Saturday, August 24, 2019

One Step at a Time | My Favorite Things





So when My Favorite Things opened up their vault and had the LLD All Star High Top Die-namics back in their shop along with the coordinating stamp set, I had to snap them up.   Looks like they sold out!  You're either going to look at my card and nod your head or wonder what the heck?

A bit of backstory, my boy who is currently working for Dior has what I think a pretty good resume so far.  He says I have to say that since I'm his Momma LOL.  One of his summer internships was with Comme des Garçons, a Japanese Fashion Label.  Even before he worked for them he was and is still a big fan.  I need to save my $ and buy THIS.  So for Christmas last year the kids bought me THESE.  My boy bought THESE for his sister which was my inspiration for today's project:


Isn't the stripe paper perfect?!


Let's talk about those shoelace eyelets.  Oy.  I whipped these up before I needed to get ready for today's crafty day and didn't have the patience to use my liquid adhesive so I used 1/8 inch glue dots.  They work perfectly but you can't lace the sneakers...LOL


I was inspired by this week's sketch, I rotated it!


Happy Weekend!!!!!!


Friday, August 23, 2019

Friday with Amy | Doodlebugswa.com




Hey, Happy Friday to you!  I'm up on the Doodlebugswa.com blog sharing a card that feature Gina K. Designs:

Happy Mail  |  Wreath Builder Bundle


Here's a peek at my project:



Pop over to the blog for the full reveal!

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hello sunshine | Newton's Nook Designs



Last month I picked up the adorable Newton's Nook Designs - Lemon Twist set.  I love all things citrus!  Here's how it inspired me:


The striped panel?  It's actually 1/2 inch strips of Stampin' Up cardstock:

Pumpkin Pie
Daffodil Delight
Bermuda Breeze
Chocolate Chip


I love the MFT Square Peek-A-Boo Window Die-namics.  I use it several times a month.


I used minimal copics:

Y19 | Y19
BG13 | BG15

I ADORE the size of that lemon!  Such fun sentiments too.

I was inspired by the Inky Paws Challenge:


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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Instagram Hop with The Ton | Fall 2019 Release







I'm so excited to be a part of The Ton's Instagram Hop that is featuring their Fall 2019 Release!  Three winners will be randomly chosen from the comments on the hop (three from each day) and will be announced on The Ton's Instagram Stories on August 27th. The winners will be able to choose a stamp from our newest release. This giveaway is open to everyone.  

The fun starts on The Ton's IG!  I can't wait to share the projects I designed for today's hop!

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Merci | Woodblock Wednesday + Guest Designer




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

Savvy Stamps - Floral Jar [1404h]
A Muse Stamps - Merci [retired]

Here's how I was inspired:


I ended up doing a bit of mass production.  Honestly I consider more than 1 card of a design mass production.


Let's talk about this design first.  It features the Basic Grey - Adrift collection.  Oh how I miss Basic Grey.  I used a very simple design, easy to produce quickly.


The poppy looking blooms were colored with 

Sugared Almond Pink
Pink Flamingo
Zig Blender


The petal filled blooms were colored with 

Pale Pink
Pink Flamingo

This next duo features panels from the Basic Grey Persimmon collection, one of my favorites.


The image has been stamped on Bristol with Versafine Onyx Black.  The 'water' is:

Pale Blue

Each of the bouquets have one enamel dot.  The overall design is pretty clean + crisp so that bit of texture gives it a touch of interest.


I'm so thrilled to have Tonya Jastad playing along with me.  She's sharing two different designs, here's a peek at one of them:


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

Thank you so much Tonya for joining me today!  Her coloring and the addition of the sweet plaid panel is perfect!

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Google it | The Rabbit Hole Designs




I was a super lucky duck to win The Rabbit Hole Designs' Inky set.  I whipped up two designs:


I'm not going to lie that when I made my first card [on the right], I kept looking at it.  I couldn't figure out what it was about it that didn't hit me and then I realized that lately my color palette has been super soft.  Once I figured it out I looked at it again, come on, it has cute images and a coffee mug [more on that in a smidge].

My card duo was inspired by the Twofer Card Challenge:  


Let's chat about each card separately.  My first card, #squidgoals, cracks me up.  Doesn't every squid want a coffee mug?!


The mug is from the Poppy Stamps - You Melt My Heart set.  It is the perfect size for these images.  Can we call your attention to the sentiment?  Specifically the shape of the sentiment die cut?


Yup, that's a vintage Stampin' Up punch, the big black kind.  I've almost garage sale'd that so many times.  I'm glad I didn't, it came in handy.


My card was inspired by the new to me - Crazy 4 Challenges sketch:


I was chuckling when I put my next card together.  I love that bubble pattern from Doodlebug Design, perfect for my card.


The Octo on the right is showing off his rainbow colors...LOL.  The Octo on the left is skeptical, hence the Google It, from The Rabbit Hole Designs - Sassy Sentiments.


Their expressions simply crack me up!


This card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:


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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:

R20
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're...it!


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Friday, August 16, 2019

Friday with Amy | Doodlebugswa.com



Hello and Happy Friday!  Today I'm up on the Doodlebugswa.com 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:

R20
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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