Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thanks a Bunch Card

Hi!  How's your week going?  Mine is going by fast!  We didn't have much planned and some how it cruised by even faster than usual!  Hopefully the weekend will go a little slower :)

I have a card featuring some happy and cute Waffle Flower Stamps to share with you today!  I used the fun new Willy & Friends Stamp Set on this one:

I stamped that cute monkey out onto watercolor paper and colored her using my aqua pen and residual inks from my ink pads.  I stamped the sentiment bubble in the corner and then set it aside to dry.  I used the banana stamp to create a fun background on my yellow cardbase.  Then I layered some bright patterned paper by Doodlebug Designs along the bottom.

I embellished with a few epoxy dots and some more cute stamped bananas :)  Aren't they fun?

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Friday, July 17, 2015

Happy Anniversary to Newton's Nook Designs!

I'm so excited to be celebrating with Newton's Nook Designs today! Can you believe it's been two years of inky paws already?  Two years and their designs are only getting cuter!  I love Newton and all his little pals! :)

I got to play with their new Summer Scoops Stamp Set- it's so cute!  Here is what I made with it:

I love this little image- it reminds me of Rita's Ice!  Have you ever had one?  I love them!  I stamped the image and then used a cool technique to stamp the mirror image of it.  It is an easy technique.  You just need a pretty solid acrylic stamp that is bigger than the image.  Using Memento ink, stamp the image onto the back of the acrylic stamp and then stamp that image onto your paper.

I colored them both in using Copic markers in the colors I pulled from this adorable patterned paper by Doodlebug Designs.  It is so bright and summery!  I put my card together, popping up the middle panel of patterned paper.  I stamped the sentiment onto an oval and then added the colored images.  I added them with more dimensional foam adhesive and finished it off with a couple of cute sequins.

Now that you've seen what I made, check out the rest of the hop and win some prizes!!

Newton’s Nook Designs is so excited to be celebrating their TWO Year Anniversary - two whole years of getting our paws inky!  To celebrate we have an AMAZING blog hop featuring our Design Team and some AWESOME Special Guests! You are going to love all the fun inspiration they're sharing using Newton’s Nook Designs Stamps

Celebrate with us and enter to win!
Would you like to win a $20 Store Credit to spend at Newton's Nook Designs online shop? 

Here’s how to win:
Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! One lucky winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, July 19th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, July 20thWe are running a giveaway on our Facebook page too so make sure to enter there for another chance to win!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have fun hopping and celebrating with Newton's Nook Designs!!
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Birthday Calendar and Card Organizer for SRM Stickers

My last blog post for SRM Stickers went live this morning.  I'm sad to be leaving their team but will be going back to school for my master's degree in August!  I needed to cut back- I'll have homework to fill my fun crafty time for the next couple of years!

Anyways, here is a peek of what I made for SRM this month:

The calendar is changeable for every month so that you will always be ready for the current month's birthdays!  And you can store the cards for that month in the card sized clear box.  I think this might help me get organized for the next year!  For more pictures and details on what I used, pop over to the SRM Blog to read all about it!

Thanks for popping by today!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Riverside Congrats

Sorry- I was in town visiting the museums today when this was supposed to have gone live- I'm a little late but it's still Wednesday lol!

I have a Watch It Wednesday Video up on Waffle Flower Crafts today!  It features one of my favorite stamp and die sets- Riverside:

I created some layering with my stamps and dies.  The sentiment is created with the Congrats Die and Congrats Stamp Set.

Here is a video to explain everything a little better! :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
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A Fishy Card Set

Hi!  I have a fun card set to share with you today!  I am a big fan of beachy stamp sets and recently pulled out a bunch of Lawn Fawn ones I had to create a card set for a friend:

This cute little fishy was colored with Prismacolor pencils.  The papers are by Doodlebug Designs- I love the colors!

The second one was stamped with navy and paper pieced together:

The papers from this one are a mix of Bella Blvd and Lawn Fawn.  I'm a sucker for cute patterned paper!

The third is also colored with Prismacolor pencils and features more paper from Bella Blvd.:

I added a few freckles to Mr. Crabby with a white Signo pen.

Here is my last one:

The whale was colored with Copic markers and shaded with Prismacolor pencils.  I love to mix them together!  The papers are Bella Blvd again and that awesome banner die is from Lawn Fawn.

This set was seriously fun to create!  It made me want to go to the beach, too!  lol!  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Missing My Marine Cards

I had a sweet request for a few cards last week from a girlfriend who was missing her marine currently serving our country overseas.  I didn't have any military specific stamps which gave me a bit of a challenge and maybe even made this assignment more fun! :)  Here is what I came up with for her:

I used some Lawn Fawn stamps for this one, keeping the design simple so the sentiment would stand out.  It was really hard not to add doilies and sequins to these cards!  lol!  I am not a good man-card maker :)

My second card also features some Lawn Fawn goodies!  This one took a turn towards patriotic :)  I love how the map looks in red white and blue though!

The last one is a mix of Lawn Fawn and Avery Elle stamps.  It's also pretty patriotic.  I added a few hearts- hope it's not too girly for him!

It's always fun to get a request for something fun like this!  I hope they like them!
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Friday, July 10, 2015

A Butterfly Birthday Set for SRM Stickers

Hello!  I have a project up on the SRM Blog today!  I thought I'd share it here with you all too! :)  I have a little birthday gift to give out soon and thought it would be fun to package it up in a new Rustic Linen Bag.  I made a matching card while I was at it:

The new, adorable, Rustic Linen Bags are the perfect size for a small gift like jewelry or a bottle of nail polish.  They are already decorated with some pretty vintage-looking ribbon so all I did was tie it closed with some Strawberry Baker's Twine and add a tag.

The tag was made using the Jane's Doodles Life is Good Clear Stamp Set.  I stamped the tag in black ink and then stamped butterflies up one side using 3 different pink inks for an ombre effect.  I cut out the tag and then added the sentiment from the Sentiment/Happy Birthday Sticker Sheet.

For my card, I decided to mirror the tag with the ombre butterflies.  I stamped them up one side and then splattered some peach mist over them.  I added some gold striped vellum to the bottom and wrapped the card front with more of that pretty Strawberry Baker's Twine.

I picked another sticker from the Sentiment/Happy Birthday Sticker Sheet and adhered it to some white cardstock.  I cut it into a square shape and matted it in coral cardstock.  I adhered it to my card with some dimensional foam adhesive.

Don't you think it's fun when the card matches the packaging?  I love it and I can't wait to give it to my friend!  
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