Monday, April 21, 2014

Stop And Go Blog Hop!


I'm so excited to be hopping along with the Stop and Go Blog Hop today!  My friend Miriam designed this fun stamp set for Neat and Tangled Stamps- she is so creative and I love her concept!  Her stoplight is perfect for so many reasons and I love the sentiments she came up with to go along with it!  

If you haven't come from Taheerah's blog, be sure to pop over and check out what she created.  You can also start at the beginning of the hop and pop over to the Neat and Tangled blog to see what Danielle made.  While you're here though, you might as well look at my card :)
 Stop And Go Hop Card- Tessa Wise

I decided to make a collagy sort of card- embellishing the stoplight with a few sequins and some washi tape.  There are two sizes of GO stamps so I used both with green ink to add some color and emphasis to the sentiment.

Stop and Go Hop Card 2- Tessa Wise

I had a lot of fun working with this one!  If you haven't hopped through the list of participants yet, be sure to make time to!  It's a very inspiring group and they've made the cutest cards with the Stop And Go set:

Tessa (that's me)

Don't forget to leave a comment- Danielle and Miriam will both be offering up a free Stop and Go set, one from the Neat and Tangled blog comments and one from the participant's blog comments.  Comments will close April 26th, and the winners will be posted on April 28th.

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun hopping!!
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs April Release- Wild Child

Good morning!  I'm back with one more card for Newton's Nook Designs April Release!  Today's set is my favorite of the release- it's called Wild Child and features the cutest little baby animals and their mamas!  Here is what I created with it:

Newton's Nook Designs Welcome Baby Card 1- Tessa Wise

I just love the giraffes!  I smile each time I see them!  I stamped them on to white cardstock with Memento ink and colored them in with my Copic markers.  After I was done, I fussy cut around them.  I also stamped the grass out on to a soft green cardstock and cut around it as well.  
Once the cutting was done, I put together my card.  I started with a white card base, adding a panel of the aqua striped paper to the center.  I added the grass next along the bottom of the blue panel.  The giraffes went down next- I used foam adhesive to pop them up.  I stamped the sentiment onto a cloud punched out of white card stock.  I added it to the card with foam adhesive as well.  A few sequins and a bit of pink twine was added to finish off the look.

Newton's Nook Designs Welcome Baby Card 2- Tessa

Would you like to win Wild Child?
This set will be given away to Two lucky winners


Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th
We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 
Check out all these awesome Design Team and Guest Blogs below to enter:

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer

The team really made some cute cards with this one, didn't they?  I hope you have time to pop through all of their blogs- you'll be happy you did! :)

Thanks for popping by my blog today, too!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs April Release- Versatile Vases

Good morning!  I'm back with a card inspired by another lovely stamp set from Newton's Nook Designs April release.  Versatile Vases is a great set- there are so many things you can do with it!  Here is what I made:

Newton's Nook Hello Card 1- Tessa Wise

Have you heard of the masking tape technique?  I saw it while perusing the internet the other day and wanted to try it ever since!  It reminded me of sea glass in a way- all mottled and imperfect.  I thought it would make a perfect background for Versatile Vases.

I used a few lighter Stampin' Up! inks to get this look.  The newer foam pads come out a lot more colorful than the older felt ones, just so you know :)  Once my background was dry, I started stamping.  I started with the mason jar, then added the blossoms and finished with the sentiment.  This look didn't take long at all!  I embellished it with just a bit of glitter on the flowers and a small piece of linen thread tied around the jar.

Newton's Nook Designs Hello Card 2- Tessa Wise


Would you like to win Versatile Vases?
This set will be given away to Two lucky winners


Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th
We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 
Check out all these awesome Design Team and Guest Blogs below to enter:

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer

I hope you have a chance to visit everyone on the team- including the guest designers!  Such a talented group! :)  They really did a great job with this adorable set!

Thanks for visiting me today, too!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs April Release- Love Grows

Hi!  It's time for another Newton's Nook Designs release!  This one is super cute- I love the sets this month!  Today we are showcasing the Love Grows set- it's a mini set full of beautiful roses and pretty Mother's Day sentiments.  Here is what I made:

Newton's Nook Designs Mother's Day Card 1- Tessa Wise

The line drawn roses were just begging me to watercolor them!  Hee!  I stamped the larger roses onto watercolor paper with Versamark and embossed them with white powder.  I used my Distress markers to color them in a little and then blended with my aqua pen.  I had so much fun painting them!  Once they were dry, I fussy cut around them.

While my roses were drying, I created my card base.  I used watercolor paper as my base and rounded the bottom right corner.  I stamped the vines with gold Delacata ink and added a couple of embossed small roses as well.  I watercolored the small roses in the same way I had the large.  Next I added a splattering of gold mist.

Once everything was dry, I added the large roses to the corner and stamped the sentiment in black Versafine ink.  This one was so fun!

Newton's Nook Designs Mother's Day Card 2- Tessa Wise

Would you like to win Love Grows?  
This set will be given away to Two lucky winners

Here's how to win: 

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, April 17th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 18th
We are also having a giveaway this week on our Facebook Page so make sure to head over there to enter that too! 

Check out all these awesome Design Team and Guest Blogs below to enter:

Jamie Greene  - Guest Designer
Elena Joldersma - Guest Designer

I hope you have time to pop through everyone's blog!  Todays cards are beautiful!!
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

You Are My Happy Card

You Are My Happy Card- Tessa Wise

Hello!  I thought I'd share a fun card I made recently- yes, another embossed card!  Hee!  I've been using my TC Ebosser like crazy lately!  This card features the new Teresa Collins Beautiful Words folder and I've used it on a diagonal here.  I really love using it this way- it might even be my favorite eBosser technique!

The embossing turned out so nice I wanted it to be the star of this card.  I kept the embellishments simple, using a few bits and pieces from the Teresa Collins You Are My Happy Collection.  A little bit of twine from the Twinery finished off the look perfectly.

Well, I'm going to keep this short- I have a bunch of stuff to get done today and better get started before the day gets away from me!  Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Easter Card

Happy Easter Card 1

Hi there!  How's your day going?  Mine is pretty slow...  I have a pile of laundry to fold but that's about it until the girls get home from school!  I thought I'd kill a few minutes and pop on here to share a card.

My friend Donna is part of the fun new Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge blog and I thought I'd play along with them this week.  The challenge was to use stamps!  :)  Hee!  Not hard for me- I'm definitely a stamp hoarder!  This cute set by Avery Elle has been in my stash since January or February so it's nice to get it inked up finally!  I also used another hoarded item- this hexagon die by Stampin' Up!

This card also fits in with today's Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge so I'm going to link up there, too! :)

I wanted a clean and simple look so I stuck with white cardstock.  I stamped little images inside some of the hexagons.  The sentiment and some vines are stamped on a vellum circle- I layered my fox right over it, creating a focal point cluster.  I love that cute fox!

Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day!  Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Celebrate Love Card

Celebrate Love Card 1

Hello There!  I had a little time yesterday to play along with the brand new SRM Stickers Challenge- their first post went live last week!  The challenge was to create a card for a celebration.  I needed a card for an anniversary (a great reason to celebrate!)  and pulled out my We've Got Your Border Wedding stickers to play with.

My most recent purchase was the adorable new Pen Pals collection by Pink Paislee.  I had to use this typewriter sticker first thing lol!  It's just too cute!  I paired them with a doily, folded in half, and a strip of patterned paper from the same collection.  I added a red twine bow and a black sticker stitch to finish off the look.

Celebrate Love Card 2

I'm so happy I had time to play along with this fun challenge!  I've always loved SRM Stickers and love to support a good company! :)  The challenge doesn't end until tomorrow so if you've got time, pop over to their new challenge blog for the details!

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