When You’re 30 {Something}

I have a great guy card today, featuring Sweet Stamp Shop‘s Festival 30 stamp set!

I started by stamping the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic friendly paper, X-Press It blending cardstock. Then, I colored the images using my Copic Sketch markers. I carefully hand cut the images out, and then colored around all the cut edges with my Memento Tuxedo Black marker to give it a finished look.

Sweet Stamp Shop stamps, MFT paper & dies, Lawn Fawn dies, Doodlebug Jewels, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} All the papers are from My Favorite Thing’s 6×6 Proper Pinstripes paper pad. The yellow lined paper is die cut using a die from Lawn Fawn’s Large Square Stitched Stackables die set. The green lined paper is¬†die cut using a die from Lawn Fawn’s Small¬†Square Stitched Stackables die set. The goofy “square” openings are die cut using the 2 dies is My Favorite Thing’s Peek-a-Book Wonky Windows die set.

Sweet Stamp Shop stamps, MFT paper & dies, Lawn Fawn dies, Doodlebug Jewels, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} After the wonky square opening was cut into the green piece, then I got out my Mini Misti, lined up the sentiments onto the green piece, and stamped them with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. The 2 final touches were adding Zig Clear Wink of Stella on the glass and pretzel, and a few Tangerine Jewels by Doodlebug.

This is a cool stamp set, and I hope you have a reason to use it!

Let’s Float Away

Hi there! How about a little Sweet Stamp Shop goodness today?! For this project, I’m featuring the cute Root Beer stamp set!

I made this one to stick in my hubby’s lunch box, to give him a little smile in the middle of his work day. How perfect, right?!

Sweet Stamp Shop stamps, Pretty Pink Posh dies & sequins, MFT paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} All the goodies I used are listed below! Have a great day!!

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

O-fish-ally Awesome

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and how perfect is the Lawn Fawn set, Dad + Me¬†and coordinating die set, for a card for it?! That’s what I used for today’s project. I also used these other Lawn Fawn items:

Lawn Fawn, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} All of the images are stamped using my Mini Misti, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card paper, and colored with my Copics.

Lawn Fawn, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I  painted some sparkle on the snowcaps and the fish with my Zig Clear WInk of Stella.

Lawn Fawn, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} Thanks for stopping by!

Valerie    

Little Bundle

Remember those New Neighbors of mine?! Well, guess what?! Now they’re expecting (their first!)!! Yup, there’s a new baby on the way, so what did I just HAVE to do?? You guessed it – a CARD! And this gave me the¬†PERFECT reason to finally order¬†Lawn Fawn’s Little Bundle set!

This cute card features these Lawn Fawn goodies:

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I made this card a slider card! Here’s a video by Lawn Fawn on how to create one of these:¬†

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} All of the images are stamped using my Mini Misti, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card paper, and colored with my Copics (colors listed at end).

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & ink, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The sequins are Pretty Pink Posh: 6mm Cupped Lime Sorbet and 4mm Cupped Sparkling Clear. I painted Zig Clear Wink of Stella onto the onesie for some sparkle. 

Thanks for much for visiting today! Have a great Monday, a wonderful week, and Happy Crafting!

Valerie

A Sweet Scene with MFT

Guess what?! It’s time for a new Challenge over at MarkerPop,¬†and the¬†theme this time is Summertime!

I decided to pull out a bunch of MFT goodies and create a cute scene. I’m featuring these MFT products:¬†

MFT stamps & dies & stencil, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} All of the images are stamped using my Mini Misti, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card paper, and colored with my Copics (colors listed at end).

The brick wall is created using the MFT¬†English Brick Wall stencil,¬†and Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Pumice Stone & Hickory Smoke) & my Mini Ink Blending Tool. MFT stamps & dies & stencil, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The card base is and the “brick wall layer” are both Bazzill Classic Smooth White paper. I painted the 2 birds, the butterfly, and the orange cat’s collar with Zig Clear Wink of Stella. And I added Glossy Accents to the grey cat’s pearl collar.

MFT stamps & dies & stencil, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} So that’s it! This is the type of card where you could save it for when you need it, and then it’s perfect for almost any sentiment on the inside! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day, and Happy Crafting!

The Copics I used are:

  • Branch: E11, E13, E15, E17 / Leaves: G14, G16
  • Grey Cat: T0, T2, T4 / Nose: R22 / Ear: R20 / Necklace: E000, E00
  • Orange Cat: YR12, YR15, YR18 / Nose: T8 / Collar: B21, B24
  • Blue Bird: BG01, BG02 , BG05 / Beak: YR27
  • Brown Bird: E23, E25, E27, E29 / Beak: YR27
  • Bird House: E33 / Roof: E18 / Holes: E79
  • Butterfly: RV52, RV55 / YG23, YG25 / Body: W5
Valerie

I’ll be entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesay Challenge

Butterfly Kisses

Good Monday morning! I hope you all had a great weekend! I know I did – my first baby graduated high school! So hard to believe!

