Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sending Lots of Love with Flowers and Hummingbirds

Back today with Day 2 of Kathy's 30 day color challenge  Check out all the details on her blog, The Daily Marker. Lots of fun. Also, joining one more time over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge using Patterned Paper

I loved coloring these new Hummingbird Thanks stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh that I decided to use them again using a different color combo. Will list the colors used below. 

After coloring these adorable birds, I used the Coordinating dies to help me cut them out. Also, once again using the Window Frames from Pretty Pink Posh but used the smaller of the windows to use for this card. 

The Copic color combination is: At the end, I added some white dots on the wings and body using my white gel pen. 

Wing: BV00, BV02, BV08
Body: B06, B02, B00, B000, BG49, BG15, BG10, also the colorless blender to smooth things over and take away color from the center of the body and ends of wings

For the sentiment, I used the Everyday Greetings and embossed it using white powder. 

For the flowers, I used the Wild Rose stamp set and embossed them using white powder. Than, I grabbed a couple of ink pads from Simon Says Stamp to color these flowers fast by using ranger's foam blending tool. 

For the leaves, I used Jellybean and Green Leaf (both SSS)
Flowers: Hot Mama (SSS), Mango (Altenew)

Afterwards, I pulled out some Faber Castell pencils to create an even darker shadow and contrast. Again, added some white dots to the leaves. Used the Coordinating Wild Rose die to help me cut them out. 

To fill in this shaker, I used this beautiful new Rose Gold Heat Confetti along with Mini Sparkling Clear Flowers and Iridescent Mini Heart Confetti sequins. 

Last but not least, added some foam mount tape underneath the images and glued them down in place to finish off this card. 

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Birthday Wishes with Hummingbirds and Bold Blooms


Back today with Day 1 of Kathy's 30 day color challenge as she is once again hosting. Check out all the details on her blog, The Daily Marker. It's always so much fun. Also, joining this week's at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge using Patterned Paper

As you know I love using storybook dies, so I decided to create another  birthday card using Storybook 4 along with one of the new Hummingbird Thanks stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh.

I was having fun coloring with my copic markers with these adorable hummingbirds and mixed several colors together.

Wings and above beak area: RV52, RV55, RV66, Y11
Body: B06, B02, B00, B000, Y11

The Coordinating dies for this set came in handy as they cut and match the image perfectly. For the sentiment, I used one of the new sets called: Birthday Friends as it's one of my favorite fonts for the center of this card. 

For this card, I added several flowers on two of the corners by using this adorable Bold Blooms set along with the Coordinating die

To fill in this shaker, I used a combination of Hydrangea Flower Sequin Mix along with several Mini Sparkling Clear Flowers as they go perfect together. 

Last but not least, added some foam mount tape underneath the images and glued them down in place to finish off this card. 

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Merry and Bright Christmas Card

As I was organizing my craft room today I noticed one of the Simon Says Stamp monthly kits laying around so I opened it up and noticed it's been sitting there a very long time hidden so I had to use. 

Plus, it has some cute patterned paper which is this week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeAgain, one of my goals this year is to use stamp sets that have been sitting around. I call them NBUS (never been used stuff).  

Another Christmas card for the year 2018 as it's never to early to start stocking up for the year. Here I'm using this cute Merry and Bright set from Simon Says Stamp which came in the kit.

Started off by coloring these images using my copic markers and than put them aside to create a window globe shaker using one of my favorite dies, the Window Frames from Pretty Pink Posh

For the inside scene, I used some distress inks (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass). From there, I embossed some snowflakes at random and added the sentiment all from the same stamp set. 

To create a little snow hill, I pulled out the Scallop Border dies to give the illusion of more snow.

Added some fun Sparkling Clear Snowflakes in the background and glued them down in place before adding more sparkles. Here, I combined some Iridescent Mini Circles along with some Silver Shimmer Beads to make things shake and sparkle.

Last but not least, added some foam mount tape underneath the images and glued them down in place and added some 4mm Metallic Silver Sequins on top of the tree.

I'll be back tomorrow to join the start of the 30 day color challenge Kathy is hosting. 

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh New Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the blog hop showcasing Pretty Pink Posh's new release with tons of fun and inspiration. Plus prizes to be won as Pretty Pink Posh celebrates turning 4. 

You should have arrived from the talented Crystal Thompson, but if you get lost, no worries, there is a complete line up list below so you can stay on track during the blog hop. 

I'm beyond thrilled to share these three cards with you today, so let's get started. 

As you know I love creating shaker cards and using storybook dies, so I decided to create two birthday cards using the new Storybook 6 in celebration of Pretty Pink Posh turning 4.

Also, I'm loving this new fabulous Birthday Friends set where it comes with four adorable little kids to choose from along with balloons, hats, presents, and a cake. Here, I used the Coordinating Die to help me cut out all the images after coloring them using my Copic markers. 

To fill in this shaker, I used the new Northwest Sequins Mix and was excited to see a combination of different sizes along with 4mm clear droplets. Keep in mind, this is a limited edition and was perfect to create a neutral birthday card for either girl or boy. 

Moving onto the second card for the day....

Once again, I used this adorable Birthday Friends set as I find it perfect for any birthday celebration and adore using the balloons and hats. Also, used the Coordinating Die to help me cut them out fast and easy. 

As you can see, I'm using the new Storybook 6 once again, but this time flipped the die to use the rectangles and squares differently. Since I wanted a smaller sentiment, I found the perfect one using the new Love Sentiments set saying "All My Love." Plus, this set has the cutest hearts which I stamped at random, but some got covered up with balloons.

To fill in this shaker, I used the new Spring Blooms Mix and fell in love with the combination of pinks and various sizes together. It's absolutely gorgeous in person. This is also a limited edition you don't want to miss. 

Moving onto the third card for the day....

I'm loving these new Cupids Friends set and matching Coordinating die which makes it easy to cut them perfect and fast. For this card, I used my Copic markers once again to color them and having fun with it. 

When I saw this new Love Shaker die, lots of ideas popped into my head as I thought it was the cutest thing ever with these little scallops around the heart along with the amazing stitching detail. Plus, the word right in the center. 

For the base, I used one of the borders from the Stitched Border 3 collection and die cut 4 strips of patterned paper. 

To fill this little shaker, I grabbed the new Iridescent Heart Confetti mix as it has a wonderful combination of various size in iridescent along with the new Red Mini Hearts that I absolutely love. 
  
Let's continue celebrating with your next stop with the talented Lisa Elton

GIVEAWAY! During this blog hop, there will be (6) $50 Gift Certificates to Pretty Pink Posh up for grabs every day (2) $50 Gift Certificates on each day

Winners will be picked at random based on comments left along the blog hop and will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog






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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hello Friend using Pretty Pink Posh's Latest Release

I'm so excited to play with all of the new stamps, dies, and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh latest release where she is celebrating 4 years and having a three day blog hop starting today. You don't want to miss!! Make sure to check out her blog and join the fun in celebrating. I'll be back tommorrow with another card.

As I was playing around, I had an idea of stretching a border die and using it slightly different. Take a look below at how this card came together.

Before I started on this card, I couldn't resist but to start coloring using this new Pretty Petunias set using my copic markers as all of the flowers are so pretty. Than I grabbed the Coordinating Die to help me cut them out and put it aside. 


For the base card, I pulled out the Stitched Notes die to create a dark blue frame around the card. Next, I grabbed the Stacked Edges 1 collection and ran the slanted horizontal die through cutting machine. 

Here, I pieced the border onto the frame by gluing it down from behind so it wouldn't show the cut edges on the front side. 

Added an acetate sheet onto the back of the frame along with some white fun foam to turn this card into a shaker. For the background scene, I added clouds using a scallop border die from the Stitched Borders 2  collection and did some ink blending using Maliblue ink (SSS).  

Added some fun Mini Sparkling Clear Flowers which I glued down in place before adding in this beautiful new sequins called: Party Time Mix which is filled with Navy, Marigold, Orchid, and Pink Peonies in addition to both 4mm and 6mm.

Lastly, I used the new Hello Friend Script to add to the top and bottom portion of this card. I love the script font....don't you? To pop up the sentiment, I die cut the words twice using white card stock and once again using gold foil cardstock. Stacked all three layers together using glue.

Popped up the flower using foam mount tape and added some white dashes using my white gel pen.  Again, you don't want to miss out on the celebration Pretty Pink Posh is hosting. She is celebrating 4 years!! Check it out on her blog

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Sending Lots of Love

I noticed this week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to use Something New. Therefore, as I was looking through my stamps, I noticed this cute little set and coordinating dies which I haven't used before and thought it would be perfect for a card I needed. 

One of my sweet friends is going through a hard time so I thought to create this sending lots of love card using the Bee Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh along with using the Coordinating Die to help me cut them out.

Since I love using the storybook dies to create shaker cards, I found myself once again using this Storybook 5 to get started. For the scene, I added some clouds using Sea Glass ink (SSS) along with adding in some grass at the bottom using Jellybean ink (SSS) and ink blending.

For the sentiment at the bottom, I used the Everyday Greetings set from  Pretty Pink Posh and added several Spring Green Seed Beads along with some 4mm Sparkling clear sequins for the scene.

I will say, I had fun coloring these cute little bees and flowers using my copic markers, but more than anything, the Coordinating Die really helped to cut out all of the images perfectly. 

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Reindeer Friends

Although Christmas has past in the US, in some countries they celebrate on January 6th, so I decided to create another Christmas card using these cute Reindeer Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh along with using the Coordinating die to help me cut them out.

I fell in love when I saw all of these cute reindeers in this stamp set and wanted to create a easy and fast shaker card. So here is what I came up with. 

For the base, I used the Falling Snow Stencil again from Simon Says Stamp along with some texture paste, but before adding the snow, I used the larger die from the Window Frames set to create a focal point in the center.

Normally, I'll create a background scene for my shakers by adding clouds, but this time, I wanted to use the sequins to give the illusion of snowballs. Therefore, I added lots of Sparkling Clear Confetti mix along with several Gold Mini Stars Confetti.

I had lots of fun coloring these little guys using my copic markers and added some white dots here and there using white gel pen.

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