Friday, 15 September 2017

Owl Squad Cup Of Cheer

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a card that highlighting Happy Owl-o-ween Stamps and the coordinating dies. This adorable little owl is just too cute to be true, he can be a pirate or even turn into a princess. Today the dressed up owls are up into something...

Oh well, they are sharing some cups and hang around together. I paired this set with the older set called Mug Hug. Even though the size of the cups look gigantic, I still think they look good together. Each have their own favorite. I use Stitched Scallop Borders dies on the bottom, the scallop edge looks so cute. I use a stencil and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to create the background. Some crystal clear sequins in various sizes are always ready to complete my card. I even mix the sentiment from both stamp sets to create the perfect one that goes well with the images from the card.

That's all for today, thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you all have an amazing day!

Pretty Pink Posh September Release

Hello everyone! You must came from Nina-Marie Trapani blog, I bet you are enjoying the blog hop so far. Pretty Pink Posh has an amazing release this Semptember, get ready to stock up all the yummy goodies for your Halloween and Christmas projects. And there are always prizes on every hop, this time PPP will give 4 $25 certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. So make sure to leave some loves on every hop, comments must be left by 11:59PM PST on September 19! Winners will be announced on PPP blog.

My card for today is highlighting the brand new Reindeer Friends stamp set and the coordinating dies. To complete the scene, I use the boy from Christmas Friends and he looks like receiving the present from reindeer santa. Oh by the way, did you notice the newest confetti mix for my shaker window? Yes, it's Marshmallow Confetti Mix and you absolutely need it for your Christmas cards and all year around just because it's super pretty. I blended some ink in some mint and blue to create the background, then stamp some snowflakes from Christmas Friends with the matching blue ink. It's snowing in September! To frame my window shaker card I use the exclusive PPP store's Scallop Squares Dies. I always love PPP's dies since it so crisp and detailed. 
To fill in the empty spot on the top of my card, I create a scallop border using once again the brand new Stacked Edges 1 Dies, with this set you can create a beautiful background or borders so effortlessly. I also add some red rhinestones to match the Rudolph's nose and create a more festive look for a Christmas card.

That's all for today, I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don't forget to leave some comments for a chance winning some awesome prizes from Pretty Pink Posh. Enjoy the rest of the hop and wish you an amazing day!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Thanks Quilted Background

Hi everyone! Lexa here today with a card that will be perfect for a special woman in your life, starring Quilted Hexagons stamp set which is literally a star! It's so beautiful no matter how you'd like to stamp it or whatever color you'd choose. As for my card, I'd love it to be colorful and use all the quilted patternes. It turns out so pretty and I love love love it.

First of all, I stamp the stitched guard with grey ink and then randomly stamped all the patterns with different colors for each. I left a white border on the bottom so the mason jar won't look like it floating. Timeless Tulips along with Vintage Jar look so well with the background. But when I arrange them all together, the tulips look like lost on the quilted background that's why I decided to add a piece of vellum behind the jar to soften the background a little bit. A simple "thanks" from Vintage Jar Coordinating Dies to complete my card for today. Thin pink frame around it to make a finished look is the last touch.

The hexagon patterns are even more beautiful from up close. I recently so addicted to Nuvo Drops and for this card I use the white pearl color, it's so cool! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you like this card as much as I do. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, 1 September 2017

Thankful For Ewe

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a pastel color card featuring Missing Ewe stamp and coordinating dies. These adorable fluffy sheeps are new additions to Sunny Studio critter stamps.

I rarely use my patterned papers now days, but as you can guess I've been hoarding a lot. So that's why today I try to use them as much as possible. The sweet pastel colors are always a smart choice. I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. After I finished with coloring, I die cut them at once with the coordinating dies (truly a time saver!) I simply just put them together to create a little scene. I create a green grass border using Stitched Scallop Dies on green stripped pattern paper against the starry pink sky. These cute little sheeps have their "pals" from other set which is Easter Wishes. I use all of three together in one scene.

I finished my card with some yellow dots using yellow opaque Nuvo drops. Thank you so much for visitting today, I hope you like my card! Have a wonderful day to you and yours.

Friday, 25 August 2017

A Season Of Blessings

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to share a card that full of autumn vibes. I believe that all of you have smitten by Sunny Studio's layered stamps from previous releases, and this brand new Pretty Pumpkins Stamp is not an exception. This set is aboslutely a star, gorgeous!

I always got helps from a stamping tool to create perfect layered images. I stamped the pumpkins in three shades of orange dye inks, I start with the lightest one to the darkest. Then I finished every pumpkins with green stems and then die cut each of them with the coordinating dies. After I finished with them, I arrange all three on top a piece of burlap with some foam tapes. I made some loops from broken white strings and adhere it messily behind the pumpkins. 
I create the background with blending Wild Honey Distress Ink and using a woodgrain stencil blend some Ripe Persimon Distress Ink to create a patterned paper. Somehow I feel this card is too orange, so I decided to layer a kraft paper behind the burlap to add more brown and autumn feel to it. Look how beautiful those pumpkins are from up close! Looove it.

I stamped the sentiment from Autumn Greetings with brown dye ink on the right top of the card. I totally adore the handwritting font, perfection. Don't forget the sparkling clear sequins for the finishing touch, I think I'm obsessed.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you like my card, have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Birthday Wishes From The Whole Herd

Hi there! Lexa here today with a card that featuring the ultimate cuteness from Barnyard Buddies stamp and it's coordinating dies. When you can't choose which one is your favorite from the herd, use them all! 

First, I stamp all the images with Versafine black ink and then watercolor them using Distress Markers. They look more adorable after they are colored. Don't you think so? I die cut all of them with the coordinating dies and they are ready to jump into the scene. I blend Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feather Distress Inks for the sky. The whole herd is here, but someone is missing...oh I found the fluffy sheep from Missing Ewe. And they are a full team at last. I complete my scene using couple of trees from Happy Home, I think they are a perfect size so they look like planted behind the hills and the barn house. To match the barn, I white embossed my sentiment on a strip of red cardstock. I also do a custom sentiment by combining "birthday wishes" from Heartfelt Wishes stamp set and "from the whole herd" from Barnyard Buddies. I adhere all the animals with different height of foam tapes to create dimensions.

I adhere a pair of googly eyes for the horse and the cow, they look so cute! Which one is yout favorite animal from the whole herd? :)
Thank you so much for visitting today, I really hope you like my card as much as I do. Have a incredibly wonderful Friday!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Paw Prints In Our Heart

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a card staring Pet Symphaty stamp and it's coordinating dies. Don't you think that this set is the sweetest? Absolutely perfect for both cat and dog lovers.

I stamp all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them using Distress Markers, after I finished with the coloring I die cut all of them using the coordinating dies. The best part is pop them out and see the fine white borders around them. I add white dots on the dog's bed with white gel pen. The card size is a standart 4.25"x5.5". I white embossed the sentiment on a strip of red cardstock and stamp lots of cute paws with red ink to create the background. I just looove them!
I feel it's a little bit empty on the top of my card so I stamped some stitched clouds from Little Angels stamp and die cut them. It looks like a "heaven" somehow..don't you think so? Last touch is to add some clear sparkling sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

That's all for today, thank you so much for stopping by. I really hope you like today's card. Have a wonderful crafty day!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Welcome Sweet Baby

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to share a card with another brand new release from Sunny Studio, Cute As A Button stamp and the coordinating dies. As soon I saw this set I knew it right awat that it will look adorable together with Baby Bear stamp. So here I am with the card that combine both sets.

I stamp a lot of button stamps in blue, yellow and green with the help of my stamping tool. After I finished, I die cut all the buttons with the coordinating dies. You know what's the best about the dies? They don't leave any white borders like other dies usually do, they even created the button holes for the bigger one. So it looks more real after I poped them out from the dies. They are adorrrable! 
The images from Baby Bear are stamped with Versafine black ink and watercolored using Distress Markers. The baby bear and all his accesories are just adorable inside the button frame. I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink on the bottom of rectangle panel so the bear won't look like floating. The sentiment is stamped on a strip of fishtail banner and adhered on the middle. The baby blue polkadots patterned paper is the perfect one for the cardbase, don't you think so?

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you like today's card...have an amazing day everyone!

Friday, 28 July 2017

Peace, Love & Joy

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to share my one last card for Neat & Tangled. It's been an amazing month to guest designing for them. I got this Little Angel stamp for a long time, but this is actually my first time to use it on a card. And now I remembered why I bought this one. LOL I mean look how adorable she is!

I create a background using Graduated Stripes Cover Plate Die which is effortlessly gorgeous for any cards. I layered it on top of  blended cardbase. I blended some Distress Inks (Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey) to create a gradation and splats some water after that. A strip of vellum looks like a heavenly light from above, I adhere the little angel with some foam tapes to add dimension. 

I heat embossed the sentiment with some gold embossing powder and it glows prettily. I just can't get enough with embossing, the way it melts is just mesmirizing...don't you think so?

Thank you oh-so-much once again for inviting me to be this month guest designer. I really hope it won't be the last time. And thank you for all loves and support from all of you. I hope you like my card as much as I do...have a wonderful day!

From Owl Of Us

Hello everyone! Lexa here today with a card featuring some of brand spankin new release stamps from Sunny Studio. I bet you are all giddy up seeing all the inspiration cards that Mendi made, she's amazing I know.

One of my favorite from the release is Happy Owl-o-weeen stamp set, he can be anything..yes, anything! Lots of cute possibilities to dress up this owl into. This time he dressed up as a bee. He's adorable beyond words. And don't forget one more awesome set, Quilted Hexagons, as for this card I created a patterned beehive using this stamp set. I must say it looks beautiful and I can't wait to try another style with this, some colorful patterns will look gorgeous too.
I stamped the hexagons with some help from stamping tool, it really help me to keep them straight and neat. Then I stamped some patterns with three different yellow inks. Two little bees are there to accompany the owl-bee, they are from Backyard Bugs and Sunny Sentiment. In case you didn't realize that the bee from each set are identically the same and facing each other.

I stamped the "birthday" from Quilted Hexagons and fussy cut them, then customized the sentiment paired along with "from owl of us". On this closer picture you can see that I layered a vellum behind the main image, it helps the owl-bee to stands out more.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you like my card and have an amazing day!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Neat & Tangled : Sprinkle On My Donut

Hello everyone! Lexa here today to share a lovey dovey card with adorable images from Say Yes To Donuts stamp set. I choose two donuts with a boy and a girl peeking, aren't they the cutest?

I stamped all my images with black Versafine ink and watercolor them all using Distress Markers. I picked some of matching patterned papers and play with layout for today. I personally think these pink and brown color combination goes really well with the theme, sweet! I die cut Heart of Gold dies in the middle trhough the card base, so it created a heart shapped hole.
Inside the card, I layered the outline of geometrical heart on top of the same pink cardstock I used on the fishtail banner. I white embossed the sentiment in a piece of vellum and adhere it with some glossy accent on top of the heart. That's how I add some textures and dimensions to this card.

To finish my card I add some of pretty pink sequins in various sizes. I really hope you like today's card and inspiration. I will see you next week. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have an amazing day!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Guest Designing for Neat & Tangled

Hello crafty friends! I hope you guys are doing great today. Today I'm going to share one big news that I received an opportunity to be a guest design for Neat & Tangled. Yay! I've been theier fans for a while, so when I got an email few months ago about this..I was going crazy. Haha. I'm so thrilled and honored to take part on this. So, thank you so much for having me this month. :)

 I always love dinosaurs. When I first saw all the adorable images from Prehistoric stamp set...I'm in love! So I decided to use all the images and seperate them on two cards. On my first card I use watercolor patterned papers for the background. I like how versatile this stamp set is, I make a baby card for the first one by combining the sentiment from Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee.

Momma dinosaur has two babies, one who's hanging around her neck and other one is just hatched. How cute is that! I also add googly eyes for extra fun. And don't forget to add some pretty sequins. I think the watercolor background match well with all the watercolored images. The trees are there to complete the scene, they are from Lumberjack Love.

I created a birthday card for the second one, the main images still come from Prehistoric stamp set but the 'celebrate' sentiment is from the older stamp set called Celebrate. I white embossed the sentiment and then blend some Distress Inks in Peacock Feather, Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey then flicked some water on the background to create some faded spots. Don't you think the bold words match the one in a speech bubble pretty well?

I really enjoy watercoloring all the cute images, it makes me happy. I also add a party hat to match the birthday theme on this one.  It comes from Big Top Birthday, the size is perfect for this little girl. I use yellow Nuvo Drops for the enamels to add some textures and dimensions.

I hope you like my cards for today and thank you so much for stopping by today. I'll see you next week...have an amazing day!

Pretty Pink Posh July Product Release Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends!
 Welcome to the second day Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop. You probably come from Jeanne Jachna's blog. What's a blog hop without awesome prizes right? 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 7/18/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog. So make sure you leave comments along the blog hop.

Today I created a slider card with gorgeous flat shaker ocean on the bottom part. I blend some Distress Inks on the background, Tea Dye as sands, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean as the water, Peacock Feather as the sky. I finished the background with some water splatter. These cute little girl with a unicon floaties is from Summer Friends stamp set, she originally has feet but I cut it out for this card so she looks like floating on the ocean. She is holding a cup of ice pink lemonade on her hands. Yum! Some Sea Friends are accompaning her on that sunny day. Can you guess which sea creatures is my favorite from this set? Well, I must say it's the crab with big round eyes. Adorrrable.

To complete the scene I thought I need a sun, so I die cut the ball from Summer Friends coordinating dies alone on a yellow cardstock. And the white clouds are from the smaller cloud dies from Rainy Days coordinating dies which originally to cut the solid cloud from the same stamp set. For the sentiment, I stamp Hi! from Everyday Greetings stamp set on one of the cloud.
I adhere a piece of vellum on top of the ocean scene and add some brand new Mermaid Mix sequins, it has so much sparkle and so mermerizing. Here's a little trip andd trick to adhere vellums, I usually use some glossy accents for it. 

In case you're getting lost, I have the blog hop order below...
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you like my card and I wish you all have a wonderful day!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Sunny Studio & Studio Katia Blog Hop

Hello everyone! You must come from Laurie's blog. Today we have an amazing blog hop with tons of shaker cards inspiration, together with Studio Katia all the design team from Sunny Studio Stamps work out for this blog hop. As part of the blog hop festivities, Sunny Studio is giving away (2) $25 gift cards to two lucky winners.  Contest runs through Monday night with winners announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Tuesday, July 11th. Sunny Studio is also having a 3-day sale with 15% off all purchases using the promo code "SUMMER15" through Monday night, June 10th 11:59 pm PST.

Both teams are celebrating Summer Time with fun and colorful shaker cards using stamps from Sunny Studio and dies and embellishments from Studio Katia.  There are prizes and a special sale too! Both companies have a prize to give away too so make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post to see how to win!

I'm sharing this card that features Little Angels stamp set together with Dotted Balloon Dies, I filled the shaker cards with a little bit mix up Crystal Rainbow Fusion and Golden Copper Stars sequins.
I start my card with a 4.25"x5.5" card base and die cut the window on the center of my card. I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. Then I decided to blend Worn Lipstick Distress Inks on the bottom part of my card so the little angles don't look like floating in an empty air. After I finished arrange all the elements I also add some Rose Gold Metallic sequins, the sparkles are really pretty.


To celebrate this Summer Time Hop we are giving away THREE prizes:
One prize pack from Studio Katia and two $25 store credits from Sunny Studio! 

Here's how to win:
  • Comment on the Design Team blogs from Sunny Studio and Studio Katia (see a complete list of those participating at the Studio Katia and Sunny Studio Blogs).
  • Three winners will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop posts. Make sure to check out each of the blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment, the better your chances are of winning! 
  • You have until Monday, July 10th at 11:59 PST to comment - winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio and Studio Katia blogs by Wednesday July 12th.

Here's the order for the blog hop:

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Flying By To Say Thank You

Hello crafty friends! Lexa here today to share some inspirations for the PPP new release products. Today I'm highlighting Fly Away Friends stamp and the coordinating dies. This set has adorable hot air balloons and an airplane with two cute creatures peeking, a squirell and a lion. It also has a lot of variation of sentiments to go along with the "flying by to say..". This set (with some other new products) will be available on July 10th. I combine some of older sets to complete the scene on my card.

I stamped all the images with Versafine black in and watercolor them with Distress Markers. I've mentioned that I use some older sets for this card, they are Winter Friends Stamp (I used the trees on the bottom part) and Rainy Days Stamp (the solid blue clouds).  I blended Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks for the sky, I finished it with some random water splatters. I used the bold "thank you" sentiment from Everyday Greetings Stamp to complete the sentence.

The squirell's face is super adorable peeking out from the biggest hot air balloon. I add some rosy cheeks for him for extra cuteness. Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix is one of my most favorite mix from Pretty Pink Posh, an abosolute must have item! I always have some extra packs in my stash. I layered the scene on a piece of orange cardstock to make it more stand out and subtle, it also matches the orange hot air balloon.

I also add a little pop up scene inside the card, I die cut Picket Fence Die on a white cardstock for the frontground with a brown little bear peeking. I also stamped some smallest hot air balloons with some matching colors as the outside scene. I hope you enjoy my first card for Pretty Pink Posh blog today. I believe you guys will love all the new release! Just a few days to go, the wait is almost over

Friday, 23 June 2017

The Fruit Salad Stall Card for Sunny Studio

Hello everyone! Lexa here today to share an inspiration with you. I just came back from Bali for holiday, I must say that I'm still in a holiday mood. Bali is one of most popular holiday destination in Indonesia both for local tourists and foreingners, everyone looove to be there. I took an inspiration from Bali's popular fruit stack for my card. I use Fresh & Fruity Stamp Set and it's coordinating dies to create this card.

