Monday, July 3, 2017

Designing with Stampin' Up! | July 2017

The new Stampin' Up! catalog is here and it is gorgeous! If you haven't checked it out, you can see all the new stamp sets, dies, and papers here

I have a couple of sets that I love, love, love! For the card above I used the new Climbing Orchid stamps and Orchid Builder dies. I lifted the design from the catalog because I was anxious to put ink the paper and just wanted to make something. How gorgeous are these flowers?! The sparkle gems add a nice finishing touch.

My next card uses the Bike Ride stamp set and the Build a Bike die set. My parents bought me a cute cruiser style bike for my birthday a few years ago and it's lime green with yellow accents, so I made this bike to match. So, so cute!! My personal bike doesn't have a basket but I had to add a basket of beautiful flowers to this bike. After I colored the flowers with Copics I added clear Wink of Stella over the top. You can find the stamps + dies bundle here

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my cards! If you have any questions or need more information, please leave a comment below.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hello Summer | July 2017

Happy summer, friends! I The kids and I made it to Washington for our annual trip and we are enjoying the gorgeous weather here, family, friends, and cool summer nights! I can't say I miss the humidity of Florida at all... we are loving the milder temperatures and cooler evenings. 

My mom planted beautiful flowers again in her yard this year and I look forward to photographing them every summer. The flowers she can plant in Washington are so different than what I can plant in Florida and I love all the bright colors and textures.

I have some crafty news! I created a new Instagram account strictly for my scrapbooking and card photos and projects. My new account is @erintaylor_papercrafting . I hope you will check it out!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! I plan to be back soon with some cards or layouts... my blog has been sadly neglected the past couple of years. Hooray for blogging!