Sunday, November 29, 2015

Foliage 3 & Criss Cross

Happy Sunday, my friends! =) Here is another card that I made using Paper Smooches' December Release!


I love it when the imperfect watercolor look is exactly what I was looking for. It makes things so much easier! =)


I cut the Foliage 3 and Criss Cross Wise Dies out with watercolor paper and colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor.


I also cut a couple more leaves from the Foliage 3 Wise Dies with plain watercolor paper  and vellum and tie them all into a little bundle and the sentiment is from the new Delightful Greetings set.

Don't forget that there is a sale gong on over at Paper Smooches! Use code BFSALE15 at check out to receive 15% off your entire order until 8pm Pacific Time, November 28, 2015!

Also, Ellen Hutson is also having an anniversary sale that offers 15% off your entire order with code anniv2015, and they have a Paper Smooches section, too! =)

For more inspirations using stamps and dies from Paper Smooches, please visit Paper Smooches Blog!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!






Affiliate links are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamp: (Delightful Greetings) Paper Smooches
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Favorite Things
color medium: (Gansai Tambi Watercolor) Kuretake ZIG
dies: (Foliage 3, Criss Cross) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 3/8" x 5 1/8"

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Journey Girl Jewelry Collection

Hi ya, all! Hope you all survived the Black Friday shoppings! I am here to tempt you more though with a little low-tech picture tutorial, because that's how I roll! =)


I know the locket style jewelry has been popular for a while and Fun Stampers Journey has a beautiful Journey Girl Jewelry Collection! I got those pretty pieces in my little paws in the DT package and I was in awe! Finally, I own a beautiful locket necklace! =) The pieces that I got are Diamond Cut Link, Filigree Plate, Cactus Charm, 2015 Charm, Locket Kit Small, Black Accent Plate Small, Ring & Hoop and Sparkle Round Locket Small.


I like my jewelry simple, so this is what I finally settled with and I'll take you through how I assembled mine featuring the next world famous hand model, ME! =)


The Sparkle Round Locket Small can easily be opened from the top. Insert the Black Accent Plate Small into the back loop.


This is what it looks like with the Black Accent Plate Small sitting in the back loop of the Sparkle Round Locket Small.


Here is the beautiful Filigree Plate. I thought it's so intricate and elegant! =)


This go into the front sparkly loop.


And here you have it! Such a simple and elegant look with the Black Accent Plate Small as the backdrop!


I added the Crystal Ring & Hoop to the top of my finished Sparkle Round Locket.


You can open the ring from the opening and slide your locket in it.


Now all you need to do is thread the Diamond Cut Link through the loop on top!


Here it is once again with the Diamond Cut Link on. Wouldn't this look great with darker winter outfits? I certainly am in love with it!

You can see more of the Journey Girl Jewelry Collection here at Fun Stampers Journey. You can also find more tutorials on how my much more talented teammates put theirs together (with proper videos) over at Richard Garay Blog! =)

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, November 27, 2015

Paper Smooches November Blog Hop

This is my second post of the day. Please click here or scroll down to see my post for this week's Bellarific Friday Challenge. Thanks! =)

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches DECEMBER release with you! TWO new stamps and TEN new dies are NOW available to purchase on October 31st at 8:00pm Pacific Time. Once our release goes live, you will find our new products HERE.

To celebrate Black Friday - we have a special sale for you!
At check out, use code BFSALE15 to receive 15% off your entire order.
The sale ends on Saturday, November 28th at 8pm PST.

To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize!

The prize - a $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store!

Here are the details:
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS Blog for your chance to win! (You do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify, but it increases your chances.)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, November 29th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches Blog on Monday, November 30th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Kara Vrabel is filling in for Pamela Ho this month, we hope Pamela is having a blast on her honeymoon! =)

Alice Wertz ----- That's me! =)
Ashley Marcu
Emily Leiphart
Jennifer McGuire - video tutorial included

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop.
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop.
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop.
(Which means that you  have up to three extra chances to win on each blog!)

Without further ado, here is my card for the blog hop.


I get to play with the super cute and fun Bees Wise Dies! =)


I die cut the Bees with watercolor paper and colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor before attaching them on the panel with foam tape.


The background panel is stamped with a sentiment from the Lots of Love set. It's stamped on the watercolor paper panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink then colored with Gansai Tambi watercolor as well.

That's all I have for now. Hope you will hop along with us! Don't forget to leave comments along the way for a chance to win! For more inspirations using stamps and dies from Paper Smooches, please visit Paper Smooches Blog! =)

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


Affiliate links are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
cardstock: (Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink, (white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
clear stamp: (Lots of Love) Paper Smooches
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
color medium: (Gansai Tambi watercolor) Kuretake ZIG
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

I Believe in Santa

Happy Black Friday, all! I definitely am not one to stand in line for discounts! Online shopping is probably what I'd do for the day. Here are a few that I listed earlier in the day. Good luck if you are out shopping for great deals! =)

Here is my card for this week's Bellarific Challenge over at Stamping Bella Blog!


Mr. Jolly Santa here totally made me smile! =)


The image is called I Believe in Santa. It's stamped on Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White cardstock. I colored his skin and the ground/shadow with Copic markers and colored the rest with Prismacolor colored pencils.


The sentiment is white embossed on the Pure Poppy card base and it's from Paper Smooches' Joyful Greetings set.

That's all for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members and participants created for this week's challenge and see next week's challenge theme over at Stamping Bella Blog! =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!


Affiliate links are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
cardstock: (Pure Poppy, white) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamp: (I Believe in Santa) Stamping Bella
clear stamp: (Joyful Greetings) Paper Smooches
hybrid ink: (Black Licorice) My Favorite Things
watermark ink: (VersaFine) Tsukineko
color medium: (E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20 markers) Copic, (colored pencils) Prismacolor
embossing powder: (white) Hero Arts
accents: (enamel dots)
other: (foam tape)
card size: 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"

Black Friday Sales!

Hello, everyone! =) Here are a few Black Friday Sales from the stores that I like and shop! =)


All stamps are 25% off starting now until December 6th, 2015 over at Purple Onion Designs! Everything in the Black Friday - Cyber Monday Specials receive an additional 25% off if you shop between now and Monday, November 30 2015!

Use code BFSALE15 in the coupon box at check out to receive 15% off your entire order when you shop at Paper Smooches!

Ellen Hutson is having a combined Black Friday and Anniversary Sale over the next few days!

Black Friday Early Bird Savings!


Anniversary Savings!


Simon Says Stamp is having a 15% off EVERYTHING storewide sale!


Hope you have fun shopping! =) 

Ps. Affiliate links are used in some cases!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #34

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! We are having a get together with friends today. Hope you are all spending some quality time with family and friends! =) It's also the fourth Thursday of the month and you know that means a new color challenge over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog! First is the new color palette.


Here is my card.


Mmm... I can use a cup of hot chocolate right now! =)


The mugs and accessaries are from the fun Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics set. I know the color palette isn't particularly "warm," but with the dies you can still make a sweet and heartwarming card!


The sentiment is from the Hug in a Mug set.

That's all from me. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created using these colors and see all the challenge details over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog!

Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!


Affiliate links are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink, (Aftermidnight, Field Day, Tickled Pink) My Favorite Things
clear stamp: (Hug in a Mug) My Favorite Things
accents: (paper doily) Bo Bunny, (green, blue, pink sequins)
dies: (Hot Cocoa Cups) My Favorite Things
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
card size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #256

Hi ya, all! =) It's time for a new challenge over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog. First is this week's sketch.


Here is my card.


I flipped the sketch 90 degrees and had fun with it! =)


Some masking was performed in order to stack the puppies. All of the puppies from the Top Dog set are stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink right on the card front, then colored with Copic markers.


The sentiment is included in the Top Dog set. I promise that no puppy was hurt in the making of this card! =)

That's all I have for now. Don't forget to find out what the other design team members created for this week's sketch and see all the challenge details over at MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog! =)

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


Affiliate links are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Top Dog) My Favorite Things
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Favorite Things
Copics used:
puppy with hat: E07, E17, E15, E13, R22
hat: BG13, BG23, BG32, BG11, BG10
puppy with bow: E35, E33, E31, R22
bow: V17, V15
puppy with yellow scarf: E35, E33, E13, R22
scarf: Y38, Y17, Y15
puppy with red scarf: E37, E35, E33, R22
scarf: R27, R17, R14, R22
ground: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E30, E0000, 0
card size: 3 1/2" x 5 1/4"

Monday, November 23, 2015

Stanta's Ride

Happy Monday, all! =) Here is a card that I made using some fabulous stamps and dies from Neat & Tangled!


