Friday, September 21, 2018

TupeloDesignsLLC - Ahoy Matey!

Happy Friday! It's still super hot and humid here so I'm keeping cool indoors playing with some goodies from TupeloDesignsLLC! I love that they have free shipping every day (no coupon required USA only discounted rates international) so I can have supplied delivered straight to my door without having to run around in this heat! 
These cute little pirates are from Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho!
There's even a little cat and dog!  SQUEEL!!!   I started by stamping all the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring them with Copic Markers.
For the background I cut a piece of scrap paper with a wave pattern. I inked up the sand with one half of the split paper using Frayed Burlap and Old Paper. I used a stencil brush to add Tumbled Glass over the top half of the card, and then the second half of the cut scrap paper to ink in the waves with Salty Ocean. I splattered the entire panel with water and some white ink.
I arranged the colored die cut images and adhered them with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension. The sentiment is stamped on a My Favorite Things stitched flag.
This was lots of fun to color and assemble! I hope you find some time to craft today. TupeloDesignsLLC has lots of your favorite brands all in one place. Everything is wrapped beautifully and arrives in perfect condition. It's easy, convenient and a great way to treat yourself. Click here to check out the TupeloDesignsLLC store and go shopping!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho
Dies | Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho, MFT Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips

Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho
Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho

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Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho Dies
Neat & Tangled Yo Ho Ho Dies

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MFT Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips
MFT Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips

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Clarity Stamp Stencil Brush Set
Clarity Stamp Stencil Brush Set

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TD Memento Tuxedo Black
TD Memento Tuxedo Black

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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

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Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

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Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Ink

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Old Paper
Old Paper

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Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

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Pretty Little Studio - Play Outside

The seasons are changing fast! Better take advantage of a sunny day by spending some time outside. It's still hot here, so maybe I'll park myself under a shady tree with a glass of iced tea and a good book for a few hours. The new Pretty Little Studio Sunny Memories Collection. This collection is rainbow colors with images of plants and flowers. What immediately got my attention is that this collection includes PURPLE! One of my favorite colors!
I'm addicted to flowers! The Sunny Mix die cut pack is so pretty that I had to get two! That gives me extra flowers and foliage to arrange. You'll notice this arrangement has two of the teal leafy fronds peeking out from behind the big flower!
The flower is adhered with adhesive foam tape on a Bright & Happy rainbow striped tag. I tucked a yellow Rainbow Notes tag under the raised flower to draw your eye across the card. The tag is layered over a 4" Cambridge Doily. Lace and flowers together are always welcome! 
The Play Outside sentiment and pink striped banner are both included in the Sunny Mix die cut pack. The finishing touch on my card was a sprinkle of Lovely Lavender Sequins.
Enjoy your weekend and get out there and play!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Pattern Paper | Sunny Memories Collection
Die Cuts | Sunny Mix | Rainbow Notes
Tags | Bright & Happy
Doily | 4" Cambridge Doily
Sequins | Lovely Lavender

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Halloween Witches

I love seeing all the Halloween decorations in the store. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love seeing the kids dressed up as their favorite characters and trying to guess who they are. 
Today I'm playing along with this sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge Blog. I layered papers from Reverse Confetti Fright Night 6" Paper Pad.
Inside the circle I stamped the best witches sentiment and adhered the cute little witch from Best Witches.
In place of the three hearts on the sketch I added a garland of skulls, a moon, and some stamped bats. 
I think it's important to repeat colors to coordinate designs. I added a bit of washi along the seam of the bottom right green paper to repeat the color black from the Scalloped Circle. 
I repeated the green color in the pattern paper and the accents on the witches outfit. I repeated the purple in the papers on the flying bats.
Happy Haunting and a beautiful day to you!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Best Witches, Too Cute To Spook
Dies | Reverse Confetti Best Witches, Too Cute To Spook, Circles 'n Scallops
Pattern Paper | Reverse Confetti Fright Night 6"

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RC - Reverse Confetti
SSS - Simon Says Stamp
DB - Dick Blick

Best Witches
Best Witches
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Best Witches CC
Best Witches CC
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Too Cute To Spook
Too Cute To Spook
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Too Cute To Spook CC
Too Cute To Spook CC
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Circles 'n Scallops
Circles 'n Scallops
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Fright Night 6
Fright Night 6"
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Grape Soda Card STock
Grape Soda Card STock
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Midnight Cardstock
Midnight Cardstock
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Copic Refills
Copic Refills
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Halloween

Do you love Halloween? If yes then you’re going to LOVE the spooky sweet goodness of the Simple Vintage Halloween Collection. It captures images from days gone by that that are still endearing today. 
I love the mix of classic images like the little witch and kitties next to elements of the modern plaid and hearts.
I had so much fun making cards that I got a little carried away making 6! I like to keep sheets of clear plastic the same size as my card base handy. I arrange different elements from the Bits and Pieces and Chipboard Stickers on them. It’s easy to pick up the clear sheet and layer it over the pattern paper to help me decide which ones to use. 
After I get a card assembled I add embellishments like washi, stars, dots and sequins. 
There’s lots of great stickers on the sheet that comes with the collection kit, like this file tab that says “October”!
The journaling cards you’ll find on the reverse of some of the pattern paper sheets make great focal points for your cards too. The one on my card had a label printed on it ready for the Trick or Treat sentiment from the Chipboard sticker sheet.
I used a circular die cut spider web from the Bits and Pieces pack as a full moon over the chipboard haunted house.
I just know you’re going to love making everything from cards and layouts to bags for treats with this collection. It’s spooky good!



All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5”
Simple Stories Simple Vintage Halloween
10287 Collection Kit
10301 6x12” Chipboard
10302 Bits and Pieces
10304 Halloween Washi Tape



Thanks for your support! If you like my projects, I hope you'll use my affiliate links. Using these links don't change the cost of your purchase and helps support your favorite designers. You can click any link to jump to the store and purchase your favorite items!
SS - Simple Stories
SCB - Scrapbook.com
SSS - Simon Says Stamp

Simple Vintage Halloween Collection Kit
Simple Vintage Halloween Collection Kit

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Simple Vintage Halloween 6x12 Chipboard
Simple Vintage Halloween 6x12 Chipboard

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Simple Vintage Halloween Bits & Pieces
Simple Vintage Halloween Bits & Pieces

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Simple Vintage Halloween Washi Tape
Simple Vintage Halloween Washi Tape

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