Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Colored Vellum

Hi!  Today I have a fun piece to share on the MarkerPOP Blog involving coloring on vellum and the Concord & 9th Stamp Set Hello Lovely...

Hope to see you stop by for more details!
Happy Crafting!

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!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Ton Challenge: Love

Hi!  It's me, here on a Saturday... shut the front door! hehehe!  I was able to squeeze in a little play time this week and I just had to play along with The Ton's newest challenge:

And so I went a little quirky and fun this month, throwing it back old school style with this take on the challenge...

To create this card I busted out an original set called Vintage Frames.  This happens to be one of my first Ton sets and I still love it :)  I grabbed a panel of black cardstock, stamped the frames all over it with Versamark ink and embossed them in various bright colors.  I then incorporated the love them inside the frames with more heat embossing.  Since the panel was so fun and funky in itself I just had to keep going and adhered it with a panel of bright pink cardstock at an angle.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my card today!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Somebunny Is Over On Gerda Steiner Designs Blog

Hello!  Yep, I'm totally nerdy with that title, and I'm totally ok with that haha!  Today you will find me over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog sharing this super cute card using the new Hoppiness Stamp Set...

 Full details on how this card came together can be found on their blog!  Hope to see you over there...

Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to check this and other cute sets now available in the store!

Hello Lovely... A Layout with DCWV

Hello!  Today I'm going to share a few step out photos on how my Ballerina Layout came together here and on the DCWV Blog...

First I want to let you know which stacks I used: The Ultimate Tag Stack and the Happy Day Stack. I LOVE the Ultimate Tag Stack, and it is a must in my craft room because it is so versatile.  Plus, if you already own some DCWV stacks this is a great one to use for extra embellishments and more.

My first step was to work on my background.  I wanted to add some matching color to help my grid design and photos pop.  To do this I used Martha Stewart Gesso in White and Multi-Surface Pearl Paint in Pink Taffeta.  I also added a few gold streaks.  I applied all of this with a mix of my finger and an old gift card, but if you don't like the mess feel free to break out some brushes.  Once this was all dry I adhered it to gold foil striped paper from the Happy Day Stack and then onto a piece of Kraft.

Next, I created a grid design by trimming out similar panels from the Ultimate Tag Stack and lining them up on my background.

Finally, I added my photos onto a mix of patterned papers, tag, and a pink doily that came from the Paper Lace 6 x 6 Stack (this one is available at Michaels).  I then used various pieces from the stacks to fussy cut and adhere as embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Keep your eyes peeled for more projects and photos of the newest DCWV products that are arriving daily to your craft stores!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays One Layer Love

Hi!  Today you will find me sharing a One Layer Valentine on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog with several new stamp sets!

 To create this one layer card I started by covering my cardbase with a mask of a negative heart cut.  I then used the Full On Floral Stamp Set and stamped over the open heart image with a gradient ink.  Next, I added my sentiment from the Heartfelt Sayings Set at an angle.  I felt like the card was still a little plain so I added some embossed lines along the top and distress ink along the edges.  I then went over he floral heart with clear rhinestones and a Gold Metallic Pen.

Have you seen all of the newest goodies that were released last week?!  If not make sure you check them out!  And just for you I have a discount for you to use and save off of your total purchase! woot woot!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

MarkerPOP Blog with Sunny Studios Stamps

Hi!  It's Wednesday, woot woot!  And today you will find me on the MarkerPOP blog sharing a card I've created with new Sunny Studio Stamp goodies.  Take a peek...

Now head over to their blog for full details on how this beauty came together!  And don't forget to check out the store and see all of the new things coming in daily!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, February 6, 2017

We'll Be Friends Furr-ever...

Woot woot!  It's another post with those stinking cute kitties from the Buckets of Love Stamp Set designed by Gerda Steiner Designs.

To create this card I've used the Bucket's of Love Stamp Set again.  In my last two projects you saw me watercolor with this set, this time I've used my Copics.  I stamped, colored and cut out the kitties in the bucket.  I then layered it onto various patterned papers on my cardbase.  I also added my sentiment to some patterned paper.

I hope I've given you some various ideas on how this stamp set can be used for lots of occasions! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


Saturday, February 4, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Release Day 4!!! YAY!

Woot woot! It is Day 4 and the products are available today from the latest CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release!!!  Don't forget to grab my code to save some money when picking these newbies up!

Now onto today's projects!  My first card is a sweet Congratulations card using the Daisy Chains Stamp Set...

To create this card I stamped the daisy chains twice on pink paper, heat embossed it with Stamp N Bond and then went over them with gold flakes.  Next I fussy cut around the top of one and the bottom of the other and adhered them to my cardbase.  I then stamped my sentiment from the Heartfelt Sayings Stamp Set in the center.  I used The Sisterhood Sparkle Limited Edition Sequins to add some more shine and movement and finished it off with some ribbon.

My next card is a round of applause for Michele and her incredible release, featuring the Full On Floral Stamp Set.

 My initial plans for this card was to heat emboss the large floral image with gold and then color it all in with watercolors, but after I embossed it I loved it so much the way it was I decided to go minimal with the watercolors and simply die cut my Bravo! out, watercolored it and adhered it back into place.  Just look at the shine on this baby...

Bravo Michele on another fabulous release!  Make sure you run over to the store to grab all of the newness to be had!  And don't forget to save with my discount code up top!  Oh, and giveaway goodness can be found on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog, so head there too!

Happy Shopping/Crafting!

Friday, February 3, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Day #3 Release

Woot woot!  We are at Day #3 of the CAS-ual Friday Stamps release people!!!  Woot, woot!  Today we are sharing the new sets called Franklyisms and Tag You're It.  The Franklyisms set has a great group of fun and snarky little sentiments.  Here's what I've created with this set...

To create this card I started by die cutting lots of flowers from the Friendly Flowers Fri-dies set with glitter adhesive card stock.  This was something I have had in my stash for ever and it was time it was given a little love.  After I adhered all of the flowers to the front of my card base I stamped my sentiment onto some mint card stock, and added a lone Casual Tree die behind it.

For my next card I played with the Tag You're It Stamp Set and matched them up with my Tag Buddies Fri-die set.

 I thought this would be a great masculine card, something I'm totally lacking!  This card came together quick with a mix of patterned papers I die cut the tags, stamped them and layered them up with foam adhesive.  I added some star veneers and ta-da!

Make sure you hop over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more inspiration and giveaway details!  And before you go here is a discount code for you to save a little money when these bad boys go on sale:

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

STAMPlorations February CAS Challenge

Hello, hello!  Yay!!!  It's a new Clean and Simple challenge day for STAMPlorations!  Plus, have you seen their newest release?!  LOVE it!!!  And I have a coupon code you can use on the already discounted price! Code: STAMPGIRLLISA

Now onto my card for the new challenge: (optional twist of hot pink).

To create this card I started by going over a panel of card stock with Picked Raspberry.  Once the entire panel was covered I went over it with the ARTplorations: Old Rose Prints Stencil and Nuvo Glimmer Paste.  The shine of this card is stunning in person!  While this sat off to dry I stamped the heart image and sentiment from the Funny Kinda Love Stamp Set.  I trimmed this and adhered it to a black strip.  This was all adhered to my stenciled panel with double sided adhesive.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you will be creating this month!
Happy Crafting!

CAS Friday's February Release Day # 2

Hello!!!  It's Day #2 of the CAS-ual Fridays' February release, and we are already having so much fun!  All of these new stamps will be available for purchase on Saturday, and I have a code you will be able to use for a discount! score!

Today we are sharing two new sets with you: Peace Out and Flower Power, both of which I think the world could use a little more of these days...

Aren't these so fun and different?  I used the Peace Out Stamp set for both.  While both cards also feature silver embossing of the Peace sign, I used patterned paper with the one on the left and the longer sentiment, and for the one on the right I embossed the large Peace sentiment onto acetate with a green embossing powder and tucked it under my panel.  Here are some more shots of both cards...

Like I said, the world could definitely use more of the above.  For the Flower Power set I had fun with the letters and made them pop with some resisting and watercolors...

I love the up beat sentiments in this set and the flowers can be crazy fun, or simple and pretty!  I went crazy fun this time, hehehe!  I think this would work perfectly for any teenager, and we all know how hard it is to please one of them, right? :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking me out today!  Make sure you get over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more inspiration and giveaway information! Woot woot!

Happy Crafting!