I'd say that Mr. Reindeer is quite handsome! =)


All the images are from the Santa's Ride set. They are stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink, colored with Copic markers then die cut using the matching die set.


The patterned paper is from Chickaniddy's Jolly Good 6x6 Paper Pad and the sentiment is included in the Santa's Ride set.

That's all I have for now. For more inspirations using stamps and dies from Neat & Tangled, please visit Neat & Tangled Blog! =)

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!


Affilate line are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Santa's Ride) Neat & Tangled
patterned paper: (Jolly Good 6x6 Paper Pad) Chickniddy
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Favorite Things
accents: (red, clear iridescent sequins), (paper doily) Royal Lace
dies: (Stanta's Ride) Neat & Tangled
tool: (die-cut machine0 Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
Mr. Reindeer: E99, E35, E33, E53, R22, E01
harness: Y38, Y17, Y15, R37, R27, R17
sleight: V12, V01, V000, R39, R37, R27, R17, R14
presents: Y38, Y17, Y15, YG17, YG25, YG03, BG13, BG23, BG32, BG11, R27, R17, R14
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bookplates & Snowdudes

Happy Sunday, my friends! =) Here is one more card that I made using stamps and dies from Paper Smooches' November release!


I used the new Bookplates Wise Dies to create frames for my snowmen! =)


All the images are from the Swanky Snowdudes set. They are stamped on the Bookplates Wise Dies insert cutouts with Antique Linen Distress Ink and colored with Copic markers.


The patterned paper is from Chickaniddy's Jolly Good 6x6 Paper Pad and the sentiment is included in the Swanky Snowdudes set.

That's all I have for now. For more inspirations using stamps and dies from Paper Smooches, please visit Paper Smooches Blog! =)

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


Affiliate links are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
cardstock: (Rustic White) Papertrey Ink
clear stamps: (Swanky Snowdudes) Paper Smooches
patterned paper: (Jolly Good 6x6 Paper Pad) Chickaniddy
dye ink: (Antique Linen) Ranger Industries
hybrid ink: (Chocolate Brown) My Favorite Things
accents: (enamel dots)
dies: (Bookplates) Paper Smooches
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
snowmen: W3, W1, W00, 0, RV0000, YR68, YR15, YR12
bird: BG13, BG23, BG32, BG11, R20
scarfs: BG13, BG23, BG32, BG11, YG17, YG25, YG03, R27, R17, Y14, R22
hats: E39, E99, YR27, YR24, R27, R17, R14, R22, R17, R14, R22, Y18, Y08
buttons: E37, E99, YR17, R17, R14, R22
card size: 3 5/8" x 5 3/8"

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Forrest, Meadow and Flora

Happy Weekend, all! =) Here is a card that I made using stamps from Purple Onion Designs' super duper cute Snowflake Grove Collection.


Stacey Yacula's critters are some of the best in the stamping world! They are always a treat to color! =)


I did a little masking so that Flora, Forrest and Meadow are happily celebrating the season. All images are stamped on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock, colored with Copic markers then trimmed and die cut to size.


The patterned paper is from Chickaniddy's Jolly Good 6x6 Paper Pad and the sentiment is from the Holiday Marquee Sentiment Set.

That's all for now. For more inspirations using stamps from Purple Onion Designs, please visit Purple Onion Designs Blog! =)

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


Affiliate links are used in some cases! =)
supplies:
cardstock: (white, kraft) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamps: (Forrest, Meadow, Flora, Holiday Marquee Sentiment Set) Purple Onion Designs
patterned paper: (Jolly Good 6x6 Paper Pad) Chickaniddy
hybrid ink: (Black Licorice) My Favorite Things
accents: (yellow, green, red sequins)
stickers: (all Japanese washi tapes) MARK'S
die: (Stitched Basic Edges) My Favorite Things
tool: (die-cut machine) Provo Craft
other: (foam tape) 3M
Copics used:
Forrest: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20, E49, E29, E39, E37
Meadow: E13, E11, E01, E00, E0000, R20, E29, E37, E99, YR27, YR24, E29, E39, E37
Flora: E35, E33, E21, R21, E39, E37, E35, Y38, Y18, Y08
tree stump: E59, E27, E25, E27, E25, E23
scarfs: R37, R17, R14, Y38, Y18, Y08, BG49, BG13, BG23, YG17, YG25, YG03
lamp: Y38, Y18, R37, R17, R14
snow: B000, B0000, 0
card size: 3 1/2" x 5 3/8"

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