Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hello Bluebird / Ghostly Greetings and Autumn Gatherings

Ghostly Greetings

Hello!  I am here to share some fun and adorable new stuff that is available now from Hello Bluebird.  Release day was yesterday but we are starting our showcase days to share even more inspiration from the new release!

My first card uses Ghostly Greetings and those adorable smiling candy corn images!  I created a watercolor wash for my background using Carved Pumpkin and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks allowing each layer to dry.  I splattered some of the ink over the background too.  

The great thing about this set is that there isn't much coloring needed!  A quick color to my candy corn using Copics is all they needed.  I did outline my ghost and banner greeting with C1 Copic.  After my images were adhered to my panel, I stamped tiny star clusters in black ink and added some die cut stars.

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My second card uses Autumn Gatherings and all it's itty bitty little images.  I created a mini card using the new Gallery Frame Die #3 and some die cut birch trees from the Birch Tree Dies.

Autumn Gatherings

I lightly ombre ink blended Dried Marigold Distress Ink over a panel of Bristol Smooth watercolor paper (because it blends SO well on this paper).  I added my frame, birch trees, and stamped my sentiment.  I added my Copic colored squirrel and its PSL in a to go cup!  What's so fun is that the dies for these animals cut out the hands so they can hold these cute little images!  To finish, I added some colored and die cut fall leaves.

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Make sure to check out this ADORABLE release from Hello Bluebird!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Spellbinders / Special Moments and Inked Messages Blog Hop

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Hello!  I am so glad to be here to share some inspiration using the new line.... Inked Messages by Stephanie Low for Spellbinders.  You should have arrived here from the sweet Rubeena's blog HERE but if not, I have an entire blog hop list at the bottom of my post.

My first card uses the gorgeous rose from A Rose by Any Other Name.  I white heat embossed the image on Bristol Smooth Watercolor Paper and colored in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  

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Now while this set does have a coordinating die, I decided to do some selective fussy cutting of my image.  Once trimmed out, I added some darker flicks of color to the leaves and petals.  I added this to a white notecard that was scored every 1/2 inch from the bottom.  This gave a perfect straight spot to stamp a sentiment.  


My second card uses the large bloom from Bloom Where You are Planted.  I black heat embossed the blooms and again colored them in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Using the coordinating die, the blooms were all die cut and clear gems added to the centers.


For my background, I wanted to create "frames" for my groupings of blooms.  Using the Standard Circles Etched Dies from Spellbinders, I impressed some of the circle dies into my cardstock panel.  My blooms were added along with the "bloom" sentiment and some clear gems.


To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, August 19th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

♥♥Amy Kolling♥♥

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Queen & Co. / Bug Jar Kit

Hello!  I have to share the cutest addition to the Love Jar Kit.......Bug Jar Kit!  The toppings in this kit are so adorable!!  I created two shaker cards from this kit but there are so many other ways to use this kit too!  

Queen & Co

Let's start with a BUG card.  Specifically this little caterpillar image!  I created my shaker using the dies from the Love Jar Kit and filled it with the leaf toppings, wood toppings, and the rubble toppings.  I love the woodsy effect with pairing the wood with the rubble toppings!

My background was created with pattern paper from Delightful Dots.  To ground my bug shaker, I white heat embossed the 'cute as a bug' sentiment many times onto a strip of dark brown cardstock.  To finish, I added some twine around the jar lid and the caterpillar with branch to the jar.  


For my second card, I decided to keep it fresh using pastel colors.  I started by creating my bug shaker using the same dies except I added the bow and jar topper from the Bug Kit.  I added three colors of butterfly toppings and some clear diamond toppings for my shaker contents.

My background was created with several pattern papers from Flirty Florals paper pad.  To finish, I added a colored die cut butterfly and sentiment banner to the butterfly jar.  


SugarPea Designs / Warm Welcome

Hello!  I am here with a little more 'Summer' for you.  
I just can't put Summer away just yet even though Fall is just around the corner.  It's not right!  It's just AUGUST!  Can you tell what season I like?  ☺


I did a little bit of ink smooshing with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of white cardstock.  I did several layers and dried between each one.  For my focal point, I used one of my favorite images from SPD......the pineapple from Pineapple ParadiseAfter stamping and die cutting, the image was layered over a spiral of gold thread.  For the sentiment, a bold black die cut 'Welcome' and sentiment strip was added using a sentiment from Warm Welcome.  To finish, a few gold crystals were added.


Monday, August 13, 2018

Reverse Confetti / Happy Birthday Jen!

Jen's Birthday

Hello Monday!
  It's also a special person's BIRTHDAY today.......Jen del Muro from Reverse Confetti!  The whole Confetti Crew has geared up to send her lots of birthday wishes today because it's the big 4-0!  

Jen, I am so glad to call you a friend and to be able to celebrate you today!  I'll even drink a margarita (or two) for you!  Hope you have a wonderful day!!

I created these floral emboss resist images (from Build a Bunch) using Distress Inks.  After die cutting the images, I arranged them onto a white 2 Way Stripes Cover Panel.  The sentiment was done in bold black ink using the Sentiment Essentials and coordinating Confetti Cuts.

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Here's the full Confetti Crew list to keep you hopping along!!!  

♥♥Amy Kolling♥♥

Melissa Phillips

Amy Sheffer

Tricia Barber 

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Heather Hoffman

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hello Bluebird / Spook-Tacular

Trick or Treat

Hello!  Welcome to the first of a few posts sharing projects using the newest Hello Bluebird release!  Hope you are ready for some ADORABLE Halloween/Fall images!

This first card uses the new Spooky Scene Die.  What I love about this die is that it cuts the pieces and you can piece them back together including a thin FRAME!  To a notecard, I added a piece of alcohol ink Yupo paper.  I die cut the Spooky Scene out of black cardstock, adhered to my notecard, and then rubbed white pigment ink over the die cuts for an eerie look.  I white heat embossed a sentiment from Trick or Treat to the bottom left and added a Copic colored little Frankenstein!  To complete my scene, I added some die cut bats, moon, and tombstones!

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Spooky Script

My second card uses some iconic images for Halloween using Spooky Script.  I started by blending in Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and spritzing with water.  I added die cut black frames from Gallery Frame Die #1.  Inside the frames, I stamped the solid images in black ink along with the beautifully scripted Happy Halloween.  To lighten things up, I added 3 die cut ghosts!

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Reverse Confetti / Stock Your Stash Challenge (Wedding)


Hello!  I am sharing a card for the Reverse Confetti.......Stock Your Stash Challenge!  
Every month will be a new theme and this month we are showcasing WEDDING!

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Some popular wedding colors lately I've seen are Mint and Lavender.  I translated with Reverse Confetti colors Seafoam and Wisteria.  

I layered pattern paper from Fun Times behind a white Tall Stripe Confetti Cuts.  I stamped the floral images from Elegant Florals in Seafoam and Wisteria Reverse Confetti Dye Inks.  After layering the floral images over my Tall Stripe panel, I added a stamped sentiment banner from Flowers for Mom Confetti Cuts using a sentiment from Celebrations.

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