Sunday, August 20, 2017

Krumspring Stamps / 1st Anniversary Blog Hop / Giveaway


Hello and Welcome!  I found Krumspring Stamps (based out of Denmark) last fall on Instagram and fell in love with their unique designs (especially For my Caveman).  Fast forward a bit......Maria was generous enough to sponsor the Stamping Away Weekend I co-hosted last fall.  Fast forward to present.....Maria is now celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Krumspring Stamps and I am here to help celebrate my sweet friends milestone!!!  Thank you so much for including me in your special celebration! ♥♥

The Krumspring Stamps celebraton just released 8 new stamp sets that went on sale yesterday!  There's a blog hop to celebrate the 1st anniversary so let's get started because the lineup of designers will blow you away!

The first set is just Elefanastic!  Seriously though, this set is small and mighty!  In true fashion with other stamp sets in the Krumspring Shop, the elephant image is faceted.  I started with heat embossing the elephant in Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger.  I colored the facets in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush and fussy cut him out.  I adhered the image to a trimmed panel that was Distress Oxide blended to ground my image.  A thin strip of coordinating Washi tape was added down the left side.  I added some gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh along with the sentiments that were also embossed wtih Liquid Platinum.  This whole panel was adhered to a notecard that was prepped by heat embossing the Diagonal Stripes background also in Liquid Platinum. 



My next card uses another small set called I Love your Melons!  haha  If you haven't read the product descriptions on the store site, please do so!  Maria shares something unique about each set!  

Summer is not over yet especially if there are Watermelons to eat!  I just love the sentiments included in this set!  


I stamped the watermelons in Basil and Mojito pigment inks from Impress Cards.  Using very watered down Distress Oxide in Broken China, I loosely watercolored around all the melons and added some flicks of color as well.  Once the panel was dry, I added some tiny dots around all of the watermelons.  A simple sentiment was stamped and added with foam adhesive along with some sequins from the Friendship Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.  To finish, I added the panel to a notecard that had one strip of color down either side for interest.



It's never any fun with out a prize!!!  

Win a 10$ gift certificate to!
Leave a comment on each step on the way of the hop for 16 chances to win a 10$ gift certificate OR the grand prize - which is a Prize Packet containing lots of Krumspring Stamps!

Giveaway ends August 23 at 12 pm Central European Time. Winners will be announced on Krumspring Blog on August 23


Here is the FANTASTIC blog hop line-up for you:

Krumspring Blog
Vera Rhuhay
Michelle Short
Amy Yang
Tina Krauer
Niki Bee
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Anna Kossakovskaya
Kathy Racoosin
Amy Lee
Natalie Elphinstone
Mayline Jung 
Keeway Tsao
Amy Kolling--you are here!
Birka Reinitz
Dana Gong

Friday, August 18, 2017

Right at Home / Anemone

I'm so excited to share one of the new stamp sets from Right at Home stamps called Anemone.  This set is so easy to use and there are so many ways to add color to these flowers!  So stay tuned!

Here's a quick peek at what you can see over on the Right at Home blog today along with a second card using the Anemones!  Go check it out!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Catherine Pooler Designs / Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Hop


Welcome to Day 1 of the Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Blog Hop!  I am thrilled to get to create with one of Catherine's boxes again.  This collection is just fabulous and perfect for the fall!

If this is your first time hearing about Stamp of Approval, this is an exclusive collection designed especially for this particular box. The stamps and dies in the Stamp of Approval Collections are brand new on the market and won’t be released for individual sale for several months. Want a chance to win one of these boxes?  Be sure to comment on every participating post on all three days of the blog hop!

For my first card, I used some of the gorgeous inks from Catherine Pooler.  These inks are the bomb.......They are a premium dye ink with loads of color and perfect coverage with the first stamp!

I started my card by stamping a panel of white cardstock with the large oak leaf from Leaf Motifs in Rockin' Red, Tutti Fruiti, Tiki Torch, Something Borrowed, and Icing on the Cake.  This panel was trimmed and matted with a dark brown cardstock.  My sentiment uses the Thankful Word Die and small words from Autumn Blessings layered over a wide strip of vellum.



My second card uses the new Bloomin' Bouquet that's in the new SOA Counting Blessings.  Such a gorgeous floral set!  

Bloomin' Bouquet

I've stamped my blooms in fallish colors using Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia, Orange Twist, Tutti Fruitti, and Tiki Torch for all the blooms.  For the leaves, I used both Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey inks all from Catherine Pooler.  

