Monday, April 20, 2015

A Wedding Card and Winner!

Hi there!

How is it Monday again already?  I meant to post this last week but the time got away with me!  It seems that April is our busiest month of the year and many of the most anticipated days were last week!  Funny how things end up happening all at the same time, isn't it?  This week is almost as busy but it's all fun!

Anyways, I am excited to announce the winner for the Circle Flower Die Set from Waffle Flower Crafts is Denise Bryant!  I hope you'll love the dies as much as I do! :)

I have a card to share, too- this was on the Waffle Flower Blog last week and included a video!  Pop over to the Waffle Flower YouTube Channel to watch.

I was in need of a pretty wedding card over the weekend and created this just for the happy couple.  Lots of white and texture going on!  I chose the Doily Square Die, Gemstone Stamp Set, and Doily Square Stamp Set to work with on this one.  Here's a closer look at the details:

Alright!  Hope your week is off to a great start!  I hope I'll find some time to share some other things this week, too- I have a pile of cards just waiting to show you!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Year 1 Blog Hop with Waffle Flower Crafts

Hi!  I'm excited to be hopping along with Waffle Flower Crafts today for their Year 1 Blog Hop!

I'm so happy to be celebrating Nina and her awesome company- they have grown so much this year!  If you are following along with the hop, I bet you came from Sabrina Alery's blog.  If not, pop over to check it out!  Her projects are amazing!

Nina had us all pick our favorite Waffle Flower Crafts product from the last year.  Oh how hard it was to just pick one!!  I love so many stamp sets and literally have a new favorite with every release!  One item that I constantly pull out to use over and over again is the Flower Circles Die Set:

It is a great basic die set with pretty stitching along the edges.  I love the mix of circles and flowers.  It is so versatile and can be used in so many ways!  I used it to make my card today:

I started with a white card base and splattered it with dark gray mist.  I added some black and white washi tapes next and then a panel of black and white patterned paper.  I wanted to create a bright pop with the largest scallop so I watercolored a panel of watercolor paper with pink and coral.  Once it was dry, I diecut it with the scallop and smallest flower.  
I diecut the largest circle out of white for my center.  I pulled out the new Doily Circle Stamp Set for the sentiment.  I stamped the Smile with a bright pink ink and the rest of the sentiment with black ink.  I layered the flower elements over the black and white patterns and popped up the layers as I went.  I added a matte black sequin to the center of the small flower and embellished it with the Tiny Twine Bow Die.  It was the perfect last detail:

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Can't you imagine all the ways you can use these dies?  Nina is so kind, she is letting us give away So leave a comment before midnight on Wednesday, April 15th to win the Flower Circle Die Set and a copy of Waffle Flower's Year 1 Catalog!

Thanks for joining me today!  If you'd like to follow the hop, Amanda Coleman's blog is up next!  We all have giveaways so don't forget to comment as you hop!
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

You're a Gem for Waffle Flower Crafts

Hi!  It's already Wednesday!  How did that happen?  :)  We are in day three of Waffle Flower Craft's April Release Week and today's featured products are amazing!  I've used the Gemstone Stamp Set for today's card:

There are so many fun things you can do with the Gemstone Stamp Set!  I went fairly simple with mine and stamped out some gems using the new Waffle Flower Inks.   I've been loving patterned paper again lately and layered a few on my card base for a background.  I stamped the shine lines onto the front in gray and layered a label sticker over the top.  I stamped the sentiment on it and then added my gem stones and a few sequins.

I can't wait to play with this set again- it seems like there is so much you can do with it!  Pop over to the Waffle Flower Blog and comment for your chance to win this stamp set and to see what else is coming on release day!

Hope you are having a great day!
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Goodies From Waffle Flower Crafts

Hi!  We've had a crazy last few days and I didn't get to post my cards for the latest Waffle Flower Crafts release yesterday!  I guess that means you'll get three today instead :)  Have you checked out the Waffle Flower Blog this week?  The new goodies are so fun!  I was so inspired by them all!

My first card features the new Doily Square Stamp Set.  I just love this sentiment, don't you?  It's so fun!!  I went with the square theme and cut a bunch of different patterned papers into squares and layered them on a white card front.  I added the sentiment last with foam adhesive after stitching around it.

For this card, I used the new Doily Circle Stamp Set.  It is such a complete stamp set and there are so many things you can do with it!  I went for a cleaner look with this one, using the border stamp and pretty sentiment.

My last card today features a few new goodies.  The Doily Circle Die is in the back, cut out of vellum.  The flowers and sentiment are from the new A Bunch Stamp Set.  The banner from the Congrats Stamp Set is also featured, and I used the Tiny Bow Die as an accent.  Such fun new things!!  The flowers were colored with the Zig markers found in the Waffle Flower store.

I'm sure you can tell how much I love this new release!  Nina will be sharing new things all week- stop by the Waffle Flower Blog so you don't miss anything!  Be sure to leave a comment there for a chance to win some new goodies, too!
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

I Love You This Much Card

Hello!  Hope your day is starting out well!  Mine is good- our spring break was just the slow down I needed! :)

I have a fun card to share today.  It features a couple of cute stamps from Waffle Flower Crafts:

I mixed the Flutter Stamp Set, On My Mark Stamp Set,  On My Mark Dies, and Spring Blend Ink Pad for this one.  I stamped the kitty out first using the #2 Fresh Grass ink.  I diecut him and set him aside for later.  Next, I stamped the large heart with #5 Pretty Peony ink and then stamped the stitched heart in gray ink.  I added two little hearts using the #3 Pebble Ink, too.  I splattered it all with my favorite gray mist.  I found some brown striped paper to stamp my sentiment on.  I used Versamark and white embossing powder for it.

I created a light tan card base and embossed it using a scattered dots embossing folder.  I added the white panel to the center of the card and then layered the brown striped paper to the bottom portion.  I tied a bit of gray twine around it, too.  I added the kitty next, using foam adhesive to pop it up.  I finished with a sprinkling of sequins.

I love the colors in this one- the new inks are so pretty!  And the green cat makes me smile! :)

Hope you have a great day!
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Tribal Bear Card

Hello!  Hope you're having a great day!  We are on spring break this week and can I tell you how nice it was not to set my alarm?  :)

Today I have a card I created for Waffle Flower Crafts using the Tribal Thank You Stamp Set.  It was featured on the Paper Crafter's Library Blog last week- there is a giveaway going on so pop over and comment to win!  Here is my card:

The Tribal Thank You Stamp Set has some great images in it!  I combined a few for this card, layering them in a collagy sort of way.   I kept the embellishments simple so that the images would be the star of this card.  A few sequins to help the sentiment stand out and a bit of linen thread was all it really needed!

Don't forget to pop over and comment for your chance to win on the Paper Crafter's Library Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Painting By The Numbers


I had an emergency come up and couldn't post this yesterday- sorry!  

I am so excited to be playing along with Paper Issues and Waffle Flower Crafts today!  We mixed the February Swag Bag from Paper Issues with the Calendar Numbers Stamp Set from Waffle Flower Crafts:

I used the Calendar Numbers Stamp Set to create a patterned background on my white card front.  I stamped the ones to make a plus :)  I also used the zero outline to create a scallop pattern on the journaling card.

The fun bits and pieces are all from the Swag Bag- such fun things in it!!  I layered them to create a fun focal point on my card.

I love it when two fun companies link up!  Please hop over to the Paper Issues Blog for more information and for a linky party!
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