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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Birthday Wishes" Fall Card & Tutorial!

Hey everyone it's Elina here!
I hope your evening is going well.
Sorry for the late posting so I will keep it brief.
Today's post features an adorable Fall themed birthday card.

You can check out the full video tutorial below:

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Here are some close pics:


The inspiration for this card from my Pinterest board.
I wanted to recreate the look of the die cut leaf
but added the cute critters to make it my own.


The animals were hand drawn by me.
And I think they turned out okay.
This is a cool card to recreate  for any occasion.


I hope you enjoyed this card & video!

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of your evening!





Friday, September 15, 2017

Wood Block Sign for Fall Tutorial: Fall/Autumn 2017!

Hey everyone it's Elina here and happy Friday to all!
Sorry for the late post I was busy recording a video
for next week.
I have been trying to stick to a regular filming schedule
which hasn't been easy.
So with that said, today's post features a home décor project
for Fall.
I love the look of wood blocks with 
inspirational quotes or ones that spell out words.
So going off of that idea, I decided to create my own.

I enlisted the help of my hubby to create 4 wood blocks
roughly measuring 5 3/4" x 5 7/8".
I added paper from a My Mind's Eye paper pad
to cover the fronts of them.
I wanted to spell out the word "Fall" so I 
cut letters from Cricut Explore.
And finally to embellish the blocks,
I added leaves & acorns that were stamped from a
Two Paper Divas stamp set.

You can check out the process video below:

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if you haven't already!

Here are some close up pics:






I like how this project turned out.
It's a great way to incorporate your stamping into
home décor.
I have this sign on display in my entryway.


I hope you enjoyed this project!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"When I'm down you turn me around": Altering clear stamps tutorial: Fall/Autumn 2017!

Hey everyone it's Elina here and happy Tuesday to all!
I hope your day is off to a good start.
Today's post is a fun one & showcases how you can
get more mileage out of your clear stamps!
One of the things I enjoy the most about card making & stamping,
is how versatile stamps are.
I love being able to change up an image to fit a theme.
So with my Fall/Autumn 2017 series underway, 
I thought it would be cool to create a "Scarecrow" out of a Stamp Anniething stamp.

The card being featured today uses the "Melanie- You're Sassy" set.
You can check out the step by step process video below:


Here are a few close up pics:

I like how this image turned out & she makes an
adorable scarecrow.
Just by creating a couple of templates
helps to change up the look of the image.
The addition of a crow &sunflowers
makes this a cool card for Fall.


I hope you enjoyed this card & video!
Make sure to stay tuned to Part Four in my Fall/Autumn 2017.

Thank for stopping by and have a great day!












Friday, September 8, 2017

"Autumn Leaves" Card Tutorial: Part Two: Fall/Autumn 2017!

Hey everyone it's Elina here and happy T.G.I.F to you all!
Just wanted to say to those who have been affected 
& for those in the path of Hurricane Irma, my thoughts 
& prayers go out to you all.
Be safe.

Now on to today's card.
This card is part of my Fall/Autumn 2017 series &
features stamp sets from Inkadinkado.
I decided to put down my alcohol markers &
go for a graphic design for this card.
You can check out the process video below:


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if you haven't already.

Here are a few close up pics for you to check out:

 I really like the look of this card.
The combination of the solid leaf images against the bright metallic squares
makes an impact.



It's a simple yet striking card that catches the eye.


I hope you enjoyed this card & video!
Make sure to stay tuned to Part Three of my Fall/Autumn 2017 series!

Thanks for stopping by & have a good weekend!






Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Selfie Fail: "Happy Fall" Card & Video Tutorial: Fall/Autumn 2017!

Hey everyone it's Elina here & happy Tuesday to all!
I hope your day is off to a good start!
Today's post marks the start of my Fall/Autumn 2017 cards!
The card featured today uses the Gerda Steiner "All Cats" stamp set.
This is my favorite set and I love using the "Grumpy Kitty" image.
Before I get to the process video, I'll tell you the story behind the card.

