Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy 'SWEET' Friday

Today, I am excited to share I card I made using some awesome Sweet Stamp Shop stamps! It was also time to break out the watercolors...AGAIN! The pairing of Sweet Stamp Shop stamps and watercolor is a match made in heaven!

I love the ability to work with several stamp sets that flow so well together! For the project below, I used Sweet Stamp Shop's Koala and Just the Basics.

Simple watercolors were used to create the background.  The koalas are stamped in gray ink. I choose to use a little shade of gray to color in the images. The sentiment is stamped in the same ink. A tiny twine bow is added to create the female koala.
Thank you for stopping by today! Love the Koalas? Check out the rest of the adorable creatures available in the Sweet Stamp Shop store!


Sweet Stamp Shop - Koala and Just the Basics
Trendy Twine - Totally Lemon Twine
Amy Tangerine - Yes, Please 6x6
Spectrum Noir Markers

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Create a Smile Stamp Guest Designer Entry

Between all the back-to-school prep work today, I found the time to play along with a digi stamp from a new stamp company, Create a Smile Stamps! If you have not heard of them, please check them out HERE to see their super cute stamps!
They are currently looking for their September Guest Designer. So I figure I would throw my name into the hat!  Here is the card I made using their fun monster digi stamp!

I wanted the monster to look like it was busting through the wall. To achieve the look, I punched a hole in the paper and started to pull the strips in the outward direction. The monster is attached with a pop dot to add the dimension to the card.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will stop by and check out Create a Smile Stamps! They are adorable!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New stamps and Watercolor

Have you seen the new EXCLUSIVE Butterfly Reflections, Ink stamps? They are simply darling and I could not wait to create with them! The ideas keep coming, so I needed to get started!

One of the things I love, is that both sets go together like peanut butter and jelly!  Here is my creation using some watercolor:

To allow the colors to 'POP', I stamped the images and then embossed them with either clear or white embossing powder.

Stop by the Butterfly Reflections, Ink to check out the selection of embossing powders and other tools!

Supplies used from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop:
BRI Exclusive stamps: Over the Rainbow and Head in the Clouds

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope to see you back soon!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Little Tangles - Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create something wonderful!

Today starts a new challenge over on the Little Tangles Challenge


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Neat and Tangled! To celebrate, the newest Little Tangles challenge is all about Birthdays! Make sure to hop on over to the Neat and Tangled for the latest news!
Here is my creation using the Neat and Tangled's Just For You stamp set!

What birthday celebration doesn't include balloons? To create the balloons, I used a basic circle punch. Add some twine and easy to create the balloon. The sentiment is very simple. Embossing powder and watercolor. How much simpler can it get?
Don't forget to check out the Little Tangles blog for some new freebies!
  Don't forget to link up your projects HERE!

Here are a few rules about the Little Tangles Challenge:

Challenge Guidelines:

  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, August 17th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Happy Birthday to You!

I have added a few new companies to my favorite list! They are Avery Elle and Lawn Fawn! Butterfly Reflections, Ink has a nice selection of both! I was so excited when I received some new goodies and HAD to use them!

I love the look the Lawn Fawn die adds to a CAS card. Check out my card below:

I even used the speech bubble die to form the hill in the background.I decided to keep the card simply with a single girl colored with a variety of markers.

Supplies used from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink shop:
Avery Elle - Red & Goldie stamp set (currently sold out in the BRI shop, but please check out the amazing Avery Elle section)
Lawn Fawn - Speech Bubble Die (currently sold out, check out the Lawn Fawn section)

Playing along with:

Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More than meets the eye!

Hello, Butterfly Reflections, Ink friends! Today I am showing how versatile crafting products can be! Vanessa sent me some fun Simple Stories SN@P product and I have to admit, I was stumped. I am mainly a card-maker. I have created a few scrapbook layouts, but have NO experience with mini albums or similar projects. 

So I started off with staring at the Simple Stories's I Heart Summer Pages trying decide if I should tackle the albums or try something different. After a few days, I decided that the individual pages would make a great addition to a layout. 

**Sorry about not including a picture. I am indecisive when it comes to making a scrapbook page. It normally takes me a handful of days to finish one from start to finish. I am a beginner when it comes to this craft. So needless to say, it will probably take me a few more days to pick what picture I want to use.

I used two of the summer pages on the layout. To make the die cutout cloud POP, I used a section of another page from the package. To finish the layout I used additional stickers and paper that matched the Simple Stories I Heart Summer Collection.

One awesome thing about Butterfly Reflections, Ink is that you have access to multiple pieces from the same collection.  (In the shop, you can shop by brand and sort by name. this places the same collection pieces to be displayed together.)

Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My Mind's Eye at Butterfly Reflections, Ink!

Today I am excited to share my latest card created for my Butterfly Reflections, Ink design team assignment! I think it is easy to state that My Mind's Eye is my favorite paper company! It seems like I am always drawn to their collections! So I was super excited to come across the My Mind's Eye section in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink's store! You can check out the section  HERE.

The collection I used on the card below is My Mind's Eye's Now & Then "Mildred":

Now, as I stated last week, I am addicted to 6x6 paper pads! (Don't forget to check out the PAPER section in the store! There is an amazing selection available!) Any who... One of the reasons I like the paper pads is because it usually includes a pattern that can be fussy-cut. Such as the print pictured below. I decided to cut out a few of the flowers to use on this card. Not knowing exactly what I was going to do, I cut out a number of different flowers/leaves.

 I tried several different floral arrangements and once I decided on the final placement, I used a foam dot on one of the flowers to add dimension to the card.

 I usually an one to stamp a sentiment onto the card. However, I love the word/alpha stickers that were made for this collection. Instead of simply putting the sentiment sticker on the card, I decided to add a punch of additional color by placing a matching cardstock sticker from the same collection.

I would love to hear what your favorite My Mind's Eye collection is? I don't think I could narrow it down to one! And have you seen the newest released collections they have just released? Super pretty! And guess what? They are currently on their way to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store! Keep on eye out on the 'Newest Product' section of the store!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Supplies used from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store:
My Mind's Eye - Mildred 6x6 paper pad, Mildred Tiny Words/Alpha Stickers, and Mildred Flat Stickers

Other supplies:
Fine point scissors
Corner punch
Foam dot adhesive

Playing along with:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Spots & Dots