Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Paper Smooches June guest designer


I'm back for another week as the June guest designer for Paper Smooches. Happily, Canada Post FINALLY delivered my new release parcel so I am playing with the latest stamps and dies this week. Many of you already have them in your hands so you know THEY ARE AWESOME. 


I used Garden Blooms dies and the Kindness Sampler stamp set for my card today. I adhered the die cuts, heat embossed the sentiment and added some gold sequins filled with Stickles glitter.



Thanks for stopping in today! I'll be back next week with another Paper Smooches feature. Have a great day! 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #61

I don't know where that gorgeous window is located, but I do know I'd love to be looking out of it! So pretty! Dreamy shades of purple/blue, florals, and that lovely window are the inspiration for this week's Inspired by All the Little Things challenge. 

Here's my take on the challenge: 
I die cut the Peekaboo Window from my white card base, and added some patterned paper behind it. The floral spray was coloured with Copic markers and has some Diamond Stickles added here and there. It's adhered with foam tape to pop it off the card base.  The sentiment was embossed using white embossing powder directly on the patterned paper. 

Play along with us this week using the gorgeous inspiration photo as your starting point. The linky will close on Friday, 23 June at 11:55am (PST) and can be found HERE on the Inspired By blog. While you're there, check out what the rest of my talented teammates came up with!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Paper Smooches June Guest Designer


I am excited to be back for another week as the June Guest Designer for Paper Smooches

Every Wednesday in June you will see a creation from me using fabulous product from this fun company. Check out their blog for details on how YOU can play along in their monthly challenge and win a chance at being a guest designer too! Yet again for this week, the new product has not made its way to me yet...seriously. What is UP with that?!  For today I have used older, but still fabulous stamps. :) 

For my card today, I used Best Buds and paper pieced it with some pretty patterned paper. I added some shading with Copic markers and glittered up the flower centres with Stickles...because SPARKLE people. Always sparkle.  The edges of the white card base were inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and I flicked on a few splatters of it as well. The sentiment is from Chit Chat

Thanks for stopping in and have an excellent Wednesday! Hugs! 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #60


Happy Saturday everyone! Saturday means a new Inspired by All the Little Things challenge and I'm here to show you what I created for it this week. 

I love the fresh white on white look and earthy florals of the inspiration photo and made something similar for my card today. The new Fiori plates from Birch Press worked perfectly for this! 

I used Fiori Plate Layer B die cut from white cardstock and layered it over a white card base. The centrepiece was created by die cutting the Thinking of You base from Concord & 9th and backing it with different coloured cardstock. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp and was cut in gold glitter paper. A few pale pink sequins were added to draw in the pink from the inspiration photo. 

Hop on over to the Inspired By blog and see what the rest of my talented teammates have come up with!! I can't wait to see what you create with this lovely inspiration photo. 



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Paper Smooches June Guest Designer

I am super duper excited to be the June Guest Designer for Paper Smooches.

Every Wednesday in June you will see a creation from me using fabulous product from this fun company. Check out their blog for details on how YOU can play along in their monthly challenge and win a chance at being a guest designer too!



For today's card I used the Adorable Array die paired with a sentiment from Delightful Greetings.

The rainbow striped cardstock piece was made using thin strips of scrap cardstock and double sided tape. I die cut the floral piece from it and from white cardstock and paper pieced the striped parts back in for a fun inlay look. The sentiment was embossed in white on the grey card base and a few clear sequins are the finishing touch. It doesn't show well in the photo, but there are sparkly dots of Stickles in the center of each sequin for some sparkle and shine! 

I'm hoping Canada Post will deliver the new release to me ASAP so next week I can show you some of this month's fabulous Paper Smooches release!

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #59


Bright and beautiful florals in a lush palette of colours are the inspiration this week for the latest Inspired by All the Little Things challenge.

I stamped Kind Soul from WPlus 9 along the top and bottom corners and then die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die. The flowers were watercoloured using Zig markers and once dry I added some details using Copic markers. The stamped sentiment and die cut "you" are from the May MFT Sketchy Flowers card kit. I used a sparkly silver embossing powder on the die cut. A few clear sequins finish off the panel and it is all adhered using foam tape to a white card base.

Happy Saturday to you all! It's time to head over to the Inspired By blog and see what the rest of my talented teammates have come up with this week! Play along with us...I'd love to see what you create using this gorgeous floral inspiration photo. Details on how to join us are here.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Create Together with Ardyth and Stephanie



I had the opportunity to get together last weekend with a group of four Ontario cardmakers and we had SO much fun. Two days/nights of excellent food, lack of sleep and lots of visiting and cardmaking. The laughs and creativity were flowing! While there, Stephanie experimented with a few of the new Distress Oxide inks from Ranger and gave Ardyth and I each a panel to play around with.

We are all posting together today so you can see what each of us came up with!

I decided to let the panel take centre stage and not cover it up too much.
I used a rubber stamp from Michael's for my cactus image and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it in with Copic markers. The sentiment was created using Milo's ABC's from Lawn Fawn and was heat embossed in white directly on the panel. I fussy cut the image and adhered it beside the sentiment using foam tape. There's a thin pink mat around the inked panel and that is all adhered using more foam tape right to the white card base. The final touch was a few homemade enamel dots using Nuvo drops.

Now it's time to head on over to Stephanie and Ardyth's blog to see what they came up with using their pretty panels! You will LOVE what they came up with!

Thanks for stopping in today! I'm linking up to the current Curtain Call challenge which is a gorgeous succulent inspiration photo.