Friday, June 30, 2017

Tupelo Designs - I Think You're Delightful

Are you counting down to the weekend? For most of us it's going to be a long one! I'm trying to talk Mr. J into taking Monday off... fingers crossed that I get my way! LOL! I love lazy days sitting in the yard, sipping tea and reading books while something amazing is cooking away on the grill. We have a few projects to get done in the yard.. we took the above ground pool out in the spring and now it's time to patch that circle in the lawn. Maybe we can put it off until the weather is cooler!

I'm posting today for my favorite store Tupelo Designs LLC! They carry lots of my favorite brands and there's always something new to discover.

This floral stamp set is one of my newest finds at the store from We R Memory Keepers. There's a whole series called CMYK that you can see here.

It's an interesting multi layer stamp set unlike any other I've tried in the past. It comes with a clear frame that you attach to your stamping tool for placement.  You insert the four layer stamps that are color coded into the frame for perfect alignment every time. You stamp in four different color inks.. CMYK : cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black) to achieve the printed effect on the image.

I layered mine on a MFT (My Favorite Things) Dynamic STAX Circle Scallop die as a frame and added some Queen and Company gems in pink. You can find both of these brands at Tupelo Designs LLC.

The stamp set didn't come with a sentiment so I chose one from Concord & 9th Brushed Blossom stamp set. I stamped it directly on the pattern paper (Crate Paper Heart Day 6") background.

I love the fun look of this card.. it's traditional and modern all at the same time. 

Want to go shopping? I hope you'll check out Tupelo Designs LLC. They carry all your favorite brands like the ones I used today (We R Memory Keepers, Concord & 9th, Crate Paper, and My Favorite Things) and so many more. They have free shipping every day with No Coupon Required and you even earn loyalty points that turn into dollars off future orders! I think you'll be glad you tried them! What a great way to treat yourself!

Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | We R Memory Keepers CMYK Roses. Concord & 9th Brushed Blossom
Dies | MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stax
Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Heart Day 6"
Rhinestones | Queen & Co.

CAS-ual Fridays - Everything is going to be fantastic!

Thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm posting on the CAS-ual Fridays blog with this bright sunny card!  I love working with bright colors all year round but when the weather turns warm I start thinking about sunshine and blue skies! 

I cut a panel of bright yellow card stock, and stamped a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Truth Is".  

Next I added stripes of colorful card stock set at an angle across the front of the panel.   I adhered die cut borders from the Lovely Links Fri Die set on the seams where the colors meet so the inside circles would be half one color, and half another color.  
I used a corner rounder on the panel as well as the card base to add to the fun graphic look of this design. Some enamel dots add some candy shine!

Want to go shopping?  If you see something you like I hope you'll use my discount code.  Any commission I would receive as a result of you using this code has been redirected to the CAS-ual Fridays Breast Cancer Awareness program.  I do not accept payment for using product on my blog and only use products I love and enjoy working with.  

Have a FANTASTIC day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  Truth Is
Dies | CAS-ual Fridays Lovely Links Fri Dies
Enamel Dots

The 12 Kits of Occasions - It's A Guy Thing

It's the last day of the month!  Do you know what that means?  Yes.. of course!  July starts tomorrow!! HAHA!.. But the end of the month for me always means it's time for the 12 Kits of Occasions!  

We're a group of 12 friends who love to papercraft.  Every month we take turns providing the rest of the group with a kit.  We all get the same thing.. and on the last day of the month we reveal what we made with the kit.  It's fun to see how some of our designs look the same - and how others can look so very different. 

Our hostess this month is Michele Ferguson from I Card Everyone blog.  I think Michele has the most unique sense of humor in the group.  Don't know what I mean?  Then you better check out her blog!  Wait until you read some of the sentiments included in this kit!  You're going be rolling on the floor!

Only one trixie in this set for me and that is the Ellen Hutson Hinged Thanks Die.

