Friday, January 28, 2022

Love is in the Air...

YES.... we made it to Friday and I am so ready for the weekend. I have not really been out for a couple of weeks and I am so looking forward to shopping or eating out... something normal. I even had to cancel my Disneyland trip last week. But guess who's going this coming week. LOL

I just got some new goodies in the mail and wasted no time getting them inked and die cut and ready for my first card. I created this card using....

  • Pink & Main: White Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Pinkfresh Studio: Sparkling Diamonds die
  • MFT Stamps: Aim for the Clouds stamp set, Honey Bees stamp set and Giant Love die

I used one of my handy dandy Ranger alcohol ink/water backgrounds. Speaking of I am running out and need to get messy creating more of those. I die cut the Pinkfresh Studio: Sparkling Diamonds die on this colorful background and adhered it to my card.

I die cut the Giant Love die on two colors of card-stock and adhered to my card. I cut and adhered the colors together. I also overlapped the LOVE using foam adhesives. These letters are meant to be side by side, but my card was too small so I overlapped them. I kind of like the way it came out.

I then stamped out these cute bees from the Honey Bees stamp set and colored using Copic Sketch markers and then did a little fussy cutting and adhered the bees to my card also using foam adhesives. 

Finishing up with stamping this sentiment on a pre-cut banner that I had. 

I have to admit that I have discovered the love for bee stamps. Bee's are just fun to add to cards in almost any occasion. 

That is all for today.

Have an awesome Friday and Thank You for stopping by.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Sending Big Hugs...

We made it to Thursday. I am on the mend and feeling great today. I think after being sick to just learn to really appreciate good health. I try to remember to life each day to it's fullest and thank God for those days. God is so awesome and so loving. 

I got a few chores done today and even made it to my craft room.. YAY! Today's card was created using Lawn Fawn...

  • Happy Hibiscus lawn cuts
  • Giant Sending Big Hugs lawn cuts
  • Polka Heart Backdrop Portrait lawn cuts
  • Colored card-stock from MFT

I am on a Lawn Fawn role.. here is another for the Lots of Heart challenge.. 

This is an all die cut kind of card. All you need is glue. I die cut all my pieces in these fun bright colors. The card-stock is from MFT sample pack. 

I just did a little layering so the colors would pop in each section. For the Hibiscus, I used a little foam adhesives to give the flower a little dimension. 

I used Bearly Art precision craft glue for quick drying and that is about it. A simple simple card. The dies did all the hard work.

I hope you all have an awesome Thursday.
Thank you for stopping by.

Sending you all SMILES.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Enjoy the Ride...

Hello sweet blog friends. Well I have to admit my little cold turned into a big cold and well after a LONG weekend of not feeling well today I am on the mend. I have not been in my craft room for days and this is just NOT NORMAL. So today was a good day to hang out in my craft room and try and create a card.

I was successful but I have to admit this card took me over an hour to create. My mind is just mush. Funny how after being sick your mind is restarting... LOL at least mine has too. The older you get.... right????

I am also entering the LawnFawnatics Lots of Hearts challenge.. 

Today's card was create using Lawn Fawn:

  • Sunny Skies stamp set
  • Oh Gnome stamp set
  • Bicycle Built for You stamp/die set
  • Misc mini heart stencil
  • Waffle Flower Crafts Color Story inks Chirp Chirp, You Said What?, New Fish In Pond, Happy Go Lucky and My Pleasure (such fun names for inks)
I started with the mini heart stencil, sorry don't know who makes it because I have had it for years and it lost its packaging along the way. I used the Waffle Flower Crafts inks with the stencil and then sprinkled a little Copic Opaque here and there. 

I then stamped out all my images and started coloring with Copic Sketch markers. I had some of the coordinating dies but not for all so I had to do a little fussy cutting. 

Now time to layer up all these fun images on my heart background. I did not really have a plan I just started glueing here and there. A little foam adhesives here and there for some dimension. 

Finishing up with stamping this sweet sentiment from the Bicycle Built for You stamp set. 

That is REALLY all for today.
Tomorrow will be better... I am sure of it.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have an awesome day!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Heart Smile...

Happy Saturday. It is the weekend once again and I am happy that is also my posing day at Pink & Main HERE.  This is a sample of the first release of 2022, YAY! I might add that the release is fantastic, so make sure and check it out.

I created this card using. 

  • Polka Hearts Cover Die
  • Heart Spotlight Cover Dies
  • My Heart Smile Stamp/Coordinating dies
I also used the Pink & Main...
  • Summer Glitter Paper
  • Spring Glitter Paper
  • Holographic Set 1
  • EZ Squeeze Craft Glue
  • 1/8 Inch EZ Tear Tape
Lots of Pink & Main... I love it!

I started with die cutting the Polka Hearts Cover die on a piece of the Holographic card-stock. I set that aside and started cutting small strips of the Spring and Summer pinks/purples glitter card-stock. I adhered them to my card base using EZ Squeeze Craft Glue. I then adhered the Polka Hearts Cover on top of the card base using the 1/8 Ink EZ Tear Tape. I used the tear tape because it tends to stick to the glitter card-stock better.

I then die cut the Heart Spotlight Cover die on a piece of white card-stock and adhered it to my card also using 1/8 Ink EZ Tear Tape. For the rays I added the white card-stock in every other spot.

Finishing up with stamping this sweet sentiment from the My Heart Smile stamp set and die cutting using the coordinating dies. For dimension I just die cut the coordinating die multiple times and adhere together. Then adding to the card.

Make sure to check out the new release that was just released on the 20th. It is full of cuteness and it is also the first release of 2021. YAY!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have an awesome weekend!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

You're The Sweetest...

Happy Thursday everyone. I hope you all are having a great day so far. I am a little under the weather. I have a regular cold. A scratchy throat and just a little tired but am healthy enough to keep making cards. YAY! 

Today's card was created using Altenew: Paint A Flower: African Daisy stamp set and Ranger Diamond Stickles. 

This is REALLY a simple card to create. Let's get started. I stamped directly onto my card base on the upper right hand and lower left hand this gorgeous floral image. I then colored with Copic Sketch markers. I added some Ranger Diamond Stickles to the center of the flowers for little sparkle. Sorry that part is hard to see in the photos. 

Finishing up with coloring the background using Copic Sketch markers BG000. I almost left it white but decided on more color. Finally stamping the sentiment and well that is about it. This card took no time at all to create and I really love it. YAY! for pretty flowers to decorate your cards with....right?

That is all for today.

Thank you for stopping by. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Hey... ❤️ You!

Happy Tuesday. Welcome to my first official design team post for the Ink Blot Shop. YAY! Today I have created a card using Ink Blot Shop: Flair Greetings and Winging It stamp set. I might add that I was in a colorful mood. LOL 

I started with stamping the solid circle image using various ink pads to create this colorful background. I stamped directly onto my card base. 

I then stamped out the ♥︎ You sentiment into all of the solid stamped images using a black ink pad. 

I wanted the heart to stand out a bit more so I colored in the heart using a opaque pen. I set the card aside to let the opaque dry. This does not take long but can be smeared if you touch it too soon. 

Now it is time to stamp out the cute image from the Winging It stamp set and color using Copic Sketch markers. I then fussy cut around the image so I can add some foam tape to give it a little dimension on my card. 

Stamping another one of the circles from the Flair Greetings using a different ink color and then stamping another sentiment from the same set. I also fussy cut around and added some foam tape for dimension. 

A colorful stamped background finished up with cuteness all around. I love these sets together and I can't wait to share more for the Ink Blot Shop.

Thank you for stopping by.

Have an awesome day full of smiles.

Make sure to follow the Ink Blot Shop blog here for more fun inspiration. 

Monday, January 17, 2022

Sending Birthday Hugs...


Happy Monday... today I am posting for I have created this card using Altenew: In The Woodland stamp and coordinating dies and Terrazzo Tile builder stencil set. It is an Altenew filled card.

I started with this awesome Altnew: Terrazzo Tile builder stencil set and Ranger Oxide inks: Weather Wood, Shabby Shutters and Speckled Egg. I might add that this stencil is pretty cool. Might be one of my new favorites.

Next I I stamped out the Altenew: Through the Woodland image using my Misti Stamping Tool and Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Now it is time to ink up this pretty image. I used Copic Sketch markers BG78, BG75, BG72 for the flowers and BG95 and BG93 on the stems and leaves.

With the coordinating die, I die cut the image and adhered it to my card using foam adhesives for a little dimension. Finishing up with stamping the sentiment and trimming down to adhere to my card. I trimmed it at an angle to get this fun shape around my sentiment.

This stamp set comes with many different sentiments for sure to bring a smile. 

Thank you for stopping by.
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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Hello, Lovely Friend...

Happy Hello... it is Saturday and you all know that it is also my Pink & Main posting day. YAY!. I love mixing up my Pink & Main so today I have created a card using the Puffy Heart stencil, Sweet Greetings stamp set and Always stamp set. 

I started with adding Ranger Oxide inks to my card base (blueprint Sketch and Seedless Preserves. I then added my Puffy Heart stencil and added using Oxide ink Dusty Concord. Before I removed the stencil I sprinkled some oxide ink Black Soot. I just added some ink to my desk with a little water and sprinkled away. Oh yeah, I might add that I have glass covering my desk. It is an easy way to keep a clean desk and you all know how those inks can get a little wild and stain stuff. 

I then stamped out this pretty Always image and colored the flowers and leaves using Copic Sketch markers. I then die cut the image using the coordinating dies. 

Finishing up with stamping this lovely sentiment from the Sweet Greetings stamp set. I added the image using foam adhesives for a little dimension. 

That is all for today.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for stopping by.