Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop


Hello!  I'm excited to be playing along with the Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Bloghop this year as someone who now drinks COFFEE!  Yes.....I have started with some basics and probably foo-foo but I am enjoying a cup a day!
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I've used several different sets from Lil' Inker Designs for my fun, layered (yes, I said layered) coffee themed card.  I started with 2 layers die cut with the Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles.  I had some Distress Oxide panels left over that I didn't like for a background so I used them to die cut my coffee cups (from Coffee Cozy Die Set) and the Coffee Word Die.  I love how they look like they have a "chalky" finish.  My sentiment, from Coffee Cozy Stamps, was stamped with Broken China Distress Oxide ink onto white cardstock.  My coffee cups were layered over the heart die from Sweet Celebration Dies.


Pastel graduation using Right at Home Stamps

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Hello!  I wanted to share a pastel "graduation" card using two of the newly released March stamp sets from Right at Home Stamps.......Bunny Hugs and His Love.  His Love stamp set has wonderful messages and one in particular makes me think of graduation.  With that season upon us, we have several graduations upcoming and this will be perfect for those!  

"Of this be sure:  You do not find the happy life, You make it.----Thomas S. Monson"

I stamped many of the flowers from Bunny Hugs in two different shades of the same color in a spring palette.  I intertwined one of the vine/leaf images to create my own background.  I also used the tiny flower image to "fill in" some of the areas for more color using the darker shade of the ink colors.  I added tiny white dots to the flower centers with a white pigment ink pen.  It's those tiny details that add that punch.  

The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink over top of some of the flowers.  I love doing this when you have a lighter stamped panel.  I adhered this panel with foam adhesive to a matching cardstock panel that was diecut with the largest frame from Find the Beauty Die Set.  I purposely kept this simple adding no further embellishments like sequins or enamel dots so I can easily slip this in the mail come graduation time.  

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch and Reverse Confetti

CAS(E) this Sketch!

Hello!  I love a good sketch and CAS(E) this Sketch! never fails me!  Maybe it speaks to my simple style or maybe it's all the DT's inspiration!  

For this sketch, I went with some older Reverse Confetti products..........Shine from Within and Seeing Stars Confetti Cuts.  I distressed a panel of white cardstock with shades of Distress Ink and splattered water droplets across the panel and lifted some of the color.  My star dies were cut with some amazing silver glitter paper from DCWV.  The sentiment was white heat embossed onto a banner of vellum.  To finish my edges, I used the Office Edges Confetti Cuts to add some "stitching" to the perimeter.

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Here's the graphic for CAS(E) this Sketch #214!  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tulips and The Ton Stamps

Hello!  I can't wait for Tulip season.  It's one of my favorite parts about SPRING!  I LOVE this amazing, layering Fresh Cut Tulips stamp set from The Ton Stamps.  

I am very lucky to be March's Guest Designer for The Ton and got a chance to use this set.  I found the layers to layer and ink were very easy to line up.  The dimension all the layers give is beautiful!  

I would LOVE for you to check out my post over on The Ton Stamps Blog!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Furry Friends and Avery Elle

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I am sharing a card that can be seen over on the Avery Elle blog today using More Furry Friends.
I had so much fun using the Picket Fences Elle-ments to create all the parts to my little "paw-ty" scene!  I started by diecutting the cloud border onto scrap cardstock and using this as a template, I sponged Aquamarine Pigment ink to make my cloud sky!  This is such a fun technique!!  My die cut grass was added in layers for dimension with little flower tuffs scattered.  The sweet dog was Copic colored, die cut, and added with foam adhesive as well as the cute party hat!  To finish the "paw-ty" scene, I added some die cut clouds!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thank you and Right at Home Stamps

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Hello!  Spring is everywhere around us here in Kansas and I love it!  Warmer temps calling for windows open and breezes!  Nicole with Right at Home Stamps had a new release last week of 3 new products.....two new stamp sets and one die set that has been so popular since the release!

Bunny Hugs is a super cute spring set that has a bunny image, sentiments, and lots of flowers.  I've used just one of the flower images and stamped them in a block with bright spring colors (Altenew inks).  BUT I wanted my main focus to be on the amazing new Script Greetings Die Set.  I die cut "thank you" out of black cardstock several times and created a chipboard sentiment.  I adhered this right over my flowers.  This panel was layered onto a black cardstock panel giving it a small black frame.  My focal panel was adhered to a top folding notecard that had been stamped with the Watercolor Background Stamp.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

TBT with Pretty Pink Posh

Hello!  I wanted to share a sneak at my project that you can fine over on the Pretty Pink Posh blog for my Throwback Thursday post this month!

Pretty Pink Posh: Throwback Thursday

This month I focused on a popular older product called Stitched Duo 2 Dies.  Stop over at the Pretty Pink Posh blog for the rest of my project to see how I used this die as an impression plate!


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