CASE the Catty Free As A Bird

Hello everyone! I will be starting back on my regular blogging schedule with a few changes. My monday post with the featured product of the week will be a CASE the Catty project. I am going to pick a project from the catalog using the product of the week and copy it. I think you are going to like this weeks project.

I have been obsessed with water coloring lately and majority of my recent projects feature that style. I hope you like this weeks card as much as I do!

This card can be seen on page 85 of the Annual Catalog. I used the same color combination as shown as well…Just Jade, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, and Cherry Cobbler. Aren’t these colors just beautiful together?

I used a portion of a Vellum Doily under my image, did not emboss the card front, and added a little Linen Thread to change mine up a bit. I colored some Basic Rhinestones with one of my Stampin’ Blends to get a pink tinted on them.

Thanks for visiting today, and I really hope you enjoyed my card. Please drop a comment or like this post to let me know!

Happy Stamping!

July 2020 Kre8tors Blog Hop

You have just joined me from Sandra Roberts Blog.

Click on the next arrow to be taken to Libby Fens’ Blog, or click through the Roll Call List below.

Melissa Tennison (USA) Tricia Butts Sandra Roberts (UK) Nicole Mahler Libby Fens Tracie St-Louis – Ottawa, Canada Jo Blackman Su Mohr Annette Elias – De kijkkast – NL Jacqui Lawrence UK Sue Allen – Australia Susan Simpson Annette Ball – Canada Ximena Morales Cheryl Taylor(UK) Jan Musselman – USA Laura Mackie (UK) Michelle Bryant Janey Backer (USA) Sharon Dalton Kristie Wilson Rochelle Laird-Smith Ann Krucek – USA Anastasia Radloff

July 2020 Colour Combo Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 2020 Colour Combo Blog Hop.This month’s color combination is Highland Heather, Misty Moonlight, and Sahara Sand! I am so excited to be part of this fun collaboration of international stampers.

You have just arrived from Sigrid Joch’s blog. You are currently visiting Nicole with Sugar & Scraps. I am in the United States. Thank you for dropping by. I do hope you enjoy my project. This months project was made using the Free As A Bird stamp set

I really like how this card turned out, I water colored the birds using Sahara Sand and Misty Moonlight. The flowers are water colored with Highland Heather.

I added a bit of twine and some of the Champagne Rhinestones.

I really hope you enjoyed my project. Click on the next button to hop over to Gez Carpenter’s blog. Don’t forget to leave comments for all the talented stampers and their wonderful projects!

Saturday Ink-spiration

Hello my crafty friends! I have a fresh Saturday Ink-spiration cor challenge for you. This one will have a prize drawing too! Click on the link below to enter your project using the colors below!

This Saturday Ink-Spiration utilizes Magenta Madness, Night of Navy, and Seaside Spray.

I started with a Whisper White card base, and added Magenta Madness and Night of Navy layers.

I stamped in Seaside Spray and added a few other elements, including stamping some little hearts and adding some pearls.

I do so hope you like my project today, and I can’t wait to see what you create using these 3 colors! Click the link below to add your project by Thursday July 16th at 9:30 pm CST.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
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Happy Stamping!

July 2020 Stamp N’ Hop Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly Stamp N’ Blog Hop. This month’s theme is all about In Colors. You have just arrived from Jill Chapman’s post. You are currently visiting Nicole, I am from the U.S. Thank you for dropping by. I do hope you enjoy my project.

I decided to create a set of note cards featuring the 2020-2021 In Colors. I added a little touch of vellum with the Vellum Doilies. My sentiment comes from So Sentimental, and I colored the stamp using my Stampin’ Write markers.

Once again, thank you for visiting my blog today & I hope that you have found inspiration to create your own project. Please click the Next Arrow to be taken to Cheryl Taylor’s project and hop along with the rest of us. Don’t forget when visiting to leave them a little love.

July 2020 Technique Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the July 2020 Technique Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop featuring a different technique brought to you by some very talented demonstrators. This month’s theme is the Baby Wipe Technique. This technique is so fun and you can create a beautiful project with each stamped element looking different. I am so excited to show you my project!

For my cards today, I used Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, and Gorgeous Grape Ink Refills on my baby wipes. I found that to really get a good image, the baby wipe has to be pretty saturated with ink. When I applied my drops, I put them pretty close together and I used about 4 to 5 drops of color each time. It is also important to note that you need to clean your stamp in between each use, and do not lift up and reink your stamp . Otherwise, your colors will get all muddled together and will not look as pretty.

I used the Positive Thoughts and From My Heart stamp sets for the images and greetings.

I was really please with how these turned out, and will definately be using this technique more frequently!

For my second card, I sort of created my own piece of DSP for my side panel.

I fussy cut out the feather and used the Stitched Shapes Dies for the Navy circle. The white circle was punched with the 2″ circle punch.

I love how these colors blended together!

Thank you for hopping to my site and checking out my project! If you saw something you love, please contact your demonstrator to place your order.

Click the NEXT button to head over to Mackenzie Grimmie’s blog to see her awesome project!

Happy Stamping!!

Site Under Construction

Hello to you all my crafty friends! Over the next couple of weeks, I will be making some changes to the site as well as my Facebook page. I am trying some new logos/icons as I try to re-brand myself. I hope this does not cause any inconvenience to anyone. My goal is to have everything completed for the new look by July 1st at 8 am.

As always, Happy Stamping!!

June 2020 Kre8tors Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2020 Kre8tors Blog Hop! I’m so excited to be part of this fun collaboration with fellow demonstrators. This month’s theme is Masculine. You have just joined me from Dana Sullivan’s post. You are currently visiting Nicole with Sugar and scraps. I can’t wait to show you my project! Being that this hop falls close to Father’s Day, I decided to do a Father’s’s Day card with the Rooted In Nature stamp set and coordinating dies. I have really loved this stamp set and the coordinating dies, and am glad it carried over into the new catalog. I have been able to create so many different projects with just the dies alone.

I used earthy tones, and a basic sentiment on the front. The inside is blank so I can write my own message.

This card is nothing fancy, just sort of plain, but that was what I was aiming for. I do not do masculine cards well, and so this was a challenge for me.

Thanks so much for hopping with me today!
If you saw a product you loved, please be sure to contact your demonstrator to place your order.
If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to assist you with your order!

Click on the next button to head over to Jan Musselman’s post or click through the links underneath.

Melissa Tennison (USA) Libby Fens Sandra Roberts (UK) Jacqui Lawrence (UK) Laura Mackie (UK) Anastasia Radloff Jo Blackman (UK) Cheryl Taylor (UK) Sue Allen – Australia Kristie Wilson Susan Simpson Kirsteen Gill (USA) Su Mohr Ann Krucek – Corner of Plaid and Paisley Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) Cheryl Hamilton Dana Sullivan Nicole Mahler Jan Musselman – USA Angie McKenzie – USA Tricia Butts Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

June 2020 Colour Combo Blog Hop

Welcome to the June 2020 Colour Combo Blog Hop.This month’s color combination is DAffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Soft Sea Foam! I am so excited to be part of this fun collaboration of international stampers.

You have just arrived from Kristie Wilson’s blog. You are currently visiting Nicole with Sugar & Scraps. I am in the United States. Thank you for dropping by. I do hope you enjoy my project. This months project was made using the Positive Thoughts stamp set.

I used the watercolor smoosh technique for this card. I also did some flicking of Flirty Flamingo and Wink of Stella on the white piece.

I flicked some Soft Sea Foam onto the green piece.

I used my Aquapainter and my ink pads to color in the floral arrangement on the top of the pot. I really hope you enjoyed my project. Click on the next button to hop over to Rebecca-Jo Unwin’s blog. Don’t forget to leave comments for all the talented stampers and their wonderful projects!

June 2020 Stamp N’ Hop Blog Hop

Welcome to the monthly Stamp N’ Blog Hop. This month’s theme is all about saying Hello to the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. You have just arrived from Rochelle Laird-Smith‘s post. You are currently visiting Nicole from the U.S. Thank you for dropping by. I do hope you enjoy my project.

I decided to use one of my favorite returning sets, Dandelion Wishes! I really like how easy this stamp set is to use. Enjoy my project below!

I used simple stamping as my basis for this design but added a little twist. I stamped the words and the dandelions in Misty Moonlight and covered them with clear embossing powder and then heat embossed.

It is a little difficult to see in the pictures, but it gave the ink a nice shiny appearance.

I used Balmy Blue and Whisper White card stock. This card is really simple, but I think it turned out nicely, and the same effect could be achieved with just stamps, ink, and paper. No heat embossing required!

Once again, thank you for visiting my blog today & I hope that you have found inspiration to create your own project. Please click on the the Next Arrow to hop along with the rest of us. Don’t forget when visiting to leave them a little love.