Wednesday, January 18, 2017

You Love Fishing...

Hey everyone! I'm back with two more samples for Paper Smooches! As soon as I saw the fish in the Courteous Cuties stamp set I knew a layout would be in my future! During the fall, my son and I would often go out fishing before school started and I had the perfect photo of one of his catches!

Supplies Used: Paper Smooches (Courteous Cuties, Courteous Cuties Die Set, For You Tag Die setHappy Birthday Die Set, You Are Loved Die Set,  Ocean Scene Die SetPaw Print Die Set), Copics, Spectrum Noir, Tsukineko Memento Ink, Beacon Adhesive

I stamped the fish repeatedly on the cardstock to create the school of fish. I kept the coloring simple, but simply adding dots of blues/grey for the background. I added two fish to twine to look like caught fish. 

The sentiment "you're awesome" actually comes from the "you're turtley awesome" stamp in the Courteous Cuties set. I did a bit of stamp surgery on it. Don't be afraid to cut your stamps. You can easily position them back together if you want. 

The tag die in For You Die Set created the background of tags for the photo. To create some tags a bit longer, I used a partial die cutting technique. I moved my tag off the edge of my Big Shot Plates so it didn't cut through. Next I inched the die down the paper to extend the tag length and cut it the rest of the way. 

To create the bottom of the lake, I die cut a LOT of rocks with the Ocean Scene Die Set from cardstock and cork. And then I painstakingly glued each one down to make it look random and natural. 

I cut the letter "d" off the loved die cut from You Are Loved and got rid of the "are" to create the title "you love fishing".

I also die cut the word "happy" from Happy Birthday 2 Die Cut Set and used it as an embellishment. 

I think I used every single new January product on this layout with the exception of the Courteous Cuties 2 sentiment set! 

For my next project, but created a sign for the bear to hold with the sentiment "Free Bear Hugs" in place of the flower that was in his hand. I die cut hearts using the Paw Prints Die Set. I added details using the Stitched Die Set.

Supplies Used: Paper Smooches (Courteous Cuties, Courteous Cuties 2, Paw Prints Die Set) Tsukineko Memento Ink, Copics, Spectrum Noir, Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Courteous Cuties...

I'm back! We've had a house of sickies for the past week. No fun, but I'm finally on the mend and hoping to get back into my stamp room today :)

Today I'm some more cards made with the new Paper Smooches release! Have I mentioned how much I love the ocean characters?! Cuteness!

supplies used: Paper Smooches Courteous CutiesOcean Scenes DiesHappy Birthday Die, Distress ink, Copics, Spectrum Noir markers, watercolor paper, vellum

supplies used: Paper Smooches Courteous CutiesYou Are Loved dies, Tsukineko Radiant Neon ink, alphabet stickers, fun foam

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Paper Smooches Guest Designer

I am super SUPER excited to be the guest designer this month for Paper Smooches! I LOVE their stuff! 

Their new releases are adorable. Ok, all their stuff is ALWAYS adorable but did you see the fish in Courteous Cuties?! With a kid that grew up fishing, I'm all about the fish stamps! 

supplies used: Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties, Courteous Cuties 2,  Courteous Cuties Icon Dies, Copics, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker, Memento Ink

I stamped it all over the card and then stamped some extra, die cut him with the matching die set. I popped these up on foam tape to add some dimension to the card. To create the background I simply added dots of different sizes and colors with my copics. The sentiment is from Courteous Cuties 2 set. This set has so many cute sentiments that go with the animals in the Courteous Cuties stamp set. 

supplies used: Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties, Ocean Scene, Courteous Cuties Icon Dies, Doodlebug stickers, Copics, Memento ink
Next up is one of my favorite cards. Probably because its a bit out of the box, LOL! As I was die cutting lots of elements from the Ocean Scene die cut set, I couldn't help but picture the lamb from Courteous Cuties with a bunch of rocks. Ewe Rock! I crack myself up sometimes, LOL! 

If you haven't checked out this months Paper Smooches release...go check it out! Keep an eye on the Paper Smooches site tomorrow for a Flash Sale in honor of National Hobby Month! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Birthday Wishes....

Today I'm sending birthday wishes to a very special lady! Happy Birthday Laura! I'm joining the Stampendous crew today on a birthday hop.

Supplies Used:
Stampendous Happy Messages, Fronds
Spectrum Noir & Copic markers
Tsukineko Memento ink

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sending loads of Christmas Wishes...

I adore this truck from the new Stampendous Truck Tidings set. An old lime green truck...yes please, Santa! 

This set comes with both the cling stamps and matching dies. I used the tree die to cut a bunch of masks from post it notes. Easy peasy way to do the masking technique. 

supplies used: Stampendous Truck Tidings set, Copics, Spectrum Noir markers, Distress Ink

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps- ice inspiration piece

Addicted to Stamps- Christmas cards
Dies R Us- Christmas
Word Art Wednesday-anything goes
Mod Squad- trees and snow

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

bah humbug....

I thought it would be cute stick this walrus from Paper Smooches Chilly Chums in the middle of a wreath. I had planned to have a holiday sentiment but his expression just says "bah humbug" to me, LOL! 

I started by cutting lots and lots of the holly die from Stampendous Build a Wreath die set. You'll see that I ended up ditching the die cut berries and just used the alphabet sticker centers because they were the perfect size and color. 

Die cut two blue circles to make a card front. Then using a smaller die trace a circle in the center of your card to use as a reference for building your wreath.

And here is a close up of that cutie colored up with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers. 

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Dies R Us- Christmas

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Wonderful Winter Wishes...

I pulled out another older There She Goes stamp called Wonderful Winter Wishes. I love Birdie Brown/Torico's illustrations! 

Supplies Used:
There She Goes-Wonderful Winter Wishes
Crafters Companion- snowflake dies
Copic and Spectrum Noir markers/pencils
Beacon Zip Dry Adhesive

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
The Cats Pajamas- snow
Die's R Us- Christmas & dies
Emerald Creek Dares- Winter wishes
Uniko studios- Christmas
Addicted To Stamps- #222 make your Mark