Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Gnome Hugs ~ Spellbinders

Have you ever hugged a gnome?
Well, here's your chance!  They're on a mission to give hugs.

Spellbinders recent Holiday Hugs is a collaboration with Stampendous and it is filled with warm hugs.  

I had the opportunity to work with the darling Gnome Hugs.  Goodness gracious are these fellas plump!

Now, who doesn't love a hug??

Thank you for spending part of your day visiting my blog.  I appreciate you so much!!  

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Christmas Kickstart ~ Just Elfing Around

I hope you enjoyed your visit here today, and I especially hope you'll stop by Spellbinders to see their entire Holiday Hugs release and all the New Arrivals.

I've linked the products I used today below, for your convenience:

Holiday Hugs Release
Gnome Hugs

While you're there, be sure to check out what's Coming Soon.  They also always have a wonderful selection of items in their Clearance section.

*Affiliate disclosure: I only use, review, and blog about products/companies I like and will continue to use. Some of the products shown on my blog were made available to me, and use affiliate links. These affiliate links allow me to earn a small commission when products are purchased through those links. *This is at no cost to you!* Please do not feel obligated to use my affiliate links. If you choose to use these links, thank you so much! It helps support my blog and bring new content to you.

Hope your week is blessed.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

House Mouse Eat Blueberries

Good morning friends ~ I'm popping in with a quick post of a card I made for the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.

These little guys and this challenge have captured my heart!

I printed the image that I found online on my Canon printer and colored these little fellas just like the colors I found online; except for the ground I colored brown instead of green.  Their blueberry stained mouths are just too much!!

I added a few die cut blueberries that I made using an older Spellbinders die set.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 21, 2023

Think Pink ~ Mixed Media Monday

I saw pink and thought of you.
Good morning crafty friends ~ I have a pretty pink entry in my art journal to share with you today.  It all started with this beautiful background paper from Spellbinders Flea Market Finds Florals Palette

 I was struck by the bold pink flowers and vines cascading across the paper.

I started the process by using a Brick Stencil and a craft spatula, applying Translucent Distress Texture Paste over the stencil all around the border of the page.  Once that dried I added Picket Fence Distress Paint over the top.  Using a damp paper towel, I wiped the paint off the brick, allowing the paint to settle between the bricks like mortar.  I love how the colors of the printed paper show through the translucent bricks, with a faint white detail between them.

In Focus:
Using a Tim Holtz Specimen die, I created the butterfly slide, adding stamped images from Cathe Holden's Sign Here stamp set.  The Delicate Dogwood die cut flower is from Poppystamps.  I colored it using Copic markers and stamped it with a script stamp.

 I added some ephemera pieces from Flea Market Finds Coat Check Miscellany and Meadow Lark Miscellany, after distressing the edges of each piece with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink.  See those pretty vellum flowers with gold details??  Those are from Pinkfresh Studio Garden Bouquet Washi.

I added some stitched lines to the left side of the page that was from an old rub-on, but I messed it up when I was painting and rubbing the bricks, so I covered them with a strip of glitter washi tape.  I love how this page turned out.  In fact, I'm tickled PINK about it!!

I hope you like it too.

Here's a list of products I used today:

Spellbinders Flea Market Finds Florals Palette
Brick Stencils
Translucent Distress Texture Paste
Picket Fence Distress Paint
Sizzix Specimen dies by Tim Holtz
Coat Check Miscellany
Meadow Lark Miscellany
Pinkfresh Studio Garden Bouquet Washi

I'll be adding this project to the following challenges:
Creative Artiste Challenge ~ Anything Mixed Media Goes
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge ~ Anything Goes without Mood Board Option
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 18, 2023

Painting A Beautiful Day ~ ScrapbookPal

We are in the midst of repainting the trim, the ceiling and the walls in our dining room. It's been quite a long task, mostly because I'm having a hard time focusing on the inside of the house when I want to be outside when the weather is nice.  It doesn't help that my craft room is always calling my name! It reminded me that I have Spellbinders Paint Your World Dies sitting in my craft room, just aching to be used. 

I created two sweet cards for you, using Spellbinders Artful Tulip, that can be found at ScrapbookPal.

For the first card, I used Pinkfresh Studio Nested Arches to create the focal point, over an A2 sized card panel cut from barnwood printed paper, that I found in my scrapbox. 

On the top arched layer, I blended on Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and then added some ink splatters using a Ranger Ink Water Brush.

I assembled the Spellbinders Artful Tulip, adding silver mirror cardstock to the band of the paintbrush.  I added some extra flowers from Spellbinders Country Road Garden Builder, in a random pattern along the brush as well.  A bit of string around the handle of the paintbrush finished this card off nicely.  

The sentiments on both cards are from Spellbinders Tiered Tray Sentiments.  I love how you can mix and match all the Spellbinders products so seamlessly.

All these products can be found at ScrapbookPal:

Spellbinders Paint Your World
Spellbinders Artful Tulip
Spellbinders Country Road Garden Builder
Spellbinders Tiered Tray Sentiments
Pinkfresh Studio Nested Arches
Distress Oxide Ink
Ranger Ink Water Brush

*Affiliate disclosure: I only use, review, and blog about products/companies I like and will continue to use. Some of the products shown on my blog use affiliate links. These affiliate links allow me to earn a small commission when products are purchased through those links. *This is at no cost to you! * Please do not feel obligated to use my affiliate links. If you choose to use these links, thank you so much! It helps support my blog and bring new content to you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Sunflower ~ Double D Challenge

Hello friends ~  Double D Challenge is starting a new challenge this week and the theme is "Sunflowers".

