Friday, December 15, 2017

Polkadot Turnabout



Concord & 9th has done it again with another innovative turnabout stamp, and this time it is with polka dots! I am delighted to be able to participate in their Feature Fridays, where they showcase the new release.
I created the background with two stampings in white of the Polka Dot Turnabout, and  one stamping in Versamark (so three turns). I then added a stamped sentiment from the Kindhearted Stamp Set, made a die from Kind Card Add-on Frame Die. I also incorporated the delicate and beautiful outline from the Quilted Heart Die, the giveaway this month for ordering $60 plus. (affiliate links used) 
I'm really excited to showcase the remaining December Release products over the next few Fridays with you, and thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Wish or Two


Make a wish or two!
I am playing along with both the MFT Sketch Challenge 362 and the MFT Color Challenge 82.



There were some details on this card that were a bit difficult to photograph, but I wanted a clean and simple design with minimal layers. I started by dry embossing two circles onto a white card base, then stamped and colored some sea creatures from Ocean Pals and adhered them near the circles. I then stamped and white heat embossed onto black cardstock some sentiments from Essentials Sentiments and More Essential Sentiment Stamp Sets.


I finished the card with a spattering of clear Nuvo Drops to represent bubbles. The winter season has severely limited photography time, especially when it is dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home...hopefully you can see some of the details in this close up shot.



Sunday, December 10, 2017

Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop:: Peace Love Coffee

Always a fun time when a Coffee Lover's Blog Hop rolls around! Today I'm featuring a card with winter color schemes and a super fun set from Lil' Inker Designs called Peace Love Joy for the 2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! With just a small bit of masking, I was able to create a fun new word and a fun new meaning for this set.


I started by stamping the base letters from Peace Love Joy onto soft blue cardstock with blue ink and then added the filler letter pieces with various winter colors. To create the word COFFEE, I used the letter "E" for the "F" and simply masked off the bottom part of the "E". I die cut the panel with the Stitched Mats: Dual Squares dies and then adhered it to a white card base that has been embossed with the same dies. I finished the card with some White Blizzard Nuvo Drops. 


Lil' Inker Designs is once again a Super Sponsor for the 2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop! Laura is offering the super fun, super cute and newly released Magical Winter Stamps and corresponding Magical Winter Dies as a prize. 


The store also features many other amazing coffee related sets, such as the Latte Love Stamps and DiesCozy Coffee Stamps and DiesCoffee Talk Stamps and Dies, and the Coffee Word Die(affiliate links used)





Saturday, December 9, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9:: Challenge 16:: Anything Goes


There's a new Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge and this challenge is for everyone! Anything Goes as long as you feature the amazing products from Concord & 9th as this challenge is dedicated to the innovative stamp company and their products!

There are so many beautiful stamp sets available at Concord & 9th that are great for this challenge, of course! Concord & 9th just released their December products...they are so unique, fun and amazing.

I started with a white card panel and stamped some blossoms and leaves from the beautiful Brushed Blossoms in mint and teal, and soft brown.  I then added a panel stamped with one of my favorite background stamps, Barnwood Background Stamp. Then I finished with a sentiment, also from Brushed Blossoms(affiliate links used) 



The challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Concord & 9th and one lucky random entry will receive a $25 gift certificate for a Concord & 9th shopping spree. The favorite entry will be asked to guest design for a future challenge! The challenge runs until December 29th, so there is plenty of time to pull out your favorite Concord & 9th stamps and die and create an one layer project. Plus, new Concord & 9th products were released TODAY and they are fantastic!

You can find Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge on Facebook here, and their Instragram here!


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Gather the Gang

I made this card for my crafty retreat neighbor, she is so much fun! I stamped this cuite-pie stampt set Gather Together from Honey Bee Stamps onto vanilla cardstock with light ink, and did some no-line coloring with PrismaColors. 




Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sweetest Bunny


Happy 11th Anniversary Ellen Hutson LLC! One of my favorite sets is Tree Farm by Brandi Kincaid, and I'm showcasing my favorite stamp from that set today, front and center. I stamped him in brown, colored with Copics and then added a banner stamped and gold heat embossed with a sentiment from MFT. 


The colors were derived from the pretty image over at Cupcake Inspirations CIC433.




Saturday, November 25, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9:: Peace and Joy



Have you had a chance yet to be inspired to create your own Christmas Project for the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #15?

I am severely lacking in holiday stamps, so I needed to think outside the box for this week's project. I started by stamping a beautiful buffalo plaid pattern from the Plaid Background Stamp Set and die cut a tag shape from the Sprinkles Bundle. I then fussy cut a beautiful flower from the Wildflower Stamp Set, and added a sentiment from the Many Mandalas Stamp Set (with a handwritten joy!) stamped onto the banner die cut from the Happy Card Frame Die Set.


I finished with by adding a bit of sparkle to the flower (because you need sparkle during the holidays!) and some Nuvo Drops.

The current challenge ends on November 29th, I hope you have a chance to play along! Check out Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook and Instragram-what an easy way to find some holiday inspiration!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Text Conversation



Have you checked out the Black Friday Sale over at Lil' Inker Designs? Some spectacular deals, even on the two newest sets that were released!

I created a card to showcase how well of the newest sets, Unstoppable, works so well with some previously released products. I used the stamp set I'm All You're All and the Speech Bubbles Die Set to create a text conversation and mounted that over a white panel that has been white heat embossed with one of the super fun patterns from Unstoppable and die cut with the Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles. The panel was mounted to a kraft card base.


On the inside, I stamped another fun pattern from Unstoppable and a sentiment from the set as well.


I hope that all of you had a great holiday (if celebrating Thanksgiving) and have a great weekend!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

LID:: November Mini Release & Black Friday Sale


You are in for a treat today, because Lil' Inker Designs has a mini-release with two amazing stamp sets and a fantastic sale just in time for Black Friday! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jessica's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Designs' Blog for the full link up.)



My first project (above) features the the accordingly trendy, utterly fantastic and just amazing Unstoppable Stamp Set.  This set is just perfect for all your background needs. I had so much fun experimenting with patterns and colors, and made a lot of cards to share for the future! I even enlisted the help of my son...he chose colors from my ink pad stash, and chose his favorite patterns from Unstoppable and we made the card together. I finished with a banner with one of the brilliant, kind and uplifting sentiments included in the set.


My next card features the second stamp set from this mini release, Magical Winter, and its coordinating Magical Winter Dies. I started with an aqua background that was embossed with a previously released Quilted Stitched So Sunny Cover Up Die. I then added a sentiment strip that was heat embossed with a fun, handwritten sentiment from Magical Winter, and then finished the card with a fun unicorn from Magical Winter.

Here's a look at the new products featured in this mini release, that will be available on Black Friday.





Check out this graphic for the amazing sale that will be happening on the 24th at Lil' Inker Designs Store! Plus, you just might want to sign up for the store Newsletter, as there just might be a special in store that is showcased there as well!


It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the newest member of the Lil' Inker Designs team, 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! Laura, the amazing owner, has decided to up the ante and graciously giveaway the ENTIRE release to one lucky commenter!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags:: Concord & 9th


Christmas is right around the corner, isn't it? As usual, I start November out with a bang trying to be prepared and ahead of the game, but I usually fade as the month goes on and scramble as the holiday gets closer to get everything done!

I have a tag that I created for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Series hosted by the dear, sweet Tracey. Concord &9th is the sponsor today. Details can be found on Tracey's blog.


I couldn't wait to feature the amazing Ornamental Dies for today's tag. I cut the ornament and topper from white paper, backed it with a red circle and then added some silver Nuvo Drops and Paste to the topper. I finished with some glittery silver ribbon.