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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs & Timeless Twine

Lil' Inker Designs has joined forces with Timeless Twine to provide you with a week full of inspiration.  Each of the Design Teams will be sharing projects using both Lil' Inker Designs & Timeless Twine products.  Each company will be giving away PRIZES! Lil' Inker is offering a $25 gift certificate and Timeless Twine is giving away a $20 gift certificate! Winners will be chosen from the comments left on the blogs so be sure to leave some love as you hop this week!

Ghost Twine Bag 2 WM

My first project for today features Black Kraft Bakers twine.  I love the colors of this one!  And guess what?  It's on sale!  You only pay $8 for a whole 160 yard roll!  Here I used the twine as an accent to my tag.  My gray chevron tag was cut using Lil' Inker Designs Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag die set.

Ghost Twine Bag Closeup 22

This bag also features some sneak peeks of some new Lil' Inker Designs products that will be available next week, beginning Wednesday, August 27th.   You won't want to miss that reveal!  

Birthday Twine Wm

My 2nd card features the twine as an accent.  Just because it may be small, doesn't mean it doesn't pack a punch!  I love, love, love the colors of this twine!  It is called Aqua Blue & Red twine and it is also on sale for $8 for an entire roll!  

Birthday Twine Closeup

I used quite a few Lil' Inker products on this card.  I started by cutting the striped background with the Cover Up Die: Stitches & Stripes.  I then used the Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die and the Connected Circles Die to make the circle strip down the side.  I stamped the diamonds with the Darling Diamonds stamp set. I next cut the vellum flag with the Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag die set and stamped the sentiment from the Fancy Feathers Stamp set.

Be sure to visit the other designers who are playing along today!

There will be more inspiration tomorrow too starting at  Erin Schreiner's blog!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Hey everyone! I realized recently that I need to have more birthday cards on hand and so I've decided to start adding some to my stash.  I especially wanted cards that I could use for a masculine birthday if I needed one.  That is where this card comes into play!

Jen Happy Everything

I used the Happy Everything set by Whimsy Stamps for this card.  I love all of the options that it offers! It was a quick & easy card to put together and I can easily duplicate it if I choose!  I really like that this set has 3 different sizes of balloons!

I am entering this card in the Case this Sketch #88  challenge & in the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Stacked Animals Congrats!

Hey everyone!!  We're getting into the swing of school now and working on our "new" school routines! I'm back to my part time hours in the office and looking forward to a break from the full time hours the last weeks.  I am very thankful for my job and am so happy to be a part of our school district!

Today, I have a card to share with you that I made using more dies from Frantic Stamper.

Baby Animals Congrats 1.1

I adore (ADORE) these baby animal dies!  This is the first of several cards that I'll be sharing with you using these dies.  The first thing I thought of when I started playing with these were that they would be so cute stacked, which of course required a tall card.  This card measures 8 x 4. I chose some patterned paper for my animals and went to stacking! 

Baby Animals Congrats Closeup 1.3

Do you see the base that the elephant is balancing precariously on?  That is a die that is for the lion but it worked perfectly to ground these animals.  I thought it would be cute to add a little butterfly from the Petite Butterflies die set on the lion's tail!  For the ear of the elephant and the face of the lion I used dimensionals to pop them up a little.  There are eyes for the lion that can be die cut too but this time I used a little black pen to add eyes.

Baby Animals Congrats Closeup 1.4

The monkey seemed like he needed to be clowning around so I put him upside down as if he were swinging around.  I think he is so adorable! To make him seem more 3D I adhered the top portion of him (head) directly to the card front and then I used dimensionals to pop up his bottom stomach and legs.  I love the dimension it created!

Baby Animals Congrats Closeup 1.1

This die set is so fun!! There are so many possibilities, so many themes that they can be used with!  

I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Monday challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the card!

Dies: Frantic Stamper Baby Animals (FRA-Die-09204), Petite Butterflies (FRA-Die-09195) 
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Hello Baby
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Sophie's Sentiments, Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Background

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Seriously...Can't Thank You Enough

Hey everyone!  Today is the first day of school.  HOW can that be?  WHERE did summer go?  It's just unbelievable that it can be mid-August already.

I have a card to share with you today that I created with some of the Lil' Inker Designs products from the last release.  I heard that you all loved it!  Me too!

Seriously Feathers WM

I wanted to do something a little funky with the feathers.  I used one of the Fancy Feathers dies and cut the feather out of vellum that had a black & white pattern on it.  Then I used my glaze & souffle pens to add color to the pattern.  

Seriously Feathers Closeup

I stamped one of the feathers from the Fancy Feather stamp set with Champagne VersaMark (LOVE how it shimmers which is hard to capture in the photos).  This created a nice background for my focal images.

Seriously Feathers Side

The "Seriously" was die cut from hologram paper that already had a sticky backing on it.  That made it easy to adhere to my card front!  I embossed the orange sentiment from the Seriously Awesome stamp set.  Last but not least, I added a few silver enamel dots to the card and a little strip of patterned paper to the side.

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hello Gorgeous!

Hello!  I wanted to play along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to "Make it Sparkle"! That just sounded like a lot of fun!  I did some experimenting with some embossing powders for this challenge and ended up having a lot of fun and added a lot of sparkle!


I was looking at Whimsy's Distressed Background & Ink Splats stamp set and all of a sudden an idea hit me.  Instead of seeing ink splats I saw a shooting star tail and a galaxy of stars.  I used one of the watercolor brush stamps to create my tail.  I embossed it with Denim embossing powder and added a touch of Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder on top of it to make it glitter and shine.  I LOVE that stuff!  I used two star stamps from Whimsy's Happy Hello set to create the stars.  


To create the background I stamped one of the ink splat stamps over and over again and then embossed them in clear embossing powder to add shine.  The sentiment, from Happy Hello, was embossed on vellum in an ombre palette.  I'm going to have to do that again!  The little silver stars, also from Happy Hello, were embossed in silver.

Well, that is it for me today!  Thank you for visiting today! I hope your day is full of blessings!

Embossing Powders: Judikins Iridescent Sparkle & Clear Detail; Zing Denim & Powder; Filigree White Fine Art; Tsukineko Silver