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MFT Stamps

June 24, 2019

Happy Monday Friends! I hope you all had a great weekend!! I spent my weekend at home being productive. I am so excited to be going to Junkie Fest (stamp convention and classes) later this week, so I spent some time getting my supplies ready and organized. I hope to post a little in my Instagram stories each day if you would like to follow along. 
Today, I am sharing a card for a few challenges at MFT Stamps. I combined both the Color Challenge and the Wednesday Sketch Challenge for my card. 

I started my card by using the MFT Stamps Funky Florals stencil with Distress Oxide Ink in Picked Raspberry. I then used the MFT Stamps Stitched Edges dies to create my arch (following the sketch). I mounted this onto my polka dot embossed Limelight A2 card base. 

Next, I die cut the MFT Stamps Beautiful word die from Steel Grey cardstock and white cardstock. I also, heat embossed Happy Birthday from the MFT Stamps Hello Beautiful Stamp Set. I then stamped and die cut my flowers from the MFT Stamps Bold Blooms set. Once again, using the colors and the sketch as my guide.

To finish my card, I attached a vellum circle behind my flowers and sentiment...this helped to "anchor" everything. Lastly, I added my sentiment and my flowers with foam adhesive to my card front. 

Definitely a bright and summery card today. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day,

Celebrate Summer!

Blog Hop
Technique Tuesday & WOW Embossing Powder

June 23, 2019

Are your ready to celebrate summer and see some amazing projects too? Today the Technique Tuesday and WOW Embossing Powder team members are having a blog hop. You will LOVE the project ideas and inspiration you'll find along the way. Plus no blog hop would be complete without PRIZES, and a SPECIAL OFFER too. I hope you "hop" right in and celebrate with us today! You should of arrived here from the wonderful Ashlee McGregor's blog. I will have all the links and hop information at the bottom of my post for you to follow along with. You won't want to miss all of the Summer Fun!

I started my card by stamping my dragonflies from the Dreamy Dragonfly Stamp Set with VersaMark ink. Next, I heat set WOW! Primary Fuchsia FusionPrimary Lemon, and Primary Blue Topaz embossing powders. These colors are gorgeous and emboss like a dream!! I will admit...this is my first time using WOW! Embossing Powders, but I am hooked!! I will definitely be adding more colors to my collection.

Next, I used the Dragonfly DIY Crafting Dies to die cut my embossed dragonflies. 

For my card design, I attached a piece of black and white polka dot patterned paper to the left side of my card. I stamped my sentiment onto my white panel and attached that to my card base. Lastly, I used foam adhesive to attach my dragonflies to my card front to finish my card. I just love the bright embossed dragonflies on the black and white card front...bright and summery!

For my second card, I used the same Dreamy Dragonfly Stamp Set.

I stamped the dragonflies onto kraft cardstock and heat set them with WOW! Blue Glitz Embossing Powder. I have never had very good luck with glitter embossing powder...it always seemed to melt too much. I have to say the WOW! embossing powder in glitter works great! I am thinking with a different sentiment this card would be perfect for the 4th of July.

To finish my card, I stamped my sentiment onto a Jam Jar Label and attached it to my card front.

Let's get started with the Blog Hop info:
No blog hop is complete without a prize!! WOW! Embossing Powder is giving away 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in. Technique Tuesday is giving away 2 x $20 gift certificates to their store. The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS on both days. You are encouraged to leave comments on both days, the more comments you leave the more chances you have to win one of the fabulous prizes. To join this GIVEAWAY all you have to do is leave a comment at each stop along the way. This hop is open internationally.

Blog Hop:

There is a SPECIAL OFFER too. I hope you "hop" right in and celebrate with Technique Tuesday today!

1. Go to the STAMPS AND DIES FOR SUMMER category on the Technique Tuesday website.
2. Add at least $25 worth of product into your cart.              
3. When you check out, enter the coupon code: FreeWings
4.  You will receive the Brave Wings stamp set for FREE!
Hurry --- this special offer ends on Monday, June 24th at midnight!


Enjoy your day,

Happy Hour

Pink & Main

June 22, 2019

Hi Crafty Friends! Today, I am on the Pink and Main Blog sharing a card for the New Release. I am using the Fun stamp set called Happy Hour.

I started my card by creating my background. I stamped the festive cocktails in VersaMark ink and heat set the images with white embossing powder. I also added the sentiment Cheers! in a random pattern.

Next, I added Distress Oxide Ink to my card panel. I used a rainbow of colors: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet. I love the way the embossing powder resists the ink...such a fun technique.

For my sentiment, I die cut the smallest Reverse Scallop Rectangle Die in black and white cardstock. I stamped my sentiment onto the white inner frame piece and attached it to my card panel and added the black outer frame piece.

To finish my I trimmed down my card panel and attached it to my A2 card base.

Thanks for joining me today on the Pink and Main Blog!
Enjoy your day,

Lucky Duck

Lawn Fawn

June 21, 2019

Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a Great week and are ready for another weekend! When I saw the new Lawn Fanatics Challenge, I knew I had to play along- Rainbows, my favorite!! I needed a card to send to a friend who had done something very nice for me (and it might of involved a handmade rainbow). If you follow me on Instagram you might of seen it...

So, I took the colors from the challenge:

And began making my card. I stamped the Mama Duck along with her little ducklings from the Rub-A-Dub stamp set. I colored them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. They are so cute in their rainbow colors!

Next, I cut my card panel apart and attached a piece of gray paper from the Spring Fling paper pack in the center. I then stamped my sentiment across my card front and attached my row of ducks with foam adhesive. 

I kept my card pretty clean and simple, with lots of white space (again). Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with another card for Pink and Main.
Enjoy your day,

Starfish Wishes

Pink & Main

June 20, 2019

Good Morning and Welcome! The New Release is available today at Pink and Main and you won't want to miss it!! I am so excited to be a Guest Designer this month...the stamps and dies being released are so fun and perfect for summer! Today, I am sharing a Bright and Summery card that uses the new Starfish Wishes stamp and die set.

For my card today, I started with my background. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet to create my background.

Next, I sprayed the back of the Mermaid Tail Stencil with Therm O Web Pixie Spray, which holds the stencil in place.

I added the same colors of Distress Oxide Ink back over my stencil creating a tone on tone finish.

To finish my background, I added Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel to my stencil to give my background some sparkle. Once this was dry, I trimmed down my panel and mounted it onto a soft gray cardstock mat.

Next, I stamped the seahorses from Starfish Wishes stamp set in a Copic friendly black ink. Aren't the seahorses just the cutest? I colored them with Copic markers and used the Coordinating Starfish Dies to cut them out.

For my sentiment, I used the Reverse Scallop Circle Dies. I stamped my sentiment on the inside piece of the frame and attached both pieces to my card front with foam adhesive. Lastly, I attached my seahorses to my card front and attached everything to my A2 card base.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and please stop by Pink and Main Blog to see all of the New Release...you won't want to miss it, and I have a feeling things might sell out quickly. 

Thank you to all of you that take the time to comment, I truly appreciate it.
Enjoy your day,

Pretty Pink Posh

June 18, 2019

Good Morning Fiends! I hope your week is off to a great start! Today, I am sharing two card for Pretty Pink Posh Blog that use two of their new stencils along with a few other products.

For both of my cards I used Distress Oxide Ink. The colors I used are: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet.

For my first card, I used the Triangles Stencil. I sprayed the back of my stencil with Therm O Web: Pixie Spray (this spray holds the stencils in place with a light removable adhesive). Next, I ink blended my Distress Oxide Ink over my stencil.

To finish my card, I stamped my Thank You sentiment from the Everyday Greetings onto a stitched circle and attached this to my card front with foam adhesive.

For my next card, I used the Waves Stencil. I once again used the same colors of Distress Oxide Ink, though this time I did a tone on tone technique. 

For my sentiment, I die cut the Aloha Shaker Die from white cardstock and attached it to my card front.
That is it for today. These cards came together so quickly...the stencils did all the work! Have you tried the Stencils from Pretty Pink Posh? They so fun and easy to use...give them a try!!


Enjoy your day,

I Turtley Adore You

MFT Stamps

June 17, 2019

Happy Monday Friends! I hope you had a great weekend! I had a chance to create a card for the MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge over the weekend so I wanted to share it here on my blog today. Have you had a chance to play along? When I just feel like making a card or two, a challenge is always a great place for me to find some inspiration. 

I started my card by using the Too Cute Turtles stamp and die set. I noticed they are no longer available on the MFT Stamps website, but I did find them on the Simon Says Stamp website along with a few other places. I colored my images with Copic markers and used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out.

Next, I began creating my card. I used the sketch for my inspiration.

I ran my card panel through the Taylored Expressions Corrugated Embossing Folder to give it some added detail. I attached my turtle and bird to a stitched square and off set a square black and white polka square behind it, using the sketch as my guide. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment onto a small banner and attached that to my card front to finish my card.


Thanks for stopping by...
Enjoy your day,