4.21.2017

Lil' Inker Blog Hop - Thanks!



Hello! CardMaker Magazine has teamed up today with Lil' Inker Designs for a blog hop to showcase some of their awesome products. :) Hopefully you've reached my blog by way of the CardMaker blog, but if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click HERE.

To create my card, I first started with a white card base and topped it with a piece of aqua cardstock that had been die cut using the Pointelle Cover Up die.  I think this die is probably one of my favorite dies out there, the pattern is just gorgeous... I would love this for so many things: throw pillows, blankets, wallpaper, you name it! :) 


Next, I stamped and cut out several of the leaf and flower images from the Doodled Daisies Stamps set, and adhered them to the back of a piece of white cardstock that had been trimmed into a banner shape.  I then die cut the sentiment from pink cardstock using the Thanks Word Die.  To finish up, the sentiment was adhered to the banner before adhering the panel to the card front with foam tape, then I embellished with black enamel dots.

Want to be entered for your chance to win a $35 gift certificate? Head on over to the Lil' Inkers Blog for full details... :) Thanks for stopping by today, next up on the hop is Amy Kolling's blog. (To see the full list of today's participants, please click HERE.)

Have a great one!

4.20.2017

Inking About You


Hello! It's been a bit sparse around these parts lately, so I figured I'd pop in and share a quick & easy card I created recently using Reverse Confetti goodies. :)

To create my card, I started with a Navy card base, and topped it with a piece of Iced Aqua cardstock that had been die cut using the 2 Way Stripes Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.  



I then die cut a piece of Cloud White CS using the Lacy Scallop Circles Confetti Cuts, and stamped it with the octopus image from Seaside in Navy ink.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink onto a piece of Stone CS, adhered to the circle die cut and then the panel was attached to the card front using foam tape.  To finish up, I embellished with black enamel dots.





Have a great one!

4.08.2017



Hello! It's the 8th of the month, which means it's Reverse Confetti blog hop time. :) In order to make room for all the new goodies Jen has in store for RC, it means that she has to update the retirement list.  I was a bit bummed to see some of my favorites on the list, but I just *know* that many more amazing things are on the way! :)

To create today's card, I started by stamping several of the images from the Rose Garden stamp set in yellow, pink and coral ink onto a white card base.  I then went back and stamped some of the outline leaf images in Versafine black ink.  Next, I die cut a large, white circle and topped it with a piece of yellow cardstock that had been die cut with the Lacy Scallop Circles Confetti Cuts.

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A dotted white circle was die cut using the Flowers for Mom Confetti Cuts, and then the sentiment from You're So was stamped in black ink.  The stamped circle was then adhered to the yellow die cut using foam tape.  Next, a banner was cut using Flowers for Mom, and topped with a die cut sentiment from You're So Confetti Cuts.  To finish up, 3/4" was trimmed from the edge of the card base, the sentiment panels were adhered to the card front and I embellished with black enamel dots.

Here are a few cards I've made with some of my favorite retiring stamps and dies...

Peacock Pretties & You Make Me Smile


Label Me


Perfectly Paisley Confetti Cuts

Thanks for hopping with me today... :) Here's the full list of the hop participants:


Have a great one!

4.01.2017

April SFYTT - You're One of a Kind


Hello! It's the 1st of the month, which means it's time for a new Reverse Confetti sketch challenge (SFYTT).

To create my card, I started by first die cutting a piece of Cloud White cardstock using the Tall Stripe Panel Confetti Cuts, then adhering a piece of aqua cardstock to the back of the die cut.  The panel was then attached to a Stone card base using foam tape.  Next, I stamped several of the butterfly images from Butterfly Dreams in purple, lime and teal ink, then die cut them with the coordinating Butterfly Dreams Confetti Cuts.  



I then die cut another piece of Cloud White cardstock, this time using the Lacy Scallop Circles Confetti Cuts, then adhered the focal butterfly to the circle using foam tape.  I then used the Flowers for Mom Confetti Cuts on a piece of Lime Green cardstock, and adhered it to the circle beneath the butterfly.  To finish up, I assembled the card, adhered the remaining butterflies and embellished with enamel dots in purple, lime and aqua.






Want to play along with us this month and be entered to win a gift certificate to the RC store? Please see the Reverse Confetti blog for full details! :)

Have a great one!

3.30.2017

Birthday Tweetings


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created using Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, including another one of my favorites illustrated by Dawn Machell, Toucan of Friendship.

To create my card, I started with an Iced Aqua card base and topped it with a piece of Stone cardstock that had been die cut with the Leaves Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.  Next, I stamped a bunch of the images from the Toucan of Friendship stamp set in Versafine black ink, then heat set them with clear embossing powder.  The images were then colored with Zig Clean Color markers and die cut with the Toucan of Friendship Confetti Cuts once they were dry.



A white circle was die cut using the Scallops 'n Circles Confetti Cuts, and then the toucan, flowers, and leaves images were adhered to the circle using foam tape and liquid adhesive.  The embellished circle was then attached to the card front with foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink onto a piece of RC Aqua cardstock, and the ends were trimmed into flag shapes and curled before adhering it to the card base.  To finish up, I embellished with silver enamel dots.





Have a great one!

3.27.2017

TopFlight Stamps Blog Hop - Thanks!

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Hello! I'm participating with a lovely group of ladies today to celebrate the grand opening of Topflight Stamps, LLC! :) TopFlight will be specializing in hard to find, international stamps and offers free shipping for US addresses for orders over $50. :) To kick off the grand opening of her new shop, Donna's offering an amazing Grand Opening Special Discount - 20% off ALL orders (use code TFS-GO20).

Today, I’m sharing a project made with the Flower Medley stamp set by Magenta.  When I was browsing through the store, I was immediately drawn to this stamp set, the flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

To create my card, I started with a standard A2 white card base.  I then stamped the floral image in gray ink across the card front two times to create a solid floral strip.  


I then die cut the sentiment onto a medium gray flag, and backed it with a piece of teal blue cardstock.  Next, I trimmed off 3/4" from the card base to allow room for my sentiment to hang over the edge of the design.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment strip with foam tape, then embellished with teal blue enamel dots.

Want to be entered to win a prize? Be sure to comment on my blog and all the blogs on the hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE, a $50 store credit!!!  PLUS - each of the designers participating in the blog hop are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one of the commenters on their post. I will announce my winner here on Monday, April 3. The $50 Grand Prize winner will be announced on the Topflight Stamps Blog on the same day. Good luck!!

Now, be sure to check out all these blogs and comment for your chance to win the grand prize!!

Have a great one!

3.20.2017

Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop - I'm So Glad We're Friends



Hello! CardMaker Magazine has teamed up today with Pretty Pink Posh for a super fun blog hop showcasing some of their awesome products. :) Hopefully you've reached my blog by way of Rebecca Keppel's blog, but if you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click HERE.

One of my favorite things to do is look for ways to use stamps other than for their originally intended purpose.  The flowers on this card were actually created by using the tiny vase image from the Friends Forever stamp set.  A little repeat stamping in a circle and BOOM, now you have flowers.  Lol, I love that! :) 


To create my mini-card, I started by first using one of the edge dies from the Stitched Notes on the top and bottom of a piece of white cardstock.  One of the sentiments from Friends Forever was then stamped in Versafine black ink onto the white die cut panel.  Next, I stamped one of the fox images from Fox Friends in Versafine black ink onto watercolor paper, then heat set it with clear embossing powder.  The image was then die cut and colored with Zig Clean Color markers and set aside to dry.

I then stamped the tiny vase outline image from Friends Forever in Versafine black ink onto white cardstock in small circles to create the flowers.  Next, I went back and offset stamped the solid images onto the flowers before fussy cutting them out.  The sentiment stamped panel was adhered to a sea glass cardstock card base (3.5x5") with foam tape, and the flowers were adhered on top.  To finish up, I adhered the fox to the card front and embellished with silver enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by today, next up on the hop is Kat Benjamin's blog. (To see the full list of today's participants, please click HERE.)

Have a great one!