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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #369

Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #369!  This week the challenge is to use a Great Outdoors theme on your card!  Our sponsor this week and the prize is from My Grafico. All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspiration blog.  I hope you'll be able to play along!

CIC369 Jen Carter

What a fun card to make!  I used several digital items from My Grafico on my card, starting with that adorable camper!  The banner was also from that same Cool Caravans set and I changed the background to yellow which is a nice option when using digital images.  The rest of the card was created with patterned paper Jillibean Soup.  The top part was embossed with a stitched die.


I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #369!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Wonderful


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Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying this summer day!  I'm (sadly) counting down to going back to work...next Monday I start up again in the school office.  I love my job but I wouldn't complain about another few weeks of summer break, lol!  And here I am talking about summer and today's card is one for Fall!  Now I'm definitely not ready for that yet! :)

Jen Carter Corner Lg Pumpkin 1

This card was made with a few dies recently released from Frantic Stamper.  I used the Large Pumpkin Die and colored it with my zig markers. I love the details that are cut into the die cut!  I placed the pumpkin on top of a piece of patterned paper that I die cut using one of the Stitched Corner-Cut Tags.  I used a few pieces of patterned paper to create the sentiment and added some enamel dots to finish it off.

Thanks for joining me today!  Hope you have a wonderful summer day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs July Release: Day 3


Welcome back to day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from the sweet Amy Kolling's blog There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!

Jen Carter Happy Bday Border 1 wm

I really like this new Happy Birthday Border die!  The places that are "open" on the words are just so unique!  Here I used it at the bottom of my card as the border.  To create my scene I used the largest of the Stitched Mats Rectangle Dies to create the stitched border and then a smaller rectangle die to cut out the inside.  I die cut various sizes of balloons from the Balloon Dies die set & the string with the Balloon Strings Die.

Jen Carter Happy Bday Border Seasonal Stars Masculine 1 wm

For this last card I took a masculine approach and used the Happy Birthday Border die stacked on top of each other.  I die cut using various papers, the bottom patterned paper is from the Tribal Chic Paper Pack.  I also die cut three stars from the Seasonal Stars die set, also from patterned paper from the Tribal Chic Paper Pack.

Jen Carter Happy Bday Border Seasonal Stars Masculine 3





Thank you so much for visiting this week!  Don't forget to leave a comment to win.  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used are linked above & are available at the Lil' Inker Designs store now!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Chrissy Larson's blog!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs July Release: Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs Release!  All of the products being shown today are currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from the Lil' Inker Store Blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  

Today, I have two cards to share.

Jen Carter Alpha Gem Little Things Prayers 1 wm

I used several new products on this card.  I started by using the new Alphabet Gem Dies (that coordinate with the cool Alphabet Gem Stamps that were previously released!).  I wanted to use them in a different way, so instead of stamping the images on to the die cuts, I just left them as is.  I liked the artsy feel it gave the letters.  The little bird & the sentiment are stamped from the The Little Things Stamp set that is adorable!  I love the fonts for the sentiments.  The bird, bird's wing & the gold striped leaf are die cut with the coordinating The Little Things Die set.  The clouds are from the Cut it Out Clouds & Accessories Die set.

Jen Carter Fringe Scallop Circles Doodled Daisies Sunflower 6 wm

For my second card today I used the fun new Fringe Scalloped Circle Dies to make sunflowers!  I love that these are dual scalloped!  I die cut the center from my wood paper (that had been die cut with one of the Stitched Mats Rectangles dies) and the yellow patterned paper with the same sized circle die.  The wood mat is popped up with dimensionals.  I die cut the smallest circle from the Fringe Scalloped Circle Dies to make the inside part of the flower.  For the stem I used the Sketched Floral Die Set & for the leaves I used the Awesome Blossom Dies.

Jen Carter Fringe Scallop Circles Doodled Daisies Sunflower Closeup

That sentiment with the cute font is from the Doodled Daisies Stamp set!  I love the fun sentiments in this set!









Thanks for visiting my blog today!  All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used (and more!) are available to purchase right now in the Lil' Inker Designs store!  Your next stop on the blog hop is over to Sarah Jay's blogDon't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs July Release: Day 1

Hello!  It's time for a new Lil' Inker Designs release! The new products are already available in the  Lil' Inker Designs store!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Hoffman's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  Today, I have 2 cards to share.

