Monday, January 13, 2020

Sweet Wishes with Penny Black

Hi ya everyone.  I created my first Valentine of the season using this adorable bear from Penny Black called Mini Little Charmer.  I used some beautiful paper from La-La Land Crafts called Little Merry Christmas Pack.  The red sheet in the background was made with Bristol Smooth paper and Catherine Pooler inks in Rockin' Red and It's A Girl.

I watercolored the bear and scene with my Zigs.  The background was done with Daniel Smith watercolors.  All was painted on 140lb Cold Press Arche's watercolor.  I used a Waffle Flower die to cut the pretty ruffles.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair Nocturne.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Let it SNOW with Sweet November Nixie

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a card I made using the beautiful Sweet November Nixie.  I colored her in Copics and fussy cut around her outline.  I used some gorgeous sparkle paper and a snowflake die from Simon Says Stamp that I received in their January card kit.  

The background was a Daniel Smith watercolor on Arches watercolor 140lb cold press.  I heat emboss a sentiment from a Catherine Pooler stamp set on black cardstock from MFT.

On another note, my sister Erin Thompson will be hosting a LIVE on Facebook and you might have a chance to win one or more of these cuties!  Make sure to join in at 8pm right HERE.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Love Pup with Stampingbella

Hi ya everyone!  My dear friend Amy got me this gorgeous stamp for Christmas from Stampingbella and I am over the moon for her and her sweet friend.  This stamp is called Tinie Townie Dawn Loves her Dog!  I colored her in my Zig Watercolor markers on 140lb Arche's cold press watercolor paper!  

Monday, January 6, 2020

In the Clouds with Dreamerland Crafts

I colored up this ADORABLE Dreamland crafts stamps that my good friend Tracey got me for Christmas in Copics!  She is called With You. I also watercolored the background and added some Dr. Ph. Martin's White Bleed Proof ink that won't react with the background watercolor for clouds.  I stamped a background music staff with the MFT Stamps Musical Background stamp.

I also used the Whimsy Stamps cloud die to cut out these clouds.  The background was watercolored with Daniel Smith watercolors on Arche's 140lb Cold Press paper.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Mission Control Birthday with MFT Stamps

HI ya everyone!  I love these cuties from MFT stamps and I could NOT wait to create a fun watercolored galaxy using my Daniel Smith Watercolors.  I am taking Sandy Allnock's fun watercolor classes and branched out to have fun making this galaxy.  The cuties are BB Space Explorer and were colored up in Copics.

I also used Hero Arts silver embossing powder for the sentiment.  The white splatter was created with the Dr. Ph. Martin's white bleed proof which is awesome as it doesn't pick up the color behind.

I of course used my favorite papers - Arche's 140lb Cold Press for the galaxy and X-Press It for my Copic coloring.  

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Warm Winter Wishes with Evelin T Designs

Hi ya everyone!  I practiced a mirrored stamping technique using just a block of uncarved red rubber. I need to make the mirrored image a bit softer but it was fun to practice with these cute Evelin T Designs Fun in the Snow stamp set.

The scene was colored in Copics and splattered with white acrylic paint.  I also used an adorable MFT die to finish it off.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Warm Wishes for Winter with Hello Bluebird

Hi ya everyone!  Today I am sharing a fun card I made using a no line watercolor technique.  I created the background sky on watercolor paper (Arche's coldpress 140lb) and my Daniel Smith Watercolors.  I've been so inspired by Amy Young's gorgeous sky she created on this card that I couldn't help but do another one with the beautiful sunset sky!

All of the items used today are from Hello Bluebird.  The two dies, that are both out of stock at 7 Kids, called Winter Woods Overlay Die and Warm Wishes word die.  The stamp set is called First Snow.  I also need to give a shoutout to Tracey Neumann who used the woods die and so inspired me with her gorgeous birch trees. You can find that card here.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes with SugarPea, Catherine Pooler and 7 Kids Craft Store

Hi ya everyone!  I created this shaker card during a Saturday Live that you can find HERE.  I watercolored using beautiful colors of Catherine Pooler inks that you can find HERE.  The stamp set is such a cute one from SugarPea Designs called Hey Winter.

