Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mountain Plains Crafters: Fall Leaves and Friendship

Hey everyone - I'm blogging over at Mountain Plains Crafters today about the card I created for our new Fall Card Challenge! Come read all about it:

Mountain Plains Crafters: Fall Leaves and Friendship: Hi there everyone; Jennifer here to share the details of the fall card I created for our  Fall Card Challenge . You have until September 29t...

Wedding Roses

Tired of all of my wedding-related posts yet? ;) Now that I'm quite sure my sister and new brother-in-law have received their card, I can finally share it with all of you!

Funny story; this card was sort of done before the wedding. Kind of. Ok, a few pieces were and then I packed up everything else I needed (including the heat gun) and brought it to the hotel with me and finished it the morning after the ceremony. What, am I the only one who's ever done that? Hey, I had 75 fan programs to finish first!!

I bought the new Ranger Texture Paste and simply went to town with my stencils one night playing with it, so that lovely background was already sitting in my stash. The red ribbon was actually part of some packaging from an online order (yay for reusing!) so all I had to really create were the roses. My dear friend Annette over at Feeding the Soul with Art handed me her DeNami rose stamp and said "here, this is what you need for a wedding card" and she was so right.

I heat embossed two of the roses with the gorgeous Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder; OMG is this stuff beautiful! I almost could have left the roses alone, but instead went in with the Distress Markers in  Fired Brick and Peeled Paint for just enough color. After letting the markers dry for a moment, I fussy-cut them out and used my favorite foam tape on just the rose buds and some of the leaves to stick them to the card. The stems were tied with the ribbon and then tacked down under the ribbon. Made them more three-dimensional and made it so that I didn't have to try and glue down those little stems!

I opened up my brand new Wink of Stella clear pen and proceeded to get a HUGE drop of it right on the card. ACK! I freaked out, looked again, and added 3 more to balance it all out and make it look intentional. Yup, when in doubt, act like it was intentional. Then I added it to the rosebuds as I had planned all along. All done!

We have two more weddings to attend this month, so better be prepared for more wedding posts! I'm also blogging over at Mountain Plains Crafters today about a stunning (if I do say so myself) fall card I made up for our latest card challenge. Be sure to stop on by and say 'hello'!

Linking up to: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge; Bold

Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 25, 2014

He Put a Ring on It

Hi there everyone! Just stopping by quickly to post a card for the Pretty Pink Posh Cutting Edge blog hop. The theme is die cuts this time and I really wanted to get my current work in progress done, but with my baby sister's wedding last weekend that did not happen. So I finished off one I'd started a while ago; can you tell I had wedding on the brain? ;)

I used the Lawn Fawn photo frame die to make the shaker card and tons of the Sweet Stamp Shop sentiments from multiple sets to create the background paper. Links to everything are below - are you liking the new linky tool??

The diamond was stamped on shimmer paper, then decked out with the white Wink of Stella pen and topped with Glossy Accents.

Pink, green, pale yellow, 4mm clear and silver heart PPP sequins were added in and this card was done.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Giveaway Winner and Affiliate News

Happy Wednesday everyone! Just stopping in briefly to announce the winner of the Itty Bitty stamp from the Die Cut Crazy hop on my blog.

Drumroll please...

Ambelleina W.

Email me your snail mail address, Ambelleina, and I'll pop that in the mail to you!

Now, if you take a peek at the sidebar over there >>>>
you'll see that there's a new heading: Affiliate Links. I've signed up to be an affiliate with Shutterfly (whom I love getting prints and photo books from), which simply means if you are off to shop there I'd love it if you clicked my link. I get a bit of pocket change to finance the blog and giveaways, and you get cute photos. It's a win-win!

All right, back to work for me...my baby sister's wedding is in 3 days (eeeeekkkkk!!!) and this Maid of Honor has 75 programs to print, cut, and assemble before the party begins.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop!  The Die Cut Crazy Contributors have created some amazing birthday projects to inspire your own die cut creativity to make any birthday special.  If you just joined the Birthday Hop at my site, be sure and go back to the Die Cut Crazy blog for the hop kick off, then hop along the list to each of our designers. You won't want to miss any of the special birthday projects in this hop for sure. 

The DCC August 15th Blog Hop will run from Friday August 15th at 4:00 AM CST and end Monday August 18th 11:59 PM CST.                     

Die Cut Crazy Magazine will be giving blog candy of a 3 month subscription to one lucky winner announced on Tuesday, August 19th on the DCC blog and the DCC Facebook Group. WOOHOO! To enter to win, you simply need to leave a comment on each of our blogs and LIKE the DCC Facebook page and then leave a comment on the DCC blog saying that you've done all that. Got it? All right, onto the party!

I love that photo booths are a thing again right now, and what's more fun than playing with your BFF and photo props at your party? Of course, it needed my own special spin...

Here's to you my friend
Birthday kittens! The new die from Pretty Pink Posh is absolutely adorable and totally fit my idea of a photo booth shoot. I used the Sweet Stamp Shop kitty and colored her in several times to make these two friends playing with glasses, fake mustaches, and party hats.

Close up of the accessories; Glossy Accents on the glasses & mustache, Stickles on the party hats
This was so much fun to make. I'm ready for a party now!

Now, what's a party without a treat bag? Besides the DCC giveaway, I'm hosting my own as well for a lovely Unity stamp from my magic bin 'o duplicates! Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter; you have until August 18th at Midnight!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by today! Next up in the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop is Karen.

To make sure you don't miss any of the birthday projects, here is the list of all our blog hop designers:

I'm also linking up to Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Blueprint Birthday Cards and a Winner!

Oh my word, where is the time going?? Between a flurry of work at my day job (seriously, whomever said that summers were slow and laid-back obviously wasn't an engineer) and my baby sister's wedding in just under 2 weeks, I've barely had a moment to myself to craft lately!

I did manage to go play the other night; if you follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook, you may remember I was having fun coloring some of the Tim Holtz blueprint stamps a while back. I didn't have a specific project for them at the time, I just liked the idea of having them ready when I wanted them. Let me tell you, that planning was a great idea! I snagged (6) of the images, sliced them down a bit, and then went to town pairing them up with card bases, patterned paper layers, and embellishments. It was a ton of fun, and in under an hour I had (6) birthday cards ready to go.

tim holtz cupcake blueprint stamp pretty pink posh 4mm clear sequins
Cupcakes with mini sequins
I decided to keep the cards similar but different, so with each set I used different embellishments. On each card I picked a base card & patterned paper that coordinated with my coloring and popped the image up with my foam tape. For the cupcakes, I added some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm clear sequins (swoon!).

tim holtz balloon blueprint stamp pretty pink posh wood stars
Balloons with wooden stars
The balloons I tilted slightly to mimic their flight and added some wooden star embellishments from the Pretty Pink Posh Woodland kit.

tim holtz party hat blueprint stamp card mme enamel dots
Party hats with enamel dots
For the party hats, I tried out my new My Mind's Eye enamel dots; oh my, I might be in love. They're so fun!

I'm giving linking my supplies a try; see the end of the post for a list of what I used!

I promised you a winner as well; from the Mountain Plains Crafters blog hop Lynnette Kaufmann is the winner of the Itty Bitty stamp! Lynnette, you've got an email waiting for you. ;)

One last note - the Die Cut Crazy magazine blog hop starts this Friday, August 15th. You won't want to miss it!

Happy Crafting!