Friday, April 30, 2021

New Essentials by Ellen Release IG Hop!


Did you catch the IG Hop celebrating the New Ellen Hutson - Essentials by Ellen Release?  I think that you'll agree that it is an amazing release!

I thought I'd share a bit of a sneak peek of one of my projects:

All the details are in my IG post.  Here's the listing:

Ellen Hutson @ellenhutsonllc

Carly @carlyteeminner

Julie @jaebersole

Carissa @carissawiley

Sandy @sandyallnock

Adelina @a_starace

Jessica @jessicafrostballas

Emily Mydlowski @popsofpaper

Lisa @sideoats

Emily L @emily.leiphart

Kelly Griglione @notablenest

Amy @craftee1

Brandi Kincaid @brandi_kincaid

Leave comments along the way for a chance to win one of three $25 Gift Certificates.  Commenting closes on May 3 at 11:59 pm pacific.

Happy National Bubble Tea Day with Trinity Stamps + Coffee Loving Cardmakers!


Happy National Bubble Tea Day!  We're celebrating with some of the designers from Trinity Stamps.  The fun starts on Shanna Slater's blog!  You should have arrived here from my teamie, Katie Brooks' blog.

Are you a Boba fan?  I am!  I couldn't wait to whip up a card especially for today, here is how I was inspired:

I combined:

Dir-Tea Bunny stamps + coordinating die
Summertime Sentiments
Summertime Sips Stand Alone Die Set
Slimline Card Series:   Wonky Stitched Wilderness Die set

The striped paper is from my never-ending 12x12 paper stash. 

That's it for me!  Next up is my teamie, Helen Gullett!  Remember to leave comments as you hop along for a chance to win a Trinity Stamps $25 Gift Certificate. Commenting is open until May 7th at 11:59 pacific.  One random winner will be picked from across all participating blogs. 

In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete listing:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Christmas in April


I'm part of a group that encourages Holiday Cardmaking year round.  There's a set monthly minimum of five.  

This batch features:

Basic Grey - Nordic Holiday
Reverse Confetti - Fa La La Circle
Savvy Dies - Deer Head
Avery Elle - Circle Tag Die
Spellbinders Small Pinking Circles

This makes for 25 so far for the year. Not bad, I've been meaning to try to post twice a month, need to remember that for May.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Oh so sweet | Ellen Hutson LLC


I remember calling my boy an ice creamatarian when he was younger.  Secretly we were also letting him have carrot gelato and calling it orange gelato.  Never mind the fact that gelato is packed with sugar.  My boy gets his love of ice cream from me.  Unfortunately I can only have the vegan variety now but I'm lucky to live in an area packed with several vegan ice cream shops.

I've had my eye on the Ellen Hutson + Concord & 9th set - Sweet Sprinkles for a while.  It's on a fabulous clearance right now.  Here's how I was inspired:

This is not a 'normal' color palette of mine, more on that in a bit.  I love the Memory Box 6x6 paper pads.  They're packed with 48 sheets.

I think the flavors would be:
Rhubarb   |   Persimmon   |   Brown Sugar Vanilla

The details have been heat embossed in White.  

I used upcycled packing paper for the cones, it adds such fun texture, don't you agree?

I was thoroughly inspired by Color Throwdown:

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Momma said | Taylored Expressions


I put together a card earlier this week but it wasn't hitting me.  Rather than put everything away, like I should have, I kept everything out to come back to design another card.  Here's how I was inspired:

I combined Taylored Expressions':

Big Grumpy
Hot Flash Grumplings
Mini Slim Diagonal Stripes Cutting Plate

Her grumpy face cracks me up.  I had to fill the slim line with rainbow colors.

I'm back to DT crafting.  I needed a bit of an interruption.

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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