Saturday, September 19, 2020

Christmas Joy

Hi everyone! I have a few Christmas cards to share today. I've used stamps from the newest mini release from Stamp Simply. The 2 sets are Christmas Peace & Joy and they are designed to compliment each other and use interchangeably. Even the pattern on the ornaments and candle base match.
Aren't they fabulous!?! My cards use the Christmas Joy set. Take a look.
I was able to share this card on my Instagram last week, but didn't have time to post it here. I colored the ornaments with copic markers and then covered them with Journey Glaze. Then I used coordinating rhinestones as accents. Being matchy-matchy like this makes me happy!!

Next up I have a trio of easy to make coordinating cards. For these, I used the largest ornament stamp and colored them the same colors as the first card. I also used color coordinated cardstock and ribbon- I just LOVE the crisp bows you can make with the gorgeous Faux Canvas ribbon! And again everything is matchy-matchy!
I added a piece of 1/8" washi tape down the left side and filled in the ornament pattern with a Sakura clear sparkle pen (remember those?).  I'll be adding these to my neighbors Christmas gift baskets! I do intend to finish up with the 5 colors, but I just ran out of time. Things have been a little crazy here in the Portland area with all the fires and subsequent hazardous smoke. Fortunately thing are FINALLY calming down and we can go outside again. Man, I've had about enough of 2020!
Here are a couple close up pictures. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Stamp Simply Seasonal Wreath release!

Hi everyone! Welcome to release week for Stamp Simply! Sharon is releasing 2 wreath sets that are interchangeable and perfect year round. Each set has a wreath, 2 images that fits into the opening and many all occasion seasonal sentiments.
Aren't they beautiful?!?
My card uses Seasonal Wreath Spring & Summer and I've colored the spring flower like a white daisy! This card is pretty simple, I colored the images, cut them out and popped them up over an embossed white piece. The little strip of wood grain is from the Craft Consortium Wood Textures paper pad which has a ton of great wood grain designs to chose from.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
Other Supplies:
Copic markers
Scalloped border punch
Dotted Swiss EF

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Stamp Simply Faith, Hope & Love release

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing 2 cards I made with the newest release from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps. Sharon released 4 new sets Faith, Hope & Love and Wedding & Anniversary Wishes. You can find the entire release here.

My card uses the Wedding & Anniversary Wishes set. I made 2 quick and easy cards.
For the Thank You card, I stamped the bouquet on the vase image and colored them with Zig markers.  I used a bit of patterned paper from Kaisercraft Paisley Days pad. I added a few die cuts (from the Fishtail Sentiment Banners and Floral Cluster and Sprig dies) at the top corner topped with a small silk bow.
For the Wedding card, I stamped the bouquet on the stems image and colored them with copic markers. I centered it inside a scalloped oval frame (made with Spellbinders oval dies), added some scoring to the background panel and was done. This card was so simple to make and with a quick change in sentiment, could be for many occasions.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Papercrafters Unite Against Racism blog hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to a very special blog hop -Papercrafters Unite Against Racism. The goal of this blog hop is for papercrafters to come together to stand behind our crafty brothers and sisters of color not just in the art industry, but to show our support in the never ending fight for equality all over the world.

This blog hop is organized by Justine Hovey and you can find more information about this hop, a complete list of participants and ways to help over on her blog. I want to thank Justine for her hard work on this blog hop (and there are also corresponding YouTube and Instagram hops), this issue is very important to me and my family and I am glad for the chance to show my support.

For my card, I printed out the words from PicMonkey in the font called Lovelo and then colored them in with 3 copic markers. The frames I used are made with the A2 Thin Frames die from Honey Bee Stamps. The colors of the frames were chosen to represent all the amazing Black and Brown people that we want to raise up.
The next stop on the hop is Haley Pettit
If you want to start from the beginning you can hop over to Justine's blog.

If you want to show your support for this blog hop, feel free to take this graphic and display it on any or all of your social media platforms!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

The Ton Group Layering Stamps

Hi everyone! A few months back my crafty friend Katie introduced me to the *patent pending* group layering stamps by The Ton Stamps. And I fell in love! Like seriously, these layering stamps are brilliant and fool proof and I probably will never go back to traditional layering stamps again. And if that wasn't enough enabling, she also introduced me to Catherine Pooler inks! WOW, these inks are amazing and I'm well on my way to owning them all. They are a pigment, so they don't stain (too badly) clear stamps and they have excellent coverage with no pooling!

I haven't blogged in awhile, so I will post lots of cards below and list stamp sets and the color combinations I used for the flowers. Note you have to purchase the matching dies for all these stamp sets, it's part of the system. Not gonna lie, these are an investment, but so worth it!!

Floral Bits 2 stamp set

Flower color combinations (all CP inks unless noted) listed light to dark:
Blue flowers (first card) - It's A Boy, Something Borrowed, Suede Shoes
Blue flowers (2nd card) - Powder Blue (GKD), Chambray (FSJ), Blue Denim (GKD)
Bright Pink - Bubblegum (GKD), Cosmic Grape (FSJ), Flirty Fuchsia
Pink/Red - It's A Girl, Party Dress, Rockin' Red
Yellow - Limoncello, Tiara, Haystack (FSJ)

Green leaves - Garden Party, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt
Blue green leaves - Mint to Be, Aquatini, Mardi Gras

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!