Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #535 - Have I Told You Lately That You are Amazing?


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge based on this first day of spring color palette.  It makes me so happy to see these colors together!


I used the Altenew Vintage Roses Add-on stamp set for my card today.  I thought since it was the first day of spring I would use some beautiful florals for my design.  I absolutely love making backgrounds with a large sentiment added last.

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like!  This is only the first day so you have plenty of time!  You will love what the designers created for us this week. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Love You So Mush


Hello Tuesday Friends!

I have another card using the phenomenal Kitchen Sink Stamps.  This multi layered set is called Forest Toadstool and looks like this:


This is one of the easiest multi layered stamp sets to put together.  I had such a good time making all sorts of colored mushrooms for my card!  The sentiment comes from this set as well.

I hope you have a marvelous day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie

Monday, March 18, 2019

Happy Birthday


Happy Monday!

I am still playing with the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System.  Of course the best part is the reveal!  I used the current Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month set to make my foiled wreath and flowers.  And last month's set for the foiled sentiment.

I couldn't resist adding my Pretty Pink Posh peacock to the wreath.  I'll be coloring more of them soon I think!

The sparkly panel behind my shaker window was made using a stencil and the Gina K. Designs new Glimmering Gold Foil.  I just love those little dots!

Have a great Monday and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Thinking of You


Happy Saturday!

I've been playing with all sorts of foiling methods this week.  I love playing with it, but photographing the end result is just plain hard!

If you can't tell, the middle heart is green foil and the other two are gold foil.  I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system with one of their heart plates.  I've enjoyed working with it as well as some other foiling techniques and over the next few days I'll have more to share with you!

Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Friday, March 15, 2019

May Your Birthday Bloom with Joy


Happy Friday!

With the release of some wonderful new products from Gina K. Designs and Therm-o-web, I am super happy to share one my cards using a few of the new products.  I'll show you below what I used.



 






I am pretty much in love with these new products and I can't wait to show you more cards I've made using the brand new Glitz Glitter Gel as well.  So hang tight!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy Birthday


Happy Thursday!

Pretty Pink Posh has done it again with the Spring Wreath.  I loved their Autumn Wreath, so there was no question I would be adding this one to my collection!  And rest assured if there is a winter and a summer version, I'll have those too!

I used Copic markers for my coloring medium.  I would like to try colored pencils next.  I am not sure if you can tell, but I embossed the background with a small dot pattern.  It just adds a bit extra to the card.

Have a lovely day and I'll be back again tomorrow with something new.

See you then!

Susie

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #534 - Hello, I Just Wanted to Say Hi


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge based on this color palette:


I used the Special Friends stamp set from Penny Black for my little bunny.  The grounding and the clouds are from The Ink Blot Shop.  And my sentiment is from Wplus9.  I love mixing sets to get the look I want!

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like!  This is only the first day so you have plenty of time!  You will love what the designers created for us this week. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

You Make Me Happy


Hello Tuesday Friends!

I guess I am wishing for spring right now with these bright and cheerful flowers.   I used the You Make Me Happy stamp set (and dies) from Gina K. Designs.  This set was designed by the super talented Lisa Hetrick.


Instead of masking all the flowers, I decided to die cut them and arrange them.  I actually like the dimension it brings to the card!

Have a terrific Tuesday and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie


Monday, March 11, 2019

Hello Spring


Happy Monday!

I could hardly wait to share this project with you!  First let me show you the Kitchen Sink Stamps set I used which is called Honey Bunny.


I stamped and die cut enough bunnies for a wreath.  I used the Gina K. Designs Mega Wreath Builder to make sure the bunnies were placed evenly.  I used the Hello Spring sentiment from the Honey Bunny set and little flower stamps from the Mini Wreath Builder to finish the center area.

I absolutely LOVE these little bunnies and to see them framed up like this just makes them even better!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project to share with you.  I hope to see you then!

Susie

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Pencil Me In; I Miss You


Happy Sunday!

Gina K. has a great new set called Crafty Notes.  I sought out one of the smallest stamps and wondered if I could use it to make a clean and simple card.  So out came the pencil stamp. 

