Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Avery Elle / Peek-a-Boo Coaster and Boat

I'm here today with some fun images to remind us that summer is still in full force!
  The Peek-a-Boo sets from Avery Elle are some of my favorites.  This past release included Peek-a-Boo Coaster and Peek-a-Boo Boat.  

PeekABoo Coaster

I'm a sucker for an awesome roller coaster!  The thrill is so much fun.  Peek-a-Boo Coaster was paired here with the Cloud Mat Elle-ments.  The sky was ink blended with Broken China Distress Ink blending from the center out.  The Cloud Mat Elle-ments was layered over the top leaving out some of the lower clouds.  The roller coaster was added to the bottom along with a white heat embossed sentiment strip.  The clouds as well as the Copic colored skunk, owl, and coaster cars were added with foam adhesive.

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One of our favorite summer activites used to be to go to Schlitterbahn to float around all day on a tube.  I couldn't pass up this cute whale image paired with the inner tube from Peek-a-Boo Boat!

PeekABoo Boat

I started with ink blending several colors of yellow Distress Inks onto a panel and then ran this panel through with the Ray Elle-ments.  I cut a wave for the bottom of my panel using the Summer Scene Elle-ments.  The Copic colored images were added with foam adhesive.  A few droplets and some white pigment dots were added for fun touch!

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Reverse Confetti / Hugs and Smiles

I am here to share a bit of inspiration using one of the newest sets:  Multi-Step Cacti.  I have seen cacti used with so many themes.  Nurseries being one of them.  I took that and went with a soft color palette!

The background was done by ink blending Spun Sugar Distress Ink over a panel of white cardstock and then running it through the die cut machine using the Pointed Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.  This gives a perfect light backdrop.  The cacti were stamped in Reverse Confetti Lime Green and Olive Premium Dye Inks.  The cacti were arranged with foam adhesive over a light gray sentiment strip stamped with 'Hugs and Smiles' from This Says It All stamped in Piggy Bank Reverse Confetti Premium Dye Ink.  To finish, a few gems were added.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SugarPea Designs /

Amy here with a card that takes me back to when I was growing up!  Camping was a weekend thing for my family.....times of fishing, skiing, swimming, eating.  While we didn't have a retro camper in these colors, this does resemble our first camper!

To create my background, I blended Broken China and Mustard Seed Distress Ink over the Geo Tri Hex Stencil leaving the bottom where the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil was blended in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink for grass.  Using the side of the stencil that has a cloud border, the clouds were traced onto white cardstock and hand trimmed out (this is in lieu of a cloud border die).  

This adorable camper, from RV There Yet?, was colored in retro blue Copics with a pop of rainbow bunting of course!    All images were die cut and added with foam adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped directly below in black ink.

Thanks for sharing in one of my memories today!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Ellen Hutson / Avery Elle / Summer of Stamping Blog Hop

Camp Wanna Stamp

It's time for the Summer of Stamping Blog Hop from Ellen Hutson featuring Avery Elle!  I'm so excited to share this set with you.  If you are a fan of the Peek-A-Boo sets.......you will LOVE this set exclusively from Avery Elle for Ellen Hutson!

A little more info about the Essentials by Ellen Summer of Stamping...
We are hoping to spread a little crafty sunshine with a month of new releases and a whole lotta’ fun!!! Each week there will be new Essentials by Ellen releases and bunches of cardmaking inspiration!

**Shop at Ellen Hutson**

Peek-A-Boo Pals: Camp Wanna Stamp---how stinkin' cute is this set??!  

I started by creating a simple background of Distress Oxide inks in Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Cracked Pistachio, and Lucky Clover.  Once done, the panel was spritzed with droplets of water.  All the critters were Copic colored, die cut, and added to the Distress Oxide panel.  To finish, random solid stars and fireflies were stamped in black ink.

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We’ve got a super fun prize!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Saturday, July 25th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email.

Crafty Friends Blog Hop featuring Ellen Hutson

Hi There Ellen Hutson 

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 is one of my favorites.........Ellen Hutson 

Check below for a code to use at Ellen Hutson for TWO days only!!

Ellen Hutson LLC

If you want a set that is so versatile for just about any occasion.....check out Everyday Doodles.  This is one of my favorite sets!  

I created a CAS card using the bloom and leaves images from this set.  What I love is that the images are meant to not line up.  This makes creating a CAS super easy!!  I added my flowers to a scored note card and embellished with clear droplets.  The sentiment fit perfectly in the scored lines and is from All Inside stamp set.....which while you are over at Ellen Hutson, check out that adorable set too!

