Monday, February 12, 2018

Sending Smiles

Hey friends! Just popping in this morning to share a peek of a card I created on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today. It's all flowers and smiles for your Monday. Have a great day!

Friday, February 09, 2018

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #18 - Watercolor

It's challenge time at Where Creativity Meets C9! Are you ready to join in? We sure hope so! This month we are revisiting one of our previous challenges and one of my favorites... WATERCOLOR! Let's jump right to my card ....

I used the Orange You Sweet set from Concord & 9th. I started by trimming a piece of watercolor paper to measure 4" x 5.25".  In black ink I stamped the 'sweet' in the center and  then a variety of the melon and citrus images around that. Then came the coloring! I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color them all in.

I stamped the rest of my sentiment in white ink onto black card-stock and adhered it with dimensional foam!

Now it's your turn to create a watercolor card and link it up on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog. You have until February 28th to enter!

Have fun!

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Papertrey Ink 2018 Anniversary Stamp Set - Mixed Bouquet

Goooood morning, friends! The Papertrey Ink 11th Anniversary Celebration continues and today the design team is sharing projects using this years anniversary set, Mixed Bouquet. This set is full of the most beautiful floral images, as you can see from the inspiration above! If you love flowers as much as I do, you will definitely fall in love with it! 

Onto my project ... I started with die-cutting and stamping all of my flowers and leaves using the Mixed Bouquet stamp set and coordinating die collection. Flowers always call for bright and happy colors, don't you think, so I chose a few of my Papertrey favorites to work with ... Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest and Simply Chartreuse. Next, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to measure 3.75" x 5". On that, I stamped two rows of flowers above and below where I knew I was going to place my sentiment. 

After finishing my flowers and leaves I moved onto the sentiment. I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 1" x 3.75" and stamped it in True Black ink. I added a bit of white twine before adhering it between my row of flowers with a bit of dimensional foam. I then filled in with the die-cut flowers I created in the beginning ... popping each one up with more of the dimensional foam. That was all then adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock. For the final touch, I added a few clear sequins randomly around my flowers.

I hope you enjoyed my cheerful card using this years anniversary set. There is so much more to see from the rest of the design team using this new set. Trust me, their projects are sooo amazing!

There is also a new challenge and a special announcement that you won't want to miss. You can read all about that, as well as how you can earn this years anniversary set, on the Papertrey Ink blog!

Thanks so much for visiting with me!

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Papertrey Ink Celebration

It's the most wonderful time of the year at Papertrey Ink. This month they are celebrating their 11th Anniversary and have so many exciting things planned to kick off another wonderful year!

I'm still pinching myself that my photo is included along with all of these inspiring ladies. I'm so thrilled to be back as part of the Papertrey Ink Design Team this year and can't wait to share lots of Papertrey goodness with you!

Be sure to follow along with us on the Papertrey Ink blog for all of the fun. You won't want to miss anything! 

Monday, February 05, 2018

Happy Hello Hexagons

Happy hello, friends! It's my day on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and I have created a vibrant retro-ish card to share with you. Hop on over to their blog to read all about it!