September 30, 2018

Under and Over the Sea - September '18

The last day of September and time for this month's edition of the 12 Kit of Occasions!

Kim Heggins, is our hostess this month with this super sweet kit featuring cute images and fun underwater inspired papers! This is the perfect kit to end the summer with and make some cards for my stash. I was super excited to get out my markers and do some colouring! Now for my cards, which came together effortlessly and the colouring was relaxing!

You get a look at our kits each month in the fabulous monthly photo collage taken by our photo expert Lindsey Larsen. To have a closer look inside the kit see the bottom of the post! 

The elusive Wink of Stella!

All together... 

I am submitting all my cards to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

A look inside the kit, this was my desk before I started working on my cards this month.
I shared a short video on IG yesterday showing you my Scan N Cut cutting the stamped images that came with the kit in 33 seconds!

For my friends not on IG, let the enabling begin...

It is always so much fun to get our kits and to spread it out to get started making cards with them!

Thank you Kim, it was such a fun kit!

Please head back to the 12 Kits blog to see what the rest of my talented teamies did with the same supplies and to find out who is playing along with us this month!

September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!
So excited to be posting today on National Coffee Day for the National Coffee Day Blog Hop!

Well it you know me you know I am a pot head!
My day just can't get started without a cup of coffee in my favourite mug.

I am posting along with the girls over at A Jillian Vance Design , who is one of the Super Sponsors, using their super fun Simply Said: Pot Head 3/4" stamp set!

I stamped and embossed the pot with black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder, then coloured the image in with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink with a mini dauber and filling it in with my waterbrush. Once dry I flicked some water onto the pot and picked up some of the colour with a clean paper towel. My background was made from a watercolour panel smooshed with Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink. I ran the stamped coffee pot through my Scan N Cut and then I was able to pop the pot up with some foam tape for dimension.

Close up...

There are over $400 in prizes to be won.
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop!

September 25, 2018 Love | for A Jillian Vance Design

I have a post and a video up on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog today!

I used the gorgeous Grand Leaf Trio dies to do some colouring with Catherine Pooler inks!

See you over at A Jillian Vance Design!

September 24, 2018

2 Cool for School | for Jillibean Soup

Time to share a couple of cards that I made this month for Jillibean Soup using the newest Too Cool for School stamps, dies and embellishments. These products for me can be used to create some really fun masculine cards for the guys in your life! Both of these cards use the matching stamp set as the focus of the card with the papers and a few embellishments as the closers.

For my first card I stamped the 'cool' banner from the 2 Cool for School stamp set repeatedly to create a custom background paper. I finished it off with Too Legit patterned paper from the background and a large Pea Pod part from the collection.

For my second card I used the 2 Cool for School stamp set once again this time randomly stamping the control button from the game controller. The sentiment was constructed from the Alphbeans stickers and the controller is from the Pea Pod parts and I used a puffy sticker to place over the game controller on it--fits perfectly!

Thanks for popping by today and I hope that I have inspired you to give this collection a try. All the products are listed below for your convenience so that you can shop at not additional cost to you!

September 21, 2018

Happiness | for Birch Press Design

Happy Friday!

I am up on the Birch Press Design blog today with a video showing you how I made this card with the new Ludlow Triangle Collage die!

Hope you enjoy my video. Have a great weekend.

September 18, 2018

Thankful Daisies | for A Jillian Vance Design

I have a post up on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog today using the Dancing Daisies Cover Plate to make a pretty thank you card. Full instructions and the products I used are over on the blog, see you there!

Have a wonderful day!

September 17, 2018

MFT Stamps 2018 Card Design Superstar

I was excited to use my new MFT Stamps Just Beclaws stamp set and Die-namic before summer is officially over! Once again today is super hot and it's the strangest thing to see all the leaves that have turned for autumn raining down. Around here, even when we have a warm fall, the autumn air is usually cooler and crisp when we start to see the leaves come down.

I am entering this card into the MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar contest in the Clean and Simple Category, my favourite type of card to create! My cute little crabby was coloured with Copic markers, and I added googley eyes to him for fun! I am pretty sure that Karolyn Loncon added googley eyes to her crab during the June release posts! The beach and water were sponged with some MFT Stamps ink cubes and the sand detail using the die from Just Beclaws was added to the sand. The ice cream cone was Copic coloured and sparkled with the camera shy and elusive clear Wink of Stella! 

Here are the markers I used...

Bohemian Brew Designs | for Jillibean Soup

Playing a bit of catch up this week. I have a couple cards that were shared on the Jillibean Soup blog last week using the Bohemian Brew collection of papers, embellishments and stamps!

This first one was stamped with the Bohemian Brew clear stamp set in colours that matched with the collection. A great way to stretch your stash!

Love making my own designs using the stamps from Bohemian Brew clear stamp set. My MISTI makes lining the stamps up so easy!

September 15, 2018

Winnie & Walter August Leading Lady Winner

Thank you for all the wonderful comments that you left on my posts during August when I was the Leading Lady at Winnie & Walter! I am a bit late posting the winner of the $30 gift certificate, September so far has been a rather busy month.

I used to select one week from each of my four posts. selected Week 1, then I used it again to select one comment from the 52 I received and #49 was selected. So the winner of the $30 gift card is...

Your information has been passed on to Winnie & Walter.
Congratulations and Enjoy!

September 11, 2018

Happy Harvest

I have a postup on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog today using the fun Perfect Pumpkin Die Set to make another autumn card. Full instructions and the product I used are over on the blog, see you there!

Have a wonderful day!

September 10, 2018

Muse #282

It's time for another new challenge at Muse!

So excited to share a card this week using the gorgeous new Altenew Floral Art stamp set. So easy to line up and I love the artistic feel of these blooms.

A closer look...

 I cannot wait to see how you are inspired to create this week, see you over at Muse!

I'm also submitting this to this week's Simon Says Wedneday Challenge Stamp On It!

September 7, 2018

Radiant Joy

Happy Friday!

I am up on the Birch Press Design blog today with a video tutorial making this card using the brand new Radiant Ornament Layering dies. Non traditional Christmas colours since it is still summer--lol!

Hope you have a chance to pop over to the post and let me know if you enjoyed my video!

Have a great weekend!

September 4, 2018

Fall is in the Air

I am so excited to be posting today as the newest member of the A Jillian Vance Design Team! I will posting over on their blog every Tuesday to share some inspiration using Jillian Vance Design products with you!

Today I have instructions on how I made this card over at A Jillian Vance Design! Hope to see you over there.