Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Thinking of You Dear Friend

Hi Everyone! I am popping in today with a pretty watercolored card I created with the Big Blooms - Zinnia Stamp Set and the coordination Big Blooms Zinnia Dies from Taylored Expressions.


I love the Big Blooms series of stamps and dies. They make a simple, bold statement and there are so many ways to color these big, beautiful flowers. I watercolored the Zinnia for this card. I used watercolor paper and stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. Once my flower and leaves were dry I die cut with the Big Blooms Zinnia Dies


Since the flower makes such I statement I wanted to keep my background simple. I brushed Guava Ink on the bottom half and Potato Chip Ink on the top half with a Clarity Stencil Brush. I added a strip of Guava Cardstock across the middle of the card. The sentiment is from the Friendly Phrases Stamp Set and die cut with the Double Ended Flags Stacklets. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and embossed with TE Black Embossing Powder. The sequins are from the Snow Flurries Sequins. 


Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sea Friends

Hi! Pretty Pink Posh is running a three day sale on the super cute Sea Friends Stamp Set and coordinating dies. Sea Friends is one of my favorite sets to use for summer cards and great to have in your stash for scene building.


I have a card to share with you that I created with the Sea Friends Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

I used watercolor paper and distress inks to create the background, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, and Broken China. I created the sand with Kraft cardstock and the Scallop Borders Dies. The frame is die cut with the larger die in the Scallop Frames Dies. The sentiment is included in the stamp set. 

My stamped images are colored with Copic Markers and I added a few highlights with a white gel pen. I added bakers twine between the whale and the sentiment and attached the images with foam tape. Then a added a few "bubbles" with the Pearl White Jewels

Thanks for stopping by! 


Friday, May 18, 2018

Lovely Fuchsias

Hi and Happy Friday! I put in some long hours at work this week and I am really ready for weekend! And I am finally getting a chance to share this card I created with the beautiful Flourishing Fuchsias Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.

This is such a pretty stamp set. To create the card front I die cut the larger die in the Window Frames Dies into the card front. I used the Stitched Borders 2 Dies to edge the lower white panel. I cut the sentiment with the new Lovely Script Die from black glittered cardstock. I added foam tape to the back of the card front to leave a little extra room to hang my flowers. 


My coloring is done with Copic Markers and I added a little black gel pen to the ends of the flowers. I die cut the images with the Flourishing Fuchsias Coordinating Dies. The final touch is a sprinkling of Pearl White Jewels

Thanks for taking a look! Have a great weekend! 


Friday, May 11, 2018

Sending You Happy Mail

Hi! Thanks for dropping by for Day 2 of the Pretty Pink Posh May Release Blog Hop! Hop along for lots of inspiration and prizes!

Be sure to leave comments on each stop. Pretty Pink Posh is giving away 4 $25 gift certificates to four random comments (2 winners each day) left before May 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. The winners will be announced next week on the PPP Blog!



My first card features the new Flourishing Fuchsias Stamp Set. I really love the elegance of the fuchsias.


I started by cutting a piece of white cardstock for the card front and used a stencil brush to add a pale aqua ink and pale yellow ink to the background. Next I used the new Hugs Shaker Die, cutting it once directly into the card front and again from aqua cardstock. I inlayed the die cut in the card front added acetate behind the die cut. Inside the circle I attached few of the new Sparkling Clear Jewels to a piece of cardstock. I just love all the jewels PPP as added to their product line. The jewels are just beautiful! 


All my stamped images are colored with Copic Markers. The flowers and leaves are stamped with the new Flourishing Fuchsias Stamp Set and die cut with the Flourishing Fuchsias Coordinating Dies. The butterflies and sentiment are from the new Butterfly Friends Stamp Set and die cut with the Butterfly Friends Coordinating Dies.


My second card features two new stamps set and coordinating dies. The puppy is just one of the adorable new images in the new Playful Puppies Stamp Set and die cut with the Playful Puppies Coordinating Dies. The mail box, bird, envelope, and sentiment are from the new Happy Mail Stamp Set and die cut with the Happy Mail Coordinating Dies


The circle frame is cut with the Scallop Circles Dies. Behind the circle I cut the grass with the Scallop Borders Dies and the fence with the Picket Fence Die. I finished off with a few Sparkling Clear Jewels

Thanks for hopping along! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win! You can stop by the Pretty Pink Posh Blog for all the details! 

Here is the list of designers sharing projects for Day 2 of the Blog Hop:

Monday, May 7, 2018

Hello Friend with Page Maps and Taylored Expressions

Hi Everyone! I have a card to share with you today using a Becky Fleck’s Card Maps card sketch and Taylored Expressions products. This is fun collaboration. Card sketches are a great way to find inspiration for cards!! Here is the sketch I was given to work with.



And here is my take on the sketch!


First I used the Stitched Circle Stacklets and the Inside Scallop Circle Stacklets to create the circle frame for TE Gold Foil. Behind the frame I added a circle of Sugar Cube Card Stock brushed with a Clarity Stencil Brush with Sprinkles Ink to add the soft background. Then I used the Stitched Heart Stacklets and the Pierced Heart Stacklets to create the heart. I laced gold twine through the pierced holes. 



At the top I added small flowers and leaves with the Bloomers Greenery Dies and the Mini Bloomers 2 Dies. The sentiment is from the Friendly Phrases Stamp Set and die cut the Double Ended Flag Stacklets. I created the background pattern with the Chevron Arrow Stencil.

For more creative inspiration and card sketch ideas you can visit the Becky Fleck’s Card Maps Page here.



