Monday, September 16, 2019

Altenew September Inspiration Challenge - Praying for You


Happy Monday!

Today I am sending my card over to thAltenew September Inspiration Challenge. I used the Garden Grow stamp set and lots of masking for my little scene today. It took me a few tries to get the look I wanted, but it finally came together! I colored everything with Altenew Artist Markers.


Here is our inspiration photo:


I'll be back tomorrow and I hope to see you right here then!
 
Susie

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Color Throwdown Challenge #560 - A World Without You


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge based on this color palette which includes red, yellow, brown and green.


I colored a few images from the WPlus9 Color My World stamp set in the given colors and I LOVE how this card came together. Sometimes it all just works out!

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! As always, the CTD designers  have charming projects to inspire us. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios September Release is Live!


Happy Saturday!

It's the fourteenth of the month and that is a big celebration day at Picket Fence Studios! Our September release is live and jam packed with fun stamps, dies, stencils and foil impressions dies. You can shop the entire collection right here. I think you will be blown away with the selections this month!

My very first card features the set called The Season of Giving.


I love these little images and there are even more in the stamp set (and dies too!).

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Next up I used the Winter Clothes Collage stamp which was just so relaxing to color with my Copic markers. For my sentiment I chose the Falalalalaaaa Foil Impressions Die Set.


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In the next weeks, I'll be sharing lots more inspiration from this release so I hope I'll see you very soon!

Susie

Friday, September 13, 2019

Your Kindness Means so Much


Happy Friday (the 13th)!

I've been wanting to use this stencil from The Stencil Girl for quite some time and after I made these foiled leaves, it seemed like the time had come!

This card couldn't have been simpler to make and sometimes...that's ok!!

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

Susie

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Gina K. Designs September 2019 Card Kit and Illustrator Blog Hop - Day 2


Happy Thursday!

Welcome! You have probably arrived here from Emily Loggans' beautiful blog. It's the second day of our September Release Blog Hop. You will want to stop by yesterday's blogs too and leave a comment. Gina will choose a person from each day's comments and he/she will win a $50 gift card to the Gina K. online store. Comment as much as you can to increase your chances of winning.

Today we are sharing cards from the Autumn Splendor Card Kit:


There are so many fun ways to use these two stamp and die sets. I am sharing just two:





And if that weren't enough, we also have a new incentive set called Santana Rose.
And here is a square card using that set:



So now your next stop is my friend, the talented Melanie Muenchinger. If you need to go back to the beginning, Gina K. has the full list on her blog.

  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'll be back again tomorrow so I hope to see you then!

Susie

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Gina K. Designs September 2019 Card Kit and Illustrator Blog Hop - Day 1


Happy Wednesday!

Welcome! You have probably arrived here from Cathy Tidwell's beautiful blog. It's the very first day of our September Release Blog Hop. This is a two day hop and you will want to stop by each blog both days and leave a comment. Gina will choose a person from each day's comments and he/she will win a $50 gift card to the Gina K. online store. It could be YOU!.

My first card to share with you is called Majestic Peony and is illustrated by Hannah Drapinsky who is such a talented artist. I used silver embossing powder on black card stock for a dramatic effect for this card. I love the sentiment, 'Find the Blessing in Everything'.




My second card is from the Happy Fall stamp set illustrated by Emily Loggans, also a very talented artist.


I wanted this sign to have a very weathered look to it, so I just swiped two different colors across the stamp and pressed down fairly firmly. I also used the ombre technique for the sentiment.


So now your next stop is my sweet friend, the super talented Mindy Eggen. If you need to go back to the beginning, Gina K. has the full list on her blog.

  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.

And don't forget to come back tomorrow for day two...we have so much more to share with you!

Susie

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Winter Wishes


Happy Tuesday!

In honor of both Gina K. Designs and Picket Fence Studios, I did a mash up using both of their Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaborations.

Gina's stamp and die set are sold out, but you can still find the Picket Fence Studios stamp at
 Simon Says Stamp:




I thought the cute snowman fit perfectly with the beautiful sentiment and a mash up was born!

I'll be back again tomorrow so I'll see you then!

Susie

Monday, September 9, 2019

Thank You


Happy Monday!

Lately I have been obsessed with coloring little tiny images like these birds. This is the Picket Fence Studios set that I used called Collage of Birds.  I extended it to fit on an A2 card and it worked seamlessly.


I did all my coloring with Copic markers. I also used the Thank You sentiment from the Neighborhood stamp set to finish up my card.


I love the simplicity of this card and plan to send it in the mail very soon to a dear sweet friend.

I'll be back tomorrow and I'll see you then!

Susie

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Magical Moments Happen when Friends Stick Together


Happy Sunday!

I couldn't resist using the puppies again from the exclusive Simon Says Stamp and Picket Fence Studios Stamptember collaboration. They are just too cute looking up at those snowflakes!

Be sure to check out this adorable set which is available now at Simon Says Stamp. 

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

Susie 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Time to Celebrate Simon Says Stamp Stamptember with Picket Fence Studios!



Holy Moly!

