Sunday, June 30, 2019

July Release Teaser - Day Four | Clearly Besotted





I'm so excited to be helping out Clearly Besotted with their July Release.  This is Day 3 of the sneak peeks.  The new release will be available at Clearly Besotted tomorrow!  You're not going to want to miss it, there is so much goodness!

I'm featuring the following sets today:

Pop Up Plushies   |   Pop Up Props   |   Pop Up Psst


Tea and Sloths?  Yes, Please!


Eep, you're going to love the Pop Up Collection.  I used the little polaroid frame and made it into a window.  Love how that 'lil guy is perched in the window.  I stamped the background with the super cute tea cup from the Pop Up Props set.


Gah, I just love that little guy, he's just too cute!


I decorated the envelope!  I wanted to use the teapot from the Pop Up Props.  I couldn't wait to pop the lid on him like a beret!


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Saturday, June 29, 2019

July Release Teaser - Day Three | Clearly Besotted





It's Day Two of the Clearly Besotted July Sneak Peeks.  I'm honored to be guesting and I'm having so much fun inking up all of these CUTE sets.  Today I'm featuring the very fabulous Birds of a Feather set:


These guys are adorable, aren't they?  I love the different sentiments that are included too!


There are so many different ways you could color up these cuties.  I went with a more traditional color palette.


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Friday, June 28, 2019

Brighter Days | Trinity Stamps






Did you hear?  Trinity Stamps is celebrating their first Anniversary!  I couldn't be happier for Taniesa and her team.  So exciting!   Check out their new Oracle Octopus set.


How cute is that Octo?  I literally held my breath when I used that circle die for the shaker feature.  Of course I had already colored the image (#2 since I decided to change the color palette!).  Yes, it worked! 


I used the Surprise Party Tiny Tissue Confetti for my shaker filler.  So fun, right?!


I was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch!


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July Release Teaser - Day Two | Clearly Besotted





I am guesting for the very awesome Clearly Besotted!  I'm super honored to be designing alongside their terrific team.  Sneak peeks start today and run through July 1st when the July Release will be available!

Today I'm featuring the super cute Mischievous Mole set:


Gah, aren't those guys just too cute?!  Their goggles, they kill me.  I colored one set rose and the other in lavender.


I did some fussy cutting so the one mole could hold that sweet bloom.


I can't wait to see how the Clearly Besotted Design Team was inspired!


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Sunday, June 23, 2019

keep smiling | reverse confetti





So it seems our pacific northwest weather has gone back to normal.  It hasn't been as warm as it had been a couple weeks ago.  I decided to bring the sunshine to my blog with the Reverse Confetti Ice Cream Social set.


This is such an adorable set.  Who doesn't love an ice cream truck?


I've teamed up the So Many Sentiments and Sweet Striped 6x6 paper pad.   I had to add a bit of glitz to my card with the strip of gold glitter cardstock.


 The soft colors are compliments of the Color Throwdown:



I rotated the Paper Players sketch:




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Friday, June 21, 2019

Squeeze the Day | theletterlingo



I love this Citrus Crush stamp set by theletterlingo.  It's so much fun and I've been on a citrus kick!


So my original card had another pink lemon on it but as I was photo editing I came up with paper piecing the lemon to coordinate with the rainbow base panel.  I don't paper piece much anymore but love the look.


I wanted to fill up the soda labels with something but wanted the focus to be on the rainbow sodas so I decided to keep them plain.  It keeps with a clean and simple design.  The only bottled soda we have in the fridge is Ramune.  Have you heard of it?  The kids love it.  My mom use to have it when she was younger and she's turning 80 next year.


I'm happily linking up to the Paper Players, Summer Beverage challenge:


It's funny, I think that I'm generally a Clean & Simple designer but this is # 3 for this challenge.  That means I started with the intention of linking up to this challenge only to look at my card and realize it wasn't anywhere near clean & simple...HERE + HERE.

I generally don't clean up my copics speedy quick but this time I did, I tried to remember my color combos:

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Sending Smiles | Graciellie Design



I've been wanting to print up the Graciellie Design - Happiness digital set:


Pop over to her shop, that set is currently on SALE!  It's such a fun one, love that mason jar and the sweet sentiments.

Did you see what I did?


I designed the background panels to look like watermelon.  The pattern strip in the middle is from Pattern Happy.  I've been gravitating to black and white panels.


I colored up the image with various copics and then used my Lawn Fawn Glue Tube and made dots by following the pattern on the image and smooshed the heart gold and iridescent confetti on there.  That glue works wonderfully.




I was inspired by the latest Freshly Made Sketches:


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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Pugs and Hugs | Funky Fossil Designs




Did you know that Funky Fossil Designs has started carrying stamps in addition to their stencils + MDF shapes?  I couldn't resist picking up the Pugs and Hugs set!


I'm super loving the size of the images!  Originally I was only going to share 2 of my cards, I don't want to overwhelm you with the cuteness of the set (wink).  But then I realized that the set I was going to share only featured one of the three images. 


Here's the other thing, I picked up some of her super fun stencils too!

So let's chat about each of them speedy quick.  It makes it easy since I used the same layout/design for each one (more about that at the bottom of my post).  So I gotta be honest, and it probably won't be a surprise but the Pug in the Mug was what put the set over the top for me!  This one has been teamed up with their Coffee Bean Background in Distress Oxide Tea Dye.


This guy has been nestled onto the Knitted Background Stencil in Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke.  I had to buy that particular stencil because my girl is on year two of knitting.  


Are you still with me?  I only have two more to go! This one uses one of the other images in the set, perfectly teamed up with the Sorry sentiment.  I used the Starburst stencil with Distress Oxide Pumice Stone.


This is my final one, he's been teamed up with the Brick Wall Stencil.   


So okay, the card design?  It's compliments of the Sunday Stamps Challenge:


The cardstock I used:

Stampin' Up Real Red
Stampin' Up Night of Navy
Stampin' Up Lost Lagoon
Stampin' Up River Rock
Reverse Confetti Stone

Since I had already cut up the strips, I had enough for 4+ cards.

If you made it all the way down here, thanks so much!
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