Friday, July 21, 2017

My Favorite Things / Guest Designer


Hello!  I'm super excited (really I am ecstatic!!!) to be joining My Favorite Things as a Guest Designer on the MFT blog this month!  This past release was just fact, they just keep getting better and better!  

I'm shaking things up to celebrate!!  I was thrilled to see lots of products to create Shaker cards this release so naturally, I wanted to create one!  

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I started by doing a watercolor background using various colors of Distress Oxide Inks in Wilted Violet, Broken China, and Worn Lipstick. After letting this panel dry, it was die cut using the stitched rectangle in Blueprints 13. To soften this panel and make my balloon shaker stand out, I layered a piece of vellum.

Next, I went about creating a fun shaker element for this panel. Using the new Balloon Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics, I die cut the center of the balloon into the watercolor panel. I layered the Balloon Window (which was partially blended with Distress Oxide Ink) over the cutout (and vellum) to create my shaker element.
I added a partially blended Celebrate Die-namics over the balloon shaker. The balloon was embellished with streamers and a string die cuts from this set. A few die-cut glitter stars were added and to finish, my panel was adhered over some Sparkling Clear Confetti to fill the shaker!
Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Avery Elle / Aloha


Hello!  I am sharing a card that can be seen over on the Avery Elle blog today using Aloha.
Aloha!  This stamp set may be little but it's fantastic!  It has just the right images and smaller bold sentiments to go along with it!  

I started my card with a panel of cardstock that I generously blended Broken China Distress Ink Oxide, spritzed with water droplets and blotted dry with a paper towel.  Once dry, I randomly stamped 'aloha' in Versafine Onyx Black Ink for a bold look.  My focal images were black heat embossed and watercolored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I adhered the images over some gold thread spirals with foam adhesive.  This panel was adhered over a white on white panel using the Waves Elle-ments.  I just love that even though it's done in white, it looks like waves in the background!


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti / SFYTT


Hello!  I am here sharing a card using the current SFYTT (Sketch For You to Try) over at the Reverse Confetti blog.  Check out the SFYTT post......HERE for all the details!

I needed a baby card and the papers in Pattern Play are perfect!  I paired several of the patterns up with this month's SFYTT.  I created my focal piece by using one of the frames from All Framed Up Confetti Cuts.  Behind the frame on the panel, I sponged some Reverse Confetti Piggy Bank ink over the Leaf Lattice Stencil.  Adding in the adorable panda from Miso Happy along with a sentiment from Simply Sentiments, finished my card.


Now the best part is.......there is always a winner every month!  Here are the details:

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.
Check out the SFYTT post......HERE.

So let's see your Reverse Confetti creations this still have time to get it done!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh / New Release Blog Hop!

Fly a Kite 

Hello!  We are starting Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop celebrating the new July release!  A fun summer release that is sure to be a hit!

I've used the darling Fly a Kite stamp to create a dreamy sky scene.  I decided to show that this set doesn't just have to be colored.  I've stamped the solid kites with Catherine Pooler inks and die cut.  All the other images were die cut without using the outline stamps.  I've created my scene over a rectangle that was stenciled with clouds (kind of hard to see here).  This panel was then added to a white top folding notecard with foam adhesive.

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My next card uses the new Smile Shaker Die to create a shaker card using the new Mermaid Mix sequins.  I started with a panel of watercolor paper with Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean and added the Smile Shaker Die to the center and backed with clear cardstock for my shaker.  I then added the Mermaid Mix sequins and covered with my watercolor panel.  I love how simple this was to create!


There are a total of 4--$25 gift certificates up for grabs for the hop - 2 for each day of the hop. Winners will be picked randomly from comments left along the hop - so make sure and leave lots of love along the way as you hop along! All comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on July 18, 2017 - and winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog after that.

SugarPea Designs / Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop


Hi Crafty Friends!
It’s time again for the Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop!  Now that so many of you have the SugarPea Designs Summer Release in your hot little hands, the Pod Squad of designers have geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring our newest and hottest products!
One of my favorite sets from the Summer release was Pucker Up.  Such a cute set for lemonade, tea, sweet tea, tea, or so many other drinks!  I chose 2 of the adorable images and black heat embossed them and colored with my Zigs Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  They were layered over a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle that was stenciled with a sunburst stencil using Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw Distress Inks.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink over the top and adhered to a top folding notecard.  I added a yellow border with foam adhesive, again using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles to make a frame.  To finish, I added a few matte black enamel dots!

Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members and leave a comment for your chance to win!  Check the SugarPea Designs blog for the complete blog hop list!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SugarPea Designs / Mix it Up Challenge #33

Mix It Up

Welcome!  I am here sharing a card using the May Mix it Up Challenge from SugarPea Designs over at the SugarPea Designs blog.  Make sure to check out the blog for all the details!

Since the 4th of July has passed, I went with just the sketch for this month's challenge!  

I used Summer Scoops and coordinating Summer Scoops SugarCut dies.  I've layered my scoops (all stamped with pigment inks from Fresh Ink) onto a Zig Zag Stitched Circle SugarCut where my sentiment was stamped on the curve of the circle.  My circle was layered onto a pattern panel of paper from It's a Celebration paper pad and added to my notecard.  To finish the sketch, I added some banners from Party Banner Duo and stamped some hearts from Whatever the Weather.

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Here's the inspiration and sketch for this month's challenge!

Avery Elle / Modern Alpha

Modern Alpha

Hello!  I am sharing a card that can be seen over on the Avery Elle blog today using Modern Alpha.
I wanted to really showcase these new Modern Alphas by adding them to my card via a sentiment strip and foam adhesive.  I stamped the blooms from Tropics in various shades of Avery Elle Pigment Inks (Magenta, Mimosa, Fizz, Aquamarine) and overstamped with a subtle ink called Fog (dye ink) from Avery Elle.  My alphas were also stamped in the various pigment inks and die cut using the Modern Alpha Elle-ments.  To finish, I added tiny black dots with a fine tip Sharpie.

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Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Reverse Confetti / July Blog Hop

Banner in Bloom

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti July Blog Hop!  
We in case you missed it, Reverse Confetti released .....7 new stamp sets and 11 Confetti Cuts, Pattern Play 6x6 paper pad, and 16 (SIXTEEN) new colors of Premium Ink.  Make sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details of this hop for a full list of inspiration and information on all the new goodies!

This release is just fantastic!  I used the new Banner in Bloom stamp set and coordinating Banner in Bloom Confetti Cuts.  The flowers were black heat embossed and colored with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  They were attached with foam adhesive to a Pierced Round Top Layers Confetti Cuts that was stamped with the sentiment from Banner in Bloom.  To keep this simple with a pop of color, the sentiment panel was adhered to another layer but this time using paper from Under the Umbrella.  A bit of burlap twine and some matching enamel dots finish my card.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us today. Be sure and hop with us on the 8th of EVERY MONTH for more REVERSE CONFETTI inspiration! Now it’s time to hop on over to Tricia Barber's blog. Here is the full list of participants sharing inspiration:

Fetti' Friend Therese Calvird


One thing before you hop along though, just to keep you “in the know”…

July's NEW SKETCH FOR YOU TO TRY is open for you to play along.  Check it out for a chance to win and become our newest ‘Fetti Fave! 

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

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