Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Anything Goes

Hey there, and welcome to the Brutus Monroe Blog Hop, which is the theme of Anything Goes!  I just to ink of this new 6x6" stamp called Alley Cat.  I embossed it with Raven Ultra Fine embossing powder and colored it with my Arteza Real Brush Markers.  


I used a couple of enamel heart stickers to highlight the cats and mounted the whole panel to a Lunch Bag card base.  I have a process video if you are interested in seeing how I made this card:


Be sure to hop along and check out all of the wonderful inspiration from the Inspiration Team!  You don't want to miss a single project :)


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- New Stamps

Hello there!  If you just stumbled upon my blog, then welcome to the Inspiration Team Blog Hop for Brutus Monroe!  This month the hop is all about the new stamps that were just released.  If you haven't had an opportunity to check out all of the amazing new goodness, head on over to the store to see it all. . .because you are sure to find something that you'll love.


For my card today, I'm using the new set called Special Day.  It features a beautiful dress and three lovely sentiments.  To start out I pulled out my Aqua Pigment Paper, the Raven Detail Ink, the Raven Ultra Fine embossing powder, and Aqua Pigments in the colors Pink, Orange, and Pearl.  Using my Waffle Flower Water Media Mat, I started to messy paint with the Aqua Pigments until I was happy with the results.  Then I splattered the leftover color all over my background.


Next I stamped that gorgeous dress right onto my background.  On a separate piece of Aqua Pigment Paper I stamped the dress once again, and then fussy cut it out using my Brutus Monroe Scissors.  I then adhered the dress over the top of the dress on my background using foam tape.  


My sentiment was stamped using Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink, and then covered with the Raven Ultra Fine Embossing Powder, and heat set until the powder was smooth and melted.  Finally my panel was glued to the front of a white card base.


Be sure to hop along to check out what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to with these new stamps. . .you're sure to be inspired!



Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop


Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!  I'm so excited to be joining the Brutus Monroe team in this week's blog hop.  I really enjoyed Guest Designing for the month of May, and I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I made. 

For my card today, I pulled out the adorable Cat Life stamp set.  I stamped the cats onto some XPress It Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then colored in the images with Copic markers.  My sentiment was stamped onto some Lunch Box Cardstock, and then I started the assembly of my card.  Those cute cats were fussy cut out and then popped up using foam tape.  I finished it all off with some Postbox Red Nuvo Vintage Drops.

If you'd like to see how I made this card, I have a video below.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to hop along with the rest of the team and get inspired along the way!









Monday, May 13, 2019

May Guest Designer for Brutus Monroe - Feathered Sentiments

I'm back with another card as a Guest Designer for May!  So head on over to the Brutus Monroe Blog to check out my post! 


And check out the video on my channel down below if you'd like to see how I made it!


Monday, May 6, 2019

May Guest Designer for Brutus Monroe


 Hey there!  Head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog to see the project I made as a May Guest Designer!  


And here's the video if you'd like to see how I made it :)



Saturday, March 30, 2019

Scrapping for Less March 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit Guest Design


A message from Teresa:

I cannot believe it has been 2 years since Scrapping for Less unveiled the first Flavor of the Month Card Kit. From selling 10 kits that first month; 5 of those being subscriptions to hundreds each month only 2 years later; I feel truly blessed to be able to bring this program to you each month. But not only that, I feel truly blessed to call each and every one of my customers part of the SFL family. So, this month we bring you a whole kit of Celebrations, Ice Cream Celebrations, Baby Celebrations, Birthday Celebrations, and Friendship Celebrations. Thanks so very much for all of your support. Hop along and see the inspiration the Design Team and Guest Designers have for you today. Head to Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month page to purchase your kit. And if you happened upon this blog or paragraph make sure you go back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize!

Hey y'all!  I'm so excited to be Guest Designing once again for Scrapping for Less this month, as I get to show you the March 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit!  Like all of their kits, this one is an absolute winner, filled with lots of goodies to get your card making creative juices flowing!

