Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Publication Share

Hey everyone!

I'm busy working on some assignments and publication projects, but I thought I would pop in quickly today to share a card that was published in the Cool Tools issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine.

I used a paper crimper to create the panels on the card, and stamps and dies from WPlus9.

Halfway through the week!  I can't believe that Halloween is Friday!

Monday, October 27, 2014


Hey everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend!  Ours was blissfully free from any major plans, lots of family time, great weather, and some time with friends too.  Way too short!

Anyway, I thought I would share a card I made a while back, but haven't gotten around to posting.

This is one of those cards that looks more time consuming than it really is.  Sometimes you just need a few great products and you can whip something amazing up in no time.

I used Paper Smooches' Retro Arrow Die with some Studio Calico woodgrain cardstock to make the front piece.  This was popped up over a gorgeous print from Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields collection.  It's got a wheat field (or I guess strawberry field) that transitions to sky and has some bokeh effects in it too.  I chose a portion that included that transition.

The sentiment was die cut from that same paper, a little further down on the sheet so that the yellows are a little bit brighter and more intense.  To ground the sentiment I added another small strip of that same paper.

That's all for today!  Hope you have a great start to your week!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Studio Calico - Woodgrain paper; Webster's Pages - Strawberry Fields Field of Gold paper; Avery Elle - Silver Fox cardstock
Other:  Paper Smooches - Retro Arrow Die; Papertrey Ink - Phrase Play #7 Die; Scotch - Foam Adhesive; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Neat & Tangled Winner

Hey everyone!  Thanks so much for all your kind comments about my new set and all the new releases this week!

Just popping in this weekend to share the winner of my new Winter Trees set. has spoken, and the winner is......


Congratulations Alanna, please shoot me an email with your address I'll have this sent out to you.

Friday, October 24, 2014

October Neat & Tangled Release Week - Day 5

Hey everyone!  It's the last day of Release Week, and all the new products are now available in the Neat & Tangled Store.

My final card for this week showcases the new Very Merry stamp set and Tiny Triangles die.

First I cut a piece of black punchinella and then rubbed a few areas with Inka Gold and adhered it to the card base.

For the die cut panel, I used some watercolors as well as Heidi Swapp Gold Lame mist to paint a piece of watercolor paper and then die cut it.  I also used the die on some gold cardstock.  Using the watercolor piece as a guide, I randomly adhered some of the gold triangles to the card base.  The watercolor panel was then attached with some foam adhesive.

I stamped and embossed the 'merry' with Judikins Egyptian Gold embossing powder.  I love the lighter gold and the extra sparkle from that powder.  I also added some really subtle shading with a gold Wink of Stella pen, and then fussy cut it and adhered it to the panel.  A couple gold thickers finished off the sentiment and card.

And that wraps up the October Neat & Tangled release!  You will definitely want to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see what the Design Team created.

Don't forget to check out all my release week posts.  One random commenter will win my new Winter Trees set.  Comments close tonight and I'll announce a winner over the weekend.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  PTI - True Black Cardstock; Canson - Watercolor paper; Recollections - Gold Cardstock
Stamps:  Neat & Tangled - Be Merry
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Neat & Tangled - Tiny Triangles Die and Black Punchinella; Kuretake - Gansai watercolors; Heidi Swapp - Gold Lame Color Mist; AC - Dear Lizzy Primrose Thickers; Judikins - Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder; Viva Decor - Inka Gold; Tombow - Mono and Mono Aqua Adhesives; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Gold Wink of Stella Pen

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October Neat & Tangled Release Week - Day 4

Yay for Thursdays and new stamp sets!

I'm really excited to introduce you to Winter Trees, my latest stamp set for Neat & Tangled.

I confess to having to attend a lot of meetings at my day job, and I often survive via doodle.  These trees are the results of some of those meetings.

The tree is pretty large, I wanted it to really be the focal point of the card, but size it to work with both vertical and horizontal cards.  I paired it with a few of my favorite Christmas hymns, and while the theme is definitely Christmas, the trees will last you all winter long.

For my card today:  watercoloring with emboss resist.  I can't help it, I'm addicted, and the fact is, it's just so forgiving.  It's easy to correct mistakes, lighten or darken things, and it really doesn't take long either.  I used a combination of distress markers and distress inks and a waterbrush to create this look.

The card base is woodgrain cardstock, adding a great rustic feel to the card, and the twine is Lawn Fawn.

Be sure to head over to the Neat & Tangled blog.  Danielle is giving a set away over there, and I'll be picking a winner from comments on all my Release Week points to win a set too.  Comments close tomorrow night and I'll announce a winner over the weekend.

All release week projects will be available in the Neat & Tangled store tomorrow, and I'll have one more project/reveal to share.  See you then!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - Maple Woodgrain cardstock; Canson - Watercolor paper
Stamps:  Neat & Tangled - Winter Trees
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Ranger - Distress Markers and Waterbrush; Lawn Fawn - Lawn Trimmings; CTMH - Clear Embossing Powder; Scotch - Foam Adhesive

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Neat & Tangled Release Week - Day 3

We're officially halfway through Release Week!  Today's set is one that many of you will be familiar with.  Danielle released it a while ago as a digi, but now it's in photopolymer form.

It's a great size, perfect for journaling cards, in fact that's the size of my center panel.  I kept this pretty simple, but I wanted to add a little texture/interest to the image.  Some stitching was just the thing.  It's amazing what an impact a little stitching adds.

Another little detail that you don't see in the above photo is that I added a panel of Vino cardstock directly under the stamped panel.  From the side, and in person I think it adds some extra depth/shadow to the card.

Be sure to stop by the Neat & Tangled Blog.  Danielle is giving away a Warm Wishes set over there, and be sure to leave comments on my release week posts too.  Someone is going to win my new stamp set....come back tomorrow to check that out!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Echo Park - Seasons Greetings Collection; Avery Elle - Vino and Speckled Cardstock
Stamps:  Neat & Tangled - Warm Wishes
Ink:  CTMH - Chocolate
Other:  DMC - Embroidery Floss; AC - Dimensional Adhesive; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Peace on Earth for Jane's Doodles

I'm over on the Jane's Doodles blog today sharing this card.

I just love the new Mr. and Mrs. Claus set, and have been anxious to ink up Mr. Claus.

This is a really simple card, but so fun to make.  I just stamped him on my card base and colored him, and then used PTI skinny alpha dies to create the second part of the sentiment/ground for him to stand on.

I also used one tiny little snowflake stamp from the new Warm Wishes set to decorate Mr. Claus' mug.

Hope your week is going well!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - White and Black Cardstock
Stamps:  Jane's Doodles - Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Warm Wishes
Ink:  MFT - Hybrid Black Ink
Other:  PTI - Skinny Alphas Dies; Copics; Tombow - Mono Aqua adhesive