Wednesday, August 28, 2019

HUGE Thank You

Morning Crafty Friends! I can't believe that my term as a Design Team member for Butterfly Reflections, Ink. has come to an end. It has been such an amazing passed couple months being able to share and create with all of you. I am so truly blessed to have had this opportunity, I will of course come back from time to time to post for them but the new Design Team will be taking over weekly in the next week. I hope you have been able to find some inspiration from my cards, and remember to tagged me on IG so I can see what you all create. 

I also want to give a HUGE Thank you to Vanessa, she is the owner of Butterfly Reflections, Ink. and is totally amazing. My card this week is a card I made just for her to say thank you! For this week I used both the Altenew Hope Stamp Set and the Altenew Build-a-Flower: Chrysanthemum Stamp, I have never used a layering stamp set before but I loved the results. 

If you haven't tried these stamps before from any company, I would definitely say try. The results are just beautiful and not having to color was AMAZING! I used a bunch of different Catherine Pooler Inks for my card today, a list is below:

I originally was just going to do a bunch of yellow flowers but I decided I wanted a rainbow of colors, so for both flowers I did one of each color. I have to say the purple and yellow combinations were my favorite! Once I had all the flowers and leaves stamped I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. 
I laid out all the different flowers on my card base to figure out placement before adhering with liquid adhesive. For this card since the flower images are big I went with a 5 x 7 card base, my leaves and flowers do go over the edge but that doesn't bother me (you could always cut them along the edge in order to fit into an envelope). I'm hoping she will display this in the store so I really like the effect of all the leaves and flowers expanding passed the card. 
I wanted to use a big bold sentiment to show Vanessa just how amazing she is, so I went with the Catherine Pooler Wonderful Sentiment Die die cut in glitter black cardstock. Finally adding a sentiment above it and black sequins around the card to finish it off. 
Thank you all so much again for stopping by and viewing my cards, I am truly grateful! 
I hope you have found inspiration from my cards, I can't wait to see what you will create. Make sure to head on over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Blog for even more inspiration. Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Fall Flowers

Hi Crafty Friends, I'm back today sharing another card with a beautiful digi stamp from Polka Dot Orchard. I absolutely love this floral image, it has some truly amazing detail in it. I am definitely feeling all things fall right now, as you all might know I am a huge fall and Halloween fan so walking into all the store lately has been amazing! I can't wait to decorate the new house for Halloween, I hope others in the neighborhood will decorate as well. 
This image came out last month during the Petals for the Pittman's fundraiser event and is apart of the Petals for Pittmans Set 1 pack, there is also an additional set as well. If that's something you think you are interested in there are 20 images and 21 sentiment images included in the set.
 Yesterday was my mom's birthday so I wanted to make this into a birthday card, so I picked colors I knew she would like. The colors are listed below:
YR15, YR04, YR16, YR18, R46, R39, RV69, R89, E74, E77, E79, G82, G85, G99
Using the Waffle Flower Lacy XL die I die cut some gold glitter card stock to add behind the floral image for some added texture. As I'm sure you can tell this card is not going to fit into a regular A2 size envelope but I know that my mom will end up just displaying it so I'm not that concerned about it. I adhered the flower die to my card base with some liquid adhesive and used foam tape to adhere the flowers. For the sentiment I used a sentiment from the Newton's Nook Designs Birthday Essentials stamp set. I love sentiments that are fun and sassy, I think it just make the card. I also added some more sentiments from the same stamp set on the inside and finished off the card by scattering some red and gold sequins around the card. 
Thank you all so much for stopping by, I hope you liked my card. I can't wait to see what you all create, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fall Coffee

Morning crafty friends, I'm back again this month bringing you some more inspiration featuring digis from Stamplorations. I am definitely getting into the fall mode, I know the summer is still here in Florida with this heat but a girl can dream right? I need a house in the mountains so that I can actually enjoy my favorite time of year. For this week's card I am featuring the Spring Coffee and Anemone Digital Stamp, which includes 4 coffee cup images as well as 5 tag designs. 
 I know the title of the digital stamps says spring but I decided to go with fall, cause why not? I love coffee images whether there be digis or stamps, I might not be a coffee drinker but I love making coffee cards for all my friends. I started out by printing both images on some Neenah smooth white card stock for my copic coloring, the colors I used are below:
YR15, YR04, YR16, YR18, G82, G85, G99, E57, E59, E47, E49, RV16, R39, R89, B34, B45, B37, BV08, E74, E77, E79
I knew I wanted a simple background due to the size of the image, I adhered some MFT pattern paper to some white card stock before using Waffle Flower A2 size border dies to cut it down. I cut the images out leaving a white border before adhering it to my card base. Using the Icing on the Cake ink from Catherine Pooler I stamped The Sunny Studios Autumn Greetings for both bards. Finally I finished the cards by scattering some sequins around each. 
Thank you all so much for stopping by to check out my card, make sure to head on over to the Stamplorations Blog  for more inspiration from the other design team members. Happy crafting everyone!


Morning Crafty friends, I'm back on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Blog sharing another summer inspired card this week featuring some more MFT products. My friend's son is turning one this weekend and she is throwing him a whale inspired birthday party so I wanted to make her a card that went along that same theme. For this card I used  both Friends with Fins and Gill Friends stamp sets, I think both of these stamp sets are absolutely adorable. I can't wait to make some more card with both of these stamp sets, have you made any cards with either stamp set if so let me know. 
I started off by stamping all the images I wanted to use on some smooth white card stock with my favorite ink VersaFine Black ink and clear heat embossing them. I colored in all the images with copic markers. I think it would be super cute to watercolor these fish.
I used the following alcohol inks for the background: StreamPoolSail Boat and Turquoise. To control the inks I used my heat tool to just guide the colors in the direction I wanted them. While that dried I used the coordinating dies to cut out all my images, Die-namics Gill Friends, Die-namics Friends with Fins
I cut some white card stock down to an A2 size and then cut out the section I wanted the alcohol ink background to be showing thru. I stamped one of the sentiments from the Friends with Fins stamp set with Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes ink before adhering some foam tape to the back of each panel. I adhered the Yupo Paper to my card base with liquid adhesive and then added the various fish images all over the background. I then adhered the white card stock on both sides to my card base, the foam tape behind just gives the right amount of dimension for this card. Finally I added some droplet sequins to look like bubbles in the water and my card was complete. 
Thanks so much for stopping by, I can't wait to see what you will create. Make sure to head on over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Blog for some great inspiration from the other design team members. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sunshine and Friends

Morning Crafty friends, I'm back on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Blog sharing this summer inspired slimline card featuring all the products I won from the MFT July release. I wanted so many items from that release but wasn't going to purchase anything since it was so close to our moving date so I was beyond thankful that I won. Speaking of moving, we have officially been in our new home for a little over two weeks and we are loving it! We have successfully painted most of the house as well as gotten off the very bright and colorful wallpaper that was in both bathrooms and kitchen. The house is slowly coming together and we are making it our own; I do have my own room designated as a craft room so I am super excited to share that with you all once I get everything in it's place. But back to my card, I used both the Sunshine and Friends as well as the Drink up Sunshine.
Both of these stamp sets as so cute, I of course love all the animals as well as the little girl with her drink in hand. I was really hoping that they would have added a little boy but the girl is super cute alone. I knew I wanted to use all of the images in both stamp sets because I just couldn't pick one so I decided on a slimline card. I also wanted to create a jungle theme for this card where it looks like they were in some sort of spring relaxing, you can see below how I laid everything out and used the MFT Swimming Pool Die-namic for placement. 
Once all my images were in place, I used a EK Success pen to draw in stones around the pools and then started working on my coloring. 
The coloring definitely took sometime but once I was finished all I had left was to add some white highlights with a white gel pen. To complete my card I added some foam adhesive to the back of some sentiment stripes from SSS and adhered them to the top of the card because adhering to my card base. 
I truly appreciate you stopping by to check out my card, I hope it inspires you to create something fun. I can't wait to see what you will create. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Adore You

Morning Crafty friends, I'm back on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. Blog sharing these super easy cards using the Altenew Adore You Stamp set. When I first started these cards I wasn't completely sure what I wanted to do. The flowers in this stamp set are just beautiful with all the amazing detail in both the flowers and leaves. 
I decided I wanted the flowers to look as though they were falling from the top right hand corner, to achieve that I positioned all the images in my MISTI spacing them out and to maximize how many images I could fit. Using an anti static powder bag I stamped all the images with VersaFine Black ink and clear heat embossed them. 
After I was done stamping and heat embossing each card I used the Waffle Flower A2 Nesting Rectangle 2 Dies to cut down my card base.
Before putting the stamp set away I stamped one of the sentiments at the bottom o each card, the sentiment reads 'Every small thing you do makes a big difference in my life" All of the sentiments in this stamp set are beyond beautiful but I really do love this one. Using a Thanks die from SSS I die cut multiple colors of card stock and adhered with liquid adhesive. That finishes off my cards this week, they are truly simple designs but I love how they came out. I can't wait to create something like this again. Thanks so much for stopping by, I can't wait to see what you will create. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

True Friends

Morning crafty friends, I'm back again this week designing for Stamplorations using some more of their digital stamps. We are now just 2 days away from closing on our first home, I can't believe it. I'm so happy we are going to have not only the extra space but also a nice big yard for our puppy Binx, he is going to love being able to run around. 
 For this week I used the Cupful of Blooms Digital Stamps again, this time I used one of the card fronts. I ended up printing two of the same card fronts knowing that I was  going to trim them down and use on the same card. I colored all the floral images with copic markers and cut around them leaving just a small border that I also colored in with copic markers. 
I cut down some white card stock to an A2 size before adhering both of the floral images with liquid adhesive to the top and bottom of the card base. Since there was excess on both sides I just cut along the edge of the card to get rid of it. 
 Finally I decided to stamp one of the sentiments from the Honey Bee Friendship stamp set, I really love this sentiment and thought it was perfect to fit in the empty space. Finally I finished the card by scattering some gold sequins around the card. Thank you all so much for stopping by to check out my card, make sure to head on over to the Stamplorations Blog  for more inspiration from the other design team members. Right now there is a mini-hop going on so make sure to visit everyone's blog for a chance to win a $15 gift card to use either in the main store or the digital store. Happy crafting everyone!