Sunday, August 28, 2016

TPD- Little Things Make Life BIG!

All those little things in life, they add up to all that good we all experience every day.  The kisses from our kids and spouses, the sea spray, the shinning sun... all wonderful.  I'd love for you to share one little thing in your life that you think is wonderful and makes life big....

One more thing that is wonderful to me, stamps, of all kinds, I love them!  

Here is a fun (lovely really) set from Two Paper Divas. 

It is a dream for someone who likes to color or garden!  Pure perfection!

Thanks for visiting today and head on over to Two Paper Divas to check it all out!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

One Scoop or Two?- TPD

Hey Y'all.  Did you have fun checking out that Ellen Huston hop with the new release?  I sure did!

Today I am back with more new stamps from this month's Two Paper Divas release.  This set is called Banana Split.  So yummy looking!

This stamp is so fun to color, I used my Copics and a touch of glitter to make it sparkle.  I stamped it on a tag and then fussy cut and mounted the image with dimensionals.  I used some Gingham paper and the fun pink twine as accents followed by the enamel stars from Freckled Fawn. Here's the Scoop set makes the perfect pairing. 

Head on over to TPD to check out all the latest stamps and creations!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ellen Huston Summer Release Blog Hop!

Hello, and welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today!  So honored to be part of this release hop!

And, yay!!! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen  To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, August 23rd!

There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd.

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, August 26thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

           OK, now that you know the details, let's get hoppin!  You should have arrived here from the amazing  JJ Bolton's blog.  

Now.... here are my creations- eek!  First up, is my card using Sock Monkey Surprise & matching Sock Monkey Surprise dies designed by the fabulous Kimberly Wiener! 

Isn't this set so cute!!!!  So playful and perfectly fun.  It is ideal for paper piecing.  I used some Simple Stories paper with hearts for the belly and kite.  It reminds me of my daughter's sock monkey.  The Avery Elle Scalloped Frame dies are perfect around the outside.  Some Basic Grey enamel dots and timeless twine make the perfect finishing touches. 

 Next up, you'll see my card featuring the new Sunshine Word die by amazing Julie Ebersole.  It also includes the Stay Golden set and Stay Golden dies

With black paper as the base of this creation, I needed something bright to pop off the page.  So I chose to use the Stay Golden stamps and dies.  I used the rock & roll technique to pick up some yellow orange and a little pink for my pineapple.  I love the way the colors turned out, the perfect platform for the Sunshine Word dies.  I doubled layered these for extra impact.  Some washi, twine and more enamel dots finished it off. 

OK, please head over to Heather Campbell's blog next for more inspiration!  Thank you for visiting me today!

You can view the complete release by going here

Monday, August 15, 2016

THD Challenge 3- Succulents

Hi friends! 

Have you played in this month's The Heart Desires Challenge yet?!  Here is the inspiration:

For me, this inspiration + Delicata Gold

Oh no!  Can't see the whole thing?!  I guess you'll have to head over to THD to check it out.... GRIN!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

TPD Sunday- Hope Anchors

Happy Sunday!  I am here today sharing one of my Two Paper Divas creations for the August release, Anchors the Soul

Here's what I made using this fab new set:

I started with some Navy Paper and then pulled out a piece of light blue.  I used and Avery Elle die to emboss the edges of this sheet.  I adhered a journal card envelope to the front, on which I stamped the anchor stamp.  I used my prismacolor blue pencil to color the rope.  The gold stars are Teresa Collins and perfect for the nautical theme. I made my own journal card with some Authentique paper, I stamped the sentiment and added the sea birds from Sail Away set form TPD.  You can see a close up of my journal card below. 

So fun to make this nautical creation that will hopefully help lift someone's spirits on a hard day. 

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Birthday Buddies- Amy-Poo!

It is a glorious day today!  Ms. Amy Tsuruta is having a birthday!  We are here for a fun birthday bloggie hop  complete with a world tour for sweet Amy-Poo.  So buckle your seat belt and hang on for this amazing trip.  

 Here is the flight itinerary in case you get lost along the way: 

FIRST STOP: Direct flight to NYC with Kate

Head to CARRIBEAN with Vicki

Your next stop is also on the HAWAIIAN ISLANDS- You are here! 

ALOHA!  Welcome to Maui, 2nd largest of the Hawaiian Islands and home to Haleakalā Crater!  One of my fave places to visit on Maui.   But don't worry, we have no eruptions planned for today.... just a party.  Here is my card to Ms. Amy. 

This card features some MFT stamps that I actually borrowed from Amy.  I thought it fitting to create a card for her using this.  I colored with my Copics and fussy cut out all these bits and layered them to create this nice scene in hopes of transporting Amy to tropical paradise.   

Amy sweet friend, owner of ALL stamps and great walking buddy, I wish you the happiest of days on Earth!

LAST STOP!!! Back to SEA  for some fun with Laura and home!!!!!!

Oh, and don't forget to visit the birthday girl and wish her the best of days!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

TPD Wednesday- More Candles

Some people might say that lots of candles on a cake mean old age.  Are you buying this?  Not me, I subscribe to Two Paper Divas philosophy, which is, "The more candles the bigger the wish!"  Are you with me now?!

Check out this fun stamp from the July release.  It is such a fabulous stamp and wants to be nothing if not front and center. 

In addition to the More Candles stamp, my creation features some We R Memory Keepers paper, lots of it to coordinate together.  The candles are the ideal background for this stamp.  I used lots of layers to make everything pop out.  I also added a small cupcake from a die (PTI) and Doodlebugs enamel dots.  

OK, thanks for stopping by.  Now ready, set, BLOW... er, I mean GO to the Two Paper Divas blog to check out DT Wednesday!