Thursday, August 25, 2016

Last Call...

Hey there stampers!   Its just about time to say goodbye to the gorgeous Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Branches thinlits.  If you are even remotely considering purchasing these beautiful items please do so ASAP!  They are only available until August 31st and then they will disappear! Poof!  Gone...

This stamp set and coordinating thinlits bundle has been one of my go-to sets for the month of August!  It's so versatile.  The images are gorgeous and I love the sentiments.  

It is often said that a Cardinal is representative of a loved one who has passed.  When you see a Cardinal- it means your loved one is visiting.   I saw 2 cardinals outside the other day just sitting in a tree. They were the inspiration for my card....and the sentiment as well....Always in my heart. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday Montage #76

Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us!  Be sure to visit all of the stops to see what other fabulous projects we have created to share with you.

My card for tonight was created using the Jolly Friends stamp set and coordinating Jolly Hat Builder Punch. This is a super simple card to create so it's perfect for making multiples!

The Mica Flakes Trio Pack are the perfect addition to the hat.  The irridescent colored ones make the perfect fluff on Santa's hat!  If you have never used the Mica Flakes- I strongly suggest you try some!      I use the Multipurpose Adhesive to make them adhere.

Card Ingredients:
Mica Flakes Trio Pack

Please be sure to click the links below to finish the hop!  You'll be happy you did!



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Jolly Friends

Hello!  Are you ready for another sneak peek from the upcoming Holiday Catalog? If so- you've come to the right place!   I've got an adorable card to share with you tonight!  It was created using the Jolly Friends stamp set.  All I have to say about this set is look at that MOOSE!  He is just way too stinkin' cute!

The Jolly Friends stamp set coordinates with the Jolly Hat Builder Punch.  What a fun way to add that extra special touch to your Christmas cards!  See the little teeny tiny bell at the end of the Moose's hat?  It's a Mini Jingle Bell!  Yep- those lil' cuties are in the Holiday Catalog as well!

Card Ingredients:
Mica Flakes Trio Pack

Merry Christmas!

Ok.  So I know it's not Christmas...but I have a gorgeous Christmas card to share with you today!  At the beginning of the month I fell in love with a tag that Connie Collins had designed for the Artisan Design Team blog hop.  On that tag, she created a beautiful flower using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the coordinating Beautiful Branches thinlits.  Her flower was just gorgeous and I knew I needed to create one of my own!  

For my flower- I stamped the leaf image in VersaMark ink onto Vellum and embossed it with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I then cut each leaf out with the Beautiful Branches thinlits.  I used a 3/4" Whisper White circle as the base for the flower.  I then began gluing the leaves in layers until they resembled a flower.  
You may have noticed that my layers have a border- To create that- using Washi Tape- I taped off a square around the outer edges of my layers.  I inked the edges in VersaMark ink and embossed them with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Unfortunately the picture does not do this card justice.  It is absolutely gorgeous in person!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas

Oh Em Squeeee! I have an absolutely adorable card to share!  I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  This stamp set is seriously the cutest!  It's definitely on the MUST HAVE list!  

The image above is my favorite from the set.  I love how the outfits can be customized by changing the colors!  See the adorable little furry trim?  It was created using Multipurpose Adhesive and the brand new Mica Flakes.  WAY too cute!!!
What are you most excited for from the new Holiday Catalog?  I'm so excited I can't wait for you to to see the catalog and begin creating with these gorgeous new products!
Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:
Mica Flakes Trio Pack, Fancy Frost Sequins

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hang Your Stockings!

Hello there stampers!  Once again I've been playing around with some new goodies!  You are just gonna LOVE the new Holiday Catalog!  It is packed with so many fabulous items that it's difficult to choose a favorite!  
My card tonight features the new Hang Your Stockings photopolymer bundle.  The coordinating Christmas Stocking thinlits are just too adorable!  Combine the bundle with the Hearth and Home framelits from the Annual Catalog-  and you have a fantastic project!

I love everything about this bundle!  Especially the NOEL at the top of the mantle.  Such a perfect addition to this card!  Can you see the tiny little Christmas Trinkets?  They are strung on the new Metallic Thread Combo pack.  It comes with a spool of Red and a spool of Green metallic thread.  It seems that the metallic threads are some of my go-to embellishments!  LOVE THEM!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  The supply list is below but for a few items couldn't be found in the database when I created my supply list.  Those items are the Christmas Trinkets and the Metallic Thread Combo Pack.  

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Home Sweet Home

Hey there stampers!  Guess what?!?!  I have another SNEAK PEEK to share with you!  Only tonight- it's not a card!  It's an adorable little house created with a new set of thinlits called Home Sweet Home.  The little gingerbread house displayed in the Holiday Catalog was my very reason for buying the thinlits and the coordinating Sweet Home stamp set.  Way too cute!

Here's a close up of the front of the house:

Side view:

Isn't it adorable?  There are so many options to choose from when creating these little houses.  There's Halloween, Christmas, Dog House, regular house, etc...
Thanks for stopping by!