Thursday, May 21, 2015

Welcome little squirt

Hi all!  Here's a card I made using images from Little Fellas and All Washed Up. So I gotta say that I love how this background turned out!  I left the belugas uncolored since they're white/light grayish in real life (I think, anyway!).  I stamped the images and embossed them on watercolor paper.  I'm so glad that I embossed them because it helped me control where the direction of the ink and water.  I stamped out the sentiment one word at a time so that it would fit on the banner.  The circle layer is popped up on foam adhesive.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Make a splash

Hi all!  Here's a pretty clean and simple card I made using some images from Something's Fishy, All Washed Up and the Free with $40 set, Gill-Friend.  I stamped and embossed the images.  Next, I took my distress markers and added lines of color here and there, then used my aqua painter to blend them until I was happy.  ;)  I added a few 'bubbles's near the fish with glossy accents.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

YNS Fun Friday - Welcome Little Ones

Hi all!  It's Friday - YAY! - and time for a new YNS sketch and inspiration pic!  I chose to work with the sketch the this cutie from the newly release Woodland Cuties stamp set.  I colored him with Copics then cut him out with the matching dies.  I used primitive white card stock and a woodgrain dp for the remainder of the card.  I used the rid rac border die for the stripes.  The hearts are from the new confetti die (can you say shaker cards?!?).  I covered them with glossy accents, which you can see in the second pic, so they looked like enamel embellishments.  I used the rectangle stitched dies {which are back in stock!} for all of the layers.  And yes, I added the 's' at the end of the sentiment because I plan to send this to a friend who just adopted two sweet kiddos.  :)

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Hey little fella

Hi all!  Here's a card I made using the TAWS set Little Fellas and this month's FREE when you spend $40 set, Gill-Friend.  I'm loving that this month's release works so well with watercoloring!  I used distress markers for the background and colored the images with Copics.  I added some coral on the bottom so it looked more like the bottom of the ocean.  :)  I also added clear Wink of Stella shimmer to the starfish, which you can see in the 2nd pic...

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

YNS DT Dare - Dreamy Bookmark

Hi all!  It's time for another YNS DT Dare and this time it was to add any type of stitching and YNS gumdrops to your project.  I decided to use Little Darling Rapunzel to make a bookmark for my niece.  Everything is colored with Copics and I added some shimmer with my clear Wink of Stella marker to her crown, bow, dress and all of the hearts.  I used the stitched line die on the bottom and a couple sparkly pink gumdrops near the hearts.  My niece loves all things pink, purple and sparkly!  I broke out my Crop-o-dile and an eyelet, along with some white and silver twine to add the finishing details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check out the YNS Blog to see what the rest of the DT cooked up for ya!  ;)

I love you a ton

Hi all!  Here's a very CAS card I made using a whale from the Something's Fishy set along with a sentiment from All Washed Up.  I know I've said it, but I just LOVE howe well the sets from this month's release coordinate!  I colored this big guy with Copics, then fussy cut him.  I chose this dp because I felt like it looked like waves of water.  A couple of matching gumdrops add a little extra detail.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

YNS New Release Blog Hop!

Hi all!  First, Happy Mother's Day!!!  Second, Welcome to the YNS New Release Blog Hop for May!      Before we get to business, here's a peek at one of my cards...  ;)

So, I'm sure you saw yesterday's sneak peeks which means you know how AWESOME this release is and I'm so excited for you to see all the gorgeousness in today's Hop!

Now that you know the details, let's get TO IT!  Both of my cards feature the set, Maki A Wish, along with the matching dies.  I love this sentiment, so I thought I'd feature a plate of wasabi and use the sushi rolls as a background.  :)  SO fun!  I colored it with Copics, then cut it with the matching dies.  I used one of the stitching holes dies for the edge of the steel blue card stock.  One of the open scallop dies frames the plate of wasabi.  A few perfectly matched kiwi gumdrops finish it up.

For this card, I used the bowl of soy sauce image and this fun sentiment!  Again, I colored it with Copics and used the matching dies to cut out the image.  I used a few lemon gumdrops for an extra pop of color.  The sketch is the FMS185.  

As always, be sure to comment as you hop for your chance to WIN!!!  And of course, we have a sale for you!!!!  :D

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop ~ links below!