Thursday, May 28, 2015

YNS Fun Friday - Sending Smiles

Hi all!  HAPPY Friday!  It's time for a new YNS Fun Friday sketch and inspiration pic!  I decided to use the sketch with one of the cute critters from Woodland Cuties.  I colored him with my trusty Copics then used the matching dies to cut him out.  I totally love the sentiment font in this set!  How cute is he sitting in the spring grass die?!  I also used the largest of the stitched rectangle dies for the smooth white and dp layer.  I'm working hard to #BringBackBrads (lol!) so I added some to the corners.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Swing by the YNS Blog for more inspiration and play along for a chance to WIN!

TAWS Sneak Peek Time!

Hi all!  It's TAWS NEW RELEASE TIME  which means we get to show you some Sneak Peeks!!!

I'm so excited for this release, so let's just get to it!  Here's my card featuring the new stamp set called Lite Brite.  I don't know about y'all but I loved my Lite Brite when I was a kid!!!  This set has lots of great sentiments!  I embossed "Hugs" with white EP and once cooled, I colored over it with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers then lightly wiped them with a paper towel to take away any excess ink.  I love the hint of rainbow colors and that they match the background.  Speaking of background ~  I swiped the Line Upon Line stamp with those same Zig markers then I took a piece of watercolor paper, spritzed it with water, then pressed the inked stamp onto the damp paper.  Voila!  Seriously, THAT easy!  :)  The black and white strips are actually Washi Tape.

Thanks for stopping by!  DON'T FORGET to hop over to the TAWS Blog to see more projects from the DT using the LITE BRITE STAMP SET and comment for your chance to WIN!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi all!  Here's a card I made using the MFTWSC229 sketch.  I colored the garden flourish BG stamp with my Zig pens, then pressed it onto some watercolor paper that I had spritzed with water.  Voila!  That simple!  The sentiment is from the Totally Happy stamp set.  I used both sets of the LJD circle scribble flowers die-namics to create the flowers and used the matching stamp set for the leaves.

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Hooked on you

Hi all!  Here's another CAS card I made using the TAWS May FREE when you spend $40 (hurry - time's almost up to get this freebie!) called Gill-friend.  I colored the fish with the Zig markers again ~ starting to like them a bit more ~ then fussy cut him.  The hook is also from the set, then I used a black SU marker to draw the fishing line.  I inked up the sentiment, again, also from this set, separately and stamped them on circles cut out using my circle STAX.  They are embossed with white embossing powder, then popped up on pop dots.  The card base and circles are old SU pool party card stock that I sponged with nightshift blue, blueberry and summer splash inks.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Swing by the TAWS blog for more inspiration!  And stay tuned - we have new release sneak peeks coming SOON!  EEK!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

YNS - Feature Time - Birthday Wishes

Hi all!  I hope you're all enjoying your weekend and also take some time to think about others who have sacrificed their lives in order for you to have the freedom that you know today.  

On another note, it's Feature Day over on the YNS Blog!  

This time we had to CASE another DT member's work.  I chose to CASE Tracy's super sweet owl card from our May blog hop HERE.  I used one of the images from Dino-mite!  And guess what?  I didn't use my Copics!  I'm giving the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens a try.  So far, they're ok.  Definitely need to play around with them a bit more before I can really give my opinion on them.  I also used the matching dies to cut out the dino.  The sentiment is from Whatnot sentiments set four.  I used my fave rectangle stitched dies for a couple of the layers and added some brads.

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to comment over on the YNS Blog to WIN!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Welcome little squirt

Hi all!  Here's a card I made using images from Little Fellas and All Washed Up. So I gotta say that I love how this background turned out!  I left the belugas uncolored since they're white/light grayish in real life (I think, anyway!).  I stamped the images and embossed them on watercolor paper.  I'm so glad that I embossed them because it helped me control where the direction of the ink and water.  I stamped out the sentiment one word at a time so that it would fit on the banner.  The circle layer is popped up on foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by!  Swing by the TAWS Blog for more inspiration and to wish Tracy a Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Make a splash

Hi all!  Here's a pretty clean and simple card I made using some images from Something's Fishy, All Washed Up and the Free with $40 set, Gill-Friend.  I stamped and embossed the images.  Next, I took my distress markers and added lines of color here and there, then used my aqua painter to blend them until I was happy.  ;)  I added a few 'bubbles's near the fish with glossy accents.

Thanks for stopping by!  Swing by the TAWS blog for more inspiration!