Papertrey Ink // Text & Texture Agate + Geode Layer Dies + Glorious Globes April + Sentiment Staples Congratulations

Another month, another Papertrey release! Are you all ready for the next few days filled with incredible paper crafting inspiration?! I sure am πŸ˜‰ Let’s dive in!

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My first project is showcasing Betsy Veldman’s new sets… Geode Layer Dies and Text and Texture Agate stamps. This particular card was so fun to put together because my sweet daughter LOVES collecting “special” rocks. We can’t take this girl anywhere without her finding something cool on the ground and her begging to take it home to wash it. She’s just the cutest.

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My color inspiration came from this image I found on Pinterest…

I used little bits from the Shaker and Sprinkles kit to create the crystals in the center. πŸ™‚

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My next project is showing off the latest from Lizzie Jones… her monthly Glorious Globes April as well as Sentiment Staples Congratulations.

papertrey ink stephanie gold geode layer dies text and texture agate glorious globes april sentiment staples congratulations

I took this set in a bit of a different direction this time by turning one of the circles into a floral focal point. It’s accents are created with Circle Scribbles dies and Doodlie Do coordinating dies.

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That’s it for me today! I will see you all back here again tomorrow. Much love.

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Neat & Tangled // May Release Day 2

Woo woo, it’s day 2!! Neat & Tangled is celebrating Day 2 of their May Release with more incredible products to showcase and today we are working with this unique creation, Art Deco:

I realllllllly wanted to achieve a masculine look with this set (which is basically the hardest thing for me to do ever because I’m bursting at the seams with flowers, frills, and glitter).

by Stephanie Gold for Neat & Tangled Art Deco

I combined a few different blues to create the rickety bold stripe in the center and a grey as the overlay. I really loved how even though there was so much interest going on, that the “CONGRATS” still showed up nice and bold.

by Stephanie Gold for Neat & Tangled Art Deco

Be sure to check out the Neat & Tangled Blog for today’s full reveal and leave a comment for your chance to win the Art Deco stamp set!Β  πŸ™‚

Remember all new products will go live for purchase in the shop on Friday, May 5 at 8am EST! Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for day 2! πŸ˜‰

Xo, Stephanie

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Lil Inker Mini Release with Special Guests!

Hey everyone! Steph here again and I am so excited to be joining the lovely Lil Inker Design Team as well as some very special guests for a super fun mini new release blog hop! You should have arrived here from the lovely Cheryl Knutti’s Blog. Let’s get started!

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs angel pets be the reason

How gorgeous are these new big beautiful sentiment stamps?? The designs left me breathless when I first saw them. To make my card be all about the sentiment I put a few ink pads together and created an ombre effect. The top and bottom of my white cardstock were die cut with the Dual Dotted Border Dies and the background was cut with the Fringe Scalloped Rectangle Dies.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs angel pets be the reason

Aren’t the colors so pretty together??

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs angel pets be the reason

My next card is all about our sweet fur babies. I always picture animals in Heaven when they pass so I really wanted to try to convey that in my card. I put the sentiment with a puppy paw in the center of a Sweet Celebration heart and used the wings and the cloud stitches to give it a floating angelic feel.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs angel pets be the reason

Here are the brand new products being released today:

Now before you leave, don’t forget to leave a comment because each comment is entered to win one of the products being released today!!! It’s never a party without a prize, am I right?! πŸ˜‰

Alright friends, thank you so very much for stopping by. Have a wonderful time shopping this new release!!! Much love.

Xo, Stephanie

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Lil Inker New Release Blog Hop Day 1

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tombstone Pillow Box Candy Corn Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold #halloweencraft

Happy Lil Inker New Release Day!!! You should have arrived here from the beautiful Karen Baker’s blog. Laura has some INCREDIBLE Halloween goodies for you and I have been having a total blast making fun little holiday cards and crafts!!! First are these two little pillow boxes that I created using the Halloween Word Tag Dies, Tombstone Peek-a-boo Die Set, and the Batty Hugger Die and Stamp Bundle. Aren’t they adorable?! And the one on the left has a fun added perk to it… I die cut it with the Tombstone Peek-a-boo die so it turned into a tiny little CANDY COFFIN!!!!!

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tombstone Pillow Box Candy Corn Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold #halloweencraft

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tombstone Pillow Box Candy Corn Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold #halloweencraft

You have no idea how excited I was about this haha. I am a total craft nerd, I know. But isn’t it SO FUN?!! πŸ™‚ This second one is accented using the “Boo” sentiment from the Halloween Word Tag Dies.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Tombstone Pillow Box Candy Corn Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold #halloweencraft

My next project is all about that Batty Set! πŸ˜‰

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Batty Hugger Bundle Bat Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold

I cut out the bat from a piece of black cardstock and turned the cutout into a card, and the bat into a pencil decoration!

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Batty Hugger Bundle Bat Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold

The bat needed a little extra pizzazz so I used Wink of Stella to outline the bat and then a black pen to accent the white part of him. I stamped his sweet little batty vampire face and an inside sentiment using a couple of the stamps in the set.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Batty Hugger Bundle Bat Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold

For the pencil decoration I used gold pigment ink to stamp the “batty for you” sentiment on the black bat and added some black and sparkle orange ribbon and an orange clothespin to finish it off.

by Stephanie Gold for Lil Inker Designs Batty Hugger Bundle Bat Halloween Card Golden Simplicity #cardmaking #lilinker #goldensimplicity #stephaniegold

So funny story… I couldn’t find any Halloween pencils in stores when I was putting this project together so I ended up using a broad chisel tipped Sharpie to color a regular pencil black ha! It worked out surprisingly well too!

Alrighty here are the amazing new products used on these fun projects today:

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And don’t forget, new releases mean GIVEAWAYS!!!! Leave a comment on all of the blogs on the hop for a chance to win some Lil Inker GOODNESS!! πŸ™‚

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Your next stop is the Lil Inker Store!!! Yay!! Leave a comment and get shoppin friends! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie

Honey Bee August Blog Hop

Good Morning Honey Bees! Welcome to our August release Honey Hop!!!
All this week we have been showing you little sneaks of our awesome new stamp sets and dies! Tomorrow our new release goes live and to celebrate we are showing you some beautiful projects, today!!!
What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? This time we not only have one awesome prize pack but TWO!! One winner will win our zen florals pack (Zen florals, Zen Bouquet, and each of their matching die sets) and our second winner will win our Alpha prize pack! (Color me alpha stamp set, sentiment alpha stamp set, and color me alpha die set). All you have to do to win is comment on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blogs by Sunday August 28th. Winner will be announced on Monday August 29th at Noon PST.
So Hop along and get ready to BEE inspired!
#honeybeestamps #stephaniegold #goldensimplicity #cardmaking #stamping by Stephanie Gold for Honey Bee Stamps Zen Florals Not Too Shabby Golden Simplicity
Hey friends! So I made this card with the Zen Florals stamp set and created a little wreath out of a few of the stamps in black. I fussy cut the wreath out and centered it on top of my Horizontal Stripes Die Cut. I added a few stamps along the top left and bottom right edges and made the sentiment flag using the Not Too Shabby stamp set. A mini clothespin and some gold string added a few finishing touches!
#honeybeestamps #stephaniegold #goldensimplicity #cardmaking #stamping by Stephanie Gold for Honey Bee Stamps Zen Florals Not Too Shabby Golden Simplicity
This Zen Floral set is available tomorrow morning for sale so be sure to check it out!! πŸ™‚

In case you get lost, here is the blog hop order:

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