Saturday, May 18, 2019

No Prob-Llama With Joy Clair Stamps

Welcome by again today, everyone!  Thanks for stopping.  Today is my day to post for Joy Clair Stamps to give you a bit more inspiration from the FABULOUS New Release.  The new No Prob-Llama Stamp Set that I used on my card today is SO MUCH FUN!!  I never knew I was such a lover of llamas until I got my hands on this fun stamp set.
I used some Bazzill Basics papers including the Palo Verde Green Cardstock, and the Honey Swiss Dots Cardstock layered for my base.  You will also notice a cactus patterned paper, but I didn't want to rely on just using that patterned paper because Joy Clair has so many awesome stamp sets to match EVERY theme.....and of course, that includes cactus stamps.  I used the cactus found in the new No Prob-Llama Stamp Set as well as all those amazing cacti found in the Blossom Stamp Set from our previous release to create a fun layered cactus garden.  Then, I stamped the partial llama from the new No Prob-Llama Stamp Set and "hid" him amongst the cactus bushes...LOL.  Isn't he adorable?
All the images were colored using my Copics.  I also stamped the sentiment (Fiesta) and the cute maracas which are also from the new No Prob-Llama Stamp Set, and I attached a small green pearl accent to that sentiment spot.  There's not much else on this card other than a couple of X's that I cross-stitched with Black DMC floss on the left-hand side of my card.
There's SO much going on this month at Joy Clair Stamps, and I really hope that you will stop by often to see all the wonderful inspiration from my talented teammates, and to check out each of the FABULOUS New Release stamp sets.  Happy stamping from Joy Clair Stamps.

Bless you,
Karen

Here's where I'm playing along:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stitches - You might miss my stitches if you're not looking carefully.  They're black, and they're X on the left side of my card.  I used DMC floss to hand stitch them on my card.


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Happy Hour - FIESTA!!   It's Happy Hour at this fun party!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties May Release Rewind

Well here we are already winding up our FABULOUS new May Release at Paper Sweeties.  I hope you've seen all the ADORABLE (and I do mean adorable) projects from all my teammates these past three days as we revealed the new Stamp Set and Stamp Set.  Aren't they the sweetest ever!  I sure think so!
For today's post, I decided to share one more card using that SWEET vintage camper, banner, and door mat from the new Stamp Set.  I stamped things onto patterned papers and did some Copic coloring.  I also used the Somewhere Over The Rainbow Stamp Set for the sunshine and clouds, and I used the Add Ons: Home & Garden for the grass, flower pot and flowers.
I tied that bow over on the left-hand side of my card using lengths of Frosting Seam Binding, and it looks SO cute there.  I just LOVE the Seam Binding from Paper Sweeties.  It compliments my cards so nicely and comes in so many pretty colors.  Here's that list of my talented teammates who have created something special for you today.  Just click on the links below to be taken to their sweet blogs.




Thanks for stopping by,
Karen

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Paper Sweeties May New Release

Welcome back by today, friends!  Today is the BEST DAY OF THE MONTH because today is the day that you are able to purchase the DARLING New Release from Paper Sweeties.  I am absolutely SQUEALING with excitement over these darling stamps; and I have been since I first laid eyes on them.  There are TWO new sets.  I gave you a peek at the new Basket Add On: Thinking Of You Stamp Set yesterday, and today I'm showcasing my new favorite....or at least one (of my many) favorites......the new Truck Add On: Life Is An Adventure.  How DARLING is this new camper?
For my project today, I used a brown paper wine bag that I folded over and covered with patterned papers to create my bases on each "page" of this little mini album of sorts.  Because it's a paper bag, it has a built-in pocket for tucking in photos, a journalling spot, etc.  I love this about paper bags because it helps to create an easy little memory book.  I secured a length of Frosting Seam Binding to both ends of the bag (secured underneath the patterned papers) so that when the book is closed shut, there are sweet ties on each side to secure the book with a beautiful Seam Binding bow.  Luscious, gorgeous Seam Binding!
I used the Somewhere Over The Rainbow Sweet Cuts to cut the sunshine and clouds you see on the cover.  I used the Merry Christmas Y'all Stamp Set to stamp the AWESOME pick-up truck, and I used the brand new Truck Add-On: Life Is An Adventure Stamp Set to stamp the ADORABLE new vintage camper.  How CUTE is this new set?  It's quickly becoming a favorite of  mine.  Our middle daughter and son-in-law are beginning their missionary journey, and they just moved into a trailer pulled by a truck.  So, you guessed it......this mini album is going to my sweet daughter.  Both of the sentiments on the cover (Home Is Where You Park It and Enjoy The Journey) are both from the new Truck Add-On: Life Is An Adventure Stamp Set.
I used the flower pot, flowers, tree parts, and grass (four times) which are all found in the fabulous Treat Box Add On: Home & Garden Stamp Set, and on the second page, the sentiment I used (Life Is An Adventure) is also from the new Truck Add-On: Life Is An Adventure Stamp Set.  It's stamped onto a tag cut using the Sweet Cuts Sweet Tags #1 and is topped with a vintage button.  The smaller tag is a sticker, and is stamped with the sentiment #Glamping which is another darling sentiment from this perfectly sweet new Truck Add-On: Life Is An Adventure Stamp Set.
The last inside page of this little book (above) shows the pick-up truck again and lots of cute inspirational signs in the bed of the pick-up truck.  The sign and "Happy" sentiment are both from the precious new Basket Add-On: Thinking Of You Stamp Set.  The other two sentiments on the signs (Love and Faith) are from the fabulous Merry Stamp Set.  The "remember" is a journalling card that I inked with Mud Pie Ink.
As you can clearly see, I had a whole LOT OF FUN creating this little paper bag album using the FUN new Truck Add-On: Life Is An Adventure AND Basket Add-On: Thinking Of You Stamp Sets and coordinating Sweet Cuts (dies) from Paper Sweeties, and you won't want to miss out on getting these fabulous new sets for yourself.  Just think of all the fun you'll have with this pick-up truck and vintage camper.  CUTE!!  OK...here are the links to all my teammates blogs so that you can see their wonderful creations today using these darling new stamp sets.

Blessings,
Karen

I'm linking up in this fun challenge:
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge: Happy Hour - Well, every hour is Happy Hour when you're camping, right?

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Joy Clair Inspirational Blog Hop Day 2

Hello to all my stamping, crafty friends and thanks for stopping by!  Today I'm sharing another fun card I created for the Joy Clair Inspirational Blog Hop using one of the AWESOME New Release stamp sets from Joy Clair Stamps along with some cardstock/papers from our friends (and partners this month) Bazzill Basics.  I hope you've been stopping by Joy Clair each day this month to see all the fabulous inspiration; but if you've missed any of it, just head over to Joy Clair now to see all the amazing projects the Design Team has come up with using these fabulous New Release stamps.  I'd love to know which set is your favorite so far.
Today I'm sharing a sweet card I made using the precious new Heir of God Stamp Set.  I am absolutely SMITTEN with this sweet new set.  I love the castle, the crown and all the wonderful sentiments found in this delightful new set. Here's a look at this AWESOME new stamp set:
This card will be going to a very special little "princess" in my life; my adorable niece Alexa. She's gonna LOVE it, and all the little princes and princesses in your life will love it, too.  As part of Joy Clair's wonderful Color By Faith Series, it's a great set to use for Bible journalling, cardmaking, and all sorts of fabulous creations.
I stamped the castle and embossed it in silver, and then colored it with my Copics.  I used a beautiful silvery heart paper from Bazzill Basics as my base.  I love how it catches the light and makes these hearts shimmer.  GORGEOUS paper!  Bazzill Basics has the perfect paper for every project; just like Joy Clair Stamps has all the perfect stamps for every project.  Here are the links to my teammates blogs.  One lucky person who finishes the hop by commenting on each blog will win a $25 gift certificate to Joy Clair.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit Joy Clair Stamps each day this month to see all the fabulous projects being shared as we reveal the entire New Release from Joy Clair.  You really won't want to miss a thing.

Blessings,
Karen

I'm playing along here:
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge Blog: For A Special Lady - As explained above, this little stand was created for my precious niece, Alexa.

May Release at Paper Sweeties...Just A Peek

Hello, sweet friends!  Today is the Sneak Peek for the new May Release at Paper Sweeties, and I'm SO ready to share these TWO ADORABLE New Release stamp sets and coordinating sweet cuts (dies) with you all today, tomorrow, and Thursday.  Both of these sweet new sets will be available as of tomorrow, May 15, at Paper Sweeties.  But for today, my teammates and I are sharing "just a peek" at this very special release.
I'm sharing a peek at the new Basket Add On: Thinking Of You Stamp Set.  It was originally designed to compliment the Basket Stamp Set; but much like ALL of the stamp sets from Paper Sweeties, this set can be used with the Basket Stamp Set, with any of Paper Sweeties' other stamps, or on its own.  All of Paper Sweeties' products work so well together or independently.
I just stamped the flowers in Coal Ink and colored them with my Copics, and then stamped the sentiments in Fog Ink (Hello and Friend) which are also both from the new Basket Add On: Thinking Of You Stamp Set.  I inked the edges of the white tag (which was cut with the tag from the For You Sweet Cuts) using Ballerina Pink Ink.  These darling little Ink Pads are just $3 each and come in a wide variety of delightful colors, which makes it easy to quickly own a quality ink pad in each and every color you could possibly need.  I also added some Marshmallow Sequins and a Green Apple Sequin to my card.

