Thursday Cuppa Joe

Hi Crafters! This was supposed to go up yesterday (on Thursday), but I realized when I was at work, that I had never written the post – UGH! So, it’s a day late; oh well! ¬†¬†¬†So… here’s my¬†Thursday Cuppa Joe post over on the¬†Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, a day late! LOL ūüėČ

The set I’m working with today is actually from a company that is now closed. I didn’t know that until I went to make my Supply List for the post! The company was called Fresh Squeezed Stamps.¬†

Fresh Squeezed Stamps stamps, Pretty Pink Posh die and sequins, Lawn Fawn ink & dies, Prima paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I used my newest pride & joy from Pretty Pink Posh, their new Scalloped Squares die! And Lawn Fawn’s Large and Small Stitched Square die sets worked perfectly with the scalloped die.

Fresh Squeezed Stamps stamps, Pretty Pink Posh die and sequins, Lawn Fawn ink & dies, Prima paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} All the pretty papers are from¬†Prima’s 6×6 Sunkissed paper pad. The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh’s 6mm Cupped Marshmallow and 4mm Cupped Sand.

Fresh Squeezed Stamps stamps, Pretty Pink Posh die and sequins, Lawn Fawn ink & dies, Prima paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

TGIF, have a great weekend, and Happy Crafting!

Your Next Stamp Challenge #31!

Your Next Stamp It’s time for the next Sketch and Color Challenge over at Your Next Stamp¬†(YNS)!

This is #31, and you can see all their info on their fun Challenges here. 

Now on to the photos for the Challenge! They always have 2 you can choose from: a color combo AND¬†a sketch. For the Challenge you must create a project based on the sketch &/or the color challenge. Here are this week’s photos:

Color Combo:

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Sketch:

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I went with the Sketch this time! Using the Sweet & Cool stamp set, I stayed very close to the actual sketch this time and created a Valentine’s Day card!

Your Next Stamp stamps, Doodlebug Papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

The heart lollipops are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press IT paper, and colored with Copics. I also painted them with my Zig Clear Wink of Stella for some glitter.

Your Next Stamp stamps, Doodlebug Papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

All the adorable papers come from Doodlebug’s newest Release: their 6×6 Sweet Things paper pad! I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Your Next Stamp stamps, Doodlebug Papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

Make sure to head over to the YNS blog to their Sketch & Challenge page to see the Challenge and the other designers’ inspiration!

Your Next Stamp: Design Team Dare!

Your Next Stamp

The Your Next Stamp Design Team Dare is today, and the Dare is to Use Something Old and Something New!

For the “New”, the stamp set I’m using on this card¬†is new to me (Word Critters – Spring Birds, and the coordinating die set); it was out-of-stock when I first discovered it in the YNS Store, and¬†I wanted it so badly that I got put¬†on the list to be notified when it came back in stock. As soon as I received the e-mail that it was back in, I ordered it and the coordinating die set imediately!

Your Next Stamp stamps & dies, Doodlebug paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} And for the “Old”, I pulled out a very old and extremely well-used paper pad:¬†Doodlebug’s Hello Spring collection; I love it so much that I will continue to use it until every last square inch is gone!

Your Next Stamp stamps & dies, Doodlebug paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I colored the images with Copics. And I used my Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the bird’s pink bow, and on the SPRING block letters.

Your Next Stamp stamps & dies, Doodlebug paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} It might be a tad early for this “Spring” card, but that’s OK. It reminds me that Spring WILL be here before we know it!

Thank you for stopping by, and make sure to head over to the YNS blog to see what the other designers are working with today!

Your Next Stamp – January Release!

Your Next Stamp January 2016 New Release Blog Hop!

Woot woot! It’s Release Day for Your Next Stamp‘s January Collection! You should have arrived from Thanh’s blog, but you can always see the linky list down at the bottom and start at the beginning on Holly’s blog!¬†

I loooved this Release, and can’t wait for you to see all the new goodies YNS has this month! In my delicious stash of supplies that YNS sent me, I immediatly fell in love with the set I’m working with today; the geni is hilarious and adorable at the same time, and the couple on the magic carpet is just precious!

The new products¬†I’m working with for today are the Magic Carpet Ride stamp set and coordinating die set! Ack… too cute!!¬†I created a card perfect for guy OR girl…

Your Next Stamp {ValByDesign, 2015} I stamped the geni image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT paper, and colored him with Copics. All the patterned papers come from My Favorite Thing’s Dots & Stripes Fresh 6×6 paper pad.

Your Next Stamp {ValByDesign, 2015} The scalloped cut is done using a die from Pretty Pink Posh’s (PPP) Stitched Borders 1 die set. I added some sparkle with PPP’s 6mm Cupped Lavender Moon sequins.

