Friday, December 30, 2016

Sharing my Love Cynthia Haul


I do hope you are all doing well! I am sick, but pushing through.  
I have a bit of energy today and wanted to share a new to me company of stamps.  
Her name is LOVE CYNTHIA and she is a mazing! 
She resides in France, and ships internationally. 
She designs, and sells her stamps online.
I have been following her for a about a year now a
and I am finally the proud owner of several of her sets.

If you would like to see a video of the haul click here.

Santa Claus gifted me with 7 stamps sets, I can't pick a favorite!! 
Here they are:


Think Happy Thoughts 

Wanderlust (Travel stamp)

Be Awesome Today

Follow your Heart

Start the day with a Smile

Stay Classy

As a thank you to me, Cynthia added a Limited Edition Set to my order :)

So cute!! 
I can't wait to get better and start creating cards and spreads in my journal!
Hope you liked them too!!

This is my haul!!
-Adiós y Feliz Año Nuevo 2017,

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Card Series - Cheery Christmas stamp set - Card #10

And here it is....Card #10!!
I did it!!! :) I designed 10 different cards using the same stamp set!!

If you are new to my blog, 
I purchased the Lawn Fawn's Cheery Christmas stamp set 
this past September '16 while attending
 the Scrapbook Expo Convention in MA.  
My goal was to design at least 10 different cards using this set...
and so the Christmas Card 2016 Series got started.

Card # 10 was a true challenge.
I am new to the distress inks world. 
Although I have owned them for over a year, 
I don't know how to use them or blend them.
So here is me trying :)
I do like how it came out though.  
So much that I am willing to give distress inks another shot!

Since it was my last card of the series, 
I even filmed a video as I created it. 
It is long and unedited video - 
I am not sure how to edit yet.
And since I do this for fun and I am just enjoying my craft 
I don't worry about it too much.
No stress zone here! 
If you cannot stand unedited videos,
where the camera seems to zoom in and out 
(not sure why that happens BTW)
Skip it! 
If you don't mind some homemade videos, 
take a look!

I hope you enjoyed cards 1-10, 
I really love card making and designing. 
I will probably do the same type of challenge next year 
with a different stamp set...stay tuned.  
I may not even wait until next Christmas 
since I know for a fact Santa Claus is bringing me 
some new stamps from 
Love Cynthia!!! :)

What I used:
Stamp set: Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas
Dies: Gina Marie Designs Wonky Rectangles dies
Merry Christmas: Stamps of Life 3D Drop in Merry Christmas die
Distress inks: Peacock Feathers & Mowed Lawn
Versamark ink
Anti-static tool
Watercolor paper
WRMK Precision Press (I have a video review on the Precision Press link).

I hope you have had fun and if you missed any, just scroll down all 10 cards are sequential!!!

Feliz Navidad!!
Have a very Cheery Christmas :)!!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Card Series for 2016 Card 9 - Cheery Christmas

This is card #9
using the Lawn Fawn stamp Cheery Christmas!!


I am still enjoying using Lawn Fawn's Cheery Christmas.  
I challenged myself to design 10 different cards using this stamp set. 
I am very happy that I have completed 9 of the 10 so far.  
The 10th card will be coming soon!!

Here is what I used:

Stamp: Lawn Fawn's Cheery Christmas
Dies: Stitched Squares Inside and Out by My Creative Time
Merry Christmas Die: Stamps of Life Merry Christmas 3D Drop In dies
Gina Marie Designs Wonky Rectangles
Embossing folder: Darice Tree trunk
White paper: Hammermill 100# great for Copic coloring

I used Copic markers to color the squirrels and 
Wink of Stella red and clear to add shimmer to these critters!

This is the card completely opened. 
 I like how the red and green play off each other.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas 2016 Series: Day 8 - Cheery Christmas

I have been super busy and it has taken me a bit longer to post my 
next Christmas Card series design using 
Lawn Fawn's Cheery Christmas...but here it is.

I wanted to focus on the squirrels this time.  
I created a large background panel and colored the cuties
 using Copic Markers. 
For the gray squirrels I used the N series grays and 
for the Brown squirrels I used the E 30's series.  
I didn't write them down, so I honestly couldn't tell you specifics, sorry.

I also created a video showcasing the card assembly process.  
I am trying to link my youtube channel with my blog...
hoping to get my creations out there.

YOUTUBE link: Card 8

I hope you liked this 8th card of my Christmas Series and 
that your Holiday Season is going well so far.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas 2016 Series: Day 7 - Cheery Christmas

Card #7 

I added a digital image from 2 cute ink's October 2016 release.
The skunk is actually a Cowboy Skunk!  

I added lights to his rope and cover his cowboy hat with 
a Santa hat from Stampin' Up "Button Bear".  
I also colored him up with Copics!


For this card I used the tree, star, little Santa's hat, 
and sentiment from Cheery Christmas stamp set.

Feliz Navidad