I die cut a rainbow of pencils coloring them in with soft Copic colors.  Then I taped them all together on the back to make one element.  I decided to stamp and cut one more pencil to make the layout more symmetrical and I love how it all turned out!

Have you purchased this set yet?  It's a good one!!


Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Ladybug Hugs


Happy Saturday!

I'm back again with another card using Kitchen Sink Stamps.  This time I am using the Ladybug Hugs set.  Here is a look at how this set is laid out:


I stamped and die cut two sweet little ladybugs thinking I would make two cards...but then I decided to use them both on this one card giving each other a hug.  Fun!   The sentiments in the set are great too.  And the price point?  Only $8.00 - I don't think you can beat that price!

On Monday I will have another project using Kitchen Sink Stamps.  This one will be a special project and I hope you'll come by to see it.  Have a terrific day and I'll see you again tomorrow! 

Susie

Friday, March 8, 2019

I'm Over the Moon for You


Happy Friday!

I just want all of you to know how special you are to me.  
I really am over the moon for you!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Happy Birthday


Happy Thursday!

Have you seen the beautiful multi layer stamps available at Kitchen Sink Stamps?  This one is called California Quail.  And here is a graphic of the stamp set:


The quail is a five layer image and the egg cluster is a three layer image.  I experienced a bit of a learning curve when I first used these stamps, but I figured them out quickly.  The website is very helpful when it comes to color choices and basic tips and tricks, so be sure to use that resource!

The sentiment is from the Altenew Trendy Circles stamp set.  I think the Quail with this sentiment would be perfect for a male birthday card.

I have some more Kitchen Sink Stamps to share with you soon.  So stay tuned!

I'll see you again tomorrow.

Susie

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #533 - In My Imaginary Neighborhood, You Live Right Next Door


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge based on this color palette:


I used the Concord & 9th City Stacks stamp set for my focal image.  I also blended a few shades of Distress Oxides to form my evening sky.  Don't you love the sentiment on this card!  I know I do!!

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like!  This is only the first day so you have plenty of time!  You will love what the designers created for us this week. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Craftin' Desert Divas March Creative Inspiration Challenge - You're Some Bunny Special


Happy Tuesday!

Just this month Craftin' Desert Divas started a new social media challenge.  So of course I thought I'd play along.  The challenge was to use a pastel color palette.  I think my bunny in her tutti frutti tutu is perfect for this challenge!  My little sweetie is from the Ballerina Bunnies stamp set.  I have so many cards I want to make using this adorable set - but this is my first one.


I am all about the clean and simple cards these days, so I kept the background from being too busy by using the Small Circle Burst craft die from Memory Box with no additional color.

And since I am loving the clean and simple cards, I am also sending my card to the AAA Cards Clean and Simple Challenges blog.



I have my sentiment plus a stamped image, a trio of small embellishments and a die cut.  This came together perfectly today!

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Monday, March 4, 2019

Hello Spring


Happy Monday!

Seems everyone is enjoying Kristina Werner's Distress Oxide Ink Series on YouTube.  I have been totally inspired to try some combos too.

Here I blended Wilted Violet,  Picked Raspberry, and then it got iffy.  At first the top was Tattered Rose and it looked horrible.  So with nothing to lose, I blended a very light layer of Abandoned Coral on top of the Tattered Rose.  And I LOVE it!

I left the panel to dry overnight (not because I am patient - but because I had some other things I had to do!).  Then I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Fancy Flower 6x6 stamp on top with Versamark ink.  I embossed it with white embossing powder - and the rest was just adding a sentiment and some sequins.

I hope today's bright card brings a smile to your face.  I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then!

Susie

Sunday, March 3, 2019

A World of Thanks


Happy Sunday!

Have you seen the newest set by Hannah Schroepfer at Gina K. Designs?  It is called Wonderful World.  This was my first take on the set.

I used the new Champagne Embossing Ink for all of my stamping and even for the die cut frame.

Here is a look at this set which can be used in SO many ways!


Have a great Sunday and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Thank You


Happy Saturday!

Yesterday I posted a card using the Watercolor Flowers set from Gina K. Designs.  This card uses the same set, but has a totally different feel.

