Friday, October 19, 2018

exciting news...

I'm really and truly thrilled to say that I am joining The Stamp Market team! I love Amy's fresh and adorable products! And Amy is pretty darn great too!

My first DT project is appearing on The Stamp Market blog today and not too surprisingly, it involves sugar! I LOVE sugar!

Come on by and say hi!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

a little witches brew

Halloween is just around the corner and couldn't we all use a little treat? How about a Starbucks gift card packaged in a witches brew frappe?
The Honey Bee Frappe Shake Card die set is super fun to play with! The set comes with the frappe shaped card and also all the fun individual pieces so that it is easy to customize!

I used Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin to create an orange drink with little swirling star stamps & sequins.

For the whipped cream, I applied a layer of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste. And for the "plastic" frappe lid, I die cut it from vellum and added a little light blue Copic coloring on the back. 

Inside the frappe card, I used the Honey Gift Card Pocket die to make a little Starbucks card pocket.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

polka dot christmas trees + new stamp market

The latest release from The Stamp Market is making my polka-dot-loving-heart so very happy! Truly I'm thrilled by the whole release but I had to start with the polka dot trees from the No Peeking set!
I stamped the trees in a pool ink and then decided to trim the trees in 3 ways...

Pom Poms


Nuvo Drops

I'm pretty excited to be joining this amazing group for a hop today! You should be arriving from Nichol Spohr's blog and heading to Emily Midgett's. Here's the whole list in case you get turned around...

The Stamp Market
Nichol Spohr
Carly Tee ---> you are here :)
Emily Midgett
Lea Lawson
Norine Borys

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!!!

Friday, September 28, 2018

diy candy corn halloween card

I'm over on the Honey Bee blog today, creating super easy and super cute candy corn! Come on over!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

a not so spooky halloween card

Art Impressions has an amazing new release that includes the Halloween Circlet Mini Tryfold set, which creates a cute & not so spooky Halloween card!
Today we are having a little hop to introduce some of the new Art Impressions available in the Ellen Hutson shop! You should be arriving here from Laurel Beard's amazing blog!

I LOVE Halloween (because CANDY! of course) and creating this Halloween tri fold card was super fun! Here's a little peek at the process...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have fun hopping on to Sandy Allnock's fantastic blog!


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Friday, September 21, 2018

ways to use word dies with honey bee & heffy doodle

I love mixing stamped and die cut sentiments! There's just something super fun about mixing the flat with the dimensional and if you ever read this blog, you know that Honey Bee has some of my favorite die cut words!

Today Honey Bee and Heffy Doodle are teaming up so I am mixing some of my fav Honey Bee dies with some Heffy Doodle critters!
Here are my tips for creating extra dimensional, sparkly, glossy die cut words...

  • Layer! I like to die cut 3 words and adhere together for extra dimension.
  • For larger letters, I like to use a glue pen like this. For delicate and tiny letters, I like to add super thin adhesive like Stick It to the cardstock before I die cut.
  • To add a perfect glossy or glittery layer on top of the die cut words, I loop a piece of low-tack tape on to an acrylic block. I apply Glossy Accents or Nuvo Drops and then set aside to dry (where I can't accidentally stick my fingers in it).

I loved making these cards! I love how the little Heffy Doodle critters look like they are almost carrying happy signs, LOL!

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Copics R21, E51, E11, E13, V01, V04, BG10, BG11, BG32, YG11, YG41 and G02