Sunday, June 25, 2017

Poppystamps Ballerina Shaker Card

I'm posting on the Poppystamps blog today with this pretty in pink ballerina shaker card.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps Floral Dancer Collage, Pretty Stitches, Butterfly Sprinkles, Fancy Celebrate

Sequins & Seed Beads | Pretty Pink Posh

Friday, June 23, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - You're So Cool!

Summer's in the air and I'm loving all the summer inspired stamps you can find at Tupelo Designs LLC.  They've got mermaids, tropical flowers and yes!  Even ice cream cones and popsicles to wet your appetite! 

I told you that I love finding all my favorite brands at Tupelo Designs LLC.  I used to purchase direct from the manufacturer and always hated having to get my cart to a certain dollar amount to get free shipping.  At Tupelo Designs LLC you can mix and match whatever you like from your favorite brands and shipping is free every day with no coupon required.

And if you have some time go ahead and look around!  I think you'll like finding a few new favorites too.  That's how I discovered these yummy "Perfect Popsicles" from Sunny Studio!   I'm so glad I tried them and I know I'll be checking out this brand again!  There's even a set of coordinating dies to go with this set.

All the dies I used on this card are from Avery Elle - another brand you can find in the store.

First I stamped the popsicles in a rainbow of colors.  I used lots of different brands of ink.  These are two stamp images so choose a light and dark shade of each color. 
Yes it was painful to cut the center Wonky Stitches rectangle from the center of my stamped masterpiece, but I'm so glad I did.  It adds a visual element to the design because of the wrapped twine around the center panel.

I even saved $5 off my order.. my customer loyalty points have been adding up. With each purchase you earn points that can be exchanged for dollars off your next order.

I sure hope you'll give Tupelo Designs LLC a try sometime ! They're my favorite store and it's always a treat to see what's new! Click here to jump to the store!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5"5"
Stamps | Sunny Studio Perfect Popsicles
Dies | avery Elle Sweet Scallops, Wonky Stitches
Fiber | May Arts Natural Button Twine

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Muse Challenge #221 - I WOOF You!

I hope you're having a great day!  Things are a little quiet here this week... my son is off to Colorado with a few friends for the week.   The weather hasn't been the best either.  When it's not raining it's been super hot and humid.  I'm keeping cool playing in my craft room! 
 Today I'm playing along with Muse Challenge #221.  Here's the inspiration photo from designer Jenni Murray!  What a fun challenge and a great way for me to try something new!  I love how simple this design looks.  The colorful stamping in different directions is brilliant and I love the balance she created.  Notice each stamp is repeated for a fun pinwheel effect.

Here's what I came up with.... 

I thought it would be fun to repeat the colorful stamping with a mix of images and sentiments.  
I mixed sentiments from three different Reverse Confetti stamp sets, Puppy Love, Paw Prints, and Big Notes.
You know I just love my pattern papers and I can't resist a few layers, so I addd some pattern paper to my design.

I mixed in some paw prints and hearts with the different sentiments.  I think this one is going to Grandmas house as a little thank you for watching Miss Moriko.  My sister always has a stock of treats for her and even brings a pocket full when she comes to visit.

I love how this one turned out and I gotta tell you.. I'm tempted to make on in pink with the girl pup with the bow on her head!   Stay tuned!  LOL! 

Finished Size 4.5 x 4.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti Puppy Love, Paw Prints, Big Notes
Dies | Reverse Confetti Puppy Love
Pattern Paper | Pebbles Lullaby 6"
Misc .  Enamel Dots

Fusion Card Challenge - 4th of July Jars

I hope you and your family are having a terrific summer!  It seems like the month is just flying by!  We've been grilling out almost every day!  I love having a house full and any excuse is game for me to invite folks over for a while.  Mr. J. takes over the grill and I'm the bartender.  I try to keep it simple with a pitcher of something.. usually margaritas or pina coladas.  It's a real treat in the hot weather!

A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge!  You can work with the sketch OR the inspiration photo. If you're feeling clever you can fuse them both together.    Of course I was smitten with the Red White and Blue USA theme! 
I went straight for the Simple Stories All American 12" paper pack.  It comes complete with pattern paper, 12 x 12" sheets you can cut into journaling cards and a sticker sheet.
I attached some of the stickers directly on the pattern paper like the "4th of july" sentiment, others I attached with adhesive foam tape.  To do this I removed the sticker from the sticker sheet.   Next I adhered foam sticker squares.  Make sure to keep the backing on the foam sticker square.  Next I apply powder from my embossing buddy (you can use baby powder too) to make the sticker easy to work with.
The starts and stripes circle, word banners and rockets are all separate stickers.  The ledger paper with the balloons is a cut apart journaling card.

I added a few red and blue enamel dots for some shine!

Want to see more designs from the Fusion Card Challenge team?  I know they'll knock you're socks off!  You can see them (and play along with the challenge) here at Fusion Card Challenge

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Paper | Simple Stories All American Collection
Enamel Dots | Simple Stories Faith Collection

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Poppystamps Summer Sunflowers

I'm posting on the Poppystamps blog with these pretty Summer Sunflowers! 
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Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps  Scribble Thank You, Ragged Daisy