Sneak Peaks – Pretty Pink Posh

Welcome back everyone! Thank you for joining me. Today we are doing some sneak peaks of the November release from Pretty Pink Posh. Release goes LIVE November 5th!! I’ll update my post with shopping links at that time.
My card today is featuring the ever adorable Penguin Pals! I have almost the entire stamp set on this card because I couldn’t pick which penguin to use.
I stamped my images onto Neenah White Cardstock with copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. Using the coordinating dies made this super simple to cut out for my card.
For my background, I ink blended Chipped Sapphire and Mermaid Lagoon. I just recently received the last 12 Distress Oxide colors and couldn’t wait to play with Chipped Sapphire! I added flicks with some Perfect Pearls and then added my images all around the card. The die cut word in the center is also new this release! I die cut it 3 times from white cardstock and once with Silver Glitter cardstock. Then layered them together with a spray adhesive.
My finishing touch is adding some jewels from the Starry Sky Mix around my card.
Copics Used
YG17, YG13, YG21
R21
W3, W1, W0
N6, N4, N2
YR18, YR12
R59, R46, R24
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! The new release will be available November 5th, 2018
I’ll update the supply list once those products go LIVE!
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Deck the Halls Turnabout – Concord & 9th

Welcome back everyone ! Have you tried the Turn About stamps from Concord & 9th? If not, you are missing out! 
I will admit, this is my first go at them but now I’m in love! On this card, I used the Deck the Halls Turn About Stamp set along with the Very Merry Christmas Sentiments.  I think the non-traditional colors are so much fun! 
I didn’t do a video on this as I was just playing around but I may do one in the future. These make sure quick cards and I’m kind of into making backgrounds right now.
I stamped the images using Dusty Rose, Blue Denim, Jelly Bean Green and Ocean Mist Inks from Gina K Designs. A helpful tip is having the bigger ink pads is easier but it is still manageable with the minis. I trimmed the sentiment down into strips and adhered to my card with foam tape. For a finishing touch, I added Sparkling Clear jewels from Pretty Pink Posh with Gina K Connect Glue.
Just a quick post for you as I was playing around. Hope you like it and let me know if I you would like a video! 
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Watercolor Bleaching – Save the Crafty Youtuber Video Hop

Welcome everyone to the Save The Crafty Youtuber Hop! I have a fun technique to share with you today that was inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire and Kelly Latevola.
This hop is put together to bring you some fabulous designers you may or may not know. Youtube had changed their criteria a while back and some people either lost their monetization or are further away now then before. Monetization is where a Youtuber can make money off of Youtube videos. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes of making a video. Not only does this hop help  bring in those views and hopefully new subscribers but you may find a new crafter you didn’t know before.
You can view my view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
We have tons of prizes to giveaway which I’ll get to at the end of this post so be sure to keep reading!
I’m showcasing the technique Watercolor Bleaching or Painting with Distress Oxides. I’m using the gorgeous Grand Garden stamp set from Gina K Designs and Ornamental Stamp set from Simon Says Stamp designed by my friend Cathy Zielske. 
I’m not going to spill all the details of the card in my post as I encourage you to check out my video. I think it’s fun to take an everyday stamp set and turn it into a Christmas card just by changing up some colors and adding just the right sentiment.

Hop Details. 
To participate in the hop which is jam packed with techniques you can head over to Justine Hovey’s Youtube channel. Each participant for today will have a link to the next person in the hop. The more you comment, the better your chance of winning some of these prizes from the amazing sponsors! 
I also have a personal giveaway for my video. I have TWO $25 gift certificates to the one and only Gina K Designs store! Comments must be left by November 7th and winners will be announced on November 10 on Justine’s Channel and Blog
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A Beary Christmas – Mama Elephant

Welcome back everyone! I figure the best way for me to use the stamps I have is to combine them! 
Today’s card is featuring lots of cuteness from Mama Elephant. I totally admit that I’m a stamp hoarder. I have tons of stamps that I have intentions of coloring up and never do. The best way for me to get them inky and is to combine sets.
This card is featuring A Beary Christmas, Cool Penguins, Yappy Woofmas and Sentiments From a Yeti. I laid out how I wanted my card design to be and then created masks for all of them.
I stamped out my images onto a Neenah Solar White cardstock base and then added my mask on top. when creating a scene using masking, you want to stamp first the one you want in the front and work your way back. Once all the masks were in place I created a background using Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide. Then splattered with water so it looks like it was snowing.
Once my background was done, I removed the masks and colored my images with copic markers.
I added the sentiment from the Sentiments from a Yeti stamp set. To finish off the snowing effect, I used a white gel pen and added speckles all around the sky. For a little sparkle I used a Nuvo Shimmer Pen because wrapping paper has to sparkle!
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Scenes can be time consuming but so relaxing and fun to create!
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Snowflake Stencil – Taylored Expressions

Welcome back everyone! I’m back guest designing with the Taylored Expressions release. This time we are getting real sparkly! 
I have a How-To Video for my cards that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
Anyone that has been following me for a while knows stencils are my jam! I have heaps of them! Funny thing is, I don’t have a snowflake stencil quite like this! This is the Nordic Stencil from Taylored Expressions. How gorgeous is this!? I immediately thought glimmer paste when I saw it.
I have 3 cards to share using the Nordic Stencil, Make It Merry stamp set and Merry Script Die. All of my backgrounds are created using Amethyst, Mermaid and Pool Alcohol Inks on Yupo paper. I used Isopropyl 91% Alcohol to move my inks around. Isopropyl Alcohol also lightens up the colors a bit and has more of a seAmless blend versus using the Blending Solution.
Once my three backgrounds were dry, which was about a good 1/2 hr, I added the Nordic Stencil by attaching it to my background with Purple tape. This makes sure my stencil won’t move while I apply glimmer paste. Two of the cards I used the Moonstone Glimmer paste from Tonic. On my third card, I experimented with using Silver because my Silver glimmer paste was feeling left out.
The one shown above is using the Moonstone Glimmer Paste which takes on the background color more. 
Each card is featuring the Merry Script die which I cut from white cardstock and layered 3 times. The card pictured above has some white glitter cardstock as the top layer.
I also white embossed on black cardstock a sentiment from the Make It Merry Stamp set. 
So much sparkly goodness! I hope this inspires you! Be sure to head over to Taylored Expressions to pick up your supplies if you don’t have them yet.
Thank you Taylor for sending me these amazing products to play with! 
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