Thursday, March 21, 2019

StazOn Pigment Ink Release and Birthday Card DIY

Today, I'm sharing a short DIY for this adorable card using the new StazOn Pigment Solvent Ink from Tsukineko.  You will want to get the beautiful white for sure.  It stamps so clear and clean on dark card.  I've used a number of white inks, but this is by far!  I love it.  Check it out below!
If you head to YouTube you can find links to all the products I used today, including the StazOn inks.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Life is an adventure with Dreamerland Crafts - 7 Kids Crafts


Hello everyone!  Today, I used the ADORABLE Dreamerland Crafts image from 7 Kids Craft.  I think that this one is out of stock, but you guys, there are SO many cuties!  You can find all of the here.  I colored the whole scene in Copics


Once colored, I die cut the scene with a rectangle die.  I then added her to Simple Stories paper called Vintage Traveler.  I also added some twine, ephemera from the Vintage Traveler pack, and a The Greeting Farm sentiment from the adorable Foxy Fun.  You can still get 20% off right now for The Greeting Farm and for Mixed Media products! 

Join us on the Customer Create page on Facebook too!  There are games and prizes, as well as freebies!  Also, Kelly now has in the store a card kit and a mixed media kit

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hoppy Spring - Sweet November Vault Release


It's the perfect time to pick up your Sweet November digital images from 7 Kids Crafts.  I used the adorable Baby Bunny.  I colored him in Copics and made a green spring background.  You should come over to the 7 Kids Facebook page as there is a freebie using this cutie from Sweet November.  

Monday, March 18, 2019

Beautiful Inside and Out


Hi ya everyone!  Today, I've colored up this gorgeous beauty from Sweet Escape Digis on Etsy called Butterflies.  I've colored her in Copic Markers.


The sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios called You Are My Sunshine.  I've stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair Nocturne.  I've used a 6x6 paper pad from Echo Park.  Last, I added clear enamel dots from Waffle Flower.  

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Very Popsicle Birthday - LDRS Creative

Hello LDRS Creative lovers!  Today, I'm sharing this fun card I made using two of the new stamp sets, Ice Cream Party and Party Time!  Both of these sets are must have for summer!  
I started by stamping the sentiment in Raven Hybrid Ink centered on white cardstock.  Next, I stamped each of the adorable popsicles in the Raven Hybrid Ink.  I then water-colored each using my watercolor markers and water brush.  
The new sets are amazing for doing all your cardmaking work for you!  I also layered the entire popsicle front on paper from the 6x6 Sweet Sensations paper pad.  Last, I mounted all on black cardstock and placed on an A2 base!  
I hope you enjoyed today's card and you'll join us again tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration!  We have multiple places you can find us too!  Make sure to join our Facebook GroupInstagram page and YouTube!  You will love the design team projects and video tutorials.  So much inspiration with your favorite products!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Vintage Koala - 7 Kids Crafts


Hi ya everyone!  This month I decided to join the fun at 7 Kids Crafts and make Vintage Coin Artist Trading Cards.  I used the adorable new stamp set from Picket Fence Studios called I Wish We Could Hug.  You guys, these Koalas are SO cute and they are a bit larger than some stamps so perfect for those A2 size cards.  Artist Trading Cards also known as ATC's are a fun way to share your specific style, usually a Mixed Media, on something you trade with other crafty friends.  The theme this month is Vintage and Coin (circle 2.5")

I stamped my Koala pair on watercolor paper in Acorn Versafine Clair.  I only stamped once to create a more vintage messy look.  I water-colored these in Zigs and cut them out.  I then inked the edges with the Acorn Ink.  For my background, I used a print sheet from my old Sears catalog.  I used distress inks with a stencil to create the pattern on the paper.  Then adhered the Koalas.  Last, I added a postage stamp to the top and Prima Icing Paste with a stencil.  I then added some adorable pink lacquer dots to finish.

Join us at 7 Kids and on the Facebook Customer Create page.  You can find all the details there about these fun cards and how to trade yours with the 7 Kids community!  Also, did I mention that Mixed Media products at 7 Kids are on sale right now!  You can get up to 20% of Mixed Media products!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Mermaid Kisses - 7 Kids Crafts


Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a cute card I made with the ADORABLE Mermaid Kisses from The Greeting Farm.  Right now at 7 Kids you can get a discount on these cuties and any The Greeting Farm cuties!!!! 

First, I created the water-colored background with my Prima watercolors.  Right now, Kelly has the Vintage Pastels in stock, and while I didn't use those for this card, I might have to drop them in my cart.  These are fabulous watercolors...silky and smooth and give you fabulous coverage.  I colored the mermaids in my Zigs and then added Sheer Shimmer Stix in Sparkle from Imagine.  I also sketched in some plants with my Copics.  

Monday, March 11, 2019

Sushi Time - Sweet Escape Digis


Hello!  Today, I'm sharing a fun card I made using the adorable Sushi Time from Sweet Escape Digis.  I decided to go with a fun background that I drew with pencil first, then colored in with my Copics.  I then layered the image on a red sparkle cardstock and gold stock on my A2 size card. 


The sweet Bernice Rendon asked me to guest for her for a month and I said yes, as these stamps are just adorable!  

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Fun Filled Birthday with LDRS Creative


Hi ya everyone!  Today, I wanted to share a simple creation I made using my adorable LDRS Creative stamps and dies with my Zig Clean Waterbrushes.  I love them and slowly learning about all the things I can do with them.  I first die cut the circle die in Bristol Smooth paper.  The die-cut is no longer available at LDRS Creative, but there are plenty of substitutes, HERE.


I also stamped this little guy in Raven Hybrid Ink and used the Zig's to color him as well.  He comes from the adorable stamp and die-cut set called Outdoor Play.  The Birthday sentiment is also from the stamp set Outdoor Play.  That was stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Love You - A Mixed Media Card


Hi ya everyone!  Today, I am sharing a fun mixed media card using the adorable Mama Elephant Stamp set called Flying With Friends7 Kids has so many Mama Elephant cuties and they are going fast.  The new release just hit the store too!  You can check them out HERE.


The elephant and balloons were colored with my Zig Clean Watercolor Markers on watercolor paper.  I'm learning to use these markers and so far it's been quite fun!  I also use a watercolor brush to move the colors.  I also took the balloon bubble one of the elephants are holding and cut that off to use as a word bubble.  All images were stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne.


I also created this fun mixed media background using Prima Ice Paste in Red and Turquoise.  You guys everything is 20% in Mixed Media at 7 Kids too!!!  I used a stencil for the pattern. 

Make sure to head over to 7 Kids to pick up your own stamps today!  You can join us on the Customers Create page too for lots of fun and prizes on special release days!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Birthday Wishes to YOU - 7 Kids Craft


Hi ya everyone!  I'm super excited to share that I'm on the 7 Kids Crafts design team!  What a dream come true.  Kelly is fabulous and sweet and the team is extremely talented.  AND have you gotten a chance to see all the amazing products 7 Kids has in store??

Today, I created with the new Sweet November digital stamps - Brownie Fern and Brownie Accessories.  I love using digis because you can arrange them to be any size you'd like and pair them with other digis!! That's exactly what I did here.  I made them larger for a different perspective.


I colored her in Copic Markers which you can also find at 7 Kids Craft.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne with a sentiment from Picket Fence Studios stamp set You Are My Sunshine.   I also added some beautiful bling from 7 kids.

Make sure to head over to the 7 Kids Facebook Customers Create Page!  There are always live videos and freebies there AND all of the latest sales are listed there too!  7 Kids Instagram also has lots of inspiration for you!  Currently, the vendor of the month is The Greeting Farm and Mixed Media products and that means sale prices!!!  Head to the 7 Kids Craft store for more details.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Life is Sweet - LDRS Creative

