Sunday, March 11, 2018

Beautiful Day

Hey there stampers!  Can you believe that I'm JUST now using Brusho?  I know!  I can't believe it either!  Brusho has been available for a few months now and it is absolutely amazing!  Look how vibrant the colors are! The red pops right off the card!  

To create the flower above- I stamped the flower from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set onto a piece of Water Color Paper using Basic Black Archival Ink.  After the black ink was dry- I shook some of the Brilliant Red Brusho onto a clear block.  I slowly began adding drops of water to the Brusho until the desired color was achieved.  

I then carefully colored each piece of the flower in.  I set it aside to dry and added a few more layers of Brilliant Red Brusho to create the deep red look.  For the leaf- I began by shaking some Moss Green onto an acrylic block and added some water.  I didn't like the look of just the Moss Green by itself so I then added some Yellow and Prussian Blue to the mix.  The green above was the end result! 

It's really easy to create gorgeous images with Brusho!  I'm sure you're all well aware that there are many, many ways to use Brusho.  You can spritz it, paint it, mix it- the possibilities are truly endless!  
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

OSAT Blog Hop- Happily Ever After

Hey there stampers! Welcome back for another fabulous One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  This month our theme is Happily Ever After.  

I have a super fun wedding guest favor and a wedding card to share today.  

I was browsing the Stampin' UP! demonstrator board yesterday and came across an adorable little "suitcase" that held a tiny bottle of liquor.  Since I had already purchased a case of mini Tito's Vodka a few weeks ago,  I thought it would be a great idea to try creating a suitcase for myself!  

Creating one for myself was an epic FAIL!  Literally I went through about 50 sheets of card stock before I figured the correct measurements out.  Unfortunately the Tito's bottles are MUCH larger than the one the other demo used in her post!  Ugh!  Thanks to Jen Floyd for sharing her directions on FB.  It certainly sent me in the right direction!

For my card- It's pretty plain and very simple.  Sometimes I just like the look of "less".
The cake embellishment was cut out of a piece of Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  

I hope you have enjoyed my project for this month!  It's been a fun one to create! 

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Monday Montage #111 A Good Day

Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us!  Be sure to visit all 9 stops to see what other amazing designers have created to share with you.

It's been a while since I've hopped with the wonderful Monday Montage Team.  Tonight I'm back and I have 2 of the cutest cards to share with you!

One of the stamp sets in the Occasions Catalog to first grab my attention was the A Good Day stamp set.  To some- upon first glance this set might not seem like a must have but let me show you just how cute it is!

My first card features the sweet little deer.  The card base is Smoky Slate with a Smoky Slate top layer.  The sentiment was randomly stamped using Basic Gray Archival Ink.  The deer is stamped on a piece of Watercolor Paper in VersaMark Ink and heat embossed in White Stampin' Emboss Powder with the Heat Tool.

I then colored the little cutie and his background using the following re-inkers and an Aqua Painter- Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky.

As Spring rapidly approaches I'm finding myself creating tiny little card stock roses for embellishments.  For this card- the roses nestle upon the Mini Embroidery Hoops and a bed of leaves cut from the Lovely Laurel Thinlets Dies.  A Pool Party Baker's Twine bow completes the card.

My second card focuses on the adorable little bunny and is 100% my favorite!  This card has a lot of my favorite elements on it....right down to the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper that I am in LOVE with.  

Once again I have added a cluster of roses only this time- the roses are the main focal point with the bunny being an accent.  So cute!

What do you think?  Are you ready for Spring?  I know I am!

 Won't you join us for the rest of the hop?  Simply click the NEXT button to go to the fabulous Elizabeth Price or click the BACK button to head on over to the lovely Cathy Casey.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Blossoming Basket

Hey stampers!  Today I'm back with a card that was inspired by my brand new blog design.  I'm totally loving the facelift!  My blog designer couldn't possibly have done a better job at capturing exactly what I was looking for.  Thank you SO much Ben!  ❤

To create the card I began using a piece of Watercolor Paper, a Basic Black card base and the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. 

