Jul 22, 2017

F to the 5th Power - Five Fun Fave Finds on Friday 4


After another break (getting anything done in the summer is rough!!) I am back with another episode of Five Fun Fave Finds on Friday.
The first thing I am focusing on this week are several of the new Distress Oxide Ink colors. It's no secret that I am a big fan of the Distress Oxide Inks. They are so easy to blend, they react so well with water and they stamp beautifully! So I was super excited to see that this release includes many of the bright colors from the Distress Ink family.
While this is not technically not a crafting supply, I grabbed this pen set from Anthropologie the other day and thought they would be perfect for planners!
 I love the way they write and the encouraging sentiments are so fun! They also have a nice weight to them and feel well made.
 Next up are the Sentiments Dies from Waffle Flower. I love how these die cut perfect sentiment strips that would be great for cards or layouts!
 These are not new, even to me, but the Avery Elle stamp and die pockets are a MUST for organizing all my new stamps and dies and keeping them looking nice.
 Finally, we have the Tim Holtz Tonic Studios Guillotine trimmer. I am loving keeping this trimmer out on my desk where I do most if my card making. It cuts tiny slivers that are perfectly straight and I really like how they have so many most-used card and photo sizes right on the base.
 That's it for this week! My kids actually go back to school in just a couple of weeks so I am hopefully to have more time to be consistent with this series. If you would like to check out the former videos I have created in this series, you can check out the playlist HERE.  If you are interested in any of the products from this week's episode you can find them all linked down below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!




Jul 20, 2017

Stash Bash - Washi Tape + YouTube Giveaway!

 The Stash Bash YouTube hop is a bunch of papercreafters trying to use up a bunch of our supplies...so we can buy more! We hope to provide a little inspiration along the way too! This month the supply to use is washi tape!
 It's no secret that I love the Queen and Co Washi Tape. It is thick and vibrant and so easy to work with.
 I don't really have a lot of trims in my stash these days, so I decided to make some pleated "trim" using washi tape.
 Since washi tape is self adhesive and removable adhesive, it is really easy to fold it on itself to create pleats.
I think the bright pleats compliment the fruits perfectly and would be perfect for a number of paper crafts!
I filmed a little video to show how I created the washi pleats and pulled together the rest of the card:

There is also a video on my YouTube channel! I am giving away a bunch of the washi that I was hoarding and not using. 

All you have to do is go over to the video and comment and subscribe to my channel. Easy!

If you are curious about the supplies I used, they are linked down below. Thanks so much for stopping by! 



Jul 19, 2017

4 Ways to Watercolor Vicki Boutin Watercolor Stickers

This month for the Scrapbook Circle Tech Tip, I decided to focus on 4 ways to watercolor the Vicki Boutin watercolor stickers found in the Scrapbook Circle Add On Laugh More.
I used Distress Oxide Inks, Kurtake Gansai Tambi paints and Starry Colors, Tombow Dual Tipped markers and a mix of Distress Inks, makers and watercolor cakes.

 You can see the different watercolor effects I was able to achieve on the stickers depending on which medium I used and how I applied them.
Check out this short video to see all 4 ways I watercolored these awesome stickers.


Want to see the kits and all the individual supplies I used? The links are all below:


Jul 17, 2017

Mix and Match Plaid Patterned Papers

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was PERFECT for me this week: Use Plaid and use Lawn Fawn--two absolute favorites of mine!


I had so much fun mixing plaids from the Perfectly Plaid and Rainbow Plaid 6x6 pads from Lawn Fawn. At first I thought that 4 different plaid patterns on one card would be way too much, but adding the white cardstock and using small squares really helped it from becoming overwhelming. Check out this video to see how I Played with Plaid and how I created those little donuts!


All my supplies are linked below! Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Jul 12, 2017

Jillibean Soup Shaped Shakers

I love the matching stamps, dies and shaped shakers by Jillibean Soup. I decided to really play with the stamps for these cards rather than use patterned paper and I am quite happy with the results.
 I used two different sizes of the bubble gum stamps and a rainbow of different inks to create the bubble gum background. I also stamped and colored in the gumball machine and filled the shaped shaker with a rainbow of sequins.
This second card was simpler in that I didn't stamp a background or color anything in. Instead, I played with a fun color combination.
I did stamp and cut out a few lemon slices to add to my jar shaped shaker and I added some blue sequins to look like ice cubes!
I had so much fun with the stamping on these shaker cards! I definitely recommend taking a closer look at the coordinating shaped shaker Jillibean Soup stamps!

Thanks for stopping by!


Jul 11, 2017

Summer Sunshine!

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday this week is Summer Sunshine using Simon Says Stamp products! Living in the Valley of the Sun for the last 12 years makes me very familiar with summer sunshine ;) so I decided to take part in the challenge.
I stamped the background of this card using the Simon Says Stamp cling background You Matter using Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I created sun rays by masking off triangles of the card panel with Post It Tape and inking with Simon Says Stamp Duckling and Sunshine inks. See how I created these inked sun rays and completed the card in this video:

Check out all the supplies I used down below. Thanks so much for stopping by!



Jul 9, 2017

Ombre Shaker Cards

It is so easy to make shaker cards with Queen and Co. card kits that it can be fun to take it up a notch and create ombre shaker cards!
 Customize the front of your shaker using blended Distress Inks.
Fill the shaker card with an ombre variety of Toppings.
Add coordinating sentiments and Queen and Co embellishments like Sparklers.

These shaker cards were so fun to make and pack such a punch, I will definitely be making more ombre shaker cards soon!

Supplies: