Tuesday, June 28, 2022

 Hello! Today I am part of a fun Instagram hop to celebrate the new Pinkfresh Studio release! I have had so much fun creating with this release - yesterday was the blog hop, and I shared several cards for that! I have a card with a fun and different color combo I'm sharing today that I created on last week's YouTube Live for Pinkfresh Studio as a sneak peek with Lea Lawson - our new usual plan is to do one sneak peek on release weeks, so we can show one suite of products two different ways. You can watch that video HERE if you want to see more details!


I decided to go with fairly traditional folk art colors, but switch up what you would normally expect, and use red for the greenery, and blue for the flowers. Someone also pointed out that it was perfect patriotic colors as well - just in time for the 4th of July. I didn't plan it that way - but fun how it worked out. And I really love this color combo too! I even stamped it in a deep blue ink - Stargazer.


I love how detailed this cuts out - isn't it stunning? I added some texture to my background by layering up the Dotted Scallop coverplate, and then the Ornate Circle, trimmed in half and added to the top and bottom of that panel. I used white on white to keep it from getting too busy, and I love how it gives lots of lovely texture without getting too busy!


I mounted that entire panel on a blue cardbase, and then finished off with a sentiment from the newest prefoiled sentiments - Foiled Sentiments 3. I also added a few of the fun new Clear Drops: Iridescent that are so very irresistible - I seriously want to add them to all of my projects right now! 


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Monday, June 27, 2022

Dress Up - on the Unity Stamp Company 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 project!


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


Pinkfresh Studio June 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

 Good morning! Today is the blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's June 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release! Several of the items in this month's release were part of the Create and Connect event we did in May - and there are a few new surprises as well! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY! You can find links to all of the new release items I used on today's cards at the bottom of this post! 


I don't have as many cards to share today as usual - time was a bit shorter by the time my package arrived, and my nephew's wedding was this past weekend, so I was a bit busy there as well! But...this first card I am in love with enough that it may as well be several cards! I had so much fun with the color combo on this one!


I used the Fancy Rose Bunch set, heat embossing in gold, then actually skipped some of the stencil layers for this one - leaving the base layer of some of the florals as white for some variation. And one of my favorite techniques lately has been mixing ink colors. I tried a new mix of blues and greens for the leaves on this card - Emerald City and Sapphire - and I love the way they blended together! I used the same ink colors for both layers of the leaves, just varying the blending to get a lighter and deeper shade.


Once I did the leaves, I knew I wanted to keep the florals soft to allow those leaves to shine. So I used a mix of soft brown and gray, and I'm not gonna lie, I love that too! I decided with those colors, a mint colored background was perfect. I die cut the background with the gorgeous new Dotted Scallops coverplate die for some fun texture.


I also added a die cut frame using the stunning new Ornate Circle die, die cut from gold cardstock. I adhered it sideways, and just trimmed off the bit that overlapped the edges. I cut the florals in half (I know - scary! But worth it!) and tucked them on coming from the top and bottom of the card. I added a sentiment from the new Foiled Sentiments 3, and a few of the new Clear Drops: Iridescent to some of the flower centers. I mean, this whole color combo just feels happy and relaxing to me - how about you?


The next two cards especially feature the new Arches hot foil plate (from the Create and Connect event) and the newly releasing coordinating Layering Stencils for it! I love the stunning background this makes - and because the colors don't overlap, you can mix and match colors to your hearts content! I used Ballet Slipper, Storm, and Raspberry Bliss, and added a layer of glitter paste over the deep pink layer for extra sparkle.


Once all that had dried, I die cut a heart out of the center of the panel using Shaker Hearts die. This now gave me the ability to get a two for one design! Love that!


The first card with the negative panel, I turned into a shaker card! I filled it with some of the smallest size pink and blue crystals from Essentials: Crystals Mix, and some tiny circle confetti from Pretty Pink Posh that I love!


I added a gold frame using basic Stitched Rectangles to set it off, and added a sentiment using a mix of Heart Smiles stamp and die set, and a smaller sentiment from Folk Floral Stem stamp set.


For the second card, I decided to create a mini slimline design! I used Mini Slimline Frames die, and also used a die cut white portion with Floral Backdrop coverplate die. I mounted all that on a navy cardbase, and then added the heart with foam adhesive.


I added a sentiment from Heart Smiles, stamped in detail black, and trimmed into a banner shape. I also added some white leaves die cut from Leafy Branch die, and tucked around to add some movement. A few of those lovely Clear Drops: Iridescent are the perfect sparkly finishing touch!


I love when I can use one panel and get two cards - how about you?!?


GIVEAWAY INFO:

Make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win one of 10 $25 gift certificate to Pinkfresh Studio chosen from comments left across the hop! All winners will be chosen and posted on the Pinkfresh Blog on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 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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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Miss You Tons - Pretty Pink Posh June Release Instagram Hop

Good morning! Today I'm celebrating the new June Release from Pretty Pink Posh by joining Day 2 of the Instagram Release Hop! You can head over to Instagram to join that hop, and enter to win today's giveaways, and you can find the new release HERE. I thought I would share more details here on my blog on my card - since it is always tough to put enough info in an Instagram post! 

I love all the fun boy theme products in this release - I have lots of little nephews that I am going to have "tons of fun" making cards for (see what I did there?!? hahaha!).


I started off by creating the stenciled trucks using Layered Construction Trucks stencils. I did some masking on my panel so that I only stenciled 3 of the trucks, and also masked off the cones, so I could just add some extra dirt piles.


Once I had the trucks done, I stenciled on the hill at the bottom using Layered Roads stencil. I just used the one with the background to create the hills, turning it around and adjusting it as necessary to create the layered hills effect.


