Monday, March 1, 2021

Happy 21st Birthday!

 My daughter turned 21 yesterday. I am still in disbelief with how quickly time flies. In the blink of an eye my baby is all grown. When we are young the days seem to last forever. I remember thinking I couldn't wait to be this age or that age... now I sit and ponder and wish "if I could just go back..", I would most definitely appreciate each moment and live it more fully. 

When Shelbi was a baby her nursery theme was the "Guess How Much I Love You" bunny. When these stamps were first made available I jumped at the purchase and knew I would love creating with these adorable images. How fitting that I would create my daughters 21st birthday card using the bunny that reminds me of her first years.

I stamped, embossed and colored up these cuties using Copic markers. I love that the slimline card allows me to place all the images neatly onto a single scene! I have been enjoying ink blended backgrounds and created a pastel colored sky.

To finish it up I added some iridescent sequins (she loves her sparkle) and sparkle marker over the balloon and bow. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a wonderful week :)

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Bouquet of Happiness

 Hello my crafty friends! Today I have a video to share featuring a couple of cards I created using the Not 2 Shabby Shop  Bouquet of Happiness stamps.

For my first card I made a slim line card base 3 1/2" x 7 1/4" and combined the Pug In A Cup stamp using masking to create a little scene. I adore this image so much. I stamped, embossed and colored up the images using Zig clean Color Real Brush markers. 

I used a stencil from La-La Land Crafts and Distress Oxide inks to create the brick wall. I think it turned out so cute!!

For my second card I stamped and embossed the floral image all across the front of my mini slim line card panel. I then inked it up using my Distress Inks.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment and popped it up onto foam tape. And for a finishing touch I added some gems from Pink Fresh Studios.

Here are the products I used:

Not 2 Shabby : Bouquet of Happiness and Pug In A Cup
Distress Oxide Inks: Hickory Smoke, Tattered Rose
Distress Inks: Aged Mahogany, Victoria Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Zig Markers: Pug- Dark Brown, Mid Brown, Oatmeal, Pale Pink, Dark Gray  Coffee Cup- Gray Brown, Light Gray  Roses- Light Pink, Pale Pink, Mid Green, Light Green
Brick Stencil- La-La Land Crafts

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day :)

Saturday, February 20, 2021

To My Sweet Friend

Hi everyone! I've got a new video tutorial featuring some cuteness from the Not 2 Shabby shop!

I created a card featuring 2 stamp sets: Sprinkled With Love and Sweet Surprise!

I did coloring with Copic markers and inkblending using Distress Inks. 

Be sure to check out the video for all the details and visit the Not 2 Shabby Shop to find these products :) Also use promo code N2S10 for 10% off your order!! Some exclusions may apply. (exclusions may include newly released MFT and Lawn Fawn releases)

Products used:

Not 2 Shabby stamps: Sprinkled With Love & Sweet Surprise

Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar


Cookie- E55, E31, E51 
Whipped Cream- W3, W1, W0, W00  
Glass- C1, C0, C00 
Chocolate drizzle and chips- E47, E27, E25 
Coffee- E43, E42, E41 
Bunny- E42, E41, E40, E04, R30, RV00


Thursday, February 18, 2021

La-La Land Crafts February Club Product Kit

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be guest designing for La-La Land Crafts using an amazing new subscription kit ! I created two cards using the Club La-La Land Crafts February 2021 Club Product Kit to share with you today! The kits are a monthly subscription and are a great value! This month's kit is 50s Retro-themed.  There are three ways you can subscribe: the Product Kit which includes both the rubber stamps and a set of exclusive Dies, the Stamp Kit which includes just the stamps OR the Dies Only Kit. To receive the kit I'm sharing today you would need to subscribe before February 28th.

Here's a video for a closer look at this release:

For my first card I colored up the adorable Retro Marci and the skating poodle from the Good Times stamp set using Copic markers. I also cut out the Jukebox Die and colored it using Copics as well. For the background I used the brick stencil from the On the Wall Layering Stencil set. 

To create the tile I used the checker stencil from the Everything Is Rosy Layering stencil set , distress inks and clear embossing powder to heat emboss and give it a shiny coat with dimension.

 For my second card I wanted to feature the two other club kit dies. How cute is that little box of french fries?!! The milkshake is also so fun to color and put together. 

I also used the patterned papers from the Love You More 6x6" paper. I created the tiled table top using the Large Stitched Tag Dies.

Here are links to the products I used:

Additional La-La Land Products:
Scalloped Rectangle Dies
Large Stitched Tags Die
On The Wall Layering stencil
Everything Is Rosy Layering Stencil 
Love You More Paper

Card 1 Copic Colors:
Skin- E04, E11, E00, E000. R21
Lips- R22, R30
Skirt- R85, R83, R81, R56, RV52, RV00
shirt- C1, C0, C00 R81, RV00
Glasses- R83, R81, RV00
Poodle- E43, E42, E41, E40, RV00
Jukebox- R85, R83, R81, RV52, BG15, BG23, BG11, BG000, C1, C0, C00
Shoes- T7, T5, T3. C1, C0, C00

Card 2 Copic Colors:
Poodle- E43, E42, E41, E40, RV00
milkshake- E74, E70, E40, C1, C0, C00, B0000
whipped cream & cherry- W1, W0, W00, R59, R37, R35, R32
French Fries- E30, E50, Y11

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day :)

Newton's Nook Designs February Release Day 4

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share the last day of reveals for the Newton's Nook Design's February Release. We have 2 stamps and coordinating dies: Newton's Rainy Day Trio and Daffodils.
Here is what I created.

For my first card I stamped, embossed and colored up the adorable Newton's Rainy Day Trio under the umbrella using Copic markers. I also embellished with a white gel pen and sparkle marker and cut the image out using the coordinating die.  

I had fun creating this water colored background using some Distress Inks. I stamped and embossed the sentiments and added some rain using the white gel pen. I created the frame using two of dies from the Frameworks Die Set. 

Finally I embellished with some iridescent sequins. 

For my second card I stamped, embossed and colored up the beautiful florals and butterfly from the new Daffodils Stamp set and cut it out using the coordinating die. I also used the sweet little bunny from the Bitty Bunnies stamp set. For the background I dry embossed the card layers with the Basketweave Stencil. I cut the white layer using the Circle Frames Die set.  

I used the sentiment from the new Spring Roundabout Stamp set and cut it out using the Banner Trio Die set.  I embellished with some iridescent sequins. 

Card 1:
Products used- Newton's Rainy Day Trio and coordinating die, Framework Die Set
Copic colors: Left kitty Yellow Jacket- Y13, Y11, Y00, Y000, kitty fur- E91, YR12, YR00, Yr0000, RV00, nose- R85, R81, boots N5, N3, N1, N0, Umbrella- B97, B95, B93, Center kitty blue jacket- BG05, BG01, BG000, B00, kitty fur- E97, E18, W1, W0, W00, T7, T5, T3, T1, RV00, purple umbrella- BV11, V01, V000, Right Kitty purple jacket and boots- BV11, BV01, BV00, BV31. V000, kitty fur- E43, E42, E41, 
E40, RV)) 
Card 2:
Products used- Daffodils stamp and coordinating die, Basketweave Stencil, Bitty Bunnies stamp set, Circle Frames Die set, Banner Trio Die set, Spring Roundabout stamp set

Would you like to win the “Newton's Rainy Day Trio” or the "Daffodils" Stamp Set? We will choose one lucky winner for each stamp set.

Here's how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday February 18th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, February 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:


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