Bear & Bird with Therm O Web and Waffle Flower

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Hi sweet friends! Happy Monday to you once again. I hope you all have had a wonderful week!


Today is the last day of July already, and I am sitting here marveling at how fast the time goes by. Summer is almost over, and with the start of school quickly approaching I am feeling a great sense of change coming over me. Both of my kiddos are heading off to college this year. Pete to finish one last semester to complete his BS in biochemistry. And my Missy Nik will be starting university after a two-year break, with a plan to study life sciences. And all this means big changes for this old mom.


I’ve got two weeks until move-in date, and yes, I am counting down the days already. Nik and I have been having fun picking out her dorm room get-up. Last week we spent four out of five weekdays on campus attending orientation and meetings. My head is swimming with information and data and facts and nerves. So much to process, and such little time left. I know it will go by in the blink of an eye.


Change is a bit scary, but I’m reminding myself that with new things comes new opportunities. I’m so excited to see where the kids go from here, and where I will go, too. As a matter of fact, I am starting out on a new venture right now myself, with a brand new job!
After all, if the kids can learn new things, then I can as well, right?


Sharing these sweet thank you cards that I made for the Therm O Web blog using the adorable  bear & bird stamp set from our friends at Waffle Flower Crafts.
I’ve got the full tutorial to share HERE on the TOW blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And have a fantastic week!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsSimple Stories - Summer Days Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitWaffle Flower Crafts - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Bear and BirdTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Rectangle - LargeRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Scattered StrawTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Dried MarigoldKuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Brush Marker - 48 Piece SetRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundTherm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777

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Scrapbook & Cards Today- Take 2

Hi Friends! Happy Friday!

Last week I had the great pleasure of guesting over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, sharing a pair of outdoorsy camp cards featuring Photo Play Paper’s new summer collections. I shared the first card in my last post, and today I am excited to share number two.

Once again, I combined papers from both the Campfire and the Lakeside collections for my background, and then made a fun paper-pieced scene for that adorable bear. Seriously cannot resist me a cute little critter.

I pulled in more of the stamp images this time to add a swag element to the top of the frame, and for the sentiment, too. Colored the images with Zig markers, and die cut them with the matching set of dies.

These fun Photo Play Paper lines are definitely making me ready for some summer adventures. We’re hoping to head north to the mountains this weekend, so perhaps a real bear, or two, will be on the agenda! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, too. And thanks so much for stopping by!

A Father’s Day Tutorial with Ranger Ink

Hello, Crafty Friends!
Thanks for stopping by!

Father’s Day Card by Audrey Pettit | www.rangerink.com
I’m off to a bit of a late start to my week, with a Tuesday post instead of my usual Monday. It’s been busy here, with lots of things on my to-do list….. but busy in a very good way. Tomorrow we’re heading out on vacation. I’m going home, friends! Home to visit my family. 🙂


It’s a very rare occurrence for me, but this year I get to spend Father’s Day with my dad. And of course a special occasion like that calls for a handmade card. So I have pulled out some of my favorite inky Ranger and Tim Holtz goodies to create this retro, masculine Father’s Day card for him, which I’m very excited to be sharing this week on the Ranger Ink blog.


My parents live near San Francisco, so it seems only fitting to pull out this amazing Tim Holtz Cityscape die for his Father’s Day card this year. I love all the individual pieces that come in this collection, but for this card, I used one of the border dies to create a quick and easy city scene, layered onto a Stitched Rectangles die cut frame.


I pulled out some of the darker range of Distress inks to watercolor the buildings, and then added highlights to the vellum windows with a yellow Distress marker. The sky was water-colored, too, with a golden glow for a sunny background.


I added some stamps and splatters, and a grungy finish with opaque Texture Paste. Papers from the Memoranda paper stash and a die cut sentiment banner.

I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more!

P.S.~ Today is the last chance to snatch up the few remaining goodies in my AudOnes Prims shop before I close for vacation. There’s still a couple of items from my nautical summer mini-release, and even a few remaining spring prims, as well. Last chance!

 

 

Have a wonderful day, everyone! I’m heading out tomorrow, but hope to visit and post while I’m away.  So, my friends, I will see you all soon!


Ranger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532RESERVE Tim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash MEMORANDA Paperie TH93550Tim Holtz Core'dinations KRAFT CORE NOSTALGIC 12 x 12 Paper Stack GX-1920-00Silhouette America - 8.5 x 11 Vellum PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Cityscape, SkylineTim Holtz Sizzix STITCHED RECTANGLES Thinlits Die 661189Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Sentiment Words, ThinTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HABERDASHERY CMS105May Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Chipped SapphireTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad FADED JEANS Ranger TIM21452Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Stormy SkyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Ground EspressoTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Wild HoneyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Ranger Ink - Texture Paste - Opaque CrackleRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Palette Knife Set - Black - 4 PiecesTim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP Block Tool Sand TH92482Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and GraySizzix Big Shot Kick STANDARD CUTTING PADS 1 Pair 655093

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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Week- Stitched Favor Box

Hi everyone! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 67th Edition Release, and I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is the last day of peeks, and Emma is showcasing a new gift-packaging die called the Stitched Favor Box.


