Friday, October 21, 2016

It's a happy day

It's a happy day! Yes indeed cause it's Friday and I don't have to work my part time job this weekend. Whoo hoo! 
Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by, Gladys here and I have this fall card to share with you today. My neighborhood is full of maple trees and everyday the leaves turn into a bright red color. I just love it! I didn't get to experience the seasons growing up because I lived in Hawaii which was not bad at all. =) But as much as I love the warm sunny weather I also enjoy the cooler temperature and fall colors. 
I built a simple scene for this card with two critters from Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy stamp set. I also added a few dies from My Favorite Things.
For my background I blended pine needles, evergreen bough, cracked pistachio and squeezed lemonade distress inks. I die cut the trees and distressed it with aged mahogany, abandoned coral, fossilized amber and rusty hinge. The branches and fence were die cut from brown cardstock. I stamped the critters, leaves, and rake in Memento tuxedo black and colored them with copic markers. I then die cut them using the coordinating dies. Once I assembled the card I forgot about the sentiment but not a big deal because the stamp set came with smaller words. When I stamp sentiments I have to use my MISTI tool to make sure that it's lined up perfectly. I don't know how I lived without this tool for so long it's incredible, pun intended! I hope you like this card and enjoying the fall colors in your neighborhood.
Be sure to check out the shop for the latest release from all your favorite companies. There are so many holiday products it's so hard to choose because I want them all. Happy shopping!!
Have a great day, till next time!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Are You YETI for Christmas?!

I am! I'm YETI for Christmas! Haha! Hello! Lynnea here with a card project featuring the new My Favorite Things Beast Friends stamp set. This is a must have for Christmas and everything else! These little Yetis are to DIE for! Let's get started! Remember to head over to the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Shop to pick up any or all of the supplies I've used!

Here's my card! I started by stamping out images from the new MFT Beast Friends stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored them with various Copic markers and cut them out with scissors. Don't worry! If you're not a fussy cutter, the shop has the matching dies in stock HERE. I used the MFT Stitched Snow Drifts Dies to cut out two hills and the Lawn Fawn Little Town Border Die to make a little town in the background. I wanted to give some color to my houses, so I used a blender tool to add three colors of Distress Ink to my houses: Crushed Olive, Evergreen Bough, and Peacock Feathers. I used Tumbled Glass to make a light blue sky and Hickory Smoke to add some shading to my snowdrifts.

This card wouldn't be me without some sparkle! And lucky me! I finally caved and bought the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen! It is so sparkly! I couldn't capture all of the sparkle on camera! I used the sparkle pen to blend out the gray Distress Ink on my hills and on the red accents to my Yeti. After adding the sparkle, I added white accents to the scarf and the present using a White Gelly Roll Pen.

That's all! I'm so excited for Christmas! It's my favorite time of the year and I can't believe it's a mere 2 months away! Hooray!! Don't forget to pick up all of the things you need for your crafty habit at the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Shop! Have a great day!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Be Merry

Hi everyone! It's Cassie here and I have a fun wintery card to share with you today! I got these adorable little snowman from Poppy Stamps recently and I've been really excited to use him ever since. Let's take a look at the card!
I started making this card by taking a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and die cutting the Avery Elle Just a Note die on the front that only pierces little dots into the surface and does not cut the paper. I die cut it twice to make two offset rectangles. Next I stamped the little snowman from the Love Never Melts set all over the card front. I made sure to mask off the area where the rectangles were.
Next I die cut the words "be merry" from another Avery Elle die set called Holly Jolly. This set is awesome because it has the cutest font with some interchangeable sentiments. I colored the snowmen in using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I hope you enjoyed the card today! How many cards do you have made to send out this holiday season? I'm doing pretty good this year, but there is always more to make! :) Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again soon with another card!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Birthday Hedgehugs **GIVEAWAY!**

Sending Birthday Hedgehugs me!
Karen B. here from The Bald Dragonfly, and today is my birthday! I couldn't wait to ink up the adorable Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set from My Favorite Things in celebration...and
I have a birthday giveaway to offer today, too!
(See the end of the post for details!)

I started by inking Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper with distress inks, then added some water splatters. I then die cut a slider element using MFT's Circle Spinner Channels. I colored the hedgehog and stump with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut using the coordinating Happy Hedgehogs Die-namics. I also die cut the Happy Birthday Die-Namics in white paper and stamped, white heat embossed the remainder of the sentiment onto the log.

To assemble the card, I used dimensional adhesive on the back of the card panel and onto a white cardstock base. I adhered a MFT Spin & Slide Disc onto the back of the hedgehog with a penny and slipped it the track, and then glued the leftover piece of the slider to the white cardbase. So cute, right?!!

