Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays February Release Day One
Special Delivery and Heartfelt Sayings

I'm so excited to share that CAS-ual Fridays has a brand new release coming out this Saturday (February 4!)!!  The design team is sharing peeks of all the new sets (there are 8!!) today - February 1 right up until release day (February 4). Today we're sharing Special Delivery and Heartfelt Sayings.
If you're a fan of the Happy Mail and already have the Mailbox Die you're going to love this set called Special Delivery!

The set includes this flower covered mailbox, letter and lots of fun sentiments.

I stamped three envelopes, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them before adhering them with adhesive foam tape. 

I added a sprinkle of heart Fun Fetti cuts in gold and Gold Foil to add a little sparkle.
The second set we're showing today is Heartfelt Sayings.  This set is filled with sentiments in two sizes.  They all have the same font and little heart accents in letter openings.

I thought a colorful Birthday card would be fun!  Using a stamping tool I stamped the sentiment in rainbow colors before layering them over a background of matching colorful papers!

I told you there are some "smaller" sentiments in the set.. like this HB2U that I stamped in black to stand out from the rest! 

Want to see more projects featuring the new stamps? Just click on the Design Team members names below to jump to their blogs!

 Want to go shopping? There's lots of stamps in the sale section of the store, and yes.. you can double dip using my special code. Any commission that would normally be given to me has been redirected to CASual Fridays for their Calling All Sistahs Campaign to use toward breast cancer awareness and prevention. I do not accept any payment for products I use on my blog. I only work with products I love and would recommend.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Special Delivery
Dies | CAS-ual Fridays Mailbox, Funfetti
Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Hello Love 6"

Stamps | CAS-ual Firdays Heartfelt Sayings
Twinery Charcoal Twine

Pretty Little Studio Pinterest Inspired - Tangerine Rose

I love to create! I especially like working with products from Pretty Little Studio because they make it easy! Images are printed and die cut - ready to work with - no fussy cutting, and colors are coordinated to work together - even mixing from one collection to another. Sometimes I'm not feeling so inspired. Pretty Little Studio has solved that! Every Tuesday we have a Pinterest photo to inspire you! 
Isn't this romantic? This inspired me to make a Valentine's Day card filled with love. I'm a "brights" person so I just couldn't embrace the grey! So I went with a monochromatic background of greens with a pop of color from the gorgeous Tangerine Flower die cut!
The background papers are from the Woodland Collection. Woodland is a walk in the woods filled with nature inspired elements like butterflies, wood grain prints, and even dandelion seeds drifting across the papers! The sage green striped paper is called Caterpillar, the printed ledger paper is from Marigold Collection and is called Pepperbush.
I adhered the rose with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension to my card. You can see how the Seaweed Twine wraps around the card base and the rose is adhered. The foam is strategically placed so it does not interfere with the twine.
A bookmark tag is the perfect frame for the rose! The "LOVE" word die cut is from the Bloom package that includes 31 die cuts!

The 4" French Lace Doily peeking out the sides of the bookmark tag make this even more feminine and looks like lace!

That sweet little butterfly is from the Botanical die cut pack . And the finishing touch is some Crystal sequins that look like dew drops spread across the page!
I hope you're feeling inspired to make a special card for your special someone! Have a beautiful day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
  • Pretty Little Studio Products 
  • Paper | Woodland Collection 
  • Bookmark Tags | Nature Walk 
  • Doily | 4” French Lace 
  • Word Die Cuts | Bloom 
  • Die | Tangerine Rose, Botanical Flower (Butterfly) 
  • Sequins | Crystal
The Twinery Seaweed Twine

The 12 Kits of Occasions - January 2017

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  It's the last day of the month and you know what that means right?  It's time for The 12 Kits of Occasions!  We're a group of 12 friends who like to paper craft.  Every month we take turns making a kit for the rest of the group.  Everyone gets the same things - stamped images, pattern paper, die cuts, embellishments.... and on the last day of the month we all post what we made with the kit.   It's fun to see how our designs are similar or oh so very different.
Our hostess this month is Lindsey Larsen from Occasional Crafting!  This kit represents Lindsey clean and elegant style beautifully!   Want a peek?

The kit included beautiful papers from Jen Hadfield, stamped images from Concord & 9th, Papertrey Ink, and Altenew as well as several die cuts and embellishments (the icing on the cake!)

