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!!

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.