Thursday, April 28, 2016

Right at Home Mix and Match Challenge!


Mix and Match

Hello!  I'm here to share my version of the Right at Home Mix and Match challenge this week!  I love combining stamp sets and especially SENTIMENTS from different sets.  I'll share what sets I mixed for my card but first......let's talk about the card.



I love to stamp.  The Abstract Florals set let's me do just that.  Stamp.  Stamp.  Stamp.  Mixing colors and making my own backgrounds is something that makes me happy.  Here I've used different shades of Altenew inks to stamp my own background.  The little dotted stamps (there are several) in this set are useful for "filling in" areas when creating a background like this.

I could not wait to get my hands on the Script Greetings set because of the bold sentiments and the coordinating smaller sentiments.  BUT I pulled a smaller sentiment from the newest release set called Color in Sentiments and combined it with the bold "thank you" from Script Greetings.  It is so fun to mix and match these types of sentiment sets!

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I'd love to see how you "mix and match" sentiments...........Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!  

Not your usual Throwback Thursday.....


Hello everyone!  I would usually have a Throwback Thursday post featuring some previously released Pretty Pink Posh products. However, THIS time I am featuring some of the NEW RELEASE that will be available in the PPP shop on May 1st!

I would love for you to check out my full post over on the Pretty Pink Posh blog for all the details but here are some peeks at my cards!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Magical day


Be a Unicorn

Hello!  We made it through the nasty storms here in Topeka last evening.  We had tons of rain, wind, and a funnel tried to touch down.  Spring in Kansas!
Avery Elle

I have a sweet Unicorn card to share for Avery Elle Stamps today.  Using the Be a Unicorn stamp set and matching Be a Unicorn Ellements, I've created a scene using several pierced dies available from Avery Elle.  I've layered several Pierced Clouds Ellements behind a frame I created with the Double Pierced Rectangles Ellements.  My images were Copic colored and lots of clear Wink of Stella were added to the rainbow clouds and the main and tail of the unicorn.  As a last finishing touch to make this "magical", I used dots of Zig 2-way glue to sprinkle Iridescent Mini Star Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Many Thanks and SPDSS49

April 26

Hello!  It's definitely SPRING in Kansas this week!  Warm weather followed by cool downs and STORMS, birds chirping, and flowers blooming.  Definitely my FAVORITE time of the year!  Speaking of storms, we are in for one later today the weather guys say......

So to honor spring, I made this card that uses one of the April Sugar Sketches over at Sugar Pea Designs (SPDSS49).  Lots of layering of colors (I used Altenew inks) for the flowers but pulling color from the plaid paper.  I've used the Funky Wreaths - Spring and matching Funky Wreaths - Spring Sugar Cuts.  They were layered over a Zig Zag Stitched Circle.  My sentiment was stamped onto a flag from Stitched Flags....it fit perfectly!

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Welcome Baby


Hello!  I am sharing a card that was over on the Taylored Expressions blog Tuesday.  I features the adorable set called Hippo Birdy.  Of course there are matching Hippo Birdy dies too which makes this set so easy to work with.  I've used one of my favorite die sets from Taylored Expressions called Frame in Frame Cutting Plate.

The one thing about this card is that it is BULKY.  Adding foam dimension and a large button for detail, make this hard to mail in a standard envie.  Most often baby cards are hand delivered anyway, so adding this extra "bulk" is ok.  Don't forget to check out my post over on the TE Blog for all the details on how I created this card!

Welcome Baby by Amy Kolling

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mom

Banner & Wreath

Hello!  I have a "MOM" card to share today for Avery Elle Stamps.  Many of you know that I lost my mom just over 11 years ago very suddenly.  Way too soon.  So creating these cards is difficult but I do have a wonderful mother-in-law who I can send them to.  ☺
Avery Elle

This one uses the beautiful Banner & Wreath stamps and coordinating Banner & Wreath Ellements.  My "mom" sentiment comes from another must have set called Best Ever.  These sets work wonderful together!  

I decided to break out a color I don't use often......purple.  I've stamped, die cut, and colored my floral images with Copics.  I arranged them in the shape of a wreath and stamped the bold "mom" sentiment in the center.  To this white panel, I used the Wonky Stitches Ellements to add a bit of interest to the border so that the deep purple notecard, from The Royal Collection Folded Cards, could show behind.  The florals were coated with Crystal Stickles......gives a totally different look than my normal Wink of Stella.  ☺  A perfectly done bow using the Bow-Easy and Sugar Plum Twine from Avery Elle was added for that final touch.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs Release: Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs April Release!  This release is FULL of amazing dies and stamps that are so versatile.......are you ready?  You should have arrived from one of my best friends...........Jen Carter's blog.   Woot woot!!!!  But guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!


Today is all about those special parents in our lives.  First up, this card uses the new Vintage Flowers stamps and coordinating dies as well as the new Vintage Label Sentiment Stamps.  I gold heat embossed various flowers from this set onto thick vellum and used the coordinating dies to cut out.  After using the Quilted Swirl Stitched Pattern Die, I arranged my flowers onto my note card with some clear foam adhesive.  Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added to really make this shine!

Amy Vintage Flowers





Now for the fun part!  There is a $15 gift certificate up for grabs for one lucky person who comments along the way!  One winner is chosen for each day!!  

Amy Kolling-----me!

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