I made 6 cards and could have easily kept going!   Tricky ingredients?   I still have a handful of items left that I still want to use that include some wood veneer hearts and teal button twine.  I'm going to keep my eye out for the little bicycle stamp because it was too cute to ignore. 
Ready to see more?  BEFORE YOU GO... Please leave a comment.  I'm the lucky hostess with the mostest for the March kit and we have a three chances for you to play along with us.  The theme of my kit is "Out of this World" (think outer space).  I'll select one winner from this post - and Lindsey is going to pick two winners from our blog - The 12 Kits of Occasions January kit post!  So leave me a comment here and make sure you leave a comment on the 12 Kits blog!! Good Luck!! 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Poppystamps Urban Skyline Collage

I've got two cards on the Poppystamps blog today.. if you want a closer look just click here to jump to their blog!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps Butterfly Sprinkles, Urban Skyline Collage, Scribble Hello

Friday, January 27, 2017

You're Sweet

Happy Friday!!! Are you counting down to the weekend? The weekend is my favorite time of the week.  It seems like it's the only time lately that we're all together in the same place at the same time.   Eveything seems to move at a little slower pace and it's easier to enjoy the moment.  

My favorite "alone" time is when no one is around.  My crafting keeps my mind and hands busy and I'm surrounded by all the things I love to work with.... a rainbow of inks and  pretty papers, stamps and dies!
Today I'm playing with some goodies from Tupelo Designs LLC.  I shared my stash a few days ago.. time to get to work! 
I started with a background of pretty papers from Kaisercraft called "Secret Garden".  This collection is a mix of soft pink, blue and green on a cream base.  Several of the papers in the pack are "specialty" meaning they have a unique lacquered finish that feels and looks like heat embossing. 
A simple trick to line up all the hearts evenly is to save the negative of the die cut and use it as a template.   I cut the hearts several times from different papers in the pack and adhered them with adhesive foam dots. 

The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence "Cupcake Day".  I cut the banner with a Stitched Fishtail Flag.  I punched a hole to allow me to add a bit of twine.  I think it draws your eye down the length of the card.

A sprinkle of gems and sequins add a little sparkle and shine!

Want to go shopping? Tupelo Designs LLC is celebrating their birthday month and the gifts are all for you! But time is running out so you better hurry!

FREE Desk Calendar ($15 Value) with Every Order! *Will ship separately mid-late January, once the product arrives in our store.

FREE Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool ($3 Value) with Every Order! * Will ship separately mid-late January, once the product arrives in our store.

FREE Stamp ($15 Value) with every order over $20.17. *Will ship separately mid-late January, once the product arrives in our store.

AND... shipping is always free at Tupelo Designs LLC - No Coupon Required! (US only)

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps |  MFT  Cupcake Day
Dies | MFT Stitched Heart Grid, Stitched Fishtail Flag, Fishtail Banners
Pattern Paper Kaisercraft Secret Garden 6.5"
Twinery Ocean Twine

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pretty Little Studio - But First Coffee!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I sure hope you're having a great day! I needed a little pick me up so I thought some coffee might be in order! (Tea for me please!) Today I'm playing with the Here Comes The Sun Collection from Pretty Little Studio
The soft blue striped background paper is from the Up In The Air 8" paper pack. The whole collection has a wonderful soft, hand painted, water color look.
The Coffee Break 3 x 4" Journaling Card I selected from the 8 pack has a printed sentiment of "but first COFFEE" and a soft watercolor image of a cup and saucer. Don't you just love that coffee ring and drips? I felt the cup printed on the journaling card looked a little "flat" so I adhered an identical coffee cup die from the Coffee Time set and adhered it over the printed journaling card with adhesive foam tape for dimension. I slipped a 4" Cambridge Doily under the journaling card to make this look more feminine.
Now for the fun part.. embellishing!!! Some pretty Vellum Tape with colorful painted hearts from the Citrus Bliss sticker sheet is eye candy!
A die cut heart for the cup and a pretty flower to add along side are always welcome! And of course... some pretty Crystal Sequins!
Enjoy your day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Here Comes The Sun | Up In The Air
Doily | Cambridge 4”
Vellum Tape | Citrus Bliss
Die Cuts | Coffee Time
Journaling | Coffee Break 3 x 4”
Sequins | Crystal 4 mm & 8 mm