Introducing Sentiment Splits

Hello there! Today I’m joining Papertrey Ink as we countdown to the March release. I have a few projects to share showcasing the new Sentiment Splits stamp set with coordinating dies. These new products were designed by one of my all time favorites, Maile Belles. This girl never ever ceases to inspire me with her trendy to the max style. She didn’t let us down this month, no siree!PTI-Sentiment SplitsMy first card uses one of the Sentiment Splits: Curved Horizontal dies. I die cut the Simply Chartreuse, Tropical Teal & Raspberry Fizz cardstock and layered them for a sort of wavy look. The sentiments nestle in like butter. I know butter doesn’t nestle, but you get the idea.
PTI-Sentiment SplitsThis next card uses the Sentiment Splits: Angle Horizontal coordinating die.
PTI-Sentiment SplitsI used the Bold Bouquet stamp set for the flowers. I was thinking when I was trying to line up these floral images on the front panel and then again on the card base that one of those highfalutin MISTI thingamajigs would make this really easy to do. Of course, I don’t have one, so I had to do it the old fashioned way…with my super powers.
PTI-Sentiment SplitsAnd this last card is my Ode to Maile. Does this not look like something she’d make? I think it does. Well, with my added rainbow touch to it, of course.
PTI-Sentiment SplitsI used the Enclosed: Flower mini stamp set and mounted the panel on some of that delicious new Vintage Cream Linen cardstock.
PTI-Sentiment SplitsMake sure and check out Nichole’s blog to see more of the March release countdown projects. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy 5th Birthday, Lawn Fawn!

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Hello there! Today I’m joining in a very special birthday hop for Lawn Fawn. I just love the Lawn Fawn images. They always make me smile, and Kelly has a heart of gold, too. She has the best taste in cozy sweaters from Target that we both wear on a daily basis like a security blanket…she’s my kinda girl.Happy 5th Birthday-Lawn FawnI combined three sets on this card: Critters in the Arctic, Year Two & Year Four. I tried Betsy Veldman’s ink smooshing technique for my background. It’s a little different than what I’ve been doing, and I really love it. Betsy is a genius. End of story.
Happy 5th Birthday-Lawn FawnAfter ink smooshing the background, I stamped the images on a separate piece of cardstock, colored them with Copics and paper pieced them onto the card. Speaking of coloring, have ya’ll checked out my dear friend, Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Color Challenge? So many great tutorials and prizes happening on her blog and lots of excitement happening over on Instagram, too. Just search #thedailymarker30day and you’ll see what I mean. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Lawn Fawn!

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Cheiron Brandon.
Thanks so much for hopping by!

Stretch Your Dies-Giveaway!

SYDI love die cutting—and I’m always looking for new ways to use my die-cutting machine and dies to make cards. The girls at Online Card Classes felt the same way! Their new class, Stretch Your Dies, is all about discovering new, cool ways to use dies for card making. It’s based on the same concept as their popular Stretch Your Stamps class—each day the class will focus on a different kind of die, so it’ll be easy to find a die or two in your stash to follow along with. The class will have 20+ videos! For more information, visit Online Card Classes.

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m one of the guest artists for Stretch Your Dies! But even better… one of you will get to attend! Just leave a comment on this post by Saturday, March 14th to be eligible. Class starts on Monday, March 16, 2015. I can’t wait! And I hope to see you there!

Paper Smooches projects

Hi there! Just popping in to share a couple of projects that I made for my design team assignments using Paper Smooches products. I’ve fallen terribly behind in posting my Paper Smooches projects. I feel like I need more days in my months or hours in my days or whatever, either one. If you can find either of these send ‘em my way, ok? Send a maid, too, while you’re at it:)Paper Smooches-Religious Words diesThis first card features the Religious Words dies. I stamped the butterflies using Graceful Beauties and sentiment from the Spiritual Sampler. I also added the frame using the Duo Die 2.
Paper Smooches-Religious Words diesThis next card uses one of the Ampersand 2 dies.
Paper Smooches-Ampersands 2 DiesI framed it using the Duo Die 2 and stamped the Mr.& Mrs. using Lovely Thoughts. This ampersand is just so cool. I love the shape of it.
Paper Smooches-Ampersands 2 DiesThat’s all for today:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

SSS-Plan On It!

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Hello there! Have ya’ll seen the new Plan On It release with Simon Says Stamp? If you love planners, then you will love these new products. I myself, am the furthest thing from a planner addict. I am a “fly by the seat of my pants, planner rebel” type of gal….but I’m trying. I really am trying to change, because, well, all of this planner stuff is just so darn fun, and goodness knows, I could use a little organization of the mind lately.SSS-Plan On It!One thing I have done for a long time is print out a month at at a time to keep track of my blogging deadlines and stuff, so I tried out some of these new products with my “red-neck” system:) Those little water glasses are so fun to fill up. It’s embarrassing how giddy one can get by filling in eight glasses, lol.
SSS-Plan On It!These stamps and cutie-patootie little ink cubes are so fun! I love that I can really highlight certain things using color and little banners. I’ve been trying really hard to remember birthdays, so this is great way for me to remember this. It’s kind of fun to sit down and take time to look over the month and just wrap your brain around what needs to be accomplished.
SSS-Plan On It!I couldn’t resist making a card with these new products, too.
SSS-Today dieI took one of the tiny line stamps and created a sort of grid background with Sea Glass ink, and then added the Today die with some soft Cotton Candy ombre blending on it.
SSS-Today dieCheck out the Simon Says Stamp blog to see more about the new release. I also just happened to see my dear friend, Debby Doodle’s blog this morning. That girl is a planner extraordinaire! Make sure and check out her blog to see how she uses these fabulous new products! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Virginia’s View Challenge-All Things Embossed

all things embossedHello there! Today I have the great pleasure of joining my dear friend, Virginia, for her 13th challenge. Her challenge is celebrating it’s first birthday this month! Congratulations, Virginia!!Winnie & Walter-Rectangled & TriangledThe theme this month is embossing, so I did some emboss resist using watercolors. First I embossed the background using a Winnie & Walter stamp set and then added a custom sentiment that I made with my Silhouette. I just typed in the sentiment that I wanted, squeezed the letters closer, welded them together and cut it out. Nothing fancy, I swear.
Winnie & Walter-Rectangled & TriangledThis next card uses the Grid Background stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.
SSS-Grid BackgroundI can’t get over how gorgeous these Gansai watercolors paint.
SSS-Grid BackgroundHere’s a little video to show you how I created these cards.
Head over to Virginia’s challenge blog to see all the amazing entries so far and play along for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant-Three Amigos

Hello there! Today I have a card to share featuring the adorable new Three Amigos stamp set with coordinating dies.Mama Elephant-Three Amigos
I created a frame for my “amigos” using the Index Card dies. Then I made a hill for them to stand on using one of the Borderlines Trio dies. I used Mojito to blend in the green for the hill & Rainwater for the sky.Mama Elephant-Three AmigosAfter coloring these cute little critters with Copics & adding the sentiments, I popped them up with foam tape and added a few little hearts from using the Confetti dies. I have one more project that I made using this same set. You can see it over on the Mama Elephant blog.
Thanks so much for looking!

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