Friday, August 31, 2018

mod christmas tree shaker

Happy Friday friends! I'm over on the Honey Bee blog today with a Christmas tree shaker card. Come on over and say hey!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

uwf better together tiki birds card

The sweet tropical birds from the United We Flourish Better Together set have always reminded me of Disney's Tiki Room so I had to create a tiki birds card!

Here's quick video of my process... 

And in case you want to pick up this stamp set, the whole United We Flourish collection is 30% off right now in the Ellen Hutson shop. You can see the collection here and use the code UWF30.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

masking & ink blending a shadow + Rubeena's crafting anniversary

Masking and ink blending are some of my favorite stamping techniques and they are amazing for creating a starry shadow!
I am so very thrilled to be joining in day 2 of Rubeena's anniversary! Rubeena is not only one of my biggest sources of crafty inspiration but she is also such an amazing cheerleader! I love how she spreads so much love & kindness! Thank you for being a brilliant light Rubeena!!!

Now let's talk about the hop...

You should be arriving from the amazing Janette Kausen's blog and you will be heading next to the talented Nichol Spohr's blog. You can find the whole awesome lineup on Rubeena's blog. And there are so many awesome prizes, just leave comments along the way...

Studio Katia - $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird - $50 gift card
Altenew - $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio - $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs - $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn - $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios - four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards  
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna - a 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card
In the spirit of love & light, I created a card that was inspired by the abundant talent of artist Penelope Dullaghan. I highly recommend you check out her work because you will be completely inspired! Her piece "Universe In My Shadow" struck a cord with me. I don't consider myself an painter or illustrator but sometimes I'm very moved to recreate something with my stamps & dies.

Here's quick video of the process:

Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great day!

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.  

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Friday, August 24, 2018

loved & admired card + a little sale

Is there ever a bad time to remind someone that they are loved and admired? I think not so send a card! I wouldn't mind hearing it myself on the hour, haha! Mostly kidding!
To create this card, I pulled out one of my favorite Avery Elle sets and one that had been sitting unopened for almost a year (gasp)!

I stamped the leafy frame first, leaving the stamp in my MISTI. Then I masked the outside of the frame and did a little ink blending with Distress Oxides on the inside.
I placed the panel back in my MISTI and stamped the leafy frame again to cover the chalky finish of the Distress Oxides.

Then I just added my sentiment and sweet little birds.
And you know what those little birds told me? There's an Avery Elle sale over at Ellen Hutson! There are some awesome stamps and their NEW Christmas release so make sure to check it out HERE and use the code meetavery

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!

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