Another exclusive release from Simon Says Stamp! This one is in collaboration with Picket Fence Studios. And the cuteness of this set is going to knock your socks off. Be sure to take a look at Simon Says Stamp.

I've created a few projects to share with you today to jump start your creativity. Such amazing images and sentiments - you are going to love this set!




I mean...who doesn't love dogs and snow people? Have a fun day full of inspiration and craftiness!
I'll be right back here tomorrow and hope to see you then.

Susie

Gina K. Desings and Thermoweb are Hopping on Instagram today!


Happy Friday!

Gina K. Designs and Therm-o-web are Instagram hopping today. You can see these two cards and SO many more by checking out @thermoweb on Instagram today.

Can't wait to see you over on Instagram as we hop the day away!

Susie

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Thermoweb and Gina K. Designs New Product Release Blog Hop


Happy Thursday!

I am trilled to be part of the Therm-o-web and Gina K. Designs new product release blog hop today. And tomorrow we will have an Instagram hop with all new projects so be sure to watch for that! You probably found you way here from the beautiful blog of the most talented Beth Silaika.



These two wonderful companies have done it again with new Stamp n Stencil sets. Stamps, stencils and dies!  And these designs are just great! The first one is called Autumn Wishes and is just so versatile. I have a sample below using the new Pumpkin Spice Glitz Glitter Gel. It is the most marvelous fall color!





Next up we have the Wishing you Stamp n Stencil set. I absolutely love the ornament in this set and I couldn't get enough of the Holiday Pine Glitz Glitter Gel. The color is just scrumptious!



Prizes? Of course! Two commenters from both the blog hop and the Instagram hop will receive a $50 gift certificate. That's four winners! The winners will be announced on Sept. 11, 2019 at 10 am.

Now you can hop to the blog of the super crafty Shemaine Smith.

Happy hopping and I'll see you again tomorrow!

Susie

PS: The products are live in the shops now. You can purchase them here using my affiliate link if you would like.



Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Let's Celebrate Simon Says Stamp Stamptember with Gina K. Designs



Happy Thursday and Happy Stamptember!

We are so excited to announce this Stamptember exclusive from Simon Says Stamp and Gina K. Designs.  You just have to click over to Simon Says Stamp to see this set.

I have created a few samples to inspire you. Gina's stamp designs are always enchanting and I think you will love using this set.



Have a great day filled with lots of shopping and stamping!  See you again tomorrow.

Susie

Color Throwdown Challenge #559 -Thinking of You


Happy Wednesday!

Here is my card for the current Color Throwdown challenge based on this color palette which includes coral, navy, mustard and creme.



My stencil and stamps are from Altenew. Sometimes a stamp set just says, "use me!!" So I did!

You can join in the fun at Color Throwdown too if you would like! This is just the first day, so you have plenty of time to play along. The CTD designers always have such beautiful projects to inspire us. You will also find the rules and the link to add your creation at the Color Throwdown website.

See you again tomorrow!

Susie

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Congrats


Happy Tuesday!

I purchased this adorable little framed flower from Simon Says Stamp at Stampaway last month. And it makes such a quick card!!

I used an alcohol ink background that I grabbed from my stash, added the sentiment and sequins and called it done! I love a quick card.

I'll be back again tomorrow, so I'll see you then!

Susie

Monday, September 2, 2019

Wishing You a Day Wrapped in Love


Here is my wish for you this labor day!

See you tomorrow with something new and fresh!

Susie

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sending You a Big Hug


Happy Sunday!

Today's card was a bit of stamping and water coloring. Heavy on the stamping and light on the water coloring. This stamp from Spellbinders does most of the work as it builds in most of the shading as it is stamped. I think that's pretty cool!

I used my favorite Distress Ink which is Blueprint Sketch. I added a bit more shading and then added color to the flowers and a few leaves. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and so handy to have precut and ready.

I hope you have a great first day of September and I'll see you tomorrow!

Susie

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Life is Better with You


Happy Saturday!

This is really all I wanted to tell you today - Life IS better with you!! Don't doubt it!

See you tomorrow!

Susie

Friday, August 30, 2019

Joy Clair Stamps 5th Aniversary Blog Hop



Happy Friday!

Welcome to this stop on the Joy Clair Stamps 5th Anniversary Blog Hop.


You probably arrived from the blog of the very talented Karen Letchworth and when you are done here, be sure to visit the beautiful blog of Angie Cimbalo.

I have two cards to share with you.They are very different! This first one is from the A Child Is Born stamp set. I used Copic Markers to color this image and added tiny golden sequins around her head. And what an oh so beautiful sentiment!


Next up is this adorable guy from the Feeling Slothy stamp set. He looks like he hasn't had his coffee yet. I hope he feels better once he takes a sip or two!


Now here are some important details about the hop. Click on the first picture below to join in the fun. We are giving away TWO $25 gift cards during this hop. You need to comment on every stop along the way to be entered in the drawing. Do it! You might be one of the two winners!
 
Thanks for stopping by today. I post a new card every single day, so be sure to come back soon. Maybe I'll see you right here tomorrow. I sure hope so!

Susie
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