Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Rabbit Hole Designs Preview Day - Love You More!

Welcome!  I am excited to be participating in the release of another fantastic new stamp set from The Rabbit Hole Designs, Love You MoreTo celebrate Day 1 of Previews The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away one Love You More Stamp Set to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on January 25th for your chance to win. The winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog on January 28th!

The new sets will be available in the shop Friday January 18th!

Here's how I was inspired:

This stamp set is absolutely the sweetest!!

I started by stamping the cute houses from the set along the bottom of my stitched panel.  I decided I would leave them uncolored so that those sweetie pies would be the focus.  Then I blended some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink in a diagonal pattern and used a couple different heart stencils from my stash and used the same inks to add the hearts.  Finally I splattered some metallic watercolors over the top and set it aside to dry.

I stamped a full sheet of images from the set onto some Copic friendly paper and cut them out using my Scan N Cut.  I chose these floating cuties to color and popped them up over the background.

It's like their love is carrying them away..

And talk about sweet... the sentiments on this one trip my sweet tooth!!  I LOVE it!!

I'm playing along with the current challenge over at The Card Concept!  It's a Pink Party and the inspiration photo is below.  It's gorgeous.  You should check it out!

I feel so lucky to be able to be a part of this release!  I hope you enjoyed your stop here!  Now be sure to check out what everyone else has made for your viewing pleasure!  Here is the entire hop list but if you get lost just head on over to The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog and they'll get you back on track:

Lisa Bzibziak (You Are Here!)

Be sure to visit The Rabbit Hole Designs blog tomorrow, Friday January 18th, for previews of another great new set.  And then come back on Saturday January 19th when we'll share some more inspiration and you'll have chances to win more prizes during the Blog Hop for this Love You More set!

Happy hopping!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Inspiration Day #3!

Welcome back to Day 3 of Paper Sweeties Inspiration!  I was so loving yesterday's card I decided to make another!  This time I colored my truck from Merry Christmas Ya'll pink using Copics... R81, R83, and R85.

I used the same pink to color those sweet flowers from the Hello Spring set!

A few tiny gems and another great sentiment from the Hello Friend set!

And that's what I have for you today!  Hope you enjoyed your visit!  Be sure to visit all of these places:

Come back soon!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Inspiration Day #2!

Welcome to Day 2 of Paper Sweeties Inspiration!  Today I'm sharing with you a Valentines Card?  Or really a card for anyone you love for any time!  I started with some pretty papers and the Oval Scallop Frame Sweet Cuts.

Then this sweet truck from the Merry Christmas Y'All set!  I stamped it on white and die cut it out.  then I stamped it on four different patterned papers and cut the pieces out of each that I wanted to use to piece my pretty patterned truck together.  Then I attached all of my pieces and popped the truck up on the circle leaving room for my spray of hearts...

Then I used various heart dies from a few different sets in different heart shapes and sizes and cut out a bunch of pretty paper hearts and popped them up as they fly out of the truck.  I added some puffy conversation heart stickers and a few faceted gems also.  Finally that great sentiment from the Hello Friend stamp set.

And there you are!  Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you'll come back tomorrow for some more Paper Sweeties Inspiration.

Until then, please be sure to check out what everyone has made for you today:

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Paper Sweeties January 2019 Winter Inspiration Day #1!

Welcome to Day 1 of Paper Sweeties Inspiration!  Today I'm sharing with you a winter themed card for anyone for anything!  I started with that adorable Doodlebug paper pad, Christmas Town, that you can get in the Paper Sweeties shop here!  Love that snowflake paper!  I used the Oval Scallop Frame Sweet Cuts and embossed the center oval with a snowfall embossing folder.

I used the tree dies from the new Merry Christmas Y'All Sweet Cuts and cut three trees from some previously colored watercolored paper.  Then I stamped, die cut and colored that adorable deer from the Jingle All The Way stamp set and snowman from the Thanks Snow Much stamp set and set them in place with varying thicknesses of foam tape... I always have lots of different foam tapes on hand because you know I love my layers!

Finally this #happy stamp from the Hugs and Kisses stamp set and a few sequins to finish it off!

I'm playing along with the Double Trouble Challenge ... the challenge there this time around is to use a cozy image on a printed or embossed background with a twist of kittens or mittens... see my cute little snow person looks quite cozy in her sweater coat, hat and she has sweet mittens on?  And since I have mittens, I can also link up to Creative With Stamps Mittens Challenge... they're collaborating with Double Trouble this time around!

