Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play - Dir-tea Bunny From Trinity

I'm up on the blog over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers with some more Trinity Stamps!

Hop on over for links and details!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Instagram Hop With Brutus Monroe, Unity Stamps and Therm O Web!

Hello!  I've got some fun for you today and an opportunity to win one of 6 prizes!!  We're having a Triple Brand Instagram Hop!  There is a new release of fabulous Deco Foil Adhesive Transfers and we've got beautiful designs from Brutus Monroe and Unity Stamp Co and they are hopping with the Therm O Web team to show them off!

For this one, I used those fabulous sentiments from Unity Stamp Co!  I built my sentiment using three separate adhesive transfer from one of the new Unity Stamps packs.  I applied the adhesive and foil using my Gemini with just pressure and no heat.  I was on the fence about whether I preferred using heat or pressure for these and I've decided that the pressure method with my Gemini works best for me.

I started with the fabulous Toner Card Front from Brutus Monroe and foiled it in Rainbow Deco Foil.  I added some clouds from Lawn Fawn and applied the sentiment to one of the clouds.  Then I cut the butterfly from the Brutus Monroe Magical Monarchs set from some toner paper foiled with Pink Foil!

This is the card that I'll be sharing for the hop so look for the hop graphic and this card on Instagram.

For this one, I used a foiled gel print I've been hanging onto for a while because I LOVE how it came out and was looking for just the right use.  Well, these floral Adhesive Transfers from Unity were perfect!!  I added one on each corner and applied Rose Gold Deco Foil to them.  I foiled a piece of toner paper in the Rose Gold to use as a base behind the gel print and instead of wasting a whole sheet that would be hidden behind my front panel, I die cut two butterflies from the center and used one here.

I die cut a banner and applied another sentiment to the banner... first in Lilac and then offset some Gold Sequins foil.  I did use two adhesive transfers for this one sentiment but I love the shadow of another color ... very subtle here.. but will definitely try this again!

Now!  Be sure to head on over to Instagram to hop!  You'll find directions on my post regarding what you need to do in order to have a chance to win one of 6 prizes!!  Be there or be square!  You've got to be in it to win it! ok ... enough cliches.. get on over there!  Look for the post with the Hop Graphic to get started.

Thanks so much for stopping!  Please do come again soon!

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Monday, August 8, 2022

A Jillian Vance Design-Something Wicked

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with some more Cool Cat!

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

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Never Would've Gnome! - Miss Ink Stamps

Used this adorable Birthday Gnomes stamp set for some fun today!  I created this watercolor background using the Latte Lace stencil with my Gel Press.

Just a simple sweet design for this Fri-yay!

Enjoy your day!  Thanks so much for stopping and come again soon!


CAS-ual Fridays-Thanks for the Smile!

I'm up on the blog over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps with this one!

I used a flower from Mon Ami which isn't available any more!  We do have the Flower Duo though and that would make a great substitute for this one!

And Sassy Smiles duo is always great for a fun sentiment!

There is a sale going on in the shop!  No code needed but you can use code inksquad15 for an additional 15% off of the sale prices!

Thanks so much for stopping!  Come again soon!


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Trinity Stamps You're Totally Amazing

I'm up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers with a Mug Shaped Card!

I'm using some fabulous Trinity Stamps products and some of them are on sale at a deep discount right now!

Hop on over there and join me for links and details!

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon!


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Therm O Web Happy For You

I'm up on the blog over at Therm O Web with some more Magical Monarch along with some Brutus Monroe Card Fronts and Unity Stamps Adhesive Transfers!

Head over there and join me for links and details and a short video showing how I die cut images with a solid die.

Thanks so much for stopping!  Come again soon!


Monday, August 1, 2022

Cute Critters - Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #8

Welcome back!  It's the first of the month and it's time for a new challenge over at Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!

This month's sponsor is Trinity Stamps and the theme is Coffee and Cute Critters!  Here's how I was inspired:

I combined two stamp sets for this one... I love the adorable little meeces in the Mouse House stamp set and I paired it with the retired Gingerbread House to dress them up for Christmas!

I started with a foiled gel print in green... I layered a few panes including that awesome Nested Loops Rectangle from Rubbernecker Stamps.  I stamped, die cut and colored all of my images and arranged them in the scene.  And those little itty bitty coffee cups were gifted to me by a friend and I can't tell you how many times they've been perfect for adding some caffeine to a project!  Here, my cute mice are having coffee and cookies!

And I built my sentiment using the fabulous Marshmallow Alphabet from Trinity and a sentiment from a retired Sweet Pea Designs coffee set.

Thanks so much for stopping!  I hope you'll come again soon! And be sure to head on over to the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge Blog to see what everyone has created for you this month and to link up!


A Jillian Vance Design - Meowy Kissmas!

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with one more Christmas card using the new Cool Cat dies!

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

Thanks so much for stopping!  Come again soon!


Sunday, July 31, 2022

July 2022 Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism

It's time for another Instagram Hop with Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism!  It's a good reminder to check in and see how we're all still working towards a world without racism.  It's forever a work in progress and every day is an opportunity to learn something new, understand better and take action to make the world a better place.

I've combined a couple Hero Arts stamp sets for today.  I chose that regal lion that was gifted to me by a crafty friend and is retired.  I'm a Leo and I have a lion tattoo on my shoulder and this is the first time I've stamped this fellow and I am in love!

I chose the lion because it symbolizes Strength, Bravery, and Wisdom.  I thought it was perfect for today's Instagram Hop along with that perfect sentiment from the Hero Arts Power To The People stamp set. It takes bravery to face our own weakness and there is strength in acknowledging our faults, learning, and growing and we have opportunities to do this every day. We just have to recognize them.

I went with a lot of gold and the sunburst cover die was just right for the backdrop.  And can I say... I'm terrible with layering stamps but this one was easy peasy!

Hope you'll join us over on Instagram for a lot of great inspiration both for learning and growth and crafty inspiration!


Cute Snowmen from Rubbernecker Stamps - Christmas In July

I have this one up on the blog over at Rubbernecker Stamps with these Cute Snowmen from the new release!

Hope you'll hop on over there and join me for links and details!

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Oh Crap - Miss Ink Stamps

Welcome back!  I've got some dino fun for you today using the Unstoppable stamp set from Miss Ink!

Honestly this is me any given morning ... lol!  I used a gel print that I created with the On The Vine stencil and acrylic paint.  I had some very used Foil Transfer Sheets and I ran it through my Minc with one with green and another with gold... Love the light spots of sparkle it added!

This set is perfect and fun sentiments for many occasions.

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


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Thermo O Web Adhesive Transfers And More Magical Monarch

Welcome back!  I'm up on the blog over at Therm O Web with these cards using the Gina K Adhesive Transfers in the shop along with some Brutus Monroe Magical Monarch!

I've got details about how I dressed up a couple gel prints from my Magical Monarch Gel Press session along with a short video.

I also have a quick video tutorial about how I used the Adhesive Transfers!  You can use them with or without heat and this time I used them with my Gemini Die Cutting Machine to apply the pressure needed to transfer.

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

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