Sep 26, 2015

Avery Elle Inks and A Walk Down Memory Lane blog

Hey there! Just popping in before the weekend... I'm over at A Walk Down Memory Lane blog today. I'm sharing a little review on Avery Elle pigment inks. I got to try them out and wanted to share with you!

The stamped results are pretty great... I am definitely a fan! Also on the docket, new My Favorite Things stamps are in the AWDML store! YES!

Thanks for stopping in today. I am in the process of packing up my life and moving house in the next two weeks. It's going to get crazy over here, but I promise I will be back...eventually!

Sep 22, 2015

Top Dog Dies Leaf Mosaic die cut

Hello there! I'm sharing this NEW gorgeous die cut with you today from Top Dog Dies september release. It's a full size A2 die cut and has lovely details. 

I made a fast and simple card but the die cut is so stunning that it looks hard to make. But it wasn't. I watercolored some paper in fall colours and then die cut it out. So simple.

I added a sentiment strip made with some vellum and adhered it along the back. I popped up the die cut with some foam adhesive to help give it more dimension. I also added it to a beautiful card base from using their Curious Metallic card stock. It's some of my favorite card stock!

Ok, that's it for me today! Happy happy tuesday!

Sep 19, 2015

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest!

I've been trying and trying to get my act together to join the MFT contest that is ending in one day! I ordered some new MFT products (holy cow, they are awesome!) I have visitors in town and I'm in the process of moving, plus my regularly scheduled card making responsibilities still need to be seen to. Needless to say its been hard to find some time, but I did it! I actually completed a card! Only one, but still... I'm not going to let that get me down cause I got it done. And now I have proof in a photo!

I started with using the new Brick Wall Cover-up and die cut it out of two different colours of brown card stock. I stamped over the orangeish color with a background stamp and then glued them all back together over a card stock base. I then die cut the front of the card twice with the new Stitched Interactive window. Which I love!

Inside I built a little scene using the London Mouse collection (stamps and matching dies). This set! OH! It just steals my heart. I made a little collage. I did some layering with foam adhesive as well.

You can see here from the front, my little bear poking out. I love his face.

 And here is the front with a few flaps open.

The ending challenge was to get good photos without my external flash (I'm out of batteries) and while its pitch black outside (it's midnight here!) But it worked out. And now I must go to bed.

That's it! If you are interested in checking out the challenge be sure to click HERE. There is one day left!! I am thinking regardless of what happens, I'm a superstar for even getting it done. Jill Dewey Hawkins... this one is for you ;)


Aug 28, 2015

A Walk Down Memory Lane and Penny Black

Hey there! I'm over on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog today. It's my first time trying out some Penny Black stamps and I love them!

It's been a crazy few days and I'm looking forward to the weekend. Which is saying something because usually a weekend looks like a small apartment with 4 fighting boys and it is less then fun. But we could use a break from the routine and we are looking forward to some pool time and family time. Also, I wouldn't mind some more sleeping time, if you know what I mean ;)

I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping in.

Aug 25, 2015

Top Dog Die tags

Hello there! Today I am over at Top Dog Dies blog sharing a little fun with tags!
These use the Top Dog Dies Gift Tag die cut (TC078). And it couldn’t be more easy to whip up some tags for gifts for those you love!

I started with some coloured card stock for the background (or bigger die cut) and then white for the tops. I also die cut the words To and From out of the white layer. I taped them together so I could easily move them from tag to tag.

Then it was just a matter of stamping some images and adding color, or stamping IN color! Easy as can be! 

I also added some Wink of Stella to each tag (which is kind of hard to see here) and then finished them off with some twine from my stash) 

These came together so fast. You could easily make some up for Christmas, birthdays, or any other holiday of the year! You won’t lose much time in your life when crafting with these Top Dog Dies. And you know I love that!

Thanks for joining me today! Hope you have a good one and find some good crafting time for yourself this week!
until next time

Aug 21, 2015

A Walk Down Memory Lane and Decorated Borders

Hey there! join me today over at A Walk Down Memory Lane blog for some decorated borders on cards. A simple and easy technique but fun enough to add some oomph to your designs.
Head on over!!  

Have a great weekend! My kids have been out of school the last two days so I'm starting down the barrel of the weekend with a little bit of anxiety. More free time means in my house MORE fighting! AH! Please tell me this too shall pass! Love that I get to craft and meet you all out here in crafty friend land. It keeps me sane!
Thanks for stopping by today

Aug 20, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches #200 Celebration!!

Hello there! Today marks a celebration over at Freshly Made Sketches and Top Dog Dies is a sponsor in a GREAT big giveaway! Check it out HERE

I'm sharing a card as a Top Dog Dies design team member. Here is the sketch:

Here is my card. 

I don't know about you, but when I get new die cuts, I keep them in tact and cut them apart only as I use them. This particular set is the NEW released (this month!) Borders #1 Die Cut set. I had used one of the three for this card, but had these other two still attached together. So I laid it out on some golden card stock and die cut it multiple times. But not all the way. I kept both ends still uncut so it wouldn't fall apart on me. 

Then I trimmed out the part I didn't want and glued down the rest to my card front. In contrasting colours I die cut the same borders so I could sandwich them into the front.

Here you can see I inlaid them into the gold card stock and added a die cut sentiment also from Top Dog Dies. And you never can go wrong without some enamel dots. Am I right? Man you should see my stash of those things. It's crazy!

And that's it. All done! I love the die cut inlay technique. It takes some time, but the results are so fun (and so smooth!)

Thanks for stopping in today. Make sure you run over to Freshly Made Sketches and try it out yourself. Be sure to join in the contest there is SO much to be won! 
until next time,

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