Monday, January 21, 2019

Caffeinated Duo | The Rabbit Hole Designs

I wanted to ink up some of other The Rabbit Hole Designs stamps, check out Caffeinated Cat + Caffeinated Dino:

The Caffeinated Cat has been teamed up with Your Next Stamp's The Perfect Blend paper pad.  Isn't that cat hilarious?!  Wait until her coffee kicks in ---> Super MOM.

The Caffeinated Dino, oh she's cute too, right?  Luckily she's had a recent pedicure.

You might not readily be able to tell but the background has been masked off.  I used Catherine Pooler Inks - All That Jazz + Sugared Lavender for the caffeine symbol and Sand Castle for the STAMPlorations stencil.  The sentiment #deathbeforedecaf has been heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  I should have taken a pic of the interior, I stamped the other sentiment:  I'm a T-Wreck without my caffeine (in Sugared Lavender).

My cards have been inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Happy BEE day + SALE | Reverse Confetti

Happy Sunday!  How is your weekend going?  Although I'm not in Phoenix this weekend, I'm keeping busy and have been living vicariously through all the Creativation posts on FB/IG.  I'm still working on building up my Birthday card stash and couldn't wait to ink up the Reverse Confetti Happy Bee Day set.

Although I did ink up all of the images in the Happy Bee Day set, I used all but the one lone bloom.  My colors:

Sunshine + Iced Aqua

I've been gravitating to brighter colors these days, probably in anticipation of spring in the pacific northwest.  We had a sneak peek of it for a couple days in a row last week but now it is kind of dreary and drizzly.

I combined the Diagonal Stitches  + Large Eyelet Cover Panel. 

Now is a great time to pick up all your Reverse Confetti wish list items...

My card was inspired by Fab Friday:

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Love You More Blog Hop | The Rabbit Hole Designs

Welcome to the The Rabbit Hole Designs -  Love You More Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is The Rabbit Hole Designs blog.

One winner will be chosen at random for a chance to win the complete release of Love You More and So-fishticated plus one Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on 01-25-2019 on participating blogs, for the entirety of the hop, so make sure to visit each stop, each day and leave a comment.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 01-28-2019

The Love You More set is simply adorable!  My preview project was pretty busy.  This time I decided to go mostly clean and simple:

You can never go wrong with rainbow, right?!  I really wanted that couple to shine.  I made my own circle mask and used the Blendabilities brush with various Distress Oxides and a cloud stencil.

I love his rainbow sweater, don't you?  That couple is just too cute and I love to color them.

A really simple design that packs a bit of a punch.  Next up is Lisa Mensing.  In case you get lost along the way,  here's the line up:

Amy Tsuruta 💚

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Cooler than you were last year | MFT stamps

THIS made me laugh this morning.  I'm guilty of buying things and they sit...and sit...waiting for me to ink them up.  I picked up a bunch of MFT goodies during the holidays and decided to do some llama masking to design a birthday card:

I did a smidge of masking on the Happy Llamadays set.  I teamed it up with the Frosty Friends set.  The Brrrthday sentiment is from Frosty Friends but the Cooler sentiment is from Twice the Wishes.

I recently picked up the Sunrise Radiating Rays Stencil.  I used the Stitched Scallop Edges to follow the sketch and build a snow bank.

I was inspired by this week's MFT Sketch challenge:

and their Birthday Project:

My colors were originally inspired by their color challenge but I opted to so yellow rather than kraft:

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Love You More Preview | The Rabbit Hole Designs

I'm so excited to be part of the Love You More Previews for The Rabbit Hole Designs!  Products will be available in their store on Friday, January 18th at 4 am pacific.

To celebrate Day 1 of Previews, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away one Love You More Stamp Set to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment by 11:59 pm pacific on January 25 for a chance to win.  Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs so make sure you visit each stop and leave a comment.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog on January 28th.

Isn't it a sweet set?  Here's how it inspired me:

I couldn't wait to make a shaker card.  I filled it with gold hearts.  The cute couple have been inked up and colored with various copic markers.  I went ahead and inked up a couple houses and clouds too.

