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!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Stamp Simply Mother's Day celebration week

Hi everyone! Over at Stamp Simply we are celebrating MOMs for the entire week! To help honor the mom's of the world, Sharon is offering $1.00 shipping for all US orders through 4/19! And yes, yes...she is still shipping daily from her residence in Michigan!
I went old school and made a circle card! I haven't made a circle card in ages and I'm not sure why, I really do love circle cards!  This one is pretty flat and will fit in an A2 invitation envelope without needing extra postage.
My card uses the lovely floral image from the Floral Cluster Summer Roses set and the sentiment is from the All Occasion Sentiments SET 1. I die cut 2 thin black rings using my Spellbinders circle dies LG/SM. I think the black really makes the flower cluster POP! I used my Zig markers to color and I'm really enjoying how fast and easy they are to use.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Two floral cards colored with Zig markers

Hi everyone! I'm finally getting some of my mojo back and today I'm sharing a couple cards I made using my neglected Zig Markers. Truth be told, I gave these a try awhile back and really struggled. Then I saw a video from Arteza showing a designer coloring with the markers by themselves and not using any water. I thought I'd give it a try and it worked much better for me! I did use a number 2 watercolor brush and used it a little on the lighter parts. So yay, I found a way that works for me!

First up is a lovely wreath from the Gina K Designs set called, Kindness Wreath. GORGEOUS! Right?!? The sentiments are from the Just Because set.
Next up is the gorgeous Rose Bouquet stamp set from Picket Fence Studios. We all know my love for roses and this set is beyond words beautiful. I played around with the colors and did each flower different. That vibrant violet color is my favorite!
Thanks for stopping by and have a blesses weekend.



Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Gina K Designs guest designer -Stately Flowers and Kindness Wreath

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing 2 more cards from Gina K's February release. I'll keep it short and sweet since I'm not sure anyone reads blogs anymore! Lol!
First up is another card using the Stately Flowers 13 set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. I went for a softer shabby chic type feel card for this. I used copics to color the peach blossoms and there's even a bit of black silk splashes on the background. The sentiment is from the new set Just Because.
Next up is a card using the amazing Kindness Wreath illustrated by Hanna Drainski. I fell in love with this wreath at first sight. So beautiful and versatile. I used a few of my fine liner pens to deepen the flower accents and there are some fun gems and sequins on this one too.
There are a million ways to color this wreath, I chose color combos that I was most comfortable with and I think I want to try water coloring this next!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Here are some close up pictures.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Gina K Designs February Guest Designer

Hi everyone! I'm excited to be one of the Guest Designers for Gina K Designs this month! Long time readers of my blog know that I used to design for Gina from 2010 to 2014. I LOVED every minute of it and was constantly inspired by the kindness, generosity and creativity from Gina and have been ever since!
Over the course of the next few weeks I'll be sharing cards using her latest release which is live right now!
First up is a card using the latest and final set in the Stately Flowers series designed by Melanie Muenchinger -called Stately Flowers 13. I've loved this series from way back when, so I thought it was amazing that I get to design with the final set in the series! This card uses Georgia's state flower- the Cherokee Rose.
Next up are cards using the fun little set called Simply Circular designed by Beth Silaika. I love anything circle, so I had some fun with playing around with colors on these cards. The sentiments are from the set Just Because designed by Emily Loggans which is a fabulous diverse set with 15 sentiments!
Come back in a few days and I'll have some more cards to share!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!