Monday, November 12, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Pretty Pink Posh


Do you love tags? I don't think there's any nicer way to dress up a gift (even if it's a simple bag of home baked cookies) than with a pretty tag! During the holidays I want to make sure everything has a little touch of "home made".

My sweet friend Tracey McNeely is celebrating the EIGHTH year of her annual 25 Days of Chistmas Tags event. She's organized 25 days of tags of festivities! She's got a sponsor for each day and LOADS of great prizes. You can get all the details here on her blog!

The sponsor today is ...


I created a shaker tag with the Scallop Circle Tag die.  I cut a circle from the center of the die to create a frame.  Inside the window is the new Penguin Pals on a distress ink background.  Pretty Pink Posh has the prettiest embellishments.  This shaker is filled with Iridescent Mini Circle Confetti and Lilac and Clear Seed Beads.
Head on over to Tracey's blog to get all the details on how to win some amazing prizes from all your favorite brands! Click here to jump to the 25 Days of Christmas Tags main post to get all the details.

Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Penguin Pals
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Penguin Pals, Scallop Circle Tags

PPP - Pretty Pink Posh
SSS - Simon Says Stamp
DB - Dick Blick

Penguin Pals
Penguin Pals

PPP | SSS
Penguin Pals Dies
Penguin Pals Dies

PPP | SSS
Scallop Circle Tags
Scallop Circle Tags

PPP | SSS
Lilac Seed Beads
Lilac Seed Beads

PPP
Iridescent Mini Circle Confetti
Iridescent Mini Circle Confetti

PPP
Sparkling Clear Seed Beads
Sparkling Clear Seed Beads

PPP
Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Spun Sugar Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Shaded Lilac Distress Ink
Shaded Lilac Distress Ink

SCB | DB | SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento Tuxedo Black

SCB | SSS
Copic Markers
Copic Markers

DB
Copic Marker Refills
Copic Marker Refills

DB

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Pretty Little Studio - Garden Friend

If you're looking for a great fall collection of pattern papers, die cuts and embellishments you need to check out the Pretty Little Studio Potpourri Collection. The collection includes colorful fall leaves, acorns, florals and lots of cute critters like this little snail!
It's getting that time of year here in the Midwest when all the things we bring out in the fall need to get put back in the shed. That means clay pots and other breakables that might freeze and crack. It's also time to dig up bulbs that wont make it through the winter like Canna, Gladiola and Elephant Ears. While I was working in the garden I spotted Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillars in the parsley and other little garden friends... slugs and snails too! 

The Rainy Day die cuts include everything you need to make a scene.. mushrooms, snail, even tufts of grass. The little heart speech bubble is from the Hello Bubbles die cut pack.
The die cuts are layered over two journaling cards. The ledger striped is adhered horizontally and the rainbow stripe is adhered vertically. The card with the ledger stripes had a sentiment printed on it that I didn't want to use. The rainbow card covers the sentiment. I like the lines of the ledger card because they look like fencing, or lines of grass or other foliage. 
The "i love you" sentiment sticker is from the So Much Beauty Sheet. It has lots of great sentiments printed in different colors to coordinate with the collection.
I hope you find some time to play in the garden or take a walk. You just never know what you'll discover!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Potpourri Collection
Die Cuts | Rainy Day | Hello Bubbles
Journaling | End of Summer 3x4
Sticker | So Much Beauty
Sequins | Frog Lime | Tree Trim

Friday, November 9, 2018

Momenta Christmas Wreath


Have you seen the newest products from Momenta? I was at my local Hobby Lobby and they had a big display completely stocked with the new designs. You're going to love them all! I couldn't resist this beautiful Merry Christmas Wreath.

I made two cards with the die to show two techniques and how the die can be used in several ways.
I created a distress ink background for this card. I covered the card base with Spun Sugar and then used a Momenta Chevron Adhesive Stencil to apply Picked Raspberry. This is my first stencil from Momenta and I was really impressed. It's got a sticky back to hold it in place and you get really clean lines. The photos on the package show stenciling on fabric so I wasn't sure how clean it would pull away from paper.  It worked perfectly - the adhesive isn't too strong - it doesn't tear card stock.  When you're done just reattach it to the plastic sheet it comes with, wipe it with a baby wipe and it's ready for your next project.
I die cut the Christmas Wreath from white card stock and then colored it with Copic Markers.
Here's a close up of the colored die cut over the stenciled background. You can see the deep embossed leaf and berry details.
I made one more card with a color block technique. I cut strips of colorful card stock and adhered them to my card base. Next I cut the die from white card stock and adhered it to the colorful background. The contrast is really striking!
Stop by your favorite craft store to see the newest products from Momenta. You'll be feeling Christmas cheer in no time and your cards will come together in a snap! You can also see all the newest Momenta products here at Scrapbook.com.

Have a great day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Die | Momenta Christmas Wreath
Stencil | Chevron Adhesive Stencil
Ranger Distress Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar

Die | Momenta Christmas Wreath

Merry Christmas Wreath
Merry Christmas Wreath

SBK
Chevron Adhesive Stencil
Chevron Adhesive Stencil

JOANN

TupeloDesignsLLC - Flamingle

Do you love to color? Then boy do I have the stamp for you!! Have you seen the PinkFresh Studio Flamingle stamp? It's a big stamp.. and I mean.. fit all over the front of your A2 (4.25 x 5.5") card front big!
I don't care what media you use on this beautiful stamp.. embossing, markers, watercolor.. it's all going to look amazing!
For this card I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copic Markers. I kept the background blue (for water and sky) and colored the flowers and foliage in tropical colors.
You can stamp loads of these and take them on the go as a way to pass the time and keep your mind occupied while you wait. 

I'm always finding something new to love at TupeloDesignsLLC. They carry lots of wonderful stamps, dies, ink, paint, embossing powders, markers and everything you can think of to make, make, make !!! They have great prices and best of all shipping is FREE (no coupon required every single day!! USA only discounted rates international). It's a great way to treat yourself! Click here to check out the store - TupeloDesignsLLC


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | PinkFresh Studio Flamingle

PinkFresh Studio Flamingle
PinkFresh Studio Flamingle

TDLLC
TD Memento Tuxedo Black
TD Memento Tuxedo Black

TDLLC

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fusion - Wine O' Clock

Are you ready for a new challenge? It's Wine O' Clock at Fusion Card Challenge! And if you enjoy a glass of wine this one is for you! Cheers!
I'll be honest.. not a wine drinker here. That's not to say I don't enjoy a drink every once in a while. I'm happy with a frozen drink.. (margaritas please) or an ice cold beer! If you don't care for the photo you can always play along following just the sketch. And there's a third option too.. you can fuse the sketch and the photo together! It is Fusion Card Challenge after all! 
I had to do some digging to find a wine related image. It actually inspired me to do a little shopping! I saw this pretty cover die from Spellbinders and knew I'd have fun playing with it! If you haven't checked out Spellbinders in a while you're in for a treat! They've added lots of great products to their offerings.
I made an impression of the die on a piece of white card stock and used the outline to help me color it with Copic Markers. If you put packing tape on the back of your card stock before you run it through your die cut machine it will help the die stick together. When the sheet was colored I placed a die cut with punched out pieces over the top of it to give it a clean look.
Spellbinders has lots of great sentiments that are wine related, but I used one from the Reverse Confetti Clink set. The "Cheers" die is also from Reverse Confetti. 
I love the clean look of this card and the bright colorful leaded glass look background. Need a little more inspiration? The Fusion Card Challenge design team has you covered. Just click on their names below!


I can't wait to see what you make!



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps Reverse Confetti Clink
Die | Spellbinders Wine Country | Reverse Confetti Clink



Wine Country
Wine Country

SPB | SCB | SSS
Clink
Clink

RC
Clink Die
Clink Die

RC
Copic Markers
Copic Markers

DB
Copic Refills
Copic Refills

DB

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