Jen Carter Doodled Daisies Everyday Words 2 wm

This first card is made using a WONDERFUL new set that I have fallen in love with called Doodled Daisies Stamps and they coordinate with the Doodled Daisies Dies.  Honestly, I had to stop myself from using this set on every single card!  Not only are there these beautiful doodled flowers but some gorgeous sentiments (which I'll share later on this week & you can see in the image of the sets at the end of this post).  To color these flowers I used a mixture of watercolor paints and distress inks (used as watercolors) on top of white embossing. 

Jen Carter Doodled Daisies Everyday Words Closeup 1

The large "Thanks" is another new die, this one from the Everyday Words Tag Dies set.

Jen Carter Boxed So Happy Quilted Spirals Doodled Daisies 1 wm

For this card I used the Doodled Daisies Stamps and the Doodled Daisies Dies but in a very different way than I did on the first card.  To start this card I used the very cool new Quilted Stitched Spirals Die that stitched a fun, fun pattern into the patterned paper. 

Jen Carter Boxed So Happy Quilted Spirals Doodled Daisies 2 wm

I used the new Boxed Up: So Happy for You die, cut in orange, and then layered the Doodled Daisies Stamps and the Doodled Daisies Dies on top.  This time for the flowers, I stamped the solid image with ink (on 2 of them) and then the coordinating detailed outline image on top in a darker ink.  For the turquoise flower I stamped the outline image onto colored cardstock.


All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used (and more!) are available to purchase right now in the Lil' Inker Designs store!  Your next stop on the blog hop is over to Angel Rivera's blog!

Thank you SO MUCH for joining me today!  Be sure to come back tomorrow for more previews of the new products!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #368


Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #368!  This week the theme is a fun color scheme! The sponsor & prize is from A Day for Daisies.

CIC368 Jen Carter

I started my card by diecutting the white panel with a Silly Stitched die after I had printed the image on to my cardstock.   The Hello at the top was die cut out of patterned paper.

CIC368 Jen Carter Closeup

 The digital image I used from A Day for Daisies is called Chubby Flower Garden.  I colored the image using copic markers and used a colorless blender to add the dots.


The colors for this card were based on the above inspiration photo. I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #368!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #367


Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #367!  This week the challenge is to use a tropical theme on your card!  Our sponsor this week and the prize is from Your Next Stamp.  I hope you'll be able to play along!

CIC367 Jen Carter

I was inspired again by the cupcake image.  I started my card by die cutting the mat with a Center Point Chevron die (LOVE this die!!).   I stamped my pineapples from Concord & 9th, they matched the theme perfectly!

CIC367 Jen Carter Closeup

Now that sentiment...that lovely black "celebrate" is die cut is from Your Next Stamps called Fancy Celebrate die.  And the sentiment underneath is from a great mix & match stamp set, also from Your Next Stamp, called Whatnot Sentiments Set Four.  There are beautiful fonts and lots of options for sentiments!

Here is the challenge photo to provide inspiration for this challenge.


I hope you'll join us this week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #367!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Jesus Loves You

Hello!  I have updated my Stamps/Dies/Inks for Sale Page!  There are lots of new items added and lower prices too!  Click on the tab under my blog header that says Stamps for Sale or click here!  You'll find items for sale from Papertrey Ink, Verve, Whimsy, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, etc, etc, etc...  Thanks for looking!

Jen Carter Faith Words 3 Jesus 1

For today's card I used the one of the new Faith Words dies from Frantic Stamper.  I started by making the frame with the Elementals #14 Square Basics.  I love this die with the scallop detail!

Jen Carter Faith Words 3 Jesus Closeup

For the sentiment I die cut "Jesus" from Faith Words #3 and then used the MFT sentiment to finish it off (from Cheerful Blessings).  I added the largest heart from the Country Heart die set.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Paper: Fancy Pants Millie & June

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #366


Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #366!  This week it is a beautiful summery color scheme!  


And here's my card.

CIC366 Jen Carter

Using the colors for the challenge, I also let the cupcake decorations inspire me but instead of using a flamingo I used this adorable Stork Stuff die!  The white card mat was cut using one of my favorite cover plate dies called Dotted Scallops.  That amazing sentiment is from Latina Crafter called You.  I love that oversized You!  I embossed it on a vellum piece that had been die cut using one of the Stitched Mats: Side Stitched Rectangles dies.

