Saturday, April 23, 2016

Blog Blitz Giveaway

The Poppystamps Blog Blitz continues with two giveaways per day when you comment on each post. Here's a peek at my card.

Stop by the blog here to see my card and leave a comment for a chance to win my featured die. And if you missed out on my first card please stop by here.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Serendipity Stamps

I'm back with my second post as guest designer at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. This month the challenge is emboss!

I made two cards using the same Serendipity products; the Branch Nouveau Stamp and the Thanks Die.

On black card stock I marked off  two border sections by creating an embossed line and I used that line as a guide to repeatedly stamp the Branch Nouveau with Versamark and silver heat emboss. Then I coloured in all the circles with a white pen.

The sentiment was added and I mounted the panel on silver metallic card stock.

The second card was done the same way but with gold embossing powder and a gold shimmer pen.

The "thanks" was die cut from gold mirror card stock twice and I did a little paper surgery by removing the swirl that comes off the letter "k" and attaching one to the front and to the back of the "thanks".

Make sure to drop by the Serendipity blog to see the projects by the design team and you still have lots of time to play along with the emboss challenge.

I'd like to thank Serendipity Stamps for inviting me to be a guest designer. I truly enjoyed working with your wonderful products.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Poppystamps Blog Blitz

There's a Blog Blitz going on over at Poppystamps. We're introducing new dies for spring and of course that also means there's tons of giveaways!

Here's a peek at the card I have up at Poppystamps. It's a cutie!


Stop by the blog twice a day until April 26th and leave a comment on each post for a chance to win the featured die. The more you comment, the more chances to win! Click here to visit my post.

If you missed the bonus first day post with an extra special giveaway, please check it out here.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Poppystamps Blog Blitz & A Giveaway

We're starting off the Poppystamps Blog Blitz a day early with a fabulous giveaway from Birch Press Design

If you've never heard of Birch Press Design, it's a company by Memory Box and Poppystamps creator Dave Brethauer. The company carries a variety of home and office decor and they also carry crafting products such as dies, stamps and notecards.

Here's a peek at the Layer Dies of the Sevilla Set.

The die cuts can be used individually or layered with each other to give you gorgeous designs!

Over on the Poppystamps blog we're giving away a set of Layer Dies. Stop by the blog here to leave a comment.

We're also celebrating the new dies with a sale at Birch Press.  Today through April 27 enter the code LAYERS at Birch Press and receive 20% off your entire order.  Click here to jump to Birch Press Design. 

Tomorrow we start off the Poppystamps Blog Blitz with dies from the new spring release. Make sure to stop by twice a day from April 15-26 to leave comments on each post for your chance to win the showcased die.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Happy Birthday To Me!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

The Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp is celebrating 7 years with a birthday challenge. And as a side note it's my birthday today!

For my card I used MFTs Roses All Over background stamp which I white heat embossed on water colour paper and used Distress Inks to colour in. The background was pretty vivid and drowned out the sentimet so I toned it down by gold heat embossing my sentiment onto vellum. The vellum I used has been in my stash for ages and I don't use it very often because it's quite opaque compared to the usual vellum I craft with. It really has a milky quality to it.  I finished off with a few pearls and some gold thread.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Blooming Thanks

I have a spring card over at Poppystamps.

Please stop by here to check out my card and leave a comment!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Serendipity Stamps Guest Designer

Hi everyone! This month I'm a guest designer over at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog for Challenge #54, Emboss.

I love embossing, it's a great way to add texture and interest to a card without a lot of bulk.

For my first card I gold heat embossed the Cala Lily and colored it with Distress Inks. I added a sentiment from the Everyday Words set (there's 4 sentiments in this set) and the lattice edging is from the Daisy Garden Die.
This die can actually give you two different die cuts just by making two little snips with your scissors. In my next card you'll see how I used the other half of the die cut.

To finish off the flower panel I added paper piercing to two of the corners and carried the piercing over to the card base as well. I added three dry embossed lines to the card base by scoring the card stock from the back using a score board.

For my second card I die cut the Daisy Garden Die twice from white card stock and cut off the lattice design so I only had the floral section. I glued them on my panel, using them as a stencil to colour the flowers.

The Happy Mother's Day Stitched sentiment was embossed on vellum and adhered between the panel and pool card base. Isn't the cross-stitch detail pretty?

Now it's your turn to get embossing and create a project for this challenge. Make sure to drop by the blog to see all the creations by design team. I'll be back on April 20th with a couple more cards to share with you.

Stop by the Serendipity Stamps Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and dies. This month the Adirondack Chair is 50% off. It's a great image for making summer scenes!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I'm entering these cards for Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge here.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog