Thursday, February 22, 2018

thinking of you mew so much!

hello!!
today I'm up on the Newton's Nook blog sharing a card that I hope will bring a smile to someone's face who may be feeling sick!


yay! love it!
I used the cute little sick kitty image from Newton's Sick Day and colored it in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! once everything was dry, I fussy cut out the images and added some detailing to the coloring with a white gel pen!


I used Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold to do some ink blending in the bottom corner of the card! LOVE the pop of color!
the sentiment was heat embossed in black and the image was popped up with foam tape!

be sure to check out the Newton's Nook blog for all of the latest and greatest information about challenges, giveaways and new releases! 
enjoy!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I got you this unicorn...

ha ha ha!!
this sentiment from the Reverse Confetti's Unicorn Wishes stamp set, seriously made me LOL!! ha!!


I heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock, then turned it into a banner! \
I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! YES!! even the tiny stars!! lol!


I also used that AWESOME Scallop Stripe Panel to add some interest to my card! I think that's my new favorite die ever!! so FUN!
I backed it with some Distress ink blending in Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick.
the stars and the unicorn were popped up with foam tape!
I seriously just love all of the dimension and texture! so fun! and an aqua unicorn...YES PLEASE! ha!

enjoy!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #23 - Try a New Technique!

yahooo! it's time for a NEW challenge over at the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog!



yay!! what a fun way to push yourself to try something new!




I had so much fun creating my card for this challenge!! :)



eeeeek!! sooooo sweet, right?! I hope!!

I tried to create a Northern Lights background!! and it was also my first time using Distress Oxide Inks on black! 

I started by using a paintbrush and some black gesso! so fun!!!

then I colored in the cute little image from Upon a Star that I colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out!



once the black gesso was dry, I tore a piece of typing paper and used it as a mask to create the 'northern lights'. I used a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks to swoosh along and the moved the mask down the black area.


Once that was done, I used the Snowy Backdrop die, die cut a piece of cardstock, and used the cardstock as a stencil with white embossing paste on the background! LOVE the texture it adds!

Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment from Plane and Simple in white onto a banner of black cardstock!

oh, i really can't WAIT for you to play along! you could win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!!!!

enjoy!




Saturday, February 17, 2018

Surprise! It's a Birthday Blog Hop with Newton's Nook Designs!

Hello!

Today is a super special day, we're so glad you're joining us!
All of the Newton's Nook Designs DT has gotten together to throw a surprise birthday blog hop for Jennifer, the owner, illustrator and all around wonderful person behind Newton's Nook!
We are so honored to get to work with Jennifer, and we all just love her so much! We hope you have the happiest birthday ever!




Make you sure you came here from Newton's Nook Designs Blog to start the hop and read all about the way *you* can win a $25 gift card to the NND store!


So, without further ado, Jennifer, here's your card!




but you already knew that, since I sent it to you! Ha!

I used the super fun, mini Newton's Birthday Flutter stamp set! it's so fun!! and I laugh every time I read the sentiment! ha ha!!



I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut them out! I also added some details to the images with my white gel pen!
I popped up the images with foam tape and added a fun strip of washi to the side of the card that reminded me of Newton's Nook colors! 

Ok, folks, that's it!
Be sure to hop along 




Would you like to win the a $25 gift certificate to the NND store?

You could be the ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below) with a birthday message for Jennifer! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, February 18th 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, February 19th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Friday, February 16, 2018

a bright world with you

hello!!

happy Friday!!
today I have a card up on the Create a Smile Stamps blog!


I combined a few sets to make this fun, thank you card! be sure to check out all of the details on the Create a Smile Stamps blog, if you feel the urge!
enjoy!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sweet Stamp Shop February 2018 release

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see day 4 of Newton's Nook Designs Release week, scroll down, or click here!**

hello again!!
it's an incredible day...it's Sweet Stamp Shop's February release, and I am in LOVE with it!


eeeee!!
my favorite stamps sets are the Face of Love and Pour Decisions sets!! but they're seriously ALL amazing, and so versatile!
the illustrations on the Face of Love set are just INCREDIBLE!! 


I colored all of the images with Copic Markers! and then I made this card:



eeeek!! such an ADORABLE card for Valentine's Day, or an anniversary, or just because!
I did some Distress Ink blending with Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold to create the background and then popped up the two heads! so sweet!

here's my card with Pour Decisions...LOVE!


I started with a piece of white cardstock, ink blended around the edges with Distress Oxide Black Soot, and then used some white gesso, to add the bright whiteness to the middle of the card!
LOOOOOOOVE these fruity drinks!!!! I'll take one of each please! ha!

the last card I made with this release uses the Weather Plans set:


which is just ADORABLE!
I looooove those clouds!!


anyone else get down to some 80's music every once in a while?! this song was totally stuck in my head the whole time I was making this card! ha ha! LOOOOOOVE this!!! 

So what's your favorite set being released? Let me know, I want to know! ha!
you can check out all of the new sets here!

enjoy!

Newton's Nook Designs February Release - Woof Pack Stamp Set

wow! and just like that, we're on the last day of Newton's Nook Designs February release!




and oh my gosh you guys...this release is so completely amazing! I can't wait for you to fall in love with these pups like me!
today we're focusing on the Woof Pack Stamp Set!

you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on February 16th, right here!

here's my first card:


eeeeee!
Ok, so I stamped the whole image in a light grey Ink, twice. I made the first stamped image my card base, and then used the second one to die cut out the heart using the Darling Hearts Die set, and selectively color in the three pups!!
(this card is for my mom to give to her besties, and TWO of these dogs I colored look JUST LIKE her friends' dogs! amazing!)


I popped up the heart and then framed the whole card with the edge of the Frames and Flags large die! I had added color to it by watercoloring with Distress Oxides in rainbow shades! then I heat embossed the sentiment in black on top of the image! so fun!

my second card uses a bunch of the images that are fussy cut out in a big cluster!


aw, I just love those pups!
everything was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. once the image was fussy cut out, I popped it up with foam tape.


the background was created using the Pawprints stencil and white embossing paste. after I spread the paste and lifted the stencil, I shook embossing glitter on top and let it all dry. once it was dry, I used my heat gun to melt the powder. LOVE the texture and glitter it adds!


Would you like to win the “Woof Pack" Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 15th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 16th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: