Friday, December 19, 2014

Gone Fishing

Hi, everyone!! It's Fabby Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and the design team has some fabulous inspiration to get your creative juices flowing this weekend. Here's a special card I just made for my brother-in-law who is celebrating a birthday today.

Ricky - Fishing Expert

My brother-in-law is a fisherman at heart so I knew Ricky - Fishing Expert would be just the right image to use for his birthday card. My card layout was inspired by Deconstructed Sketch #180. I used distress inks on the tan panel to create the rays and popped up that layer along with Ricky himself to give the card some dimension. I also love how the stitched cloud-like layer pops against the navy card base. Here's a close-up:


Fridays are always lots of fun but I'm kind of sad because today also marks my last post as a Tiddly Inks design team member. My four-month term comes to an end this month. I just can't believe how fast these last few months have flown by! It has been a lot of fun getting to know Christy and the fabulous girls on the design team. And it's been a true honor for me to be able to share my creations with the Tiddly Inks community. It has been a wonderful experience and I highly encourage you to apply for a spot when the next design team call is announced. I have learned a lot and have enjoyed every minute!

I'm giving a big shout-out to you and Christy, and everyone on the design team -- thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to be involved with the crafting community. I really, truly appreciate it.

Hopefully, I will continue to see you around. I want to wish my brother-in-law a fabulous birthday on Fabby Friday and also to wish you a very happy holiday season before the hustle and bustle of Christmas sets in next week.  I do hope you will subscribe to my blog (if you haven't already) so we can keep in touch in the new year too.

Hugs,
Jen

Deconstructed Sketch #180:


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Winter Blues

Hi, everyone!! Today we are kicking off our last challenge of 2014 over at Tiddly Inks - can you believe that?? Time sure does fly when you're having fun! For this challenge, we can't wait to see your cool winter blue color-inspired creations.

Here's my make using the lovely Cocoa Wishes digital image.

Cocoa Wishes
This card is 5x7 inches to compensate for the large stitched circle mat and the pop-up petal flower that I cut on my new Silhouette Cameo. Let's just say it's an early birthday/Christmas present and I couldn't hold out until next week to open it up. I have a lot to learn but I'm hoping to whip up a few more Christmas presents with it -- I'll be experimenting with vinyl for the first time -- between now and the big day.

Anywho... back to my challenge project. I added a blue sequin with a light blue rhinestone to the center of the flower and faux gel pen stitches to the perimeter of the navy card base.


If you need a little more inspiration for the theme of this challenge, you can see all of the other projects made by the design team here. Don't forget to link up your creation and share it on Facebook too so we can all leave you a little love. We can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Countdown

Hi, everyone! It's Fabby Friday today over at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and I have yet another holiday card to share. Can you believe there's only one Fabby Friday left before Christmas? Yikes!

For my card today, I have used the Jill - Spirit of Christmas digital image.


This sweet image reminds me of my sister... eek! Is that a clue as to whom might be the lovely recipient of this card this year? We shall see!!

Jill - Spirit of Christmas

Once again, I have incorporated a couple [it seems I have a never-ending pile] of snowflake dies and this time I added a layer of vellum for the sentiment. You can see the inspiration card for this design by our very own Faye. Isn't it gorgeous?

I also heat-embossed the sentiment in silver, added diamond Stickles to the trim, and Glossy Accents to the ornament for a little bling.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Copics: 

Skin: E-000/00/11
Shoes: C-1/3/5

Sister #1:
Hair: YR-20/E-31/35
Dress: YG-25/63/67
Scarf: R-27/46/89

Sister #2:
Hair: E-53/55/57/59
Dress, Hat: R-27/46/89
Scarf, Ornament, Socks: YG-25/63/67

Hope Ewe Get Well Soon

Hope Ewe Get Well Soon
Eeeek! Today is extra special because not only is it Fabby Friday but Christy has newly released images in the store today! Have you seen them yet? They are super adorable and today, my card features the Hope Ewe Get Well Soon image.

I just think she is super cute rolled over on her back like that. I added a tiny satin bow to the sheep and a little glitter to the scene below. Quick and easy -- the perfect solution when you need a get well card on short notice.


