Wplus9 - September Release Day 1

Surprise!  
This would normally be a non-release month for WPlus9, but Dawn decided to throw 
in a bonus release!  Woohoo!  The new release will be available on September 5th.
You can see all of the new products on the WPlus9 Design Blog.

There are tons of great products so let's get right to it.

Today I'm showcasing the Small Butterfly Frame Die.


You all know I have a slight obsession with floral sets and butterflies, right?  If you've seen the whole September release, you know I'm a happy stamper :)  This butterfly frame makes a fast and beautiful focal point.  It will be perfect for card sets!  Here I did some inlaid die cutting.  

Next I combined the Butterfly Frame die with the Lattice Frame die to make another CAS card, easy to mail and mass produce.


The opening in the Smaller Butterfly Frame is a bit bigger than the center of the Lattice Frame die.  To use the two together, I simply traced the butterfly frame over a die cut Lattice Frame.  Then I trimmed just below that line with scissors and glued the frame over the opening.  I love how elegant and detailed these two products are!

Head on over to the WPlus9 Blog for more inspiration.

You can also visit some of the WPlus9 Design Team...


I'll be back tomorrow with more from the September Release, so stay tuned!

You Are the Best Card (WPlus9 Supplies):
Paper:  Nautical Navy
Accessories:  Small Butterfly Frame Die (Available 9/5/14)

Thank You Card (WPlus9 Supplies)
Paper:  Nautical Navy
Accessories:  Small Butterfly Frame Die, Lattice Frame Die (Available 9/5/14)

Lil' Inker Designs August - Release Day 3


It's the last day of the Lil' Inker Design Team Blog Hops.  If you haven't checked out the new release make sure you do so, everything is available now in the Lil' Inker Store

You should have arrived here from Mary Dawn Quirindongo's Blog.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog to start from the beginning.

The past two days I shared cards that focused on the new Halloween products.  Now I'm moving away from Halloween and featuring the Send Pretty Mail & Sending You Stamps and the Mini Envelopes & Accessories Dies set.






What a fun card to receive in the mail!   I love all of the cute little accent stamps that are included in the Send Pretty Mail stamp set.  Not only can you use them to pretty up of your envelope, but they are great on card fronts too.

Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Sarah Jay, so head over to her blog because you know she'll have something AMAZING to show you.  Make sure to leave comments along the way too, because Laura is giving away 3 - $15 Store Credits!

I hope you've enjoyed my release projects!  I'm excited to start seeing some of these projects popping up around blog land!

CAS(E) this Sketch #90

*This is my second post today.  Please scroll down to view my Lil' Inker Designs post!

It's time for a new sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch!


I struggled here a bit and finally decided to flip the sketch...


Not only did I struggle with the sketch this week, I also struggled with my photography!  It happens to the best of us :)  I used the new Neon inks from Tsukineko, they are quite radiant in real life but look a bit dull in my photo.  I wish you could see how they pop off of the black.  I think this close up picture gives you a better idea about the brilliance of the Neon color.



  Head over to CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the DT as inspired by this week's sketch.

Stamps:  Dodecagram, Label Love (Altenew)
Ink:  Electric Pink, Electric Coral, Electric Orange Radiant Neon ink (Tsukineko) True Black (PTI)
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black (SU)
Accessories:  4mm & 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)  Enamel dot

Lil' Inker Designs August Release Day 2


Are you loving the new Lil' Inker release Fun and SPOOKY right?!  If you haven't checked out the full release make sure you do so, everything is available now in the Lil' Inker Store

You should have arrived here from Mary Dawn Quirindongo's Blog.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog to start from the beginning.

My first card today features the Boo & Faces stamp set, the Spooky Word Die and the Stitched Ghost die set.




I'm not big into celebrating Halloween, so I had to make my ghost cute. 
How adorable is he all tied up with a bow?


I did some inlaid die cutting here and went crazy for stitches.  Everything seems more finished and complete with stitching.  I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the Spooky word die too.

I've made coordinating envelopes too for each of my projects this release using the Stitched Envelope Liner die.  I forgot to post mine yesterday, so before I forget again, here's one that coordinates with my "spooky" cute ghost.




My next card is definitely spooky.  I've used the Ghost Border Die set.



Boo!



Kinda spooky right?  I prettied him up a bit though with Timeless Twine and enamel dots so he wouldn't scare the kids away ;) 



Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Sarah Jay, so head over to her blog because you know she'll have something AMAZING to show you.  Make sure to leave comments along the way too, because Laura is giving away 3 - $15 Store Credits!

Have fun hopping & shopping!  See you tomorrow!

Lil' Inkers August Release - Day 1


The fun begins today with the first of three days of blog hops for the Lil' Inkers July release.  All of the new, amazing products are available NOW in the Lil' Inker StoreYou must check it out, this release is a bit spooky! 

You should have arrived here from Mary Dawn Quirindongo's Blog.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog to start from the beginning.

My card today features the Classic Halloween stamp set.



I went with a graphic design, one that would let this sentiment really stand out.


I started by painting with Dandelion and Morocco irRESISTible ink directly on my card stock.  This paint dries with a bit of texture which is really cool!  Once dy, I heat embossed the sentiment over the paint.  I stamped some bats and spider webs from the bottom right, to the top left to add movement to the design.  Splattered ink, a sprinkling of sequins and a bow tied with Tuxedo Black Timeless Twine finish off this card perfectly!

Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Sarah Jay, so head over to her blog because you know she'll have something AMAZING to show you.  Make sure to leave comments along the way too, because Laura is giving away 3 - $15 Store Credits!

Have fun hopping & shopping!  See you tomorrow!

Best Wishes


Last week I mentioned that I loved the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge so much that I made two cards.  Well, this is the second.  I figured I'd hold this one for another day since it's a bit beyond CAS!  I think this will make a nice wedding card for a modern couple ;)

Have you played along in this week's challenge yet?  Click here to view all of the fabulous entries we've had so far.  I'd love to see you playing along!

Make sure you stop in tomorrow when we kick off the Lil' Inkers August Release!  Beware, it's SPOOKY!


Stamps:  The Big, the Bold & the Extras (Winnie & Walter) Fresh Cut Wreathes (WPlus9)
Ink:  Wild Mango, Silver Lining (WPlus9) True Black (PTI)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU) pp (MME)
Accessories:  Stitched Duo 1 Die, 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) Enamel Dot (MME)

Stamp-A-Faire - The 60's


This morning Kristie and I got up and made one last card for Stamp-A-Faire.  Our hope was to create a card for every challenge but our creative juices gave out before we were able to do that!  I really liked the dies, papers and stamps included in the 1960's set, so I HAD to give this one a go.  I struggled a bit, probably because I could barely think anymore, who knew stamping could be SO hardcore?  But I was determined and it paid off in the end.  This turned out to be one of my favorites from the weekend. 

Well, that wraps up Stamp-A-Faire for me!  Thanks to Nichole and the entire Papertrey Ink team for this amazing creative event :)
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