Hi everyone, I'm going to show you a step out tutorial on how to create the above card using the fabulous LDRS Creative Hybrid Inks and the new stamp set Goody Gumdrops and Life is Sweet.  
First, I chose a rainbow of gorgeous Hybrid Inks: Kiss Me RedIn Your Face Orange, Dan-D-LionKey Lime Pie, Swimming Hole and La La Lavender.  I chose the peppermint stick/candy stick from the Goody Gumdrops stamp set.  
Next, I repeated stamping the peppermint stick with the multiple Hybrid Ink colors in a rainbow color palette.  I stamped on white cardstock cut to 5.5 inch x 4.25 inch.  Once I stamped across the whole sheet, using the edge of the peppermint stick to line up each stamp, I cut the paper down to a 5 x 3.75 inch.
I then stamped the Goody Gumdrops candy jar on white cardstock with my Raven Hybrid Ink and colored this is alcohol markers, matching the colors to the hybrid ink.  I then fussy cut the jar with fine tipped scissors.
I cut black cardstock to 4 x 5.25 inch to layer under my stamped panel.  I also cut another piece of black cardstock to stamp the Life is Sweet sentiment from the Life is Sweet stamp set.  I stamped in LDRS Creative Watermark ink.  Then heat embossed the white LDRS Creative embossing powder.
Next, I cut a piece of paper from the 6x6 paper pad Sweet Sensations and adhered the cardstock, black cardstock, stamped cardstock and sentiment panel together.  Last, I popped up the candy jar and added to the left of the sentiment panel.
We have multiple places you can find us too!  Make sure to join our Facebook GroupInstagram page and YouTube!  You will love the design team projects and video tutorials.  So much inspiration with your favorite products!
 

Friday, March 1, 2019

LDRS Creative Day 3 - Ice Cream Party Fun


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are so excited to feature what was showcased at Creativation in January! There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

In this release, we are introducing interactive stamp and die combos, fabulous paper doll dies, and TONS of products to fit everyone's taste!

There are two brand new full size stamp sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions, each combining 8 stamps; Celebration and Flower Power!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! We have two brand new characters, each featuring lovely scenes: Ruby (Celebration, Pretty Cute, So Sassy) and Holly (Delightful Daisy, Feathered Friends, Story Time, Watch It Grow). And fear not, Winnie is also joining the party with the mini set called Let's Go, and some amazing paper doll dies in the Die-licious collection to create to your soul content: A Gift For You, Miss Pretty, Puppy Princess, Super Scenes. What's best is that we came up with the perfect 6"x6" Die-Licious paperpack to combine all skin, hair and clothing patterns as a perfect complement!

If you are more into flowers, then you will simply adore these brand new stamp and die combo sets: If Friends Were FlowersLove And Smell The Roses.

And did we say we were throwing a surprise party for you all? Thanks to these sweet stamp sets, you can have one, too: Wordalicious, Sweet Treats, Party Time, Life Is Sweet, Ice Cream Party, Goody Gumdrops!

What's even cooler are the interactive stamps (and some even as a die combo!) we are proud to have designed: Going Places, On The Move-NeighborhoodOn The Move-Landscape. Adorable critters? Yes! Right here: On The MoveHippo Hooray, Super Critters!

We also have FOUR new die sets that will help you get a professional look in no time, on top of being simply adorable: Twirling Pop-Up, Barber Stripes Rectangle, Fringe, Scalloped Borders.

Who's ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding the latest two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: At The Beach and On The Farm!

Next, we have two new 6"x6" stencils that are sure to be as popular as the others: Playful Patterns and the Waffle!

Lastly, because we wanted to give you the perfect time with papers AND stamps, we created the new Playful Pattern collection that includes 6"x6" and 12"x12" packs: Homemade Happiness, Candy Counter, Sweet Sensations!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $25 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on March 5th.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code FEB15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 3/6/18)


Last day of all the fun blog hop festivities at LDRS Creative!  You will want to join us for the GORGEOUS and fun release.  Today, I'm showing you how I made this card using the new Waffle Cone Stencil, 6x6 paper Sweet Sensations, Party Time and the Ice Cream Party Stamp Set.
First, I used the Hybrid Inks from LDRS Creative with the Waffle Cone Stencil to create a fun background.  I chose the Iced Tea color and put that all over a piece of white cardstock with a dauber.  I left the center blank as I knew I would cover it with a piece of the gorgeous 6x6 Sweet Sensations paper.  I then went over with the darker Coffee Bean Hybrid LDRS Creative Ink using the Waffle Cone Stencil.


I then took another piece of white cardstock and stamped in Raven Hybrid Ink the ice cream and cone from the Sweet Treat Stamp set.


