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Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Garden...

Happy Friday Everyone!

I found some more time in my studio yesterday.  I just couldn't wait to paint another one of the new Summer Luvin' CandiBean images!  I am addicted!!!

This time I chose

I've been really enjoying painting again.  I had gotten tired of it and stepped away from it for a bit, but it feels so good to have my painting mojo back again!  Sometimes you just need to take a little break in order to find your love for something once again.  The CandiBean images are so sweet that they require gorgeous vintage floral prints to accompany them.  So, I opened up a pack of the beautiful Maja Design 'Coffee in the Arbour' papers and I just love how they look.  

I have a new favorite thing by the way.....it's the A Gilded Life pieces from Spellbinders.  I used one to house the sentiment, which, by the way, is from our upcoming LDRS 'Friends' sentiment set that we'll be releasing in July.  I tucked in a die cut from our gorgeous 'Lovely View' die.

All of the flowers and such are from my stash.

Here's a close up of the painted image.  She is just so pretty with her curly hair!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today.  I hope you found some inspiration in my project :-)



Friday, June 20, 2014


Welcome Everyone!

I'm back again today with another pocket card.  I have really enjoyed making these!  This one also features one of new CandiBean stamps.  I just can't get enough of them!!!!  Take a look...


Once again, I used the LDRS designer dies all over the place!!!  I'm also having a ton of fun with them :-)  I used the Darling Square Die Set as a border across the top of the card, a border at the bottom of the sentiment, AND the gorgeous flourishes popping out the right side of the sentiment.  That sentiment, btw, is a sneak peek of a new set that's coming out next month!!!!!!!   Shhhh...don't tell anyone!

On the inside of the card is a pocket that allows you to add a card for a handwritten note, a gift card or a small trinket.  I have decorated the inside with more sentiments from the upcoming vintage set.  I also included a scrolling header stamp from the LDRS Vintage Stamp Set.  It's one of my favorite sets because it's so extremely versatile and full of Victorian details!

Here's a closeup of the inside.  I've added a beautiful die cut of the gorgeous Victorian Fluttered Tulip Bodice.  This die is so feminine and lush!  I backed it with a few hand cut pieces to really showoff the beauty of the shape.

And here she is!  The star of the show!!!  This is Blackberry Penny from the new CandiBean collection.  Could she BE any cuter?  And what a joy to paint!  I was so relaxed and at ease painting her and I really love how it turned out.  I used the Darling Square Die Set to cut the image out (notice the edges are embossed too), and added a few more flourishes and a sentiment piece from the same die set.  There are so many gorgeous pieces to the Darling Square Die Set and they all coordinate so perfectly!  The sentiment is yet another sneak peek of things to come!

So that is it from me today.  I will be back as soon as I can with more art from my heart.



Sunday, June 15, 2014

Words....they mean so much!

Welcome Everyone!

I've got a fun little project to show you today that I've been playing with on and off for a little while.  Lately, I'll have three projects going all at once that I'm bouncing between.  And I finally finished one!  Yay me!

I bought a set of 6x6 canvases and thought they would make a nice wall hanging.  I wanted to make my own version of those wall hangings that you see everywhere that are covered in words.  But I wanted something that would express my own thoughts and feelings.

I applied gesso over the entire surface to prep it for paint.  I added a bit of paint and rubbed some distress ink on the edges for a bit of age.  Once dry I grabbed the LDRS Large Words sentiment set and started stamping away!  I added some rub-ons, clear gems, metal corner pieces and flowers from my stash.  I found the ribbon in my stash and stapled it to the back.

Now it hangs on the wall in my studio and I love it!  It's perfect for the little wall space above my favorite upholstered chair :-)

Angie xoxo

Friday, June 6, 2014

CandiBean Summer Luvin' Blog Hop Party!!!

Welcome everyone to the
CandiBean 'Summer Luvin' Blog Hop Party!!!

We are celebrating a brand new CandiBean collection from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps!  And I
am the first stop on the Hop!

  There are 7 adorable new CandiBean images in this collection and they are adorable!!!


And, LDRS has introduced this new collection with 



This is what your new stamps will look like.  And guess what else?  The stamps are being offered AT THE SAME LOW PRICE!!!!!!  How's that for awesome!!!
Now let me introduce you to 'Sunflower Daisy'

I have so much fun making these pocket gift cards!  I started with Maja papers and just distressed the heck out of them.  I decorated them with the LDRS designer dies:  Darling Square Set and Lovely View.  These dies are soooooo gorgeous all over this project!!!  The sentiment on the front is a sneak peek from an upcoming Vintage Affections set titled 'Friends'.  It is soooooo beautiful and I can't wait til it's released in July!!!

This is the inside of the card.  I included a little sentiment at the top from that same vintage 'Friends' set...just to make you drool a bit...hehehe...  The card inside has room for a handwritten message, is topped with the Lovely View die and stamped with a birdhouse image from our 'Vintage Stamp Set'...which I've actually used all over the place!  There is also enough space in the pocket to include a small gift or gift card for a special someone :-)

And here she is...little miss 'Sunflower Daisy'!!!  I painted her with watercolors, stamped the corner with an image from our 'Vintage Stamp Set', and used more of our gorgeous Darling Square Set and Lovely View dies to decorate the back of the card.  I am so over the top thrilled with how this turned out!  I hope you like it too :-)

Now did I hear something about a game and prizes?

YOU have a chance to win the Entire 'Summer Luvin' Collection!


Let's have some PUZZLE FUN!  

Hopefully you have read about our little game already ;-)  We have planted four puzzle pieces somewhere on our 
DT blogs throughout this Hop and mine happens to be one of them!!!  Hmmm...Which stamp is this???

  Here is what you need to do:

 1. Visit each of the 8 design team's blogs listed below.

2.  On four of the DT blogs, you will find a puzzle piece.  Your job is to identify which four images each of the four puzzle pieces match! (Only one puzzle piece to an image.)

3. Last, when you think you can identify all four images by name, go to the LDRS DT Inspiration blog and list the FOUR image names in the comments section on the Summer Luvin' Blog Hop post

Each design team member has a color picture of all 7 images with names on her blog for easy matching!

If you guess match all puzzle pieces correctly
you could be one of our THREE lucky winners
who will be randomly selected from the 
comments LDRS DT Inspiration blog on the  to win...

The Entire CandiBean"Summer Luvin" Collection
 (over $75 retail value)
A $30 Merchandise Voucher
to the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Store

A $15 Merchandise Voucher
to the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Store

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