Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Inspired By Stamping: Beautiful Box


Hello, all!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I'm back to share another project using some amazing products from the Inspired By Stamping store!  This week's theme is to create 3D friendship gifts, and I decided to make an altered photo box that uses LOTS of goodies!  Take a peek...


I used the *NEW* Beautiful You set (designed by yours truly!) for the sentiments for this project.  The papers are from the Spring Lilacs paper pack.  I also used the Spring Lilacs stamp set, the Fancy Labels 2 dies, and the Fancy Labels 3 dies to cut and mat the two sentiments.



I used ribbons from the Purple Ribbon Collection and the Vintage Floral Ribbon Collection to tie a double bow on top of the box.  I added a paper flower to the center as a finishing touch.


I used images from the Spring Lilacs stamp set for the sides of the box.  I colored them in with Old Olive and Concord Crush ink.  The bird was stamped in Smoky Slate.  The ribbon covers the images up a bit, but the sides just needed a little something more to them. :)


I know the exact friend who will be receiving this gift, and I hope she likes it!  What do you think of the final product?  I would LOVE to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


Once again, thank you so much for stopping by today!  That's all I have for now, but I will be back soon with more creations using gorgeous products from the Inspired By Stamping online store!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

MHKDesigns: September/October Challenge


Hello, everyone!  I am back today with another card for our new challenge over at MHKDesigns!  We have a awesome autumnal photo/color inspiration for you this month, and I can't wait to see what you create with it!  Take a look at the inspiration...


And here's my take on this challenge~

I was inspired by the leaves and fabulous fall colors in the inspiration.  I made a framed panel using the Fabulous Fall digital stamp set, water colored the images, and then sponged the edges for some distressing.


I decided to use a sentiment from the Perfect Poppies digital stamp set for my focal panel.  The edges of this portion of the card were also distressed to tie it into the framed panel behind it.  


Some cheesecloth, baker's twine, and fabulous handmade flowers (thank you, Cohenna!) finish off this creation.  I am so excited about how it turned out, and I hope you like it, too!  Please do leave a comment below to let me know what you think!


Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends!  I hope you hop over to join in our monthly challenge at MHKDesigns!  There are prizes for each one, and you can use any products you'd like! :) Don't forget to leave some love with the other gals on this wonderful DT, too!

Asha | Donna | Katie | Judy | Jerrie | Jessica | Julie | Lilian

I'll be back soon with more creations using MHKDesigns products!

Until then, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Inspired By Stamping: On Your Birthday


Hi, friends!  I'm back with another card using GORGEOUS products from the Inspired By Stamping store!  We're going back to weekly themes, and this week we are sharing birthday cards!  I decided to use the *NEW* Just For You set to create a fun dual tone sentiment.  Check it out!


I stamped the sentiment, from the Just For You set, in two tones of pink to give a slight shadow effect.  I love the way it turned out!  I added a few yellow flower with black pearl centers and some faux stitching to finish off this portion of the card.


I added some ribbon from the Pink Ribbon Collection, a paper sunflower, and some punched leaves above the sentiment to tie in the floral paper and stamped panel.  I love the way these colors look with the vintage patterned paper on the card base!  I did some more faux stitching on the card base panel to add more texture and tie it to the stamped base, as well.


I also added part of a yellow doily below the stamped portion to even out the card and add a bit of brightness.  I love the way this card turned out, and I hope you do, too!  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!  


Once again, thank you so much for stopping by today!  That's all I have for now, but I will be back soon with more creations using gorgeous products from the Inspired By Stamping online store!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping to you all!