Monday, August 21, 2017

Twinkle Toe Kisses, Birthday Wishes

Hello there!

I'm stopping by to share with you some cards I created using the newly released stamp set from Craftin' Desert Divas, Twinkle Toes. I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of their guest designers. I'll be sharing my cards with you over the next few days...here and on my Instagram!!!

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Here are some cards...
I started off watercoloring some stripes onto watercolor cardstock with picked raspberry distress ink and washi tape. Than I used Craftin' Desert Divas' Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies to die cut the panel. The bow die is also part of the die collection.
I stamped the hippo with frayed burlap distress ink, than colored and fussy cut the image. I cut the head of another stamped hippo and used foam tape to prop it up for some dimension. I used Copic Markers in shades W00, W1, W3, W4, RV10, R81, R83, YR21, and YR24. I added some white accents with a gel pen and Wink of Stella to her tutu. I stamped the sentiment with frayed burlap distress ink. For a finishing touch I scattered some sequins.
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I followed the same process and used the same products for this card. For the stripes I used cracked pistachio distress oxide ink. The sentiment was stamped with gray flannel ink from Memento.
I used Copic Markers in shades W00, W1, W3, W4, YR21, YR24, R20, R30, V12, V15, and V17. 

I am adding this to The Paper Players


Thanks for peeking!!!

Michelle

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 16: Paper Sweeties August 2017 New Release Rewind!

Hello there!
Welcome back to the Paper Sweeties August Release!

Today the designers show you a mix of older and new products...
I used the new set Hugs and Kisses and Sweet Cuts Dies and combined it with Sweet Cuts Oval Scallop Frames. I used a few Copic Markers in shades Y13, Y15, R20, R22, R30, E70, E71, E74, BG10, BG15, R81, and R83. 


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For this card I uesd the same Sweet Cuts Oval Scallop Dies and the new Thank You Stamp Set.
I stamped the image with black ink from Memento and colored them with Copics in shades YR00, YR02, E41, E42, E43, BG70 and G46.  I added some white accents with a gel pen and shimmer with some Wink of Stella. Lastly, I scattered some sequins you can grab in the Sweeties Shop!!!
I am adding this card to Cupcake Inspirations

Hope you enjoyed the release this week!!!

Stop by the designer's blogs for some more inspiration!


Thanks for peeking!

Michelle

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August 15: Paper Sweeties August 2017 New Release Party!

Hello there!
Back again for day two of the Paper Sweeties August Release!!!

There are two new stamp sets and coordinating dies
A Friend is Stamp Set
A Friend is Sweet Cuts Dies

Hugs and Kisses Stamp Set
Hugs and Kisses Sweet Cuts Dies

How awesome are those flowers?!!! Don't you just LOVE that frame?!!! 
I added a watercolor wash to the background with mustard seed distress ink.
I embossed the die cut frame and flowers with gold embossing powder from Recollections. I watercolored the flowers with picked raspberry, mustard seed, and mowed lawn distress inks. I added some Wink of Stella to the centers of the flowers.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink from Memento.  I added some sequins you can find in the Sweeties Shop...have fun peeking!!!
For my little candy filled treat bag, I emossed the frame and flower with gold powder onto pink cardstock and added some Nuvo drops in white. The sentiment was stamped with black ink from Memento. I secured the bag with some white twine and a gold clothespin from Michaels.

The Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge is still going on... hope you play along!

Come check out what the designers have created for the release...


See you back here tomorrow!
Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Monday, August 14, 2017

August 14: Paper Sweeties August 2017 New Release Sneak Peeks!

Hello there!

There are two new stamp sets and coordinating dies this month!
You are going to love them!
I did a quick watercolor wash onto some watercolor paper than stamped the frame and die cut the image. Inks are mowed lawn distress and memento black ink. I added some Nuvo Drops in white to the frame.
I stamped the flowers with the same black ink and used Copic Markers to color in shades RV63, RV66, YG03, G24, W1, and W3. I added some white accents with agel pen and shimmer to the flowers with Wink of Stella.
I followed the same process for the treat bag from Michaels...and of course I  filled the bag with some yummy candy!!! 
I love this sweet and easy card and goody bag set!!!!  

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!
I am adding this to

Hope you will hop along with the designers for some inspiration!


See you back here tomorrow!!!

Michelle



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sending a Hug in a Mug

Hello again!
Dropping by one last time tonight to share another card...
I've been playing around with some stamps from Craftin' Desert Diva's, Coffee Trolls... they are too stinkin' cute!!!
I stamped the sentiment and this little cutie with black ink from Memento and colored her with Copic Markers in shades B000, R20, R22, R24, R01, E00, E02, E93, G07. I added some white accents with a gel pen and Wink of Stella to her hair.
I inked up the background with distress oxide inks in Worn Lipstick and Broken China, than splashed some water onto them. I die cut the edges with Lawn Fawn's puffy cloud border and Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Mats.  I scattered some sequins from Little Things from Lucy's Shop. 

I'm linking this up to


Ahoy, It's Your Birthday

Hello there!
Hope all is well!
Just dropping in to share a card with you...
I had fun playing around with these stamps from Jane's Doodles, Ahoy!  I linked the stamps to the Jane's Doodles Blog because the shop website is down for maintenance.  I'll readjust it when they are up and running. 
 I masked and stamped the images with black ink from Memento and colored with Copic Markers. I used shades W00, W1, W3, C3, C5, C7, E44, E47, E49, E000, E00, E11, YR21, YR24, R08, R39, B34, B37, and B39. I added some white accents with a gel pen.
I created a mask to ink the sand and sky with ColorBox inks in kraft and surf.  I forgot how much fun a one layer card was!
I am linking this up to a few challenges...


Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle


Friday, August 4, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello there!
It's time for a new Christmas theme challenge with 

Hope you play along!!!!
I wanted to go with a non traditional Christmas palette... I used a bunch of inks from Mommy Lhey, poinsettia stamps and dies from WPlus9, Pretty Poinsttias, and the sentiment stamps is Hero Arts, Joy to the World. I used Lawn Fawn's puffy cloud border to die cut a decorative edge. I added some designer papers...glitter and gingham from My Favorite Things. I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. For a finishing touch I added some sequins.

I am also adding this to

Thanks for taking a peek!

Michelle

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Paper Sweeties Challenge - August 2017 Anything Goes!

Hello there!
August 1st, already!?! 
I can't believe how fast the summer months move!!!
Time to kick off the month with a new challenge from Paper Sweeties...
and they are also celebrating 5 years of Sweeties fun!!!
Isn't this beautiful!!! Come play along with us!!!

I created two cards for this fun event...
 and giving you a sneak peak at the August Release later this month! For this card I used a mix of old and new Paper Sweeties stamps and dies.  The cake is from the set Party Time . I did a little masking, inked, stamped than die cut the cake. I stamped a second time, than fussy cut the flowers to add demension to the cake.
I stamped all the images with black ink from Memento than colored them with Copic Markers. I used colors RV63, RV66, BG10, BG32.  I placed the cake on a cake stand from the set Eat Cake, the same masking, stamping and die cutting apply here. I colored the stand using the same colors. I embellished the cake with some Nuvo Drops. I added white accents with a gel pen.
The frame is from Sweet Cuts Rectangle Scallop Frames. The sentiment is part of the August Release...coming soon!!! I watercolored the background with washi tape and seedless grapes distress ink. The flower sequins can be found in the Sweeties Shop.

For my next card I used a new stamp set and die Debbie is offering as a thank you for purchasing Paper Sweeties products this month!!!
The anniversary stamp and coordinating die will be available to those who spend $25 (only the stamp) and $50 (both stamp and die)...get yours while they are available!!!!


I am totally in love with this stamp set!!!!  Look at those pretty flowers in the basket...so much fun to color!!!! I used the same color scheme as above, RV63, RV66, G05, G12, E70, E71, E74.
I added the Sweet Cuts Circle Scallop Frame and some more sequins found in the Sweeties Shop. I used a left over strip of watercolored paper from the card above and stamped the sentiment. I added some accents with a gel pen.

Happy 5th birthday Paper Sweeties!!!!! 
I am so honored to say I have been tagging along for last five years and enjoying every minute and every stamp and die!!!! Thank you Debbie!!!

Come hop along with us...

Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties

I am playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, anything goes

and Just Us Girls Challenge... a mix of old and new stamps

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!!!

Michelle