Picture a lovely Fall day, the leaves are falling & the sky is a bright blue.
There is a slight breeze and scene is picturesque.
Along comes our kitty, he takes in this beautiful scene & figures that
it would be perfect to take a selfie.
But as he prepares his selfie stick & gets his pose just right, things start going awry.
First the wind picks up & starts blowing leaves in his face.
His first two photos are a disaster, half of his face is cut off.
And when he finally gets everything just right, a bird lands on his head.

Check out the video below:


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if you haven't already.

Here are a few close up pics for you to check out:


Poor Kitty!


You can find a full list of colors and supplies in the Description Box below the video.



I hope you enjoyed this card & video!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!






Friday, September 1, 2017

Up, Up & Away: Thinking of You Card Tutorial!

Hey everyone it's Elina here and happy T.G.I.F!
I hope your Friday is off to a great start!
Today's card features a stamp set from TPC Studio
& I used it to create a "Thinking of You" card.
There's also a video tutorial for you to check out below:


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Here are a few close up pics for you to check out:


This was a fun stamp set to use ad I was able to purchase it on clearance for $1!
The clearance bins at the craft store are always my first stop when shopping for supplies.


I used my alcohol markers to color these balloons &
you can find the full color list in the Description Box below the video.
I added sparkle using my Wink of Stella and a few iridescent sequins.


I hope you enjoyed this card & video!
Make sure to stay tuned for my Fall/Autumn Cards 2017!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!




Tuesday, August 22, 2017

"Cookies Anyone?": A "Sweet" Thank You Card Tutorial & Video!

Hey everyone it's Elina here!
I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start!
For today's post I have a "sweet" Thank You card
featuring a stamp set from Two Paper Divas.
I used the "Mason Jar Accessories #4" to create a cool background.

You can check out the video tutorial below:


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Here are a few close up pics for you to check out:


These cookies look good enough to eat! Lol!
Chocolate Chip cookies are my absolute favorite cookies!
So this card is probably one of my faves.


I used my Cricut Explore to cut the scalloped card layer & 
used my Gelly Roll pen to add stitching lines.
For the cookies, I used my E11, E13, E15, & E18 Copic markers.


I hope you enjoyed this card & video!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Fairy Jar Lantern Card & Video Tutorial!

Hey everyone it's Elina here & happy Saturday to all!
I hope your weekend is off to a good start.
For today's post I have a card I created inspired by Pinterest board.
I like to go through my pin boards when I need to find inspiration.
I especially love going through the Home Décor boards
to see which pins I could turn into a card.
I find it challenging to use the supplies I have to re create a look.

You can check out the video tutorial below to
see how I take a "Fairy Jar Lantern" pin and turn it into a card.


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if you haven't already!


Here are a few close up pics for you to check out:


I love how this card turned out.
I used my "Large Mason Jar" stamp set from Two Paper Divas &
a Tinkerbell silhouette I cut from my Cricut Explore.


I used vellum paper for the mason jar to give it a frosted look.
Then I added twine and flowers along the top.
And finished it off with the sentiment and sparkles.

I think it's a cool way to use your pin boards as inspiration.


I hope you enjoyed this card & video!

Thanks for stopping by & have a great weekend!



Friday, August 11, 2017

"Bronies are Cool" Card & Video Tutorial feat. Stamp Anniething's "Dean" stamp!

Hey everyone it's Elina here and happy T.G.I.F to you all!
I hope your Friday is off o a good start!
For today's post I have a card I created inspired by "My Little Pony".
As you know, I love altering stamped images to give a new look.
If you read my previous post and/or video "Summertime means Unicorns"
you saw how I created a "unicorn" costume for the "Melanie" stamp from Stamp Anniething.
So going off of that idea, I decided to alter the "Dean" stamp from Stamp Anniething & give a custom hoodie inspired by "My Little Pony".

