Saturday, May 2, 2015

Winnie & Walter + Pinkfresh Studio iNSD challenge - card sketch


Happy iNSD day, blog friends!!  Today we at Winnie & Walter are joining up with Pinkfresh Studio to create projects, issue challenges & give prizes to celebrate the day!

For my first challenge of the day, I'm playing along with our card sketch challenge!


Winnie & Walter is offering up a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner of this challenge!  Please get all the details on the Winnie & Walter blog for how to participate!  Here is my take on the sketch:
I used strips of Pinkfresh Studio papers from the Up in the Clouds collection to create my background, and then diecut the sentiment from another matching paper.  After adhering the papers to the front, I embellished the card with gold glitter stars to finish.  Easy peasy...such a great sketch for a clean & graphic look!

To get all the iNSD details going on at the Winnie & Walter blog today, please reference THIS POST.  It will have all the links & info you need!!  I hope you enjoy your day of crafting & fun!

Until later,
~L.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Winnie& Walter April/May Release - Day 4

It is time for another new release of stamps & Cutaways from Winnie & Walter!!  For you chance to win all of the new stamp sets, check out the Big Giveaway post on the Winnie & Walter blog!

Today we are sharing more new stamps & a Cutaway that have a bling & sparkle theme!  You can see a full reveal of all items, plus enter for your chance to win them on today's Winnie & Walter blog post.

For my first card I've focused on some of the stamp sets with bling & gemstones...the sentiment fonts are just beautiful!
 I watercolored the background with Tim Holtz distress inks.  I kept the colors bold, and created more of a tie-dye feel to it.  Once it was dry, I flicked droplets of water on to it.  When you soak them back up with a paper towel it will take some of the ink with it, creating a nice bokeh effect.  After that I stamped & embossed the gems in gold.  I stamped the sentiment a strip of white cardstock, then cut arrow shaped ends to it.  I layered it to the front with a knot of gold thread, then accented with the flourishes to finish.


For my next card I used the new Mini Scenery stamp set, and did yet another rainbow colored card.
I stamped & heat embossed the faceted scenery to a block of white art paper.  Then I watercolored it in a rainbow gradient.  Once dry I mounted it to a black cardbase.  Then I diecut the word hello from patterned paper, and the tag from black cardstock.  I stamped & heat embossed the word friend to the black tag, then layered both cuts to the card front.  I accented it with some jewels to finish.

Tonight is the night!!! All of our new stamps & dies will be available for purchase tonight in the Winnie & Walter store...so start making your wishlist, and be ready to go add those goodies into your cart!!

I hope you have an awesome day!

Until later,
~L.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Winnie & Walter April/May Release - Day 3

It is time for another new release of stamps & Cutaways from Winnie & Walter!!  For you chance to win all of the new stamp sets, check out the Big Giveaway post on the Winnie & Walter blog!

Today we are sharing another new stamp set in the new series called In Bloom, and plus some more Cutaways.  You can see a full reveal of both stamp & cutaway sets, plus enter for your chance to win them on today's Winnie & Walter blog post.

I've created a clean & simple engagement card using some of the new items.  Here is how it turned out!
 Have you ever seen the hydrangea's that are similar to this coloring?  They are my absolute faves, and I am going to purchase myself one this year when I see them in stores.  They are utterly beautiful!!

All of our new stamps & dies will be available for purchase on May 1st in the Winnie & Walter store...so start making your wishlist!!

I hope you have an awesome day!

Until later,
~L.

Love Forever card

Hi blog friends!  Just popping in really quickly to let you know that I have a clean & graphic card up on the Taylored Expressions blog today!  Here is a peek at it:


You can get all the details on how I created it, and more information on all the amazing Taylored Expressions products I used at the TE blog!  Thanks for checking it out!

Until later,
~L.

Supplies:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Winnie & Walter April/May Release - Day 2

It is time for another new release of stamps & Cutaways from Winnie & Walter!!  For you chance to win all of the new stamp sets, check out the Big Giveaway post on the Winnie & Walter blog!

Today we are sharing a new stamp series called In Bloom, and new additions to the Essentials & In A Word cutaways.  You can see a full reveal of both stamp & cutaway sets, plus enter for your chance to win them on today's Winnie & Walter blog post.

