Thursday, April 26, 2018

Love Your Pets Blog Hop with Jessica Lynn Original!

Hope you're having fun and playing along!  Jessica will be donating to the Lucky Mutts Rescue for each card linked up AND there are prizes for playing along!  You can check out all of the details and link up to the hop at the main post at the JessicaLynnOriginal Blog here!

 Today I'm sharing with you a card I made with the new stamp set, Celine's Kittens from Jessica Lynn Original:

For today's project I had a lot of fun with this stamp set!  I stamped the kitties in a bag twice... I colored in one whole image and then just the larger cat from the second.

Then I took out my Box Dies from CDD and cut two from Kraft paper.  It took me a while to decide how to place all of these but once I got it right, I was so excited because I LOVE it!

I haven't had a cat in a long while, but I know what cat's!

And I decided to make it a Birthday Card using this cute sentiment from the set.  I also stamped, colored and cut out three of the single roses from the Flynne's Puppies stamp set.  These two sets work so nicely together... you may as well get both!

Thanks for stopping again!  Oh... and don't leave without today's photo of my furbabies!

Meet Jack:

And Slim (Pouting because I just left the

Come back soon!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink April 2018 Blog Hop Challenge

It's time for a new Blog Hop Challenge over at Papertrey Ink!  This is the inspiration photo (right up my alley).  And here's how I was inspired:

I chose my paper because it had the feeling of the textured background in the inspiration photo.  And the Plaid Mix and Mat... well... I just wanted!  I LOVE that die so much!

My initial plan was to stack my cups... but I cut my first one with this cool Fancy Tea Cup Die and I had the thought.. why does the height have to come from more cups... why not this:

I used some old retired cactus stamps from CTMH for the height and then the beautiful flowers and leaves are from the Stemmed Statements stamp set.  These are the geraniums from the set, but I used these flowers mostly because the size was right.. 

I picked the paper because of the pretty floral and it had the colors in the cups from the inspiration photo... all of the colors in the bottom cup,  alike yet different... and I thought it was pretty!

And since I knew I wanted to enter this into the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge with a Twist of homemade flowers, I cut and rolled this 3D flower from the Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers set.  The center stamens were from a poinsettia set and then added a sparkly center using a Doodlebug Sprinkle in green... I love the way it turned out!  It really looks like some of the flowers that are blooming in my garden right now...

These smell really good too... it's an Argentinian Cactus... one of my faves... and they're almost as big as my!

I had this banner piece sitting on my desk and it was just the right color and size for the Simple Joys sentiment from the Stemmed Statements set.   I highly recommend this floral stamp and die set.  There are some really beautiful flowers and lots of smallish sentiments like this one.  I've already used it twice in the short time I've had it, and I know I'll be using it a lot more.  A few more Sprinkles is all this one needed to finish it up!

Hope you enjoyed your time here today!  This challenge only runs until this evening, however, if you sign up for the newsletter you get an advance peek at the inspiration photo each month so if you can't play along this time, sign up for the newsletter so you can play along next time.

Monday, April 23, 2018

It's a Brew-tiful Day!

It's an exciting day over at Little Acres Creations Blog!  The winners have been announced for the birthday celebration!  After you're done here be sure to head over there to see if you won!  But before you do that, hope you'll stick around to take a look at what I have for you here!

When I first saw this stamp set I fell in love with it!  These sweet adorable little piglets are just undeniable!  The stamp set is called Pigments of Imagination.  Of course... after it came to my mailbox, I had the idea to do this!  (You knew I would!).

I decided to try a little "no line" coloring for this one.  I'm pleased with how these cuties turned out.  I found a Memento Pad in Sand and that's what I've been using when I try the no line coloring look.  (I hear there is a cool new disappearing ink from Inkon3 and when I try that, I'll let you know what I think!)

Well, of course that splash of mud looked like coffee to me!  And these cute little piglets looked like they were having so much fun...And this little gal, jumping through the air... she's about to make a big splash!

