Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hey Honey Bear

Hi peeps. Just want to share a wee bit of sneak peek of my card. I am up on SugarPea Designs blog today and you can check out the full card there. Big hugs.



Saturday, April 18, 2020

Honey Bee 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1



Hi all! Welcome to Honey Bee 5th anniversary blog hop! There will be 2 days of hop as we have lots of projects to share. I am glad that you are here joining us on day 1 and helping us celebrate. We have many fun & beautiful sets line sup for this release and we sure hope you love them.

You should arrive here from Honey Bee blog (that's also where you can find complete list of today's hop participants). Without further delay, here are my cards. Let's start with this soft pastel rainbow color flower card.




For this card, I started by ink blending some colors on a panel of cardstock and then run it through my Cuttlebug with the Flower Centers Coverplate. This plate added those dots details around each petal. Once I did that, I layered the panel with Flower Petal Coverplate. This plate cut the petals. You could use each coverplate individually, but layered together they create fun detailed petals.

Once I finished gluing all the petals, I added drops of Nuvo Jewel Drops in various color (trying my best to match the flower colors). Once they dry, I stamp sentiment from Friend set and use the matching Friend dies.

For my next card, which is one of my favorite from this release, I used the gorgeous Farm Flowers set and  Buffalo Plaid stamp set for the background. How pretty is this flower bouquet?



Started by stamping the plaid background and then simply stamp, color and die cut the flower and the tin can. Finished by adding sentiment and some enamel drops.




There you go. A couple cards that hopefully help inspire you to create this weekend. 

And, of course, we have a giveaway as part of the celebration. For each day of the hop we're giving away $25 gift certificate to the shop. Simply comment along each blog and winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Honey Bee blog. 

Happy 5th anniversary Honey Bee and I am so thankful that I get to be part of such great company. Here's to many more . From here please hop on over to my dear friend, the fun & amazing Kelli Latevola. Thank you all for stopping by here. Please stay safe, stay healthy and have a blessed weekend. 

Friday, April 17, 2020

#spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop




Hi all. As we all going through this uncertain time and doing our part staying at home, we all looking for ways to bring joy to others. For us, card makers, one way to do that is by sharing creativity and inspiration for others to create. And, of course, to actually sending out the cards that we've been making.

Along with The Ton stamp company, I am joining over 100 cardmakers with #spreadjoynotgerms blog hop hosted by Catherine Pooler and Hedgehog Hollow. This is just a fun blog hop filled with fun projects. Of course, there are major giveaway going on as well (see below for details). 

Get yourself a drink or two (there are lots of blogs!!) and join us for a line up of inspiration. I hope you enjoy this hop. So, let's get on with the card, shall we?

I am so obsessed with the latest release sets from The Ton. All the products I used on my cards today are from The Ton. I can't resist playing with the gorgeous Lily Fields




I love using random color combination on my card. Often I start with no plan and just go with whatever I feel by the time I start coloring. I started by stamping and heat embosing the image on a piece of watercolor cardstock and then watercolor it using Tombow and Karin markers.




Added details to the flowers with white gel pen. Adhere the panel to card base & then for sentiment I die cut the letters for hugs using Modern Alphas Coverplate Dies from silver foil cardstock. Stamp the rest of sentiment on a strip of cardstock (from Layered Floral Alphas set)

I was going to do just 1 card, but then I started playing again & ended up with another card with different colors.



No rhyme or reason why I chose these colors for my lilies. I was just having fun watercoloring. My therapy. :)




On this card, for the sentiment I die cut the word you from Brushed You Dies. Layered it 4 times with the base layer made of silver foil cardstock. Otherwise the letter just disappear with all the colors. The sentiment Thinking of You from Brushed You set.

There you go. 2 cards from me that in my opinion totally screaming spring is here!! :) From here please hop on over to Kari VanNoy. In case you missed any link, you can find the complete list at Catherine Pooler's blog or at Hedgehog Hollow blog.

Did I  mention that we have amazing giveaway??

THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop! Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning.

Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs.

Well peeps, that's all from me. Thank you to Erika who organized this massive hop. Have a blessed Friday everyone and may you find lots of inspiration along the way. Cheers.....

Catherine Pooler Designs - $20 GC on the CP blog and each of the Brand Ambassadors' blogs
Hedgehog Hollow - one month free sub to the box with free us shipping
CAS-ual Fridays - Win the new release - over $80 value
Heffy Doodle - £35 voucher for the store
Whimsy Stamps - $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs
Sassy and Crafty Stamps - $35 Gift Certificate
The Ton - $20 GC (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
Ellen Hutson - $35 GC
Polka Dot Orchard- $20 GC
Ink on 3 - $35 GC
Brutus Monroe - $50 GC
STAMPlorations - $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.
Trinity Stamps- $25 GC
WOW! Embossing Powder - two gift vouchers 1 x £30 and 1 x $30 that covers the USA, UK and Europe
Greeting Farm -$25 GC
Miss Ink Stamps -$25 GC
Pear Blossom Press -$25 GC
Trinity Stamps -$25 GC
Paper Sweeties - $50 GC
Xyron - Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill
Beacon - Product gift bag
Artesprix - Getting Started Kit
iCrafter - $20 GC
Joy Clair - $25 GC
Dina Kowal - Two $10 gift codes to Dina Kowal Creative
Rabbit Hole Designs - $10.00 gift code on each DT members blogs
You're Next Stamp - $25 GC
Taylored Expressions - $50 GC
Pink and Main - $25 GC
Unity - two $25 GC
Dress My Craft - $35 GC

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Ton April Release

Hi everyone. We are celebrating The Ton's April 2020 Release with 13 new sets (with delayed shipping - see The Ton's post for more details).

I am trying to balance my time between watching news and self care by not watching news and doing something fun, which this past weekend means lots of watercoloring. This release has some of my favorite sets that I can guarantee go to my always keep stash.

Let's get on with it, right away, shall we? For my first card, I am showcasing this gorgeous Lily Fields set. I am so in love with this set.



I started by stamping and heat embossed the image on Master Touch watercolor cardstock. I was curious to see how this set would look on the line patterned watercolor cardstock. All I can say, I totally lost myself in coloring this. When I looked at the clock it was literally almost midnight. I just didn't want to stop.

Once I am done with the panel, I adhere it to the card base. For the sentiment, I stamped & heat embossed "Sending" from Peony Laurel set on a piece of vellum and die cut the letter for the word "LOVE" using the Modern Alphas Coverplate Dies. Finished by adding some jewel enamel drop.




If my first card, all feminine and flowery, my second card is more on the festive side, using Confetti Balloons, Mega Confetti Numbers & Confetti Alphas.




I started by stamping the first balloons with Amber Citrine ink pad. Then, I created a couple mask for the balloon and stamped the other balloons repeatedly in Soft Garnet, Soft Garden, Caribbean Turquoise, Azurite & Soft Amethyst. Then I stamped the sentiment, number and the corner confetti. Since I am into jewel enamel drop, I used it here for a little extra oomph.

So, there you go, a couple cards that I hope help brighten your day and hopefully inspire you to get crafty. Now, for more fun stuff, how about a giveaway?  The Ton is giving away 1 stamp from our April Release (excludes 9x12 stamps). Simply leave a comment on all design team member blogs by midnight 4/15. Winner will be announced on The Ton blog.

My teammate has created some amazing projects. Please check them out and leave some love. We appreciate you joining us and I am sending you  big virtual hugs. Be safe & be kind.

The Ton
Olga
Vera <-- you are here
Brenda
Tae Eun
Anna

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