Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spellbinders March Blog Hop....

Hello fiends!  Today is the March Spellbinders Blog Hop and I am super excited to join in with all these amazing ladies. If you are following along on the hop, you have stopped in here from Janette's blog.  That girl is super talented and I can't wait to see what she has made up for today!

Stephanie Low has a new collection, Good Vibes over at Spellbinders and I have used a few of her dies in my cards today.

For this first card, I used Feathers in the Wind....


To create this card, I used Alcohol Ink on Yubo paper to make a rainbow background.  I used the largest feather die to cut this fun rainbow feather.  Next, I used the feather outline and cut a piece out of vellum.  I added the 2 die cuts to a scored card base.  Last, I added in a thank you sentiment and some black rhinestones for a little bling. 


The next card uses the new die set called Good Vibes Only....


To create this card, I cut the Good Vibes Only outline die out of some striped black and white paper.  Next, I die cut the word die out of black fun foam.  I wanted a 3D look to the sentiment.  I attached the sentiment panel onto the card


So that is it for me today.  Here are some details to check out.....

Enter to win the $500 Spellbinders Sweepstakes by clicking here...

Here is a full list of blog hop participants....

Laurie Willison are here.
  Tiffany Solorio

And there is a giveaway...

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, March 18th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes. 

So glad you stopped in today!  Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sweet Treat Kit {Queen and Co}...

Hello crafty people!  I'm stopping in with a card and a tag using the new Sweet Treat Kit from Queen and Company.  These dies are so great for both share cards and a good clean and simple card, too! (all supplies linked below)


I did a little alcohol inking on a piece of Yupo paper in rainbow order.  When it dried, I cut each color with the shaker frame die.  I used the middle piece for the perfect cupcake top.  Next, I grabbed a miscellaneous stamp (not included in kit) and heat embossed it on a banner. I added that to the card along with a little bling to finish it off.  


Next, I created an easy shaker card that works perfectly clipped to a gift bag....

Queen and Co Shaker Tags

I die cut a tag and then added the 2 cupcakes to the tag.  The kit comes with that adorable cupcake bottom die and it even embosses those lines!  LOVE!  Next, I used the Sweet Treat Kit cupcake shaker boxes and added the toppings.  The newest topping is included here.  Can you see those little peppermints?  So cute!  I clipped the tag to the gift bag with a clothespin and kept it simple by adding  a twine bow!  Easy peasy!

Queen and Co Shaker Tags

I hope you have enjoyed my projects today.  Thanks so much for stopping in! 

Monday, March 12, 2018

MFT Release Replay....

Hey Crafty Friends!  I am stopping in today with the MFT March Release Replay.  Today the Design Team is here to share another round of projects using this latest release.  There are so many fun new stamps and dies, but I chose to use Bubble Over with Joy.  These little bunnies are just so cute!


I created this simple card but masking off and flicking in some green Comics for a little grass.  I colored and popped up the bunnies and then stamped the sentiment.  I stamped the three bubbles in gray ink and then added some Glossy Accents and glitter on top.  I finished the card off with a twine bow. 


Check out the MFT Blog for more inspiration for this months MFT Release.  Check out the whole release over at MFT by clicking HERE.

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Have a great day!

{Concord and 9th} hello friend...

There is a new set from Concord and 9th that I am kinda smitten over.  :)  It's called Posie Fill-in.  Its so fun!  It has this fantastic grid for the background and then stamps to fill in for the flowers and different leaves.  OR you can get the dies and created pop up flowers and the "friend" sentiment.

So here is my first creation....


I stamped the back with versa fine and then added in the leaves with different greens.  Next, I die cut Orange, Pink and Yellow flowers and then added an orange layer in the background.  I adore this flower die because there is an option of cutting out the center or leaving it closed so you can stamp the center.  The possibilities are endless!  I added in the Friend sentiment with black card stock and then did a black glittery hello die to complete the card. 


Check out Concord and 9ths full release by clicking HERE.  There are some rainbows...they are fabulous!  I can't wait till they get here!

Thanks for coming by today!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

MFT Product Launch...

The MFT Release is live!  Are you headed to shop?  I have one last card to share using the new Pressed Flower set. 

MFT March 2018 Release

Its a very subtle look but I stamped the branch image in a light green all over a piece of cardstock.  I used the Bold Stripes Cover Up and die cut the stamped paper.  I added that to a white card base and then added a white hello on top of that.  Definitely a clean and simple card!

MFT March 2018 Release

Check out the MFT blog for more release details!  Thanks so much for coming by today!

Monday, March 5, 2018

MFT Countdown Day 1....

Today is the last day of the MFT Countdown.  All these goodies you have been seeing are going to be available tonight, March 6th, at 8pm CST.  I have another card to share showcasing the Celebratory Banner...

MFT March 2018 Release

I adore this banner as it creates a simple and fun card element.  The stitched line lays down and cuts easily anywhere on your card.  The banners cut out all at once, which is so nice.  I used rainbow copies to color each individual banner.  I zig zagged these across the front of the card and then added a simple white "hi" for the sentiment.  

MFT March 2018 Release

Stop by the MFT Blog for a list of stops to make to see all the creations using the new goodies.  Stop back by tonight to see one last creation for the March MFT Release.  So glad you stopped in today!

March My Monthly Hero Kit Hop...

Hello there!  I am so excited to be hopping along today with some amazing crafters.  Today we are sharing the March My Monthly Hero Kit.  When I saw the kit, I got pretty excited and created 4 cards.  So hang in there with me because I have a few pics to share today! The full list of products available are linked below, as well as a full list of stops on today's hop.  

First off, here is a photo of this months kit....
"The Beautiful Basics March 2018 My Monthly Hero is a collection of all-purpose messages and icons in a modern style, with lovely script message dies for them to coordinate with or use alone. Additional dies included will frame your designs in shapes of banners, tags and bubbles. We've added neutral iridescent and metallic sequins, high-quality basic cardstock in black, kraft and white, Unicorn pigment ink and a silver sparkle embossing powder, all to help take your greetings to the highest level."

Kit Contents:
6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
4 Fancy Word Dies
7 Fancy Shape Dies
4 8.5" x 5.5" Sheets Basic Kraft Cardstock (80 lb cover)
4 8.5" x 5.5" Sheets Basic White Cardstock (80 lb cover)
4 8.5" x 5.5" Sheets Basic Black Cardstock (80 lb cover)
Sparkly Sequins 1.5 oz
Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder 0.5 oz
Unicorn White Ink Cube

Kit Value: The value of the kit is $70, but it is sold at $34.99.


I have four cards using pieces from the Hero Arts kit but I have also added in several add-ons.  This first card showcases the new Smile Stamp and Cut along with the Bold Graphic Confetti Die....


I did a little ink blending on the background, then added the Confetti die over the top in vellum.  I added the "smile" die and sentiments on the card front with a few little dew drops for detail.  


The Every Which Way Stencil grabbed my attention and, of course, I saw it and thought it needed a rainbow....


I used some Distress Oxides to create the background and then added that gorgeous hello die cut to the front of the card.  I grabbed a few more dew drops...well...because I want to use them on every card.  :)  


I adore the Hello There sentiment from the kit stamp set.  I inked it up with a Hero Arts Ombre ink pad and then colored over the shadow with a black pen just for a different look. 


I used the confetti image from the kit stamp set in a light gray in the background and then went back in with one of the stars inked up in black.  I added a couple mats under the sentiment and then popped it up on fun foam to finish off the card.  


Finally my last card...


I used the Alphabet Window Fancy Die with a pice of alcohol inked up yupo paper.  I love all the color in this.  This die would make the best teacher card so I added the "thank you" die in black cardstock.  


Here is a quick shot of the add-ons linked below...

Remember that this kit is only available for a limited time.  Once its gone, its gone!  If you would like to make sure you receive the kit each month, you can subscribe and it will come to you every month! Click HERE to subscribe!

Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog on the hop for your chance to win a kit.  Giveaway closes Sunday, March 1th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

There will be lots of inspiration to see today.  Check out the rest of the stops on the hop.....

Laurie Willison you are here!
Libby Hickson

I am so glad you stopped in today.  Thanks for joining me!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

MFT Countdown Day 2...

Hey there!  Today is Day 2 of the MFT March Countdown.  I have a super fun new stencil to share with you...Stencil Basics Shape Triangle. This stencil is so versatile and can make for an easy clean and simple card. 

MFT March 2018 Release
I used the different sized triangle in the stencil along with some different colors of oxides and made a quick background.  Next, I die cut Hello from black fun foam and black cardstock to add a dimensional sentiment to the card front.  

MFT March 2018 Release

The MFT Blog will have more details about this months release.  Stay tuned for another countdown day and then release day, Tuesday, March 6th when everything will be available at 8pm CST.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!