Thursday, April 11, 2024

You Really Stand Out

Hi friends! I hope you're having a great day! I wanted to remind you to play along with our monthly challenge at Poppystamps. This month the challenge is "Look Out The Window". We want you to add a window to your card - that could be an actual window die, or just a die cut opening that you turn into a shaker, or a frame. It could also be interpreted as a scene type card of what you see out your window - maybe a Spring Scene? My card today is a scene that I'd love to see out my window.
Crafting is my sweet escape. I love that I can go and see anything I want anywhere in the world without ever leaving my craft space. It's a place of my imagination where it's all possibilities without limit.
My safari scene was made with the Whittle Racing Giraffe kit. If you haven't seen the "kit" options at Poppystamps, they're worth a closer look. The kit includes several dies to make a scene card as well as a mini stamp set with appropriate sentiments. This kit contains 5 different giraffes, a tree, clouds and a race car!
It was easy to add the spots to the giraffes with markers. The die embosses the giraffes with a pattern so you can see exactly where the spots should be. I cut three tree tops and stacked them so that my tree looks much fuller, I added some Layered Pointy Petal flowers to complete the scene.
I couldn't resist adding some silly eyes to help bring the giraffes to life. Their necks are so long they look like their heads are in the clouds! The background is a simple Distress Ink blend.
I hope you'll join us at the challenge. It's easy to play along - you can link your photo from Instagram, your blog or another on line gallery like Flickr. We select two winners every month - one design is our favorite, and the other is randomly selected to win a $20 gift card to the shop. You get the whole month to join us and I think you'll be inspired by the designs from the team and other players!





Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps & Dies | Poppystamps Whittle Racing Giraffe, Layered Pointy Petals, Scallop Stitch Frames

2478, 2559, KT007

POPPY = Poppystamps
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

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Whittle Racing Giraffe
Whittle Racing Giraffe

POPPY | SSS
Layered Pointy Petals
Layered Pointy Petals

POPPY | SSS
Scallop Stitch Frames
Scallop Stitch Frames

POPPY | SSS
Blush Cardstock Pad
Blush Cardstock Pad

SSS
Sunrise Cardstock Pad
Sunrise Cardstock Pad

SSS
Greenery Cardstock Pad
Greenery Cardstock Pad

SSS
Lagoon Cardstock Pad
Lagoon Cardstock Pad

SSS

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Seize Today!

I hope you're having a great day! I'm happy to share a card made with the latest collection from Pretty Little Studio called "Good Vibrations". This collection is bright and bold with a focus on positive messages.
I like the touch of whimsy - hand drawn flowers, crayon colored stripes and handwritten sentiments in contrast with the straight lines of ledger paper, checkerboard and other prints.
I love the rainbow colors that you will find throughout the collection including the papers, borders, stickers and mixed font sentiments.
But the very best part of this collection is the positive messages that will let the recipient know that you have complete confidence in their ability to shine!
I hope you're smiling! Have a beautiful day!




Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio
Paper | Good Vibrations
Die Cuts | Picture Day Frames | Keep Going
Stickers | Everyday Life Words

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Cherry Cupcake Birthday Shaker

How about a yummy treat for us to share today? The Pink & Main Cherry Cupcake is just the thing! I've paired this new stamp set with some sparkly goodness to make a fun shaker!
The latest release from Pink and Main has me saying I want to "Shake it All". With 28 confetti shaker colors and new shaker covers the hardest part is deciding what colors I want to use!
The Shaker Covers are so easy to assemble, just pull off the protective coating, add a teaspoon of confetti, and then insert your background (I used a foiled spotlight) panel into the cover. The sides have adhesive strips along the four edges that you just fold over to seal the shaker. I love that this is a flat shaker that makes mailing super easy! I used the Small A2 Shaker cover that fits perfectly over the Zig Zag Rectangle die cut.
The Birthday Sentiments Foilable Cut Ups are a new favorite. I foiled the whole pack (there are 60) of sentiments with gold foil so they're ready to use. You can customize these foilable sentiments by adding your favorite foil color.
 
I wish you could see this one in person! The sparkly confetti, shimmery gold, and bright colors make it a feast for the eyes!




Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pink & Main Cherry Cupcake
Dies | Pink & Main Cherry Cupcake, Zig Zag Rectangle
Foilables | Pink & Main Spotlight, Birthday Sentiments
Confetti | Pink & Main Glass Slipper, Gypsy
Foil | Pink & Main Mini Minc Machine, Sparkle Gold Foil
Shaker Cover | Pink & Main Small A2 Shaker

PINK = Pink & Main
SCB = Scrapbook Dot Com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp

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Cherry Cupcake
Cherry Cupcake
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Cherry Cupcake
Cherry Cupcake
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Zig Zag Rectangle
Zig Zag Rectangle
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Spotlight
Spotlight
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Birtrhday Sentiments
Birthday Sentiments
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Glass Slipper
Glass Slipper
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Gypsy
Gypsy
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Mini Minc Foiling Machine
Mini Minc Foiling Machine
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Sparkle Gold
Sparkle Gold
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Small A2 Shaker
Small A2 Shaker
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Monday, April 8, 2024

Sweet Strawberry Thanks and Giveaway!


 I thought today would be a good day for a giveaway so check out my Instagram for a chance to win this Waffle Flower Strawberries die!
All my cards start the same way.. I layout the elements on a piece of plastic the size of my card base. This makes it easy to decide on the arrangement as well as the background without disturbing the design. I just slide different papers (inked, patterned etc.) under the clear sheet for sneak peek!

The Strawberries are arranged on a Pinking Circle that I topped with a pierced circle from the Sweet Plates die set.

I cut the strawberries from red cardstock and inked the edges with Distress ink before adhering them to gold paper (for the seeds) and fussy cutting them.
I love all details in this die set... two sizes of flowers, four different strawberries, and curly runners too! The finishing touch is a sprinkle of Candy Dots.
I'm linking up at A Place To Start  where they have an where it's anything goes but add a few flowers! 


I'm giving away TWO of these Waffle Flower Strawberries die sets. Here's what you need to do to be entered to win.

1. Go to my Instagram post with the Strawberries giveaway. Like the Post.
2. Follow Me.
3. Tag A Friend.

If selected, BOTH YOU and your friend from the Instagram comment will BOTH receive this die.

You have until 12 am USEST on April 15 to comment here and / or leave a comment on Instagram.

Click here to jump to my Instagram page so you can comment there and enter to win!

Thanks for your support and inspiration! You've brought me more happiness than I can express.



Finished Size: 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Waffle Flower Sweet Lattice Sentiments
Dies | Waffle Flower Nesting Pinking Circles, Strawberries, Sweet Lattice Sentiments, A2 Lacy Layers, Sweet Plates
Paper | Waffle Flower Berry Sweet Gingham Paper Pad

733-52849, 733-65067, 733-65069, 92-653310, 92-65278,

WFL = Waffle Flower
SCB = Scrapbook.com
SSS = Simon Says Stamp
COT = A Cherry On Top

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Sweet Lattice
Sweet Lattice
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Strawberries
Strawberries
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Sweet Plates
Sweet Plates
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Nested Pinking Circles
Nested Pinking Circles
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Berry Sweet Gingham Pad
Berry Sweet Gingham Pad
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Candy Dots Botanical
Candy Dots Botanical
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