Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Hello Friend | Angie Blom Digital Designs


I've been enjoying the gorgeous weather in the pacific northwest.  Mostly because the days are longer which gives me more time for project photog.  I admit I started this project last night but it just wasn't hitting me.

I ended up using some upcycled kraft wrapping for the bouquet and finished it off with hemp twine.  It gave the project some dimension that I was looking for.

The image is from Angie Blom Digitals - Tulips.

I knew that I wanted to play along with the Inspired by Challenge:

Although I used tulips instead of roses, I couldn't resist.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Welcome Little Ones | Reverse Confetti


Hello!  I'm so excited to be up on the Reverse Confetti blog today.  I designed this card especially for a friend of mine.  For all the details, please visit my post!

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Oh, hello there | Pigment Craft Co


I've been super smitten by Pigment Craft Co.  Their April Release was filled with caffeinated designs!

I used:

Cup of Happy
Handmade Blend
Tea Baggie Builder

I used packing paper with the heart shaped Tea Baggie Builder piece.  The Catherine Pooler inks I used:

Do-Si-Do | Coral Cabana | Samba
Melon Ice

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Don't hurry, Be Happy | Flora & Fauna


Rainbows, can't get enough of them.  They cheer up any design, don't you agree?  Today's card features a bunch of Flora & Fauna!

I mixed:

Free To Fly | Mini Sloth

Rainbow Die | Mini Envelope Die

Fern Die [retired]

The card base is 3.5 x 5.5.  The rainbow has been colored with copics:





I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

It's a cupcake kinda day | Essentials by Ellen


I wish I didn't have such a sweet tooth these days but I love how these are calorie free:

I made cupcakes out of the Ellen Hutson Essential Circles  + Essential Circles for Stitching Designer Dies.  I topped them with hydrangea blooms from the Mondo Hydrangea set.

The sentiment is from the Warm Fuzzies set and the pastry box was made using the Essential Rectangles + Essential Rectangles for Stitching Designer Dies.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Thinking of you | Lawn Fawn


So June 2017, Lawn Fawn came out with a new release that included the Pretty Poppies Lawn Cuts.  Yup, I had to have it and fast forward almost  4 years later, I'm finally using them!  I tend to gravitate to Lawn Fawn's cute sets but I still collect everything pretty and interactive.

These lawn cuts are so easy to use.  I simply cut in Neenah Solar White 110 and colored with copics:

R00 | R30
V01 | V12

The circular panel is a trimmed down Stitched Circle Tag.  The stripes are made with the coordinating copic V01.

The sentiment is from Wavy Sayings | Simple Wavy Banners.

This card is absolutely not postal friendly.  The lavender bloom is sitting high on a folded strip so that I could still fit the other blooms on the card panel. 

This will be hand delivered to my Momma next weekend.

I was inspired by the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge, Happy Spring:

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

You make the world a better place | Close To My Heart


My friends at CTMH sent me a bunch of new goodies:

Build-A-Rainbow Thin Cuts
Sunny Days Ahead stamp set
Charming Backgrounds stamp set
CTMH Exclusive Inks

I teamed it up with my CTMH colored cardstock and went on a rainbow dash!

I have to be honest, the last one, You make the world a better place is my favorite.  That face on the cloud, it is pure cuteness, isn't it?

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

You are the Best | Reverse Confetti April Creative Hop

Today is the 8th which means it is time for the Reverse Confetti April Creative Hop!  You should have arrived here from Olga's blog, if not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Reverse Confetti blog.

I challenged myself to use a specific color palette:
Lime Green | Iced Aqua | RC Aqua

I also decided to design a card set and to use a throwback stamp set:  Figures of Speech

Here's how I was inspired:

I decided to keep the overall design clean + simple.  These turned out exactly how I wanted.  The color combo is so fun and I love those sentiments.  Perfect for letting someone know that you're thinking of them.  

I'm going to start a personal campaign to send out more cards.  I definitely go in waves but need to be more consistent.  Times are crazy right now and there are so many people I've been thinking of.

I can't wait to hop around and see what my teamies designed for today's hop.  Up next is Olga Moss.

Here's the complete list in case you get lost along the way:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Hero Arts Sale | Ellen Hutson LLC


Did you hear about the Hero Arts Sale over at Ellen Hutson LLC?  All Hero Arts is on sale, 25% off.  That includes the collaboration set between Reverse Confetti and Hero Arts, Better Together.  

This is such a fun color layering set that is super easy.  Here are my Catherine Pooler ink colors:


Mint To Be | Aquatini [scallop Do-Si-Do]
Do-Si-Do | Samba [scallop Mint To Be]


Melon Ice | Lime Rickey

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Hello Friend | Pigment Craft Co


Have you heard of the New Pigment Craft Co?  I'm super excited by this new stamp company because their designs are absolutely gorgeous.  I've placed an order for their second release that is FILLED with caffeinated designs.  Yesterday I sat down with items from their first release.  This card features:

Blooming Floral
Dashing Sentiments

I really wanted to use the stencils with the Blooming Floral Set.  I started a panel with that and then switched to copics and well, then ended super clean + crisp with kraft cardstock and white embossing powder.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Just a Note | Reverse Confetti


Happy April!  Today is the start of a new Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge!

I'm actually up on the Reverse Confetti blog with my teamie Ali.  I decided to make another Mother's Day theme card.  This card is going to my Former Mother-In-Law.  I'm super grateful that we're still friends.

Here's how I was inspired:

The focal point is the gorgeous cluster of oranges from the Orange Blossoms set.  The sentiment is a mix from Orange Blossoms and Lily of the Valley.  My color palette is:
Mist   |   Peach

These are the copics I used:
YR000 | YR01
YG00 | YG01
B000 | B41 | B52

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

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Holiday Greetings | The Stamp Market


I'm part of a group that designs 5 holiday cards a month.  I need that extra motivation for this Christmas!  I had fun at the last The Stamp Market sale.  I used the Big Botanicals + Holiday Greetings dies.

So last month I told myself to use more diecutting than coloring.  I changed my mind, LOL.  All the diecutting and glueing was a bit much.  I managed to create six cards though!  My design was inspired by THIS card.

I'm linking up to my friends at Jingle Belles, their current challenge is Die-Cutting!

Thanks so much for stopping by!