Thanks for stopping here today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for some more Paper Sweeties inspiration, but for now checkout what my teamies have created for you today:

The Rabbit Hole Designs & Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop

Woo hoo!  Today the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and The Rabbit Hole Designs are hopping together to show off two of the new stamp sets!  The Rabbit Hole Designs is a brand new stamp company and I'm so lucky to be joining in their celebration!!  

You should have come here from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!  And if you get lost along the way you can return there for the complete hop list or head on over to The Rabbit Hole Designs for the hop list!  You may have been enjoying the last few days of previews and yesterdays hop for the other two sets being released.  So many chances to win some of these new sets!  No exception today!

Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on January 18th for your chance to win. One winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, for the entirety of the hop, so make sure to visit each stop, each day and leave a comment.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog and the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog on January 21st!

1 full set of Caffeinated Stamps (1 Caffeinated Cat, 1 Caffeinated Dino, 1 Caffeinated Octopus, 1 Caffeinated Unicorn)
1 Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

Wow, right??? And there were prizes offered on preview days too so be sure to visit all of the places for all of the days... get inspired and leave some love for chances to win!

Today we're showing off the Caffeinated Octopus and Caffeinated Unicorn sets and I had the pleasure of working with the octopus! And here's how I was inspired:

I decided to go with some different colors this time ... I love this aqua and purple combo and I think once she wakes up, she will too!

I just love this sweet lady!!  It's almost as if she was made to be resting on various objects... love the way her arms lay over the!  And all of those coffee cups!!  I just love hashtag sentiments and love that each of these sets comes with one of them!

And the caffeine molecular structure stamps are so cute for a little extra something in the background!  I stamped and embossed them using some beautiful Atlantic Sea Spray Wow Embossing Powder and then ink blended a few different colors over them ever so lightly... then I splattered some metallic watercolors.  Hard to see in these pics but I also added some pretty purple glitter Stickles to her face that I won from my Bloggy Friend Maryann's birthday bash on Instagram..  woo hoo... I'm positive she loves the glitter... in fact... this might be me right now...

I'm playing along with the "Something New" challenges at Cupcake Inspirations and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge today!  I'm using a new stamp set from a new stamp company as well as new to me embossing powder and my new glitter Stickles!  I'm also playing along over at the current challenge over at Color My Heart Color Dare... check out the colors below!

Just LOVE her!!  I hope you do too!  Now you should make your way to Katie's Blog!  You don't even realize it yet, but you can't wait to get there!!

Thanks so much for visiting and come back tomorrow for some more fun!

And don't forget! You can get free shipping on any US orders of $15 or more placed through the 16th!  (some exclusions apply).

Here are pics of the entire release:

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these awesome places! 

The Rabbit Hole Designs 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

My Sentiments Exactly!-Monthly Mix Challenge

When I saw this month's Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K (new website... pretty awesome!)  I knew I wanted to play along right away.  I purchased this gorgeous sentiment set, Lettered and Lovely, at a recent stamp show near me... well, not quite so!   I actually purchased the set at the booth where the lady herself was... THAT was cool... really the sweetest woman:

She put up with me and my friend Mare so we could get a pic!  Honestly, I'm pretty shy so if it wasn't for Mare we wouldn't have gotten a!  But luckily I surround myself with people who aren't so!

Anywho!!  This challenge is all about the sentiments!  And this set was perfect... the only problem was I had a hard time choosing which one to use so if time allows, I may make another before the month is over.

Not allowed to use a stamped image on the card at all, I opted for a pretty ink blended background, a stencil, some texture paste and some gorgeous WOW Atlantic Sea Spray embossing powder... SO pretty!!  I used a blend of three different inks for the background... some Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon.  I had never used texture paste to emboss with before and this powder just was so cool to watch as I ran the heat over it... it literally moved like the ocean.. it was beautiful!!  And is beautiful!  I splattered some shimmery watercolors over the piece and set it aside to dry before adding the rest .. some pretty teal flowers that I need more of and can't find.. they're velvety... if anyone knows please tell me... some cool sequins from my LSS and beautiful acrylic bubbles in aqua and clear.

It was a challenge for me to not use an image, BUT I love this!!  Definitely want to make some more.

I'm also playing along with the WOW Embossing Powder January Challenge on Facebook to Aquas/Teal/Turquoise.  You should see that gorgeous challenge album in the Facebook Group... you will need to join the group to play along, but why wouldn't you???

Thanks for stopping!  Please do come again soon!