Thursday, June 29, 2017

Essentials by Ellen + Lawn Fawn United We Flourish- Love Ya Bunches




Hello! I am thrilled to be joining Ellen Hutson and Lawn Fawn to promote their adorable collaborative set Love Ya Bunches!

Last November Ellen Hutson began celebrating their 10th anniversary with their United We Flourish theme. Here's a little bit more about this special collaboration:

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with our United We Flourish theme. We would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the amazing products being created AND you our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community - you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have something incredibly special we began working on shortly after that anniversary.

We have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamp sets are uplifting and fun.

We are thrilled to present the first one to you... Love Ya’ Bunches by Lawn Fawn exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC. United We Flourish, because we’re better together!

So here is a look at the two cards I made with this fun new stamp set!


I did the background of my card with Peerless watercolors on watercolor paper. 


I colored all of the cute monkeys and different images with Copic markers. The flowers and butterfly are from the Lawn Fawn set Critters in the Burbs. 



I adhered all of the stamped images with foam tape and stamped the sentiment with black ink.

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My second card was done almost exactly like the first one, except that I blended Distress ink onto my watercolor panel instead of using the Peerless watercolors. I splattered it with water as well.


The cute little monkeys and other fun elements were colored with Copic Markers, cut out with the coordinating dies and adhered with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped with black ink.


You can check out what some fabulous designers have done with this cute set over at the Ellen Hutson Classroom!

You can purchase this adorable set HERE or by clicking the image  below!




Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)



Thursday, June 22, 2017

"One of a Kind" Simon Says Stamp Release!




Hi Everyone! Simon Says Stamp has a wonderful new release in the store now! Lots of fun new products to make your summertime stamping shine!


For my card I used a cute new stamp set called So Cool! I stamped the solid stamps of the popsicles in Distress inks onto watercolor paper. I then took a wet brush and went around them to make them look all watercolory. Then I took the line stamps and stamped over them with black ink.


I stamped the sentiment at an angle across the bottom, then added some highlights to the popsicles with white acrylic paint. I also splattered some of the white paint over the whole thing.

This is just one of the many fun new products in the June Simon Says Stamp release!
Click HERE or the image below to see everything!



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Maple Leaves Journaling Card



Hi there!  I have a card to share with you today using The Maple Leaves Journaling CardScalloped Dies and Rice Paddies Stencil from Neat & Tangled.

I know it is not fall yet, but I love this stamp and wanted to play with it so bad! And Fall will be here before you know it and I will be ready ;)


My background was created with the Rice Paddies stencil. I used purple card stock and Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet  distress ink. I then splattered that with some white acrylic paint.



I stamped the Maple Leaves Journaling Card onto watercolor paper with permanent black ink and watercolored them with Zig Clear Color Brush markers.


I then cut out the middle Scalloped frame from the Scalloped Dies and mounted that onto my background with foam tape. I cut out the Maple Leaves Journaling card and mounted that with foam tape as well.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Kay :)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Neat & Tangled: Flamingo Floatie



Hi there! Welcome to the final day of the May Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products are available in the Neat & Tangled Store NOW!

Today I have a card to share with you using a CUTE new set called Flamingo Floatie! It's adorable!  I love it!


I used Master's Touch watercolor paper for my background and Peerless watercolors. I did a kind of dry brush thing in the corner working my way up and then splattered some of the watercolor around.


I colored the cutie and her Flamingo Floatie with Copic markers, cut them out with the coordinating dies, and adhered them with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped with black ink, and I added some water droplets with Nuvo Crystal Clear drops.



Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 

All of the new products that we have been showcasing this week are now available in the Neat & Tangled Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop




Hello! I am thrilled to be joining the Ton's Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop! They have some absolutely gorgeous new products!


My first card uses the gorgeous set called Fresh Cut Anemones and Wave. I have to tell you that Wave is SO cool! It has three layers of stamping and just looks amazing when it's all done! 


I stamped the wave first and the sentiment. Then I stamped the flowers and leaves, and fussy cut those out. I adhered them with foam tape, then cut them off flush with the edge of the card.


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My next card uses a beautiful new set called Watercolor Wreath. It has the flowers already arranged in a wreath you can just stamp, or single flowers to create your own wreath or arrangement. I used the single flowers and leaves here.


I used Master's Touch watercolor paper and Distress inks. I stamped all of the flowers and leaves, and then took a wet brush and a little more of the inks, and went around each flower to create a watercolor look. I let each color dry before starting the next one to keep some of the colors from mixing together. 


I stamped the sentiment from the Wave stamp set and adhered that to the center of the card with foam tape, then added a few sequins to finish it up!


The Ton has 24 new stamps for their new Summer 2017 Release which includes up to four free gifts with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog HERE. All new release products are available now!  

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY DETAILS 
Three $25 gift certificates to The Ton's shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs.  To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog. 

  1. The Ton
  2. Laura Sterckx
  3. Tae Eun Yoo
  4. Laurel Beard
  5. Mayline Jung
  6. Svitlana Shayevich
  7. Emily Midgett
  8. Dana Gong
  9. Vera Yates
  10. Svetlana Pavlova
  11. Eunji Jung
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Laura Jane Head
  14. Justine Hovey
  15. Sveta Fotinia
  16. Janette Kausen
  17. Marika Rahtu
  18. Jenny Lee Yamasaki
  19. Amy Kolling
  20. Lisa Harrolle
  21. Lydia Fiedler
  22. Brenda Noelke
  23. Olga Matyushevskaya
  24. Chris Dayton
  25. Anna Kutsenko
  26. Kay Miller <- Me! I'm the last stop!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!

Kay :)


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Neat & Tangled: Exploding Blocks



Hi there! Welcome to the fourth day of the June Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Friday June 9th at 8:00 am EST!

Today I have a card to share with a really neat new die called Exploding Blocks! So many ways you could use this one!


I was so excited about this card, because I thought it would be perfect for a guy. And seriously, I have almost zero guy cards! I really struggle with cards that don't include cute animals or abundant flowers :)  So for this one, I blended Distress inks for my background to created a graduated ombre effect, then sprinkled with water.


I cut the Exploding Blocks Cover Plate out of white card stock and adhered that over my inked panel. The triangles under the sentiment are cut out with the Triangle Pattern Builder dies and layered to create some interest. The sentiment was white embossed on black card stock and cut out with a banner die from the Scalloped Dies set. They were all adhered with foam tape.



Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 

Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Friday at 7:30am EST!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Neat & Tangled: Welcome Home



Hi there! Welcome to the third day of the June Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Friday June 9th at 8:00 am EST!

There are some amazing new products coming out this month, and today I am showcasing the Welcome Home set, along with Bloom, and their Coordinating dies!


I created my background by blending Distress inks onto Canson Bristol Board. I sprinkled  with plain water, and then mixed some of the same inks with water, and sprinkled those too.


I stamped the sign holder and the sentiment and colored them with Copic markers, then adhered them to my background with foam tape.



I colored all of the flowers from the Bloom Stamp set with Copic Markers, cut them out with the coordinating dies, and adhered them with foam tape as well.

Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 

Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Friday at 7:30am EST!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Kay :)