Get Crafty!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Crafting makes everything better!  This awesome Crafty Notes stamp set by Gina K Designs makes my heart happy because it contains images of all the crafty tools I love to play with!

 For my first card, I layered Lawn Fawn Black cardstock onto the cardbase.  I then cut circles from Lawn Fawn White cardstock using Waffle Flower Stitched Nesting Circles dies; offsetting the die cuts.  I stamped and copic colored the craft images popping them up on and around the circle die cuts.  I then stamped the images using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad.

 For my second card, I layered Lawn Fawn Black cardstock onto the cardbase.  I then layered on a piece of Lawn Fawn White cardstock and blended some Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink with the Mini Ink Blending Tool.  I stamped and copic colored several of the Crafty Notes images and arranged them.  To finish, I stamped the sentiment (my mantra!) with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad.


Divinity Designs May DT Color Challenge

Saturday, May 18, 2019

 It's time for Divinity Designs Design Team Color Combo Challenge!  This month's color combo was inspired by the colors in the Old Glory Paper Pad...

 For my card, I first cut white cardstock using one of the Pierced Rectangles dies.  I then used the new Quilted Triangle die to cut pattern papers from the Old Glory paper pad and the Patriotic Collection.  To finish, I used the Happy Stamp/Die set.


Pink & Main May Sneak Peek

Friday, May 17, 2019

Pink & Main's May Release is blooming with a garden full of beautiful flowers!!  Today's sneak peek features three new floral dies and a background die!  The entire new release is available on May 20th!

 Daisies just make me happy!  The new Daisy Die is big, bright and super easy to put together.  I layered the flower onto the new floral background die which I 'embossed' vs. cut by adding another layer of cardstock in my die cut machine.  To finish, I added the Smile word die.

 Don't you just love pansies?!  They come in so many beautiful colors.  For this card, I chose a classic purple color to use with the new Pansy Die, again layering the flower onto the new floral background die which I 'embossed'.  To finish, I added the Hello word die.

Following the same design for my last card, I cut bright red cardstock for the flower in the new Mum Die and finished with the Thanks word die.


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Dapper Dad

Creating those challenging masculine cards just go easier!  Divinity Designs new Couture Collection dies and Menswear Material Collection paper pad make creating a fun, shaped card a snap!

 You might even get carried away!  There's so many ways and combinations when using these dies and papers -- I'm seeing a fun one for Christmas coming, too!

You'll want to stop by the Divinity Designs blog to view the entire release complete with video and special bundle offers!

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Drink More Coffee!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Welcome to the Saturday Coffee CafĂ©!  Thanks to everyone who participated in the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop --  what an amazing week filled with so much inspiration, camaraderie and downright FUN!  Special thanks to all our fabulous Super Sponsors for providing their generous prizes!

I’ve literally been running on caffeine these last few weeks.  My daughter graduated from college and we had out-of-town guests. We had a ‘little’ cookout/party to celebrate, too.  I’m so done with cleaning and cooking, but thrilled for my daughter and we get to have her home with us again – at least for a little while before she strikes out on her own!  I didn’t have a chance to do too many cards for the blog hop this time ‘round, but I’ve enjoyed seeing all YOUR amazing works of art!

For my card today, I’m using several products from Super Sponsor Reverse Confetti.  I first layered a strip of pattern paper from the Darling Dots paper pad onto the card base and gold embossed the ‘burst’ image from the Drink More Coffee set.  The outer frame was cut from Navy cardstock using All Framed Up die.  I then stamped, colored and die cut the coffee cup and saucer from the Drink More Coffee set; adding glossy glaze to the dots on the saucer.  The spoon was cut from shiny gold cardstock and used Avocado cardstock to cut the ‘coffee’ word die included in the coordinating Drink More Coffee dies.


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