Tuesday, September 24, 2019

{Avery Elle} Birthday Booth Hugs by Chris


Hi, everyone! I'm popping in to share the adorable birthday card that my husband made me. Yup, Chris made this all by himself. I'm not sure why he didn't involve Damian but he just went for it and it turned out so cute! I really love the colours and especially the rainbow banner. The card was inspired by our Pusheen Sloth and Miniso Bunny. Sloth is supposed to be hugging a cat (Pusheen) but our sloth has taken to the bunny recently. LOL


Chris used Avery Elle's Market Stand and Peek-a-Boo Pals stamp sets and coordinating dies, colouring them with Copic markers. For the pierced frames, he used Winnie & Walter's Katharine Cutaways.


I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration using a couple of my favourite stamp sets from Avery Elle. This card reminded me that I still need to order the newer Cocoa Stand and Peek-a-Boo Scary Pals sets. 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, September 23, 2019

{Catherine Pooler Designs} September 2019 Club Sursee | Part 2


I'm here with another look at the Deluxe Club Sursee subscription for September 2019. I used two small die sets - only four dies total - to make this card!


I used the Little Leaves Dies to create a white-on-white panel and then I used daubers with three Catherine Pooler inks to colour each die cut and embossed leaf. I used the same colours as I did on the previous card from this kit and you can find those colours listed in the supply links below.


When I adhered the coloured leaves on to the card, I offset them from the die cut panel ever so slightly. The sentiment was die cut from the Simple Greetings Dies using glittery black cardstock.


If you're interested in joining Club Sursee, visit the links below for information on both the Basic and Deluxe subscriptions.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

{Catherine Pooler Designs} September 2019 Club Sursee | Part 1


Hi there, I'm popping in with a sneak peek at the Deluxe Club Sursee subscription for September 2019. Fall is my favourite season so it's no surprised that I love stamp sets with leaves! Plus, the sentiments are perfect for Thanksgiving and thank you cards. This card is just the tip of the iceberg of what you can do with the products in this month's subscription.


I used five Catherine Pooler inks - Rouge, Mandarin Spice, Tiara, Daydream and Juniper Mist - to create a rainbow of cascading leaves. The two-part acorn was stamped in the two colours of the leaves they're positioned between. I also stamped the sentiment in two colours.


Since this is a very clean and simple design, I added a few sparkling clear sequins for a pop of shine and to help draw the eyes down and across the card.


If you're interested in joining Club Sursee, visit the links below for information on both the Basic and Deluxe subscriptions.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

{Evelin T Designs} Featured Stamp Set: All Hallow's Cuteness


Happy Monday! I'm on the Evelin T Designs blog today with a card featuring the new stamp set All Hallow's Cuteness (also sold at EH | SSS). These Halloween illustrations are as cute as can be! I used the bird, bear, bunny and cat who are all ready for trick or treating in their costumes. It's so easy to create scenes with these cuties.


I stamped all of the images and coloured them using Copic markers. Then I stamped the images again on masking paper and covered the coloured images so I could sponge the background with distress inks.


After all of the colouring and ink blending was done, I used shimmer mist to splatter the panel. It adds a feeling of 'magic' to the scene, as if the bear fairy and cat witch are casting a spell on the bunny. The shimmer is hard to capture on camera but is so pretty in person.


If you missed the September Release Blog Hop, head over to THIS post to see more inspiration and leave a comment by 11:59 p.m. PST on September 22, 2019 for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Evelin T Designs online store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Monday, September 9, 2019

{Evelin T Designs} September 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Welcome! I'm so excited to be hopping along with the Evelin T Designs design team for the September 2019 Release! All six new stamp sets will be available today at 9:00am EST HERE. You can win a $25 gift certificate by leaving comments along the way.  You should have arrived here from Heather Hoffman's blog. If not, you'll want to start at the Evelin T Designs blog so you don't miss any of the fun!


My card features the All Is Calm (also sold at EH | SSS) stamp set. If you loved Sneaky Kitties (also sold at EH | SSS) from the inaugural release, this will be your new favourite! I immediately fell in love with that little bear on the ladder but I was also worried for his safety. LOL I love that one big image can fill a card, whether it's horizontal or vertical.


It's been over a month since I made anything and even longer since I used Copic markers so there was no question that I was going to make this card pop for the holidays! I coloured the sweet animals first and it was fun to discover hidden ones as I went along. LOL I stuck to traditional holiday colours to keep it simple and quick to colour.


You have until 11:59pm PST on September 22, 2019 to leave a comment. For extra chances to win, please leave a separate comment on this post letting us know that you just followed us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Winners will be posted on the GIVEAWAY PAGE on September 24, 2019. You must check that page and claim your prize within two weeks.

Thanks so much for hopping with us! Next up is Annette Allen!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

{My Favorite Things} MFT & Friends | August 2019 Release


Hi, friends! I'm so happy to be joining My Favorite Things and their MFT & Friends feature for the August 2019 Release. The MFT design team is joined by several guest designers to inspire you with the new products!


By now, I think you are all well-aware how crazy I am about squirrels so I feel like the Squirrel! Stamp Set and coordinating Squirrel! Die-namics were made just for me! I was super excited to see it and there was plenty of squealing when I realized I would get to guest design with these cuties.


I started this card by stamping a bunch of the images with archival ink and watercoloring them with distress inks, all of which are listed below in the supply links. Then I sponged the background with Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord distress inks. I splattered the background with both shimmer spritz and white color shine.


I die cut the grass using the new Tucked-In Turf - Vertical Die-namics but I modified it so it extended to 4.25" wide and I also cut off the tuft on the very bottom. After the splattered background dried, I stamped the sentiment and assembled the card, popping the grass and squirrels with foam tape, as well as the branch and acorn on the right side of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to visit the MFT blog to see what the other guests and design team are sharing. :)

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Monday, August 5, 2019

{Catherine Pooler Designs} July 2019 Club Sursee | Part 3


I'm sharing one more card using the beautiful Find Your Happy stamp set and coordinating dies from from Catherine Pooler's Deluxe Club Sursee subscription for July 2019. I had previously shared an Instagram post of all the stamped and die cut flowers and I'm so happy that I finally found a tiny bit of time between hospital and rehab visits with my mom to put this card together.


I arranged the flowers in two clusters at opposite corners of the ink-blended background and adhered some flat with mini glue dots, while other pieces were popped up with foam tape for dimension and visual interest. I used the same three inks for the ink-blended background (Tiara, Tiki Torch and Party Dress) to create an ombre effect for the sentiment.


If you're interested in joining Club Sursee, visit the links below for information on both the Basic and Deluxe subscriptions.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

{Catherine Pooler Designs} July 2019 Club Sursee | Part 2


Today, I'm sharing some inspiration using products from Catherine Pooler's Deluxe Club Sursee subscription for July 2019. I had previously shared a way to use the Friendship Border die in a more traditional sense and this is a fresh, modern take to give subtle texture to a clean and simple design.


I used three Catherine Pooler inks - Party DressFiesta Blue and Midnight - to stamp both the sentiment from the Layered Greetings stamp set. After adhering six angled pieces of the Friendship Border die, I used the same ink colours to stamp a pattern of Xs inside the squares to create a faux-embroidered look.


If you're interested in joining Club Sursee, visit the links below for information on both the Basic and Deluxe subscriptions.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

{Catherine Pooler Designs} July 2019 Club Sursee | Part 1


Hi there, I'm popping in with a sneak peek at the Deluxe Club Sursee subscription for July 2019. It's amazing and I have way too many ideas and not enough time to share all of them! This card is just the tip of the iceberg of what you can do with the products in this month's subscription.


I used five Catherine Pooler inks - Party Dress, Tiki Torch, Tiara, Mint To Be and Fiesta Blue - to create an ombre effect with the custom sentiment from the Layered Greetings stamp set. Then I used life changing blender brushes to blend the same colours on the Friendship Border die - Party DressTiki Torch and Tiara for the lattice and Mint To Be and Fiesta Blue for the inserts. This design was inspired by all the stunning tile mosaics I saw on my recent vacation in Portugal.


If you're interested in joining Club Sursee, visit the links below for information on both the Basic and Deluxe subscriptions.

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

{Avery Elle} Twin Birthday Card by Damian


We got back from Portugal on Wednesday and Damian quickly made this card while recovering from jet-lag. His twin friends turned 12 on Friday and they're moving to Los Angeles in a week so we included virtual gift cards to their favourite stores once they get settled in their new home!


Damian used Prismacolor pencils to colour images from Avery Elle's Market StandPeek-a-Boo Pets, Peek-a-Boo Pals and a retired set called Hats Off.

Damian's linking up this card to Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Colouring Challenge. With end-of-year concerts and our vacation, we were just too busy to play along this time around but it's nice to be able to squeak one in. ☺️

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

{Two Many Cards Video Series} featuring Lawn Fawn + Giveaway!


Hi, everyone! Samantha Mann and I are back with new videos for Two Many Cards. If you're new to this series, please visit my original post HERE, which explains how and why we're sharing our own unique take on the same products. 


Today, we're so excited to be featuring fun, adorable and super inspiring products from Lawn Fawn, including On the Beach stamps, On the Beach dies, Hammock and Trees and Sandy Beach Accents.


I used all of the aforementioned sets, along with the Shadow Box Card dies to create two shadow box cards. That little bear makes me squeal, especially with the cool shades and the fox is too cool in the hammock!


I used the Sandy Beach Accents on four of the five hills so I could tuck in the different images. They're so much fun and addictive to use! These could be used on pretty much anything, from sand to water and even snow.


I was so delighted that I was able to figure out a way to fit the Hammock and Trees into the Shadow Box Card. I really hope you'll give it a try and let me know how it turned out!


Who knew interactive cards would be so addictive to make and play with? The Magic Picture Changer and Magic Picture Changer Add-On dies are pure genius and I loved transforming this little sunbathing bear into a tanned version of himself, complete with a setting sun and darker sand. Lucky for him, he had sunscreen on so he wasn't too badly burned. LOL


I hope you enjoyed today's 3D and interactive cards! Have you used these dies? If not, they're a fabulous way to surprise the recipient. My son was super impressed by the shadow box cards but then asked what they're for. LOL! I wonder what kind of scene he would create? ;)



GIVEAWAY

Lawn Fawn is giving away a $25 gift certificate and one lucky winner will be chosen randomly from one of our videos. You must be a subscriber to both our channels!

Be sure to leave some love for both of us to increase your chances of winning! Comments will close at 11:59pm EST on July 7, 2019 and the winners will be announced in the YouTube description for today's video before the next video goes live. Be sure to check back to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Please head over to Sam's YouTube channel to see her incredible take on these adorable products.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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