Alexandra Renke - Simple Baby Card Set

March 10, 2019


Happy Sunday! Just popping in today to share a simple card set that I made over the weekend. If you hadn't heard yet, Josh and I became licensed foster parents last November and on February 15th, we got our first placement. Two girls - a 13 month old, and her 6 week old preemie sister that was discharged from the NICU to us. Needless to say...life around here has been chaotic, and super busy. So, I don't have a lot of extra crafty time right now. And that is where these gorgeous papers & dies from Alexandra Renke come into play!

These cards took me less then an hour to put together, and now I have two gorgeous baby cards ready for the next time I need one. The cutie angel dies were actually from Alexandra's Christmas release, but I thought they would be perfect for baby cards!

To start I did all the diecutting. I diecut the angels three times: one from gold glitter paper and twice from white cardstock. Then I diecut the sentiments from white cardstock three times. I stacked and adhered them together with a Zig 2-way glue pen.

Then I cut the backgrounds from two sheets of gorgeous Alexandra Renke patterned paper, aptly named "Baby's Breath" and "Baby's Breath Rose". I adhered them to the front of A2 white card bases with full sheets of foam adhesive to give the card some dimension.

Finally I adhered the diecut angels & sentiments to each card front, then accented with matching pearls & small jewels. Super easy, and super pretty.

That is all I have for you today! Before I close, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends!


Have a great rest of your Sunday!

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Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop - Day 1

March 8, 2019


Happy Friday, crafty friends! It's always a happy day when we are celebrating a brand new release from Simon Says stamp, right?! Their latest collection is called Fresh Bloom, and it is full of lovely products! Simon is doing a free Lucky to Know You die as a gift with purchase promotion - just use the code FRBLM89 upon checkout to take advantage while supplies last! The code will expire on Sunday, 03/10 at 11:59 pm ET.

This is day 1 of the Fresh Bloom Blog Hop, and we've got quite the lineup for you! I will put all of the blog hop details at the end of my post, but how about we get to my cards first? I've focused on the adorable Bunny Wishes stamp set, which is 6x8 in size and SO cute! Check it out!

The first thing I did was blend the clouds using oxide inks in Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass and Broken China.

Then I stamped the bunny & balloons to white cardstock in onyx black Versafine. Next I colored in the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, then fussy cut it. This stamp set has coordinating dies, but I did not receive them. Seriously - just get the dies. Lol! I'm so not good at fussy cutting, but it had to be done!

Next I stamped & heat embossed parts of the sentiment directly to the ink blended background, then adhered it to an A2 white cardbase with foam adhesive. Then I adhered the bunny image to the front with foam dots. I stamped the final part of the sentiment to white cardstock and trimmed into a thin strip. I adhered it directly below the word happy, and then to finish I accented with jewels and added shimmer to the balloons.
That is what I have for you today! How about we get to all the fun blog hop info now?!

PRIZES:
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose the winners and post on the Simon Says Stamp store blog on Wednesday. Winners can email SSS to claim their prize.

BLOG HOP LINK LIST:
Be sure to hop along and leave comments along the way for your best chance to win one of the prizes!

Simon Says Stamp Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Cathy Zielske
Nina-Marie Trapani
Nichol Spohr
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Suzy Plantamura
Lisa Addesa
Amy Rysavy 

Wow....what a lineup that is! I know I am excited to grab a cup of coffee and see what everyone else created!

Finally, if you'd like to see even MORE inspiration from this release, check out the Fresh Bloom Collection Gallery. And be sure to link up YOUR creations too!

It looks like I am the end of the hop, but before you move alon, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends!

Alright friends! Happy hopping, and happy Friday!

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SugarPea Designs Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop


Happy Friday! Today is the Sweet 2 Repeat blog hop with SugarPea Designs and we are creating again with the most recent Spring release.

I will give you all the blog hop info at the bottom, but how about we get to my card first? It's that time of year, and I've created another Easter card. I just love the Easter items that were included in the most recent release, but especially the scripted word die!

