Make It Monday: Coloring Embossing Paste

This is a very special day, folks! I am so excited to share my very first Make It Monday video for Papertrey Ink with you. It is such an honor for me to make one of these videos…really a dream come true.
PTI~Make It MondayI used Papertrey ink refills to color my embossing paste as well as creating my own stencils from various dies. For this one I used the Mighty Bloom cover plate die.
PTI~Make It MondayBeing able to create your own stencils with dies gives you endless possibilities.
PTI~Make It MondayFor this card I used the Polka Dot Parade Uppercase Alphabet dies to create my stencil.
PTI~Make It MondayHere’s my video….squeeeeel! I’m so excited to finally share a Make It Monday video.
Head over to the Papertrey Ink blog for more information about playing along with the challenge. You could win a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink. Don’t miss out! I’d love to see what you come up with! Thanks so much for stopping by!

PTI~Countdown Day 2

Hi there! Today I’m joining Papertrey Ink for Day 2 of the August release countdown. The projects I’ve created are featuring the new Happy Spooky Halloween stamp set with coordinating dies and the Dangled Stars dies.PTI~Happy Spooky Halloween, Dangled Stars diesI added a bright orange hat for the kitty using the TeePee Time stamp set & die. I’m not sure it’s Halloween-ish, but it is darn cute. I also added some googly eyes to the cat. I mean if you’re gonna be too cute to spook, then you gotta have googly eyes, right?
PTI~Happy Spooky Halloween, Dangled Stars diesFor this next project I used the same Happy Spooky Halloween stamp set as well as the new Gable Box die.
PTI~Happy Spooky Halloween, Gable Box dieHow cute would this be to make for Halloween favors?
PTI~Happy Spooky Halloween, Gable Box dieThis next card features the Dangled Stars die again with some hot ombre action.
PTI~Dangled Stars diesI love how fitting this sentiment is from the Stylish Sentiments: Birthday stamp set.
PTI~Dangled Stars diesAnd just one more card using the other die in the Dangled Stars die set.
PTI~Dangled Stars dies, Birthday Classics: SeptemberI die cut a bunch of the stars, used my ink blenders to dab some quick color on them and glued them in the form of a birthday banner. The sentiment is from the new Birthday Classics: September stamp set.
PTI~Dangled Stars dies, Birthday Classics: SeptemberHere’s a close up of those delicious stars. I added some Wink of Stella glitter pen to them and then, as if that wasn’t enough, I added glossy accents. You just wanna lick ‘em, don’t ya:) If only they could make flavored glossy accents, ha ha! Ok, that just got really weird.
PTI~Dangled Stars dies, Birthday Classics: SeptemberMake sure and check out the Papertrey Ink blog to see more of the fabulous August release. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Beach Girl digi stamp by Elena Roussakis

Hello! Today I’m happy to be sharing a card using a free digi stamp designed by my sweet & talented friend, Elena Roussakis.Beach Girl digi stamp by Elena RoussakisIsn’t she cute? I used the new Wave stencil by Simon Says Stamp as well as a circle mask cut from a circle punch for the sunset.
Beach Girl digi stamp by Elena RoussakisCheck out what the rest of these amazing ladies created using Elena’s digi stamp, and download it for free digi over on Elena’s blog. Thanks for stopping by!

SSS~Summer School

SSS_summerschool_blog_header_2014Hi there! I’m back again, just one more time today, I promise:) I didn’t want to forget to let you know that I have a fun post & video over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today for their Summer School series.
SSS~Lunch Box NotesI used the new Lunch Box Notes & coordinating dies. My crazy kiddos make a guest appearance on the video, too:)
Teacher's-Pet-prize-blog-finalMake sure and leave a comment on the Simon Says Stamp blog for your chance to win some fabulous prizes, too! Thanks for stopping by!

Pretty Pink Posh~release hop

This is my second post for today. For my CASE Study Anniversary Hop, please scroll down.

Today I’m honored to be joining Pretty Pink Posh for their new product release blog hop.

newproduct_bloghop2 (1)The lovely Paulina sent me some of the fabulous new dies and sequins to play with. Oh, lovely, lovely new stuff! I used the new Stitched Duo 2 dies to create the circle design on my card front. I ran the die through several times to cover the entire front and then popped it up over the base for a fun tone on tone look.
Pretty Pink Posh~New Product hopLet’s talk about these sparkling clear sequins, shall we? They are like my most favorite sequins in all of sequin land, and now they are offered in three perfect sizes. I used all three sizes here, and I just love how they sparkle and coordinate with anything, anytime, anywhere. The flowers and sentiment are from the Friendly Flowers stamp set by PTI.
Pretty Pink Posh~New Product hopPaulina is giving away 2 $25 gift certificates…woot! Leave me a comment by 11:59 PM PDT on 8/10/2014 for your chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.
Thanks so much for hopping by!

CASE Study~4th Anniversary blog hop

Hi there! Today I’m excited to be joining CASE Study as they celebrate their 4th Anniversary. It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since I had the opportunity to be a “Muse”. I was very honored that the lovely and talented Chupa asked me back to celebrate with such an amazing line up of designer. 4thanniversaryThe theme of the hop is “inspiration”. I found this gorgeously graphic design on Pinterest and the rest it history.
9ece8d7216ad1abeb8c12679bff8c936I searched for a die in this shape, but I couldn’t find what I wanted, so I used my Silhouette machine to create my own similar shape. The cut-out acted as a mask for blending in the overlapping colors.
CASE Study~4th Anniversary HopThe sentiment is from the Whimsical Flowers stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.
CASE Study~4th Anniversary HopCASE Study is giving away some awesome prizes for their anniversary. Leave me a comment by Tuesday (11.59 pm) for your chance to win!
There’s also a challenge opened for all to play along. You are invited to CASE any one of the projects featured in the blog hop. Check out the CASE Study blog for more information. Thanks for hopping by!
Joni Nina Andaya
Teri Anderson
Laura Bassen<–me
JJ Bolton
Nina Brackett
Clare Buswell
Keisha Campbell
Andrea Ewen
Pamela Ho
Jeanne Jachna
Anna Kossakovskaya
Elena Roussakis
Lisa Spangler

Paper Smooches~Large Leaves dies

Hello! Today I’m just sharing a Paper Smooches card. This card uses the Large Leaves dies & Blossoming Buds stamp set.Paper SmoochesI used my Silhouette to cut the oval frame, and used an ink blender to blend the color on the leaves. Don’t you just love that sentiment?
Paper SmoochesI also have a winner to announce for the Stretch Your Stamps 2 giveaway….congratulations Holly Saveur!
Thanks so much for stopping by♥