This is about all I have left in my bag of tricks from Michele!  I think the die is cute and clever - the letters stick up and remain connected along one edge.  I just couldn't think of a clever way to make mine look different than all the rest.   I'm anxious to see what the rest of designers do with theirs.  Yes I did save mine so I can CASE one of theirs!

OK .. on with the show.. I made four cards this time!

Ready to see more from the rest of the team?  You can see a sample from each of the design team members here on THE 12 KITS OF OCCASIONS BLOG.  You'll also find links to each of the designers (and our special guests) and a complete ingredient list for each of the kits.

We're wanting to include YOU in our monthly posts and just about every post this year has had a give away of a kit so you can play along.   Check out the blog to get all the details! 

All cards finished size 4.25 x 5.5"
Avery Elle No Way
MFT Seaside Seagulls
Lil Inkers Bunny Buddies 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches - Grande Birthday Wishes!

How are you doing today? I'm having a good day! I did a little running around this morning and now I'm back home doing a little crafting while I wait for Mr. J to get home! I made a simple dinner of egg salad that we'll put on toasted croissants later. Yesterday I made shrimp and grits, so today I'm taking it easy! LOL!

I love a sketch challenge and found this one to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches! If you're joining in you better hurry! There's only 3 more days to play! The samples from the design team are wonderful!  

I love mixing papers and this one was lots of fun to work with.   I kept the background neutrals in grey so that your eye is drawn to the cute elephant from Reverse Confetti Coffee & You.
I left the elephant uncolored except for a bit of blush on his cheeks and some yellow on the star on the coffee cup.
Instead of a square in the center of the design I framed the cute elephant on a scalloped circle.

I tucked some colorful TAG TRIO die cuts under the circle.  I think the bright colors draw you're eye to the center of the design and add some fun!

Isn't this little guy sweet?   I hope you find a little quiet time for yourself today! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Coffee & You
Dies | Reverse Confetti Coffee & You, Circles 'n Scallops, Tall Tag Trio
Pattern Paper | Reverse Confetti True Love 6"

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Poppystamps Ballerina Shaker Card

I'm posting on the Poppystamps blog today with this pretty in pink ballerina shaker card.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps Floral Dancer Collage, Pretty Stitches, Butterfly Sprinkles, Fancy Celebrate

Sequins & Seed Beads | Pretty Pink Posh

Friday, June 23, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - You're So Cool!

Summer's in the air and I'm loving all the summer inspired stamps you can find at Tupelo Designs LLC.  They've got mermaids, tropical flowers and yes!  Even ice cream cones and popsicles to wet your appetite! 

I told you that I love finding all my favorite brands at Tupelo Designs LLC.  I used to purchase direct from the manufacturer and always hated having to get my cart to a certain dollar amount to get free shipping.  At Tupelo Designs LLC you can mix and match whatever you like from your favorite brands and shipping is free every day with no coupon required.

And if you have some time go ahead and look around!  I think you'll like finding a few new favorites too.  That's how I discovered these yummy "Perfect Popsicles" from Sunny Studio!   I'm so glad I tried them and I know I'll be checking out this brand again!  There's even a set of coordinating dies to go with this set.

All the dies I used on this card are from Avery Elle - another brand you can find in the store.

First I stamped the popsicles in a rainbow of colors.  I used lots of different brands of ink.  These are two stamp images so choose a light and dark shade of each color. 
Yes it was painful to cut the center Wonky Stitches rectangle from the center of my stamped masterpiece, but I'm so glad I did.  It adds a visual element to the design because of the wrapped twine around the center panel.

I even saved $5 off my order.. my customer loyalty points have been adding up. With each purchase you earn points that can be exchanged for dollars off your next order.

I sure hope you'll give Tupelo Designs LLC a try sometime ! They're my favorite store and it's always a treat to see what's new! Click here to jump to the store!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5"5"
Stamps | Sunny Studio Perfect Popsicles
Dies | avery Elle Sweet Scallops, Wonky Stitches
Fiber | May Arts Natural Button Twine