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.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Everything is Awesome!

Hi lovelies!

I am SO excited about the new Kindred Stamps Building Block stamp set!!  If you're like our household, you enjoy using these wonderful little bricks to build iconic buildings, create scenes from your favorite movies, or even just play around!! Audra at Kindred Stamps, asked her creative team for ideas and somehow asked for something "Lego" inspired but still so unique!  

The first card I want to share is a classic couples card!  I built my own background paper using the side view bricks and top view of the flowers! They are colored with Copic markers, and I tried to use the basic brick colors in the build your own type buckets. I mounted it on a Brazill Basics burnt orange card stock, unfortunately, I was gifted it so I don't know the shade name!

Next, I built my couple, they were so fun! I loved picking which faces they got!! Thank goodness for my MISTI, none of this would've happened without it! I used my Chameleon Markers to color their clothes, I attempted some faded jeans, it was kinda fun. 

Last, my sentiment, I love the "You Complete Me" sentiment. I took some Real Red cardstock from Stampin' Up! (if you don't have a demo, check out my friend Kelli, she rocks!) and used the Layering Ovals Framelits from Stampin' Up! 

I completed the card with a few... LEGOS! I couldn't resist, I dug around in my bucket and pulled out some flat white 2x1s to add a little... embellishment! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

My second card, I really wanted to dedicate to friendship, because they really are the thing that keeps us standing and build us up when we are struggling!

I decided to try a little masking! This technique allows for you to tape or paper off a part of a stamp and layer the stamps. (The amazing Lydia at Understand Blue gave a good, simple video example here!) I figured the best thing to use for your first attempt at masking was Building Bricks... that you could stack. **HEHE**

Everything was colored up with Copic markers, I kept the girls simple but considered trying to mask some of the adorable flowers on to their shirts or pants (my BFF and I are a little obsessed with leggings so it would've been fitting!) 

The little brick hearts were begging to be used and added to the cutesy of the card.  I finished off with some of my FAVORITE embellishments, DoubleClick Skittles (you need them!) they give just the right amount of POP to any card and are soooo pretty! My card is layered with some retired Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper and ready for gifting!

I hope you all enjoyed my creations! I had so much fun making them and can't wait to get to play with my Building Blocks stamp set again!  For making it through this long post, if you want to place an order on you can use my coupon code "RWINN10" for 10% off your entire order!

Until next time!

R. Winn