Hearts Galore!

Welcome back everyone! I had a little fun creating some backgrounds with the new Heart Stencil from Pink & Main.

It is really hard to capture the sparkle and beauty of these cards on camera but I did my best.  I'm always in need of thank you cards so that is what I created today.



This first card, I used some Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper and applied the stencil using some Range Texture Paste. This dries white but leaves a great texture of hearts. I wanted to take it a step further, and spritz with Sparkle spray but when I checked it the next morning, it left some blotches on my paper. Still looks good but wasn't the look I was originally going for.  I used the Thank you stamp and die for my sentiment to the card. The Thanks die is cut from the Magenta Glitter Cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I love these glitter papers! 




This was another experiment for me. I used the Decofoil Transfer Gel with the heart stencil on some Neenah White cardstock. Then once that was dry, I ran it through my Laminator with some red foil. It did leave some marks on the heart but that may have been some streaking from when I applied the transfer gel.



I think this one is my favorite. I applied the heart stencil with some Bo Bunny Coral glitter paste. I love all the sparkle! I used the Thank you stamp and die set. The sentiment is stamped with WoW embossing ink and heat set with WOW white embossing powder.



I hope you enjoyed all the different ways you can use the heart stencil - or any of the stencils! It's a lot of fun and very addicting once you get going as you can see!


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Oh What Fun!

Welcome everyone! Today I'm participating in the 12 Days of Christmas with Whimsy Stamps sharing a fun slider card using their stamps and dies. Slider cards are super fun and this Santa was perfect for it! I also have a video for this process down below.

I start out by stamping my images onto Neenah White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then coloring with my copic markers and cutting out with the coordinating dies. Next, I created my sky by using Chipped Sapphire and Faded Denim distress inks and spritzing with water.


Then, I created my slider piece. I die cut a hillside and the slot for the slider IN the hillside piece. Before I add dimension to the card, I stamp my sentiment to the bottom of the hillside.

I will then add foam tape around the edges of the hillside but being sure to leave room for my penny to move freely, which is what I will be using as the slider. I attach a small piece of foam tape to the middle of the penny, place that in my slider slot and attach Santa on the front side . It's also a good idea to run an antistatic powder tool around the slider slot and foam square so it slides easier.


I can then attach the tree to the back of the hillside piece and North Pole sign to the front. My distress piece of cardstock will attach to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base. I attach a small white strip to the bottom so when my slider piece attaches, it will look like snow behind it. Finally, I attached the hillside with my sliding Santa.



I love how this really makes it look like Santa is dashing through the snow! 

Copics Used
Red - R59-46-24
Brown - E34-33-31-30
Green - YG17-13-11
Yellow - Y17-15
Brown - E59-57-55
Skin - E11-00
Pole - C3-1

You can view the video here or on my Youtube channel HERE.

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Hedgehugs!!

Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a chance to check out the new release from Pink & Main. 

Today's card is featuring the ever so cute Hedgehugs set! I have stamped my image onto Neenah white cardstock 80lb with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then colored with my copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies. I love these dies! They run so smooth through my Big Shot machine AND there is no cutting apart. The metal dies for each set are already separated.



 I also used the new heart die to cut a stitched heart from white cardstock. I attached the heart to the middle of a 4" x 5 1/4" panel I cut from a piece of plaid paper from the My Heart Paper pack. This panel was then attached to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white cardbase. I attached my super cute hedgehog to the middle of the heart. The sentiment is also stamped from the set and I used the mini ink pad Fire Engine from Pink & Main.




 Copics Used 
Body - E37-34-33-31-30-57 
Belly - E04-11-21-01-00 
Red - R27-24-22 
Dark pink - RV19-17-14 
Light pink - R85-83-81
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Snowman Kids!

As Christmas gets closer, my posts get fewer .... lots of things going on between finishing Christmas shopping to preparing class treats and so much in between! 

I had made this card actually last month and forgot to share. It was just too cute to keep to myself. I used the adorable Snowman Kids set from the November release and the sentiment set Christmas Wishes. The beautiful plaid paper is from the Jolly paper pad from Pink & Main.




This little snowman just makes me smile! 

Copics Used
Green - YG67-17-03
Hat - N8-6-5-4
Skin - E00-04-11-21-01
Berries - R59-37-35
Nose - R89-YR09-04
Belly - B000-00
C1
Hair - E59-57-35


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Genie Boy - Pink & Main

Welcome everyone! Today I'm sharing a card using the new release from Pink & Main. I have my supplies and the entire new release listed below. It's amazing!!

I decided to make a scene for my card and I was going for a sunset in the desert. I created a skyline by using some post tape. Then, I ink blended Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Seedless Preserve Distress Ink for the sunset and Brushed Corduroy distress ink for the sand. I spritzed with water and dabbed up with a paper towel.


