Wednesday, April 25, 2018

pour some sugar on me!

hello there! i hope you're singing along to some 80's rock with me now! ha! 

I have this card up on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog today, and it's made with the current 3-D challenge in mind! :)



yay!!
love this! 
I made my very first 'waterfall' card! and while i LOVE the result...it was *not* a pretty process for me to make! lol!! I'm ready for Lawn Fawn to come out with this as a new die! lol!! anyway, here's a little video of the card in action:


fun, right?!
so you pull the tab at the bottom and the images flip up!
ok, so all of the images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then fussy cut out! I used images from Pumpkin Spice, Love You a Latte and Push Here. The sentiment was made with Harold's ABCs



I created the background by using Distress Inks (Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber) and ink blending. I also splattered some color and white acrylic paint onto the background! love that happy yellow!




so be sure to check this card out on the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge blog and play along! :)
enjoy!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Little Lilies Stamp Set + coordinating Die and April Showers Stamp Set

wow - it's the last day Newton's Nook Designs April release! that flew by!


and oh my gosh you guys...this release is so completely amazing! I'm in LOVE with each new set, and I can't wait for you all to see it, too! it's so spring, and new beginnings and FUN!
today we have the Little Lilies Stamp Set + coordinating Die and April Showers Stamp Set
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on April 20th, right here!

my first card is watercolor-y and bright!


I used Distress Inks (Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed) to create the watercolory, raindrop look by smooshing the ink pads directly onto the raindrop stencil I have.
then I spritzed it with water and pressed it on to my cardstock! so fun! and so easy!


then I heat embossed the beautiful sentiment in black and fussy cut out some butterflies from vellum! I placed them around the sentiment and added glitter to their wings!

my second card is sooooooo sweet!


I love that little lily image!
I colored in the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out! 
I used a circle die in my stash to create the shaped card and then, with Seedless Presevers and Wilted Violeet Distress Oxide Inks, I did some ink blending around one of the areas! then flicked some color on!


I LOVE the purple/green color combo and the soft kraft background really adds to the 'sweet' feeling to me! I also added some extra blooms with the small images!! 

Would you like to win the “Little Lilies or April Showers” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Umbrella Pals Stamp Set + coordinating Die

today I'm extra excited to start the day...it's day 3 of Newton's Nook Designs April release!




and oh my gosh you guys...this release is so completely amazing! I'm in LOVE with each new set, and I can't wait for you all to see it, too! it's so spring, and new beginnings and FUN!
today we my favorite set of the release...Umbrella Pals Stamp Set + coordinating Die
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on April 20th, right here!

I am soooo in love with this set!!!
my first card used the panda umbrella because my oldest little Mann LOOOOOOOVES pandas!


eeeeek!! he's so cute!! 
ok, so I colored in the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then die cut them out! 
the background used the Cloudy Sky Stencil and some white embossing paste! LOVE the texture that adds!!


then I used Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade to add some blending to the bottom corner of the card! like sunshine!

I also splattered color and white acrylic ink over the area! 

my second card is my first time ever making this long-shaped card!!


I don't know what the shape size is 'called' but it fits into a standard letter/bill envelope!
I used Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot and Peacock Feathers to create the rainy sky! oh, and then I trimmed a long piece of white cardstock with the Sky Borders Die to create the cloudy border!


and all of my animal umbrellas are rainbow colored!! eeeeee!! i love them all and want them!!
I could seriously look at this card all day! I LOVE how it came out, and it makes me happy!!

what are some other umbrella shapes we need for this line?! here are my ideas (are you listening Jennifer?!?!) llama
flamingo
rabbit 
puppy 

ha ha! I seriously want them all! ha!


Would you like to win the “Umbrella Pals” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Wedding Frills Stamp Set + coordinating Die and Floral Lace Stencil

hello and welcome to day 2 of Newton's Nook Designs April release!


and oh my gosh you guys...this release is so completely amazing! I'm in LOVE with each new set, and I can't wait for you all to see it, too! it's so spring, and new beginnings and FUN!
today we have a new stamp set/dies and a new stencil: Wedding Frills Stamp Set + coordinating Die and Floral Lace Stencil
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on April 20th, right here!

first, I created a card with just the stencil!


ok, I also used a stamp from the Birthday Essentials stamp set! you got me!
but that background - all the stencil!! and isn't it gorgeous?!


first I used white embossing paste over the stencil, removed the stencil and let it dry. once it was dry, I placed the stencil back on, and rubbed in some color with gelatos and Distress Crayons!! LOOOOOOOOOVE how bright the colors on!! and it was SO FUN!

the aforementioned sentiment was heat embossed in black onto vellum and then fussy cut out! love it!!

for my 2nd card I went monochromatic!!


it's totally something different for me! first of all, I didn't use white cardstock!! shcoking!! second, I don't usually do monochromatic! but I do LOVE how this card came out!


I heat embossed the flowers (gorgeous!) in white and then used Picked Raspberries and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks to ink blend over them until the middle.
then I splattered some color over the area too!

the sentiment was heat embossed in white on vellum, and then fussy cut out. and I finished the card with some sparkling clear sequins! 
definitely SUPER girly, but I can get away with it because it's for a wedding, right?! ha!

Would you like to win the “Wedding Frills” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Monday, April 16, 2018

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Newton’s Graduation + coordinating Die and Essential Alphabet Die

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see my interactive card for the newest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, scroll down or click here!**


hi hi hi!
so excited to be starting this week by kicking off day 1 of Newton's Nook Designs April release!




and oh my gosh you guys...this release is so completely amazing! I'm in LOVE with each new set, and I can't wait for you all to see it, too! it's so spring, and new beginnings and FUN!
today we're starting the week off with the new Newton’s Graduation + coordinating die and Essential Alphabet Die
you can totally create a project life type spread, gift tags and, of course, cards! all of the new sets will be available for purchase on April 20th, right here!

and here's my SUPER FUN graduation themed card!


I colored in the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, and the used the coordinating dies to cut it out! I also gave Newton that fun little cap! 

I used the new Essential Alphabet Dies to create part of the sentiment!


after I lined up the letter dies and die cut them out, I backed the area with some watercolor paper I created with Distress Oxide Inks (Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberries)! LOVE the little water drop areas peeking through the letters!

I finished off the card by popping up the newton image and heat embossing the rest of the sentiment!


Would you like to win the “Newton’s Graduation” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday April 19th at 9pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 20th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter: