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Monday, February 23, 2015

Great Impressions: Water Colored Pansies


Hello, friends!  Happy Monday!  I'm back again with another card that uses some fabulous stamps from the Great Impressions store!  For today, I've did some no line water coloring with a beautiful floral stamp.  Come and see...


I started by stamping the image, G329 Pansy Bough, with light colored tan ink.  I then proceeded to use Distress markers and a water color pen to "paint" the image.  I did a bit of light blue water coloring around the image, too.


Next, I turned to create the card base.  I layered some cardstock and patterned paper, added some ribbon and a doily.  After the image was placed, I added a bow with a rhinestone center to the card.



I am very pleased with the final product!  This is only my second time doing no lines water coloring, and I am not 100% sure it looks amazing, but I do think it's rather pretty!  What do you think?  I hope you let me know in the comments below!


That's all for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!  See you again soon!

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Inspired By Stamping: Baby Frame


Hello, friends!  Looking for a gift idea for your next baby shower?  Look no further! :)  I'm here with just such the gift using beautiful products from the Inspired By Stamping store.  I decided to alter a frame for baby's picture...come and see...


I started by painting the wood frame white and then adding paper from the Vintage Floral Paper Pad.  I Mod Podged the whole thing afterwards to keep the paper in place.  To the top, I added a bow made from ribbon in the Pinks Ribbon Collection and a white pearl brad from the Vintage Floral Kit.


Next, I added LOTS of fun flowers to the bottom corner.  The flowers used include Cherry Blossoms, a Daisy, Medium Flowers, and Mixed Small Flowers.  These were all hot glued in place and then another bow made from ribbon from the Pinks Ribbon Collection and another pearl brad from the Vintage Floral Kit was nestled into the furthest part of the corner.


Lastly, I added a sentiment.  This one is a hybrid sentiment that I made using stamps from the Big Hello stamp set and the Big Congrats stamp set.  I stamped it onto more Vintage Floral Paper Pad paper and die cut it out with the Fancy Labels 3 die cuts.


I very much adore the final product!  I think this will be the perfect gift for a new baby girl!  What do you think?  I'd love for you to tell me in a comment below!  :)



That's all for me today!  I'll be back soon with more crafty creations, so stay tuned!  If you have some time, hop over to the Inspired By Stamping store to grab these goodies and play along with our monthly challenge, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Inspired By Stamping: Thank You Bouquet


Hello, all!  THANK YOU for stopping by today! :)  I'm back with another card using beautiful products from the Inspired By Stamping store.  My card today uses some of our newest stamps...come and see!


I started by stamping the bouquet image from the new Spring Bouquet set.  I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and then cut it out with the Spring Bouquet cut file.  I trimmed it up just a bit to add more space for patterned paper to show through.


I then stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from the same Spring Bouquet stamp set onto patterned paper.  A few rhinestones were added for a bit more shine and texture.


I then just had to layer the image onto the card base!  Easy peasy, and I LOVE the way it turned out!  I think the bright colors and distressed background really add a lot of interest. :) What do you think?  I hope you leave me a comment to let me know!


That's all for me today!  I'll be back soon with more crafty creations, so stay tuned!  If you have some time, hop over to the Inspired By Stamping store to grab these goodies and play along with our monthly challenge, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

Spring Bouquet cut file

Friday, February 20, 2015

CASE-ing Christmas: The Stockings Were Hung...


Hi, all!  Welcome to another post for a new weekly challenge at CASE-ing Christmas! Take a peek at this week's CASE card...

Card by DT member Cohenna.

I just ADORE this fun stocking card, don't you?!  SO much to be inspired by!  I was inspired by the stocking, of course, as well as the colors.  I went a little overboard and decided to create a cozy scene on my card this week.  Come and take a peek...


The first step in making this card was to heat emboss the stocking sentiment with red glittery embossing powder from Sweet Stamps.  This image is by Inkadinkado.  I added some liquid pearl for some subtler shine, texture, and color.


Next, I created a fireplace.  This was pretty easy, just cut out some kraft paper, dry emboss it, sponge it, cut out a square, add a "mantel", and create a fire with punches.


The last step was to just layer these pieces onto a patterned paper background.  I chose a patterned paper that looked like worn wall paper.  I think it looks super fun!  What do you think?  I hope you leave me a comment to let me know! :)



That's all for me today, friends!  I hope you come and play along with us at CASE-ing Christmas!  I love seeing all your amazing creations!  I also hope that you leave a little bit of love with the other gals who have CASEd this card--they have stunning creations!  HUGS and MERRY stamping to you all! :)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

More Exciting News!


Hi, friends!  I've got some MORE exciting news to share!  I'm now a member of the Design Team at CutCardStock!  This company has an amazing and extensive selection of quality cardstock and I am VERY excited to be joining this talented team!  


You can see more about the new gals HERE, shop for cardstock and other supplies HERE, and check out the blog for added inspiration HERE!  I'll be back soon with some creations using this amazing paper, so stay tuned!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Great Impressions: Triangle Tri-Fold Card


Hello, friends!  Happy Monday!  I'm back again with another card that uses some fabulous stamps from the Great Impressions store!  This week the DT gals and I are each sharing a fancy fold card!  I chose to make a Triangle Tri-Fold card.  Take a quick peek...


This card really isn't all that hard to make.  All you need is a 3.5" x 10" piece of cardstock and a scoring blade or scoring board to create the base.  Just score the cardstock at 3.5" and 7" lengthwise then score the end panels into triangles through the centers.  Make sure your scores for the triangles go the same way.

For my card, I started with the inside.  I cut some cardstock and patterned papers for my inside panels, then heat embossed the sentiment, F189 Nicest Perks, in red glittery embossing powder and added it.  I embossed the sides of the sentiment panel, too.


With the inside done, I turned to the outside. I added more matted patterned paper and then a ribbon across the whole thing.  Make sure you only adhere it to part of the outside or else you've glued your card shut! :)  I decided to tie the ribbon into a bow to make it cuter. ;)


Next, I created an image panel using G514 Birdcage With Flowers.  I heat embossed this image with the same red glittery embossing powder and then accented it with glitter gel pens.  A few fake flowers finished the front up!



That was all it took!  I hope you like this card!  I know that I do!  I think that this would be the perfect little card to give to a friend who needs a small pick me up, and it could even hold a gift card to their favorite beverage shop!  What do you think?  Please leave me a comment to let me know!


That's all for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!  See you again soon!

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