For my first card I am showcasing one of the new In A Word cutaways, & combined them with cutaways from yesterdays The Big, the Bold and FriendsCheck it out:
This big "hi" just screamed shaker card to me, and adding some rainbow goodness seemed like a perfect fit!  I used a lot of white cardstock so that the colors would just pop!  I think it turned out so cute & fun!

Card Challenges:


For my next card I used the first of the new In Bloom stamp sets, and combined them with the new Essentials cutaways.  I also used both the stamps & cutaways from The Big, the Bold & Comfort that we introduced yesterday.  Here is what came about:
I kept this card clean & simple by stamping the tag from the Essentials cutaways using the In Bloom stamp set.  I layered it to the lower corner of the card, along with the sentiment I've created & some pretty embellishments.

Card challenges:
  • The Card Concept #34 - photo inspiration


All of our new stamps & dies will be available for purchase on May 1st in the Winnie & Walter store...so start making your wishlist!!

I hope you have an awesome day!

Until later,
~L. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Winnie & Walter April/May release - Day 1


It is time for another new release of stamps & Cutaways from Winnie & Walter!!  For you chance to win all of the new stamp sets, check out the Big Giveaway post on the Winnie & Walter blog!

Today we are sharing some new stamps & dies in The Big, The Bold series...and I just know you are going to love them!!  You can see a full reveal of both stamp & cutaway sets, plus enter for your chance to win them on today's Winnie & Walter blog post.

For my first card I am showcasing the The Big, the Bold and Friends stamp set + cutawayCheck it out:
I created a rainbow watercolor background using Tim Holtz distress inks, and then stamped & diecut the sentiment directly to it.  After adhering the painted block to a white card base, I accented it with jewels to finish.

For my second card I am showcasing The Big, the Bold and Comfort stamp set & Cutaways.  Here is what I came up with:
 I stuck with a watercolor background for this card, but chose muted & serene blues to keep with the mood of the sentiment.  I diecut part of the sentiment from gold paper & adhered it to the watercolor.  I finished it by stamping the remaining part of the sentiment above the diecut.

These stamps & dies are going to be an awesome addition to your The Big, The Bold collection.  All of our new stamps & dies will be available for purchase on May 1st in the Winnie & Walter store...so start making your wishlist!!

I hope you have an awesome day!

Until later,
~L.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LID April Release - Day 3

Welcome to the final of the Lil' Inker Designs April release!  I've got a cute little card & envelope to share with you today, so let's get right to it!

At first I wasn't so sure about how small these are, but once I created this...I thought about how beautiful they would look on gift packaging & gift bags, and truly fell in love with them!
To create this I diecut the petal card from patterned paper, then folded the flaps.  Then I diecut a square that would fit inside of the card from cream cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment to the top of the cardstock in black ink.  I diecut the floral cuts from cream cardstock, stamped them & adhered them underneath the sentiment.  I folded the petal card back up & slipped it into a glassine envelope.  Then I diecut the flowers & leaves for the front from patterned paper, and layered together with a jewel accent.  I adhered the layered flower to the envelope front so that the top of the envelope would be held in place by a petal.

LID Supplies:




Be sure to check out what the rest of the Lil' Inker design team members have created today:

LID Blog http://www.shoplilinker.blogspot.com/
Lisa Henke http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/
Laura Williams http://lauralooloo.blogspot.com/
Chrissy Larson http://chrissycards.blogspot.com/
Maureen Merritt http://www.mamamostamps.com/
Sarah Jay http://www.criminalgrace.com/
Lea Lawson www.lealawsoncreates.com/
Jennifer Carter http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Heather Hoffman http://housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com
Karen Baker http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/
Amy Kolling http://stamp-n-paradise.blogspot.com/ 
Link to Store http://lilinkerdesigns.com/


I hope you've enjoyed my projects this week using the brand new items from Lil' Inker Designs!!  Have a wonderful day!


Until later,
~L.


If you would like to purchase any of the newly released items this month, feel free to click on the links below.  I have included everything that is new for your convenience!