Friday, June 22, 2018

CTD #498 Ocean Pals


Hey there!  I've made a card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week, and the colors were peach, pale pink, hot pink, and green.  I needed a birthday card for this weekend, so I pulled out my MFT Ocean Pals set, and inked her up to watercolor.  Now that I'm looking at it, wouldn't it be cute with some google eyes?!  I did make a process video for those that are interested.


Stamps:  MFT Ocean Pals
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, and Forest Moss, Versamark
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, black
Accessories:  MFT Ocean Pals die, Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil, foam tape, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins in 4mm & 6mm

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Encouraging Cards Series: Card #1 Be Brave


Hey there!  I've started a new series on my YouTube channel called the Encouraging Card Series.  I have a process video and I talk more about the series here in this video.


Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp Yes You Can
Ink:  Versamark, Distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Sunflower Archival Ink
Paper:  Bristol Smooth watercolor paper, black & orange from my stash
dies:  SSS Picture Book Lion
Accessories:  Stamp Platform, white embossing powder, Faber Castell Big Brush Pen in Black, Black Marble Dylusions Ink Spray

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Picture Book Chihuahua


Hey there!  Today I'm back with a card for the Just Add Ink color challenge, which is the colors Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, and Wild Wasabi.  The only one of those colors I actually used was the Wild Wasabi.  I don't have the others in cardstock, so I just had to grab from my stash of stuff.  I made a process video of for this card for those of you that are interested.


There was a lot of die cutting involved in the making of this card, so I used my Xyron sticker maker quite a bit in order to assemble this card easily.


Stamps:  SSS You Got This, SSS Gingham Background
Ink:  Versamark, SU Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Neenah Desert Storm, ivory, light green, dark Pink, SU Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  foam tape, white embossing powder, PPP Whimsical Forest sequins in 4mm & 6mm, Xyron sticker maker

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Haul

Hey there!  I just wanted to share with you all for those that are interested in a haul video, that I just put one up.  I LOVE to watch peoples haul videos. . .I don't know why, but I love hearing the excitement in their voices and hearing the ideas.  Anyway, here it is:


A list of the items in the video:

Lawn Fawn inks in Cilantro & Forget-Me-Not
Hero Arts Foliage Bold Prints
Mama Elephant Me and My Yeti stamp
Mama Elephant Sentiments from a Yeti stamp
Mam Elephant Puffy Holiday Greetings stamp
Altenew Crafty Lines stamp
DCWV No Prob Llama 6x6 patterned paper

Simon Says Stamp:
Taco Party stamp
Picture Book Monkey die
Picture Book Fox die
Moonshine Confetti
Painted Hugs die
Yes You Can stamp
You Got This stamp
Gingham Background
Reverse Polka Dot Background
Moroccan Background
120 lb white cardstock
Fog cardstock

Neenah Desert Storm cardstock

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

SSS May 2018 Card Kit | 10 Cards 1 Kit | Part 2


Hey there!  I'm back with Part 2 of my series where I feature the Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit.  These are the last 5 cards, and I still have lots of goodies left over from the kit.  


The kit is no longer available, but Simon Says Stamp stocks the goodies individually.  So be sure to head there if you're interested in any of the supplies you see here.


Check out the process video if you'd like to see how any of these cards were made.


Thanks for stopping by!

SSS May 2018 Card Kit | 10 Cards 1 Kit | Part 1


Hey there!  I have the first 5 cards to share with you from my 2 part series using the Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit.  As always, I had so much fun making these cards.  I'm late posting them, only because we were out of town this last weekend.  


This kit is jammed with lots of great products, and even though it's not available anymore, the products are available individually over at Simon Says Stamp.  It has 2 stamp sets:  Everything Together & Take Heart.  It also features some great products from Pinkfresh Studios: Let Your Heart Decide puffy stickers, patterned papers, & epoxy heart stickers.  It also came with the SSS Heart wafer die, and lots of papers to make your cards.


I used a couple of different techniques while making these cards.  I watercolored and also did some ombre stamping.  After watching the video it seems that most people like the ombre stamping.


If you're interested in the process video, I will link that down below!




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Monday, April 30, 2018

Let's Make 8 -- Part 2 of 2 -- SSS Mother's Day Card Kit


Hey there!  I'm back with the second part to my Let's Make 8 Card series, where I show 8 cards using the Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Mother's Day 2018 Card Kit.  Today's cards are the last 4 from this series.


The kit is no longer available, but all of the supplies most likely are over at Simon Says Stamp.  I have a process video for you if you're interested in how these 4 came together:


Now I'm pretty well set on Mom cards. . .if you can ever have enough.  I know my mom could get a card every day, and it still wouldn't show my appreciation for all that she's done for me.


I hope these gave you some ideas on how to use this kit if you got it, and if you didn't then I hope you were inspired anyway.


Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Let's Make 8 -- Part 1 of 2 -- Simon Says Stamp Mother's Day 2018 Kit


Hey there!  I feel like it's been a hot minute since I've posted, but it has definitely been a hectic week. I did, however, manage to make 8 cards with the Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Mother's Day 2018 Kit.  It's no longer available, but the kits contents are still available at Simon Says Stamp.   


I have a process video for these 4 cards.  I'm calling it Part 1 of 2.  I'll have Part 2 for you shortly. Check out the process video if you're interested:


Each of these cards using the contents of the kit, with the exception of grabbing some cardstock for bases and using a few tools.


Be sure to check back to see Part 2.  There will be 4 more cards using this Limited Edition kit.  


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Altenew: Build-a-Flower Gardenia


Hey there!  I'm finally getting my card up for the Color Throwdown challenge #488, which is the colors yellow, green, aqua, and white, and this card is also for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to add some texture.

