Saturday, June 19, 2021

Honoring Juneteenth With Rubbernecker Stamps

Welcome back!  I've got some special cards for a special day today.  I've created a couple uplifting cards in honor of Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, a celebration of the end of slavery.  Unfortunately, there were two and a half years in between the time that the Emancipation Proclamation was issued and when word reached all the way to enslaved people in Texas.  But on June 19, 1865 notice was finally delivered.   It’s a day of celebration but also of remembering and for many, learning.  

We've got extra reason to celebrate this year because it looks like Juneteenth will be a Federal holiday which is long overdue.  The bill passed with an overwhelming majority and President Biden has signed it into law!  While this is good news many of us have much to learn yet and I highly recommend the podcast Scene On Radio which is a perfect place to start…and what better day to start??  Start at the beginning and listen to every episode.  Lots of history and personal stories and it covers so many different subjects.  I dare you to come away without learning something about the human condition and even yourself.  

Whether it’s celebration, remembering, or learning and understanding, I hope you enjoy your day and am sending much love and hope out to all. 

I was inspired by a piece of art I'd seen recently for these.  And I thought that the symbolism of change and vibrant joy that butterflies evoke was perfect for these cards.

Not to mention these beautiful ladies and uplifting sentiments.  Rubbernecker has a fabulous section of African American images in the shop and lots of fabulous sentiments. 

Sending love out to all of my friends today.  This a day that I'm sure is filled with many emotions, but that it will now be recognized nationally makes today a good day.  And while Freedom Day came on many different days for many different people, and we still have a way to go, we now have a day when we can all recognize the significance together.

Thank you so much for coming and hope you'll come again soon!

 I've included links below to all of the products I used for today's cards.  Should you choose to purchase using these links I will receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you.  And thank you!

Friday, June 18, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps - Neon Flock Daisies

Hello!  Welcome back!  Today I'm playing with some Fun Flock which is like foil... but fuzzy!  lol!  I made this panel with my Gel Press with some acrylic paints and the Oopsy Daisy stencil Then when it was dry, I placed the stencil back over the top and applied some Deco Foil Transfer gel through just a portion of it.

I stamped, colored and cut the images from the Say Cheese stamp set while I waited for it to dry.  Then I got out the Rina K Designs Neon Flock in Poppin' Pink and ran it through the Minc to apply it.  I'd say that pink is poppin'!

Then I just added the photo frame and all my images with popup tape.  The sentiment is from Everyday Sentiments... one of the best all around sentiment sets.

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


Monday, June 14, 2021

A Jillian Vance Design - Summer Hootie!

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with some fun Summer Hootie!  Hop on over there and join me for links and details!  Thanks for coming and hope you come again soon!


Sunday, June 13, 2021

CAS-ual Fridays Champagne Flute Full of Flowers

Welcome back!  I've got this one up on the blog over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps today!  I had some fun with an alcohol inked and foiled panel of EVO paper and you can hop on over there for links and details as well as news about a sale and an extra discount!


Saturday, June 12, 2021

Hope Your Day Goes Swimmingly!

I'm up on the blog over at Rubbernecker with a couple cards made using the new Under The Sea #2 stamp and die sets!  I love this set so much and there are so many images that one card turned into two!

Not to mention some fabulous new stencils!

Used all of these great new products along with some of my faves already in the shop to make these fun aquatic cards!

Hop on over there for links and details!

Thanks so much and thank you for coming!  Hope you'll come again soon!


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

Friday, June 11, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps-Hola!

Hello!  I've got some more Miss Ink and some more foil for you today!  I used quite a few things on this one!

I started with a mini slimline panel and blended some Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides through the Ins and Outs: Hollywood stencil.  Then before removing the stencil I placed the Chevron stencil over the top and blended more Abandoned Coral over the entire area leaving a very faint chevron stripe.

Again leaving the Ins & Outs stencil over the base, I placed them both into the Misti and used a small brayer and some Heidi Swapp Toner Ink to add the ink to the images from the Pinata stamp set and stamped them onto the panel.  I also stamped the pinata image onto some white cardstock.  Then I foiled both the panel and individual pinata using Thermoweb Summer Rainbow Deco Foil and my Minc!  Finally, I splattered some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine over the top with a paint brush.

Finally, I cut the Hola letters out of some previously alcohol ink and foiled paper that happened to be just the right colors and a white strip.  The EI EI O dies make a few different words and I love that font!   I assembled the card, added a few sequins and done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you'll come again soon!


Thursday, June 10, 2021

National Iced Tea Day With The Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Hello!  And Happy National Iced Tea Day!  How will you celebrate??  Over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers we're celebrating with a hop!  We're joining Dana on the blog for lots of fun and inspiration!  You probably came here from Amanda's place, and this is probably your last stop, but if not, I have all of the links at the bottom of my post!

Here's how I was inspired:

I decided the Happiness Digital Stamp Set from Graciellie was perfect!  I brew a jar full of tea at a time and I love to add fruit... usually not watermelon but I'm not against it!  I pour myself a large cup in the morning after coffee and I just add water to it all day so I get a nice slow infusion.  

