Monday, June 18, 2018

Hugs to You!, Art Impressions

Hello, Ai fans!

Today I have a card over on the Art Impressions blog using the oh, so fun Giraffe Twist Ties stamps!  This also comes with a die to perfectly cut out the opening.  To get started, I watched this instructional video on Art Impressions YouTube channel.

I colored these sweet giraffes with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I also used the markers to swipe in some grass to give them a place to stand.   For the inside, I used Distress Oxide inks, a stencil and stencil brush for the sun rays.

Thanks so much for taking a look!  The complete supply list is over at the Art Impressions blog!

Carol :)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

When Pigs Fly--Art Impressions Challenge Week 2

Hello!  It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge--Odd Animals--featuring the Funny Farm release.

I've used the so fun Guinea Pig Set.  If this cutie can't fly, then it means we aren't old, right?!!  LOL!  Have you ever Google searched guinea pigs?  Well I did, and found out they are lots of different colors, and so cute!!

I created a fun background with a cloud stencil and a grass border die with some flowers.  Also, for the first time, I used some birds from the WC Bird set; and yes, you can use these just the same as a traditional stamp!!!

I put the cute little guinea onto a mini action wobble for extra fun!  See the action here:

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Be sure to go over to the Art Impressions blog for more inspiration for this challenge!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Perfect Partners, Art Impressions

Hello!  I hope your Monday is off to a great start! I'm sharing these two cards using the adorable Perfect Duet Set over on the Art Impressions blog.

This couple is so adorable and makes me smile just thinking about them dancing to the music!

Thanks so much for taking a look!  Have a great week!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps & WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop

Hello to all!  I'm so excited to get to create a card for Honey Bee Stamps' blog hop collaboration with WOW! Embossing Powder.  The best part of having a blog hop is meeting, sharing and inspiring one another in this beautiful crafting community!  I feel so blessed to have our path's cross with each other and hope that you find a lot of inspiration throughout this hop!  The complete blog hop list is at the end of this post.  Also some fun information about prizes!!  So be sure to keep reading!


I just love how this card came out using Honey Bee Stamps My Tribe stamps and Honey Cuts (dies). I used WOW Embossing Powder in Blue Glitz for the center circle to highlight the focal point.  It is just so sparkly and beautiful!  I colored in the images with some Jelly Roll Metallic pens.  

Here's a close up to the the wonderful sparkle and shine!

Blog Hop Line Up:

Bibi Cameron
Brenda Noelke
Carol Hintermeier <<< that's me!
Up next >>>> Galina Filippenko
Ilda Dias
Kaja Vazensek
Jaine Drake
Jo Herbert
Julie Hickey
Lisa Cisneros
Melissa Bickford
Riikka Kovasin
Rosali Bartz
Vera Yates
Olga Lukasceviciene

No blog hop is complete without some prizes.  Are you ready for some awesome giveaways?  Each company is giving away:
Honey Bee Stamps: $50 gift card
WOW! Embossing Powder:  Any six powders of your choice, along with a WOW! carrying case to store your products in.

The only thing you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on each of the design team member's blog hop.  The winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL of the blog posts of this hop.  The winners will be announced on Honey Bee Stamps and WOW! Embossing Powder's blogs on June 15, 2018.

Thanks for hopping along!!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Art Impressions Watercolor--First Post for Design Team

Hello!  I am so excited and thrilled beyond words to be making my first post as an Art Impressions Design Team member!!!  I also have this over on Art Impressions blog.  Click over there and sign up to get their blog post notifications so you see all the wonderful inspiration from the other design team members.

For my first post, I thought it very fitting to use a few of my watercolor stamps (yep, I have quite a lovely collection of them!)   I live in an area that is fortunate to have two of the big crafts shows nearby and Art Impressions is at both!  I watched Bonnie Krebs demo in their booth and for the longest time thought that I could never do that!  Finally, in 2015, I took an Ai watercolor class at the Scrapbook EXPO and was totally hooked!!!  If you watch Bonnie's videos and hear her say, "you can do this", it's true!!!!  Go to their YouTube and find some of the earlier videos--anyone can do this!!  Can you tell I'm a fan?  LOL!

