Friday, April 30, 2021

National Bubble Tea Day With Trinity Stamps and The Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Welcome to the National Bubble Tea Day Collaboration Blog Hop with Trinity Stamps and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers!  We have lots of fun Bubble Tea inspiration for you using some awesome Trinity Stamps products AND you could win a $25 gift code to the Trinity Stamps shop just for hopping and leaving us all some love!

You probably came from Lisa's place!  And when you're done here you'll head on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog!

Here's how I was inspired:

I LOVE Bubble Tea.  I will admit the first time I tried it, I didn't much care for the gummy Boba.  And I still prefer mine with Poppers, but I will drink the Boba kind if Poppers aren't available.  My favorite is green Matcha tea with milk, half sugar and blueberry poppers.  It has probably been a year since I had any and maybe... just maybe... I'm treating myself to one right now!  I've had my jabs and life is slowly getting back to normal... whatever that is!

I started with the Slimline Die and cut it in white.  Then I cut the Slimline Rainbow 7 times in various colors.  Sometimes I'll just cut one in white and color it, but I wanted the leftover pieces to make many more rainbows so I picked some pretty papers and cut them up.  I lined them up at one end and used some foam tape to keep them together as I worked my way to the other end and then added it to the base.  One of the included clouds in glitter and My background was set!

I pulled out some ETC Papers EVO Synthetic Paper and my alcohol inks in various greens and created a panel that I used to cut out the cup from the Summertime Sips die set.  I cut a second cup in green.  You can cut apart the inside piece from the outside cup piece so you can cut them separately and have a one piece cup, but for now I've left them together for ease of using it for a shaker and I'm not sure yet if I'll cut them apart or not!  I added foam tape to the frame, threw some Midnight Ball Baubles and some green sequins and beads from my stash and placed the frame over the top of the alcohol inked cup cut.

The cap and straw were cut using some of the same papers I used for the rainbow and I built my sentiment using this awesome Sweet Senti-ment Mini die set and some stamped sentiments from the A Crafters Heart stamp set.

Hopefully as you are reading this I've already sent this one out to it's intended recipient!

Thanks so much for spending some time with us today!  Now be sure to head on to your next stop!  You will find the entire hop list below!  But if you get lost you can always head back to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog and get back on your way!  Leave some love at each of your stops for your chances to win a $25 gift code to the Trinity Stamps shop!

Hope to see you again soon!  Start hopping below:

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Miss Ink Stamps - Wishing You A Magical Birthday!

Happy Friday!  I'm back with some more Lovely Unicorns goodness and this time I've paired it with the new Rainbow Builder stencil... which I am in love with!

I started by adding the rainbow to the background.  This is a 3 layer stamp set and it's awesome!  You can pick any one you want or do all four!  

I love how the second rainbow stencil also masks the lines from the first AND has some cool embossed lines on it that help you line up with the previous layer!

I started with the first layer and applied yellow, pink and blue (every other) Distress Oxides and then the second layer filled in the orange and purple.  The third adds the lines and stars and I used some gold glitter texture paste for that!  I use a paint brush to add some of the gold glitter paste to the orange strip.  I had gotten a little messy and accidently got some onto it so I decided to go full on and paint it on and I LOVE it!

I also used the cloud from the Rainbow Sky layered stencil and blended some ink through the full cloud and then added the pretty curly outline with some glitter paste.  After it was dry, I cut it out.

Finally I added my colored images, sentiment and some sequins!

And here are the colors I used!

That's me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping and hope you'll come again soon!


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Joy Clair Ray of Sunshine Instagram Hop - Guest Designer

I am so excited to be hopping along with the Joy Clair team for the new release Instagram Hop!  It's a Ray of Sunshine!  And here's how I was inspired:

Eeep!  Sweet right?  I've used a couple of the new sets on this one.  One of my favorite things about digital stamps is that you can foil them!  When I saw this floral from the Forever Moments stamp set I knew right away I'd need to foil it, and when I was trying to decide what color, I decided ... all of them!  So I used some rainbow foil.

I knew some black and white stripes would be perfect and also knew that I wanted to add this pretty kitty from the Fun Times stamp set because I think the recipient will love it!

The sentiment is from the Forever Moments set and well, I guess it's not hard for you to figure out who this might be!  She probably won't see this because she only comes here when I play along with her!

And here are the colors I used!

Thanks so much for stopping!  Now be sure to hop on over to the Joy Clair Stamps Instagram Account!  Find out there how you can win one of two $20 gift codes for digital stamps!  That's a lot of images!  See you over there and good luck!


