Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Joy Clair + Pink & Main Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  Today Pink and Main and Joy Clair are teaming up for a blog hop.  There is lots of fun in store so be sure to hop along for your chance to win a prize or two!

Here is the complete line up: 

Joy Clair
Katie < you are here> 
Martha Lucia

I have two projects for you today.  Here is my first: 

This one features Joy Clair's Succulent Frame set.  I stamped and colored with my Copics and added a sentiment from the You're A Gem set (I love you).  The "hello" is from P&M Wreath Base Dies, cut in sparkly black foam.  I mounted it all on various DP's from the Hooray Paper Pad and used the Concave Rectangle Dies for the layers in green in pink.  

My second card is bright and fun.  I used the JC You're a Gem Stamp set with White Embossing Powder on Black to make all these gems. I could have masked them, but I actually stamped and cut them out. I colored them with colored pencils. Then I die cut a bit of black using P&M's Beautiful Slim Line Dies.  I added stamped a few stars in white around that layer.  Then I added my gems.  Next I used the P&M Thanks Die with various Glitter Papers from both the Spring and Summer Packages.  I cut them apart to make the word a rainbow and mounted it.  Then I added some P&M Sparkle Gems.  all of this mounted on a white base.  

PRIZES: There are two prizes, a $25 product give away from Joy Clair valid for clear and digital stamps and a surprise package from Pink & Main worth $25.  Please leave a comment on each stop to be entered to win.  The winners will be announced on May 10th, make sure you stop by to see if you won! 

I hope you like these creations and thank you for vsiting!  

Friday, April 30, 2021

National Bubble Tea Day

Happy Friday and Happy National Bubble Tea Day!  Today, Trinity Stamps and Coffee Loving Cardmakers are coming together for this special day and have some amazing inspiration to share. 

Keep reading for prize information, but first, I want to share my creations.

For my first creation I wanted to combine the bubble tea with Oracle Octopus set from Trinity, it just seemed very complimentary.  This one is a mini slimline.  

I used the Winter Hues DP and cut it with the Clean and Simple Mini Slimline Panels. Next, I used the Summertime Sips die set and cut it with a opaque vellum.  I used my Blending Buddy with some Pink Ink to color it and cut my straw using basic cardstock.  Then I stamped and colored the Oracle Octopus.  I used the coordinating Oracle Octopus Die to cut it out and made the crystal ball shaker.  I put some boba looking embellishments in the middle and mounted that on top of my cup.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Hugs & Squishies Stamp Set and Coordinating Die Set.  I colored it and mounted on my card. 

For my next creation, I wanted to mix it up a little bit. I thought it would be fun to stay with the squishies/octopus theme, but also make something different.  Wouldn't it be fun to have a bubble tea themed birthday party!  So I made a treat holder. 

I made this one with a little container I had purchased for mini cupcakes.  It is slightly bigger than a mini coffee cup.  I started by cutting some slits in the lid to put a straw through, I had some plastic straws and cut them down to the right size.  Next, I used the Mini Coffee Cup Rainbow Hugs Add On Dies for the strips around the bottom and top (bottom from the rainbow, top from the scalloped die) with some cardstock and the All Heart DP.  Note that the typical size of this die was a bit small for this wider container, so I had to adjust it to be bigger.  I tacked those down.  Next, I stamped the Octopus form the Ocean Reef Builder set and colored it with Copics.  I cut it out and added it to my cup.  Inside my cup I filled it with whoppers which look somewhat like bubble tea and taste good alone. :D  I made a tag and added some twine.  

Here they are together, I think they turned out pretty cool!

OK, OK!  Prize info! LOL.  Comment on participating blogs before May 7 at 11:59 pm pacific. The winner will be selected randomly across all participating blogs for a $25 Trinity Gift Card and will be announced on the CLC blog. Good Luck!

Check out the Inlinkz below for all the stops in the hop! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Good Vibes

I am up on the Pink & Main blog today.  Here is a sneak peek, check out details over there!

Head on over and check it out!

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Strong Coffee

Hey all, one more post for the coffee hop, and unfortunately it might be my last for this round.  I have been buried at work and not enough time to get this done.  Sigh, that's how the cookie crumbles.  But... my card might bring good tidings for next week, perhaps it is a premonition, perhaps just a bit of hope. ;)

I think you follow me now. :)  

this one features several Super Sponsors including Ellen Hutson, Whimsy Stamps and Trinity Stamps.  

I used the Catherine Pooler Stamps from Ellen's, colored them with Copics and cut them out.  Next, I used Doodlebugs paper with the Slimline Fancy Frame die from Whimsy.  I coupled it with the Scalloped Slimline Frame from Trinity.  I adhered all the layers, stamped my sentiments and used foam tape to adhere my coffee cups.  Lastly, I added these Java Stop Embellishments, also from Trinity. 

Three great super sponsors and one great Coffee Hop.  

Hope you are having fun, I sure am!


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

P&M Coffee Post Sneak

Hey!  I am up on the Pink and Main blog with my coffee card for today.  Come visit!


Saturday, March 20, 2021

CLC Hop Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of the Coffee Hop!  For the past 3+ years I have been on the CLC team and participated in these hops.  I try to post every day of the hop.  I am not sure I am going to make it this time, but we shall see. Regardless, I have another card today featuring Super Sponsor Doodlebugs WA. 

Here is this fun card featuring these cute Mama Elephant characters from the Boba Tea stamp set.  I stamped and colored my images with Copics.  I used a black glaze pen for the boba and added white gel pen highlights.  I cut them out and placed them on my background, which is basic white base with Distress Oxides and some sparkle pen splatters.  Once everything was mounted, i stamped my sentiment and added some of these embellishments. 

I quick one today, but hope you like it!

Trinity Release Day!

Happy Trinity Release Day!  We have a ton of fun goodies to share with you today over on IG and we hope you will join us for the hop! 

Meanwhile, I wanted to share my card with you here too so you could have the details. 

My card for today features some old goodies, but lots of new ones too.  Let's start with how I made it. 

First, I stamped the images from Spring In My Step, Gnome Bunny, and All Cracked Up and colored with my Copics.  I cut the elements out and set them aside.  Next, I die cut some white cardstock using the Slimline Quilted Cover Plate.  I distressed it using my Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Blending Buddy.  Next, I die cut some grass with green cardstock using the Slimline Scenic Border.  Next, I die cut the base of the Make-a-Spaceship die in Kraft.  I used brown Copic to create my own basket. I placed all my elements in the scene.  Stamped my sentiment.  Then I added the New Leaf, Fondant Florals and Butterfly Bon Bon embellishments. 

I think they turned out pretty cute, I hope you like them too.  Thanks for visiting and be sure to check out the Trinity Stamps Shop for the new release!