Wednesday, August 23, 2017

SugarPea Designs / Sweet Peek Day 3

Monster Mash

Hello!  I am excited to share some of the projects I've been working on for the brand new release from SugarPea Designs!  Each day this week, we will be sharing inspiration using the new release.  With several new stamp sets, matching dies, and even new paper products.......there's something you are sure to love!  

I hope you'll join me here over the next 5 days as I share Sweet Peeks for the all the NEW products that will be available for purchase starting this Friday, August 25th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.


There's a little bit of everything fall and more in this release so make sure to check out the whole week!

I created a watercolor night sky using my Distress Inks by starting out with lighter colors first, drying, then adding black over the top.  It leaves this eerie night sky background perfect for my little Dracula from Monster Mash!  I used the Zig Zag Rectangles to die cut the watercolor panel.  I added a few die cut bats from Spookyscape and a white heat embossed sentiment on a strip of black cardstock.

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My second card uses more of the Spookyscape along with a polka dot paper from Spots & Stripes Brights paper pad.  For a CAS design, I simply die cut my Spookyscape in black and added it to a purple polka dot paper sky.  To soften the black scene, I rubbed white pigment ink over the scene with my finger.   A white heat embossed sentiment and a few matte enamel dots were added below.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the Monster Mash stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SPD blog.  It's really that easy!  Winners during our Product Release will be announced on Monday, August 28.



Avery Elle / Warm Wishes

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Hello!  I am here sharing a tiny bit of inspiration using the new Warm Wishes stamps and coordinating Warm Wishes Elle-ments.  I am totally smitten with jars right now.  How cute is this new set?  You can customize the jars for the holiday or for everyday!  This is a set I will use all year round!

I love making mini cards and the jar die lends itself to a perfectly shaped mini card!  I started by creating my card by folding a piece of cardstock and placing the jar die (with the top cutting edge) just over the fold of the paper.  When die cut, this will create the top fold of the card!  

Warm Wishes 

I created my mini scene by coloring the tree images and winter sky with Copics.  I added some "snow" with a glue pen and Prisma Glitter.  Then, I added my die cut trees with foam adhesive.  I die cut the santa's sleigh and reindeer (from Cityscape Elle-ments) from black cardstock and added them over a small standard die cut circle.    To finish, I stamped the bow from Warm Wishes in Cherry Pigment Ink and die cut.  The bow was added and topped off with one tiny rhinestone!  For a sentiment, I stamped the Warm Winter Wishes on the inside of the card.  This would be a perfect gift tag or just use as the mini card it is!  Either way, I have one tag/card done for the holidays!

Thanks so much for sharing part of today with me!

Supplies:
Warm Wishes
Warm Wishes Elle-ments
Cityscape Elle-ments
Cherry Pigment Ink

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

SugarPea Designs / Sweet Peek Day 2

Made with Love

Hello!  I am excited to share some of the projects I've been working on for the brand new release from SugarPea Designs!  Each day this week, we will be sharing inspiration using the new release.  With several new stamp sets, matching dies, and even new paper products.......there's something you are sure to love!  

I hope you'll join me here over the next 5 days as I share Sweet Peeks for the all the NEW products that will be available for purchase starting this Friday, August 25th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.


There's a little bit of everything fall and more in this release so make sure to check out the whole week!

I have a simple card to share using the new Made with Love stamp set and new Made with Love Tag SugarCut.  I love a good tag because they offer the perfect place for a focal point and what makes this tag better, is its size!!!  I added strips of cardstock in a color palette that I love and "impressed" the largest Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle into the panel of my notecard.  I love that you can use dies for this technique!  I added my tag that was stamped and a small sliver of blue cardstock was added to top off the tag.

Oh!  I didn't mention but SugarPea Designs now sells ENVELOPES!  They have 10 different colors and they are gorgeous!  They are smooth self sealing envelopes.  Colored envelopes are a must when sending happy mail!!!  I've used Anchors Away Envelopes for my card photo.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the Made with Love stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SPD blog.  It's really that easy!  Winners during our Product Release will be announced on Monday, August 28.



Monday, August 21, 2017

SugarPea Designs / Sweet Peek Day 1

Indian Summer

Hello!  I am excited to share some of the projects I've been working on for the brand new release from SugarPea Designs!  Each day this week, we will be sharing inspiration using the new release.  With several new stamp sets, matching dies, and even new paper products.......there's something you are sure to love!  

I hope you'll join me here over the next 5 days as I share Sweet Peeks for the all the NEW products that will be available for purchase starting this Friday, August 25th at 6PM EST in the SPD Store.


There's a little bit of everything fall and more in this release so make sure to check out the whole week!

To start creating my card, I used the new SugarCut Arrow Cover Plate.  This plate is AMAZING!  It cuts and has the ability to emboss!!  I've used the plate on a piece of vellum and layered it over dark grey cardstock.  Just look at the embossed arrows!  My critter is an adorable raccoon from Indian Summer along with the coordinating SugarCut Indian Summer.  There are so many cute supporting images in this set!  I adhered the raccoon and teepee to a Zig Zag Stitched Circle that was trimmed on the right side of the panel.  To ground my image, I stamped my sentiment onto a SugarCut Stitched Flag.

