Friday, February 16, 2018

Winnie & Walter | February Release Blog Hop

Hi there friends! Thank you so much for stopping by today to celebrate Love & Friendship with Winnie & Walter. 

You should of arrived here from the super talented Laurie Willison.

For my project I wanted to create something I could give to my husband without him feeling it was too girly. So I went for a clean and simple look. 

To begin, I stamped my sentiment "completely dotty about you" from Dotty About You with Lydia Evans with black ink.

 I die cut 2 red hearts from True Dotty Heart Cutaways. 

I then glued one of the hearts on the card base. I bend the other heart in half, placed some adhesive and placed in the center. 

This card truly is clean and simple, yet those heart die cuts are so impressive, the work was done for me.

Now onto the giveaway, There will be 4 winners picked at random from the entire blog hop which will each receive $40 credit to the w&w shop. SO be sure to comment at each stop to be eligible. 

Below is the blog hop list just in case you need to go back. Your next stop is the amazingly talented Evelin Tee

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Evelin Tee (Instagram)



Monday, February 12, 2018

Unity Stamp Co. | Bohemian Backgrounds | Ink Smooshing

Hey there friends! Crystal here with my last post of the Stretch Your Stamp Series featuring Unity's Bohemian Backgrounds. This ink smooshing technique is super easy and gives a a great effect to any stamp. As always with these series, I have a video up on the Unity Stamp Co. YouTube channel!

YouTube link:

Be sure to watch this on HD! Just go to settings and on the player and click HD!



Sunday, February 11, 2018

Unity Stamp Company | Bohemian Backgrounds | 4 Color Ombre

Hi guys, happy Sunday! Today I have part 3 of 4 from the Strech your Stamp series using Bohemian Backgrounds from Unity Stamp Company. This card features a 4 color ombre. 

As always, there is a video to show you I made this card and the featured technique. Link will take you to Unity's Youtube

Hope you enjoy it!


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Heffy Doodle | Winter Release Blog Hop

Guys! Welcome to my stop of the Heffy Doodle blog hop, celebrating our 3rd release. I am so excited to show you all the project I made for the hop.

But before I do, let me tell you about the giveaway!

A random winner will be selected for a £25 gift certificate + free shipping to the Heffy Doodle store. To be eligible, leave comments across the entire blog hop by 11:59 PM PST on 2/15/2018. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog

Now on to my project, I wanted to create a sweet card that was not Easter themed. For this, I used Heffy Doodle Honey Bunny Boo stamp set and Honey Heffy Cuts.

To begin my card, I stamped the bunnies, die cut them and colored them with Copic markers. Then I attached them to the back of my Story Book die.

Now it's time to create my background, so I trimmed a piece of cardstock to the exact measurement of my die. 

I blended Altenew Crisp Inks in Sea Glass,

I then added foam adhesive to the back of my die

and placed the blended cardstock.

Now to work on my card base, I stamped the carrots in the same Sea Glass color.

Placed the bunny window on to the card base.

 For my sentiment, I die cut the Honey from the Heffy Cuts from a light blue cardstock four times.

and glued them together

Then heat embossed the "hello" on gray cardstock,

and trimmed to a strip to place over the window,

I then added the Honey Heffy Cuts slightly over the "hello",

And that's it! We have a completed card!

Here is the line-up just in case you get lost.

Next up is the #gorgeous Carissa Wiley.

Happy Hoppin' 


Friday, February 9, 2018

Unity Stamp Company | Bohemian Backgrounds | 3 Color Stamping

Happy Friday! Today I have part 2 of 4 from my Stretch Your Stamp series featuring Bohemian Backgrounds from Unity Stamp Company.

I would tell you how I made this, however, I think a video is worth a lot more, so please check out the full tutorial here:



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Unity Stamp Company | Bohemian Backgrounds | Embossed with Vellum

Hey, there friend! Today I have a quick post with a 4 part series using the stamp set from Unity Stamps called Bohemian Backgrounds.

I have 4 different cards using this one stamp set. This is a great way to stretch your stamps!

I have created a video for your viewing pleasure.



Monday, February 5, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh | Birthday Scene | Soft backgrounds + Giveaway!

Hi there friend! Today, I am stopping by in the midst of sick kids, with this card using Pretty Pink Posh stamp set Birthday Scene, which was just released! 

This sweet scene was completely colored in Copics, then framed with Scallop Frames Dies  and placed over a lovely floral patterned paper. 

I thought it would be very fun to add some additional die cuts to give it some dimension. So with Stitched Borders 2 Dies die cut on white cardstock then added a bit of glitter Nuvo drops.

To finish this card, I added some confetti on the scene to draw the eye back to this.

These critters are quite cute!

Now for a giveaway! We celebrated Pretty Pink Posh birthday month on Saturday at Impress Rubber Stamps in Seattle. Paulina was kind enough to provide these stamp sets for a lucky winner.

To win you MUST comment and share the graphic below on Instagram. Also, you must be a follower.

Click HERE to take you to my Instagram page.

Well, that is all today, hope you all stay healthy and check back to Instagram on Friday to see who won this lovely set of Pretty Pink Posh sequins.


Friday, February 2, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh | Valentine's Day Theme Week

Hi there! Stopping by with this card I shared over on the Pretty Pink Posh blog for the Valentine's Day Theme week. For this, I wanted to create something that would utilize the beautiful “love” word from the Love Shaker die.
Let’s start by gathering our materials, for this card I used the following Pretty Pink Posh products :
With our Love shaker, I have die cut 4 “love” words from Melon Mambo cardstock and have trimmed off the heart. To save paper, I cut strips just wide enough to fit the “love”.
Once those were trimmed out, I glued the “love” on top of each other to create a thick die cut.
From the Love Sentiment stamp set, I used the “All My Love”. I masked the “love” from the set with washi tape, inked the stamp, then removed the washi tape. I stamped the sentiment on the card base above of where I plan to place the die cut “love”.
Now it’s time to work on the card panel. First I wanted to stamp the darker of my ink colors, so using the solid hearts from Cupid Friends with Melon Mambo, which will coordinate with the “love” die cut.
For the larger hearts from the Love Sentiments set, I have stamped those in the following ink colors. SU Powder Pink, SU Melon Mambo, Pink Shimmer Delicata, Altenew Blush and Altenew Soft Lilac.
I felt this card needed some touches of gold, so I heat embossed the heart outlines from Cupid Friends in gold embossing powder. Since the gun was hot and the powder was out, I decided to create a dipping effect on the love die cut.
This was super simple, as I tapped the half of the die cut in embossing ink, covered with powder and heat set. To finish the card, I added a strip of gold washi and added a few Sparkling Clear Sequins.
I hope you like the simplicity of this card! I certainly did! The colors could easily be changed and the sentiments from Love Sentiments could also be easily interchanged.
Have a fabulous day! Join us tomorrow for another day of Valentine inspiration!

Winnie & Walter | Repetitive Stamping Challenge

Hi there! I am here with Winnie & Walter today with this video and card to celebrate the 4th Winnie & Walter birthday.   I am hosting this repetitive challenge over on the Winnie and Walter blog. 

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We can't wait to see how your take on repetitive stamping in your project!


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