Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Clear Scraps & Joy Clair Stamps

WELCOME by today, everyone!  It's so nice to have you visit today.  You're going to LOVE this fun project I created for Joy Clair Stamps and our friends, and partners this month, Clear Scraps.  Each of my talented Design Team Members and I will be featuring projects this month that incorporate some awesome products from Clear Scraps along with Joy Clair Stamps.  I sure had A LOT of fun creating this fun little "Bedside Stand" to share with you today.
This stand was actually created using a Clear Scraps product called Vintage Phone Stand; and it was designed for you to decorate it and use it to place your phone on (while you're charging, sleeping, crafting, etc.) but.....I decided to decorate it using the Heir Of God Stamp Set and give it to my niece for her to place her rings and earrings on at night (or her phone if she prefers).  The little shelf/ledge that's built in to this Vintage Phone Stand can be used for a variety of things; but this was what I decided to do, and I sure like how it turned out.  What are your thoughts?
Using the new Heir of God Stamp Set, I stamped the castle twice and the crown once, and colored them with my Copics.  I attached some colorful pieces of tulle netting behind the crown to give it a pop of color and fun, and a pink heart gem.  The sentiment on my Vintage Phone Stand is also from the wonderful new Heir of God Stamp Set and I embossed it in silver to match the images.  Just like there are oodles and oodles of fabulous stamps at Joy Clair, there are oodles and oodles of wonderful products at Clear Scraps.  We sure had fun creating with both this month, and we think that you will too.  I know that I'll be ordering more of these Vintage Phone Stands.  Aren't they fun?
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to stop back by the Joy Clair Blog often this month to see all the wonderful inspiration from my teammates using both Joy Clair Stamps and Clear Scraps.  And don't forget about all the FABULOUS New Release stamps and Custom Stamps available now at Joy Clair.  Happy stamping!

Karen

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties June New Release Rewind

Hey friends!  Welcome back by today.  If you were here on Friday, you saw my "sneak peek" by way of my cute Mermaid Wishes card.  And if you stopped by yesterday, you saw my fun Sea You Soon card.  So today.....I'm sharing a fun card that incorporates both of the new stamp sets from the Paper Sweeties June Release along with a few of my other favorite PS products.
There's the new Mermaid Wishes Stamp Set and the new Seas The Day Stamp Set and Seas The Day Sweet Cuts (dies) for the darling seahorse, octopus, fish, crab and oyster.  The possibilities with these new sets, as with all Paper Sweeties sets, are endless and exciting.
How fun is this card?  There's a lot going on here......so, I'll try to mention everything.  I stamped Abigail and cut her out with the Abigail Sweet Cut, and then colored her with my Copics.  Her outfit (top and mermaid fin) are from the new Mermaid Wishes Stamp Set, as are the starfish, small shells, seaweed and sentiment.  The backgrounds were cut from papers and wool felt using the Rectangle Scalloped Frame Sweet Cuts and the Oval Scalloped Frame Sweet Cuts.  I also added a Marshmallow Sequin and the rainbow from Somewhere Over The Rainbow Stamp Set.
The oyster image can be found in the new Sea You Soon Stamp Set and I used the coordinating Sea You Soon Sweet Cuts to cut out the oyster.  Please let me know if you have any other questions.  Here are the links to my talented Design Team Members' blogs where you'll see LOTS of sweet inspiration.

These sweet new stamp sets and coordinating sweet cuts are available now at Paper Sweeties.  I know you'll enjoy anything you decide to purchase from Paper Sweeties.  It really does bring sweetness and fun to crafting time.  Thanks again for stopping by, and have a great day,
Karen
OK.....wait!!!  Don't run off just yet.  After I had my posts for this month all ready to roll....I started playing with these fun products again.  They're just SO much fun to play with, and it was just too hard to keep my hands off of them.  I picked up from my concept on the Mermaid Wishes card I shared Friday; but this time I decided to have Abigail coming out the other side of the chipboard life ring (upside down).  
The large glittery oval was cut using the Oval Scallop Frame Sweet Cuts.  There's also a bow that tied with delicious Bubblegum Seam Binding.  There's a cute "fish scale" stamp in the new Mermaid Wishes Stamp Set that I stamped on Abigail's fin as a guideline for the Stickles I applied.
I also want to say, straight forward, that Abigail's outfit (top and bottom and even hair bow) were stamped and cut from the same piece of paper using the new Mermaid Wishes Stamp Set.  I know that they don't look like the match when you see these pictures, but I promise that in real life, they are exactly the same.  I guess it's just how the light hits them differently.  This really has been a FUN release, and I do hope you will stop by Paper Sweeties to look around and become familiar (if you're not already).  Go ahead and embrace YOUR inner mermaid with us this month at Paper Sweeties.  FUN!!!  - Have a blessed day, Karen

Saturday, June 15, 2019

It's Paper Sweeties June New Release Day!

Today two new sets are available at Paper Sweeties.  The new Mermaid Wishes Stamp Set and the new Sea You Soon (which I'm featuring today).  My background was stamped using the sentiments "you're a catch" from the Sea You Soon Stamp Set along with the word LOVE from the Merry Stamp Set using Aqua Ink Pad.
I cut the background spots using the smallest piece from the Circle Scallop Frames Sweet Cuts and colored them to coordinate.  I stamped the fish, sea horse, octopus and crab from the new Sea You Soon Stamp Set and colored them using Fantastix and oxide inks.  The seaweeds are from the new Mermaid Wishes Stamp Set.  They're topped with a few Marshmallow Sequins and Robin Egg Sequins.
I hope you'll stop by my teammates' blogs to check out their inspirational projects using these two new sets.  Thanks for stopping by.




Have a great day,
Karen

Friday, June 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties June New Release Sneak Peek

So today is Sneak Peek Day at Paper Sweeties; which means that we're showing everyone just a little peek at the June New Release stamp sets and sweet cuts (dies).  The card I'm sharing today really does give you just a little peek at one of the new stamp sets called Mermaid Wishes.  This card will also give you a peek into the theme of these two new sets.  Both new sets include several adorable images, accent stamps and sentiments for  creating mermaid, seashell, sea creatures, and underwater fun that never ends.
I used a piece of sparkly cardstock for my base and added several pieces of patterned papers, ephemera, chipboard (life ring) and stickers from a Crate Paper line called Poolside.  I stamped the mermaid tail from the new Mermaid Wishes Stamp Set onto the same sparkly cardstock and cut it out using the coordinating Mermaid Wishes Sweet Cuts (dies).  I placed it on the chipboard life ring so that you just see her tail sticking out of the water.  You'll see the rest of Abigail - one of the "sweeties dolls" at Paper Sweeties - on Sunday for my last PS blog post this week.  I added two (layered) Robin Egg Sequins to my card for extra sparkle and fun.  The sentiment I used (sending oceans of love), along with several others, are found in the new Mermaid Wishes Stamp Set.
I also decided to stamp on the inside of my card to add a birthday sentiment.  This shows you how easily all of Paper Sweeties products can work together as each compliments the next so perfectly.  These (inside) sentiments, as well as the adorable balloons, can be found in the Wishing You Stamp Set.  My mailing envelope (not shown) is also stamped with the fun images from the Wishing You Stamp Set.
I'll be sharing a card here on my blog tomorrow highlighting the new Sea You Soon.  I hope you'll stop by to see that as well.  I always enjoy your visits and appreciate your comments.  Here's the list of my teammates who have prepared some inspiration for you today:

Have a great day.  I hope to see you again tomorrow.
Karen

I'm playing along in the following:
Cut It Up Challenge Blog: Challenge #176 - Welcome Summer - The die cut I used on this card (as mentioned above) is the mermaid fin from Paper Sweeties' new June Release.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Blog Hop Time at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome  by today!!  It's time for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop and I'm so glad that you've chosen to hop along with us.  You should have arrived here by way of Cheryl's Blog; but if not, you can easily get caught up by visiting the RRR Blog (it's not a long blog hop).  Everyone has made a project using this month's lovely Ribbon Club Assortment, and one lucky commenter will win this fabulous ribbon collection.
It's been several months since I shared a hair bow or any hair accessories, so...I figured it was time once again to share some.  The thing that I really love about sharing a hair bows for my Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop projects is that I'm almost always able to incorporate ALL the lovely ribbons from the Ribbon Club Assortment; and this month's assortment is SO beautiful...I wanted to use them ALL!  Just look at all these lovely trims.
With help from my dear friend, Rachel, I'm able to share this lovely trio of hair accessories with you all today.  First, the big bow:  It uses a length of the 5/8" Turquoise Delicate Stitched Satin, 3/8" Summer Fun Confetti Dot Grosgrain, 3/8" Hot Pink Satin With Silver Metallic Edge, 5/8" Turquoise Plaid, White Crochet Lace, 5/8"Bright Pink Plaid, 3/8" Turquoise Satin With Silver Metallic Edge, 3/8" Summer Fun Diamond Print Grosgrain, and the lovely 5/8" Hot Pink Taffeta.  Aren't they just SO pretty together?
Really Reasonable Ribbon carries lots of wonderful ribbons and trims, Embellishments, Mulberry Flowers, and Hair Accessories (just to name a few).  The back of the gorgeous  BIG hair bow is held together with a French Clip which is a great clip for making hair bows because it comes in several sizes to accommodate various hair lengths and thicknesses.  The smaller barrette was designed two ways.  It has a smaller Alligator Clip on the back, so you can use it alone.......or, you can clip it onto the Plastic Headband; which was created with lengths of  3/8" Summer Fun Confetti Dot Grosgrainthe 5/8" Turquoise Delicate Stitched Satinand the sweet 5/8" Hot Pink Taffeta.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  The next stop on this hop is at Kathy's Blog, and I know she will have something awesome to share with you.   Don't forget to answer the question at the end of the hop.  And.....the next time you need ribbons, trims, Adhesives, or a wide variety of crafty items, please remember to stop at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Blessings,
Karen

Monday, June 10, 2019

Every Moment Is Magical w/ Really Reasonable Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  Today I'm sharing a sweet card that I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used some sweet patterned papers, stickers, ephemera, chipboard, and tassel from Crate Paper.  I love this color combination, and this card was SO much fun to put together.
I kept everything very simple, and I can always count on Really Reasonable Ribbon to have the perfect trims and accents for every single project, and this one was no exception.  I used some Gold Metallic String to tie on the tassel, and I bundled some Solid Pink Baker's Twine and Solid Mint Baker's Twine
I topped the trims with a Mixed Pink Magnolia and some Mixed Pastel Open Roses.  There are several Red Double Head Stamens, Pink Double Head Stamens, White Double Head Stamens and Aqua Double Head Stamens tucked into my bow cluster.  Aren't they just SO beautiful?  For just a couple dollars, you literally get HUNDREDS of these sweet little accents.  I SO LOVE my Double Head Stamens.  In my humble opinion, these are a must-have in every color!
You're ALWAYS sure to find all the PERFECT ribbons, trims, laces, and twines for every project at Really Reasonable Ribbon as well as all the Adhesives, Embellishments, Bow Making Tools, Head Bands, ClipsMulberry Flowers, and SO much more.  I hope you'll stop in to look around and do some shopping at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Thanks again for stopping by to say hello.

Have a blessed day,
Karen

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Feeling Slothy With Joy Clair Stamps

Hey there, stamping crafty friends!  Today I'm really excited to share another fun card and treat bag with you all using one of the (many) fabulous New Release stamp sets from Joy Clair.  I love ALL the new stamps, but for today's project I'm using the wonderful new Feeling Slothy Stamp Set.  I decided to make a card and gift set using this fun new set, and I sure had fun doing it.
I used a stencil and inks to create my background.  Then, I painted a wooden "tree" that I die-cut from chipboard using green, oranges and bright pink acrylic paints as well as a touch of ultra-fine glitter.  I stamped the adorable sloths found in the Feeling Slothy Stamp Set and colored them with my Copics.  I positioned the sloths up in the tree.  The sentiment is also found in this same new Feeling Slothy Stamp Set, along with several other adorable sentiments.  Aren't the sloths, limbs and leaves, and coffee cups just SO cute?
I had so much fun creating this card.  All of the stamp sets in the New Release are SO wonderful.  There's sure to be something that will fit nicely into your craft room.  Joy Clair carries SO many fabulous stamp sets in just about any and every theme you can image.  Take a moment to look around at the New Release, and ALL the other fabulous stamps at Joy Clair.
I also decorated a little brown paper bag (with caramels inside) by using the same stencil to create my background, and using a smaller piece of the wooden piece that I painted.  I tucked that adorable sloth up in the tree.....he's just hanging out and feeling slothy. He looks so comfy up there!  This Feeling Slothy Stamp Set is SO much fun.
Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to visit the Joy Clair Blog often for all the incredible inspiration this month using Joy Clair's fabulous stamps.

Karen

I'm playing along at:
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge Blog:  Anything Goes

Cuttlebug Mania:  Orange You Glad - I used my Cuttlebug Die-cutting/Embossing Machine and Cuttlebug B plate and C plate to cut the branches/flowers I used.  The die-cut was not a Cuttlebug brand.  Because I cut them from scraps of chipboard, I also needed to use my Cuttlebug Metal Shim to get a clean cut.  I painted the die-cut branches/flowers with acrylic paint, and added just a touch of glitter.  These die-cut branches/flowers made the perfect place for my sloths to "hang" out.