Monday, July 30, 2018

WOW! Embossing Powder Guest Designer | Beautiful Things




Hello and Happy Monday!  Can you believe that tomorrow is the last day of the month?!  I can't believe we're already heading into the month of August!  This is my final post for WOW! Embossing Powders.  I wanted to give them another big shout out!


Most of you know me as a clean + crisp designer and this project certainly falls into that category.  I wanted to play with the #Handmade stamps Sew Sweet Collection by Tammy Tutterow that my friends at Spellbinders sent me!

I used the Metalline Flame on white cardstock.  It really shows off the wonderful sentiment, doesn't it?  I designed this card especially for one of Darin's aunts that is an avid quilter.  We have one of her beautiful pieces of art on our bed.  Her work is truly amazing.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have an awesome week!

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

WOW! Embossing Powder Guest Designer | Featuring Pretty Pink Posh




Hello!  I'm happily up on the WOW! Embossing Powder blog today sharing 2 projects that also feature Pretty Pink Posh products.  Here's a sneak peek of one of my cards:



A super big Thank You to WOW! Embossing for having me as a Guest Designer this month!  I had so much fun!

WOW – Heat Tool
WOW – Clear Embossing Ink Pad
WOW – Premium Embossing Craft Mat
WOW – Primary Ebony Regular Embossing Powder
Rubber Stamps – Pretty Pink Posh
Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh
Dies – Pretty Pink Posh





Friday, July 27, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers + STAMPlorations Collaboration Blog Hop!




Hello and Happy Friday!  We're so excited to be hopping with STAMPlorations today!  You should have arrived here from the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the STAMPlorations blog where the fun starts!

Check out the special SALE over at the STAMPlorations store:


I'm sharing two projects so let's get started!  My first project features the new Zen Coffee 2 Cover Plate.  Isn't it GORGEOUS?!  The details is amazing and you can have so much fun playing with different color combos.


Glittery Coffee = Yes, Please!  I started off by cutting the panel in black, celedon, aubergine + lilac.  This designs a ton of adhesive and some fun puzzle work. 


The sentiment is from the Bloomin' Spring Coffee Basket.  It has been heat embossed in white on black cardstock.


My second card features a STAMPloration stencil and sentiment:


I just LOVE the Leaf Prints stencil!  I easily inked it up with various Distress Oxide inks and a round ink blender.  The Distress Oxides makes it so easy...I think they blend like butter.


The distressed sentiment is from the After Coffee stamp set.


Next up is Becca Cruger!  Remember to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a $25 STAMPlorations Gift Certificate!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing!

Amy Tsuruta 💚




Thursday, July 26, 2018

Fancy Pants Designs | Grateful




Hello and Happy Friday Eve!  I was up on the Fancy Pants Designs blog the other day sharing these projects:


For all the details, please visit the Fancy Pants blog!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Reverse Confetti | Thanks so berry much




Just like everywhere else in the US, it's full Summer time weather in the pacific northwest.  The truth is, I don't like the warmer temps.  I want our milder temps back!  Anywho's, I thought a summer time design would be perfect for today.  I inked up the Reverse Confetti Berry Sweet set.


I could easily become a fruitarian.  I love the stuff, I even had a bowl of cherries for dinner last night!  So I was going to stamp out the strawberries on Salsa cardstock but decided to stamp the outline on watercolor paper and do the Distress Oxide smooshing technique.  I love the free form watercoloring.


The Hello and Thanks Label confetti cuts is a must have.  I love that stitched window and the thanks was perfect to team up with the sentiment from the Berry Sweet set.  Just a smidge of masking to complete it.


I love texture so decided to use green felt for the berry hull.

My card was inspired by the Color Throwdown:






Don't forget about the Reverse Confetti SALE!



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

WOW! Embossing Powder Guest Designer | Coolest Birthday!


My friends at WOW! Embossing Powder sent me so many goodies to play with.  I decided to work with the Metalline Greengage!  Per the Wow! Embossing Powder site: the Metalline products are very strongly pigmented opaque lustre powders. The finished result is a beautiful deep colour that will not change with the colour underneath.  My last post, I concentrated on the basics with black and white embossing powders.  Today, I decided to focus on one metalline color as a POP to my card design...can you spot it?



The Sunny Studio Stamps - Perfect Popsicles is a great set to use with embossing powders.  It's a layering set so I went ahead and inked up the lightest and darkest greens with the stamps.  The Metalline was used for the bit of outline pop:


It's very subtle and I love it.  I'm a clean + crisp designer and this card makes me a happy crafter!




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Monday, July 23, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers | You Got This!




I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog today sharing a project that uses some awesome goodies from Super Sponsor Fun Stampers Journey!


For all the details, please visit my post on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog!  Don't forget about the Collaboration Hop that we're having with Fun Stampers Journey...comment for a chance to win!  Everything starts on the Fun Stampers Journey Blog!



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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