Monday, July 22, 2019

Purple Onion Designs 16th Anniversary Sale!

I am excited to be Guest Designing for Purple Onion Designs and their 16th Anniversary Sale! There are so many cute images and endless options for creating cute scenes and backgrounds! The sale goes runs through July 29th. I will be sharing a number of projects throughout the week. 


My first card to kick off the week is created with the Wishing Stamp by Stacey Yacula Studio


How cute is this little mouse! I colored the image with Copic Markers then I masked off the bigger images and used a stencil to add the clouds in the background. The sentiment is from the Kindness Sentiment Stamp Set and just seemed perfect fo the image. 


I stamped the sentiment on Vellum with Versamark Ink and embossed with black embossing powder. I finished off the card with a few clear jewels.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back throughout week with more inspiration from Purple Onion Designs


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Spellbinders Vintage Treasures Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spellbinders Vintage Treasures By Becca Feeken Blog Hop! If you are hopping along you should have come here from Anita Kejriwal 's Blog. You can start at the beginning of the Blog Hop here.



To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 14th 11:59 pm EDT. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.


I have three cards to share with you today that I created with the Vintage Treasures Collection by Becca Feeken. My first card is created with the Shapeabilities Nobel Chatelaine Etched Dies Vintage Treasures. This a such a delicate looking die cut and each die in the set looks so pretty layered together.


I inked the flowers and the leaves and attached them with twine. The sentiment is from the Captured Sentiments Clear Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossing with white embossing powder. The final details are a few jewels. The background is inked with aqua and green ink and layered behind the panel of vellum. 


My second card features the Shapeabilities Brillante Rondelle Etched Dies. I love how the circles can be layer together and can be also be used separately.  Here I simply layered the die cuts together and stamped a sentiment in the middle. 


The flower detail is created is another die in the collection, the Shapeabilities Cinch and Go V Etched Dies. This set of dies includes four different size flowers, a center and two leaf designs. 


My final card is created with the center die cut in the  Nobel Chatelaine Etched Dies and the flowers in the Shapeabilities Cinch and Go V Etched Dies. I stamped the sentiment in the center of the die cut on black cardstock, stamping in Versamark Ink and embossing with white embossing powder. 


I arranged the flowers and leaves around the sentiment and added jewels to the center of the flowers. The background is stenciled. 

Thanks for stopping by! Now it is time to hop on over to Marie Heiderscheit's Blog. 

Here is list of all the participating bloggers: 

Melody Rupple (You are here)


Monday, July 1, 2019

Wish You Were Here

Thanks for stopping by today! Pretty Pink Posh is announcing the new Design Team today and I very happy to be continuing to design for this great company. Thanks Paulina! You can stop by the PPP Blog for the announcement and the details of the giveaway!


Today's card is created with the Tropical Birds Stamp Set. The sweet flamingos are colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the Tropical Birds Coordinating Dies. I mounted the birds on a piece of vellum and added a few Flamingo Pink Jewels. The sentiment is included in the stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. 


The background is created with the new Tropical Leaves Stencil. I used a blending tool and green ink on green cardstock. 

Thanks for taking a look! Hop on over the PPP Blog for all the details. 



Friday, June 28, 2019

Sending You Sunshine!

Hi and Happy Friday! We actually have sunshine today! Such a nice change from the overcast skies we had lately. Today I have a card to share with you that screams summer! Sun, sand, and surf! I created the card with products from Pretty Pink Posh.


Let's start with the fun background. I used the the new Tropical Leaves Stencil with ink and a blending brush for the card front. I think this makes a fun background. Next I cut the larger die in the Window Frames Dies to cut the window directly into the card front. I added foam tape behind the window to add dimension to my scene. Behind the window I used a strip of Kraft Cardstock for the sand and created the sky with distress inks. 


The girl and the beach ball are from the Summer Friends Stamp Set, the palm tree from the Tropical Birds Stamp Set, and the surfboard from the Summer Surfboards Stamp Set. All the images are colored with Copic Markers. The first part of the sentiment is from the Tropical Birds Stamp Set and "sunshine" is die cut with the Sunshine Script Die.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend and enjoy the your summer!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Taylored Expressions New Blending Brushes - You Are Simply Fabulous!

Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes are here! The Blender Brushes are designed specifically with the paper crafter and cardmaker in mind! They are perfectly sized. There are 10 brushes in the set and they all have white bristles so that you can see exactly what ink color you used on them. I love the rainbow-colored handles so that I can dedicate each brush to a color family. There is a spinning brush caddy available as well to keep all of the brushes organized and they look so cute on my desk. 

Well I just had to update this post because the brushes were such a success they sold out!! We're doing our best to get them restocked quickly! But you can head to the product page to sign up to be notified as soon as they are restocked. 


There are many different uses for the Blender Brushes. On yesterday's post I used the brushes with a stencil. Today I used the brushes to color my images. I stamped the Big Blooms - Daisy iStamp in Versamark Ink on Sugar Cube cardstock and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 


Then I used the Blender Brushes to blend the inks on the embossed images. This a quick and easy way to color an image with a beautiful effect. After I was happy with my ink blending I die cut the flower and the leaves with the Big Blooms - Daisy Die


Behind the image I used the new Wavy Stripe Stencil with the yellow handled Blender Brush and Potato Chip Ink. The sentiment if from the the Simple Strips Background Stamp, stamped in Versamark Ink on Oreo Cardstock and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. The sentiment is die cut with the Simple Strips Dies.


Stop by the TE blog for all the details and a video with lots of information. And stop back by tomorrow more ideas for using the new Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes




Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Taylored Expressions New Blending Brushes !!!

I am so excited so share a new tool Taylored Expressions is launching today! Our very own
Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes! TE has designed the perfect set of blender brushes with fine, WHITE bristles, so you can see what color you're blending, rainbow-colored handles, the perfectly sized brush head, all the same size, and a spinning storage caddy for pretty display!


I LOVE the new brushes!! They are so soft, they blend beautifully, and they look so good in their caddy on my desk. I also have a new stencil to share, the Scattered Floral Stencil! I used the stencil and Blending Brushes with Guava, Potato Chip, Confetti Cake, and Granny Smith Inks.


I die cut a circle of vellum with the Stitched Oval Stacklets. I created my scene on the vellum with the Folk Art - Spring Dies, the Bloomers Greenery, and the Mini Bloomers 2. The flower at the bottom is cut from felt, adding a little more interest and texture. 


The sentiment is from the Simple Strips Stamp Set and die cut with the Simple Strips Dies. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. 


Stop by the TE blog for all the details and a video with lots of information. And stop back by tomorrow more ideas for using the new Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Happy Summer!

I have a fun summer card to share today with new products from Pretty Pink Posh. The new release is perfect for summer and I love the fun surfboards in the Summer Surfboards Stamp Set.

I stamped three of the surfboards in the the Summer Surfboards Stamp Set, colored them with Copic Markers, and die cut with the Summer Surfboards Coordinating Dies. I covered each board with Versamark Ink and embossed with a clear embossing powder to give the look of resin finished board. There are six surfboards in the stamp set. The palm tree is from the new Tropical Birds Stamp Set and die cut with the Tropical Birds Coordinating Dies.


I created the wave background with the new Waves Stencil. The sentiment is die cut with the Happy Summer Script Die. The final touch is a few jewels from the Citrus Jewels Mix

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week! 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Hi and welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop! We are really excited to be releasing new stamp sets and dies inspired by Summer, new jewels, and four new stencils!

Be sure to leave a comment as you hop! There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 6/17/2019. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.


I have two cards to share with you today. The first one features the new Hibiscus Flowers Stamp Set.


I stamped the flowers and leaves on watercolor paper in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. The images are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut with the Hibiscus Flowers Coordinating Dies


I created the background with the new Tropical Background Stencil. I cut a piece of pink cardstock for the card front and added a strip of white cardstock in the middle. Then I used the stencil with a light pink ink. The sentiment is die cut with the new Aloha Shaker Die. I cut a circle in the middle of the card and then attached the sentiments. I arranged the flowers and leaves around the Aloha Die and finished off the flowers with jewels from the pretty new Citrus Jewels Mix

My second card is created with the new Beach Scene Die and the new Triangles Stencil. I just cut the dies a number of times from different colored cardstock and then inlayed the pieces in the circle. So cute!


I used a blending tool and ink with the the stencil to create the background. The sentiment is from the Tropical Birds Stamp Set, stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder. 

Here is the complete blog hop list for today: 



Thanks for taking look! You can find all the new products HERE

Sunday, June 9, 2019

You Can Do It!

The June 2019 Release is now available in the Pretty Pink Posh Shop! I have been busy creating with all the new products and I am excited to start sharing my projects with you! Think tropical, sunshine, water, and sand! 


My first card I created features the new Tropical Frame Die, the Tropical Toucans Stamp Set, and Tropical Toucans Coordinating Dies. I die cut the Tropical Frame Die from white cardstock and then used a blending tool to add the color to the frame. Behind the frame I added a piece of pale aqua cardstock and the sentiment from the stamp set. 


The Toucans and branch are colored with Copic Markers and then die cut. I used a thin foam tape to adhere them to the card. I finished off the card with a few of the new Flamingo Pink Jewels

This is such a fun release! You can find all the new products HERE. Be sure to stop back by for more inspiration this week! 


Thursday, June 6, 2019

It's June Release Day at Taylored Expressions!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! It's June Release Day at Taylored Expressions. All the new products are available at the TE web store NOW. Today I have two more projects to share with you. It's all about Mermaids! 



I love the Be A Mermaid Stamp Set. I love the simple elegance of the tail. On this card I started by creating the background with the Rainbow Waves Background Stamp. I cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit the card front, stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE White Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the background with TE Liquid Watercolor in Blue Raspberry, Lime Zest, and Pineapple. 


The tails are die cut and sponged with ink in Blueberry, Blue Raspberry, an Lime Zest. I cut the solid tail from TE Gold Foil and layered the tails, one on top the other. As a mother of four daughters I love the sentiment included in the Be a Mermaid Stamp Set. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and embossed with TE Gold Embossing Powder. The final touch are a few Snow Flurries Sequins. 



I used the Be a Mermaid Stamp Set and Dies again on my second card along with the new Build a Scene Waves. I stamped the sand in Toffee Ink on Sugar Cube Cardstock. With this stamp set you can control how wide the foam is. I stamped the water in two colors, first in Sprinkles and then again in in a light coat of Blueberry Ink. Then I used the die in the stamp set to cut the paper to insert the tails. I added the sunset with the Here Comes the Sun Stencil. 


The tails are stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I sponged on ink to add the color. The sentiment and shells are included in the stamp set. 


Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Fireworks and Wild Flowers - Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peeks Day 3

Hi and thanks for stopping by for another sneak peek at the Taylored Expressions June Release. Today I have a 4th of July project and a beautiful new background stamp to share. All the new products will be available tomorrow morning starting at 9am CDT Thursday, June 6th. 



My first card showcases the new Light Up the Sky Stencil. I start with a piece of Gumball Cardstock for the card front. Then I blended ink in Gumball, Blueberry, and Blue Corn to create the night sky. Then I used the stencil with Craft Deco Foil Metallix Gel in White Pearl. The sentiment is from the new Handlettered 4th Stamp Set. I stamped on Vellum and embossed with TE Gold Embossing Powder. 


At the bottom of the cards I added the cityscape with the Downtown Border and the Downtown Border Underlay. I finished off the card with a few red sequins. 



Next is a look at the Wildflower Background Stamp. I colored the image with Copic Markers but you could keep it simple and just stamp or embossing the background. I added a few butterflies with the the Little Bits - Butterflies. I die cut the butterflies from vellum and added ink to the backside of the die cuts. 


The sentiment is from the Simple Strips Background Stamp and die cut with Simple Strips Die. A much have! I also added a few Snow Flurries Sequins. 



Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with a giveaway during each day of sneak peeks! Visit the TE Blog to answer Taylor’s Question of the Day for a chance to win one of the latest products before you can buy it!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with my Release Day projects.