Friday, April 28, 2023

Miss Ink Stamps - Total Genius

Happy Friday!  I've got a fun one for you today using the It's All Relative stamp set from Miss Ink!

I used the Ins and Outs Quatrefoil stencil again along with the Rabbit Hole and Square Dance stencils!  I added some Green Glitz Glitter Gel around the outside.  I substituted the Quatrefoil window for a chalkboard and added some of the atoms from the stamp set with embossing powder.

Hope you enjoyed your visit!  Come again soon! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas - April 2023 Edition

Welcome back!  It's the 25th of the month and time for the Crafty Elves to share the Christmas cards we made this month!

After you see what I have for you here, be sure to visit Debra and Michael to see what they have for you today!  Misty is taking a break this month!

Here's what I created this month:

IDK about you but when I create, I always have extras left over!  When I print digis, I print the images in a few different sizes because I'm not sure what I'm going to want when it comes time to create my cards.  Both images I used today along with almost everything else on these cards was left over from previous projects like this adorable Tree Cup Gnome from The Cat's Pajamas!

I created that gel print a while ago and cut it for a previous project but didn't use it so I used it here!  It's funny because the pink of that great Avery Elle Wonky Square frame was much redder and the red in the gel print was much pinker while I was creating... but I don't mind... I kind of like the contrast.  The Gel Print was created using the Lumberjack Plaid Stencil from Miss Ink and has some Iridescent Foil over it from Therm O Web.

And of course I have tons of extra snowflakes in my workspace so I chose this Bold Snowflake from AJVD as an accent.

I'm playing along with the BYSHC Spring Into Christmas 2023 Holiday Linky Party!  You have until the 28th to create a Christmas Card and link up for a chance to win prizes from some fabulous sponsors!  And be sure to join them over on Facebook where you'll have lots of chances to win stuff and you'll find tons of Christmas Card inspiration all year long!

For this one, I had printed some fabulous Unique Snowflakes from Angie Blom onto Gel Prints a while ago and then foiled it.  That's when I discovered that foil sticks to the Acrylic Paint as well as the toner from the printed so they didn't come out as clear as I'd hoped and had a bit more foil on them, but I knew I'd use them some day and this was the day!  It's really a fab set of snowflakes that I think I'm gonna print up and use next month again!  So stay tuned for that.

I did cut that loopy panel for this one because I just love it!!  It adds such a fun detail to a card.  And idk how it's taken me so long to talk about that adorable Yeti from LTTS Doodles!!  Also an extra digi I printed from a previous project.  I added some treelights to his horns and a couple gifts from an adorable Pawsome Stamps set that I stamped and die cut previously and they were perfect with this digi!

I used a sentiment from MFT stamps along with a banner that I cut previously... when I'm cutting extras, banners of all sorts are a great go to to fill up the space on my large die cutting machine!

That's me for today!  I've been kind of lax with the prizes during tax season but I am going to start that up again!  If you were a winner and I didn't send you a prize, please do let me know!!  And I apologize.  Although I think I did get past prizes sent out, I know there is always a chance something gets by me.

This month I'm giving away a packet of slightly used or new stamps and/or dies as I'm trying to destash a bit.  Some will have packaging and some not.  If you are interested in being in the drawing, follow me and comment here or on one of my two posts on Instagram for these two cards and let me know!  If you would rather not be in the drawing, feel free to still leave me some love and just let me know not to include you.  Comment in all three places for three chances to win.  I'm not sure what days I'll be posting on Instagram, but it will be sometime in the next week or two.

Thanks so much for stopping and don't forget to visit my fellow Crafty Elves.

I've included links below to the products I used for these two cards.  Some are affiliate links and some are not, but I like to include links to everything in case you're feeling shoppy!

Happy Hopping and Shopping!  

Monday, April 24, 2023

Gina K Week at Therm O Web!

I'm up on the blog over at Therm O Web with two cards and we're celebrating Gina K Designs!

I have two cards up on the blog including this one using the fabulous Tropical Sunshine card kit!  It's back in stock, but in limited supply so if you want it, get it now!

And this one using some Adhesive Transfers and a few other Gina K products that I love!  And of course lots of Deco Foil and other Therm O Web products too!

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

Thanks so much for stopping!  Come again soon!


A Jillian Vance Design - Birthday Mums

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with the new Garden Mum Mega Die Set!

I hope you'll come again soon for more inspiration!  Thanks for stopping!


Friday, April 21, 2023

Hippo Birdie To You - Miss Ink stamps

Happy Friday!  I've got some Hippo Hooray from Miss Ink Stamps for you today!

I used the Ins and Outs Quatrefoil again along with Random Dots and Tiny Snowfall for the background.  I used embossing paste for the gold dots and embossed them in WOW Clear Gold Glitter and just added a few images from Hippo Hooray and a birthday sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping!  Hope you'll come again soon and hoping to have some videos for you sometime soon.  Now that tax season is over I should have more time for that again... you can consider it something to look forward to or a!

Come again soon!


Thursday, April 20, 2023

Rubbernecker Stamps April 2023 Release!

Woo hoo!  There's a new release over at Rubbernecker Stamps!  Lots of new dies, a couple new paper pads with dies (like Birthday Bears), and you can get some of your old favorite discontinued stamps plus some special images in digital form over at the shop now!  I've made a few cards for you using the new stuff along with some of my old faves!

Nothing cuter than animals in trains!  The new Slimline paper pad/die set, Animal Train is just adorable!  I created three cards... two slimline and this one using this new set and I love it!

As cute as these animals and trains are, I love love all of the slimline backgrounds in the pad!!  All kinds of different scenes great along with these cuties or with anything really!

I created a little movie with this one, using small bits of four different backgrounds for each window and that great new Filmstrip Die.

I had a lot of fun putting this one together and then used a sentiment from another set that I thought was perfect.

I love that the background scenes range from a pretty sunny day to night time!

And I'm not sure which animal is my favorite... they're all so cute!

Check out the sky on this one!  And the dies cut these adorable images out perfectly!  Buy the paper pad and dies separately and then buy another paper pad if you run out... because they're so cute, you're gonna want more.

I feel like I need tons of this background... it's so beautiful.

Below are the products I used for these three cards.

Lots of fun new dies in the shop too!

I created this background using the Circled Paver stencil... I made layers first with yellow, and then moved the stencil and used green and finally blue and some Glitz Glitter Gel for that layer.

And this Wine Glass and Bottle die set!!  I love it... especially the little detail of the grapes for the label!  The new Open Greenery Die was perfect as an accent!

And you know I'm always up for some new caffeinated products!

I used one of the scenes from Animal Train behind my window and added a Hummingbird feeder.. no better place to have a cup of tea than sitting by that window I think.

And my "wallpaper" is from the new Delightful Dahlia paper pad which also has some gorgeous flowers to die cut with the coordinating dies!  You know I'll be playing with that one!  But the star of this show is the new Teapots and Cups die set!  And there is also a coffee die set too.  This set is perfect with two different pots (I have yesterday's sneak peek below showing both), two cups a spoon, teabag... it's a great complete set.


There are some gorgeous floral dies like the Open Greenery and this Letter Full of Flowers.

I mean... with that die cut you really don't need much more.  I popped this one over an alcohol inked panel on EVO paper... added a bird and sentiment and done!

I'll be making more like this for sure!

I'm playing along with Double Trouble's Celebrate A Special Lady challenge!  The perfect card to send to a friend and with the flowers, I can also play along with this challenge's partner, Beautiful Blossoms which is Anything Goes with flowers and an optional Mood Board.  You should check them out!

Below are the Rubbernecker Stamps products I used for this one: 

And here's yesterday's tea card too!  Along with that pretty Open Flower die.

I sneaked this one yesterday over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!  You can check out the details here!

Thank you so much for stopping today and be sure to hop on over to the Rubbernecker Blog to see all of the new stuff!  Also, you'll find some new Digital Stamps if you love to use those!  Some of the old favorite discontinued images are now available in digital form along with some exclusively digital new images!

Thanks so much for stopping!  come again soon!