Thursday, August 16, 2018

Autumn Splendor ~ TupeloDesignsLLC

Hello friends.  I'm feeling "fall-ish" today and I hope you are too.  I have four cards for you today, all featuring Sunny Studio ~ Autumn Splendor stamp set  that I picked up from TupeloDesignsLLC.  
 The fall leaves, berries and acorns included in this set are wonderfully detailed!  Use them with your favorite fall colors to create beautiful fall cards to show your gratitude.

 There are half stamps and detailed stamps of each of the leaf images so you can create two toned stamped leaves like I did on this card.  The "Grateful for you" sentiment is part of the Autumn Splendor set and I just love the natural hand written font. 

  Aren't these acorns darling??  Look at the detail and shadow...  So fun!  Right?  I heat embossed the sentiment on this card using copper embossing powder.

I also wanted to show you the wonderful "Christmas in July" gift I received from TupeloDesignsLLC:
They sent each of their designers a Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat from Tonic Studios.  Wow!  What a delight to find it waiting at my door.  Thanks so much Dan!

I hope you're inspired by todays project.  
Be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLC and sign up for their news letter so you can be among the first to be notified about sales and new product arrivals.

TupeloDesignsLLC always offers FREE Shipping with no minimum purchase inside the U.S.  (Discounted shipping on International orders)  They also offer a Loyalty Rewards Program where shoppers receive 500 points ($5.00) just for signing up, then you receive 2 points for every $1 you spend.  
Plus, there's always great sales going on so be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLc where there's so many fun brand name products under one roof.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Christams Star Shaker Card

Hello everyone.  Today starts a new challenge over at Dies R Us Challenge blog and the theme is  "You're A Star"!  You must use a star somewhere on your project.  
I'm thinking ahead and made a Christmas card so now I can officially say I started making my Christmas cards for this year.  YAY me!  I created a flat shaker element for my card using Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Stars.



You can see that this card is reasonably flat for mailing.  I opted to use Glue Lines from Glue Dots instead of foam tape, filling the inside of the pocket with clear seed beads.  This makes a mail friendly shaker card.
  


Products I used were:
Lawn Fawn Large Cross Stitched Rectangles
Taylored Expressions Birch Tree Accessories
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Stars
Authentique 6x6 Believe Paper Pad
Tim Holtz Christmas Ephemera

Pop by the Dies R Us Challenge blog and join in on the fun!  You could be the winner of a $10 gift card.

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Pumpkin Spice

Good morning ~  The heat wave is over here on the east coast and now it's rainy, cloudy and cool.  Yes, it feels like fall already!!  Though I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer yet, my crafting has definitely turned in that direction.  At least for today anyway.


I pulled out my much loved Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tag Frame Cuts and some favorite Echo Park fall printed papers to create this Pumpkin Spice Latte card to ring in the beginning of pumpkin season.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Pumpkin Spice,

Hero Arts recently had a new "caffein fueled" monthly kit release that shouldn't be missed because coffee really is, always a good idea!  
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There's an array of wonderful add-on's too!   
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I hope you'll take the time to check out Hero Arts wonderful new release by clicking on one of the  links in this post.  
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If you'd like more information about becoming an affiliate, you can find it here.


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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Petite Pattern Play ~ PTI Make-It Monday

Hello ~ I'm popping in again today with a couple of cards I made for the Make-it Monday challenge at PTI.  Michelle Leone encouraged us to use our small stamps to create a repeat pattern.  So cute!  So fun!  So easy!  Loved it Michelle!!  

I used Brushed Birds for my first card and the tiny leaf stamp from a very old, retired PTI set called Green Thumb.  Remember that one??  I can't bring myself to part with that old set because I LOVE the Wellie boot and I can't break up a set.  

I so enjoyed using this old set, I just had to make another card.
This card uses the tiny flower from Green Thumb and one of the flowers from Petite Pots which is now retired.  The sentiment is also from Petite Pots.

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.

Thanks for stopping by!


TupeloDesignsLLC ~ Under the Sea Treats

Hello friends~  Today's project for TupeloDesigns LLC will have you wishing you were oceanside.
I enjoy making treat containers and giving them away to littles at church or sending them in some happy mail to my great littles out of state.  There's a mom at church who has 5 young girls and they all love anything mermaid or sprinkled with fairy dust so I decided to make them these Under the Sea treat boxes.  I filled them with rainbow colored goldfish for a special treat.  
The Spellbinders More Than Milk Carton was the jumping point for these surprise treats.  These milk cartons are so easy and fast to whip together using strong tape like Scor-Tape.

I then went to town cutting lots of sea creatures using dies from  Elizabeth Craft Designs and Marianne Designs.  
 
I put the rainbow gold fish crackers into little zip lock baggies, inserted them into the boxes and tied them closed using colorful Twine.  

I hope you're inspired by todays project.  
Be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLC and sign up for their news letter so you can be among the first to be notified about sales and new product arrivals.

TupeloDesignsLLC always offers FREE Shipping with no minimum purchase inside the U.S.  (Discounted shipping on International orders)  They also offer a Loyalty Rewards Program where shoppers receive 500 points ($5.00) just for signing up, then you receive 2 points for every $1 you spend.  
Plus, there's always great sales going on so be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLc where there's so many fun brand name products under one roof.  

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Be Grateful

Hello ~ I've been having fun with this Make-It Monday technique with Stephanie Gold on creating a mixed, textured background.  Such beautiful results, I can't wait to try it again!
 I used Sunflower Harvest stamp set along with the Quatrefoil Cover Plate Die.  I love how the flowers and leaves look stamped on the top in grey tones along with the detailed die adding texture and depth to the bottom of the card.

 I added a pretty piece of vintage looking lace and some twine and a sentiment from Give Love stamp set.

You can find all the details and join in on the fun here.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Make your own background
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


TupeloDesignsLLC ~ Alien Invasion

Hello creative friends~  
I'm up today with a couple of cards for TupeloDesignsLLC using some fun stamps and dies that I recieved recently.  
These Monsters by My Favorite Things have found their way into my heart with their funny faces and silly antics.  

Stamped using Ombre Inks from Hero Arts, makes them colorful and extra fun!  

The Lawn Fawn Peekaboo Backdrop makes the perfect frame for these alien cuties.  

You can use just the window frame or the window inserts as I've done on this card.  I added some color to the windows using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  

The windows make this a fun and interactive card.

I hope you're inspired by todays project.  
Be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLC and sign up for their news letter so you can be among the first to be notified about sales and new product arrivals.

TupeloDesignsLLC always offers FREE Shipping with no minimum purchase inside the U.S.  (Discounted shipping on International orders)  They also offer a Loyalty Rewards Program where shoppers receive 500 points ($5.00) just for signing up, then you receive 2 points for every $1 you spend.  
Plus, there's always great sales going on so be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLc where there's so many fun brand name products under one roof.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Black & White Birthday Panda

It's the first of the month so that means there's a new challenge starting over at the Dies R Us Challeng Blog.  The challenge is to make a card using only Black & White.  
This was a real challenge for me and I went back and forth with a few design ideas before finally deciding that I like the idea of using the Marianne Designs Bears to make a panda.

DRU frequently offers special orders on many great european lines of dies and Marianne Designs is one of my favorites.  If you sign up for their newsletter, you'll be one of the first to be notified of such special order events.
I've also used Memory Box Bamboo PolesLawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders and a cloud embossing folder.  

Pop by the Dies R Us Challenge blog and join in on the fun!  You could be the winner of a $10 gift card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

12 Kits of Occasion ~ July

Hello friends~  I'm so sad to see July end because that means that summer is coming to a close here in the north east.  On the upside of that, the end of the month brings the gals from 12 Kits of Occasion together, as we post our projects using kits from our friends.  
This month's kit was from one of the sweetest and kindest gals online, Marybeth Lopez of Marybeth's Time for Paper.  She is flawless in her card making designs and her kit was such a great representation of her sweet self.

Here's the cards I made using her kit:

Please let me just interject in here and say how cute are these little guys from Purple Onion Designs!!  That little mouse just had to take a snooze on the big leaf from the Fushcias.  I just couldn't resist!!  


I was hoping to get more cards made but July has been a busy month for me and much of it has been spent outside enjoying the sunshine while it lasts.

Thanks Marybeth for such a fun-filled kit this month!
Be sure to visit the 12 Kits of Occasion blog to see how all the gals were inspired to use Marybeth's kit.  Please come back to visit me at the end of August as it's my turn to host and I have a special guest joining us.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Transformation Tuesday ~ Thanks A Bunch

Hello ~ I'm popping in with a card for Dawn's Transformation Tuesday over at the PTI blog.

Here's a picture of the original card I made using Quilted: Summer.

Though I like it's clean and simple design, I decided to jazz it up a bit using the Tag Sale: Quilted die and some raspberries from Beautiful Berries: Summer


I used colors from Color Throwdown

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Inked Embossing Folders ~ Tupelo Designs

Hello friends~  I had a request to make some Get Well Soon cards so I decided to try the inked embossing folder technique using the ombre ink pads from Hero Arts that can be found at TupeloDesignsLLC.  You can find the entire line of ombre inks HERE and with FREE shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase, how could you not pick up a few of them?

The sentiments I used are retired from My Favorite Things but there are lots of great sentiments found in the store.  I stamped them on to Waffle Flower Nesting Rectangles.

I used this wonderfully detailed embossing folder from Ultimate Crafts called Bohemian Bazaar.

 I inked up one side of the embossing folder using Butter to Orange Ombre Ink Pad by Hero Arts and then ran it through my die cutting machine with the embossing sandwich.  After removing the embossed panel, I turned the inkpad to alternate the colors and rubbed the ink gently over the raised portion to add more depth to the panel.
  
 This card uses the Yellow to Orange Ombre Ink Pad


 On these two cards, I embossed a piece of Shimmer Sheetz from my stash.  The detail shows up beautifully!  I added strips of Allton Decorative Glitter Tape to the top and bottom edges of the embossed panel. This tape comes in a rainbow of colors all in one package for less than $5.00!

 Be sure to visit TupeloDesigsLLC and sign up for their news letter so you can be among the first to be notified about sales and new product arrivals.

TupeloDesignsLLC always offers FREE Shipping with no minimum purchase inside the U.S.  (Discounted shipping on International orders)  They also offer a Loyalty Rewards Program where shoppers receive 500 points ($5.00) just for signing up, then you receive 2 points for every $1 you spend.  
Plus, there's always great sales going on so be sure to visit TupeloDesignsLLc where there's so many fun brand name products under one roof.  


Thanks for stopping by!