10.31.2014

Case This Sketch 98 - Happy Halloween


Hello, and Happy Halloween!! :) I'm popping in to share a card I created using the most recent Case This Sketch, and an oldie but a goodie from Reverse Confetti... I love those little polka dot bats, they are super sweet!

Too create my card, I started with a piece of mint CS, and cut off a 1 1/8" strip.  Both pieces were placed in a star embossing folder and dry embossed before adhering to the card base with pop dots.  I then stamped three polka dot bats from Spooky Cuties in gray ink, then fussy cut them out.



I then stamped the sentiment from Spooky Sentiments in versamark ink before heat embossing with white powder.  I used the Double Edge Scallop Border Confetti Cuts on a piece of silver glitter CS, then adhered it to the sentiment strip.  Both pieces were then adhered to the card front with pop dots.  To finish up, I added my bats with pop dots and embellished with purple enamel dots.


 


Be safe out there today!! Have a great one!

Clearly Whimsy Stamps: Sneak Peek Day 2


Hello! It's day 2 of previews for the Clearly Whimsy Stamps October release.  For my card today, I'll be focusing on the new Sparkle & Shine stamp set, which features a bunch of lovely snowflakes in various sizes, along with some fab sentiments and ornament/Christmas light strands.  So much goodness packed into 1 set!



To create my card, I started with a light pink card base, and covered the card front with stamped snowflake images before heat embossing in white.  I then stamped the sentiment onto a strip of aqua CS, and heat embossed it as well in white.  I then trimmed the end to give it a banner shape, then adhered it to a piece of green glitter CS.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment to the card front with pop dots, then embellished with dark grey gems. 

Here's a peek of more of the new goodies being released on Saturday:


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop!  


We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts, so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw: 


Amy Kolling 
Jen Carter
Simonne Clay 
Becky Carafa 
Heather Pulvirenti 
Lisa Henke (GDT) 
  Sylvia Blum 
Denise Lynn 
Alanna Moses 
Debbie Eastman

Have a great one!

Winnie & Walter: Winter Wishes


Hello! Release day is finally here! :) All the goodies we've been previewing for the past couple of days will be available for purchase at 8pm (CST) tonight. 

For my card today, I used the new Stampets: Penguin stamp set, along with the Big, the Bold and Seasons Cutaways, and Big Bang Circle Creative Screenings.  To create my card, I started with an aqua card base, and used embossing paste on the circle stencil to add some fun textured snow.  I then stamped the penguin, earmuffs and scarf with Stazon gray ink, and watercolored the pieces.  While they were drying, I cut two snowy hills from white CS, and covered the tops with chunky clear glitter.  I then adhered them to the card base with pop dots.


Once the watercolored pieces were dry, I fussy cut them out, and assembled them.  The penguin was then added to the card base with pop dots, and stickles were added to the ends of the scarf and to the earmuffs.  I used the Big, the Bold, and Seasons Cutaways on a piece of gray CS, then adhered the winter die cut to the card front.  The remainder of my sentiment was stamped in versamark, then heat embossed with white powder before adhering to the card front.  To finish up, I embellished with pink enamel dots.

Want to be entered for your chance to win the goodies being showcased today? Head on over to the Winnie & Walter blog for details! :)

Have a great one!

10.30.2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps - Sneak Peek Day 1


Hello! Today marks the first sneak peek day of the ...

Clearly Whimsy Stamps October 2014 release

Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new October 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products. We are releasing 7 new clear stamp sets and 5 dies/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store today and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday. This month we are thrilled to welcome Michelle Short and Lisa Henke as our Guest Designers. Welcome ladies! We are so happy that you are joining us for this release!

 Today we are revealing the Penguin Fun 4x6” stamp set and Tremendous Triangles 4x6” stamp set, together with the coordinating Penguin Fun die set and the Tremendous Triangles die set. Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.



For my card, I used the Penguin Fun and Tremendous Triangles sets.  I started with a medium gray card base, and stamped the sentiment and snowflakes in versamark ink before heat setting with white powder.  I then stamped the two large triangles in light gray ink, and two small triangles in dark gray ink, and cut them out.  I then cut a snowbank shape, and adhered it to the card base.  I then stamped the penguin in dark gray Stazon ink, then watercolored his nose and feet.  While they were drying, I cut a pond shape from mint CS, and adhered it to the card front.  I then adhered the trees to the card base with pop dots before covering the large trees with scattered stickles.  I stamped the hat in red, then fussy cut it out.  Once the penguin was dry, I adhered it to the card front with pop dots and attached the hat.  To finish up, I embellished with stickles and glossy accents.

Here's a peek of some of the new goodies being released on Saturday:

   
   

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop!  



We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design team posts, so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:


Amy Kolling 
Jen Carter
Simonne Clay 
Becky Carafa 
Heather Pulvirenti 
Lisa Henke (GDT) 
  Sylvia Blum 
Denise Lynn 
Alanna Moses 
Debbie Eastman

Hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks... Have a great one!

Winnie & Walter: Merry Christmas


Hello! One more day to go until the Winnie & Walter October stamp release... WOOT! Julie & Shay totally outdid themselves this month... So many amazing goodies are being released! Today, my card features the new sets Happy Christmas, and the Big, the Bold, the Merry, plus Cutaways (DIES!). :) 

To create my card, I started with a mint card base, and used the Classical Diagonal Stencil to add some darker mint stripes.  I then stamped the wreath image from Happy Christmas in stazon grey ink, and once it was dry, I watercolored the leaves.  While the wreath was drying, I stamped the bow from the set, and watercolored it as well.


Next, I stamped the doe in light gray ink, then fussy cut it out.  I used the Big, the Bold, the Merry dies to cut out part of my sentiment in silver glitter paper.  I stamped the remainder of my sentiment in red ink onto white CS.  Once the colored images were dry, I stamped the wreath with red berries, and fussy cut it out.  I then adhered the wreath the card front with pop dots before adhering the deer image.  The bow was then fussy cut before I adhered it to the wreath.  The white strip of CS was attached to the card base before adhering the glitter die cut.  To finish up, I covered the red berries and bow with stickles.

Want to be entered for your chance to win the goodies being showcased today? Head on over to the Winnie & Walter blog for details! :)

Have a great one!

10.29.2014

Winnie & Walter: Happy Birthday


Hello! It's the second day of sneak peeks for the October Winnie & Walter stamp release! :) My card today features images from one of my *favorite* sets being released this month, Winter Woodland.  I am head over heels for this tree cross-section image, it's so cool! I knew I wanted to use the image as soon as I saw it, I thought it would look great as part of a graphic style card.




To create my card, I started with a medium gray card base, then repeat stamped the cross-section image in versamark, then heat embossed it with white powder.  Next, I cut a yellow strip of CS, and stamped it with the happy birthday sentiment before heat setting with white powder.  I then cut a smaller strip of turquoise CS, and adhered it to the card base.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment with pop dots and embellished with clear sequins.  This card came together so quickly (minus the time I spend obsessing over making sure I remove any stray grains of embossing powder before heat setting... haha), and may be my favorite project I created this release.

Want to be entered for your chance to win the sets being previewed today? Hop on over to the Winnie & Walter blog for more details! :)

Have a great one!

10.28.2014

Winnie & Walter: Eat, Drink & Be Merry


Hello! :) Today marks the first of the sneak peek days for Winnie & Walter's October release.  For our projects today, we're featuring two new sets AND a new line of stencils called Creative Screenings.  I am so. excited. about the stencils, they are fab!

For my card today, I started with a kraft card base, and added texture paste to the front of the card using the new Big Bang Circles Creative Screenings.  While the paste was drying, I stamped the image from The Peppermint Swirl in dark mint onto light mint CS, then trimmed the edge in a banner shape.



I then stamped the sentiment from Eat Drink Gingerbread Man in versamark ink onto the mint CS layer, then heat embossed with white powder.  The sentiment layer was then attached to the card base with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with red enamel dots.

Would you like to be entered for your chance to win both sets revealed today AND a set of Creative Screenings? Please hop over to the Winnie & Walter blog for more details! :)

Have a great one!

