Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Life Happens, but Coffee Helps | My Favorite Things

I knew that I wanted to squeak in and join in the MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge.  I ended up combining it with the MFT Color Challenge.  Here's how I was inspired:

I combined Sweater Weather on Safari and Cup of Love.  Isn't that guy in the middle funny?  It's like he doesn't know what is going on but it might be because he's over caffeinated:)

The stencil is by Funky  Fossil Designs.  

I used the following Copic markers:

RV13 | RV14
YR000 | YR02
Y08 | Y11
BG23 | BG32
E40 | E42
C0 | C1 | C2 | C3 | C4 | C6

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Monday, March 30, 2020

The Electro-Pop Neon Collection | Therm O Web

A big shout out to my friends at Therm O Web!  They sent me a box of goodies that included their newest collaboration with Rina K Designs, The Electro-Pop Neon Collection!  Here's how I was inspired:

One of the things that I received was the Rina K Designs StampnStencil Stamp Set, Sweet Stuff with the coordinating die set.   Let's chat about my first card:

I snuck in the Gina K Designs, Perfect Blend set with this design.  So just think of that to go cup as a Trenta, 24 oz and think of how ginormous that cupcake is!  

I received a bunch of the new FLOCK and ENAMEL!!!  The frosting is Orange Glow FLOCK. 

The beauty of the flock is you can adhere it with the Transfer Gel DUO, or simply die cut it.  That's what I did for the embellishment on the coffee cup, I just die cut the circle.  Check out the Hello Yellow FLOCK portion.  I used the Sweet Stuff stencil with the Transfer Gel Duo and  added the Hello Yellow FLOCK via a laminator.  Can I tell you that when I carefully peel it back, I held my breath the entire time and then said YAAASSSS!  LOL  It was pure perfection.

My next card combines the donuts and a cupcake.  This design combines both the FLOCK, Screamin' Green + Orange Glow with the Poppin' Pink ENAMEL.

The ric rac circle has been die cut and simply adhered to the dry embossed panel with the sentiment threaded through as if it was ribbon.

Oh my goodness, these new products are simply amazing and I'm totally smitten with them.  You'll be seeing some other projects soon!

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Miss Ink Stamps - March Release

Have you checked out the Miss Ink Stamps' March Release?  It's filled with tea and adventure!  Here's another card I designed using the Tea Party set:

Tea first, Please!

This is such a fun set!  I love the Alice in Wonderland theme and of course, a tea party, who can resist?

The copics I used:

R08 | R24 | R29
Y21 | Y17
YR31 | Y23
YR0000 | E00
G03 | G05
BG13 | BG15
V15 | V17
E30 | E31 | E33
C00 |C1 | C2
N3 | N5 | N6

In case you missed it, I shared this card last week.  I used the same set without the 'main characters'.  It was using all the accessory image.

Have you checked out all the inspiration on Instagram?  Oh my goodness, such talent and creativity!  Get the new release today!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sweet with a little Sass | Picket Fence Studios

Thanks to my friends at Picket Fence Studios!  They sent me a box of goodies and I dived right in!  Today I'm featuring the Pucker Up stamps and coordinating die:

You may have seen my sneak peek on my IG.

I had so much fun designing this card.  Originally I was going to do a stenciled background with Picket Fence Studios' New Paper Glaze but decided to hold off on that for my next project.

My copic colors:

Y0000 | Y04 | Y08

I remembered I had the citrus embossing folder and thought it would be perfect to team up with the Pucker Up set.  Love that the coordinating die cuts pieces from the interior of the image too!

See The Stamp Scrubber?  It's AWESOME.  I cleaned off my stamp while it was still on my Mini Misti.  It works like a charm!

Hope everyone is coping these days.  I'm so thankful for this hobby, it keeps me busy on the days that I'm not working from home.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday with Amy | Doodlebugswa.com

Happy Friday!  I'm happily up on the Doodlebugswa.com blog today.  I'm sharing a card that features Lawn Fawn, here's a bit of a sneak peek:

Please hop over to the Doodlebugswa.com blog for the full reveal and details.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Happy Birthday to You | Reverse Confetti

I'm super excited to be up on the Reverse Confetti blog!  I needed an 'elegant' birthday card and can't wait to share how I was inspired!  Here's a sneak peek:

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tea Time | Miss Ink Stamps - Guest Designer

I'm so excited to be joining in the Tea Party fun over at Miss Ink Stamps!  Don't forget about the giveaway on their Instagram!

Their new Tea Party set is so filled with fun!  Check out my project I designed especially for today:

I had so much fun coloring those images.  I managed to use more copics than usual.

Did you see what I did?  I used all of the accessory stamps, none of the main images.  I challenged myself to create a tea party scene.

The copics I used:

R21 | R22
R08 | R24 | R29
Y21 | Y17
YR31 | Y23
YR0000 | E00
G03 | G05
BG13 | BG15
V15 | V17
E30 | E31 | E33
C00 |C1 | C2
N3 | N5 | N6

You should check out Christine + Silvia for more inspiration!  I'll be back again on Sunday with another project featuring Tea Party!

Happy | Woodblock Wednesday

I'm back with a new edition of Woodblock Wednesday!  I can't believe that it's been since November?!  Let's jump right in!  I'm featuring:

Savvy Stamps - Do More of What Make you Happy
Impress - Monstera [5638D]

You may have seen this sneak peek on my Instagram:

My inspiration all l started when I was shopping at Kate Spade.  That coat!  So fun, right?  I did a colorful take on that:

Pink + Green = Yes, Thank You!

I made this especially for my baby girl that turned 25 yesterday!  How can that be?!  Time has been flying by and I can't believe I have a 25 year old.  We look forward when things 'go back to normal' so that we can properly celebrate.

Hope you are doing well during these crazy times.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Can you spare a square | The Ink Road

These are crazy times, aren't they?  Things that we literally had been taken for granted are now viewed as gold.  I inked up The Ink Road - Serenity Now set...for all you Seinfeld fans!

My card was inspired by the card on The Stamp Market's site for their Scalloped Frame Die.

I did a smidge of copic coloring with C00 + C1. 

My colors were inspired by Brian!

Thanks to my friend and former coworker, Karen that shared this funny in a group email:

Monday, March 23, 2020

Better than People | Evelin T Designs

I'm super excited to be sharing a card duo on the Evelin T Designs blog today.  I had fun designing them, here's a sneak peek:

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

You | Gina K Designs

A big shout out to the folks over at Gina K Designs.  They sent me the gorgeous Woodland Whimsy set to play with.  This is a huge 6 x 8 set filled with gorgeous images:

I used the same overall color palette for both of my cards. Let's chat about my first one, You are remarkable.

That sentiment....I LOVE it.  My top panel consists of alternating cardstock strips.  It has been mounted on a white panel and then on the black base.  I die cut a black oval and layered a panel from Gina K Designs' Petite Patterns 6x6.

My copic colors are:

R14 | R21 | R22
Y19 | Y21
YG23 | YG25

The blooms are all on foam dimensionals.

For my other card I used the bouquet image.  I wrapped some waxed twine around the stems.  Rather than use a black base I went with an oyster colored one and layered the colored cardstock and then topped it off with the same pattern panel from the Petite Patterns 6x6.

I'm really loving that copic trio:  R14 | R21 | R22
It's a great pop of coral!

I think I'm going to send this one to my Momma.  Love that sentiment.

I hope you all are staying well.  Can you imagine not having a hobby like ours during this time?  

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