Thursday, July 28, 2016

Holiday Collection Release - DoveArt Studios


It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.



Introducing the holiday collection!!
Featuring 8 NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Let's begin with our Release HOP!
Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:

This was super fun to make and I am always looking for stamps that work with masculine cards...this one was PERFECT!  I combined it with a few other DoveArt Studios stamps too.  I am putting links right below for a quick and easy access to the store.

After coloring this cute guy up I fussy cut him out (which was easy to do).  I stamped the trees and quickly colored the background up.  I added a little Stampendous chunky white embossing powder to the trees just by sprinkling it on top and heating below.  A little edge distressing and POW! man card DONE!  This would also make a fabulous Christmas card too don't you think?

Copics:
E31 E33 E35 E57
E40 E41 E42 E43
Tree Background:  B0000 B91 B45


Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  

We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove (You are here.  Thanks for stopping by)
Andrea
Zoe
Nic
Rhea
Faye
Dorinda
Delphine
Cassandra
Lois
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!







Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Always Inspired!

I don't know about you but I find inspiration everywhere.  I bet you do too!  Today I was inspired by my friend Zoe who creates these simple yet extravagant cards just by keeping the focal point with a splash of color.  I love the outcome don't you?!  I also decided to use one of her little chippie sentiments she designs and sells.  They layer so they pop.  I am in LOVE!  You can see her chippies HERE


I love it when someone is inspired from something I do and they mention my name...that is like the MOST awesome compliment and feeling!  So thank you to everyone that continue to leave me love around the web.

This little cutie is by Aurora Wings.  She had a celebration last week and this was a freebie.  YES SNAG!!  I enjoyed every moment of coloring him up...I needed the ME time!  You can find more Aurora Wings HERE

Copics:
E50 E51 E21 E23
E43 E44 E47
BV20 BV23 BV25 BV29
YG21 YG23 YG17 YG67
B01 BG09

Copic Must Have's - X-Press It Tape Runner

So I know there are a lot of companies offering tape runners so what is different about Copics X-Press It?  Did you know it's 13 yards long?  Along with all the great things about it, it is also heat resistant which means you can use it for embossing...how cool is that?!  I always love having a tape runner in my take-a-long craft tote.  You never know when you are going to need it, right?!  I created this fun card using it and I can tell you it's not coming apart...ever...unless the dog eats it. 


I thought I would whip up a card using the great product and so I did!  Here is my owl all carded up and not going anywhere!

Here are some of the features of the tape runner...and you know you need one for your crafty stuff!

X-Press It® Double Sided Tape Runner
  • Extra-strong permanent adhesive
  • Acid and Solvent Free
  • Heat Resistant
  • Smooth application that doesn't "gum up" 
  • 1/3" wide x 13 yards
You can find it HERE 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Copic Must Haves - Dipping Pen


Imagination International Inc. has this super cool product for those that want to step outside of their comfort zone and expand their creativity!  This product by IC provides great tools for creating unique, personalized calligraphy for a variety of purposes as well and fine detailed artwork.  Although just grabbing a multiliner can be quick and easy this product provides SUPER fine lines or thicker if desired and the ink is so rich.  I enjoyed creating this little piece of artwork using a photograph I took in 2009 when I worked at the Wildlife zoo. 



I know calligraphy is making a comeback and this might be the perfect tool to use!

...AND DONE!!

Here is a link for a good tutorial on how to use it as well as another HERE.  The dipping ink comes in black and white. There are also tip options to create different effects.  Grab your new tools and get started!

ENJOY!!







Thursday, July 21, 2016

I Got You Babe!

So super cute don't you think?!  Another new release from Stampendous and it's just in time to start planning your Christmas cards!  You can find all the new House Mouse ® release stamps HERE