A whimsical place to play, where paper and ink become one.

Monday, April 29, 2019

LDRS Creative ~ So Sassy Ruby is a Fox!

Hi Creative Friends,

I am here with you today to share a fun new LDRS Creative Stamp by Polkadoodle's named "So Sassy Ruby". Isn't she "Foxy"?


LDRS Creative Items Used:

I have colored the stamp using alcohol markers and used foam dots to raise her up along with the frame to give the card dimension. The added flowers and leaves along with the sign are from the Garden Escape Build A Card Die Set.
Lastly the "Foxy" sentiment is from the Arctic Snowfall stamp set. doesn't it fit the little die sign perfectly?


 One last look. Thank you for stopping by and visiting me today. Make sure to check out the LDRS Creative Facebook Group if you are not already a member.

If you would like to see my personal work more often make sure to leave your email in the side bar. I would love to have you to visit often :-) 
Hugs, Melanie

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Sparkle N Sprinkle Botanical Ruffled Peony ~ 10% off your entire order!!!

Welcome Back Sparkle Friends, 

I am here with you today to share a emboss resist technique using watercolors.


Sparkle N Sprinkle Products Used:

Here is how I created this....

Step 1: Using your Versa Mark and your White Opaque Embossing Powder EP166 stamp a few floral stamps and heat emboss.


Step 2: Using a watercolor medium simply add color in the openings created by the stamps to add color.


Step 3: Once colored blot with a paper towel to dry any ink. You can rub over the embossed areas too, to give a slight tint of color. See close up below.


I heat embossed the sentiment with our Palm Green Cosmic Semi Trans Embossing Powder EP372 then Nuvo Glitter Drops in Sherbert Shimmer 754N were used to accent the florals and to add a little glitter.


I hope you have enjoyed this weeks project. Would you like to SAVE 10% today on all of your SNS products? Simply use my DT code below when checking out :-)


Hugs, Melanie

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)





CLICK HERE to visit the sparkle N Sprinkle Online Store and Don't forget to use my DT code below to save 10% on your entire order :-)



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


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