My images are colored on Neenah white cardstock with copic markers and then cut out with the coordinating die. I could have just stamped these are the card and masked them off to create a one layer cut but I was really excited to use the dies.


I lined up where everything would be and before attaching stamped my sentiment which is also from the Genie Boy stamp set, onto my card using the Misti stamping tool and Versafine ink. 

Be sure to check out the new release! 
Copics Used
Yellow - Y17-11
Purple - V17-15-12
Blue - BG18-13
Pink - RV66-14
Brown - E37-35-34-33-31
Skin - E13-11-01-00
Beard - N6-4
Castle - W2-1-0-00
Y04-17
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Day 12 Krafty Khristmas!

Welcome to Day 12 of Krafty Khristmas from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!

I really had fun creating this card with Buddy Bears stamp set! 

I started out with Bristol Smooth Cardstock and inked up the background using chipped sapphire and salty ocean distress inks. Then using a mini cloud stencil, I added the clouds with some more chipped sapphire distress ink. I love the tone on tone look! I mixed some Perfect Pearls with water and splattered that onto my background and also some white paint. 


I stamped a sentiment from the Buddy Bears stamp set onto Black cardstock with Wow embossing ink and added Lawn Fawn white embossing powder. Then heat set with my heat tool. I added a strip of vellum behind the black cardstock and added to my distress panel. 


For some dimension, I added my distressed background to some craft and added this to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardbase. 

This adorable bear is from the Buddy Bears stamp set from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. I stamped my image onto Neenah White cardstock with Simon Says Black Ink and colored with my copic markers. Then I cut out the image with my Scan n Cut machine and added to my card. 

Hope you enjoyed today's inspiration! Tone on tone colors are so magical looking!

Copics Used
Bear - E35-34-33-31-30
Nose - N6-4
Muzzle - E43-42-41-40
Pillow - BV23-20-31
Ears - R22-20


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12 Days of Khristmas with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!

I hope you've been following along with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and the 12 Days of Khristmas! There have been some amazing deals going on each day! Today I'm showcasing the ever adorable Reindeer Games stamp set and did something completely different with it.

What's really cool ... the ENTIRE October release is 30% but for today only and while supplies last. If a stamp set is sold out, be sure to click on the Notify Me button so you can be one of the first to know when it's back in stock. 

I've been diving back into scrapbooking but I still love to color and create with all the fun craft supplies. So I'm combining both worlds. I used the Reindeer Games stamp set in one of album pages. I'm working on some pocket pages and these are the perfect size.

I colored up some of the reindeer on Neenah white cardstock with my copic markers. Then cut them out with my Scan n Cut. I was able to add them to some of my pocket cards. I still have pictures to add but I wanted to have the layout ready to go when I get to my PILES of pictures.






Most of these cards are from a pack I bought a few years ago that are double sided. The bottom card "Merry Christmas 2017" is actually a printable I got from CZDesign.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspired you to get the most out of your crafty supplies!


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C.C. Designs Release

It's time ! It's Time! The C.C. Designs December Release is now live!!! This is such a fantastic release you don't want to miss it!

I have a few things to share today so please keep reading! First I have some more inspiration for you with a card I created.

I stamped my images from the Wintertime set onto Neenah white cardstock and colored with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut them out.  I also colored and die cut some trees and a park bench from the Winter Scene Stamp/Die set. I also prepped my background by cutting a stitched hillside with the Winter Borders Die.

For my sky, I ink blended Wilted Violet and Seedless preserve distress oxide inks (which are also sold at C.C. Designs!) I spritzed with some water from my Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and dabbed off with a paper towel. I masked off part of the Hillside Border that I did cut and added some Salty Ocean distress oxide.


Next I started to layer my card. I added the stitched hillside on top of the sky background, tucking in some trees behind and ontop of the hill. I adhered this panel to some craft foam and then to a 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" cardbase. I added my characters throughout the card to create a little winter scene. The sentiment is also from the Winter time stamp set which I stamped onto a stitched banner from the Make a Card Scene #17.

I put a finishing touch on to my trees by using some Wink of Stella clear which its so sparkly in person - hard to capture on camera. 

I have TWO videos for you today. One is the release video taking a closer look at the new items. The second video is a process video for my card. I apologize there is no voice on it but I hope it's still helpful.

You can watch the video here on my blog or my Youtube taking a closer look at the new release



you can watch my card process video here on my blog or my youtube channel HERE


Thanks for stopping by!

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Critters Challenge - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Hello everyone! Welcome to another challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Today's challenge is about critters and of course I had to use the fox from the new Furry Holiday Wishes stamp set! I love love these critters!!! 

I colored up the fox using neenah white cardstock and my copic markers. Then cut the fox out with my Scan n cut machine.  For the front panel, I cut a circle using a stitched circle die and adhered acetate behind it. I stamped my sentiment on the front which is also from the Furry Holiday Critters stamp set. I love the different fonts on it and how you can mix and match the sentiment.


Next, I added foam tape around my window on the back of the front panel. A trick I picked up is to first double up the foam laying one on top of the other. Then peel off the backing so it's sticky on both sides. This allows you to go around the circle so easily. I dusted my edges and the acetate with my anti static powder tool so the glitter moves around better.

Then, I attached this fun patterned paper to my front card panel. I love the snowflakes are on red inside of a blue color- nice change up. Then I attached this panel to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" red cardbase. I added my cut out fox and some glitter snowflakes to the front.

Be sure to check out the Kraftin Kimmie Blog for more inspiration and how you can play along with us! 

Copics used:
Blue- B26-24-23
Green - G29-46-43
Pink - RV14-13-11
Red - R24-22-21
Fox - E09-15-13
Ears - W10-8-7
W6-3-2-1-0



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C.C. Designs December Release Preview

Hi Everyone! It's that special time again - time for previews from C.C. Designs!! I have something a little different and out of the box to share today. I love coloring and I adore the stamps/dies from C.C. Designs. There are times I make cards and I don't want to give the away because of the time and detail put into them haha... I want to be able to appreciate my own work.

So.... I decided to incorporate my love for stamping with ..... scrapbooking (which I'm way behind on)

Now for the most part I'm going to create just like I would a card except size it to what I need. In this card my card panel size is 3" x 4" . I started out with stamping and coloring my images from the new Wintertime set and then die cut them out with .... a matching die set!! Yes C.C. Designs has matching dies!!! and ...... the stamp sets are CLEAR!!! 


I used the NEW Winter Borders Die to create a hill with glitter cardstock and look at that cute tiny banner for my sentiment which I made using the NEW Make a Card Scene #17. Seriously, this release is fabulous and I'm over the moon excited about these new products.


I also add some icicles to the top of this insert using the NEW Winter Borders die and more glitter cardstock. 


I know this is totally out of my element of what I usually post but I hope it gives you some ideas on how you can incorporate stamping into your scrapbooks. You'll be seeing more of this from me but even if you don't scrapbook, you can still use the base idea for a card. 

Be sure to check out more previews on the C.C. Designs blog - you DO NOT want to miss what they have in store! Release goes LIVE on Saturday at 11am EST!! 

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Java Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! I'm super excited to be sharing my card today as a guest on Simon Says Stamp blog using products from Pink & Main. They have such beautiful papers and stamps that are sure to make their way into your shopping cart!

For my card today, I'm using a variety of products from Pink & Main and Simon Says Stamp. I start out by using the Christmas Mugs stamp set from Pink & Main and stamping then onto Neenah white cardstock with Simon Says Stamp black ink which is a copic friendly ink. Then I color them with my copic markers to coordinate with the Frosty paper pack from Pink & Main. I use the coordinating die set to cute out my mugs. 


I prepare my cardbase by using the Rounded Stitched Rectangle die from Pink & Main and Neenah white cardstock. Next, I use one size smaller of the Rounded Stitched Rectangle die and cut from a piece of snowflake pattern paper from the beautiful Frosty Paper pack from Pink & Main. I also cut out a smaller rectangle from white cardstock and popped that up with craft foam in the middle of my card.


I added my cut out mugs to the middle panel and popped up the center one with foam squares so they didn't all blend into eachother. This fun sentiment is also from the Christmas Mugs stamp set stamped in Simon Says Black ink. I couldn't resist adding a few snowflakes using the Silver & White glitter cardstock from Simon Says Stamp with their Stitched Snowflakes die.  To finish off the card, I used some of the Ice Cube Mix Jewels from Lucy's Cards.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. I adore these papers and Christmas mugs and are sure to be a favorite in your collection too!



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Christmas Window - Pink & Main

Welcome!! Today's card is sharing a fabulous stamp and die set from Pink & Main! 

It's called Christmas Window and you can find all the supplies listed down below.

I hadn't made a shaker card in a while and I thought this set would be perfect for it! I stamped my image onto Neenah white cardstock and colored with copic markers. Next, I used a piece of Neenah cardstock measuring 4" x 5 1/4" and cut out a window using the coordinating window die. Then I attached a piece of acetate cardstock to the backside using double sided adhesive.


I stamped the sentiment also found on the Christmas Window stamp set, under the die cut window using Versafine Ink and heat embossing with WOW Clear Embossing powder. I adde some chunky glitter on top of my colored image. I added one layer of foam tape around the window of my card panel.


I lined up the window die cut with my colored image and attached to the colored panel. In hindsight, I could have added more glitter but I wasn't going to try and redo it haha! I attached my shaker panel to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cardbase and added a bow from the small bow die with whit glitter cardstock.

I think this came out fabulous! I hope it inspires you! 

Copics Used
E59-57-55, C6-4, Y19-11, G19-09-07-03, YG06-09, RV19-14, B05-02
R24-46-89, YR09-12


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