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Our girl Brandi Kincaid has a new Essentials by Ellen Release! WOOT!


It’s raining new cat and dog stamps by Brandi Kincaid!  Check out the whole release in its entirety right HERE.  You’ll get a fantastic idea of various ways to use these fab new sets!

I have a fun sample to share below, featuring the Dog Lady set:

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This li’l pup is dreaming of his favorite things–I just avoided inking his eyes before stamping and then quickly hand-drew the sleeping eyes.  I think it’s fun to have is favorite things floating around there within the cloud shape.  It’s hard to tell in the photo, but the dog dish is coated in Glossy Accents so it’s nice and shiny (you can see that better if you click on the photo and then hit the enlarge button in the upper right corner).  I snagged my Dymo Label Maker to make the caption. EEP!!!

Are you a dog person or a cat person?  Or both?  I actually never intended to have a pet but when my daughter left for college, my son seemed like he could really use a buddy, so Bear stole our hearts and had to come live at our house. :) Bear is a pure bred American Eskimo, also known as the German Spitz.

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This shot was taken post bath… after he had rolled in deer poop. #teethgnashing   I know, right? How am I supposed to stay mad at those puppy dog eyes???




Clean and Simple for Frid-yay!

It’s Friday.  I’m glad.  Are you glad? Anyhoo, my week got away from me.  Why does it do that??? Every time.  *sigh*

I’ve been meaning to share these cards from the January release:


I’m pretty doggone giddy to have whales now for my Stay Salty Set–they’re so fun together! Everything on this card was  stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored with Peerless Watercolors.  I free-hand drew the speech bubble around the sentiment and hand cut it inside the lines.


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This penguin guy cracks me up!  The whooshing snow was made by spritzing Heidi Swapp Color Shine in White over the sponged blue ink.  Penguins were all stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, beaks colored in Golden Yellow Copic and bodies shadowed with Copic Cool Grey No. 1


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The Strands die makes awesome little snow hills for the cheeky l’il penguins.  Better duck–snowball comin’ at ya’! ;)


See?  All super clean, super simple, super easy.  YASSSS!!!

Have a fabulous holiday weekend!




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Just S’whale…


In my world, there can be rainbow whales.  Glittery rainbow whales.  It’s a rare and unique species of whale. *big cheesy grin*  I borrowed the clouds from Stay Salty.  I love loVE LOVE mixing these two sets together!



I used the die cut pieces from the Strands Die (from this Narwhal card); by mounting them to a piece of clear plastic I could hide foam tape behind and pop it up for a floating/dimensional effect.  Gotta love when you can get a two-fer, right?! *fist pump*  I just hand-drew a wonky speech bubble around the sentiment and cut it out–I thought it gave the card a fun extra visual element.

I’ll share more ideas in the coming days–hope these inspire for now!



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