And this is my favorite piglet (OMG... that piggy butt!)... he was already swimming this morning and is sunning himself on this Brew-tiful Day (that phrase die is from Stamplorations and the large cup is from Memory Box and I love them both)!

So thanks so much for stopping by and sticking with me!  I tried to make it short and sweet so you can get over to Little Acres to see if you won anything!  Be sure to come back often this week... it's going to be a busy week!

Love Your Pet Blog Hop With Jessica Lynn Original!

Hope you're having fun and playing along!  Jessica will be donating to the Lucky Mutts Rescue for each card linked up AND there are prizes for playing along!  You can check out all of the details and link up to the hop at the main post at the JessicaLynnOriginal Blog here!

Today I'm using Flynne's Puppies along with a couple other stamps from JessicaLynnOriginal!

I started out by opening up a blank Word document and pulling in the sentiment JPG "All I Wanna Do IS Drink Coffee, Make Stuff, and Pet My Dog".  This was a limited edition digital stamp that Jessica released during one of the coffee hops.  I then started copying and pasting and placing the sentiments in a pattern to serve as a background.  Once I was done, I printed it on my laser printer; die cut using a Waffle Flower die and ran it through the Minc with some Gold Sequin Foil from Gina K.  I'm letting my background serve as my sentiment for now, however when I decide to give it away, I could add any kind of a sentiment on the inside.

I love this sweet lab that's in the Flynne's Puppies set!  I wanted him to be a Chocolate lab ... because...well... they are so pretty!  I added some flowers including that pretty crocheted flower that I made some time ago.  I'm entering this into the Twisted Thursday for this week with a twist of Handmade Flowers!

I stamped the To Go Cup from the A Latte Love stamp set a few times on various papers and paper pieced my cup.  Then I was trying to decide how to decorate it... well... how else would I?

One more peek at the sparkle!

Now... me babies:

Meet Slim:

And Jack:

Thanks for stopping again!  Come back tomorrow!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Love Your Pets Blog Hop With JessicaLynnOriginal

Hope you're having fun and playing along!  Jessica will be donating to the Lucky Mutts Rescue for each card linked up AND there are prizes for playing along!  You can check out all of the details and link up to the hop at the main post at the JessicaLynnOriginal Blog here!

 Today I'm sharing with you a card I made with the new stamp set, Celine's Kittens from Jessica Lynn Original:

I was thinking about this sentiment from the Flynne's Puppies stamp set and had this idea using one of the cats.  This sweet cat especially must be an angel!

I colored her with some warm gray Copics mostly and used a couple greens for her eyes.  I actually didn't put liquid glass on those eyes, but they just appear to shine don't they?

I think this card could be used for a sympathy card for someone who has lost their furry loved one, but I think it could also just be a nice card for a friend who loves cats and really this sentiment could be sent to a friend just as a sweet hello card...

And before I go, I'd like to share a couple pics of my fur babies!

Meet Jack (this was after he ate my grandma's bible):

Meet Slim:

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Cutting Cafe Designers Choice!

Welcome to some Cutting Cafe Inspiration!  Today is one of my favorite!  Designer's Choice!  Well, you know what's gonna happen when it's my choice!

I decided it had been too long since I used this Coffee Cup Shaped Card 2!  I love it to use for the shaped card and sometimes just to cut a coffee cup to fit on another project!  I started off with a little bit of foil:

If you're looking for Coffee themed files, the Cutting Cafe is a great place to start!  I love this Coffee Bean Background!  You can print it in black, brown or an outline that you can color in!  I printed mine on my laser printer in black so that I could run it through my Minc machine with some of that beautiful Gina K Gold Sequins foil.  I printed a whole sheet of the background, foiled it, and then used my Cricut to cut the layer with the beans.

