Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop

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I am so excited to help my friend Effie over at The Ton celebrate their THIRD Anniversary!  Every day from January 19-January 26 there will be a mini blog hop with loads of inspiration using their Anniversary Release!

The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Third Anniversary Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchase (Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!  

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I am starting things off with the Peony Notes A, B, C stamps.  They are GORGEOUS!  The details in the flowers are incredible and they include many bold sentiments along with supporting sentiments!  I could have made cards for hours with this set! 

I started with creating the purple Peony card (ya know it's the Pantone color, right?).  I used the Peony border in shades of purple.  The sentiment is also from this set and was stamped in bold Versafine Onyx Black ink.

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The second card using Peony Notes A, B, C used the Peony border in shades of orange.  After stamping one side of my white cardstock panel, I turned it over and stamped the border on the other edge to fill up my panel.  I love love love this!  The sentiment for this card is from Seriously Amazing and it is seriously AMAZING stamped in Versafine Onyx Black!

Peony Notes


Timeless Peonies

My next cards use the new set Timeless Peonies.  This set comes with a full background stamp where you "fill in" the spaces with the Peonies.  I wanted to create some CAS one layer cards using this set.  

I created a pink version and a blue version.  Both cards were stamped using my Mini Misti.  This tool made making 2 identical cards a breeze!  The simple sentiments come from Peony Notes and again are stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  

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For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST. 

Here are today's blogs to visit:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Reverse Confetti / CAS(E) this Sketch!

CAS(E) this Sketch! 

Hello!  I ran across this sketch from one of my favorite challenge blogs.....CAS(E) this Sketch! and I had to play along with some of my Reverse Confetti stamps and dies!

Using Buds 'n Blooms, I stamped and die cut lots of blooms in fun color combos using Reverse Confetti Premium Dye Inks.  I finally liked this combination:  Iced Aqua, Piggy Bank, Flamingo, and Lime Green.  I layered them onto a die cut frame made with the scallop rectangle die from Love Note and inlaid a white Diagonal Stripe Pretty Panel.  My sentiment, from Whole Lotta Thanks, was white heat embossed onto a strip of Midnight Cardstock.

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 Here's the fabulous sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!  

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Avery Elle / Love is in the Air

Hello! What a fun week ahead!  
Can I say one word?  CREATIVATION.  I am so excited to be attending this year working in the Avery Elle booth!  If you are coming, make sure to stop by for a make 'n take, to say hello, and maybe a selfie!  We have some fabulous new products that we can't wait to show you!

Love is in the Air

I could not wait to use the set today.  Balloons are so trendy right now and seriously, who wouldn't love this big heart balloon from Love is in the Air?  I've stamped the balloon in Raspberry Pigment Ink leaving the center a bit lighter.  After die cutting, I added the white bit to the balloon.  The clouds (flat bottom are my favorite) were stamped with Sea Glass and Aquamarine Pigment Inks.  My sentiment was stamped using New Moon Dye Ink.  

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For my main panel, I used the Postage Stamp Elle-ments frame and rectangle.  To the rectangle, I ombre blended Sea Glass Pigment Ink.  I adhered both the frame and panel to my white notecard.  After I adhered the balloon and clouds, I stamped some of the solid hearts in more Raspberry Pigment Ink and added the balloon string.  

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Love is in the Air Elle-ments
Postage Stamp Elle-ments
Raspberry Pigment Ink
Sea Glass Pigment Ink
Aquamarine Pigment Ink
New Moon Dye Ink

Monday, January 15, 2018

Spellbinders / January 2018 Blog Hop & Giveaway!

You’ve Got Game 

Welcome to the January Spellbinders Blog Hop!  
We are featuring Die D-Lites & Thoughtful Expressions by Marisa Job.  Make sure to scroll below to the full blog hop list and info about the giveaways!  

I had some fun with the new Die D-Lites Love Letter Etched DiesI created a layered background of red and grey cardstock.  I die cut 3 envelopes from the set with white cardstock.  The flaps of two of the envelopes were trimmed off and reattached for some dimension and red die cut hearts (using the middle size heart die) were added to the flap.  On the third envelope, I added the script "paper" die that is included and added one of the tiny hearts to the corner .  I left the die in place (this is so you can emboss but I didn't use this technique) and using a black fine tip pen, I colored in the script.  I stamped my sentiments (Best Hugs from Simon Says Stamp) using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, white heat embossing, and added a few black enamel dots.  

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My next card uses Die D-Lites You've Got Game Etched Dies.  I couldn't pass up this set as my son is a big "gamer".  I definitely took this masculine and went with grey, black, and white cardstocks.  I die cut many of these and layered them onto a white notecard.  When I was happy with the layout, I adhered and trimmed the edges.  Nothing else's perfect for those "gamers" in your life!

