Friday, June 22, 2018

TupeloDesignsLLC Pretty Poppies!

Happy Friday! I hope you're having a great day! Friday is my day to post for TupeloDesignsLLC Store! They've got a great selection of dies, stamps and everything you need to make from all your favorite stores! 
I love die cuts so I guess it's no surprise that I found these Pretty Poppies from Lawn Fawn! I love flowers!! 
I created a simple color block background by attaching three strips of colored blue card stock. I created a panel by attaching them with washi tape on their reverse side and then trim the panel to fit my card base. 
The poppies are cut with different shades of red card stock and assembled with adhesive foam tape to add dimension. The colorful leaves are tucked under the raised florals.
Want to go shopping? I hope you'll give TupeloDesignsLLC a try ! They have lots of your favorite brands all in one place and shipping is free every day (USA only - reduced rates for international orders). The inventory is always changing and you never know what you'll find new in the store! It's a great way to treat yourself! 

I got a tracker notification that my latest order should arrive today - I'll show you what I got next Friday!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Lawn Fawn Pretty Poppies

Lawn Fawn Pretty Poppies
Lawn Fawn Pretty Poppies

TDLLC

Pretty Little Studio - Smile for the Camera

I hope your summer is off to a good start. It's always my favorite time of year to take pictures. It seems like finally everyone is all together in one place - the sun is shining and the faces are smiling! The Pretty Little Studio Sweet Life Collection will have you smiling too! As the name implies it does have lots of "sweet" things to discover - cupcakes, drinks, flowers, and so much more! 
I was going for a masculine look for my card today so I stuck with blues and greens. The card started with the camera die cut from the Oh Snap! pack and I repeated those colors in the background papers.
I adhered the camera die cut to a Life is Beautiful Journaling Card because it had lots of little boxes for documenting photographs. I filled in one of the boxes with a die cut sentiment.
I embellished with more die cuts - flowers from Flower Garden and some sparkly sequins. We're always snapping close ups of pretty flowers in the garden and ones we discover when we're away. There's beauty to be found everywhere. 
I love how all the embellishments are all photo related making the theme of the card come together perfectly!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Sweet Life Collection
Die Cuts | Oh Snap! | So Sweet 2 | Flower Garden
Journaling | Life is Beautiful
Sequins | Frog Lime | Jump for Jade

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Snappy Birthday!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a great day! Lots going on here - summer is in full swing ! I hope you're making the most of the warm weather. It took me years to realize that I need to appreciate the warm weather while it's here. It will be gone before I know it!

A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge. This one was a bit tricky for me... the colorful painted crates loaded with books didn't really speak to me. I decided to look at it in a different way - as a color challenge.


If the photo isn't speaking to you that's ok.. just work with the sketch. But honestly.. I thought the sketch was a little tricky this time too LOL! I'm not doing a good job convincing you to play am I?
My underwater scene takes advantage of the colors in the photo.. AND I followed the sketch too. The crabs from Reverse Confetti
Aren't these little guys adorable? I stamped them in orange and red and gave them fun google eyes. They're attached with adhesive foam tape to give them some dimension.

The watercolor background was made with the distress ink refills (Blueprint and Peacock Feathers). I just put a little drop on my glass craft sheet, add water and paint with them. 
This one is for my DH - I call him my little crab because he's grumpy! I know this card will make him smile. 

I sure hope you can join us! Feeling stuck? That's ok - the design team has lots of samples to give you a little help.



Click here to join us at Fusion Card Challenge and link up your own work of art!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Seaside
Dies | Reverse Confetti Seaside 


Seaside
Seaside

RC
Seaside CC
Seaside CC

RC

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Poppystamps Blog Blitz Begins! Watercolor Heron

Monday, June 18, 2018

A Blog Named Hero - Summertime Fun!

I'm posting on A Blog Named Hero today! Our latest monthly challenge started on the 15th and this is the theme this time! 
There's lots of different ways to interpret this challenge. I don't think Summer would be complete without a trip to the beach. I live in the Chicago area and am so lucky to be able to visit the Indiana Dunes whenever I please! There's nothing like splashing in the waves to cool you down on a hot summer day!
I love the Color Layering dies from Hero Arts and am always reaching for them. For this card I mixed two sets together. The Seahorse needed some seaweed to cling on to so I added some from the Color Layering Goldfish set. 
The coordinating die cut set makes creating a scene a breeze. I arranged my die cut images on a YUPO panel that I colored with alcohol inks. Nothing compares to the bright bold color! 
The sentiment from the Color Layering Seahorses is stamped on a simple flag. 
I added seashells and starfish to the ocean floor. I think the more details you add the more realistic the scene.
I hope you will join me at A Blog Named Hero! I can't wait to see your vision of the challenge and how you enjoy Summertime Fun!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse, Goldfish
Dies | Color Layering Seahorse, Goldfish


Color Layering Seahorse
Color Layering Seahorse

HERO | SBK
Color Layering Seahorse Die
Color Layering Seahorse Die

HERO | SBK
Color Layering Goldfish
Color Layering Goldfish

HERO | SBK
Color Layering Goldfish Die
Color Layering Goldfish Die

HERO | SBK