Friday, August 16, 2019

Club La La Land Crafts August 2019 Birthday Bash

Oooooh, you guys!!! THE CUTENESS

I am so excited to be guest designing for the next two months for Club La-La Land Crafts!  Club La-La Land Crafts is a gorgeous monthly subscription kit that contains a number of fabulous dies and stamps from La-La Land Crafts that you will love.  The kit is exclusive to members!  That means, only those that subscribe will be able to get these cuties.  Also, this months kit is valued at $71.99!!!  But if you subscribe you get it for $39.99!!!  You can find the FULL DETAILS HERE.  Also, there's an adorable little freebie in the kit and a thank you freebie valued at $24.99!!!  Make sure to subscribe before August 19th or you will miss out on this beautiful kit.

Today, I've created two super cute cards using products from the August Club La-La Land Crafts.  The card you see above uses the new From All of Us Rubber stamp set.  I colored these adorable critters in the following Copic colors:

Hippo and Poodle: T0, T1, T3, T5
Hippo Shirt and Poodle Bow: B21, B24, B28
Moose: E50, E51, E53, E55
Moose Antler: E70, E71, E74, E77
Panda: T0, T1, T3, T5, T7, T9
Hamster: E50, E51, E53, E55, T3, T5, T7
Chihuahua: E30, E31, E33, E37
Poodle: T0, T1, T3, T5
Cupcake, cheeks and Ears: R20, R22

The background was made using the La-La Land Crafts Stencil called Layering Daisies and Catherine Pooler Something Borrowed Ink.  Three balloons and the Birthday sentiment were heat embossed with Imagine mBoss embossing powders and string was attached.  The other two were cut using Rinea foil paper in silver and gold.  In addition, I cut out the cute 5 mylar balloon in foil paper.  

Next, I created this fabulous card using the super cutie Birthday Wishes Marcie.  She would be great for Christmas too!  I colored her in the following Copics:
Marcie Skin and Cheeks: E000, E00, E11, E04, R20, R30
Marcie Hair: 100, T9, T7, T5, T3
Marcie Dress: B21, B24, B28
Present: G00, BG32, BG49, Y000, Y15, Y26
Marcie Boots: C00, C1, C3

I also used the dies in the set to cut out the Birthday sentiment after inking in the Catherine Pooler Inked Lemoncello yellow.  I also inked the Happy from the present die in Aquatini and Something Borrowed Catherine Pooler ink.  The background was created using the adorable Simply Dots layered stencil and the same Catherine Pooler inks mentioned above along with some Nuvo shimmer paste.  Behind Marcie is the Oval Stitched dies from La-La Land Crafts too!  In addition, I cut out the number 10 in the silver Rinea foil paper! 

Make sure to check out Instagram (lalalandcrafts and melissamade2) for a special giveaway.  In addition there is a wonderful Club Fan Group on Facebook ( and a fabulous blog for inspiration (

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sunshine You'll Always be Mine - LDRS Creative

Hello LDRS Creative fans and lovers!  Melissa here today to share an adorable card I made using the Puddle Jumpers Stamp Set and 6x6 Puddle Jumpers Paper!
I will walk you through making this simple and easy card using fabulous LDRS Creative products.  First, I stamped the ducks from the Puddle Jumpers Stamp set onto LDRS Creative Masking Paper.  I then fussy cut each duck out of the masking paper right on the black line of the image.
I then stamped the ducks with LDRS Creative Hybrid Ink in Raven onto a piece of paper in which I could watercolor.   I masked the two smallest ducks and stamped a cute umbrella over the little ducks to create a scene.
Then I watercolored my ducks with watercolor markers in blues and yellows to match the 6x6 Puddle Jumpers paper.  If you haven't tried any of the LDRS Creative papers, I highly recommend them.  They are very thick and have a great smooth texture.  The paper is high quality.  
I then created a frame using the new Scalloped Rectangle Frame die set.  I chose the adorable raindrop paper from the Puddle Jumpers Paper set.
Last, I adhered the frame to the duck scene.  I popped this up on another piece of Puddle Jumpers paper.  I did add a sentiment from the Puddle Jumpers Stamp Set that says Sunshine You will Always Be Mine in LDRS Creative Hybrid Ink in Raven.
I love how this adorable card turned out.  With the LDRS Creative products available you can create a number of beautiful cards and projects.  
Make sure to join us again for more great tutorials and inspiration.  You can also find LDRS Creative on InstagramFacebook and YouTube!  Don't forget to stop by the shop and get all the latest stamps, dies, ink and more!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Flying By To Say - Imagine Tutorial

