Monday, March 20, 2017

Lawn Fawnatics Launch and Challenge #1 - Birthday!

OH MY GOSH!
how excited am i?!?!

there's a NEW challenge on the block!!! and it's all about LAWN FAWN!!!!!



i am excited, honored and humbled to be part of the team and i can't WAIT to see what you all think!!
the VERY FIRST challenge is all about birthdays, since Lawn Fawn is celebrating they're 7th birthday this month! Wow!!



yay!!
so in honor of this theme, here is my under the sea, birthday themed card!


I used Distress Inks and created the watercolor background! lots of drying time, lots of layers of color!
the images were all colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and then fussy cut!



i used the CUTE images from Mermaid for You, for the sentiment, mermaid and rocks! the cute birthday balloons are from So Jelly! LOVE that mini set!!

oh, i really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!
enjoy!

Inky Paws Challenge #43 - Sketch!

hello again!
today is the start of a new IPC! 
the Inky Paws Challenge has moved to it's own blog!! yay!! you can find it here! :)



this time, we're using a sketch!



love it! it's really SO versatile!! 
those bees are just so sweet, and I decided to make a set of FIVE cards with the Winston's Honeybees stamp set



the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out! I used Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio to create all of the backgrouds! 




I stitched the sentiment on (which takes place of the bow and line in the sketch!) with my sewing machine! 



I added a little bit of detail to the images with my white gel pen, too! oh and the grass was die cut with the Land Borders Dies! :) so in LOVE with them! 


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

enjoy!

Friday, March 17, 2017

friends like you are the best!

hello and happy friday!
today i am back with another card on the Create a Smile Stamps blog! :)


i seriously LOVE how this came out! 
be sure to check it out on the Create a Smile Stamps blog and get all of the information! :)
enjoy!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sweet Stamp Shop March 2017 Release!

hello hello!!
today is SUCH a great day!
today Sweet Stamp Shop is releasing their March stamps! AND I AM IN LOVE WITH THEM!!


I made a BUNCH of cards and projects with these sets, wanna see?
my first card used the ADORABLE Fluffy Kitty stamp set:


that super hero cat...I can't even!! SOOOOOO cute!! I made that galaxy background with Distress Paints and popped up the kitty on the moon from the Lil Moon stamp set!

And HOOOOOOW could I resist making a card with the Unikitty set!!!!!!!! Ha!


That little rainbow unicorn-cat (be still my heart!) was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and popped up along with the sentiment from the Royal Wish stamp set! I used some gold acrylic paint and a star stencil to create the background!

my last two cards use the ADORABLE Fresh Air stamp set!


I couldn't wait to use that CUTE bicycle image! And the bunny was just PERFECT to add on top like he's going for a little spin around the park!
I created the background by dabbing some Distress Paints onto my round acrylic block, spritzing with water and pressing it onto my card front! LOVE it!!

lastly, I have to share this card, and I just LOVE how the polka dots make the image POP!


I created the polka dots with my Black Soot Distress Paint! I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to add some color to the vellum clouds that I die cut, and then popped up that ADORABLE image (my favorite from this set!!)! LOVE that yellow!! Super spring-y! :)

be sure to check out the whole release at the Sweet Stamp Shop site
happy shopping!! 

Newton's Nook Designs March Release - Newton’s Rainy Day + coordinating Die

hello!
alas, the time is nigh; it's the last day for Newton's Nook Designs March release!!


I am not kidding when I tell you that i'm in LOVE with this month's release! every item is adorable!! 
today the whole team is showing off the Newton’s Rainy Day + coordinating Die! i am in LOVE with this sweet image!
you can totally use these 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 March 17th, right here!

for my first, card, i sued the whole image...and you know it: 


that's right! the umbrella is rainbow! ha! 
i colored this in with Copic Markers and then used the coordinating dies to cut it out! And of course those clouds were cut with the new Sky Borders Die set! LOOOOVE!


i heat embossed the sentiment and used some grey, geometric patterned paper for my gloomy sky, background! LOVE it!! that duck...so so so cute!

my next card JUST uses some sweet little images from the stamp set!


soooo sweet, right?!
i used the Darling Hearts Die set to cut out that heart, and then ink blended with Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks! 


for the background, i used some white embossing paste and fun stencil to create the 'rain'! ha ha!! 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Rainy Day” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs March Release - Cottage Garden + coordinating Die

hello!
yahoo! scooting right along to Day 3 of  Newton's Nook Designs March release!!


I am not kidding when I tell you that i'm in LOVE with this month's release! every item is adorable!! 
today the whole team is showing off the Cottage Garden + coordinating Die! this stamp set has SOOOO many possibilities!!
you can totally use these 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 March 17th, right here!

oh my, how I LOVE this set!


i KNEW i wanted to make a silhouette-type scene as soon as I saw this set! so I stamped the images in versamark black ink and then die cut them out! i used a glitter pen to add some shine to the white parts of the fox!


for the background, I used some scrap cardstock that had a circle shape already die cut as a mask. then I blended Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold and Mustard Seed. LOOOOVE that sunset sky! I also added some sequins to the card in coordinating colors! 

for my next card...again...RAINBOW!


I colored onto the stamps themselves with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then stamped them onto some white cardstock! I knew the images wouldn't be as crisp, but I really wanted a 'watercolor' type of look!


once i had a BUNCH of these in rainbow colors, all stamped and die cut, I arranged them over a rectangle of white cardstock, where the sentiment was heat embossed! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Would you like to win the “Cottage Garden” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs March Release - Lovable Laundry + Coordinating Die

hello!
i'm so excited to be here with Day 2 of  Newton's Nook Designs March release!!


I am not kidding when I tell you that i'm in LOVE with this month's release! every item is adorable!! 
today the whole team is showing off the Lovable Laundry + coordinating Die! the new die set is SOOOOOO cool!! These onesies are SOOOO adorable!
you can totally use these 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 March 17th, right here!

my good friend from college *JUST* had a baby boy, so I had to start by making her this card!


i am seriously in LOVE with that lion! and i LOVE the combinations of yellows/oranges and blues!
i colored the image with copics, and then stamped the other images from the set repeatedly in a light grey ink.


i also did some soft watercoloring in the light grey, and then heat embossed the sentiment!

my 2nd card is RAINBOW!


when I saw the stripes and that CUTE elephant, I thought: RAINBOW!! ha ha ha! And i LOOOOOVE it!


I used a polka dotted stencil and some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to create the background! the sentiment was heat embossed and I also used a strip of striped washi to ad some further contrast! 

Would you like to win the “Lovable Laundry” 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 March 16th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, March 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: