Saturday, March 24, 2018

100% Genuine Birthday Wishes

Hello + Happy Saturday!  Today is my girl's birthday.  I can't believe that she turns 23 years can I have a 23 year old daughter...LOL.  Here's a card that I made especially for her.  I think I mentioned earlier that she picked up knitting.

Patting myself on the back for actually using a stamp set that I adopted from someone!  I have a box full of stuff that needs some inky'll have to wait.  The set I used is a retired one by Avery Elle - Made with Love.

I recently picked up some additional Catherine Pooler inks and couldn't wait to team up the Aquatini + Tutti Fruitti.

I think one of her best birthday gifts was accepting a full time position with a biotech company in Seattle (YES!).  I'm beyond excited for her to start this new journey.

Had to include a baby photo of her...she was born predigital photography...LOL.

We're having a build-your-own ramen bar for her birthday meal today.  She worked with her grandma to bake her own cake (with ice cream).  Love that she likes to bake/cook.   So proud of my girl 💚

Friday, March 23, 2018

Fancy Pants Designs: happy heart

Hey There!

I'm thrilled to be joining the Fancy Pants Designs team, in case you missed it, here's the Announcement!  I have a project to share to introduce myself!  Here's a bit of a sneak peek but for all the details, I'd love for you to visit me on the Fancy Pants Designs blog!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Reverse Confetti Spring Fling Blog Hop with My Sweet Petunia

I'm so excited to be a part of the Reverse Confetti + My Sweet Petunia Spring Fling Blog Hop!

There will be two lucky commenters from the hop to win one of two prizes: a $60 shopping spree at and a $60 shopping spree at - you must leave your comment no later than Sunday, March 25th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday March 27th, on the Reverse Confetti and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

I'm the start of the hop, so let's get this party started!  Here's a peek at my project I made especially today:

I've started a card basket that I'll fill with cards to gift to my Momma for Mother's Day! 

I know that I'm not the only one that has an Original MISTI + Mini MISTI.  I use them whenever I stamp and can't imagine my life without them.

Let's chat about my tag, it is the Dashed Line Tag, cut in Lime Green.  I layered the My Sunshine set + coordinating confetti cuts on it.  Reverse Confetti stamps hold and stamp ink wonderfully, but I always like to see things stamped out, I might decide that I want it darker which is a snap because when you use the MISTI all you need to do is just ink up the image again.  

I used Coral and Bellini inks on the sunrays.  The center has been stamped in Buttercup.  I generally like to ink up the edges of images where the sentiment is white space, it brings out the sentiment.

Here's one of the two cards that I made to start off my Momma's supply.  

The Large Diamond Cover Panel has been cut in Piggy Bank and Buttercup.  I made sure to say all the diamond bits.  I originally was going to design one card but figured since I had the ingredients for a second, why not.  I could have just layered a Buttercup panel behind the Piggy Bank Large Diamond Cover Panel but I had all the bits to add and love the one panel look.

I adore the Tall Blooms set!  The blooms have been stamped in Midnight ink and watercolored.  I was happy to see that the sentiment form the Honey Bear set seemed to be a perfect fit.

My last card basically uses the same design but different cardbase colors:

I decided to scoot things over to the right side of the card.  The sentiment is from the Tall Blooms set.

I generally eyeball things first using my Mini MISTI:

As you might have noticed, I scooted things down a bit to conserve paper.  I do save cardstock/pattern paper bits for all my design teams.

I just recovered the magnets with some fun washi tape (thanks Novell!).   That makes it a bit easier when they attach themselves together.  The bar magnets are definitely on my wish list.

My Springy color palette was inspired by:

Up next is the awesome Ilina Crouse!  In case you get lost along the way, here's the entire hop listing:

Amy Tsuruta 💚
I'm looking forward to hopping and soaking up all of the fabulous inspiration!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Hero Arts: I miss you a waffle lot

Have you seen the March My Monthly Hero Release?!  It's one of the best yet!  Today I'm sharing a card that features CM249 Food Puns and SA113 Every Which Way Stencil 6x6.

Breakfast is my FAV meal of the day.  Love to have breakfast for dinner too!  This card was made especially for my boy that goes to college in NYC.  Love to send the kids happy mail...his included a couple boxes of Girl Scout Cookies.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

March Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop!

Hello!  Hello!   It's the Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop!  Now that so many of you have the SugarPea Designs Winter Product Release, we're hopping to inspire you!

Today I designed a fun shaker card:

I combined the Otterly Adorable stamp set and the Large Striped CoverPlate.  

What's a bit different about this shaker in comparison than I'm what I'm used to designing is that all the strips are separated with foam tape.  Whew!  Static was not my friend during the process but I managed to get all the embellishments housed into the card.

Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?  Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio: unstoppable

I'm up on the Pinkfresh Studio blog sharing a couple of cards!  Here's a sneak peek of one of them:

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SugarPea Designs: unraveling

Hello!  I'm up on the SugarPea Designs blog with a card that I made especially for my girl.  For all the details, please pop over there!

Here's a peek at my supplies:

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Guest Designer: Pebbles Inc.

I'm super excited to announce that I'm a Guest Designer up on the Pebbles Inc blog!  I'm so grateful for this wonderful opportunity and whipped up several different projects, here's a sneak peek of one of them:

Please visit the Pebbles Inc blog for all the details and to see all my other projects I made especially for today!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Reverse Confetti March SFYTT: Happy Bunny Day

Hello and Happy Sunday!  Is the weekend going by fast for you too?!  I've been busily crafting all weekend long!  Today I'm featuring a project that was inspired the the March Reverse Confetti SFYTT:

I combined More than Jellybeans and the Basket confetti cuts.  

Anybody love white chocolate?  ME!

I generally love white space but there was quite a bit of it so I blended some distress ink added some ribbon.  I secured the crinkle packaging with washi tape.

Make sure you check out the Reverse Confetti blog to see how some of my other teamies were inspired!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti March Blog Hop!

Today is the day!  It is the Reverse Confetti March  Release Blog Hop!  That means all the new release products that we've been sneak peekin' are now available in the shop!

You should have arrived here from Heather Hoffman's awesome blog!  If not, you'll want to start at the beginning of the fun which is the Reverse Confetti blog!

This month we welcome Christiana ReulingEmily Midgett as our 'Fetti Friends!  

I made an altered giftie tin:

That Sealiously set has me, well, sealiously smitten!  I combined those guys with Mermaid Kisses and the Seaside confetti cuts.  Chuckling that the goldfish crackers fit my nautical theme.

My main color combo is Iced Aqua and Brick.

I die cut the pool of water with vellum.  I fussy cut the vellum waves.

Now hop over to Kathy Schweinfurth's blog!  I'm sure she has a magnificent project to share!   In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing.

Christiana Reuling - 'Fetti Friend
Amy Tsuruta 💚
Emily Midgett - 'Fetti Friend