Hi there! I hope everyone is having a good weekend! I have a super fun birthday card to share today using this fun stamp set by Lil’ Inkers. I love it. Unscramble. A puzzle. So fun….. :) – They also have this cute little peek-a-boo die that goes perfectly with this card! All supplies are linked below to multiple sources…. :)
Posted by Laurel on July 27, 2014
Alright folks! It doesn’t get much easier than this! One stamp, some distress markers, card stock, dimensional tape and done! :) This might be the shortest post from me, like ever! Supplies listed below from numerous sources….
Posted by Laurel on July 26, 2014
So today I have somewhat of an artsy fartsy card to share with you all using THIS DIE CUT (I’ve linked to several different sources below) from My Favorite Things. This set is fab. It has a coordinating stamp set, but I didn’t have it at the time I made this card (I do now)… I used lots of distress inks and did some water flicking here and there and came up with this… Very unlike my usual style, but hey….. It’s still cool!
NOTE: My supply list below will list to multiple sources where items can be found. It will be like this going forward until I revamp by website and switch over to a hosting website, ack.. I know! (EH = Ellen Hutson, SSS = Simon Says Stamp, BM= Blue Moon Scrapbooking, MFT = My Favorite Things, AM= Amazon). Refer to my previous post to check out the online retailers I have found and recommend.
Posted by Laurel on July 25, 2014
I’ve decided to create a page to let you all know about the amazing online retailers I have found that offer great deals on shipping and product and ones that I personally recommend!!! It will always be linked at the top of my blog. I’ve searched high and low for the best prices and service out there and here are the companies that made the final cut. Click on the pictures and/or links to be taken to their websites. These are not stamp company websites. These are website were a variety of items/supplies can be purchased.
DISCLAIMER: I am affiliated with most of these stores, which means if you click on the link (or picture) and use it when you shop, I receive a small percentage. I am not listing any companies I do not shop at personally. I am not listing these companies to make money. I just thought it would be useful to share the companies I like because I searched high and low for online retailers that offer good shipping rates for one, and good pricing on their products for two and excellent customer service for three.
- Ellen Hutson is a wonderful online retailer who has a large variety of crafty items… From a personal experience, she values all of her customers and feedback as well as delivers personal attention to all. She puts her customers first. From my experience, they ship within 2 business days. They also take requests into consideration so if there is something you are looking for, let them know.
- BlueMoon Scrapbooking has a wide array of products for cardmakers and scrapbookers! They also offer free shipping on all USA orders of $50 or more. For international orders, they offer discounted rates for orders of $75 or more. It has been my experience that they ship within 2 days.
- Butterfly Reflections is a small online store whose focus is to keep current (new) products in stock at a lower price. It has been my experience that she ships within 24 hours. Also, if there is something that you are looking for that she doesn’t carry in the store, let her know. She might be able to get it for you. She also offers FREE shipping on all USA orders over $60.
- My Favorite Things needs no introduction. They offer many ways to save. Also, any order over $60 receives a FREE DIE SET with purchase. Domestic orders over $75 ship for free. International shipping has many shipping options as well.
- Dick Blick is a great place to shop for all your artsy needs at extremely discounted prices! They offer free domestic shipping on orders over $99 and also offers International shipping rate options.
- Simon Says Stamp has the most inventory of the online stores for the most part. But a lot of times things are out of stock. They often include coupons with shipped orders and many times, a coupon can be found on the home page.
Posted by Laurel on July 24, 2014
I love the Lil’ Inkers die collection. I love the stitched outlines and the quality of the dies… For this card, I die cut the hearts using THIS SET from some cardstock I sprayed with THIS dylusion spray. Gorgeous color and gorgeous results…. See the stitched lines around the hearts? Isn’t that cool? LOVE IT! Ok, let’s get to talking about the background…
I covered some black card stock with THIS crackle paint by Viva Decor onto THIS BRICK STENCIL. Oh the results. The results. Well, they speak for themselves. It took about 30 minute to dry and then I had to flatten it out some (I advise using some masking tape around the edges to prevent your card stock from warping…. But once I got that all flattened out, I was able to easily adhere that to my card base… I popped up the stitched heart dies panel and called it a day… I LOVE this card.
I left it intentionally without a sentiment so I could grab it for whenever I need it. I can easily stamp something on the inside when the time comes…. So what do you think? I hope you like it as much as I do! :) I just think its cool, lol! :)
Posted by Laurel on July 24, 2014
Hi there! Happy hump day! This week is just flying by for me and sweet Sadie (our new pup) is startling to settle in now that we got her some antibiotics to find out the pesky infection she caught at the shelter…. Today I’ve got a card to share with you featuring one of the Bebunni images! I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers ((IB1, IB2, IG1, IG2, IG3, PP5)) and popped him up with some dimension. Let’s check it out a bit closer:
Isn’t he a cutie? The background was created with this stamp set and distress markers (peacock feathers and seedless preserves). Added some twine the balloon and that’s it!! Fun and colorful and perfect for any kind of celebration I think!!!
Thanks for popping by today and I’ll catcha tomorrow! :)
Posted by Laurel on July 23, 2014
Hello there and happy Tuesday to all! Today I am bringing you a card that is not something I’ve done before… A chalkboard style card with shots of color! When I saw THIS Winnie and Walter set, this idea just came into my mind.. Bright heat embossed hearts against a black background! This set is gorgeous full of detailed images like these hearts! The sentiments are fab…. I love Zing embossing powders… They give great coverage and they come in fabulous colors (the colors I used are linked below).
To finish it off, I heat set the envelope in white and colored it in with colored pencils… To create the chalkboard look, I just grabbed a make up sponge and spread some of the unicorn ink around. So yea, a little different from my usual style, but I kinda like it. What do you think?
Thanks for popping in today! Catcha tomorrow!
Posted by Laurel on July 22, 2014
Hello there Lawnscapers!!!! Today we have a super fun challenge for you today going on over at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog! Watercoloring is the hot trend right now so we just HAD to, I mean HAD to feature that for this week’s challenge!!!! I created a background using these watercolors and then I die cut the word “dude” using Louie’s ABC’s…. I watercolored those letters up, adhered them down and applied double coatings of glossy accents and wink of stella… Gorgeous, sparkly and artsy I think.
Now head on over to the Lawnscaping blog and check out what the rest of the design team made!!
Posted by Laurel on July 21, 2014
Hello!!! I just recently received my Winnie & Walter order and just had to find a few minutes yesterday (while my husband took my daughter on his run) to play! I immediately reached for this set. I love it! I created the text background by mounting all of the sentiments onto my footed press and then stamped. I aged it up by adding some distress inks and water! The camera was heat embossed with this sparkle embossing powder! LOVE LOVE LOVE the shine!!!
For the sentiment, I reached for this Winnie & Walter set! I selectively stamped the image so I could mount up that sparkly heart from the Picture Perfect set.. Yes, the sentiment had a heart in it, but I wanted to pop up the heart and add some sparkle so I used the heart from the other set! And all the colored inks are from WPlus9! They are fab the way! If you are in the market for some great dye inks, check them out!
Super fun. So glad I discovered this company!! Happy Sunday everyone!
Posted by Laurel on July 20, 2014
Happy Saturday! As soon as I saw this challenge over at Moxie Fab, I knew this unique Happy die was perfect. What makes it unique you ask? Well, the split in the center! What a fantastic idea! BRILLIANT! Let you remind you in case you missed in this post, Jillian is 15 years old. She started this company, she comes up with the ideas and her mom helps put them to life…. This one is no exception… It’s one die, that has a break in the middle. And there are 3 sentiment sets that coordinate with this set… You can stamp them right in the middle of the die. I chose a sentiment from THIS SET because today we adopted Sadie, our new dog! :) Picture at the end of this post.
I heat embossed the sentiment and wooden with this Liquid Platinum embossing powder…. That stuff just goes with everything!!!!!!!! The blue striped background is from this stamp. And I just recently discovered the WPlus9 inks. I placed an order with a few inks and the moment I stamped with them, I went back into the store and ordered the rest of the inks (they have fantastic cardstock too, just sayin’)..
So isn’t this die neat? Unique in every way? Yup, thought so!!!! Thanks for popping in today and have a fab weekend!
Posted by Laurel on July 19, 2014