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Thursday, October 11, 2018

SumMore Fun - New Release Blog Hop

Good morning

TODAY IS THE DAY!!!


Yes it's new release day over at SumMore Fun and to celebrate we are having a design team blog hop. My teamies have come up with some amazing designs for the new release and we want to share these with you while giving you the chance to win prizes.

I have used the Soda-lighted set again as I love the versatility of this set.


I started by stamping 4 of the cans, three on my topper and the fourth on a separate piece of card. I colored all of them with alcohol markers and fussy cut the fourth one. This was then curved and placed over the center can using glue gel to give dimension. I added the sprays of pop and drips down side of one can. these had magic transparent pearl pen added to them to give the look of wetness. I also added clear droplets as bubbles
I then added some of the words from the stamp set amongst the bubbles. The sentiment is one of three available in the set. My scalloped card base was matted with red card and was my sentiment.

Now for the blog hop 
Visit everyone's blogs and make sure to leave comments on everyone's pages. Each comment gets you another entry to win 6 Distress Oxide pads in the colors of your choice! (Retail value of $35.94)

 There are 48 colors to choose from. Which will you pick?
We'll announce the winner on October 15th.
 
Ready to start hopping? 




Thanks for joining us this week and check back soon to see if you won. 





Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sneak Peek Three - Yes You Can!

Good morning! 


Today is the last day of sneak peeks from SumMore Fun and as it is breast cancer Awareness month it is so fitting:


The set is called You Can and is an all word set, except for the ribbon. It's not just for cancer. The words in this card can be use for anyone who is struggling and need words of encouragement.

I have used pink for breast cancer as this is a disease that is very close to my heart.
I started by stamping the YOU CAN onto pink card with pink ink. This is one stamp but I cut it into 2 separate words so I could add the ribbon in the middle of them. I then stamped the remainder words onto a larger piece of the same pink card.
I chose a matching pink ribbon and layered a hugs and kisses ribbon over this. I then adhered these to the larger pink card.
I matted a white card base and my YOU CAN card with dark pink card My piece with ribbon was then matted onto the base. Using foam to give dimension I added my YOU CAN to the center of my card and as usual with my cards a few pink gems just balanced out the design.

What fun would this be without prizes?
 None, that's what -and we can't have that!

If you watched our unboxing video, you saw that we ordered a bunch of 6x6 paper packs to play with. We're looking for designs to start monthly kits, but we can't order just one paper pack at a time. We have at least 2 of every design! Want to get one mailed to you for free? 







All you have to do to enter is comment here and on each of our design team member's posts. We'll give away a pack each day of the sneak peeks so come back every day this week! Winners of all prizes will be announced on Monday, October 15th, so you have plenty of time to enter.

If you're international and win, we still want it to be fun! You'll have the option of paying for shipping or receiving the digital prize instead.

Now go and check out my teamie's makes

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget the release and the big hop is tomorrow so come back and check out all 4 of the new stamp sets 


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

SumMore Fun - Another Sneak Peek - Can you believe it!

Good morning!
I'm here with my second sneak peek using new release stamps from SumMore Fun.

Don't forget, comment on mine and my teamie's posts and you can win prizes details below.

Who likes their soda? If you do you'll love this set Soda-lighted:


The cans come in 2 sizes, here I have used the large, masked one off to stamp the one laying down. I have colored them using alcohol markers. As the cans are already popped open I added a couple of drips coming from the one on it's side and added Nuvo Crystal Glaze on this to give a shine.
As I wanted my card to be simple I matted a white base with matching "Fanta" orange card. I then stamped the word Soda on the cans and one of the sentiments from the set.

What fun would this be without prizes?
 None, that's what -and we can't have that!

If you watched our unboxing video, you saw that we ordered a bunch of 6x6 paper packs to play with. We're looking for designs to start monthly kits, but we can't order just one paper pack at a time. We have at least 2 of every design! Want to get one mailed to you for free? 






All you have to do to enter is comment here and on each of our design team member's posts. We'll give away a pack each day of the sneak peeks so come back every day this week! Winners of all prizes will be announced on Monday, October 15th, so you have plenty of time to enter.

If you're international and win, we still want it to be fun! You'll have the option of paying for shipping or receiving a digital prize instead.

Go check out my teamie's posts:
Jeanette
Jamie
Rosemary

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks






Monday, October 8, 2018

SumMore Fun New Release Sneak Peek - Tinsel Tease

Good Morning, after a week of sweating in Vegas we are now freezing in Michigan but I can live with that!

SumMore Fun has an exciting week planned this week. We, the design team,  are starting with sneak peeks of some fab new stamp releases later this week. Yes I know it's only fall but Christmas isn't far away and today we are showing you some of the gorgeous images from a new Christmas stamp set  that is being released.

Oh and if you comment on all the sneak peek posts for today you can win a prize - check details below for more info!

So here is my card using Tinsel Tease:


I love making clean and simple cards and this is just that. I used the pine bough 4 times to make a branch long enough to hang the bells and bauble on. I colored the bells and lightly tinted the bauble to make it look like glass.
I then stamped one of the many sentiments in to the bauble. Yes they all fit inside if that is how you want to use them.
I matted a red card base with a green mirror card and added my topper. To fit in with the sentiment I added a jingle bell with a red bow.

Now onto the prizes:
If you watched the SumMore Fun unboxing video over on Facebook, you saw that they ordered a bunch of 6x6 paper packs to play with. they are looking for designs to start monthly kits, but can't order just one paper pack at a time. the have at least 2 of every design! Want to get one mailed to you for free? 







All you have to do to enter is comment here and on each of my teamie's posts. We'll give away a pack each day of the sneak peeks so come back every day this week! Winners of all prizes will be announced on Monday, October 15th, so you have plenty of time to enter.

If you're international and win, we still want it to be fun! You'll have the option of paying for shipping or receiving a digital prize instead.

The other team members joining in today are:

So hop on over to their blogs check out their fab designs and leave them some love.

Thank you for stopping by and come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks and another chance to win a prize!






Saturday, September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day Blog Hop


Good morning, today is National Coffee Day and SumMore Fun are happy to be teaming up with the Coffee Loving Card Makers group and all the other wonderful companies that are sponsoring today's hop.
 After you are done hopping along with me and my talented design team sisters head back to the SumMore Fun Blog post to find out who is the next company to head on to.

You should have arrived here from The SumMore Fun Blog post If not the list of my teamies is below.

My card for the blog hop is using on of the cups from the SumMore Fun Simple Coffee Digi Pack along with a number of other stamps I will list in my instructions:


I colored the mug using Copic Markers and then stamped it with the grass and flowers from the Spring is in The Air stamp set. I then fussy cut it and put to one side.
I then chose the Dots Set stamp set  and used similar colors that I had on the coffee cup to addspots and dots all over a piece of white card. I left a space to add my Just Wanted To Say Hi sentiment which I stamped in black ink. I then matted my dotted card onto a card base. I adhered a piece of white foam to the back of my cup and glued this to the card to give the cup dimension.

SumMore Fun is going to be giving away some amazing prizes. There are prizes for commenting on the SumMore Fun Blog as well as goodies for commenting on all of my teamies coffee hop posts on their blogs. To find out more details check out the SumMore Fun Coffee Blog Hop Post

Here's the list of my teamies taking part, make sure you haven't missed anyone

Don't forget to head back to SumMore Fun for the next company taking part.

Thank you for hopping along with us.

 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Rustic Wedding

Good morning, fall has arrived, we are still getting some really warm days but is so nice to have them mixed with cooler days too.
Living out in a huge farm and country area the theme for a lot of the weddings here is very rustic and I was so happy to see the theme of SumMore Fun's next mood board challenge was just that. You can check the details out below but here is my take on it:


I used a cream piece of card and stamped the main image from the SumMore Fun growing Love stamp set I then added the small dots and hearts using stamps from the same set.
Once this was dry I stamped the Best Wishes sentiment in versamark across my original image. I then heat embossed this with some tan colored powder.
I matted a 6x6 inch white base card with hessian cardstock and roughed up the edges. I added some cream lace and then matted a piece of teal card and my topper onto the card.
I added a few cream pearl hearts to finish.

So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to SumMore Fun?
                                                                                                                 
Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


And then pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.
Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.





Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ride On

Good morning, It's Saturday again which means this year is going way too quickly. If you haven't already it will soon be time to start thinking about the holidays!

I'm just going to hold that thought for a little longer and enjoy what is left of this month. Today's card was made using SumMore Fun's Highway High Stamp set from Raisin Boat


I started with an 7.5 x 7.5 inch white card base and matted this with blue card. I then stamped the motorcycle onto X-press It card along with 'Ride On' - one of the many sentiments in the set. I colored the bike using my Copic Markers and matted the image onto the same blue card I had used on my base. I then stamped the wheel, again from the same set, onto black card multiple times with versamark ink. This was then embossed with clear embossing powder before adhering to my card base instead of patterned paper.


This gave a muted but effective background to my main image.

I then added my image to the top left corner of my card base. I die cut Happy Birthday from brushed silver mirror card 3 times and stacked these on top of each other giving the effect of a metal sentiment. 
A used a few silver card candi pieces just to balance my design.

Have you checked out our latest SumMoreFun Mood board challenge? You could win a $20 gift certificate for the store. 

Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:

There are only a few rules to follow so what have you got to lose?

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.





Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Seeking Nectar

Good morning, we still have high temperatures but all the recent storms means we have had an explosion of mosquitoes hatching. They are everywhere and are biting like crazy!

There are definite signs that fall is on the way though, one of them is the migration of my favorite little bird. The hummingbirds are so fun to watch feeding during the summer months. For today's card I have colored one of them from my favorite Sheena Douglass stamp set Tropical Nectar:


I made this card for a friend's mother-in-law's birthday, the flower and the humming bird were stamped on to X-press It card stock using Memento Ink and colored with Copic markers. I then chose a sentiment stamp from a set by Penny Black called Special Thoughts.
  I folded my card base from a piece of  white card stock cut to 10 x 7 inch and matted this with a piece of pink card stock that matched the colors in the flower.  
Once my colored image was adhered to my card base I added a shower of pink pearls around the image.

Thank you for stopping by and if you like what you see please leave me some love in the comments below 




Friday, September 14, 2018

Fall Thanks

Good morning, fall is in the air and the trees are starting to change color. This is my favorite time of the year I love the colors, the cooler weather and of course the pumpkin spice!

The SumMore Fun mood board challenge has all the colors of fall this time round, check out the mood board lower down my post.

For my card I have used the colors for my background. For the first time I have experimented with distress oxide inks and I think I like them!


I used Fossilized Amber, vintage phot and peeled paint and blended them across my card. Before I left it to dry I spritzed it with water.
Once dry I used the SumMore Fun Growing Love stamp set to stamp the branches in a random pattern across my card. I then die cut THANKS twice, gluing these on top of each other to give me dimension. I then stamped 'for helping me grow' from the same stamp set onto black card using embossing ink. This was then embossed with white glimmer powder. I matted my card base with deep red cardstock and added my design.  
I glazed my thanks die cut with magic transparent Pearl Pen and added black pearls randomly around my card.

So want to join our challenge and get the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to SumMore Fun?
                                                                                                                 
Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:

And then pop on over to the SumMore Fun Blog for details, our few rules and to link your project.

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.








Saturday, September 8, 2018

Floral Birthday

Good Morning, now that all the storms have passed the temperature is much cooler!

 I have been working on large cards this week and today's card is an 8x8 inch birthday card:


I used SumMore Fun's Growing Love Stamp Set to first stamp pale pink flowers and dots onto a white piece of card. I then matted this with some pink card stock onto a scalloped card base.
I then stamped one of the larger flowers twice onto post-it note paper and cut this out to use as a mask. I then stamped 2 of the same flowers and masked these with the post-it notes. I stamped a further 2 flowers in each arrangement. I then colored these with Copic Markers and used a grey pencil for shadows. This gives the flowers depth so they look as though they are stacked rather than stamped on flat cardstock. 
I then arranged these with some die cut leaves in the corners of my card. I added the happy birthday die cut and some pink crystal gems scattered around the card.

Have you checked out the latest SumMoreFun Mood board challenge? You could win a $20 gift certificate for the store.

Want some discount too? Use the code SHARON10 at check out and I will save you 10%

Now check out the mood board:


There are only a few rules to follow so what have you got to lose?

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies creations on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.