Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #546

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! The sweet and talented Amy is our hostess this week - with a fun sketch with circles! I love this sketch.

I think most everyone around here is ready for cooler fall temperatures! Today I was inspired by yesterday's cool rain to make a fall card. I had this leafy foliage from a retired Paper Pumpkin kit (SU!) and created a fun fall greeting. My circles are from shimmery bronze and copper cardstock. I had this fun leafy embossing folder (Sizzix) that added dimension and texture. Three little rose gold rhinestones, and a die cut hello (Honey Bee Stamps) finished the card. It's a little top heavy, and maybe the sentiment should have gone lower left, but my glue dried too quickly to move it!

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, August 1. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful designs there!


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Rabbit Hole Designs August Release Day #2

Hello everyone! It's Release Day #2 with The Rabbit Hole Designs! This is such a fun release, and today I am excited to share a project with the following new products:

Wonderland #1 Stamp Set (Tweedledee...or Tweedledum)
Tea Party Background 6x6 Stamp (I used 1/3 of the stamp)
Heard in Wonderland Stamp Set (partial sentiment)
Rhombus Hot Foil Cover Plate (dry embossed as an embossing folder)


This sentiment is so fun - but with my background choice, I didn't want to cover up any more of the tea party. So I masked off everything but the first phrase. It fits for a lot of occasions, I think! My images were stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and then embossed with WOW! Clear Embossing Powder. I colored with alcohol markers. Look closely - don't miss that Rhombus embossed white panel!

There is a lot more fun in store for you at my teamies' blogs too. Here is today's hop line up:

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog for info on the awesome giveaway happening with this release, and a special free add on with purchase of $35 or more (while supplies last)!

Monday, July 25, 2022

The Rabbit Hole Designs August Release Day #1

Hello everyone! It's August Release Day #1 at The Rabbit Hole Designs

Today I am highlighting the Wonderland 1 Stamp Set and Dies, illustrated by Dustin Pike. I am also showing the new Rhombus Hot Foil Cover Plate, that I used as a dry embossing folder this time (inside the oval), and a sentiment from Heard in Wonderland


I stamped my sentiment and image with VersaFine Clair Nocturne and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I used the amazing Cottontail Embossing Powder Tool before stamping and embossing for clean embossing lines. I colored in my image with Copic markers and then cut out with the coordinating die.

Here is the hop order for today. You can see a lot more of the release with these teammates:

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog for info on the awesome giveaway happening with this release, and a special free add on with purchase of $35 or more (while supplies last)!

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Last Chance for Christmas in July Sale - and a Milestone!

Happy Sunday! Today is the last day for the 15% off Christmas Sale at Stamp Simply! And -- it's my 40th wedding anniversary! I can't believe we have been married that long. It just doesn't seem like it at all.

Today I am sharing a Christmas card using three different stamp sets and some fun embellishments. 

I absolutely love this modern tree with the double lines and ornaments. I used one of the pretty greens from the Grunge Light paper pack, and stamped directly onto the paper with the tree. I used the same paper for the background mat and the strip across the front. I think these three sets work together so beautifully - with the Names and scripture from Isaiah. 

Take advantage of the sale TODAY and get 15% off all Christmas items!


Supplies from Stamp Simply:

Other Supplies:

  • white white cardstock
  • foam tape

You can see more details and products on the Stamp Simply Blog today!


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #545

 It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! The ever talented Narelle is our hostess this week - with a fun sketch and lots of playing room.

This fun layered stencil (Squeeze the Day/Taylored Expressions) was the April purchase gift from TE, and I hadn'thad a chance to use it yet. It was perfect for a quick and easy card - and there is something therapeutic about layered stenciling to me! 

I used Mowed Grass, Mustard Seed, and Squeezed Lemonade (how fitting) Distress Oxide Inks for the stencil. The sentiment is from the cute little stamp set that came with the stencil set and is cut with a Stampin' Up circle die. Some fun Doodlebug sequins add bling. 

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, July 25. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful designs there!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Delightful Dahlias

Happy Sunday! I hope your July is going well! I celebrated a birthday last week and have a special anniversary later this week, so I love July!

Today I am sharing a beautiful floral card using products from Stamp Simply.


I started by repeat stamping one of the word stamps in Delightful Dahlias down the side in Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink. I stamped the dahlias in VersaFine Clair Nocturne and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, then colored the image with Copic markers. The coordinating die cuts perfectly around the image.


The background oval is cut from Craft Consortium's Baroque 6x6 paper pad. Such gorgeous patterns! The sentiment was stamped on the paper, and then everything was adhered to the white panel. I wrapped it with rose metallic thread and added some rhinestones for bling.

Take advantage of the sale this week and get Delightful Dahlias for 15% off!

Supplies from Stamp Simply:

Other Supplies:

  • white, pink cardstock
  • foam tape
  • Pumice Stone Distress Oxide Ink
  • WOW! Clear Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers
  • rose metallic string

You can see more details and products on the Stamp Simply Blog today!


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #544

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Our sweet Karren is the hostess this week!


I created a floral spray (colored with Copics) using products from Gina K, and layered it onto printed vellum and a watercolor background (rectangles). I used some lovely Venise lace from Stamp Simply, all adhered to a kraft base with a patterned pink watercolor paper. I added a sentiment strip from Taylored Expressions to complete the card.
I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, July 18. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful designs there!



 

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Wishing You the Best

Happy Sunday! Happy July!

Today I am sharing a beautiful birthday/anniversary card using products from Stamp Simply.


The gorgeous Graphic 45 Bird Watcher 8x8 makes gorgeous cards using just the paper! I cut a flower from one of the sheets and popped it up in the corner, adding two sprigs from the Floral Cluster and Sprigs Die set. The sentiment is from the All Occasion Sentiments Set 1. The Venise lace is gorgeous -- be sure to check out the different varieties.

Supplies from Stamp Simply:

Other Supplies:

  • white cardstock
  • foam tape
  • blanket stitch frame die


You can see more details and products on the Stamp Simply Blog today!



Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #543

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Cecile is our talented hostess for this week!


I created a little jungle scene using products from several different companies. My background is a smooshed Distress Oxide technique on watercolor paper, using three different DOX inks. My zebra and sentiment are popped up, as are the card layers from the black base. I have two kinds of foliage in the corner, black and lime green. I added three sequins for bling. I took the liberty of making my inner square quite a bit larger to fit the scene and show off the textured embossing folder background layer. I think my grandson will like this for his birthday next month!


I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, July 11. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful designs there!



 

Sunday, July 3, 2022

The Wind Beneath My Wings

Happy Sunday! Happy July!

Today I am sharing a clean and simple encouragement/thank you card using products from Stamp Simply.

I started by stencil the corners of my white cardstock using a blending brush and Wilted Violet DOX ink. I cut and adhered my large butterfly, using a shimmer white cardstock for the butterfly (he glows!). The sentiment was stamped in VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and cut out using one of the Fishtail dies. I cut the end off to fit better in my design. Finally, I felt I needed a little something else to add interest, and gave my butterfly a mesh tape (drywall tape) background. 


Both the butterfly and sentiment are popped up, and the white base is also popped up from the black. I love the striking color combination, don't you?

Supplies from Stamp Simply:

Other Supplies:

  • white, black, shimmer white cardstock
  • mesh tape
  • foam tape
  • Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink

You can see more details and products on the Stamp Simply Blog today!


Friday, July 1, 2022

Cool Stencils for Hot Days!

Hello everyone! The heat wave continues all over the country - and everywhere, really! So I have a cool layering stencil card to share today.

Today I am highlighting the Mid-Century Modern #2 Four Layer Stencil from The Rabbit Hole DesignsI stamped my sentiment from Bunny Christmas VersaFine Clair Nocturne and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I used three different Distress Oxide blues on this fun stencil. I added some fun sequins for bling.


Thanks for stopping by today!