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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Doodle Pantry: Autumn Song Birdies

Hi, friends!  I am back again today with a card that uses some of the newest darling digis from the Doodle Pantry store!  Our monthly challenge is starting up again and so the team is showcasing this fabulous new images!  Come and take a look at my creation...


Isn't that image just DARLING?  It's from a new set called Autumn Song Birdies and the pre-colored image makes a quick and easy card that packs a huge "WOW"!  They are just so cute and festive!


I chose to use a sentiment from another of our newest sets to frame this image.  This sentiment is from the Tiny Tree mini set and I accented it with some orange rhinestones.  I know that you might be questioning my judgement about "holiday wish" on an autumnal themed card, but Thanksgiving is a very important holiday to me and so that's why I chose this sentiment--this is a Thanksgiving card! :)  I'm not sure if you can tell, but I added a little glitter to the sentiment to give the main panel a little more shine. :)


I only needed to add a few little bits to accent this darling Autumn Song Birdies image.  Some gold leaves and an orange rose to the side, some ribbon and a doily--I think it turned out beautifully!



I am totally loving the finished product!  This card was definitely a journey--it did not turn out the way I had planned.  I think it turned out better!  I am so thankful to God for allowing me to be a part of such fabulous design teams and for the talent He has given me that can bless those around me!  I hope you take some time today to create for someone you love, too!  I hope you use some of the new sets from Doodle Pantry, too--you won't ever regret your purchases from this fabulous store!


Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at my card!  I hope you come and join in our current monthly challenge over on the Doodle Pantry blog and that you grab some of the newest items for sale in the store!  HUGS and happy {digi} stamping!

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House of Cards: Punch-kins!

Hi, friends!  I'm here today to tell you about the newest challenge we have going on at House of Cards!  This month, we'd like you to use a punch and/or die cut on your creation or even more than one!  Come and take a peek at what I made!


I started by creating a fun sponged background using two shades of both orange and purple.  You can see I first masked off an area with a circle punch to create a "moon".  I then sprayed the panel with some pearl spray mist and dried it with my heat gun to speed the drying process.  I then stamped the sentiment from Great Impressions onto the panel and added a bit of glitter to the moon.



After I finished the main panel, I created some "punch-kins" to add some depth and interest to the card.  A bit of glitter was added to the leaves for some extra texture.  I finished the card with some pearls in a dark blue shade.




If you'd like to see how I created these "punch-kins", I've got a video tutorial over at the House of Cards challenge blog that will teach you how!  It is SUPER easy...and slightly addictive!  I hope you come and join the fun with us this month at House of Cards!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #24 - 'Happy Fall'

Hello, friends!  It's time for another monthly challenge over at Paper Sweeties!  I'm super excited about this one because I am SO ready for a season change!  We're asking you to be inspired by...

This prompt~

I decided to go Thanksgiving for my card.  I know it's only the beginning of October, but I think sometimes we skip from Halloween to Thanksgiving without really giving it a thought!  And you can find some absolutely DARLING Thanksgiving stamps in the Paper Sweeties store!


For this darling little set, I started with some kraft and black patterned paper and add some images and sentiments from the Gobble Gobble stamp set.  I kept the image on the place card uncolored because I liked the monochrome feel.  I colored in the turkey on the card with Spectrum Noir markers and added the sentiment by tying it to the base with some twine and a metallic brad.  Just a few little black pearls and some black Liquid Pearls for a bit more interest, and there you have it!

Now, hop over to the other DT members for more inspiration!

Here's the order~
October Guest DesignerNance Salkeld

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creations!
Hope you come and join the fun!
HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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    Doodle Pantry: Lovely Friend

    Hey, friends!  I've got another card today that uses some lovely digital elements from Doodle Pantry.  This card uses a sentiment for a great friend!  I'm not sure who will be the recipient, but I think it's bright and happy!  Come take a peek...

    Here's my card~

    Doodle Pantry products used:
    Petite Bouquet (sentiment)
    Tiny Fruit Bunch (paper)

    I was thinking summer meets autumn when I was making this card.  Summer lasts until the end of October here in Kansas, but I LOVE autumn colors.  I think this is the perfect mesh of both! :)


    Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at my card!  I hope you come and join in our current monthly challenge over on the Doodle Pantry blog and that you grab some of the newest items for sale in the store!  HUGS and happy {digi} stamping!

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    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Inspired By Stamping: Release Week Wrap Up!



    Well, it's been a super exciting week for the Inspired By Stamping team!  We've released some more GORGEOUS new stamp sets and I'm here today with a card that showcases three of these sets together!  Take a peek!


    This is indeed a one layer card.  I started by stamping the beautiful orchid image from the Australian Nature I set.  I used chalk ink to selectively color the lines of the image instead of coloring the image in.  This kept the design a little more clean and open and allowed me to add some ink flecks and texture from the new Flower of the Month: Aster set. A butterfly from the Australian Nature I set finished off this portion of the card.


    Next, I turned to the left side of the card.  I added some more texture from the Aster set and then a sweet sentiment from the same Aster set.  A few rhinestones finished this portion off!


    I completely finished the card by rounding the bottom two corners to create a bit more softness.  I truly love the way the finished product looks!


    That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


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    Australian Nature I set

    Flower of the Month: Aster set

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Inspired By Stamping: Release Week + 2 New Sets!



    Welcome again, friends!  I'm so glad you chose to stop by today!  I've got another card today using some brand new stamps sets from Inspired By Stamping!  Today I'm focusing on the new Teeny Tiny Greetings set and the Diamonds set!  The Diamonds set is FREE with a $50 purchase this month at Inspired By Stamping, so I know you'll want to go grab the goodies and get this freebie!  Check out the card I made!


    This is a totally CAS card, but I love the way it turned out!  I started by stamping a few of the diamonds from the Diamond set onto a kraft panel in some autumnal colors--I'm excited to be going into this season and so you'll see a bunch of these colors in the near future, I believe!


    After I stamped the diamonds from the Diamonds set, I added a sweet sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Greetings set.  There are SO many fabulous sentiments in this set and I am totally in love with all of them!  This one looks perfect with a few pearls nestled around it!


    The last few steps was to add a bit of orange stitched ribbon on top of the diamond images from the Diamonds set.  I layered that onto some darker brown and then a kraft card base.  Voila!


    That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


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    Diamonds set

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Inspired By Stamping: Release Week + NEW Aster Set!



    Hello again, friends!  I'm back again today with another card to share using the NEWEST stamps from the Inspired By Stamping store!  Today we are featuring the brand new Flower of the Month: Aster set!  I am TOTALLY in love with this set and I know you will be, too!  Look at the card I made to share!


    Do you see why I LOVE this set?  It's so pretty!  I know Asters are usually blue, but I decided to do a watercolor resist technique on this lovely image with some autumnal colors.  The flower image from the Aster set is perfect for this technique!


    After I got my image panel water colored, I decided to add a sentiment from the same Aster set.  It's die cut out perfectly with the Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label 3 dies!  A bit of twine and some black enamel dots finished off the main panel.


    All I had to do after completing my main panel was to tape it all together and add it to a panel with patterned paper!  I really love the way this turned out and I hope you do, too!


    That's all for me today!  I hope you take a chance to go and grab our newest release from the store and, if you spend $50, you will get a free stamp set!  Also, come and join in the fun of our current challenge, too!  If you use products from the Inspired By Stamping store, link them up in the Customer Gallery as well!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


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    Flower of the Month: Aster set

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