Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cards for Him Online Class Blog Hop!

StampNation's newest online class “Cards For Him” is now open for registration!  This is perfectly timed for Father’s Day which is right around the corner, but of course is great for masculine card ideas year-round.

Reverse Confetti is one of the sponsors of the class and some of the RC DT are participating in a blog hop featuring "Cards For Him" using Reverse Confetti!

There are so many categories of cards ideas in the class that it was very hard to choose one to share today.   I chose to work with one of the original Reverse Confetti sets:  Arrows 'n Elements and go with a Graphic/Grunge type card for my soon to be 'teen this year.


Using some of the newest Simon Says Stamp inks from their DayBreak Collection, I stamped the arrow image in stripes across my panel, stamped my #AWESOME sentiment, and splattered some Tattered Angels Silver Glimmer Mist just because there had to be something shiny on there!  hehe


We've joined forces with some of the companies and their designers that have products featured in our class for a Blog Hop to celebrate our newest release.  There are TEN FREE class registrations hidden along the hop, so make sure you leave comments along the way.
The more comments you make, the greater your chances are for winning! You have until 11:59 pm on May 2nd to leave a comment to be entered to win!  Winners will be announced at on May 3rd on Catherine's Blog.  

Click here to learn more and to Register by May 7 to get the discounted rate!

StampNation Members, click here to grab your 50% off discount code!

There is also a $15 gift certificate to REVERSE CONFETTI too!

Ready for the blog hop list?  Grab a cup of coffee and buckle up!  You are in for a treat, we've got tons of inspiration in store for you!
Catherine Pooler
Sandy Allnock
Maureen Merritt
Iwona Palamountain
Kristie Goulet
Heather North
Amy Kolling--->you are here!
Susan Liles
Jen del Muro
Stacey Schafer 
Amy Sheffer
Sarah Gough  
Amber Hight 
Lisa Henke 
Leigh Penner 
Allison Cope  

Now before you go, there is something pretty #AWESOME coming to Reverse Confetti next week!  Can anyone guess?..............It's anniversary time and there are #AWESOME new stamps and dies!!

Stamps:  Arrows 'n Elements (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White (PTI), Soft Navy (SSS)
Ink:  Fog, Smoke, Soft Navy (SSS)
Misc:  Silver Glimmer Mist

A fun "sequin" announcement!!!

You may have seen me recently using some amazing sequins on my blog........they are Pretty Pink Posh sequins!  I am just so in love with them!  What's better than that?  Getting to design with them!  The very sweet Paulina of Pretty Pink Posh blog invited me to join her Pretty Pink Posh Design Team!  I am joining the team along with Gayatri Murali and Laura Sterckx both of whom I am big fans of!!!  
I had to share a little something for the occasion, right?  
I made this CAS card using this coffee cup image from Verve's Better With You set.  I did sneak some sequins on favorite Sparkling Clear 4mm Sequins!!!  

To celebrate the announcement of the newest members of the Design Team, Paulina has an awesome giveaway of some of the DT's favorite sequins in the Pretty Pink Posh shop.  Check out the post over on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog for details on how you can win all of our favorites!!!
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

{thanks a latte}
Stamps:  Better With You (Verve)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Hibiscus Burst (PTI)
Ink:  Onyx Black (Versafine)
Sequins:  4mm Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Copic (T1)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

StampNation Challenge: Sketch by Catherine

Hello everyone!  I'm back today with a sneak peek of my card that you can see in detail over at StampNation.  Today's challenge  is all sketch was inspired by a card that Catherine created and is sponsored by Hero Arts!!!  

All members of the team are using new products by Hero Arts from their Starry Nights 2014 Catalog.  Please click on over to Catherine's blog for a video and details on how you can win some goodies!  Click HERE for Catherine's video!!


thinking of you

Hi everyone!  I'm up over on the Neat & Tangled blog with a card using one of Neat & Tangled's first sets.......Fresh Blooms.  Please visit the Neat & Tangled blog for my full card!!

I adore these blooms and even more when they are layered.  I went with an emboss resist technique with Distress Inks and clear embossing powder.  I wanted my blooms to stand out on my card so I dry embossed my card base and a few coordinating lines on my bloom panel with my Scor-Pal.  Above my bottom score line, I added a sentiment from Just Thinking of You.


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

{thinking of you}
Stamps:  Just thinking of you, Fresh Blooms (Neat & Tangled)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Prvincial Gray (Fresh Ink), Peacock Feathers, Spun Sugar (Distress Ink)
Misc:  Clear Embossing Powder, Scor-Pal, Foam Adhesive, Gems

Monday, April 28, 2014

Just a Note

Happy Monday everyone!  
It's going to be a beautiful week here in better be, my garage sale is this weekend! :)  I've been busy cleaning the garage (with the help of my family) and marking the many, many tubs of things for sale.  I have hosted the sale for my neighbor and I for 8 years now!!  We always have a GREAT advertising, just awesome location and prices!

I have a very springy card to share using some of the newest Simon Says Stamp goodies.  I wanted to use all pastels here and I love how it came out!  I used some Hero Arts White Pastel inks for the subtle stamping of the small butterfly from the Butterflies stamp set.


Here's a better closeup of the stamping and sentiment.  I am in LOVE with the hand drawn look to this font!!!!  (this sentiment is also from the Butterflies set)


That's all from me today!!!  Now to work the next 2 days and back to marking for the garage sale!  Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Thank you for ALL you do

With teacher appreciation upon us this week, I created a few cards for the teachers at the kids' school.  
One of my favorite teacher stamp sets is Teachers Count by Verve.  I love the thick drawn lines to the artwork especially these apples.  I paired them with the Notebook Paper Plain Jane stamped in Charcoal Palette.  I die cut a few frames from the Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats: Rectangles and layered them over some adorable heart paper from Pen Pals by Pink Paislee.


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

{Thank you for ALL you do}
Stamps:  Notebook Paper PJ, Teachers Count (Verve)
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink:  Charcoal Palette, Navy (Amuse), Red Currant (Fresh Ink), Basil (Fresh Ink)
Dies:  Teachers Count, Rounded Rectangle Die (Verve), Stitched Mats: Rectangles
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Glossy Accents

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker Blog Hop!

Hello and Welcome!!!  
You may have heard that there is a certain blog hop featuring Sequin Shakers.......I'm so excited to join in today with the rest of the DT for the Pretty Pink Posh Sequin Shaker Blog Hop as a Guest Designer!!!  The blog hop officially opens April 26th (today) and ends April 28th at 11:55pm PST.

Sequin shakers are surely one of the most fun types of cards to make......I mean really, who doesn't like to add sequins and fun things to a card?  Even better is that you can shake them!  All the product links are shared at the end of this post.  Just click and you can shop!

I chose to make a BIG shaker by using the Simon Says Stamp Full Card Mom Die.  I die cut the Mom Die from Doll Pink Cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and added a soft shimmer using Tsukineko Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz.


I wanted my Mom Die to stay bold so I layered my panel onto a piece of adorable banner paper from Lawn Fawn's Hello Sunshine.  I seriously love this paper collection!


Last but not least the thing I added to make this a shaker??   SEQUINS by Pretty Pink Posh!  The colors  and types of sequins are favorite are the cupped.  Here are the colors I added to my shaker:

Paulina has put together an amazing group of sponsors for today......check them out!

There is also a special coupon code just for the Pretty Pink Posh store!  

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

Friday, April 25, 2014


I've been having some really bad arm, shoulder, and neck pain the last 3 weeks so crafting has come at a price lately!  But I did find some time yesterday to ink up some of my favorite Reverse Confetti stamps for a little challenge happening over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This is about as simple as you can get.......background stamping using Versamark and diecutting for embellishing!!  I've used the Petals 'n Posies stamp set with coordinating dies.  Seriously, my favorite Reverse Confetti set!!!  I also couldn't resist adding in some amazing clear 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh too!


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps: Day 3

Hi everyone and welcome to the Clearly Whimsy Stamps April Release BLOG HOP! 
 All 9 new clear stamp sets AND 8 coordinating die/die sets are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store!

Today we are excited to introduce you to the final stamps sets and die of this month's release - two FAMILY WORDS stamp sets and a coordinating WONDERFUL WORD die! Hop on over to the Whimsy blog to take a peek at the new products. The DT are holding a blog hop to celebrate this month's release.  The hop starts today (Wednesday April 23rd at 8.00AM EDT) and ends on Sunday April 27th at 12:00PM EDT.

I chose to work with the Happy Hello Die and Happy Hello stamp set for my card today.  I can not tell you how much I LOVE word dies!  I wanted this word die to shine so I diecut and layered several "hello" diecuts together and then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp's Color Shine in Teal.  


Adding a few drops of color and some random stars stamped with GOLD Delicata finished this off.  Just look at that shimmer and glitz!  <3 p="">


PRIZE ALERT ... One lucky hopper will win 2 new release stamps sets and 1 coordinating die! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps: Day 2

Hi everyone and welcome to DAY 2 of the ...

This week we are releasing 9 new clear stamp sets and 8 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and all good Whimsy Stamps retailers from TOMORROW (April 23). Yesterday we introduced COFFEE BREAK and HAPPY HELLO.  Today we are excited to introduce you to HAPPY TRAVELS and IN THE GARDEN stamp sets and dies! Hop on over to the Whimsy blog to take a peek at the new products.

 For my card, I used In the Garden for a CAS birthday card.  When I received this set, I immediately knew what image I was going to use first.  Being from the Sunflower had to be the sunflower!

In the Garden

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on to day’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s d esign team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered in to the draw.
Hope to see you again tomorrow for our RELEASE DAY HOP and the final reveal of our last set of products!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stop and Go Blog Hop!

***If you are here for the new Clearly Whimsy Stamps release post, please scroll down!***

Welcome to the Stop and Go Blog Hop featuring inspiration using the Stop and Go stamp set designed by Miriam Prantner for Neat & Tangled stamps!  You should have arrived from Alexandra's blog to start the hop.

I wanted to do something a bit diffferent for "coloring" my stoplight.  I used some cheap watercolors to paint the colors onto some Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock.  This paper is the bomb!  I've used the smooth surface but there is also a textured side too!

Stop and Go1

After my cardstock dried, I stamped my stoplight image and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  And just because......I splattered red across my image and I couldn't resist adding some Glossy Accents to my little heart die cut with the Mini Hearts Die from Simon Says Stamp.

Stop and Go2

Now it's time to check out the fabulous ladies that join me in this blog hop today:

Amy---->>you are here!

Now there can't be a blog hop with prizes, right?  You have TWO chances to win a Stop and Go of your own!  So make sure you comment not only over at the Neat & Tangled blog but on all the blogs in the hop!  Comments will close Saturday, April 26th and winners will be posted on Monday, April 28th.

Your next stop on the blog hop is Cheiron's blog!  Enjoy the hop!

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