Monday, February 24, 2020

Reverse Confetti / Happy Thoughts

Hello!  I'm here with a card featuring the beautifully detailed Peony stamps that I am sharing over on the Reverse Confetti blog.  Make sure to check out all the details over there!

Happy Thoughts

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Crafty Friends Blog Hop featuring Gina K Designs

Hello Friend 

It's time for the Crafty Friends Blog Hop!  We’re a group of amazing stampers that share similar paths…and we want to share our crafty projects with you!    We’ll be hopping each month featuring a specific company or brand…and this month’s favorite is Gina K Designs!  

Check below for a code to use at Gina K Designs for THREE days only!!

I have used the AMAZING Wreath Builder Stamps & Stencil Bundle to create FIVE cards.  This product is fantastic and so easy to use!!
Gina K Designs WREATH BUILDER Clear Stamps and Stencil Bundle 5485 Preview Image
I won't go into detail on my cards since I mixed and matched several Gina K stamp sets but I will say that all the inks used were from Lawn Fawn.

Thank you

Heart Smile


Best Birthday

Hello Friend
Heartfelt Hydrangea
Watercolor Flowers

Friday, February 14, 2020

Hero Arts / Spring 2020 Release / Blog Hop

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I'm excited to share inspiration using some of the new products that are available NOW over at Hero Arts.  This is part of the Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop going on today!

I had so much fun creating with these sets that I have three cards to share!

Shop the entire Hero Arts Collection.......HERE!


My first card uses the Paper Layering Plant and Stand for a masculine card for my husband.  He recently won an award for writing a commercial for radio.  This will be perfect!  

I die cut many of the leaves from three different colors of cardstock along with some free hand stems.  My pot was die cut and distressed with some grey ink.  It was added with foam adhesive nestled inside the triple layered cardstock for the plant stand.  Everything was adhered to a white notecard that was ink blended with Broken China Distress Ink and a thin cardstock strip to ground my image.  I added a simple black die cut 'Congrats' from the Congrats Happy Stamp & Cut.

Paper Layering Plant and Stand


My second card uses Zest Wishes........this set just screams SPRING to me and fresh lemonade!

Zest Wishes 

I kept this incredibly CAS by using some black/white washi tape for grounding my images.  The lemons were Copic colored and die cut.  On the black dots of the lemons, chunky glitter was added.  My lemon slice was adhered with foam adhesive.  A few tiny gems were added and a simple sentiment was stamped below the washi strip.

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My last card uses the Watering Can and Flowers Fancy Die to create a card for any occasion!

Watering Can and Flowers Fancy Die

My white notecard was prepped using Broken China Distress Ink but masking off the bottom two inches.  Doing this does two things.  It leaves a spot to stamp the sentiment and creates a CAS area to add my watering can embellishment.  The tulips were Copic colored and arranged in the watering can along with some die cut leaves.  To keep them in place, they were taped to the watering can on the back.  The watering can was adhered with foam adhesive since there was so much dimension already from the tulips/leaves.  To finish this, a simple sentiment, from Hello Stamp & Cut, was stamped in black ink.

Watering Can and Flowers Fancy Die2

Shop the entire Hero Arts Collection.......HERE!



There can't be a blog hop without prizes!  Hero Arts will giveaway 3 $50 shopping sprees to people who comment along the hop. Comment on as many blogs as you'd like - more comments means more chances to win! Comment by Wednesday Feb 19 at 11:59pm PST. The winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Avery Elle / Peek-a-Boo Jungle

Hi everyone! 
Since Valentine's Day is just a few days away, I thought I'd share a card I made using the new Peek-a-Boo Jungle set which is perfect for masculine cards! 

 Using some watercolor paper, I watercolored some circular areas using Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Inks. I also added some paint splatters too while I had my palette out. I set this paper aside to fully dry. 

PAB Jungle1  

Using the new Leafy Frames Elle-ments, the circular frame was die cut four times....twice out of a lighter green cardstock and twice out of a complimentary darker green cardstock. Once done, the dark frame was layered over the lighter frame giving it some a "fuller" look. I adhered these frames over the watercolored cardstock circles from earlier offsetting them just a bit to show some of the watercolor on the outside of the frames. The cute zebra and lion were Copic colored and added to the frames with foam adhesive. The sentiment banner (included in the Peek-a-Boo Jungle set) was a perfect fit between my jungle scenes. To complete my card, a few red die cut hearts were added. 

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SugarPea Designs / Mix it Up Challenge #64

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This month's Mix It Up Challenge from SugarPea Designs is all about celebrating LOVE and has a CAS sketch to go along with it!

***To shop, click this link:  SugarPea Designs***

Here's my version using Heart Prints along with the sketch and colors.  Such a great anytime sketch to have around if you want a CAS card!

With Love

Go check out the challenge details over on the SugarPea Designs blog!  

