"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Thursday, May 19, 2022

more floral cards...

 Hello!  Popping in with a couple more floral cards.  Today's cards are for Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown and Memory Box monthly challenge and Color Hues.  (Affiliate linked list of supplies at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)  First up is my card for Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown.

Super simple card that I boosted up a little with the embossed background.  I used the SSS Brushed Flower stamp set and lovely bright inks from Pinkfresh Studio.  The embossed background was created using the SSS Geometric Lattice embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the Simple Thank You sentiment set and was stamped using VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne.  I adhered everything with thin 3D foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. 


My second card is for the Color Hues and Memory Box challenge.  The Memory Box challenge is May Flowers making the die set I used called Gentle Blossom perfect for the challenge.  I also used the Memory Box Hello Friend Posh Script die set on the card.  I die cut the flower and leaf parts from bristol cardstock and then inked them with Pinkfresh Studio inks in Berrylicious and Candy Apple and Ocean Breeze and Aquamarine.  I thought using the bristol cardstock would be a good thing, but despite blending on alot of ink it doesn't look like I did.  Also, my aqua is more toward the green side of aqua instead of the blue side of aqua.  Hope that is okay.  This card is also very simple.  I die cut a panel of white cardstock and then just adhered the flower and leaves.  The sentiment was die cut from white cardstock three times and stacked.  I die cut the shadow from thick vellum, adhered the white sentiment and then added it to the card front.



I think I will also add this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to layer it up.



Affiliate linked supply list:

Platinum 6

Bearly Arts Glue

Scrapbook Adhesive thin 3D foam

Fog Cardstock

Brushed Flowers Stamp

Brushed Flowers Dies

Geometric Lattice Embossing Folder

Pinkfresh Studio Heartbeat ink cubes

Pinkfresh Studio Over the Hill cubes

Pinkfresh Studio Starry Night cubes

Memory Box Gentle Blossom Dies

Memory Box Hello Friend Posh Script Dies

Simon Says Stamp Simple Thank You stamp set

VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne Ink

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Monday, May 16, 2022

more stitching fun...

 Hello!  I'm back with two more projects that I made using the new Spellbinders alpha stitching dies.  One project also features another new product from the May release.  I had a lot of fun making both projects.  An affiliate linked supply list is provided at the end of this post.  Using my affiliate links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.  Here is my first project:

If you saw my previous card using the stitched alpha dies you will notice a theme.  Sometimes I like to do that with projects that I create with a suite of Spellbinders products.  When I have to make a lot projects it helps to streamline things.  So with the stitched alpha dies I decided to go that route.  As you can see I stitched the letters for hello in pink and yellow.  I stitched the flowers using a darker shade of pink and yellow.  For more interest I embossed the white cardstock panel after I die cut it with a slimline rectangle die.  The folder I used was the one that was offered in February embossing folder club and is currently not available.   The sentiment was foiled using gold foil, die cut and then adhered it to the card front after I added all the leaves and flowers.  


This project actually started as a card, but then as I completed the other two cards I kept thinking about how fun it would be to turn the card into a decor project.  I had two Tim Holtz Ideaology mini frames and knew they would be perfect for my idea.  I painted the frame and the sides of the backing piece with white paint.  Once they were dry I rubbed on some Fossilized Amber distress crayon in two of the corners for a little more interest.  I picked the floral paper from the P13 Four Seasons Summer pad and trimmed it down to fit inside the frame.  I adhered that with distress collage medium and let it dry.  The sentiments are from the Stitched Alphabet Glimmer Descriptors hot foil plates were foiled with gold foil and then die cut.  I popped up everything with foam squares or strips.   There were a few little gaps so I die cut some small flowers and leaves to fill in those spaces.  I finished off the flowers with drops of Nuvo glitter drops in yellow.  I will be adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything but a card

Affiliate link list of supplies:

Platinum 6

Glimmer

B Stitched Alpha die

E Stitch Alpha die

H Stitched Alpha die

L Stitched Alpha die

O Stitched Alpha die

Stitched Flower dies

Gold Foil

Bearly Art Glue

Petite Floral Potpourri dies

Blossoming Slimline dies

Embossing Folder Club

Pink Sand Cardstock

Ideaology Mini Frames

P13 The Four Seasons Summer 6x6 paper pad

Distress Collage Medium Matte

DMC Floss

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Spellbinder May Release!

 Hello everyone!  I'm popping in with a clean and simple card that I created using new products from the Spellbinders May release.  It is another wonderful release with a little something for everyone.  If you like to stitch and love the Spellbinders stitching dies, then you definitely need to check out the release because Spellbinders now has alpha stitching dies!  A list of affiliate linked supplies will be at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.   Here is today's card:


You can purchase the full alphabet or each letter separately.  Each letter is a set of two dies.  The stitchable die and a shadow layer.  That way you can use the stitching die by itself or with the shadow layer like I did.  I used light blue DMC floss for the stitching on the letters.  I pulled out the Stitched Flower die set and stitched the small flower from the set using a dark blue DMC floss.  The shadows were die cut from Spellbinders Raindrop cardstock.   I used thin foam squares to pop up the letters on the shadows and then adhered the letters to my panel that I had die cut with a rectangle die and then embossed with the embossing folder from the February embossing folder club. Unfortunately it appears that embossing folder is not available.  I finished off the card by adding the stitched flower, the leaves and a sentiment that I had foiled in gold with my Glimmer.   I also added small crystal gems to the center of the flower and the dot on the "i".  I will be adding this to the current Seize the Birthday challenge as I have stitching on my card. 

Affiliate linked supplies used:

Platinum 6

Glimmer

Stitched Alpha H die

Stitched Alpha I die

Stitched Flower die set

Gold Foil

Everyday Sentiments

Raindrop cardstock

Bearly Art Glue

Embossing Folder Club

Crystal Mix gems

Essential Rectangle dies

Artful Tulip die set

Scrapbook Adhesive thin foam squares


Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back soon with a couple more projects I have made using these fun new stitching dies!

Friday, May 13, 2022

hello...

 Hey there!  Popping in with a clean and simple card for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.  What can I say?  Those two challenges go together like peanut butter and jelly for me, lol!  I'm also going to add this to the Pinkfresh Studio monthly challenge of spring.  I think my card has a spring-like look to it.   A list of affiliate linked supplies is located at the bottom of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at not cost to you.  Thank you for your support.    Here is my card:


As you can see this is a very simple card and I took a bit of license with the FMS layout.  I die cut white cardstock with the largest Folk Edge Rectangle die and adhered that to a card base with foam tape.  I then die cut the Leafy Branch from pink and gold cardstock (I know in the photo it doesn't look like gold, but it is) and adhered them together, but slightly offset.   I fired up my Glimmer and hot foiled all the butterflies from the Small Butterflies hot foil plate in gold and then die cut them with the matching die.  I then picked out the butterfly I wanted to use and colored it simply with Copic markers in V01 and V04.  I added some Nuvo drops in Morning Dew to the body of the butterfly.  I adhered the branch and butterfly to the card front and then dug through all my already foiled Pinkfresh Studio sentiments created with the Everyday Sentiments foil plate and adhered that to finish things off.  



For some reason I am unable to upload the graphic for the Pinkfresh Studio monthly challenge.  I hope that I will be able to add it to my post.   

Affiliate linked list of supplies:

Platinum 6 

Glimmer 

Gold Foil

Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterfly Hot Foil Plate

Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterfly die

Pinkfresh Studio Folk Edge Rectangle Dies

Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate

Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments Die

Pinkfresh Studio Leafy Branch die

Bearly Arts Glue

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Spellbinders May Club Kits Blog Hop

 Hello everyone!  I hope your day is going well.  Today I'm hopping along with tons of talented crafters sharing projects created with the May Spellbinders club kits.  You should have gotten here from Hussena Calcuttawala's blog.  If you started here head over to the Spellbinders blog to see the full list of hoppers.  And since this is a blog hop there are prizes!  Leave a comment on the Spellbinders blog and you will have the opportunity to win one of three $25 gift certificates!  Affiliate linked supply list can be found below.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.  Now onto my card!



For my card today I used the embossing folder club kit and the Glimmer club kit.  The Glimmer club kit is so very versatile this month.  You can create a hot foil butterfly or you can create a butterfly with stitching.  I went with stitching this time and then hot foiled a sentiment from the kit.  I kept things monochromatic by using cardstock and embroidery floss in the same teal color family.  The foil I used is also teal.  I finished off the card with gems from the Essentials Crystal Mix gem pack.  

You can see all the Spellbinders clubs here.  It is easy to join and you get perks like 10% off your purchases at Spellbinders while you are a club member!  

Your next stop on the hop is Birgit Norton.

Affiliate linked supply list:

Spellbinders Embossing Folder kit

Spellbinders Glimmer kit

Platinum 6 

Glimmer Hot Foil Machine

Waterfall Cardstock

Lagoon Cardstock

Essentials Rectangle dies

Bearly Art Glue

Essentials Crystal Mix gems

Teal Foil

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Yay You Release!

Hello and happy Wednesday everyone!  The new Simon Says Stamp Yay You release is now live and it is fabulous!  Simon Says Stamp was so kind and sent me a beautiful new foil and cut set called Sketched Anemone.  I used sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Brushed Flowers and Sunflower Garden stamp sets.  Affiliate links are listed at the bottom of this blog post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.   I have three cards to share today.  Let's take a look:


 For this card I foiled the flower using bright pink foil and the leaves using green foil.  The flower and leaves are on one plate so it was a little bit of a trick to get the foiling done well, but I managed.  Once the foiling was done I die cut the image with the matching die and then colored everything with Copic markers.  I decided to use a "go to" layout and then filled in the space with the branches die cut from vellum.   I used the SSS Etched Berry Branch die and the leafy die from the Flower Bundle die set.  I arranged everything and then stamped the sentiment from the Brushed Flowers in VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne ink.  I adhered everything on my die cut white rectangle panel and then finished with pink rhinestones from Pretty Pink Posh.  This card fits the Card Concept challenge so I will be adding it to their gallery.  I would say that it falls in the clean and layered category. 




This was actually the first flower and leaves that I foiled when I started creating with this new foil and cut set.  I thought it would be fun to do a sort of monochromatic look with the images so I foiled everything with black foil.  Before I die cut the flower and leaves I added some light ink blending using inks from the Altenew Rock collection.  The two inks I used were Industrial Diamond and Silver Stone.   I embossed SSS Fog cardstock with the SSS Blossom Field embossing folder.  I trimmed the embossed piece down to fit an A2 card front.  I added the flower and leaves to the center of the panel and then added the silver pearl embellishments to the flower center.  The sentiment from the Sunflower Garden stamp set was heat embossed in silver on vellum, die cut and adhered to the card with rolled up glue dots. 


The final card was created using the leftover foil.  As you can see the foiling didn't turn out perfect, but I decided to move forward with the card in my embrace of imperfection!  I used the Blossom Field embossing folder on this card, as well.   The sentiment from Sunflower Garden was heat embossed in black on vellum to keep the black/white theme going.  

Affiliate linked supply list:

Friday, May 6, 2022

two cards to share...

 Hello!  I'm popping in with a quick post sharing two cards that I made for a few challenges.  Both use products that I recently purchased!  Yay for using new products right when you get them!  A list of affiliate links will be at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.   Lets take a look at my first card.


This first card is for Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.   You know I love to combine those two challenges, right?  Anyway, this week the sketch is brought to us by Cecile.  She always has a fun clean and simple sketch and this one is no exception.  I just had to play along.  As I stated above I had recently gotten some new products and I was determined to use them as soon as I could.  This card uses the new Simon Says Stamp Brushed Flowers stamp set from the May card kit.  I used Pinkfresh Studio inks for the heart and the little leafy image.  The flower was stamped using Scattered Straw distress ink to get the shade of yellow I wanted.   I don't have the dies that match the stamp set so I just fussy cut out the little flower.  That was popped up on the card after I stamped the images and the sentiment.  I finished with some sparkling clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins.  



This next card uses a stamp and die bundle that I purchased from Stampin Up!  Stampin Up! was one of the first companies that I bought stamping products from and I still love their products today!  This set is called Artistically Inked and it is just lovely!

This card will be going to the Sunday Stamps challenge (a sketch) and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of feminine.  I used pretty inks from Pinkfresh Studio for all the stamping.  I'm not sure that I really like the banners on the card, but maybe it will grow on me.  Let me know what you think!


Affiliate linked supplies used:

Platinum 6 die cutting machine

Simon Says Stamp Brushed Flowers 

Pinkfresh Studio Heartbeat ink cube collection

Pinkfresh Studio Indian Summer ink cube collection

Pinkfresh Studio Starry Night ink cube collection

Pinkfresh Studio Garden Stroll ink cube collection

Pinkfresh Studio Over the Hills ink cube collection

Bearly Art Glue

VersaFine CLAIR Nocturne Ink

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Spellbinders May Club Kits

 Happy May Day everyone!  Since it is the first day of May that means that all the May Spellbinders club kits have been revealed.   The kits this month are fun and several of them share the theme of stitching.  At the end of my blog post I have a supply list with affiliate links.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support!  Now let's take a look at what I created. 

This first card was created with the May Glimmer kit called Stitched Glimmer Butterfly.  The foil included with this month's kit is gold.  I was so excited when I first pulled out the plates and dies for this kit.  Then, and I'm being very honest here, I got a little concerned.  I struggled to figure out how the some of the Glimmer plates worked with the butterflies in the kit.  After a couple of days of thinking about it off and on I figured out something that worked for me.  It was a little time consuming, but the end result turned out pretty nice.  There are plates that allow you to hot foil stitching lines on the butterfly.  For me to make it work I had to first die cut the butterfly, tape the plates in their correct places, slide in the foil and then placed it on my Glimmer.   It was a bit "touch and go", but as you can see it worked!  Hot foiling the sentiment was much easier, lol!  I used gold foil for the sentiment and the butterfly.  There are also dies that allow you to create stitching holes in the butterfly.  I plan to make something using those dies in the near future.  To finish the card, I die cut some butterfly pattern paper with the oval stitching die from the February 2022 small die kit.  I adhered that to patterned paper from the same pad as the butterfly paper and then added it to a card base made from Spellbinders Alabaster cardstock.   For a little sparkle I die cut the body and antenna from gold glitter cardstock.  I will add this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes. 


This card was created using items from the stamp and die kit called Stitched Color Wheel.  I stamped the thread bobbins on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored each bobbin simply with Copic markers.  I then die cut them with the matching die.  I love how the die cuts out a little slot like you find on embroidery floss bobbins!   I used the octagon shaped die from the kit to cut light gray cardstock that I had embossed with the embossing folder kit.  I die cut two additional octagons and adhered them to the embossed one.  This was popped up on a white die cut panel.  I stamped the sentiment on one of the bobbins and then adhered them to the octagon.  The panel was then adhered to a light gray cardstock base.  Very simple, but cute.  At the suggestion of my bloggy friend, Linda, who is on the Die Cut Diva's design team I'm going to add this card to their challenge of anything goes.  Thanks for letting me know, Linda!


And my final card features the embossing folder called Faux Stitch.  I embossed my favorite light blue cardstock,  Spellbinders Glacier, after I had die cut it with a rectangle die.  The sentiment is from Spellbinders and was something that I got for free from Scrapbook.com.  I die cut it from Spellbinders Raindrop cardstock and then two more times from a scrap of Glacier cardstock.  I adhered them together and placed them on the embossed panel.  I die cut two flowers using the Delicious Decorations from the Pie Perfection die set from Raindrop and the leaves from a light green.  I adhered those to the card front and then added drops of Nuvo glitter drops in Silver Moondust to the centers of the flowers and to the centers of the starbursts (I guess that is what you could call them).

Supplies with affiliate links:

Platinum 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Gold Foil

Bearly Arts Glue

Essentials Rectangle Dies

February 2022 Small Die Kit

May 2022 Stamp and Die Kit

May 2022 Embossing Folder Kit

May 2022 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit

Delicious Decorations die set

Glacier Cardstock

Raindrop Cardstock

Alabaster Cardstock

Silver Fox Cardstock

Quick Trimmer 

Nuvo Glitter Drops Silver Moondust

You can see all the kits right here along with the options for joining.  Thanks for stopping by and have all lovely day!


Friday, April 29, 2022

hooray... it's your birthday!

 Hello!  I'm back to share my final project made with a product from the Spellbinders April release.  This card was made with the new Delicious Decorations from the Pie Perfection collection designed by Tina Smith for Spellbinders.  This little stamp set is full of fun and cute images that can be used in many ways.  Unfortunately, it is sold out everywhere (and I checked!).   Compensated affiliate links listed at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support, I truly appreciate it!  


As I indicated this little die set is full of fun and cute images that are designed to use with the other dies in the Pie Perfection collection.  I used just three dies from the set:  flower, flower centers and leaves.  I also used a border die from the February 2022 small die kit.  The colors and layout are from Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches.   Everything is pretty self-explanatory.  I finished with a sentiment from the Sentiments for Everyday hot foil plates that I foiled with black foil.   I'm also going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge

Supplies used with affiliate links:

Spellbinders Quick Trimmer


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

happy anniversary...

 Hello!  I popping in with another card made with new product from the April Spellbinders release.  This time I'm using a new die set from Becca Feeken called Layered Daisies etched dies from the Layered Fleurs Bouquet Slimlines collection.  I used the color palette from Sunday Stamps and the sketch from the Paper Players for my card so I will be posting it there.  Compensated affiliate links will be listed at the bottom of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for using my links.  Here is my card:

I have been going to the same person to have my hair cut and colored for 22 years and at the beginning of June she and her husband will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  I will be giving Dee Dee this card.  I hope she likes it!  I die cut the flowers from white cardstock and then applied distress inks in Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade and Shabby Shutters to the flowers and leaves with small blending brushes.   Once I had them all layered up I had to determined the lay out per the Paper Players sketch.  After I figured that out I die cut some white cardstock with a Fluted Classic rectangle die.  I blended on some Shaded Lilac and then added my flowers and leaves.  The sentiment is from a Glimmer sentiment set called Sentiments for Everyday set, was foiled using black foil and then die cut with the matching die.  I added the sentiment and then added the panel to a cardstock base.  I'm also going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes. 

Supplies used with affiliate links:

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Platinum 6 die cutting machine

Black foil

Fluted Classic Rectangle dies

Layered Daisies etched dies

Sentiments for Everyday

Bearly Art Glue

Shaded Lilac distress oxide ink

Shabby Shutters distress oxide ink

Squeezed Lemonade distress oxide ink

Spun Sugar distress oxide ink



Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Guesting at AJVD...

 Hello and happy Wednesday everyone!  I'm popping in to let you know that I have a post on the AJVD blog today.  Here is a little peek of my project:


I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog to check out my project.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Spellbinders April Release... Take 3

 Hello!  I'm popping in with a couple more cards that I created using new products from the Spellbinders April release.  Today I'm using products from the Color Block Background collection.  (Compensated affiliate links used where possible.  All links are listed at the end of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)  Here are my cards:

This card uses the new Color Block Slimline Edges dies from the Color Block Background collection and the colors from Color Hues.  I used two shades of Spellbinders purple cardstock (Lilac Blossoms and Purple Mist) and the scalloped die to cut my different layers.  Initially I was going to do a gradient look, but decided to use the layout you see above.  It was a bit tricky to get very thing laid down with the right spacing, but in the end I got it done.  I hot foiled the sentiments with green foil using a die from the June 2021 Glimmer club kit.  A simple, yet complex design, lol!


The next card is a mini slimline created using the Color Block Cloudscape dies and the Peacock Feathers Pop Up die cutting glitter foam collection.  I used the dark blue.  I also used peachy color  from the Painted Desert Pop Up die cuttting glitter foam collection for the moon.  The sentiment was foiled using gold foil and a sentiment from the February 2021 Glimmer club kit called Scalloped Rectangle Glimmer Essentials with Sentiments.   I did some ink blending on the background with distress oxide inks and then added little stars with various different paint pens that I have in my collection.  In order to get the moon to nestle into the cloud perfectly i used the cloud die that I cut the cloud with to die cut the moon.  The moon die is from another Spellbinders club kit.  This time the small die of the month kit from June 2021 called Colorblock Landscape.   I'm going to add this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge as I think it fits the theme of rain or shine as I have clouds on my card.  



Supplies used with affiliate links:

Platinum 6 die cutting machine

Glimmer Hot Foil Machine

Green Foil

Black Foil

Bearly Art Glue

June 2021 Small Die Kit:  Colorblock Landscape

February 2021 Glimmer Kit:  Scalloped Rectangle Glimmer Essentials

Peacock Feather Pop-Up Glitter Foam

Painted Desert Pop-Up Glitter Foam

Color Block Cloudscape dies

Color Block Slimline Edgers dies

June 2021 Glimmer club kit:  Sweet Snarky Happy Birthday

Lilac Blooms cardstock

Purple Mist cardstock

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

may your day...

 Hello friends!  I'm popping in with a card for several different challenges:  Freshly Made Sketches, Color Throwdown, the Paper Players and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  (Compensated affiliate links listed at the bottom of this post.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.)  Here is what I created:

Several years ago Simon Says Stamp came out with a card kit that included the fun rainboot die that I used on my card and when I saw the challenge at the Paper Players I just knew I had to pull it out and use it.  I die cut it from white cardstock and then colored it with Copic markers.  I wanted to include the look of rain on my card so I started digging through my stencils for a raindrop stencil from MFT.  I didn't find that stencil, but I did find one from a Hero Arts card kit from a few years ago.  I'm so glad that I found it because I really like the rain/raindrop image that I was able to stencil on the SSS Fog Gray cardstock using Ranger texture paste in translucent matte.  I also stenciled the same thing on my white cardstock.  I love the subtle look it adds and it keeps the card pretty clean and simple.  I finished with a sentiment from the SSS Sunflower Garden stamp set. 

Supplies used:

SSS Sunflower Garden stamp set

SSS Rainboot Planter die

SSS Fog cardstock

SSS Dot Runner

VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink

Range Texture Paste Transparent Matte

Platinum 6 die cutting machine

Bearly Arts Glue





Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Happy and Joyful Release!

 Hello there!  Did you see that there is a new release available from Simon Says Stamp?!  The Happy and Joyful release is amazing (aren't they all?) and Simon was so kind to send me the GORGEOUS Celebrate Rose Corner stamp set.   You can also get the matching die or both as a bundle.  This set has a large floral image and many, many wonderful sentiments. (Compensated affiliate links used when possible.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.  All links listed at the bottom on this post.) Take a look at what I created:

For this first card I stamped the floral image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copic markers.  Once I was done I decided that I was going to try my hand at making an edge to edge shaker.  I have been saving packaging material for several months now in order to give it a try.  There was a little bit of a learning curve for me, but I love the look!  Once I got things worked out I filled my shaker pouch with the pretty SSS shaker mix called Mini Hearts Party.    I was so intent on making my edge to edge shaker that I forgot about a sentiment!  I ended up combing two sentiments from the set together and embossing them in black on vellum.  I trimmed the sentiment down and wrapped it round the front.   I wasn't sure about it at first, but I think it turned out okay. 


The second card looks a lot like the first card just without the shaker element, lol!  I guess I was in a mood to color with shades of pinky reds!  For this one I pulled out my Jane Davenport Brights watercolors and did simple watercoloring after heat embossing the image in white on watercolor paper. Once I was done and the image was dry I die cut it with a A2 rectangle die.  The sentiment was embossed in white on vellum, trimmed down and adhered with rolled up glue dots.  I finished with some sparkly gems.


Make sure you check out the new release.  Below is an affiliate list of many of the supplies I used:

Happy and Joyful Release

Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Cardstock 5x7

Celebrate Rose Corner stamp set

Celebrate Rose Corner die 

Celebrate Rose Corner stamp and die set

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Platinum 6 

Mini Hearts Party Sequin Mix

Jane Davenport Brights Watercolor set

 Zots Glue Dot

WOW Ebony Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Guesting at AJVD!

 Hello and happy Wednesday!  I'm guesting over on the AJVD blog today!  Here is a little peek of my card:


I hope you will head over to the AJVD blog to see what I created!  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Spellbinders April Release - Take 2

 Hello there!  Hope things are well in your world.  We have been having some crazy weather here in the Pacific Northwest.  And when I say crazy I mean crazy like snow in April!  We can get snow in April in the mountains, but not down where I live!  Thank goodness it didn't hang around.  Anywhoo... I have more projects to share using new products from the Spellbinders April release.  (Compensated affiliate links used where possible.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.  I truly appreciate you using my links.  A list of affiliate linked products used in this blog post will be provided at the end of the post.)


First up is this sweet little tag that I created using the colors from Color Throwdown and the inspiration photo from the Fusion challenge.  Originally, I was going to add the tag to a card (and I may still do that) but decided to just keep it as a tag.   The tag was created using the new Decorative Tag die set from the Inspired Basics collection.  The tag comes with three inserts and a die that allows you to cut fringe.  As you can see I used one of the inserts to die cut the bottom of the tag.  I die cut a second solid tag from lavender cardstock and adhered that to the white tag.  I used the tulip and leaves dies from the Artful Tulip die set to die cut the Simple Stories patterned paper for my little tulips.  The little butterflies are from the Butterfly Burst die set and they were cut from blue polka dot paper.  I arranged my little tulips and leaves and then adhered them along with the butterflies to my tag.  I added silver pearls to the butterflies and then one additional one.  The sentiment is from the Celebrate Sentiments Glimmer plates set and was foiled in black.   I added the sentiment and the white bakers twine to finish off my tag.  I love how it turned out!

This next card uses the new Solid Square Glimmer hot foil plate.  I was super excited when I saw that Spellbinders was coming out with solid Glimmer plates.   As you can see for my card I used the plate to foil a solid square using Aura foil as it is intend.   The square was then die cut down to a slightly smaller size with a Spellbinders square die.   But you can also use the solid plate in a different way.   As many of you know a solid plate allows you to foil what would be the negative image left after you have foiled an image (I hope that makes sense).   Because I receive my products well in advance of each month, I was able to experiment with the solid square foil plate and I created this card for the March release (2nd card in the post) using the plate.   I hope to share another card soon using this technique.  To finish off this card I die cut the the flowers and leaves from the Stitched Flower die set from various cardstock and adhered them to the square.  A strip of the blue cardstock was adhered to my card front and then I adhered the foiled square.  I finished with a sentiment from the Sentiments for Everyday set foiled with Aura foil.  


Supplies used:

Aura foil

Black foil

Platinum 6

Glimmer Hot Foil Machine

Sentiments for Everyday 

Celebrate Sentiments

Stitched Flower

Decorative Tag

Solid Square Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

Butterfly Burst dies

Artful Tulip dies

Bearly Art Glue

Silver Fashion Pearls

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Spellbinders April Release

 Hello everyone!  I hope your week is going well.  I'm popping in with a couple of cards I made using new products from the April Spellbinders release.   This release is loaded with lots of great basics and a really fun new product that I have used on the first card I am sharing.   (Compensated affiliate links used where possible.  Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to use.  All links listed at the end of this post.  Thank you for your support.)

This first card features a new die set from Becca Feeken called Half Slimline Oval die set from the Layered Fleur Bouquet Slimlines collection.  I die cut the half oval from white cardstock twice and then from scrap cardstock four more times to make the frames a little more substantial.   The sentiment beautiful friend is part of the die set and I used it to die cut the sentiment from that fun new product that I mentioned above:  pop up glitter foam!   There are four different color sets and I used the Peony Pinks set to cut the words.  I used the Hemstitch slimline dies to die cut the aqua panel that I adhered my frames to and then added the sentiment to the center.  There are two small flowers included in the Half Slimline Oval die set, but I used flowers from another die set called Petite Floral Potpourri.  Those were cut from yellow cardstock and the leaves from white.  I adhered the flowers and then added some Nuvo drops in a yellow with glitter in it to the centers of the flowers.  I used the colors from the Paper Players so I will be adding this to their gallery. 


This next card uses the Flowers for You glimmer plates and dies from the Inspired Basics collection.  There is one plate that foils all three of the bouquets and then individual dies for each bouquet.  I foiled the bouquets with black foil and then colored each one with Copic markers in shades of green for the leaves and yellows for the flowers.  I die cut the Peridot cardstock panel with an essentials rectangle die and then embossed it with the embossing folder from the March embossing folder kit.  The sentiment is from a Glimmer set that was released in March and was foiled in black as well.  


I will be back in a few days with more projects created with new products!  Here is a list of products I used for these cards

Supplies used:

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Platinum 6

Essentials Rectangle dies

Black foil

Embossing folder kit

Flowers for You Glimmer plates and dies

Half Oval Slimline dies

Hemstitch Slimline dies

Peony Pinks Pop-Up Glitter Foam Sheets

Petite Floral Potpourri

Celebrate Sentiments 

Peridot Cardstock

Bearly Art Glue

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!