Weather Trends

Hi there! Today I’m joining Papertrey Ink for our first group post featuring the new weather themed products.Weather TrendsMy first card showcases the new Enclosed: Sun stamps & dies.
PTI-Enclosed: SunI added color to the Sunshine die by inking it with Hawaiian Shores & Tropical Teal. I also added a sentiment from Hello Sunshine.
PTI-Enclosed: SunOn the inside of the card I stamped a sentiment from the new Tucked In: Thinking of You stamp set along with the sun from So Striking.
PTI-Tucked In: Thinking of YouMy next card features the new Striking stamp set along with the coordinating So Striking Paper Collection.
PTI-So StrikingI added the smile word die from Wet Paint 3 dies and blended Sweet Blush & Berry Sorbet to add the color.
PTI-So StrikingMake sure and check out what the rest of the team has created using these new weather themed products.
Nichole • Betsy • Dawn • Heather • Melissa • Laurie • Maile • Danielle • Ashley • Amy
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sending sunshine card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
pattern paper: true black stripe

stamps: enclosed: sun, hello sunshine, tucked in: thinking of you, so striking
dies: enclosed: sun, sunshine
ink: true black, harvest gold, summer sunrise, hawaiian shores, tropical teal

smile when it’s raining card:
cardstock: stamper’s select white
pattern paper: so striking, summer sunrise stripe

stamps: so striking
dies: so striking, wet paint 3
ink: true black, harvest gold, summer sunrise, sweet blush, berry sorbet

Waffle Flower Coloring Fun Blog Hop

waffle-flower-coloring-fun-blog-hop-badgeHello! Today I am excited to be joining Waffle Flower for their Coloring Fun Blog Hop.
Waffle Flower-Willy & Friends Stamp SetMy first card features the new and adorable Willie & Friends stamp set. I did lots of masking and Copic coloring on this one-layer wonder.
Waffle Flower-Willy & Friends Stamp SetMy second card showcases the gorgeous new Lotus stamp set.
Waffle Flower-Lotus Stamp SetI embossed the flower in Clear and then used my Zig Clean Color Markers and Aquash Brush to color it in.
Waffle Flower-Lotus Stamp SetHere’s a video to show you how I created my cards.

Leave me a comment for your chance to win a $50 Waffle Flower gift certificate. The winner will be drawn from comments left on all of our blogs. Enter by midnight, Sunday July 12. The winner will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on Monday July 13.waffle-flower-crafts-logo-RGBThere are several more incredibly talented designers who are joining along today.
Here’s the hop order:
Waffle Flower
Sandy Allnock
Kathy Racoosin
Tessa Wise
Nichol Magouirk
-me-
Katie Gehring
Jennifer McGuire

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Mama Elephant-Chance of Rain

Hi there! Just popping in to share a project that I have up on the Mama Elephant blog using the new Chance of Rain stamp set.
Mama Elephant-Chance of Rain
I did some fancy trimming on the right side of the panel leaving just a bit of the umbrella hanging over. Then I popped up the panel over a little polka dot pattern paper.Mama Elephant-Chance of Rain
Here’s a video to show you how I made my card.

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Waffle Flower projects

Hi there! Today I’m just sharing a couple of projects that were featured a while ago on the Waffle Flower blog.Waffle Flower-Rosette Hearts Template DieHow cute are the Heart Rosettes? I used several papers from the Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party 6×6 pad and a sentiment from the Congrats stamp set.
Waffle Flower-Rosette Hearts Template DieAnd here’s one other card I made using that cutie patootie little Tiny Wings die.
Waffle Flower-Tiny Wings DieI die cut the butterfly using several little bits of scrap paper and stitched them on the card in rows.
Waffle Flower-Tiny Wings DieHere’s a video to show you how I made these cards.
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PTI-Make It Monday

Hello! Just popping in to share a Make It Monday video that I have over on the Papertrey Ink blog. I’m sharing a couple of ways to add color to your cover plates.PTI-Peony Cover PlateFor my first project I added color to the Peony Cover Plate using Copic Markers with some subtle ink blending on the card base.
PTI-Peony Cover PlateOn my next card I used one of the Zig Clean Color Markers in Carmine Red to add color to the In the Woods Cover Plate.
PTI-In the Woods Cover PlateI also added some subtle aqua ink blending to the card base. I was going with a “under the sea” approach?? Is that a stretch? Maybe so. If not that then maybe a Japanese Cherry Blossom.
PTI-In the Woods Cover PlateHere’s a video to show you how I made these two projects.
If you feel inspired to color one of your cover plates, feel free to join & link up your project over on the Papertrey Ink blog for your chance to win $25 to spend at PTI. I’ll be checking the entries, so I’d love to see what you come up with! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Masking Techniques with Mama Elephant

Hello! Today I have a video to share with you showing how I created both of these Mama Elephant June release projects.Mama Elephant-Sunday StrollBoth of these cards use layers of masking. This is a great way to achieve perspective while keeping it a one-layer wonder.
Mama Elephant~Sunday SentimentsHere’s a video showing all my fancy schmancy masking secrets:)

Anyone feel like giving this masking a try? How about a giveaway to give you a kick start? Leave me a comment for your chance to win this awesome new Sunday Stroll stamp set, my favorite pair of tweezers and a pack a full sticky post-it notes.
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