Monday, May 25, 2015

Neat & Tangled Send Pretty Mail

New from Neat & Tangled Send Pretty Mail!

With some fun lettering and fresh florals this set's perfect  for dressing up envelopes and letting recipients know there's something special inside! 

Neat & Tangled Send Pretty Mail 

Neat & Tangled Hello There Die

Neat & Tangled Hello There Die doesn't say "hello there" but just this beautiful "hello" it matches the new Hello There stamp set isn't this script lovely! You can see here I've colored the Pretty Mail flowers in Copic Markers and added Clear Wink of Stella . By the way, I won that fabulous Wink of Stella from the generous Katy Kirwan on Instagram. You can follow her too @hooklineandinker.

Since this was my first Wink of Stella, I had to search help in setting up this pen! I jumped on You Tube and see that my friend Kristina Werner shared the perfect video on assembling the pen and prepping it to flow to the brush tip. How exciting it is to use the clean and easy way to apply shimmer and shine! No more finding glitter on my fingers and clothes! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Papertrey Inc Flower Favorites

Set of Four Papertrey Inc. Flower Favorites! 

I have been waiting this Spring for a Lupine floral stamp and Papertrey came through with this April Release stamp set & matching die, Flower Favorites! 

Papertrey Flower Favorites 
Stampin' Up! Blackberry Bliss & Mossy Meadow

Papertrey Flower Favorites 
Stampin' Up! Lost Lagoon & Mossy Meadow

I picked up the matching die set and would like to share a few tips with these dies as they are not open dies. (you  can't see the stamped image when die cutting).

  • First make yourself a die template! Simply run the die though the Big Shot on a pc. of cardstock to create a template.
  • stamp your images onto card stock and get ready to die cut! 
  • center that template over the stamped image 
  • Your die will nestle right in it's place over your template and will cut your stamped image perfectly! Run through the Big Shot!
  • I trimmed the white leaves that were die cut here when I die cut this lupine but left the stems. They were  great pcs. to glue my green die cut leaves to!

Papertrey Inc. Flower Favorites 
Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo & Blackberry Bliss

Papertrey Ink Flower Favorites 
Stampin' Up! Tangerine Tango & Hello Honey

Set of Four headed to The Artful Eye 

Clear Acrylic Box from Simon Says Stamp 

All cards will be blank inside. Each card and envelope are enclosed in a clear bag. Use your clear bag to protect your card inside the envelope when mailing! You never know when your mail will travel through rain or snow and this protects your artwork until it arrives safely to the recipient! 

Papertrey Ink Flower Favorites 

Papertrey Ink Flower Favorites Die

Well that was a lengthy post but you haven't heard from me in a Month! Where does the time go? I've been busy at work and in my spare time working on papercraft items for my Sister's Wedding next month. I'll share those photo's with you after the blessed event! Thanks for stopping by! 


Sunday, April 19, 2015

More Potted Primroses!

I had so much fun with my new Power Poppy stamp the other day I just had to ink up the trio of plants in the set yesterday afternoon!

Just look at this cuteness! Three little plants on shelves adorned with  a little scalloped edge. They really take no time at all to color with  Copic Markers and they're so cheery don't you think?

If you follow me on Instagram (and you should, really why aren't you there yet?) you were treated to this sneak peek yesterday! Look at Marcella's adorable handwriting! I've heat embossed this greeting in Early Espresso and layered it with some circle punches!

Power Poppy Potted Primroses

And the finished card. A little designer paper from My Minds Eye Pretty Things, SU! Hello Honey and Tangerine Tango card stock and linen thread. I'll add it to the pile to take to The Artful Eye when I stop in for May. If you are a regular there and picking up my artwork Thank You! You are helping me feed the monster that loves to buy new stamps like Power Poppy! I hope to visit with you again soon, enjoy your Sunday!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Power Poppy's Potted Primroses for Birthday!

