Friday, August 1, 2014

Curtain Call: Bow Tie


t's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

We have a new sponsor, Waffle Flower Crafts, for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Bow Tie!  A randomly selected participant in the Bow Tie challenge will have their choice of a Waffle Flower Crafts stamp set!

For this challenge, I used the colors in the photo as my inspiration.  I used this set from Waffleflower called Bowtiful, to make my card.  One the base of the card, I used Provincial Gray ink from Fresh ink to stamp the stars.  I layered it with the painted square and vellum.  I used a qtip and the ink colors to make some brush strokes.  I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum and the attached it by using some foam tape under the little heart die.  (Which I love so much....that die is adorable!!)  I decided to attach some yellow card stock under the heart and then filled in the opening with glitter.  


Bow Tie Designers

Winnie and Walter Week Day 3...

Hey there!  I have one more card for my Winner and Walter Week.  This one uses the new set, The Big, the Bold and Blessings.  This card is completely inspired by Heather P.  I love love her cards and her embossing (she was the one that told me heat embossing wasn't scary....yes, I used to be afraid of it!), the layering she does and the textures she includes.  SO she was my inspiration for this card...


A super simple card for sure.  I used a banner die and then dry embossed it with a super cute embossing folder (which I got because of Heather).  I stamped the sentiment in Provincial Gray Fresh Ink and then cut it out by hand.  I layered it onto another banner where I heat embossed the "to you".  I went back in and colored the four dots in the background with a white gel pen for some additional detail.


Click HERE to see the full July Release for Winnie and Walter.

Today is ONE more chance to put your name in the hat for the $30 gift card drawing.  I am going to draw tomorrow, one name from all 3 posts to win this fantastic prize!

Click HERE to see day 1.
Click HERE to see day 2.

Thank you so much for hanging out with me this week.  I have had so much fun with these Winnie and Walter stamps and I know you will too!  Thank you to Julie and Shay for having me!  You girls are AWESOME!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Winne and Walter Week Day 2...

Today, I am back with another card using the new stamps from Winnie and Walter.    


Today's card features stamps from It's a Wonderful Pennant and The Big, The Bold and Seasons.  I did the same kind of technique I did on the card from Monday.  I inked up the image and the spritzed the stamp with water and then stamped the image.  I gave the pennants a ROYGBIV look here.  I popped up the stamped card stock on foam tape.  I stamped the "celebrate" on a banner and matted it with a sliver of black card stock.  I stamped "summer" and then cut it out by hand.  I attached it all on the card front and then to finish it off, I used some Frosted Lace Stickles to give it a little sparkle.


So if you saw Monday's post, you know I have a $30 Winnie and Walter Gift Certificate to give away this week.  You have 3 chances to win!  Comment once on each post and then Saturday, I will announce the winner.

Hope you are having a good week!  It's flying by here.  It makes me sad that summer is more than half over.  We have had really cool weather here and we have really enjoyed being outside.  I am headed out there now!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thank you cards...

I need some more thank you cards in my stash.  These are the most requested from my card customers and I need to make a bunch.  This new Thank you Kindly set from PTI is perfect for these. I found a sketch over at Deconstructing Jen and had to play along...


I used the Ombre Builders to make the background.  I stamped the first lined image in Pure Poppy and then stamped off 3 times.  I heat embossed the first sentiment with Filigree Embossing powder and then stamped the second sentiment in Fresh Ink Provincial Gray.  I added in 2 banner tails (also from the Thank you Kindly dies) out of Linen Vellum from PTI....OMG that stuff is fabulous!!


Click HERE to see Jen's sketch...


So that is it for today!  If you haven't seen it, I have 2 giveaway going right now.

Click HERE and comment to win a spot in the Stretch your Stamps 2 online class.

Click HERE for a chance to win the $30 gift certificate from Winnie and Walter.

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Have a great day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

W&W Hello and a giveaway!!

Welcome to my week of Winnie and Walter.  I am excited to be posting 3 days with week, to share the new stamps from this latest release!  Hope you enjoy!  Oh and stay tuned for a giveaway at the bottom of this post.
So, I am not generally "technique-y".  But I see all these fun techniques, and even though they scare mer, I want to try!  So I got brave with a little mister recently and came up with this....


These fabulous new chevron from Winnie & Walter make me SO happy.  The set is called V for CheVron.  Fun, huh?  So I used PTI's Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Classic Kraft and Berry Sorbet for the background.  Each time, I inked the stamp up with Versamark first, then the ink color and then I added in a light mist of water.  I stamped the image and I was pretty happy with the outcome.  Nothing to crazy for me....just a slight distressed look.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, from The Big, the Bold and the Happy,  on vellum and then added in a wooden arrow for some detail.  


Now for the fun part!  Want a chance to win a $30 gift certificate?

I am going to be joining Winnie and Walter on Wednesday and Friday of this week, with 2 more cards to share.  Leave a comment on each post for up to 3 chances to win!  I will draw a random winner from the comments on all 3 posts and announce the winner on Saturday, August 2nd.  

Check out the entire Winnie & Walter release by clicking HERE.

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Hope you have a great Monday!