Monday, July 15, 2019

Vintage Torn Paper Layers - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Crystal Glaze Resist with Distress Ink Stripes - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Pinkfresh July Challenge - Cutfiles and Diecuts

Pinkfresh Studios is kicking off a BRAND NEW July Challenge: Cut Files and Diecuts - paired of course with the option a fun color combo! I hope you'll come play along for a chance to win some amazing prizes - you can enter cards OR scrapbook layouts!!!


Here is the challenge info and inspiration photo:


I decided since the focus for this challenge was cutfiles and diecuts - I would really take the opportunity to embrace my die cutting, and not use any stamps at all!


I used two of the beautiful Essentials: Classic Edgers Dies - the plain scallop and the eyelet scallop of a similar shape and layout. 


I used the plain scallop to die cut the pattern paper - all from the Everyday Musings 6x6 Paper pad, and a perfect match for the challenge colors! I then layered in between each color a white layer die cut with the eyelet scallop.


I finished off by wrapping some jute string around the top, and die cutting a sentiment from Essentials: Classic Words from gold glitter cardstock. LOVE these bright and fun layers - and lots of die cutting!


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Monday, July 1, 2019

Copic Marker Sunburst Image - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Custom Watercolor Eucalyptus Wreath - Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Live Card

Good morning! Yesterday was once again my day for a Facebook Live video, and for the first time ever I didn't have a practice card made and a perfect plan - we totally winged it!! And it was pretty fun I think! If you missed it and want to take a peek, you can find it on the Pinkfresh Facebook Page - this week's video is available HERE. There won't be a live video for the next two weeks as I am leaving on Saturday for a family trip to Iceland, Norway, and Sweden - so very excited for such an amazing trip! As always today, there was one giveaway for someone who watched live, so make sure and pop in when we resume on July 18th for a chance to win that week's live giveaway - 10 AM Pacific time on Thursday morning! 

In the meantime - here is some more info and photos of the card set we made, as well as links to all the products used!


We used the beautiful new release Eucalyptus Fantasy stamp set and a few Liquid Watercolors to create our own custom watercolor - it's kind of an olive color, and I love how you can mix your own custom colors with these beautiful pigments!


The coordinating Eucalyptus Fantasy Die Set makes it easy to cut out the outer edges of the wreath, the inner portion, or both as we did on this card. We also tied some jute string around it in a bow before adhering it.


Sentiment was heat embossed in the center of the wreath, and a few white paint splatters and gold splatters with my Starry Colors palette are the finishing touches on this card!


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Thursday, June 27, 2019

LID June Release Day 3 - Touched Beyond Words

Hello! And welcome to the 3rd and final day of the blog hop sharing projects with the BRAND NEW June release at Lil' Inker Designs! This is a super fun and happy release - you are going to love this one! You can find the entire new release HERE!


Today's card is a bright and simple card, nice and flat and easy to mail - not quite one layer, but not too far off either!


I absolutely LOVE the beautiful font and sayings in Hand Drawn Thankfulness, so I wanted to make sure and let this one shine on the card without too many distractions!


I heat embossed it on a panel of colored pattern paper, then used Quilted Stitched Stepping Stones Die on a panel of white cardstock, die cut it into a rectangle using Stitched Mats: Rectangles, then die cut a rectangular window out of the front of that panel for the sentiment to peek through.


Finished off with another layer of pattern paper, and adhered all the layers flat together. Foam adhesive would be fun as well - but I thought this made a nice, simple and easy to mail card!


Your next stop along the blog hop is Karen Baker - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!





Wednesday, June 26, 2019

LID June Release Day 2 - Happy Birthday to You

Hello! Back for Day 2 of the blog hop sharing projects with the BRAND NEW June release at Lil' Inker Designs! This is a super fun and happy release - you are going to love this one! You can find the entire new release HERE!


I love that there are some fun birthday theme sets in this release - I feel like birthday cards are the ones I make and use the most often, so it's always great to have some fun options to create quick and easy cards!


I die cut the huge focal Happy Birthday to You Word Die 3 times - once from coral cardstock, and twice from white (and am I the only one that can't keep myself from starting to sing the song as I read this?!?!?). I layered them together, offsetting the white layer a bit for a shadow effect to help the words pop on my bright happy pattern paper background.


