Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I have an Announcement!!!!!!

With a New Year upon us, come New Beginnings!!!  I am proud to say I will be a My Style Stamps Design Team Member in 2015!!!!  If you haven't heard of My Style Stamps be sure to check them out here.

Be sure to "LIKE" the MSS Facebook page as this is where most of the inspiration and interaction will take place!!!  

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I hope to bring some inspiring work your way, so stay tuned!! 

Thanks for Stopping By!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happiness is..

Hello my crafty friends!!!  I hope you have had a great weekend so far. Christmas is right around the corner...eak! Are you finished with your shopping?  I'm not.  

I decided to play along in the current Mama Elephant and Me Challenge to take a break from all the Christmas shenanigans! 

I really wanted to use both of the new sets I got from Mama Elephant, Purrfect Pair and Arctic Penguins. So I combined the cute Penguin with a sentiment from Purrfect Pair and I think it worked out great!


Amy Tan Patterned Paper
Mama Elephant Stamps
-Purrfect Pair
-Arctic Penguins
Peerless Watercolors
Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - December 2014

Welcome to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  

By now you have to be on your 2nd or 3rd cup of coffee by now! lol I know I am !!  I just love these Coffee Lovers Blog Hops they make me thirsty and super creative.  

Current Favorite Drink: Dark Roast Coffee, with Honey and Coconut Creamer

Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite drink is! I would love to know. 

There is a lot going on with this card and it took me 3 times to get the look I wanted.  I started of with stamping the coffee cup in Hero Arts Mint Unicorn Ink and giving it a coat with clear embossing powder.  Then I went back with a Distress Marker to color in the text on the cup. The coated the entire cup, text, etc.. with versa mark and another coat of embossing powder. That left the entire cup to resist the watercolor background once applied.  I then splattered a little Mr. Hueys on top to look like the foam was everywhere!! 

The sides are some washi tape from my stash.  You probably recognize the coffee sleeve (Starbucks). The patterned paper is from the AC Hot Cocoa Pad. The Twine is Martha Stewart's in pink.

Hero Arts Stamps
Washi Tape
AC Hot Cocoa Paper
Starbucks Coffee Sleeve
Martha Stewart Twine
Hero Arts - Mint Unicorn Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Marker: Vintage Photo
Mr. Huey's Calico White Spray

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Want to play along??  Just link up your creation below! 

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Happy Hopping along!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy Holidays from Florida!

Happy Monday!!!!  I am here today with a FUN, WARM Card from Florida!!!  I have to say I would love some Cold Weather anytime now!!  I think we had maybe 4-5 days of cooler weather scattered about. UGH!!  Yep, were rocking flip flops and the air condition is on with the Christmas tree up!! 

I decided to create how I feel using Flirty Flamingos stamp set. It works perfectly for us Floridians.  I first, stamped the Flamingos in some Cherry Blossom Staz On Ink. I then covered them with a mask of post it tape and distress Inked the sunset. We have some beautiful sunsets in the winter time. Then I colored the flamingos with copic markers, they are easy to color since they are not very large.  For the beach I used gold glitter tape for a festive feel.

Next, I cut a circle out of some baby blue paper and added dots of snow with the snow marker....sigh....I wish it would snow....ok back to 80 Degree reality.  To complete the festive card I used the small santa hat and sentiment from Flaky Family (Currently Sold Out). But, the hats on Winston's Home for Christmas or Holiday Hounds would work too! 

Get your holiday shopping done at Newton's Nook Designs here

I hope this WARMED you up for the holiday's!!!  Feel free to send cold weather my way!!!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Holiday Hop

Welcome to the 2014 Newton's Nook Designs Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop!  If you are just finding out about this hop you might want to start from the beginning at Newton's Nook Designs.   I can't believe the FABulous guest designers we have on the hop that I am jumping for joy and honored that they are on the hop.

Be sure to read all the way down for a chance to win store credit in the NND Shop! 

Now on to the project!!!  I really wanted to do something different and create an ornament for the occasion.  

First, I used Beacon Glitter Glue to coat the inside of the ornament with a clear glitter and let dry. Next, I decided to stamp the cute little penguin from Snow Day on to vellum with some Staz On Ink. With a steady hand you can get a great image that will not rub off!   Then I colored him with Faber Castell India Ink Markers they are permanent when dry.  Next is the tricky do I adhere him on without seeing any glue.  This little guy fits in the Xyron "X" Sticker Maker and puts a nice thin coat of adhesive on the back. PERFECT!  

Then, I decided to use more Staz On Ink in Blue for the snowflakes.  The next hurdle was.....hmmmm.... I really want some snow on the ornament...I wonder if the Snow Pen or Liquid Applique will stick to the glass ornament???  Well, it DOES!!  You just have to do sections at a time so they don't dry before you hit them with the heat gun. 


We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $10 store credit for Newton's Nook Designs online shopTo enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 7th at 9 pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 8th.

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have added a few more ideas for your holiday cards and projects!!!  


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

I hope you are hanging in here on this wonderful hop!  You should of arrived here from Asty's blog.  I have been a long time reader of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine, they have always had the freshest talent on the block!  I recently had the *GUTS* to send a card in for application and it was ACCEPTED!!!  I was super excited as it was my first time EVER to be published in a major magazine.  But, then to my dismay I got the saddest email ever, that the company will close it's doors at the beginning of 2015. And with that my card will not be published. I was super bummed, but more bummed that we are loosing another outlet of scrappy history. 

I wanted to THANK all the wonderful people of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine for providing great inspiration for so many years. 

Thanks Card | Featuring My Favorite Things Dynamics | Created by Danielle Pandeline

Products Used: MFT: Thanks Die-namics, Peerless Watercolors, Stencil created with a Silhoutte File, Heidi Swap Color Shine, Pearlescent Embossing Paste, Embossing Powder, Canson Watercolor Paper.

Here is the card that was to be published in the April 2015 issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine!  I still take it as an honor to be picked.

It Moose Be Love | Featuring Lawn Fawn & MFT | Created by Danielle Pandeline

Products Used: Lawn Fawn Stamps & Dies, MFT Die-Namics & Ink, Distress Ink, Vellum

Thank you for stopping by! Now off to Isha's Blog here. Have fun hopping!