Friday, January 29, 2016

Love Note

Sharing a little love with my wee note I made quickly.  

I have created a tutorial for you so you can follow along and create your own.  My goal is to try and make more tutorials for you.  I wanted to stamp, ink and play with Fallen Blossom.  Check out how I made this card.

How about starting with Correspondence paper and yes the Envelop die.  Before cutting the Handwritten Love sentiment I sanded the core paper to achieve that distress look.  I love watercolor paper cards especially stamping my Fallen Blossom stamp.

I stamped the small blossoms then used distress markers bundled sage, spun sugar and worn lipstick.  Then they were trimmed.  


I inked the edges of all 3 blossoms with worn lipstick, then set aside.  I then used my markers to ink up the blossom stamp, click HERE to see.  A little more worn lipstick around the cards edges then some glue on the sentiment.


Before attaching the sentiment I wanted to add a subtle layer with the spun sugar and hearts stencil.  This is really quick and a pretty layer.


Time for those wee blossoms that were set aside.  I trimmed and popped the blossoms up with some 3D Foam squares.  I these popped up! 


I inked the envelope with more distress ink worn lipstick then stamped the front of it with the sentiment from Fallen Blossom, "Remember to make memories..."  I love clear rock candy stickles added to the blossoms.


There you have it!


This card and envelope takes about 20 minutes.  It's a quick stamp, ink and a couple of cuts.


The extra blossom stamps add a perfect layer for dimension.


The heart stencil is a pretty subtle layer.


I love the sentiment on the outside of the envelope die cut.  Usually it's inside the card.


How about a little added touch of the mini heart die stamped with the blossom stamp and inked.


What a fun quick card.


I hope you like my quick little card and coordinating envelope.  I took me longer to write this post then to make it.  I made this card for my honey.  He's been working really hard lately and supporting me with CHA and launching my new stamp line.  So, I kinda like him.

Lets play...
Anything But Cute- Ring out the Old, Bring in the New (New stamps Fallen Blossom)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes
 

 
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rainbow Carp

I wanted to have a little fun with my Koi stamp from my new Upstream set releasing on February 1st.  The other day I made a Hyperlapse video on my adding a lot of color to my Koi.  Check it out HERE.
Well, I had the inked up image sitting on my desk.  Guess I should make something!  Starting with a #10 Tag. 

I spritzed the image and set it aside.  With the other Koi in the set I created a resist.  While that cooled I grabbed my Versamark pen and used it for the Koi then coated it in UTEE which creates a thick wet look.

I used distress sprays tumbled glass and twisted citron over the resist.  It created a pretty watery background making the resist Koi pop.  Once dry I used my Bubbles stencil and texture paste for bubbles.


I found by adding a little heat to the texture paste it puffs up a little.  perfect for adding some blueprint sketch distress ink.


I cut the greens from garden greens die on grungboard.  With the negative cut I thought it might be a nice layer so it became a stencil.  Perfection...


I sprayed the green cuts with twisted citron and lucky lover.  With the left over distress spray ink on the mat I could ink my ribbon and create a quick background I had already stamped.  Just set aside when you need a background.


I added some more ink to the greens.  Then I looked at my UTEE.  I added some to the greens and the enamel makes it look like their are droplets of water.  More watercolor paper and the Jumbo Tattered Floral die!


I need a Lily flower so the small flower from the Jumbo Tattered Flower die.  Spritzed with yummy abandon coral and water.  Crinkle, pinch and ink the edges.  Then I added an antique silver metal button charm from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.


I popped the Koi up on 3D Foam squares so I can tuck things in behind.  Then I grabbed the "Remember to make memories" stamp from the Fallen Blossom set.  


Layer it all up and check out this watery Koi fish stamp.  I love how my Distress inks, markers and sprays make this Koi look vibrant.


The sentiment is stamped over the resist and texture paste bubbles.  It's broken up and I love it.  I almost covered it up... NAH...


I love the Lily in the corner with some added tiny tattered floral flowers rolled and not rolled.  Adding UTEE added a thick watery look to the Koi fish stamp and garden greens cuts.


The Koi looks like he's swimming under the flower and greens!


These Stamps are available to pre-order now.  I encourage you to ask you LSS to carry them.  So we can support all our LSS.  

Click HERE to check them out, share with your LSS or order now.  Shipping starts in February.

Some days I feel challenged...

Anything But Cute- Ring out the Old, Bring in the New (New stamps and trying a new technique)

Thanks for popping in!  
    
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tuesday with the Team

It's Tuesday with the Team over at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Spring is just around the corner... if you live on the coast of BC.  For the rest of us there is months of shoveling snow. 


Stop by Creative Scrapbooker Magazine for some inspiration to get you thinking Spring!

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Monday, January 25, 2016

January Tag Remix- Koi

It's January and time for a new year of Remix Tags!  
This is my 4th year creating and I have enjoyed learning these awesome techniques and experimenting with them.  Tim takes us back in time to revisit these techniques and mix them together.  I do love to combine!  
Here is my take on this the first Remix Tag using the chalk technique and distressing metal. 
 I combined my new Koi stamp from my new stamp set Upstream and TH Ledger Script stamp.

I love creating this chalky effect!


I popped cut the head and body of the Koi and popped them up with 3D Foam Squares.


I added the wordband to the bottom and hammered the metal brads.


I used a gradiant effect for the metal top and bottom.  Starting with Black Soot distress paint then layering the candied apple, carved pumpkin and mustard seed.  Once I distressed the painted effect I added a coat of UTEE for a liquid effect.


A little arrow adornment...just because.


The UTEE makes this watery look for the base.


I went a little off track but not much.


I hope you liked my take on this months tag.  I am thrilled to be using my new stamps Uptream for the chalky Koi Fish.

These start shipping in February.  They can be purchased online or you can work with your LSS to start carrying them.  I have more releasing throughout the year!

You can find them though Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.  


Thanks for stopping by!  

Play time!

Anything but Cute- Ring out the old, bring in the New (my new stamp line)


 
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Passport Journey

I get to take you on A Vintage Journey today!  I was thrilled to be asked to share some creative inspiration!  To see more you'll have to stop by A Vintage Journey's blog.  There you will find detailed photo's for my Passport Book using this Eileen Hull Sizzix Die!  Be sure to create and play in the challenge too.




I will be your tour guide for their Vintage Travel and Luggage Challenge!  Stop by and and take the tour of this grunge vintage passport book!

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Friday, January 15, 2016

#CHA2016- It's a Wrap

Well, I am back from CHA Mega Show in Anaheim California!  Can I just say attending is a whirlwind of people, product and nonstop visiting.  I didn't get to venture out too much because I was too busy with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.  But what I did see was amazing and so are the people.
Kim and I arrived to a soaking wet day... but then the sun came out for the remainder of our adventure.

Set up with big crates, forklifts and busy teams of people.  


Our little corner of the show!  We set up lots of hardware, DT Creations and basically winged it.


Always in prep mode and working before, during and after!


There were a few treats along the way including Latte's, a view of California Adventure, San Francisco Sourdough Bread and the $1.6 Billion Powerball I bought...in Anaheim...at a 7/11!



Booth #807 filling up with hardware, inspiration and new products.


I created some business cards to hand out.  On my way to Anaheim I got an email I was invited to attend the Top Blogger Event.  The Who's Who of bloggers were there in full force!  


I launched my own stamps at CHA, Fallen Blossom and Upstream.  These are my own drawings so they have that sketchy look.  These will be availible in February.

I'm also featured in Sizzix Licensed Designer Jo Packham;s "Make it Party" Book.


I found Eileen Hull!  Her booth was full of great projects and of course Scotty! 


My good friend and blogger IGIRLZOE had some of her gorgeous creations in Ranger and Sizzix booths.  I hunted them down and took some dorky pictures (of me) and sent them too her.  


I took a few photo's of the new dwellings dies and the new Vagabond 2 with it's all new metal gearing!  


We had a lot of visitors including Kelly Creates from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.  Deanna from Clipper Street, Open Market shoppers and Anaheim's Finest. 


Kim chatting stamp manufacturing with the owner of Stampers Anonymous Ted Cutts.  It's Carisa of Inky Fairy Designs, more Open Market shoppers and a couple of lovely Canadian Distributors thrilled to meet us!


Some more lovely friends I have been blogging with since forever!  After it was all done a quick visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!  Then time to head home.  I don't care to fly so there are no plane photo's.


I am hoping 2016 will be a creative adventure.  With more release from me coming!  Thanks for following along while I was down south.  I had a blast.  I'm still trying to wrap my brain around people being as thrilled to meet me as I was to meet them!  Not to mention catch up on some sleep.

Next year... Phoenix.  

 
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