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GIVEAWAY

Would you like to win the Indian Summer stamp set? All you need to do is leave a comment on the SPD blog.  It's really that easy!  Winners during our Product Release will be announced on Monday, August 28.



Sunday, August 20, 2017

Krumspring Stamps / 1st Anniversary Blog Hop / Giveaway

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Hello and Welcome!  I found Krumspring Stamps (based out of Denmark) last fall on Instagram and fell in love with their unique designs (especially For my Caveman).  Fast forward a bit......Maria was generous enough to sponsor the Stamping Away Weekend I co-hosted last fall.  Fast forward to present.....Maria is now celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Krumspring Stamps and I am here to help celebrate my sweet friends milestone!!!  Thank you so much for including me in your special celebration! ♥♥

The Krumspring Stamps celebraton just released 8 new stamp sets that went on sale yesterday!  There's a blog hop to celebrate the 1st anniversary so let's get started because the lineup of designers will blow you away!


The first set is just Elefanastic!  Seriously though, this set is small and mighty!  In true fashion with other stamp sets in the Krumspring Shop, the elephant image is faceted.  I started with heat embossing the elephant in Liquid Platinum embossing powder from Ranger.  I colored the facets in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush and fussy cut him out.  I adhered the image to a trimmed panel that was Distress Oxide blended to ground my image.  A thin strip of coordinating Washi tape was added down the left side.  I added some gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh along with the sentiments that were also embossed wtih Liquid Platinum.  This whole panel was adhered to a notecard that was prepped by heat embossing the Diagonal Stripes background also in Liquid Platinum. 

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My next card uses another small set called I Love your Melons!  haha  If you haven't read the product descriptions on the store site, please do so!  Maria shares something unique about each set!  

Summer is not over yet especially if there are Watermelons to eat!  I just love the sentiments included in this set!  

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I stamped the watermelons in Basil and Mojito pigment inks from Impress Cards.  Using very watered down Distress Oxide in Broken China, I loosely watercolored around all the melons and added some flicks of color as well.  Once the panel was dry, I added some tiny dots around all of the watermelons.  A simple sentiment was stamped and added with foam adhesive along with some sequins from the Friendship Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.  To finish, I added the panel to a notecard that had one strip of color down either side for interest.

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GIVEAWAY

It's never any fun with out a prize!!!  

Win a 10$ gift certificate to www.krumspringshop.com!

Leave a comment on each step on the way of the hop for 16 chances to win a 10$ gift certificate OR the grand prize - which is a Prize Packet containing lots of Krumspring Stamps!

Giveaway ends August 23 at 12 pm Central European Time. Winners will be announced on Krumspring Blog on August 23

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Here is the FANTASTIC blog hop line-up for you:

Amy Kolling--you are here!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Right at Home / Anemone


I'm so excited to share one of the new stamp sets from Right at Home stamps called Anemone.  This set is so easy to use and there are so many ways to add color to these flowers!  So stay tuned!

Here's a quick peek at what you can see over on the Right at Home blog today along with a second card using the Anemones!  Go check it out!

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Catherine Pooler Designs / Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Hop

Thankful

Welcome to Day 1 of the Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Blog Hop!  I am thrilled to get to create with one of Catherine's boxes again.  This collection is just fabulous and perfect for the fall!

If this is your first time hearing about Stamp of Approval, this is an exclusive collection designed especially for this particular box. The stamps and dies in the Stamp of Approval Collections are brand new on the market and won’t be released for individual sale for several months. Want a chance to win one of these boxes?  Be sure to comment on every participating post on all three days of the blog hop!



For my first card, I used some of the gorgeous inks from Catherine Pooler.  These inks are the bomb.......They are a premium dye ink with loads of color and perfect coverage with the first stamp!

I started my card by stamping a panel of white cardstock with the large oak leaf from Leaf Motifs in Rockin' Red, Tutti Fruiti, Tiki Torch, Something Borrowed, and Icing on the Cake.  This panel was trimmed and matted with a dark brown cardstock.  My sentiment uses the Thankful Word Die and small words from Autumn Blessings layered over a wide strip of vellum.

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My second card uses the new Bloomin' Bouquet that's in the new SOA Counting Blessings.  Such a gorgeous floral set!  

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I've stamped my blooms in fallish colors using Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia, Orange Twist, Tutti Fruitti, and Tiki Torch for all the blooms.  For the leaves, I used both Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey inks all from Catherine Pooler.  

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My florals were layered onto a tag from a new die set in the SOA collection.  The tag was sponged with Tiki Torch ink using the new GeoTrio Stencil.  My tag was layered using foam adhesive onto a white notecard that was scored vertical every 1/4".  To finish, several sparkling clear confetti were added!

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Prizes:

One winner will be chosen at random from each day's comments and announced on AUGUST 17th on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.


Amy Kolling--->me!

Be sure to get on the Wait List for a first chance to purchase this amazing collection as these collections sell out quickly!  Not only do you get a box FULL of amazing stamps and dies, but you’ll get a downloadable PDF Project Guide with tons of projects and tutorials!  Don't forget release day is August 16, 6pm EST!!

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