Bloomin' Bouquet2

My florals were layered onto a tag from a new die set in the SOA collection.  The tag was sponged with Tiki Torch ink using the new GeoTrio Stencil.  My tag was layered using foam adhesive onto a white notecard that was scored vertical every 1/4".  To finish, several sparkling clear confetti were added!

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One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on AUGUST 17th on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.

Amy Kolling--->me!

Be sure to get on the Wait List for a first chance to purchase this amazing collection as these collections sell out quickly!  Not only do you get a box FULL of amazing stamps and dies, but you’ll get a downloadable PDF Project Guide with tons of projects and tutorials!  Don't forget release day is August 16, 6pm EST!!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Neat & Tangled / Birthday Celebration!


Hello!  I am so excited to be on the Neat & Tangled blog as a guest for their 5th birthday celebration!  I was one of the original design team members and I loved the time I spent with this group!  I have followed along since and I'm so proud of where Danielle has taken Neat &'s so fun to look back and see where it's come!  Here's to many more years!  
I love the new Hooray word dies from this many ways to use them.  I paired them with the All The Sprinkles background and some Distress Oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Broken China, and Wilted Violet.  I created two cards with these with pastels and one with masculine colors!


For both cards, I stamped in versamark the All The sprinkles onto a panel of black cardstock and a panel of white cardstock.  The black was heat set with gold embossing powder and the white with white embossing powder.  Then the magic happens with emboss resist.......blend the Distress Oxide inks over the panels and spritz with water!

To the pastel card, the Hooray dies were done and layered with foam adhesive for dimension.  For my masculine card, the outline Hooray die was die cut from the panel and then the word Hooray was inset back in done in gold foil.  Both options are awesome!


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Reverse Confetti / Birthday Sale!

Birthday Sale 

Hello!  It's Jen's birthday and the Confetti Crew is celebrating by showing off some Reverse Confetti!  What's better yet???  A 20% SALE!!  Time to go shopping!  But first, I wanted to wish my friend Jen a very Happy Birthday!!!

To help celebrate, I used some older stamps Boxes 'N Balloons and Elemental Stripes.  I stamped the wavy stamp in Iced Aqua, Piggy Bank, and Grape Soda Premium Dye Inks from Reverse Confetti.  Next , I stamped 'Happy Birthday' balloons in the same coordinating inks and die cut with the Boxes 'N Balloons Confetti Cuts.  I added some die cut bows from the same sets as well.  To finish, I added some sparkling clear confetti.

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My color scheme came from the current Color Throwdown Challenge:  

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Avery Elle / Fall Release Blog Hop

Fall Blog Hop Festive Wreath 

Hello!  Welcome to the Fall 2017 Avery Elle Release Blog Hop!  If you have been following Jamie on the Avery Elle blog this week, then you know the AMAZING new fall/holiday collection that is releasing!

I am sharing a card made with the new Festive Wreath stamps and coordinating Festive Wreath Elle-ments.  To start, I created a Broken China Distress Oxide background, misted my panel with water from my Distress Sprayer, and let it air dry.  My wreath was white heat embossed and watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush.  Once dry, my image was die cut and adhered to my Distress Ink panel.  I added some of the filler "berries" that are a separate stamp and die with foam adhesive for dimension.  To finish, my sentiment was white heat embossed in the center and Crystal Stickles were added for just a bit of sparkle!!!

Fall Blog Hop Festive Wreath2

To celebrate our Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, August 13th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, August 14th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.

To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
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  5. Become a blog follower through email (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

SugarPea Designs / Mix it Up Challenge #34

Mix it Up
Welcome!  I am here sharing a card using the August Mix it Up Challenge from SugarPea Designs over at the SugarPea Designs blog.  Make sure to check out the blog for all the details!

For this month's challenge, I went with the inspiration side of the challenge (see below)!  I focused on the nautical pillow layout.  To emulate the pillow, I stamped the Striped Background in Fiesta Blue ink from Catherine Pooler and trimmed the panel.  I added some diecut rectangles from the For You Tag SugarCut that were stamped with the stars from Bring on the Cake.  I added some die cut balloons from Birthday Journal Card and heat embossed more stars with Silver Pearl embossing powder.  The balloons and dark grey Celebrate SugarCut were added to the panel with dimensional foam.  Lastly, this panel was framed with a dark grey layer of cardstock and foam adhesive.

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Here's the inspiration and sketch for this month's challenge!

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