OK, on to my card for the week – I made a sweet Birthday Card using a newer Mama Elephant set – the Butterfly Kisses stamp set & die set! I stamped it with a waterproof ink onto Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock¬†so I could color it with my…. (ta-da!) NEW PRIMA WATERCOLR PENCILS! Yes, I decided to try something new!

Mama Elephant stamps & dies, Prima watercolor pencils, Ken Oliver paper, Pretty Pink Posh droplets {ValByDesign, 2016} I practed alot before I did this project; and even this is not very good if you ask me! I watched a bunch of videos; this is the first one I watched, from the Prima web site:

I am very excited to introduce a LOT Ken Oliver¬†products to the store! In fact, I’m using his Color Burst Spash paper on this project!

Mama Elephant stamps & dies, Prima watercolor pencils, Ken Oliver paper, Pretty Pink Posh droplets {ValByDesign, 2016} And my final touches were the Zig Clear Wink of Stella painted in the large butterfly and the script word “you”, and my Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets.

Mama Elephant stamps & dies, Prima watercolor pencils, Ken Oliver paper, Pretty Pink Posh droplets {ValByDesign, 2016} Hope you enjoyed! Have a great day, a fantastic week, and Happy Crafting!

Valerie

Sweet Stamp Shop May Release

Have you been following¬†Sweet Stamp Shop‘s¬†Facebook May Release group?! If you have, then you know their May Release is available for purchase!¬†

Now, the sets I’m showing you today, when I originally saw them, I was like, “Pooh?! HOW am I going to design with a pile of poop and toilet paper?!” Hahahaha! But they were SO DARN CUTE, I HAD to try! The 2 new sets I’m featuring today are the “Poo” Petite Stamp Set, and the “Clean It Up” Stamp Set.

Sweet Stamp Shop May Release {ValByDesign, 2016} I started by stamping the “Poo” stamp set image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card paper¬†(using my Mini Misti), and coloring it with Copic Sketch markers. Then I die cut that paper with the colored image on it (and a sheet of brown paper) with the Avery Elle Scalloped Banner die set.

Sweet Stamp Shop May Release {ValByDesign, 2016} My card is a standard A2 size; I used a piece of Bazzill Smooth White paper. I stamped the black-lined images with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and the piles of poop (lolol!) with Lawn Fawn’s Walnut ink.

My final touches are the Pretty Pink Posh Cupped 4mm & 6mm Pink Blush Sequins, and adding Zig Clear Wink of Stella onto all the piles of poop.

Sweet Stamp Shop May Release {ValByDesign, 2016} Stop by the Facebook Group because you’ll see more pics from the Release and maybe get a little deal here ‘n there!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Crafting!

Organic Blooms

I enjoyed coloring this set so much, that I couldn’t stop at one card, so I made two! It’s the Mama Elephant Organic Blooms stamp set.

Mama Elephant stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The first card features yellow roses, and it’s a “Thinking of You” type of card. And the second one, featuring pink roses, can be for any happy occasion, because it says “Happy Everything”!

Mama Elephant stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card paper (using my Mini Misti), and colored it with Copic Sketch markers (colors listed at the end).

Mama Elephant stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I die cut the X-Press IT¬†paper with the scalloped rectangle die from Mama Elephant’s Creative Cute Basic Die Set. Then I took the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle die set and placed it on top of the scalloped die cut piece, and ran it through my Sizzix with all the plates set to make only any embossing of the die on the paper.

Mama Elephant stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The card bases (the black piece and the light blue piece) are die cut using the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangle die set. The cute little banners are die cut using the small die from Lawn Fawn’s Extra Sentiment Banners die set.

Mama Elephant stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} All the sequins are Pretty Pink Posh: 4mm & 6mm Cupped Onyx, 4mm Cupped Marshmallow, 4mm & 6mm Clear Droplets. I painted all the tiny leaves with my Zig Clear Wink of Stella. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!

Valerie

I’ll be entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Flowers

Simon Says Stamp Wednesay Challenge

Mama Elephant stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

Cheesy Card – Sweet Stamp Shop

I have some SWEEEEET NEWS for you today!! I’ve been bursting at the seams to finally tell you… I am now a member of the Sweet Stamp Shop‘s (SSS)¬†Creative Contributor Team!!¬†

Sweet Stamp Shop As a member of this team, I will have blog posts for you, there will be images of my SSS¬†crafting moments with SSS goodies shared on their Instagram page, and of course I will help feature the newest SSS products when there is a new release (May’s is coming up!)!

