Monday, November 18, 2019

Trinity Stamps - Thankful For You

Welcome back! I'm so honored to be guesting with Trinity Stamps this month and I'm up on the Blog today!  I have a card for you featuring the awesome new Layered Pine Tree Stencil Set along with Forest Friends and the Autumn Sentiments stamp sets!  The beautiful Layered Pine Tree Stencil is not just for Christmas!

I started by cutting out the Coffee Mug Card from white cardstock.  I decided to lay the card flat and stencil across the front and back using various green Distress Oxide colors so that when the card is turned over, the trees are on the back also.  I didn't decorate it otherwise, but I just liked the idea of covering the entire outside of the card with this beautiful pine forest.  Once the trees were on, I used some blue in the sky and blended the remainder of the card including the handle with more green.  I used the Trinity Blending Buddy Brush which I love because it's got that awesome tapered head, making it easy to get into the nooks and crannies of the trees without totally covering them.

I covered the bottom of the card with dots of autumn colored Nuvo Drops to give the feel of a forest floor and scattered leaves and other items.  We are standing at the end of a stand of pine trees just at the edge of a beautiful leafy forest.    I stamped, die cut and colored up my forest friends along with the pumpkins, leaves and mushrooms.  I added them all to the card with various thicknesses of foam tape.. something I have plenty of in my stash!

This sentiment from the Autumn Sentiments set was perfect along with a couple leaves and a mushroom from Forest Friends.

I used the card holder die from the Coffee Mug Card die set for the inside of my card where I placed a Dutch Brothers Coffee gift card and taped down my flaps for the other side and added a couple more Forest Friends images.

I scattered a few of my new favorite Soapy Bubbles sequins around and done!

That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed your visit!  I'll be back on the Trinity Blog again this month and hope to see you again!  Thanks so much for stopping!

Peace, Love and Joy with A Jillian Vance Design!

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with this cutie pie!

I love this sweet snow dude from the A Cool Friend stamp set!  Not to mention the beautiful Knit Stitch Cover plate I used for the background.

I used three separate stamps from the A Cool Friend set to create my sentiment.. embossed in white on red cardstock.

And I had fun tucking my various pieces in and over each other using various thicknesses of foam tape.  A few sequins and a wooden snowflake were all I needed to finish it up!

I'm playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp #SSSIGChallenge on Instagram which is Happy Holidays!

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

Saturday, November 16, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags - CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

Did you know that the 25 Days of Christmas Tags is going on right now?  And CAS-ual Fridays is a sponsor and today it's our turn to share some Holiday tag inspiration using some of our favorite CAS-ual Fridays products!

Here's how I was inspired:

The Scallop Tag Fri-Dies are my favorite all time tag dies!  The large one is a fantastic size and leaves lots of room for embellishing!  I cut it out of watercolor paper and stamped various snowflakes from the Snowy Sayings stamp set with Versamark and heat embossed in white and then blended some blue and purple Distress Oxides over them.  I wiped off the embossed snowflakes with a dry paper towel and then sprayed the tag using some water mixed with Inkon3 Liquid Pixie Dust.

I stacked a purple and white die cut "Snow" from the Snow Fri-Dies together.  Next, I stamped the "Let it" from the Dashing stamp set onto a strip of white cardstock and trimmed it to the shape of the tag.  Then I placed the Snow diecut underneath it to complete the sentiment.  I just added a few sequins and a snowflake from the Funky Flakes Fri-Dies and some blue and purple ribbon.

I'm playing along with the Simon Says Challenge on IG!  It's all about Happy Holidays!

And did you know that CAS-ual Fridays has 50% off of some retiring items??  You can find those here!

And even better, I have this for you:

Thanks so much for stopping and I hope you enjoyed your visit!  Now be sure to hop on over to today's post at the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and you can check out all of the details including how you could win one of the many sponsor prizes being offered at the main 25 Days of Christmas Tags post right here!  Check out all of the sponsors!

Come again soon!

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C511 - Sketch Challenge!

Hello there!   I'm guesting over at the Crazy 4 Challenges Blog this month and this week we've got a Sketch Challenge for you.  Here's the sketch:

And here's how I was inspired:

I've used a bunch of the new release from Miss Ink Stamps for today's card!  I started by embossing a panel using the Woodcut Floral set.  I absolutely love this background stamp!

And don't you just love the tree with the owl and adorable sleepy critters from Calm & Bright?

Aren't they so sweet??

And another lovely sentiment from the Seasons Greetings set.

So that's me for today!  I hope you'll play along with us over at Crazy 4 Challenges!  I can't wait to see your take on the sketch!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Miss Ink Winter Release - Snow Buddies!

We're sharing inspiration all week for the new release over at Miss Ink Stamps!  Today it's all about the Snow Buddies stamp set!  I've used it here along with some of the other new sets and created another shaker card!

To create my shaker I die cut a circle into my rectangle panel, added some acetate, and added some popup tape.  Over my base, I layered a rectangle panel that I stamped with the new Woodcut Floral stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed with a minty blue powder.  Then I added a circle that I stamped with the Snowy Village set and colored; some beautiful glitter shaker filling and then the die cut window panel popped up over the top.

