Thursday, February 23, 2017

CTS #210

Good morning from Disney World!!  I'm on vacation with my family and we are having a blast.  Funny thing is, I know that you too can have a blast.  All you have to do is join us over at CAS(E) this Sketch for this week's challenge.  I really do think you'll have a blast with it!  Here's what I created:


I used a few PTI stamps and dies on this card on some adorable gray polk a dotted paper.  It was pretty simple to layer it all and with a few enamel dots, it looked finished.  Then I decided it needed a little something else.  I trimmed the bottom and added a bit of glitter tape.  Tada!  Here's a closeup:


Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you'll join us this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs February Release Day #3


Well, it's the last day of our new release hop at Lil' Inker Designs and I'm super excited to show off these last couple products.  Hopefully, you started out at the the Lil' Inker Blog so you don't miss a stop on the hop and have come here from the amazing Angel's blog.  If you are feeling a little lost, make sure you hop back to the Lil' Inker Blog to get back on the trail of fun.  You can also check out the Lil' Inker Store where all of the new release goodies, and a whole lot more, are ready and waiting for you to put in your cart!

My first project uses the amazing new Color Blocking Die and the adorable Bunny Buddies Stamp & Die Bundle.


I had a great time layering this card with the new Color Blocking Die.  I wanted to make sure that my cuts all lined up so, I cut all my papers to card front size and ran them all three (one on top of the other) through my die cutting machine.  The die cut through the top two layers and left an imprint on the third so that I could line it up just right when I cut it using the Happy Birthday Border Die.  I layered all my background pieces for a fun and bright background.  Next, I stamped and cut my bunny using the Bunny Buddies Stamp & Die Bundle.  I cut a few extra and trimmed off the balloons to add to my little guy giving him a nice balloon bouquet.  I added a little hand trimmed banner with the sentiment and it was all good.  Here's another look of the finished card:


My final card uses one of the coolest cover plates ever, Quilted Stitched So Sunny.  I also Color Blocking Die used the for a little extra fun!


I cut a black card front sized paper using the Color Blocking Die and offset it to show the gold card base beneath.  I decided the larger panel needed some pattern so I used the Quilted Stitched So Sunny to give me just the right amount of texture.  I couldn't decide what color to make my sentiment cut but I've always liked black gold and kraft.  So, I started there.  I cut the word because partially using the Because Word Die leaving it still attached to the rest of the card stock beneath the word.  This gave me an area below to stamp the rest of my sentiment from Because Stamp Set.  I trimmed around the lower sentiment creating a frame.  I didn't like the look of it all in kraft so I cut another because from vellum and layered it on my kraft cut.  Next, I stamped some of the leaves from the Because Stamp Set on vellum and while the ink was still wet, I added a little gold embossing to areas of the leaves.  With everything else on the card front, I added some gold sequins for a little extra shine  Here's a closer look:



I hope you enjoyed my creations and will join the rest of the team on the hop.  You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  You have until February 26 th at 11:30PM EST to comment.  The winner could be you.  I hope you enjoyed our new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store! Here's what I used for my projects today:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs February Release Day #2


It's day two of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Hop and I get to share even more fun goodies with you today!  I'm sure you've already been eyeing all the awesome new items, lucky for you, you can get it all right now in the Lil' Inker Store.  Hopefully, you checked out all of Angel's amazing creations before hopping here.  If not of it you get lost along the hop you can always find your spot by going to the Lil' Inker Blog.  For now, I'm ready to show off some more fun stuff!

My first card uses the Rustic Spring Stamps, Rustic Spring Dies, and the Brush Script Spring Dies.


I saw this cute polka dot paper and my mind went racing.  I figure, what is better than a cute cruiser bike with polka dots?  Not much, I tell you.  I used Silly Stitched Die Set to add a little whimsy to my background and then added a stripey Stitched Scallop Border Die to serve sort of as my road.  I stamped my bike from Rustic Spring Stamps and colored it with colored pencils.  Then I decided it needed some flowers in the basket.  Thank goodness, the perfect stamp is in Rustic Spring Stamps and the coordinating Rustic Spring Dies make this layering SO easy.  Next, I set to creating a sentiment and I knew I wanted to use Brush Script Spring Dies to keep with the whimsical feel of this card.  Paired with some layered alphabet block stickers, it was perfect!  Just a few enamel dots to finish it off and I think even the Easter Bunny would approve.  Here's a closer look:


Next up, I used the Rustic Spring Stamps, Rustic Spring Dies, and the Color Blocking Die.


I have a feeling that Rustic Spring is going to be just as addicting as Rustic Christmas.  I  mean look at that bunny and the best part is...he can hold things!!!  The Rustic Spring Dies cuts out the bunny's cute little paws which make him even more versatile.  I decide to have him hold a sweet little flower for this card.  I colored a bit with copic markers before layering my bunny on this card base created using the Color Blocking Die (I'll talk more about it tomorrow).  I layered my bunny on a little banner I created with a Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangle and some vellum and stamped a portion of the sentiment on.  The "happy" part comes from Rustic Spring Stamps and is cut with a die from Rustic Spring Dies.  Here's a closer look:


I hope you enjoyed my creations and will join the rest of the team on the hop.  You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE RELEASE to one lucky commenter.  It could be you.  I'm sure I'll see you on the hop and tomorrow for another fun day of release projects.  See you then!

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs February Release Day #1


Hi, you guys!  It's day one of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Blog Hop and I'm super excited to share all the new products with you!  I think you are really going to enjoy this release and all the new inspiration from our team.  It's packed with fun, as always and, lucky for you, all the new products are available right now at the Lil' Inker Store!  We have an amazing blog hop for you today so, hopefully, you are coming from Angel's blog and if not, you won't want to miss her amazing creations or anyone's for that matter!  So make sure you didn't miss anyone and start at the Lil' Inker Blog.  Now for the fun!

You are going to love the little cats in the new Cat Treats Stamps and the coordinating Cat Treats Dies.  They are totally adorable.   


I knew when I saw the kitties taking a selfie that I had to combine the Cat Treats Stamps and Cat Treats Dies with the Instant Camera Die.  It was a match made in heaven.  I started with this fun arrow patterned paper as my card base simply because it went with the colors I wanted.  I do love arrows though.  I cut my Instant Camera Die from white and stamped a portion of sentiment from Cat Treats Stamps in the bottom corner and added a piece of scripty patterned paper behind to show through the window.  I stamped and cut my kitty image and the BFF image using Cat Treats Stamps and Cat Treats Dies.  I colored both with copics markers and added them to my frame.  I finished it off with some fun chipboard stickers and bling.  Here's another peek:


Next up, here is the card I created with the Sweet Celebration Stamps, Sweet Celebration Die Set, and the Celebrate Word Die.


I must say that I LOVE the new Sweet Celebration Stamps and Sweet Celebration Die Set.  I went with a striped background for a bit of a modern look and added two heart wreaths cut from a blue gray cardstock using the Sweet Celebration Die Set.  I stamped and cut some of the adorable flowers from the Sweet Celebration Stamps and arranged them around my wreaths.  I cut a banner from green and stamped my sentiment on the banner to coordinate with the Celebrate Word Die.  Here's a closer look:


Please note the new and awesome prize for commenting along the hop!  You won't want to miss out on this chance!  :)



I hope you enjoyed my creations and will join the rest of the team on the hop.  You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  You have until February 26th at 11:30PM EST to comment.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used: