Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Addicted to CAS- Celebrate

Hello! Popping in quick with a CAS card that fits the current Addicted to CAS challenge, celebrate. I had this sweet Great Impressions image watercolored for awhile now and just had to use it :)

The sweet bird image is called Summertime Birdie (G503) and for my sentiment flags I used the Tags (G843) set. I hope you have a great rest of your day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paper Roses

I hope you are well stamping friends! One of the very first stamps I fell in love with at Great Impressions was this lovely bouquet of flowers. They are perfect to color or paper piece!

I started with stamping the card base in a light gray ink using the beautiful Queen Ann Lace (E807) image. It gives such a light feathery look. I then decided to paper piece my bouquet which is the lovely Flower Bouquet (J110) image. For my sentiment I inked up just one of the little banners from the Tags (G483) set. Machine sewing and a few butterflies finished it off. I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Growing up in Hawaii I was fortunate to see many beautiful sunsets over the ocean. Now I live in Northern Arizona and though we don't have the beach I still see many amazing sunsets. I couldn't wait to create a pretty sunset scene using the super fun new set from Inspired By Stamping called Summer Fun.

I created the scene using lots of Distress inks and some masking, particularly to create the sun. All the images are from the Summer Fun set. 

For my beach umbrella I did add a bit of Copic coloring in the dark red and heat embossed the "hello" in white. Some stitching, a few little banners from Fancy Labels 3 dies and a few sequins finish my fun sunset scene. I hope you have a beautiful day!


Monday, July 28, 2014

MIM- Diamond Wallpaper Stamping

Hello! This week's MIM focuses on background building, one of my favorite things! I pulled out lots of sets for my card but started with the diamond background, Tin Types. I love how delicate this background is. I then pulled out 3 different tiny images that would fit inside those little diamonds. The flower is from Mini Blooms, the heart is from Love Lives Here and the little leaf image is from the now vaulted Borders and Corners Rectangles. My flowers are from Fancy Folk Art and then I layered some die cuts using the scallop heart border from the Shakers and Sprinkles kit and Tag Sale #10. Finally, my sentiment comes from the anniversary set, Round and Round. My enamel dots were handmade using a recent tutorial by Heather Nichols. I love being able to make them in whatever color I want. Stamping my background paper was a lot of fun and I love how it came out...will have to make more of it! Thanks for stopping by :)

Thoughts of You

Hello! Today I have a card using another new release from Inspired By Stamping called Flower of the Month: Water Lily. It's a gorgeous set and I couldn't wait to watercolor my water lily! I used Tombow Markers for my watercoloring and really love this image! For my sentiment banner across the bottom I die cut a Fancy Labels 3, stamped my sentiment and then made score marks on either side 1/8" from each other so that I could fold it neatly. I put a foam adhesive in the middle so I would be stable.

Little pearls and some twine with machine stitching finish it off. I hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for stopping by! I really do appreciate it :)


Friday, July 25, 2014

PTI Blog Hop

July Blog Hop Inspiration
Hello! I was able to get a bit of time to join in the PTI blog hop this month. Above is the gorgeous inspiration photo. I just love all the elements. Looking through my stamps I settled upon Strawberry Patch and did some watercoloring. Surprised? I didn't think so ;)

I did the no line method for watercoloring my image and used my Tombow markers. This also fits the weekly MIM challenge. The stitched die is from the Shakers and Sprinkles kit that finally came to live with me. I love all the dies and will be using them a ton! For my little scallops around my stitched frame I used the heart border die and trimmed it to fit. My little tag is from Tiny Tags II. I hope you like it, I'd love to hear what you think! Thanks so much for visiting me:)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Painted Flowers

Have you seen the new release happening over at Inspired By Stamping? Some great new stamp sets this month! Here is another card using the gorgeous Friends Forever set.

Leah Cornleius

There is a fabulous paint stroke image in the set and I thought it would be neat to use it to color the spray of flowers also in the set. I chose a couple of ombre  color schemes and then stamped my flowers in Versafine Onyx black on top. I added some machine stitching and some twine. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lollipop Flowers

Hello! Today I am sharing a project with you that isn't a card or tag :) The theme is something summery and to me when the weather finally warms up where I live my garden is the first thing on my mind. So this fun little project is what I came up with!

Looking through my Great Impressions Stamps I knew this adorable Watering Can of Flowers (D362) was the perfect image to use! I cut a cake pop or lollipop holder using my Silhouette and made some flower lollipops to go along with my watering can image. I colored the image with Copics and added the sweet Flitting Butterflies (A32) to my panel. I then used a paper piercer  to pierce holes all the way around my panel and hand stitched the boarder with some embroidery floss. I hope you enjoy my summery project! I can tell you my daughter loved it and after the lollipops were eaten the holder and flowers now live with her :) Have a beautiful day!

Friends Forever- IBS new release!

Hello! I hope you are excited to see the fun new things from Inspired By Stamping! I am excited to share with you just one of the fabulous new sets called Friends Forever. I decided to make a gift for a friend using this set.

Leah Cornelius

All the stamped images come from this set and I didn't use any patterned paper. This is the outside box. I first die cut one of the Fancy Labels 3, stamped my sentiment and then masked it off so I could then stamp the spray of flowers "behind" it. My flowers were colored using Copics.
Leah Cornelius

Before I assembled the box I used the script block in the set to stamp all over. I added some pretty gold glitter tape as my embellishment.
Leah Cornelius

So, when you open the box you get a surprise! Another box that has an easel card on the top! Isn't that fun?! I cut this ensemble using my Silhouette Cameo. For my easel card and the panel underneath it I used the same flowers from the Friends Forever set. and had them mirror each other. For my sentiment I die cut another Fancy Labels 3 shape.
Leah Cornelius

The side of the gift box is stamped using another image from the same set. I had so much fun putting this together and I am excited to give it to one of my dear friends. I hope you have a beautiful day!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend. Ours was not busy which was a great change but my daughter came down with something :( I hate it when my kids are sick. The up side is lots of cuddling happens :)

I wanted to join in with the current Fusion Card Challenge and drew from the sketch and the colors in the photo.

And here is my card:

I used Wplus9's Spring Blossoms set and Basic Banners for the sentiment. To get more blending on my flowers I stamped them in a light pink and then went back using a cut'n dry nib to blend in more ink color using my Memento Luxe inks. Those are fabulous for it as they are very creamy and blend. I added some splatters using one of my Tombow markers and splattering with a wet brush. I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sweet Little Girl

Hello stamping friends! I have a card to share with you using some wonderful Great Impressions images. When I found this stamp I just had to have it as it reminds me so much of my little girl. I am amazed each day by her and she really is a miracle.

This sweet image is called Little Girl in Springtime (F466) and she was so much fun to color. I used Copics for my coloring. I also just adore this sentiment which is called Roots of Hope (C289). I added some rolled felt flowers and die cut foliage along with pearls and stitching. I hope to live that way each day! Have a beautiful creative day.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Special Day

This past weekend my husband attended a wedding for a friend he works with. I provided the card :) Since I don't know the couple at all and my husband is more of an acquaintance than a close friend I had no idea what style or colors so I just made a card that I thought any married couple would like to receive. I pulled out my Inspired By Stamping goodies starting with some paper from the Vintage Floral paper pad. For my sentiment I used Big Congrats and Happy Occasions Sentiments. The pretty silver doily was stamped using Delicate Doilies and heat embossing in silver and my little banners come from the Fancy Labels 3 die set.

I did quite a bit of machine stitching and made the rolled felt rose and added some die cut foliage. The hearts were cut with my Silhouette. I hope the couple have a long and happy marriage and I hope you enjoyed my card! Thanks for visiting me :)