I also used the adorable Postage Stamp Die to make the frame of our card.  I used the watercolor paper Arches 140lb coldpress paper.  In addition, I used my favorite watercolor brushes called Silver Black Velvet brushes in 12 and 8.  The sentiment was from the Evelin T Designs stamp set called Warm Winter Wishes.
 You can join me each Saturday night where I create a card Live, 8pm EST.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dachshund Through the Snow with Penny Black

Hi ya everyone!  Today I'm sharing a little Christmas card I made for my sister who is a lover of all things Dachshund!  She's got two little Dachshunds herself Cooper and Oscar.  I love them as they are definite snuggle bugs.  So to honor them I made this adorable card using the new Penny Black stamp set Delightful Dachshund.

The scene was stamped in Angel Pink Memento Ink and colored with Zig watercolor pens on Arche's Cold Press 140 lb watercolor paper.  I also used the best Silver Brushes to help me create the scene.  Last, I splashed on white acrylic paint to complete my scene.  Make sure to check out all the new products and goodies at 7 Kids.

Friday, November 15, 2019

November Club La-La Land Crafts Kit Available NOW!

Hi ya everyone!  It's the middle of the month and that means release time at Club La-La Land Crafts.  A brand new kit and these adorable cuties are just waiting for you!  This Marcie is called Bookworm Marcie.  I decided to draw a little beanbag chair for her but she will happily sit on any number of dies that also come with the kit!

For this card I used the adorable table lamp and bookshelf die.  I also cut out the sentiment with a set of dies from La-La Land called pierced scalloped ovals.  

The bookmark was made with the adorable red rubber stamps called One Last Chapter.  I also used the paper pack from La-La Land Crafts called Golden Sunset Paper Pack.  The bookmark was cut out using the bookmark die and I simply layered that on another paper cut to fit with the die.

The new and beautiful November 2019 Club La-La Land Kit is available for you right now! Don't wait too long though, you only have until the 20th to subscribe and this sweet set will be gone for good.  I used so many fabulous dies from this set and I know I will be using those on other cards as well, because they are SO perfect for those reading lovers.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Peace Love & Joy with Penny Black and 7 Kids

Well, I just fell in love with this sweetie from Penny Black and decided to put her on a simple card after coloring her with a no line technique with Copics.  The strip on the background was created during a live Facebook night and Catherine Pooler Inks.

I used large Whimsy Snowflakes from the Snow Flurry set and a Studio Light stamp set for the smaller background snowflakes.  You can check out more details on the LIVE video HERE.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Skating by with Club La-La Land's October Kit

Hi ya everyone!  I'm sharing a bit of inspiration for the October Club La-La Land Crafts Kit.  This is a monthly subscription where you get so many fabulous products.  The best part is you get to choose between receiving the dies and stamps or perhaps you just want the stamps.  You can pick which you prefer.  I used the adorable Marcie and one of the cute skating pigs that come with the kit.  I decided they needed to be fashionable with a bit of burberry pattern!

I also used a number of the dies in the background too!  The sentiment also comes with the kit.  The only thing I used in this scene that didn't come with the kit is the solid card stock!  Isn't that awesome.  You literally need ink and solid paper to create any of the cards I'm showing you today, along with the kit of course!

I needed to use these piggies in a scene as well!  All images today were copic colored.  Using the sweet dies and stamps I'm able to create a fun winter scene.

This kit is all over and I'm sorry if you missed it.  However, a new kit will be releasing soon!  So make sure to join us at Club La-La Land to get a glimpse of what's coming next!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Magical Christmas with Stamping bella

Hi ya everyone!  I decided to get this ADORABLE Stamping bella cutie called Bundle Girl with Reindeer.  Isn't she just darling!?  I actually skipped her on my first go around, but I just love her so much I had to go back and get her.  I couldn't get this particular scene with my Zigs out of my head.

I stamped the image with Toffee Crunch Memento Ink on Arche's Cold Press watercolor paper.  I then used my Zigs and my favorite Black Velvet Silver Brush watercolor brush.  I stamped the Evelin T sentiment from the Warm Winter Wishes in Versafine Clair Nocturne.  Last, I splattered the scene with white acrylic paint for a snowy winter wonderland!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Let it Snow with Picket Fence Studios, Catherine Pooler and 7 Kids

Hi ya everyone!  I created this adorable card using the super cute stamp set from Picket Fence Studios called On a Christmas Walk.  Don't you love all the extra little stamps you get with it!?  I grabbed no flakes from the ever so sweet Picket Fence set called A Bear Kind of Winter.

