New Distress Spritz from Ranger Ink + Tim Holtz!

Saturday, June 15, 2024

When Tim Holtz announced that he was done with Distress Colors, I was wondering what would be the next big thing with the Distress line! I'm a huge fan of his Mica Sprays so I am SO EXCITED that Ranger Ink will be releasing the colors in a Distress Spritz sprays! A BIG thank you to Scrapbook.com for sending me three of the new Distress Spritzes in the perfect Halloween colors - Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet.

I made two Halloween cards and I went with simple cards as I really wanted the shimmer of the Distress Spritzes to shine on these cards. I started with making a spider web background using the Slimline Spider Web stamp with white embossing powder and added all three colors to the white mixed media cardstock. When it was dry, I blended on a little Wilted Violet Distress Oxide to the edges and added it to a sheet of Spooky patterned paper.

My sentiment and images are from Spooky and Trick or Treat stamp sets. I embossed my sentiment on black mixed media cardstock and stamped the ghosts on white, after I used the new coordinating dies to cut them out. I colored in my ghosts with Glitter Brush Markers in clear and royal purple. I did splatter a little Black Lustre before popping up my die cuts and then some Pops of Color in black gloss.

My second card is a little more simple, but mostly because I could not hide any of that gorgeous shine of Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet on the black mixed media cardstock! I let the Spritzes dry and trimmed down the black cardstock to fit on my 4x5-1/4" patterned background. I embossed my sentiment and pumpkins in white and colored in my pumpkins with the Spiced Marmalade with a paint brush.

The pumpkins were adhered to peek out behind the sentiment that is popped up with foam adhesive. I cannot wait to see how everyone uses these new products! I have more ideas, and cannot wait to create more - they might just pop up again for my monthly Halloween video... :)

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Mushrooms 3D Emboss & Dies with Spellbinders

Friday, June 14, 2024

I was gifted a few of the recently released Spellbinders products including the Mushrooms From Me To You 3D embossing folder that contains coordinating dies, Scallop Labels dies, and Peach Blush gems. I used them to create two cards! I love the shape of the Scallop Labels and while it's not the exact same design as the look of the Mushrooms panels, but they still layer really well together.

For both cards, I embossed and cut out the largest and medium size images out of watercolor cardstock. I used the Distress Watercolor Pencils to color the embossed images and did a soft layer of Antique Linen Distress Ink to vintage them up a little. I did die cutting of Scalloped Labels from rose colored papers as well as the "grateful" sentiment. I added Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide to my die cut sentiment and I found the BetterPress sentiment when going through my sentiment stash.

I added some Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide to a panel of white cardstock for one of the cards. I layered all my cards together and added a few gems to finish off my cards. My watercoloring could use a little more practice (practice makes progress!) but I love the look of these cards! I hope you do, too.

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Van-Tastic Day Light Up Box Card with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Thursday, June 13, 2024

I'm so excited to share this fun box card I made for the collaboration Instagram Hop with Pear Blossom Press and The Rabbit Hole Designs. I started with stamping my images and I colored them in with Ohuhu Alcohol Markers. There is a coordinating die set, so I used them to cut out my trees and van. I die cut a box card using my Sassy Club Dies and stamped my sentiment on the front rectangle piece as well as "Push" onto my van.

I layered my card together with some clouds and a sun to be in the background as well as grass on one of my box card "shelf" pieces. I added a One Light to the back of the van so the One Light lights up the headlights of the van. I added a few Clear Sparkle Enamel Dots from The Rabbit Hole Designs around the box card and that finishes it off! Click on the graphic below to hop with us over on Instagram!

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Tropical Summer Vibes - 5 Cards with Spellbinders June 2024 Clubs!

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Have you seen the June 2024 Spellbinders Clubs? I just love the tropical, summer vacation, retirement vibes they're giving and I wanted to mix and match the Clubs that I receive as part of being a part of the Spellbinders Influencer Team. I made five cards and even recorded them all. Now, this video is a long one and I didn't want to make it too terribly long, so I did try to keep my editing to just the important parts of each card.

For the first two cards, I used the BetterPress Plates of the Month both with the BetterPress and Glimmer Hot Foil Systems. I brought in the Clear Stamp & Die of the Month for the retirement card. I think the key and keychain are really cool! My next card is using the bonus die set with the Deluxe Caboodle with a sentiment from the Stitching Dies. My fourth card uses the Embossing Folder and Stitching Dies to create a fun ice cream cone with ombre thread. Finally, my last card brings in the Embossing Folder again with the Small Die Set and a sentiment from the Clear Stamp & Die of the Month.

I hope you enjoy my process video below and let me know what you think about this longer video. I was not able to join my crafty friends to go live on the first, so hopefully you'll enjoy a little edited look into my crafting with the June Club products. Do you like seeing a longer video with these different kits? Or would you prefer shorter videos throughout the month? Let me know!

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You're #1! with Pretty Pink Posh - New Release!

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The new release from Pretty Pink Posh is here! There are some great new products for sport lovers and for kids (of any age) who love construction and first responder vehicles. I wanted to use the new Layering Sports Balls Stencils, but didn't want to have to do individual masking. I thought it would be fun to create a tone on tone look with the two layers of the stencils. I don't really follow any the sports (we're a hockey family) so I thought I'd go with some non-traditional colors just to mix things up.

I used the stencil with orange, yellow and greens, then used the largest Stitched Torn Rectangle to cut it out. I adhered this panel to a piece of green cardstock that is attached to my A2 card base that had a little of green ink blended on it. I also die cut out a smaller Stitched Torn Rectangle in yellow cardstock and ink blended some yellow ink and stamped my sentiment. My images were stamped, colored and I used the coordinated dies from Sports, these are popped up onto my card!

Make sure to check out the rest of the Product Release Blog Hop for more inspiration using the new products from Pretty Pink Posh! There are three (3) $30 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 6/17/2024. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog!

BLOG HOP DAY 3 LINEUP

Pretty Pink Posh blog

Amy Rysavy

Marine Simon

Sindhu Prajay

Jeanne Jachna

Debbie Frank

Lauren Taylor (here now!)

Cary Minner

Jeannie Lieu

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Father's Day Box Card with Pretty Pink Posh

Monday, June 10, 2024

Hi, friends! I am back with a new another box card video! This time, we’re going geometric with adorable cats for Father’s Day. I started hot foiling the first part of my sentiment using the Hot Foil Large Dad Plate in a blue foil and used the Dad Shadow Die to cut it out. I also cut out two additional dies in white cardstock and glued all three layers together.

I also cut the box card base from the Scallop Box Card Dies out of blue cardstock and I will cut out the scallop pieces after creating my own pattern paper. I stamped the medium sized hexagons from the Decorative Hexagons Stamp Set in a repeating pattern with different blue and teal colored inks. I then cut out each of the scallop pieces I needed from the Scallop Box Card Dies.

The new Baby Animals Stamp Set has adorable little critters with a bigger critter which will make an adorable Father’s Day card. My kiddo is really into cats right now, so I thought using the cats nestled together from the set would be perfect! I colored in my image with Ohuhu Art Markers and used the Baby Animals Coordinating Dies to cut it out. For the rest of my sentiment, I cut Sentiment Strips Dies out of blue glitter, teal and white cardstock and stamped “it’s your special day” from Sentiment Strips: Birthday Stamp Set in blue ink.

I layered all of the strips together to partner with my “Dad” hot foil sentiment. I assembled the box together and added all of my scallop pieces on the box card and popped up my sentiment pieces to my card base. I added my cats to the center of the box card, but I did cut a second cat to adhere to the back of the cat when I glued it to the box card to give it more stability. I hope you like my take on a Father’s Day box card and I kept it a little more clean and simple this month. Let me know what you think and if you’re enjoying this series!

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Hooray! Magic Mouse Celebration Card with The Sassy Club

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Hooray! I have a fandom card using a couple of my favorite companies to share with you today. It is also inspired by June's Show Us Your SheetLoad sketch from Call Me Crafty Al. I started with stamping and coloring in my images. I used the Sassy Club Onyx Black ink as it is alcohol marker friendly and used OLO markers to color them in. My sentiment is embossed in white on red cardstock - I liked the contrast of color with making red the background rather than white.

I followed the sketch from Call Me Crafty Al, but lowered my sentiment so I didn't block any of my cute characters. I popped up the panel of paper strips and my stamped images with foam adhesive - you can see my short video below for how I assembled the card, and you'll have to watch the SheetLoad video if you are interested in the sketch. Finally, I added a few Pops of Color in black to just add a little more to my yellow background.

Let me know what you think of this card - I just love how cute and celebratory it is!

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