Friday, July 20, 2018

happy birthday taniesa

It is my wonderful friend Taniesa's birthday today! Happy birthday Taniesa!!!

Taniesa is such a sweet & caring person and I feel so lucky to have met her (and through crafting)! She recently started her own stamp company, Trinity Stamps. Isn't that so cool?!

The Trinity Stamps line has so many sweet images but the Bouquet of Hope might just be the sweetest! And it's so fun to color!!!
I love the image so much that I wanted a really just wanted a soft, simple background so I did a little marbling with Copic refills.
The BG11 is so soft that it's almost hard to capture it in the photos but it's so pretty in real life! I will definitely be doing it again!

Hugs to all of you this Friday and a special big birthday hug Taniesa! XO!
Carly


Saturday, June 30, 2018

honey bee mermaid shaker

I'm over on the Honey Bee blog today with a sweet & simple mermaid shaker!
Come on over & say hi!
Carly


P.S. Is it possible to color a mermaid that doesn't look like Ariel? LOL!

Friday, June 29, 2018

blue elephants & repeating stamp patterns

I'm over on the Neat & Tangled blog today with a Copic-colored blue elephant and a repeating sentiment pattern...
Come on over and say hi! XO!
Carly

Sunday, June 24, 2018

masked sentiments with reverse confetti

Masking is without a doubt my favorite stamping technique but this time instead of masking my image, I masked my sentiment to blend two images into one.
To start I stamped my sentiment on watercolor cardstock. Then I stamped my sentiment again on masking paper.
I cut around the top parts of the letters to create my mask. 
I placed the mask over the sentiment and stamped the Reverse Confetti Honey Bear on top.

Finally I gave Honey Bear a quick watercolor, a little Nuvo nose and heart.

Hugs!
Carly

supplies:
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Reverse Confetti Honey Bear
Reverse Confetti My Tribe

Friday, June 22, 2018

s'mores kit

A jar filled with s'mores ingredients is a great treat to bring to a bbq or surprise a friend! 
I'm over on the Neat & Tangled blog today sharing a little bit more about this one I've made. Come on over and visit!

Hugs!
Carly

Thursday, June 21, 2018

diy cover panel + stock your stash challenge

A DIY cheesy cover panel is super easy to create with just a few circle dies and is the perfect pair for the Reverse Confetti Mouse Mail!
The current Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge is Hello & Just Because...
...so I couldn't resist creating a silly mouse & cheese card to send to my littlest pen pal.

The card was fun to make and came together quickly so I made a little video to share...



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Carly

supplies:
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Reverse Confetti Mouse Mail