Then these adorable Snow Buddies!!  How cute that they're building a snow rabbit!  I added a tree from the Calm and Bright set.

I added a sentiment from the Season's Greetings sentiment set and was lucky to have a piece of my embossed panel handy along with one of the cute little mice from Snow Buddies to embellish.  Just a few sequins scattered around and done!

Sweet right??  I LOVE all of the new sets available in the shop now!  You can find them all here!  And be sure to head on over to Miss Ink Stamps IG Account and comment on the graphic for each day's Release Giveaway for your chance to win!

I'm playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Instagram Challenge which is Happy Holidays!  To play along just post your entry on Instagram and tag #SSSIGCHALLENGE!  You should definitely check it out!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Winter Bear With Rubbernecker Stamps!

I've got a cutie for you today!  This Winter Bear With Bird from Rubbernecker is one of my favorite new stamps in the shop!

I colored him up with my Copics and used one of my favorite color combos for his hat and scarf and then used some design paper and glitter cardstock layers in the same colors cut using the Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Dies and Nested Rectangle Scallop With Holes.

I added this Merry and Bright sentiment that I love so that he's sitting on it.  I love to use varying thicknesses of foam tape between my layers.


So cute, right??  A simple design but with that adorable bear front and center it's all you need!

I hope you enjoyed your stop here today and you come back soon!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Miss Ink Winter Release Inspiration Week - Snowy Village!

Welcome to some Inspiration using the Snowy Village stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps.  It's part of the Winter Release and it's SO pretty!  Great as a background or the star of the show!

I stamped the image onto Copic friendly paper and colored it in.  I added a little bit of Stickles for some snowy sparkle and some white gel pen to the trees as snow.

I created a shaker by embossing a panel with the new Woodcut Flower stamp set in a minty blue color and then I cut a window out of it; added some clear plastic and filled it with some beautiful glitter shaker filling.

I added the Celebrate word die cut from the Streamers Die Set and part of a sentiment from the new Seasons Greetings sentiment stamp set.

Be sure to check out what everyone has created for you today!  You'll find more inspiration on Instagram here!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Merry & Bright Gnome - Rubbernecker Stamps

Excited to be sharing with you another fun and adorable new stamp from Rubbernecker... meet Thomas Winter Gnome!  There are four new gnomes over at Rubbernecker stamps and I think you're gonna love them!

They are a great size for coloring and each has his own personality!  I added lots of layers with this one (and lots of popup tape) all just to frame that cutie pie!

And you know I love this fun sentiment!

So be sure to hop on over there and check out all of the new stamps in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed it and come back soon for more fun!  I'll be sharing another new one soon!

I've included links below to all of the Rubbernecker products I've used today.  If you purchase using these links I will receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you and thank you!

Crazy 4 Challenges - CFC510 Texture

Happy to be guesting over at Crazy 4 Challenges this month!  This weeks' challenge is all about texture!

I created texture on my card with some Thermoweb Champagne Mist Metallix Deco Foil Gel.  I used the Knit Stitch Cover Plate from A Jillian Vance Design and cut a panel out of some very thin cardboard to create a stencil.  It will last for a few uses I'm sure!  One of my favorite purchases recently was a Thermoweb Stencil Pal.  I use a spatula to apply the Gel and then drag the Stencil Pal over the top and it smooths it out and takes off the extra.  Then I can just scrape the extra back into the jar and my stencil is good for another go.

Then I took the opportunity to use my first monthly kit I received from Stamps of Life, the Pinecone sets are AWESOME!  I used just the die set here, but I signed up for the Stamp/Die Club and so far I have no regrets... love these!  This Season's Greeting phrase die along with the background is in the set....

As well as the pinecones and pine needles.  There are also berry dies, but I decided to use up some of my embellishments instead!

Hope you'll come on over to the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping and be sure to come back soon!

Friday, November 8, 2019

This Sucks - But Coffee! With CAS-ual Fridays

Welcome back!  Today I'm sharing some CAS-ual Fridays new release inspiration with you!  I love the sassy sentiments that are available in the CAS-ual Fridays Shop including the new This Sucks stamp set!  I love using bold colors with it too because that's how I feel when I'm being sassy.

I stuck with a color pallet of black, white and red.  I used the Bold Trellis Stencil, some Deco Foil Transfer Gel and Black Foil for this background.

Don't you just love the fun sentiments in this set??

And then there's Cup Refills.  Coffee is my Sassy Fuel!  This sentiment is quite!

I layered the Coffee Cup Fri-Die and Bubble Box in a wonky pattern.  On this one I used the Starlequin stencil .. you know... the one I like to call my favorite!

Today is the last day for the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I'm linking this one up to it!  You have until this evening to play along and did you know CAS-ual Fridays is a sponsor??  Lots of sponsors and lots of prizes!  Check it out here and you still have time to play along!

Don't forget the Coffee and Tea section is on sale (excluding new release items).  And... in case you saw something you must have, I also have this for you:

Thanks so much for your visit!!  Hope to see you here again soon!  We have a special guest this month so be sure to stop back and leave her some love!