Sunday, March 20, 2016

Layered Stamping using the Mini Misti

Happy First Day of Spring!!  Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday!  I am sharing this card, and video tutorial today featuring this awesome stamp set from Altenew called Winter Cardinal!  Cardinals are my favorite bird for many reasons, and I just love the layered look!

I am also using my brand new toy - the Mini Misti!  I didn't invest in the original, and happy that I waited as I enjoy having this smaller size!

I kept the card very simple as I didn't want to take away from the Cardinal!  If you'd like to see how this card came together, the video tutorial is below!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop

Hello my friends!!  Welcome to a fun blog hop celebrating National Craft Month!  All month long, crafters are taking pride that a whole month is dedicated to a hobby we love!  We all craft in different ways, and this blog hop is showcasing some of those fun creations!  I am thrilled to be taking part in this fun blog hop headed up by the fabulous Nicole of the Right At Home Shop.  

For this blog hop, we are inspired to use what ever supplies we are loving, and my first love in card making is anything Lawn Fawn!  They are my tried and true stamp company!  I also know that Easter is coming up at the end of the month, so I thought it would be fun to create a fun springy-easter card 
( no pun intended) teehee!  I usually don't make Easter cards, as I really don't have anyone to give them to, but I couldn't resist using the Lawn Fawn inks to create this fun jelly beans and to pair it up with the yummy new papers that Lawn Fawn has released in their Perfectly Plaid 6x6 papers!

For the jelly beans I used - Plastic Flamingo, Carrot, Juice Box, Sunflower, Jalapeno, Celery Stick, Butter and Merman! I die cut a piece of my favorite white card stock from the scallop rectangles dies from Lawn Fawn ( they are my favorite at the moment) as well as a piece of the plaid pattern paper that went SO well with the jelly bean background!  

I took a piece of scrap white card stock and die cut a stitched circle, and also used some of the new Jalapeno card stock from LF, and die cut some grass using the grassy border die and then took that same stitched circle and die the grass as the bottom to fit my circle perfectly.  I took some Tumbled Glass distress ink and blended that onto the top portion of my circle to give it a sky look.  

I, then stamped my hopping bunny and added a little color to him with C1, R20 and my colorless blender. I used the coordinating die to die cut him out and added some foam tape to the back.  I put all the elements together onto an A2 top fold Merman card base.  For my sentiment, I die cut a banner from the Large Journaling Card die set and stamped the "Happy Easter" sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and for some final touches, I added some Wink of Stella to a few of the jelly beans.

Isn't fun and colorful!!  Well, of course this is a celebration, and with a celebration, comes prizes!  You will have a chance to win some fun goodies by heading over the the RAH Blog!  This will take you directly to the blog post to enter!  

Next up is my friend Laurel!  I am sure she has something fun to feast your eyes on as well!!  Have fun on the rest of the hop!  And, Happy National Craft Month!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Touchy Feely

Hey everyone!  Thought I would share with you a fun and simple card I made for the latest SSS Wednesday Challenge!

It has been a hot minute since I've participated in a challenge, but thought this one would be fun!

I wanted to play with my new to me set Tree Hugs from Concord and 9th!  This is such a unique set, and playing with it just once, I can see how you can get addicted to it, and also how you could create some fun masculine cards too!  

I created my card using my favorite white card stock and took the tree image ( that is half of the tree) and stamped it using some Walnut ink from Lawn Fawn.  What is fun about this stamp is you can make your tree as skinny or as wide as you'd like.  I was going for a one-layer card, but yet clean and simple.  I stamped the heart from the set with Lobster ink from Lawn Fawn, and then carefully colored the heart with a R29 Copic Marker.  I, then masked off the sides of my card front getting it close to the edge of the tree, and then I took a little Antique Linen Distress Ink, and added some shading to the tree.

I wanted to add felt to my card ( as it tied into this week's challenge) - but I didn't have any red felt. So, I cut down a piece of white that I had, and took that same R29 Copic and colored my felt.  Once it was dry, I die cut a heart using a Lawn Fawn heart die, as well as die cutting the inside of my stamped heart.  

I stamped the sentiment using the words Love and Hugs from the same stamp set in Lobster ink.  Love this red!  I adhered my felt heart to the inside of my card with some Multi Medium Matte,  and for a final touch added some Wink of Stella to the stamped heart!

Such a fun and different look - one I usually don't do.  

Hope you enjoyed!


Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Hi!!  I am just popping in to announce the winners of my 200 subscriber video hop!!  Thank you all again for your support, and leaving such sweet comments, and also subscribing to my channel!!  I really appreciate all of you!!  

Also - thank you once again to my sweet friends Michelle, Carissa, Stephanie, Christy, Tracy, and Amy for helping me celebrate and making such fabulous cards!!  And, I can't forget to thank my wonderful sponsors Lawn Fawn, Butterfly Reflections Ink and Mint Owl Studio!!  

All of the winners have been contacted - but here's the video doing this official announcement! 

See you back here at the blog soon!