Friday, September 22, 2017

Sunny Studio Birthday Blog Hop

Hi there! I am super excited to be joining Sunny Studio Stamps for their Birthday Blog Hop to celebrate two amazing years! They have some of the cutest designs out there, and their newest release is absolutely adorable! 

Sunny Studio Stamps is giving away prizes at each stop along the hop and you can also get a 15% discount on all retail order using the code. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

My first card uses the new stamp set Jolly Gingerbread and the Jolly Gingerbread dies. I have a thing for gingerbread houses, so it was pretty much love at first sight when I saw this cute set!  The background for this one I created by blending Distress Oxide Broken China ink and then splattered with Lindy's Azure Sea Asters spray. The Lindy's spray left a really pretty shimmer. I colored all of the images with Copic markers and glued most of them flat, but popped up the gingerbread couple with foam tape.

I cut out a snowy hill for them and added a strip of patterned paper and a strip of red card stock to the bottom. The sentiment is white embossed on black card stock and popped up with foam tape. I also added a few white splatters with some acrylic paint.


For my second card, I used the Christmas Home stamp set and Christmas Home Dies. Another set that I fell in love with! I love little houses, especially little Christmas houses! For the background on this one, I blended Blueprint Sketch and Peacock Feather's distress ink and splattered with Lindy's Frozen Jack Frost spray. Now that left a really pretty shimmer! I wish it showed up in the photo! 

I cut a snowy border out and added a strip of black card stock along the bottom to create a road for my car. All of the images were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the Christmas Home coordinating dies. The houses were glued down flat and most everything else was added with foam tape. The sentiments were white embossed on black card stock and added with foam tape as well.

Above is the graphic with the discount code! Below is a list of all the participants in the hop! Be sure to leave a comment on my blog and on all the blogs along the way by  Monday 11:59 pm PDT! The winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio Blog on Friday the 29th! I hope you enjoy seeing all of the fun projects!


Kay :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Oh What Fun

Hello there! I have a fun card to share with you today that I created using a stamp set called Oh What Fun and the coordinating What Fun Die set from the Whimsy Stamps September release! This stamp set is available now in the Whimsy Stamps store.

This is a cute stamp set! I had fun coloring all of the images with Copic markers! I think I used every image in the set on my card. I love how they all worked together so well to create my little Christmas snow scene. I first watercolored a background on watercolor paper using Peerless watercolors. Then like I said, colored all of the images, and cut them out with the What Fun coordinating dies

I adhered everything with foam tape except for the line of trees, I just glued those down flat. 

You can find the Oh What Fun Stamp set and What Fun Dies in the Whimsy Stamps Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Neat & Tangled - Oak Leaf

Hi there! I'm here and on the Neat & Tangled blog today with a card to share  that I created with the new Oak Leaf die and Oak Leaf stamp set from the September release. Is it getting cool where you live yet? It is here, and I so love it! Fall is my favorite time of year, and fall cards are some of my favorites to make. I love the colors of fall!

I am in love with the Oak Leaf die! There are so many creative ways you can use this die. For my card today, I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with fall colors, then splattered with water and with some of the different colors of watercolor too. I then used the die that has the cutouts to cut out my watercolored piece.

I did not punch out the pieces, I left them in and glued this down to a brown leaf base cut with the solid leaf shape. I then cut the white piece out and adhered this over the top.  Next I took two shades of card stock, the red and the green and cut the solid leaf die out of the center of each. I then cut them in half diagonally and used the bottom of the red piece and the top of the green piece.

I glued the leaf down flat to a white card base, then I popped the green and red pieces up with foam tape, so the leaf is a bit recessed into the card.  I embossed the sentiment from the Oak Leaf Stamp Set onto dark brown card stock, cut those out, and added them with foam tape. I also added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale Gold.

Oak Leaf Nice and Neat Dies
Oak Leaf Stamp Set

Now hopefully that will put you in the mood to create some fun fall projects for your friends and family!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Whimsy Stamps - Abstract Christmas

Hello there! I have a fun card to share with you today that I created using a stamp set called Abstract Christmas from the Whimsy Stamps September release! This stamp set is available now in the Whimsy Stamps store.

I am not one to distress edges or used blend inks around the edges of cards or tags, but recently I have been into Mixed Media a little bit and experimenting with some fun techniques, so I decided to try a little bit of that on this card. I first embossed the circle tree from the Abstract Christmas stamp set onto watercolor paper with white embossing powder. I then used Peerless watercolors to loosely watercolor it. I used several different shades of green. When it was dry I speckled with more of each of the different greens.

I cut the panel down a bit and distressed the edges with an Exacto knife, then loosely painted some of the same shades of green around the edges. I stamped the sentiments with black ink on white card stock, cut them out and added them with foam tape. The gold dots on the tree are Crystal Nuvo Pale Gold. 

You can find the Abstract Christmas set HERE in the Whimsy Stamps Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Friday, September 8, 2017

Neat & Tangled September Release!

Hi there! Welcome to the final day of the September Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products are available in the Neat & Tangled Store NOW!

Oh gosh! Do you love that leaf as much as I do? Fall is my favorite time of the year. I think it's because it's such a relief after a long hot summer, and it's the beginning of my favorite holidays and time of year. This leaf stamp was so pretty, I wanted to keep my card pretty CAS, but colorful too. I stamped it with brown ink and colored it in with various fall colored Copic markers. 

The leaf that is behind, I colored with just shades of brown. I wanted the front leaf to really stand out. I layered them with foam tape and added the little bow of Baker's twine at the top. I stamped the sentiment in black along the bottom.

Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 

All of the new products that we have been showcasing this week are now available in the Neat & Tangled Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop

Hello! I am thrilled to be joining The Ton for their Fall 2017 Release blog hop! They have some stunning new holiday products that I am really looking forward to using for some of my Christmas cards and projects! 

The Ton has 24 new stamps, coordinating dies and 6 Couture Mixes for their new Fall 2017 Release which includes up to three free gifts with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!  

For my first card I used the gorgeous new Holly Branch set. In this set, there are the outline stamps which I used here, and there are also solid stamps you can use along with the outlines or by themselves. I stamped everything in waterproof black ink and watercolored it with Peerless watercolors.

After everything was dry I splattered some of the same color green watercolor paint around.


For my second card, I used the Holiday Love Poinsettia stamp set. I stamped it with black ink, then colored it with a combination of Copic markers and Prismacolor Colored pencils. 

After I was done coloring, I splattered it with some white acrylic paint.

Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

Below is the line up for the hop if you have just happened by my blog. If you've been following the hop, I am the last in line!

  • The Ton
  • Vera Yates
  • Olga Matyushevskaya
  • Svetlana Pavlova
  • Mayline Jung
  • Justine Hovey
  • Jenny Lee Yamasaki
  • Anna Kutsenko
  • Svetlana Fotinia
  • Janette Kausen
  • Svitlana Shayevich
  • Eunji Jung
  • Amy Tsuruta
  • Laura Jane Head
  • Amy Kolling
  • Tae Eun Yoo
  • Laurel Beard
  • Brenda Noelke
  • Taheerah Atchia
  • Isha Gupta
  • Dana Gong
  • Lisa Harrolle

  • Kay Miller

  • Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Kay :)

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Neat & Tangled Merry Kisses

    Hi there! Welcome to the fourth day of the September Neat & Tangled release countdown! All of the new products will be available in the Neat & Tangled Store on Friday August 8th at 8:00 am EST!

    Okay, I am so in love with this adorable stamp set! For one thing, I love foxes, and secondly I love Christmas, so put them together and it's almost irresistible! Oh the cuteness! This set is called Merry Kisses. For my background here, I used Distress ink on Master's Touch watercolor paper then sprinkled with water. I flicked a little bit of the ink onto it with my paintbrush as well. The cute images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and adhered with foam tape. 

    I stamped the sentiment with black ink underneath. I just can't stop smiling at this card! 

    Be sure to stop by the Neat and Tangled Blog to see all of the design team inspiration! 

    Don't forget - there is a giveaway every day this week of the set(s) being featured that day, and a $25 gift certificate up for grabs at the end of the week. Comment on all of the design team blogs all week for a chance to win.  Winners will be announced on the Neat & Tangled Blog Friday at 7:30am EST!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Kay :)