Monday, January 22, 2018

Poppystamps Valentine Fairies

I'm posting on the Poppystamps Blog today with this cute Valentine card.
We're having a blog blitz.. that means there is a prize on just about every post between Jan 8-30. You have to leave a comment on EACH post that you want to enter.

How'd you like to win the new VALENTINE FAIRIES Stamp Set? Click here to jump to the Poppystamps blog. Leave a comment on the POPPYSTAMPS BLOG by February1 to enter to win!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Valentine Fairies
Dies | Poppystamps Valentine Fairies

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Heffy Doodle Geology Rocks!

Lucky me! I'm the guest designer on the Heffy Doodle Blog today! They've got lots of great stamps to play with and coordinating dies to make creating easy! I hope you'll stop by and say hi! 

Click here to jump to the Heffy Doodle Blog to read more!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps: Heffy Doodle Geology Rocks
Dies | Heffy Doodle Geology Rocks

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tupelo Designs LLC - Hello Winter!

I'm posting today for Tupelo Designs LLC! They're my favorite store AND it's their birthday! Thta means they've got some great deals going on. Until January 31, qualifying orders will receive :

  • One Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool (all orders)

  • One distress mini ink pad and one roll of washi tape (all orders over $10)

  • UP TO 25% off all items in your order (on orders over $20.18) Use Code 2018BDAY25 at checkout.

Also you have a chance to win a Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform. One name is chosen at random every 48 hours from all orders over $50

They even have new CHA items in the store on sale! Click here to jump to the store! 
Tupelo Designs LLC has lots of my favorite brands - Concord & 9th, Waffle Flower, My Favorite Things, Altnew and LOTS more! Today I'm playing with Neat and Tangled from the shop. This stamp is called Hello Winter.
I inked up the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black on Tim Holtz watercolor paper. Next I inked up the panel with Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves. I splattered the panel with water, and some watered down Seedless Preserves.
I die cut the panel with the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches die. It adds a pretty detailed stitch along the edges and cuts the panel to the perfect size for mounting on an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.5"). The Hello Winter die cut contains an outline as well as a detailed word die that says "winter". I cut the larger outline / background from the water color panel, and then adhered the more intricate word die over the die cut background. 
Want to go shopping? You won't want to miss the birthday sale! Click here to jump to the store!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Neat and Tangled Hello Winter
Dies | Neat and Tangled Hello Winter, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Coffee and a Book

Are you keeping warm? Just looking out the window gives me a shiver lately! Winter is my favorite time for crafting. 

Maybe you're looking for a challenge to play? Check out the newest challenge that starts today at Fusion Card Challenge

The inspiraiton photo is all warm and cozy isn't it? Getting comfortable in your favorite chair with a warm blanket, a good book and your favorite cuppa!

Not loving the photo? That's ok.. just work off the sketch.

I tried to FUSE them together this time - using inspiration from the photo and following the layout of the sketch.
I created a warm background of browns (I know unusual for me). The pattern of the Drop Cover Panel gives the look of a knit blanket.
I used the Reverse Confetti Caffeinated Cups as my focal point. The Thanks Tag makes a nice solid matt for the cup, sentiment and Wreath die cut. I added a Hang Ups and a little heart from XOXO Hearts to cover the hole.
Now it's your turn! Still not feeling inspired? Check out designs from the rest of the team here on the Fusion Card Challenge Blog! They're sure to get your creativity flowing!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti For The Love of Latte, Caffeinated Cups
Dies | Caffeinated Cups, Wreath, Drop Cover Panel, Thanks Tag, Hang Ups, XOXO Hearts, Tag Me

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Freshly Made Sketches - Love and Hugs

I hope life's treating you good! I got up early this morning to do lots of errands.. the usual.. post office, bank, grocery store.. get a pet licence for Miss Moriko. I got home, started the laundry, did a little dinner prep... and was happy to find I had a little time to make something too!
Today I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches. This one came together quick.. maybe because they have done all the work for me. I kept the heart shape in the sketch so all I had to do was assemble it. 
I started this card with a pink background created with the Pretty Pink Posh Stacked Edges die. I love that the die cuts lock together for a nice smooth card front.. and oooh the pretty scallops and stitching! 
The "Love Shaker" die is a fancy stitched heart with a "Love" sentiment running through the center.
The new Cupid Friends are just adorable. They're very easy to color and of course there is a coordinating die set. The "hugs to you" sentiment comes from the Birdie Friends stamp set. 
Have a great day and stay warm!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Cupid Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stacked Edges 1, Cupid Friends, Love Shaker, Memory Box Glorious Hearts, MFT Fishtail Flags
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh 4mm, 6mm Sparkling Clear

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Coffee Time!

Are you a coffee lover? You need to check the latest CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release! There are 5 new coffee themed stamp sets and two new die sets. You can see them all here
I started soft Tumbled Glass distress ink background and then stamped a border of the word "coffee" from the Coffee Talk stamp set. I used a stamp tool so I could ink the image several times and keep it nice and straight along the edge of the front panel. 
A stamped a sentiment on the To Go Cup Fri Die that I cut from kraft and wood veneer. The "coffee" word die is from the Coffee Cup Fri Die set. I LOVE the font - and it's exactly the same size as the "coffee" word stamp. 
I added a few embellishments - some twine and a bitty flower to finish things off. It looks like it's going to be a great day!

Want to go shopping? If you see something you like I hope you will use my special discount code. You'll save 15% off your ENTIRE order - sale items included! Any commission that would normally go to me for your purchase has been redirected to CAS-ual Fridays to use toward Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. I accept no commission for the use of products on my blog and only use and endorse products that I love and would recommend. Here's a link to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Coffee Talk
Dies | CAS-ual Fridays To Go Cup, Coffee Cup

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Birch Press Design Glittering Hearts

I'm posting on the Birch Press Design Blog today with this glittery Valentine! 

You can see more photos and get all the details on how it was made here.. at the Birch Press Design Blog!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Birch Press Design Sending Love 
Dies | Birch Press Design Cherished Plate Layer B, Stitched Heart Set

Friday, January 12, 2018

Tupelo Designs LLC - Under The Sea

Happy Friday! I've been waiting all week for today! LOL! It's cold and windy here - my favorite time of year to craft. I can imagine I'm anywhere - in a field of flowers, or today, under the sea! I love shopping at Tupelo Designs LLC because I always find something fun and fresh to work with.
I don't know about you but I am totally addicted to layered stamps. The double stamping brings flat images to life. This is the Hero Arts Color Layering Octopus stamp set.
For this card I started with a simple watercolor background. I painted Salty Ocean Distress Ink on Ranger Watercolor Paper. It's the same as the Tim Holtz watercolor paper, but a little better value if you cut it to size yourself.   I like painting with the Distress reinkers - because they're already liquid (vs. standard watercolors) they blend easier.  
Hero Arts has wonderful layering inks, but I used Altenew ink. This is what I have in my stash and they are designed for layering too. 
Tupelo Designs LLC is my favorite store because I can always find several of my favorite brands all in the same place. I never have trouble filling up my cart LOL! They carry Hero Arts, Altenew, Concord & 9th, My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Reverse Confetti, Avery Elle, and so many more! They run sales several times a year and the very best part? Shipping is ALWAYS FREE - no coupon required (USA ONLY - discounted rates overseas).
I always feel like I got the very best name brands I want, at a fair price delivered straight to my door. It's a great way to treat yourself! Want to go shopping? Click here to jump to the store.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Hero Arts Color Layering Octopus
Dies | Hero Arts Octopus