Yay I'm so excited! Power Poppy is in the house!
New Birthday present, albeit early.. Power Poppy's Potted Primrose come take a look!

Power Poppy Potted Primroses

Oh it's so hard to pick just one stamp set when you're looking through the Power Poppy Shop! But this little cutie is just one I had to have right away so I'm calling it an early Birthday gift!

I must say I don't have good luck with growing primroses. They come potted and already blossomed at the grocery store, I bring them to the kitchen counter and watch them expire immediately! The blossoms dehydrate and the leaves turn yellow then brown. It's not like I don't give it water! I'll plant it outside to see if it comes up in the spring next year, maybe they're happier outside in the dirt! 

I colored the large Primrose stamp with Copic Markers. A close look above you'll see where I dropped a marker right out of my hand while removing the cap. Grr! So I ended up paper snipping the image to apply to my card but plenty happy with that  look too. 

Squee! Just look at this cute little plant! When Marcella makes a stamp it just puts a smile to my face her botanical images are the best! Rather than stamp this image in black and white for the inside panel I opted to give it some color. I couldn't resist, I just want to stamp these little plants onto everything now! :)

I can't wait to color more Primroses! At least this way I can look at them in bloom longer than on my kitchen counter! For those that like to keep track of color charts I'll jot down the recipe below. Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: SU! Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Black embossing powder
Copic:  Foliage-YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17 
Flower:  Center-Y06, YG06
Flower: Petals-B63, B66, B69
Pot: YR14, YR18, E23
Embellishment: SU! Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Doily

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift

He is Risen indeed! Happy Easter! 

Celebrating His Indescribable Gift

Christ our Lord is Risen today, Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say! Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high! Alleluia! 

Sing ye heav'ns and earth, reply! Alleluia!

To all my pen pals, bloggers, friends and family, Happy Easter from the Willeys!

paper: SU Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
stamps: SU Indescribable Gift, Mama Elephant Happy Everything
ink: Copic R21, R25, R27, R29 B36, B66, Y06, E23, E25, E27, E29
embellishment: SU Gumball Green stitched satin ribon, Spring Flowers embossing folder, Crystal Effects, CTMH button 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch for Retirement

Hello Stampers!
By special request my husband asked for a Retirement card.

Avery Elle Thanks a Bunch

I knew one of my latest  new stamps should make for a clean & simple greeting card. I wasn't in the mood for Spring colors go figure but not knowing the recipient I went for a neutral color pallet. 

One of my goals was to use up some Designer Paper. One piece is layered on the front and inside greeting panel. I selected this yellow to compliment  the Hello Honey roses in this pretty bouquet. This is such a cute set! With so many accompanying greetings it's going to be a great go-to stamp for many occasions!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Stampin' Up! Indescribable Gift

Indescribable Gift

What a beautiful apple blossom this stamp is from Stampin' Up! Versatile enough to use for greetings cards other than Easter, I'm coloring it today as I have need for a Sympathy card.


Stampin' Up! He is Risen

Plant life must be my favorite go-to stamp. I don't often reach for critters or people although I own them both. Botanicals are so versatile it's the perfect stamp for all occasion cards which I enjoy building! I stamped this apple blossom in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored in a few new Peach hues of Copic Sketch Markers. 

Aren't they a gorgeous pallet! I used a few more earth tones and B00 for the background but this pile purchased specifically for this stamp set. I usually decide on the cards entire color scheme based on the stamp. Since my blossoms are peach and the leaves green, I reached for card materials in Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding. 

I would prefer my seam binding ribbon a paler shade, it's Old Olive and the closest I could get to Pistachio Pudding. Many of you know I'm fussy but I'm going to let this slide! One blossom above is stamped and colored a second time to add dimension and the baby blossoms and flower centers all have a coat of Crystal Effects, such a pretty touch I really like that detail. 

Off to the mail. I'm sorry to hear my friend's Dad has passed. She's in my prayers and I hope this card will let her know I'm thinking of her. Thanks for stopping by your friendship too is important to me!