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti / February Blog Hop

OMG Blog Hop2

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti February Blog Hop!
Make sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details of this hop and for a full list of inspiration and information.

This month we are bringing you inspiration using the adorable CRITTERS from the last release!  

I combined the cheerleading kitty from Cheerful Pals and the tiger from Flowers for a Friend.  My images were Copic colored and die cut.  I stamped the OMG sentiment in Piggy Bank, Flamingo, Tangerine Reverse Confetti inks.  After adhering a die cut black frame from All Framed Up Confetti Cuts, the OMG were adhered with foam adhesive as well as the critters..  I think these critters look so cute sitting and standing on the OMG sentiment!  To finish my card, a sentiment from OMG was stamped under the frame.

OMG Blog Hop


Make sure to visit more of the design team for inspiration using Reverse Confetti!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Avery Elle / Spring Release Blog Hop / Giveaway

Beary Good Friends 

  It's release week for Avery Elle Spring Release!
If you have followed along this week, Avery Elle has shown inspiration using their adorable new release but today we are celebrating with even more inspiration!

All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out HERE!! 

Using some of the small images from Beary Good Friends, I created this fun scene card incorporating the new large sentiment die---Make a Wish Elle-ments.

To create the ombre look to the large sentiment, several colors of Distress Inks (Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, and Twisted Citron) were blended over a panel of cardstock.  From this ink blended panel, the Make a Wish Elle-ments was die cut.  After adhering the sentiment to a white note card, several images from Beary Good Friends were Copic colored, die cut, and added with foam adhesive incorporating them into the sentiment.  A white heat embossed sentiment was added with foam adhesive as well.  To finish, a few tiny die cut stars (done using the Star Frame Elle-ments) were done from the negative die cut and some from silver glitter paper.

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****BLOG HOP****

To celebrate our Spring 2020 Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a stamp set of their choice to 3 winners.  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 and 4 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, February 9th 2020 to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, February 10th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.  You can check them all out here
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, or all 4 of the following to increase your chances:

  1. Comment here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow / Tweet us on Twitter (we are @averyellestamps )
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Reverse Confetti / You are simply amazing

Hi friends!  
I am here to share a bit of sunshine during these dreary days of winter that I shared over on the Reverse Confetti blog.  If winter gave us sunshine every day, I may like it more!  ☺

Please visit the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details!

Simply Amazing

Thanks for sharing a part of your day!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

SugarPeaDesigns / LOVE

  I am here with some fresh SPRING inspiration using SugarPea Designs since Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring!  I know this prediction makes me and many others happy!!

If you want to shop, remember this link:  SugarPea Designs.


I started with a white panel die cut using the Postage Stamp SugarCut.  Using the Envelope Liner SugarCut, I die cut lots of the flowers in two shades of each color along with leaves in two shades of green.  After layering the flowers, I had a whole pile ready for my card.  Once the flowers were arranged onto the postage stamp panel, the flowers were picked up with Press 'n Seal.  This makes is so easy to keep your arrangement in place to add glue and foam adhesive.  

Once my floral panel was adhered with foam adhesive to a white notecard, I added a black die cut LOVE from the Envelope Liner SugarCut.  As a finishing touch, a few clear gems were sprinkled throughout my arrangement.


Envelope Liner SugarCut
Postage Stamp SugarCut

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Monday, February 3, 2020

Hero Arts / February My Monthly Hero Blog Hop / Giveaway


Welcome to the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!  Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit is full of stamps and dies to celebrate those birthdays throughout the year!   Quantities are LIMITED for this kit so grab it while you can!

The main kit and add-ons are fabulous!  The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, February 7th.  You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  The kit value is over $70......but only costs $34.99.  Once this kit is gone, it's gone!

Kit Contents:
6 x 8 Clear Stamp Set
9 Coordinating Frame Cut Dies
1 Cake Fancy Die
3 Lacquer Pens-Pink Icing, Teal Icing, Yellow Icing
Rainbow Spirals and Balloon Sequins


I have a couple of cards to share using the add-ons from this month's My Monthly Hero Release!

My first card uses the new stamp set called Surprise Gift.  This was so much fun to color in rainbow colors!  But seriously, if you aren't into rainbows, the possibilities are endless!  To keep this simple, the sentiment was stamped repeatedly down the left side in coordinating rainbow ink.



My second card uses the new set Festive Balloon.  Going with a softer color palette, some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink was ink blended in the center.  The banner and those tassels were stamped in bold black ink.  LOVE those tassels!  The balloons were stamped onto scraps of ink blended carstock and die cut.  After arranging the balloons, I added Press 'n Seal and stamped the balloon strings, then added the balloons.  A stamped sentiment and some gems finish this off!




What's a blog hop without a giveaway?  Hero Arts is giving away a $50 gift card to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, February 9th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog next week.  


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