Good morning, friends! Today I’m part of a video hop hosted by Maaike Uijthoven. She’s celebrating 3000 YouTube Subscribers and put together a fun video hop filled with inspiration from talented designers and giveaways. Yay! For more information on the giveaways and video hoppers, keep on reading.

For this card, I decided to work with the Stackable Cuties Set from Mama Elephant. When I ordered this stamp set, I simply couldn’t wait to color these critters.

Rainbow Background + Mama Elephant Stackable Cuties

First, I created a rainbow background with Distress Oxide Ink Pads. Creating an ombré or gradient has never been easier. These ink pads are such a joy to work with. In the video I share some tips and tricks on how to create an effortless blend. When I finished ink blending, I added some water splatters for a fun milky effect.

Rainbow Background + Mama Elephant Stackable Cuties

After coloring the cute animals, I die cut them with the coordinating dies. Next, I stamped two of the speech bubbles on the card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and heat embossed over that with WOW! Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder. To finish off this card, I added sparkle and shine to this card with a Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen and a coat of Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Finally, I applied a few Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard. 💛

Giveaways

There are lots of prizes to be won including a $30 Gift Card to Simon Says Stamp. Simply leave comments along the hop for your chance to win. The giveaway is open for 2 weeks and the winners will be announced on Maaike’s YouTube Channel shortly thereafter. Good luck! 🍀

Hop, hop, hop

Your next stop on the hop is Monika! Simply click HERE for a link to the video. Happy hopping! 😄

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Hey crafty friends! Today is my last blog post and video as a Designer in the Spotlight at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. Yay! 😄

Are you ready for a new challenge? I sure am! This week’s challenge is Anything Goes. Easy! 😄 I decided to create a card using the Birthday Bash Stamp Set from Mama Elephant. I decided to create a long, super sparkly shaker card! 💛

Make sure to watch the video below to see how I made this cute card.

When I started making this card, I honestly didn’t know what I was doing because I’ve never made a shaker using the stamp(s) as well as the coordinating die(s). 😳 So, I had to experiment a little bit and just went with it. However, I had so much fun making this card! And guess what? Jennifer McGuire recently did a video on how to make Stamped Shaker Cards. Oh, if I only knew that before I filmed my video. 😅 It could have saved me a lot of time.

Long Shaker Card Feat. Mama Elephant The Birthday Bash

First, I stamped the big image from The Birthday Bash Stamp Set from Mama Elephant with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neenah 110 lb Solar White Card Stock. This might be one of my favorite stamp sets EVER! 😍 Look at those adorable critters. So much cuteness. I colored the entire image with Copic Sketch Markers.

Then, I took a piece of white card stock and cut it to 9″ x 3,5″. I used the coordinating die from The Birthday Bash Set to cut out my shaker window. Of course I had to add some color so I grabbed Spun Sugar Oxide Ink, did some ink blending and added a few water splatters here and there.

Long Shaker Card Feat. Mama Elephant The Birthday Bash

Next, it was time to create the actual shaker! The easiest way to do this is to die cut your shaker shape twice out of Fun Foam. This way, the sequins will have plenty of room to shake around. I adhered both layers on top of each other with Tonic Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and a Tonic Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen.

I filled up the shaker with some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and Tonic Studios. I also used some super fun confetti sequins from Lucy’s Cards. Finally, I heat embossed a sentiment banner using Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from WOW and added color to it with Spun Sugar Oxide Ink. 💕

Thanks so much for stopping by. Big hugs!

Giveaway

Good news! You can win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store. Simply grab your crafty supplies, make a card that fits the challenge and submit your creation. Good luck! 😄

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Hi, there! Sorry for being so inactive lately. 😔 As you all know, I struggled a bit the last couple of weeks so I took a break from card making and focussed on myself. Thankfully, I’m doing much better now. My mojo has returned and I’m having lots of fun again in my craft room. Sadly enough, I still don’t have a full-time job as a kindergarten teacher. However, I did replace a couple of sick teachers in the school where I did my internships during my studies. It was so much fun to reunite with the colleagues and kids. 💛 Let’s hope I can teach there full-time one day. 

Back to card making now! Last week I ordered the Oh Kitty Tree set from Mama Elephant. In my opinion, this is the perfect stamp set for any cat lover! 😺 But it’s also a great stamp set for those who want to practice their coloring. In my video, I’m sharing some tips and tricks including how to fix ‘mistakes’.

Make sure to watch the video below and subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

I started out by stamping the large image from the Oh Kitty Tree stamp set from Mama Elephant on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I used Copic Sketch Markers to color all of these cats. I added stripes and spots with the darkest marker of each shade to make every cat unique. Aren’t they adorable? My favorite cat is the one on the bottom right wearing the scarf.

Oh Kitty Tree - Mama Elephant

After die cutting the image, I wanted to switch up my color scheme a little bit. So I fixed the turquoise and some of the yellow. I simply colored on top of those colors with red and green markers. Make sure to take a color that’s darker than the original shade so nobody will ever notice! 

Oh Kitty Tree- Mama Elephant

Next, I created a gradient background with Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry. These colors work beautifully together and create a nice blend. ❤️ I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Oh Kitty Tree set with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow. Finally, I added sparkle with a Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir, a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze and a few Tonic Nuvo Drops here and there. ✨

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll be back soon. Sending big crafty hugs to all of you. Xo 💕

PS: Do you follow me on Instagram? Make sure to do so because I’m close to 6000 followers. There will be a little surprise once I hit that goal!

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Hi, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a card but I’m happy to be back with a quick and easy Christmas card for Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza! Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to film this card but I will explain clearly how I made this fun card. Let’s start this blog post with a bit more info on this event filled with inspiration, prizes and holiday fun!

Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

For my project, I used the Wooly Winter set from Mama Elephant with a stencil, embossing paste and glitter (eek!!!!). This is the perfect combo for a quick and easy holiday card.

I started out by stamping these wooly critters with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on my favorite white card stock. Next, I die cut the sheep with the coordinating dies. I couldn’t find a right sentiment to match with the Wooly Friends set, but then I grabbed the Winter Wonderland set from Winnie & Walter. I simply love the font of that greeting! I stamped it with the Wow! Ultra Slow Drying Embossing ink pad and sprinkled on the Metallic Gold Rich Sparkle powder. The sparkle you get with this embossing powder is gorgeous!

Since I was short on time (I’m always keeping busy, lots of stuff to do for college!) I wanted to create a clean and simple card but I still wanted to add some more holiday sparkle to this project. I simply grabbed a stencil from Winnie & Walter and covered my sentiment with painter’s tape. Then, I used white Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste to create fun snow. I really like how fluffy the snow looks like! I thought it needed an extra oomph so I went ahead and sprinkled on some Rock Candy Glitter from Tim Holtz. Seriously, glitter was everywhere! EVERYWHERE! In my eyes, on my clothes, on the floor! I had to vacuum the whole room after working with this stuff, lol. Thankfully the embossing paste makes sure that the glitter sticks and stays put.

Finally, I finished off my project with some sparkle and shine. I adhered a couple of Pretty Pink Posh sequins (today’s sponsor of the Advent Calendar Extravaganza) and added a coat of Glossy Accents to some of the images.

GIVEAWAY

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Pretty Pink Posh so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

That’s it for now! Thank you for your support, sweet emails and cards. I love reading your sweet messages and they always make me *so* happy. Sending big hugs and enjoy the holiday season!

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Multiple shops are linked: click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook, W&W for Winnie & Walter

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