Sunday, October 20, 2019

Crafty Friends Blog Hop featuring Ellen Hutson

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It's time for the Crafty Friends Blog Hop!  We’re a group of amazing stampers that share similar paths…and we want to share our crafty projects with you!    We’ll be hopping each month featuring a specific company or brand…and this month’s favorite is Ellen Hutson!  

The Essentials Line by Ellen Hutson has a wide range of stamps and dies.  I have to admit that I have had this set since it released and just now inked it up.  So glad that I did!  It's so adorable!   Check below for a code to use on the Essentials Line by Ellen Hutson for TWO days only--October 21 and October 22.

Using a few images from Unicorns 'N Rainbows by Julie Ebersole, I created this cute little scene.  Add in a stenciled background to ground the images and you are done!

Ellen Hutson 


Check out this list of fabulous designers in this hop!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Reverse Confetti / Baby Congratulations

Hello Reverse Confetti Fans!  Amy Kolling here today with a non-holiday project. 

 Cards for special events like a new baby are not something I keep on hand and often are made quick when I need one.  I thought I would go through my stamps and make one!  

I started with the background.  I ink blended a panel of white cardstock with Broken China Distress Ink and die cut using the Bubbles Confetti Cuts.  Now while I liked this on just a white notecard, I thought it needed "something".  In comes the amazing stitched cover panel, Diagonal Stitches, for that extra texture the background was needing!

I added some Copic colored images from All About Ewe with foam adhesive to the bottom of the panel.  A few extras like the clouds and a fun glittery sun were added from Rainy Day Fun.  For the sentiment, a simple strip saying "Congratulations" from Word Up, was added with foam adhesive.  

Friday, October 11, 2019

Avery Elle / Create Magic Card Kit

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I am so excited because today I get to introduce a new product to you that is available for purchase now!  A New Limited Edition Exclusive Create Magic Card Kit is only $27 and is available only at while supplies last.  This card kit is full of inspiration and exclusive supplies to create adorable cards, tags and more.    If you are interested in this kit I suggest you pick it up quickly as they are sure to sell out.  You can find this kit here.

Kit includes the following items:

1-  Exclusive 4 x 6"  stamp  set - only available in this kit
1 - .5 oz Coarse Glitter
1 - Strawberry Hemp Twine Roll
4 - 4.25" x 5.5" sheets of acetate
1 - Create Magic exclusive Vinyl Zippered Mesh bag - - only available in this kit
12 - Create Magic exclusive 6" x 6" Sheets of patterned paper - - only available in this kit
1 - Exclusive Fairy Ephemera Pack - - only available in this kit

* There is an add-on of a coordinating die to the Create Magic Card Kit that is sold separately here.

My first card uses some pattern paper from the kit for the background and some of the ephemera along with the stamps and dies.  My fairy image was Copic colored, die cut, and embellished with glitter.  To create my scene, some of the elements were added with foam adhesive.  There is no right or wrong way with a kit!  Everything goes together!

Magical DAy


Fairy Happy

My second card only uses one of the fairies and the sentiment from the stamp set.  The rest of the card uses the ephemera!  This card came together so easy with the help of the kit!

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To see more of this kit be sure to check out the video over on the Avery Elle blog.

You can find a downloadable pdf file full of inspiration from the entire Design Team for this kit HERE.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

My Favorite Things / October Release

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  I have some My Favorite Things projects for this month's HOLIDAY CELEBRATION on release day!  MFT always has amazing releases but this one is their biggest holiday collection ever.  Have you seen it?  Make sure to visit the MFT blog for all the details and the amazing inspiration from the DT!

MFT Stamps


I have been on a retro kick lately so please forgive me if you are tired of these colors but I am not!  :)

My first card uses the new Peace Love Joy Stencil and masking off each row and ink blending several colors of Distress Inks (Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean).  Then I thought it would be fun to add in a snow globe scene with the adorable snowman from SnowGlobe Die-namics.

Love Peace Joy



My second card is super clean and simple and one layer!  I stamped the wreath image from Joy Wreath in several colors of green inks, adding more if I wanted more depth.  I stamped the berries in red ink.  The word "JOY" was black heat embossed in the center to add some texture.  The panel was scored 4 times at the top and bottom.  Once this panel was adhered, red stickles were added to all the berries.  It's so glittery in person!


Reverse Confetti / October Blog Hop


Welcome to the Reverse Confetti October Blog Hop!
Make sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details of this hop and for a full list of inspiration and information.

I am a summer girl.  So I had to play some more with the Peony set for this month's blog hop.  

I white heat embossed the images onto a white panel of cardstock.  Using my smaller blending brushes, I ink blended Forest Moss and Dried Marigold Distress Inks over the images making sure to leave some white space.  I added a simply sentiment strip using the Sentimenally Yours stamp set.  A few white gems were added to finish this off!



Make sure to visit more of the design team for inspiration using Reverse Confetti!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Hero Arts / My Monthly Hero October Blog Hop / Giveaway

Welcome to the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!  Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit is full of stamps and dies to create Halloween projects!   I got a start on my holiday cards and have a few to share, each one different but using the same color palette and all CAS.....let's go see them!  

The main kit and add-ons are fabulous!  The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, October 14th.  You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  The kit value is over $70......but only costs $34.99.  Once this kit is gone, it's gone!

This kit includes:
6 x 8 Clear stamp set
19 Coordinating Frame Cuts
2 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Chrome Cardstock
6 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Neon Cardstock
Clay Snowflake Embellishments
Prisma Glitter 0.5 oz.


My first card uses the "charlie brown Christmas tree" (as I call it) from the main kit.  I colored in the ornaments in the blue, green, and pink colors I've chosen for all of my cards.  I added Prisma Glitter to the ornaments.  The sentiments were stamped in bold black ink and a thin strip of black cardstock was adhered at the bottom to ground the image.



My second card goes all RETRO.  Using the Pop Art Fancy Dies, I die cut them from colors of cardstock and adhered them to a background stamped in grey ink using the Mod Pattern Bold Prints stamp.  A simple Merry Christmas die cut sentiment done in black along with one lone black star.



My third card uses the stamp set Retro Christmas Messages.  I stamped the diamond in blue, green, and pink inks across my white panel.  I added in one of the messages with foam adhesive and some stamped stars.  As a finishing touch, stickles glitter was added to the stars.

Wonderful Time


My final card uses the Santa and sleigh from Out of this World Christmas.  I can see this set used for SO many occasions and not just for the holidays.  I started by ink blending Broken China Distress Ink into the center of a white panel.  I added the world and santa with foam adhesive along with the sentiment strip.

Around the world

What's a blog hop without a giveaway?  Hero Arts is giving away a $50 gift card to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, October 13th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.  


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Avery Elle / Falling For You

Hello!  I am sharing a card for a special friend using Falling For You.  

To create my scene, I first die cut a hexagon from a panel of cardstock using the Pierced Hexagon Elle-ments.  Using the opening as a guide, Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint Distress Ink were blended onto a white notecard.  Once the ink blending was done, the hexagon frame was added with foam adhesive.

Falling For You

My critters were Copic colored with white pigment pen accents.  They were added with varying heights of foam adhesive.  Cloud die cuts were done using the Grand Photo Elle-ments.  To finish, the sentiment was stamped in the lower right corner.

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