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My talented Crafty Friends blog hop lineup:

Amy Kolling

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Avery Elle / Unicycle

  I am here sharing some FUN with the set Unicycle.  These images are so adorable!!


The images were Copic colored, die cut, and set aside in order to assemble my card background.  

Using the Best Day Ever die out of white cardstock.  The various pieces were pieced back into the frame "temporarily" in order to lay the pieces back in correctly.  Once done, the frame was removed.  This panel was added to the note card which was layered with a cherry red cardsock.  

I added my Copic colored images to the lower right of my card and added the large die cut sentiment from Best Day Ever.  I haven't used enamel dots in a long time but this card screamed enamel dots!  



Monday, July 13, 2020

Hero Arts / July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop / Giveaway

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

Hero Arts

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 should begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday, July 17th.****  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 Fancy Edge Die
6 Sheets of Sticker Paper (2 each of Diamond Blue, Teal, Purple)
5 Reactive Ink Cubes (Blue Hawaii, Splash, Pool Party, Key Lime Fizz, Taffy)
Coral Embossing Powder 0.5 oz


I have THREE cards to share using basically the same products.  I've used Need a Hand and School of Fish Bold Prints.

My first card uses some of the adorable images from Need a Hand.  The images were Copic colored, die cut, and set aside.  Broken China Distress Ink was blended over the right lower corner of the note card.  The panel was spritzed with water and flicked with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  The sentiment (this one cracks me up) was stamped in black ink and my images were added with foam adhesive around the sentiment.  A few water droplets were added as a final touch!

Need a Hand


My second and third cards are very similar.  Both panels were ink blended with Faded Jeans, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks.  

The first card is a clean and simple version.  An area was masked off, ink blended, and then the small school of fish image from Need a Hand was stamped repeatedly across the panel.  1/8" black strips were added to the top and bottom to "hide" an oopsie I made while trying to outline this with a black marker!  

Go with the flow

The second card uses the same ink blending colors but the School of Fish Bold Prints was over stamped with black ink.  I used the Misti for this as I had to ink it a few times for the look I wanted.  A simple white sentiment strip was added along with water droplets.

School of Fish 




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, July 19th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.  


Reverse Confetti / Something to Brighten Your Day

I'm here today to share more fun using the new Stained Glass Butterflies from the new release!

I wanted to try some color for my butterfly but in the form of colorful stripes BEHIND the image.  Plus, I thought it was a great way to show you don't have to color these images!  I stamped the butterfly onto vellum using Staz-On black ink and die cut using the Stained Glass Butterflies Confetti Cuts.

For the color, I cut 3/8' stripes of Reverse Confetti cardstock in the colors Sunshine, Iced Aqua, Navy Blue, Royal Purple, and Salsa.  To make it easy to adhere straight, I adhered them to a piece of typing paper and then trimmed.  For a fun detail, I white heat embossed the polka dot strip from Background Builder over my striped panel.  This striped panel was then adhered to a note card.  A sentiment from Best Sentiments was stamped in bold black ink below.  My vellum butterfly was adhered to the colorful striped panel on the card.

Hope this brightened your day today!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Avery Elle / Monkey See Monkey Do

I'm here sharing an underwater scene using Monkey Sea Monkey Do from Avery Elle.  
I'm quite jealous of those being able to go to the beach and ocean right now with the weather we have here in Kansas!

***Shop for all Avery Elle HERE***

 I created my background using the Waves Elle-ments.  I started by ink blending Broken China Distress Ink over a panel of cardstock and spritzing with water.  Once dry, it was die cut using the Waves die.  When die cutting a die like this, I like to leave some of the pieces in place.  It gives your scene much more dimension!  I trimmed the panel down and adhered over a note card that was very loosly ink blended with more Broken China Distress Ink.  What this does is leave some white space for shadows in the background!  The whole note card was spritzed with Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray.

The images were all Copic colored, die cut, and adhered with foam adhesive for an underwater scene.  A sentiment strip was also added to the scene.  To finish, many clear bubbles were added to make the scene come alive.

Monkey Sea Monkey Do
Monkey Sea Monkey Do Elle-ments
Waves Elle-ments
Clear Shimmer Spray

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Reverse Confetti / July Blog Hop!

A little hello

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti JULY 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.  Let's celebrate this AMAZING release!!!

I had to circle back around to my favorite set of the release......the Multi Step Cacti.

I started with the Background Builder and stamped my own black striped paper and added rainbow accents of color using the dotted stamp in the set.  I trimmed the panel down so that there was white space on both sides.  On one of the black stripes, the sentiment from Best Sentiments was white heat embossed.  I added some cacti stamped in hues of green with foam adhesive.  

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