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a fun shaker card I made with the beautiful and shiny Rinea foil paper along with the gorgeous silver MBoss embossing powder from Imagine!  Want to see the full card tutorial?  Make sure to check out Imagine's YouTube Channel for the full video and links to all products used!

Full Tutorial HERE

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sitting Here Thinking of You - 7 Kids Craft

Hi ya everyone!  Today I'm sharing a sweet little card I made quite awhile ago and never got a chance to share!  This sweet little stamp set is from Hello Bluebird called Field Mice and it's all sold out at 7 Kids Craft Store.  However, there are a few other adorable sets left right HERE.

I inked the background in the beautiful Catherine Pooler Inks, It's a Boy and Fiesta Blue, which have all been restocked right HERE.  I used the amazing Picket Fence Studios blending brushes and the beautiful LDRS Creative Rainy Day Stencils.  I also did a no line coloring with Copics on the cute little mouse and dandelion seeds.  I cut the scene with the Hello Bluebird die Gallery Frame Die #4.

Last, I added the beautiful Nuvo Dream Drops in Cloud 9.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and also comes with the Field Mouse Stamp Set.


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Hugs and a Live on Facebook with 7 Kids

Hi ya everyone!  I created this adorable card during our LIVE feed on 7 Kids Customer's Create Facebook Page last night.  If you've never joined us for one of these events you are truly missing out. As a community we create a card or have fun learning new techniques.

All details for this gorgeous card can be found during the LIVE video replay.  However, I did use the adorable stamp set I am a Hugger along with the African Succulent from Picket Fence Studios.  Also,  to create the background I used Catherine Pooler Inks in Sage, Grass Skirt and Sugared Lavender.  I embossed with the GORGEOUS embossing powder Sparkle from Imagine.  

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A Dance with Friends - Hello Bluebird and 7 Kids Craft Supply Store

Hi ya everyone!  I love these adorable little Field Mice from Hello Bluebird.  I had so much fun creating a full forest scene with each little mouse.  Adding one to the mushroom created a fun story too.

The whole scene was colored in Copics.  I did add a bit of white gel pen and some nuvo drops here and there as well.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Coffee Understands - Stamping Bella and 7 Kids Live

Hi ya everyone!  I created this during a Live Facebook that happens every Saturday at 8pm EST on 7 Kids Customer's Create Page.  I had so much fun and loved the help I got from everyone who joined me.  We decided to ink up this cute Stamping bella Curvy Girl Loves Coffee and color her with our Zigs!

I inked the sky with Catherine Pooler inks in Something Borrowed, Juniper Breeze and Black Jack.  The Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios are amazing for this technique.   Together, they created a gorgeous blended sky.  I also used Gesso to flick some stars into the sky.  The sentiment is from a Picket Fence Studios set called Coffee Understands and was heat embossed with white embossing powder. 

If you would like to see the full card making process head over to the 7 Kids Customer's Create Page and join the fun.  We have Lives all week long.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

A Beautiful Peony - Sweet November at 7 Kids

I just love the new release from Sweet November at 7 Kids Crafts today!  You guys the girls are just so beautiful.  There is Rose, Dhalia, Gerbera Daisy and this is Peony!  You have to come over to the 7 Kids Facebook page, 7 Kids Customer's Create to check out the gorgeous creations the team will share all day.  Our fabulous Amy will be coloring up these cuties for you.

I colored mine in Copics and layered her on a frame I created in PowerPoint.  Make sure to pick up the images today at 7 Kids!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Time Spent with You - Hello Bluebird and 7 Kids LIVE

Hi ya everyone!  This card was made during last night Saturday Night Live on Facebook at 7 Kids Customer's Create Page using the adorable Hello Bluebird set called Strawberry Jam.

