Neat and Tangled Go-to Gal Blog Hop

Today’s Paper Crafts Go-To Gals blog hop is sadly the last challenge we will do as a group. With the announcement last week of Paper Crafts Magazine ending with the February 2015 issue, it also means that our term as Go-to Gals is ending as well.

I enjoyed being a part of this team not only as a professional but also because of the many friendships that were formed. We may not be Go-to Gals anymore, but we will always remain creative friends.

This month the team is pleased to feature products from Neat and Tangled. I channeled my inner Heather Campbell and created a couple of card inspired by her unique and playful style.

NeatTangled_Card1As soon as I saw this “You Are My Favorite” stamp I knew that I wanted to try some heat embossing with the image. The beautiful handwriting was just begging to be ultra black and glossy to me.

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To contrast the black embossing, I gave my brand new Gansai Tambi watercolors a try creating a wash of color for the background. I am floored by how pigmented and beautiful these paints are. I definitely need to play with these a lot more! Next I grabbed a couple of my favorite MFT Die-namics to cut the panels, adhered all to my card base with spray adhesive, added some washi tape corners and I was done!

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Because I always stamp up extra pieces, I was able to create a second card with a different color scheme. I love them both!

Thank you to Neat and Tangled Stamps for supporting our team! We love your products and can’t to create more in the future!

Be sure to stop by and see what my fellow Go-to Gals have made with their Neat and Tangled Products as well!

World Card Making Day 2014

It’s a big day for card makers. In fact, the biggest day of the year. It’s the start of card making season!

There are literally parties and contests out there and everywhere in the world of card making. I’ll be stopping by these sites as I sip my morning coffee and get my creative juices flowing to make some new cards of my own.

Paper Crafts Connection - they have a ton of cards and a huge giveaway valued at more than $675!

  • Special offers and giveaways and other blog posts will be going up all day tomorrow on the blog! Make sure to stop by tomorrow.
  • Join the blog tour. Want to share something on your blog for the holiday and share it with the world, plus see what others have created? Join the World Card Making Day Blog Tour!
  • Check out our generous sponsors’ blogs and get cool crafting ideas from them!
  • Make and send us cards for the World Card Making Day contest! The prize package is worth more than $675 and it could be yours. Check out the details here.
  • Host a crafty get together with friends or simply craft on your own.
  • Share your creations on social media—Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—with the hashtag #wcmd2014!

Moxie Fab World – Teri is hosting a party. With cards, printables and prizes. When Teri has a party, you should go. She’s a fun girl and I try to hang out with her as much as possible.

My Favorite Things – Let’s just say they got some something up their sleeve!

It wouldn’t be a World Card Making Day post without a card, right?

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My good friend and fellow Go-to Gal Heather Campbell drew this cute little mouse and some other critters for Avery Elle back in the Spring. I finally had a chance to make a card with the Storybook stamp set and I just love how it turned out!

Have a great day – now go make some cards!

 

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge – Winnie and Walter

Each month the Paper Crafts Go-To Gals challenge each other to create a project featuring products from a selected company.  This month we’re pleased to feature products from Winnie and Walter.

For my cards I chose to work with the new A Tree for all Seasons stamp set. What I didn’t realize until I had the stamps in hand, was how many stamps are included in this huge set. The set is 6×8 and includes 24 photopolymer clear stamps!

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My first card uses several simple layers of card stock with a stitched window cut from the center. To create green background, I blended several colors of MFT Dye Ink onto the solid circle tree background stamp.

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I misted the stamp with water and then applied to my card stock base. After it was throughly dry, I stamped the tree trunk over top in brown dye ink. I added a quick sentiment on a card stock flag and adhered all with several layers of dimensional foam tape.

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My second card is another variation of the first. Instead of stamping the inked background, I chose to mask off a circle this time and blended the orange dye inks with a blending tool instead. I got brave (for me!) and stamped my sentiment directly onto the top layer of the card.

Thank you to Shay and Julie for supporting our team! We love your products and can’t to create more in the future!

Be sure to stop by and see what my fellow Go-to Gals have made with their Winnie and Walter products as well!

Lunchbox Love

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I’ve been dreaming of designing a Lunchbox die for years. Lunchboxes were so much cooler when I was a kid. I remember begging my mom for a new clunky metal box each and every year. Even back then I recognized how awesome the screen printed graphics were. Oh how I wish I still had all my Lunchboxes from back then.

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My new Lunchbox Die-namics is available now online and at mftstamps.com. Be sure to check out the coordinating Packed with Positivity stamp set as well.

I’m up on the MFT blog today with a quick and simple Back to School page using the new Lunchbox Die-namics. Stop on over to see the page and grab the sketch!

 

Geek is Chic Winner!

Before I announce the winner…Do you follow me on Instagram? With my full work schedule, freelance gigs and mom to 3, I don’t get enough time to blog regularly. I do however use Instagram like a fiend to share projects, interests and general life updates. With all the beautiful imagery, it’s my social media of choice. Stop by my feed this Friday morning if you can. I’m giving away another stamp and die set to another lucky winner plus their friend of choice!PrintPrint

The winner of the Geek is Chic Stamp and Die-namics is comment #2…

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Laura T. on  said:
Love everything about this stamp set. My son just recently got glasses and these stamps would be perfect to use on a page or two or three.
Congrats Laura! I will get your package to you asap! Thanks to everyone for their comments!