Sunday, January 15, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays - My Heart Beats For You

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm having fun making Valentine's Day cards with the CAS-ual Fridays Love Notes Stamp set! 
I stamped a background with the border/music bar in hot pink and red.  I stamped individual notes in light pink to fill the empty spaces.  I thought it would be fun to stamp the sentiment at an angle along the last bar at the bottom of the card.
For some sparkly accents I added some musical Fri Dies (Double Note, Heart Note, Treble Clef), and a few Fun Fetti Hearts in lieu of sequins. 
These musical hearts were one of the first sets that attracted me to CAS-ual Fridays and I think they're still gorgeous today!    

Want to go shopping? There's lots of stamps in the sale section of the store, and yes.. you can double dip using my special code. Any commission that would normally be given to me has been redirected to CASual Fridays for their Calling All Sistahs Campaign to use toward breast cancer awareness and prevention. I do not accept any payment for products I use on my blog. I only work with products I love and would recommend.



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Love Notes
Dies | CAS-ual Fridays Fun Fetti, Double Note, Heart Note, Treble Clef



Friday, January 13, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - Beast Friend

Happy Friday!  Are you ready for the weekend?  Yesterday we got hit with an ice storm.   Everything is covered with a sheet of ice!  Of course I had a dentist visit yesterday and I can't tell you what a hard time I had breaking into my car!  I had to bang around the edges of the door frame to jar it loose!   And then scrape all the windows.  Today the roads are better.. the salt trucks made their rounds... but  the side walks are treacherous. 


I'm posting today for my favorite store - Tupelo Designs LLC! They're celebrating their birthday this month and have lots of gifts FOR YOU! Here's what you'll get!

FREE Desk Calendar ($15 Value) with Every Order! *Will ship separately mid-late January, once the product arrives in our store.

FREE Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool ($3 Value) with Every Order! * Will ship separately mid-late January, once the product arrives in our store.

FREE Stamp ($15 Value) with every order over $20.17. *Will ship separately mid-late January, once the product arrives in our store.

You will receive FREE GIFTS valued at $18 with every order! And if your order is over $20.17, the FREE Gifts that you receive will total $33!!!

And SHIPPING IS ALWAYS FREE - NO COUPON REQUIRED!!
They also have a special birthday challenge set up for you

In order to make our Birthday Month even more festive, our Facebook page – TDLLC (Award Winning) – is hosting a Birthday Card Contest. One winner will be drawn per week! To be entered to WIN a $35 Gift Card from TupeloDesignsLLC, all that you have to do is to submit a photo of a birthday themed card that you have made with “TupeloDesignsLLC Birthday Month Contest” in the text of the post. ONE WINNER will be drawn at random PER WEEK from all of the cards received. You’ll find full contest details in the pinned post at the top of the TDLLC (Award Winning) Facebook page.

If you are not yet a member of our TDLLC (Award Winning) Facebook page, simply click here and our Admins Kathy or Anisa will approve your membership and welcome you into the TupeloDesignsLLC crafting community.
Tupelo Designs LLC has lots of your favorite brands like My Favorite Things.  I made this card with the BEAST FRIENDS stamps set.   The Stitched Fishtail Flags add a pretty stitched design to sentiments. 
The background was created with Ranger Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Broken China.  I colored the "beasties" with Copic Markers.   To add some sparkle to the snowy hills I applied some Glossy Accents and sprinkled on some iridescent glitter.
Want to go shopping? Head on over to Tupelo Designs LLC and see what's new today! 






Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | MFT Beast Friends

Dies | MFT Beast Friends, Snow Drifts, Stitched Fishtail Flags
Ranger Distress Ink | Tumbled Glass, Broken China

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pretty Little Studio - You Are The Best!

It's a cold blustery day here in the Chicago area! How about a little pick me up? Wouldn't this be a nice little surprise? Your favorite drink and a pretty flower? I love the watercolor look of the Pretty Little Studio Here Comes The Sun collection. The Flowered paper is from the Up in the Air paper pack, and the tiny hearts print paper is from the Summer Party paper pack.
I layered the cup and flower die cuts from the Coffee Time die cut package on a Coffee Break 3x4 Journaling Card. The pretty pink ribbon on the journaling card seemed like the perfect background! I love working with the die cuts since they're printed, cut and ready to work with all I need to do is arrange them. I thought the flower needed a leaf; I found the perfect one in the Cactus die cut package.

For my sentiment "You are the BEST" I stuck a Think Positive sticker on a Label from Label Medley. The labels come in lots of different colors so you're sure to find the right one, and the stickers coordinate perfectly. The label pack even has some printed and die cut stars to use as embellishments. The hardest part is deciding on what words to use to make your sentiment.

The finishing touches are always the eye candy! That yummy flair is from the Rain assortment. And the sequins are Golden and 4 mm Crystal. There's a nice assortment of sequins to choose from in the store.. different colors, shapes (flat and faceted), as well as transparent and opaque.
Keep warm and have a great day! 



Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Here Comes The Sun | Up In The Air (Flowers) | Summer Party (Tiny Hearts)
Flair | Rain
Die Cuts | Coffee Time (Cup, Flower) | Cactus (Leaf) | Label Medley (Star & Label)
Journaling | Coffee Break 3 x 4”
Stickers | Think Positive
Sequins | Golden, 4mm Crystal

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Birch Press Designs Caprice Hearts

You've seen the Birch Press Design layered background dies.. but now there's a new release that includes these layered CAPRICE HEARTS!

Come see what's new as we celebrate the new release with a blog blitz.  There's  a prize on every post between January 10-13.  Go HERE NOW.. and LEAVE A COMMENT to enter to win! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Grateful Hearts
Dies | Birch Press Design Amour Layer C, Caprice Hearts Layers A B & C, Perfect Hearts | Poppystamps Classic Ribbons 


Monday, January 9, 2017

Poppystamps Blog Blitz Begins!

Poppystamps is showing all the newest products during our blog blitz that begins today!  We're giving a prize on every single post now through January 23.

Want a chance to win this PLAYFUL DEER COLLAGE die?  CLICK HERE to jump to the Poppystamps Blog to leave a comment!!! 


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Grateful Hearts
Dies | Poppystamps Folium Frame, Heart Screen, Playful Deer Collage, Tiny Birds and Branches