I start my card with a piece of 4.25"x5.5" white cardstock and blend Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the bottom part to create a gradation. It helps to create a ground for my bowl to stay so it won't look float on the empty air. I stamped all the fruit images from Fresh & Fruity Stamp with Versafine black ink and then watercolor them with Distress Markers. After I finished with the coloring I cut all of them with Fesh & Fruity Coordinating Dies, I love the thin white lines around the images...perfectly cute! After I arranged all the fruits in the bowl, I feel somehow this card looks unfinished. I got an idea to create a "roof" so it looks like a fruit stall, I use the bigger scallop from Sunny Borders and draw lines in between every scallops then I color them in red and white. To matched all the red in my card, I die cut a thanks script from Vintage Jar Dies on a red cardstock nad finished the sentiment with "from the whole gang" using one of the stamp in Comfy Creatures.

Last but not least I adhered some googly eyes on every fruits to add extra cuteness. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you like my card and have a wonderful day!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Ahoy Matey!

Hi crafty friends! Lexa here today with a card featuring the adorable Pirate Pals Stamp and the coordinating dies. This card would be perfect for a little boy or maybe just someone who loves cute little pirates so much.

I have a patterned paper pad with sailor theme, by seeing that I got an idea to create a nautical look with this Pirate Pals. First thing to do is stamp all the images using Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. After finish with the coloring I die cut each pieces using the coordinating dies. I mix several stamp sets for this card, Oceans Of Joy and Tropical Paradise. I also use Oceans Of Joy Coordinating Dies to create the sand hill other than to cut the red crab. I'm pretty happy how the scene turned out. For the ocean I use Stitched Scallop Dies and it looks adorable, it matches the stitched on the rectangle panel. This is a closer look to my card..

​Thank you so much for visiting the blog today. I hope you have an amazing day!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Pretty Pink Posh DT Announcement

Hello everyone! I have a great news today.. I'll be joining Pretty Pink Posh team for another term, but this time I'm one of the prestigious PPP Desgin Team. A huge YAY! There are some giveaways both on PPP blog and instagram to celebrate this occasion, get ready to win some gift cerificates from PPP. Follow @prettypinkposh on instagram for more inspirations, sneak peeks, and eye candies. Here's my card for today using the most popular and adorable Woodland Critters Stamp. Pssst... it's currently in stock so make sure to put this one on your shopping basket along with the new release (soon).

I white embossed the clouds from Rainy Days before blend the blue sky using Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks in ombre technique. I create a wooden frame illusion by blend Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the stitched outer frame from Stitched Notes Dies. And the woodland critters are watercolored using Distress Markers, my favorite coloring tools. I adore this stamp set so much! And I must say that I'm pretty happy with this card.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you like this card as much as I do. Have a wonderful day dear my crafty friends!

Friday, 9 June 2017

A Little Birdies Told Me It's Your Birthday

Hello everyone! Lexa here with a super fun and sunny shaker card starring the adorable A Bird's Life Stamp and the coordinating dies. All the elements in this set are so sweet, little birdies and the bird houses. There are so many possibilities to use this set as I did for this card, instead of hanging the tiny houses I use the wooden posts.

I start my card with some blending, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Inks to create a gradation that looks like a sunset sky. As for the background of my shaker window, I use some patterned paper that looks like a blue sky and a green bush. Mixed yellow sequins are a perfect pair for the color scheme I use. I stamped all the images with Versafine black ink and watercolor them with Distress Markers. I die cut them all together with the coordinating dies after I finished with the coloring. The perfect thin white lines around the images are really satisfy me. It works like magic.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of fishtail banner and adhere it with some foam tapes. I just bought a couple of Nuvo Drops and they are so pretty, they look like enamel dots once they settled out. Yes, the yellow dots on this card are using one of those.
Thank you so much for visitting the blog today. I hope you have a great day.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Happy Popsicles

Hello everyone! Lexa here with a summer-y card featuring Perfect Popsicles Stamp and it's coordinating dies. I choose to use lots of colors for this card, a cheerful rainbow popsicles look adorable. Stamping one popsicle will never enough, you will know what I mean when you try to stamp this yummy popsicles. You will eager to try as many colors as possible.

I start my card with 4.25"x5.5" white cardstock and blend Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the left bottom corner. I custom my sentiment from Color Me Happy Stamp, just because this card really make me happy so I need words to describe that. I stamp the popsicles in rainbow colors, arrange them on the right to create a border. Some clear droplets are added to complete this card. I'm pretty satisfied to see how this card turns out. I adhere some of the popsicles flat to the card base and others with foam tapes to add dimensions. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you like today's inspiration and don't forget to always support Sunny Studio Stamps. Wish you have an awesome day!