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!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Celebrate - Miss Ink Stamps!

Welcome back!!  So if you come here often you know I've been playing with a bleach technique this month and I keep finding new ways to use it!  This one wraps up my month of but I am in no way done with using it.  You'll see it pop up here and there for sure because I really am enjoying the look!  My friend Mare introduced me to this technique and she learned about it in a Gina K Facebook Live that you can check out here if you'd like!

So this technique isn't just for florals!  I've used the included images from the Pinata Party stamp and dies and the Streamers stamps and dies.  You can use any stamp sets for a different look.  I think I love painting with bleach so much because I love to play with Mixed Media... I love a vintage look (and you can definitely use this technique for a more clean looking card, but that's not what we're doing here today for!).  I should say that this time around I did not stamp in Memento ink first before covering it with clear embossing powder.  I simply stamped in Versamark and used clear embossing powder for my images.  I love that the lines aren't as defined... perfect for this look I love so much!

And this word die from the Streamers stamp and die set!  I LOVE it... even with the included background die attached it takes up very little real estate on a card... perfect when you spent all that time making your card pretty and you don't want to cover any of it up!

This time I made my colors a little brighter using my Prismacolor pencils... because it's a party!  I colored the red, purple and blue pencil dark and then went over it with Putty Beige which is perfect for muting and blending the brighter colors just enough to keep the vintage feel.

I used an old Lil Inkers die as a topper to give me a nice blank space to add my extra images that I stamped and die cut.  I popped everything up with various thickness of foam tape and finished it off with some of my favorite sequins from Trinity Stamps!

And that's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed it and I sure hope you have fun playing with this technique!  Do be careful with the bleach.  You don't want to be inhaling lots of fumes while you are coloring.  I put a very small amount in a dish and move it away from me as soon as I'm finished... usually I'll leave it on the bathroom sink and then rinse it out when I'm positive I don't need to touch anything up.

Hoping your are all safe and happy!  Things here with COVID in Arizona are ramping up so I am spending lots of time still at home... which I don't mind at all!  I don't seem to have any extra time though somehow so I guess I may have been a bit of a homebody!

Have a wonderful weekend!  Come again soon!

Thursday, June 25, 2020

I Need to Quit! - Rubbernecker Stamps

Welcome back!  I'm sharing with you a fun shaker to send to anyone just because!  With a red, white and blue color scheme it's perfect for summertime giving!

I started by die cutting the shaker cover using the Nested Scallop with Half Holes largest rectangle and the Star Bursts/Fireworks dies together by taping the fireworks in place where I wanted them and running them through my Gemini.  Then I flipped it over and added a piece of acetate over the cutout fireworks and then foam tape around the entire panel.  I used the foam tape to block off the area where the sequins would go so they wouldn't just fall to the bottom of the shaker and then some additional foam tape for support on the rest of the shaker.

I eyeballed where the sequins would go and placed them onto my blue base and popped the top over them!

I cut the margarita glass and contents from Copic friendly paper and colored the pieces before gluing them together.

I colored my margarita slush in a red, white and blue and then added some sparkles using red and blue gel pen and just dotted it on and then some Wink of Stella for the white center.  I colored the straw in stripes and added gel to that also.  I popped the glass up onto my base.

Finally, I stamped my sentiment onto some white cardstock using Serene Color Burst Ink and then centered it with a banner die and cut it out and added it to the card.

Finally a few more sequins as if they escaped from my shaker and I was done!  I'd drink that drink!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you come again soon!

Below are links to all of the Rubbernecker products I've used today.  Should you choose to purchase using these links I will receive a small compensation.  And thank you!

Crafty Elves' Countdown to the Holidays - June 2020 Edition

Welcome to a new Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas!  It's the 25th of the month and time for me, Debra, Michael and Jessica to share the Christmas cards we've made this month!  This one is gonna be short and sweet!  Here's how I was inspired:

I've used lots of new dies and stamp sets from A Jillian Vance Design this month!  I've provided links below to all of the products.

I used two die sets and two stamp sets for my cards along with a few other things!

The sweet papers I used are from Your Next Stamp.  Those snowflakes come with the AJVD Cool Friend Coordinating die!

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

That's me for today!  Don't forget to visit my fellow Crafty Elves to see what they have for you today!

And now for the winner of some happy mail from last month's post:

Alyson!  Send me your snail mail address and I your Happy Mail will be on the way!

And we're doing it again this month... so leave me some love and check back next month to see if you won!

Here are links to all of the AJVD products I've used today... all other items have links if you click on their names above.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Happily Ever After! - Waffle Flower Stamps

Happy Wednesday!  We're halfway there!  I'm sharing a card with you today that a friend asked me to put together for her.  She had sent me a pic of the images from this adorable Waffle Flower Wedding Day stamp set and of course I had to buy it!  It was so sweet!

I mean... so cuuute right??  And the sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Ever After stamp set was perfect!  I heat embossed it in gold and fussy cut it out.  I created my scene using some dies and the images from the Waffle Flower set inside a rectangle frame.

And that Lacy Panel Die???  Love it.  And now I must mention that I wanted to make this one a little bigger so I went with a 5x7 size.  And how happy was I that when I was on vacation a while ago I visited Buffalo Stamps & Stuff and purchased the A7 Lacy Layers set as a worth it!!

And the best part is... she said it was perfect!  I mailed it off Monday and she'll have it for the wedding!

Thanks so much for stopping and hope you'll stop by tomorrow... there is a lot going on here!