Friday, April 18, 2014

A "note" of thanks


Quick post here today since my kids are out of school for Good Friday.  
I made up these 3x3 mini "notes" using the Fruit Trio die set from Whimsy Stamps......I seriously think that's the cutest strawberry die I've seen! 

Thank you notes

I haven't played along with the girls over at the CASology in awhile so I thought I'd link this up there!  This week their cue card is "NOTE".  


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs April Release: Day 3


Welcome back to the last day of the April release from Lil' Inker Designs!  I am blown away by all the projects from the DT........I am so lucky to share the team with so many talented ladies!!!  You should have arrived from the talented Alyssa's blog.......but if not, you can start back at the beginning at the Lil' Inker Designs blog.


Today, I'm sharing a set that is just perfect for the upcoming graduations!  Meet:  Smart Cookie.  I really can't see anyone NOT smile that may receive a card with this adorable cookie image!!  Let's take a peek:

I used the Instant Camera Die to create a little scene for my cookie.....adding in a stitched Cloud Die for a little detail!  

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Don't forget to leave your comments on every blog along the way for your chance at THREE $15 gift certificates!!!  If you can't wait......all the products are available NOW!!!!  Shop HERE.  Your next stop is new DT member........Erin Schreiner!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me! 

StampNation Challenge: Large Sentiments


Hello everyone!  I'm back today with a sneak peek of my card that you can see in detail over at StampNation.  This weeks challenge is all about LARGE sentiments!

Large die cut sentiments are all the rage right now.  This week we want to see you use one on your card!  Don't have one?  Try die cut letters, stamped alphabets, or a large stamped sentiment!

April sneak peek



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs April Release: Day 2


Welcome back to the Lil' Inker Designs April release!!!  Did you enjoy the blog hop yesterday?  So many projects to look at!!  You should have arrived from the talented Alyssa's blog.......but if not, you can start back at the beginning at the Lil' Inker Designs blog.


Today's cards are using my favorite products of this release.  
First up is the new Quilted Stitched Pattern die.  A full card of stitching.....amazing!!!  I chose to stamp a tiny heart (from the Rat Race stamp set) using a rainbow of colors in every stitched box.  My sentiment is from another new set called You're My Favorite and was stamped onto vellum using black StazOn.

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Here's a closeup of the stitching and a **new** ink color from Simon Says Stamp.......Lavender!  

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Next up is the amazing stitched frame from the Frame and Flowers die set.  I decided to make a shaped and shaker card!  Say that fast a couple of times!  LOL  To make my shaped card I trimmed down a standard A2 size cardbase to fit on the backside of my frame (my frame is layered with several diecut layers for stability).  

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We need to talk about these sequins that I added to my shaker frame.......3 words......Pretty Pink Posh.  I've used the Springtime Mix of sequins because there are some tiny flower sequins in there!  And don't the sequins just make you "smile"?  :)

AmyFrame2






Don't forget to leave your comments on every blog along the way for your chance at THREE $15 gift certificates!!!  If you can't wait......all the products are available NOW!!!!  Shop HERE.  Your next stop is........Erin Schreiner!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!  See ya back here tomorrow!!


Reverse Confetti April Color Challenge meets Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge for "confetti" time!


****This is my second post of the day.  Please scroll down for my Lil' Inker Designs new release post!!****

It's a gorgeous color palette up for you today over on the Reverse Confetti blog and I've combined it with the newest Curtain Call Challenge Inspiration!  This is one of my FAVORITE color combos especially the plum and green but the light blue thrown in there makes it even more fantastic!  

 

I went with a "confetti" themed card.  Using the BACKS of 3 different Reverse Confetti circle stamps, I was able to achieve this look.  This is one of my favorite techniques and lets you get way more out of your stamps.  These are the circle stamps I used:  Dec.25th (Tinsel 'n Trim), "&" (I like you), "beYOUtiful" (Peacock Pretties), and polka dot (Celebrate Cake).

After stamping my "confetti", I also adhered some awesome Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  My sentiments were stamped onto banner dies from Tag Me and adhered with foam adhesive.

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Here are some details about the Reverse Confetti Color Challenge:
  • There will be a new Color Challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 16th of each month.
  • The color link list will be open from the 16th until noon CST on the 30th. The color challenge will be posted in the sidebar and you will be able to click on it to get to that month’s challenge post with the link list during this time.
  • Reverse Confetti stamps are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
  • You may enter as many times as you wish.
  • There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of Color Challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 31st of this month.

Here are the details of the Curtain Call Challenge:

We have a fantastic new sponsor, Reverse Confetti, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Confetti Crush!  The LEAD of this challenge will receive a gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store!


The Curtain Call is over the moon that the owner of Reverse Confetti, Jen del Muro, is joining us today for the Confetti Crush challenge.

Confetti Crush Designers

Jen del Muro, Reverse Confetti

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs April Release: Day 1



Welcome to the Lil' Inker Designs April Release!  Fabulous new dies and stamp sets are coming out this week.....just you wait!  You should have arrived from the talented Alyssa's blog.......but if not, you can start back at the beginning at the Lil' Inker Designs blog.  This is Alyssa's last post with the DT.  Alyssa........I wish you all the best and will definitely miss you!!!


There are quite a few new dies and stamps releasing today.  You will be inspired for sure!  You can find all these products over on the Lil' Inker Designs store or over at Simon Says Stamp!

My card uses new floral dies that come with a fabulous frame die (a sample on that later this week) called Frames and Flowers Die Set.  I've used the floral dies along with the small label from the inside of the frame die.  More stitching.....I can't get enough of all the stitching Laura adds to her dies!  My sentiment comes from a new sentiment set called Quick Notes stamp set.  It showcases one of my favorite fonts and in a perfect size.

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I had so much fun die cutting and arranging these flowers and leaves!  Here is a closeup of my bouquet.

AmyFlowers2


Next up is an adorable Quick Notes Star Fold Out die..........perfect for those quick little notes I give to my kiddos either in their backpack or their mailboxes!!!  I stamped the row of stars from the Quick Notes stamp set in versamark over the entire card and then highlighted a few with Gold Wink of Stella.

AmyStar1

What's even more fun is that this folds up and fits perfectly in these tiny glassine bags that Laura has in the shop now!  Here's how I packaged my wee card:

AmyStar2





Don't forget to leave your comments on every blog along the way for your chance at THREE $15 gift certificates!!!  If you can't wait......all the products are available NOW!!!!  Shop HERE.  Your next stop is........Erin Schreiner!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!  See ya back here tomorrow!!

Smile!


Hello!  I'm hoping by posting this card today that SPRING will come back to us here in Kansas.  Woke up yesterday to SNOW.  It was just a dusting but still.  We had gorgeous temperatures over the weekend for our many ballgames and I want that weather to come back!  We also had a sickie little girl after the ballgames (I won't share the details.....yuck) so I'm hopeful she's on the mend now.  

I had some fun coloring this beautiful stamp set up from Clearly Besotted and thought I'd share it for the challenge going on over on the Stamping & Sharing blog.  It's all about Spring for the challenge.

I've used the Spring Blooms set and coordinating dies for this.  I love how Stephanie included both a solid flower and stem (for non-colorers like me) and the outlines for those that do.  I've stamped my flower in pigment ink and then very lightly used a coordinating Copic to add some shading with small flicks of the pen.  I die cut 2 jar images.....one out of white cardstock and one out of vellum and layered them.

Smile


Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!


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