Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day today!

What a great day to enjoy scrapbooking. I got up at 5:00 AM to make this page of my daughter using our newest set, "Oops a Daisy." These big blossoms are appropriately sized to use for scrapbooking.

In honor of the day, www.RaisinBoat.com is offering $5.00 off your order of $20.00 or more. Simply use SCRAP5 during the checkout process.

Oops...I forgot to mention that "Oops a Daisy" is also on sale through Sunday. Save 20%. Rental members pay $9.59 and non-members pay $11.99 (regularly $14.99). So, just add a little more to your shopping cart and take advantage of both - 20% off the set and $5.00 of of your order. That's right! You can combine the two deals :)

Enjoy your day. I hope you get to scrapbook like me! - Smiles, Bobbi




Friday, May 4, 2012

Cards that make you feel better!

Here's a few cards to make someone you know feel better. All three use the set, "Oops a Daisy." This set is perfect for get well cards because  the daisy flower is a happy-looking flower that can brighten anyone's day. Plus, the set includes phrases such as "get well" "rooting for you" and "hopeful."

My first card is a diorama card. It's an inch in thickness and stands all on its own! I love that for in a hospital room. It can sit on shelf, window sill or table. It's almost like a little picture to enjoy while in bed! Look inside the window and you'll see, "Friend, rooting for you. Get well." All three of these phrases are in this set!

To see the dimension of this card, here are a few side view pics.


This card also includes the pansy from "Blissful Blossoms" and the butterfly and clouds are from "Breezy Butterfly."


We've had a number of requests for this template, so I'm sharing a link to it here. I've posted it at www.RaisinBoat.com.


Here' a two other cards I made with "Oops a daisy." Try giving these daisies a little of the unexpected by creating stripes or polka dot designs on their petals. The polka dot image comes in the set, too!




I love this set and I'm glad I have these "get well" cards ready in case someone I know needs a little cheering up!  Smiles, Bobbi

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Designing to my heart's content!



I was inspired and ready to hit my studio yesterday after seeing decorated cookies designed by Pretty Please. They were so cute that I just had to make bride and groom cards with them! Paper, pearl and glitter pens make these cards really fun to decorate. Here's how I made them...

I started by cutting hearts using my Cricut machine with cartridge, "George and Basic Shapes" by ProvoCraft. I first welded together two of the the basic heart shapes to make a 4" full card base. You can get 2 cards or 4 fronts out of a sheet of 8-1/2" X 11" cardstock. I cut them out of Tiki Hut and Ivory Coast. I also cut single hearts in  Brighton Beach WhiteSweet Cheeks, Black Granite and other colors to make the outfit/card front.

I hand cut the card front hearts in the shape of off-the-shoulder dresses and tuxedo jackets and adhered to the bases. Lastly, I embellished the outfits using paper, pearl and glitter pens. This is the fun part. Add pearls, rhinestones, buttons, and ribbons to make each card an original.

For the bride's dress, I used our Pearl Pen in Ice White to make the dress bodice detailing. I also used our Gelly Roll Glitter pens (love them!) to add stitching lines between the pearls. A rhinestone in silver color completes the coordinating diamond necklace.

The Bride

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The groom's tuxedo jacket and white shirt includes black shiny buttons made by applying Paper Pen in graphite. I flattened the top of each pearl-shaped drop to make buttons.

The Groom
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I used our latest set, "Blissful Blossoms" to create a printed design on this next dress. I stamped the rose design using Memento Angel Pink on our Sweet Cheeks cardstock. I traced the rose buds using a glitter pen and then added pearls using Paper Pen in Apricot. The apricot color matches our Sweet Cheeks cardstock nicely. Grosgrain ribbon in Sweet Cheeks was used for the off-the-shoulder straps and bow.

The Maid-of-Honor
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These were so fun to design! Wouldn't it be fun to make one for each of your bridesmaids? They would make really cute "thank you" cards for your attendants. How about your daughter's friends on prom court? Each one can be an original to match the girls' real gowns!

And now for the honeymoon....
I couldn't resist! Oops a daisy... I turned the heart upside down and made a super cute bikini top and bottom using our latest release stamp set, "Oops a Daisy"!


The bikini top...

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and matching bikini bottoms...


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I hope I've inspired you to make a few of these wonderful heart-shaped cards, too! Get your creative juices going. You can really have fun with these. I think I might have been smiling the whole time I was making these little works of art!

To learn about all of the supplies used for each card, visit out Idea Gallery at www.RaisinBoat.com. Each card's ingredients are listed.

Smiles, Bobbi

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Just released - "Oops a Daisy!" stamp set for Spring

Raisin Boat just released "Oops a Daisy" stamp set for Spring. The set is filled with full blossoms and daisy buds for a fresh and contemporary look.

This week - save 20% on Oops a Daisy! Rental members pay only $9.59 and non-members pay $11.99! Here is the set and a few ideas to inspire you!



The set includes a cute little dot image that can be used to make these fun polka dots for a background. It's a great look with the white daisy focal point.

Make a polka dot background to complement the
daisy for a fresh look.

Stamp any of the daisy designs repeatedly for a fresh field of daisies. Use a Copic C1 to add shadowing under the daisy petals. When coloring in the centers of the daisies, keep a small white area as a highlight mark for extra interest.

Stamping the daisies from top to bottom avoids having to mask!
Fresh colors make our gerber daisies come to life! Stamp them from the side for a more interesting and contemporary look.


Gerber daisies colored brightly and
paired with gingham is a fresh look.

I am in love with these daisies! They are fun to color. BUT, if you don't have time to color, go with white daisies with a bright yellow or lime green center. It's a great look! Smiles, Bobbi