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!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

LDRS Creative Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop Day 3

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 3 is all about HALLOWEEN!







Nothing short of amazing, when you see the whimsical new stamp sets in store: Halloween High Jinks Stamps (cut out in no time with the coordinating die set), Happy Haunting Stamps (with a perfect coordinating die set here), and one of the new Petal Pusher sets, Pick of the Patch (and its die set)!



 Happy Haunting stamp set

 Halloween High Jinks stamp set Halloween High Jinks die set

 Pick of the Patch stamp set Pick of the Patch die set



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)






The Halloween High Jinks stamp set is so super cute! I love the little characters! I picked out some of my favorites and colored them with my alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 






I needed a background that would really make these cuties pop, so I die cut a piece of black cardstock with the Sunburst Rectangle die. At first I layered it over a white card base, but something was missing, so I backed the Sunburst Rectangle die with gold glitter cardstock instead! 






I added most of my images with liquid glue and the boy and cat images with foam squares for dimension. I added a sentiment strip below the images to finish the card! I hope you love these cuties as much as I do! Remember to leave me a comment on this blog post and then leave comments on the other posts for chances to win a giftcard! 



Day 3:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for some Christmas/Winter inspiration! Bye for now!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Caroling Squad Pull Tab Card

Hi! Today I totally stepped out of my comfort zone and made a pull tab card using the Caroling Squad stamp set from Simon Hurley Create.! I made a LOT of mistakes along the way and I'm sharing them with you! Hope you enjoy!









This card started off easily enough - a little ink blending! I love blues and purples for Christmas, so I picked out some of my favorite Simon Hurley Create. dye inks and started blending! I started at the top with my darkest - and favorite! - Triple Berry, then moved to Remember Me, and ended with the lightest color - Clear Skies.






What's a Christmas card without some snow? Once my background was done I added some flicks of white watercolor all over the card front. I stamped a sentiment from the Caroling Squad stamp set and heat embossed it with Ranger Liquid Platinum powder. I stamped the tree and the boy from Caroling Squad and colored them with my alcohol markers.






Now here's where the mistakes started happening! Haha! I'm usually a pretty straight and narrow, clean and simple kind of girl - but for some reason I decided to step out on the ledge and create a pull tab card! Watch my video above to see all of my mistakes!






I assembled the tree and the little boy and created a pull tab card so that he hides behind the tree until you pull the tab and then you can see him! And even though there are obvious errors on this card, I'm so in love with it and I hope you are too! I'll see you soon!

LDRS Creative Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop Day 2

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 2 is all about FALL and more!







Ready for the cutest stamps ever? Here is A View for All Seasons Stamps (with a perfect coordinating die set), Woodland Wonderland Stamps (also with a coordinating die set available), and No Matter the Weather Stamps.



 No Matter the Weather

A View for all Seasons



We also continued adding to our wonderful Basic dies line: In the Breeze Die Set, Down Main Street Die, and Over the Hills Die.



 In the Breeze die Down Main Street Over the Hills die



We also have some new things going on in the new Paper Product section, with a brand new Fall 6x6 paperpack, Sweater Weather - 6x6 Paper. How GORGEOUS is it?!



 Sweater Weather 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) Here's my card and video!









I LOVE the Sweater Weather 6 x 6 paper pad! As I flipped through the papers it was hard for me to find my favorite pattern! I knew I wanted to use the Garden Wreath die and have patterned paper peeking through and the woodgrain pattern really stood out! I die cut the Garden Wreath die from watercolor cardstock And added Dan-D-Lion ink all over the die cut with a bit of Iced Tea ink to the center for a shadow.






I kept the original piece of cardstock that I die cut the wreath from so that I could inlay the wreath back into it. The white was too stark, so I added ink to give the background and autumn leaf feel. I used In Your Face Orange ink over the whole background and shaded with Kiss Me Red ink towards the center. I glued the background piece on top of the woodgrain patterned paper and puzzle pieced the wreath die back into place on the background panel.






I used a sentiment from the Cardinal Seasons stamp set - which is actually a Christmas stamp set, but I love the sentiment so much that I decided to use it! I stamped the sentiment with LDRS Creative Watermark ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder to finish the card!

Remember to leave a comment on this post and then continue through the hop leaving comments at each stop to win prizes!



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And make sure to be back tomorrow for some Halloween inspiration! See you then!