Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Birdie - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! I'm over on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning sharing a simple watercolor card using this month's Kit of the Month - Be My Bird. Stop over HERE to see more info!


Make sure and head over to read the details on the Kit of the Month! Here is the April Kit of the Month - there are only a few days left to join and start with this one!


Thanks for dropping by! Have a fabulous day!


Watercolor Feathers Card Sneak Peek

Good morning! Reverse Confetti is part of a wonderful collaborative blog hop today, and I'm excited to have a card over on the Reverse Confetti Blog as part of the hop! Here's a tiny peek - make sure and head HERE to see all the details! 


Here's a look at some of the sponsors of prizes for the hop!


Thanks for dropping by! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 21, 2017

CardMaker and Lil' Inker Designs Hop

Good morning! It's blog hop time again for the CardMaker Blog Design Team - today we are partnering up with another one of my favorite companies (and yet another of my current Design Teams) - Lil' Inker Designs! You should have arrived here from Jen Carter - full blog hop is at the bottom so you can check out every stop.


I made a couple simple thank you cards combining some of the most recent release with some previously released items!


I absolutely love the new Wreath of Roses Stamp Set - and while it is lovely colored, once I started putting these together I loved the simple intricacy of them on these cards. So lovely to have a stamped image that can stand on it's own with no coloring! I used the coordinating Wreath of Roses Dies to cut them out, using my MISTI to line them up perfectly.


I used Diamond Lace Cover Up Die to cut the background out of white cardstock. Layered on my white cardbase this gave a great bit of texture without being overwhelming in the entire design.


Sentiment is from Mom and Dad Sentiments Stamp Set, heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock. Some pretty pattern paper from Lawn Fawn make a great backing for the wreaths so that they pop. I adhered the wreath and sentiment with foam tape, then adhered the other layers leaving the edges loose and curling them up a bit for dimension. A bit of jute twine finish these off!


Your next stop along the hop is Lisa Henke - but make sure and leave a comment before you leave. Here is the prize that is up for grabs! YAY!


Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you can follow along and see all the fun inspiration!

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Bold Styled Vintage Roses

Good morning! I had a rare window of time the other day when I didn't have any urgently pressing DT assignments, and with hubby out of town I also had a bit more time than usual. I had this idea that popped into my head this past weekend that I knew the Vintage Roses set from Altenew would be perfect for, so I set out to create it - and it WORKED just like I hoped! LOVE when that happens!


I basically stamped the base layer of the roses in a random pattern on my white cardstock using my MISTI to get a great clean impression. Then, I skipped the next layer or two to each flower, and went right to the final layer and stamped in black for lots of contrast. I stamped various layers of leaves in black around the roses - using only one layer per leaf, then grabbed one of the tiny leaf layers and stamped it in softer pinks for a bit of texture and to fill in the holes. To add more depth to the flowers, I did some simple doodling on them with a white colored pencil. Distressed the edges of that panel, then mounted it on a scallop frame cut with a Mama Elephant die.


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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Butterfly Thank You Cards - PPP Blog Tutorial

Good morning! Dropping by this morning with a little peek at a set of cards I have up on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog today! You can check out all the details and tutorial HERE!


Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Butterfly Animation Card - SSS May Card Kit

Good morning! Stopping by with another card using the new May Card Kit for Simon Says Stamp - featuring some cool animation elements by Uchi's Designs. These are seriously SOOO fun - make sure and take a peek at the video below that shows it in action too!


Here is the video:


I paired it up with stamps and dies from Hero Arts Stamp and Cuts Prayer Coordinating set - seemed like a perfect fit for this card!


Here is a look at the entire kit contents - you can find it HERE:


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