Come here little fishes…

Come here little fishes...

Saw the instructions to make this little pouch on Sam Donald’s Pootles Blog. Thanks, Sam. Lucky me, when I went to cut a template so I wouldn’t forget, a scrap of this paper was right there beside my trimmer. I put the little pouch together and then I noticed the whale on the remaining paper. Viola! Here’s my take on Sam’s treat pouch.

Perfect Quick Photo Backgrounds

If you need a quick and good base and background on which to photograph your projects with your iPhone i.e. smartphone or iPad, I came up with this solution. Use two pieces of card stock or patterned paper. Lay one sheet against the screen of your laptop and one across the keyboard. You can then balance your camera, phone or iPad on the table. I used this method to photograph the birthday card shown in this post. I found the layout for the card on the internet. Thank you very much for the use of your sketch.

You can choose the color(s) that best shows off your project. The photos show the same card photographed on different colors and patterns. The card stock or Designer Series Paper (DSP) is not damaged and is ready for another project. You can also angle your laptop screen to the best angle for your photo.

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Card Stock: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry – Ink: Strawberry Slush – DSP: Kaleidoscope Item# 132995 – Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday Item# 130426, Petite Pairs Item# 122497, Circle Framelits Item# 130911

All the products used in this post except for the laptop are from Stampin’ Up! Please contact me

HERE if you are interested in purchasing any of these products for your own use.

Let’s Hear It For Banners!

Swap Card

I love banners! So when I saw this layout on another card, I knew I was going to have to use it. So with changes, I hope I have made a card that lives up to the sketch.

Card Stock: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pool Party & Strawberry Slush

Designer Series Paper: Quatrafancy

Ink: Strawberry Slush Ink Pad & Strawberry Slush

Framelits & Embossing Folder: Apothecary Accents & Modern Mosaic

Punches: Modern Label

Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewel

Snow Festival Christmas Blocks

I love this new Designer Series Paper, Snow Festival. When I saw the sheet with the squares, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it. These are the blocks we sold a couple  of years ago. I saved two boxes, hopefully you did too. If not, maybe they are available online or you have some someone cut you 3″ wood blocks. Two sheet will cover five blocks. I love this Snow Festival DSP. Many of the designs are linear and make great strips to decorate cards and boxes.