Friday, February 17, 2017

February Callin' All Sistah's Blog Hop!!!

Hello!  It is the 17th and we are hopping again to remind you to perform your monthly Breast Examination.  Early detection is the key!  We are also providing you with some fun inspiration and giveaways, plus 50% of the profits from the Callin' All Sistah's Category is donated to the breast cancer research and awareness program, seriously a win win here!  This month our theme is With Love for our Sistahs...

To create this card I was really inspired by this card created by Lydia Evans that I came across, and I used her card layout but with Callin' All Sistahs Goodies: Hope Ribbon Stamp Set, Sistahs Fri-dies, and Limited Edt. Sisterhood Sparkle Sequins.  You can save a little money too by using this code:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and make sure you check out the full hop for your chance to win 2 random gift certificates from all of the comments left! yay!!!

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Forever... STAMPlorations CAS Reminder

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a second creation for the newest STAMPlorations CAS Monthly Challenge as a way to remind you to join in the fun!  All products are welcome in the challenges and the challenge prompt is just a suggestion, so join in the fun!  Here is what I've created this time...

Supplies Used: CUTplorations - Art EdgesForever Word Die, ARTplorations Stencil - Zen Hearts

Hope to see you over there too!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Monogramed Pennant

Hello!  Today I am sharing a step by step tutorial on the Blog on how to recreate this Monogramed Pennant...

Hope to see you over there!
Happy Crafting!

A Little Note: MarkerPOP

Hi!  This morning I am over on the MarkerPOP blog sharing a sweet little card, and how a "Valentine" stamp set can still shine after the Holiday...

Hope to see you over there for full details and photos!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sending Big Hugs With The Ton

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!!!  Today I'm popping in with another for fun card (what the heck is going on here, free time for fun, say what?!) playing along with the February Challenge hosted by The Ton Stamps:

Today's card is quite a bit different from the one I shared on Saturday.  This time I've gone totally classic and romantic with a larger 5 x 7" watercolored card.

To create this card I started with Stratton Watercolor 140# Card stock. I heat embossed the large peonies image from the Sending Peonies Stamp Set twice with Gold embossing powder. I then used the wet on wet approach for adding my first layer of color.  Once this was completely dry I went back over the flowers with my Clean Color Brush Markers to add contrast and details.  Again I let this dry completely before stamping the sentiment with a Versafine Ink and added blue shading around the edges with a foam applicator and Distress Ink.  I had thought about adding sequins, but whenever I put them on the card it just didn't feel right, so I left it as is and reminded myself that sometimes less is more.

I am also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Wed. Challenge Fantastic Florals
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 13, 2017

STAMPlorations TAGplorations Love Blog Hop!!!

Woo hoo!!!  It is time for a Blog Hop celebrating our love for Tags and STAMPlorations!  Make sure you are stopping by the STAMPlorations blog every day for inspiration, fun, and of course giveaways!!!  The last day to comment is February 14th, so make sure you keep hopping along tomorrow too!  Giveaway details at the end of the post, because now I'm going to share my tags...

I tell you I just can't get enough of the sentiments in the Funny Kinda Love Stamp Set!

To create this first tag I used the Luggage Tags Nesting Dies and Neenah Solar White Card stock.  I stamped the image and sentiments first before coloring them in with Prisma Color Pencils.  I then adhered some clear sequins, ribbon and twine to finish it.
This next tag is more simple in nature.  After diecutting the tag I used the Zen Hearts Stencil with Distress Ink in Peacock.  Since the stenciled image was too big to fit as a whole on the tag so I angled it and went over it with ink.  I then added some dimension with Red Nuvo Drops.  I liked the way the red popped against the blue so I decided to add a red ribbon too.

And I have a great discount code for you to use too!  Save 20% off your total purchase!  (Cannot combine this code with other codes, but you can use it on regular and sale price items!!!)

Well that's it for me!  Stop over by the STAMPlorations Blog for more details and inspiration.  Now for some giveaway details...
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)

- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

Happy Crafting/ Hopping!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Love Always - MarkerPOP Bi-Weekly Challenge

Hello!  I hope you are having a nice weekend so far!  I'm popping in for some crafty fun as a new MarkerPOP Challenge is starting today, woot woot!  Joining our challenges is so easy as the only thing that is required is that you use some type of marker that is carried in the MarkerPOP store.  And if you are running low on your markers you totally want to hit the store up as she recently got a restock in Copic® Markers.  Any who, enough enabling right?  (by the way did I mention her marker prices are incredible? hehehe!)  So onto this two week challenge inspirational photo...

Hello yummy photo!  Not only does the popcorn look so good, but the colors make my mouth water too!  (You don't find colors yummy?  That's just me? huh... well let's move on then shall we?...)

And here is my take on the photo...

 bwahahaha!  Look!  The birdies are on a date!  I LOVE it!!!  ( I also love exclamation points, but I think you already noticed that)  I was inspired by the colors in the photo and the sprinkling of red.  Right away my mind went to the Concord and 9th Love Always Stamp Set with the raining of hearts image.  I also was drawn to the large tag in the photo and grabbed my Pretty Pink Posh Craft Die Set Stitched Duo 1.  And to finish it off I used my Winnie and Walter So Tweet Stamp Set.

I hope to see you enter over the next two weeks for a chance to win a goody box of craft supplies!  (who doesn't love surprises when it comes to crafting goodies?!)

Happy Crafting!