I stamped several images from the fun Cake Party stamp set, colored with Copic markers to coordinate, then die cut with the coordinating Cake Party Dies.


I also used the fun new Quilted Stitched Stepping Stones Die on the background panel, then adhered those fun party images around my sentiment using foam adhesive.


Your next stop along the blog hop is Karen Baker - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Bright Cardstock Stripes - on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good afternoon! I have a new edition of Wednesday in the Works on the Reverse Confetti Blog and YouTube Channel this morning - this week I'm sharing this bright and summery card with the leftover die cut pieces from last week's card, and lots of happy colors of cardstock! I hope you'll pop over and check it out for more details!


Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great day!


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

LID June Release Day 1 - Cup of Tea

Hello! So excited to start sharing projects with the BRAND NEW June release at Lil' Inker Designs! This is a super fun and happy release - you are going to love this one! You can find the entire new release HERE!


One of my favorites from the new release are the fun tea theme sets! As much as I love the smell of coffee, I can't stand the taste of it - and am definitely a tea girl, so these were right up my alley!


I used lots of solid and pattern papers from The Stamp Market to die cut the layers from Time For Tea Die Set - love the soft colors, and wouldn't you love to have a cup that looked like that to drink your morning tea from?


Sentiment from Time for Tea Stamp Set was heat embossed on the tea bag tag, and I added some "steam" above the cup using the previously released Coffee Cozy Die Set!


Your next stop along the blog hop is Karen Baker - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Dino Birthday Wishes - Simon Says Stamp

Good morning! Dropping by today with a super simple little birthday card that I created recently using one of the adorable prints from the Suzy's Watercolor Prints - Celebrate Dads from Simon Says Stamp! Isn't it fun that there is a birthday print included, as well as lots for Father's Day? 


This was one of several of these that I took out on my back porch and watercolored - perfect way to spend a beautiful summer afternoon!


Later when it dried, I trimmed the panel down, matted with a bit of green cardstock, then mounted on a white cardbase. I also added a few details with some Copic Opaque White medium - it stands out so nice over the watercolors!


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Monday, June 24, 2019

Distress Ink Stamping on Colored Cardstock - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited for this new chapter! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Pinkfresh Studio June Washi Release Blog Hop

Good morning! So excited today to be hopping along with Pinkfresh Studios as we celebrate the BRAND NEW June WASHI, Stamp, and Die Release! This release is super fun - not only is the washi release FABULOUS, but they include coordinating dies! What?!?!? Yes - it's true! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY! You also might want to pop over to the Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Page at 10 AM Pacific Time this morning - I will be going LIVE featuring the new release, and there will be a gift certificate up for grabs as well!


For the blog hop today, I have a $25 gift card up for grabs here on my blog (details below) - and the ENTIRE RELEASE is up for grabs as well! See details on the Pinkfresh BlogPinkfresh Studio is also having a special promo in honor of the new release! Between now and June 30th head to the Pinkfresh Studio Store and use code "JUNEWASHISHIP50" for free US Shipping and $5.50 off international shipping!

Today I'm sharing a card using the beautiful new Eucalyptus Fantasy Stamp set and Coordinating Dies - and make sure and check out the end of this post for a sneak peek of some cards that I will be sharing in a special release Facebook Live this morning!


I heat embossed a couple of the eucalyptus swag in gold on watercolor paper, then mixed up my own custom green color - I was really happy with the shade I was able to achieve! Believe it or not, I used a mix of Sky Blue, Sunshine, Sapphire, and Espresso liquid watercolors! I may show how I created this mixture on the Facebook Live today, so another reason for you to pop by if you're curious!


I die cut a Braided Tag Die and used it upside down as a base for my swag at the bottom, and heat embossed a sentiment at the top in white, also tying a bit of jute twine at the top.


Isn't that green fun with the gold heat embossing?


A Stitched Rectangle for the background with a green cardbase, and a few of the jewels from the Essentials: Jewels Mix finish this card off!


Also, here are a few sneak peeks of some of the many cards I will be sharing on Facebook Live today using all the lovely new washi tapes!





GIVEAWAY INFO:

Make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Pinkfresh Studio! Winner will be chosen and posted on the Pinkfresh Blog on Monday, July 1, 2019 - so make sure and check back to see if you were a winner! Winners must check that page and claim their prize within 2 weeks.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop - and product links are below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


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