You’ve Got Game


I must mention that the Platinum 6 Die Cutting & Embossing Machine has won me over!  This is like the Lexus of die cutting machines!  I prefer a manual die cutting machine and this one gets an A++ from me!  




To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Spellbinders blog by Sunday, January 28th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.

Now for ANOTHER giveaway?  Yep!

Would you like to win a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders from MY blog?  Just leave me a comment here and I'd love for you to follow me over on IG (AmyKolling).  Commenting closes Sunday, January 21 at 11:59 CDT.  I will choose a winner and contact them!

♥♥♥ Amy Kolling ♥♥♥

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh / 4th Birthday Celebration!

Pretty Petunias

Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh 4th Birthday Celebration!!  I am so excited to help my friend Paulina celebrate FOUR years of Pretty Pink Posh of which I was a part of!  Her designs are just the cutest and I will forever be a fan!

There are some fantastic gifts and goodies with this release and blog hop so make sure to scroll to the bottom to see them!

I have two cards to share today so let's get started! 

My first card uses the beautiful Pretty Petunias stamp set and coordinating Pretty Petunias Dies.  I black heat embossed the images, colored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and die cut.  I die cut a panel with the Stitched Notes Die and spritzed Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.  This panel was adhered using foam adhesive.  My petunias were arranged and adhered to my panel along with a stacked die cut Hello from the Hello Friends Script Die.

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Love Sentiments

Now I switch gears and go all lovey dovey!  Using just the Love Sentiments set, I stamped the hearts onto a panel of blocked paper from Papertrey Ink (I've had this paper forever!) using Catherine Pooler Inks (LOVE LOVE LOVE!).  Once done, I stamped some of the hearts with the stitched outline heart over the top.  The panel was wrapped with a stamped and heat embossed sentiment on vellum.  As a finishing touch, random Pretty Pink Posh coordinating sequins were added to some of the hearts!
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Remember it's a blog hop!  You need to keep hopping so here's the full hop list to get you started.  Make sure to leave comments as there are prizes for commenting along the way!

Amy Kolling ♥♥♥

Reverse Confetti / SFYTT


Hello!  I am here sharing a card using the current SFYTT (Sketch For You to Try) over at the Reverse Confetti blog.  Check out the SFYTT post......HERE for all the details!

Is anyone else glad the holidays are over?  I am for one so glad to be back crafting for non-Christmas projects!  This leads me to this card today.  Fresh and fun!  

I've used the Berry Sweet stamps and Berry Sweet Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti with this month's SFYTT (Sketch For You To Try).  I jam packed all the little elements in there for the sketch along with that chunky long tag from Tag Duo Confetti Cuts (it's fast becoming my new favorite tag die set!).  A strip of pattern paper from Cheerful & Kind was perfect for this layout!  As accents for my flower centers, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow.  A twine bow finished off my card!


Now the best part is.......there is always a winner every month!  Here are the details:

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.

Check out the SFYTT post......HERE.

So let's see your Reverse Confetti creations this still have time to get it done!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs / January Release Day 3

Amy_Love You More Than Words Script Die

Welcome back to Day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs January Release!  This release is FULL of amazing dies and stamps for the upcoming holiday of LOVE!  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!

I just love this new script heart die called "I love you more than words".  I've die cut it out of gold glitter cardstock and adhered it to white cardstock that was sponged with Distress Oxide Broken China.  Then it was hand trimmed out around for the shape.  I've layered it over some light blue twine and onto a panel of pattern paper that was die cut using the Side Stitched Rectangles.

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Amy_Farm Love

My next card has a special person in mind and I hope he likes it!  My son is 16 and I still make him a valentine.  He loves pigs, bacon, etc.  So this is going to him!  

I've used the new Quilted Stitched XOXO Die on a black panel.  I love the dimension and texture these background stitched panels give!!!  I added a foam backed heart from Dual Stitched Heart & Kisses Word Die Set.  I stamped the heart with the lines stamp from the stamp set Unstoppable in light grey ink.  It just gave a little texture to the heart.  I Copic colored my piggy and added it with foam adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment and added a few stacked die cut hearts!

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My last card uses the new Galentine's Day stamps.  Most certainly my daughter will take this card and give it to a friend.  I had never heard this saying until she wanted a shirt last year!  

I randomly stamped the sentiment and french fry images onto a white strip of cardstock.  I then Copic colored the french fry images and hand trimmed them out.  To my panel, I added the french fry images with foam adhesive.  To finish this off, I stamped the tiny star image from Rustic Christmas.

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


And, don't forget that the beautiful Quilted Stitched So Knotty die is free with a $75 purchase while supplies last.

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