Finally, I used Construction Trucks stamp set to add my sentiment and the few random hearts stamped around the background. Finished off by mounting that panel with foam on a coordinating yellow cardbase! SOOO fun!


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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Soak up the Sunshine - Simon Says Stamp July 2022 Card Kit

 Good morning! I'm popping in to share another card using the BRAND NEW July 2022 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - You Shine! This month's kit a fun mix of juicy and fresh, and yet with a bit of a vintage flair! The included stamp set by the same name has some fresh fun images and great sentiments, there is a fun little stencil/die cut combo, of course some sweet pattern paperFoundry wax...that's all not to mention the cardstock, envelope, and more!

Today's card is a very simple card, mostly featuring some of the beautiful pattern paper in the kit!


I love how striking the black envelope is - and how it sets off the lovely layers of pattern paper with this card.


I tore the edges of one of the pattern papers for texture, and layered it over one of the more solid papers.


I also created a fun little bow element using some scrap strips of pattern paper, one piece adhered down flat, then another piece formed into a loop and attached with mini staples. Such a simple and fun embellishment!


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can see it all HERE:



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Monday, June 20, 2022

Lovely Day Strawberries - on the Unity Stamp Company 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 project!


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


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Always Be Happy - Simon Says Stamp Let's Chill Release Blog Hop Day 2

Good morning! Excited today to be joining in on Day 2 of an incredible blog hop to celebrate the BRAND NEW Let's Chill Release from Simon Says Stamp! Make sure and check out all the inspiration with this new release AND link up your creations as you receive your orders HERE in the Galleries created just for this release! And check out the graphic below to receive a FREE Doodlebug Chasing Rainbows sprinkles pack with any purchase and the coupon code below through June 19, 2022 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!! 


Today I'm sharing a card using one of the brand new Embossing Folder and Die Duos - Graceful Butterfly set!


While this set does a whole array of butterflies, I'm just using the largest one for today's card. So there are lots of others I can still put to good use!


Once I had embossed and then die cut the butterfly, I added some ink blending to make it pop. I used a mix of Peony, Taffy, and Cadette ink (which blended over to make purple!). I also used one of the new colors - Charcoal - for the center portion of the butterfly, which is a separate piece. This also helped the embossing detail pop on the background. For extra fun, I added some splatters with some Perfect Pearls mixed with a touch of water.


With all the texture on the butterfly, I wanted to make sure I had some texture on the background, so I pulled out a panel I had previously embossed using Exotic Vines from white cardstock, and trimmed it down to fit on my Smoke gray cardbase, popped up with foam.


I added the butterfly, adhering the center down with liquid glue, and hiding a bit of tiny foam adhesive under the outer wings to help make them pop up, and keep them stable at the same time.


Sentiment is from the All Things Happy Reverse Sentiment Strips, adhered at an angle, trimmed off to fit the panel, and popped up with foam adhesive.


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Amanda Korotkova

Barbara Tarayao

Emily Midgett

Miriam Prantner

Mindy Eggen

Barb Engler

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Lea Lawson

Tina Smith

Jennifer Kotas

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Sandi MacIver

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Layered Square Hello - Simon Says Stamp July 2022 Card Kit

Good morning! I'm popping in to share my first card using the BRAND NEW July 2022 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - You Shine! This month's kit a fun mix of juicy and fresh, and yet with a bit of a vintage flair! The included stamp set by the same name has some fresh fun images and great sentiments, there is a fun little stencil/die cut combo, of course some sweet pattern paper, Foundry wax...that's all not to mention the cardstock, envelope, and more! 

I'm sharing this little square card today using several items from the new kit!


I started off by die cutting the fun little Flower Garden Cut and Emboss folder from white cardstock. I was just going to use it in white, but then I decided to play with the Foundry Wax. I kept brushing on layers, then heat setting, then adding more and heat setting again. When I finished, I had this cute little frame that looked like it was made out of metal. Kind of a fun effect!


Once I had that, I added a sentiment from the stamp set, heat embossed in gold on a tiny strip of vellum, and tucked it behind the frame. I love how well it coordinates with the frame!


Finally, I added some layers of pattern paper from the kit, trimmed down, and adhered in lots of wonky layers for texture. I just used a tape runner, but curled the edges up for a bit of dimension. I popped the finished frame up with foam adhesive over the top for a final bit of dimension!


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can see it all HERE:


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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Soft Layered Cosmos - Simon Says Stamp Let's Chill Release

 Hello! I'm stopping by to share my first couple of cards using the BRAND NEW Let's Chill Release from Simon Says Stamp! This release is full of fun for summer - I decided to play with the new Layering Cosmos stencil and create two very clean and simple cards!


I used both stems and blooms in the stencil to create two separate cards. I paired the smaller bloom with the smaller stem, and the larger bloom with the larger stem.


For both cards I used a fresh and fun mix of Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated inks, and used the adorable new little Detail Round blender brushes. Super handy for getting into small spaces and blending colors together!


I trimmed the panels down, and to add some interest, I used my score board to add a bit of a frame around the edges. No layers or textures, but just a bit of an extra fun design!


I added sentiments with the new Charcoal ink and the Soaring Birthday stamp set - as well as the cute little butterflies, then mounted the panels with foam adhesive on white cardbase. I didn't even add any bling on these cards, thinking it would be super nice to have some cards closer to one layer for a change! Although I couldn't completely skip the foam adhesive...haha!


What are you excited to play with in the new release? You can find it all HERE - or click the photo below to shop (affiliate link - and I appreciate whenever you decide to click on them!)


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