Thursday, February 20, 2020

Wee Wee Wee....all the way home!

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope you're feelin' fine and enjoying the day.

Today I've got another shaker card for you using one of the new Sparkle Blend mixes from Doodles Paper Playground. This mix is called This Little Piggy.  I was thrilled when I saw this mix because I like pigs - LOL!!  As it happens I had this new darling little piggy die from Gina Marie which was perfect for this card.

Fun huh? Can you see the nifty little pig faces in the mix? Aren't they the cutest little things? Anyway I made this card by first painting a watercolor sky and grassy field using Kuretake Gansi Tambi watercolor paints.  

After the paint had dried I cut the little pig from the painted paper and I also cut the barnyard silhouette (Gina Marie) from Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper (Rinea). I assembled the shaker on the back side of the watercolor paper then affixed the barnyard on the front just below the horizon line. I printed the sentiment off my computer and added it to the bottom of the card.  This panel was then attached to a kraft card base.

He's a sweetie isn't he? 

Have a lovely day my friends - stay inky!!


Doodles Paper Playground - This Little Piggy
Gina Marie - Barnyard Silhouette, Pig
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Watercolor Paper
Rinea - Ebony/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper
Computer Generated Sentiment
Kraft Cardstock

Monday, February 17, 2020

Doodles Discount for You!

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Hello Friends - I mentioned earlier this month that I am a guest designer for Doodles Paper Playground and their lovely Sparkle Blends - limited edition sequins mixes.  I can't tell you how excited I am about this because you all know how much I love sparklie goodness!! Well I am happy to say that I have been generously given a code for YOU!

You can use the code: RONI10 to receive a 10% discount between now and March 31st. 

Use it to sample one or two mixes or order a whole envelope's totally up to you to use as you see fit.

These are a few of my current favorites....

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Turquoise  Birthstone Collection: December  Doodles Paper image 0

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Now I have to say the only bummer about these mixes is that they are only around until they are sold out so if you see a mix you like buy it now because it won't be around for long.  I hope you enjoy what I've shared using these lovely Sparkle Blends mixes and look forward to what I have coming up!  I can't stuff in the works :)

Friday, February 14, 2020

Love is In The Air - Doodles Paper Playground Valentine's Day Hop

Its time for the Doodles Paper Playground Love Is In The Air, February 2020 Sparkle Blends Release Blog Hop! Check out the New Release and place an order for your favorite Limited Edition Sparkle Blends in the Sparkle Blends Shop on Etsy.

The design team & I have created some awesome inspiration projects to share with you, featuring some of the 10 Sparkle Blends in this release. Plus, we have 4 prizes up for grabs, so make sure you leave some comment love on each stop on the hop for chances to win!  More on that below...

But first here is what I created....

I used the brand new mix - Love Hearts - for this card. 

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Isn't it so pretty...I love the embossed hearts, such a pretty addition to this mix.

I wanted to go big with this card so I started off by die-cutting the ornate heart (Spellbinders) from Silver/Gold Glossy foiled paper by Rinea and built a shaker box on the back of the diecut. It was filled with the Love Hearts mix and backed with Gold/Gold Starstruck foiled paper to help make those pretty pinks, reds and other colors in the mix pop.

I also die-cut Cupid and "Love" (Gina Marie) from Rinea foiled papers as well. These were all popped onto a card that I made using some vintage Valentine's papers from My Mind's Eye mounted on a red card base.

I hope my card inspires you to get your shaker on!

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See the Doodles Paper Playground hop post for giveaway prizes and entry details. Comments must be posted no later than 11:59pm EST on Sunday, February 16th, 2020 to be eligible to win. Open to US residents only who are at least 18 years old. Winners will be drawn Monday, February 17th & posted on the Doodles Paper Playground blog, Facebook page and in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club on Facebook. 

To celebrate our collective Love for packs of Sparkly Goodness, we are offering you a chance to save 15% off any order of $15.00 or more through February 16th, 2020. 

Use Coupon Code: LOVEU15


Hop along with us!

