Thursday, March 28, 2019

adding stitching to stamped images

I'm always looking for little touches to add to my cards and right now I'm all about simple stitching! Sharing more about that and this card on the Trinity blog today!

Come on over!
Carly

Monday, March 18, 2019

stretch your dies

Getting more from our craft supplies is always a good thing and today I'm sharing an idea for stretching your dies over on the Neat & Tangled blog!

Come on over!
Carly

Friday, March 15, 2019

alcohol ink marbling & tie dye

Did you know that tie dye is hot for fashion this spring? Well I might not wear it (still deciding) but I will definitely be using alcohol inks to create marbling & tie dye effects for my cards!
I'm sharing a little video on the Honey Bee blog today so come on over!

Hugs!
Carly

Thursday, March 14, 2019

stretch your stamps...adding elements

I'm over on the Trinity Stamps blog today with 2 simple added elements to the Seasonal Sweetheart set. Can you spot them?
Come on over and day hi!

Hugs!
Carly

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

faux two step stamping

I love a simple two step stamp with a solid "fill" layer & an outline and I've got a little trick to recreate that look even when the stamp set is just one step!

Not sure what I mean by two step stamping? Well its really just any image that uses more than one stamp. One of my favs is Essentials by Ellen Wasabi. Wasabi has a fresh but retro feel, especially when the layers are a little offset!

The Essentials by Ellen Backyard Bird Friends only has one layer so I have a little trick to fake a similar look!
The faux two step stamping is super easy! See it in action...







Thanks so much for stopping by!
Carly


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Monday, March 11, 2019

foiling with wow bonding powder

WOW Bonding Powder allows you to add transfer (toner-activated) foils to stamped images and I'm sharing a little video about it today on the WOW blog
Come on over and say hi!
Carly

Friday, March 8, 2019

simple scenes with simple blend stencils & essentials by ellen

The Brutus Monroe Simple Blend Stencils are perfect for creating simple scenes for the Essentials by Ellen Grand Lady and Little Gentleman!
Today is release day for the latest Essentials by Ellen! My awesome friend Brandi Kincaid has illustrated 3 really beautiful sets, including 2 new characters Grand Lady and Little Gentleman.
I'm a HUGE fan of white space on my cards so creating simple, small scenes is right up my alley. And I think they are perfect for the Grand Lady and Little Gentleman. Here's a quick video of my process...



4 Tools I Love For Scenes:



Thanks so much for stopping by and you can check out the whole Essentials by Ellen release HERE!

Happy Friday Hugs!
Carly

easter bunnies, bears and llamas...the new neat & tangled

The new Neat & Tangled March release is available now!!! The release includes 2 awesome sets illustrated by my talented friend Elena and 2 Benzie Design stitching dies!
I know I've been talking about these sets all week but I have more to share this weekend! And in the meantime, I just want to encourage you to treat yourself (and support NT) with a little crafty shopping! You can find the new NT here ;) Or if you aren't doing any crafty spending, just pop over to NT and leave them a little comment love! Let's end this week on a high note!!!

Hugs!
Carly

Thursday, March 7, 2019

neat & tangled cactus

Neat & Tangled, along with the awesome Benzie Design, has another new stitching die set, a cactus!!!

I have been having a lot of fun creating textured cards with this cactus and I have a little sneak peek for you (stay tuned for a video this weekend)...


This card has tons of texture with stitched felt on glitter paper! But its still flat enough to mail nicely! My fav combo!

Make sure you head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see what my talented teamies have created. And stop by again this weekend for more cacti! 

Hugs!
Carly

P.S. Please forgive my mess as my blog is under a bit of construction. If you are having trouble leaving a comment, just click the post title and scroll down. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

neat & tangled llama

I didn't know how much I needed the new Neat & Tangled Llama Stitching die until I had it! Now I'm positive I can't live without it! 

It was so fun to create this little llama stuffie! I call her my "love note llama" because I made the saddle into a little pocket for notes and maybe a little candy. I love candy, LOL!

There is also a new Cactus Stitching die but more about that tomorrow...
Make sure you head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see what my talented teamies have created.

Hugs!
Carly

P.S. Please forgive my mess as my blog is under a bit of construction. If you are having trouble leaving a comment, just click the post title and scroll down. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

distress ink watercolor with new stamp market goodies

The new goodies from The Stamp Market are soooo gorgeous (see them here) and it was super fun to combine them with a little Distress Ink watercoloring!
The Stamp Market has new patterned & solid papers (which are fabulous!!!) and their fresh rainbow inspired my colors choices. I did a little color matching with my Distress Markers.

Here are the colors I matched...

  • Mowed Lawn
  • Evergreen Bough
  • Peeled Paint
  • Fossilized Amber
  • Carved Pumpkin
  • Worn Lipstick
  • Spun Sugar
  • Picked Raspberry

For the cards, I stamped and embossed in white. Then I added some messy, wet watercolor on top.

Craving more? Well you are in luck because we are having a little mini hop today...

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Carly

neat & tangled all the bunnies

The new Neat & Tangled set All The Bunnies really doubles down on the cuteness with not only all the bunnies but also the cutest darn bear! 
Elena's illustrations are so adorable that I often don't feel like they need anything else from me, LOL! For this card, I just colored bear with his bunnies and a few eggs. I foam mounted them onto glitter cardstock that I ink blended for an ombre look. Have you tried ink blending on glitter cardstock? So fun!
Make sure you head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see what my talented teamies have created.

Hugs!
Carly

P.S. Please forgive my mess as my blog is under a bit of construction. If you are having trouble leaving a comment, just click the post title and scroll down. 

Monday, March 4, 2019

neat & tangled eggciting

Spring is in the air with the new Neat & Tangled release coming this Friday! Our team is sharing sneak peeks all week long and today it's Eggciting! Don't you love a good pun?! LOL!

This sweet set is so fun to color and is bursting with potential! I made this simple card with just a repeated sentiment in the background but up next I think I'm going to making a slider!

Make sure you head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see what my talented teamies have created.

Hugs!
Carly

P.S. Please forgive my mess as my blog is under a bit of construction. If you are having trouble leaving a comment, just click the post title and scroll down. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

3 reasons i love WOW primary powders

I'm over on the WOW! Embossing Powder blog sharing 3 reasons I love their primary powders. 

Please come visit!
Carly