Next- I stamped the Blossoming Basket stamp in Basic Black Archival Ink and water colored it using an Aqua Painter and the following colors:  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Pumpkin Pie re-inkers.  
Using Lemon Lime Twist and Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Markers- I added some spatter.  

A trio of iridescent sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment were added to level out the color in the card.  The "you are loved" sentiment was stamped in VersaMark onto a piece of Basic Black card stock and heat embossed in White Stampin' Emboss Powder. 

I hope you've enjoyed my card!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Amazing You

Hello there stampin' friends!  Tonight I'm back with a card that I created for the Y-Knot-Stamp-Everything team challenge.  We were given a sketch to use and then it was up to us on how to design the rest.  

My submission is definitely one of my favorite cards.  As you can see from my new blog design- I love everything black/white striped (with flowers of course).  Honestly I think I'm obsessed with all things black/white striped.   I literally just can't get enough!

This card was super simple to create.  It's just a few different layers, a banner and some embellishments.  Nothing too fancy but oh so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop- Lots of Happy Birthday

Good morning stampers!  I'm excited to announce that today I am a guest blogger for the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop.  How cool is that?  I was really excited when Sara invited me to participate.  I was actually on vacation in Disney World when she asked and it totally made my day!  

The hop this month features either the Perennial Birthday Project Kit or the Lots of Happy Card Kit....using it in a way other than it was intended.  Of course I chose the Lots of Happy Card Kit.  Why you ask?  Simply put- I adore that kit!  The contents are absolutely amazing.  Especially the black and white striped paper!  LOVE IT!

I created 2 projects for the hop.  A card and an impossible box.  I'm really happy with how they turned out and I know my friend will LOVE them just as much as I do!  Her birthday was actually last Thursday but that's ok- she will get them at her birthday celebration on Tuesday.

Up first is the beautiful birthday card.  As I used Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends to color the flowers on the image I thought it fitting to also use Pink Pirouette Card Stock.  I used the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Marker to color in the leaves.  It's a little difficult to see in the picture but I colored some of the leaves a few times to make them look darker than others.  

Here is a closeup of the front of the card.  The iridescent and black sequins add the perfect finishing touch!

This is the impossible box.  What exactly is an impossible box?  It's a one piece box/lid.  Simply pull up on the top to open!  Once open- the box is large enough for some candy treats or other small trinkets.

Here you can somewhat see the top appears to be "caved" in.  That's just the opening in the box!  It's pretty cool actually!  It's a self closing box so there is no extra ribbon or adhesive necessary to hold it closed.  

This is a closeup of the front of the box.  For the sentiment- I first stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink and stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  Next I inked up the floral image with Smoky Slate Ink, stamped it off onto my grid paper and then stamped it directly over the sentiment.  Did you see the Pink Pirouette Organza Ribbon?  That was created using the White Organza Ribbon from the Occasions Catalog.  I colored it using the Pink Pirouette Light Stampin' Blend Marker.   To finish it off, I added a few coordinating embellishments.  SO cute and oh so fun!  Easy to create too!

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today!  Please continue along on the hop with us!  Simply click the link in the blog roll to visit the next blog!

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Fancy Friday Blog Hop- Color Challenge

Hello there and welcome back for another Fancy Friday blog hop.  Today we have a color challenge! We are creating with  Pool Party, Night of Navy and Emerald Envy.   I must admit- this was a little difficult for me.  I use Pool Party all the time but the other colors- not so much.  It's not that I don't like them- they are just not the "go to" colors for my style.  

I actually kinda like what I came up with!  I was a little surprised but it's not as bad as  I thought it was going to be!

I used Pool Party for the card base and as I was browsing my extensive stash of Designer Series Paper- I came across the perfect piece for my card!  It's from the Naturally Eclectic DSP and it is Night of Navy in color.

All images stamped for this card are from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  Each of the leafy images was stamped onto a Whisper White scrap and fussy cut. To add dimension to the card, I folded the butterfly wings up to make them pop off the card.  

Please continue along our hop!  Up next is the amazingly talented Erica Cerwin!  Click the next button below to see what she has created to share today!