds me of a picnic tablecloth (which goes really well with the country theme).

Thanks for reading~!
~Elle~

Thursday, April 12, 2018

BB- Best of Luck



For today's card, I pulled out a Birdie Brown set I've had for a while and tried my hand again at the more-detail/cluttered style I seem to enjoy lately. I paired the image with a cute patterned paper and some ephemera bits that were floating around my desk. I like how it turned out.

Thanks for reading~!
~Elle~

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

RC- Coffee Thanks

Reverse Confetti - Coffee And You

Today's card is in a style that's a bit different from what I usually aim for -- it's a little more busy, but I do like how it turned out. It also features a white elephant. I think he's different and fits in perfectly with the different style I tried with the patterns.

Thanks for reading~!
~Elle~

Monday, April 9, 2018

Hello Handsome

Waffle Flower - Willy, Simon Says Stamp - Small Hello die

Today's card features a super affordable stamp set from Waffle Flower, and I decided to pair him with a craft cardstock and a sprinkle dot patterned paper. There was a mischievous glimmer in Willy's eye and I can just imagine him spilling confetti and sprinkles into the air.

I also used an interesting die set that came in an embellishment kit. It cuts out a rectangle with jagged edges - a bit like what you might get when you tear washi tape. I've had it in my stash for ages, but hadn't used it. I think I'll have to play around with it some more.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Birthday Song


I was still on a masculine-but-cute kick from yesterday, so I decided to rummage through my bits and pieces to make another card. This time, I chose a birthday card and I added some of the adorable singing band members from Mama Elephant.

I paired the couple with a patterned paper that had different colored pluses. I thought it looked a bit like sparkling stage lights.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Friday, April 6, 2018

Coffee and Elephants

 Reverse Confetti - Coffee And You

Today, I'm sharing another couple of cards and they feature the adorable Coffee and You stamp set from Reverse Confetti. This super cute stamp is coffee themed and features an elephant and mice that are just plain adorable.

For the first card, I went in a more masculine direction - working with blue tones. The patterned paper seemed like the perfect choice, as it features coffee pots but the colors are muted and the style is more whimsical than cute. The sentiment I chose was a non-mushy love one.




For the second card, I went for a more classic direction. I used lighter colors on the elephant, and I chose a classic cream and kraft striped paper as my background. I added a bit of extra color with the bright blue cup and some enamel dots.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thanks, kitten.

My Favorite Things - Cat-itude (retired), Simon Says Stamp - Thanks die

I'm feeling a bit ambivalent about this card. There are parts of it that I love (such as the palette) and parts of it I don't (such as the layout). But I'm sharing it anyway and maybe it will inspire someone else out there.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Miss You kitty

The Ton - Love and a Cat

Today's card is a quick and simple little card featuring a kitty from The Ton. This card actually started with that patterned paper - which features all the months of the year. I thought about what kind of card I could make with that, and "miss you" was at the top of the list. The kitten hiding its face in its paws seemed particularly appropriate.

Thanks for reading!
~Elle~