Monday, July 23, 2018

Hello Bluebird / Just Bee-cause

Bee Happy

Hello everyone!  I am sharing a new project using the Hello Bluebird July release!  My favorite set from this release is Bee Happy with all those adorable bee images!

I created my own honeycomb pattern in the background left justified using dye inks and the hexagon stamps included in this set.  Images were all Copic colored and die cut with the coordinating Bee Happy dies.

Bee Happy2

The images were added, some with foam adhesive to the stamped panel after the "trail" and sentiment were stamped.  This panel was trimmed as it was adhered to a white notecard with black polka dot washi tape on the left.  Last detail was to add white pigment ink accents to the images and some glitter to the wings!

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Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs / July Release Day 1 / Giveaway


We are starting off Day 1 of the Lil' Inker Designs July Release!  This release is FULL of amazing dies and stamps for some fun occasions......are you ready?  Guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!

Animal Doctors is an adorable set and so fitting I showcase it today.  Being a RN, this set will get some love me!!  

I thought it would be fun to show case all the smaller images in this set.  All images were Copic colored and die cut using the Animal Doctors Dies.  They were all adhered inside the cut out circles from the Perfect Palette Die which was done in grey cardstock.  I added the cute bunny nurse with foam adhesive over a sentiment banner.  




Now for the fun part!  There is a giveaway for one lucky make sure to check out the Lil' Inker Designs Blog for details!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hello Bluebird / Otterly Great Birthday

Hello!  The Hello Bluebird July Release is now available!  
I am sharing two projects with some of this release.  

My first card uses the new Otter Friends stamp set and dies.  I kept my scene super simple but cute!

Otter Friends

I created the water for my otter to swim in by watercoloring various colors of Distress Inks direct to wet watercolor paper and allowed it to dry.  I used the Grassy Knoll dies (the clouds) to create my "waves".  I taped all my waves back together on the backside and trimmed them down on the sides.  I added foam adhesive to the back and adhered to a white top folding card.

My otter and groupings of cattails were Copic colored and die cut.  They were tucked in behind the waves at the shoreline and my otter was tucked between the waves and holds a present!  A simple black sentiment strip was added at the bottom to ground my scene.

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My second card uses the new Gallery Frame Die #2.  I love creating cards with just die cuts!  
I wanted to keep the focus on the flowers in this set so I kept the frame all white.

Gallery Frame Die #2

I grouped my leaves in a wreath fashion and added the adorable little flowers.  
To the bottom of the Gallery Frame Die, I added a layered black die cut 'thanks'.  

Gallery Frame Die #2_2

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

SugarPea Designs / Dreams


Hello!  I am sharing one of my favorite techniques and really the first technique I learned when I started stamping........Emboss Resist.

The main image from Dare to Dream from SugarPea Designs is this lovely dream catcher.  I white heat embossed the image several times on to Bristol Smooth watercolor paper.  I use this paper when I want to blend the colors seamlessly.  The colors truly blend like magic.  I've used Picked  Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks.  Once the colors were blended well, I wiped a dry paper towel over the top to bring out the white embossing.  

My sentiment was done using the Dreams SugarCut out of gold glitter paper and one of the smaller supporting sentiments from Dare to Dream embossed in gold embossing powder on to a white strip of cardstock.  To finish, I added some coordinating gems.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

My Favorite Things / Wednesday Sketch Challenge #394

Sketch 394 

Hello!  I am excited to be back this week as the Guest Designer for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  

The new Die-namics Gift Shaker and Frame was perfect to use for this week's sketch.  It offered a place to shake things up!  I added some white toppings from Queen & Co. to the windows.  To embellish my window, I added a stamped/die cut Martini glass and olive from Martini Time.  This sentiment is perfect for who I'm sending this card to!  Sentiment is from the new Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings.  My panel was layered over black/white striped paper from the Black & White Basics 6x6 paper pad.

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I hope you'll play along with us this week! Simply link up your creations HERE for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at the My Favorite Things store

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

Avery Elle / Indigo


Hello!  One of my favorite things to do is stamp my own backgrounds.  The Indigo set from Avery Elle is a fantastic set to do this!  (especially if you like to do stripes like me!)
I kept with the Indigo look and went with colors of blue for my background.  It was stamped using dye inks using my Misti and just shifting my panel down to stamp each line evenly spaced.  I added this panel to a coordinating navy cardstock.  My die cut sentiment is from the Oval Burst Elle-ments and was layered over a Double Pierced Circles Elle-ments.


Oval Burst Elle-ments
Double Pierced Circles Elle-ments

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

My Favorite Things / MFT & Friends

MFT & Friends

Hello!  I am joining My Favorite Things as a friend in their MFT & Friends series.  It gives more opportunity to share more inspiration using the newest release from MFT.  Make sure to check out the MFT & Friends blog post HERE for all the details and inspiration from other friends and the MFT Design Team!

I never have enough BIRTHDAY cards on hand.  What about you?  This release has so many products to use to help celebrate that special birthday.  

I LOVE the Happy Birthday Block Die-namics for a bold message.  This die has SO many ways it can be used whether it's layered over watercolor, inlay, negative use, letters alone, etc.  The list goes on!  I've used the negative over some rainbow striped pattern paper from Party Patterns 6x6 Paper Pad.  This gives such a bold look with both the black and the rainbow underneath.  To finish, I added 2 sentiment stripes stamped from the Yay for You stamp set with foam adhesive.

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