Monday, January 16, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs January Release Day 1 - Woodland Duos

hello and happy monday!
today is kicking off the Newton's Nook Designs January release!!

I am not kidding when I tell you that the sets this month are fabulous! I can't wait for everyone to see the whole release! 
today the whole team is showing off the Woodland Duos stamp set! it is SOOOO adorable, and BONUS, it coordinates PERFECTLY with the perviously released Darling Hearts Die! score!

you can totally use this to scrapbook, create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on January 20th, right here!

for my 1st card, i used the adorable, and super sweet raccoons! :)

eeek! i love them! i colored my images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out! EASY!
the background was created by doing some Distress Ink blending with Mermaid Lagoon and Peacock Feathers and flicking some water on top! once it was all dry, i added some diagonal stripes with embossing paste and a stencil!

i heat embossed the sentiment in white onto some dark grey cardstock, and the stitched it on with my sewing machine! 

my 2nd card was created with the ADORABLE foxes!! seriously, i think theyr'e SO cute!

again, i colored them with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut them out! 

i added a little bit of watercolor to the background with Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed! I added some light grey sequins, too! the sentiment was heat embossed in white onto some vellum, which i adhered over the image! love it!

Would you like to win the “Woodland Duos” Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday January 19th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 20th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Inky Paws Challenge #39 - Heart Theme

hi hi hi!!
we're kicking off this week with an awesome new twist on a favorite challenge!
the Inky Paws Challenge has moved to it's own blog!! yay!! you can find it here! :)

this month, we're alllll about hearts!!

love it!
i used the ADORABLE lemur image from the Wild About Zoo stamp set! seriously one of my favorite images!! ha! 

i used my beloved Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color in that little guy. and for the background, i used Dried Marigold and Worn Lipstick as a watercolor to create that soft heart!

the heart was die cut with the Darling Hearts Dies which i just love!
on the background, i used some white embossing paste and a stencil to add some white on white texture. and i heat embossed the sentiment and added it to the side.

please think about playing along if you are itching to get your paws inky! we would love to see you! 

Friday, January 13, 2017

a little pop of color

today i have a card up on the Create a Smile stamps blog, and it's got a little pop of color! 

so fun! :)
be sure to swing by the Create a Smile Stamps blog to see the whole card, and read about how i made it! 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sweet Stamp Shop January 2017 Release!


it's SUCH a fun release this month over at the Sweet Stamp Shop!! :) it's very 'fairy tale' themed, and i just LOOOOOVE it! :)

you know i had to color up all of those princesses!!! ha ha!! i had SOOOOO much fun bringing these ladies to life! and i have some other ideas brewing of how to turn them into other princesses! so exciting!

i created a card with that adorable prince image from Prince Charming, and it's just too cute!

i used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron for the sky and grass! then i splattered some water! once the water was dry, i splattered those same colors with a paint brush. hello: fun!

i stamped the sentiment in the top right corner. and then for a little extra fun, i stamped the last part of it onto the banner in that stamp set! LOOOOOVE how that looks! 

so who's your favorite princess?! you better hurry if you want to get your hands on them! :)

Friday, January 6, 2017

just wanted to say...

hello, and happy Friday!
my boys are finishing up their full week back to school, and i'm already exhausted! ha! is it summer yet?! lol!

anyway, today i have a card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog

be sure to head over there to read more about it, and to see the whole thing! 
enjoy! and have a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

ho ho ho card!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my 1st card (it's a surprise!!) scroll down or click here!**

hello! it's SOOOOOO close to Christmas! and i'm totally feeling it! (even though we live in the south, it's 70 degrees and we're surrounded by palm trees! ha ha)

come on over to the Create a Smile Stamps blog and check out my very festive card! here's a sneak peek:

thanks again and enjoy!