All posts tagged Shari Carroll

KaiserCraft Elegance!

Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the blog! It’s Shari here today to share a card inspiration for you using some really pretty KaiserCraft products.

I fell in love with the colors from the Elegance collection paper pack and Elegance Collectables. I had to give them a try.

Shari Carroll KC Friend

I white embossed the greeting from the Bluebelle stamp set on a Slate card stock tag that I cut out using the Simon Says Stamp Frames die set.

Shari Carroll KC Friend D1

And to finish things off, I used the Sea Breeze Sparklet Gemstones also from KaiserCraft. These are GORGEOUS!!!

I’ve shot a quick video for you on the process of making my card, hope you enjoy!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Blue Violet Color Coordinates

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Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with a delicious color for you, let me introduce you to Blue Violet!

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Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet 100# Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet Premium Dye Ink
Simon Says Stamp Purple Flower Sequins
Kaiser Magic Happens 6.5×6.5 Paper Pack
Doodlebug Lilac Assortment Sprinkles
Doodlebug Lilac Doodle Twine
WOW Grape Earthtone Embossing Powder
Dark Purple 5mm Cupped Sequins
Pebbles Inc. Lakeside Wood Veneers
Prima Plum Giselle Fabric Flowers
Freckled Fawn Solid Purple Washi Tape
Copic Sketch Marker Deep Reddish Blue BV17

Blue Violet is a super rich blue with violet or red undertones. Absolutely beautiful!! I could have paired it up with blue tones, but thought I would swing with the more purple and violet colors. I found some really fun items to go with it.

to get things going on my card, I added a panel of Kaiser Craft paper then started layering things up. I used the Tim Holtz Honeycomb Die with the Blue Violet card stock, then added some Tiny Purple Flower Sequins and Doodlebug Lilac Sprinkles.

Shari Carroll Blue Violet CC

After adding a strip of pattern paper and my message strip, I put the flower in place.

Shari Carroll Blue Violet CC D1

I love how I can mix in different purples and they all blend together!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

“Play” Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, it’s Shari here with an art journal page for you.

I’m the kind of gal that changes her mind, never really finishes my projects… and so, I’ve decide to start a new journal in a different format. Keeps things interesting right? I want a top flipping journal book and thought there is no better way to do this than to make it like my top folding cards in the back to back method. Each page will measure 4.25″ x 8.5″ with a center fold. Once I get another page made I’ll show you how to start constructing the pages of your book.

My entry today was all about PLAY. I started off with the Tim Holtz’s inking the stencil technique, then took it a bit further by adding more layers.

Shari Carroll Play Journal

I only used 5 ink pads; the Distress Mini #1 set and Walnut Stain. I love how the colors mix to create new ones.

Shari Carroll Play Journal D1

Gotta love the white Signo pen for highlighting objects and letters! It helps make them POP!

Shari Carroll Play Journal D2

I had my first play with the new Dina Wakley stamps too, love them! I’m hoping you’ll like this format and play along with me as I add new pages. Below is my how to video and of course I had to speed it up to fit in to the time allowed. Enjoy!

Have you tried journaling yet? Do you have a preferred style?

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Midnight Green Color Coordinates!

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Hey There!! It’s Shari here with another Color Coordinates, today let me introduce you to Midnight Green!

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Simon Says Stamp Midnight Green 100# Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Midnight Green Premium Dye Ink
My Mind’s Eye All Spice 6×6 Paper Pack
Authentique Curiosity 6×6 Paper Pack
Basic Grey Dark Green and Butter Candy Buttons
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Jute String
Crate Paper Doily Bundled Up Thickers
Copic Sketch Marker Verdigris Green G85

Other product possibilities:

Prima Cartographer Flair Buttons
Prima Princess Brads
Prima Happily Ever After Princess Flowers

Midnight Green in a nutshell is a nice deep pine green. It’s great for the holidays but even better for Masculine cards! I’ve paired it up with other colors that go well when making manly style projects like oranges and other natural tones.  Reminds me of Boy Scouts and nature! I’ve shot a quick video of the walkthrough.

Here’s a quick “guy card” I made using the the Midnight Green and Khaki card stocks. I cut the Simon Says Stamp “You” from a panel and layered up some of the papers from the My Mind’s Eye All Spice paper pad.

Shari Carroll CC Midnight Green

I used the Thickers Letters to start off my saying and tied them onto the card with some Tim Holtz Jute String.

Shari Carroll CC Midnight Green D1

No frills, just the way a guy likes it!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Color Coordinates ISLAND BLUE!

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Aloha Everyone! It’s Shari here on this beautiful Fourth Of July day with Island Blue!!!

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Simon Says Stamp Island Blue 100# Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Premium Dye Ink
Simple Stories DIY Boutique 6×6 Paper Pack
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes 6×6 Paper Pack
Crate Paper Bam! Alphabet Stickers
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Daydreamer 6×6 Paper Pack
American Crafts Zing! Blue Glitter Embossing Powder
American Crafts Amy Tangerine Paint Fabric Stickers
We R Memory Keepers Blue Floss
Doodlebug Blue Jean Doodle Twine
Queen & Company Mega Dot Blue Washi Tape
Basic Grey Blue and Green Shapes Candy Buttons
Copic Sketch Marker Cyanine Blue B16

Ahhh… warm waters and sandy beaches… the perfect summer right? Island Blue is that beachy color, a rich perfect cyan! I love pairing this up with other bright colors that pop… and of course it goes great with black! I’ve found plenty of goodies to go with it, and have a walkthrough video for you below.

I’ve used the Simple Stories DIY Boutique papers along with a few circles of Island Blue card stock to lay down some color.

Shari Carroll island Blue

Of course I lifted up a few of the circles with some foam squares, I love dimension!

Shari Carroll island Blue D1

Pretty clean and simple… a great card to make on the go!

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I hope everyone here in the states has a fun and safe 4th of July. Enjoy your weekend!

Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening