Using Dies to Emboss

My lesson this month in the CAS Classroom at StampNation is about adding interest without adding layers.  Using your dies to emboss is a great way to achieve this!

Here's a peek at my card...

I now have over 40 lessons in the CAS Classroom and 9 video tutorials!!!

I cover everything from the visual triangle and white space, to using patterned paper, creating masculine cards, card sets, mass producing, sketches, negative space and MORE!!!

Here's a peek of what the CAS Classroom looks like:

Lil' Inker Mini Release!

Did you see that Lil' Inker Designs had a surprise mini-release?  This release features Dual-Stitched Rectangles, Squares and Wire Cutting Pliers.  The new dies can be used alone or in conjunction with the previously release Stitched Mats giving you additional sizes, an A2 card size cutting mat and dual stitching!  I put these new dies to work on my Hello, Spring card.  It looks like some Spring weather is headed our way this week and I am SO ready for it!

I hope your week is off to a great start!!!

Lil' Inker Supplies

WPlus9 TBT Challenge #2 - Very Vintage Florals

It's time for another TBT post on theWPlus9 Design Studio blog.

This month I'm featuring Very Vintage Florals, perfect for Spring themed projects! 

Here's a peek at my projects...

We want to see you using some throwback sets too!

Head over to the WPlus9 Design Blog to see the full projects and to find out how you can win a WPlus9 store credit!

See you there!

Clearly Whimsy New Release Blog Hop

I'm thrilled to be joining Clearly Whimsy in their new release blog hop!
This release is super cute.  All products are available now at Whimsy and retailers on  March 15th.

My card features the Into the Woods stamp set.

These stamps are perfect for building woodland scenes.  There are so many little details included in this set.  The tree is big and bold, it could definitely act as a stand alone focal image or you can use it along with the other images like I have here.  This is definitely a versatile set with the sentiments included you can literally use this for any occasion in any season (more to come on that note!)  I created a Spring scene, of course!  It's been a looong Winter!!

Time to hop along.  Make sure you leave comments along the way so you'll be eligible to win a gift from Whimsy.  (You must comment on ALL blogs in the hop!)

And here's the full release, fun stuff!!!

Stamps:  Into the Woods (Clearly Whimsy)
Ink:  Beanstalk, Appletini, Coconut Husk, Bo Peep (WPlus9) Early Espresso (SU) Kraft (PTI)
Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso (SU)
Accessories:  Spring Flowers Mix Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Penny Black Sunshiny Hello

Hi All!
I'm up today over at the Penny Black Simplicity blog.  
Here's a peek at my project...

Click here to view my full card, product list and instructions.  I hope to see you there!

Lil' Inker Designs March Monthly Meet Up

It's time for another Lil' Inker Designs Monthly Meet Up Challenge.  It's an easy, low key, anything goes challenge using Lil' Inker products!

This is my favorite color combo right now, I've been having so much fun with these colors lately!  I used them on two of my Lil' Inker Designs release posts recently.  

I decided to put these colors to work again for my meet up card!  

Using Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Crushed Concord Distress Ink I painted a piece of watercolor paper.  Once it was dry I die cut the Seriously Word Die(I have a ton of that paper left, you'll be seeing more projects using that!)  I stamped the sentiment from the Seriously Awesome stamp set on a panel that was die cut using Stitched Mats:  Rectangles and layered my pieces on a card base that was embossed using the Center Point Chevron Cover Up Plate.  Lastly, I scattered sequins that perfectly match my project around the top panel.

Now, Here's what you need to do to play along:
  • Make a new project or share something you've been working on featuring LID goodies!
  • Post this project to your blog or favorite gallery.
  • Link your project to our challenge by using the InLinkz tool beneath my signature below.
  • You have through March 18th at 11:30 PM EST to link your project to be eligible to win a prize. Projects should exclusively feature LID goodies to be eligible to win but do not need to exclusively feature LID goodies to join our Meetup.
  • This month's prize is a $50 gift certificate to Lil' Inker Designs!
  • Winners will be announced in a new blog post shortly after March 18th. Have fun and we can't wait to see what you're working on!

I sure hope that you will play along! 

Other supplies used:
Paper:  Whisper White (SU) Black (WPlus9)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  4mm Pink Peonies, Sugar Plum Mix & Aquamarine sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Pretty Pink Posh New Release Blog Hop

Did you see the new Pretty Pink Posh Dies?  This is most definitely my favorite release to date!  Today myself and the Pretty Pink Posh design team are hopping along sharing projects featuring the new release.

My card features the Stitched Banner Duo and Stitched Labels 1 Die.  The Stitched Banner Duo makes for a perfect focal point as I have used it here.  I scattered 4mm Sparkling Clear and Metallic Silver sequins and 8mm Sparkling Clear sequins around the card.  And, see those little tiny hearts?  Those are from the Stitched Label die.  There is also a heart and circle included, I love that little detail!

Time to hop along now.  There are two $25 gift certificates available, so be sure you leave comments along the way.   Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop.

*Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 3/11/2015. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog!

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Nichol Magouirk
Leigh Penner
Joni Andaya
Gayatri Murali
Maureen Merritt - Your are Here!
Amy Kolling
Stacey Schafer
Laura Sterckx
Lisa Elton