Oh my!  That yummy sparkle and shine!  Then for my sentiment I turned to a page of sentiments that is included with the 3D Cup file!  28 Sentiments for coffee and tea lovers and I printed the whole sheet.  There is enough room between them to die cut them... and sometimes I end up die-cutting over another one but that's ok because I can print a new sheet once this one is used up!  Or! And since they come in PDF or JPG format, I could always pull up the sheet in JPG format into my photo editing program and crop individual sentiments to print however I want!  Change the size... leave extra space... layer over another digi!  Lots of flexibility!

This set also includes a cut for a piece to hold a gift card which I didn't use today, but it's a pocket that fits perfectly on the inside of the card.

And then, I had this adorable Llama paper from Simple Stories that I picked up at my LSS and I did this:

So, it's easy to use these files in my Cricut!  I just pull in the cut file and with the entire set chosen, set the size per the instructions.  From there I can ungroup them and play with indicating which pieces I want cut in the same colors for quick cutting.  On this one, I used the wrap cut as a template and traced it on the back of a real wrap I saved from a past coffee purchase.  The sentiment is from a stamp set I have and I die cut that pretty llama who is not getting involved in the drama, from the paper.  And on the inside:

I added a teeny tiny cup diecut... she got her coffee and she's in her Happy Place now!  And another sentiment from the 3D cup sentiment sheet.

Both of my first cards are about the size of a A2 card, however, it was very easy in my Cricut Design Space to select all of my pieces and then change the size of everything at once!  It all still fits together perfectly and I made a smaller sized card... could be a tag... or just a little card to include in a gift..

So cute right!?  I fussy cut the llama from the paper and diecut another one of the sentiments from the 3D cup sentiment sheet.

Hope you enjoyed your visit!  Be sure to come back all week because there's a lot going on here this week!  AND stop over at the Cutting Cafe Blog and comment for a chance to win three free sets!  And don't forget to check out what everyone else has made for you today!

Love Your Pet Blog Hop With JessicaLynnOriginal!

Welcome to the JessicaLynnOriginal Love your Pets Blog Hop!  Jessica is hosting a linky party through April 29th and for every project linked up, she will be donating .50 to the Lucky Mutts Rescue if the project includes one of the pet stamps from and .20 to the cause if you use any other company's pet stamps!  You can find all of the details at the main linky post here (including a coupon code of a special offer if you order and a limited edition Digi that you can buy and use to play along if you want!).  Oh... and did I mention prizes?

I'm gonna start by sharing the furry babies that I love so much!

Meet Slim:

And Jack!

So... on to the hop! Today I'm featuring one of Jessica's new pet sets ... Flynne's Puppies!  And here's what I've created for you today:

I made this precious little girl a Corgi.  I just love her sweet crown of roses!  And there is a solo rose stamp on the set too.  I used that and a paw print from another one of Jessica's sets that I'll be featuring tomorrow to create an embossed background.  Then I used some spun sugar and picked raspberry distress inks to ink blend over the embossed images.  Then I used a paint brush with water to remove the ink from the embossed images and lifted the water and ink using a paper towel.  (The Oxide Lift technique that I learned of in a Gina K video).  This time instead of using Prisma colored pencils to color in the roses, I used my Zig Clean Color markers and some water to color them in wtih just a bit of pink.  When all was dry, I splattered some water onto the background and again soaked up the extra with a paper towel to create my splashes.

I stamped Miss Sweetness with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with my Copic markers using some long flicks of various light brown colors and her crown with some pinks.  I added liquid glass to her eyes and nose and cut her out.  I decided instead of adding a frame around her that she'd be just fine all by herself... surrounded by all of the pretty pinks and flowers.

And you may have noticed that I've been partial to the white sentiment on black when I'm working with bright colors...  then just a few flowers and sequins and she's ready to wish someone a Yappy Birthday!

Thanks for stopping!  Please do check out what everyone else has created for today and I'll see you again tomorrow!  Hope you'll play along and link up with us!