Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Here is card #4, the last of my Gel Press Swap cards!
I love the pop this background paper has!
I had really been wanting to use my Heroes Unite stamp set from FSJ, and this background paper was begging to be paired up with it... Notice how this card is geared towards girls! yahoo!! 
This was pretty fun to put together... just elements carefully placed, and voila! 

This is my favorite of all the Gel Press Swaps i did...

Now take a little trip on over to my bestie and swap buddy, Carrie Rhoades blog and see what she made with her piece!! 

Monday, October 16, 2017

So Sweet!

Here is card #3 using one of the papers from the Gel Press Print swap with my bestie, Carrie! 
I received this one in the stack she sent me... isn't the background paper divine?? 
I loved the honeycomb feel of the pattern and colors, so of course i had to use the Hey Honey set from FSJ!
The background paper was so awesome, i didn't want to cover it up with a large panel, so i just stamped, colored, then cut out, the elements, and adhered them to the card. I stamped the bee directly on the paper, and added a bit of Silks on the wings to give it some shimmer. I also used Journey Glaze on the honey to make it look 3 dimensional.
Fun card to make, and it all began with an awesome Gel Press Print!!

Since both Carrie and i made a card using this same paper, you simply MUST go check out her creation to see what she came up with! She always makes the cutest things!!
Check it out HERE!!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Naturally Simple

Wow! Two posts in one week! 
Here is the second card for the Gel Press Paper Swap
 that my bestie Carrie Rhoades and i did last week! 
I was just playing with some acrylic paints, using some browns and tans, and it turned out looking like woodgrain! I was so very pleasantly surprised!!
I wanted the paper to do most of the talking on this one, so i kept the embellishments very simple, and in fact, i 'went green' by using an element that came from some gift wrapping that Carrie had given me a few weeks ago!!
The doily was also placed in the gel press with some green and gold colors, and the whole card face panel was splashed with some FSJ silks to give it some sparkle and shine! Lastly, i added a few gold pearls. Very simple and pared down. I wish the picture could pick up how nice it actually is in person.

NOW you have to hop over to Carrie's page to see what she made with her piece!!!
Check it out HERE!!
(This is so much fun!!)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Return of the Stamper!

Hello, everyone!
Well, it's been a while, for sure! 
I've had many big shifts in my life the last few months, and am just now getting back to STAMPING!!! 
oh, how i've missed it... 
Today's card is extra fun, because the background paper was made by me! I used the Gel Press from FSJ to create it.... My bestie, Carrie, and i, are both in love with our Gel Presses! We can't stop making papers with it! We decided to do a paper swap with each other, and make cards with our favorites from the bunch and post the completed project! 
Here is card #1 (3 more coming!) using a piece that was made using bubble wrap and paint....

There are a few things i'd like to improve on this card, but it was good to get back into cardmaking... 

Ok, now you have to go to Carrie's blog and see what she made from her piece!!
Check it out HERE!!