Sunday, August 18, 2019

Stay Strong | Pink & Main

So back in June, a couple of us went to Scrapbook Expo.  I'm still trying to ink up some of the things I picked up then.  Check out  the Pink & Main - Norse Day set:

Let's start with my base, it's Stampin' Up Pistachio Pudding panel.  I trimmed down my Bristol panel to 4.0 x 5.25.  I used the Miss Ink Stamps Waves stencil with Distress Oxide Shabby Shutters + Tumbled Glass.

It doesn't look like it but boy, those guys took me forever to color...LOL.    They've been stamped with Lawn Fawn Jet black and colored with copics:

YG41 | G12
B01 | B12
E40 E42
E50 | E51
E13 | E23
T0 | T1

So I bought THIS coordinating candy to go with it [from ikea].  I bought two bags and finished one of them off, they're so good!

I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch!

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Aloha | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Saturday!  I'm happily crafting all day!  I'm a bit behind on projects.  I thought I was going to be so productive last week and I wasn't.  Today I have a card featuring Pretty Pink Posh's Tropical Birds stamp set:

The pink cardstock is Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette.  The neutral panel is Ellen Hutson's - Essentials by Ellen - Oyster Gray.  I love the Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Square Tags.  I've stenciled the Echo Park Paper - Beach Palms in Spun Sugar.  I inked up the edges with the same Distress Oxide.

The flamingos have been stamped on Neenah Solar White with Lawn Fawn's Jet Black and colored with various copics.

My card/tag was inspired by Tag You'!

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday with Amy |

Hello and Happy Friday!  Today I'm up on the blog sharing a project that features a bunch of My Favorite Things.  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:

Here are the copics I used:

BG13 | BG15 | BG32
V01 | V12
E40 | E41 | E42 | E43
E50 | E51
N0 | N2 | N5 | N7
W00 | W1

Thanks so much for spending some time with me, I'll be back next Friday!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Greeting from the Northwest | Woodblock Wednesday + Guest Designer

Hello and welcome to the sixth edition of Woodblock Wednesday.  I'm featuring:

Impress - Bunch of Umbrellas [5631F]
Impress - Graphic Raindrops [5258F]
Impress -  Greetings from the Northwest [5254D]

Here's how I was inspired:

I stamped the raindrops in Catherine Pooler - Mint to Be.  The sentiment has been heat embossed in white on black cardstock.

I did stamp the umbrellas on top of the raindrops.  I then stamped them on a panel of Neenah Solar White with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and colored them in a softer rainbow palette.

I then fussy cut the umbrellas from the Neenah panel.  I used the Lawn Fawn Glue Tube to adhere them to my main card panel that has been trimmed down 1/8 inch and mounted on an A2 black panel.

These are the copic colors I used:

R21 | R22
YR00 | YR61
Y00 | Y11
G00 | G12
BG10 | BG34
V01 | V12

I'm so thrilled to have Kimberly Wiener playing along with me:

She used the same main image.  For all the details on her project, please visit her BLOG + IG.

Thank you so much Kimberly for joining me today!  Her use of bright + vibrant colors is always gorgeous!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Cheers, Sweet Friend | Reverse Confetti

I'm up on the Reverse Confetti blog with a project that uses quite a few of the new July release products.  Here's a bit of a sneak peek:

For the full reveal and all the details, please visit the Reverse Confetti blog!

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Autumn Leaves | Clearly Besotted

Have you seen the newest Clearly Besotted release?  Oh my goodness, so filled with goodness.  They're pretty much sold out on all their sets but they are also available on Simon Says Stamp.  So it seems that I'm gravitating to Fall:

Eep!  Those penguins and the one has a LATTE!  I've combined:

All Four Seasons   |   Seasonal Sentiments

Candied Apple | Ripe Persimmon | Fossilized Amber

Fall is definitely my favorite season.  I love to wear sweaters, hats + scarves!

I hope you have a fabulous Sunday!

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Friday with Amy |

Hey, Happy Friday to you!  I'm up on the blog sharing a card that feature some of the super cute Paper Smooches products!  Today I'm featuring:

Here's a peek at my project:

Pop over to the blog for the full reveal!

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

August Creative Hop | Reverse Confetti

Hello!  Today is the 8th of the month which means it's time for the Reverse Confetti Creative Hop!  You should have arrived here from my teamie, Heather Hoffman.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Reverse Confetti blog!

I decided to design a giftie duo, a card and treat box:

Let's chat about my card first.  I started off with an A2 Tangerine panel.  The Premier Polar White panel is 4.0 x 5.25.  I used the Stitched Hex Tag Confetti Cuts as a window. 

On a Bristol panel I used  Kristena Werner Distress Oxide Combo:

Wild Honey | Spiced Marmalade | Seedless Preserves

If you haven't tried any of the blender brushes out, you really should.  They work like a dream.  If you have a Daiso [Japanese dollar store], you can try one out for just a couple dollars.

I stamped out a bunch of images from the Let's Shellabrate set.  I colored them with the following copic colors:

Y17 | Y38
V01 | V12
W00 | W1 | W2

See that fun clear box?  It's the Mini Clear Box.  I picked up a movie theater style box of  Mini Swedish Fish - Tropical which almost fit perfectly.  I may had to test try a couple of them [wink].

This is the front of the box.  It's a mini scenery to go with a mini box.  I used the same color palette as my card.

Here's the top of the Mini Clear Box.  The twine is from my stash and the tag is from Bag & Tags Creator Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment is from Word Up. The cardstock I used:

Tangerine | Grape Soda | Premier Polar White

Next up is the fabulous Kathy Schweinfurth!  In case you get lost along the way, the full hop listing is available below!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

The Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Design Team is hopping in celebration of Super Sponsor Paper Sweeties 7th Birthday!  You should have arrived here from the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog, if not, you'll want to start there!

Here's how I was inspired:

I combined the Coffee, Yes Please + Eat Cake stamp sets!  I love the bold images, so fun to color.

I went with a favorite color combo, yellow + lavender.  I've been really gravitating to basic color combos and designs.  Makes the stamped images shine.

That's it for me!  Up next is my teamie Lori Turner!  The entire hop listing is available on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog!

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Long Live Snail Mail | Woodblock Wednesday

Welcome to the Fifth Edition of Woodblock Wednesday!  Today I'm featuring:

Impress Cherry Blossom Branch [5632F]
Savvy Stamps Long Live Snail Mail [1549C]

My overall design was inspired by THIS card by Julie Ebersole.  I mixed up the design a bit so it isn't the same but that you can see where I was inspired.  

My card is a hefty 7 layers:

Neenah Solar White
Glitter Cardstock
Studio Calico layer
Studio Calico layer
Neenah Solar White frame
Main Image/Sentiment

Why do I cover my cardbase?  I bought a bunch of 'cheap' folded cards.  Unfortunately they aren't even white but kind of a blue grey that I find very distracting [lesson learned], but I still want to use them up.

I've been enjoying designing with a ton of white space lately but love a pop of color, this time I'm using glittery cardstock.

My copic colors:

YR000 | YR00 | YR01
G00 | G12

The sentiment has a coordinating Cute Snail [yes, I own it] but this time I went for a different look. 

Have you noticed that I've been creating more floral designs?  I've never really thought of myself as a floral girl but I've been warming up to them lately.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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