Monday, February 20, 2017

Surprise Birthday Party for Suzy!

Today, we celebrate the birthday of that sassy red head, the Queen of Snark.... Miss Suzy from So Suzy Stamps!  There's a ton of fun on this blog hop, plus prizes.  I mean, who has a party and doesn't bring a gift, right?  

My card features the "Ordinary Days" sentiment, "Dot Splatter" for my fairy dust, wings from the the "Fairy with Flower" "Spire Sage", and several of Suzy's Ink bites.

I'm using lots of distress ink with my Ranger blender tool (on Strathmore 300 series water color paper), for my dark sky and used my water brush with So Suzy Angel Wings ink bites to give it a more cloudy appearance.

The yellow glow in the center is courtesy of more blending, but this time I'm using So Suzy Ink Bites in Sunflower Sue from the Autumn Equinox ink bites collection.  The bottom portion of my watercolor paper was blended with Ranger Cracked Pistachio.  I scrunched up a paper towel and dipped it into Suzy's Hunter Green ink bites, also from the Autumn Equinox collection, and dabbed it all along the bottom, before stamping with my Spire Sage foliage stamp.  My black inks are Memento.

For my wings and fairy dust, I stamped just the wings from the Fairy with Flowerheat embossed with Nuvo embossing powder on vellum and fussy cut, then glittered them up with Rangers Stickles Glitter Glue in Mercury Glass.  My wings are popped out with a very thin strip of adhesive along the bottom edge of the wings and I folded that edge inward so the wings would be raised.    I stamped the "Dot Splatter" stamp with So Suzy Angel Wings white pigment ink bites, them dabbed on more of the Stickles glitter glue, for my fairy dust.

Affiliate product links are listed below for your shopping convenience.  Be sure and visit each designer's blog and leave a comment to qualify for the prizes below.  Winner(s) will be announced on February 22, 2017.

       $20 So Suzy Gift Certificate from
       Bunkie Bag from Simply Charming Everyday
       Original MISTI from My Sweet Petunia

Blog Hop Order:

         Martha Lucia Gomez
    Iliana Myska
                                                  Terri Burson  (you are here)
                            Lydia Fiedler

Purchase Ordinary Days, here.
Ordinary Days

Purchase Dot Splatter, here.
Dot Splatter

Purchase Fairy with Flower, here.
Fairy with Flower

Purchase Angel Wings Ink Bites, here.
Angel Wings - Ink Bite

Purchase Spire Sage, here.
Spire Sage

Purchase Autumn Equinox Ink Bites, here.

Autumn Equinox Ink Bite Set

Purchase Nuvo embossing powder, here.
Nuvo Jet Black

Thanks so much for shopping my affiliate links and purchasing quality products that I know you will love!  Terri

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spotlight on Pinkfresh Studios plus 4 Day Sale and Coupon Code!

I wanted to share with you some brand new products from Pinkfresh Studio that I am so thrilled about, not to mention that I've got an affiliate coupon code to share with you from, just in time for President's Day Savings, which you'll find at the end of this post.

I first met Kinnari, owner of Pinkfresh Studio, several years ago and had a lovely chat.  She was just getting started in the craft industry and my, oh my, look how far she's come!  Below are some of my favorite picks from her brand new release, which you can find at this link:

Magic, perfect for Disney lovers!

Dream on Paper pad is simply "dreamy"!

Music Lover stamps.  My teen would love some fun cards make with this set.  

Weekend Incentives is one of several sets that are pefect for planner lovers.  I'm totally digging the coffee cup and sentiment!

Check out these brand new, amazing products, that even include puffy stickers, if you're a fan of those, (which I am) and don't forget to enter the coupon code at checkout!

Use code SAVETEN to take $10 off any purchase of $100 or more at  Sale ends Tues., Feb. 21st so hurry!

Shop Your Fav Brands at

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Swirled Hearts and So Suzy Stamps

This month, at So Suzy Stamps, we are shining the spotlight on the featured stamp of the month; Swirly Hearts.  Several of the design team will be showcasing their take on this romantic stamp, and you can take a look at each of their lovely projects by visiting their links at the end of this post.

My project was created using distress inks, ribbon, my Misti and "icing".   Scroll down for a few quick tips....

First, lightly spritz watercolor paper with water.  Spray on Ranger Cracked Pistachio Mist and tip paper.  Dry with heat emboss tool.  Blot if necessary.

Fill in remaining space using Ranger Hickory Smoke using same steps as above.  Use the Misti Stamping Tool to line up the Swirly hearts.  I inked only the outer edge of the center heart, as I wanted to fill in with more Cracked Pistachio.  Stamp at least 3 times to get full coverage.  Use a water brush to fill in additional Cracked Pistachio ink in center heart.  Add "icing" by adding Ranger Stickles glitter glue in Frosted Lace.  Allow to dry or use heat emboss tool to dry.

Add a ribbon focus for that extra dreamy, romance factor.  I almost forgot to mention.... I masked another sentiment, Love and Happiness, to add the wording "with love" just below my heart.  A few glued sequins and we are done.  Hand this beauty over to your loved one and score bonus points for handmade awesomeness!

Purchase Swirly hearts, here.

Purchase Love and Happiness, here.

Purchase Misti, here.
Linking to these challenges:

Be sure and visit these links from the design team, for more Swirly Heart Inspiration today!


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Thursday, February 16, 2017

MaskIng on Kraft Paper With So Suzy Stamps

All month long, the So Suzy Stamps design team is bringing you themed and technique projects.  February is all about Someone Special and masking is the featured technique.  My project today, continues that trend with a masked Thank You Card and bonus, watercolor tinting.  

To begin, you will need:
-kraft paper
-white pigment ink (So Suzy Angel Wings ink bites)
-rectangle stitched or scalloped stacked dies (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
-water brush or small paintbrush
-mint dye ink (So Suzy Mellow Mint ink bites)
- sentiment (All You Do by So Suzy Stamps)
-leaf/sprig/herb style stamp (Herb by So Suzy Stamps)
-clear embossing powder or Versamark and white embossing powder
-Die Cutting Machine (Cuttlebug, Sizzix, etc.)
-heat embossing tool.

1.  To begin, line up your stacked dies on a piece of kraft paper and lightly trace the inner edge of each die with a pencil.  

2.  Use your Misti stamping tool and stamp your sentiment with the Angel Wings pigment ink, at the lower third and center of your innermost rectangle.  Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with embossing tool.

3.  Stamp your herb or sprig onto cardstock and fussy cut for masking.  I found that having two fussy cut images was more helpful to close some of the gaps, further in.  Use the Misti to line up your stamp and the fussy cut image to mask the edges of the previously stamped image.  Try and keep your stamping within the outer border, allowing more to overflow below the top border.  Leave a couple inches of open space between your sentiment and the upper stamping.

4.  Continue with the masking and stamping until you've completed the outer border.  Take a pencil and gently erase any visible pencil lines, taking care not to smudge your ink.

5.  Line up your dies visually, so that both dies appear centered.  Tape your dies to your kraft paper with washi tape or semi sticky tape and run 2 passes or as needed through your die cutting machine.   

6.  This next step is optional.  Keep your images white or tint a few leaves.  Since I'm using a mint cardstock behind my kraft paper, I thought it would be fun to tint some leaves with the Mellow Mint ink bites from the Coastal Breeze ink bites collection.  Press your ink onto a craft mat or acrylic block, use a water brush or small wet paintbrush to grab the color and tint some of your leaves.

7. Mount your large inked die cut onto white cardstock, then mint cardstock and adhere to a kraft card.  Use foam tape to mount your center die cut.  Embellish as desired.  
Card dimension 4 3/4" x 6 1/8".

I hope these instructions were helpful.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I often use a larger card and cut it down to size, based on the various layers that I end up with, usually 1/8" differential between each layer.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  


You can find the supplies I used for today's project, below.