Your Next Stamp {ValByDesign, 2015} The 2 sentiments are stamped with VersFine ink. My final touch was painting Zig Clear Wink of Stella onto the geni bottle and the geni’s feather on his hat!

Make sure you do the entire Hop; all these designers are amazing! PLUS, leave a comment on each blog, and uyou’ll have a chance to win the awesome PRIZE, which is a $25 YNS Gift Certificate! Plus, here’s a nice little treat for you!…

Jan162016sale Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the Hop!

Your Next Stamp – January Release Sneak Peek

Who would like to¬†see a Sneak Peek of what’s coming for January from Your Next Stamp?! Yup, the January Release (and Blog Hop!) is tomorrow,¬†and you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I have one Sneak Peek on my blog, but head over to the Your Next Stamp blog for more great Peeks!!

Your Next Stamp This new stamp set is called So Stinkin’ Cute, and “Stinkin’ Cute”¬†this little guy definitely IS! The second new product on this card is the Scalloped with Hearts Border die! It is very cute and so fun to work with!

Your Next Stamp February 2016 Release {ValByDesign, 2016) I stamped the images¬†with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT paper, and colored them¬†with Copics. All the patterned papers come from the Beau Jardins 6×6 paper pad. I used a Doodlebug Tangerine Polka Dot Doily, also.

Your Next Stamp February 2016 Release {ValByDesign, 2016) Make sure you come back tomorrow, because we’ll have the entire January Release, a Hop, and a Prize for you!

Happy Crafting!

Pizza my Heart

I was so excited when I won the Pizza My Heart stamp & die set from Lawn Fawn last month! What a cute and hilarious set! For today’s card for the MarkerPOP! blog, I have a fun Valentine’s Day card using those 2 goodies, plus a TON of other Lawn Fawn (LF) products.

I started by stamping the pizza, the slice of pizza, and the pizza cutter¬†from the LF Pizza My Heart stamp set¬†with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press It paper and colored them with Copics¬†(I’ll list the colors at the end). Then I die cut them out using the coordinating Pizza My Heart die set.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & inks & paper & twine, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I cut the circle tag using paper from the¬†LF Let’s Bokeh in the Snow paper pad¬†and the largest die from the LF Stitched Circle Tags die set. Then I die cut the cream colored layer from a piece of paper from the¬†same paper pad¬†and the largest die from the Small Stitched Square Stackables die set. The bottom layer is from the¬†LF Let’s Polka in the Dark paper pad¬†and the largest die from the Large Stitched Stackables die set.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & inks & paper & twine, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} All the adorable pizza toppings on the cream colored layer are stamped with Lawn Fawn inks:

The final touches were the Zig Clear Wink of Stella painted onto the pizza’s tomatoes¬†&¬†the metal part of the pizza cutter, and the LF Silver Sparkle Twine tied onto the tag.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & inks & paper & twine, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} This card was SO fun to make; I think I’ll make a bunch of them!! Have a great day, and Happy Crafting!

Copic colors used:

  • Crust: E21, 13
  • Sauce around inside edge: R08
  • Cheese: Y32
  • Mushrooms: E77, E79
  • Pepperoni: E07
  • Bacon: E18
  • Dough on side view of slice: E01
  • Pizza Cutter: Handle E57, E59 /¬†Metal C1, C3, C5
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From the Whole Herd

It is time for another Challenge over at the MarkerPOP! blog, and the theme this week is Critters!

I pulled out all kinds of My Favorite Things (MFT) goodies for this one (oh how I wish I had the new January Release yummies, tho!).

All the critters¬†(and the bottom part of the sentiment) come from the The Whole Herd stamp set and coordinating die set. The “Happy” and “Birthday” labels come from the Label Maker Sentiments stamp set and coordinating die set (and check out the January Release Label Maker LOVE stamp set to coordinate with the dies!).

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The scalloped frame is die cut from the Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frames die set. All the patterned papers come from the MFT 6×6 Dots & Stripes Neutral paper pad.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} And the perfect final touch was Pretty Pink Posh sequins: 4mm Clear Droplets, 6mm Clear Droplets, and Gold Stars Confetti.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} Have a wonderful week, happy crafting, and head on over to the MarkerPOP! blog to enter the Challenge, AND head on over to the MarkerPOP! store to see all the awesome new products we have!

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Your Next Stamp Challenge #30!

HELLO! Here I am with my second guest post for Your Next Stamp (YNS)! And this post is for their 30th Sketch and Color Challenge! 

Your Next Stamp YNS has 2 Challenges each month; and in each Challenge they show you a color combo AND a sketch. For the Challenge you must create a project based on the sketch &/or the color challenge. You can see all the info about participating and the prize on their blog here.

Here is the Color Combo image for Challenge #30:

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And here is the Sketch for Challenge #30:

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I actually started out using the Color Combo first, and then I ended up using the Sketch image, too! 

I stamped the adorable bunny-in-a-cup image from the Sprinkles РCoffee & Tea stamp set and colored it with Copics. Then I die cut it out with the coordinating die from the Sprinkles РCoffee & Tea die set. 

Your Next Stamp stamps & dies, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I stamped the stitched swirls pattern from the Thanks a Latte stamp set. Then, I got a piece of patterned paper from the Carta Bella 6×6 Cool Summer paper pad and die cut the arc with an oval die. Then I stamped the sentiment from¬†Sprinkles – Coffee & Tea stamp set¬†with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Your Next Stamp stamps & dies, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I added some bling with American Crafts 3/8″ Sunflower with White Dots sheer ribbon¬†and¬†some enamel dots. My last touch was painting some sparkle on the bunny’s bow and his nose with my Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Pen Marker.

Your Next Stamp stamps & dies, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} So head on over to¬†YNS,¬†check out their amazing¬†designers’ blog posts & projects, see their adorable products, and get started on a project to enter in their newest Challenge!

Owl You Need

Hello! I have a card today for the A Jillian Vance Design blog! Sadly, this will be my last one for their wonderful design team because of my new job that is fantastic, but sucks up most of my crafting time now!

I made a Valentine’s Day card using the Happy {OWL}entine’s Day stamp set. The colored images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored with Copic Sketch markers.¬†

Jillian Vance stamps & sequins, MFT papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I cut the card frame pieces with paper from the My Favorite Things¬†6×6 Homespun Gingham paper pack.¬†The branch is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The sentiment is stamped with Memento London Fog ink.

Jillian Vance stamps & sequins, MFT papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I added AJVD sequins to finish off the card: Snowcap White 4mm, and Pure Gold Satin mix.

Jillian Vance stamps & sequins, MFT papers, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I want to thank Jillian and Bunny Vance for having me on their wonderful team! Their products are fantastic to work with, and I have enjoyed every minute of working with Bunny and the Team!

Thursday Cuppa Joe

I have a sweet card today for my Thursday Cuppa Joe post on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog! ¬†It’s all kitty sweetness and pastels on this design¬†with¬†a mix of My Favorite Things¬†(MFT) products and Pretty Pink Posh¬†(PPP) sequins.¬†

I started by¬†die cutting the papers from the MFT 6×6 Neutral Dots & Stripes paper pad,¬†the Avery Elle 6×6 Sorbet paper pad, and a piece of Kraft paper¬†using the MFT Coffee Cup die set. I then stamped the sentiment from the MFT Perk Up stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. The little paw print comes from the MFT You Make My Tail Wag stamp set.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} Next I stamped all the kitties from the MFT I Knead You stamp set onto X-Press It paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and I colored them with Copic Sketch markers. I glued the cup pieces together and the kitty behind it on top. Then I adhered that down to the striped Avery Elle Sorbet paper that was die cut using the largest die from the MFT Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX die set.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The sequins are all Pretty Pink Posh: Pink Blush 4mm Cupped, Pink Blush 6mm Cupped, and Metallic Silver 4mm Cupped. Then I painted the cup’s lid and the kitty’s collar with my Clear Wink of Stella¬†Brush Glitter Pen Marker.

MFT stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

I’ll be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New! (to me these are new: the Perk Up stamp set & Coffee Cup die!)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

I hope the cuteness made you smile! Have a great day, and Happy Crafting!

You Turn Me On!

Hi Crafters!¬†Today I’m over at MarkerPOP!¬†featuring a Valentine’s Day card using lots of Lawn Fawn¬†(LF) products (new AND old!).¬†

I stamped the light bulb and the light switch from LF’s Turn Me On stamp set¬†with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT paper, and colored them with Copics. Then I die cut them with the coordinating LF Turn Me On die set. I stamped¬†the sentiment with LF’s Fawndamentals Lobster ink onto Bazzill White paper and die cut it with the LF Speech Bubble die.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I die cut a piece of paper from LF’s 6×6 Let’s Bokeh in the Snow paper pad with the the new LF Scripty XOXO die¬†(twice), then cut the same thing out of a piece of white foam¬†(twice), and glued them together.¬†The oval piece is cut from a piece of paper from the LF 6×6 Let’s Polka in the Dark¬†with the second largest die from the Large Stitched Oval Stackables die set.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I used these LF die sets to cut the remaining pieces of paper: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables die set, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables die set, and Scalloped Rectangle Stackables die set. I added these Pretty Pink Posh sequins:

I finished off the card with painting¬†Zig Clear Wink of Stella onto the XOXO’s, the light switch, and the heart in the light bulb.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The Copic colors I used are:

  • Light Switch: R22, R14, R17 /¬†N0, N2
  • Light Bulb: Y11, Y13, Y15 / R0000 / C1, C3

I’ll be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New!¬†(these are the newest Lawn Fawn products, AND new for ME, too!)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hope you got some inspiration! Thank you for stopping by!

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