Friday, August 18, 2017

Adventure Awaits...Introducing Concord & 9th's Happy Balloons

Good morning friends!  I have the pleasure of featuring Concord & 9th's Happy Balloons Bundle today.  This bundle is awesome for not just birthdays, but all celebrations, so today I'm celebrating the excitement that life holds.  I had a blast creating these hot air balloons from the Happy Balloons Stamp Set.  The patterns you can layer are so fun!  I blended a soft blue ink around my balloons--purposely uneven--to mimic wispy clouds in the sky.  The sentiment, from Concord & 9th's Globe Greetings, could not have been more perfect to finish it off.
I love the light, airy feel of this card and the optimism in that sentiment.  I've just scratched the surface here, so to see lots more inspiration from my wonderful Where Creativity Meets C9 teammates using the Happy Balloons Bundlemake sure to visit Concord and 9th's Feature Friday on their blog.  You'll love the dies, too, and they can even stand on their own.  Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with me.  With the weekend upon us...go forth and have fun!  Adventure awaits!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 Sneak Peek

Hello, friends!  I have a quick and easy card over at the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog this morning.  It shares a message I think we all need to be reminded of and uses two sets that I find myself reaching for over and over again. And guess what?  One of them is even on sale right now.  (Happy sigh....You can find it here.)  Hope you'll stop by the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog to check it out. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Concord & 9th - Sprinkled With Love

Hello!  Today my Where Creativity Meets C9 teammates and I have the pleasure of showcasing Concord and 9th's awesome Sprinkles Turnabout Stamp Set.  This newest addition to the Turnabout line up is so easy to use, and I love that there are lots of extras in the set that are fantastic in their own right.  In fact, I love them so much that I made them the focus of my card.   

I used both of the cupcakes in the Sprinkles Turnabout Stamp Set to stamp my background.  I really wanted the sprinkles to stand out, so I stamped them in color and opted to leave everything else black and white.  I emphasized the love part just a tad more by using a tiny heart from the Globe Greetings Stamp Set to stamp just a few of the cupcake wrappers.  (Isn't it a perfect fit?) To ground my sentiment, I used a coordinating Sprinkles Tag Die (trimmed down about 1/2").
I went simple here (surprise, surprise) :) but the Sprinkle Bundle really has so much to offer!  It includes the fabulous sprinkles turnout stamp as well as lots of ways to fancy up those cupcakes, cupcake wrappers, and the Sprinkles Tag Die.  And as a random aside, anyone else a fan of frozen yogurt?  Because as I'm looking at this card I think this could totally pass for a bowl of frozen yogurt with sprinkles on top...just the way my daughter likes it. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  To see lots more inspiration using this stamp set by suuuper talented teammates, visit Concord and 9th's Feature Friday on their blog.  I hope your day is sprinkled with love. :) 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Concord & 9th 2nd Birthday Celebration

Good morning!  I'm so excited to share first of several posts this month as the Where Creativity Meets C9 team helps celebrate Concord and 9th's 2nd birthday.  To make it easy for you to play along, Challenge #12 is going to be Anything Goes. :) There are lots of fabulous stamps and dies being released today as well as a HUGE sale going on.  Make sure to head HERE to check them out!  
My card today features an awesome new set called Seriously, Thank You that is FREE with a $60 purchase.  Woohoo! (You can see all the details about it on Concord & 9th's PROMO Page.)
I love this big, bold sentiment so much that I think it looks pretty fabulous all on its own.  I plan to stamp a bunch of cards just with the sentiment to help build my thank you stash, but I decided to step it up just a tad today.  On my first card I stamped Seriously, Thank You, and then added a few die cut flowers from the Enjoy It All Bundle.  And guess what?!  Enjoy It All happens to be one of the many items on sale right now at Concord and 9th.  (Quick!  Go pick one up. :) )
My second card is slightly more embellished.  I used another flower from Enjoy It All  and created a leaf sprig by stamping the stem image in the set and then adding a bunch of leaves to it.  I'm pretty sure it was designed to be the inner detail on a single leaf, but it worked great this way for what I needed.  I fussy cut the leaf sprigs and embellished the flower with a few black pearls.  Easy peasy.
My last card is a lot more embellished, but still easy to put together.  I cut some 1/8" strips of cardstock and used them to frame the Seriously, Thank You sentiment.  Then I created the floral clusters with several die cut and fussy cut images from Enjoy It All.  To add a bit more dimension some of the images are stamped directly on the card base and others are popped up. 
As you can see, embellished or not all, this stamp set is great.  Now quick, head right over to Concord and 9th and place your order, so you can earn this set free with a $60 purchase, then make sure you stop by the Concord and 9th Blog and Where Creativity Meets C9 for more inspiration as well as to join us for our Anything Goes Challenge  Now would be a great time to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Concord and 9th, don't ya think? :) Have a fabulous day, my friends!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

CTS Birthday

Hello!  I'm just popping in to share a birthday card I made and mailed off a few days ago.  It's headed to one of my favorite people who epitomizes warmth and kindness and is an all around lovely lady.  I am playing around with some new Concord & 9th Stamps - Hope and Petals & Pallets.They're winners for sure, and I really love the looseness of the flowers in the Hope Stamp Set.  I ended up liking the softness of this color scheme so much that I made several cards with it, so you'll see more to come.  This particular card was inspired by CTS #232.
Have a wonderful day, friends!