Thursday, May 24, 2018

Queen & Co. / Floral Embellishments

Hello!  If you didn't know, Queen & Co. just released lots of NEW embellishments!  Flowers, baubles, epoxy dots......the list goes on.  You are sure to find the right embellishment for your card or project over at the Queen & Co. store!

My first card uses the Tulle Blossoms paired with the new Halos.  


To start I die cut the Lines Die from the Designer Die Collection (this is used for their shaker cards) out of white cardstock and layered it over gray polka dot paper from Flirty Florals paper pad.  I stamped the 'Happy Birthday' (from the Birthday Bash stamp set) with black ink onto one of the stripes of the die.  I added the iridescent Halos to the centers of 3 Tulle Blossoms with a hot glue gun (yes, I said hot glue gun!) and then adhered them to my card.  To finish, I added some white Epoxy Dots and did a dusting of Shimmer Spritz over the whole card.




My second card uses flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet Pastels.  


To start, I added a decorative edge border panel over pink gingham paper from Flirty Florals.  I added an assortment of flowers in pink, white, and black/white gingham.  I paired this with a layered 'thanks' die cut sentiment.  I finished this with a dusting of Shimmer Spritz over the whole card.



Make sure to go check out the HUGE assortment of embellishments over at the Queen & Co. store!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Avery Elle / Hummingbird


Hi everyone!  
I'm here today sharing a card using the new beautiful Hummingbird stamp set from Avery Elle.

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I started by heat embossing my main elements using Avery Elle Gold Embossing Powder onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper.  Using the Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors, I watered them down and using a waterbrush, I watercolored the images using several layers in some areas.  


I added my images to a panel of cardstock that was cut with the Hatch Mat Elle-ments.  This die leaves the perfect spaces to stamp your sentiment!  I love the angle look!  
Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hello Bluebird / Party 'til the cows come home

Hello!  There has been a HUGE buzz around the latest Hello Bluebird release.  
I have this card up over on the Hello Bluebird blog today.  Make sure to go check out the full blog post there!  

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Hello Bluebird / More May Release!

Happy Monday!  I have a bit more inspiration from the new Hello Bluebird release as well as the card I shared last week.

Wildflower Bouquet

If you know me at all, then you know I love floral stamps!  Wildflower Bouquet is going to fast become a favorite once my dies arrive!  But in the meantime, I love to stamp my own background paper.  I stamped a panel using a few images from this set in a color palette of purple, yellow, and pink.  Add a decorate border to the bottom and adhere panel.  Sentiment is from Rainbow Script.  

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Here's the card I shared last week using Just Sayin'.  Make sure to check out my blog post HERE.  

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Be sure to visit the Hello Bluebird blog to see more inspiration from all the design team over the past week!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Technique Tuesday / My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop


Welcome!  I am excited to participate in the collaboration blog hop between Technique Tuesday and My Sweet Petunia!  We are all sharing projects using these products.  Stay tuned as there are prizes up for grabs!

******Please excuse the wonky colors in my photo.  We are in the process of getting new flooring and my house is a MESS!  I've had to take photos in a different location for now BUT a new craft room comes SOON!!  Be sure to follow as I will be posting pictures of my before and after once it's all done!******

I used the Enjoy Flower Layered Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday because of it's layering possibilities.  The Misti Stamping Tool is perfect for a stamp set like this!  I have lots of photos to share so let's get started.


I started off with a panel of cardstock and stamped the solid image in a bright yellow ink (all inks from Altenew unless specified).  Using my Misti, I added the shading layer with a darker color of the same shade of ink.  The Misti makes for perfect even stamping especially when you need to add more color as I did here with my shading layer.  One layer was too light so I was easily able to restamp to make darker using my Misti!


Next, I've added the centers with brown ink and then black dots for the centers.  These flower just come alive with the layers!


Now, this panel is really pretty the way it is but let's take it up another notch!  Using the OUTLINE stamp, stamp it using black ink (I used VersaFine Clair Nocturne) for a bold effect.  I show how here how the flowers each look before I filled in the rest of the panel. 


Once the panel was all stamped, the panel was trimmed down and added to the same yellow color cardstock (Sunshine from MFT) which was then added to a top folding white notecard.  To finish, the sentiment (from Cherry Blossoms Stamp Set) was stamped onto a white strip and the 'Beautiful' diecut was added below.  The sentiment strip was hand trimmed into a banner end and adhered with foam adhesive.  Here is the finished card!



There will be TWO lucky commenters from the blog hop to win one of two prizes:  

 $50 shopping spree from My Sweet Petunia


$50 shopping spree from Technique Tuesday


Comment until Monday, May 29th 11:59 PM CST on both of the Technique Tesuday and My Sweet Petunia blogs for your chance to win!  Now take a look at everyone else on the hop!

♥♥Amy Kolling♥♥

Friday, May 18, 2018

SugarPea Designs / Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop


Hello!  It’s time again for the Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop with Sugar Pea Designs!  Now that so many of you have the April Product Release in your hot little hands, we have geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring the newest products!

******Please excuse the wonky colors in my photo.  We are in the process of getting new flooring and my house is a MESS!  I've had to take photos in a different location for now BUT a new craft room comes SOON!!  Be sure to follow as I will be posting pictures of my before and after once it's all done!******

I can't stop coloring these adorable images from Ooh La La from the latest release!  Here I've colored the mac 'n cheese image with Copics and die cut using the coordinating Ooh La La SugarCut.  I assembled my card using die cuts from the Postage Stamp SugarCut and the ParisScape SugarCut!  The beauty of these landscape dies is that you can trim them down to be used on a vertical card.  My panel was layered onto a orange striped panel from the Spots & Dots Brights paper pad.  



Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members and leave a comment for your chance to win!  Check the SugarPea Designs blog for the complete blog hop list!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SugarPea Designs / Unless You're Wine

Hello!  I'm here to share a fun card for an adult who loves wine (and to wish them a punny birthday)!  Ooh La La is such a fun set!

To create my card, I started with my background.  Using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink, I applied the ink to my background via the smooshing technique and a few extra splatters.  Once dry, this panel was die cut using the SugarCut Postage Stamp along with the larger postage stamp die cut in white.  

This smiling wine bottle image, from Ooh La La,  was colored with Copics and die cut using the coordinating Ooh La La SugarCut.  After diecutting the stitched heart from Postage Stamp SugarCut, a few stars from Chic Wishes was stamped using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink.  

To finish this, I white heat embossed a sentiment onto a black strip and added it behind my wine bottle image to ground it.  


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