The sentiment has been heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  The paper is from Pebbles Inc | Jen Hadfield  |  Along the Way.  I specifically picked out the panels with the most blue because that's D's favorite color.

You're going to love this adorable set!  Next up is Lisa Mensing, here's the listing in case you get lost along the way.

Here's the line up:
Amy Tsuruta 💚

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Happy Birthday | Reverse Confetti

I'm changing gears from coffee to floral mode.  Check out Reverse Confetti's Build a Bunch:

I inked up all 20 images from the set and used THIS for my color inspiration.  I'm a huge fan of Rifle Paper Co designs.  I originally used a midnight panel with the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel but thought it was too 'heavy' and swapped it out with a Mist panel mounted on Midnight.

Happy Birthday is from the Sentiment Essentials stamps and coordinating confetti cuts.  It has been heat embossed in Rose Gold.

I hope to make more birthday cards this year as I always seem to have to scurry to design one.

I was inspired by Seize the Birthday:

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

You | SugarPea Designs

Hmmm...I promise I do design things other than caffeinated projects:

I combined SugarPea Designs Mugs & Kisses with Knit Wit.  ...Coffee + Knitting.

I was inspired by the photo over on the SugarPea Designs January Mix It Up Challenge:

I also incorporated the CAS(E) this sketch challenge:

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Monday, January 14, 2019

I 💜 Winter | Lawn Fawn

So I woke up yesterday and knew that I wanted to design something for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge.   Evidently I was pretty motivated:

Before I get to the details of the card, I wanted to say that I inked up a total of:

12 Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets
2   Lawn Fawn Stand alone dies

Flamingo Together
Gleeful Gardens
Jump For Joy
Nutty or Nice
Snow Cool
Snow Day
Winter Alpaca
Winter Fox
Winter Unicorn
Year Seven
Yeti, Set, Go

Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
Stitched Mountain Borders

Have you noticed something?  Um, no green 💚  I've been steadily gravitating to purples when I craft.   There is so much POP with it.

I started with a bristol panel and inked it up with Milled Lavender + Wilted Violet with my Trinity Blendabilities.  I inked up the edges with Black Soot.  I finished it off with snow by heat embossing the snow stamp in Snow Cool.  The panel has been mounted on an Essentials by Ellen Slate panel.  I cut the Mountain Borders with the same cardstock.

By only working with a handful of copics, it really does make the coloring process 'faster' although this did take a bit of time.  

I finally picked up some fun kraft envelopes that are 4 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches.  You'll be seeing more long cards from me.  I love piling on the images.

Yes, I did manage to add coffee to my card...LOL

The current Lawn Fawnatics - Happy Little Critters inspired all this.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs & Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop for the 12th and 13th

Have you been following all of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers collaboration events with The Rabbit Hole Designs?

You should have arrived here from Cristena's blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning so that you don't miss out on any of the fun, The Rabbit Hole Designs blog!

There is literally tons of inspiration!  Today's blog hop we're featuring:

Remember to leave comments on the participating blogs for a chance to win!

Previews Day One:  
Two Lucky Winners receive a stamp of their choice

Previews Day Two:  
Two Lucky Winners receive a stamp of their choice

Blog Hop Giveaway:  
1 full set of Caffeinated Stamps (1 Caffeinated Cat, 1 Caffeinated Dino, 1 Caffeinated Octopus, 1 Caffeinated Unicorn)
1 Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

Here's how I was inspired:

She cracks me up!  I colored her grey with purple curlers.  The mugs coordinate with the paper.

I'm a sucker for nautical and when I was digging through my paper pads, I found this perfect pad.  

If you've been following the festivities you've seen her colored up in so many ways.  The possibilities are endless.

I'm the end of the hop.  In case, you got lost along the way, here's the complete listing:

Amy Tsuruta  💚

I want to give a big shout out to The Rabbit Hole Designs.  We're so thrilled to help them out with their Grand Opening!  I'm sure that you'll agree that their images are fantastic and we wish them much crafty success. 

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