life outside the lines by Beckynoelle

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Beary Special Day


This card started off with a piece of Neenah cardstock, that I stamped the bears, cake, and presents on with MFT Black Hybrid Ink and colored with Copic Markers. Next I masked off my frame and all of the images and used Distress Inks and ink blending tools to ink up the sky and grass. I die cut the clouds out of the area within the frame and then stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the paper. I wrapped some baker's twine around a white card base and then added the bears with foam adhesive to finish it off.




Monday, September 26, 2016



Today I've got the invitations and thank you cards that I made for Bree's birthday party.
I based the invitation on some that I saw on Pinterest. I designed the top part and cut it out with my Silhouette out of gray, black, white, and red cardstock and blue foiled paper. I inlaid all of the die cuts on a 5x7 card and added some glossy accents to the circles. I had my husband design the text for the invite because he's just way better at that :)

I just resized everything for the thank you card and put it on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card and stamped and embossed the sentiment with versafine ink and clear embossing powder.

I had planned to come home today, but my dad has the beach house for another week so I decided to stay until Friday :)


Friday, September 23, 2016

Puppy Dog Kisses

Hello and happy Friday!

This card has some fun masking and fussy cutting on it :) I started out with a piece of Neenah cardstock cut to 5 1/2" wide and stamped the dogs in MFT Black Hybrid Ink, masking off the gray spotted dog and the black and brown dachshund (it took me a full minute to remember how to spell that word...). I colored the dogs with Copic Markers and then fussy cut around the tops of the dogs. Is stamped the sentiment with Hero Arts black ink and then got to work on the background. I stamped the bones and hearts in a pattern on some Neenah cardstock in versamark ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I sponged some pink ink over the embossed images, fading out from the center of the card to create a resist background pattern and then added some Wink of Stella shimmer to the insides of the hearts. I wrapped some baker's twine around the background and then added the panel with the dogs to it with foam adhesive and slapped the whole thing on a pink card base.

I'm almost out of all of the blog posts I got ready before Emma was born, so now I have to figure out how to make some time to get in the studio while I'm taking care of the girls all day. Mom leaves next Wednesday so it should be interesting to see how life goes once it's just me and the girls. Jeff can't really help that much with the parenting because he's taking three homework intensive classes along with having mandatory overtime at work, so when he is home, which isn't that much, he has a ton of homework to do that tends to keep him up until around midnight and then he has to get up for work at 5. sigh. this too shall pass, right? :)

Have a great weekend!




Thursday, September 22, 2016

Love You A Latte


This one is a super simple card. I stamped the cup in MFT Hot Fudge Hybrid Ink on kraft paper and stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. I masked off a circle over the cup and sentiment and then did some ink blending, after the background was inked I die cut the paper with a stitched rectangle die. I die cut the scallop border out of pink felt and glued it down to a kraft card base. I added the inked rectangle with foam tape and added white stitching around the circle with a white gel pen to finish it off!

Whenever I switch between a card making and memory keeping (which for me these days is just Project Life and December Daily) or when I take a long break from one of them, I feel like it takes me about a week to get back in the swing of things and make anything I like. Which is why I get so behind in Project Life when I feel like card making is going well, I don't want to break my stride i guess... Since the big "Project Life Catch Up" did not happen before Emma was born (I still have two albums for 2014, one for 2015, and one for 2016 to do) I really want to be caught up by the end of this year, so I'm going to have to figure out how to work on cards and PL simultaneously without "losing my groove" somehow. And I suppose that was a kind of random thought for the day...
anyways, have a good one!




Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pencil Me In

" I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."
but this is the next best thing :)

I started out this card by drawing light pencil guidelines on a piece of Neenah Cardstock, cut to 4 1/8" x 5 1/4". Next I stamped the pencils along the guidelines in My Favorite Things black hybrid ink and then colored them with Copic Markers. Next I made the mistake of leaving it alone on my desk for a few minutes while I put laundry away and Bree was inspired by all of the pencils and scribbled all over it with pencil and I had to attack it with an eraser :)
I adhered it to a black piece of cardstock and then put that on a white card base and wrapped some baker's twine around it. I die cut the dimensional banner from black cardstock and stamped and embossed the sentiment in versamark ink and Hero Arts white embossing powder. I trimmed of the right side of the banner and then finished the card off by adding the banner with some foam tape.

I'm not a big fan of romantic comedies but You've Got Mail will always be one of my all time favorite movies. Most of our movie collection is Disney, Musicals, or Nerdy but I do have a few girly favorites tucked in here and there: You've Got Mail, P.S. I Love You, It's Complicated, Pride and Prejudice, Australia, and Sabrina are some of my favorites when I want a chick flick. As I write this I realize that it's been a few years since I've watched You've Got Mail so that one is definitely coming with me on vacation (I'll save some of the others for the next few sleepless nights with Emma!)

Have a great day!



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