Tuesday, September 17, 2019

ThermOWeb and Newton's Nook Designs Collaboration

Hello! Are you as excited for fall as I am?! The colors, the chill in the air, the PUMPKINS?! I fell in love with the new Newton's Nook Designs fall release and I'm so excited to mix up some ThermOWeb products with the new Newton's Nook Designs release!

I couldn't wait to dive into the limited edition Pumpkin Spice Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel! This color of Glitz Glitter Gel was limited edition and is now sold out, but if you weren't one of the super lucky people to buy this color - the Sweet Mango color is a fantastic substitute! It's a beautiful orange color! 

I colored up the large image from the Fall Fringe stamp set as well as the girl from the Pumpkin Latte stamp set using my Copic markers and added them onto my stenciled background. 

Head over to the ThermOWeb blog for the full write up! Thanks for joining me! 

Spooky Trick or Treating Scene

Are you loving the new fall and winter release from LDRS Creative?! I'm obsessed! I created a clean and simple - but super fun - Halloween card today using some of the new products!

I fell in love with the Halloween High Junks stamp set and Down Main Street die as soon as I saw them! The little kids are absolutely adorable and the die has super fun peek a boo doors! The die creates hinges so that you can pop open the doors and some of the awnings pop up, too!

I wanted to make an easy scene background for my trick or treaters, so I decided to use the Down Main Street die as my background. This die is not meant to be used for Halloween, but I love that you can change the look of the die depending on what color cardstock you cut from! Since I needed a spooky background I die cut a piece of black cardstock and I grabbed my Hybrid Mini Ink Cubes from LDRS Creative to add color behind my scene. I started ink blending at the top of my background panel so that I could add inks from dark to light. I feel like that's the easiest way to add color because it doesn't require extra blending. I used a bit of Iced Tea Hybrid Ink at the top, blended into Dan-D-Lion, and added Lantern Yellow at the bottom so that the lightest color would be peeking through the doors and windows of my die cut.

I stamped out some cute trick or treaters and their accessories from the Halloween High Jinks stamp set and colored them with alcohol markers. I just LOVE that little spider! And the cat on the pumpkin! They're such cute additions to the stamp set! Once I was done coloring them I used the coordinating Halloween High Jinks dies to cut out the images. I glued my images onto my card making sure to tuck the little ghost peeking out from behind the door on the left side of the card.

Check out that little ghost! So cute, right?! I stamped a sentiment at the bottom of my card using LDRS Creative Watermark Emboss ink and heat embossed it with LDRS Creative White Embossing Powder to finish my card! Thanks for joining me today! 

Monday, September 16, 2019

Die Cut Thanksgiving Leaves Cards

You guys!! I'm so so so excited to be sneaking the September release from Pink & Main today! This release is perfectly spooky and happily fall at the same time! Something for everyone!

This duo of cards uses three new products from the September release from Pink & Main. Can you spot them? 

I used the new Quilt Square 2 dieSweater Weather 6x6 paper pad, and Fall Sentiments stamp set! These products go together PERFECTLY to make beautiful fall cards! And what's even better?! The Sweater Weather papers are double sided so I actually only used two sheets of the paper to make these two cards! I'll tell you how I made them! 

I picked out two patterns of Sweater Weather paper keeping in mind that I wanted to use the reverse side of the papers and inlay them into the backgrounds. The patterns I chose were a brown on one side and green on the other as well as the yellow pattern with pink on the reverse. I used the Quilt Square 2 die and die cut both of the papers. The Quilt Square 2 die has super awesome stitched details that I love so much! I cut and folded two 4.25 inch square cards and began assembling my cards. I found it easiest to glue the frame down and then puzzle piece the rest into the frame. 

I used the reverse side of the pattern papers to fill in the inside pieces of the leaf. You could definitely just glue them inside right side up, but I like the idea of a third color. The pink is the reverse of the yellow and the green is the reverse of the brown. The Fall Sentiments stamp set is a large 6x6 stamp set with a whole bunch of fall and Halloween sentiments! It will be a staple in your craft room for sure! And I love that the sentiments are a mix of print and script fonts! 

I hope you love these new fall products from Pink & Main! They will be available in the shop on Friday September 20th! 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Blooms

Don't you just love the colors of Autumn?! I do! And I love coloring floral images with yellow and orange to make a fall bouquet!

I stamped out one of the bouquets from the Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Blooms stamp set and used Copic markers to color in the image. I used R08, YR09, and YR07 for the orange flower. The yellow flower I used YR04, Y17, and Y15. The leaves are BG78 and BG75 and the brown sprigs are E79 and E74.

I cut out a few of my favorite patterns from the Lawn Fawn Fall Knit Picky paper pad with stitched dies and adhered them to a card front. I trimmed out my colored bouquet and added it to the stitched oval with foam squares. I stamped the sentiment from the Sunny Studio Stamps Beautiful Autumn stamp set onto a strip of patterned paper with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and added it on top of my bouquet.

I added a bit of shimmer to my bouquet with Liquid Pixie Dust to finish the card! Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, September 13, 2019

ThermOWeb, Brutus Monroe, and Simple Stories Halloween Cards

Hi! The new Brutus Monroe Deco Foil Transfer Sheets and Designer Toner Sheets are AMAZING! There are 8 new Designer Toner Sheets and 3 new Foil Transfer Sheets. I paired the Halloween themed Designer Toner Sheets with the Simple Stories Say Cheese Halloween 12 x 12 Collection Kit! They go together perfectly!

I made three cards mixing and matching Designer Toner Sheets, Foil Transfer Sheets, Simple Stories patterned papers, and stickers!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've enjoyed this fun video tutorial! 

LDRS Creative Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop Day 4

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our Big, Big, BIG new collection! You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).
And the fun part? It's already available in a local store near you! Don't you just love going to your favorite retailer to treat yourself with the latest LDRS release?!

Each of our four days will feature a new theme featured in this fabulous release.
Day 4 is all about WINTER and CHRISTMAS!

After seeing the out-of-this-world release so far, let's cheer altogether for more cuteness; with the Otterly Lovable Stamp (and its coordinating die set), Frozen Fun (again, with a coordinating die set), the amazing Cardinal Seasons - Petal Pusher Stamp and its coordinating Pusher die set, and finally, the adorable Candy Cane Lane set (with a die set, of course)!

 Candy Cane Lane Candy Cane Lane die set

 Cardinal Seasons Cardinal Seasons die set

 Otterly Loveable Otterly Loveable die set

 Frozen Fun Frozen Fun die set

We also have some new things going on in the new Paper Product section, with a brand new Winter themed 6x6 paperpack, Christmas Cottage!

 Christmas Cottage paper pad

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping! We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to two lucky hoppers! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a separate prize, too!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on September 17, 2019. AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings! Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code SEPTEMBER15 (*Coupon valid until September 15, 2019, midnight EST)

I used the Cardinal Seasons stamp set to create a masked one layer card - and I took advantage of the new coordinating Petal Pusher dies

I wanted to build a little mini "scene" and it was easiest for me to start at the bottom with my sentiment so that I could be sure I didn't run out of room. After that I continued working from the bottom to the top stamping my images and masking along the way. I stamped the branch, masked it off, stamped the birdhouse, masked it off, and then finished with the birds. Then it was time for the details! I added the pine needles, stamped the heart in the birdhouse, and colored the scarf on the cardinal. I used some light blue ink and a blending tool to add "blobs" of color to mimic the look of clouds in the background. 

Now for the finishing touch! The Cardinal Seasons Petal Pusher Dies has a special die that cuts out just the bottom and sides of the wings leaving the top attached, so you can lift - or push - the wings up off the card! So so so so so cool! Now it's time to comment on this blog post and the rest of the blogs in the hop to win a giftcard! Good luck! 

Day 4:
And make sure to be back for the winner announcement, next week! Thank you all so much for joining me for the fall and winter release blog hop from LDRS Creative

Penguins All Lined Up

Hi, there! I created a clean and simple stenciled card today using the Penguin Agenda stamp set from Penguin Palace!

I stamped and colored 6 little penguins from the Penguin Agenda stamp set. To keep things simple and cohesive I only used two color combos and colored three penguins for each color. I used the Penguin Agenda Penguin Perfect Cuts and die cut each of the little cuties.

They needed a background, so I stenciled on some ink over a striped stencil and added the penguins in a line with foam squares so that it looked like they are holding hands. So cute, right?! I stamped a happy birthday sentiment from the An Amazing Friend stamp set to finish the card!