Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Christmas In July with Joy Clair...WINNER WINNER!

Thank you so much for joining me as I helped celebrate Christmas in July with Joy Clair!  I appreciate those who visited my blog posts and left a little comment.  While blogging seems to be becoming a thing of the past, it is a great place for me to document my journey as a stamper, creator and designer.  I appreciate those who take the time out of their busy day to stop over, read and make a comment.  

To share my appreciation for your visits and sweet comments, I offered a prize- a prize I purchased myself, with no sponsorship or endorsement from Joy Clair. Although Joy Clair offered a prize for one lucky fan too, my prize is specific to my creations...The three cards I created for this event.  

If you missed out on the event, I've provided links back to my blog posts (just click on the card you wish to learn more about) that feature the cards and stamps used.  Please visit these posts if your interested in further details.  

Thank you so much to the following people who visited each blog post and left some sweet comments.  I cannot thank you enough for your visit.  

Cindy Holmes
Dana M.
Sue D.
Andre M. 
Denise Bryant

The winner of my Christmas in July prize is:  

Cindy Holmes!

Congratulations Cindy!  I hope you enjoy your prize and I look forward to seeing your creations pop up on the Joy Clair FB page or somewhere around the web!  I will be in contact to get your shipping information.  

If you would like to follow my inky journey, you can find me at the following social media locations:  

Stampinbug on Instagram
 StampinbugKerry on Pinterest
Kerbear on Splitcoaststampers

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday Sip...Tealightful...

Hey there coffee/tea/cocoa loving crafters!  It’s Kerry here and I’m back with another Sunday Sip!  This week I was on a RED kick.  Have you ever experienced a “Color Kick” before?  Well, mine usually lasts about a couple weeks and it’s difficult for my brain to grab colors outside of the “Kick zone”.  SOOO…Here ya go.  Two cards on the RED team.  RAH RAH!
I started out inspired by the little poppy-like flowers in the Pinkfresh Studio BIRD WITH FLOWERS set.  Since they were poppies in my mind, I had to color them red.  So, I stamp, stamp, stamped them onto a piece of white cardstock and then colored them (the peeks of white were purposeful) with Copic R14.  After that, I stamped a few cute leaves and colored them with Copic YG06.  I added some shadowing with C-1 and then moved on to stamping the teacup from the Pinkfresh Studio TEALIGHTFUL DAY set (minus the little pattern on the cup) and stamped a few flowers on the teacup.  I also colored them and doodled a bit of a border and some stripes/dots.

I think my mug was inspired by a new mug I recently received in the mail.  It’s a gorgeous HUGE bowl-like mug purchased from Colleen McCall Ceramics (on Instagram HERE) and has a strawberry pattern on the inside.  It’s gorgeous!  I’ll be sharing it on Monday on my Instagram if you care to take a peek!   
To add a bit more whimsy to the card, I stamped the leafy stem on the edge of a green piece of cardstock and then cut it to create a whimsical edge.  I stamped the sentiment from the Tealightful Day Set.
Since I had so much fun and was on a roll, I decided to make another card.  A CAS card and the card that inspires this week’s sketch.  I used the same color theme- but also incorporated some light gray ink for the teacup.   
Since I don’t really have restraint to make a CAS card, I had to add some ribbon and some blingy sequins before attaching the panel to the card base.
I think this is probably a favorite card made this month.  Although it’s simple, I can say that it is perfect for a person who listened to me do a bit of “It’s not fair” whining this weekend.  I thank her for listening and yep, I’ve just gotta suck-it-up Buttercup!  (Hey, wait…Maybe I can make a card for that!) 
I hope you find this sketch inspiring and I encourage you to play along with it!  If you do, just add a link to your card in our inlinkz below! 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Joy Clair...Birthday Bash!

Hey there stamping friend!  I'm here for just a little fun and getting a little excited!  Did you know that Joy Clair turns FOUR YEARS OLD this month?  Yes!  It's exciting and I'm excited to share in the celebration!  All this month I'll be sharing some fun projects I have created especially to celebrate this awesome milestone!  I hope you can stop by every now and then to take a peek as I prep and get ready for the celebrations...and to help toss confetti, shake some rattles and blow some horns!  Towards the end of the month, you'll want to check out a fun event that Joy Clair is holding to celebrate too so make sure you're following the Joy Clair Blog!  

I created this first card as a "Preppin' for the Party" theme!  I call this the REFRESHMENTS!  Haha.  
I love the new "LIFE IS SWEET" set, especially the lemons.  Gotta love lemons!   I paired them up with a little sparkle, some gloss and shine and a sweet sentiment on the inside.  
I created the background using my Gelli Plate and some yellow/light blue and lime green inks.  I added a few stamped images on the plate (from the ever-so-popular Doodle Flowers set) and lifted the yummy color onto a piece of white cardstock.  I mounted this panel on some light yellow and lime green cardstock.

After making the background, I stamped the lemons with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copic markers.  I then added some gloss and some sparkle dust and let them dry for a while. After they were completely dry, I assembled them onto my card panel and added a strip of metallic gold cardstock and a little jute too.  

I included the sentiment from the new Sprinkled With Love set.  I love the larger sentiments in this set!  They work perfectly on the inside!  I stamped another lemon slice, colored with Copics and added some gloss- also added a few treats on the inside because,'s just as sweet on the inside!  

Pop back over again soon as I'll have something that goes perfectly with my Lemonade....