1.29.2015

If Friends Were Flowers...


Hello! I'm popping in to share a fun card I created using some Reverse Confetti goodies.  The weather here has been cold and gloomy lately, and this happy color combo was just what I needed to lift my spirits! :)

To create my card, I started with a white card base, and stamped the largest outline flower from Love Blooms in black ink.  I then stamped the medium solid flower in aqua ink, followed by the leaves in yellow.  I also used the heart trio from Puppy Love in silver to fill in some of the white space.



I then stamped the sentiment in versamark ink onto a strip of turquoise CS before heat embossing with white powder.  I trimmed one end in a banner shape, then adhered the CS strip to the card base with pop dots.  To finish up, I embellished with silver enamel dots.


 

Have a great one!

Paper - Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores
Ink - Versamark, Versafine Black, SSS Goldilocks Dye Ink, SSS Maliblue Dye Ink
Miscellaneous - HA White Embossing Powder, Doodlebug Designs Silver Enamel Dots

Winnie & Walter January Release: Sugar Rush & Sparkle


Hello! It's the third day of previews for the Winnie & Walter January Release, and today we're featuring the new Sugar Rush and Sparkle sets.  Both of these sets are so fun, and I've combined elements from both to create my card. :)

To create my card, I started with a white card base, and gently drew three lines across the white CS with a pencil to act as a guideline.  I then stamped the yellow starburst image (top row, center) from Sparkle, then the two aqua starbursts on either side.  I continued alternating with each row until I reached the bottom, and then went back with the dotted star stamp and stamped the yellow starbursts with gray ink before stamping the little stars from Sugar Rush in yellow.

I then stamped the banner image in yellow ink, then once it dried, I stamped the happy birthday sentiment in versamark before heat embossing with white powder.  The sparkle sentiment was stamped on the card base in versamark, then heat embossed in silver.  To finish up, I erased my original guidelines, adhered a strip of silver glitter to the top of the card, and fussy cut the banner and adhered it to the card front with pop dots before embellishing with silver enamel dots.

Would you like to be entered for your chance to win the set revealed today? Please hop over to the Winnie & Walter blog for more details! :)

Want to be entered for "The Big Giveaway" (all five (5) stamp sets + the free with purchase stamp set + coordinating cut files + cutaways + the limited edition 1st Birthday Bash Sequin Mix)Please click HERE.

Also, if you haven't already done so, please click HERE to head over the Winnie & Walter blog for their amazing 1 year anniversary giveaway... 1 lucky winner will receive EVERY stamp set released in 2015!! 

Have a great one!

1.28.2015

Winnie & Walter January Release: Scenery - Stripes


Hello! It's the 2nd day of the Winnie & Walter January Release, and today we're featuring cards using the new Scenery: Stripes stamp set.  This set features a few different solid stripes, along with two dotted stripes and a dashed stripe.  The set is long enough to cover an A2 card vertically or horizontally, which I love! No having to worry about connecting lines and having them line up just *so*. :)

For my card today, I started with a piece of white CS, and stamped the larger dotted line from Scenery: Stripes in versamark to create a lined background.  I then heat embossed all the lines with white embossing powder.  Next, I used a paintbrush to spread some aqua watercolor paints over the lines that had been embossed.  I varied the pressure as I dragged the paintbrush across the cardstock to create varying widths, and went back over some areas as well.




While I was waiting for the white CS to dry, I stamped the large portion of the sentiment from the Big, the Bold and Party in yellow ink onto a piece of scrap white CS.  Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut out the sentiment and covered it with Stickles.  I then stamped the remainder of the sentiment in versamark onto mint CS, then heat embossed with white powder.  Once the watercolor had dried, I used a large circle die to cut out a portion of the panel, then adhered the layer to a medium gray card base with pop dots.  I then adhered the wishes sentiment with pop dots, and the mint CS directly to the card base.  To finish up, I embellished with yellow enamel dots.

Would you like to be entered for your chance to win the set revealed today? Please hop over to the Winnie & Walter blog for more details! :)

Want to be entered for "The Big Giveaway" (all five (5) stamp sets + the free with purchase stamp set + coordinating cut files + cutaways + the limited edition 1st Birthday Bash Sequin Mix)Please click HERE.

Also, if you haven't already done so, please click HERE to head over the Winnie & Walter blog for their amazing 1 year anniversary giveaway... 1 lucky winner will receive EVERY stamp set released in 2015!! 

Have a great one!

1.27.2015

Winnie & Walter January Release: The Big, the Bold and Party


Hello! :) Today marks the first of the sneak peek days for Winnie & Walter's January release.  For our projects today, we're featuring the new the Big, the Bold and Party set, which is in the vein of the other "the Big, the Bold and..." sets.  I am SO in love with the fonts Julie and Shay selected to be included in this series, and I'm always so excited to see new words being added to the mix.  I love that the larger words can take center stage (which is great for a CAS girlie like me!) on a card, and are big enough not to get lost on a scrapbook layout.  Just a really versatile font!


To create my card today, I started with a medium gray card base, and stamped the tree leaves image from A Tree for All Seasons in versamark before heat embossing with white powder.  I then stamped the main portion of the sentiment from the Big, the Bold and Party in teal ink onto white CS, then fussy cut it out once the ink dried.  Next, I stamped the remainder of the sentiment in versamark onto mint CS, then heat embossed with white powder.  I trimmed one end of the mint CS into a flag shape, then adhered the CS strip to the card front with pop dots.  The fussy cut sentiment was then adhered to the card front with pop dots before being covered with stickles.  To finish up, I embellished with silver glitter enamel dots.

Would you like to be entered for your chance to win the set revealed today? Please hop over to the Winnie & Walter blog for more details! :)

Want to be entered for "The Big Giveaway" (all five (5) stamp sets + the free with purchase stamp set + coordinating cut files + cutaways + the limited edition 1st Birthday Bash Sequin Mix)? Please click HERE.

Also, if you haven't already done so, please click HERE to head over the Winnie & Walter blog for their amazing 1 year anniversary giveaway... 1 lucky winner will receive EVERY stamp set released in 2015!! 

So many chances to win... :) Have a great one!

Heart Gift Packaging


Hello! I'm popping in to share a fun little gift bag I created using some Whisker Graphics goodies.  To create my bag, I started with a Gray Honeycomb Middy Bitty Bag, and used a large heart die to cut out the center of the bag.  To keep the die from going through the front and back of the bag, I placed a silicone mat inside the bag before running it through my die cut machine.  


Next, I cut a piece of acetate slightly larger than the heart shape, and adhered it to the inside of the bag.  Since my gift item is smaller than the die cut shape, I wanted to cover the part of the bag you can see through the window, so I inserted a piece of gray CS.  I love the way my daughter's tag pops against the neutral CS.  To finish up, I embellished the top of the bag with some Peppermint Swirl Divine Twine.  

Have a great one!

1.23.2015

You're Not Alone & Giveaway Winner


Hello! I'm popping in to share a fun little card I created using some cute little monster stamps from The Alley Way Stamps.


But first, the winner of the Flower Show set is SHALU!! Congrats!!! :)



Please email me your mailing address info at inglishrea@yahoo.com 
(by Wednesday, January 28th).

To create my card, I started by drawing a straight line on a piece of white CS to use as a guide for my bottom row of monsters.  I then stamped the Oogles monster pyramid using teal, gray, pink and green inks.  



Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Nessie stamp set in versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder onto mint CS.  The stamped panel was adhered to a light gray card base, then the mint CS strip was adhered to the card front.  To finish up, I embellished with silver enamel dots.

 

Have a great one!

1.17.2015

Clearly Whimsy Stamps - Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the ... Clearly Whimsy Stamps 
January release BLOG HOP!


