Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Lil' Inker Designs

Hello my crafty friends. Happy Friday and yay! for Spring temps FINALLY here in Ohio. I am so excited to be here today with some Lil' Inker Designs and the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It's always a great time, filled with prizes and soooo much inspiration. 

Come join the fun. You can read all the details on the Coffee Lovers Blog, HERE.  You'll also want to stop by Laura's blog, the beautifully talented owner of LID.....pssst.....she might just have a sneak peek for you all from our next release. 
The theme this go-round is Spring and coffee of course. I used the stunning floral stamp, Corner Adorner.  I stamped it with some Versamark ink and then hit it with some white embossing powder. I then got busy coloring with my Zig Clean Color Brush markers. I used lots of pretty Spring colors. 

I white embossed the sentiment from the same set, Corner Adorner,  onto a black card stock strip so it would really pop against the pastel colors in the background. I then die cut the awesome coffee cup from the Coffee Cozy Die Set. It's awesome, just sayin'......makes the sweetest little cup of joe! 


I hope you'll all create something over the next few days and join in the fun. 
LID is giving away a $35 LID gift certificate
Also, one winner will receive a Coffee Loving Papercrafters Tee courtesy of Lil' Inker.
Check out the details at the Coffee Lovers Blog

Thanks for stopping by today! have a great weekend. 


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Color Throwdown 435-Birthday Circles


Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!

We are lucky to have my friend Jodi here as this week"s hostess and with a brand new color combination!  Remember, we are using generic colors, so as long as you are close, you are good!  This week's colors are orange, turquoise and yellow!  I sure hope you love this combination as much as I do!  As always, feel free to incorporate any other neutrals you need in your design as well!

If you upload to a public gallery please use the key words CTD435, and please use #ctd435 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites.  Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog.  All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so please check them if you are in doubt.  One last detail to remember, no digital designs.  Only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed.  Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.

Not a surprise, I used Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts for my card this week! I had some fun with the Circle Wishes stamps and Circle Wishes Confetti Cuts. I loved using the circles to cut out some windows. I also used the Detailed Circles Confetti Cuts to add the large circle window and stitching detail. Love that! 


I also finally got to really play with the Elemental Stripes stamp set that released this month. It is so fun. I love how you can customize just about any panel. I used 4 of the stamps from the set to create the great graphic design for my card front. The Iced Aqua, RC Aqua, and Tangerine were perfect for this week's challenge colors. I added some Lemon Drop ink (MFT) to complete the color combo. 


For more inspiration, check out the other design team members' creations below, and get inky! We can't wait to see what you come up with this week.

Lisa Lara, March Guest Designer - Lisa's Life Lines

and now the team:


 

Here is a closer look at the products I used today. 












Have a great day!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Reverse Confetti-March SFYTT

 Hello Fetti Friends! I have a card for you today with the current SFYTT. There is still time to play along, so come check it out. I flipped the sketch and used the new Tall Triangles Confetti Cuts for an easy graphic "hello" card. I cut them with the new neutral card stock colors, Sand, Lead, and Stormy. In the back ground I stenciled on some RC Aqua ink with the Pointed Out Stencil


For the sentiment I used the Circle Wishes Confetti Cuts  to cut out the circle with the pretty feather print from the Free Spirit 6x6 paper pack. I added the "hello" word die from Fancy Words Confetti Cuts. It needed just a little something else, so I added a touch of shimmer with a Wink Of Stella Glitter pen. 



We can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch…

Here are the challege details…
There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.
The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 27th. The SFYTT button is  posted on the sidebar.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.
Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
You may enter as many times as you wish.
There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog at the end of the month the month.
and here is a closer look at the products I used today. 












Thanks for stopping by today. 
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Curtain Call-Fluff



It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

Excited to be back with my second card for today. This time I'm hanging with the Curtain Call Crew and right away my stampy brain went to this cozy stamp set from Taylored Expressions, Sit & Chat. I stamped it and then colored with Copics. I used the matching Sit  Chat dies to cut it out. I paper pieced the little cushion with the Tropical Teal polka dotted paper. I added some pretty texture to the background with the Ikat Embossing folder. 




You should come play along.  The LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future 
Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!

Fluff Designers

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Color Throwdown 434-Lucky Me


Happy Wednesday!  Amy is here with a brand new set of colors for this week's challenge. Remember, we're using generic colors, so as long as you use the color values shown: green, black and gold (perfect for St. Patrick's Day this week), you're in good company! As always, feel free to incorporate any other neutrals you need in your design, as well. 

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD433, and please use #ctd433 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog--all of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, please check them out if you're in doubt. 

For more inspiration, check out the other design team members' creations below, and get inky! We can't wait to see what you come up with this week.


I started this card with the new Striped Frame Cover Panel Confetti Cut. I used cut it with the new Midnight card stock. Yay! for all the new neutrals. I used the same Midnight ink to stamp the sentiment from A Friend Like You. I added some pretty green leaves from Blooms 'n Buds along the edges of the frame in Lime Green and Avocado inks. It needed a little touch of bling, so I added in a strip of glittery gold card stock. 










For more inspiration, check out the other design team members' creations below, and get inky! We can't wait to see what you come up with this week.

Lisa Lara, March Guest Designer - Lisa's Life Lines

and now the team:


Have a great rest of the week!


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Reverse Confetti March Release-it's LIVE

Happy Reverse Confetti Release day!!! I am so excited for you all to get a chance to shop. All the new products are loaded into the store. Be sure to stop by Jen's Blog, she always has the release details. 

I pulled out the gorgeous Striped Frame Confetti Cut and cut it with some Midnight card stock. I used a Mist card base, so a little bit of the pretty light blue will be through from behind my stripes and floral arrangement.
Check out my flowers! Pretty cool, right? The best thing is, with the Hanging Bloomsstamps and matching Hanging Blooms Confetti Cuts, it is soooo, super easy to make lots of different floral arrangements. 

I used some Sand card stock for the basket and stamped the details with Sand ink. I then stamped the sentiment with Midnight ink. I just love the font and this particular sentiment, it can fill so many needs. 

TIP: when stamping the main flower images, go ahead and stamp the leaves first, then die cut, THEN stamp in the flowers. It was much easier to line everything up just right. 



There is so much more to see. Don't miss the blog hop. 




Be sure to check out the rest of the design team today! 
There is so much more to see! 
here is the list:

Fetti Friend-Kathy Schweinfurth
Lisa Henke<---you are here











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