Don't forget to checkout the other projects the design team created using these adorable new images...  they are so cool! My guess is they will be a hot-ticket item in the store!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanks for...

In the spirit of Thanksgiving for those of us celebrating this special holiday in the United States, I have a thank you card to share.


These are the "Frozen" inspired thank you cards I made for my daughter's birthday party and I'm just now getting them up on the blog. I die cut three snowflakes from the white layer and then die cut them again from various colored cardstock. I then inserted the colored snowflakes and adhered them into the negative space with a Zig glue pen. This technique is perfect when you need to send cards through the mail.

A few sequins dabbed with Glossy Accents and some Stickles accents on the snowflakes finish off the card. If interested, you can see my "Frozen" birthday invitations here.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sentiment: Better Together (Verve)
Dies: Snowflakes (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Coastal Cabana (SU)
CS: Cryogen White (Curious Metallics); Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay (SU)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

May Your Holidays be Merry & Bright

Hi, everyone!! I have another card to share with you today as our countdown to the holidays approach. My snowflake dies paired up with goodies from Ellen Hutson (EH) and Mama Elephant (ME) have certainly come in handy this season.


The snowflake is inked up with the new Plumberry and Stargazer pigment inks by Mama Elephant and then heat embossed in clear. I just love how shiny it looks in person!


I used my Lil' Inker dies for the stitched rectangle mat and my Spellbinders dies for the hill which is also popped up to give the card some dimension. The sentiment and embossed word die are also stamped in the new pigment inks. And who can resist adding a little penguin from Mama Elephant - isn't he adorable?

Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:









Copics:

Y-11/15
YR-15/18
V-04/06
B-0000

Supplies:

Dies: Snowflakes (Taylored Expressions); Stitched Mats - Rectangles (Lil' Inker); Merry & Bright (EH); Arctic Penguins (ME); A2 Curved Borders One (Spellbinders)

Inks: Plumberry, Stargazer (ME); Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark

Other: Clear embossing powder, dimensionals, glue dots

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Spread Christmas Cheer

Hi, everyone! Today marks a new challenge -- Gratitude & Joyfulness -- over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. It also feels great to have another Christmas card checked off my list. Today, Wryn Goes Caroling which I hope will bring a little joy and spread a little cheer this holiday season.


I'm still using up some leftover snowflake dies -- this time they are inked up with Tea Dye and Frayed Burlap distress inks and popped up with dimensionals.  The stitched circle is also inked up with Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn distress inks.

Wryn Goes Caroling

Don't forget to see how the other ladies on the design team were inspired by this challenge!! Link up your card and share it on Facebook so we can leave you a little love.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:








Copics:

Skin: E-000/00/11 + R-20/22
Book & Shoes: E-41/42/43/44
Hair: E-43/47/49
Hat & Dress: E-04 + R-56/59
Scarf: G-21/24/28/29

Friday, November 21, 2014

Skatin' By to Say Merry Christmas

Hi, everyone! It's Fabby Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and you know what that means...the design team has some fabulous inspiration to kick start the wonderful weekend ahead.

Here's my card. I'm slowly but surely starting my holiday card collection for 2014.


Today I'm using Skater Wryn with a wintery blue and purple color combo. After all, while I'm preparing this post, the temperature here in Virginia is supposed to drop 30+ degrees overnight! Thank you, Polar Vortex!

Skater Wryn

I used Tumbled Glass distress ink to create a cloudy backdrop and added some spare die cut snowflakes to give the card texture and dimension. Wryn is also popped up with dimensionals. The two-part sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry dye ink and Powdered Sugar pigment ink that was then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I also added a few faux stitches with a white gel pen along the perimeter.

Hopefully, this wintery project gets you in the mood to start working on your holiday card collection. The countdown to Christmas is on! Only four Fridays left after today until December 25th!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to checkout what the other ladies on the design team have in store for you today!!


Challenges Entered:








Copics:

Purple: V-01/12 + RV-66
Blue: BG-0000/01/05
Hair: C-3/5/7/9
Skin: E-000/00/11

My layout was inspired from this card on Pinterest.