I have a fun & funny one for you today. I started by stamping the Cheesy Card stamp image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It Blending Card paper (using my Mini Misti), and coloring it with Copic Sketch markers. Then I hand cut it out, and colored the cut edges with my Memento Tuxedo Black marker.

Sweet Stamp Shop - Cheesy Card Stamp Set {ValByDesign, 2016} For the card’s background, I taped a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper to my Ken Oliver Best Ever Craft Mat, and then taped the MFT Large Grid Stencil over that on an angle. With my Mini Ink Blending Tool I blended¬†3 Tim Holtz Distress Inks over the stencil onto the paper: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, and Fossilized Amber. Then I die cut the colored paper wiht the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Square die set.

Sweet Stamp Shop - Cheesy Card Stamp Set {ValByDesign, 2016} I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink onto Bazzill White Cardstock, and die cut it (and a piece of White Foam) with a die from the Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die set. Then I die cut a piece of MFT Silver Foil cardstock and Black Foam using the Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Squares die set. 

Sweet Stamp Shop - Cheesy Card Stamp Set {ValByDesign, 2016} My final touch was painted Zig Clear Wink of Stella on the cheese grater, and gluing these Pretty Pink Posh cupped sequins on the card: Metallic Silver 6mm & 4mm, Marigold 6mm & 4mm.

Thanks for stopping by today, crafters! Have a GRATE day, and Happy Crafting!

~Valerie

Woof Bark Happy Birthday!

Hi Crafters! I’m using Paper Smooches today, and I created a fun birthday card! The products I’m featuring are newer and older, and we don’t carry some of them anymore, but I’ll still list all them here:

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I stamped all the images using my Mini Misti stamp tool (love that baby!) (we have the Large size, too!). I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card Paper, and colored them with my Copic Sketch markers (colors listed at the end).

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} For the card base background, I stamped the cute sentiments using Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid ink. And the background of the shaker portion¬†has the images stamped using 3 Lawn Fawn inks: Lobster, Manatee, and Black Licorice. I filled the shaker with Pretty Pink Posh cupped sequins (all the colors are listed in the Supply list at the end of the post).

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I added Glossy Accents to the dog’s nose, Zig Clear Wink of Stella to the bird, and a mixture of Shamrock Stickles and Blue Bayou Stickles to the dog’s collar.

Have a wonderful day, a great week, and Happy Crafting!

Copic colors used:

  • Dog: E23, E25, E27, E29 / Spots: E50, E53 / Nose: T4, T6, T8 / Collar: BG45, BG49 / Eyelid: R00 / Eye: B0000
  • Bird: BG01, BG02, BG05
  • Hydrant: R22, R24, R27, R29 / T8
Valerie

Happy 6th Birthday, MarkerPOP!

MPBday_blog_banner Welcome to my stop (the last stop) on the MarkerPOP 6th Birthday Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Monica’s blog.

I have a fun birthday card for you featuing Lawn Fawn! I pulled out a bunch of their sets and created a sweet underwater scene:

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card Paper, and colored them with my Copic Sketch markers.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Distress Inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} For the background water scene, I created a mask with Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and laid it on top of the card front. Then I used 3 Distress Inks to create the water: Salty Ocean, Broken China, and Tumbled Glass. The sand is created using Antique Linen.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Distress Inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The sentiment is stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. My 3 final touches were the Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Cupped Sand sequins, Glossy Accents on the air bubbles, and Zig Clear Wink of Stella on the pearl.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Distress Inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I’m the last stop on the Hop, so if you need to head back to the MarkerPOP! blog, here’s the link! Thank you so much for celebrating our birthday with us, and Hopping! I hope you enjoyed it, and good luck with your Comments for the prizes!!

I’ll be entering this project into the Lawnscaping Challenge: Calling All Critters!

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Valerie

Class of 2016 Graduation Card, for 3 Graduates!

I can not believe this time is coming РI have 3 graduates this year! My first baby, Alicia, is graduating high school (waaaa!), and my last 2 babies (I have 4 kids), Connor & Derek (yes, twins) are graduating middle school! I remember when the twins were babies (back in 2002), I did some math and figured out that in 2016 this would happen. It seemd soooo far away, like it would never happen. Yah right! Well here we are in the blink of an eye. Unbelievable!

So for family members, I am making homemade graduation announcements (but of course!). I’m using A Jillian Vance Design¬†(AJVD) and Pretty Pink Posh¬†(PPP)¬†for this project. The graduatuion cap is from the AJVD Graduation Cap and Tassel die set. And the “Class of” words are from the AJVD Graduation Trio Word die set. I die cut the papers and the black foam using my Sizzix Big Shot.

Jillian Vance dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn dies {ValByDesign, 2016} I created a shaker card, and used PPP sequins:

  Jillian Vance dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn dies {ValByDesign, 2016} I added Zig Clear Wink of Stella to the numbers.¬†

Jillian Vance dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Lawn Fawn dies {ValByDesign, 2016} Have a great day, and wonderful week, and Happy Crafting!

