Sunday, August 1, 2021

Blooming Bunch - Trinity Stamps

 

Hi there and I hope you are well. Today's post comes with some exciting news for me and I'm thrilled to be able to say I am one of the new brand ambassadors for Trinity Stamps.

My first project is a card using the pretty Blooming Bunch stamp set and the Scripty Love die set.  I quite like floral stamps but have to admit they sometimes intimidate me but I was pleased with how this one turned out.  All except for the final step of adding the sentiment and I see I smudged some distress ink and you know that stuff is almost impossible to get rid of once it's there. At least I've never had any luck making it disappear so if you know of a way, let me in on the secret!

I stamped the image with Versamark ink and then embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster White and proceeded to colour with Copics. The outer edges were shaded with Hickory Smoke distress ink which is the smudge culprit!  So annoying but short of starting over, I had to live with it.

Be sure to check out all the great stamps, dies and other product at Trinity Stamps The Trinity Stamps Facebook Page has plenty ideas, inspiration and the Trinity Stamps Facebook Community Group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Copics:
Flowers - YR32/11/00/000,YR31 E44/43/41; RV34/32/00
Leaves - YG97/95/93/91; YG17/13/11; G24/21/20; G45/41

Supplies:
Stamps - Trinity Blooming Bunch
Dies - Trinity Scripty Love
Misc - Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder, Hickory Smoke distress ink

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Hello Friend - Three Room Studio Challenge

Today's post is for Three Room Studio's Saturday Challenge and the theme is Paper Piecing and I've used the Hello Friend clear stamp set plus the Hello Friend coordinating die set.


Including myself, the following team members are participating in the challenge.

Be sure to check out the Three Room Studio shop to have a look at the stamp sets, to the Three Room Studio blog, the design team blogs and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp & Sentiment -
Three Room Studio Hello Friend clear stamp
Dies Three Room Studio Hello Friend die set, Honey Bee Happy Christmas

Friday, July 30, 2021

Tip Toe Fairy Dance - TLC Designs

 

Wow, it's almost the end of July and I don't know why time is flying by like it is.  In so many ways, it seems like that last year and a half has dragged on forever and yet at the same time, it's zoomed by!
Today's card uses the recently released Tip Toe Fairy Dance stamp set from TLC Designs.  I used the 'smooshing' technique for some contrast on the background and the card was quick and easy.


For more inspiration, news and a place to share your creations, be sure to check out the TLC Designs Creative Sharing Facebook page.  The TLC Designs You Tube channel has some great ideas, tutorials and inspiration to share as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Tip Toe Fairy Dance stamp set
Misc - Stickles, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans distress ink

Friday, July 23, 2021

Fancy Fin -TLC Designs

 

Hi there and I hope you are keeping well!  So far, our summer here has been very hot and dryer than normal so it would be nice to see some rain.

For today's card, I decided to do a shaker and the Fancy Fin digital stamp set from TLC Designs was perfect.  This set comes with different whale images plus plenty of accessories like a sand dollar, starfish, blowhole sprays, sandcastles, etc.  It's a cute set and I paired it with the Dragon Baby Greetings for the sentiment and flower.

For more inspiration, news and a place to share your creations, be sure to check out the TLC Designs Creative Sharing Facebook page.  The TLC Designs You Tube channel has some great ideas, tutorials and inspiration to share as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Copics:
Whale - C5/3/1/0
Water - BG11/00/000

Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Fancy Fin stamp set, Dragon Baby Greetings
Paper - TLC Designs Sun Shiny Days (comes in digital format and paper pad)
Misc - White Posca pen, Tumbled Glass distress ink, Copic multiliner

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Three Room Studio Challenge #44 - Anything Goes

   

This week's card is for the Three Room Studio's Saturday Challenge and the theme is Anything Goes.  Easy peasy, right?

For my card, I used the newly released Aww Thanks and Mom's Hibiscus clear stamps on kraft paper.  The Mom's Hibiscus is one of my favourite and most used stamps plus it is so versatile and can be used for any occasion or with any sentiment.

With some masking and white embossing powder, the Mom's Hibiscus was stamped and embossed onto vellum, then cut around the edges of the image.  The sentiment is stamped/embossed directly onto the kraft paper and the final touch is adding the white enamel dots.
The team members participating in this week's challenge are:

Be sure to check out the Three Room Studio shop to have a look at the stamp sets, to the Three Room Studio blog, the design team blogs and Instagram.
Supplies:
Image - Mom's Hibiscus 
Sentiment - Aww Thanks 
Misc - Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Play Day - All Dressed Up Challenge

 

Hi there!  Today's card is for the July challenge at All Dressed Up stamps and I've used the Play Day digi image.  This image reminds me so much of our only granddaughter who has always been the coolest kid ever!  She's got an amazing sense of humour, tons of style and swagger and is a fabulous young lady.