I created a circular card and died some ribbon to get a perfect match!

Here's how I died the ribbon.  Scribble your marker, spritz with a bit of water, and dunk it in.  I blotted this one onto a paper towel to lighten the intensity of the color.  Let it dry and it's ready to use.

Thank you so much for taking a look at my very first post for Art Impressions!  I can't wait to share my creations using their other fabulous stamps!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

NICU Card Drive & Blog Hop

It is my honor to design a card as part of Honey Bee Stamps participation in Lea Lawson's Card Drive and Fundraiser for NICU Parents.  If you missed it, HERE is Lea's link so you can read her story and why she is doing this wonderful thing.  She also has more information on donating, if you can.  Here is the link if you'd like to go directly to the page: nicuparents-1162699   Another way to help is by making a card(s) and sending it to her.   There are MANY great companies participating in this blog hop so be sure to click on Lea's link to get started!

I created this card using Lea's mood board as inspiration.

 I went with some wood paper for my frame.  I have it layered with three more layers so the frame is above my inked cloud and grass background.   I colored the flowers, foxy and the butterflies.  The flowers are mounted on dimensional glue dots as is foxy.

I added the sentiment using different words from the Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments.  I would hope that it conveys the message that they are not alone and that they have other people to lean on for support during a difficult time.

Thanks for taking a look & I hope you've enjoyed my card!  All of these supplies are available in the Honey Bee Stamp shop.

Honey Bee Stamps: Country Blooms stamps/dies; Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments; Feelin' Foxy; A-2 Double Stitched Frames; Cloud Borders stencil
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Other: ARC Crafts BARC Wood "paper"; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers; Wink of Stella clear; Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Honey Bee Stamps Spring Release Blog Hop--Day 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Honey Bee Stamps Spring Release Blog Hop!   The complete list of today's hop, with links, for Day 2 is at the end of my post.

Have you been wow'ed as much as I am by all of the wonderful new stamps and dies from Honey Bee Stamps?!!  I have had so much fun creating cards using some of them!

For my card today I used the oh so adorable Heaven Sent stamps and Honey Cuts.

To create the background for this card I stamped the moon and stars in Versamark and heat embossed everything with white embossing powder.  I created a mask for the moon, covered it and then inked up the background with Faded Jeans and Black Soot Distress Ink.  (Be sure to use a clean towel to wipe off the excess ink from the stars.)  During my inking, I made sure to leave a "glow" around the moon--I love how that turned out!  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it too.

This bunny is SO adorable!!  He, and the accessories, were stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I then re-stamped the bunny onto the blue gingham paper and fussy cut just the pajamas.  After some quick and easy coloring of the bunny with my alcohol markers, I glued the gingham pj's onto the body.  I added some sparkly Nuvo drops to the stars and white gel pen dots for smaller stars to add dimension.

Here's a little peek at the sentiment inside.  I really love the fonts of these sentiments!!

I hope you are inspired by my card and have enjoyed taking a look!  Keep on hopping to see even more awesome creations!  The next stop on the hop is the amazing and talented Emily!

Carol Hintermeier  >>That's me!<<
Emily Midgett <<next

There's a GIVEAWAY!  Two $50 gift certificates and four Bee Organized Prize Packs will be given away!  The winners will be chosen from all the commenters on both days' blog hops!  The more you comment, the better chance you have!   The winners will be announced on this page of the Honey Bee Stamps blog on May 5.

Find all of these awesome new stamps and dies over at Honey Bee Stamps!

My supplies used:
Honey Bee Stamps & Honey Cuts:  Heaven Sent
Distress Ink:  Black Soot, Faded Jeans
Other ink:  Versamark
Embossing Powder:  WOW Opaque Bright White
Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard
Various Prismacolor Premier pencils; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
Signo Broad white gel pen