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Saturday, April 13, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ Ruby Celebration

Welcome back creative friends,

I am here with you today to share one of the newly released LDRS Creative Stamps. This is  Celebration Ruby by Polkadoodles.



LDRS Products Used:



I coordinated her clothing to match the cheerful paper and added a flower from the Polkadoodle Fancy Flowers Dies which I think is just precious. 


Thank you for stopping by today. Make sure to check out the LDRS Creative Facebook Group if you are not already a member. Also if you would like to see my work more often simply leave your email address in the blank on the side bar and you will receive an email notification when a new project is posted. Thanks a bunch friends!
Creative Hugs, Melanie

Sparkle N Sprinkle Vintage Peony Inspiration

Hello Sparkle Friends,

Today rather than using our AMAZING glitters...My focus is on our BEAUTIFUL embossing powders.


Sparkle N Sprinkle Supplies:
I have always loved Gold with Black and these floral sets released this month are PERFECT for solid heat embossing. Here is a LINK to the bundle which saves you money. Peony Rubber Stamp Bundle

DESIGNER NOTE: Have you ever stamped a sentiment a little less than straight? Here is a tip... Simply offset the paper like I have done here and it looks like you stamped it perfectly... HAHAHAHA. 

I also backed the embossed panel with a beautiful gold glitter paper from my stash. Then I finished up the design adding simple little dots using the Nuvo Glitter Marker. This is the first time I have used one and now I need them ALL! They make perfect little dot accents. We still have some in stock so click HERE to get them ASAP. (wink)





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Here is one last look at my card... Have an amazing weekend my friends! Melanie

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Copic Coloring On Glitter.

Hi Friends,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I have a new card to share with all of you today. I created this using products from Sparkle N Sprinkle. This is a "new to me"  technique using the 

Lovely Magnolia Stamp Set by Sparkle N Sprinkle.


Sparkle N Sprinkle Supplies Used:

This is the first time I have stamped, colored, and embossed on
 SNS Sticker Paper Here is how I did it...

Step 1:  I simply cut down a piece of Glitter Paper. Did you know SNS Sticker Paper is ONLY $3.50??? What a bargain!


Step 2: Carefully peel the backing of the sticker paper and sprinkle Cloud Nine Glitter G2000 onto the sticky side and burnish i with your finger. As always, use a coffee filter under your project so you can easily pour it back into the container.


Step 3: Now your ready to stamp and color. I used a stamp platform for this step and then began coloring with my Copic Markers. I started with R81 which is my lightest color.


Step 4: Choose your second darkest color, I used R83. You are going to place this in the shadow areas if your flower.


Step 5: Using your darkest color add sparingly in those darkest shadowed areas. I used R85


Step 6: Blend out the darkest areas into the lighter areas with your lightest marker. Do this step by step in all of the areas. I like to do one small area at a time.


When you use your Copic markers on glitter do color gently so you do not mess up your nibs.
Here is a close up of my coloring. I added some Nuvo Dew Drops in Rosewood to the petals.



Here is the finished card once again. I hope you have enjoyed today's project.


Hugs, Melanie

Friday, April 5, 2019

LDRS Creative Release Day 3 ~ Father's Day




Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! In this release, we are introducing some cute and simple stamps to create project for your loved ones on Mother's Day, Father's Day, and more! We even have some patriotic vibe going on! There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. 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, we have TWO brand new clear stamp sets called Americana and You're So Tweet!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! We had previously introduced Ruby (Celebration, Pretty Cute, So Sassy) at Creativation and decided to give her her own spotlight on Day 1, along with a gorgeous new 6x6 paper pack called Daisy Delights!


We also have TWO new die sets that will help you get a fabulous look in no time, on top of being simply adorable: a full coverplate die called Petalette Peek-A-Boo and a Sweet Village Border Duos.


 And you can grab the entire release in bundle, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $25 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. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on April 9th.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code APR15
(*Coupon valid until April 10, 2019, midnight EST)



Hi Friends, My personal project today comes with a tutorial. I have created a scene with lots of the new product. It was such fun playing with the new products.... just wait till you get your hands on them :-)





Step 1: Begin by simply stamping your truck onto you paper.


Step 2: Next you will need to use masking paper to stamp the truck again. Use the mask to cover up your truck completely.


Step 3: I have added a wooden fence partially over the truck making it look like there is a wooden container of sorts on the back of the truck. Notice how your stamping OVER the masked truck. This way it will look like it is actually in the truck. 


Step 4: Create a mask for the fence... and use it to cover up the fence you just stamped.


Step 5: Using your Raven ink stamp the flowers in black. This way you can color them ;-)


Step 6: Gently take off your masks to reveal the truck bed full of flowers. Now you just have coloring left :-)



Close up of colored truck below.


Finished Project:


Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!


Day 3:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration! Also check out our Facebook Group if you are not already a member. Hugs, Melanie

Thursday, April 4, 2019

LDRS Creative Release Day 2 ~ Mother's Day


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! In this release, we are introducing some cute and simple stamps to create project for your loved ones on Mother's Day, Father's Day, and more! We even have some patriotic vibe going on! There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. 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, we have TWO brand new clear stamp sets called Americana and You're So Tweet!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! We had previously introduced Ruby (Celebration, Pretty Cute, So Sassy) at Creativation and decided to give her her own spotlight on Day 1, along with a gorgeous new 6x6 paper pack called Daisy Delights!


We also have TWO new die sets that will help you get a fabulous look in no time, on top of being simply adorable: a full coverplate die called Petalette Peek-A-Boo and a Sweet Village Border Duos.


 And you can grab the entire release in bundle, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $25 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. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on April 9th.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code APR15
(*Coupon valid until April 10, 2019, midnight EST)



Are you having fun with the LDRS Creative release week? Here is my personal project for our Mother's Day card designs...


LDRS Creative Products Used:






Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!keep track – add the specific list to each day; not all three at the same time ;-))


Day 2:


And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration! Also check out our Facebook Group if you are not already a member. Hugs, Melanie


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

LDRS Creative Release Day 1 ~ Featuring LDRS Ruby Stamps By Polkadoodles


Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! In this release, we are introducing some cute and simple stamps to create project for your loved ones on Mother's Day, Father's Day, and more! We even have some patriotic vibe going on! There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. 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, we have TWO brand new clear stamp sets called Americana and You're So Tweet!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! We had previously introduced Ruby (Celebration, Pretty Cute, So Sassy) at Creativation and decided to give her her own spotlight on Day 1, along with a gorgeous new 6x6 paper pack called Daisy Delights!


We also have TWO new die sets that will help you get a fabulous look in no time, on top of being simply adorable: a full coverplate die called Petalette Peek-A-Boo and a Sweet Village Border Duos.


 And you can grab the entire release in bundle, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $25 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. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on April 9th.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code APR15
(*Coupon valid until April 10, 2019, midnight EST)


Here is my personal project featuring the
 Polkadoodles Ruby "Pretty Cute" Stamp



I have also used the brand new Polkadoodles 6x6" Paper Stack named Daisy Delight. I just love the RICH colors in this paper.


LDRS Products I have used: 

Hybrid Ink in Key Lime Pie

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

Day 1:
And make sure to be back tomorrow for more inspiration! Also check out our Facebook Group if you are not already a member. Hugs, Melanie


Saturday, March 30, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ If Friends Were Flowers

Welcome Back Friends!

Today I am here to share a special project with you. I created this card for HSN near the end of last year and I got wonderful feedback from it so I have held it waiting to share it with all of you. It has just been released in the LDRS Creative Online Store. I am absolutely in love with BOTH of the new floral sets that are now available. The set I am using today is called "If Friends Were Flowers" It is a stamp AND die set and is a MUST HAVE in my opinion ;-)



My focus with this card was to show off these beautiful floral.  I started my card with a thick white card stock for the base. Then I did a second layer of white card giving a large white framed look. I added a blue vertical card panel to add contrast for the flowers. The sentiment is from the die set that coordinates with this "If Friends Were Flowers" Set.

Here is a close up of my coloring...


My goal with my coloring was to create a multi stamped look without having layered stamps. I just love how they turned out. 

Make sure to check for not just this set, but all of the newly released items. Click below to find ALL the NEW products.


Have an AMAZING day! Melanie

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle Swallowtail Butterflies

Welcome Back My Sparkle Friends,

I have been playing with a lot of Sparkle N Sprinkle products today!  I hope you find this Swallowtail Butterflies Stamp Set #856 as inspiring as I do.


I have used the following Sparkle n Sprinkle Products in this project:


Starting with a piece of our Sparkle N Sprinkle Water Color Paper, Stamp the outline butterfly stamp with Versa Mark Ink and heat emboss using our Detail White Embossing Powder. 



Using a watercolor medium begin filling in the butterflies to create a subtle butterfly background.


Cut the background die with a coordinating color of card stock using the Gothic Border Squares Die Set By Tonic.
On watercolor paper stamp the butterfly once more with Versa Mark Ink and heat emboss with the Black Detail Embossing Powder. Then water color like the background. Lastly fussy cut the butterfly and glue just the center to the die cut.


Take note of the glitter border around the finished card. It was created with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape  and Lacy Lilac Glitter 
The edges of the card were then dipped into the Versa Mark pad then sprinkled with the Super Thick Spring Lilac Embossing Powder
One last look :-)



 Thank you for stopping by today. Don't forget to add your email to the side bar to receive my blog posts in your in box. Hugs! Melanie

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle Little Garden Cottage


Welcome Back My Friends,

Today I am here as part of Sparkle N Sprinkle's design team. This project is near and dear to my heart because I envision it as a "Fairy House" rather than just a  "Little Garden Cottage"
 


 
Sparkle N Sprinkle Supply List:

Below is a close up of all of my coloring in this project along with a list of all colors used. 


 
Copic Markers Used:
R22, R24, R27
YG61, YG63, YG67, YG91, YG93, YG97
E02, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18, E19, E23, E25, E27, E29, E31, E33, E35, E42, E43, E77 
 
Once colored I began embellishing the project using 3 of our awesome products. For the Mushrooms I used glue along with the Fire Engine Red Glitter to give to tops of the mushrooms some glam. Then I added just a few little flakes from the Super Thick Embossing Powder in white to create the spots on the mushroom. Our awesome Design Team Coordinator came up with this idea and it worked!!! Thank You Jess!!!



  
Lastly I glued on some of our Bronze Mica Flakes to the tree trunk to give added dimension. See the close up photos below...


 
Close up showing the Mica flakes added to the tree trunk....How fun right??

I hope my project today has inspired you today, I am really enjoying the Sparkle N Sprinkle product line. Simply use my code below to save 10% off your next order. 
 
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 Have a crafty day! Melanie

Thursday, March 14, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ If Friends Were Flowers

Welcome Back My Friends,

Today I have had fun coloring with my Copic markers. I have chosen to color the LDRS Creative's  "If Friends Were Flowers" Stamp & Die Set and use it along with the "Country Friends 6x6 Paper" by Polkadoodles. Both of these items are available on the LDRS Creative's  Online Store
 

The softness of the patterned paper drew me in and I used it as my color inspiration. This allowed for a seamless blend once the florals were colored.

Copic Markers Used:
RR81, R83, R85
YG41, YG45

Once colored I then used the coordinating dies to cut both the flowers and the sentiment. I layered the single flower and leaf sprig directly to the card using a liquid adhesive. Then I popped up the larger floral stamp using foam squares. This gives the card so much more dimension.
 
Here is a close up of the detailed stamps. This set is just beautiful to work with. 


I hope I have inspired you today. Just goes to show you do not need many Copic markers to create something beautiful. If you enjoy seeing my work please leave me your email along the side bar. You will then receive my posts via email a couple times a week. This ensures you do not miss a project. 

Hugs, Melanie

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle Easter Parade

Hi Friends,

I have an adorable Easter card to share with you today. This stamp set called Easter Parade is by Sparkle N Sprinkle and it is available in both Digital as well as rubber stamps. I have linked all items below for your convenience.


I have used the following Sparkle N Sprinkle Products:
Here is the close up of my coloring... See below for the color combos that I have used.


Copic Colors:
YR01, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09
Y11, Y13, Y18, Y19
BG10, BG11, BG13
E31, E35, E35

Here is a close up showing how I created the area around the stamp using both Nuvo Embellishment mousse and creating the embossed areas with Sparkle N Sprinkle Super Thick embossing powders. Now for the step by steps...

Step 1:
Using two colors of Nuvo  Embellishment Mousse ( Powder Blue and Aloe Vera) I mixed them to soften the color from the Aloe Vera. I was after a mint green.

Step 2:
I carefully sprinkled just the corners with the super thick white powder. Heating from underneath no need for any other items. I did one corner at a time. I was going for a framed look.

Step 3: Once finished I decided to try putting just the edge of the paper down into the versamark ink pad then I sprinkled the white Super Thick embossing powder and heated that with my heat tool. It formed a really finished look to the edges and I am very pleased with the look.

Step 4: Just for some added flair I sprinkled the Super Thick Embossing Powder in gold to each corner and heated it from underneath.




Here is one last look at the finished project. I added a couple of die pieces from the Tonic Garland Terrace Die set just for some added interest.

 Thank you for visiting today. Make sure to check out the Sparkle N Sprinkle Online Store for all of your crafty supplies. You can receive 10% just for being a friend of mine.... Simply click below.

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Have a crafty weekend m friends!
Hugs! Melanie
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