Gina Marie - Cupid, Love
Spellbinders - Monthly Die-Cut Club Heart
My Minds Eye - Heritage Valentine's
Cardstock, Foam Tape, Acetate Sheet

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tag You're It!

It's a tag challenge over at Lost Coast designs and here is my first tag....

The background is a mix of Fireworks! spray spritzed onto my craft mat then picked up with the tag.  I applied a couple strips of washi tape and I then stamped the circles background over top.  I colored in some of the circles with green sparkle marker (LOVE IT!!)  Grandma was stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink and colored with a variety of colored pencils - I gave her a few green sparkles as well. She was fussy cut and mounted on the tag.  Her dog friend was stamped directly on the tag and his eyes and toes were colored with a white marker. Finished it off with the stamped sentiment, faux gemstones and some very brightly colored fibers.

Do YOU smell cake??

What's your favorite?

I recently had a caramel cake with caramel frosting....mmmmm!! It was delish.

Be sure to join in on the fun...

Monday, February 10, 2020

A Little Valentine's Day Treat

Hello All...I hope you're having a wonderful start to your week!

Today I wanted to share with you a little Valentine's Day treat bag I made using Rinea Foiled Papers and some dies from both Spellbinders (silhouette) and Divinity Designs...

Isn't this just darling! The finished bag measures 2" x 4 1/2" and is 6" tall at the top of the bag or approx. 8 1/4" tall when you include the handles. It's a really nice size for all sorts of goodies. 

I made the bag by adhering the foiled paper to plain white cardstock then die-cut the following:
2 sides from Blush/Gold Glossy foiled paper
1 front (with the cutout) from Ruby/Gold Glossy foiled paper
1 back (plain) and 2 handles from Ruby Starstruck foiled paper

I added a piece of Turquoise/Gold Glossy foiled paper behind the design on the front panel and the silhouette cut from Ebony/Gold Glossy foiled paper to the front of the panel. After that all I had to do was glue all of the pieces together. It's so quick and easy but the results are stunning.

I think any Valentine would love to receive this goodie bag don't you?


Rinea - Ruby/Gold Glossy, Ruby/Ruby Starstruck, Blush/Gold Glossy, Turquoise/Gold Glossy, Ebony/Gold Glossy
Divinity Designs - Card Caddy & Gift Bag (CBD313)
Spellbinders - Sweet Letters
Adhesive(s), Paper Trimmer
Doodles Paper Playground - Sequins Mix

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Happy Little Flurries - Guest Designer for Doodles Paper Playground!

Hello everyone, I am thrilled to be a guest designer for Doodles Paper Playground for February and March. I think you're going to love the new release - so many fun Sparkle Blends to choose from.  I wanted to share what I created using the Happy Little Flurries blend.

Don't you just love all the lovely colors - pinks, purples, iridescent white, blues and more. This blend is just perfect for those cool frosty mornings!

I started off by cutting the window in the kraft snowflake paper from Unity Stamp Co. I also diecut a scallop frame out of Rinea Turquoise/Turquoise Starstruck foiled paper and the snowflake insert (Spellbinders) from Sapphire/Gold Glossy foiled paper (also from Rinea).

I assembled the shaker on the back of the kraft paper and mounted it over a card base which was covered with a mat of the same Sapphire/Gold Glossy foiled paper as the snowflake frame. To finish off the card I diecut a fish-tale banner and stamped Let It Snow (MFT) with Paradise VersaFine Clair ink; popped two of the lovely holographic stars on it and affixed it under the shaker.

Just look at that sparkle!!

I hope you enjoy my creation and stop back in and see what else I've been creating with more fun Sparkle Blends.


Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blend - Happy Little Flurries
Rinea - Sapphire/Gold Glossy; Turquoise/Turquoise Starstruc
Unity Stamp Co - Snowflake Paper
MFT - Scallop Frame, Fish-tale Banner, Snow Globe Sentiments
Spellbinders - Snowflake Frame
Imagine - Paradise VersaFine Clair Ink