Frantic Stamper December Release - Around The World

Saturday, December 16, 2017



Hello, my lovelies!
I have another card I made with the Frantic Stamper December Release to share with you today, and I just know you're gonna love this one!

Okay, here it goes...;-)




So Fran has this adorable Kokeshi Japanese Paper Doll Die Set and told us that it's one of her best sellers in her shop (it is no wonder, they're so stinkin' cute!). Well, I think she did it again! She created this Base Paper Doll Body Die Set (10361) and different traditional outfits from around the world! I received the Egyptian Doll Clothes Die Set (10366) and I was very excited because my husband ABSOLUTELY LOVES ancient Egyptians and I've watched so many documentaries with him. They were such fascinating, advanced people, it is very intriguing to learn about them! 




Even if you don't watch documentaries about ancient Egyptians, I bet you still know that Pharaohs and his queens dressed themselves with tons of beautiful gold and jewels. So naturally, I die cut my queen's accessories with bronze glimmer paper ;-) They look so sparkly and pretty on her white robe, dont' they!? And I couldn't forget about their cats eye make up! I added her eyeliner with black Nuvo crystal drop, isn't she fabulous!? ;-)



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Winter Coffee Lovers Blog

Thursday, December 14, 2017

winter hop square with dates
Hi, lovelies!
Are you ready for the holidays!? 
I made some time to play along with the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop this week!
It took me a few days to complete but here it is ;-)




I took advantage of the Black Friday sales and got what I had wanted for awhile {YAY!}, and this super adorable Cup Of Cheer stamp set along with the coordinating die set from Poppy Stamp is one of the goodies I finally purchased!




I stamped this super cute chipmunk with a coffee cup image and the cute chipmunk couple image with Antique Linen Distress Ink on watercolor paper, colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tanbi Watercolor Set, and although I did buy the coordinating dies, they were fussy cut this time. They were adhered on my sponged front panel, then the steam image was heat embossed with white embossing powder directly on it and some Perfect Pearl was applied over the steam and coffee with a Q-tip. 




I LOVE this sentiment 💕 Such beautiful handwriting, isn't it!? I wish I could write like this! It was heat embossed with rose gold embossing powder (another goodie from Black Friday sale!) on vellum and placed over a snippet of taffeta ribbon. 

It was so much fun making this card just for fun, I miss playing challenges!



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Frantic Stamper December Release - Around The World

Saturday, December 9, 2017



Hi, there lovelies!
I am back with another card I made with the Frantic Stamper December Release today!
The theme for this release is Around The World, and I had so much fun making my projects with these new dies!

Okay, here it goes...;-)




For today's card, I used 2 of the new dies, Suitcase Stacked (10358) and Bon Voyage (10359). I used my travel themed patterned paper for this one as well, it's just too perfect and too fun! 




I sat at my desk and thought and thought, how do I want my suitcases to look?
Patterned papers would make a fun stack, or I could watercolor...but I decided to accentuate the beautiful details by paper piecing ;-) I die cut the suitcases from ivory cardstock, then from gold foil for the little pieces (Oh my goodness, I just noticed I am missing one gold corner piece!!! 😱), and patterned paper for the tags. Isn't this absolutely beautiful with all those little gold accents!? 




Such a gorgeous sentiment die 💗
I die cut it twice from black cardstock and layered them for a little dimension (I really like to do that 😜), and added some sparkle with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen (available in Frantic Stamper Shop). 



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Newton's Nook Designs Deck The Inky Paws Blog Hop

Friday, December 8, 2017


Ho Ho Ho 🎅 Hi, lovelies!
Welcome to the Newton's Nook Designs Deck The Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop today! Have you been enjoying our super talented, fabulous guests over at the Newton's Nook Designs Blog this week!? Well, they're hopping with the DT today so make sure you visit their lovely blogs!


Newton's Nook Designs Mermaid Crossing Set - Naki Rager



How about Christmas under the sea with a pretty mermaid!?
For this card today, I used the Mermaid Crossing stamp set, Tranquil Tides stamp set, Sentiments Of The Season stamp set, and the Waves Stencil


Newton's Nook Designs Mermaid Crossing Set - Naki Rager


Here is my beautiful mermaid putting up the star on the coral tree ;-)
She was heat embossed with glow-in-the-dark embossing powder on watercolor paper, colored, and fussy cut. Scroll down to see her glow in the dark!


Newton's Nook Designs Mermaid Crossing Set - Naki Rager


WHOA!!! Isn't it fun!? 
I applied blue glow-in-the-dark Nuvo crystal drop to her star also ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Mermaid Crossing Set - Naki Rager


I created the background with Ranger Distress Oxide Ink. I then stamped the shell image from the Tranquil Tides stamp set with the iced spruce distress oxide ink twice to create the live rock on the right corner, heat embossed the cluster of dots with calypso coral embossing powder on the rock. The sentiment from the Sentiments Of The Season stamp set was also heat embossed with calypso coral embossing powder on vellum and fussy cut. 


{Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Special!} 

Newton's Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW Exclusive Peppermint Die Set today! This fun new die set will only be available at Newton's Nook Designs shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $50 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 15th, or while supplies last. This new die set is also available for purchase for $8.99.




So I made a little sample to showcase this sweet little die ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Peppermint Die Set - Naki Rager


I made this cute and quick tag with the brand new Peppermint die along with a couple other NND die sets ;-)


Newton's Nook Designs Peppermint Die Set - Naki Rager


I die cut a few mints with white and shimmery mint cardstocks and threw them in in my vellum tag with some gold and silver circle confetti and clear star confetti. I popped on another mint with its wrapper on the front along with the joy die from the Snow Globe Shaker die set. 




{Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes!}

We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $20 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. 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 Sunday, December 10th at 9 pm EST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 11th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop List:



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Frantic Stamper December Release - Around The World

Saturday, December 2, 2017



Hello, lovelies!
I am here with my first card for the Frantic Stamper December Release today!
The theme for this release is "Around the World", how fun is that!?

Okay, here it goes...;-)




I am starting off this release quietly with this CAS card! {Hee Hee}
I have this awesome travel themed patterned paper pad that was just perfect for today's card, and making this was super fast! (and I am a VERY slow card maker! LOL)




This Globe Die (10357) is so awesome!
As always, Fran's attention to detail makes such amazing dies!
I die cut this one twice from kraft cardstock and layered them, this is a great way to add dimension to intricate designs because using foam tape might be a bit difficult ;-) I thought about die cutting from another color and paper piece the continents, but I just LOVE this simple kraft look, I decided not to. Sometimes "Less is More", right!? ;-)




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Hope you enjoyed it!
I'll be back with more so do come back!