Monday, June 26, 2017

Frantic Stamper Carousel Horse

Good morning you guys!  Today, I'm sharing my final creation with the Frantic Stamper June Release products.  I've been having a blast with these products and I hope you have enjoyed my creations.  It's an amazing release, jam packed with fun.  My card today features the Small Carousel Horse.



I wanted to keep the Small Carousel Horse cut as simple as possible.  I stuck to white but cut it out of watercolor paper just in case I wanted to add color later.  Then I started creating the cardbase that the image inspired.  I started going in a rainbow direction but when I set this glitter tapes out together, I fell in love with the color combo.  It felt like cotton candy or something and went so well with the horse.  I found some patterned paper that coordinated but didn't take over and layered on my tapes before adding a chipboard heart and my Small Carousel Horse cut.  I felt it needed a little something darker to ground everything so I layered it on a brown woodgrain cardbase.  Finally, I found a sentiment sticker and it looked just right among the stripes.  Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking out my card and I hope you have enjoyed what I created with this awesome June release from Frantic Stamper.  Have a great day!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

CTS #227

Good morning!  Today's post is a quick one for a quick card!  I had a ton of fun with this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and I hope you will too.  Here's my card:


This card was made entirely with elements from the June Clique Kit.  I just loved this chevron paper and the Journal Card was the perfect sentiment and focal point.  I layered it on some navy paper and added it to my card front with foam tape.  To finish it off I added some heart from my own stash.  Here's a closer look:


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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Monkey Around - Frantic Stamper

This new release is so much fun and I hope you have enjoyed all my monkeying around with the Frantic Stamper June Release products.  I've been having a blast sharing my creations and this one is more fun than a barrel of monkeys!  Check it out:


The Circus Monkey Die (FRA-DIE-10229) is such a fun die to play with.  I almost couldn't decide what to do with it because I had too many ideas.  I finally settled on a very acrobatic circus act!  The idea came to me after picking up my boys from gymnastics and hearing about all their fun.  I started by cutting all my monkeys and the unicycle using the Circus Monkey Die.  I got my little monkey lad all positioned on his unicycle and ready to support his lady partners in their crazy acrobatic positions.  I layered this crazy trio on a fun and very circus like patterned paper and then gave each some googly eyes and bow tie or hair bow that I cut from glitter tape.  My sentiment is a combo of word stickers popped up with foam tape.  A few sequins finish the card off.  Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking out my card and I can't wait to share more of what I created with this awesome June release from Frantic Stamper.  See you soon!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs June 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 Amy'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!

For today's first card I used Blossoms Banners Stamps, Blossoms Banners Dies, and the Quilted Stitched Basket Weave Die.


I started by stamping an image and sentiment from Blossoms Banners Stamps on white cardstock and coloring it with copics.  I cut out my final image using the Blossoms Banners Dies and got working on my cardbase.  I loved how the colors I chose for the flowers looked on kraft so I created a cardbase by creating a fun background using the Quilted Stitched Basket Weave Die and cutting the card out with a Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangle.  I placed my banner with some foam tape and arranged some clear sequins around the image.  Here's another look of the finished project:


My final card for this release uses the really gorgeous Lovely and Sweet Stamps.


I placed the parts of the Lovely and Sweet Stamps that I wanted to stamp with on my Misti and starting with the lightest color in this ombre, I inked and stamped, inked with the next darker color leaving a portion of the stamp uninked, and restamped until I got this awesome ombre look on the sentiment.   It took a little time but with the Misti, it was easy to get it lined up each time.  I added some white gel pen to spots to ensure the hightlights were crisp.  Then I fussy cut the sentiment out layering it on some papers cut with some Dual Stitched Rectangles.  A bunch of sequins later and you have a fun monochromatic card.  Here's another 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 June 18th 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!!!

There's also a sale going on!  


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:

CTS #226

It's Thursday again and time for another fun challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch!  My youngest two boys are busy having a blast this week at camp and while you think I'd be enjoying the quiet, I miss them!!!!  Luckily, I get to pick them up tomorrow but then my oldest heads to Ohio for Air Camp.  It's going to be such an awesome experience for him.  It's odd for me to think that my kids don't have the experience of living on an Air Force Base or even close to one.  It was such a huge part of my life and it makes me laugh when they don't understand me when I talk about the Commissary or BX.  It also makes me chuckle that without the constant buzz of AC-130s flying over, my oldest still has the aircraft bug.  He can hardly wait to get back up there.  He'll head out Sunday and then I have get to pick him up Friday.  Of course, it can't be that easy.  My middle guy has Tumbling Nationals in Madison, WI on Thursday and Brent will me in Alabama for his USAF Reserve time.  So, I get to drive to WI and OH this week.  Lucky for me, my parents are going to meet me in Ohio. 

So, that's what's happening here.  I hope your days are a little less crazy and that you'll have the time to join us for the sketch this week at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I had a great time with this one and I know you will too.  Here's my card:


I flipped the sketch on the side for this one and used the same awesome stamp set from Penny Black called All Great Things.  I just love the style of these stamps and the sentiments can't be beat.  I played with the patterns for awhile before deciding on two very different polka dot papers.  When I got all the papers layered, I added some chipboard feathers and sequins...making it a little less CAS but a little more fun.  :)  Here's a closer look:


Thanks so much for checking out my card today!  I hope to see you over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs June New 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 Amy'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 Cover Up Die: Diamond Chevron,  the Whoops Stamp Set, and the Whoops Word Die.


I have no idea what made me think cactus when I saw the new Whoops Stamp Set and Whoops Word Die, but that is exactly where my mind went.  What better to pair with a cactus that some cool South West like patterns?  I grabbed my trusty Tribal Chic Stamp Set and got to work stamping a border across this piece of stone cardstock cut with Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles.  Next, I got to work on my cactus centerpiece using images from the So Prickly Stamp Set.  I masked and layered my images and trimmed them out by hand.  Next, I got to work on my sentiment.  I layered three cuts of the new Whoops Word Die to get some extra dimension and then added strips of words to finish off my sentiment using stamps from both So Prickly and the Whoops Stamp Set.  Here's a closer look:


Next up, I used the adorable new I'll Be Brief Stamps and I'll Be Brief Dies to create this fun card:


The adorable little underwear in I'll Be Brief Stamps just screamed background to me.  I got to work stamping them on fun papers and cutting them with the I'll Be Brief Dies.  I layered my colorful undies on this star paper cut with a die from the Silly Stitched Die Set.  I also using one to add some fun to my black card base before adding my panel.  I created a border with a shape from Long & Skinny Rectangles and stamped/embossed my sentiment from I'll Be Brief Stamps in the middle.  I finished it off with my copic colored croc and a bunch of black enamel dots.  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!!!


There's also an awesome sale going on that you won't want to miss, especially if you love the new Cover Up Die: Diamond Chevron.   You can get it FREE when you spend $100.  Plus, you can get 20% off of everything in the Lil' Inker Store with the exception of this release and last month's mini release.  Just use the code:  SUMMER17.

 
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:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs June 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 Amy'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!

My first card uses the new Jar of Flowers Stamps, Jar of Flowers Dies, and Hi Word Die.   


I was playing with the new Jar of Flowers Stamps and got a little crazy stamping and arranging flowers cut with Jar of Flowers Dies around my jar image.  I came up with an arrangement I liked, but didn't like all the white space around it so, I grabbed my Dual Dotted Rectangles Dies and cut a frame around my image.  Next I found some plaid paper, which I also cut with a Dual Dotted Rectangles Die and layered on a black card front.  I wrapped it with a piece of glitter tape that matched my flowers.  I finished it all off with a nice bold sentiment created with the Hi Word Die.   Here's another peek:


Next up, I just couldn't resist playing with the Jar of Flowers Stamps and Jar of Flowers Dies again.  I paired it with the new Cover Up Die: Diamond Chevron.


I stamped this image using Jar of Flowers Stamps, Jar of Flowers Dies, and Zig Clean Color pens.  I colored various colors on the stamp, added a little water, and smooshed it on my paper.  I love the soft look it gave.  I cut my image out of the water color paper with a Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles.  I layered it on a black piece of paper, trimmed it to leave just a slim border and then rounded the corners to try to match the die cut layer.  Then I layered it on a paper that I embossed with the new Cover Up Die: Diamond Chevron.  I then cut my card with the largest Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles and I love the finished look.  Here's a closer look:


Laura is having an awesome sale that you will not want to miss!  Starting today until the 18th, you can get 20% off of everything in the Lil' Inker Store with the exception of this release and last month's mini release.  Also, if you spend $100, you get the new Cover Up Die: Diamond Chevron FREE with your order!  Can't beat that!  Don't forget to use the code:  SUMMER17.


While you are at it, don't forget about the prize for commenting along the hop!


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.  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: