maker forte

Maker Forte and Picket Fence Studios IG Hop

Hello friends! I am SO excited to be part of this amazing IG Hop with Maker Forte and Picket Fence Studios! Come join in the fun HERE. You could win prizes from both companies!

Maker Forte’s Color Hive Inks are ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! They are juicy and smooshy and vibrant! And I LOVE how they react with water! Picket Fence Studios Blending Brushes make blending these inks a breeze!! They are the perfect match for beautiful backgrounds, such as the ones I made for the Hop!

–> I have 2 RAINBOW BLENDS TO SHARE with you!

Blend 1:
For my first card, I’m blending:
* Pitstop Pink
* Lemon
* Blue Raspberry

Blend 2:
For my second card, I’m blending:
* Flamingo
* Yellowstone
* Vegas Strip

For both of my cards, I’m using the CUTEST Maker Forte stamp set called Grovehill Farm. You can see the rest of the products used below!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! To shop any of these products, you can use the affiliate links in my post! It doesn’t cost anything to you, but it does give me a teeny percentage which helps to fund my crafty tutorials for YOU! So THANK YOU for coming to my blog and using my links! I appreciate you!

See you in the IG Hop!!

Xx, Amanda

Product Links:

Maker Forte – Embossing Powder – Rainbow Sparkler
Picket Fence Studios – Tools – Life Changing Blender Brush Set
Maker Forte Affiliate Link
Maker Forte – Clear Photopolymer Stamps – Grovehill FarmMaker Forte – Simple Sayings – Simple Affiliate Link

blog hop · heffy doodle · time for tea

Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Collaboration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heffy Doodle and Time for Tea Collaboration Blog Hop!
Design Team members from both companies are sharing inspiration using products from both companies!

I’m so excited to share this card I made with you! I absolutely adore both of these companies’ products! They work SO WELL together! Can you guess which products are from which company? Read on to see!

To create my super vibrant background, I am blending Sixteen Candles, Pixie Dust and Grape Crush through the Time for Tea Tiled Wall Stencil. Once that’s done, I am going to very gently go over the entire background with a blending brush that has leftover Sixteen Candles ink on it.

To create the forefront of my scene, I am using the leaves from the Heffy Doodle Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree Die and blending Melon Ice and Lime Rickey onto my cutout. For the dirt hill, I am using the Heffy Doodle Slimline Scenery Dies and blending Sand Castle and Over Coffee ink onto it. I am then splattering some white acrylic paint mixed with water using a small paintbrush. I’ve also used the Silver Linings Border Dies to create some clouds for the top portion of my scene and have left them white.

Now I’m ready to stamp my little cuties! I am grabbing the Heffy Doodle Hello Squeakheart Stamp Set and the Time for Tea Cafe Critters Stamp Set. I’m coloring them with my Copic markers using purples, greens, and yellows.

I’ve cut out the word “ENJOY” using the Heffy Doodle Stitched Alphabetters Dies and used Melon Ice and Lime Rickey to color them. Once I’ve cut my stamped images out using the coordinating dies, I’m ready to start assembling my card! I’m using Heffy Doodle’s Deep Foam Tape and Glubert Glue. I’m also creating one last sentiment by stamping the word “SQUEAKHEART” from the Hello Squeakheart stamp set on black cardstock with Versamark watermark ink. Then, I’m applying white embossing powder to it and cutting the sentiment into a ribbon using my scissors.

And, voila! Don’t those little cuties look so cute?! 🙂

That’s it for me on this Hop! I hope you enjoyed my card and all the love I put into it!

GIVEAWAY INFO: To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop!
Time for Tea will be giving away £25 and Heffy Doodle will be giving away £25 to their respective stores!  Be sure to comment before 11:59 PM EST on Mar 2nd to be entered to win!

Each company will post their random winner on Mar 3rd at 10AM EST!  Make sure to check the Heffy Doodle Blog and Time for Tea Blog to see if you’re a winner!

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Claudia Cubas 

Carrie Rhoades

Lyndsey Turner

Amanda Stevens

Jayne Vaughan

Tallie Clewley

Silvia Galloni

Amanda Fitterer (You are here)

Time for Tea Blog (GO HERE NEXT)

cards · catherine pooler

Catherine Pooler New Global Adventure Pt. Deux InstaHop and Giveaway

Today, the NEW 🌏 Global Adventure Collection Pt. Deux hits the CPD shop along with the three NEW 🌈 Refresh Inks !!! This is cause for a celebratory Insta Hop! Someone is going to WIN a $50 Gift Card to the CPD Shop 🎁!

Head to my Instagram account to see all the details and enter to win!

–> If you want to use my affiliate link to shop the New Release, click here. Thank you for all your support!! It is SO appreciated! <–

I’ve created this fun shaker card using the New Release items and the newly refreshed inks. My card features the Springtime in Paris Collection.

If you want to use my affiliate link to shop the New Release, click here. Thank you for all your support!! It is SO appreciated!