Friday, September 12, 2014

~Precious Remembrance~

Hey, everyone!  Happy Friday to ya!  I'm just quickly popping in to let you know I have a card up at Precious Remembrance using just this little sentiment from the Fall Colors set…

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

~Day 3…Hopping with Tombow USA and Precious Remembrance~

Here we are on the last day of the Blog Hop with Tombow and Precious Remembrance.  It's been a treat to play with these products this week, and as you know…YOU have a chance to add LOTS of great products to your crafting arsenal by joining in the hop...

Yep…someone who hops along and comments will win Precious Remembrance's Coffee LoveOh So Fun, and Thanks stamp sets, and Tombow's Dual Brush Pen set (Retro), along with both the MONO Aqua Liquid Glue and the MONO Glue Pen!

Let's get to the final day's inspiration, shall we?  I have two very different cards to share today, so I'll be brief with the chit chat.  I'll highlight the Tombow and Precious Remembrance products used, and if you have any questions about anything else, just let me know in your comment.  

My first card would be for you neat and tidy, CAS designers.  When the Thanks set first came out, I designed a card (one of my personal all time fave's) using this sentiment with the '2' and the 'u'…

 I've always wanted to try it again in a different design, so that's what I've done today…with the help of the Mono Aqua Liquid Glue.  I used it to stack up several of the 2's and u's to give them thickness and dimension, like chipboard.  Those were some skinny little numbers and letters, but the Mono glue was perfect for it…able to apply the tiniest dabs of glue with no mess.

Next up is a much shabbier card using the cute cups from the Coffee Love set…

Tombow was generous enough to provide the team with a set of the Dual Brush Pens (along with the glues) and I had the Coffee Love images in mind when I chose the Portrait set.  These colors were perfect for giving the cups and sleeves some warm, distressed color while working with one of my favorite colors…PINK!;)

Those cups aren't giant…it's a small card…only about 41/2" square.;)
I've enjoyed sharing with you over the last few days and appreciate your visits!  And I most certainly appreciate Tombow's invitation to hop with them, and the generous products they provided…it was a joy working with them!  (Not to mention...I found a new glue love along the way!;)
You can carry on with the hop by visiting Jennie or heading to Tombow to start back at the beginning.

Thanks so much!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

~Day 2…Hopping with Tombow USA and Precious Remembrance~

Hello, and welcome back for day 2 of the Tombow / Precious Remembrance Blog Hop.  If you missed out yesterday…take a look at the sweet prize package these two companies are offering up at the close of the hop...

Yep…someone will win Precious Remembrance's Coffee LoveOh So Fun, and Thanks stamp sets, and Tombow's Dual Brush Pen set (Retro), along with both the MONO Aqua Liquid Glue and the MONO Glue Pen.  
For today's project, I chose one of my favorite little sentiments from the PR Thanks set

 You can see I created a sunny space behind the sentiment.  (All the colors used on today's project are from the Jellybean Dual Pen set.)  I scribbled down a little bit of the yellow and orange on one of my acrylic blocks.  Then, using my aqua-flo brush, I started by applying the lighter yellow, and then deepened the center with the orange.  I stamped the sentiment on top of this sunny little area, using a dab of Post-it tape to cover the heart.  After stamping in black (minus the heart),  I cleaned the stamp, inked up the heart only with one of the pink Dual Pens, lined the image back up, and stamped.  (Glossy Accents was added to the heart.)
Then I had fun and using some blue, green, and violet Dual Pens, and more water on some little die cut clouds…

That little strip of glittered paper was done so easily with the Liquid Glue.  The broad end of the dispenser has tiny little flexible 'fingers' that spread the glue thinly and evenly all the way down my skinny little strip.  Then, I used the opposite end to dab the tiniest bit of glue on the sequins.  Oooo…I DO love this glue…SO much control with the fine tip side…it's a new favorite!!!

No…I'm not a big 'marker girl'…but I found working with these Dual Pens is such a forgiving process…you can't help but have fun and feel good about the finished product!  Hope you like it, too!

Now, if you're following the hop, you came to me from Melissa Chipperfield's blog, and if you missed her or are just starting the hop, you may want to head back to Tombow USA for the complete hop list.  Otherwise, continue on with Jennie Garcia's blog.
To be eligible for the prize package above, you'll need to comment on all the Designers blogs, as well as the company blog, and you'll also want to 'like' Tombow USA and Precious Remembrance on Facebook!

Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

~Blog Hop with Tombow USA and Precious Remembrance~

Hey, everyone!  Welcome!  Today begins a fun Blog Hop with Tombow and Precious Remembrance teaming up to bring you lots of inspiration and a great give-away...

Yep…someone will win Precious Remembrance's Coffee Love, Oh So Fun, and Thanks stamp sets, and Tombow's Dual Brush Pen set (Retro), along with both the MONO Aqua Liquid Glue and the MONO Glue Pen
Look fun???  Well, I hope so!  Designers from both Tombow and Precious Remembrance have projects to share using these fun products! So...let the inspiration begin...

I used the 'Oh So Fun' set for today's project.  You can see I first stamped the small jar in a soft gray, covering the card.  Then I stamped an extra in black and cut it out.  I used some bright and cheery colors from Tombow's Jellybean Pen Set to add some 'candy hearts' to my jar using the tiny heart included in the 'Coffee Love' set.  I also added just a touch of glitter to the hearts (which doesn't really show here) using the Mono Glue Pen.  I stamped the HB sentiment, popped the jar up using foam adhesive, and added the twine and bow with the Aqua Liquid Glue, and was all done!  

If you're following the hop, you came to me from Melissa Chipperfield's blog, and if you missed her or are just starting the hop, you may want to head back to Tombow USA for the complete hop list.  Otherwise, continue on with Jennie Garcia's blog.
To be eligible for the prize package above, you'll need to comment on all the Designers blogs, as well as the company blog, and you'll also want to 'like' Tombow USA and Precious Remembrance on Facebook!
(And thanks so much for stopping in!)


Friday, August 29, 2014

~New Festive Friday inspiration and Precious Remembrance~

Happy Friday, everyone!  I have a card over at Precious Remembrance using Dyane's new Fall Colors set…

Feel free to pop over and check it out if you have a moment…it's a fun set to play with!

Also, today begins a new challenge at Festive Friday

I LOVED the last one…never thought I could love working with the colors of Kraft, black and white for Christmas,  but I did…and so did the participants!  There were so many great cards…for me it was the hardest challenge to choose for yet!  I've carried some of that black over to this week's card, too…couldn't help it…

I've used some Simple Stories papers that were perfect for the look I was going for, and several different PTI sets for my images and sentiment (always happy to answer questions about those).  You'll find more beautiful inspiration waiting for you over at the Festive Friday blog!

Sure hope my friends in the States enjoy some relaxing time with friends and family this holiday weekend…we sure are looking forward to some of that ourselves!!!  Thanks for dropping in today!!!


Friday, August 22, 2014

a uniquely Festive Friday...

Hello, everyone!  Here sharing a card for this unique Christmas inspiration over at the Festive Friday blog...

Now, I don't know about you...but this one had me thinkin', "hmmmm...."
After a little playing around, I came up with something I actually like...
It started with the striped frame and fun sentiment on vellum.  I knew I wanted to incorporate some Kraft colored snowflakes so the natural place to start was the little die cut one on the frame...then thought it would be nice to sprinkle some under and around the frame.  And finally, I knew I needed something fun down the left side...and she was done!
I was surprised to see so many people jump right in on this challenge I found a little tricky!  We'd love to see what you can do with have until Wed! (PLENTY o' time!;) 
I had a couple birthday projects for hubby to share but my computers are not cooperating. Took me about an hour just to get these two pix on (grrrr.....)
Thanks so much for stopping!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New Precious Remembrance...

Good morning, friends!  I'm here sharing a new set from Precious Remembrance today...

...Fall Colors...aren't those lovely images???  I had lots of fun playing around with different approaches to those leaves, and for my first card, I've ended up with a very simple and somewhat elegant look...

 The leaf is embossed in gold, as is the sentiment. You can see I added color to the open spaces of the leaf with some ink and a wet brush.  I added a little more around it to give a bit of a shadowed look. I wanted that leaf to take center stage, so I kept other elements to a minimum...adding some texture with the woodgrain, dimension with the tag, and a couple other hints of metalic gold in the twine and skinny strip of paper. It IS a fun set to play with!  If you head over to the Precious Remembrance blog, check out what the rest of the team has done and leave a comment, you could win one of your own to play with!
Good luck!!