7.31.2015

TAWS August Blog Hop - Be Yourself


Hello! It's the end of the month, which means it's new release (and blog hop!) time for the Alley Way Stamps.  All sets that have been previewed this week are now available in the store.  For my card today, I'm showcasing the new Unique Peek set.  Hopefully you've reached my blog by way of Emily's blog. (If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click here.)

To create my card, I started by stamping a paint splatter background using images from Oh Splat in lime, light pink and dark pink.  I then stamped the super adorable penguin and flower images in versafine ink, then colored them in with watercolor pencils.  While they were drying, I stamped the sentiment from Unique Peek in versafine ink onto lime CS, then trimmed one end in a banner shape.


The splatter panel was adhered to a lime card base, then the sentiment strip was attached with pop dots.  Once the images were dry, they were all fussy cut.  Before assembling, I cut out the center of the flower image with a 1" hole punch.  The flower penguin was then adhered to the card base, and clear winks of stella glitter was added to the petals.  To finish up, I embellished with silver enamel dots.

Want to be entered for your chance to win the stamp sets being released this month? All you have to do is follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget here.

Next stop on the hop is Holly's blog.  Have a great one!

7.29.2015

Happy Birthday


We've been having some crazy weather here today.  One minute the sun is shining and the sky is blue, and the next it's raining so hard you can barely see.  At least these little mini pop up storms only last a few minutes at a time! :) 

For my card today, I used a couple of different stamp sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps, and paired them up with an unusual color combo.  Call me crazy, but I think it works! :) To create my card, I started by stamping a piece of white CS with the stamp from Best Day in black ink.  I then adhered the stamped panel to a kraft card base.


I then stamped one of the larger key words from the Hello Happy Thanks set in teal, then fussy cut it out once the ink was dry.  Next, I stamped one of the smaller words from the set in black ink onto mint CS, then trimmed one end into a banner shape.  The fussy cut word was adhered to the card front on an angle with pop dots, then covered with clear winks of stella glitter.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment strip on an angle to the card base, then embellished with brown enamel dots.

Have a great one!

7.28.2015

TAWS Sneak Peak - Penguins on Parade


Hello! I'm joining the other fab ladies on the Alley Way Stamps DT today to preview the new Penguins on Parade stamp set, which features a super adorable penguin and a bunch of different mix and match costumes! :)

To create my card, I started by blending a few different distress ink colors onto a white card base, then sprinkling it with water.  The excess water was then blotted with a paper towel.  Next, I die cut a piece of silver foil CS with a faceted die, then adhered it to the card front.  The penguin and bee costume were then stamped in versafine onto watercolor paper.


I then colored the bee with watercolor pencils, and set him aside to dry.  While waiting, I stamped one of the sentiments from Speak Easy in versafine ink onto light gray CS before adhering it to the card base.  To finish up, I adhered the penguin to the card base with pop dots, and covered his nose and antenna with glossy accents.

Want to be entered for a chance to win the new Penguins on Parade set? All you need to do is click on the Rafflecopter widget over on the TAWS blog HERE.

Have a great one!

Thinking of You


Hello! I'm popping in to share a gift bag I created using goodies from Whisker Graphics and Simon Says Stamp.

To create my bag, I started with a Horizontal Stripe Middy Bitty Bag in navy, and added three Sweet Sticky Labels in aqua to the front.  I then stamped the center of each label with one of the flower images from the Summer Garden SSS set.  Next, I cut one of the Large Colored Tags in gray into a strip, then stamped it with a sentiment in versafine before heat embossing with clear powder. 


The sentiment strip was then trimmed into a banner shape, then adhered to the gift bag with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with Aqua Divine Twine and silver enamel dots.  So easy! :)

Have a great one!

7.24.2015

Enjoy the Ride


Okay, wow, so I took this pic without wearing my contacts, and it's totally blurry. D'oh!!! Lol I guess I'll be re-taking this photo in the AM.  Hahaha

This shaker card was created using goodies from the Alley Way Stamps.  To create my card, I started by die cutting a circle from a white CS panel, then cutting the bottom off the panel at an angel.  I then added a quick watercolor wash to the white card base, using the window as a guide.  While the card base was drying, I stamped three octopuses from Castaways in versafine ink onto watercolor paper, then heat set them with clear powder.  I then colored the images and set them aside to dry before fussy cutting them out.


Once everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Speak Easy through the window, then adhered the die cuts to the card front.  I then adhered acetate to the backside of the window, filled it with sprinkles, then adhered it to the card base with pop dots.  To finish up, I added some washi strips for fun, then embellished with yellow enamel dots.

  

Have a great one!

7.23.2015

Welcome to the World


Hello! I can't believe another week has almost come to an end... This summer is FLYING by! Only a little over 2 weeks to go until we leave for Disney, and 4 weeks until school starts.  Yikes!

I'm popping in to share a card I created using some Reverse Confetti goodies.  To create my card, I started by stamping the scallop image from Circle Sentiments in orange, then cutting it out with the Scalloped Circle Confetti Cuts.  I then stamped one of the stars from You Are a Star in lime ink, then cut it out with the coordinating You Are a Star Confetti Cuts




I adhered the star die cut to the scallop circle with pop dots before attaching it to one of the cards from the Weather or Dot Quick Card Panels.  Next, I stamped one of the sentiments from My World in versafine ink onto the bottom of the QCP.  To finish up, I adhered the QCP to a light gray card base with pop dots, then embellished with black enamel dots.




  


  



Have a great one!

7.18.2015

We Go Together...


Hello! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! :) I'm popping in to share another card I created with the We Go Together set from Waltzingmouse Stamps

To create my card, I started by cutting a piece of striped patterned paper, then adhering it to a piece of mint CS.  I then die cut a heart out of the top center of each layer before adhering a piece of acetate to the back.  The area surrounding the heart was outlined with foam tape, then the cavity was filled with an assortment of sprinkles before attaching a piece of white CS to the back to secure the shaker.  I then stamped two of the images from We Go Together in versafine ink and heat embossed with clear powder.


I colored in the images using watercolors, then set them aside to dry.  Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the front of the shaker with pop dots.  The shaker panel was then adhered to a purple card base.  Next, I stamped the sentiment in versafine ink onto mint CS, banner trimmed one end, then adhered it to the card front.  To finish up, I embellished with purple enamel dots. 

Have a great one!

7.17.2015

You Make Me Smile


Hello and TGIF!! :) I am so glad the weekend is finally here, but it also means we're one step closer to our Disney trip in early August, and I'm not ready! Lol!

To create my card today, I started by stamping a background using the Oh Splat set from the Alley Way Stamps in lime, yellow, orange and pink.  


I then stamped one of the sentiments from Speak Easy in versamark ink onto gray CS before heat embossing with white powder.  To finish up, I adhered the sentiment strip to the card front with pop dots, then embellished with fuchsia enamel dots. 

  
Have a great one!