I colored these with my alcohol markers and then fussy cut the simple design.  Really, no dies needed for these as it's so simple to fussy cut.  Next, I die cut a piece of paper from Sweet Sensations Paper using the die set Holly Wreath Circle from LDRS Creative.


Last, I cut the same piece of Sweet Sensations paper that I die cut as a mat for my ice cream Sweet Sensations paper.  I layered those, wrapped a piece of twine around and adhered the layers.  I popped up the circle die and glued on the ice cream and added this to an A2 base!


Make sure to join us for the blog hop happening now at LDRS Creative. So many beautiful and new products for you to enjoy!

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

Day 3:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!



Thursday, February 28, 2019

LDRS Creative Release Day 2 - A Very Happy Birthday


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are so excited to feature what was showcased at Creativation in January! There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

In this release, we are introducing interactive stamp and die combos, fabulous paper doll dies, and TONS of products to fit everyone's taste!

There are two brand new full size stamp sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions, each combining 8 stamps; Celebration and Flower Power!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! We have two brand new characters, each featuring lovely scenes: Ruby (Celebration, Pretty Cute, So Sassy) and Holly (Delightful Daisy, Feathered Friends, Story Time, Watch It Grow). And fear not, Winnie is also joining the party with the mini set called Let's Go, and some amazing paper doll dies in the Die-licious collection to create to your soul content: A Gift For You, Miss Pretty, Puppy Princess, Super Scenes. What's best is that we came up with the perfect 6"x6" Die-Licious paperpack to combine all skin, hair and clothing patterns as a perfect complement!

If you are more into flowers, then you will simply adore these brand new stamp and die combo sets: If Friends Were FlowersLove And Smell The Roses.

And did we say we were throwing a surprise party for you all? Thanks to these sweet stamp sets, you can have one, too: Wordalicious, Sweet Treats, Party Time, Life Is Sweet, Ice Cream Party, Goody Gumdrops!

What's even cooler are the interactive stamps (and some even as a die combo!) we are proud to have designed: Going Places, On The Move-NeighborhoodOn The Move-Landscape. Adorable critters? Yes! Right here: On The MoveHippo Hooray, Super Critters!

We also have FOUR new die sets that will help you get a professional look in no time, on top of being simply adorable: Twirling Pop-Up, Barber Stripes Rectangle, Fringe, Scalloped Borders.

Who's ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding the latest two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: At The Beach and On The Farm!

Next, we have two new 6"x6" stencils that are sure to be as popular as the others: Playful Patterns and the Waffle!

Lastly, because we wanted to give you the perfect time with papers AND stamps, we created the new Playful Pattern collection that includes 6"x6" and 12"x12" packs: Homemade Happiness, Candy Counter, Sweet Sensations!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $25 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on March 5th.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code FEB15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 3/6/18)


Yay!  It's release day 2 at LDRS Creative and today, I let my stamps do all the work!  You guys the new Goody Gumdrops stamp set is to die for!  I used it along with the new Life is Sweet stamp set to create this fun and easy birthday card.  I first stamped all the images in my Raven Hybrid Ink!


Then I colored them in with colored pencils.  Isn't it so pretty on the beautiful purple paper!?  I also added some white highlights with my pencil and with my white enamel.


I love how simple this design was!  The coloring on the dark paper was a blast and these adorable images made it so easy.  Make sure to join us at the LDRS Creative blog for all the newest released products!  You won't want to miss out as there are so many beautiful things.  Make sure to join the blog hop that's happening now!

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

Day 2:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!











Wednesday, February 27, 2019

LDRS Creative Release Day 1 - Anything is Popsicle



Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are so excited to feature what was showcased at Creativation in January! There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

In this release, we are introducing interactive stamp and die combos, fabulous paper doll dies, and TONS of products to fit everyone's taste!

There are two brand new full size stamp sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions, each combining 8 stamps; Celebration and Flower Power!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! We have two brand new characters, each featuring lovely scenes: Ruby (Celebration, Pretty Cute, So Sassy) and Holly (Delightful Daisy, Feathered Friends, Story Time, Watch It Grow). And fear not, Winnie is also joining the party with the mini set called Let's Go, and some amazing paper doll dies in the Die-licious collection to create to your soul content: A Gift For You, Miss Pretty, Puppy Princess, Super Scenes. What's best is that we came up with the perfect 6"x6" Die-Licious paperpack to combine all skin, hair and clothing patterns as a perfect complement!

