Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sending You Viking Strength

I had some free time this weekend to just play! I had the Viking Stamp from MFT for well over a year now, unused, and decided it was time to bring it out and get it inky. I used the MFT Color Challenge #105 and MFT Sketch Challenge #411 as my inspiration.

He was stamped in dark brown ink onto chocolate cardstock and colored with PrismaColor colored pencils, with a few white gel pen details. I used the Trail Mix Patterned Paper Pack (I think it is retired?) for a few strips on top, and finished with a sentiment from Essential Sentiments. A cute and fun play on words, in my opinion! I can give this out to a person with a sense of humour, or a guy who needs a bit of a pick me up.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Ever After

Just popping by quickly to showcase a card I made for a dear friend and her new husband that will actually will be going in the mail. 
Ok, ok, I will be honest. It is two months late, but at least it is the thought that counts?

I started the card with a light blue card base. Onto a white cardstock panel I die cut the beautiful Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops from Lil' Inker Designs. I love the subtle variance in each of the cut out dot shapes! I adhered the panel onto the blue card base and then moved onto the focal elements of the card.

I stamped the bouquet from Bouquet of Roses, die cut it with the corresponding die set, and colored it with copics and a shimmer pen. I finished the card with a die cut from the Ever Word Die and stamped sentiment from the Ever Stamps.

Lil' Inker Designs has something really great planned for Black Friday, stay tuned!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Spellbinders Floral Love

Spellbinders is offering some select clear stamps and so kindly sent me a few sets to play with. Floral Love is beautiful! The above card uses it in a toile fashion. I stamped the florals onto blue cardstock with blue ink, and then a top portion of the card base in the same fashion. I finished the card with a sentiment from the same set.

The above card features  Floral Love again, this time stamped in brown ink and colored with Zigs. I added some splatter and a sentiment from Family Sentiments. I finished the card with a custom dashed border.

These sets from Spellbinders are a lot of fun, and so exciting to see a great company expanding their line!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Holly & Berries

The Hollies & Berries Cover Plate Die, part of the All the Trimmings Bundle released from Catherine Pooler Designs (affiliate links used), really can create a punch on a card! For this CAS card, I cut the cover plate from white cardstock and adhered it on top of a lime green card base.

I then used Nuvo Drops in red to form the berries and then for extra embellishment, doodled some black dots near the berries. I finished with a sentiment  panel created from Seasonal Sentiments & Borders Set and the Nested Labels Dies.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Peace on Earth

"Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on Earth
The peace that was meant to be"

Ahh, the holidays are near! I created this card using the beautiful Classic Christmas Stamps released this month from Lil' Inker Designs, the large Peace on Earth Word Die and Colorbursts.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018:: Concord & 9th

I’m really excited and honored to be here today with Concord & 9th as part of 2018's 25 Days of Christmas Tags, hosted by the the kind and creative Tracey McNeely !  Along with amazing inspiration in the form of gift-giving tags for the holidays, you also get a chance to win from these amazing sponsors! 

My tag above uses absolutely no holiday geared stamp sets, rather, I creatively used stamps and dies from the Notable Numbers Stamp Set, All Seasons Turnabout Stamp SetNotable Number Dies, and All Season Dies. Some platinum embossing powder and opal mouse finished the look!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Crafty Friends

I have the pleasure to showcase the last of Concord & 9th October Release today! The Crafty Turnabout Bundle is perfect for us cardmakers, it was made to fit us to a T!

For my first card, I used the Crafty Turnabout Stamp, stamping in shades of blues, yellows and greens. I finished the card with a die cut of a stamp, created from the Crafty Dies, some floss and a sentiment.

This next card uses the Crafty cute are these scissors and needle?! I added some gold thread, gold splatters and a sentiment from Songbird.

It's been an absolute please to showcase the entire October 2018 Release from Concord & 9th(affiliate links used)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Acorns and a Fox

Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders are coming together today, November 1st 2018! I am honored to help spread the love for this merger with two fun cards.

Did you know that FSJ stamps are made in the USA of deeply etched red rubber for a perfect impression every time? Or their thin metal dies are made of steel to give you clean cuts time and time again, without warping or dulling? And, they’re coated in FSJ green so they're easy to find!
Spellbinders offers over 50 exclusive colors – matching cardstock, ink, ribbon and accessories makes creating easy, and finally, over 50% of thier stamps have coordinating dies – no more fussy cutting!?! 

My first card, the acorn card, features the set Thankful Friends Stamp Set and dies. I thought it was fun to have a rainbow array of the acorn, arranged in a clean pattern. I finished the card with a partially stamped sentiment, also from Thankful Friends Stamp Set.

My  next card features the regal fox included in the Thankful Friends Stamp Set which was die cut with the corresponding dies. I laid him atop of a stamped bed of leaves, and an inked sunset. I finished the card with a sentiment from Thankful Friends Stamp Set and the fun adhesive, Holiday Sparkles.

I hope you have a chance to check out this new, fun collaboration, and I know you will have as much fun creating with them as I did! Thank you, Spellbinders and FSJ for letting me in on the fun!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

No Peeking Tag

I am starting to build my stash of Christmas Tags...not only to use myself but to give as gifts too! 
This tag was created with the most recent Stamp of Approval Collection, All the Trimmings, from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I chose to use an unconventional Christmas color combination, but one that is still fun and cute! Lime and Purple! I started by making a tag from Tags, Etc. Dies and then stamped the really cool Woodgrain Background Stamp in Grass Skirt. I then stamped and die cut the cut elf and accessories from Santa Approved and the Santa Approved Dies and adhered them to the tag. I finished with a greeting stamp Santa Approved from and some fun ribbon!
(affiliate links used)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs:: October 2018 Release:: Day Three

Today is the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs October 2018 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. This release from Lil' Inker Designs is beautiful, cute and perfect all wrapped up in one, and perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas...really any occasion! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jen Carter's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)

My first card features the newest die from the shaker collection, Mitten Shaker Die Set. I started by die cutting and creating a shaker with the Mitten Shaker Die Set and adding a bit of dimension by die cutting a portion of it to create a second mitten to tuck behind the first. I love that this die set offers two options for embellishing the cuff of the mitten as well! 

The background rests on an embossed panel created with the previously released Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops and a sentiment from the new Ready, Set Snow Stamp Set.

The second card features the negative portion of the Cover Up Die: Diagonal Plaid that was released on World Card Making Day this month, as well as another die included in the Mitten Shaker Die Set-the small mittens. I added a gold string as well as some puffy paint to the mittens. As a final touch, I heat embossed a snowflake from the Ready, Set Snow Stamp Set onto the mittens. I finished the card with a beautiful, die cut greeting from this release, Season's Greetings Word Die.

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my two projects today:

It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!

Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day! (affiliate links used)