I am loving the three different pink inks on this card.  The shading on the leaves was done with just a bit of light Copic coloring.  For a bit of drama, I covered the flower centers with black dots.  And then I went a bit crazy on the dots - but I love the background it formed.

Have a terrific day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, March 1, 2019

Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge - You Make my Heart Smile

 

Happy Friday!

It's my turn to host the current Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge.  You can read all about it right here. My challenge is called Flower Power.  Just send us some beautiful flower cards to fill our challenge pages!  You can enter YOUR project right here and be in the running for one of three $25 gift cards.

I have already linked my card up and I can hardly wait to see all the floral cards entered this month.


You have until the end of March to submit your project.  Give it a try!  You could be a winner!

See you tomorrow.

Susie

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Altenew February Inspiration Challenge - Happy Birthday


Hello Thursday Friends!

Once again I am getting in just under the wire for the Altenew February Inspiration Challenge.  I can't even believe that tomorrow will be the first of March.  Time is going by too quickly!  I love everything about Altenew, so I am truly happy I get to play along with their challenge each month.


Make it a great crafty day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #532 - I Love Your Face


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge based on this color palette:


I used the new Picket Fence Studios I Love Your Face stamp set for my focal image.  I love my cat and she loves selfies...so this was a natural for me!

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like!  This is only the first day so you have plenty of time!  You will love what the designers created for us this week. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #47 - Wishing You a Fun Day


Happy Tuesday!

I am sending this card over to the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge..  The challenge this time is called What's the Weather?   I discovered rather quickly that I don't actually own any Lawn Fawn weather related stamps.  So I created a fun springtime scene complete with a bright sun and some puffy clouds.  So the weather is quite lovely I would say.


If you love Lawn Fawn, you can play along with this challenge too. This challenge ends on March 1st, so you still have time to play!

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Monday, February 25, 2019

Gina K. Designs February 2019 New Release Mega & Mini Wreath Builder Blog Hop

 
Happy Monday!

Welcome back!  We are having another blog hop to share the Mega and Mini Wreath Builders with you.  If you comment on the blogs, you will be in the running for a $50 gift card to the Gina K. Designs store. That's a great deal and you should give it a go!

Here is a look at the Mega and Mini Wreath Builders:



I used these sets for my first two projects

Vibrant Blooms

You Make Me Happy


For my first project I used the two sets together.  I stamped everything in Amalgum Jet Black ink and then used Copic markers to color in the images.  I used a sentiment from Lettered and Lovely in the center of my wreath.



Next I used the You Make Me Happy stamp set to make a wreath.  This was a birthday present for my dear friend who loves purple.  I gave it to her on Saturday and she loved it.  I grabbed the Love is All You Need stamp set for my center sentiment.  I just marvel at how the Mega Wreath Builder can make so many sizes and varieties of wreaths just by adjusting the size of the template and the placement of your stamps.



I used the Mini Wreath Builder template and stamps for the little card attached to my friend's gift.  I went through a few designs before I realized the real true beauty of the mini template is that you can make SIMPLE designs that still pack a punch. 
 


And then, because making wreath art is just so much fun, I grabbed the Watercolor Flowers stamp set and made one more!  I think I am going to buy a light pink circle mat for this one  It might make a lovely baby shower gift...or maybe even a sweet teacher gift.  I used the You Have My Heart stamp set for the interior sentiment.


Are you ready to hop?  Just click on the links below for more from 
Gina and the Cast and Crew:

Gina K.
Arjita Singh
 CathyTidwell
Donna Idlet
Emily Loggans

Hannah Schroepfer
Karen Hightower

Lisa Hetrick
Melanie Muenchinger
Mindy Eggan
Rema DeLeeuw
Sheri Gilson
Susie Moore - you are here



  Do you love the products in today's post?  You can purchase them all by clicking below: 
I do receive a small commission when you purchase using this link at no additional cost to you.

I hope you've enjoyed your journey through all the blogs today.  Be sure to comment all along the blog hop stops.  You could be a $50 gift card winner by visiting and commenting on each designer's post.

See you tomorrow!
 
Susie