If you are more into flowers, then you will simply adore these brand new stamp and die combo sets: If Friends Were FlowersLove And Smell The Roses.

And did we say we were throwing a surprise party for you all? Thanks to these sweet stamp sets, you can have one, too: Wordalicious, Sweet Treats, Party Time, Life Is Sweet, Ice Cream Party, Goody Gumdrops!

What's even cooler are the interactive stamps (and some even as a die combo!) we are proud to have designed: Going Places, On The Move-NeighborhoodOn The Move-Landscape. Adorable critters? Yes! Right here: On The MoveHippo Hooray, Super Critters!

We also have FOUR new die sets that will help you get a professional look in no time, on top of being simply adorable: Twirling Pop-Up, Barber Stripes Rectangle, Fringe, Scalloped Borders.

Who's ready for mini hybrid inks? We are adding the latest two sets of our very popular Hybrid inks in a mini version, perfect for ink blending, stenciling, stamping, colouring and embossing: At The Beach and On The Farm!

Next, we have two new 6"x6" stencils that are sure to be as popular as the others: Playful Patterns and the Waffle!

Lastly, because we wanted to give you the perfect time with papers AND stamps, we created the new Playful Pattern collection that includes 6"x6" and 12"x12" packs: Homemade Happiness, Candy Counter, Sweet Sensations!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $25 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on March 5th.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code FEB15
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 3/6/18)

Now for my card!  Today, I'm using the FABULOUS Ice Cream Party stamp set and the new 6x6 Candy Counter paper pad.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new release and the papers are to die for.  They work so well with the new clear stamp sets too!!!

I stamped these in Raven Hybrid ink and then colored them with Watercolor pens.  I then used the adorable Candy Counter paper to do the rest of my work!  Make sure to join us for the next three days as we show you all the adorable products.


Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!


Day 1:
LDRS CREATIVE BLOG

JANE

KASSI

ALANNA

JEANNIE

ZSOFIA

MARTHA

MELISSA - you are here!

ILINA

KIRSTEN

MELANIE

RALUCA

And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!




Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Sending Love with VersaMagic


Hi ya everyone!  I'm sharing a very simple card I made using VersaMagic ink!  Do you ever want your ink to really show up beautifully on darker papers like Kraft?  I show you how fantastic VersaMagic is for this very purpose.


I provide the links on the Imagine YouTube if you're interested in the supplies used.  Make sure to join us often for our fantastic designers are always sharing wonderful projects.


Friday, February 15, 2019

Mix and Match Your Favorite Stamps - LDRS Creative

Hi ya everyone!  I want to share a little Valentine's Day card I made using a number of fabulous LDRS Creative products.  I have to say, my favorite thing to do is use my stamps in combination with other great stamps.  I was going through all my gorgeous LDRS Creative stamps and found three sets I wanted to use today, Happy FallCloud No. 9 and Beautiful Blooms.  
I started by stamping the adorable rabbit and mouse from Happy Fall in my LDRS Creative Raven Hybrid Ink.  I then took the balloons from Cloud No. 9 and stamped them close to each the rabbit and mouse, again in Raven Hybrid Ink.  How cute that both critters got each other balloons?
Next, I took my fine tipped marker, and extended those balloon strings to reach each animal.  I added a few curly ques to match the already drawn string.  I also colored the stamps in one of my favorite watercolor mediums, zig clean watercolor brush markers.  
Then I used my Eyelet Lace Rectangle Die Set to cut out this adorable scene.  I used the plain and simple rectangle die that comes in the set.  Next, I cut a piece of the gorgeous LDRS Creative 6x6 paper Sincerely Yours using the eyelet die that comes in the set.
I adhered my striped die cut paper to an A2 size card base, then adhered my rectangle die cut scene to the card.  Last, I stamped a sentiment from Beautiful Blooms stamp set in Raven Hybrid Ink as it went with this cute scene perfectly.
I hope you enjoyed today's Valentine's Day card!  Make sure to join us each day for new tutorials and creations that are meant to inspire you. 
We have multiple places you can find us too!  Make sure to join our Facebook GroupInstagram page and YouTube!  You will love the design team projects and video tutorials.