Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Monday! 
Are you ready for a fun card from Lisa? She got artsy with our Flower Power stamp set to create this neato card.

Here's what Lisa said about her process:
I hand water painted my background design. Added a kraft frame around it and stamped and embossed my sentiment from the Flower Power Stamp set with clear embossing powder on patterned paper before I hand cut it out. After that I popped it up with foam adhesive and added a mix of sequins and enamel dots.

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

3 Cheers For You

Happy Thursday!

Vicki has a wonderfully pretty card for you today. It's perfect for a graduation card!

She used Bravo with Mon Ami and Mon Ami Fleur Fri-Dies
That pretty card panel is dressed up with white die cuts from Linked Fri-Dies

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs!

Calling All Sistahs!
It's the 17th of the month and I am here as promised with your monthly reminder!
Please take a few minutes to check yourself. 

Today I'm joined by Jeanne with a little eye candy for you. She created a lovely card using Pretty Posies with Zigs and Zags. I love the whimsy of the flowers paired with the graphic chevrons. 
That yellow is so happy!!

And now I am going to send you off to the new Calling All Sistahs blog! 
The new Encouragement Squad is waiting there for you with an inspiration parade to remind you to do your self exams and to inspire you to remind your sistahs to do it too!
And mark your calendar to join them again tomorrow for the first ever Encouragement Challenge!

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Negative Die Cut Panel

Happy Tuesday!!

Shona created a card for your oohing and aahing delight that will surely make you smile!
She used a fantastic negative die cut panel from Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies and a sweet sentiment from Pretty Posies.

Here's what Shona said about making this happy card:
I used my mini-blending tool and about 8 different Distress Inks to create the rainbow on the card front. Then I die-cut the hearts on a separate panel and put on foam tape over top. I had a million white hearts all over my carpet!!

Now that's what I call spreading the love! 

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Layered Stamping Sympathy Card

Happy Monday!

Maureen has a beautiful sympathy card today. 
These are hard to make I think we can all agree. 
What I especially like about this one is that I think you could have a few of the card bases made up ahead of time, something that would actually be fun to create and do, and then add whatever sentiment you want later. 

She sponged color and faded it out then layered her stamped images. It's simple and pretty and fun to do! I think the butterfly from Be works really well with the pretty branches from Casual Comfort.

She finished it off with a white embossed sentiment from Casual Comfort. There are lots of wonderful words in this set to pair together to create not only sympathy but also encouragement cards. By having some pretty card bases pre-made, you can add the appropriate sentiment when you need it and have a beautiful card to send in a snap.

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hip Hip Hooray

Happy Saturday!!

Laurel is here today with a colorful card that is all about the hooray! She got inky with our Bravo stamp set and a whole bunch of cute ink colors to create this awesome card.

I like that she embossed the hip hip in white over black to give it a completely different look from the hoorays.

This is a great card idea for when you need a great card and you only have a few minutes to make it. 
Could be for graduation, birthdays or more!

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Friday!

It's graduation weekend here in Colorado! My son took his last high school final yesterday, today is cap and gown distribution and the big grad day is Tuesday! He is thrilled to be done and ready to have a fun summer before heading off to college.  Many of you will need graduation cards as we continue through the month and Nora has a great card today that could easily be a grad card. 
 She used a couple of big bold sentiments from Bravo and "girled" it up by adding a pretty sentiment from Mon Ami and a pretty border from Daisy Chain.  I love the way she faded the color on her panel and added a few drops of gold.

Last but not least she tied on a pretty gold thread and added a darling star from Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies. 
Bravo is a great celebration set. It works for graduation, new jobs, or any special moment that deserves a round of applause. It's a great basic for your stamping stash.

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rock On

Happy Thursday!

Kelly is here today with a super cool card she made for her dear friend who's gone to Four, yes FOUR Green Day concerts with her in the last year and a half. I think it's safe to say they are Green Day fans and this card featuring our Flower Power stamps captures that perfectly!

To get that cool color shading, she used water colors with just a bit of water. Her tip is that you don't have to worry about being messy or going out of the lines when you know you're going to fussy cut after.

She finished the inside with a sassy sentiment from Frankly'isms and added just a bit of Full On Floral to the bottom.  I love how she uses patterned paper for the inside of her cards!

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Big Thanks

Happy Tuesday!

Jeanne is here today with a fantastic thank you card using our Thanks stamp set.

I really like how she stacked up a few of the words and sentiments to create that awesome sentiment panel.  The colors from the pretty patterned papers make the ink colors pop.  
She also added little pops of gold by including a few Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies elements. 

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy International Scrapbook Day!

We are thrilled to be joining our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today as they celebrate International Scrapbook Day in grand style! They have hourly inspiration and giveaways to make this day extra special, including a prize from us! Be sure to stop by and tell them we sent you :) 
You can join all the fun by clicking HERE

I hope you find some time to get your ink on today :)