Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cozy Christmas samples

Pin It Now! Just sharing a few cards that I made with a friend this weekend, trying to knock out a stack of Christmas cards. I'm going to get those cards in the mail early this year!

I finally got over my fear of the Pom Pom trim I just HAD to have and then wouldn't touch it!
Found something like this on Pinterest - quick and easy!
This one was CASEd with a little tweaks of my own... Aren't those deer the sweetest?
I used some paper from a stack at Hobby Lobby for this one, I love the vintage feel!
Are you getting a start on those Christmas cards?

STAMPS: Cozy Christmas
PAPER: Home for Christmas

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sweet Stack-A Banner Birthday Card HSS224

Pin It Now! Hey crafty friend!  Sharing a golden birthday card with you today, using the latest color challenge from Hand Stamped Sentiments. This one was so easy! The colors really go together so well.  I have to admit, I CASE'd a combination of two cards from the catalog!  That's always a great place for inspiration when you're in a pinch.
I love the stamps in this set, Sweet Stack. It's meant for creating little cake boxes, but I think they're all great for cards, too!  The pennant above is meant for the top of the cake box.  

Here's the color combo challenge - click the pic to visit our site!

STAMPS: Sweet Stack
INK: Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Delightful Dijon, Basic Black

Monday, October 19, 2015

Cozy Christmas for HSS223

Pin It Now! Here I am back with another Christmas card using my favorite set of the year!  I love all things vintage, so I keep going for this one, Cozy Christmas, and the coordinating Home for Christmas DSP. It's so sweet!
I used our latest sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments...
For my card, I wanted to have a more shabby chic vintage look, and the brightness of the houses and churches on the DSP was throwing me off. So, I brushed over it with a layer of chalk paint and sponged the edges with gold. I placed the original paper next to my finished panel so you can see the difference. It's just more subtle, so the sentiment stands out.

Why don't you join in the challenge this week and make a little special something for someone?!
Have a blessed and creative day! ~Erika

STAMPS: Cozy Christmas
INK: Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Pool Party, Basic Black
PAPER: Home For Christmas DSP, Real Red, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
EMBELLISHMENTS: doily, sequins, star punch, gold 3/8" glitter ribbon

Monday, September 21, 2015

Cozy Christmas HSS221

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The new Christmas goodies have inspired me today, along with Hand Stamped Sentiments' latest sketch, which is AWESOME. I adore the vintage feel of the Home For Christmas collection!  The Designer Series Paper coordinates so well with this old fashioned stamp set. I'll be spending LOTS of time with these!
I used lots of DSP from this pack to embellish my card, and absolutely no ribbon or big shot products!  That is really unusual for me.  I like the layers, the patterns work well together.  Great paper pack!!!

Here's the lovely sketch!  Click below to play along. I'd love to see what you do!  
STAMPS:  Cozy Christmas
INK:  Mossy Meadow, Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party
PAPER:  Home For Christmas, Silver Glimmer paper
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Basic rhinestones

Monday, September 7, 2015

Get Well Soup HSS220

Pin It Now! Keepin' it simple with a big, easy stamp on a clean background today.  Get Well Soup is an excellent stand-alone stamp!  For the latest color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments, I added a strip of black striped paper, sponged with Daffodil Delight, and cut away a small portion of the card front so it shows inside and out.  Used an Aqua Painter to color the teacup, and sponged Tangerine Tango on a heart die cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
I fussy cut the teacup and popped it up, as well as the glimmer heart.  My Sahara Sand marker was used to add some shading. Finally, the metallic thread wrap with an antique brad. 
What do you think of this color combo?  Come on over to HSS and play along, I'd love to see what you do!
Have a blessed & creative day! ~ Erika

STAMPS:  Get Well Soup
INK: Memnto Tuxedo Black, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand
PAPER: Whisper White, Vintage Typeset Specialty DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Antique Brad, Gold Metallic Thread

Monday, August 10, 2015

Celebrate! With Birthday Wishes HSS218

Pin It Now! I'm working my way through my new supplies, and it's taking a while, since I have had so little time to do crafty things lately.  Late summer brings veggie canning, outdoor projects, and back to school prep!

I've been looking forward to using this fun set, Birthday Wishes!  It's a photopolymer set, which means layering couldn't be easier!  So, using our latest color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments, here's a cake that's cute as can be!
The colors:
I love the colors!  They're great for guys or girls.
And how about that metallic thread? And the corrugated paper! The little details make all the difference.  I think it'll be SO cool when the birthday person sees the little golden sparkle on this card.  
Inside, one of the cake layers is stamped with the included sentiment in Pool Party.
Have a blessed and creative day!  ~erika

STAMPS:  Birthday Wishes
INK: Tangerine Tango, Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Pool Party
PAPER: Tangerine Tango, Pool Party DSP (retired pattern), Corrugated Paper, Whisper White, Basic Black
EMBELLISHMENTS: Expressions Natural Elements, Gold Metallic Thread, Decorative Dots TIEF

Friday, July 31, 2015

Timeless Elegance Sympathy Card

Pin It Now! I The Timeless Elegance paper is SO amazing!  Every sheet is drop-dead gorgeous, and coloring is way easier than I thought it would be. 

I've used the fabulous vintage rose sheet to make a sympathy card. The roses are colored with Watermelon Wonder and an aqua painter. This cardstock is pretty thick and handles the water well. I'm amazed at what an impact that little bit of color has on this paper!
You can get SIX card fronts out of each sheet of this beautiful paper, and there are 4 sheets of the florals in the pack (2 patterns).