This new die makes the cutest little favor box, and you will love how easy they are to put together. Perfect for making in bulk for parties, weddings, or any special occasion. I love the shape to these, and they are a good size for any number of small treats and gifts.


These favor boxes are absolutely adorable on their own, or can easily be dressed up to match any theme or event. I added a bit of ribbon through the top slit of the box, and accented with a hand-stamped tag. That sweet rose is from the Jr. Rolled Flower Dies, and the tag is from the Fun Stitched Tag Dies…. both previously released sets from Emma’s collection. The sentiment is from the new Sea You Soon stamp and die set, available tomorrow. The paper is from an older collection from Authentique called Harmony.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime! Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below for your convenience:

My Creative Time: Stitched Favor Box Die (available on the MCT website 5/18)
My Creative Time: Fun Stitched Tag Dies
My Creative Time: Jr. Rolled Flower Dies

Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned CoralRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

 

Ribbon: Stampin’Up Real Red Stitched Grosgrain
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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Week- Sea You Soon

Hi everyone! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 67th Edition Release, and I am so excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day two of peeks, and Emma is showcasing a new stamp and die set called Sea You Soon.


This new set has some of the cutest little sea creatures you have ever seen, and a great variety of sweet and puny sentiments to go along. I made an ocean scene for my turtle and his fish friends, complete with embossed sea waves from the Sea You Soon set, water-colored with a variety of Distress inks. The images were stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with the inks, too, before being die cut with the matching dies and popped onto the card base with foam adhesive.


I stamped one of the sentiments from the set directly onto the panel, and then die cut with the previously released Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More set. The outer frame was die cut with the rectangle die set, as well. The papers are from Photo Play Paper’s Nautical Bliss line.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime! Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below for your convenience:

My Creative Time: Sea You Soon stamp and die set (available on the MCT website 5/18)
My Creative Time: Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More die set

Photo Play Paper - Nautical Bliss Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackTsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001Ranger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - WhiteRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Salty OceanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Cracked PistachioRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn DoorTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique LinenZIG - Memory System - Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Marker - Glitter ClearRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

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My Creative Time 67th Edition Release Week- The Adventure Begins

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! It’s sneak peek week over at My Creative Time for their 67th Edition Release, and I am excited to be joining in on the fun with a special guest designer project. Today is day one of peeks, and Emma is showcasing a new stamp and die set called The Adventure Begins.


This month is a very special release, for not only is June Emma’s birthday, this month also marks the 6th anniversary of My Creative Time. Today’s sneak peek set seems perfectly fitting for the occasion as it represents moving forward, taking a journey, and enjoying life’s precious moments….
Which I hope we all do for many years to come! Happy birthday Emma and My Creative Time!


For today’s card, I turned to a couple of my favorite previously released MCT die sets to create a little setting for this adorable scooter. Stitched Squares Inside & Out dies were used on both the frame and focal panel. Then I used Fun Stitched Clouds die cuts as masks for an ink blended cloudy sky background in soft green and blue. The present and scooter were stamped onto watercolor paper, colored with Zig Clean Color markers, and paper pieced with a bit of matching patterned paper.  I die cut the images with the coordinating dies, and popped them onto the frame using foam adhesive for a bit of dimension.


I stamped one of the set’s sentiments onto a banner strip for the front of the card, and added a second greeting to the inside along with another pair of sweet paper pieced packages. The patterned paper is from the adorable Fresh Picked collection by Photo Play Paper.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***

Emma is giving away a free set of today’s new products to one lucky commenter, so don’t forget to leave a comment here, then pop over to the My Creative Time blog to see what the rest of the team has for you. Emma will announce today’s winner on the MCT blog tomorrow. Remember, as always, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case “YOU” are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime! Good luck everyone! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below for your convenience:

My Creative Time: The Adventure Begins stamp and die set (available on the MCT website 5/18)
My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out die set
My Creative Time: Fun Stitched Clouds die set

Photo Play Paper - Fresh Picked Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering CanRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyZig CLEAN COLOR 60 SET Real Brush RB6000AT60VZIG - Memory System - Wink Of Stella - Glitter Brush Marker - Glitter ClearRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundFiskars SCALLOP SENTIMENT Border Punch 02860We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER CHOMPER Radius 70904-6Therm O Web 3D MOUNTING SQUARES White Foam 3777

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Some Bunny Special with Photo Play Paper

Hello, Sweet Friends!
Happy Monday to all of you!


Before the Easter Bunny gets too far away from us, I wanted to share one last Easter-inspired card today that I made for Photo Play Paper using their adorable Hoppy Easter collection and matching clear stamp set.


I had mentioned before how much I love all the cute little Hoppy Easter critters, and this sweet bunny is just another to add to the list. I am so excited that Photo Play has begun adding clear stamps and die sets to their product line. This little guy was stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with Distress Inks, fussy cut, and popped onto the card with foam adhesive for some depth and dimension.


The Some Bunny Special card is from the cut-apart journaling card sheet. Such an easy way to add focal elements to a card design. I added a mix of patterned papers, a twine tie, and a few enamel dots to finish.

Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, filled with friends, family, and a few special treats from the Bunny! Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackNeenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Photo Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - Clear Acrylic StampsSimple Stories - Love and Adore Collection - Enamel DotsRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picked RaspberryRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

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