Sunday, July 22, 2018

Trinity Stamps meets Caffeinated Inspiration



Hello and Happy Sunday!  This card has been days in the making.  I started it last week and finally put all the elements together:


I'm happy to say that 1/2 of my card is from my older stash of paper + embellishments.  The pattern paper is Pink Paislee - Citrus Bliss.  The 3 pieces of wood veneer are from Prima (I've been hoarding those for such a long time).


The stamps are from NEW company, Trinity Stamps LLC.  Love her designs and bonus points that she's a local to me!  How fun that we finally met a couple weeks ago, I should of snapped a pic!





Taniesa celebrated her birthday on Friday and Trinity Stamps is having a SALE through today!


My card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:


...and Laurel Seabrook, my Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Teamie's challenge, Caffeinated Inspiration:



Friday, July 20, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers + Fun Stampers Journey Collaboration Hop!








Hello and Welcome to the Fun Stampers Journey  |  Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the fun which is the Fun Stampers Journey Blog!



I had so much fun playing with:




Here's how I was inspired:



I did a bit of watercoloring on my first card and some black flecks of paint.  I love that big ole sentiment from the Coffee Helps stamp set.


The To Go Cup is from the Coffee First Die Set.  Love the added details on the coffee sleeve.

My second card features one of the cups from the Coffee Helps stamp set.  Can you tell that I colored it in the palest aqua color?


I added the fun Hello Word Bubble available via Fun Stampers journey.  You can't readily tell that that circular panel has been backed with black cardstock so with a side view, it adds a bit more detail to the overall design.



Next up is my teamie, Kerry Urbatch!  Remember to leave comments along the way for a chance to win!!!!  My teamie Kerry is also doing a giveaway!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete hop listing:

Fun Stampers Journey
Tania Willis
Coffee Loving Cardmakers
Amy Tsuruta 💚
Kerry Urbatch
Helen Gullett
Lisa Bzibziak
Robyn Jordan
Lori Turner
Becca Cruger
Dana Gong
Dana Warren
Erin Thiem
Katie Brooks
Kathy Schweinfurth
Laurel Seabrook

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Reverse Confetti | Worm Wishes



Hello!  I have a clean + simple Reverse Confetti card for you today:


I haven't used the Worm Wishes set for a bit and thought that design would be perfect for someone getting ready to go back to school.

I'm loving the Iced Aqua and Bumblebee combo, how about you?


Although these panels have been adhered to an A2 cardbase, you could easily make this a notecard and write directly below the stamped images.


My design was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch!



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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

WOW! Embossing Powder Guest Designer | Need Coffee!




I'm so excited to be up on the WOW! Embossing Powder Blog today!  I'm guest designing this month, in case you missed it, HERE is my first post.

Here's a bit of a sneak peek of today's project:


I just knew that I needed to emboss those Rubbernecker coffee owls!  

I was inspired by Kerry Urbatch's sketch over on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog:



Make sure you pop over to the WOW! Embossing Powder blog for all the details!

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Fancy Pants Designs | On Our Way!






Hello!  I was up on the Fancy Pants Designs blog a couple days ago with a card trio featuring the new On Our Way Collection!

Here's a peek of one of my projects:


I had so much fun putting this design together!  For all the details, please visit me on the Fancy Pants Designs Blog!

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Technique Tuesday | Simon & Sandy Seahorse Stamp set | GIVEAWAY!


Winner posted...scroll down!


Hello and Happy Friday Eve!  A big shout out to Technique Tuesday who sponsored this post, make sure you make it all the way to the bottom of my post for details on their generous giveaway!

Today I'm featuring the super fun Simon & Sandy Seahorse Stamp Set + Crafting Dies along with the Bubbles on the Border Crafting Die.



Here's how I was inspired:


After I created my watercolored background using Peerless Watercolors, I heat set it completely.  I ran the panel through my die cutter with the Bubbles on the Border Crafting Die.  I set that panel aside.

I stamped Simon & Sandy on Ranger Watercolor cardstock and colored them with my Zigs.  I die cut them out with the coordinating craft dies.

I stamped the fun sentiment in the lower left hand corner.


I finished off my card by placing a panel of acetate behind the die cut bubbles and adhered everything together on an A2 cardbase.

G  I  V  E  A  W  A  Y

Today I'm doing an Animal House giveaway!  Here's how to play:

1.  Take a peek at the Memory Keepers Studio Category HERE.

2.  Choose your favorite stamp and matching die.

3.  Comment below with your choice!

4.  Commenting will close on Wednesday, July 18th at 11:55 pm pacific.

W  I  N  N  E  R

A big thank you to everyone that played along, congrats to Jennifer!  I'm sending you an email!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge JULY | Welcome, Little One




Have you seen the new monthly Reverse Confetti challenge, Stock Your Stash?!

The new challenge is the STOCK YOUR STASH Challenge!  This is a chance to create a card to keep in your stash.  (Of course, you could send it off right away!).  Each month will bring a new theme and Reverse Confetti is kicking off their birthday month with a BIRTHDAY themed challenge.  This is what you need to know...
There will be a new Stock Your Stash challenge posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.

The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 29th of the month. Click the "Play Along..." button on our sidebar to go current link list post.

Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!

You may enter as many times as you wish.

Use #SYSChallenge when playing along with this challenge.
There will be a random winner selected each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store. The winner of challenge will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog at the end of the month.



Here's how I was inspired:


I started off with a panel from the new Cue The Confetti 6x6 paper pad.  I backed it with an Ice Aqua + Lime Green cardstock panel.

I stamped the sweet image from Bear Hugs and then placed the Onesie confetti cut to include as much as those koalas could fit.  I colored it with alcohol markers and stacked three black onesies behind it.  Check out the side view: 



It's been nestled onto the Dashed Line Tag confetti cut.  I've topped it off with a clothespin from my stash.

Make sure you check out the Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Spellbinders | Cute as a button




Thank you to my friends at Spellbinders that sent over the Cute As A Button Stamps - Sew Sweet Collection by Tammy Tutterow.


I stamped it on a watercolor panel and colored it with various Zigs.  A bit of rainbow ombre'!


I layered a couple panels of gingham pattern paper and added some green seam binding ribbon.


I topped it off with some sweet yellow pom trim.


Would make a great baby card or even as an everyday card for a cute friend :)

A big thank you to Spellbinders!  

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Ellen Hutson LLC | Essentials by Ellen | New Stamps & Dies from Julie Ebersole






Today is the day...the new Essentials by Ellen Stamps & Dies from Julie Ebersole are now AVAILABLE!



Here's how I was inspired, I designed a shaker card:


I decided to go aqua + orange, perfect to go with the Hero Arts - Seashore Sequins.   The paper is by Sunny Studio Stamps - Polka Dot Parade.



The mermaid tail has been stamped in Lawn Fawn Jet black and colored with various colors of alcohol ink markers.  The sentiment was stamped in Catherine Pooler's All That Jazz.

Who doesn't love a shaker card?!  This makes a perfect birthday card!



If you've been following me for any length of time, you won't be surprised by this:



I stamped the Essentials by Ellen, Wonky Backdrops By Julie Ebersole in Catherine Pooler's Flirty Fuchsia and All That Jazz.  I used the Frap cup from Essentials by Ellen, Oh Frappe by Julie Ebersole.  A bit of masking and then I stamped the unicorn inside the cup.  


Can you catch the glitter on the Unicorn's mane?

Perhaps you recognize the color combo for the Starbucks Unicorn Frap?  



Keeping things real here, I've never had a Unicorn Frap.  It's sadly due to extreme allergies but that doesn't mean I don' think they look like a ton of fun.

I LOVE that sentiment and perfect for the Birthday Girl that this card was hand delivered to.

That's it for me, make sure you check out the entire new release, affiliate shopping links at no extra cost to you: