Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Magical Fairies Time!

 Hello again!

I'm so excited about the stamps I'm sharing with you today!  I've been waiting for the first set for quite a while! Audra at Kindred Stamps, put together, THE most adorable fairies for her "Magical Fairies" set! Check the card I made out!!

I used Copic markers, and their glitter pens to color up my pretty little fairies and the cute house and cut them out with my Brother Scan 'n Cut (it did trim a few of their wing pieces off unfortunately!)

For my background, I used a Fiskars Embossing board, (like old school hand embossing, that was exhausting!) with flowers in it. I then sponged 4 fun Stampin' Up colors (I'm so awful at remembering the color names but if you love any of them, let me know, I'm happy to go back and look!) on the flowers and backgrounds.

I wanted it to be an inspirational card, for someone who had just completed a program, and had well wishers for her life after it! The "Spread your wings and fly" sentiment was perfect for just that, I matched the middle layer of CS to give it a good base and tie it all together.

Magical Fairies is being released on Friday, September 8th, at Kindred Stamps, you can join us for the release party and see all the other cute things coming up at the Kindred Stamps Fan Club FB Group!

O.M.G... are you an '80s baby too? Someone who loves a certain trilogy about a young man who travels time in a DeLorian? Someone who thinks Michael J. Fox rocks? Well, thennnn you may wanna make sure you're ready to squeal!

The "Back in Time" set from Kindred Stamps was recently released and OMG.......... I LOVE IT! Giving input for this set was SO fun... this is one of my husband's favorite movies, Back to The Future has been watched SO many times in our house! Again, I've been looking for good inspirational sentiments, and this may have been one of my favorite "finds," it really is perfect!

I colored up good old, Doc Brown and the DeLorian with Copics, I'm not amazing at hair, but I won't lie, I'm pretty pleased with his! The car, pulled out all 6 greys I own and just started darkest to lightest. It was super fun!

The background, I grabbed a pretty indigo blue and used some of my first washi ever, which is a geometric teal to create something slightly retro, yet slightly futuristic feeling. I added a middle layer of white card stock but covered the edges with some retired SU silver striped washi tape. (See, I'm not a hoarder, I will find a use for it all eventually!!!)

Ok, if you've stuck with me this far, you deserve a cookie, but instead, I will give you a discount code! You can get 10% off your Kindred Stamps order using my coupon code, "RWinn10" plus, if you spend $75 you get free shipping!!

I'm going to go pass out now, it's been a long day and my poor little brain is ready to be done!

~R. Winn

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Pixie Dust!

My little geeky heart flutters... at the newest stamp release from Kindred Stamps

There are SO many cute things, but the first one I HAD to play with was the Peter Pan Set! I made a few fun things with this set and even tried something new too! 

This little tag was made using Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock, the Stampin' Up Stars boarder punch, a tag punch from Stampin' Up,  and some sparkly silver washi tape that I'm not sure where I picked it up!! 

For my attempt at a new technique, I stamped Tinkerbell onto the washi tape using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored her in using Copic markers. It did take me several layers of coloring to get the color to pop but it's a very cute little image to color in! I want to use Stanzon Ink next time and maybe "regular" markers that might stand out a bit better on the glitter.

I finished the project off using Memento Luxe ink in Nautical Blue to stamp one of my favorite sayings from Walt Disney. I'm not sure who will get it but I absolutely love it!

Next up? A card of course! I used some retired Stampin' Up black chalkboard cardstock for a solid base and some blue cardstock from JoAnn Fabrics for the top layer. 

On my blue CS, I used a Stampin' Up stars mask or stencil with some Bo Bunny glitter paste to create a little bit of a starry sky.  I tried to leave enough room for my two favorite characters from the set, Tinkerbell and Peter Pan himself of course!  

I colored both up images using Copic markers. Tink's wings and Peter's knife both got glittered up using Copic's glitter pens (perfect for when you want control of where you're adding glitter!) I finished the card off with what I feel is the perfect sentiment for a Peter Pan card! 

I may not be on much over the next few weeks so I want to invite you to keep an eye on the Kindred Stamps blog for featured products and work from Audra, Hannah, and Molly! If you haven't already joined us on the Kindred Stamps Fan Club Facebook page, we'd love to see you there too!

As always, if you wanna get your hands on this set for yourself, or someone who could use a little pixie dust of their own, please feel free to use my coupon code "RWinn10" for 10% off your order!

~R. Winn

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Little Vitamin Sea

Is everyone enjoying Summer? Honestly? I've been melting. No A.C. at work, only one room cooled at home? I could happily live in my car if it meant I wasn't overheating!

I'll tell you what I do love though, the bright colors, the animals out and about, my silly puppy deciding to sunbathe, and the inspiration that all of that leads to anything artistic!

Typically, I make cards to share but the stamp set I am sharing today from Kindred Stamps is Vitamin Sea!

It SCREAMS fun in the sun, with a hint of snarky personality thrown in! These little summer images are the perfect size to decorate my planner with! I use a Webster's Pages A2 size, so it's a little smaller than a lot of planners. My life isn't terribly exciting so I didn't have a ton going on to write down, but man does it look pretty!

I used the blank sticker sheets from Sweet Stamp Shop to stamp out my images, and I just picked the ones that looked fun to me. No rhyme or reason. The sticker sheets held both the Copic and Chameleon Marker inks perfectly.

Once I had my items colored up I went ahead and fussy cut them out. I chose random places to put them and added a few sentiments I felt were appropriate for the days (see the end of the work week .) It was a fun little layout and I loved doing it!!

A few days later, I decided I wanted to make a tag with this set... I don't typically make tags! I broke out a few Stampin' Up punches I hadn't used before, but they had been sitting on my shelf waiting!

I went ahead and used some DSP from Stampin' Up that I hadn't used yet and reminded me of pool water for the bottom layer. I wanted to use the BRIGHT colors of summer, and I didn't want to color because... I do that a lot! Instead, I broke out three fun Versafine colors and kept it simple but fun.

I placed images at random and used some washi tape that I received as a gift from the UK! because flamingos and neon colors totally fit my theme! The sentiment I made stand apart by sticking to solid black, again I used Versafine since it works SO well for detailed stamps and dries fairly quickly so I didn't stress about smudging it!

Last I added a little yarn from my SU stash and tadaaa! My first original tag! It's fun and a bit raw as far as "talent" goes but I love it!

Now it's your turn! Run over to Kindred Stamps, pick up your own set of these stamps and use my coupon code "RWINN10" for 10% off your purchase!!

I would LOVE to know which is your favorite image, and you can guess which is mine!

~R Winn.