April 20, 2017

Creative Inking Blog Hop: Color Challenge

Welcome to the April Creative Inking Blog Hop!


 This month we were challenged to use the colors: Peek-a-boo Peach, Pear Pizzaz, & Flirty Flamingo together. Of course with this bright challenge my mind when straight to spring flowers. So I pulled out my Flourishing Phrases Bundle and got to work. Here is what I came up with! (And here is where I ask you to pardon the slightly 'off' white pictures- I prefer to use natural light but it has been raining HARD here the last couple days!!)


I'm not really a pink person, so my stash of Flirty Flamingo has up until now remained fairly untouched... but I do really like how this turned out! Such a pretty combo all together.


And- if you follow my blog- you know I'm not much of a fussy cutter. But I really really wanted to get the 3-D flower effect... so look what I did!!


After I had it all assembled out of it's 'paper parts' it just seemed dull still. Like it was missing something. It was at that point I added a little baker's twine (which helped) and bling-d it up with some sprinkles (which totally finished it for me). I especially like the pearls in the middle of the flower- although if you want to mail a card I can't suggest such an effect. :)

No hop along and see the amazing samples the other hoppers have put together for you!



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March 15, 2017

SNP Blog Train

Is it really the 15th already?! We just moved into a new house and I almost forgot about the blog train!! But these little pins I made are so cute I wanted to make sure I shared them with you, even if it is getting late in the day. Enjoy!


Now jump on the train and pick up the rest of the goodies!

Swift Thinkin
Dreamn4ever Designs
BeezDesignz
FranB Designs
JMC Designs
Pixie Glitter Designs
Honeybees Creative Hive
Joyful Expressions
Shuckclod's Stuff
Heather Z. Scraps
Triple J Designs

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February 20, 2017

Creative Inking Blog Hop: Color My World

Welcome to the February Creative Inking Blog Hop


This month's theme is creative ways to introduce color to your projects. I've got two great samples to share with you today- both stamped by my amazing Mom! (I'm in the process of moving... so I wasn't able to do my own cards, but still wanted to share something awesome with you today).

The first color adding technique I want to talk about is paper piecing. Now, depending on your stamped image this can require a bit of patience and fussy cutting, but the end result is pretty cool!


Isn't that fun? Her dress & hat are actually made from DSP. So how do you achieve this cool result you ask? Well, it is pretty simple. You are gonna stamp the image twice- once on the white and once on the DSP. Then you cut out the DSP image and adhere it to the white. Pretty neat!


One nice thing about this technique is that you don't have to be super precise as you cut. Since the image will be in black on both sheets of paper you can cut anywhere on the black and the edges will 'hide' themselves. Also, if you don't want to do the tiny details (like the ruffles on her skirt) you can just use a marker to make them match the DSP.


This card also has a fun fold to it. It opens up twice. So fun right?


Now for the second card. This one has lots of color added to it in the background using grunge type stamps. And then my favorite part is actually the cloudy sky. That isn't DSP- that is actually sponged onto the paper.


Here is a bit of a closeup. To achieve this look you need to make a cloud 'template'- which in this case was one of the cloud die cuts from the Lift Me Up thinlits. Then, after dabbing the sponge on the ink pad, you start on the diecut and slowly rub around in circles moving off and away from the die. That way the darkest color will be right next to the cloud and it will lighten as the distance grows. Do this a couple of times in different locations to get the pretty cloudy collage all over the sky!

Well, I hope you enjoyed these creative ways to add color. Now hop along and see the other amazing creations!

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February 15, 2017

February Scraps-N-Pieces Blog Train

I home you are ready for some cute little monsters this month. The bright colors of the blog trains palette just seemed perfect to make these cute little guys :) Just click on the image below to grab my portion.


Now jump on the train and pick up the rest of this month's designer pieces.