So are you ready for the Giveaway Details??
I have a $15 Butterfly Reflections Ink Gift Certificate available! There's just a few simple things to enter (deadline is 11:59 on October 23rd, 2016):

1. Like my facebook page (The Bald Dragonfly) and comment on this post
2. Let us know in your comment if you've ever placed an order with Butterfly Reflections Ink-if you haven't, create a wish list! (It's fun! I think I have 20 items on mine!)

** Please note: this giveaway is NOT sponsored by Butterfly Reflections Ink, I am just so impressed with the selection that the store offers, as well as the superb customer service, and want to pass along the happiness. 

Just a reminder that if you see something that is out of stock at the store, please click the "Put Me On The Waiting List" button so that Vanessa knows you absolutely need this item and can try to order more! Consider creating a Wish List, too!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Be Merry Florals - 4 Ways!

Hello everyone and welcome back!!  Today I'm back with not one, but FOUR cards for you today!!  This is the first time I've made multiple cards at once. I wanted to see how I could take a Christmas stamp set and use it for all four seasons.

I got my WPlus9 winter release order (in super fast time, I might add!) and couldn't wait to play with it!  I was in the mood to do some good ol' fashioned stamping and die cutting so I decided to use the Be Merry Florals stamp set and Be Merry Floral Dies.  This is a little set that is packed with the sweetest floral images, including some layering stamps!

I used the same design for each card. The basic A2, top folding base with a small stitched panel using the 4 Bar Stitched Rectangle Die Set.  I stamped and die cut the images in four different color combinations:  Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

I prepared the stitched rectangle for each card by lightly ink blending one of the colors I used to stamp the flowers.  Then, went through my WPlus9 stash and picked out some sentiments that I thought would go with each season.  I stamped the sentiments using my Mini Misti in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I LOVE THE MISTI!! Especially when I have to double stamp!!!

I'll first show you all the cards together, then each one on its own!!

This is my "Spring" Card. Shades of pink, grey, teal and green.  Sentiment is from the All Year Cheer stamp set. Used the Bubblegum Blush Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish it off!!

"Summer" card. Brighter greens, yellows, darker blues and a vibrant pink.  I used the Garden Buddies set for the sentiment.  Those vibrant yellow enamel dots are from Echo Park, Happy Summer.

"Fall" card.  Oranges, purples, browns and greens.  Did a little water droplet action on the background and used orange enamel dots, also from Echo Park, Happy Summer.  The sentiment comes from the Grateful Greetings mini stamp set.

And finally, "Winter"!  What this set was made for.  I used grey, red, green and black.  The sentiment is from the new Be Merry Sentiments stamp set.  To give a little extra sparkle to this card, I used the amazing Silver Tinsel Gumdrops!!!

So, which one is your favourite?? I had SO much fun making these cards and I hope you enjoyed seeing them here today:)

Swing by the shop and check out all the fabulous new releases Vanessa has in stock!!

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing week!!!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Getting Awesome Layout

Hello and good morning!
Samantha here today, and I'm sharing a fun layout I made about my little Menn holding hands and running into the hockey rink! this is their favorite place and they NEVER get tired of going there! ! Lol!

i started by covering my page with gesso. Once that was dry, I used lots of watercolor-y goodness in aquas, teals and greens! I didn't heat set it to dry, I just let the page sit out! I prefer the look of watercolor that way!

Once the page was dry (again! ha!), I started to add my layers! I used 6x6 papers to create my photo matte and added some texture by die cutting the edges of some to add interest! I used the torn paper edge - that one is my favorite!!

The title was created with a combination of letter stickers from Evalicious (Mini Gold Dots!) and Pebbles Hello Love Thickers! I love these two together! I embellished with stickers from the new Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life collection, Pink Paislee Fancy Free Puffy Stickers and C'est La Vie Gold Glitter Cork Hearts!

I had a BALL making this layout! I hope it inspired you to get creative and to maybe even a little messy!! :)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sending Hedgehugs

Hi peeps! How's thing going? Vera here today. I have a fun & cute interactive card to share with you that hopefully makes you smile with it's adorable surprise.

Now, here's the card with everything tuck in.

Then, tadaaa...... a cute little surprise popping out when you pull out the whipped cream top.

Here's how it looks with the cute li'l hedgehog out of the cup. Isn't the way he spread his hand really as if he says tadaaa..... Hah! My cousin just got herself a hedgehog, so I want to send this card to her. I think it'll be a nice surprise for her. :)

MFT Happy HedgehogMFT Geometric Grid Bacground Builder,Die-namics Hot Cocoa CupsDie-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX,
Nuvo Clear Crystal Drops

I adhere the cup with pop dots, so the hedgehog can glide up and down easily out of the cup. I had so  much fun making this card and I am so glad it came out the way I envisioned it.

Well, that's all from me today. Enjoy your weekend, peeps! Cheerio.....