Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps and Thermoweb Collaboration Instagram Hop!

Hello!  Excited today because the Miss Ink Stamps Design Team is hopping over on Instagram along with the Thermoweb Team!  We've used both companies' products together and what a matchup!  Here's how I was inspired:

I used some of the great Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts for this slimline and applied some beautiful Summer Rainbow Deco Foil using my Minc for a fun birthday card with lots of shimmer!

Don't you just love the shine and fun foil adds to a project??  And it was perfect for a birthday card using the Punny Farm Pigs stamp set from Miss Ink!

Head on over to Instagram to hop for your chance to win a $25 gift card!  AND if you head on over to the Miss Ink and Thermoweb Blogs where you'll find some Thermoweb inspiration for you twice a day from the 28th of June to the 2nd of July.  Comment on all the posts for more chances to win another $25 gift card!  That's right... two gift cards.. one on Instagram and one on the blogs.  Hope you'll give us some visits!


Monday, June 28, 2021

Lets Talk Hawaiian - A Jillian Vance Design

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with some Tropical Hibiscus!  Hope you'll hop on over there for links and details!

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon!


Saturday, June 26, 2021

Party Like A Pirate!

Have you seen the fun new release over at Rubbernecker Stamps??  One of my favorite sets is the new Pirates Under The High Seas.  These adorable little pirate critters stole my heart!  I've used a couple of the images today along with some other fabulous stuff from the shop!

There are some new stencils in the shop and I used them here for the background as well as some die cuts.  You can find all of the details up on the Rubbernecker blog!

Here are the Copic colors I used if you'd like them!

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

Friday, June 25, 2021

You'll Fit Right In! - Miss Ink Stamps

Welcome back!  I'm sharing a fun card using the Madness stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps along with the Rabbit Hole stencil along with some Rainbow Deco Foil!

I actually created this rainbow panel a while ago.  I had used the foil with the stencil for this card here and then I used the negative on some Toner Paper and there it sat until this!  I just created a panel with a circle window and popped it up over the rainbow foiled piece.  Then I stamped the We're All Mad Here sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed with some glitter embossing powder and cut it out.  I fussy cut the sentiment out and added foam tape to the part that would hang over the circle for support.  Finally one of the smaller sentiments, a few sequins and done!

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


Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas - June 2021 Edition

Well!  Meeeerry Christmas!  It's that time of month again and the Crafty Elves are sharing the Christmas Cards we made this month!  Michael, Debra and I along with our guestie (again) Crystal have lots of fun for you (and a challenge)!  We sure hope you enjoy it!

Here's how I was inspired:

I fell in love with this sweet deer from the Silent Night stamp and die sets!  Not to mention all of the other lovely images.  (Psst... it's retiring and on sale in the HB shop here!)  I took a post vaccination mini trip to northern AZ a few weeks ago with my mom and used the weekend to color all of my images for today (except for my last card) including these.  And check out the paper I used today!!  This is a beautiful plaid paper pad from Memory Box and I picked it up at Ellen Hutson here!

I used a lot of the same colors for most of my cards, but a few extra for this one.

I also used this Honey Bee set, Snow Buddies (also on sale and retiring)!  

And check out the Vintage Frame from A Jillian Vance Design.. one of my faves!

And for this one, another one of my fave frames from Rubbernecker Stamps!

I had stamped, cut and colored so many images I had some extras so made a snowman free card using this Photo Frame from AJVD.  And I used snowflakes from various companies and all of the sentiments for the above cards are from a fabulous set from Miss Ink, Seasons Greetings.

I thought I was done with all of my cards for the month and then remembered I had wanted to play along with the current Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Sketch Challenge #11!

I colored up some of the pups from an old MFT set and they were perfect!

So cute, right??

And these are the colors I used for the last 5 cards.

That's me for today!  Now be sure to head on over to my fellow crafty elves places to see what they've created for you for today!

And before you leave, I have a winner of some Happy Mail:

Migdalia!  Please email me your snail mail at bzscrapper66 at gmail dot com! 

 Thanks so much to everyone who stopped last month and every other month and thank you for your kind words!  And we're playing again... leave me some love and I may send you some Happy Mail!

Thank you SO much for stopping and hope you'll come again!


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - The Whole Shebang

I'm up on the blog over at CAS-ual Fridays stamps playing with alcohol ink and foil again.  Hope you'll hop on over there and join me for links and details!

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


Coffee Art - Caffeine Fueled Paper Play

I'm up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers with this one using some more Ellen Hutson stamps!

You have another week to play along with our monthly challenge!  Hope on over to today's post where you'll find a link to that as well!  Thanks for stopping and hope you'll come again soon!


Monday, June 21, 2021

A Jillian Vance Design - Shine Bright

Hello!  I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with more Sweet Sunflower!  Hope you'll hop on over there for links and details!

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


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!