Sunday, April 15, 2018

positive & negative die cuts for a layer cake

Hi Friends! Today I wanted to share a quick way to use the positive and negative pieces of a die cut to create something a little different! It is a great way to stretch your dies!
Check out my little video on turning the Banner Cake into a layer cake!





And because I'm a bit of a crafty enabler, I think you should run right over to Ellen Hutson LLC and get this die! They are having a die sale! 

Hugs!
Carly

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018

easy chalkboard backgrounds + new essentials by ellen

There is a brand new Essentials by Ellen release today and it is awesome! There are two new Leading Ladies, the Everyday Hero Lady and the Hot Mess Lady. And I have lots of love for both these ladies because I feel like they represent us all, maybe just on different days. *laugh*
I love using white ink on black cardstock to create a chalkboard "look" and I have a quick video to share...





Have a happy day!

Hugs,
Carly

supplies:
affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you. thank you!
Essentials by Ellen Everyday Hero Lady stamps & dies
Essentials by Ellen Hot Mess Lady stamps & dies
Essentials by Ellen stamps, Be Strong
Essentials by Ellen dies, Strong
Uni-Ball White Pen
Lawn Fawn Ink, Yeti
Copic Markers E51, E11, E02, E13, E37, Y00, Y17, Y21, YG41, G02, R05, R08R37, BG11, BG34 & B28

Friday, April 6, 2018

creating repeating patterns with pattern happy

I'm so excited to be over on the Pattern Happy blog for the first time! And I have 2 quick cards to share that use stamps to create repeating patterns. 

Please come by and say hey!

Hugs,
Carly

Monday, April 2, 2018

autism awareness blog hop

I'm so happy to be joining with the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop! How cool is it that we can support awareness with our crafts?! And what a wonderful community we have!

Our lovely & amazing host Veronica suggested a theme for our cards today of feel good encouragement and I knew exactly the sets I wanted to use, Essentials by Ellen Totally Awesome and Positive Words. These are sets I keep coming back to over and over because everyone needs to hear how awesome they are! And in addition to the encouragement theme, we are painting the internet blue! Here's what I created...


To create my card, I used my MISTI to stamp "awesome" down the front in Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch.

I colored many little Lawn Fawn Yetis before I settled on this one, foam mounting him on the card front.

For the sentiment, I used my Copic B000 to color a scratch strip of cardstock. Then I stamped the "you are". And to complete the sentiment, I layered one black "awesome" word die cut over 4 white ones.

Does anyone else do this? When I choose a image, I stamp it bunches of times so I can have "practice shots" for the coloring. And I still need lots of practice with my coloring, LOL!
Here is the full hop list:
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Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun hopping!
Carly

P.S. Please forgive my mess as my blog is under a bit of construction. To leave a comment, just click the post title and scroll down. 


Saturday, March 31, 2018

stretching your stamps with easy backgrounds

Happy Saturday! I'm over on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today with one of my favorite ways to stretch my stamps, making easy black & white backgrounds! 

Come on over and say hi!
Carly

Friday, March 30, 2018

sending sunshine with pattern happy

I am so, so, so excited to be hopping today with EH & Pattern Happy! And how lucky am I to be on the Ellen Hutson and Pattern Happy teams? Sometimes I have to pinch myself!

Today I create a trio of cards to send sunshine with the Suntiments set! I made a little video to show you the quick & easy way these came together...



Not only do we have bunches of inspiration, we have prizes!!! Make sure to leave comments at each stop on the hop for a chance to win one of two Pattern Happy prize packs! Leave your comments before April 5th, at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be contacted via email.

And here's the hop list...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs!
Carly

P.S. Please forgive my mess as my blog is under a bit of construction. To leave a comment, just click the post title and scroll down. 

supplies:
affiliate links may be used at no additional cost to you. thank you!
Pattern Happy Stamps, Suntiments
Pattern Happy Dies, Suntiments
Pattern Happy Dies, Colorful Day
Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Cracked Pistachio & Mermaid Lagoon
VersaFine Onyx Black
Solar White
Purple Tape
Blending Tool
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti