This Land is Your Land – Splitcoaststampers Month 6

It’s about time I shared my last month’s work as a Splitcoaststamper dirty dozen design team member right?! I cannot believe that was 7 months ago!!!  I’m such a slacker for not posting these sooner.  This will be a longer one so I will dive into sharing the photos – the supply list will be at the end for these.  The theme was “This Land is Your Land” and we could do anything that represents our culture/heritage, where we live, etc.

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This first card is made using a Cherry Blossom set from Fiskars. I got this stamp set on Amazon when I first got into stamping and had never used it before so I decided to use it on this card to create a full background. I colored these blossoms with Copics, then added white dots at the center of the flowers to highlight.  It was beautiful!  It reminds me of the Lunar New Year – which is very much a part of my Vietnamese background.

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I did a simple prayers sentiment and propped it up with some foam and added some glossy accent to make the word pop a little.

This second card is patriotic.  You can’t do this theme without a card with Red, White & Blue!  I used a stencil and brushed on color using Clarity Stencil brushes.  You can do this with foam applicators too!  The brushes allowed me to control the intensity of the color.

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This card represents my hometown – Kansas City, Missouri.  Did you know that next to Rome, Kansas City has the most fountains?  It’s known as the city of fountains in the United States!

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This mermaid card was so fun to make! I stamped and colored all the images, cut them out and then layered them over blue cardstock and velum.  Actually – it’s the reason why I’m making myself post this today.  I want to give this card to a friend for her birthday!  hehe

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How does this card apply to the theme?  For me – it was a part of growing up to watch Disney movies and believe in magic! We all have, right?  These mermaids remind me of my youth and my younger sister- this movie was her favorite!

This orchid in a pot was so easy to stamp – Hero Arts kind of makes it fool-proof with their layering sets. I made this card a 4-bar sized card, which frames this orchid perfectly and makes the perfect note card.

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Last but not least…I wanted to make a card to display the beauty of our mountains!  I have not been to Colorado – but I’ve seen amazing photos from friends who travel all over and I just dream of standing in their shoes! This card is simple stamping of the trees and layering of die cut pieces.

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I hope you enjoyed these cards!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

CHERRY BLOSSOM CARD:

Copic Colors: RV10, RV04, RV06, E25, B0000


Fiskars Asian Inspired
Fiskars Asian Inspired

HA Stamp & Dies with SSS - Prayers
HA Stamp & Dies with SSS – Prayers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Sandy Allnock Hex Chart

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents EH | SSS | AMZN
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue EH | SSS | SU

Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

SU Paper Piercing Tool
SU Paper Piercing Tool

Absorber
Absorber

WISH BIG FLAG CARD:
Distress Ink Color: Blueprint Sketch


Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Perpetual Birthday Calendar
MFT Count the Stars
MFT Count the StarsEH | SSS | MFT
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS

Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Clarity Stencil Brushes
Clarity Stencil Brushes
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
MFT Stars & Wishes
MFT Stars & WishesEH | SSS | MFT
MFT Count the Stars
MFT Count the Stars EH | SSS | MFT
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH


SSS Diagonal Stripes
SSS Diagonal Stripes
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue EH | SSS | SU

2.5
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
C-Thru Ruler
C-Thru Ruler SSS | AMZN

Absorber
Absorber

BIRD BATH CARD:

Zig Colors: 094 Gray Brown, 051 Lemon Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 036 Light Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 066 Dark Oatmeal, 040 Green

MFT Things With Wings
MFT Things With Wings EH | SSS | MFT
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS

Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush EH | SSS | AMZN
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

SU Paper Snips Scissors
SU Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber

MERMAID CARD:

Copic Markers: W3, W5, RV02, RV04, E21, E31, E55, R20, V04, FRV1, YR15, Y17, V01, V12, FB2, B28, C3, C5, G03, G05, YG41, RV29, RV25, E25, E27, Y02, Y21, YR24, YR27

LF Mermaid For You
LF Mermaid For You EH | SSS | LF

MFT Stitched Scallop Edges
MFT Stitched Scallop Edges

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN

Calypso Coral Ink
Calypso Coral Ink

Emerald Envy Ink
Emerald Envy Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Sweet Sugarplum Ink
Sweet Sugarplum Ink

Pacific Point Cardstock
Pacific Point Cardstock

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Colorless Blender Solution 200cc
Copic Colorless Blender Solution 200cc EH | SSS

Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

ORCHID CARD:

HA Color Layering Orchid in a Pot
HA Color Layering Orchid in a Pot EH | SSS | HA

Chocolate Chip Ink
Chocolate Chip Ink

Flirty Flamingo Ink
Flirty Flamingo Ink

Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink

Melon Mambo Ink
Melon Mambo Ink

Pink Pirouette Ink
Pink Pirouette Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS CARD:

Copic Colors: B41, W1

MFT Because You
MFT Because You

EH | SSS | MFT

LF Let It Snow
LF Let It Snow

EH | SSS | LF

MFT Grassy Hills
MFT Grassy Hills

EH | SSS | MFT

ME Snow Capped Mountains
ME Snow Capped Mountains

EH | SSS | ME


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN


Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Cardstock

Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock

Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Copic Multiliner SP 10 pc Set
Copic Multiliner SP 10 pc Set

MERRIARTIST | SSS

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue

EH | SSS | SU

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Absorber
Absorber

Mondo Magnolia Sparkle

Hope everyone had a magical Christmas!

I’m back today to share a birthday card and some more recent projects that I’ve done.  I’m off work this week and keep thinking MAYBE I should make a video but I really don’t have the energy or time – it’s just too unpredictable.  It’s disappointing…I know!

Today is another neighbor and friend’s birthday (there are a lot of them!).  I actually made more than one but I’ll share the other one another time when it gets closer.  Stay tuned :).

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I love this Mondo Magnolia Set so much.  There’s so much space to color with any type of medium you feel like at the time.  I decided to watercolor with distress inks since I haven’t done that in a while.  I emobossed the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder – this gives a nice raised border for watercolor.

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To mute the color, I added a layer of velum that I used my sewing machine to attach and embossed the sentiment and added some dew drops to finish the card. Peek-A-Boo!

I’ve run out of creative juices lately so I’ve cased my own work for the next two quick cards I want to share.

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An old friend asked me to make a card for Christmas for her mom – so I decided to remake this spinner card that I made last year.  For the original post, click HERE.  There’s a video you can watch!

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She was so excited to receive this card – I love getting feedback from the recipient!

I also made some card sets for the boys’ teachers again. This time, earlier for Christmas. Earlier this spring, I made them as end-of-the-school-year gifts.  You can see the original post HERE.  I said earlier this spring, right?  I had just had a baby so no video, sorry.  😦

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I chose some more vibrant colors this time to change it up a bit.

Until next time! XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLLIES for the Mondo Magnolia card:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Squeeze Lemonade

Not Listed: Vellum


EH Mondo Magnolia
EH Mondo Magnolia
C&9 Happy Day
C&9 Happy Day

EH | SSS | C&9

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion Sewing Machine
Janome 6260 Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm

EH | SSS | PPP

PPP Clear Droplets 6mm
PPP Clear Droplets 6mm

EH | SSS | PPP


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Grateful

Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away, Ya’ll!!!

My Favorite Things (MFT) is challenging crafters to spread thankfulness by making a card for someone you’re thankful for. I had some time last night so I created this card using a set called Geometric Greenery and Grateful by MFT.  It’s also helping me to participate in Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day color challenge.  🙂

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I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed them with clear powder on Canson XL watercolor paper so I can use various colors of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the panel – leaving room in the center for this “grateful” die cut from the Grateful set.

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I added glossy accents on op of this die cut word to give it some shine and dimension.  When I was done coloring, I decided I wanted to accent the leaves using dots and lines using a white gel pen. I also went around all the images with blue and dispersed the color with some water to blur the lines. It really makes it pop!  To finish it off, I matted it with some Rich Razzleberry cardstock by Stampin’ Up.  It was a quick card and it turned out beautifully.

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I have so many people to be grateful for.  This amazing community of crafters who are always so supportive of one another with uplifting comments.  It always brings me so much comfort to know that I’m not alone in finding joy in creating.  This thought always brings me back to my previous neighbor, Karen, who introduced me to stamping/card-making.  She’s such a beautiful person and remains a special part of our lives so I want to dedicate this card to her.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 070 Orange, 031 Cobalt Blue, 041 Light Green, 260 Deep Red, 084 Deep Violet

MFT Grateful For You
MFT Grateful For You EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Geometric Greenery
MFT Geometric Greenery EH | SSS | MFT

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine SSS | AMZN

Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush EH | SSS | AMZN

Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Uni-Ball Signo Broad White

Uni-Ball Signo Broad White

EH | SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents EH | SSS | AMZN

Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

2.5

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers EH | SSS | AMZN

2016 Teacher’s Card Gift Set

Hi, Everyone!

Before I start – I want to disclose that this idea is not mine. It’s Jennifer McGuire’s – she’s BRILLIANT. I didn’t feel the need to make a video because her’s is full of information and tips. I don’t have the same supplies as her so I wanted to post how I changed it up a little and made it my own. You can visit her blog post HERE and see hers and view her video – it’s great!

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Jennifer is a PRO at foiling. I’ve tried many techniques in the past with a standard laminator and gave up because I felt that nothing worked. Then I got the MINC Machine and put it in a drawer and haven’t played with it since – I only tested it using the few tags that came with the machine which worked great. SO – months later, here we are.  I watched Jennifer’s video yesterday and got inspired to make these card sets for my boys immediately because I don’t have much time left to get them to their teachers as school ends on Monday.

Jennifer has some downloads on her blog post – I tweaked them a little to remove the apple stem/leaf because I don’t have colored foil.  She goes through a lot of work to add a lot of color to hers with foil and it’s beautiful! This was the best way for me make the cards with the supplies I have.  After removing the stems, I added “from the desk of…” and then printed them on Neenah 80lb cardstock.  Make sure you print these on a laser printer – the foil will only adhere to toner that is heat activated!

Tip: I used my MINC toner pen to fill in some small speckles of white where toner didn’t cover the entire apple during the printing process (my printer is running low on toner).Here’s what they look like once I foiled them with red and gold:

I don’t have the Paper Smooches Notebook die that Jennifer uses, so I used the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX dies from My Favorite Things for one set. I would’ve liked to use this die on both sets but because Mrs. Mack’s name is longer, it didn’t work out for an A1 (4 bar size) card. So I cut those down as small a I could, then rounded the corners and die cut a border of dots at the top using a Paper Smooches border die set that seems to have been discontinued :(. Those holes were really fun to poke out after each cut (NOT).

2016 Teacher Card Kit 1

I used a stem from a Clearly Besotted set and stamped it in Garden Green. Then I used an alphabet background stamp by Simon Says Stamp to stamp some colored cardstock that were cut down to 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 and adhered the “tags” to these colored panels.

2016 Teacher Card Kit

The final step was to cut some card bases to 3 1/2 x 9 1/2 (folded in half – the card is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 for a top folding card). I’m not a colorful person – but look at these! They’re gorgeous! Jennifer used colored cardstock as the card base on her sets – but I personally don’t like to use colored cardstock as a base because I don’t think you can see the note inside well depending on the color you use. The extra step to make white card bases is worth it to me and gives the colored panel some highlight (and I get to prolong my stash of colored cardstock). 🙂

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I ordered some 4 bar envelopes on Amazon last night and they’ll arrive tomorrow – just in time for Monday.  I’ll make boxes for these sets and send them to school with the boys on their last day. I know the teachers will love these personalized gifts! My mom always told me to always respect my teachers like you would your parents – I truly believe this as well.  They aren’t babysitters! They’re parenting and teaching our kids the things we can’t/aren’t trained to and they deserve to be spoiled!

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SPEAKING OF COLOR – the new Stampin’ Up! catalog is available to me and I was able to do some preordering.  Sadly, I didn’t get any new stamp sets…but I did make a huge investment in the new IN-COLORS and stocked up on lots of paper, new and old. I think this is my last order with Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. I know I’ve said this previously but I REALLY think this is my last.  I can’t keep up with the quarterly sales without customers while spending money with other companies too! We recently finished our basement and spent more money than we thought to furnish it – everything adds up so quickly and you don’t realize how much you’ve spent until you see the bill.  EEEK. The remainder of my maternity leave in unpaid so I am making a huge effort to not buy anymore until I start working again (WHY…oh WHY did Lawn Fawn’s new release have to debut this morning?!). Anyway….here’s a look at the new colors. I LOVE each one. Last year, I only purchased two colors. I think these colors really complement the current annual colors and really completes my collection of inks (for now…HA!)

SU 2016-2018 In Colors

That’s all for today! I’m not sure when I’ll have time to do a card video again! I’m on my 4th month (out of 6) with Splitcoaststampers – so I’ll be able to slowly share my work with you soon – I think I’ll start posting one card every few days soon!

Have a wonderful day!

Caly

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

CB Best Teacher
CB Best Teacher

EH | SSS


Crumb Cake Ink
Crumb Cake Ink

Daffodil Delight Ink
Daffodil Delight Ink

Old Olive Ink
Old Olive Ink

Pacific Point Ink
Pacific Point Ink

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink
Wisteria Wonder Ink

Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock

Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock

Old Olive Cardstock
Old Olive Cardstock

Pacific Point Cardstock
Pacific Point Cardstock

Real Red Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock

Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX

EH | SSS | MFT


PS Wise Dies, Dots & Dashes (Discontinued)
PS Wise Dies, Dots & Dashes (Discontinued)
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper

EH | SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
HS 12inch Minc Foil Applicator
HS 12inch Minc Foil Applicator

AMZN | SSS

HS Minc Toner Pen
HS Minc Toner Pen

EH | SSS

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


MISTI - Laser Etched

MISTI – Laser Etched


Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


iCraft Deco Gold Foil - VP
iCraft Deco Gold Foil – VP
iCraft Deco Foil
iCraft Deco Foil

EH | SSS


Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink

SSS Tiny Alphabet
SSS Tiny Alphabet

Spring Flowers on Vellum

Hi, Everyone!

So sorry it’s been a while since I last posted here! I’ve been working overtime and trying to fulfill my commitment with Splitcoaststampers to design cards for the next 5 months. I’m just about done for this month so I thought I’d squeeze this card in for my personal blog. If you want to see my work for Splitcoaststampers, you can check it out HERE – each month’s designs will be released/featured on the 15th of month.

For today’s card, I’m coloring using Copic makers on vellum. It creates very soft colors and is beautiful! There’s not much to it!Spring Flowers on Vellum 2

I heat embossed my stamped images using some white embossing powder -then flipped it over to color on the back (this keeps the embossed image from ruining  the nibs on your alcohol markers).

I layered it on some white paper to make the colors pop.

Spring Flowers on Vellum 3

I also add some sequins to embellish it – here’s a close up! Isn’t it pretty?!

Spring Flowers on Vellum

The border is done using a Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set by My Favorite Things. The only thing I wish I could change is not adding adhesive to the border – which caused it to ripple and warp. It’s still pretty and is something I’ve learned for next time.

Supplies are listed below. If you’d like to watch the video – here it is:

SUPPLIES

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic Colors: R22, R32, V12, V15, V17, G05, YG06, YG01


SSS Spring Flowers
SSS Spring Flowers
WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet - Ranunculus
WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet – Ranunculus EH | SSS | WPlus9
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX EH | SSS | MFT
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS

Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool SSS | AMZN

Tombow Mono Sand Eraser
Tombow Mono Sand Eraser

Darice Iridescent 5mm
Darice Iridescent 5mm

Sequins Clear Iridescent 5mm
Sequins Clear Iridescent 5mm

Absorber
Absorber

Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp
Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp

 

We had a maternity photo session last weekend when I reached 34 weeks. My sister in law is wonderfully talented and we always have lots of fun. This is her blog if you’d like to visit it: bethanywears.photography.com Here are my favorites:

Maternity 6

My guys are so silly and full of character!

Maternity 7
Maternity 5

Here are my boys with my wonderful husband.  They definitely get their silly facial expressions from him!Maternity 4

Love this one! Bethany loves to take photos as the sun is setting.Maternity 1

Here’s one with my boys and I – and their dad being silly int he background.
Maternity 8

Our latest family photo – I can’t believe there will be one more in a couple of weeks! Hope you all enjoyed!

XOXO,

Caly

Baby Shower Thank You Tags

Hey, Everyone!

I’ve been producing a lot of mass projects lately with the holidays and I had to do it again this morning for “Thank You” tags that I wanted to make for my neighbors who incorporated a shower into our monthly ladies’ night.

I wanted to make these tags coordinate with my nursery theme, so I chose grays, light pink and teal, chevron, and and elephant.

Shower Thank You Tags 1

I used a background chevron stamp to stamp on 4.25x 5.5″ pieces of cardstock, then used a large tag die from Mama Elephant called Tags A Lot. This die set also comes with 3 different types/sizes of re-inforcers for the hole – so I used Brushing Bride cardstock for those.

Shower Thank You Tags

The word “thanks” is from a Stampin’ Up! die set called Hello You Thinlits. I used Mint Macaron cardstock for it and finished the tag off with an elephant stamp from Zoo Babies and some Blushing Bride Twine – since I’m hand-delivering these, I wanted the twine to be long enough so that I can string these on door knobs if I had to if neighbors were not home. You can also mail these of course!

Shower Thank You Tags 2

These tags were fun to make because they go along with the theme to my nursery – but you can do whatever you want to personalize it :).  I hope you like it!

Here’s a video if you’d like to watch. I share some insights to the best method for cutting clean words using my big shot.

SUPPLIES:

Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).


Smoky Slate Ink
Smoky Slate Ink

Blushing Bride Cardstock
Blushing Bride Cardstock

Mint Macaron Cardstock
Mint Macaron Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Positively Chevron
Positively Chevron

Zoo Babies
Zoo Babies

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
MB Metal Adaptor Plate
MB Metal Adaptor Plate EH | SSS
Sizzix Precision Base Plate
Sizzix Precision Base Plate EH | SSS

SU Hello You Thinlits Dies
SU Hello You Thinlits Dies
ME Tags A Lot
ME Tags A Lot EH | SSS | ME

Fast Fuse
Fast Fuse
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers EH | SSS | AMZN

MISTI - Laser Etched
MISTI – Laser Etched

Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool

Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine

Absorber
Absorber

Mondo Magnolia Thanks

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been slacking on crafting lately.  I took a few days off work to get some appointments taken care of and to get our cars registered and I feel like I’m more busy as a “stay at home mom”than as a full time worker! Sheesh! I did cram a lot into 3 days but it really wore me out!

On a good note – my YouTube channel reached 3,000 subscribers! I can’t thank you all enough. In the same week, I had two negative comments left by some very hateful viewers. But…it’s ok! They were on older videos and I know I’m still learning and growing with my video experience. I’ve chosen not to be offended because they could use some love in their lives :). Oh! And apparently, it’s my 1 year anniversary with this blog!

Live Love Cards’ theme for this month is “Thanks” so I thought this card would be appropriate. I have had this stamp set a while and have been wanting to use it.

Mondo Magnolia Thanks 1

It makes such a bold statement, doesn’t it? I used distress inks to watercolor the petals and embossed the sentiment on vellum.

Mondo Magnolia Thanks

Adding some gold touches and sequins, I finished off this simple card. I think it’s so pretty and I will definitely do more of these in the future.

Mondo Magnolia Thanks 2

Hope you all enjoyed it!  Here is my video if you’d like to watch:

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks — (Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed)

Not listed: Gold Stampin’ Up! cardstock


EH Mondo Magnolia
EH Mondo Magnolia

One Big Meaning
One Big Meaning

EH Bold Blossom Dies
EH Bold Blossom Dies

Big Shot
Big Shot
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Fast Fuse
Fast Fuse
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers EH | SSS | AMZN

MISTI - Laser Etched
MISTI – Laser Etched

Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm

Sequins Moonshine 6 mm
Sequins Moonshine 6mm

Coats & Clark Gold Thread
Coats & Clark Gold Thread