Saturday, August 27, 2016

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge: Thanks so berry much




I'm so excited to be a Surprise Sweetie over at Cupcake Inspirations challenge!  Check out the newest challenge:


I was inspired by the overall colors and the jam filling!  Here's how interpreted I it into a card:

Thanks so berry much!


The Reverse Confetti In a Jam stamps and coordinating Jam Jar confetti cuts was a perfect match!  Do you see the smidge of pink behind the Jam label?  I couldn't resist to top it off with green gingham!  I made it the focal point by using the All Framed Up confetti cuts.

...and here's the "Sweet Inside":


I used the Reverse Confetti Color Me Happy stamp set.  Isn't that hello perfect?!

I'm really looking forward to seeing how the Cupcake Inspirations Design Team was inspired!


In a Jam

Jam Jar

all framed up

color me happy


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Technique Tuesday: Random Acts of Cardness + Giveaway!




Hello!  Did you hear about what Technique Tuesday is celebrating?  They are featuring the Random Acts of Cardness week!



I inked up the Snail Mail set:


Such a fun set, chock full of fun sentiments, dontcha think?  I especially love the:

Yes, I make Cards (and sometimes I mail them)

Oh boy, that's me!


Check out the interior of my envelope, it's coordinating!


Okay, last photo, it's the front of the envy!  Seriously though, who doesn't love a shaker card?!


Thanks for making it all the way down here....I have a fun giveaway compliments of Technique Tuesday:


It's the awesome Snail Mail set!

For an extra chance to win:

1.  Like the Technique Tuesday Facebook page! (leave a separate comment)

2.  Send out happy snail mail this week! (leave a separate comment)

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hero Arts Winter 2016 Release Blog Hop!




Today is the day!  The new Hero Arts Winter Catalog products are now available in the shop!  We're celebrating with a blog hop!  You should have arrived here from the awesome Kelly Rasmussen's blog.  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Hero Arts blog!

I had so much fun putting my card together.  I managed to use 4 different products from the Winter Catalog, can you spot them?


I was all smiles when I saw the new Coffee Cup Tags and coordinating Frame Cuts.  Yay for a coffee set!!!!!  Let's start from the bottom and work our way up!  I used the Midnight Layering paper for the first 2 layers.  The grey has been stamped with Rings Bold Prints in Charcoal Shadow Ink.  The Banner has been cut from Foliage Mixed Layering Papers and stamped with the new Berry Background.  It has been heat embossed in white.

I inked up the cup in Crimson Hybrid Ink.  All the black ink on my card is Blackboard Shadow Ink, my black of choice lately <-- waterproof for watercolors & markers!  I topped off my card with the Merry Christmas Banner.


My card was inspired by a couple of different challenges:





Hero Arts Giveaway:

Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

That's it for me...now it's time to go over to my the wonderful Clare Prezzia's Blog!






Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hero Arts: Hello Friend



Hello!  I love the tropical trend, how about you?  Check out Hero Arts' Color Layering Flamingos:


The Shadow Inks blend wonderfully, don't they?!  I went with the traditional pink variety but could easily see them in green (wink).

I added a panel of paper from the Pebbles, Everyday collection.  



Have you tried out any of the Color Layering stamp sets?  They are so much fun and it's always exciting to see the end result.  The Hello Friend sentiment is from the Color Layering Octopus stamp set.



Hero Arts Color Layering Flamingos

My card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches:


and thanks to Lynn, I'm also linking up to the Curtain Call Challenge: