Thursday, July 9, 2020

New Slimline Dies! - Rubbernecker Stamps

I am SO excited because there is a whole new line of Slimline dies in the Rubbernecker Stamps shop!  Today I've used my very favorite one so far!  (also the first one I've!)  Find out how you could win this one and two others at the end of this post!

I love that when you cut the frame out you also get these pretty squares you can use on another card if you'd like.  But I decided to use a stencil and some Color Fuse Ink to add some clouds to them!

I cut a white base at 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" and layered the yellow plaid cut 3 3/8" x 8 3/8" over the top of that.  I added some thin popup tape to the back of the slimline frame at the outside edge so I had room to tuck my bits and pieces inside the frame and laid it over the top of the yellow plaid.  Then I added adhesive to the back of my cloud covered squares and laid them inside the windows.

I stamped, colored and die cut those adorable foxes and their fine feathered friends (I colored up extras so you'll be seeing these cuties again soon).  I just love these adorable stamps and their coordinating dies!

The suns were cut from yellow cardstock and my grass and hills from white cardstock.  For the grass and hills, I blended on some Color Fuse Inks with a brush in Grass and Fern.  Then I trimmed them a tiny bit longer than the windows so that their edges would be tucked behind the front of the frame.  I used glue tape for the hills in the background and some very thin foam tape for the grass for dimension and did the same with the suns... I cut three total and placed them in different areas in each window.  I used double sided adhesive for the rays so they'd lay flat on the background and then popped up the center.

I added those foxy foxes using foam tape and tucked their little feet in and out of the grass.  Then I popped up their winged friends in strategic places so it looked like the foxes were looking at them.  Next I die cut the flowers and stems from Copic friendly paper and colored them up and glued them into position in each frame.  I used the same colors on my die cuts that I used in the bouquet this fox was holding to give the feel that he just picked them!

Finally I added that beautiful Te Extrano (I Miss You) sentiment from Frases En Espanol #2 that I stamped and cut out with my Scan N Cut and a few sequins to finish it off.

I'm playing along over at Double Trouble's current challenge which is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge:

I'm playing right down the middle top to bottom!  And since I've got sequins on my project, I meet the twist of "Bling".  Also, DT is partnering with Cupcake Inspirations this week whose challenge is Flowers w/Pearls or Sequins!

  You should check these two out for sure and play along for chances to win a prize!

AND if you'd like a chance to win some of the great new slimline dies in the Rubbernecker shop, head on over to the Slimline Card Addicts group on Facebook and join if you're not already a member.  Check out the announcement regarding a giveway Rubbernecker Stamps is sponsoring!  You have until the 12th for a chance to win!

Thanks so much for stopping today and hope you'll come back soon for more inspiration!

I've provided links below for all of the Rubbernecker Stamps products I've used today.  Should you choose to purchase using these links, I will receive a small compensation.  And Thank You!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play - More Paper Smooches!

I'm up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today and sharing some more Paper Smooches Inspiration!  If you'd like links and details you can hop on over there and join me!

Thanks so much for stopping and hope to see you again soon!

Monday, July 6, 2020

Grow Love With Kindness - Polka Dot Orchard

Today we're hopping over on Instagram sharing lots of Polka Dot Orchard inspiration!  You can start by visiting my IG account here!  Hop and comment for your chance to win one of five $5 gift codes for Digital Stamps in the Polka Dot Orchard shop!  I've used two sets today, Hello Friend and Change Is Beautiful!  I've used some awesome Slimline dies from Trinity Stamps.  Hope to see you over on Instagram!  You have until July 12th to comment and hop!

Thanks For Owl You Do - A Jillian Vance Design

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with some more Hootie The Owl!  This time around he's looking quite distinguished!  If you'd like links and details you can hop on over there and join me!

Thanks so much for stopping and hope you'll come back soon!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Painting With Glitter - Miss Ink Stamps

Welcome back!  It's a new month and I've got a new technique I'm playing with this month.  Heidi from Miss Ink mentioned Painting With Glitter and she dared me so here we are!

I'll be using the adorable Say Cheese stamp set I think for my projects this month along with a few other things!  I just love the adorable little dressed up mice and companion critters in this set!!  Aren't they adorable??  I stamped, cut out, and colored my images and added some of the pretty daisies from the Springtime Bunnies set.

I started my background by ink blending some Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides through the Sunburst Stencil.  Then I added some orange and yellow chunky glitter from my stash into a little watercolor tray and added some Glossy Accents and stirred.  Then I took a paintbrush and painted the glitter onto the sunrays.. the Glossy Accents gave the entire stenciled area a beautiful sheen, but the glitter pieces were spread out and flat. I left the center of the sun glitterless so that my little critters wouldn't get lost in all of the sparkle..

As soon as I was done, I rinsed out the tray and my brush and then used some Dazzle Dust in pink to paint the little mouse's skirt and the flowers.  It's a fun and easy way to add just a little glitter without it getting too messy and bumpy and since it's thin, it dries quickly!  I added the photo frame from Trinity and then used foam tape to add all of my images in and outside of the frame! 

Finally, I added some Watercolor Butterflies and Trinity sequins!

That was fun!  I've already got ideas for the next one and can't wait to try it out!  Thanks for stopping and come again soon!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play - Ode to Paper Smooches!

We have a special post up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today!  We're paying tribute to long time Super Sponsor Paper Smooches!  It's a new month, with a new challenge and last month's winner.  Be sure to check it out.  And my teamies have joined me this month with lots of love for Paper Smooches and I think you're gonna love it!

I decided to create a Slimline Card because Rubbernecker Stamps has a new release tomorrow, July 2nd and this is one of the beautiful designs!  You can check out the release here!

I used a couple of my favorite Paper Smooches Stamp sets and colored and die cut quite a few images!  So many I have some left over for next time!  Even with the wonderful added space of the Slimline design!  The sets I used here today are Posh Planters which is available at as I type this and Sunnyville which is available at Doodlebugs as I type this.

I love these sweet images so much!  I colored them up with my Copics.  Both sets are already gone from the shop but you might be able to find them somewhere!  It would be a great find if you did!

I used some distress oxides and an MFT stencil for my background and then some great Mountain background dies from Rubbernecker.  Then I popped up that beautiful Slimline Window die over the background and added my images with various thickness of foam tape!

And of course I added some of my favorite Trinity Stamps sequins!

Personally I want to thank Kim for her many years of sponsoring us over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers!  Also, she is a super friend that I met because I won a Paper Smooches gift code SO many hops ago and I just love her!  You can't deny her adorable and beautiful designs and I'm wishing her all of the Happy in her new adventures!  And hoping with all of her "extra" time, we get to spend much more crafty time together once all of this craziness has passed.  Thanks my friend!!  Here's to much more fun in the future!

Thank you so much for stopping!  Be sure to hop on over the the CLC Blog and check out what everyone has made for today!  Come again soon!

Monday, June 29, 2020

A Fourth of July Hootie! - A Jillian Vance Design

Welcome back!  I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design sharing this cutie patootie Hootie The Owl!  If you'd like links and more details you can hop on over there!

I'm playing along with the Double Trouble Challenge which is Something, Anything and Everything right now!  I've also played along with the twist which is to use Red, White and Blue.  And I'm playing along with one of this month's partners over at Double Trouble... Crafting Happiness Challenges has Anything Goes!  You should check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping and hope you'll come back soon!