 Here is my Ice Cream Celebration Card from Collection 1:

Here is my Happy Birthday card from Collection 2:

Here are my Baby cards using Collection 3:

Here is my Friendship card using Collection 4:

and finally here is my Banana Split card:

I also have a video on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see how I made each of these cards:


Once again be sure to hop along and see the inspiration the Design Team and Guest Designers have for you today. Head to Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month page to purchase your kit. And if you happened upon this blog or paragraph make sure you go back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize!

Your next stop in the hop will be Jennifer!  Have fun hopping!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Scrapping for Less February 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit Guest Design



Whip It Up Recipe


5 Cute Image Stamps

4 Adorable Well Coordinated Pattern Papers

3 Embellishments per Mini Collection
2 Dies that are just right
1 Perfectly Coordinated Kit



Mix all together and you will create the most gorgeous and fantastic cards to share with your friends and family that are baking fans!



So hop on through and see what the design team has “whipped up” to inspire you!



All the ingredients for this great recipe can be found over on our Flavor of the Month page!

I am so super excited to be Guest Designing for Scrapping for Less this month!  Scrapping for Less has such a great selection of products, and their kits make it super easy dive in and get creative. 

My Cupcake Cutie card using the ingredients from Collection One:

 My Baked with Love card using ingredients from Collection Two:

My Let's Bake a Pie card using the ingredients from Collection Three:

My Cookies and Milk card using ingredients from Collection Four:

and finally my Banana Split Card:

I also have a video over on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see exactly how I made each card:



Be sure to head to the Scrapping for Less Blog for a chance to win a prize!  Now go get hopping and check out what the other designers have created using the February Flavor of the Month Kit!  From here head over to Teresa's blog!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Color Throwdown #516 - Dude


Hey there!  Welcome to my blog!  Today I have a card for the Color Throwdown #516, which is the colors dark teal, rust, and cream.  I decided to pull out a couple of fun dies from Simon Says Stamp for my card, so I used the Picture Book Donut die along with the Dude die along with the Messages for Everyday stamp.  If you'd like to see the process for how I made the card, check out the video down below:


The process was fun and the card is even more fun :)



Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Taylored Expressions 10th Birthday & Mega Party!


Hey there!  What an exciting day for Taylored Expressions!  We are celebrating their 10th birthday today with a Blog Hop that includes 40 designers!  That's incredible!  I'm beyond excited that I am one of those 40 designers.  Some of you may remember that I used to design for Taylored Expressions a couple years back.  

I have been a fan and customer of Taylor's since the beginning.  I've always loved the TE stamps, and now their extensive line of different products ranging from inks and papers to stencils and embossing folders.  The stamp designs are always fresh and fun!  One of the first stamp sets I ever ordered was from the adorable Cuppie line of stamps.  Back in March of 2013 I joined the team as one of the designers for the Card Kits that Taylor once did, and then a little while later joined the Release Team.  


Last night, Taylor released a bunch of new products that you'll need to go check out in the Taylored Expressions Store!  However, today I have a card featuring this fun previously released set called Bold Balloons with the coordinating Bold Balloons Die.

To make the background I used a piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock and sponged on some Potato Chip Ink, some Pink Champagne Ink, and then some Lavender Glaze Ink.  I then used the Bubbly Stencil from TE along with some Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone.

I stamped each of the balloons using my Mini Misti so that I could shadow the images.  For the purple balloons I used Lavender Glaze Ink and Plum Punch Ink.  For the pink balloons I used Pink Champagne Ink and Guava Ink.  For the yellow balloons I used Potato Chip Ink and Pineapple Ink.  I have the mini ink pads, but these all also come in regular size stamp pads.

If you'd like to see how I did it, I have a video on my channel that you can check out:


The sentiment was stamped using Poppy Seed Ink, and my panel was mounted onto a Poppy Seed cardstock panel.  My card base is Plum Punch cardstock.  


At the heart of Taylored Expressions is a mission to share joy through the gift of handmade cards. As part of their 10th birthday TE is continuing that mission with the launch of a special Share Joy campaign focused on providing birthday cards to those in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities across the U.S. To make as deep an impact as possible TE is inviting card makers everywhere to join the campaign. Will you join us? Find out how to participate by viewing their Share Joy page here: https://tayloredexpressions.com/share-joy   



I encourage you all to get inky and make a card for this campaign!  We all know how wonderful it is to make and share our cards, and I know y'all know how great it is to receive a handmade card!  Be sure to head back to Taylor's Blog to see what the other amazing designers have made to celebrate :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Color Throwdown #508


Hey there!  I'm super excited to be sharing my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge #508 as their Guest Designer this week!  And the color combo of purple, green, yellow, and red are amazing!


To make my card I pulled out a bunch of scraps in the colors for the challenge, and used a Simon Says Stamp Feathers die for my pieces.  I sponged the outsides of the feathers with coordinating Distress Ink colors, and then adhered those to my card base.  My sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp set called Yes You Can, and I stamped that using Versamark Ink onto some black cardstock, coated it with some fine detail white embossing powder, and then heat set that.

If you'd like to watch the process check out the video below:

This was such a fun color combo. . .they always are!

SSS Feathers Die

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Encouraging Cards Series #12


Hey there!  I'm back with another card for my Encouraging Cards Series!  We are on card #12, and I can hardly believe it!  This has been such a fun and inspiring series for me, and I hope that you have been inspired to encourage others as well. 

Here is the process video on this card if you would like to see how it was made:



Be sure to come back tomorrow for another card I have for a fun color challenge!



SU Rich Razzleberry Ink & Cardstock

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Color Throwdown #506 . . . I'm a Hugger (sort of)


Hey there!  Today I have a card for the Color Throwdown Challenge #506.  The colors for this challenge are aqua, peach, light gray, and white.  I decided to use this adorable Lookin' Sharp stamp set from Taylored Expressions for my images.  The background was done on Taylor's Heavyweight Vellum using alcohol inks in the colors Pool, Peach Bellini, and Silver.  My images were colored with Copic markers.  If you'd like to see a process video on how I made this card, check out my video:


The card was so fun to make, and I'm still learning so much when it comes to using the alcohol inks.  I learned that a little goes a looooong way when using the Silver mixative, but I also learned that the alcohol inks look absolutely lovely on the vellum paper.  I'll definitely be doing that again.


Copics -- BG23, BG57, E93, YR02, C1, C3

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Encouraging Cards Series #9


Hey there!  I'm back with another card for my Encouraging Cards Series.  If you've followed along, you know that my goal is to try and make at least one encouraging card a week and then send that off to someone who I think might need that.  

This week, I'm using an Art Impressions stamp called Garden Window.  I love these interactive Art Impressions sets.  I have a video I did on the process if you'd like to see that:


I used my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors along with some Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper to make this one.  The other one was my sampling done with Copics.  Here are the items I used to make the watercolored card:


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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Avery Elle Birthday Bus for an Anything Goes Challenge


Hi there!  I have a card to share for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is an Anything Goes Challenge.  I decided to make a birthday card, because my stash is getting pretty low. The stamp is from Avery Elle and is called Birthday Bus.  

I had so much fun coloring these images with Copics and stenciling the background with my Distress Inks.  I have a video of the process if you're interested:


Thanks for stopping by!


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Ink:

Paper:

Accessories:
Copics

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Hello Bluebird & Card #7 in the Encouraging Cards Series


Hey there!  I'm back this week with a couple of encouraging cards for my Encouraging Cards Series. I thought these would be fun cards to add an encouraging message to.  Besides, these Hello Bluebird Silly Birds images are way too cute!  

I did some ink smooshing on the background using Tumbled Glass & Chipped Saphire Distress Inks. I colored the images with my Copic markers, and used the Silly Birds matching dies to cut them out.  The sentiments were heat embossed with Simon Says Stamps Ultra Fine Detail White embossing powder, and the bird and sentiments were popped up with some foam tape.  

I have a process video for those interested in how exactly these came together.


These little birds will be used quite a lot, because I just love the playful look they have.  Plus they are just fun to color and coordinate into scenes :)


Stamps:  Hello Bluebird Silly Birds
Accessories:  wire snips, SSS Ultra Fine Detail White embossing powder, powder bag, foam tape, Copics

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