Monday, May 30, 2016

Many thanks sunshine


Post 2 of 2 for today...click here for my Neat & Tangled post.

Post 2 of 2 for today...click here for my Neat & Tangled post.

I'm so inspired by challenges that this is a combo of two.  I knew that I wanted to use a smidge of washi since I bought 3 sets of stuff of the stuff (24 rolls total) from M's.


I was inspired by the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge!  


Floral Theme
Pinks
Ombre

Love all the projects by the Guest Designers but was drawn to Diane's beauty of a card!  I was going to originally pop of the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea behind the Sizzix Tea Time by Tim Holtz. Then I realized that they would be perfect inside the tea cup!  The Essentials by Ellen Many Thanks is a perfect way to finish off my design!



I couldn't resist playing along because well, check out that pretty tea!  I was inspired by the white tea cup and the colors!

I'm back in class tonight, now I'm in Photoshop CC 2.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!



Sponsor Solo: The Ton


Post 2 of 2 for today...click here for my Neat & Tangled post.




Hello!  I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog with the Sponsor Solo feature!  This week we're spotlighting:



Such a Super Fan of The Ton...their products are all wonderful.  Check out my card that I designed with three of their FAB sets:


Chuckling....seriously, this is so me.  Coffee + Green = me
I did a smidge of masking to customize the sentiment♡  My saucer is compliments of a roll of washi because I didn't want to ruin my card by doing it freestyle...too much pressure.

Here are the sets I used (click on the image)

hug in a mug


caffeine crush


like a boss

Pop on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog to read about The Ton and to see an awesome project by Effie, owner of The Ton.



Neat and Tangled: happy birthday


post 1 of 2 for today...click HERE for the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Sponsor Solo post.


Hello!  I'm up on the Neat & Tangled blog today....here's a sneak peek:


I'd love for you to pop over to check it out!  I used a couple of the fun new May Products!





Friday, May 27, 2016

Hero Arts: Sunny day!




Have you stocked up on all the fun sets in the Hero Arts Summer Catalog?  Check out the new Beach set:


Do you spy the tone-on-tone stamping on the green panel?  Although it isn't sunny as I type up with post, it has been pretty nice in the pacific northwest on a pretty consistent basis.  Although I for one hope for a much milder summer this year.

Have you had a chance to try out the new Bold Ink Pads by Hero Arts?  The colors are wonderful!  I've used:


Make sure you check out the Hero Arts blog today for the special Color Layering catalog!


Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!  Any fun plans for the US Holiday weekend?  I'm excited to have the crafty girls over on Saturday!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Right at Home: Have a sweet birthday!


Post 2 of 2 for today...click HERE for the Reverse Confetti/Cardmaker Magazine hop!


Hello!  Have you checked out the new Right at Home - May Stamped & Sealed Craft Box // Let's Party kit?



It is seriously a party in a box!  Lookie at all you get:


I designed a fun card that manages to feature most of the products in the kit:


The Memory Box Large Coffee on the Go Craft Die is a fun product to add to the design.  Oh my goodness, I had so much fun making that coffee sleeve!  I loaded it up with glossy accents and sprinkled the sequins onto it.  I topped it off with even more glossy accents to really secure those bits of joy.

I had so much fun coloring the Right at Home Sweet Birthday set's cupcake + the (cup)cake stand with my Zig Clean Color Markers!  

Isn't the paper too fun?  Love the Simple Stories Let's Party paper pad!

Pop on over to the Right at Home blog and say Hello!

Reverse Confetti + CardMaker Blog Hop!


Post one of 2 for today...click HERE for my Right at Home post.





Reverse Confetti is hopping with the CardMaker Design Team!  You should have arrived here from the CardMaker Blog, if not, you'll want to start there so you don't miss out on any of the fun!  Prize information is on the Reverse Confetti blog!

Did you know that Reverse Confetti recently celebrated their 3rd birthday?  I decided to use a couple sets from the latest release:

Candles 'n Confetti (stamps + confetti cuts)



I'm a big fan of patterns + colors...I'll happily combined papers in a pad. Working with one paper collection makes the mixin' + matchin' super easy.

I watercolored the cake with Abandoned Coral + the cake plate with Cracked Pistachio Distress Spray Stain.



I think that the pops of black help tie everything together...how about you?



candles 'n confetti

candles 'n confetti cc

celebrations

I can't wait to hop around and check out everyone's projects!  It's time to hippety hop to the wonderful Carisa's blog!

In case you get lost along the way, pop over to the Cardmaker's blog for the complete hop listing!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tic Tac Toe Challenge: Guest Designer



I'm super thrilled to announce that I'm a Guest Designer over at the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge blog!


I hope that you'll play along...any ideas of the elements I used on my card?  Here's a sneak peek....make sure you pop over to the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge blog for the full reveal!


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hero Arts: YAY!





Hello!  I'm up on the Hero Arts blog today featuring the Sweet Sprinkles Bold Prints.   What I like doing is designing 2 different cards featuring the same stamp/product.  I have one up on the Hero Arts blog and here's another one.


I couldn't wait to combine the Sweet Sprinkles Bold Prints with the Yay stamp.  The sprinkles have been heat embossed in white.  This makes the card design so versatile.  It can be for a birthday, a congratulatory event...you name it!

Red + Aqua = Yes, Please!


I finished off the card with clear sequins!

I'd love for you to pop over to the Hero Arts blog to check out my other Sweet Sprinkles Bold Prints card...totally different colors and design!