Friday, May 25, 2018

TupeloDesignsLLC - A Garden

Happy Friday! It's my day to post for TupeloDesignsLLC. They're one of my favorite stores! It's wonderful to find all my favorite brands all in one place. Shipping is FREE every day (no coupon required USA Only - discounted rates International).
I love when my hobbies overlap. I'm a gardener and if the weekend is fine I'll be working on getting seedlings planted. If I'm really energetic maybe some patio pots will be arranged too!
This stamp set from Right At Home called Let Love Grow speaks to my heart. I love the pots, vegetables and flowers. I arranged all the die cut images on a distress ink background.
The distress ink is applied to the background using a stencil brush. The brush makes a soft clean ink background - no dauber impressions are left behind. 
Want to go shopping? I hope you'll give TupeloDesignsLLC a chance - there's always something new to discover.



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Right At Home Let Love Grow
Dies | Right At Home Let Love Grow


Right At Home Let Love Grow
Right At Home Let Love Grow

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Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Ink

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Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
Mowed Lawn Distress 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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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

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Clarity Stamp Stencil Brush Set
Clarity Stamp Stencil Brush Set

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Pretty Little Studio - Rainy Day Adventure

I'll be the first to admit that I can appreciate the power of Mother Nature. Thunderstorms, hail and floods have made me wary of a dark sky. At the same time I'm the sort of person who loves to sit on the porch when it rains. I love to breathe in the humid air and listen to the pitter patter sound the raindrops make. Everything is good in moderation!
The Pretty Little Studio Potpourri Collection is filled with different elements of nature (think raindrops, leaves, and animals). The collection colors are pastels in a soft watercolor wash. 
The plaid Favorite Season paper is topped with an End of Summer 3x4" journaling card with a cascade of colorful hearts printed on it. 
The die cut umbrella is adhered with adhesive foam tape to add dimension. The sentiment is made up of several of stickers from the So Much Beauty Sticker Sheet.
Shower on the love with this beautiful collection!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Potpourri Collection | Favorite Season
Journaling Card | End of Summer
Die Cuts | Rainy Day
Stickers | So Much Beauty
Sequins | Primrose | Rose Pink

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Coral Flowers

I hope you're having a great day! Are you looking for a challenge to play? A new challenge begins at Fusion Card Challenge today! Here's the inspiration for this time! It's called Coral Flowers! 
I'm usually attracted to the photo first. I love the striped background, dimensional flowers and soft colors. Maybe you don't care for the photo? That's ok - play along using only the sketch portion of the challenge. If you're feeling really clever you can FUSE the two together! 
I almost started water coloring stripes on paper, and then I remembered this Big Stripes Cover Panel from Reverse Confetti. It makes the perfect background for this challenge! 
You know I love die cuts! So I cut lots of Flowers For Mom Confetti Cuts in pink, white and orange. I added enamel dots for the flower centers to add a little bling. 
The die cut "Happy Birthday" is from the Sentiment Essentials set. I added some extra Leafy die cut sprigs in Lime and Avocado to add even more color. 
Now it's your turn! Click here to jump to the Fusion Card Challenge blog where you'll see more designs from the rest of the team and get all the details on how to link up your own design! We can't wait to see what you make!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Sentiment Essentials
Dies | Reverse Confetti Sentiment Essentials, Leafy, Flowers For Mom, Big Stripes Cover Panel



Sentiment Essentials
Sentiment Essentials

RC
Sentiment Essentials CC
Sentiment Essentials CC

RC
Big Stripes Cover Panel
Big Stripes Cover Panel

RC
Flowers For Mom
Flowers For Mom

RC
Leafy CC
Leafy CC

RC

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Spellbinder's Shapeabilties - First Adventure


Today I'm playing along at CASology - the cue word this week is THRILL.  A thrill is the sudden feeling of excitement or pleasure.   My card today features a child's discovery.  I don't know if it was more thrilling for my kids to discover something, or for me to share in their delight and think to myself "my goodness.. my child is amazing!"  It truly is a wonderful world with little thrills and pleasures to be found everywhere - every single day.  All you need to do is look! 
Spellbinders was one of the first companies I fell in love with when I started crafting several years ago. Their nested window dies were innovative and exactly what I was looking for - an easy way to cut stamped images. The quality has always been excellent and it still is today.  But as more companies have their own coordinating dies I've rediscovered Spellbinders.  They're still creating innovative new designs that are unique and beautiful.

You can see the latest release here. They have an amazing collection of silhouette dies created by Sharyn Sowell perfect for celebrating precious moments like baby's first birthday, playtime, tea party with teddy, and this one called First Adventure.

I created a simple distress ink background for this clean die cut image cut from white card stock. I love this image of a child discovering the little bird on the foliage, it brings back many heartfelt memories.

If you haven't checked out Spellbinders in a while it's time to give them another look! 



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamp | Altenew Sweet Friend
Die | Spellbinders Shapeabilities First Adventure



Shapeabilities First Adventure
Shapeabilities First Adventure
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Pretty Petunias

I had some time to play today and felt like doing some coloring! I found this challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments
As soon as I saw the colors I thought of raspberry flowers with olive leaves on a mist sky background! If you love to color, the clean line drawn flowers from Pretty Pink Posh are just for you. There are several to choose from - fuchsias, cherry blossoms, wild rose, and the ones I used today... petunias. 
First I colored the Pretty Pink Posh Petunias with Copic Markers. I arranged them around a Scallop Oval die cut. 
The blue background was created with distress ink in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean. The sentiment is from the Encouraging Greetings sentiment stamp set. 
The Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins are my favorite ! They're so sparkly and match everything. They come in lots of different sizes and remind me of dew drops when added to floral images. 

I hope you have a wonderful day!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greetings, Pretty Petunias
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Pretty Petunias, Scallop Ovals
Sequins | Sparkling Clear 4mm, 6mm


Encouraging Greetings
Encouraging Greetings

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Pretty Petunias
Pretty Petunias

PPP
Pretty Petunias DIes
Pretty Petunias Dies

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Scallop Ovals Dies
Scallop Ovals Dies

PPP
6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins

PPP
4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins

PPP