But first, I want to announce the winner of my giveaway from the Altenew Collaboration Challenge from August 2nd.  
Congratulations Darlene!!!  You're the lucky winner!  I will also reach out to you to let you know.

Now onto my card:

I love sunflowers, especially in my paper crafting.  The only hurdle I faced with this challenge, was deciding which sunflower I was going to use.  

I chose to use the adorable Daisy Mouse stamp from Spellbinders.

I stamped the image onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored the image using Copic markers.  I let my Brother Scan N' Cut do the fussy cutting, then mounted it over a Spellbinders Fluted Classic Circle.  

I hope you enjoyed today's card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Click HERE to visit the Double D Challenge blog to see more amazing inspiration from my super creative team mates.

Here's the inspiration board to help get you started:

And here's the prize that will be award to a randomly selected participant:

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Pinkfresh Studio Peony Fantasy ~ ScrapbookPal

Hey there, crafty friends!  There are so many new products that are coming into the ScrapbookPal shop, and I recently had the opportunity to work with these wonderful products from Pinkfresh Studio.

Let me introduce you to Pinkfresh Studio Peony Fantasy!  What gorgeous florals, right??  I made two cards for you today simply because I couldn't decide which colors I liked best.


Here's how I made them:

I started by hot foiling the Pinkfresh Studio Peony Fantasy Hot Foil Plate onto multiple A2 sized smooth white card panels, using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System and four different colors of Spellbinders Hot Foil.  

Next, I pulled out some of my favorite colors of Distress Oxide Inks and added color using the Peony Fantasy Stencils and the Ranger Ink Foam Blending Tool.

As you can see I made two panels.  One using cool tones and one in warm tones.  

I cut the finished flowers out using the coordinating Peony Fantasy Die.  I love how easy Pinkfresh Studio makes it so easy to cut all the flowers out at once!  As you can see in the photo, I also cut one panel out that remained uncolored.


 Next, I cut two white card panels using the Spellbinders Infinity Punch & Pierce Plate and mounted them to A2 sized card bases and then played around until I was happy with the design.

The sentiments are from Pinkfresh Studio Foiled Sentiments.  These are a great time saver and wonderful to have on hand.

These cards look like they took a lot of time to make, but they really came together very quickly!

 I hope you've enjoyed todays project and that you're inspired to try your hand at hot foiling and stenciling.  Pinkfresh Studio has so many beautiful designs to choose from.  

Here's a list of products I used today, that can be found at ScrapbookPal:

Pinkfresh Studio Peony Fantasy Collection

Pinkfresh Studio Peony Fantasy Hot Foil Plate

Pinkfresh Studio Peony Fantasy Stencils

Pinkfresh Studio Peony Fantasy Die

Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System

Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil

Spellbinders Infinity Punch & Pierce Plate

Distress Oxide Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Double D & Altenew Collaboration Challenge

Good morning friends~ I'm tickled pink to be joining in on a collaboration challenge with Altenew, along with the entire Double D Challenge design team!  This is truly a challenge you won't want to miss, as there are multiple prizes to be won.  You'll find more details at the end of my post.
The theme for Double D Challenges is "Stencils".

We were generously "gifted" the choice of one of the Build-A-Garden collections to work with, so I chose Build-A-Garden:  Morning Asters.

Each Build-A-Garden collection includes stamps, dies, stencils and a mini blending brush.  I used colors from Altenew's Spring Bouquet Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set to stamp and stencil the flower colors.  I splattered on a bit of the Magenta colored ink over top of the flowers and then die cut them out using the coordinating dies.

I cut the white background using the Mix and Match Frames Die Set to create the focal point, stamping the sentiment in the center and then attaching the flowers over the frame.  This was then mounted to an A2 sized card front with a panel of yellow gingham printed paper, to bring out the yellow in the centers of the flowers.  

You can find all the products I've listed below at Altenew

Build-A-Garden:  Morning Asters 
Spring Bouquet Crisp Dye Inks Mini Cube Set
Mix and Match Frames Die Set

I wanted to say thanks so much to all the folks at Altenew for their generosity and for the invitation to Double D Challenges design team to combine our challenges!

Be sure to visit both Altenew and Double D Challenges to see some amazing design work, leaving comments along the way at all your stops.  There is a $50 gift certificate to Altenew as well as the stencil pictured below and I'm giving away this Fairy Tale Florals embossing folder and stencil set from Altenew, that will be given to the winners of the random draw from all comments.  So, the more you comment, the more chances you will have to win.
Double D Prize:
My Prize Giveaway:

ETA:  If you comment, and your comment posts as "Anonymous", please leave an email and your name so I can reach you if you are the winner.  Thanks!
 I'll be announcing the winner of my prize on my next Double D Challenge post coming up on August 16th.  

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase through any of my links, I will earn a small percentage at no extra cost to you.  This helps me bring new content to you each month and helps me stay in good standing with Altenew.  I sure do need and appreciate your support! 
I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks Challenge ~ All Occasions
Little Red Wagon ~ Multi-purpose

Thanks for stopping by!