Purchase Angel Wings pigment Ink Bites, here

Purchase Coastal Breeze Ink Bites, here

Purchase Herb stamp, here

Purchase All You Do sentiment, here
Purchase Mini Misti Stamping Tool, here

Don't forget to enter the Mirror Image Event every day this month, here, by commenting on each day's post, which is updated daily.  With $500 in prizes, you don't want to miss out!

Additional supplies:
DCWV mint cardstock
Neenah white cardstock
Kraft paper from Target dollar spot
adhesive runner
foam mounting tape

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine featuring Unity Stamps for Coffee Loving Cardmakers

 Love is definitely in the air, and I'm featuring this fun project over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers today, for my Coffee Buzz feature.  Hop on over and get all the details and close-up photos on this delicious card.

The Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop is just around the corner and will be announced any day.  Be sure you're following to be in the know!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Romance, Roses and Bunkie Bags!

I'm up on the So Suzy Stamps Blog today, showcasing the newest Bunkie Bag, "Pink Roses", along with a super pretty coordinating card that I was inspired to make when I got a glimpse at that gorgeous tote bag.

   I'm featuring several products on my card; Rose Bloom, Fancy Butterfly and Love and Happiness, stamps, along with other fun goodies that can be found at So Suzy Stamps .

Be sure and visit Suzy's blog to get a ton of details (yes, I was a bit wordy) on my card and more detailed peeks at the the new Bunkie Bag, which by the way, you NEED!  It's gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by!  Terri


Affiliate Shopping links:

Purchase Fancy Butterfly, here.

Purchase Rose Bloom, here.

Purchase Love and Happiness, here.

Purchase Nuvo embossing powder here:

Purchase So Suzy Ink Bites, here.

Purchase the Pink Roses Bunkie Bag, here.

Purchase Misti, here.

Purchase Happy Anniversary, here.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Mirror Image Event Joint Blog with My Sweet Petunia, So Suzy Stamps and The Ton

It's day seven of the Mirror Image event, hosted by So Suzy Stamps.  I'm so happy to be sharing my take on mirror stamping, featuring the Rose Bloom, So Suzy Ink Bites and the Thoughts and Prayers sentiment.  Although sympathy cards are not always a cardmakers favorite thing to do, due to sad circumstances, I do make quite a few as a church ministry outreach.  I know you'll be seeing lots of creative ways to use the Mirror Image Stamp, so here's yet another way.

Be sure you are commenting on the featured project every day, (to be entered into the drawing for prizes) which will be added daily to this blog post, here, plus, take a look at the short video at the end of that post that shows you how to use the mirror image stamp, designed specifically to be used with the Misti.   

I've got a short video of my own that shows how I stamped the mirror image of the Rose Bloom.  

Once I stamped my images, I did some watercoloring with several of the So Suzy Ink Bites, including Mellow Mint and Caribbean Coral from the Coastal Breeze Ink Bite collection, and Happy Hunter and Simply Sinful from the Autumn Equinox Ink Bites collection.  Just press your ink pad onto a craft mat and grab the colors with a water brush.  I like to use up my scraps of sticker paper that is leftover from my Xyron machine.  So easy and clean is a breeze by tossing in the trash.  A great alternative if you don't have a craft mat.

I used a white gel pen to soften the edges and add some highlights.

When dried, I decided to amp up the color by adding the Mango Marmalade Ink bite colors from the Autumn Equinox collection and some tiny black dots with a Marvy extra fine black pen.  The cardstock that I'm using is from DCWV and I've also added some polka dot ribbon from American Crafts.

Isn't that sentiment font fabulous?  I love it and this is a must have sentiment to add to your collection.  Below are some affiliate shopping links.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Purchase Rose Bloom, here.

Purchase Thoughts and Prayers, here.

Purchase Ink Bites, here.

Purchase Mirror Image Rubber Stamp, here.

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