Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Miss Ink Stamps Release - Love Is In The Air

Today is the start of sneak peeks for a new release over at Miss Ink Stamps!  I'm sharing this one using the new Love Is In The Air stamp set!

You know I love coffee and this set is super cute with a fun sentiment, some cups, beans, and hearts!

I used these cups with the pretty heart shaped steam over a background of Latte Love.

Now be sure to head on over to Instagram for lots of inspiration and a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon!


Monday, January 29, 2024

A Jillian Vance Design - Love Forever and Always

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

Hope you'll visit me there for links and details!

Thanks so much for stopping!  Come again soon!


Saturday, January 27, 2024

You're Cute - Rubbernecker Stamps

Happy Saturday!  Although it doesn't mean the same this time of year since I have to work on Saturdays... but it's still WAY better than Monday.

I've got some more adorable Brass & Bliss I Love You Gnomes from the latest release!

I made a fun background using the Bokeh Hearts layering stencil... I blended ink over the Big Hearts and then added Transfer Gel Duo over the smaller ones.  I let it dry and then ran it through my Fuse with some Glass Slipper Deco Foil.

I stamped, cut and colored those super cute gnomes and balloons, popped the Polaroid Frame onto the background and added those cuties.  Finally a sentiment from the gnomes set and of course I saved all the XO's from the XO XO cover die and added them to the frame.

There is lots of Brass & Bliss release over on Instagram.  Thank you for stopping here!  Come again soon!

Friday, January 26, 2024

Magical Birthday Dragon - Miss Ink Stamps

I've got a fun card today that I created for a cool new challenge!  The Lunar New Year Challenge .. it's the year of the Dragon!  This challenge is new to me, but using the Dragon as my inspiration, I picked this Dragon from the Magic Collection over at Miss Ink Stamps and I think I love him!

I created the background using my gel press and thought it would be just right for this one.  I added a balloon from Punny Farm Pigs and a sentiment from Lovely Unicorns.

You should head on over to the Lunar New Year Challenge Blog and check it out.  There is lots of inspiration!

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon!


Thursday, January 25, 2024

Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas - January 2024 Edition

Merry Christmas!  Debra and I are back with a little bit of Christmas Card inspiration!  I have one card ... because it's January and work is crazy.  It's 1099 season... IYKYK!

I've been missing Paper Smooches so much and am very excited that Kim has found a new home for her artwork over at Queen & Company.  I decided this month I'd use some of my Paper Smooches stash.  You can't get it all over at Queen & Company, but that awesome Joy die is on sale right now. I can't help you with the snowman and no you can't have mine because he's SO cute!  But there is a great new release that I of course have on the way so you can check out out here and here!

I've been hoarding that gel print background for a long time waiting for just the right way to use it...I think this was it!

Thanks so much for stopping!  Hope you'll come back soon and don't forget to hop on over to Debra's to see her awesome card!


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Sitting Here Thinking of You

Good morning!  I have this one up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!

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

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Monday, January 22, 2024

You & Me - Heart Shaped Card

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with this heart shaped card.

I used the Stitched Dot Heart Backdrop in a different way and created layers to nest inside each other.

Join me there for the details!

Thanks for stopping!


Friday, January 19, 2024

Mad About You - Miss Ink Stamps

Welcome back!  While making this I had the theme song from the old sitcom Mad About You playing in my head.  You'll find it here if you want to listen.

I had some fun with alcohol inks and BLACK EVO paper!  I used Maribu alcohol inks including some shimmery ones and it was a lot of fun!  I can't wait to play more with these inks on black EVO.

After the alcohol ink dried, I applied some Transfer Gel Duo over the Hand Drawn Hearts stencil and let it dry to tacky.  Then I added some gorgeous Deco Foil from Therm O Web and Maker Forte using my stencil pal and hand pressure.

I used the pretty pink and white glitter paper from past Your Paper Insider boxes for the Mad word (Madness Coordinating Die) and About You (Punny Farm Frame die set).    I love that you can use the Mad die with or without the stamp set... but you should get the stamp set!

I added that pretty frame from the Magnolia Die Set

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

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Therm O Web Valentine Sneak Peek!

I'm up on the blog over at Therm O Web with a sneak peek!

In a few days Therm O Web will be releasing some fab love themed Toner Card Fronts!

I used two of the for today's cards.

Join me over on the Therm O Web blog for all of the details!

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Pour Some Sugar - Caffeine Fueled Paper Play

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

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

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon.


Brass & Bliss January 2024 Release

There's a fun new release over at Brass & Bliss Craft Co (Rubbernecker Stamps)!  I've got three cards using lots of new products including this one.

I started with an alcohol ink panel that I added Transfer Gel Duo over the top with the new Stacked Hearts Stencil and while it was tacky, I used pressure and a stencil pal to apply some gold foil.

I die cut the beautiful new Birds In Love from gold glitter paper and popped it up over the bold background.

I added a sentiment from the I Love You Gnomes and added some heart die cuts using the Stacked Hearts die set.

Valentines are the perfect opportunity for some bold color and lots of sparkle and shine!

Next I created a background with the new Bokeh Hearts Stencil... the perfect background for the sweet gnomes from I Love You Gnomes stamp set.

I created a frame using the Nested Circle Scallop w/Holes Die and a circle... I just laid the circle inside the scallop and ran them through the die cutter.  And you know foam tape is my favorite supply so I popped it up a bit.

I stamped, cut and colored that sweet gnome couple and added them along with a couple more hearts and one of the great sentiments on the gnome set.

Finally, this one... THAT background die!!  I cut it from white cardstock and popped it up over the fantastic glitter paper from Your Paper Insider.

I think this gnome is my favorite from the set... he's such a cutie with his hands tucked behind his back... the perfect place to hold a few balloons.

That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed it and be sure to hop on over to Instagram for more inspiration from the team!  It's gonna be a good one!