The CWS design team have been sharing some amazing creations made with these new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Saturday January 17th at 8.00AM ET) and ends on Wednesday January 21st at midnight EDT. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Amy's blog. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Whimsy blog
Amy Kolling 
Sylvia Blum 
Heather Pulvirenti 
Jen Carter 
Kristie Goulet 
Becky Carafa 
Alanna Moses 
Debbie Eastman 
Denise Lynn

For my card today, I used the Up Up and Away Sentiment set... I love so many of the different sayings in this set, and thought they would make great cards even without using the main hot air balloon stamp set! :)


To create my card, I used a large mosaic heart stencil and blended aqua/turquoise inks on a white card base.  I then covered the blended stencil shape with stickles.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from Up Up and Away Sentiments in versamark ink onto light gray CS before heat embossing with white powder.  The end of the gray CS strip was trimmed into a banner shape and adhered to the card front.  To finish up, I embellished with red enamel dots.


PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left here and on today’s design team posts, so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw. Please visit the Whimsy blog for a full reveal of this month's new release. The entire new release is available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW, and if you love our new clear line as much as we do, why not ask your LSS to stock it! We are running a special promotion until Sunday 18th January, and have discounted everything in this release by 10%!! Whimsy Stamps also offers FREE SHIPPING for US orders over $75.

     


Finally, we would like to let you know that our friends over at StampNation are celebrating their 4th birthday this week and Whimsy Stamps is one of their sponsors! As well as giving away some great prizes, we also have a special offer for StampNation members - you can find details about this on the StampNation site. We hope you've enjoyed this release!

Have a great one!

1.16.2015

Clearly Whimsy Stamps - Sneak Peek Day 2


Hi everyone and welcome to Day 2 of the 
Clearly Whimsy Stamps January 2015 release


We are releasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 8 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they are available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store RIGHT NOW and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers tomorrow!! Today we are revealing the Get Well Soon 4x6" stamp set and its companion Get Well Soon Additions 3x4" stamp set, together with 2 coordinating die sets, a Basic Backgrounds & Borders 2 4x6" stamp set, plus a new Basic Borders Trio die set and a standalone Love Large Word die.  Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.



Here are some close-ups of my page...


Birthday Balloon Set • Happy Everything Balloon Die

Basic Backgrounds & Borders (Chevron) • Birthday Balloon

Birthday Balloon • Birthday Word Die
Happy Everything • Happy Everything Dies


We are running a special promotion until Sunday 18th January, and have discounted everything in this release by 10%!! Whimsy Stamps also offers FREE SHIPPING for US orders over $75.


     

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 (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:
Becky Carafa 
Heather Pulvirenti 
Alanna Moses 
Sylvia Blum 
Jen Carter 
Kirstie Goulet 
Debbie Eastman


Finally, we would like to let you know that our friends over at StampNation are celebrating their 4th birthday this week and Whimsy Stamps is one of their sponsors! As well as giving away some great prizes, we also have a special offer for StampNation members - you can find details about this on the StampNation site. Thanks so much for stopping by and we hope to see you again tomorrow for our Release Day hop!

Have a great one!

Hello & a Giveaway!


Hello! This month TAWS is celebrating its birthday by giving away one stamp set on each of the DT member's blogs throughout the month of January, and today I'm hosting the prize... Flower Show!

                                                      

To be entered to win this set, all you  need to do is leave a comment on this post by Thursday, January 22nd at 11pm EST.  A winner will be chosen at random, and posted here on my blog on Friday, January 23rd. 

Now, on to the details for today's card... :) I started by stamping one of the feather images from Tickle Me Happy in Stazon gray ink onto a piece of white CS.  I then colored in the feathers using watercolor pencils.  While the images were drying, I stamped the sentiment from Big Chatter in teal ink, then fussy cut it out.


Once the images were dry, I adhered the white CS panel to an aqua card base, and attached the sentiment with pop dots.  To finish up, Stickles were added to the aqua accents on each of the feathers.


Have a great one!