Monday, July 20, 2015

Ink Smooshed Butterflies

Hey everyone - I'm over at So Suzy Stamps today with four beautiful watercolor cards. I got all artsy fartsy one day and tried out ink smooshing. So.much.fun!


Head on over to the blog to see what colors I used and check out the other two cards!

Also, if you're not following me on Facebook and/or Instagram, now's the time - I leave Wednesday to spend a week with Suzanne of So Suzy Stamps! There will be shenanigans, my friends, with a healthy side of silliness.

Also linking up to - Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, i scream for... (ink smooshing)

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Critters and Trees and Ombre, Oh My!

Hey everyone! July is whizzing by me and has been full of birthdays, new releases, and a couple of cute cards for a2z Scrapbooking and So Suzy Stamps! Be sure to click the links to see the full supply lists and tutorials.

Holiday Wishes
May All Your Fishes Come True
I'm linking my Holiday Wishes card up to - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Get in Shape and the Monday Challenge, Anything Goes (the penguin card was from over a week ago, I just forgot to share it here!)

I'm also in the process of editing a video tutorial for the Holiday Wishes card, so be sure you're subscribed to my YouTube channel.

I've added some new items to my Etsy shop as well. As you may have seen on Instagram and/or Facebook, I'm really struggling with it lately and welcome any ideas, constructive criticism, and, well, customers! LOL

All right, happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

O Coffee Tree, O Coffee Tree

Good morning everyone! It's release day over at So Suzy Stamps and that means we have loads of new stamps to show off. Seriously, LOADS! We are all about Christmas in by the Sea this month so I just had to use my new Coffee Tree to make a fun, non-traditional holiday card.


I love my tropical coffee trees! All it took was some masking and I was able to make a small forest of them. I love these colors on the black, so striking and unexpected.


The green tree was stamped first, then I made a mask for it out of Post-it tape. Yes, really! No need to buy the expensive masking paper, for a stamp this size the 2" Post-it Removable Labeling tape was perfect. Lay it over your center tree once it's embossed and cooled to create the pink one, then the yellow. Easy! Of course, the Happiness is... means there's more on the inside:


My kind of holidays! I stamped the sentiment in the Hero Arts Cup o' Joe ink (hehehe) and then sprinkled on clear embossing powder while it was still wet for some added dimension. The front panel was popped with some fun foam onto the card base and this card was done!


Supplies used:


Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the So Suzy Stamps blog for what the rest of my teammates created, and happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Today was Awesome and Giveaway Winners

Hi everyone! I'm blogging over at a2z Scrapbooking today sharing how I made this gorgeous kraft-white-gold card and how easy it is to mass produce them for all your thank you card needs this summer.


Challenge updates!


Ok, last but not least, thank you to all who stopped by during my Growing in Unity week last week. It was so wonderful to read all of your comments, hear your stories, and have some of you join my little blog family. Unity was one of the first stamp companies I ever really discovered and they'll always have a special place on my shelf. (stop sniffling, Suzy, your shelf is higher than theirs. OK?!?)

Now the fun part - I have winners to announce! Two commenters were drawn at random out of everyone that stopped by before midnight on Friday, June 26th to win a lovely grab bag of 25 Unity stamps. Winners, you have (2) weeks to contact me with your mailing address or I shall have to pick someone else. Just click the email icon over on the right to drop me a note before July 14th and tuck 'GIU stamp winner' in the title, ok? :)

And the winners are:

and

Congrats Paula and Kenneth! Hope to hear from you soon!

All right, I'll be back tomorrow with the So Suzy Stamps July release. It's going to be amazing!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Day 5 of GIU - Hope

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 5 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

I cannot believe we're on Day 5 already - last post of my week! Get your comments in by midnight TONIGHT, June 26th and I'll be announcing the winners on Monday. Be sure to stop back and see if it's you!

Ok, before you guys grab the pitchforks and torches, this is not necessarily a Christmas card - really! I was thinking Arianna Girl could also be used as a sympathy card or for anyone stressing out and just needing some peace.


I kept her very CAS - white card base, embossed shimmer paper and the sentiment simply stamped in black before I ran it through my Big Kick. Arianna herself was colored with my Spectrum Noirs and the card was sandwiched like so - card base, fun foam, embossed piece, foam tape, Arianna. Loads of interest and dimension without the bulk.

Because the embossed piece is shimmery, I kept the little details simple; clear Wink of Stella to her wings and skirt overlay, and some Glossy Accents on the roses.



Supply list:


Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here.


Thank you all so, so much for joining me this week and all of your kind comments. I know some of you are now followers and I'm so very happy to have you here! I hope you all keep in touch - I'm always up to inky trouble around here. ;)

Happy Crafting!





Also linking up to - Unity Friends With Flair, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, June 25, 2015

You are my Anchor - MPC and May Arts Giveaway

Good morning everyone! If you're looking for my Day 4 GIU post you can find it here - this is my second post today and it's a fun one. We have a new contest over at Mountain Plains Crafters and it's all about the ribbon!


We had so much fun with this challenge! Be sure to head on over to the MPC post to read all about our contest and see everyone's beautiful creations.

For my card, I actually started with the ribbon - this beautiful nautical pattern simply called out to me for this challenge. I then went searching through the Silhouette Store; I thought I wanted an anchor to stamp a sentiment on, but then I discovered a cut file that was even better!


I love how it turned out! I created the sentiment mat with some scrap wood-grain cardstock I had, then cut the words out of some Lawn Fawn paper. For the anchor, I even raided my metallic cardstock stash for a lovely coppery-red piece to bring out the red in the ribbon.


See the shimmer on the navy card base? I added some spray mist in Heirloom Gold to give it some interest and mimic splashes of salt water. I used Tombow Xtreme adhesive on the ribbon and the sentiment mat, then lots and lots of tiny pieces of foam tape for the sentiment and the anchor. It still needed a little something else, so I grabbed some 4mm clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and added them in for a bit of bling and visual interest. (Thanks for the idea, Paula!)


Feeling inspired? ;) We can't wait to see what you come up with for the contest! Trust me, you want this ribbon...you need this ribbon in your life!

Be sure to swing by the May Arts Ribbon Facebook page and thank them for sponsoring this challenge, and while you're there be sure you're following Mountain Plains Crafters, too! We love sharing fun projects and links on our page.

Supplies used:


Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here

Happy Crafting!





Also linking up to - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, July 20, 2015

Ink Smooshed Butterflies

Hey everyone - I'm over at So Suzy Stamps today with four beautiful watercolor cards. I got all artsy fartsy one day and tried out ink smooshing. So.much.fun!


Head on over to the blog to see what colors I used and check out the other two cards!

Also, if you're not following me on Facebook and/or Instagram, now's the time - I leave Wednesday to spend a week with Suzanne of So Suzy Stamps! There will be shenanigans, my friends, with a healthy side of silliness.

Also linking up to - Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, i scream for... (ink smooshing)

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Critters and Trees and Ombre, Oh My!

Hey everyone! July is whizzing by me and has been full of birthdays, new releases, and a couple of cute cards for a2z Scrapbooking and So Suzy Stamps! Be sure to click the links to see the full supply lists and tutorials.

Holiday Wishes
May All Your Fishes Come True
I'm linking my Holiday Wishes card up to - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Get in Shape and the Monday Challenge, Anything Goes (the penguin card was from over a week ago, I just forgot to share it here!)

I'm also in the process of editing a video tutorial for the Holiday Wishes card, so be sure you're subscribed to my YouTube channel.

I've added some new items to my Etsy shop as well. As you may have seen on Instagram and/or Facebook, I'm really struggling with it lately and welcome any ideas, constructive criticism, and, well, customers! LOL

All right, happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

O Coffee Tree, O Coffee Tree

Good morning everyone! It's release day over at So Suzy Stamps and that means we have loads of new stamps to show off. Seriously, LOADS! We are all about Christmas in by the Sea this month so I just had to use my new Coffee Tree to make a fun, non-traditional holiday card.


I love my tropical coffee trees! All it took was some masking and I was able to make a small forest of them. I love these colors on the black, so striking and unexpected.


The green tree was stamped first, then I made a mask for it out of Post-it tape. Yes, really! No need to buy the expensive masking paper, for a stamp this size the 2" Post-it Removable Labeling tape was perfect. Lay it over your center tree once it's embossed and cooled to create the pink one, then the yellow. Easy! Of course, the Happiness is... means there's more on the inside:


My kind of holidays! I stamped the sentiment in the Hero Arts Cup o' Joe ink (hehehe) and then sprinkled on clear embossing powder while it was still wet for some added dimension. The front panel was popped with some fun foam onto the card base and this card was done!


Supplies used:


Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the So Suzy Stamps blog for what the rest of my teammates created, and happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Today was Awesome and Giveaway Winners

Hi everyone! I'm blogging over at a2z Scrapbooking today sharing how I made this gorgeous kraft-white-gold card and how easy it is to mass produce them for all your thank you card needs this summer.


Challenge updates!


Ok, last but not least, thank you to all who stopped by during my Growing in Unity week last week. It was so wonderful to read all of your comments, hear your stories, and have some of you join my little blog family. Unity was one of the first stamp companies I ever really discovered and they'll always have a special place on my shelf. (stop sniffling, Suzy, your shelf is higher than theirs. OK?!?)

Now the fun part - I have winners to announce! Two commenters were drawn at random out of everyone that stopped by before midnight on Friday, June 26th to win a lovely grab bag of 25 Unity stamps. Winners, you have (2) weeks to contact me with your mailing address or I shall have to pick someone else. Just click the email icon over on the right to drop me a note before July 14th and tuck 'GIU stamp winner' in the title, ok? :)

And the winners are:

and

Congrats Paula and Kenneth! Hope to hear from you soon!

All right, I'll be back tomorrow with the So Suzy Stamps July release. It's going to be amazing!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Day 5 of GIU - Hope

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Day 5 of my Growing in Unity week! I'm the Growing in Unity gal this week over on the Unity Stamp Co. blog, which means I'll be sharing a project created with my Unity stamps with you every day. I invite you to come back each day and leave a comment for a chance to be one of the (2) lucky people to win a bag of (25) Unity stamps! Woohoo! If you're new to my blog, I'd love it if you became a follower and join in the fun over on the Caffeinated Papercuts Facebook page or followed Caffeinated Papercuts on Instagram. :)

I cannot believe we're on Day 5 already - last post of my week! Get your comments in by midnight TONIGHT, June 26th and I'll be announcing the winners on Monday. Be sure to stop back and see if it's you!

Ok, before you guys grab the pitchforks and torches, this is not necessarily a Christmas card - really! I was thinking Arianna Girl could also be used as a sympathy card or for anyone stressing out and just needing some peace.


I kept her very CAS - white card base, embossed shimmer paper and the sentiment simply stamped in black before I ran it through my Big Kick. Arianna herself was colored with my Spectrum Noirs and the card was sandwiched like so - card base, fun foam, embossed piece, foam tape, Arianna. Loads of interest and dimension without the bulk.

Because the embossed piece is shimmery, I kept the little details simple; clear Wink of Stella to her wings and skirt overlay, and some Glossy Accents on the roses.



Supply list:


Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here.


Thank you all so, so much for joining me this week and all of your kind comments. I know some of you are now followers and I'm so very happy to have you here! I hope you all keep in touch - I'm always up to inky trouble around here. ;)

Happy Crafting!





Also linking up to - Unity Friends With Flair, Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, June 25, 2015

You are my Anchor - MPC and May Arts Giveaway

Good morning everyone! If you're looking for my Day 4 GIU post you can find it here - this is my second post today and it's a fun one. We have a new contest over at Mountain Plains Crafters and it's all about the ribbon!


We had so much fun with this challenge! Be sure to head on over to the MPC post to read all about our contest and see everyone's beautiful creations.

For my card, I actually started with the ribbon - this beautiful nautical pattern simply called out to me for this challenge. I then went searching through the Silhouette Store; I thought I wanted an anchor to stamp a sentiment on, but then I discovered a cut file that was even better!


I love how it turned out! I created the sentiment mat with some scrap wood-grain cardstock I had, then cut the words out of some Lawn Fawn paper. For the anchor, I even raided my metallic cardstock stash for a lovely coppery-red piece to bring out the red in the ribbon.


See the shimmer on the navy card base? I added some spray mist in Heirloom Gold to give it some interest and mimic splashes of salt water. I used Tombow Xtreme adhesive on the ribbon and the sentiment mat, then lots and lots of tiny pieces of foam tape for the sentiment and the anchor. It still needed a little something else, so I grabbed some 4mm clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and added them in for a bit of bling and visual interest. (Thanks for the idea, Paula!)


Feeling inspired? ;) We can't wait to see what you come up with for the contest! Trust me, you want this ribbon...you need this ribbon in your life!

Be sure to swing by the May Arts Ribbon Facebook page and thank them for sponsoring this challenge, and while you're there be sure you're following Mountain Plains Crafters, too! We love sharing fun projects and links on our page.

Supplies used:


Some links are affiliate links, which simply means I receive a small commission if you purchase something using them. Please see my full disclosure about these links here

Happy Crafting!





Also linking up to - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes