Saturday, March 17, 2018

Inspired By ALL the Little Things 82

Hello Everyone! Isn't that inspiration photo BRIGHT and CHEERY?!
Just what we need when the clouds are gray and temperatures are still chilly.
I was very much inspired by the Spring colors and all the BLOOMS. For my card today, I created with a stamp set from Close To My Heart and a happy mix of pattern papers.

This came together beautifully with some extra die cuts from PTI and ALTENEW. The sequins are from The Ton:)

Beautiful You Stamp + Thin Cuts

I was given an extra Beautiful You Stamp + Thin Cuts to GIVEAWAY! Leave me a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win it!
Kelly Lunceford is our featured designer for the month of March. Stop by the IBATLT blog to read more about her:))
Hope to see your creations in the gallery at Inspired By All the Little Things!

The linky will close on Friday, March 30 at 11:55am. (PST)

Thanks for stopping by!

On sale for MARCH at CTMH
Thin Cuts dies are the fast and easy way for cutting shapes for all your crafting. This month only, save 25% on all available Thin Cuts, and 30% on select bundles of Thin Cuts dies. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

One for HIM and one for HER using SPELLBINDERS

Hello!  The peeps at at Spellbinders sent me the DIE D-LITES BOLTS & NUTS ETCHED DIES and DIE D-LITES BEVERAGES ETCHED DIES to play with. So much fun creating with both sets!

Here is what I came up with:))
One for the manly men! With a few quick spritzes of Shimmerz sprays, the background was created, then stamped..Popped the Die cut Bolts and Nuts on to, trimmed and mounted it onto a dry embossed panel. Sentiment banner is the good ol' label maker from my childhood stash:) Embellished with NUVO drops.

 And one for the Ladies:)) Stamped CHEERs from The Ton onto pattern paper from Carta Bella Spring Market. Inked the BEVERAGES ETCHED DIES with Crisp inks and colored with Artistic Markers from Altenew. The 'bubbles' are Nuvo Drops.

With St Patty's day coming, I thought the green beverages were appropriate!! However, I drink and eat GREEN all year long:) Here's to your Health!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Happy Thoughts at The Ton

I have a pretty Spring card over at The Ton Blog today:)) I'd be tickled if you would stop by to check it out!!
Here's a Sneak peek:

Have a GREAT day!


Monday, March 5, 2018

STAMPlorations Challenge: Spring

Hello STAMP fans! I have a card for the new challenge at STAMPlorations.
The theme for the month of March is SPRING.
Using Sweet Spring Wishes Phrase Die and BLOOM SILHOUETTES stencil and shimmerz sprays, with a hint of Ziggy markers:))

Rather than all of our normal monthly challenges at STAMPlorations, there will be just one challenge for you to join each month. The challenge will have a theme and as long as you follow the theme, any type of project is welcome!

Thanks for playing along!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Inspired By Challenge 81

Hello everyone! 
I'm excited to share a card created for 

Inspired by the many shades of Green and Scripty Labels on the bottles, I reached for the new Green Meadows Crisp inks from Altenew. and the Layered Rose die
But first I wanted to try out the new Wreath Builder Template created by Gina K Designs:))....FUN way of stamping a symmetrical Wreath using a stencil as a guide! Check out the video here. The kit is now in Pre-order only..but Well worth purchasing!  So, peeking out from behind the Rose cluster is a perfectly shaped wreath of  Heart Flowers from Altenew. 
The Layered Rose and leaves are colored with Shimmerz Sprays and Inklingz.

Here is the finished Card:

 Some extra leaves die cut from the Rose Flurries 3D die set cut from Scripty pattern paper as a nod to the inspiration photo.

How are you inspired by the photo?

Kelly Lunceford is our featured designer for the month of March. Stop by the IB blog to read more about her:))

The linky will close on Friday, March 16th at 11:55am. (PST)

Some simple rules to keep things organized and enjoyable:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others...we all love the support!
  • Yes, you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges, please.
  • Have fun and challenge yourself!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March card challenge at The Ton

Happy March!!  Can it be the third month already??
Today starts a new challenge at The Ton Challenge Blog.

Yes, SPRING fever is upon us:)) and I'm only too happy to create with the fresh new
Best Day Ever Floral Coverplate Die. As you will see I took MANY steps to complete the card...I think one could stop at any one of them and have a simply splendid card, but continuing the creative process is always FUN!

Here is the PROGRESSION of my card:

First, I stamped Magnolia Fields Cling Background with Violet Fringe Couture Color onto purple CS and then Heat embossed with Clear EP.  Then I cut the Best Day Ever Floral Coverplate Die from two layers of #110 white CS and trimmed them with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large) and put the layers together on top of the Purple stamped background with liquid glue. 

Makes a very Lovely CAS presentation:))
Next, I decided to add the "petals" of the magnolias from the die cut Coverplate back into place.

And then wanting to make the sentiment stand out a bit more, I cut the Coverplate again from the same purple CS as the background and fussy cut the words from the rest of the foliage.
Thinking the purple faded away as you can see below;

I embossed the purple fussy cut words with Clear EP and glued that to the card front just off-set, for a white highlighted effect. That looks GOOD!
Not ready to quit yet, I took the purple layers of "petals" and added them to the Magnolias over the top of the white ones.
To finish the card up, I quickly colored in some details using a Sparkle Marker from Glitz and Glamour.
There we have it!  My DH suggested adding a layer of BLACK CS for the sentiment..but I ran out of time. Where would you have stopped? Do you think I went too far? Inquiring minds want to know:))

You have ALL month to play along at  The Ton Challenge Blog using the CUE WORD:SPRING. Hope to see you joining us in the gallery!

How to Play

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word and mood board on your post and include a link to the challenge in the body of your post.
  3. Link your card to the new link up tool each month. 
  4. There is no limit on the number of cards/tags you wish to enter into the challenge.
  5. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  6. Challenge winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced during the introduction of the subsequent challenge.
  7. Winners will be invited to be a guest designer for the next challenge.
YOU could win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!”
*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower:Year One:))

 Hello! Have you seen the Blog Hop at Altenew today? Yes, this post is a shameless promotion of some of my favorite Altenew products::)))

It's been a year since the first release of the first Build-A-Flower, 12 gloriously beautiful Flower sets:)) and all this week Altenew is having a promotion on the entire Collection

Place an order from the Build-A-Flower Collection from 2/26/2018 until 3/2/2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST, and you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a big prize! One lucky winner will be chosen to win a prize pack valued at over $120 including one Original MISTI stamping tool, Artist Markers Set C, and Soft Pastel 6 Mini Cube Set. A winner will be announced on March 4th on the Altenew Blogs.

Here are the Build-A-Flower sets I have in my stash and have created with.

Build-A-Flower: Camellia

Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus

Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom
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Build-A-Flower: Rose
See more of this card here:

I use the sentiments from this set ALL the time!!
Build-A-Flower: Magnolia
  This one I have yet to create something to share:
Build-A-Flower: Aster

I see quite a few more Build-A-Flower sets that need to go on my  Wish List:))
and the newest addition!
Build-A-Flower: Chrysanthemum

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Friday, March 2nd for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/4/2018.

Thanks for stopping by!

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