Monday, April 26, 2021

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release Day 4 - Flowery Background!

Welcome to our last day of CAS-ual Fridays Release Inspiration!  Today we're sharing projects with the new Flowery Background!

I decided to use mine with my gel plate and I got some really cool prints with it.  This was the one that showed the stamp the best so I'm using it today, but I'll be sharing the others this month!  And with these cheery colors, the Smile die and sentiment from the Sassy Smiles Duos was perfect!

Thanks so much for stopping and hope you enjoyed it!  Now be sure to get over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to see what everyone else has created for you!

And should you feel like shopping, I have this for you:

And don’t forget about this:

Thanks again for coming and hope you'll come again soon!


A Jillian Vance Design Cheery Hello

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with some more Gel Print fun!  Hope you'll hop on over there for details links.

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


Sunday, April 25, 2021

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release Day 3 - Big Thanks Duo!

For Day 3 of the New Release over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps we are sharing the new Big Thanks Duo!

I blended inks in yellows and oranges through the Chunky Chevron Stencil for the background.  I cut the Thanks from the duo set from brown glitter paper and the background from white cardstock; adhered them together and popped them up on the background and chose one of the sentiments included in the set.  Then the flowers from Flower Duo were perfect in yellow and tucked behind.

You could easily insert other shapes or nothing for a different look... 

That's me for today!   Now be sure to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to see what everyone has created for you today!

And don’t forget about this:

And if you feel the need to shop, I have this for you:

Thanks so much for stopping and be sure to come again tomorrow for more New Release inspiration!


Rubbernecker Stamps - Gel Print Inspiration-Don’t Listen To Her

Welcome back!  I'm up on the Rubbernecker Blog here with a couple cards that I used the Gelli plate to create backgrounds for!

You can find details for my process over on the RN blog and links to all of the Rubbernecker products I used are below and in my post over there!

I used this great Star Flower background stamp on this one along with those fun fruity drink dies and that Sassy sentiment!

And for this one I used some beautiful stamps from the shop... Jayla and Feathers along with that inspirational sentiment to create a flat card great for mailing and making someone's day!

I hope you'll join me over there for details!  Thanks so much for stopping here and hope you will come again soon!

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

Crafty Elves' Countdown To Christmas - April 2021 Edition


Welcome to this month's Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas!  We have made the commitment to create a Christmas Card a week for 2021 and every 25th of the month my crafty friends and I share the Christmas Cards we made that month!  Here's what I've got for you this month:

This month I mixed up an old MFT set and an old Hero Arts set and together they are pawfect!

Both sets are retired, but I don't know if I'll ever part with them!  The pups and sentiments are from MFT's Deck The Howls stamp set and the cacti are from the Hero Arts Merry Cactus set.

I am playing along with the Spring Into Christmas 2021 BYSHC Hop!  Check it out here!

I cut various frames... this one is from Impression Obsession.

And I used some papers from the Sunny Studio Stamps Holiday Cheer paper pad... so fun!  I think I'm down to just strips, but pretty sure I'm gonna use some of those next month.

This photo frame die is from Trinity... and I threw on a few snowflake die cuts I had laying around.  I'm pretty sure you can't have too many pup stamp sets, cactus stamp sets, and snowflake die cuts... 

I just love these pups... I've had them for so long and just now got them out and inked them up!  That happens far too often... But I've got more stamped and cut so you might be seeing them again soon!

Decided to make this one a mini slim using some new dies from A Jillian Vance Design... I'm really loving this size card..

And that's me!  Easy Breezy!  

Also, in case you are interested:

That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed your visit!  Now be sure to head on over to my fellow Crafty Elves' places and see what they've got for you today!  And we've got a special guest joining us this month!

And before you go, I have a winner from last month's post:

Verna!  Send me your snail mail at bzscrapper66 at gmail dot com so I can get you out your Happy Mail!

And we're doing it again!  So leave me some love and next month I'll pick someone to send some Happy Mail to!

Thanks again and Happy Hopping!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release Day 2 - Flower Duo!

Welcome back!  It's Day 2 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release and today we're sharing projects using the new Flower Duo stamp and die set!

I started with some stripey paper and popped up a panel cut using the Hearts A2 Panel Die.  I stamped, die cut and colored the flowers and leaves and that fun sentiment in the pretty font and added them over the top with foam tape.

I love this sweet set!  There is so much lovely packed into this little duo!

Now be sure to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog and see what everyone has created for today!

In case you feel like shopping, I have this for you:

And don't forget about the Freebie Hello stamp set!  Free with any $25 purchase while supplies last!

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