Monday, March 20, 2017

CardMaker + Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop

Happy Monday to you, crafty friends! We are kicking off this brand new week with an exciting CardMaker blog hop, featuring Pretty Pink Posh. You should have arrived here from the awesome blog of Stephanie Gold. If you didn't, you can find the complete list of hoppers on the CardMaker blog.

I love the new sets that Paulina recently released. They are absolutely the sweetest images and I couldn't wait to start creating with them.

I used the Easter Friends stamp + die collection, along with the new Scallop Square Tag Dies, to create my card for today. I started by die cutting the girl, boy and basket and then stamped and colored them in. I'll link all of the colors I used at the end of my post. After those were finished, I set them aside and moved onto my tag. I die cut two of in white and one in green and then used a large circle die to die cut the green one to create my 'hill'. I attached that to the white tag and then attached the adorable girl and boy. I wrapped a bit of hot pink twine around the bottom of the tag and then adhered it to my white card base using dimensional foam.

Next came my sentiment...don't you just LOVE that font!! After stamping that, I added a strip of teal cardstock along the bottom.

And lastly, I added a few sequins from the pretty pink Friendship mix.

 **Here are a few links you will want to be sure and visit...**
*Your next stop in the hop is the super talented Heather Hoffman.
*You can find the complete list of hoppers on the CardMaker Blog.
*Paulina is hosting a pretty awesome giveaway on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. Here is a peek at the prize one lucky winner will receive!

Happy hopping!

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #7 - CASE A Designer

Hey there, crafty friends! I'm so excited that another Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge is upon us, aren't you? This month our challenge is to CASE a Designer. I feel so fortunate to be working with such talented creatives on this team, it was hard for me to choose just one card, because I love them all.

I chose to CASE Lindsey's 'Happy Day' card from her Love Notes post. I just love the sweet simplicity of this card and couldn't wait to create one similar to hers.

No stamping on my card today, just lots of die-cutting. I began by die-cutting the banner from Happy Day, and adhering it to my card front with dimensional foam. Next, I die-cut the hearts, from the Beautiful You die collection, and adhered those to my banner. I used the same die collection to die-cut the word 'beautiful' and attached that just above the banner.

And last but not least, 'friend' was die-cut using the Thinking of You die collection. Sweet + simple!

I'm so happy you stopped by to visit with me today. I'm really excited to see what you create for this challenge ... 'CASE a Designer' ... I hope you will join us in the fun. You have until March 29th to link your projects and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Concord & 9th. Have fun and happy creating!

Friday, March 03, 2017

Be A Pop Of Color

I'm on the CardMaker blog today sharing one of my favorite tips on stretching your stamps and getting more use out of them. You can find all of the details and a complete supply list when you visit. 

Happy Friday!

Monday, February 27, 2017

CardMaker + Grafix Arts Blog Hop

Happy Monday and welcome to the CardMaker and Grafix Arts Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from the blog of the super talented Heather Pulvirenti. If you think you may have missed a stop, you can hop right back to the CardMaker blog where you will find the complete list of hoppers.

For today, we were asked to create a little something using one of the fantastic products from Grafix Arts. I chose to work with their vellum. I love the look of vellum on a project and don't use it as often as I would like, so this was the perfect opportunity to create with it.

I thought of butterflies instantly and chose the Up the Happy set from Ellen Hutson to work with. After die-cutting multiple vellum butterflies, using the butterfly from the Up the Happy die collection, I stamped each using Versamark and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then colored them in using Copic markers, giving them a pretty stained glass look.

Here's a closer look. I just love the way these turned out!! After attaching all of the colorful butterflies to my card front, I added sequins to the centers of each one, and lastly stamped my sentiment.

Your next stop in the hop is Katie Gehring.
You can find the complete list of hoppers on the CardMaker blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Up the Happy - Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge

This month the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge is all about one of my favorite colors ... Aqua! Of course, I had to create a little something and enter.

Up the Happy is the stamp set I inked up for my card. I started with a white base that I die cut using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I created my balloon cluster using the masking technique and then colored them in using watercolors. I decided to dress up a few of the balloons by using my white gel pen to add stripes and dots.

To fancy up my card a little bit more, I die cut a butterfly using the coordinating Up the Happy die collection and then stamped and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. To finish, I added a few sparkly sequins and clear drops and then attached it all to my aqua card base using white dimensional foam.

So happy you popped in today. I hope your day is wonderful!