I added a lovely pink bow tied with Bubblegum Seam Binding which complimented my card nicely.   Paper Sweeties carries several fabulous colors of Seam Binding among other lovely Embellishments.  Both of the new stamp sets this month at Paper Sweeties are absolutely DELIGHTFUL, and you won't want to miss this release. Here's the list of my awesome teammates who have prepared something special to share with you today.  I hope you will stop by to see their projects and say hello.  Welcome to Paper Sweeties!




Blessings,
Karen

I'm playing along here:
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge: For A Special Lady - This card is for a VERY special lady in my life.

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Graduation/Milestone - This card is for a very dear friend of mine.  She just got a new job, and I'm sending her this card as a congrats and encouragement for her.

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge CIC470 - Pink, Lime and White - I love this sweet color combo, and this challenge helped me choose my colors for this card.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Joy Clair Inspirational Blog Hop Day 1

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by today as I share this post for Joy Clair Stamps with a card I created using one of their AWESOME new stamp sets from the May Release.  The Month of May is just getting started, so this is just the very beginning of all the excitement we have planned for you all month long at Joy Clair as we reveal all the FABULOUS new stamp sets and partner with Bazzill Basics (everyone's favorite paper).  You won't want to miss a thing, so be sure to stop by the Joy Clair Blog each day this month for all the excitement.  My teammates and I will be sharing oodles of FABULOUS new creations using the New Release stamp sets and Bazzill Basics  papers.
This card was created using a darling new stamp set called Baby Shark.  It has three different sharks, a shark fin, lots of cute accessories (such as waves, shells, bubbles, etc.) and also has several cute sentiments to fit this underwater theme.  How fun is this?  I had SO much fun playing with this new set; but then again, I always have fun when using Joy Clair Stamps.  Here's a peek at this fun new set:
I used a Bazzill Basics coral cardstock base and then created my underwater background by using several inks.  I stamped the waves and bubbles onto the underwater scene/background which is a piece of white Bazzill Basics.  I stamped the sharks (and fin) and colored them with my Copics, and then attached them with 3-D foam tape to give them extra dimension.  
I also stamped the sentiment (Thanks Chum) onto a small fishtail banner and backed it with the matching Bazzill Basics coral cardstock.  The finishing touch was a tiny rusty paperclip, as I wanted to add that small element of metal to somehow represent the feel of a fishing hook.
There's LOTS of excitement coming your way this month at Joy Clair Stamps.  There will be fabulous inspiration on the Joy Clair Blog each day as we partner with Bazzill Basics.  You won't want to miss a thing during this FABULOUS New Release, so please be sure to stop by often.  This Inspirational Blog Hop will be today and tomorrow, and each day; one lucky commenter will win a $25 gift certificate to Joy Clair Stamps, so please leave us some love.  Here's the list of my teammates sharing projects with you today:

Happy hopping & have a blessed day,
Karen

It's Blog Hop Time at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Well hello there, ribbon-loving crafty friends!  Welcome by my blog today.  You've stopped by on a great day because it's time for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  One lucky person will win this lovely patriot themed Ribbon Club Assortment.  You should have arrived here at my blog by way of Cheryl's Blog; but if you didn't, don't worry.  It's not a long hop at all (only 7 stops in all), and you can quickly and easily get caught up by clicking on this link to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.  Here's what you can win:
For today's post, I decided to share some fun candy treats.  I picked up some plastic candy tubes from Hobby Lobby, and I filled them with small white Skittles.  These candy tubes will make cute table decorations for the 4th of July this year.  I used several of the trims found in this month's gorgeous patriotic Ribbon Club Assortment to adorn these sweet little candy tubes.
On the third (bottom) candy tube, I included lengths of the 5/8" Electric Blue Diamond Satin, Ivory Burlap String, 3/8" Red White & Blue Striped Grosgrain, as well as some White, Blue and Red Miniature Double-Head StamensRed Open RosesRoyal Blue Open Roses and White Open Roses.  There are always going to be AWESOME trims found in the Ribbon Club Assortment, and the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop is sure to have everything else.  Your next stop is at Kathy's Blog.  And don't forget to answer the question on the RRR Blog at the end of the hop so that you'll be entered to win this month's Ribbon Club Assortment.  Happy hopping!! 

Have a great week!
Karen