Friday, April 18, 2014

DeNami Tutorial/Tip - Stamp Resist Wax Paper Technique

It's my turn to show you a stamping technique over on the DeNami Design Blog today. Please stop by to see how I used this:
To make my focal image here.
Check it out and let me know what you think!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

DeNami Salon Chickies Congrats Card

Last week I shared a bright and colorful card on the DeNami blog showcasing Salon Chickies.  I thought it would be cute to make a card to be given to someone graduating Cosmetology School. We don't want to forget about them as we start thinking about graduations.

Wouldn't this be darling?  I used a sentiment from the Thoughtful Greetings Stamp set. The yellow cardstock is embossed using a Chevron Embossing FolderA length of aqua and green ribbon was added to the left side of the card front which was embellished with a Lucky Green Boutique Button. A few sequins were added to complete the embellishing touches.

I am going to share at Simon Says Stamp: Winged Things, Just B Creative - April Linky Party.

That's it for me today. 

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

DeNami April - Inspired by

{It's my 2nd post of the day, for my Paper Sweeties Release Rewind Celebrate Your Day Click here}
{It's a bright and happy card :-)))}

It's time for our third Inspired by installment at DeNami Design today. Can you believe it?  If you are not familiar with the feature you can read about it here as well as submit your work for a chance to have it highlighted. 

Today we are featuring Barb as our April Inspired by Artist. Her card was chosen and presented to the DeNami Design Team for this month's inspiration. It's easy to see why. 

Below is the card I created in which I carried the feel of Barb's card, but wanted to carry out my own design. 
I started by stamping the Pansy Spring on a White Panel Cardstock which I used Copic markers to add color. Following a cue, from the inspired by card, I partially stamped the Teeny Heart Background in Gray ink over the stamped images. I then covered the panel in vellum cardstock.  I stamped and embossed the Love Flourish sentiment on the vellum panel which you can see below.
I die-cut a tag from patterned paper and stamped butterflies from the Fancy Flutter Set adding a few enamel dots to the tag has Barb as done. I added a 3/4 pink grosgrain ribbon finishing off with some Twine from the Confetti Pack.
Please be sure to check out our Inspired by Card!

 Stop by to see my teammates to see how they were inspired as well!
Sharing with Just B Creative - April Linky Party, Simon Says Stamped - Winged Things

Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

Paper Sweeties April Release Rewind

Well we've come to the end to yet another release for Paper Sweeties. I am here to share our monthly release rewind project where the design team incorporates the new and previously released products together!
 Today I have used the newly released

I used lots of fun papers and bright colors to make this happy card and of course some fabulous stamps and dies from Paper Sweeties

Did you fill your shopping cart up with the new release and other fabulous goodies from Paper Sweeties Shop?  Remember there is a new rewards program

We have a blog hop list so you can see what the team has created for our April Release Rewind! 
Don't forget to join in our monthly challenge!

I am also sharing at My Craft Spot - Tags and or Banners

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties April Release Day

Hey there!

Well we've come to the April Paper Sweeties release day. All the new items are available in the store as you read this. :-))).  I'm here to share another project using Happy Everything. As you can see, I have jumped way ahead, or I am way behind. :-) How about a Thanksgiving card?  I may be the only one on the DT showcasing those holidays that are a wee bit down the road, so yes, you are in the right place! 
 I created a fun little turkey using the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge, fall papers, and a gingham bow and voila a sweet little Thanksgiving card.
The Happy Everything Set has so many possibilities and uses. As I have shown here with the release, you can use this set in conjunction with various die-cuts, but works perfectly as it's on focal point for whatever celebration you are highlighting. 

I'm happy you could visit with me today. Please join my teammates for the Paper Sweeties release blog hop! 


Happy Everything

Sweet Cuts - Beautiful Little Wishes


Have you checked out our new FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS Program — check out all the details on how you can earn free stamps when you order goodies from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

I am also sharing at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes,  Just B Crazy - April Linky Party (Thanksgiving in April is Pretty Crazy) :-))))

Happy shopping!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Make It Monday With The Kraft Journal Bunnies or Lambs #167

Hi There!

{This is my 2nd Project of the day, for my Graduation 
card for Paper Sweeties Sneaks click here}

Happy Almost Easter! :-)

For this week's Challenge at The Kraft Journal, We are asking you show us those adorable Bunnies and Lambs! We hope that you will join us this week! :-)))

For my project, I decided to make a little goodie bag! The Kraft Outlet sells adorable Merchandise bags.  I have started off using the Kraft Chevron Merchandise Bag as you see here. I had so much fun creating this scene.  I used a Silhouette cutting file for the bunny which was purchased in their store. The grass border is from My Creative Time.  The Egg is from Paper Sweeties Hippy Hoppity Easter Wishes.
The bag topper was created using a paper doily, a Prima flower, a DeNami Design Boutique Button laced with Pastel Hemp Cord, and die-cut leaves from Brown Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock covered in Blue and White Washi Tape.
There you have it! A fun little Easter Treat! Please be sure to head over to the The Kraft Journal to check out the projects by the other talented ladies.  We hope to see your bunnies and lambs creations in the gallery this week for your chance to be featured on our "Feature me Friday" post as well as be entered to win a $15.00 gift voucher from The Kraft Outlet store.

I am joining in at Die Cuttin Diva's - Color Challenge - Pastels,  Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Just B Creative - April Linky Party, Jo's Scrap Shack - Easter, Simon Says Stamp - Happy Easter / Sweet Treats, D.L. Art. - Easter.

Have a wonderful and fun filled week!

Paper Sweeties April Sneak Peek Day 2

Welcome to the second day of the April release for the Paper Sweeties Count Down. Today the Paper Sweeties design team is going to share more projects with you using the new stamp sets being released this month. Today I am sharing ConGRADulations freatung Jake.  
This set comes with several versatile sentiments and you can easily use any of the sweeties to fit for the perfect graduate. :-) So much to have fun with! :-)

Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for some more from this new release. Before you go, check out what the other DT gals put together with stamps from this release.

I am sharing at DL Art - April Linky

Have a GREAT day!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Paper Sweeties April Sneak Peek Day 1

Hey There! 
{2nd post}
{For DeNami Designs Buttons and Bows Blog Hop click here}

It's already time to kick off a new release at Paper Sweeties. I am here today to help introduce one of the new sets coming out on April 15th called Happy Everything. As you can see, I have created a 4th of July card. It's a sentiment set that covers several holidays. :-)
 I stamped the Happy onto Buff Ivory Cardstock and added color using Prisma Watercolor Pencils and Mineral Spirits.
I used my Cricut to cut the hat and mat that has 4th of July stamped in red ink. The stars are from various dies. I embossed a star background onto Kraft cardstock and painted it and handed it down for a vintage rustic look. 

Hope you stop by the rest of the design team to see what they have to share with you!

I would like to share at: Craftin' Desert Diva's - Anything Goes, Just B Crazy - April Linky Party, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes.

Thanks for taking a peek! It was fun creating this patriotic card with this new set! 
Happy Stamping!

DeNami Designs Blog Hop Buttons and Bows

Welcome to the Buttons and Bows DeNami Designs April Blog Hop!
If you are joining us today and following the blog hop order, you should have arrived from Donna's blog.  If you just wandered in, thanks for visiting me!!!!  You will want to be sure to start at the DeNami Design Blog, because you won't want to miss the wonderful inspiration AND you also don't want to miss out on YOUR chance to win a DeNami Designs Mini Shopping Spree.  2 very lucky commenters will win $20.00 gift certificates to DeNami Designs.  How fun is that!?!?! So show some love to all those talented crafters participating in today's hop and you could be a winner!

I just love the embossing folders that DeNami Designs is carrying now, so I couldn't resist the new Buttons Background, and I had to use it for today's blog hop theme.

I started with a white card base onto which I added my embossed panel from pink cardstock layered to a plain white piece of cardstock. 
I added the sentiment Sending you love in black ink. I added a piece of beautiful crochet trim where the two pieces of cardstock met. I then wrapped a length of pink checked gingham ribbon around the card front and tied in a bow adding a White Boutique button to the center. I created a tag using the Friends Fur-Ever sentiment, using the masking technique. I then stamped the Small Solid Button on the tag in pink ink.

A final finishing touch includes picking out three pink buttons from the Bubblegum Boutique Button Collection.  

Thanks for hopping along today! Remember to leave a comment along the way on each participant's blog for your chance to win a mini shopping spree from DeNami Designs. 2 very lucky commenters will win $20.00 gift certificates

You have until April 14, 2014, 11:59 PST to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for the gift certificates. Your next stop is: Rachel!

I am also sharing at: Craftin' Desert Divas - Anything Goes Linky Party, Really Reasonable Ribbon - Flowers, Buttons, or Bows, Craft-Dee Bowz -Anything Goes with Handmade Bows, Just B Crazy - April Linky Party, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes,

I hope you have fun checking out all the buttons and bows creations! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thanks for being an egg-cellent Teacher....


{Honored this card was a Die Cuttin Diva Showcase Pick on 4/15/14}

I have a card for my son to give his teacher! She has been a huge positive influence for him, so I don't mind doing extra treats and cards for him to show how much he appreciates her at the holidays. She is still on emergency leave, so he can give it to her when she returns after the break.

All dies and stamps used are from My Creative Time.
Hold on to your hats, but I didn't use any patterned paper at all on this card! I used all left over pieces of cardstock from previous makes! :-))) The top aqua panel is embossed and I took white paint over it and set it to dry. 

Isn't this little die set cute?  It's a stamp and coordinating die set. The Postage frame is separate. 
I die-cut and then stamped the speckled row of eggs at the bottom. A length of yellow seam binding was wrapped around the card front and tied in a fussy bow embellishing with a button and twine. 
A sentiment perfect for an egg-cellent teacher! 

Well, I am going to wrap this up! I have a jam packed day ahead. Starting with Physical Therapy. Seems this is still going to be a normal part of my week for awhile. Baseball practice tonight, Opening Ceremonies tomorrow followed by the first little league game of the season. We've already had one travel ball game, but we will have a break from travel due to the holiday weekend. It also looks like we are catching our local farm team game Saturday night. So I take that's a jammed packed weekend.  :-)

I am joining along at: Die Cutin Divas - Color Challenge Pastels, MCT-No Patterned Paper, Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets, Craftin' Desert Divas - Anything Goes Linky Party, Really Reasonable Ribbon - Flowers, Buttons, or Bows, Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with Handmade Bows, Just B Crazy - April Linky Party, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Simon Says Stamp - Happy Easter or Sweet Treat, Jo's Scrap Shack - Easter Challenge, My Craft Spot - Easter, D.L. Art - Easter Challenge.

Hope you have a Fantastic Friday!  Thanks for visiting me! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

With Sympathy using Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler


I have a Sympathy card I needed for my son's teacher and family. Her father-in-law passed away this week. Pretty sad, and my son is super close to his teacher. So we wanted to make her a special card. 

On another note, I had a non-bloggy friend ask me about using Paper Smooches stamps in a non-cutsie and whimsical way, so I thought this might be a good example for her. 
In my case, I pulled an inspiration layout from the current Mojo Monday
I used With Sympathy from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler.  I die-cut a burlap heart from a scrap of burlap added a tulle flower, paper rose, and tucked in some white tulle from my stash to the left of the sentiment panel following the prompt of the sketch. 
I took a length of Aqua Mist seam binding and wrapped it around and tied in a bow and embellished with some Natural Hemp Cord and embellished with an Aqua Button. The papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road.

Well, that about covers the basics.

As mentioned, inspiration was found at:

Paper Smooches Sparks - Anything Goes

Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday, Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, Really Reasonable Ribbon - Flowers, Buttons or Bows. Craft-Dee-BowZ- Anything Goes Handmade Bows, Craftin' Desert Divas - Anything Goes, Just B Crazy - April Linky Party, Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes.
Thanks for visiting me! I always love it when you stop by my little place of creativity! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

DeNami Designs Product Spotlight Happy Easter

Hi There!  The DeNami Design team is featuring the Happy Easter sentiment stamp in our product spotlight today. You get a 10% savings for one week only!
I started with a pastel pink cardsock as my base which was matted with a piece of yellow cardstock which I embossed with the Easter Egg Embossing Folder. I used a Silhouette file to cut the Easter Egg doily. I stamped and embossed the Cross and Vines image in the center of the egg using aqua embossing powder. Lastly, I stamped the Happy Easter sentimenet in the center in black ink just below the Cross and Vines.  
It's a great stamp to have in your collection for years to come. A beautiful script to either use on the outside of your Easter greetings or the inside.

Please be sure to stop by my teammates! 

Hope you have a GREAT day!
Happy stamping!