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Monday, March 30, 2015

Great Impressions: Dog Tag...Literally!


Hi, friends!  It's time for me to share another creation using fabulous stamps from the Great Impressions online store! Today I have a cute tag to share--it's a DOG TAG! I don't usually make tags, but this stamp just needed to become one. :)  Come and take a peek...


I started by stamping F296 Dog Square onto some white card.  I colored in the different panels using Sakura glitter gel pens for shine.  I used primary colors for a fun, bold, and bright look.



I added the panel to a tag that was made using patterned paper and black card.  The top was gussied up with some yellow frilly ribbon, baker's twine, and a glittery red foam heart.  An eyelet at the top of the tag helps to keep the tag intact.


I just adore the way this turned out!  I think it's just super darling and fun!  What do you think?  I would love for you to let me know by leaving a comment below!


That's all for me today!  I'll be back next Monday with another creation using stamps from the Great Impressions store.  I hope you join in our current challenge, and, if you use Great Impressions stamps, link them up in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Inspired By Stamping: Friends


Well hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I'm here with a card using some of the NEWEST stamps from Inspired By Stamping.  The set I've used today is called Friends and is FREE with every $50 purchase.  Come and take a peek at my card...


This card was very simple to put together--just some patterned paper along with card and flowers made for me by my fabulous friend Cohenna!  The sentiment from the Friends stamp set was stamped in pink, but the "Friends" portion was heat embossed in gold.  Still trying to figure out how to get the shine to show in my photography!



I like the way that this turned out.  It won't mail very easily, but it's the perfect card to take to a friend with some little gift, you know?  What do you think of it?  I'd love to hear in the comments below!


That's all for me today, friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by--I really appreciate all my visitors and sweet comments!  I hope you hop over to the Inspired By Stamping blog to see what the other gals on the DT have to share with you today!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

CutCardStock: Folded Frame Card


Hi, friends!  I'm back with another card made with products from the CutCardStock online store!  I've got a step-by-step tutorial on the CutCardStock blog on how to create this fun fold, so hop over to check it out!


The card base is made from a piece of Classic Crest Solar White card.  The textured piece and large scallop are made from Muscletone Kraft card.  The beautiful blue folded frame was made from Basis Aqua card.  I just love these colors together!  I added some pre-made die cut pieces to finish off the card.


That's all for me today!  I hope you hop over to the CutCardStock store to grab these amazing papers and then over to the CutCardStock blog for my tutorial on how to make this fabulous folded frame!  Until next time, HUGS and happy paper crafting to you all! :) 

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Inspired By Stamping: Paris Love + Friends


Hello again, friends!  I am here with the last day of the March release for Inspired By Stamping.  I think you'll agree, these new stamps are AMAZING and MUST HAVES!  If you haven't seen all the gorgeous new sets, please browse my last few posts and/or the Inspired By Stamping blog.  I am sure after doing so, these will be on your "NEED" list, too! ;)  Today, the DT is showing off creations using the NEW Paris Love set AND the Friends set (FREE with $50 purchase!) is also available today, too!  Take a peek at my card using the Paris Love stamp set...


This card is such a hodge podge of elements!  All of these scraps and pieces were lying on my desk from when I was making Valentines.  I thought to myself, "This sentiment from the Paris Love stamp set would be PERFECT for a Valentine or general love card!"  Voila.  It was born!


I think these bright and fun colors really help to highlight the optimism of the Paris Love sentiment, don't you?  This set also comes with two images--one of the Eiffel Tower and one of a couple kissing under an umbrella in the rain.  LOVE it!  What do you think of my card?  I'd love for you to tell me in the comments below!


That is all for me today!  Hop over to the Inspired By Stamping blog to see more fabulous inspiration using the Paris Love stamp set, along with the Paris Love cut file and Friends stamp set, and that wraps up our March release week!  THANK YOU so much for stopping by today--you really brighten my world!  HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Inspired By Stamping: Tulip Bouquet


Hello, hello, friends!  Welcome to another day of the March Inspired By Stamping release week!  I am SO excited to be sharing a card I made using our NEW Tulip Bouquet set.  Come and take a peek...


This image is just absolutely beautiful.  I fell in love with it right away and knew it would become a favorite--so stay tuned for MORE from me using the Tulip Bouquet set!  This time, I colored it with Spectrum Noir markers in some bold and bright spring colors!


This fun sentiment is also from the Tulip Bouquet set.  This set comes with this beautiful image alongside FOUR fabulous sentiments!  A perfect spring stamp set--a MUST have, especially if you love tulips as much as I do!


These stamps from the Tulip Bouquet set really made it easy to put this card together.  I am rather pleased with the way it turned out.  What do you think?  I'd love to hear in the comments below!

That is all for me today!  Hop over to the Inspired By Stamping blog to see more fabulous inspiration using the Tulip Bouquet set, along with the Tulip Bouquet cut file, and stay tuned for more throughout the week!  THANK YOU so much for stopping by today--you really brighten my world!  HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Jane Austen Inspired


Hello, friends!  I hope your week is going great and that you've taken some time to craft! ;)  I'm here today with a card for the C.R.A.F.T challenge--INSPIRED BY A MOVIE.  Great Impressions is sponsoring this time, so hop over for a chance to win some free stamps!  Come and take a peek at my card...


I was inspired by the movie Emma, based on the book by Jane Austen.  Technically, I believe my card could be inspired by any Jane Austen novel set as a movie, but I chose Emma. ;)  I started by stamping and head embossing the main image, H147 Romantic Collage, onto some distressed looking patterned paper.  I then used a water color pen to watercolor the image using pink, green, blue, and brown inks.  This was fussy cut before it was added to the card.


Next, I created a card base that included patterned paper, a doily, some pearls and rhinestones, and the sentiment (E859 Forever Yours) head embossed directly onto the base.  A couple of pearls were added behind the image.  A piece of lace was added to the heart shaped pin to fill in more of the blank space and add texture.



After it was all put together, I questioned my decision to mat the patterned paper with brown paper.  I'm thinking now black would have been better, but I don't know.  All in all, I think this card came together rather well!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your opinion in the comments below!


That's all for me today!  I hope you hop over and play along with this week's C.R.A.F.T. challenge for a chance to win some goodies from Great Impressions!  Thank you SO much for stopping by today--I very much appreciate your visits and kind words.  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping, friends! :)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Stamps of Life: MORE Candles + A Tutorial Video!


Welcome back, friends!  I'm so glad you're here today!  I have another FUN birthday card to share with you, using products from The Stamps of Life, and I've used pointillism again to color my images!  I created a video tutorial on how to do this fun technique, so make sure to stop by my YouTube channel and check it out! It's also added at the bottom of this post, so that's an easier way to watch should you choose. :)  Take a gander at the card...


I started by creating the candles.  I stamped the images from the candles4birthday stamp set using Licorice ink and then colored them in with the pointillism technique.  I LOVE the fun texture that pointillism gives to lined images!  I then set them aside.


Here's the video on how to color with pointillism~

I stamped the sentiment, also from the candles4birthday set, with Licorice ink and punched it out.  I layered it onto a punched scallop and added some liquid pearls for texture.  This was added to the card base that had been embossed with the NEW Flower Power embossing folder and had baker's twine wrapped around for added color.



I then layered the candles behind the sentiment.  I adhered them using dimensional foam so that they would stand out from the background a little more.  I think this looks great!  What do you think?  I'd love to hear your opinion in the comments below! :)


That's all for me today, friends!  Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by--I love it when friends come and visit!  I hope you take some time to create today and that you grab these goodies from The Stamps of Life, too!  See you soon--HUGS and happy stamping!

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