My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happiness is living in a Shoe

Greetings! So hard to believe it is already mid-April, and yet, that it is "only" April with these hot temperatures!
Today's cards are traditionally colored with Tombow markers and pastel squares. The images are gold-embossed. Oldie but goodie techniques. The Shoe Cottage is being retired by Sparkle N Sprinkle and is currently available 1/2 off, while supplies last.


Most of the cards were designed using Cards N Things Sketch #115: 


One thing I experimented with was sewing on cards. These are my first attempts on a new machine, and I learned a lot! It was fun layering cardstock, designer papers, lace, punched pieces and tule fabric, and deliberately making crazy designs or multiple lines. DEFINITELY easy.


Also used were:
Spellbinders Grand Labels One, 
Spellbinders Rose Creations, 
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, 
assorted K and C designer papers, 
Martha Stewart punches
ribbons/fabrics from Joann's.


Cards were submitted to the following Challenges:
Anything Goes Craft Challenge Blog - #64 Anything Goes
Cards N Things - Sketch #115
Celebrate the Occasion - #58 Use Pink
Crafty Sentiments - Spring Pastel Challenge
Die Cuttin' Divas - #60 Pastels plus die cuts
Scrap-Creations - April 10 Spring Challenge


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