Monday, November 17, 2014

You're a Star

Hi, everyone! Today I have a card to share with you that I made for my daughter's first grade teacher at school. She was so nice to support our local girl scout troop so I wanted to include a handmade thank you card with her order.


I used the Cosmic Stars and Starry Night stamp sets from Mama Elephant (ME) and was inspired by Deconstructed Sketch 168 for the layout. I just love the shiny look of the heat embossed sentiments and how the Thanks Script die cut hangs off both sides of the popped up panel. A few stitched elements and some dry embossing inked up with distress ink finish off the card.

Here's a close-up:


Thanks for stopping by!!

Copics: 

Skin: E-000/00 + R/20
Hair: 50/53/55
Dress: B-12/14
Star: Y-23

Supplies: 

Mama Elephant: Stargazer Pigment Ink, Thanks Die, Cosmic Stars and Starry Night
Lil' Inker Designs: Stitched Mats - Rectangles and Stars
Sizzix: Stars & Swirls embossing folder
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean
CS: Cryogen White, Pacific Point (SU)
Other: Versamark ink, clear embossing powder, Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tiddly Inks: Remembrance Challenge

Hi, everyone! We are jump-starting the day with a new challenge in honor of Veteran's Day and Remembrance Day over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. My card is in honor of my Dad who served in the U.S. Navy and also in the Vietnam War. He is now semi-retired from Yorktown Naval Weapons Station when he's not working there as a contract civilian employee.

I used Tiddly Ink's Patriotic Wryn digital image with a sentiment from Verve's American Hero set.


The sentiment and variety of stars are heat-embossed with white, sparkle, clear, and silver embossing powders. Stickles add a little glitter to the sparkler and clip in Wryn's hair. The faux stitching in white gel pen mimics the stitched circle mat and stars.

So now it's your turn to share a project in honor or in remembrance of someone special. I do hope you will join us in this challenge.  Don't forget to link up your project and to share it on the Tiddly Inks Facebook page too. I can't wait to see it!!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

Verve November Challenge - Naturally Navy
Sweet Stampin' Red for Remembrance
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Thinking of You

Copics: 

E-50/31 (Skin); E-50/55/57/59 (Hair)
R-22/27/29
B-32/34/37/39

Products:

Stamps: Patriotic Wryn (Tiddly Inks); American Hero (Verve)
CS: Night of Navy and Real Red (SU), Cryogen White (Curious Metallics)
Ink: Powdered Sugar Pigment (Colobox - Stephanie Barnard); Stargazer & Moonlight Pigment (Mama Elephant)
Embossing Powder: Recollections Snow White, Ranger Super Fine Clear, Judikins Sparkle Iridescent, Hero Arts Silver
Dies: Stitched Mats - Circles, Stitched Stars (Lil' Inker Designs); Starry Dies (Verve)
Other: White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Stickles (Xmas Red, Diamond)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tiddly Inks: Fabby Friday Birthday Greetings

Yay! It's finally Friday which means the design team and I have some fabulous inspiration to get your creative mojo flowing this weekend over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog! My make for today is a card that I created for an upcoming birthday party.

I used the Wryn - Eat More Cake digital stamp and colored her up with Copics. I simply couldn't resist creating the polka dot background with a stencil and some of my favorite distress inks.


A happy birthday sentiment from the Verve Treasured Words stamp set and a handful of sequins coated in glossy accents finish off the card.


Challenges Entered:

DoubleClick Challenge #8 - Polka Dots
Verve November Challenge - Naturally Navy


For the Verve challenge, I was inspired by the circular wreath to create the polka dot background. I also used Night of Navy ink for the Verve sentiment and Chipped Sapphire distress ink on the polka dots. A few navy sequins were thrown in for good measure.


If you would like to see the pin that also inspired my layout, click here.

Thanks for stopping by!!


View blog post for supplies

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Let's Celebrate!

Hi, everyone! Today I have a quick card to share with you that I made recently for an upcoming birthday. I love how the silver embossed die cut shimmers in person! Just gorgeous!!


I die cut the Ellen Hutson celebrate sentiment (3) times and layered the pieces to create some dimension over the distress ink chevron background. The birthday sentiment is pieced together from two different stamps in the Stamps of Life spinner2stamp set.


