Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs Mini Release Blog Hop

Hello there and welcome to your next stop on the Lil' Inker Designs Mini Release Blog Hop! I am super excited to be a part of this hop showcasing fabulous new LID products! On a recent Stamping Away retreat with 16 of my crafty girlfriends we were each given one of the amazing new sentiment stamps from the sweet and generous Laura Pryor of LID. Thank you for your kindness, Laura!!!

This is the stamp I received:

I absolutely LOVE it!!!

And here's the card I made for today's hop:

 I stamped the sentiment in Melon Fresh Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. It's such a beautiful sentiment---I really wanted it to take center stage, so I kept the rest of my card very CAS. Planning to make an entire set of these cards in a variety of colors.

Be sure to leave a comment on each stop of the hop for a chance to win a prize! Visit the Lil' Inker Designs Blog for all of the details.

Your next stop on the hop is my talented friend, Jen Carter.
I can't wait to see what she's created!

Stamps: Be The Reason Stamps (Lil' Inker Designs)
Ink: Melon (Fresh Ink)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Cedar Lane 6x6 Paper Pad (Pink Paislee)
Embossing Powder: Clear Zing! (American Crafts)
Baker's Twine: White (Stampin' Up)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)


Sunday, April 2, 2017


Today I'm sharing a card I created for Freshly Made Sketches 281. I always love playing along with their challenges! So inspiring! Here's the sketch:

And here's what I came up with:

...a super CAS thank you card featuring Concord & 9th's Kindhearted Stamp Set.

I drew some light pencil lines to help guide my stamping of the hearts. I added the black outline to several of the hearts to tie everything together and add some interest. After placing the vellum sentiment flag I realized it need a little something more, so I die-cut some small hearts from Lawn Fawn and glued them on top of the vellum. This also gave me a few places where I could hide some adhesive to keep the flag from flapping around (it's folded over the stamped panel and adhered to the back of the panel----sandwiched between the panel and the card base, but I liked the idea of just a tiny bit of adhesive on the front side as well).

I hope you like my card for today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Kindhearted Stamp Set (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Lobster/Fake Tan/Jalapeno/Merman (Lawn Fawn), Bubble Gum/Butter Bar (Hero Arts), Deep Iris (Altenew), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Vellum: White (DeNami Design)
Embossing Powder: Clear Zing! (American Crafts)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), Hearts Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn), Fishtail Flags STAX (My Favorite Things)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Zots (Therm-o-web), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura) 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Thank You

Sharing my second card for today (woohoo!). This one is for CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge 216. Here's the sketch:

And here's my take:

This one features a couple of my favorite Altenew stamp sets: Painted Poppy and Label Love.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Thanks for visiting!!!

Stamps: Painted Poppy (Altenew), Label Love (Altenew)
Ink: Jet Black/Frayed Leaf/Forest Glades (Altenew), Carrot/Fake Tan (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: White/Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Let's Polka In The Dark 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), Stitched Rectangles (Lil' Inker)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Foam Adhesive Squares (Recollections)
Tool: MISTI (My Sweet Petunia) 

Hope Your Birthday Is A Smash!

I was SO excited when I heard about the brand new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! I immediately contacted my crafty friend, Lin (of SCRAPHAPPYLIN), and asked her if she wanted to play along together. Being the HUGE fan of Lawn Fawn that she is, she of course said "yes" (*wink*)!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #1 is to create a birthday themed project in honor of Lawn Fawn's 7th Birthday!

Here's the card I created:

I love this Year Seven mini stamp set from Lawn Fawn! It's so unique and super fun!!!

I had such a great time putting this card together!!! Hope you like it. I can guarantee you'll be seeing me use this set again and again!

Happy Birthday, Lawn Fawn!

Stamps: Year Seven (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers: Y32, Y35, R32, R35, BG11, BG13, E31
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Copic Multiliner Pen: Black 0.5
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink), Peacock (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Basic Set (Mama Elephant), Year Seven Coordinating Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Foam Adhesive Squares (Recollections) 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to your next stop on the National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop! I am so excited and honored to be a part of this event! A big THANK YOU to Nicole from Right At Home for organizing the party and for inviting me to join in on the fun!!!

My card features the new Make Something Beautiful stamp set from Right At Home. LOVE it!!!

To start I die-cut a 4.25" x 5.5" rectangle from white cardstock. I repeatedly stamped the paint tubes in a fun pattern, added some color with markers, and adhered the stamped panel to a white A2 card base. I did a little bit of surgery on the sentiment stamp so that I could easily stamp the word "Beautiful" in Merman ink and the rest of the words in black. I adhered the sentiment panel with foam adhesive squares to add some dimension. I stamped the paintbrush, colored it with markers, cut it out, and then added it to the panel as shown. To finish off I used a glitter pen to add some sparkle to the colored parts of the paint tubes, the word "Beautiful" and the tip of the paintbrush.

Here's a closer look:

How would you like a chance to win this stamp set? Well...Right At Home is having a giveaway on their blog! Just hop along and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win. YAY!

Thanks so much for celebrating with us today!!!

Your next stop on the hop is my super sweet and talented friend, Linda Nomura!!!!!

Stamps: Make Something Beautiful (Right At Home)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Merman (Lawn Fawn)
Copic Sketch Markers: BG11, BG13, Y32, Y35, N1, N3, E31, E33
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Dies: Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Ahesive: Tape Runner (Tombow), Foam Adhesive Squares (Recollections)
Tools: MISTI (My Sweet Petunia) 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Rainbow Thanks

Today I'm playing along with the most recent CAS on Sunday Challenge: "Sentiment" (use only a sentiment: no image).

I recently purchased the Hinged Thanks Designer Die from Essentials By Ellen and this was a great opportunity to put it to use! Here's what I came up with:

I adhered colored cardstock strips under each letter to create a happy rainbow. Here's a closer look:

I had so much fun making this one that I couldn't resist making another (very similar---just changed up the patterned paper).

I am totally smitten with this die and can't wait to make more cards (and even some tags) with it! I have several ideas I want to try out.

Hope you liked my cards for today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: White, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Plum Pudding (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Black Mini Dot 12x12 (Pebbles), Day Of The Dead 12x12 (Pebbles)
Dies: Hinged Thanks By Julie (Essentials By Ellen), Dots and Dashes Wise Dies (Paper Smooches), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal) 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happier Than A Seagull

Playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch 213:

Here's my take:

I absolutely ADORE that little seagull with the chip in his mouth! And the sentiment: "May you be happier than a seagull with a stolen chip" totally makes me smile. Super fun!

My SIL works for the National Aviary, so she loves all things bird-related. She has a birthday coming up, so I'll be sending this off to her very soon. Hope she likes it!

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Stay Salty by Julie (Essentials By Ellen)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko), Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Mustard Seed/Spiced Marmalade/Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Copic Markers: N1, N2, N3, Y15, YR16
Glitter Pen: Clear Wink Of Stella (Zig)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Let's Polka In The Dark 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Stay Salty By Julie Designer Dies (Essentials By Ellen), Nesting Card Templates (Lifestyle Crafts), circle from Burst Die (Avery Elle)
Other: Stamping Mask Paper (Inkadinkado)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)