The card has had many, many trials.  After 6 false starts and lots of paper in the garbage, my printer quit... you know how some cards are just not meant to be?  I ended up getting a new printer and I was off for a fresh start but again, Murphy's Law kicked in.  The card was finished but I saw a bump where I had missed a gob of glue underneath so I tried to repair it.  Blah... ended up tearing the card and had to start over.  This one went along fairly well until I'm adding the watermark and I see the dreaded blobs of tape along the edges... GRRRRR.  At this point, I am just done, I'm late getting it posted for the team so no new photos!  Hahahah... I think we need a card like that occasionally to appreciate the ones that we create without the whole thing exploding!

Be sure to head on over to the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog where you can see all kinds of inspiration from the rest of the girls on the team. Join us for some fun and wonderful creations at the Facebook Fan Page, Facebook Challenge (there is a theme for this one) and there's also a Pinterest page to view some more gorgeousness.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!

Copics:
Skirt - BG18/15/13/11
Jacket - RV23/21/00
Shirt - T3/1/0, white Posca pen for the dots
Boots - T9/7/5/3
Sunglasses - C7/5/3Pup - E37/35/33/31
Skin - E11/02/01/00/000
Hair - E47/44/43//41, Y21
Supplies:
Image - Play Day
Sentiment - computer generated
Misc - Tumbled Glass distress ink to shade

Monday, July 5, 2021

Togas and Bubbles - TLC Designs

 

Hi there!  Today's card features a cute stamp set called Toga's and Bubbles stamp set from TLC Designs.

I also used the pretty Dragons in Winter paper pack.  Design #1 is the background and is beautiful shades and patterns of aqua and #2 is the plain piece. They match perfectly and are gorgeous.  I haven't used digital papers much in the past but these paper packs are exceptionally pretty, perfectly coordinated and I plan on using them often.

For more inspiration, news and a place to share your creations, be sure to check out the TLC Designs Creative Sharing Facebook page.  The TLC Designs You Tube channel has some great ideas, tutorials and inspiration to share as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Copics:
Hair - E47/44/43/41, Y21
Skin - E11/02/00, R20
Shoes - C7/5/3

Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Toga's and Bubbles stamp set
Paper - Dragons in Winter

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Wile E Coyote Birthday



Hi and I hope all is well with you.

So... I've had this Impression Obsession stamp for ages and was waiting for the right time and card to use it and it's finally happened! I needed a card for a guy who has a great sense of humour and I knew he would appreciate it on his birthday card. Then off to find a roadrunner or coyote image but of course I wasn't able to find a suitable digi and didn't have a stamp so I went to the colouring pages (Wile E Coyote Coloring Page- DinoKids. - Coloring Home) and found this guy right away. Every time I look at this card, it makes me laugh because I remember as a kid, every Saturday morning sitting and watching that ole coyote trying to trap the roadrunner and never succeeding.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Copics:
Wile E - E49/44/43/41, E55/53/51

Supplies:
Sentiment - Impression Obsession Big X
Image - Wile E Coyote colouring pages
Dies - Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle
Misc - Hickory Smoke and Black Soot distress ink

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Turtle-iscious - TLC Designs

For today's card, I used the Turtle-icious clear stamp set which is so adorable with four main characters, four accessory stamps and 6 sentiments and can be purchased at the TLC Designs shop.

To create, I did some light stenciling with distress ink for the background of the card, then did some masking and added the flowers around the egg shell and then cut everything out. The image was coloured with Copic markers and I used pop up dots behind it to give it some dimension when attached to the card.

The sentiment was stamped, cut in a fish tail banner shape and lightly sponged with pink distress ink and a twine bow bow added before attaching to the base with pop up dots. Final step was to glue down a few enamel dots.

For more inspiration, news and a place to share your creations, be sure to check out the TLC Designs Creative Sharing Facebook page.  The TLC Designs You Tube channel has some great ideas, tutorials and inspiration to share as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

Image & Sentiment - Turtle-icious stamp set

Misc - distress ink, enamel dots, twine

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Aww Thanks - Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge


 Today's post is for Three Room Studio's Saturday Challenge and the theme is Thank You and

I've used the Aww Thanks set plus the matching die


Including myself, the following team members are also participating in the challenge.

I sponged Bundled Sage distress ink onto a cardbase and then smeared the same ink to a piece of acrylic, added some water and spread it around a bit with my fingers and then 'smooshed' it down over the card base to get the mottled effect.

The Hugs sentiment was stamped with Bundled Sage distress ink and cut with the matching die.  I also cut 4 more layers out of white card stock and then glued them all together.

Be sure to check out the Three Room Studio shop to have a look at the stamp sets, to the Three Room Studio blog, the design team blogs and Instagram.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp & Sentiment - Three Room Studio Aww Thanks

Dies - Three Room Studio Aww Thanks, Rubbernecker Circle Scallop/Holes, CC Designs Stitched Circles, My Favorite Things Layered Leaves