Thursday, July 02, 2015

{Stamp Simply} Miss You


Hello everyone!

Are you all ready to celebrate Independence Day?  Our little town has a 4 day festival complete with a parade, a carnival and fireworks... with lots of other fun things thrown in.  I'm looking forward to walking to it a number of times this weekend!

The card I have to share today is made with a bit of a Patriotic set and a bit of a fall set.  The "miss you" just seemed an appropriate sentiment for all of the soldiers that are out protecting our freedoms.

By the way, if you are like my daughter and wondering what ECLARAT means on the banner on the card... That paper is the D ECLARAT ion of Independence.  I apparently wasn't thinking about readability when I cut it!!  LOL!!

Here are the supplies I used today...


Thanks for stopping by!

Tricia

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

{TCP} Flying By


Don't you just love that bunny???  What a fun new set from The Cat's Pajamas!  I used some MME My Girl paper to give the look of going up in the sky and added a couple of  stitched clouds from the dies you can get free right now with a $65 purchase.  SO cool to get STITCHED dies for free!!  I love stitched dies!!  I embossed the back panel and swiped it with white pigment ink to look even more cloudy. : )  The sentiment is from the "Flying By" set - another favorite.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tricia

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

{Gina K Inspiration Hop} The Wetlands


The Cast and Crew of Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Cast and Crew will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.


Today's hop features cards made with Theresa's new set, The Wetlands.  It is such a nice mix of images and sentiments and I love that there are images to color along with silhouettes.  For the card above, I used the two silhouette images, one in the background and another in the forefront.  I made a mask for my sponging by cutting an opening with my deckle rectangle die and sponged through it with inks... I don't remember exactly which ones, but I think Kraft, Prickly Pear, Honey Mustard and Charcoal were some of them. : )  The brownish birds were stamped first in Honey Mustard, then in Kraft, and the other background bird was stamped in Charcoal Brown that had been stamped off once. The bird in the front was stamped with Black Onyx.


This card is a repeat from the release party, but I just love it, so I'm sharing it again. : )  I watercolored the background after I had stamped my silhouette in Versamark and clear embossed.  I colored the dragonfly with Spectrum Noir markers and pencils.



And finally, a clean and simple anniversary card using papers from the Shabby Spring paper pack.  LOVE the combo of Turquoise Sea and Charcoal Brown!!


Well, that's it!!   I hope you've enjoyed today's hop and are all excited to start stamping !!  I'll give you the list of my fellow designers again, in case you're just getting started... otherwise, you can jump right over to the shop to check out the stamps and supplies you saw on today's hop! :)

Theresa Momber – Illustrator for The Wetlands stamp set - http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com/
Cathy “Cat” Tidwell - http://catdidit.blogspot.com/ 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tricia

Monday, June 29, 2015

{Gina K DesignsInspiration Blog Hop} Triple Play Fillers

Hi everyone!

The Cast and Crew of Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and the Cast and Crew will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.



I haven't had a ton of stamping time since my husband's unexpected brain surgery earlier this month, but I just had to make a card with the zipper element in Mel's new Triple Play Fillers set.  I tried to give my card a "hoodie" feel.  I stamped the zipper down the center and then cut a "V" to make a "neckline".  I stamped hearts in the new Peach Bellini ink for some decoration, then cut out an extra pull tab and tied a tag on with a little bit of Black Onyx Twisted Twine before attaching it with some 3D Foam.  I matted it all on Peach Bellini cardstock.  Don't you just love the new colors??? : )

Off you go now!


Here's the list if you're just getting started... otherwise, you can jump right over to the shop to check out the stamps and supplies you saw on today's hop! :)


Gina K - http://ginakdesigns.blogspot.com/
Melanie Muenchinger – Illustrator of Triple Play Fillers stamp set -http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/
Beth Silaika - http://silaika.blogspot.com/
Cathy “Cat” Tidwell - http://catdidit.blogspot.com/
Karen Hightower - http://www.karenscreativemess.blogspot.com/
Laurie Schmidlin - http://justgivemestamps.typepad.com/
Lee Murphy - http://luvleestamper.blogspot.com/
Sean Fetterman - http://fettermandesigns.blogspot.com/
Theresa Momber - http://craftingtheweb.blogspot.com/
Tricia Traxler - http://simplystamping.blogspot.com/


Have a great day! Thank you for stopping by! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

{TCP} Follow Your Dreams


So how's this little guy for cuteness???

I played along with the current sketch on SplitCoast and used this sweet bear from the "I Are Fun" set from latest TCP release.  I paper pieced some of the balloons and the bear's tummy with some coordinating patterned paper.  The clouds are from the new Stitched Fly Cut Ups and the sentiment is from another new set "Drop In".

The patterned paper is Americana by Pebbles.   I got it last year from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, but if you like patriotic colors I think it is still available!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tricia