Also, check out the beautiful new inks from Catherine Pooler!  You know how much I love the CP inks for blending and stamping!  I matched my Copics to the inks for this card.  Last, I added the beautiful Let it Snow sentiment from the Catherine Pooler stamp set. If you'd like to watch this card come together you can check out my Live video on Facebook right HERE.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Christmas Blessings with Sweet November

Ok, these are the cutest Christmas images every!  Am I right?  I love the new Sweet November digital release only found at 7 Kids.  I combined a number of the cuties to create a fun Copic colored scene.  I used Mrs. Clause, Dancer and Dasher as well as Santa himself!

The sentiment is from the adorable Evelin T Designs stamp set Warm Winter Wishes.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Snow Globe Shaker Tags with 7 Kids and Mama Elephant

Hi ya everyone!  I made these cute Mama Elephant gift tags using their two new stamp sets and their globe die too!  There are two stamps sets called Snow Globe Bitties and Snow Globe scenes.  

I created shaker cards out of each one by inking the background with Catherine Pooler It's a Boy ink and adding snow with my gel pen.  I also used a number of fun techniques to create the snowy ground during a 7 Kids Live at the Customer's Create page which can be found HERE.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Snowy Winter Sky Tutorial

Hi ya everyone!  Today I am sharing this card I made for Imagine using my Fireworks sprays to create a perfectly smooth snowy sky!  I also used the beautiful white mBoss embossing powder over top the fireworks.  You can watch the full video tutorial HERE.  The YouTube has all of the links in the description box for you as well.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

I can Smell Autumn in the Breeze - Stampingbella and 7 Kids

I just adore this cute StampingBella bear!  He's supposed to be a cute Christmas Polar bear but honestly, I love him looking at the falling leaves, don't you?  I created him during a Facebook Live using my beautiful Zig fall colors.  I also used the perfect tree background from Sweet November called Background Builder - Riverbed and Accessories.  The leave pile and extra leaves are from Hello Bluebird called Leaf Play.

If you care to head over and watch the Live please click HERE.

Friday, October 25, 2019

LDRS Creative Blog Hop - Day 2

Hello everyone and welcome to our Fall and Halloween Feature!

For the next two days, the Design Team has created gorgeous projects to inspire you with the latest Fall collection that is now available in a local craft store near you!

We are talking about... 

Some amazing Halloween High Jinks Stamps (cut out in no time with the coordinating die set), Happy Haunting Stamps (with a perfect coordinating die set here), and one of the new Petal Pusher sets, Pick of the Patch (and its die set)!

We also continued adding to our wonderful Basic dies line: In the Breeze Die SetDown Main Street Die, and Over the Hills Die. Not to forget Up a Tree Die SetGarden Gateway Die SetGarden Wreath Die Set. They fit with all of our products, so don't miss on them!

People have been amazed by the thickness of the brand new Fall 6x6 paperpack, Sweater Weather - 6x6 Paper. How GORGEOUS is it?!

And of course, a brand new all-in-one stencil called A Walk in the Park - 6x6 Stencil !

Hop around this short hop to see all the beautiful creations and new techniques used on them!

Today for our hop I decided to try and use just the inner part of the Garden Wreath Die to create a card.  I have to be honest, I was skeptical of this technique.  First, I centered the wreath die in the center of the light woodgrain paper from I Love Fall.  I wanted to add the portions cut, back in with the gorgeous fall paper called Sweater Weather.  Once I finished that, I stamped the sentiment from Pick of the Patch in the center.

Last, I colored the adorable Otters from the Otterly Lovable Stamp set and used the die cuts to cut them out.  I adhered them to the card with foam dots.

DAY 2: 
Melissa - You are HERE!

And to celebrate these two days, we are offering 15% off on your next order in the LDRS Creative store when you add any item from the Fall collection using code FALLFUN (*valid until October 27, midnight EST).

Happy hopping!