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You’ll Always Be My Favorite

Hi, all! Happy Sunday. I’m back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today guesting and sharing a card with you!

I’m still using those dang Distress Oxides, but for today’s card I went back to one of my tried and trues, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers! I just love how this owl turned out, even if I doubt you’d ever see a real owl that had these markings! 😀

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I have a step by step look at how I created this cutie, and what products I used! Be sure to stop over there and check it out 🙂 I hope  you’re all enjoying your Sunday, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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Love Your Kindness

Hello, everyone! I’m back with another Honey Bee Stamps card today. I made two cards that are bright and have me ready for summer colors 🙂 And, of course, I’m using lots of my favorite Honey Bee products to create some great thank yous. Let’s take a look!

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The color combos I used remind me of melons! I found myself craving cantaloupe and honey dew 😀 I love the way the black stands out against them as well.

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I’ve got more pictures on the Honey Bee blog as well as a step by step look at how I put these together and what products I used. Be sure to check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’re having a great day!

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YNS Sketch & Color Challenge

Welcome back, everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Your Next Stamp sketch and color challenge. We’re wrapping up this challenge soon and you should definitely check it out and play along! Here’s a look at the sketch, which I went with this week.

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I really wanted to use the new Crazy for Coffee set, so this was the perfect opportunity. I also wanted to use the Happiness Is You set I just ordered. I love this girl and her little kitten!

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I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from the cute coffee cup pattern paper. Then I die cut a small version from some Neenah Solar White paper. This is where I stamped the girl and cat image with my Black Olive ink. I used that specific ink because I was going to use my Copics to color the image in and the ink doesn’t bleed with the markers like some inks do.

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I added some white gel pen details and some shimmer to the image. I love doing this, because it’s such a little thing that adds so much to a card! I stamped my sentiment with VersaMark and used white embossing powder over it. I used my ink blender to apply Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink to it. It was a lighter shade of the coffee cup on the pattern paper and similar to the girls shirt, so I thought it went well.

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Finally, I  die cut the little tab and used Worn Lipstick on it as well. I added some polka dots to it and assembled the card, attaching it to a card base. I added Glossy Accents to her cup, bow and headband and my card was finished!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my card. Be sure to head over to YNS blog and check out the other projects the design team created! I hope you’re having a great Friday, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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Design Team Dare

Good morning! I hope you’re all having a great week so far. I’m back today with a quick project for Your Next Stamp’s Design Team Dare. This month we were supposed to make a card or project that was inspired by the theme books. I decided to make a bookmark, since I’m always using bobby pins and scraps of paper as a bookmark. 😀

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I started by die cutting two of the largest tags from the Cool Tag Four Die Set. This die set can be used for so many different projects and this is just another example of that! Next I took my Peek A Boo Trio Die Set and did a partial die cut so that only one of the circles were cut out of the tag. I wanted it to look like you had a peek into the water from a submarine window.

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I ink blended some Broken China Distress Oxide on the tag that was not die cut, and splattered some white paint to give it some texture and interest. Then I stamped out a fish from Aquarium Antics as well as the octopus and some bubbles. I colored them in with my Copics, and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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I stamped the sentiment from the One In A Chameleon set, centering it above the circle. This sentiment originally said Have a Colorful Birthday, but I masked off the ‘birth’ part so that it could be used for any occasion here. I love being able to do that so that products can be even more versatile! I colored the letters in with my Copics, giving them a ombre look.  I attached the fish to the back tag panel, and glued them together. I added the bubbles, and made it so on was overlapping the front tag to add some dimension. To finish it off I tied the top with some Aqua Divine Twine (how fitting!), and that was it for my project today! I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to check out the other projects the design team came up with for this fun theme over at the YNS blog. You could win the stamp set of your choice! Have a great rest of your day, and thanks for stopping by!

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Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!

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Hello, everyone! Welcome back! Today I get to join in on the Your Next Stamp April Release Blog Hop. I can’t believe it’s April already, but I’m so excited about the new release and all the new products it brings! I’ve got two projects to share with you, and I have the links for the hop at the bottom of this post. Be sure to leave comments to increase your chance of winning an awesome prize! Plus I have a coupon code to share with you 🙂

The release this month is so playful and fun and one of my favorite products is definitely the Aquarium Antics stamp set. It’s full of cute little fish and other sea creatures that make for a perfect under the sea scene. It also has a couple fish tanks too. I have so many ideas for using this set! The awesome thing is there’s also a die set being release that will make a shaker fish bowl-which I can’t wait to make a project with! Here’s the card I made with it: 044

I simply made a Distress Ink background using a piece of paper I cut to make a mask. It was so easy. Next I stamped out a bunch of the fish and other creatures and colored them in with my Copics. I knew this card was going to be a bit busy so I tried to keep the number of colors I used to a minimum. I also die cut, out of the center of the water scene, the work ‘tank’ using the new Bold Alpha diesanother favorite! I stamped the word ‘you’ from the Aquarium Antics set below the die cut work and added some black paper behind it to match the black stamping. I attached all my little fish with foam tap and added some glossy accents to their eyes and white gel pen detail to their bodies. After I added some clear Nuvo Crystal Clear drops this card was finished! Here a look at the Aquarium Antics stamp set:

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My next projects uses a set that features some familiar characters to YNS. The Coffee Chick set is the perfect mix of sweet and funny.

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I made this card by die cutting the Peek-A-Boo Trio Die set on a card panel I had blended some Distress Oxide  onto. Then on a panel that was going to be attached behind the brown piece I blended some more Distress Oxide Ink to match the colors I was going to use for the cups. I stamped out the chicks and their mugs and colored them in with my Copics. I glued each of the chicks onto their cup with some Tombow glue. I stamped the sentiment ‘life happens coffee helps’ above and below the cut out squares, making sure to leave enough room for the chicks I was planning on adding. I added them with foam tape and finished the card off with the Enchanted Forest Glitter Gumdrops that are new this release! I’m becoming a little bit obsessed with the Gumdrops. I think I may need them in every color eventually!

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Those are my two projects for today! I hope you liked them. There are still so many projects and products to see in this release blog hop so be sure to keep moving along and leaving comments to win a $25 YNS gift certificate! Click the link below to keep going:


Also be sure to use the coupon code that is good through April 6th! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂  I hope you’re having a great Saturday, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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Thank Meow

Good morning, all! I’m over on the Honey Bee blog today and I have a cute card that I made  with the Hello Gorgeous set and the Curious Kitties set.

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This card makes me think of rainbow sherbet and summer! I had so much fun making it. Plus I got to use my new Distress Oxide inks again, which was a treat in itself. Be sure to check out my post on the HB blog and get the details on how I made this card!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

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YNS Sneak Peek Day!

Hello everyone! It’s time for another Your Next Stamp release and that means it’s time for another design team sneak peek  🙂 This release is amaaazing! There are so many fun new products it’s hard to keep it to just one project today, but I’m going to try.

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So much cuteness! The set I’m sneaking today is called Whatnot Sentiments Nine. It’s a set full of fun sentiments that feature two different fonts. I love the big scripty font with the all caps small font. It’s so pretty! Today I made a tag for a birthday gift. I love the way the sentiment goes so well with just about any other set!

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I stamped the sentiment on some vellum to create a soft look that would still show the color through. Also, then it wasn’t competing with the adorable little troll and the bright background.

That’s it for my sneak peek! Be sure to head over to the YNS blog to see all the sneaks-trust me you’re going to want to! There are so many new products, and these sneaks are adorable 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Friday!