Thanks for stopping by and have a good week!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh May Release if Available Now!

Hi and everyone and thanks for stopping by on this beautiful Saturday morning! It is a perfect spring day to introduce you to the new Flourishing Fuchsias Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh! I just love the beautiful hanging branches.  And the new release is available today!


I stamped the images on watercolor paper in Versamark Ink and then embossed with gold embossing powder. Next I watercolored the images and when the paint was dry I die cut with the Flourishing Fuchsias Coordinating Dies

I cut the center panel with the Stitched Notes Dies from white cardstock and used a Clarity Stencil Brush and yellow ink to add the soft background. Next I stamped a sentiment from the new Simple Sayings: Life Stamp Set. I splattered gold paint in the background and attached the flowers to the card front, using a gold foil to mat the images. I finished off the card with a few new Metallic Gold Jewels. The jewels are so pretty and add an elegance to my card. 

You can find all the new products HERE. Have a wonderful weekend! 


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Introducing a New Glittered Felt from Taylored Expressions

Hi! Taylored Expressions is launching a new product today! Glittered and Foil Felt! It is even more pretty in person. You can stop by the TE Blog for more information on the new felt and more inspiration!

This new glitter and foil felt can be cut with the following cutting options:

With the new black Mixed Media dies and a manual cutting machine (Big Shot, etc). The new glitter felt can not be cut with normal TE dies and a manual cutting machine. But it can be cut with any TE metal dies and an electronic cutting machine (Vagabond, Gemini, etc.) I have a Vagabond and that is the machine I used to create my framed scrapbook page.


I like to hang framed scrapbook pages in my studio. This photo is from one of daughter's recent wedding. I started with a piece 12 x 12 white scrapbook paper. To create the subtle background I used the Blooming Beautiful Stencil and Confetti Cake Ink. 


I chose a sentiment from the How Sweet It Is Stamp Set and stamped with Versamark Ink on Vellum and embossed with TE Black Embossing Powder. The word "loved" is die cut with the Love Script Die. I cut the sentiment twice, once from Oreo Cardstock and once from TE Cut and Color Me White Chipboard and adhered the two layers together. The circles are die cut with the Stitched Frames Stacklets 2 from the new Sugar Coated Felt. 



To created the flowers I used the Roll With It Flower 1 Die and the Bloomers 1 Dies. The leafy branches are cut with the Happily Ever After Dies and the Leaves with one of the dies in the Mega Leaves Dies. This sentiment is from the Happily Ever After Stamp Set. I used two additional glittered felt colors, Sweet Mint and Herb Garden. 


I added Sugar Cube Enamel Shapes to the centers of the flowers cut with the Bloomers 1 die. At the bottom I created wedding rings with the Little Bits - Wedding Ring Die with TE Gold Foil and Sugar Coated Felt. I also added a few Snow Flurries Sequins. 

You can find the new felt here


Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, April 27, 2018

Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone and happy Friday! I am popping in today with a birthday card I created with the Sparkle Dot Patterns 2 Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh.

I started by cutting a piece of watercolor paper for the card front. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China and Peeled Paint to create the sky and grass background. The frame is cut is the smaller die in the Scallop Frames Dies.  I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Friends Stamp Set in Versamark Ink on vellum and then embossed with black embossing powder.

The sparkling balloon is so easy to create with the Sparkle Dot Patterns 2 Stamp Set. You just stamp your pattern in a light colored ink and add the pretty Watermelon Jewels! The clouds are die cut with the Rainy Days Coordinating Dies and the flowers are stamped with the Bunny Friends Stamp Set and die cut with the Bunny Friends Coordinating Dies

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 


Monday, April 23, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. It was so beautiful here! I had a little time in my studio and I created this card with pretty products from Pretty Pink Posh.

I have a number of family and friends birthdays in May. I went with pretty spring colors and a little bling for one of besties! I cut a piece of lavender cardstock for the card front and added a panel of lavender cardstock in the middle with the Stitched Notes Dies

The flower and leaves are stamped with the Wild Rose Stamp Set, colored with Copic Markers, and die cut with the Wild Rose Coordinating Dies. I cut the frame from black cardstock with the larger die in the Scallop Circles Dies. Behind the circle I just added a circle of white cardstock that was brushed lightly with yellow ink. The "Birthday" sentiment is from the Fox Friends Stamp Set


The word "happy" is die cut with the Happy Easter Script Die. At the bottom I added three rows of beautiful jewels. These are so pretty in person! I used the Sparkle Dot Patterns 2 Stamp Set to stamp my pattern, making it so easy to attach the jewels. The three colors are Lemon Drop JewelsShamrock Jewels, and Pansy Purple Jewels

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week! 


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A Bunny Celebration

Hi Everyone! I am sharing this sweet birthday card on the Pretty Pink Posh blog today.  I just love the cute bunnies in the Bunny Friends Stamp Set. I used the set in combination with the Birthday Friends Stamp Set to put together this birthday scene.

To create the background I cut a piece of watercolor paper for the card front. Using a blending tool I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, and Worn Lipstick. Next I spritzed the paper with water and splashed on white paint. Once the paper had dried I die cut the half circle directly in the card front with the larger die in the Window Frames Dies


The stamped images are colored with Copic Markers and the highlights are added with a white gel pen. I images are die cut with the Bunny Friends Coordinating Dies and the Birthday Friends Coordinating Dies. Behind the frame I added foam tape to give dimension between the two layers.  The hill is grass is cut with the Scallop Borders 2 Dies

The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set and the card is finished off with sequins from the Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix

Thanks for joining me today!