Friday, June 1, 2018

We Create Masculine Blog Hop

Thanks for hopping in! We're excited to share some masculine projects this month. Our hop is a little bigger than usual due to some additional hoppers and full participation so we hope you will hop the whole way through.

My first picture isn't super clear but I wanted to show you the entire group of cards all together. See below for close ups of each card.

I used Lovely as a Tree and the words from Picture Perfect Birthday to create this beautiful set of masculine cards. They are all colored in using Stampin' Blends and I used the same colors for all of them. I absolutely love coloring with these markers. You can probably tell since I have been using them a lot lately. 

The trees were stamped in Momento Ink and the words were stamped in Soft Suede to match the frame. I cut the tall tree a little close so in the future I would leave a little more space around it.

I am also a huge fan of the Whisper White and Very Vanilla Thick cardstock. If you haven't given it a try for a card base, you should.

Colors: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Old Olive

Thank you for hopping by as always. Now head on over to Jolene's blog where she will be sharing her creation using the One Wild Ride stamp set.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Design Challenge: Inky Friends 5 Wedding Card

This card came together quickly (except for the fussy cutting). I started with the rough draft of the birds on the gold heart with the banner but the color of the birds didn't stand out so I added the pink. Then when I went to put it all together I decided to add the embossed trees.  

Here's a close up. I used the Stamparatus to get the birds close. Turns out I didn't need to do this since I was cutting them apart anyway. For the coloring I tend to google how to color images like this and do my best from there.

I also realized afterwards that I could have just cut a hole in the gold heart rather than embossing and layering the pink one. Oh well. It works both ways and I was in a hurry to beat the deadline.

Visit the My Inky Friends Design Challenge #5 to see the sketch and consider joining in next time.

Stamp Set: Color Me Happy

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

We Create Feminine Blog Hop

Welcome to our hop! I have recommitted to our hop so hopefully things will run even smoother for the upcoming year. The themes are set and we're excited to create and share. We appreciate your continued support! Please remember to show us your love in the comments. 

This month we chose a feminine theme to cover Mother's Day, May flowers and much more. Be sure to come back next month for the masculine theme.

For my feminine creation I chose to use Butterfly Basics. I have had a lot of fun with this set over the years and I am sad to see it go. It is available in Wood Mount, Clear Mount or Photopolymer. You can get it before it's gone by purchasing before May 31. Use Hostess Code: JMKH3T7X

My favorite thing to do with this set is stacking the stamps. I tend to start with the lighter colors but there really is no rhyme or reason to the method. If it needs a little more I just add it on. Like the NY seal and the stripe. 

Card Front Close-Up

Inside Card

Envelope Flap

Fun fact: I used every stamp in the set to create the card and envelope.

Also featured: Basic Pearls, Butterfly Punch, Textured Impressions Folder.
Colors: So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz

Thank you so much for joining us! Visit Tanya next and be sure to leave us all lots of love. We really appreciate it. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

We Create Last-Chance Blog Hop

Have heard that the Last-Chance product lists are out?! It's a pretty big deal so we decided to throw in a quick little hope so share a few retiring sets and colors. 

Be sure to check out the lists on my previous post. This year it includes some colors so be sure to stock up on cardstock and get re-inkers for your favorite colors.

I chose to use the Basket of Wishes stamp set and Rose Red and Soft Sky as the colors (all retiring). It is a simple card in look only. I got carried away with the strawberries which resulted in the worst fussy cutting ever. It started out fun though. 

Here's a close up of the strawberry stack. I stamped with a mask to pile them up. 

Basket of Wishes (photopolymer) and the retiring colors are available (while supplies last) until May 31st. Get them and most of the other items you see on this hop before they're gone. Use Hostess Code  JMKH3T7X in your shopping cart online. Click on the link in my sidebar to start shopping now.

I hope you enjoyed my efforts. Now hop on over to Tanya and see what she came up with her retiring stamps and color choices.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Last-Chance Products

Where has the time gone?! I can't believe the last chance product lists are already here.

Click on the images below to link to the .pdf lists. If you're on a computer hit Ctrl F to search the lists quickly.

The Annual Catalog is in Red and the Occasions Catalog is in Green. Be sure to let me know if there is anything you need or use Hostess Code JMKH3T7X in your shopping cart online. The sooner the better as some items are while supplies last.  

On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring:
Always Artichoke
Chocolate Chip
Elegant Eggplant
Island Indigo
Marina Mist
Perfect Plum
Pink Pirouette
Rose Red
Soft Sky
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:
Dapper Denim
Emerald Envy
Flirty Flamingo*
Peekaboo Peach
Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of a new color collection.

**Be sure to make note of the retiring inkpads and add some reinkers and cardstock to your list so you can continue to use them after their gone. 
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