Friday, May 15, 2015

Bees in Foxglove!


Hello Everyone!  It's Power Poppy Friday and to make it even better, it's the release day for this month's Power Poppy Digi stamp which is...... Bees in Foxglove! The Bloom Brigade are joining the
Instant Gardeners this week and showcasing this beautiful release!


Our newest addition to the Instant Garden Collection just happens to be one that's a tall beauty that's not only colorful but a dramatic beauty. Our newest set, Bees in Foxglove, features three lush stalks of foxglove (Digitalis) with three plump bumblebees buzzing around doing their bumblebee thing! Add in a cheery all occasion sentiment and you have one stunning set that is ready to download, print, color and create with!

I started my card with a base of white cut with Radiant Rectangles and then used the largest die to cut another piece of white.  I then used the largest two dies to cut a piece of pink.  The next smallest die I've used to cut a piece of Maja Designs DP.  Around these I've attached a piece of white ribbon.  The Bees in Foxglove image and sentiment have been printed onto X-press It Blending Card.  I've coloured the image with Copics (RV000, RV32, RV34, G20, G21, G24, G28, E50, E51, E53, B0000, B000, W1, W3, W5, Y21, C5) and I've used some Clear Spica Pen on the bees' wings.  I've cut this out with Labels Four and popped it up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a white bow and cut the sentiment into a notched tag, giving it a bit of a wavy shape.


Stamps - Bees in Foxglove (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pink Bazzill, Maja Designs DP
Ink - Printer
Accessories - Copic, Spellbinders Labels Four and Radiant Rectangles, White Ribbon, Bow Easy, X-press It Foam Tape

Of course there is lots of amazing inspiration today from the Instant Gardeners and the Bloom Brigade and you won't want to miss a bit of it!!

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Danielle Kennedy
Debbie Olson

Allison Cope
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


That's all from me today! Enjoy the hop and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sending Hugs


Hello Everyone!!  It's Power Poppy Friday and some of the Bloom Brigade are showing their latest Power Poppy Creations.  Don't forget the Power and Spark May Challenge is now LIVE and Stacy has challenged everyone to CUT IT OUT!!  You can find all the details HERE and don't forget, if you play along you have the chance to WIN a stamp set of your choice!!

I decided to play with the Daffodils stamp set today.  I've stamped the image from Daffodils in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics.  I've then cut it out with Spellbinders A2 Tranquil Moments die.  I've then laced a piece of yellow ribbon through the die and glued the whole panel to a piece of Soft Sky card.  I've then attached the panel to a white card base.  I've then stamped the sentiment, also from Daffodils, and cut it out with Small Circle Nestabilities and airbrushed it with B000 copic while it was still in the die and then popped it up on foam tape.

Stamps - Daffodils (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Soft Sky, White
Accessories - Copics, A2 Tranquil Moments and Small Circle Nestabilities, Yellow Ribbon, Bow Easy, Foam Tape

Check out with the other Bloomies have been up to today in their craft room!
Thanks for popping by today and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Wing It!


Hello Everyone!!  I hope you are ready for some serious cuteness because today the JustRite Girls are showcasing the final set for the May Release called SING OUT LOUD!!!  If you love cute birdies and that you can mix and match - this set will be singing your name!!  Introducing Sing Out Loud.....

http://justritepapercraft.com/products/sing-out-loud-clear-stamps

I had a lot of fun with this set and there are so many mix and match options - just imagine all the possibilities!!  I've decided to create and fun design and matched it with super cute paper to tie it all together.  I've used a base of Soft Sky and layered with white and some MME Ooh La La DP.  Across this is some Blushing Bride (punched with a lattice punch) and topped with more Ooh La La.  Next I took two pieces of Ooh La La DP, and scored it every 1/4 inch.  Joined the two pieces together and created a rosette.  I stamped the birdie image from Sing Out Loud in Memento Tuxedo Black onto white card twice - one I stamped the stripey body onto in Distress Ink Victorian Velvet.  The first one I cut out with Large Circle Nestabilities and coloured in B0000 Copic.  The other I just cut the body and glued it over the top.  Instead of fussy cutting - you can use the JustRite Sing Out Loud Digital Cut File.  I've then stamped the wing (how cute is that with the music on it!!) in black onto Blushing Bride, cut it out and attached as shown.  Next I stamped three flowers and the sentiment also from Sing Out Loud, in black onto white card and coloured the flowers (RV32, Y13, YG11) and cut them out and attached as shown.  The sentiment, I've turned into a notched tag and popped the end under one of the flowers.  To finish I added some buttons to the flowers just for a little bit of fun!  :)

Stamps - Sing Out Loud (JustRite)
Paper - Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, White, MME Ooh La La DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, ScorPal, MS Lattice Punch, Buttons, Foam Tape

Can't wait to be inspired by even more cuteness???  Wait until you see what the team have made with this set!!

JustRite Inspiration
Eva Dobilas
Darsie Bruno
Kathy Jones
Kristi Schurr
Heidi Blankenship

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Make Today EPIC!


Hello Everyone!!  Today the JustRite team have 2 new sets for you!!  Introducing Choose Joy and A2 Garden View Background!



If you missed it - my card yesterday featured the A2 Garden View Background, you can scroll down to see it!  :)

Did you see how cut the Choose Joy set is???  So sweet......however, I was faced with that dreaded card......not even the Man Card.......but......the TEEN BOY CARD!!!!  GROAN!!!  Seriously teen boys are soooooooo hard to make for, can't be cute, can't be too grown up, can't be daggy --- so I took a deep breath and began.....

I used a base of green bazzill and layered with Baja Breeze.  Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the Upcycled Woodgrain Background in Desert Sand.  Down the side I've attached another piece of Baja Breeze and a piece of Kaisercraft Attitude DP.  I've then taken another piece of Attitude paper and cut it into a square and placed it as shown.  I've die cut a 13 out of Baja Breeze and placed it on a circle of Vanilla and attached as shown.  I've then used the 'Make Today Epic' sentiment from Choose Joy (thought this would be perfect for a teen boy!) and stamped it in the bottom corner in Rich Cocoa.  I looked at it and thought it was probably a bit to 'clean', so I've airbrushed some E84 Copic around the edges to grunge it up a bit.

So there you go, I survived the dreaded Teen Boy Card and apparently it passed as suitable!!  LOL!

Stamps - Choose Joy (JustRite)
Paper - Green Bazzill, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Kaisercraft Attitude DP
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand
Accessories - Spellbinders Large Circle Nestabilities, Number Dies

For lots of fun and cute projects made with this set, make sure you pop by and visit the rest of the team!

JustRite Inspiration
Becca Feeken
Debbie Olson
Eva Dobilas
Heidi Blankenship
Marisa Job
Darsie Bruno
Kristi Schurr
Kathy Jones
Sheri Holt

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Heartfelt Condolences


Hello Everyone!  It's Day 1 of the JustRite Papercraft May release and the team have two beautiful sets to show you today!!  If you loved the Romantic Wild Roses set that was released in March, then you are going to be deliriously happy that there is another multi-step set being added to this range.....let me introduce you to Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet......
http://justritepapercraft.com/products/multi-step-lilac-bouquet-clear-stamps

The other set being released today is Sympathy Handwritten Sentiments. Sadly sympathy cards are always something I should have on hand, and never seem to have just the 'right' thing - you know what I mean, so having a range of thoughtful, heartfelt sentiments on hand will make creating these difficult cards so much easier.  Introducing.....Sympathy Handwritten Sentiments....
http://justritepapercraft.com/products/sympathy-handwritten-sentiments-clear-stamps

Actually on my card today you are also getting a little sneak peak at the background that will be showcased tomorrow......shhhhhhhh!!!  :)

I've kept this card simple and soothing using soft cool colours and allowing the stamps to take centre stage.  I've used a base of Marina Mist and layered with Baked Brown Sugar.  Next I've taken a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped A2 Garden View Background in Memento Bamboo Leaves and then stamped Crackle Background over the top in Memento Desert Sand.  I've then chosen a sentiment from Sympathy Handwritten Sentiments and stamped it as shown in Memento Rich Cocoa.  Now I could have chosen any of the floral stamps to accent the front, but I decided to let the butterfly have it's moment to shine. Why? Last year I lost my uncle to cancer and in the palliative ward, when someone has passed, they put a picture of a blue butterfly on the door so that others on the ward are aware.  So for this card, I've stamped the base colour of the butterfly in Teal Zeal (but stamped off once to tone the shade down) and then stamped the outline in Rich Cocoa.  You can cut the shapes prior to stamping using the Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet Silhouette Cut File or you can fussy cut if you prefer. I've attached then buy gluing the bodies but leaving the wings raised.  To finish I've added a sheer ribbon and bow around the bottom.

Stamps - Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet, Sympathy Handwritten Sentiments, A2 Garden View Background, Crackle Background (JustRite)
Paper - Marina Mist, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, Desert Sand
Accessories - Multi-Step Lilac Bouquet Silhouette Cut File, Sheer Ribbon, Bow Easy

You won't believe the amazing projects the team have for you today - they are absolutely beautiful, so make sure you pop by and see them for yourself!

JustRite Inspiration

Becca Feeken

Debbie Olson

Darsie Bruno

Eva Dobilas

Marisa Job
Kristi Schurr

Kathy Jones

Sheri Holt

Heidi Blankenship

Michele Kovack

One last thing before you head off ---- the latest SPELLBINDERS dies are now available in the JR store!!  WOOHOO!!!  I'm sure you can find some reason - or maybe no reason at all to indulge in some new toys!!  :)
http://justritepapercraft.com/

Whew, well that's all from me today, thanks for popping by and enjoy the hop!!  Hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cut it Out!


Hello Everyone!!  Today's card was made for this month's Power Poppy Power & Spark Challenge, hosted by the lovely Stacy Morgan who is challenging us to CUT IT OUT!!

http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/ready-for-snip-of-power-spark.html

Get those scissors ready and do a little fussy cutting - the whole image, part of an image - the choice is yours!!  Did you know you can WIN A FREE SET OF YOUR CHOICE????  You can enter as many times as you like by linking to the Power Poppy Blog by May 31st!!  You can find all the details HERE!!

I've used a base of Kraft and layered with Very Vanilla (pierced around the edge) and some MME Heirloom DP.  Down the side I've created a pair of notched tags, also using Heirloom DP.  Across this I've used two pieces of ivory lace.  I've stamped the image from Simply Camellias in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics.  For more details on the Copic numbers and colouring the leaves - check out THIS post on the Copic Oz Blog.  I've then fussy cut it and popped it up on a piece of Vanilla card embossed with Spellbinders' Cane Weave embossing folder.  I've then matted this with Kraft cut with Lacey Circles Nestabilities and popped it all up on foam tape.  To finish I've stamped the sentiment, also from Simply Camellias in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Stamps - Simply Camellias (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Kraft, Very Vanilla, MME Heirloom DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders Large Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Cane Weave Embossing Folder, Ivory Lace, X-press It Foam Tape, Paper Piercer and Template

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting, hope you play along and are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Masculine Birthday


Hi Everyone! Do you dread those 'Man Cards' - yep me too!  Of course every now and again you have no choice but to walk down that path and try and make a non-frilly, non-decorative, non-floral masculine card.  So I decided to make a large sentiment the focus using JustRite's Grand Handwritten Sentiments and keep it clean and simple.

I've used a base of green bazzill and layered with Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla that has been embossed with Spellbinders' Bricks and Bark embossing folder.  Next I've found a couple of random pieces of scrap paper in matching colours from my scrap box (don't you love finding a use for all those little pieces!) and created a couple of notched tags.  I've stamped the sentiment from Grand Handwritten Sentiments in Memento Bamboo Leaves onto Very Vanilla, matted it with Baked Brown Sugar and attached as shown.  To finish I've added three metal brads to the bottom corner.

Stamps - Grand Handwritten Sentiments (JustRite)
Paper - Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Green Bazzill, Random DP
Ink - Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories - Spellbinders Bricks and Bark Embossing Folder, Metal Brads

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Flowering Branches


Hello Everyone!  Did you see the Power Poppy Blog this week??  If so, then you'll know that this image and sentiment is the latest Digi release!  You can be amazed by the Instant Gardeners HERE and inspired by the Bloom Brigade HERE!  I'm a little late to the party, but I sure had fun colouring this beautiful Flowering Branches image!  Inspired by all the Spring flowering branches in the Northern Hemisphere and particularly by Crabapples, Marcella has designed this gorgeous image complete with flowers, leaves and small fruits!

I've used a base of white card folded in half and cut with Spellbinders' 5x7 Detailed Scallops.  I've then used the same die to cut a piece of pink card and glued it to the front.  I've printed the Flowering Branches Digital Set onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (G40, G43, G46, E21, R000, R00, R11, R12, R14, R81, R83, R85, YG91, YG93, YG23, E23, E27, E47, W0, E41, E42, Y26).  I've matted this with same cream card and wrapped a piece of sheer pink ribbon around both layers and attached it to the card front.  I've then cut the sentiment with Large Circle Nestabilities (airbrushed it still in the die) and popped it up on Foam Tape and finished by adding a few enamel dots.

Stamps - Flowering Branches (Power Poppy)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Pink, Cream, White
Ink - Printer
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders 5x7 Detailed Scallops, Large Circle Nestabilities, Enamel Dots, X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

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