Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Reverse Confetti Spring Fling Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome. I am so glad to have you stop by and join us for the Spring Blog Hop collaboration with My Sweet Petunia and Reverse Confetti. We have some Spring themed projects to share today and some great tips on how the Misti makes stamping easy! 

You should have arrived here from Ilina Crouse blog. You can find the rest of the link list at the bottom of my post. You will want to hop along with us and leave comments along the way. 

We will choose two lucky commenters from the hop to win one of two prizes: a $60 shopping spree at www.mysweetpetunia.com and a $60 shopping spree at www.reverseconfetti.com.

You must leave comments no later than Sunday, March 25th, at 11:59 PM Central time. Winners will be announced on Tuesday March 27th, on the Reverse Confetti and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

 It's true, I NEVER stamp without my Misti anymore. My absolute favorite thing about the Misti is that I can get exact placement of a stamped image and stamp again if I didn't quite get full ink coverage. I double stamp all my black sentiments to ensure a crisp, dark image. 

Today I created a duo of sweet little seed packets to give as a little gifty this Spring. I started with the Bitty Window Bag and stamped one of the images from Tall Blooms in Coral and Peach ink on the back side. 

Before Is started stamping, I went ahead and marked the edges of the Bitty Window Bag on the grid paper in my Misti. With all the lines and squares, it is so easy to line things up. This makes for speedy stamping when doing multiples. I simply count the number of squares I move over the bag and then I'll get the same image placement (because I don't move the stamp) with each bag I stamp. 

On the front side of the bag, I used the grid lines to line up the letters from the Alphabetical to spell out the word "seeds" in Stormy Ink. I then got busy with the tag. I love the new Dashed Line Tag Confetti Cut. I cut it from Premium Polar White card stock. I stamped the sentiment from Love Blooms in Stormy and added a few Tall Blooms in the same, Coral and Peach inks I used on the bag. 

This was a perfect example of how I had to stamp the blooms twice. The dashed lines on the tag, made it a little difficult to get a completely inked image.

 So I lifted the lid, inked the bloom again and put it down right in the same spot, to get a complete image. It makes me so happy. Here is the completed project again. 

 I bought a couple of mixed flower seed packets and emptied them into some clear cello bags I had. I trimmed off the tops, to make them fit the size of the Bitty Window Bags, and then folded them over and stapled them close.

I tucked them inside the completed bags and tied on some twine. The tag kind of gives a little peak-a-boo effect and you can slide it to the side to see inside the window. 

The final touch I added was a white heat embossed Tall Bloom on Stormy card stock. I cut it out with the Tall Blooms Confetti Cuts and then then added it to the top of my tags. 

Jeanne Streiff is next! 

Here is the complete list of Blog participants today. 

Lisa Henke <<<you are here

Thanks so much for joining me today. 
Come follow me on the blog hop to see what other amazing projects are waiting for us. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs March Releas-Day 3

Woohoo! It's bee a great week with all the new March Release products from Lil' Inker Designs. It's a fabulous release and you are going to fall in love with all the sweet Easter and Spring stamps and dies. I did! We are on day 3 (if you missed the first two days, be sure to check them out) and it's our final day of projects. 

Today I am showcasing the beautiful florals from this release. It's a stamp set called Bouquet of Roses. I just love it and had a lot of fun coloring up the blooms with a mix of colors from my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a water brush. 

After I colored up the flowers and let it dry (I use a heat gun to speed this process up. yes, I am impatient. lol). I used the Bouquet of Roses dies to cut it out. I used the Eyelet Cover Up die for my background and framed up the bouquet with a Stitched Mats Rectangle die. I kept the whole card white so the bright blooms would really pop. 

I really love that Laura included a word die with the Bouquet of Roeses dies. The font is awesome and if it looks familiar it's the same as the "hello" die from Wreath of Roses. I cut it three times, twice with Stone card stock and the third time with Stormy card stock. I off set the darker layer a bit to create a shadow effect. I also added some clear wink of stella glitter to the top of the greeting and to some of my flowers. 

This next card was actually the first card I made for this release. I used the Bouquet of Roses stamp to create a pretty white embossed background on some teal card stock. After the embossing was cooled, I used the Silly Stitched Square die to add some stitched detail and then I used the Stitched Mat-Circle die to cut out a window to showcase my sentiment. 

I used two different greetings from the Bouquet of Roses stamp set, one stamped in the background and the other on a white card stock strip. I added a pop of color with some bright pink twine. 

Here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop:

Here is a closer look at the new products I used today. 
Thanks so much for hanging with me this week. I love reading all your comments.
 Good luck in the contest! 

Color Throwdown 484-Sealiously

Hello, Color Throwdown fans! It's Amy is here  as this week's host, and she chose a St. Patty's Day theme for you to play with using the colors: greeneggplant and white. 

If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD484, and please use #ctd484 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of this post, please use a direct link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog.  All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so check them out to be sure.  And no digital designs--only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed. Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.

So I just HAD to use the new Sealiously set again from Reverse Confetti. I stenciled in the Leaf Lattice with some Parakeet ink (one of my favorite greens). I then added a Scalloped Square Confetti Cut in Premium Polar White card stock. I colored up the seal with copics and used the Sealiously Confetti Cuts to cut out the images and even paper pieced the little ice berg with one of the purple patterns from the Fun Times paper pack. 

I stamped the sentiment in Royal Purple ink and then added some clear sequins to the clouds for a touch of bling. 

Now here are some wonderful creations from the incredible design team for your inspiration.

Our March Guest, Cheiron Brandon!

and the team:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I always appreciate you taking the time to check things out.
Have a great day!


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs March Release Day 2

Woohoo! I have been busy creating with all the new March Release products from Lil' Inker Designs. It's a fabulous release and you are going to fall in love with all the sweet Easter and Spring stamps and dies. I did! We are on day 2 (if you missed yesterday's post, be sure to check it out) and today I'm going to 

Today is all about the bunnies. Are you ready for some cuteness overload?? Up first is a little Easter duo.

 I used the new Carrot Treat Holder Die to make a sweet little box (just cut two and adhere them together, easy peasy!) for some Lemon Head treats (my favorite). I tied on some green twine for a carrot topper and added one of the new Charm Tags Dies. I love the stitched detail around the scalloped base. I stamped the Hello from Happy Bunny stamp set

I'm a sucker for a great shaped card, and I knew I just had to try this Peek A Boo Bunny die as an actual bunny shaped card. I started with a top folding A2 card base in white card stock. I slid the die down just a bit so the ears were still hinged at the top. It took a few times through my die cut machine, with a metal shim to get the double layer of card stock to cut all the way through two layers (Next time I might try some thinner card stock). I then cut another white full Peek A Boo Bunny Die and glued it on top of my hinged bunny card base. 

I just adore the little bunny accents included in the die set. It really makes for easy and quick assembly. I stamped a little Spring greeting from the Easter Parade Stamp set. How cute would these be as place settings on your Easter Table. You could fill the little Carrot Treat Box with anything. 

My next project is a card with the oh-so cool Easter Egg Pop-up Cover Up die. Such a great way to add fun texture and dimension to your Easter cards. I colored mine up with some water colors in soft pretty pastels. 

Here is a close up shot of the pop-up detail. It is really cool, don't you think? 

I went ahead and added some bunny love with the happy Bunny Border die. I used just one of the dies and decided it would be cute to show off their back sides. I cut the bunny tails with some felt and glued them on. I stamped a sentiment from Happy Bunny in a soft grey ink. I tied on some twine to finish it off. 

My final bunny card is actually a birthday card. I used the Easter Parade stamp set to make  a birthday by customizing the banner sentiments. 

I colored up the bunnies and chicks with my Copics and then used the Easter Parade dies to cut them out. I used the  Stitched Mats Rectangle dies to cut a white frame and then in the background I cut a panel of Mist card stock with the Quilted Stitched Spirals Cover Up. Here's a closer look at the parade of cuties. 

Laura is so generous....be sure to leave comments along the hop for a chance to WIN!
Comments should be left by 3/18/18 11:30 PM EST to be eligible.

Here is a list of everyone participating in today's hop:

Here is a closer look at the new products I used today. 
Check back tomorrow.....I have more to share!