This digital set came with that beautiful Magnolia background!  And one of my favorite things about digital stamps is that they are so easy to foil.  And since this is a month of foil fun for me, I decided I'd do just that!  I used some yummy Pink Melon Deco Foil which was perfect really!

So enjoy the day!  Wishing you lots of smiles and Happy Vibes!

Be sure to give everyone a visit for more inspiration!

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


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Miss Ink Stamps - I Will Sit With You

I'm up on the blog over at Miss Ink playing with some foil using toner ink and stencils!  Things took a turn from what I was planning, but I love it!

I hope you'll join me over there for links and details!


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

It's Too Peopley Outside!

 I'm up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers with this one:

I've got some more Leading Lady for you and had lots of fun creating this scene with a few of the sets along with some dies from a few Super Sponsors!  Hope you'll hop on over there for links and details!


Monday, June 7, 2021

A Jillian Vance Design - New Release Fun In The Sun!

There is a fun new summer release over at A Jillian Vance Design and I'm up on the blog today with this one using Sweet Sunflower:

I've got lots of details and links over there and hope you'll give us a visit and check it out!

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon!


Saturday, June 5, 2021

What A Guy-Ellen Hutson and Stamps of Life Mash Up

Hello!  I've got a fun one today using a couple sets I picked up recently and I'm mixing it up with that Leading Gentleman stamp (psst... it's on sale for $7.99!!) and dies (these are on sale too for only $4.99!!!) from Ellen Hutson and the BBQ2 Stamp and dies from the Stamps of Life (I did trim them down a bit after I die cut the so that the border would be closer to the same width for all of the images)!

I love these sets together!  I also borrowed some Kat Scrappiness Mini Slimline dies from my mom since we were crafting together and I wasn't planning on putting a full card together... but I do love these fun dies!

I'm playing along with this week's Double Trouble Challenge Blog challenge which is Something, Anything and Everything!  There's a special Yo-Yo twist... just get inspiration from a Yo Yo Trick and I found one named Back Burner!  If you'd like you can check it out here!

I'm also playing along at Cupcake Inspirations Masculine Challenge!

And here are the colors I used for those that want them...

Thanks for stopping again!  Hope you like this one!  Come again soon!


Friday, June 4, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps - You Matter!

Welcome back!  I've got a fun one for you today and in June I'm going to be playing with foil and my Minc this month!  You know I've been loving my Gel Press and having a lot of fun with it and I wondered about using it with toner ink and I caught a quick video on IG that made me decide to give it a go!  If you'd like to check out the video, you can find it here!

I used some Distress Oxides with my gel plate to create a circular background and used the floral wave for some movement and then I applied some Toner Ink through the Vintage Keyhole stencil and ran it through my Mink with some Glass Slipper Deco Foil.  It's how I imagine the inside of this guy's brain might look at all and it carries the key to the universe... or at least some mad knowledge!

I love the fun images and sentiments on this It's All Relative stamp set!

I'm going to be sharing this technique on the Miss Ink blog next week so stay tuned for more details!

Don't you love that Deco Foil??  I love how it looks kind of matte at some angles and so shiny at others.

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


Thursday, June 3, 2021

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - You Can Dance

I'm up on the blog over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps having some fun with foil and some sassy stamps.  Hope you'll hop on over there and give me a visit for links and details.

Thanks so much for stopping!  Hope to see you again soon!


A Jillian Vance Design-Peace, Love, Daisy


I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design sharing some more stripey goodness!

I've got more details and links over there if you'd like them!

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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Coffee Chaos

I'm up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers with some Ellen Hutson.  We have a new challenge and last month's winner!  Hope you'll hop on over there for links and details and to play along!

Thanks for stopping!  Please come again soon!


Friday, May 28, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps - Hey There!

Hey there!  I've got some sweet Miss Ink Stamps for you today!  I colored all of the Bubbles critters for last week's project, but ran out of room to use all of them... and then I decided that this sweet bunny would be perfect all on his own!

I am so in love with the new Ins and Outs stencils.  I started this background by blending some ink onto the card using the Quatrefoil stencil.  Then I laid the Handrawn Hearts over the Quatrefoil stencil before removing it and added some faint hearts in that area and then removed both stencils.  Next I used the Quatrefoil Mask and covered up the already stenciled area and laid the Random Dots stencil over that.  The pink bubbles were stenciled through it while the mask protected the Sentiment area.  Finally I lifted the stencils and used the frame outline for the Ins and Outs Quatrefoil to add a frame in the same pink color.  I love how it came out!

Absolutely love the front for the EI EI O dies and also love that there are a couple different combos for the letters.  I extra love the "there" word die included in the set and it was perfect cut in black for this sentiment.  I added one of the tiny sentiments from the Decaf Background for the rest of my sentiment.  Finally I added the bunny, some bubbles and a couple hearts to finish it off!

Only a few Copics needed for this one!

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