Inspiration Nation #3

Week 3 of Inspiration Nation just went live on StampNation.

Here's a peek my card...

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  • 30+ Lessons in Clean & Simple Design (taught by me. New lessons are VIDEO tutorials.)
  • Spotlight on Trends
  • Copic tutorials 
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I hope to see you there :) 

Lil' Inker Designs & Timeless Twine

Lil' Inkers has joined forces with Timeless Twine to provide you with a week full of inspiration.  Each of the Design Teams will be sharing projects using both Lil' Inker & Timeless Twine products.  Fun right?!!!

I'm using Lil' Inkers Fancy Feathers and Tuxedo Black twine from Timeless Twine.  Can I just tell you these spools of twine are huge, I mean HUGE.  What an incredible value. 

I die cut three Fancy Feathers from white card stock and sponged with Distress inks, then I stamped the bold feathers.  I added them to my card with dimensionals in varied directions to add movement to my design.  The final touch was a triple tied bow, one of my go-to's.  Yes, it's a basic, simple way to use twine, but it works and perfectly completes this CAS card.

Head on over to the Lil' Inkers blog.  Laura is giving away at $25 store credit to one lucky commenter!

Tag You're It! #4

It's time for a new challenge over at Tag You're It!

Here's my take on the challenge...

I particularly love the colors of Marion's tag and wanted to pull those into my design.  I started by die cutting my tag using the Tag Me dies from Reverse Confetti.  Next, I stamped the Painted Flowers by Altenew in WPlus9 Sweet Nectar, Flamingo and Mojito inks.  I also used a large hello sentiment, like Marion did on her tag.  Mine was stamped in True Black ink using the WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello set.  I usually add my tags to cards but I left this one to use for when I need to add a little something to a jar or gift bag.

Head over to Tag You're It! to see how the rest of the DT was inspired.  I hope to see you playing along.  Our challenges are open for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to play :)

CAS(E) this Sketch #88

*This is my second post today.  
Please scroll down or click here for my CASE Study anniversary post!

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

This sketch really threw me for a loop! 
I'm not sure why, but thankfully I came up with something I am happy with :)

I hope you'll play along with us!
Head over to CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the DT as inspired by this week's sketch.

Stamps:  Diamond Background (Hero Arts) Strictly Sentiments 5 (WPlus9)
Ink:  Ocean Tides (PTI) Early Espresso (SU)
Paper:  Oatmeal (WPlus9) Ocean Tides (PTI)
Accessories:  Palm Die (Hero Arts) 4mm Metallic Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop

I'm thrilled to be joining in the CASE Study 4th Anniversary Blog Hop this week!  CASE Study holds a special place in my heart and I couldn't be happier about helping Chupa celebrate.

In true CASE Study fashion, I've picked my own personal muse...Debby Hughes, a former CASE Study DT member and one of my biggest inspirations!

This is the card I've chosen...

And here's the card I created inspired by Debby's...

Everything Debbie creates inspires me, I had a blast CASEing her.  I kept with the same color scheme with a pop of black and gold, the combo is just stunning.

Time to hop along now!  

You have until midnight on Tuesday August 19th to leave comments on ALL blogs.  
You must leave comments on each blog in the hop to be eligible to win the prizes from this weeks sponsors:

Poppy Stamps
Pretty Pink Posh
WPlus9 Design Studio
The Twinery

Have fun hopping!!!

Stamps:  Leaf & Floral Background (Hero Arts) Hand Lettered Hello (WPlus9)
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum Card Stock (SU)
Accessories:  Hand Lettered Hello Die , Foliage Frame Die (WPlus9) 4mm & 6mm Gold Metallic Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) Perfect Pearls

StampNation + Winnie & Walter = AWESOME!

It's our second week celebrating inspirational photos at StampNation.
"Inspiration Nation" is always a big hit!

This week is extra special though because we have


sponsoring us!  Woo-hoo!!!

Here's a peek at our DT cards...

Want to join in the fun? 

One lucky challenge participant is going to win a $30 Gift Card to the Winnie & Walter store!! 

  • 425+ video tutorial
  • 30+ Lessons in Clean & Simple Design (taught by me. New lessons are VIDEO tutorials.)
  • Spotlight on Trends
  • & SO MUCH MORE! 

Click Here to Join StampNation Now or to Learn More about Membership Benefits!

I hope to see you there :) 

Pinspired #4

After taking a few weeks off for new product releases, I'm back today with another Pinspiration!

Inspired by this pin on my "Just Inspiration" board.

To make the background for my card, I first used Broken China & Crushed Concord Distress inks to lay down color similar to the inspiration.  Then, using the back side of the WPlus9 Strictly Sentiments 3 stamps and White Pigment Ink, I created a bokeh look to my card (Dawn's recent video gave me inspiration for this!).  Lastly, I stamped some of the leaf sprigs from Spring Blooms set.  The sentiment was die cut from black card stock and stamped in black ink using the Hand Lettered Thanks stamp set and Hand Lettered Thanks Die set.

Are you PIN-spired?  I'd love to see how this photo inspires you!  If you make a card using this as inspiration leave me a comment so I can check it out!!!

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