ScrapbookcrazyCreationsbyRobyn
Pixie Glitter Designs
Swift Thinkin
Dreamn4ever Designs
FranB Designs
Heather Z. Scraps
Honeybees Creative Hive
JMC Designs
Shuckclod's Stuff
Triple J Designs
Janet's Digital Joys

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January 20, 2017

Creative Inking Blog Hop: Let's Sale-a-Brate!

Welcome to the January Creative Inking Blog Hop!


As you already know, Sale-a-Bration is now in full swing! That means lots and lots of FREE STUFF! What could be better :)

So, this month we are giving you all sorts of ideas to help you make use of your goodies. I picked out the Designer Tee set as my feature. Now, I know you may be thinking- "But I'm not really into the t-shirt idea, and besides, I don't have the framelits." Well, neither do I. But if you look closely at the sayings, none of them really need to go on a t-shirt. And there are some real gems in there!

I grabbed the 'Don't quit your daydream' stamp, and thought it would coordinate perfectly with the Dragonfly Dreams bundle. I'm just tickled pink with how it turned out!!


The slanted cut is actually the top layer- so the 'spotted' background you see at the bottom is actually the inside. Fun idea to switch up the card just a little :)


And then, what dreamy card would be complete without a 'little' Wink of Stella?! Or... maybe a LOT of Wink of Stella :)


The whole thing is just so sparkly in person. If you look close you can see I even 'winked' a bunch of the embossed petals in the background. I just love sparkles!


Hope you will consider the Designer Tee stamp set while picking out your free products. Now, hop on over to the fabulous Kristine to see what Free Stuff she will showcase.



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January 14, 2017

January SNP Blog Train

Welcome! It has been awhile since I've touched my digital scrapbooking supplies. But... I had some downtime over Christmas Break and wanted to make a little something something!

So I hope you enjoy these papers. I particularly had a fun time 'painting' colors on the watercolor paper overlay. (Click the image below to open the link)


Now follow the train to the rest of the stops!

A Beautiful Mess!
Swift Thinkin' 
ScrapbookcrazyCreationsbyRobyn
Adriana's Cafe
JMC Designs
Dreamn4ever Designs
Honeybees Creative Hive
Just For Fun Designs
BeezDesignz Heather Z. Scraps
Josie Scraps
Triple J Designs
Shuckclod's Stuff
Janet's Digital Joys
Day Dreams 'n Designs
Pixie Glitter Designs


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December 20, 2016

Creative Inking Blog Hop: Winter Frolics

Welcome to the Creative Inking Blog Hop!


It's time for some Wintery Fun :)

First a little confession time. I bought these little pinecones right away cause I thought they were super cute! But I have such a hard time putting them on cards. I worry that they will get thrown away (gasp!!) and it makes it harder to mail them. So they sat untouched in my drawer, waiting for some love.

Over Thanksgiving, at my up-line meeting, we made a set of earrings with the pinecones. They were SO CUTE!! I couldn't wait to try playing with jewelry making using them some more :)


So my mom and I decided to split some supplies to make a necklace to match. I've never made jewelry before this, so if I can do it so can you! You will need a chain (we chose a bronze to match the pinecones), some jump rings, and a clasp for the back. Then a needlenose pliers (or even better some jewelry pliers) and you are set.


Didn't it turn out cute! One hint (I got this from a friend on our team that has made jewelry)- when you open the rings you bend them each sideways away from one another. Do Not make the link bigger- that kind of bending stresses the metal and fatigues it. If that didn't make sense... I would check out YouTube videos that explain how to do it. Like I said, super simple.


After finishing the necklace I had just enough chain left to make a bracelet too. Isn't it just a cute set!

So now I have some wintery SU! jewelry I can wear for the next few months when I want to feel festive :) And I don't have to worry that they will get thrown away ;) Bonus!

I hope you enjoyed this idea! The pinecones are being discontinued at the end of the month, and are only available while supplies last until then- so make sure to pick some up now if you want to make your own set.

Now, hop along and see what my fellow stampers have created for you this cold wintery day.



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