All of the details on this challenge can be found on the Cupcake Inspirations blog!  I hope you'll join us for this week's color challenge!  Have a great day!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Welcome


Hello!  I have updated my Stamps/Dies/Inks for Sale Page as of 7/6/16!  There are lots of new items added and lower prices too!  Click on the tab under my blog header that says Stamps for Sale or click here!  You'll find items for sale from Papertrey Ink, Verve, Whimsy, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, etc, etc, etc...  Thanks for looking!

Jen Carter Welcome Green 5

I have a simple card to share with you today!  I started with a piece of patterned paper (My Mind's Eye On Trend 2) and then used one of the Stitched Mats: Side Stitched Rectangles dies to cut the stitches into the outside of the card.  I attached the new Welcome Word Die to the bottom corner and then added some sequins.  That was it!  Super simple!

Jen Carter Welcome Green 2

I'm entering this card in the Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge: Anything Goes.

Don't forget you can also enter your floral creations in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

Thanks for joining me today!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Updated Stamps for Sale List

I have lots & lots of unused/unloved stamps and accessories that need a new home!  I went through my stash and have updated the list as of July 6, 2016.  Lower prices and lots of new stamp sets added!

**This post will not be updated as stamp sell.  To see a current list of what is available, please click the tab at the top of my blog that says,  "Stamps for Sale" or click here.  That tab/link will be updated as items sell.  Thanks!


Shipping is $2.50 to the US (anything outside of the US will need to pay actual shipping) for the first set plus 50 cents for every set after that (unless noted). Sets will be shipped in a plastic bag & cushioned mailer through USPS. These are all gently used stamps in great condition or brand new, never been used stamps/products!  Some of the stamp sets will come in a CD case.  All products are from a pet free/smoke free home.

I accept Payment as payment.  You can contact me by email via the sidebar on my blog.  Look for the "Contact Me!! Send Me An Email" function on the right.  Thanks for looking!


Papertrey Ink
Baby Button Bits Stamp Set (Vault): $12
Beautiful Blooms II Stamp Set: $12
Beyond Basics Borders (Vault set): $10
Damask Designs (Vault set): $12
Everyday Photo Finishers Stamp Set: $10
Falling Leaves Stamp Set (Vault Set): $12
Fillable Frames #1#2#3 (Sold as one set) with Fillable Frames coordinating die #3: $10
Fillable Frames #4#5#6 (Sold as one set) with Fillable Frames Coordinating Dies #4, & #5: $10
Fillable Frames #7#8#10 (sold as one set) with Fillable Frames Coordinating Dies #7#8 & #10: $8
Fillable Frames #11 Mini Stamp Set (Vault Set) & Coordinating Die: $5
Fruit Fusion Pear Stamp Set Fruit Fusion Pear Die: $5
Guide Lines Two Stamp Set: $13
Happy Day Stamp Set & Happy Day Coordinating Die: $15
Holiday Photo Finishers Stamp Set: $13
It's Official Stamp Set (Vault Set): $13
Little Bitty Bird Stamp Set & Little Bitty Bird Die: $15
Make a Wish Additions with coordinating Dies (Vault Set):  $15 
Notched Flower Die Collection: $6
Simple Circles Border Die: $5
Heart Prints Dies (Large & Small dies only): $3
Up, Up & Away Stamp Set with Up, Up & Away Balloon Dies: $15

2009 CHA T-shirt Think Ink, white, size 2XL (worn once, washed once):  $6  (I had a hard time finding pictures.  Front of the shirt (it's white).  Here's one of the back.  Some of the DT wearing them.

Simon Says Stamp
Balloons Die Set NEW: $15
Message Banner Die: $5
Music 2 My Ears Stamp Set: $8
Warm Christmas Wishes Stamp Set: $10

Verve
From the Heart Dies: $3
Thankful Accents (retired): $10
Thankful Hearts (retired): $8
Wishing You Stamp Set: $12
Sweet Scallop Tag Stamp (retired) & Sweet Scallop Tag Die: $7
Adjusted Sails Plain Jane (new): $2
Successful Woman Plain Jane (ONLY includes one stamp:  it's the sentiment from the linked set that says "Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee"): $2

My Favorite Things
BG Polka Dot Background Stamp (red rubber): $10
Cute Cameras Dies: $4
Wonky Stitched Oval Stax Dies: $18

Clearly Besotted
Christmas Sparkle Stamp Set: $5
Nuts for You Stamp Set (retired): $4
Post it: Love: $8

Clearly Whimsy Stamps & Dies
Basic Backgrounds & Borders 1 Stamp Set: $9
Basic Backgrounds & Borders 2 Stamp Set: $9
Birthday Balloon Stamp Set: $5
Circles, Circles, Circles Stamp Set: $9
Cupcake Large Word Die: $4
Distressed Backgrounds & Ink Splats Stamp Set: $9
Friend Large Word Die: $4
Holiday Gift Tag Die (oval ornament only, shown on linked card): $3
Hoo Loves You Stamp Set (owls) with coordinating Owl Outlines Dies: $16
Ice Cream Cone Die Set: $10
Layered Flowers Die Set: $6
Lil' Stinkers Stamp Set (skunks) with coordinating Lil' Stinkers Outline Dies: $20
Mini Envelope Die: $5
Retro Flowers Stamp Set: $9
Say Cheese Stamp Set: $9
Scandi Christmas Stamp Set: $9
Stitched Alphabet Stamp Set: $9
Stitched Clouds Die Set: $6
Time for Tea Stamp Set: $9
Time for Tea Additions Stamp Set & Time for Tea Additions Dies: $15
Up, Up & Away Stamp Set: $9
Wish Large Word Die (shown on linked card): $4
Yum, Yum, Yum Stamp Set: $9

Paper Smooches
Sassy Script Stamp Set (new): $8
Kissables 2 Stamp Set (new): $7
Kudos (new): $5
Hip to be Square: $7
Prickly Bloom Die (new): $5

Reverse Confetti
More than Jellybeans Stamp Set: $10
The Buzz Stamp Set: $10

Studio L2E
Creative Plans (new): $8
Hi-Light It: Banners (new): $6
Hi-Light It: Banner Sentiments (new): $6

Avery Elle
Chevron Bits Die: $8
Party Animal (new): $2
Humble Pie (new): $5

Hero Arts
Flying Air Ships Red Rubber Cling Stamps: $6
Phrase Bubble Dies (set of 2): $4
Thanks Bubbles Stamp & Cut Clear Stamp set with one speech bubble die (exclusive Archivers): $5
Scalloped Borders Clear Stamp Set: $6

Close to My Heart
Love Blooms Stamp Set (some staining): $10
Make it Count Stamp Set: $7
Small Pleasures Clear Stamp Set: $7
Express Postage Clear Stamp Set: $7

Market Street Stamps
Houndstooth Background Stamp: $5
Simple Salutations Stamp Set: $6
Homegrown Stamp Set: $6

Clear & Simple Stamps:
Clouds Stamp Set: $10
Joy Limited Edition Stamp Set: $4

Spellbinders
Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circle, Large: $10
Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large: $10
Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares Large: $10

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ripe Persimmon (new, never opened): $2
Worn Lipstick (new): $2

Lots of Misc:
Taylored Expressions Wish Die: $3
Wood Handmade by Stamp: $2
Die Storage Bags (150 CPP CD/DVD Clear Plastic Bag Envelope with Flap, Thin, 60 Microns): $5
Sugar Pea Designs 10 Stamp & Die Storage Pouches (brand new): $5
Carta Bella Journey Together 4x6 Stamp Set: $7
Carta Bella Planes 6x6 Stencil: $3
Echo Park Thought Bubble & Hello Die: $5
Memory Box Classic Ornament Die: $3
Assortment of small Thanks/Thank You clear stamps: $3
My Cute Stamps Let it Snow (some staining): $6
Inspiration Ave Ampersand Stamp Set: $4
Denami Designs Spring Flowers: $6
Little Yellow Bicycle Love, Laugh, Smile Dies: $8
Practicing Creativity You're Dandy (retired): $7
Sn@p Stamps Snapshots Stamp Set: $5
Stamps of Life Trees2Build: $7
Pink Paislee Switchboard Stamp Set and coordinating die (new): $7
Cherry Lynn Designs Medium Rose Die: $5
Memory Box Die Precious Mittens (new): $5
Webster's Pages Red Rubber Cameras & Arrows Stamp Set: $8
PSA Essentials Cupcake: $4
PSA Essentials Rosetta: $4
PSA Essentials Peel & Stick Stamper with alignment tool & black ink cartridge & lime/pink ink cartridges: $10
American Crafts Sentiments Large Stamp Set: $5
Autumn Leaves For the Record Stamp Set: $5
Hampton Art Ditto Life is Too Short Say it Now Stamp Set (3 stamps): $4
Stampin' Up Sizzix Big Shot Letterpress Fancy Fan plate: $5