Thanks a BOT!

Here’s a cute one featuring Paper Smooches today! I’m using the adorable Boom Bots stamp set¬†&¬†coordinating die set, and the Gift Tags 2 die set. I stamped the images with Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Blending Card Paper, and colored them with Copics¬†(Robot: C00, C2, C4, C6, C8 / Dog: W00, W2,¬†W4, W5, W7). Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The large gear is stamped with VersaMark, and I used a silver embossing powder. All the small gears are stamped with grey inks (Memento Gray Flannel, Memento London Fog, Lawn Fawn Hipp0). I painted Zig Clear Wink of Stella on the raised up screws. Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I finished it off by adding Pretty Pink Posh 4mm cupped Silver sequins¬†to the card base, and a 4mm Clear Droplet to the robot. Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} And guess what?! It’s time for a the Paper Smooches April 2016 Release! Go here to see their Sneak Peek and start their Blog Hop!! Have a wonderful Monday, and fantastic week, and Happy Crafting! Valerie

Chirpy-Chirp!

Is it really Easter time already?! I can not believe¬†how fast this year is flying by! I have so many wonderful Easter stamp sets to work with, and this is the first one I’ve finally gotten done – ugh! Well, at least Lawn Fawn¬†(LF) made it easy for me with all their amazing new products they have (and you can find them all at the MarkerPOP! store ūüėČ )!

Today I’m using these wonderful new LF goodies:

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I stamped the images I needed to color with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto X-Press IT Blending paper, amd colored them with Copics (colors listed at the end). 

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I created the clouds in the background by making masks with all the dies from the My Favorite Things Stitched Cloud Edges dies, and then rubbing Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with my Mini Ink Blending Tool onto White cardstock.

Lawn Fawn stamps & dies & paper, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I added just a tad of sparkle by painting Clear Zig Wink of Stella onto the pink tulips and the butterflies. Copic colors used:

  • Chicks: Y11, Y13, Y15 / Beaks: YR02 / Feet: YR68
  • Hats: RV11, RV13, RV13 / E000, E00
  • Butterflies: YG01, YG03 / V01, V05 / BV01, BV02
  • Flowers: YR05 / YR18 / G14
Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy Crafting!

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Spring 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Woot woot! It’s time for another¬†Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, and this one is for SPRING!!

For today’s card, I pulled put some Paper Smooches goodies!!¬†

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop ~ Paper Smooches, Pretty Pink Posh, Distress Inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016}

The white frame is cut using a new Lawn Fawn die set, and the I cut this hill with one of the dies from a Pretty Pink Posh borders set.

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop ~ Paper Smooches, Pretty Pink Posh, Distress Inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The images are colored with Copic markers. And I loved the sparkle that the Pretty Pink Posh 4mm & 6mm Clear Sequins added.

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop ~ Paper Smooches, Pretty Pink Posh, Distress Inks, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} Hope you enjoyed, and have a wonderful time Hopping!

Awesome Birthday!

Good Monday Morning,¬†Crafters! I’m playing with a totally fun set by Avery Elle¬†(AE) today for MarkerPOP!, and I created a cool birthday card perfect for any teenager!¬†

All the goodies on this card are Avery Elle, with the perfect Pretty Pink Posh (PPP) final touch, of course! I have 4 new AE products in the works here:

Avery Elle stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The PPP sequins I used are the Gold Stars and 4mm Cupped  Onyx. I painted some Zig Clear Wink of Stella on the symbols and the gold drum trim.

Avery Elle stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto X-Press It paper, and colored it with Copic Sketch markers:

  • Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 / Tongue: R22
  • Hair: E11, E13, E15, E17
  • Shirt: C5, C6, C7, C9
  • Drums: E04, R56, R59 / YR21, YR23, YR25 / C1, C3 / T1, T2 / W0
  • Drumsticks: E23, E25
Avery Elle stamps & dies & paper, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} Thank you for stopping by today! Have a GREAT week, and Happy Crafting!

Thinking of You

Today I have a Thinking You/Condolences card today, because unfortunately we all need to make one occasionally. Paper Smooches (PS) and Pretty Pink Posh (PPP) products can sure help you put one together when you need to!

The “Thinking of You” banner is¬†from the great-to-have-on-hand¬†PS Blissful Banner stamp set.¬†

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The gorgeous flower arrangements are from the PS Blossoming Buds stamp set, and I die cut them using the coordinating die set. The images are colored with Copic Sketch markers.

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} The perfect final touch was adding PPP cupped sequins: 4mm Marshmallow and 6mm Lemon Meringue.

Paper Smooches stamps & dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, Copics {ValByDesign, 2016} Take care, and hug your loved ones!