Monday, June 12, 2017

CTMH June Stamp of the Month Hello Foxy


I have been having so much fun playing with the June Stamp of the Month - Hello Foxy.  Not only are the foxes super adorable, but I love the flower wreath too.  This set is one of those versatile ones that you can use all year long for a variety of projects.


Busy Life Tip:
It seems like I'm always running around at the last minute and I love to include a handstamped note, card or tag when I'm dropping things off, delivering orders or returning things I've borrowed.  So, whenever I come up with a sweet and simple idea like this bag, I quickly stamp and assemble a few of them.  That way I can just glue them on a bag or punch a hole in the top and make it a tag and I'm done.


Items used for this project:



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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Create Your Own Custom Rainbow Pad for your Unicorn



There are some stamps, like this adorable Unicorn from the Little Dreamer stamp set, that just need to be stamped on a rainbow pad.  Shouldn't all unicorns be colored like the rainbow?  

Today I'm going to share a fun tutorial on how to create your own rainbow pad.  


Step One:
Choose the colors for your project.



Step Two: Place 3-4 folded baby wipes on a plate or tray.  Gently squeeze reinker bottle to dispense ink.  Place the colors in the order you like.  A good rule of thumb is to start with the lightest color and build up to the darkest color.



Step Three: 
Place the stamp across the colors at the angle you prefer.   Tap up and down to completely ink up the stamp.  As you tap up and down you may want to slightly move the stamp on the pad so that the colors blend and you don't have a harsh line between colors.





Step Four:
Stamp your image and add to your project!









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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bunnies, bunnies...everywhere... Another fun RHR Retreat!

Once again we had a fabulous weekend at Rabbit Hill Ranch!  I drove up Thursday evening so that I could get things set up and then my guests began arriving on Friday morning around 9am.  We stayed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and then checked out at 2pm on Monday.  It was still hard to leave, even after having an extra long weekend there!

I'm catching up on sleep and editing my photos so that I can share them all with you and show you all the fun we had.

One of my favorite parts is the opportunity to relax and create.  I brought along my cricut and prepped items for my upcoming Cricut and Flower classes at Foothills Adult School and I played with the adorable February Stamp of the Month.  It was so easy to come up with bunny ideas when I was surrounded by bunnies at Rabbit Hill Ranch!

We asked the owner if she knew how many bunnies were hidden in the decor on the property and she said she has never counted but there must by over 500!!  There are bunnies in the paintings and there are ceramic bunnies and there are bunnies on the plates and the cups...  I don't blame her for not counting!

Well here is one of the sweet bunny cards I created while I was hanging with my buds at Rabbit Hill Ranch.



Products Used:

  • X7218B Dreamin Big Paper Pack
  • S1702 Easter Bunny (only available February 2017)
  • Watercolor Pencils 
  • 3174 - Blending Pen
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Monday, January 23, 2017

CTMH - January Stamp of the Month

Just a little over a week left to pick up this amazing stamp of the month.  I have had so much fun using this stamp set.  I love it because it is super versatile.  By adding the "thank you" and the "you make me happy" sentiments, they made this set one that I could use all year long.


Here's one of the sweet and simple cards I made with it.  





Wouldn't these be perfect for wedding "thank you" cards?  You could adjust the colors to match the wedding.  You could use the flower spring on place cards for the table and on signs throughout the wedding.  It would be gorgeous.  But why stop at a wedding?  You could use these for mother's day, birthday, a tea party... See what I mean?  Versatile!!!

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