To start this card I diecut the scalloped rectangle two times from white cardstock. I thought that the Concentric Circles stencil looked a little like sunrays if I didn't ink up all of it, and it was perfect for the Easter theme of the card. I lightly inked the rays in Scattered Straw oxide ink. I diecut the hill from the second scalloped rectangle, then lightly inked it up with oxide ink in Shabby Shutters.

Then I diecut the word Easter three times - once from gold glitter paper and twice from white cardstock, then stacked them together. I stamped the rest of the sentiment underneath where the scripted word would be placed. With all the diecutting done, I put the card together in layers and finished by accenting here & there with my signature jewels.

Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win! The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 16th.

 

BLOG HOP LIST:

Before you move along with your day, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends!

Have a great start to your weekend, and happy hopping!

SugarPea Designs - 2019 Spring Product Release Day 5

February 15, 2019


Happy Friday, crafty friends! I hope you've had an awesome week so far! Today is the final day of Sweet Peek Week for SugarPea Designs, and tonight all of the new products go live in the shop at 6pm EST. Yay!!

There is still time to blog hop & win these new stamp sets, but how about we get to my tags first? Today I am using the new Enjoy Tag Set die, and have combined them with the Tutti Fruiti set that we revealed a couple days ago. When I initially thought about these tags, I thought they would be so cute for bachelorette parties, or for decorating a margarita bar on Cinco De Mayo or just for a summer part. I had wanted to photograph them with this in mind, but alas...I just ran out of time. So, just imagine them strung around cute glasses with lemons, limes & cute bottles of Tequila. Lol!

To start I stamped the lemons & limes in Catherine Pooler inks in the following colors: Limoncello, Tiara, Garden Party & Lime Rickey. Then I cut them out with the coordinating die, and trimmed off the section where a stem & leaf can be stamped.

Next I diecut the tag three times from Tim Holtz distress watercolor paper. Then I watercolor smooshed them with the same Catherine Pooler inks used above, and set them aside to dry.

While the tags dried, I added some glitter to three of the stamped lemons & limes. I used a wide Zig glue pen to easily apply some adhesive to just part of each fruit, then covered it in some clear glitter. I used a glitter that isn't prismatic so that it would look more like salt.

At this point the tags were dry, and I stamped the sentiment to them in onyx black Versafine using my MISTI. Then I adhered a lemon & a lime to each tag, popping part of the top one up with a foam dot. Finally, I tied three bows from green dotted ribbon and adhered them to the top of each tag. Easy peasy, and would make such a cute decorating piece for a party!

That is all I have for Day 5 of Sweet Peek Week! Don't forget that these adorable stamps, dies & stencil will go live in the SugarPea Designs shop on Friday at 6pm EST.


Blog Hop Link List
Today you can enter for your chance to win the Keep Forever Tags stamp set! You get extra entries by commenting on all the blogs above.

That is all I have for you today! Before I close, I wanted to mention that there are LOTS of crafty sales going on, and I've updated my CRAFTY SALES page, so head over there to check them out. I also wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends!

Have a great Friday, and happy hopping!

SUPPLY LIST
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. {Includes affiliate linking where possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. Never fear - I will only ever link to products that I truly love & use!}

MFT Stamps - Party Penguins & Happy Birthday Blend

February 14, 2019


Hey there again, friends! This is my second post of the day, as I have a guest post up on the MFT Stamps blog today! Before I get to that, I also wanted to mention that they are having a HUGE sale on their Hybrid Inks from February 14-16 - no code needed!
http://shrsl.com/1g4n8

 If you love those inks, now is a great time to grab them! Today my card features the adorable Party Penguins, along with the Happy Birthday Blend stamps and Die-namics. I can’t get over how CUTE these penguins are!

I started by blending the background using Shaded Lilac, Tattered Rose, and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide inks. I die cut the Happy Birthday Blend from the middle of the panel, then splattered with watered down white acrylic paint before setting aside to dry.

As the background dried, I worked on the elements from Party Penguins. I found that it was best to die cut the penguins first, and then do the stamping. If you keep the card stock block that you cut them from, you can just place a little bit of washi tape on the back, and then place the die-cut pieces back into it in your stamping platform. This makes lining up your stamps so much easier!

