Wednesday, July 21, 2021

May your birthday be LIT!


Good morning inky friends!  It's Kerry here and today I'm sharing a sneaky peek for the brand new stamp release at Miss Ink Stamps.  Today we're sharing projects using the fun collection of GNOMES!  Yep, these little gnomes are up to awesome adventures!  I can't wait to share all of them with you but today, I'm revealing my "Perfect Match" card. The Perfect Match stamp set is so fun and whimsical.  It reminds me of the antics of the House Mouse stamps that I love so much.  These gnomes are definitely just as full of mischief as the little House Mouse, don't you think?  

There are THREE new Gnome sets being released this week:  
Birthday Gnomes (prize on IG), 
Thank You Very Much (a twist on Elvis) 
Perfect Match!

If you're interested in joining the fun giveaway, please check out Miss Ink IG HERE.  Today, they're offering a fun giveaway of the Birthday Gnomes set.  Once the sets release, I will provide links to them on my blog post here.  You can also keep an eye out for them on the Miss Ink Stamps website HERE.

If you're interested in checking out how I created the gorgeous background for this card, check out the little videos I created for my TikTok.  If you follow the TOK, please follow me.  I would love to be able to do some lives over there...but I'm at just a few followers and I need at least 1000 to make lives...So until I reach that milestone, I'll share fun little video snips like this!  You can find me over there @stampingbugKerry.  :)

Items used:  Red, orange, yellow, black acrylic ink, Gel press, sparkle fluid, Miss Ink stencil:  Rainbow Sky (the sunburst) 

Copics:  TONS!  PanPastel:  Black and Silver, gloss medium, microfine glitter, gold thread, mini bling

Thanks for hopping over to check out my card!  I hope it inspires you to get creative today!  See you tomorrow for another sneak peek!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Drink Up! It's National Iced Tea Day today!!!


Hey there coffee/tea loving crafty peeps!  It's National Iced Tea Day today and I thought it would be fun to join my fellow Coffee Loving Papercrafty peeps in the fun with a Hop, hop, hop!  If you've come here from Robyn's blog, you're on the right track!  You might be thinkin' Hey there Kerbear, that doesn't look like any ICED TEA I've had before...WELL...Nope, It's a bit more Fancy...Yeah, I just had to get my pretty on and make a glass of Sun brewed Hibiscus Tea!  YEPPERS...I filled a jar full of water, added three dried hibiscus flowers and set it outside in the sun for about two hours.  I peeked out there a few times to check on it's done-ness...Yeah, if it's RED it's DONE!  I brought it inside and placed it in the fridge to cool up a bit and then a little while later, added some ice and a sweet paper straw and I was in business!  

Have you ever tried Hibiscus tea?  If you haven't, I'll just enable you right HERE with the yummy dried flowers that will change your life.  Don't worry about any sweeteners (but on occasion I will use Talenti Caramel syrup) because not only is this nectar of the gods beautiful, it packs it's own sweetness!  
After making my card (of course, it was inspired by my little lady tea.), I had to let this beauty join the photo shoot before she got guzzled down!  

To create my card, I pulled some pretty reds and pinks from my cardstock stash, pulled some of my favorite goodies from SugarPea Designs:  Stitched Rectangles Dies, Iced Coffee Die (retired) and then chose a fun sentiment from the Silhouette Design Studio to cut and apply to my design.  I colored the cup with various pinks and reds (Copics) and then overlaid a piece of vellum over it.  I also used some gloss to make the vellum and the straw shine.  

I also grabbed a few silver glitter photo corners from Thermoweb and colored them with the red marker before attaching them to the panel.  

Thanks for hopping along and checking out my project!  I hope it inspires you to make some iced tea today!  Hop on over to the CLC Blog for all the inspirational teamie links!  Or...Just hop right over to Amanda's blog by clicking on her image in the inlinkz below.  

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop Day 4: Miss Ink Stamps!

Hello there coffee loving crafty peeps!  It's DAY 4 of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring/Summer hop and today I'm sharing my fourth project with you today!  This time, I'm featuring the fun new stencil called "Latte Love" and the oldie but goodie coffee set "Brewtiful" from Miss Ink Stamps.  

To create my card, I started out by stenciling some Citrus Green and Cottage White Folk Art paint over the stencil using a foam dauber.  After that, I attached some sparkly washi and tied on some crumpled tissue paper for texture.  I used some green ribbon and some satin twine along with a bit of golden trad to tie on a yellow button.  
To finish things off, I added some green Nuvo drops and added some Lucky Leprechaun Dazzle Dust over the drops to make them sparkly.  I mounted the panel onto some yellow cardstock and then onto a yummy lime card base.  

Thanks so much for hopping over to check out my project.  I hope it inspires you to create something for the hop!  See you tomorrow for DAY 5!  Make sure to play along too.  You can upload your card and check out all the entries and Super Sponsors HERE.