Watercolor

Stamping Bella | Thanksgiving Oddball

Hello There,

I’m on my way to Pennsylvania to visit with family but before I head out, I wanted to wish all my crafty friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! On that note, I’ve got one more Thanksgiving card to share with you using Stamping Bella’s Thanksgiving Oddball. Here’s the video of what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished card:

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She is so cute – I love her crazy hair!

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I’m wearing leggings so I’m covered!

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Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back to start the Christmas series soon! xoxo, Sarah


13 Days of Halloween · Ellen Hutson · halloween

13 Days of Halloween – Day 9 | Clean and Simple Bear Wear Halloween Cards

Hello There,

Hope everyone’s week has started off well. I’m very excited to share these cards with you today, I think they are my favorite of the cards this year so far. I love the look of a minimal white card but in all honesty, they take me a lot longer to come up with. Well worth the effort I think though. Here is a look at how I put them together:

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This little guy is so cute – he is so much fun to accessorize and there are loads of accessories in the Bear Wear stamp sets.

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That strip of glitter adds just that little extra the card was needing.

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The sentiments in the Witch Way stamp set are so perfect – I use them multiple times every Halloween.

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Isn’t that mask just adorable? This little guy is ready to collect lots of candy.

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I think the negative space is always the most difficult part of these type of cards and a little splatter can always help if it’s feeling too white.

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A strip of colored cardstock can do the same thing for the inside.

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I love how simple and graphic these are – they’d make really great party invitations!

As always, thanks for stopping by today. xoxo, Sarah


13 Days of Halloween · Simon Says Stamp

13 Days of Halloween – Day 5 | 3 Frightful Fun Cards

Hello,

My goodness, I am running so far behind (story of my life lately). I’m going to have to double up on some days to get all 13 in before the end of the month!! Today I’ve got 3 cards for you using the new Simon Says Stamp Frightfully Fun set. I really love all the sentiments especially the punny ones for the skeleton. Here is the video of what I came up with :

And of course, here are your still shots:

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Love these dancing skeletons – this such a fun image to work with.

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and I can’t get enough of those punny sentiments.

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Prismacolors: 935, 289, 122, 918, 912

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I had so much fun using my copics to color this and am really pleased with how that woodgrain came out. I want to learn more about copic coloring…if only there was more time in the day…

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More punny goodness.

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Copics: Y32, E13, E15, E18, N0, N4, R20, YG25, Y35, YR04, YR07

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Since I figure a lot of you purchased the Halloween Card Kit I thought I’d add in some of the papers and ephemera with this one.

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This is why I always save scraps (or rather my excuse for saving all of them, lol) this was the perfect way to finish off the inside panel.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my cards. xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit – Love From Lizi July 2018 Card Kit

Hello there,

Hope you’ve all had a great weekend! Mine was cards, cards, cards – I completed the planning, filming, editing, voiceover (and now blog post) all in one weekend which I think is a record for me! I was just having so much fun I didn’t want to stop. Lucky for me I don’t have to because my SSS July kit came in the mail yesterday, lol. I think I’ll wait until tomorrow to start devouring that one.

As you know I’ve been eyeing the Love From Lizi Kits for quite some time now and was thrilled when they invited me to be a guest designer this month. I really enjoyed using all the stuff in the kit and there is probably enough leftover to make 10 more cards. Here is the video of what I came up with:

Here are some stills of the finished cards:

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The sand was such a great addition to the embellishment bag – it gave some fantastic texture to this scene. Isn’t that frog adorable?

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Ain’t that the truth?!? I am a beach girl and very much looking forward to my trip to Myrtle Beach this October!

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This card is my favorite. I LOVE that background stamp and was really pleased with how the coloring turned out.

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I love a punny sentiment.

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Zig Colors: 69, 21; 75, 72, 64; 94, 900, 901; 42, 49

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So cute! I love those little guys and the dimension of the decoupage is fantastic. I added the little wooden ship wheel under the puppy’s paws to make it look like he is steering.

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I used Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC’s to spell out “you and me” so the full sentiment reads “By the sea, you and me.” I thought the font matched the thinner portion of the sentiment on the front really well.

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The photos don’t do this paper justice – it’s super sparkly and just gorgeous. I had originally planned to have 3 cones with the sentiment, but that background paper was so busy I decided on adding just one. I added some white cardstock behind that pink ice cream die cut to make it a strawberry/vanilla swirl.

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I used an old paper pumpkin stamp set to add this “Happy Birthday” sentiment and then added in some slots for a gift card.

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I was so disappointed when I saw the sand had shifted in front of those seashells. I thought I had figured it out!! Stay tuned, I’m going to sit down with this again and see if I can come up with a fix for you.

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Again, I love that punny sentiment and how about that gorgeous starfish paper? It was my favorite of the kit!

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This guy is too fun. I thought that frog was just adorable so I used him on quite a few cards. Here I’ve got him floating in the pool using a mini wobbler.

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Yes, indeed it is.

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This is my second favorite card of the kit. It took quite a bit of time to make but it was well worth it to have those doors open to reveal that lounging frog!

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Since the front was so detailed, I kept the inside super simple.

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This card will probably go to my niece – she loves the beach just as much as I do and will love all those little guys chilling in their beach chairs.

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Love that cat sleeping along the border there.

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This is a tie with the earlier stamped background card as my favorite. I love the subtle stamping for the beach and couldn’t be happier with how my ‘waves’ turned out.

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Since I used the Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink to dye the texture paste, I decided to continue that color on the inside.

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Again with the frogs – just too cute. I will probably send this to my nephew, I think He’ll get a kick out of them.

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Love that little guy splashing down in the inner-tube.

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This kit is already sold out, but you can still get the decoupage pages and a few of the other items on the Love From Lizzie website. I’ve linked what is available for you below.

As always, thanks for stopping by to check out my cards. Let me know which was your favorite in the comments!


10 Cards 1 Kit · Simon Says Stamp

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS May Card Kit (Part 1 of 2)

Hi -ya,

Happy hump day! It’s been so rainy and depressing here the last few days and finally, we got some sunshine and it was a much-needed kick in the pants to get the voiceovers done for these 10 Card, 1 Kit videos. Funny enough, my June Card Kit came in the mail today so I promise those cards will be out much sooner. Now, without further ado here is your video:

Here are some close-up photos:

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I tried to come up with some different types of layout/background ideas and really like how this one came out; especially the way the heart stickers look peeking out over the edge.

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I LOVE the sentiments that were included in this kit. I will use this one in particular, very often.

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I love that SSS has included dies in the last two kits (well, I’m including the Mother’s Day kit in that) – Please keep them coming!!

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There was a little black left in the nooks and crannies of that hummingbird stamp so he ended up more of a grayish-blue but I still like it ok.

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How serendipitous that this ink was almost a perfect match for the yellow in the paper collection. I don’t have a ton of these, so I was really excited when I was digging in my supplies and found this one. AND I love the sentiment on that sticker.

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You’ll see that I did some stamp surgery in the next video and came up with the sentiment “I love you”. If I had thought of it earlier, it would have been perfect for this card too.

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This sentiment is so much fun – I’m starting to really like a nice dark stamp over top of a pretty patterned paper, and I often forget about washi for my cards, I usually end up only using it for happy mail but it’s great on cards too!

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Again, the font, the sentiment – all great.

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I’m a bookworm and have a wall-to-wall bookshelf in my apartment so you know I’m loving this patterned paper. This is a perfect card for one of your book-loving friends.

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You could never tell that this stamp has been cut apart. Don’t be afraid to make stamps work for you!

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I hope you like the cards I came up with, and I was able to give you some inspiration. As always thanks for stopping by to check out my cards! xoxo, Sarah


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards | 1 Kit – SSS Mother’s Day Card Kit ( Part 1 of 2)

Hello there,

Happy Saturday! I’ve got 5 Mother’s Day cards to share with you today – better late than never I guess, and for you last minute crafters and those of you who won’t see your mom until later hopefully I’ve given you some ideas you can use. Here is what I came up with:

Here are some close-ups photos for you:

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I love those florals – they can be used for Mothers day cards but would also be great for sympathy, birthday or even just a card to say hello.

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I could rave about this stamp set for days (and might!) The sentiments are incredible and can be combined to create so many different sayings.

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This was by far my favorite – SSS if you’re reading, more stamp sets like this please!

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The Prismacolors I used on the flowers are: 289, 1013, 940, 989, 912, 109

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I thought those florals are so beautiful you can make a great card just by stamping the outlines. I stamped the flower using Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen and the leaves using Distress Oxide Peeled Paint.

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If you’re looking for a natural paper – this MFT Primitive White is fantastic!

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So simple, but again possibly my favorite! That pink and white stripe is just so sweet.

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I wish this insulation pink would photograph better – it always looks a bit warmer in the photos then it actually is. It is a beautiful cool pink shade and it matches this pattern paper beautifully!

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I hope you can see the dimension of the layered mom cutouts – it doesn’t take long to stack them and it does make a difference.

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Peach Bellini is another of my favorite cardstock of mine – it has more of a blush tone in person, less yellow than it looks in the photo.

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This card is tied for my favorite – I love the gold accent around honeycomb pattern and the larger and smaller lilies together mimic the idea of mother and child.

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Again – just the most beautiful sentiment!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I wish all the mom’s out there a very special Mother’s Day – I hope your families spoil you. You deserve it!

xoxo, Sarah


 

MFT · Sketch Challenge

MFT Sketch Challenge | Party Like a Pirate + Giveaway winners

Hi-ya!

Happy Friday. Today was an extra exciting Friday because my SSS March Card Kit came in the mail. I’ve already got so many ideas – I can’t wait to get started on it!

I’m also excited to share this super cute pirate card with you. This is my first MFT Sketch Challenge and I’m definitely going to enter in more of them in the future. It’s really fun to figure out how you want to use the sketch and having those boundaries kept me from overthinking/re-working things too much. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, here is the link if you want to enter too.

First things first…Congratulations to Lynn Griffen and Pip Z – you are the winners of my ephemera giveaway. Please email me your address and I’ll get your goodies in the mail.

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Now…your process video:

Finally some close-ups for you:

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That little guy is so cute…

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and this stamp set comes with some great punny sentiments.

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I used the leftover chevron to create a liner for my envelope. This will probably go to my nephew Jake which is especially perfect because he loves that Disney show Jake the Pirate lol.

Here are some links to the additional products I used today:

Misti Precision Stamping Tool: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Party Like a Pirate Stamps & Dies

Simon Says Intense Black Ink

Versamark Ink: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Inkadinkado Anti Static Powder: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder

Sizzix Big Shot: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Sizzix Framelits Circle Dies: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Beach Scene Builder

Prismacolor Colored Pencils: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

(1082, 953, 943, 927, 1005, 997, 912, 1080, 911, 916, 1002, 942, 922, 992, 923, 905, 1009, 105, 1065)

ATG Gun: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Glue Dots: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Fiskars Fingertip Craft Knife: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Tim Holtz Ruler: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon

MFT Calm and Cozy Chevron paper

MFT Summer Splash Card Stock

MFT Kraft Card Stock

Uni-Ball Signo Black Gel Pen: Simon Says Stamp | Amazon