You could also do the above process with the party hats as they are two-step stamped pieces as well, but I found that it wasn’t really necessary. I stamped the balloons and hats in light pink and purple inks with clear blocks then cut them out with their coordinating dies as usual.

At this point the background was dry, so I placed it on top of an unfolded A2 white card base in my stamping platform, and held it in place with washi tape and magnets. I proceeded to stamp the Happy Birthday Blend sentiment in light pink & light purple inks. I love how they blend together in places – such a fun element that MFT Stamps added to this set!

 Next, I stamped the second part of the sentiment directly onto the blended background, along with the balloon strings. After doing all of that work, I ended up accidentally smudging the sentiment and couldn’t fix it. I’m not one to waste time, so I stamped the secondary sentiment again on white card stock and cut it into a thin banner. Then I adhered it over top of the smudged sentiment with a thin foam strip, and I think I actually like it this way more — you’ve got to love happy accidents!

Finally, I adhered the penguins, party hats, and balloons to the front, popping parts of them up with foam dots. Lastly, I accented here and there with some iridescent jewels.

I hope you liked my sweet birthday card today and I hope that I helped give some tips on how to overcome mistakes, as they do happen sometimes and that is okay!

That is all I have for you today! Before I close, I wanted to mention that there are recent updates on my CRAFTY SALES page, so head over there to check them out. I also wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends!


Have a great start to your week, and happy hopping!

SUPPLY LIST
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. {Includes affiliate linking where possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. Never fear - I will only ever link to products that I truly love & use!}

SugarPea Designs - 2019 Spring Product Release Day 4


Happy Valentine's Day, crafty friends! Today is day 4 of Sweet Peek Week for SugarPea Designs, and we are revealing adorable products from the Spring release all week long!

I will get all the blog hop info to you below, but how about we get to my card first? So, today I have an Easter themed card set for you using the new Easter Wishes stamp set, Easter word die, and Egg Cut-Away Window. I love the this beautiful scripted font! I've used it in both diecut & stamping form, and it doesn't disappoint!

To start, I ink blended a panel of 130 LB cougar white cardstock in Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw Distress Oxide inks. Then I spritzed the panel down with shimmer spray, and flicked white paint splatters to the front. I set this aside to dry, and proceeded to do all the diecutting.

I diecut the word Easter & the bunny three times each; once from gold glitter paper and twice from cougar white cardstock. I stacked & adhered them together for added sturdiness and dimension. At this point the ink blended panel was dry, and I diecut the Egg cut away from the middle of it.

Then I did all the stamping & heat embossing for each card. The first part of the sentiment on the shaker card was stamped to white cardstock in onyx black Versafine ink, then trimmed into a thin strip. The sentiment for the other card was stamped & heat embossed directly to the bottom of the A2 card base.

Then I put the shaker card together, filling it with a sequin mix, clear jewels and matching pearls. Because these items are a bit bulkier than a sequin mix, I added two layers of foam tape to the back to make sure they would still shake. I arranged the sentiment to the front, then accented the front with some of the same clear jewels inside of the shaker.

Next I took the inside egg layer, and mounted it to the front of the stamped & heat embossed card base with foam tape. I covered the sentiments, then splattered it with some gold paint and let it set. Then I mounted the bunny to the middle of the egg with foam tape as well. I finished this card my accenting with my signature iridescent jewels.

That is all I have for Day 4 of Sweet Peek Week! These adorable stamps, dies & stencil will go live in the SugarPea Designs shop on Friday at 6pm EST.



Blog Hop Link List
Today you can enter for your chance to win the Easter Wishes stamp set! You get extra entries by commenting on all the blogs above.

That is all I have for you today! Before I close, I wanted to mention that there are recent updates on my CRAFTY SALES page, so head over there to check them out. I also wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I would love to be crafty friends!

Have a great start to your week, and happy hopping!

SUPPLY LIST
For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. {Includes affiliate linking where possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. Never fear - I will only ever link to products that I truly love & use!}