I used a new to me set from Altenew called Build-a-Flower Gardenia.  I have to say, I may be getting hooked on these flowers!  They are fairly effortless and look so beautiful when all stamped out.  I have a process video if you'd like to check it out:



I really am happy with how this card turned out, and I loved the color challenge.  The added texture just adds to the design, so I will be putting this design in my memory banks.


Paper:  Neenah Solar White, blue patterned paper from my stash
Ink:  Altenew Green Fields pack: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, & Jet Black, SU Barely Banana, SU So Saffron, SU Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Altenew Gardenia die, Taylored Expressions Dotted Lattice embossing folder, Nuvo Neptune Crystal Drops, foam tape

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Altenew Ninja Invasion


Hey there!  I made a card for a friend today to give a little encouragement.  He just found out he's sick, so a ninja 'you got this' card seems like the thing to send.  I know I'd want a little humor and encouragement all rolled up into one fun card.  I'm using a new to me Altenew set called Ninja Invasion.  If you're interested in watching the process, check out the video down below.


I know this set is going to be making lots of appearances.  It's just too cute to sit on my shelf for too long.  And with the added Simon Says Stamp Mini Spring to make him kick, he's a win.


Stamps:  Altenew Ninja Invasion
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, blue from my stash
Ink:  Altenew Jet Black, Mustard Seed Distress Ink, SU Blush Blossom, SU Real Red
Accessories:  Stamp Platform, SSS Mini Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

CTD #487 -- Made Especially for You


Hey there!  I've finally uploaded a card today for the Color Throwdown #487, which is the colors Mint, Red, and Pink.  I love this color combo for sure!  I've had the card done, but I ended up getting pretty sick over my 40th birthday of all days. . .flu maybe, but it's been awful.  I still have something, but stuff still needs to get done, so no rest for me ;)

I made my background with some modeling paste and a stencil, and I filmed the process if you'd like to see how I made this card:


I really enjoyed making this card, and that Stamp Platform makes it a dream to stamp those solid images.


 Stamps:  MFT Kitschy Kitchen & You Bake me Happy
Ink:  LF Jet Black, SU Pool Party, SU Real Red, SU Regal Rose
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  brick stencil from Prima, Liquitex Light Modeling Paste, foam tape, MFT Kitschy Kitchen die, MFT Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip, Tonic Studios Stamp Platform

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Thanks a Bushel Card Set


Hey there!  Today I have a card set to show you for the Lawn Fanatics challenge #26, which was card sets.  I used the Lawn Fawn set called Thanks a Bushel, along with some new goodies I received for my birthday.  The backgrounds are done with the ink smooshing technique, and I watercolored my images with my Distress Oxide inks.  I have a process video if you'd like to see how I made these:



As you can see they were fun to make, and I've always enjoyed making cards in sets.  That way I have hostess gifts on hand to give out.


Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel
Ink:  Distress Oxides in Bundled Sage, Gathered Twigs, & Hickory Smoke, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Versamark
Paper:  sage cs from my stash, Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper
Accessories:  Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel dies, Circle Nestabilities, foam tape, white detail embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 2, 2018

CTD #486 & Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes


Hey there!  I hope your Monday is off and running.  I have a card today for the Color Throwdown Challenge #486, which is the colors Peach, Blush, & Pink.  This card is also for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is an anything goes challenge.  It's a simple card, but if you're interested watching the process, I have a video down below:


I stamped out the image using some Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto some Copic friendly paper, so that I could color those darling dogs in a simply manner.  I really love how it turned out :)


Stamps:  Mama Elephant The Dog's Woof & Sweetest Greetings
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper:  orange cream from my stash, X-Press It
Accessories:  Stamp Platform, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow sequins in 4mm & 6mm, Copics in YR14, R02, RV55

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 30, 2018

SSS April 2018 Card Kit Part 2


Hey there!  Happy Good Friday!  I'm back with Part 2 of my 10 cards 1 Kit series using the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit.  That kit is actually sold out, but SSS usually has all of the kit supplies available for sale separately.  If you missed part 1, scroll down or click HERE.  


 Check out my YouTube channel and video to see how I made these five cards.


 This kit has so many great products in it, that I couldn't wait to start creating.  I always see the kits as a challenge, and it was a lot of fun to created 10 different cards using all of those supplies.  I still have  some of the patterned papers left, along with the 2 ink pads, the Distress Brush, the SSS Butterflies stencil, and lots of the fancy foil.





Extra supplies above and beyond the kit:  
Inks:  LF Jet Black Ink
Copics:  R22, YR02, Y06, YG05, YG09, BG57, BV02, T7
Accessories:  vellum, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Zing embossing powder in grapefruit, Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer pen, foam tape, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins in 4mm & 6mm

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Part 1: SSS April 2018 Card Kit -- 10 cards 1 kit

Hey there!  I've got 5 cards today to show you for a 10 cards 1 kit 2 part video series featuring the Simon Says Stamp April 2018 Card Kit!  




This card kit is jam packed with lots of goodies.  Unfortunately it's sold out, but Simon Says Stamp usually does a great job of stocking the items individually for purchase if you're interested.  If you'd like to see how I made these five cards, check out the process video:


Part 2 will be coming soon, so be sure to like my video and subscribe to my channel to get updated.  If there is enough interest I'll do this again for the May kit.




Extra supplies above and beyond the kit:  
Inks:  LF Jet Black Ink, Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
Copics:  R22, YR02, Y06, YG05, YG09, BG57, BV02, T7
Accessories:  Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, MFT Radiating Rays stencil, glitter, Nuvo Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer pen, foam tape, TE Build a Scene Rolling Hills die, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins in 4mm & 6mm

Thanks for stopping by!