Sep 15, 2019

Thankfully




Hello and thanks for stopping by!
It's time for a new game at AAA Cards. Our sponsor is Funky Fossil Designs with a £15 credit.  
The game is Up to One Third is the game and the option is an inlaid die. I opted to use the option this time. 


To create this card I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel cut down to 4 x 5 1/2.
I used the Thankfully die by Picket Fence Studios and the Leaves stencil also by Picket Fence Studios. I diecut the word thankfully out of the bottom of the panel and out of gold foil paper. After I cut the word out of the panel but before I laid the gold foil one in the negative space I added some random leaves using the leaves stencil, some inks by Gina K Designs and the Life Changing Blender Brushes.

The gold strips on the side are  peel offs by Love From Lizi 




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Sep 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios September Release




It's release day at Picket Fence Studios and once again it's amazing! 
This is also our holiday release so get ready for some holiday inspiration from the design team. 




Both of these cards use the gorgeous Christmas Poinsettia Star

I paired the blue one up with the Merry Christmas Foiled Impressions die. This die uses heat activated foil like for the Gemini Foil Press and it cuts it out as well. I colored the poinsettia using Copic Markers. 

With the red one I paired the new Get Well greeting, its nice to have a get well card using a christmas set because people do get sick then too.  I used Daniel Smith watercolors on the red one and it took me a long time to watercolor it...lol





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Style




It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, Raga is our hostess and she chose the code word Style.



To create this card I used a couple of sets by Picket Fence Studios that were perfect. 
The idea for this card was inspired by a team members card.

I started with a white top folding card base and a white panel. I stamped the store scene from the Your Eyeliner Straight set at the top of the panel and then cut it down a quarter of an inch smaller than the base. 
Next I stamped the girl from the Shop Hard set and colored her using Copic markers then cut her out using the coordinating die, and popped her up with foam tape. 




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Sep 12, 2019

Relax


I am up on the Joy Clair blog with this card and bible journal page using one of our newest sets Shadow of The Almighty, Rinea Foils. We are collaborating all month with Rinea foils. 

Can you believe it's September already! where did summer go? I decided to make a couple more summer projects before summer actually is gone.  
For the card I started with a white top folding card base and a bristol panel. I have found that inks seem to blend better when I use bristol smooth cardstock. 
I stamped the chair and umbrella image and then masked them off while I created the background. I used a couple of stencils to create the sun rays and the water. I used Leisure Arts markers to color the chair and Rinea Foil for the umbrella. 



For the bible Journal page I used Leisure Arts premium colored pencils and Rinea Foil for the umbrella.


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Sep 11, 2019

Because Christmas is Coming




It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and more. This week we are all about the Holidays. I chose Christmas but it can be any holiday. I hope you will play along with us. 


To create my card I started with a top folding card base, a medium circle stencil, the String of Lights ( which happens to be half price right now ) stamp set and some Rose Gold embossing powder and some Electro Pop ink.

I laid down the 31/2 inch blending stencil and then using blended some Poppin Pink Electro Pop ink using the Life Changing Blender Brushes. I stamped the image on a seperate piece of paper with embossing ink and then added some rose gold embossing powder and heat set it. 
To finish the card I added the greeting.  



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Sep 9, 2019

Crafty Sales for Hurricane Relief



Picket Fence Studios is donating 25% of all sales from now until the 11th of September to the hurricane relief for the Bahamas. They also have a coupon code for 20% off for you, use code HELPNOW. and there is always free shipping for orders in the US over $25.00 
So you save money and help send money, how cool is that!?! A win win! 

Shop HERE to help the Bahamas



Ink on 3 is also helping out by donating 10% of their sales to Hurricane relief. 
shop Here for that fabulous Liquid Pixie Dust and Fade Out ink.




I have added the links to the products I used below, I simply stamped this gorgeous rose image and colored it using Copic markers. Added the greeting from this set.

Thanks for supporting Hurricane relief 

Sep 7, 2019

STAMPTEMBER!



September is one of my favorite months of the year, why? because it's Stamptember! Which is also one of my favorite times of the year and I am so excited to be a part of it this year. 
Nicole designed this adorable snowman set for Stamptember and I just can't get enough of it.

This set is only while supplies last so hurry over to purchase it because I am sure it will sell out. 



I love all things snow,  but these snowmen are absolutely adorable and those pups super cute too! 
I used three of them but they are five different snowmen in this set!
I have linked all my supplies below.





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Framed Autumn



September is one of my favorite times of the year, the days are warm not hot, and the nights are cool but most of all the leaves start turning. Here in western North Carolin the first couple weeks of October is where its really beautiful with the colors but September starts the process. Even though fall is officially until Sept 23 in my mind it starts September 1st. 
For this card I used one of the September releases from Technique Junkies stamps, Autumn Framed Sentiments. All the new release stamps are 15% off through tomorrow (no Code needed) and you can save an 10% on top of that by using my code TJ10Ceal


To create this card I started with a side folding white card base, a Honey Mustard panel,  a watercolor paper panel and Daniel Smith watercolors. 
I stamped the image using Gina K Amalgam ink in warm glow. and then watercolored the leaves, after I was done I went back and over stamped them with Chocolate Truffle Amalgam ink using the MISTI. I added the Honey Mustard panel on the card base and then the focal panel. 



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Sep 6, 2019

Your Family Misses You



September is suicide prevention month and  never thought that my life would be touched by suicide but this past May when my brother decided to take his own life everything changed and now it will be forever a part of my story and I will help support the National Suicide Hotline and whatever to open everyone's eyes toward depression. 


My card today is dedicated to him, we miss him so much! Always tell those you love that you love them, you never know when you won't have that opportunity anymore. 

To make this card I started with a top folding white card base. I created the sky by using the Layers of Clouds stencil, Gina K Designs Blue Raspberry Ink and of course the Life Changing Blender Brushes. I used the new leaves stencil and Fresh Asparagus ink to create te leaves, The branch is the Just A Branch die, I cut it out of kraft paper and then used Charcoal Brown ink over it. 
The birds are from the Chirp, Chirp set, the nest is from The Hen House. and the greeting is from the Leave as a Friend set. 
 I used a lot of different products to create this card and I love how Picket Fence Studios has the perfect stamps to make scenes with. 

Now go and tell a family member or friend that you love them <3



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Sep 5, 2019

Some Crafty News and a Giveaway



Hello and thanks for stopping by! 
I have some awesome crafty news to share with you today. I am so excited to be joining the Ink on 3 design team as the Social Media Coordinator. <3
To celebrate I have a little giveaway on my Instagram account @cealp so head over and follow me for a chance to win.


If you have not heard of Ink on 3 you should check it out. The owner Fleurette is the amazing mastermind the Fade Out ink for no line coloring and the Awesome Liquid Pixie Dust.

Now for the deets on my card.
I started with a top folding white card base. I used the Art Deco stencil, Stormy Sky ink both by Gina K Designs and the Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios to create the background.
Using the Original Misti, I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Big Bold Magnolias on a separate piece of card stock with Black Out ink, I love this ink because as soon as you stamp it within two seconds its dry and won't smear.  I colored the images using Copic markers and then cut them out with the Coordinating Die and then popped them up with foam tape. I added the greeting which is from the Bunny Hugs set. I stamped the "sending" and the "hugs" is a die from the Coordinating Dies, I cut t out three times and glued together so it was thicker. 

Don't forget to head to buy Instagram account for a chance to win.


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