Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Meet Some Cousins!

Hi Folks! I've got a few more family recipe scrapbook pages to share on the Winnie & Walter blog today! Isn't this family adorable? The mom is Brad's younger cousin, who's super smart and is a Gastroenterologist. Her husband is an assistant DA, and they have two darling twin daughters.
I watercolored a few sunflowers from In Bloom: Anna's Flora to be the main decoration on this page.
Yet another sweet family, this dad and the mom in the last scrapbook page are brother and sister. He's an Endodontic Dentist and his beautiful wife is a successful medical sales manager. Two adorable boys, and we're super excited that they're expecting another baby soon!
Just a simple glitter heart calling out for some hugs.
Winnie & Walter, LLC
Check out the Winnie & Walter blog for more information on these pages. And, I've still got many more pages to share with you!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Another Light Up Hidden Message Card!

Hi Folks! I've got a fun card to share ... one with a nail polish bottle that lights up to show a hidden message!
Here's a peek into all the inner workings of the card. You can see the pieces of the vellum nail polish bottles, the cut out sections for the bottles to cover, and the circuitry with the LEDs on top of the card base.
The fun part was "filling" the bottles with nail polish. The first two bottles are filled with red and purple, and the last was only partially filled with pink. This provided a great place for the hidden message, which is embossed in white on the white vellum. Placing the partial pink vellum on top of the message hides it until it's illuminated from underneath. 
 Here's the card before the lights go on. And ...
 Here's the card after the lights are switched on. The sentiment reads "you really are ... tough as nails."

Here's a video showing what it looks like!

I've got the full post on the Chibitronics Blog if you want to learn more about it and see how it was made. Thanks for stopping by!


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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Teacher and Medical Person ... Two New Ellen Hutson Leading Ladies!

Hello Folks! I was so excited when I first saw the two new Leading Ladies by Brandi Kincaid ... Medical Person and Teacher! Aside from being completely adorable (with lots of fun accessories) I love that they perfectly fit specific types of cards: get well and teacher thank yous.

With my two boys I'm always needing teacher cards. I didn't have a stamp that shows an actual teacher, so now I can really customize the card with hair color, favorite clothing, etc. to the teacher I'm sending it to.

I often don't buy coordinating dies with the stamps because I always think I can do the cutting myself if I need to, but the teacher dies for this set are great because they actually cut the arm out so you can have your teacher carrying whatever she needs to. Super fun! I gave her a couple books, naturally, and what any elementary school teacher needs to stay sane all the way through the closing bell ... coffee! Hahaha!

The variety of sentiments in this set is great for giving your card a lot of depth and impact. I think if I would have just had the "world's best teacher" sentiment it wouldn't have been as interesting as stamping all the thank yous and adding the gold A+. I'm also happy that the thank yous double as a background for the card. Sometimes I get stuck on what to put in the background. Don't over think it ... just stamp your sentiment a bunch of times!

Then we have the Medical Person ... ack! Love her! This set of accessories will make you feel like a kid playing with paper dolls, honestly. There are so many things you can add to your card. For this one I just chose the tiny pill stamp and made a rainbow of pills for the focal point. Hey, if you need to take pills, why can't they be a rainbow?!

What really puts me over the top with her is the STETHOSCOPE in the die set! It actually goes around her neck!! How cute is that just hanging out from the card? I didn't adhere it to anything; it's snug enough to stay put without adhesive. Which is great, because I love having things that can move and are interactive on a card.

 I think this card would be a great thank you for someone who was really supportive of you during an illness, and helped get you through some difficult times.

For this card with the Medical Person I recreated an emergency room that she's coming out of! 

I folded the card base a little differently, and made it open from the middle (like the actual doors would open). Then I cut two panels out of gray cardstock for each door. After cutting a square out of one of the panels, I used that as my guide to trace a square on the other panel, and on both flaps of the card base. That way I knew the squares would all line up.

Then I added a layer of clear acetate on top of the card base, and adhered the panels on top of that.

To complete the doors, I cut an extra strip of grey cardstock for the door handle, and a strip of metallic silver cardstock for the kick plate. Oh, and to make sure people know they are emergency room doors, I cut out the red emergency room "plus sign" and added that to the center of the windows.

I added her to be slightly tucked behind one of the doors, so it looks like she's on her way out to wish you well.

I really liked opening and closing the doors, and that you can see through the windows. The clipboard she's holding has a heart beat on it (another one of the accessory stamps) but you could also use that space to write or stamp an additional message. So many possibilities!

These stamps are ones you can really have fun playing around with. And, if you don't need her to be medically themed, you can just use the top half of her. The lady in pink on the rainbow pill card would be a kid in a t-shirt if you took the stethoscope off. So versatile!

Hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at these two new Leading Lady sets from Ellen Hutson! They just went in the shop on Sunday so no waiting if you have to have them (actually, it looks like the complete release is sold out already, but you can still buy them individually)!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Winner! Winner!!

Hello Folks! I'm super happy to announce a winner of the $20 gift certificate from the Altenew color therapy blog hop last week!

With the help of Mr. Random, I counted down to the 27th comment, and found Kathy Ferguson!

I love the white embossing of the church. Your background is stunning and the sentiment so thoughtful. Gorgeous card!

Kathy, please send a note to by 7/30/2018 with the subject line "Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop Winner from Kelly Griglione's Blog." 

Congrats Kathy! Hope you get something fun!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Vintage Inspired Globe - EH Two Takes on a Trend

Hi folks! I've got a color trend post today for Ellen Hutson's new color palette!

This was another challenge for me since I'm not sure I've ever really used these colors together. But how gorgeous are they? Fabulous! Just love these challenges!!

I wanted to use the Stitched Together Globe from the EH collaboration with Waffle Flower, and also was inspired by my son's vintage globe in his play room.

Without these two sources of inspiration, I never would have thought to make the "water" part of the globe tan, instead of blue or aqua. I was actually pretty happy with how it turned out! I used copper embossing instead of gold to compliment the tans and browns in the card.

I also liked being able to use the smaller cross stitch heart in this set to make my own pattern paper on the bottom. I think it really ties in the cross stitch theme of this card. Also the sentiment from Winnie & Walter's Big Hugs was perfect ... "the world became a better place when you were born."

Be looking to play along with the July Color Trend Challenge when it gets posted later this week. You have a whole month to dream up something special to share with everyone. Also, there will be a randomly chosen winner to receive a $50 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson!

Thanks for stopping by!

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