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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Some Odd Girl ~ Peacock Kaylee

Welcome Back Friends,

Super excited to share my project with you today. I have been chosen to be a part of the Some Odd Girl Design Team. I look forward to spending the next 6 months with this talented team.
My card today features Peacock Kaylee she can be found on the Some Odd Girl Online Store.



I have always loved coloring peacocks. The colors give such a striking outcome. The Copic colors I have used here are:
Skin: E000, E00,E11,E21,R20
Hair:E30, E31, E35, E57
Clothing: YR21, YR23,YR24, YR27, B23, B24, B28, B29


Thank you for stopping by today. If you aren't already a member to the Some Odd Girl Facebook Community Page make sure to click HERE to join the fun.
Hugs, Melanie

Saturday, July 13, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ Holly ~ Spring Chickens

Welcome Back Friends!
Today I want to share a fun card created with a LDRS Creative Polkadoodle stamp set titled
 
This was such a fun stamp to color. I have used Copic markers as my chosen medium. The background papers are also by Polkadoodle titled "Daisy Delight"
 
I have used two of our wonderful new die sets titled "Practically Oval Frame Set" and "Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set" Both of these sets are so versatile and you will use them time and time again.
Make sure to check out our awesome Facebook Group if your not already a member. Simply click
HERE to join. Have an awesome day! Melanie

Sunday, June 30, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ Polkadoodles "Spot On"

Welcome Back Friends,

Today I am sharing some animal fun! Check out this adorable new stamp set by Polkadoodles. These Giraffe's are PRECIOUS!!!! I had so much fun with this project.

I have used the following LDRS Creative Supplies:


 
 
 
 
 
Here is a close up of my project. Check out the Giraffe peaking over the fence...HaHaHa


Thank you for stopping by and visiting me today. If your not already a part of the LDRS Creative Facebook Group head on over there and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 28, 2019

LDRS Creative's June Release Day 2


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our amazing SUMMER CRITTERS collection! My oh my, this is probably one of our favorite releases EVER!
You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).

First come the fabulous new stamp sets; Beary Great DaySpot On, both from the Polkadoodles line, and  Dill With It. If you saw these on HSN, you'll be happy to know they're now in our regular store: Happy Everything, Stinkin' Amazing, Thank Ewe, Whale Wishes!

Tons of dies to create the perfect scenes: At The Beach Die, By the Sea Die, Here Comes The Sun Die Set, In A Cloudy Sky Die Set, In The Grass Die Set, Lil' Pink Houses Die, Rainbow Bits Die Set.

And basic dies to meet all your papercrafting needs? We say YES to BASICS: Practically Oval Frame Set, Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set.

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!



Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on July 2, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code JUNE15
(*Coupon valid until July 1, 2019, midnight EST)

My personal project for today's hop is this really fun created "scene" card. I absolutely love our brand new dies, Now building a scene is easier than ever. You will want to match them up with our stencils. Make sure you grab these up because you will get a lots of use out of them. 



At first when I saw this "Dill With It" Stamp Set I was clueless. I am not a pickle type of person but as soon as I began coloring it up and using the stencils and dies I was hooked. I mean check these cool pickles!!!




and the mason jar with the mini pickles to float inside..... So much FUN!!!! 

Finish it off with the "In The Grass,"Here Comes The Sun", and "In a Cloudy Sky" dies and I really love the finished card!

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

Day 2:

As always thank you for visiting my blog and my fellow teammate's blogs. We enjoy every moment creating with LDRS Creative and look forward to seeing what you make with this new release!

Melanie Smith





Thursday, June 27, 2019

LDRS Creative's June Release! ~ "Have a Beary Great Day!"


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our amazing SUMMER CRITTERS collection! My oh my, this is probably one of our favorite releases EVER!
You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).

First come the fabulous new stamp sets; Beary Great DaySpot On, both from the Polkadoodles line, and  Dill With It. If you saw these on HSN, you'll be happy to know they're now in our regular store: Happy Everything, Stinkin' Amazing, Thank Ewe, Whale Wishes!

Tons of dies to create the perfect scenes: At The Beach Die, By the Sea Die, Here Comes The Sun Die Set, In A Cloudy Sky Die Set, In The Grass Die Set, Lil' Pink Houses Die, Rainbow Bits Die Set.

And basic dies to meet all your papercrafting needs? We say YES to BASICS: Practically Oval Frame Set, Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set.


Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!



Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on July 2, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code JUNE15
(*Coupon valid until July 1, 2019, midnight EST)

My personal project for the blog hop is this adorable little bear. His Honey Pot and baby bear reminded me of Winne The Pooh so I chose a red/yellow color scheme which reminds me of Pooh!




This adorable bear is part of the "Have a Beary Great Day" Stamp Set by Polkadoodles.

The baby bear in the honey pot was masked using the LDRS Masking Paper by Simply following these directions:

Step 1: Stamp the honey pot onto a white card stock and onto a piece of masking paper. 

Step 2: Cut out the mask image along the black outline

Step 3: Peel the backing off the masking paper and use it to cover the honey pot stamped onto the card stock.

Step 4: Now stamp baby bear onto of the jar making sure to over lap the top of the jar. Now his cute face is peaking out from inside the honey pot.




I have used Alcohol markers to color the stamps in my project. For the beautiful multi layer look I have used the brand new Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set. This stamp set has 8 layering dies and is perfect for A2 size cards.



Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!


Day 1:

And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Melanie Smith


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Some Odd Girl Design Team Call

Hi Friends,



I have a super fun project to share with you today. I have designed this card as part of my submission for "Some Odd Girl's" Design Team. The entry requires a sample of my work using a SOG stamp. I have a mini collection of them so I dug them out and I just PLAYED to my hearts content. I really like the way it turned out.


 This card design is an A2 size and has a subtle sparkle. The background was created using a stencil by Crafter's Companion titled "Droplets" I have inked it up using Ranger Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Broken Feathers, and Peacock Feathers. Some inked droplets have a clear sparkle pen added for a little extra glimmer. The seaweed is a die from Stampin' Up! but the STAR of the show is this precious stamp set by Some Odd Girl titled "Under The Sea Mae" I absolutely love coloring mermaids which is why I chose this stamp for my submission.  Here is a close up of my coloring...



I have used Copic Markers in the following colors:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E2, R20
Hair: E13, E15, E17, Eyes: BB23, B24
Mermaid: Y18, V01, V05, V06, V09
Sea Horse: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18

To finish off the project I added a background layer of mirror card by Crafter's Companion and then finished off with a few sequins from my stash.

I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I have enjoyed creating it. Happy Stamping my crafty friends!
 Melanie

Thursday, June 13, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ Nuts About You!

Hi Friends,

Today I have a cute card using a LDRS Creative Stamp set titled "Nuts About You".   
Polkadoodles has the most adorable critter stamps. Make sure to check them all out in our Online Store.


 This adorable fox was a joy to color. I have used Alcohol markers to color him.
The Sweet Sensations 6x6" paper pack is perfect for this foxes cupcake. They both even have cherry's :-)
One last look...

Make sure you check out the LDRS Creative Facebook Group. We aim to inspire your creative juices. If you have enjoyed viewing my work I would be honored to have you as a new "follower". Simply add your email to the space in the side bar and you will receive my new posts in your email inbox. This ensures you do not miss a project.  Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have an amazing day! Melanie
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