Mama Elephant-Fresh Fruits

Hi there! Today I’m sharing this project over on the Mama Elephant blog featuring the gorgeous new Fresh Fruits stamp set.Mama Elephant-Fresh FruitsI created masks with the coordinating Fresh Fruits dies and used them to mask off the fruit and color them with my ink blenders. I’m in love with the smooth gradient result.
Mama Elephant-Fresh FruitsI added a sentiment using the Thanks Script die along with an embossed sentiment from Pix’s favorites set.
Mama Elephant-Fresh FruitsHere’s a video to show you how I made this card.
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WPlus9-Friends for all Seasons: Fall

Hi there! Today I’m excited to be sharing this fun project over on the WPlus9 blog featuring the adorable new Friends for all Seasons: Fall set.WPlus9-Freinds for all Seasons: FallHow cute are these bears sharing a balloon bouquet? I added a sentiment from the Friends for all Seasons: Summer
WPlus9-Freinds for all Seasons: FallHere’s a video to show you how I made my card.

If you’re loving this Friends for all Seasons set as much as I am, you gotta check out the WPlus9 shop to see all the different seasons. They are too cute for words! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-Words Defined

Hello! I’m back with Mama Elephant highlighting the new Words Defined stamp set.Mama Elephant-Words DefinedFor my background I stamped several images from Fresh Fruits onto watercolor cardstock and then painted them with my Gansai Tambi paints. The sentiment was embossed in white onto black cardstock and popped up over a nest of silver thread.
Mama Elephant-Words DefinedCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more inspiration using the Words Defined set. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Concord & 9th-Happy Day

Hi there! Today I’m excited to join Concord & 9th for their month-long blog hop celebration in honor of their first birthday.C9_Birthday_Bash_RECTANGLE_largeMy project features a few products from their latest release. I embossed the gorgeous  Barnwood Background in clear & blended in Peacock Feathers.
Concord & 9th-Happy DayThe cake is from Happy Day. I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black onto watercolor cardstock and colored it with Zig Clean Color Markers. I also flicked some black & white paint using my Gansai Tambi watercolors.
Concord & 9th-Happy DayFor the sentiment I combined two sentiments from Give Thanks and Happy Day
Concord & 9th-Happy DayGIVEAWAY!!
I have a $20 gift card to Concord & 9th to giveaway! Leave me a comment for your chance to win.
Check out the blog hop over at Concord & 9th to see more amazing projects.
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Mama Elephant-Pretend Play

Hi there! I’m back with Mama Elephant highlighting the adorable Pretend Play set.Mama Elephant-Pretend PlayI used a few images(bike & balloon) from Tandem Ride & Tandem Extras along with the Pretend Play set. The sentiment is from Words Defined. How cute are those pretend play hats? So fun!
Mama Elephant-Pretend PlayCheck out the Mama Elephant blog to see more project showcasing the Pretend Play set. Thanks for stopping by!

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Hero Arts Winter 2016 Release Blog Hop

Winter_bloghop_600Hello! Today I’m excited to join Hero Arts along with several other talented designers to kick off their Winter release with a blog hop.
Hero Arts-Holly Days & Holiday TagsMy first project features several new sets. I used the Vintage Post for the background. After embossing the script in clear, I smooshed the watercolor cardstock using a few different distress inks for a colorful resist look.
Hero Arts-Holly Days & Holiday TagsThe greenery is from Holly Days and the sentiment is from Holiday Tags.
Hero Arts-Holiday AnimalsThis next card features the adorable Holiday Animals stamp set. I used masking to add the cute stocking caps to their heads. I also freehand cut a snowy hill as a mask to blend in the subtle background. The sentiment is from Coffee Cup Tags.
Hero Arts-Holiday AnimalsGiveaway!
Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, August 28 at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week.

Hop List:
The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Kathy Racoosin
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Alice Wertz
Amy Tan
Cheiron Brandon
Debbie Olson
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Debby Hughes
Heather Ruwe
Ilina Crouse
Isha Gupta
Jenn Shurkus
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Joan Bardee
Karin Akesdotter
Yana Smakula
Kelly Rasmussen
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Mariana Grigsby
May Sukyong Park
Libby Hickson

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Simon Hurley blog hop

14060052_1576417072661704_962055313_o.pngHi there! Today I’m excited to join Simon Hurley from Inklipse along with several other talented designers in a fun blog hop.SSS-Birthday BitsMy project combines several stamp sets by Simon Says Stamp. The balloons are from Birthday Bits and the cute bunny is from Abby’s Spring Showers. The sentiment is from It’s No Secret.
SSS-Birthday BitsHere’s a video to show how I made my card.

Here is the full blog hop order:
Simon Says Stamp
Newton’s Nook
Laura Bassen←you are here!
Jess Gerstner
Taniesa Vlasak
Crafty Max
Kristie Kreates
Kevin Bray

There are some amazing sponsors & prizes for the hop!
To enter the giveaways you MUST do everything below:
-Subscribe to Simon Hurley’s YouTube channel.
-Subscribe to Simon Hurley’s blog.
-Leave at least 3 comments throughout the blog hop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!