Friday, November 16, 2018

TupeloDesignsLLC - Ocean Bliss

Hi! Happy Friday! I hope you're having a great day! I'm having a sweet crafty escape today. It's been getting colder and colder here in the midwest and I guess I'm just not ready to give in to the winter months ahead. That's really what I love about crafting.. I can go anywhere.... to a flower garden, to the beach, camping or to outer space.. it's all just a stamp away LOL!

And what I love about TupeloDesignsLLC store is finding something new like this cute mermaid from HoneyBee Stamps called Ocean Bliss.

I made a simple background of Distress Ink. I made a mask by cutting a sheet of scrap paper in half. I covered the top half of my paper with the scrap and inked the sandy beach, then used the other half of the scrap paper to cover the beach and ink the water (Tumbled Glass). I made a separate wave die and inked in a darker blue distress ink (Salty Ocean). The mermaid was inked with Memento and colored with Copic Markers. I also used Copic markers to add little dots on the rock and sand to add some dimension.
Isn't she sweet? I know you'll love finding something new at TupeloDesignsLLC too! The best part is that they have FREE SHIPPING every day with no coupon required (USA only - discounted rates international). It's a great way to treat yourself! Click here to jump to the store - TupeloDesignsLLC.


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Honey Bee Ocean Bliss
Dies | Honey Bee Ocean Bliss

Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Bliss
Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Bliss

TDLLC
Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Bliss Dies
Honey Bee Stamps Ocean Bliss Dies

TDLLC
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

TDLLC
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Ink

TDLLC
Old Paper
Old Paper

TDLLC
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

TDLLC
Clarity Stamp Stencil Brush Set
Clarity Stamp Stencil Brush Set

TDLLC
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

TDLLC
TD Memento Tuxedo Black
TD Memento Tuxedo Black

TDLLC

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Pretty Little Studio - Just Dance In The Rain

There's no escaping it.. some days there's just going to be rain. You might as well make the most of it and look for the rainbow! The Pretty Little Studio Savannah Dreams Collection might just have you looking forward to some big fat colorful raindrops! They're total eye candy with their split color and stitched outlines.
My card is mostly blue which makes the colorful raindrops just pop off the page. 
All the die cuts on this card - the raindrops, clouds, and even the sentiment, are from the Rainy Day 2 pack. I adhered some of the elements flat to the card while others are adhered with adhesive foam tape. This adds dimension and brings the card to life. 
I can't resist a little bling, and the appropriately named Raindrop Blue Sequins are perfect here. They're a soft transparent blue with just the right amount of color and shine! 
So don't let the rain drag you down.. it's just temporary.. look for the rainbows!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Savannah Dreams Collection
Die Cuts | Rainy Day 2
Sequins | Raindrop Blue

Pretty Pink Posh November Release Blog Hop!



Oh happy day! Pretty Pink Posh is having a 2 day blog hop to celebrate the new November release and there's so much to show you! If you're hopping along you should have reached me from Alix Davis's blog! If you'd like to start from the beginning and get all the details you can get them here at the Pretty Pink Posh blog.
The release includes lots of new things including 5 new stamp sets, loads of dies and new sequin and jewel mixes too.
I'm sharing just die cuts today.. so only a small portion of what's available! I love color and die cuts are always my favorite! I started both of these cards with a background of Stacked Edges dies. You simply cut a bunch of the stitched border dies and attach them together to create beautiful backgrounds. That's a lot of cutting, so I always cut three dies at a time and save all the strips in an envelope for future projects. My tree at home is always covered with a rainbow of colored lights and ornaments so the rainbow background was a natural here.
The new Layered Tree die is easy to assembly. I cut the dies in shades of green and decorated it with lots of bitty ornaments hanging from little bows.   There are three ornaments in the die set so you can choose the shape you like.  The Season's Greetings Script die is layered over the tree.
The finishing touch is a rainbow of jewels to add some sparkle and shine.
My second card is on a Stacked Edges background of blue and teal.
I die cut the new Stitched Ornaments dies in red, and yellow, and carefully cut a piece in orange where they overlap.
The ornaments are stitched all the way around and come in two different shapes. The little topper is a separate die. I cut mine from gold foil to look like the real thing.
The new Pine Sprigs dies are perfect to deck the halls I know I'l be reaching for them all season long to mix with the other new products (Poinsettias and Decorative Ornaments), and older ones too! (Festive Holly).
The "jolly" word sentiment was cut from the new Ornament Shaker die (there's a new Tree Shaker die too!)!
I think the jewels are my favorite embellishment right now. The new mixed color packs make it easy to choose a favorite since it's got more than one shade inside!

Ready to see more projects made with the new release? You're next stop is the amazing Kay Miller's blog! But before you go LEAVE A COMMENT! There are four (4) $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day of the blog hop November 15-16). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 11/20/2018. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

Here's a list of the complete blog hop order for easy navigation!

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Amy Yang
Alix Davis
Jeanne Jachna (That's Me)
Kay Miller
Angelica Conrad
Melody Rupple
Mindy Baxter
Yoonsun Hur
Thi Lam
Heather Hoffman
Nichol Spohr
Kelly Latevola

Stop by Pretty Pink Posh's blog tomorrow for Day 2 of this amazing blog hop!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stacked Edges 1, Layered Tree, Season's Greetings Script

Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Ornaments, Pine Sprigs, Stacked Edges 1, Ornament Shaker

Stacked Edges 1
Stacked Edges 1

PPP
Layered Tree Die
Layered Tree Die

PPP
Season's Greetings Script
Season's Greetings Script

PPP
Pine Sprigs
Pine Sprigs

PPP
Stitched Ornaments
Stitched Ornaments

PPP
Ornament Shaker
Ornament Shaker

PPP
Starry Sky Jewel Mix
Starry Sky Jewel Mix

PPP
Watermelon Jewels
Watermelon Jewels

PPP
Raspberry Jewels
Raspberry Jewels

PPP | SSS
Lemon Drop Jewels
Lemon Drop Jewels

PPP
Buttercream Jewels
Buttercream Jewels

PPP

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sugar Pea Designs Mix It Up Challenge - Argyle for Him

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I'm posting today to remind you to play along with the Sugar Pea Designs monthly challenge. The challenge is called "Mix It Up" because you can play with the photo inspiration OR the sketch. If you're feeling clever you can mix them together.
I find myself drawn to the photos first. I spy pretty skeins of yarn on a white lined textured background. This got me thinking of warm, textured knits. Then I took a peek at the sketch.. very clean and simple. 
I decided on the Harlequin Cover Plate that reminded me of Argyle. I cut it from white card stock and then cut diamonds from the different colors of card stock I selected to match the skeins.
I added two Stitched Flags die cuts.. but felt like I needed to add a little more. 
I added Layered Treat Label die cut in the yarn skein colors and stamped a simple sentiment on one of the flags from Classroom Cupids.
I love the clean smooth look and feel of the inlay diamonds. I added a few gold glitter enamel dots because I just have to have a little bit of bling.
I'm really happy with this great masculine card. It wasn't what I originally set out to make - it was a nice surprise. I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge. 



If you want to play along you can always find the most current challenge by clicking on the challenge badge in the right hand column on the Sugar Pea Designs Blog

Happy crafting! And have a great day! 



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Sugar Pea Designs Classroom Cupids
Dies | Sugar Pea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Circles, Stitched Flags, Harlequin Cover Plate, Layer Treat Label



Zig Zag Stitched Circles
Zig Zag Stitched Circles

SPD | SSS
Stitched Flags
Stitched Flags

SPD | SSS
Harlequin Cover Plate
Harlequin Cover Plate

SPD | SSS
Classroom Cupids
Classroom Cupids

SPD | SSS
Layer Treat Label
Layer Treat Label

SPD