Thursday, July 31, 2014

Happy Birthday with Hampton Art

It's easier than ever before to put a cute spin on your cards using Hampton Art's Stamp and Stencil sets.  I was able to quickly add my stenciled banner to the top of the card, and stamped the sentiment.  The cake was stamped, colored and fussy cut - and then added to the card with foam dimensionals.  It's fun and festive, and everything comes together quickly.

Hampton Art Vintologie Stamp and Stencil SC0646
Jillibean Soup Irish Farm House Soup ( bite size bits jb0007, sliced turnip jb0004)
May Arts Ribbon - KBB-46
WorldWin Cardstock


I had to laugh when I saw some of the funny sentiments on Hampton Art's LOL line of stamps - and after having a family reunion a couple of weeks ago- I thought this one was perfect.

The sentiment was stamped with watermark ink and then heat embossed with red powder.  I love how the patterned paper and the ribbon coordinated so well.

Hampton Art - LOL Laugh Out Loud Stamps SC0618
Jillibean Patterned Paper - Irish Farm House Soup (Beef Stock) jb0002
May Arts Ribbon - 382-34-14
Wow Embossing Powder - Cable Car Red
VersaMark Watermark Ink

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Today I've got another card to share with you using the Cut, Mat, Create collection from Heartfelt Creations.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 245 Cut Mat Create Paper Collection
HCD 749 Cut Mat Create Die 1A
HCD 750 Cut Mat Create Die 1B
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die
HCPC 3617 Birds and Blooms PreCut Set
HCPC 3615 Summer Song PreCut Set
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)

Other Products Used 
May Arts Ribbon 
Copic Markers
Tsukineko Ink: VersaMagic ;. Versafine - Black

WorldWin Papers -cardstock

Begin with a 4.5" x 5.5" card base. Cut the patterned paper layer from the paper collection and ink the edges.  Add ribbon around the center band and adhere to the base. Die cut a green designer paper mat using the 1A dies.  Stamp the image, color with Copic markers and cut using the 1B dies.  Die cut the ticket to use as a sentiment.  Stamp the flower image again and color the two largest flowers, Cut, color and shape and apply to the card for added dimension.  Stamp the butterfly, color and cut and add to the card to finish.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Zva Creative July DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our July blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.
 Today, I've got a tag to share with you.

It was really fun to layer the Zva Creative flourish (CR-05CA-105) over the blue embossed flourish.  I just made sure the swirls were going in the same general direction, and it looked great.

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, July 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 29th.
Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on one post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 30th on Zva Creative’s Facebook page. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is Gine's blog. Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on August 25th for our next Zva blog hop!
 Blog Hop Order
Zva links to Nicole Martel

Nicole links to Tina McDonald
Tina links to Jolanda Meurs
Camila links to Gini Williams Cagle
Gini links to Gine Silveira
Gine links to Yuliya Khudyakova
Yulia links to Windy  Robinson

Windy links to Irene Tan

Creative Embellishments July Photo Inspiration  (I was inspired by the contrast of the tropical orange drink and the crystal blue ocean/skies.