Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Project Bin, #BFF and Pantone 2017


Life would be very dull indeed without sweet friendship!  

Friday, I had a full day of friendship encounters but managed a little creative time in between my morning walk with friends and dashing into town to meet up with a couple of friends.

Naturally, I turned to this sweet verse included in the #bff stamp set from The Project Bin.

I was inspired by the F4A365 challenge at Splitcoaststampers to use the Pantone color of the year, Greenery along with at least one other Pantone 2017 color.

For my color combo I chose, Greenery, Primrose Yellow, along with a combination of Niagara and Lapis Blue.  I am especially fond of the Pink Yarrow, which color is your favorite?
I masked a circle then sponged distress ink and one color box ink randomly inside the circle.  I sponged the same inks on white cardstock and punched out the butterflies and flowers for perfectly matched colors.

I added  "Wink of Stella" on the butterfly wings for a touch of sparkle! 
Today's Feature:
For my design, I played along with CTS209
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fantastic Florals

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Little Darlins, A Red Rubber Designs Day


It's my turn to share my creations on the Red Ruber Designs blog!  I have three cards to share today featuring the most adorable stamp set, Little Darlins!

I hope you will hop on over and take a look and let me know what you think!


It means the world to me that you stopped by today!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Coincidence and The Project Bin


Happy Weekend to you!  
 When I first started stamping, I followed a group that created the most amazing cards with lots of designer paper layers.  Every month I would swoon at all the beautiful papers, and dies they would use to create sensational cards. Over the years I have experimented with many styles and I absolutely love all things watercolor. I can't pass up a new technique, and there's something special about a good CAS card but my first love in paper crafting is layered designer papers! I may or may not have gotten a little carried away with my love of designer papers, even my username at Splitcoaststampers tells my story, "ohmypaper!"!!   
Today's card features designer paper and a fabulous sentiment from Wise Men which can be found in The Project Bin online store.   


This is such a fun sentiment both in what it says and the font so I
went with a design that allows the sentiment to grab all the attention!


Thanks so very much for stopping by today!  You make my day!



Saturday, February 4, 2017

Of All The Things.....with The Project Bin


Happy Weekend everyone!  I hope your weekend has some moments of relaxation and maybe even some crafty time! I am headed out to volunteer for a bit of my day with the Rise Against Hunger meal packaging program.  It's a wonderful thing to have a little part in filling empty tummies!
 Before I head out today, I have a fun card to share featuring stamps and dies from The Project Bin!

For my first step, I found a sketch and a couple of challenges to play along with.  The sketch is SC630 found at Splitcoaststampers.  Next, I selected the "In My Heart" Stamp and die set.  I decided to use the "ghosting" technique for my main layer.  I stamped the adorable "xoxo" stamp with Versamark, watermark ink then sponged distress inks over the layer.  

I stamped this sweet sentiment then die cut it with the heart die that is included in this set.

Sketch: SC630
Free For All Challenge - Create a Vallentine: F4A363

Today's Feature:
In My Heart
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Gift For You with Red Rubber Designs


Hello there!  It's my turn to share my project on the Red Rubber Designs Blog and today I am featuring my first ever shaker card!   For today's project, I used  Gift For You which can be found in the Red Rubber Designs online store. 

My sweet friend Janeen sent me acetate sheets and foam tape the other day so I had to put aside my fear of the shaker and just DO IT!  I hope you will hop on over to the Red Rubber Designs Blog  to view my shaker card!  

  Here is a closer look at the variety of ways the "Gift For You" stamp set can be purchased!

Gift For You (unmounted)

Gift for you (Cling mount)

Presents (Cling Mount)




Saturday, January 28, 2017

Kinda Pawsome with The Project Bin


Hi there!  Today I am featuring Kinda Pawsome from The Project Bin.  Isn't that a cute name for a pup stamp and die set?
My design was inspired by this fun cover-up die cut my sweet friend, Janeen sent me and the Splitcoaststampers F4A362 1/27 Cuddly/snuggly challenge!  I stamped the pups then arranged them in a row along the border.  They are just soooo cute and as with last week's kitty selfie card, there's one pup that has to be different!



I love this sentiment and think it is perfect for my sister!  This card was created with her in mind in celebration of her new rescue!   My sis recently rescued an older fella after her elderly dog, Max passed away.  
 Teddy is soooo cute and gets along wonderfully with her new sister-dog, Crash! Teddy is an older dog and blind in one eye but he is full of energy and is absolutely adorable, don't you agree?


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Feline Good with The Project Bin


Hiya!  Two new stamp and die sets are in The Project Bin's online store this week.  It will come as no surprise to most of you that I chose to feature Feline Good today!

This past summer Splitcoaststampers featured a cute tutorial titled Stamp Selfies but I never had the chance to try it out so when I saw these sweet felines I knew it was time give the tutorial a whirl!


To create these fun selfie "insta-photos", first, stamp the people or critters, next mask and stamp a background scene.  Then either die cut a frame with a "photo-frame" die or take a rectangle die and a square die and make your own!   

There's always that one person in a group photo that makes faces, adds rabbit ears to someone or maybe even hangs upside down so I decided that Lil Bit would be my little weirdo for this project.

To finish off the project I added the purrfect sentiment for both the picture perfect friend and the one that is a little weird!

That's it for me today but stop by next week when I feature Kinda Pawsome, the set for dog lovers!!!

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