My daughters were huge fans of the show & I remember
my oldest telling me that the show had a huge cult following among guys.
They even have a name for these fans, "Brony".
I thought that was cool and she showed me the licensed merchandise geared to them.
So when we came across a hoodie based on "Rainbow Dash" that's when inspiration struck.
First I had figure out how to create the hoodie on the existing image.
So going back to my "unicorn" costume, I stamped the image &
drew the hoodie on top to create a template.

You can check out the process video below:


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Here are a few close up pics:

Doesn't he look adorable?!


I love how this image turned out.
I hope to be able to film how I create the templates 
so make sure to stay tuned for that.

I added stitching details to the card, hoodie and jeans.
I also "distressed" the jeans a bit with my Gelly Roll White gel pen.
I think this is a fun card to make .

You can find a full list of supplies & colors used
down in the Description Box below the video.



I hope you enjoyed this card & video!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!







Friday, August 4, 2017

"Summertime Cutie" Paper Doll Tutorial!

Hey everyone it's Elina here and happy T.G.I.F to  you all!
I hope your day is off to a good start!
For today's post I have a paper doll transformation to share.
I used the "Mindy" stamp from Julie Nutting, did selective stamping on the image and transformed her into a "summertime cutie".
You can watch the process by clicking the video below:


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And here's a before & after pic for you to check out:


This is a great way to change up your paper dolls 
to fit your projects.


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
You can find the supplies and colors used lists below the video description.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!







Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Jar full of Roses card & video tutorial!

Hey everyone, it's Elina here and happy Tuesday to all!
I hope your day is off to a good start!
For today's post, I have a card I created inspired by Pinterest board.
It uses the "Large Mason Jar" stamp set from Two Paper Divas.
You can find the video below for you to check out:



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Here are a few close up pics for you to check out:



I'm pleased with the way this card turned out.

You can find list of supplies used plus a list of colors in the Description Box below the video.


I hope you enjoyed this card and video!

Thanks for stopping and enjoy the rest of your day!




Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Summertime means Unicorns": card & video tutorial feat. Stamp Anniething's stamp!

Hey everyone, it's Elina here and happy Tuesday to all!
I hope your day is off to a good start!
For today's post, I have a card to share featuring the
"Melanie-You're so Sassy" stamp set from
Stamp Anniething.
I have used this stamp before on a few cards and videos.
But I decided to tweak this image just a little.

Now if you follow my blog, you know that
I'm known for altering images from time to time.
So I decided to create a custom suit for this image.
It was more just playing around to see how it would look.
When I got down to the final look I knew I was on to something.

And luckily I was able to film the process.
You can check it out below, just click the video!



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Here are a few close up pics for you to check out:




Isn't she adorable?!
I love how this costume turned out and 
I have a few more ideas I want to try out.
So stay tuned for more transformations!
You can find a full list of the supplies and colors
used down in the Description Box below the video.



I hope you enjoyed this card and video!
I'll have a new video and card to share on Friday!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Friday, July 21, 2017

"Relax & Enjoy" card & video feat. Two Paper Divas stamp!

Hey everyone, it's Elina here ad happy T.G.I.F to you all!
I hope your Friday is off  to a great start!
For today's post I have created a summer card using the "Life's better in Flip Flops"
stamp set from Two Paper Divas.
Unfortunately the Two Paper Divas closed their shop a few months back
so this stamp set is no longer available for purchase.

I was fortunate enough to be a member of their Design Team
so I have a few of their stamps.
I was reorganizing my stamps when I came across this set being featured today.
I thought it would make a great summer themed card.
Luckily I was able to film the card making process
and you can check out the full tutorial below:

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if you haven't already.
So you won't miss out on all the latest tutorials.

Here are a few close up pics for you to check out:



The card design is simple but makes an impact.
I matched the color of the flip flops to the patterned papers.

Here's a list of the colors I used:
Copics- RV14, E11, E13
Art Alternatives- R3, E2, BG3, BG11, B7, B2
Prismacolor- Periwinkle

And here's a final look at the completed card.


I hope you enjoyed this card & video.
You can find a full list of the supplies used in the 
Description Box below the video.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!



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