Mini Bedroom Door Wreath


Hello! Just popping in to share a cute little mini-wreath I created using one of my favorite colors of Divine Twine, Teal.  I have been obsessing over the yarn wrapped wreaths I've been seeing pop up on Pinterest lately, and since I just don't have the time to make a wreath large enough for a front door at the moment, I figured I'd do the next best thing... Make a super cute mini-wreath to fit on a doorknob! :) I made this little cutie for my little cutie, and I smile every time I see it.  So darling.

To create the wreath, I started by die cutting three hollow circles (using washy tape to hold two circle dies together) from a thin chipboard material.  My daughter can be a little rough on things, so I wanted to make sure this was somewhat sturdy! :) I then glued the three layers of chipboard together before wrapping the circle with twine.  This project took a good chunk of twine, and I found it was easier to work with smaller lengths of twine than one giant, single piece.  When I came to the end of a single piece, I would secure it with some Tombo Multi-Glue, then continue with the new piece.  Looking at the back of the wreath, you can't even tell. :) Once I was done wrapping the wreath, I embellished with a small stamped image and ribbon to hang it with.

Have a great one!

10.26.2014

Thanks For Your Kindness


Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created using the Retro Sketches #137 sketch, and some of my current favorites from Clearly Whimsy Stamps. :)

To create my card, I started with a medium gray card base and masked off a border around the edge of the card.  I then stamped the striped pattern stamp from Clearly Whimsy Stamps' Basic Backgrounds & Borders in a dark gray ink.  Next, I cut a white CS layer, and rounded the corners before die cutting a circle near the top of the layer.


I stamped one of the sentiments from Thanks a Million in gray ink, then adhered the white CS layer to a piece of yellow CS with pop dots.  I used the Thanks Large Word Die on a piece of mint CS to create the focal sentiment, and adhered it to the white CS witch liquid adhesive and tiny slivers of pop dots behind some of the letters to give it more support.  To finish up, I adhered the white CS to the card base then embellished with gray enamel dots.

Have a great one!

10.24.2014

W&W / Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop - Hello, Baby


Hello! Today, Winnie & Walter and Pretty Pink Posh have teamed up for a fun blog hop featuring some great products.  Hopefully you've come to my blog by way of  Gayatri Murali's blog.  The hop started over on the Pretty Pink Posh blog, so if you'd like to start at the beginning, please click here...

For my card, I used Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Border I Dies, and Pink Blush Sequins.  I've mentioned it in the past, but I am head over heels for Paulina's Sparkling Clear Sequins, they are amazing!! She has a huge assortment of colors, and I *love* that they are available flat, cupped, and in an assortment of sizes and shapes.  So much eye candy over there! :)


To create my card, I started with a piece of white CS, and used the curved stitched die to round the bottom edge.  I then added some Scor-tape to a navy card base, and adhered several rows of pink sequins, so that they would be seen behind the main portion of my sentiment.  

I then added some stars to the white card stock layer with light gray ink, and stamped the remainder of my sentiment with darker gray ink.  To finish up, I adhered the white CS layer to the base with pop dots, and embellished with pink enamel dots.

: : :  Giveaway alert : : :  Would you like to be entered to win one of two great prizes?? Both Pretty Pink Posh and Winnie & Walter will each be giving away a prize pack to a commenter along the hop.  All you need to do to be entered is to leave a comment at each stop along the way.  Easy peasy! :)

Up next on the hop is Joni Andaya's blog!

Here's the complete list of participants in today's hop:



Have a great one!

10.23.2014

FTL311 - Thanks

Hello! I'm popping in to share a card I created using some Reverse Confetti goodies.  Can you believe it's already the 23rd of October? Where does the time go?? There's something like 9 Saturdays left until Christmas.  I don't know about you, but I am just not ready, and it seems like the older I get, the faster time passes.  Somebody needs to hit that pause button, pronto! :)

To create my card, I started with a piece of white CS, which I stamped on an angle with the striped Label Me frame in both light and dark gray.  I love this frame shape, it makes such a great pattern when stamped repeatedly! I then cut the panel at an angle, and adhered a strip of turquoise CS to the top.



I then stamped the thanks sentiment from the In a Big Way set in versamark onto orange CS before heat setting with white embossing powder.  I trimmed one end into a banner shape, and adhered it to the white stamped layer with pop dots.  Next, I adhered the white CS to the card base with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with black enamel dots.

 

 

 Have a great one!