I created a fun tunnel card using layers of cardstock, foam tape and images.  It's a very simple technique and if you'd like to catch the replay on how I created this card please click HERE.

I did cheat a bit and added a few elements from other stamp sets from Hello Bluebird - Field Mice and Seaside Girls.

Make sure to join us for Lives on 7 Kids Customer's Create!  We have things happening all week long and love when you join us to help make beautiful creations.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Life is Better at the Beach - Hello Bluebird and 7 Kids

Hi ya everyone!  I love these adorable piggies on the beach from Hello Bluebird!  I picked mine up at 7 Kids Craft Supply Store.  I love the adorable name Hello Bluebird gave these cuties too - Beach Babes.  I colored this scene in Copics using a number of elements from the stamp set.

I added a few white highlights to finish the scene.  Last, I added some of the beautiful enamel dots from Waffle Flower.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Lavinia, StazOn and irRESISTible - A Match Made in Heaven with Imagine

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I'm sharing a card I made for Imagine using a new fun technique that's simple and the results are really beautiful.  You have to use StazOn ink for this and the new Pigment Solvent StazOn is just perfect!  I paired that StazOn with irRESISTible pico embellisher.  Please watch in my video below!

In addition, if you go to the YouTube channel, you can see the description box and where to find the products I used today!  Enjoy

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Be Happy - LDRS Creative

Hi ya everyone!  I'm sharing a card I made using the super adorable Holly - Bunny Tail.  This stamp is perfect for spring but if you combine it with other beautiful LDRS Creative stamps you don't have to use it only for spring.
I used a very simple masking technique to create this adorable scene using Spot OnGoing Places and Puddle Jumpers Stamps along with Holly - Bunny Tail.  I started by stamping Holly in LDRS Creative Hybrid Ink - Raven on alcohol ink friendly paper and the LDRS Creative Masking paper.
 I used the die, Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set to cut the scene out.
Next, I chose paper from 6x6 Sweet Sensations.  The polkadot was so cute with Holly, I decided to use a white gel pen and add the dots to her headband.  
You can also find LDRS Creative on InstagramFacebook and YouTube!  Don't forget to stop by the shop and get all the latest stamps, dies, ink and more!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A Perfect Day - 7 Kids and Hello Bluebird

Hi ya everyone!  I absolutely adore the new set from Hello Bluebird called Seaside Girls.  Aren't they just the most adorable!?  I love the sentiment options that come with this set too.  I decided to make a card for my sister.  I did all the stamping of the scene.  I colored everything in Copics and created my background with Copics too.

I purchased this set at 7 Kids Crafts.  7 Kids is a one stop shop were you can find stamping supplies, mixed media supplies and everyday crafting materials too!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Coffee and Pretty Things - La-La Land Crafts

Hi ya everyone!  Well, if you know me, you know I love coffee.  Therefore, I couldn't resist the sweetest of sweet LaLa Land Crafts digital image Coffee Break Marci.  I also used the adorable Take is Sloth clear set for the little coffee's I stamped in the background.  She is colored in Copics.  I also used the fabulous layering stencil Daisies on My Mind.  I used the Catherine Pooler ink Icing on the Cake and used just the plaid background stencil.

I love that the digi image came with the perfect sentiment!  It's nice to prepare everything digitally, I know I won't mess up the stamping!! LOL  I hope you enjoyed today's card.  All the links are above.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Simple and Easy Florals

Hi ya everyone!  Just a quick and simple post today.  I created a similar floral panel using the adorable Evelin T Designs clear stamp set called Evergreen Foliage that I bought at 7 Kids Crafts.  Florals in this size are perfect for creating simple layered designs.  I simply used my Catherine Pooler inks on the stamp, added a spritz of water and stamped.  I also watercolored just a bit with the CP inks to fill the background a bit.  Easy and simple!!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

You're the Best - 7 Kids and Hello Bluebird

Hi ya everyone!  Don't you just love creating a fun inky sky!?  I thought this adorable set from Hello Bluebird was the perfect set to create a beautiful sunset sky using my bright and happy Catherine Pooler inks. I picked them up from 7 Kids Crafts along with the adorable Maverick set from Hello Bluebird.  I colored the images in Copic.

I also inked up the sky in Be Mine, Limoncello, and It's a Boy Catherine Pooler Ink.  I white embossed the clouds and stars in the sky and added some Cloud 9 Nuvo drops.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A Little Mama Elephant In the House

Hi ya everyone!  Today, I wanted to share a project I made for the Mama Elephant Card Contest.  Did you know Mama Elephant is having a card contest?  They are, and the entries so far are so stunning.  I decided to try my hand at no line coloring with my Copics using the adorable Wish Upon A Star stamp set and Peonies in Bloom stamp set.

My sister at Everyday Expressions created a gorgeous card where we she added flowers to the edges to create a beautiful scene.  I was inspired by this card to create one with flowers bordering the edges of my card, as my sister always says, "everything needs flowers"!

There is time left to join the Mama Elephant Card Contest.  You have to go to Instagram and hashtag your creation with mamaelephanttopcardcontest.  

All of my products were purchased at 7 Kids Craft Supply.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Just a Little Chicken - 7 Kids Customer's Create Hen Party

Every Saturday brings us a new creation and a new LIVE on Facebook at 7 Kids Customer's Create!  I so enjoy creating and coming onto a Facebook Live is such a joy.  Having creators in beginning stages and those who've been creating for years, feels like a community of artists collaborating together to come up with a creation that we all can be proud of and love.

Together, we choose images, colors, textures and design.  The 7 Kids Customer's Create community is a place to learn new techniques for free and with a group of ladies full of love and support.  I've never been part of a community of loving crafters like 7 Kids. 

If you'd like to be part of this wonderful community to share your creations, and offer suggestions and thoughts on creations, please JOIN us.  We would LOVE to have you!

Products Used:
Picket Fence Studios - One Hot Chick
Catherine Pooler Inks - Lemoncello, Garden Party, Fiesta Blue
Bristol Smooth Card Stock
Whimsy Stamps - Formal Lattice Stencil
Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Zig Clean Brush Markers - Black, Deep Violet, Deep Red

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Smooshing with Memento Inks and Imagine

HI ya everyone!  Today, I get to share a fun card I made using Catherine Pooler stamps and dies with my favorite Memento inks!  This technique is great for a beginner and really gives a gorgeous textured result.  

If you head to YouTube you can check the description box for all the products I've used with links!

Friday, June 28, 2019

LDRS Creative Release Day 2 - Tutorial

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our amazing SUMMER CRITTERS collection! My oh my, this is probably one of our favorite releases EVER!

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).

First come the fabulous new stamp sets; Beary Great DaySpot On, both from the Polkadoodles line, and  Dill With It. If you saw these on HSN, you'll be happy to know they're now in our regular store: Happy Everything, Stinkin' Amazing, Thank Ewe, Whale Wishes!

Tons of dies to create the perfect scenes: At The Beach Die, By the Sea Die, Here Comes The Sun Die Set, In A Cloudy Sky Die Set, In The Grass Die Set, Lil' Pink Houses Die, Rainbow Bits Die Set.

And basic dies to meet all your papercrafting needs? We say YES to BASICS: Practically Oval Frame Set, Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set.

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 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.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on July 2, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code JUNE15
(*Coupon valid until July 1, 2019, midnight EST)

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

Today, I used the adorable Stinkin' Amazing Stamp set.  Now, I love this set because it has so many adorable items in it.  I used a ton of different products.  So let me walk you though how I put this card together.

First, I stamped my flowers on this card panel I cut out with the die set Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set in Raven Hybrid Ink.  Then I colored each flower to match the adorable colors in the 6x6 Paper Pad Puddle Jumpers.

I did the same thing with the adorable skunk and colored him black and white with my Copics.

I then cut out a piece of white card stock with the larger die in the Scalloped Rectangle set.  Here you can also see the flowers colored to match the beautiful Puddle Jumper card stock.

Next, I used the oval from the die set to cut out an oval with my cute skunk attached.  To do this, I left the skunk and a portion of the oval die stinking out of my cutting plates to make sure he wouldn't get cut too!

I then added a sentiment to the oval.  Last, I adhered all my layers together!