Friday, August 25, 2023

You Are My Rainbow - Miss Ink Stamps

Hi!  Welcome back!  Today I've got a rainbow for you.  You know I love my rainbows and I'm not sure why it took me so long to use it!

I heat embossed in gold the rainbow and Sun... I added some lines with an embossing pen to the sun because I stamped it too far away from the rainbow.  Then I added Distress Oxides over the top and splattered on some metallic paints.

Finally a pretty frame, that adorable Bear and Bunny duo and a sentiment.  (I did add a little color to the shrub on the bottom left and the sun using some water based markers).

That's me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping!  Come again soon!


Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas-August 2023 Edition

Welcome to this month's Crafty Elves Countdown To Christmas!  It's the 25th and the day that my friends and I share the Christmas Cards we made this month!

After you leave here, be sure to head over to Debra, Michael, and our special guest this month, Shalana!  (Misty is taking a break this month!)

I've got four cards for you today!  Here's how I was inspired:

I started with some fun new-ish stamps from Rubbernecker Stamps!  These adorable Laughing Snowmen were released in July and I've been dying to get them on a card!  I created a couple backgrounds with the Snowflake Stencil and cut this one with one of the dies from the Nested Loop dies.

I broke up one of the sentiments from the set and used the You with Shadow die instead.

For this one, I used the Christmas Cheer Gnomes!  I used a different die and added some snowflakes to this one.

And heat embossed the sentiment directly onto the background panel.  And check out the cup in the gnome's hand!  Of course he needs some coffee.. there's lots to do!

For the next two I used the Unique Flakes digital set from Angie Blom!  I printed the flakes on some Mixed Media paper for the background and added some inks after and printed some on the clear toner sheet for the window and foiled both.  It was really hard to photo this one and it doesn't do it justice.  I just added the simple Winter Big Scripty Greeting so I didn't cover up too much of the snowflakes.  I used many of the same techniques for this one and the next that I did in this Therm O Web post here if you're interested.

You can really see those gorgeous snowflakes on this one!  All of the papers I used for these two foiled designs were from my latest Your Paper Insider box including that awesome purple metallic.

That's me for today!  I haven't done this in a while but I'm gonna start it up again!  I'll pick a winner from the comments on this post and on my Instagram for these four cards to get some Happy Mail!

Thanks so much for stopping and don't forget to visit the rest of the Crafty Elves!


Thursday, August 24, 2023

Here's To You - Your Paper Insider

Just a quick, fun card using some of the papers from a previous Your Paper Insider box!  I got this beer mug and fun sentiment set from MFT.

That pretty fibery plaid (Peach Weave Rayon Fiber) is from Box 3 and I love it!  

I think I have to make another one of these, but with a feminine touch!  Stay tuned!

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


Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Warm Winter Wishes - Riley and Company

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

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

Thanks for stopping!   Come again soon!

Monday, August 21, 2023

Merry Candy-mas

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

This time I used both candy stencils to create a fun background together!

I hope you'll join me there for the details!


Friday, August 18, 2023

Hey You - Miss Ink Stamps

Happy Friday!  I've got some more Magnolia Frame Die set for you today!  The frame from the die set makes a great embellishment!  I cut one in green and one in pink and cut the green in half and added it to either corner of the gel print panel that I made with the Leafy Swirls stencil.

I cut the floral pieces from foiled gel print.  These flowers are SO easy to assemble.  I like to add a very thin foam tape in between the layers for extra dimension.

I added the sentiment using the alpha from the Modern Typeset Frame Die Set cut from metallic cardstock.  I added a Watercolor Butterfly, some sequins and a few little Sweet Hearts.

That's me for today!  Hope you enjoyed it and you'll come again soon!

Thank you for stopping!


Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Big Grumpy Cat

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

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

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


Monday, August 14, 2023

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Make A Wish - Your Paper Insider

Welcome back!  I've got a fun one for you today!  I used some of the papers from the latest Your Paper Insider quarterly box along with some stamps and dies that I've been wanting to use!

I fell in love with that adorable mouse in the cake from MFT Stamps and decided it would be perfect with that awesome Make A Wish die from lawn Fawn!

I stenciled stars onto that pretty teal cardstock with Distress Oxides in the same colors I used to color the image and then added some Glitz Glitter Gel over the top.  I created a star frame with two star dies and popped it up over the top.  Then I cut the Make A Wish from that yummy white fibery and gittery paper and popped it up over the star.. same thickness of foam.. I just left the foam off the top half of the Make word.

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


Friday, August 11, 2023

Hey Grrrrlfriend - Pupperfly

Hello!  Now... you had to know that this was gonna happen!

For this one I left off the outermost strip of the butterfly wings for a different look.  Also, I forgot to add the antenna to Slim before I cut him out, so it just stenciled them onto some white cardstock and fussy cut them out.  

I popped him up over a gel print with the Big Paws stencil and the frame from Oh Happy Day.

I may or may not be done with wild butterflies for a while... I just don't think I can outdo this Pupperfly.

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


Thursday, August 10, 2023

Miss Ink Stamps - Flying Zebra

I have this one up on the blog over at Miss Ink Stamps!

I created another wild butterfly, but this time I added lots of dimension!

Hop over there for the details!

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


Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play - Coffee Riley

I'm up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers with some more Riley and Company!

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

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon!