Sunday, October 22, 2017

Poppystamps Winter Wish

I'm posting on the Poppystamps blog today with this winter scene..
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps 1913 Sloping Hillside, 1863 Snowscape, 1867 Open Hillside, 1876 Bashful Fawn, 1922 Wish Loose Script

Saturday, October 21, 2017

CAS-Fridays New Release - Chanukah

It's the last day of the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps October Release peeks! The stamps are officially in the store and ready for you to add to your stash! There were four new stamp sets released this month. Today we're showing Chanukah!
This set has beautiful script sentiments with Star of David accents, and the images work perfectly with the Bubble Box Fri Die layered tag set.
I stamped a background of "Happy Chanukah" in shades of blue at a diagonal across a panel of white card stock. I did this the "old fashioned" way.. drawing pencil lines and using a stamp a ma jig. My stamping tool wasn't big enough to stamp this at a diagonal.
I stamped the sentiment with a stamping tool inking up different parts of the stamp with different colors - light to dark to give it an ombre look. I stamped it several times as I added more color. A stamping tool makes this effect easy.
I wrapped gold twine around the base of the card and then adhered the label with adhesive foam tape. I added some Hannuak Fri Die stars cut from gold foil, and gold glitter paper with gem centers for some extra bling.
The traditional blue and gold look beautiful together.



Want to go shopping? If you see something you like I hope you will use my special discount code. Any commission that would normally go to me for your purchase has been redirected to CAS-ual Fridays to use toward Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. I accept no commission for the use of products on my blog and only use and endorse products that I love and would recommend. Here's a link to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store.


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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Chanukah
Dies | CAS-ual Fridays Fri Dies Bubble Box, Hanukkah

Friday, October 20, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - Yummy Croissants!

Now doesn't this look yummy?   What  a nice way to start your Friday Morning!    Today I'm posting for Tupelo Designs LLC !  They're my favorite shop and today I'm playing with the Hero Arts Color Layering Croissants!  

I mean come on!  How often do you get to play with your food?  These images look so realistic!    I wanted to put them on a lacy table cloth so I created a background with the Tim Holtz Doily Layering Stencil.
I used a Clarity Stencil Brush to get in the small areas of the design and give a soft even coverage without damaging the stencil.   My quest for The Clarity Stencil Brushes were how I found Tupelo Designs to start with.   They were in stock at the right price and the FREE delivery was fast.  I have one brush for every color family (pinks, reds, yellows, etc.) and I reach for the OFTEN!
I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Tuxedo Black and then adhered the stamped die cut images with adhesive foam tape. 
I don't have many Hero Arts inks, and wasn't sure how well they would layer so I used Altenew ink.  They layered beautifully and the color is exceptional!

Sorry, I couldn't resist adding one more photo.. are you hungry yet?    Looks good enough to eat!  LOL! 
All the products I used today are from Tupelo Designs LLC! I was a customer before I joined their design team! I love the different products available from lots of my favorite brands. I like that there is free shipping EVERY DAY with NO COUPON REQUIRED (USA only - International orders are discounted) and the excellent packaging. It's always a treat to receive a package from them. I hope you give Tupelo Designs LLC a try! I think you'll be glad you did! It's a nice way to treat yourself. Click here to jump to the store.

Have a great weekend!


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Hero Arts Color Layering Croissants
Dies | Hero Arts Croissants
Ink | Altenew, Ranger Spun Sugar
Stencil | Tim Holtz Doily Layering Stencil

CAS-Fridays New Release - Joy

It's Day 3 of our CAS-ual Fridays Stamps October Release! We've got 4 new stamp sets to show you! We've been featuring one set a day starting October 18. Today we're showing the new JOY stamp set!
Pretty right? I love the snowflakes that replace the letter "O" in the sentiments!
I stamped the "Joy" sentiment with a Kaleidacolor ink pad. It provides the perfect ombre blend from pink to purple. I fussy cut the sentiment and set it aside.

For the background panel I stamped snowflakes from the set with the same Kaleidacolor ink pad - pink snowflakes on the left, purple snowflakes on the right. Next I found similar colors of distress ink - Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet. I distressed the edges, splattered with water, and then splattered with white ink.

I added a bit of gold twine - I made circles by wrapping the twine around my fingers. I attached the joy sentiment with adhesive foam tape that I set over the twine. The tape holds both the sentiment and the twine in place. 
A scatter of gold enamel dots adds more sparkle and shine.



Want to go shopping? If you see something you like I hope you will use my special discount code. Any commission that would normally go to me for your purchase has been redirected to CAS-ual Fridays to use toward Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. I accept no commission for the use of products on my blog and only use and endorse products that I love and would recommend. Here's a link to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store.


Use my code to get an extra 15% off the sale prices!

Want to see more sets made with the Joy set? Hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to see more creations from the design team!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Joy

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches - Fall Birthday

I hope you're having a great day!  I know I've been quiet lately.  There's lots of things I'm working on - some new releases coming up from Reverse Confetti, Pretty Pink Posh and Poppystamps.    So lots of good things coming your way soon! 

DH has been working ALOT!  That's great for my crafty diversions but I really miss him.   He does construction work and with winter coming he doesn't want to pass up on any opportunities.  Things slow down  in the winter and we never take income for granted. 

Today I'm playing along with Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I love a sketch challenge.  For me it helps take some of the guesswork out of designing.    I made a fall birthday card with supplies from Reverse Confetti.

I saw the smaller circle in the sketch as the perfect place for a sentiment.  The larger circle on the sketch became a floral wreath (Reverse Confetti Fall For You).  

There's lots of images in the stamp set to choose from.. .flowers, fronds, and leaves so you can embellish it however you like in whatever colors you love.  I kept with fall oranges, yellows and red.  The Double Edge Scallop Border  Confetti Cut in orange adds some color and repeats the scallop pattern on the sentiment matt background.

The papers are from the Every Little Bit 6" pad, and the sprinkle of sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Wishing you sunshine and happy days! 





Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Circle Wishes, Fall For You
Dies | Reverse Confetti Circles 'n Scallops, Circle Wishes, Double Edge Scallop Border, Fall For You
Pattern Paper | Reverse Confetti Every Little Bit 6"