Saturday, August 1, 2015

Thoughts and Prayers - Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Good morning! YAY for a new challenge at the Sparkle and Shine Challenge Blog - this week we have a beautiful photo inspiration, and a prize sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh! It's been a little while since I've inked up my Altenew Vintage Roses, so I thought it would be fun to use them this week!


Here is the photo inspiration we have to play with this time around - that orange! Isn't it bright and fun?!?!?!?


I used Altenew's Vintage Roses and some colors of MFT ink to build my flowers, then die cut them with the coordinating Vintage Roses Dies. Added some mist to my background, a sentiment from Sentiments & Quotes, and some 4mm Mint and Silver Star sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it off.


I hope you will join in and play along! Looking forward to seeing your creations! Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Unity Stamp of the Week - So Glad We're Friends

Good morning! Good morning! I'm posting over on the Unity Stamp Company blog this morning to share a card I made with this weeks Stamp of the Week - there are only 2 more days to sign up to get this stamp - a brand new one starts on Sunday! Here is what I made:


Lots of layers and texture - and some simple Copic coloring.


Here is the current stamp set - so pretty!


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a beautiful day!

Christmas in July with Penny Black - Day 5

Good morning! Nearing the end of the week of celebrating Christmas in July with Penny Black


I have two cards posting each day for this week over on their blog. I'll be sharing a little sneak peek here - but pop over to their blog to see all the details, supply list, and instructions! Here are my two cards for today - both featuring layers and textures:



Thanks for dropping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lil' Inker's July Release - Day 3

Hello again! We've reached the 3rd and final day of sneak peeks for the new release at Lil' Inker Designs! So excited to share the last of the fun projects I have been working on with the new goodies - absolutely LOVE them!!!


It's probably obvious by now that I LOVE the pineapples! I had to play with one more way to use them on this card:


For this one, I used an embossing pad to emboss with the Pineapple Panache Die - leaving a inlaid outline of the pineapple shape. Then, I used my Zig watercolor pens to coloring in the image, and add some grounding underneath it. It was also super easy to stamp the sentiment from Greetings and Salutations over the top and not have an of it not make a clear impression. I'm so pleased with how well it worked! Also used Stitched Mats: Circles to partially die cut a circle, then added some layers of Crate Paper pattern paper, some gold and black Heidi Swapp Color Shine splatters, a few Pretty Pink Posh gold sequins, and a tiny paper clip with some jute twine.

Here are the new releases I used for this card:




Next up - this sentiment cracked me up the minute I saw it - and I totally envisioned a snail leaving a slime trail behind it! Just HAD to do it! :)


I started off with a strip of vellum with torn edges, and heat embossed the sentiment using Snailed It Stamp Set. Added a good thick coat of Glossy Accents to make the "slime" trail, then gave that plenty of time to dry. The snail was die cut with Snailed It Dies and stamped, then adhered over the top. I added a tiny strip of white paper under the vellum to ground the image.

Here are the new goodies used for this card:




And now the fun part! There is, of course, a chance to win some shopping money to spend on the new goodies! YAY!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - leave a comment for a chance to win one of three $15 gift certificates that Laura is giving away to celebrate the new release!

Heather Hoffman - You are HERE

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!

Unity Thursday Hop - VIDEO for layering pattern paper!

Good morning! It's time for the Thursday Hop at Unity Stamp Company again today! I don't have anything finished with the new releases, but I thought I would share a card and video that I made recently and hadn't had a chance to share! It's another quick video - just over a minute, showing how to layer pattern paper for dimension.


Here is the video for how to create dimension and layers with pattern paper - you can view it larger and in better detail on my YouTube Challenge HERE:


I used a past Stamp of the Week, Sweet Elle - just adore it! Colored with Copics, then applied some distress ink to the edges. Pattern paper is from a Crate Paper 6x6 pad. 



Don't forget to leave a comment here, and on the rest of the DT blogs for a chance to win this weeks giveaway! :)


And of course, make sure and check out the amazing sales to go along with the new releases!




Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Christmas in July with Penny Black - Day 4

Good morning! Nearing the end of the week of celebrating Christmas in July with Penny Black


I have two cards posting each day for this week over on their blog. I'll be sharing a little sneak peek here - but pop over to their blog to see all the details, supply list, and instructions! Here are my two cards for today:



Thanks for dropping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lil' Inker's July Release - Day 2

Hello! It's time for Day 2 of the new release at Lil' Inker Designs! So excited to share with you some of the many fun projects I have been working on with the new goodies - absolutely LOVE them!!!


First up, I have this glitzy and glamorous gold and white card to share!


I used Anytime Tag dies to die cut the front panel from vellum, then heat embossed my sentiment from Greetings and Salutations in gold on it. Does this sentiment make anyone else think of Charlotte's Web? I also used the beautiful new Quilted Flower Dies - such an incredibly fun and versatile set of dies! I used the stitched part to create the background on my card, then used the solid and outline to make the gold center flower. Added some gold thread and a few Pretty Pink Posh gold star sequins to finish off!

Here are the new goodies I used for this card:




Next up - a clean and simple card using just the Pineapple Panache Die without the stamps - it is such a perfect focal point for this!


I also used another beautiful Cover Up Die: Dotted Scallops. I love all of these! This one I thought paired great with the Pineapple - the texture just fit! I also heat embossed a sentiment from Pineapple Panache Stamps on a tiny hand trimmed vellum banner to adhere over the top.

Here are the new release goodies I used for this card:





And now the fun part! There is, of course, a chance to win some shopping money to spend on the new goodies! YAY!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - leave a comment for a chance to win one of three $15 gift certificates that Laura is giving away to celebrate the new release!

Heather Hoffman - You are HERE

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!