Monday, February 18, 2019

God's Promises With Joy Clair

Welcome by today, everyone!  Today I'm posting for Joy Clair Stamps to showcase more of the amazing stamps found in the various stamp sets that were just released last month.  These 12 beautiful sets each contain sentiments and images that can be used independently or in combination with one another (and other Joy Clair Stamps).  The card I'm sharing today does just that....it combines two of the newest sets.
I started with a cream cardstock to make my base, and I added a piece of inked patterned paper that I machine stitched to the base.  I topped that with a cream die-cut piece onto which I stamped in various colors with the Swirls (small swirly image) found in the Reckless Love Stamp Set and then in dark brown a sweet sentiment that's found in the God's Promises Stamp Set.
I also machine stitched on some small inked patterned paper strips.  Then. I added some pink prills, and some stamped leaves that were created using a leaf stamp also found in the Reckless Love Stamp Set.  It's always fun to use smaller stamps to create a background, and this card was a great combination of smaller stamps from one new set, and a sentiment from another.  All the stamps found at Joy Clair are AMAZING. 

Please be sure to let us know if you have any questions at all about techniques you see, products used, or anything we can help answer for you.  We want to help you make the most of your Joy Clair Stamps. and to see how beautifully they all work together to compliment one another.  I like making matching bookmarks and decorating my cards' envelopes so that they match my cards.  By using an image from a stamp set along with my Return Address Stamp from the Custom Stamps selection at Joy Clair, I'm able to make my envelope so much fun to look at and to receive in the mail.
For this card, I created a quick matching bookmark by attaching some patterned papers, doing a bit of machine stitching, and adding some stamped leaves and flowers using the Reckless Love Stamp Set, and a sentiment (Good Luck!) from the cute new Lucky Charm Stamp Set.
Thanks again for visiting,
Karen

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Paper Sweeties New Release Rewind

What a fabulous month it's been at Paper Sweeties!  If you haven't yet seen the ADORABLE new Stamp Set and coordinating Sweet Cuts, I hope you'll take the time to visit my talented teammates for inspiration, and then stop by Paper Sweeties to do some FUN shopping!  I just LOVE that this sweet new Planner Series: All Occasions set can be used for your Planners, for Bible journalling, for cards, and so much more.  Like all of the products at Paper Sweeties, this new set is super versatile and is a fabulous set on its own, or when combined with other Paper Sweeties sets.  Here's what I came up with to with you all today.
For my project today, I created a sweet little house or "Treat Box" using the awesome Treat Box Sweet Cuts.  I also used the Treat Box Add-Ons: Home & Garden Sweet Cuts to cut the door, windows and shutters as well as the coordinating Treat Box Add-Ons: Home & Garden Stamp Set to stamp the door and windows.  I stamped the background of the house using the LOVE sentiment found in the Merry Stamp Set
I used this month's new set Planner Series: All Occasions Stamp Set and coordinating All Occasions Sweet Cuts to create the sweet little banner over the window and the adorable heart up by the Oatmeal Seam Binding bow and tiny wooden clothes pin.  To the heart in the corner, I added some layered Strawberry Sequins.  This sweet new set can be used for stamping in your planners, Bible journalling, or on cards and projects like those you'll see on this inspirational hop today.  There are SO many cute and creative ways to use all of Paper Sweeties' SUPER sweet products.
Thanks so much for visiting me.  Here's the list of all my talented teammates who have prepared something extra sweet for you today.  Just click on the links below and you'll be taken directly to each sweet blog.  Enjoy the ideas!



Have a blessed week!

Karen

Friday, February 15, 2019

It's Release Day at Paper Sweeties

Hurray!  The Paper Sweeties February New Release is finally here!  This month we are featuring a new stamp set from our Planner Series called All Occasions (for all you planner people); but since I'm not a planner person, I had to get a little more creative.  That just goes to show you that all of Paper Sweeties stamps are incredibly versatile and can be used in so many different ways.  I sure had fun using this sweet new set on my projects this month.
Today I'm sharing a card that I create by starting with a pink cardstock base.  I attached a piece of sweet patterned paper that I inked and machine stitched to the base.  Next, I used the same pink cardstock and cut a rectangle using the Scalloped Rectangle Frame Sweet Cuts, and again in ivory for the inside of the rectangle.  I stamped Abigail and Madison onto white paper and colored them with my Copics; and I used the Abigail Sweet Cut and Madison Sweet Cut to cut out the girls.  I attached them to the inside of the Rectangle Scalloped Frame.
I cut some borders out of these recurring patterned papers using the scalloped border found in the Sweet Borders Sweet Cuts.  I inked those borders and attached them under the girls to create a little base for Abigail and Madison to rest on and, well....just look cute.  I used the new Planner Series: All Occasions Stamp Set and All Occasions Sweet Cuts to stamp and cut the little flag borders/banners, and the cute little flowers.  This new set has 15 adorable little images that you can use to stamp, cut, journal, and create in so many ways.  
By the way, I used a set called At The Beach to clothe Madison today; and Abigail is wearing an outfit found in the Stamp Set.  I also added bow using Frosting Seam Binding and pink baker's twine.  I layered and attached several Marshmallow Sequins and Robin Egg Sequins along side of a sticker I attached that holds a sweet sentiment (LOVE) which can be found in the Merry Stamp Set.
It's so much fun using all of Paper Sweeties products together.  I love them all...older and newer.  They're all SO sweet, and we know that you will love Paper Sweeties as much as we do.  Here is the list of the other ladies sharing projects with you today.  Enjoy the creative journey.


Karen


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Paper Sweeties February New Release Sneak Peek

Hello, sweet friends!  Welcome by today as my teammates and I begin to reveal the February New Release from Paper Sweeties.  We have so much inspiration to share with you this month as we take a look at the new Planner Series: All Occasions Stamp Set and coordinating All Occasions Sweet Cuts being released this month at Paper Sweeties.  As always, this set works great on its own or when combined with other Paper Sweeties products.
I'm sharing a very quick little project today just to give y'all that little "Sneak Peek" I promised.  You're going to absolutely LOVE this new Planner Series: All Occasions Stamp Set and coordinating Sweet Cuts.  It contains 15 darling image icons to represent each and every season/occasion throughout the year.  For today's project, I made this sweet little tag.
I cut this tag from blue cardstock using the Stitched Tags #1 Sweet Cuts.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE this set?  All the Stitched Tags sets from Paper Sweeties are adorable (there are three).  Next, I stamped the star image (a few times) using the new Planner Series: All Occasions Stamp Set and cut them using the coordinating Sweet Cuts.  I also tied on some Robin Egg Seam Binding and added a few Cookie Dough Sequins.  These shapes are all SO cute and they make such great accents.

I had a lot of fun stamping these little images and adding them to my projects this month.  And - to show you just how versatile this set really is....I'll be using this set in three very different ways in each of my three Paper Sweeties posts this month (today, tomorrow and Saturday) as will all of my talented teammates - so I really do hope you will pop by our blogs each day to see some AMAZING creativity and say hello.   You will see SO many fabulously fun ways to use this adorable new set.  I think it's time for some much-need retail therapy at Paper Sweeties!

Here's the list of all my teammates sharing their talents with us all today.  Enjoy!


Blessings to you all,
Karen

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

It's Blog Hop Time at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop today, everyone!  You should have arrived here by way of my talented friend Bonnie and her wonderful blog.  Wasn't that fantastic?  Her creations always blow me away.  And this month's Ribbon Club Assortment is absolutely gorgeous!  Just look at these wonderful greens and purples.

I also wrapped my bow with some Violet Burlap String, but you can't see it because it's covered by the gorgeous White Sweetheart Blossoms and Deep Purple Sweetheart Blossoms that I added.  I also tucked in some White Double-Head Stamens, Lavender Stamens and Green Stamens.  The hair bow itself is secured to a French Clip.  So sweet!
The next stop on this inspirational Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop is at Kathy's Blog, and I know she has something extra lovely to share with you all.  Don't forget to answer the question at the end of the Blog Hop on the RRR Blog so that you'll be entered to win this month's lovely Ribbon Club Assortment for yourself.

Happy Hopping,
Karen

Monday, February 11, 2019

Love You Beyond Measure

Hello friends!  Thanks for visiting me again today.  This is a card I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon, and I always have making cards that include their wonderful products.  I love the warmth and texture that ribbons, twines, trims and laces give our cards.  Not to mention all the other wonderful things found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I started with a red cardstock base and added a layer of vellum.  Next, I cut a cream backdrop using a decorative rectangular Spellbinders die.  Next, I ran a width of Red Center-Stitch Burlap Trim across my card as well as a width of Red & White Plaid Houndstooth and 3/8" Red & White Gingham.  I wound a long length of Black Licorice Baker's Twine around my card and tied on a grungy tag with it.  The tag is stamped with a PTI sentiment (beyond measure), and the die-cut center hearts are also PTI.  The stamped sentiment (love you) is from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  The 3-D medallion (Happy Valentine's Day) is from Crate Paper.
I also added three die-cut wool felt hearts and added a 11mm White Heart Shaped Flatback Pearl Accent to the red heart.  I also tucked some Miniature White Double-Head Stamens and Miniature Black Double-Head Stamens under the 3-D medallion.  Just look at all those GORGEOUS textures on my card.  That's what ribbons and trims can do for any project....just make them POP!
Thanks for visiting, and don't forget to stop by each day for more inspiration and to find out about special sales and promotions.  We also have our fabulous monthly Blog Hop coming up in just a few days, so be sure to visit again soon.  There's always something wonderful at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Speaking of which.....don't forget to join us this Wednesday, the 13th, for our BLOG HOP.

Blessings,
Karen

Monday, February 4, 2019

Celebrate Mardi Gras With Joy Clair

Welcome by my blog today, friends!  I'm celebrating Mardi Gras with my friends at Joy Clair Stamps featuring a darling new stamp set called Be Unashamed.  This fun new set contains two different Mardi Gras masks, several decorative stamps, and sentiments as well.  You will see SO much wonderful inspiration from the talented Joy Clair Design Team by following the links.  Let's get started.

For this special event, I decided to celebrate Mardi Gras by making a smaller version of a traditional Mardi Gras mask.  I painted a cardboard scrap with a light silver acrylic paint and let it dry.  Next, I stamped the masks and banners from the Unashamed Stamp Set in deep blue ink, cut them out, and added lots of beautiful chunky glitter.   I put one of the masks onto a silver paper straw using hot glue and attached the decorative banners to the mask.  I added some sequins and sprinkles to give it some extra pizzazz.  It's a fun little Mardi Gras decoration.
The other mask was decorated much the same; but I created a gift tag that I inked and stamped with the sentiment God Will Reveal which is also found in the Unashamed Stamp Set.  I just love all the possibilities that exist with this stamp set.  You'll see what I mean when you visit each team members' blog.
Such fun stamps!  Joy Clair is filled with exciting stamps to help you run wild with your creative imagination.  We sure hope that YOU will pick up this fabulous new Be Unashamed Stamp Set and celebrate Mardi Gras with us at Joy Clair Stamps.  One lucky person who finishes this fun Mardis Gras Blog Hop will win a $20 Joy Clair Gift Certificate.  Happy hopping!
Karen Letchworth - You Are Here!


Blessings,
Karen

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