I'm also entering this card in the Stampin' Royalty Challenge #253 - Silver.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spooky Cat Tiddly Inks Challenge

Hi, everyone! We are back today with a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. This time, the design team and I want to inspire you to make a Halloween-inspired project that incorporates the color black or a cat image.  Here's my take on the challenge using Cat Love Fever.


Starting with a burgundy card base, I layered two orange word bubble die cuts at the top. The cats are colored with Copics... two are supposed to be a warmer shade of black. I stepped out of my comfort zone and "stretched" my markers on the larger cat.  What do you think of that color combo?

I added a strip of glitter washi tape to ground the larger image and popped up the cats on the card front with dimensionals. A white heat-embossed sentiment really pops on the dark cardstock.

Here's a close-up:


So what are you waiting for? We look forward to seeing how you're inspired by this challenge. Don't forget to link up your project and share it on the Tiddly Inks Facebook page.

Challenges Entered:


Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fabby Friday: Tooth the Fairy

Hi, everyone!!! Today is a great day because it's Fabby Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and it also means that the weekend is finally here! I have a special card and story to share with you all today...

This is a card I've been wanting to do for a while now, ever since I learned I was selected for the design team.  However, I didn't expect to have to make it at a moment's notice.

It all started with my 7-year-old daughter loosing two teeth within the same week. We had just arrived home in the evening after a long day at gymnastics and Girl Scouts. My daughter was showing us one of her new gymnastic moves on the living room floor when all of a sudden our six-month-old puppy, Riley, knocked into her chin... and out popped her very first top front tooth. It was only a tad loose, so my daughter was extremely upset - claiming between sobs that it was a "special tooth" and that it "just wasn't ready" to come out yet. Let's just say, this went on for a very long time.

The only way I could get her to calm down enough to go to sleep was to suggest that we write a little note to the tooth fairy. She really wanted to keep this "special" tooth.

So here is our note...


Our tooth fairy enjoys raiding my craft room in the wee hours of the night so "Tooth" as we call her (from the movie, Rise of the Guardians) went straight to work, crafting a note back to my daughter.

Here is the inside of the card, with a little baggie holding her "very special tooth".


As you can imagine, the note was a big hit with my daughter who found it next to her bed in the morning. Tooth, on the other hand, was quite exhausted from staying up WAY TOO LATE... but it was all worth it in the end.


Thanks for stopping by:

Supplies:

Stamp: Willow the Tooth Fairy (Tiddly Inks)
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride (SU)
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Mats (Lil' Inker Designs), Partial Cut Flowers (SSS)
Other: Small Ziplock Bag

Friday, October 17, 2014

Champion of Caring

Hi, everyone! Today, I have a fun card to share for a celebratory occasion at my husband's work. I was asked to make this card for a physician who was being honored with a special award.


My task was to create an ivory Congratulations card that incorporated the words, "Champion of Caring" with balloons, banners, and a personalized message on the inside that would look nice on display. I printed "Champion of Caring" several times on cardstock using my computer and then die cut them with the coordinating dies that came with my balloons2cut stamp and die set from The Stamps of Life. The royal stand-up card was perfect for the card base and super simple to pull together.


I stamped Congrats on the banner flags and popped it up with dimensionals. The balloons are cut and layered in coordinating cardstock from one of my collections and tied with purple twine. An extra balloon with twine that wraps around the back side of the card offsets the personalized message.

This was a fun card to make and I just love the way it turned out!! I hope you like it too! Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:


UPDATE 24-OCT-2014: I made the Top 5 in the Shaped Card challenge!! Keeping fingers crossed on the others…still waiting for them to close.

Eureka

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Challenge to Use Non-Traditional Colors

Hi, everyone! Today marks a new challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog! We want to see your halloween cards and projects using non-traditional colors so that means no black and orange!!

Here is my take on this week's theme using My Batty Hero along with the balloon digital stamp from Flying High Anna Belle. Let's just say this little guy is all decked out in his halloween costume and ready to go because trick-or-treating is the "best day ever"!



To create the background, I blended on distress inks and then stamped a bat image across the page using this easy tutorial by Jennifer McGuire. I colored the image with Copics and popped him up with dimensionals. A yellow twine bow and some glossy accents finish off the card.



I have to be honest with you -- I really struggled with this one! I just couldn't get myself into the mindset for creating a Halloween card and to not use black or orange, oh my!! I'm pretty sure this is due to my focus being on creating invitations and goody bags for a certain seven-year-old's Frozen-themed birthday party this past weekend.

But I am really happy with this card and I can totally see myself giving it to a little boy on his birthday. Isn't it nice when cards have a dual purpose???

So now it's your turn to link up your creations using non-traditional halloween colors. I hope you can join us in this challenge and also share your projects over on our Facebook page. And if you need more inspiration, don't forget to checkout the awesome work by the rest of the design team! We had fun with this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

Kit and Clowder October Challenge: Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic Challenge #9: Suitable for a Child
MarkerPop Challenge #54: Halloween

Copics:

E-00/11
Y-11/13/15
E-50/55/57/59
YG-25/17/63/67
C-3/5

Supplies:

Inks: Chocolate (ColorBox); Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Pine Needles (TH Distress Inks)
Stamps: My Batty Hero & Flying High Anna Belle (Tiddly Inks); Remember This (Verve)Cardstock: Cryogen White (Curious Metallics); Early Espresso (SU)
Other: Glossy Accents, Twine - Bumblebee, Foam Tape 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fabby Friday Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone!! It's Fabby Friday over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. I hope the design team samples inspire you to get crafty this weekend.

Today, I am sharing a card that I made using the Tiddly Inks clear stamp set that was included in an early September edition of Quick Cards Magazine. This adorable little girl - Wren in the Fall - is such a versatile image. Instead of using traditional Christmas colors, I used bright pinks and blues to go with the fun butterfly background on this birthday card.


The card base was super simple to create using the Framelits Royal Stand-Ups Die from The Stamps of Life. This set includes 22 dies to create various coordinating layers and even several word dies.

I also tried out my new Wink of Stella glitter pen in clear - wowza - why didn't I get one of these pens before now? I love it!! Can you see the sparkles on her scarf in the above photo? You can also see the faux enamel dots on her jacket. I learned this little trick from Laura Fadora. For my card, I dabbed on little dots of Ranger enamel accents in white and then colored them with my Copics once they were dry.


Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!

Challenges Entered:

MarkerPop Challenge #53 - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts October Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge - Using 3 in a Row (Stamp, Bling, Die Cut) + Ribbon & Sparkle

Supplies:

Stamps: Wryn in the Fall (Tiddly Inks); Borderline (Verve)
Dies: Stitched Scallop Border (Lil' Inker Designs); Royal Standup Framelits (The Stamps of Life)
Other: Ribbon (RRR); Enamel Accents; Wink of Stella Pen in Clear; Rhinestones

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Frozen Birthday Wishes

Hi, everyone! If you've seen the Disney movie, Frozen, or have children that are in love with Elsa or Anna, I hope you will appreciate the invitations I have to share with you today. My daughter turned seven yesterday and this year, she just had to have a Frozen birthday party.



I found an awesome tutorial online for these invitations. I heat embossed various sized snowflakes in clear on Cryogen White cardstock before inking it up with distress inks. Then I filled in with a few more snowflakes that were stamped in second generation ink. I used 2-inch cupcake toppers that I downloaded for $1.60 from Etsy for the image itself, threaded it with satin ribbon and popped it up with dimensionals.

I also used my Wink of Stella pen in clear to add shimmer to Elsa's dress.

Since we had multiple cupcake toppers to choose from in the one PDF file, I decided to create a variety of invitations using the same technique with different distress inks.




Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies:

Invitation 1:
Cardstock: Cryogen White (Curious Metallics)
Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans
Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy (SU)
Other: Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear, SU Dimensionals, Satin Ribbon, Wink of Stella Pen in Clear, 2-inch Cupcake Toppers

Invitations 2 & 3:
Same as above, but substituted as follows:
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Milled Lavender, Salty Ocean
Ink: Versamark, Perfect Plum (SU)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Let the Birthday Festivities Begin!!

Hi, everyone!!  Today, let the birthday festivities begin!  Our oldest turned seven today and I am actively trying to get everything ready for her birthday party this weekend. Last night, I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning making her birthday card to go along with this week's Frozen theme.


I guess you can say I've started a tradition of sending handmade cards to school in her lunch box on occasion so the little tag you see above will be included in her bento lunch box with an assortment of mini marshmallows (snowman poop) and blue M&M's (elf poop - since our Birthday Elf on the Shelf remembered to fly in last night for today's celebration).

In less than an hour, her dad and I will be joining her for lunch at school -- and be the bearer of cupcakes to her classmates. Can't wait to be there, but long story short… I ordered the Frozen cupcakes late yesterday afternoon for pickup this morning and then had to call the store at 9:00 a.m. this morning to see if they could squeeze in one extra chocolate cupcake -- who knew there would be such a revolt against vanilla cupcakes at our house before going to bed last night!!  Fortunately, they had not baked the cupcakes yet and I was able to switch the entire order to chocolate! I owe the glorious baking angels at our local Farm Fresh Supermarket big time.  One day, I hope my daughter will truly appreciate what we parents do for our kids.

This is just the beginning of the week's birthday festivities. Please stay tuned because tomorrow, you'll get to see her party invitations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:

The Stamps of Life - snowman2build stamp set and dies, royal stand-up card dies, royal framelits, happy birthday word die, triplets tag dies

Stampin' Up - night of navy, coastal cabana, bermuda bay, and whisper white card stock; night of navy, coastal cabana, melon mambo and tangerine tango inks; epic alphabet photopolymer stamp set

Other - snowflakes embossing folder (Cuttlebug), polka dot ribbon from the dollar bin, wink of stella glitter pen in clear

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Coming Soon! Welcome Baby Brennan


Hi, everyone! Today, Christy and the Tiddly Inks design team have a wonderful surprise to share with you! We are having a not-so-secret [now] blog hop aka digital baby shower for our fellow Tiddly Inker, Melissa, because Baby Brennan is due any day now!

Melissa has been on the Tiddly Inks team since close to the beginning and although she has had to take some time off to deliver Brennan, we want her to know she is missed and that we are excited Brennan will be here soon. Please join us in celebrating this happy occasion by hopping along... or even better, by linking your own card to say hi to Melissa.

My card is show below but if you want to see more delightful cards, all the details for the blog hop can be found on the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and there is a LINKY tool for you to add your card there as well. We kept this blog hop simple... all the links will open in a new window from Christy's blog.

You definitely want to join in on the fun and festivities because there will be one prize drawn for a random commenter on the main page and another winner selected from all of the cards that are linked up. So, what are you waiting for??? Let's hop to it!!

Here is my card for Melissa and Baby Brennan using Little Bear. He's absolutely adorable, but I'm sure Baby Brennan will steal our hearts as soon as he makes his debut!!


I paper pieced his bear-y cute outfit with coordinating cardstock and colored his skin and the flowers with Copics. I inked everything with Vintage Photo distress ink and stamped the sentiment onto a tag. To finish it off, I added diamond Stickles to the center of each flower. Hopefully, you can see the sparkles in this close-up:


So... I hope you enjoy hopping along with us today... and don't forget to leave a comment on the main page for your chance to win an awesome prize!! We also encourage you to join us in this baby shower for Melissa -- so LINK UP your cards too for another chance to win!!!


And for Melissa... I hope these last few days fly by for you. We can't wait to hear the good news that Baby Brennan has arrived! Lots of design team love and good wishes are coming your way!!

Copics:

E-000/00/11/57
B-21/24

Recipe:

Stamps: Little Bear (Tiddly Inks), To the Moon (Verve)
Dies: Label Stacklets 3 (Taylored Expressions), Phrases (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz Distress), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up)
Cardstock: DCWV Baby Boy Stack, Cryogen White (Curious Metallics)
EF: Honeycomb (Stampin' Up)
Other: Dimensionals (Stampin' Up), Glue Dots, Diamond Stickles (Ranger)