Showing posts from December, 2017

2018 Creative Goals!

This is my last post before the new year of which I'll have some very exciting news to share and of course a lot more card inspiration. This year I achieved a few of my personal 'creative' goals - I started a YouTube channel which has a total of (14) videos and I also made a few design teams and guest appearances. My goals for 2018 are pretty much the same except I want to do more - more videos, more guest appearances. I'd like to reach 1000 followers on Instagram and reach 50 subscribers on YouTube. Lastly I want to encourage myself to always try new things - towards the end of this year I feel I found and settled into my card style - but I don't want to limit myself to this. So I'm setting a reminder to try new techniques, new products, and different stamp/die brands.    Samantha's 2018 Creative Goals 1. Apply for design team roles. 2. Create more card tutorial videos for YouTube.  + increase subscribers. 3. Reach 1000 followers on Instagram. 4. Don't settl…

Ink Road Stamps: Majestic AF (a black unicorn...)

I'm back again for Ink Road Stamps with one of my favourite cards I've created for them so far! I'm using Ink Road Stamps: Majestic AF and though I originally had other plans and a little bit of crafter's block I'm so in LOVE with this stamp and the finished card I made!
Here is the link to the IRS blog for more details on how I created these cards and...a free cut file! - provided by the lovely Mary (also on the design team) which helped me unblock my block.  Now on to the cards...

Yup, that's right a Black Unicorn! I cut the file (with my silhouette) using black card thinking I'd use it as a stencil - but I ended up loving the contrast in colour and decided to give paper piecing a go since it's been awhile since I've used this technique. After the unicorn was covered (using scrap paper, washi tape and vellum) I stamped my background using the stars and dots from the Majestic AF set. I heat embossed these as well as the sentiment. I finished the cards…

Ink Road Stamps: Friday Feature

Merry Christmas everyone!
For me - Christmas is about family, sharing the magic (and the meaning) of Christmas with my little ones and eating as much pudding as I want without feeling guilty!!! It's also about cranking that Christmas music up because I LOVE singing Christmas songs whilst I bake, wrap presents and clean the house in preparation for tonight's dinner - which I am hosting!
So it's a quick post today - sharing some Christmas cards I created for Ink Road Stamps - Friday Feature using Full Circle.

I made a few different colour combos with this card - which I'm glad I did for those last minute Christmas cards people bring with them... 
To create these cards I created a template on my Silhouette. I then took some scrap white card big enough to adhere between the card front and card base and stamped an assortment of full circle stamps (alternating in ink colours). I then embossed my card front, added some machine sewn stitching to the triangle and put that aside. Th…

Uniquely Creative: December Kit

The lovely Kasia (Ink.Paper.Cloth.Life) handed me the December kit and asked if I wanted to have a play! I really couldn't say no...after all how cute are these!!! My last guest appearance for Uniquely Creative I got to play around with penguins (blog link: here) I honestly thought: "can't get any cuter than this" - but apparently you can! 
The cards below use the snorkel pals add-on stamp, but the stamp in the kit (which I ended up purchasing after I made these cards) are equally beautiful designs (mermaids - I LOVE mermaids!). I intend to create more ocean/sea themed cards after the crazy Christmas period and inbetween the quietness of waiting for the new year!   
Here is the first card: (this card makes me giggle a little!)

The one of many things I love about these kits - is that I'm using my Copic markers and colouring! Though you could use any medium: pencils, watercolour... etc. I just enjoy colouring and honestly don't do it enough! It's one of my 201…

Growing in Unity: Winners Announced!

Thank you so much for stopping by again - your positive comments during my Growing in Unity week was wonderfully uplifting. If you missed it here are the cards I made...

The direct links to each card blog are below if you would like to know what stamps were used:

Growing in Unity: Day 1 - here Growing in Unity: Day 2 - here Growing in Unity: Day 3 - here Growing in Unity: Day 4 - here
Growing in Unity: Day 5 - here

Now on to the winners!!!Congratulations Shelly Schmidt & Marjorie Dumontier you are the winners for my Growing in Unity week. Please email me with your postal details. You have two weeks to claim your fun prize. :)

My Little Paper World: Instagram
My Little Paper World: YouTube

Happy Weekend! 


Elizabeth Craft Designs: Jungle Cuties

Hello - Today I am sharing a card I created using a stamp by Elizabeth Craft Designs called Jungle Cuties. I've had this stamp for awhile and I specifically wanted it for the elephant but I'm really into monkeys at the moment -so... Ta-dah we have another monkey card... 
I really wanted to get my copics out too - I don't colour enough, I really enjoy it though so I've made a decision to colour more in 2018. I love the designs in this stamp set - the images are simple enough to colour and its always nice when you already have the copic markers that work well with a design. I have a lot of greens and quite a few browns so I wasn't pondering over colour combos which I sometimes feel is half the challenge when you don't have all the markers and lots of gaps in between.
Here is the card:

I started off by colouring the stamped images. I used my silhouette to cut them out and then I put them aside to work on the card front. This stamp didn't have any sentiments - and…

Craftie Cafe: You brighten my day!

Hello and welcome to another card for Craftie Café… I’ve eyed this brand off for a while now and thought it fitting for this month’s summer theme that I’d finally give them a go. Originally, I wanted to use the sunshine stamp/die but it was ‘out of stock’ when I went back to check it – so I decided to go with the Jillibean Soup - Watts Up. I chose these because a few months back I was inspired by a few cards I saw using a technique with a blending tool – a relatively simple masking technique that allows you to create sunbeams/sunshine or light beams (I’m not sure exactly what else you’d call it?) but it looked fun, and interesting and I really wanted to try it out. Jillibean Soup also have interesting sets that allow you to easily create shaker cards – which I also think is a fun idea for summer cards.
Here is the card:

There are probably a few video tutorials on this – but I really enjoy figuring this stuff out so after a practice on some printer paper I decided I would do a short vid…

Ink Road Stamps: Inspired by Mary

Today I am very quickly sharing some cards (in case you missed it on the Ink Road Stamps blog - view here) that I created after seeing Mary (one of my fellow IRS design team gals) create a fun layout using Ink Road Stamp set - Just a number. I absolutely love some of the ideas and concepts that scrapbookers put into one page. So much detail, colours, and subtle embellishments - if anything the biggest challenge was picking just one element and then figuring out how to squeeze it all onto a small card!

It was a pretty fun stamping process - I chose colours from the current December colour challenge and using the three balloons flipped them upside down to create lanterns - stamping each one in alternating colours. There was some masking involved and I did think about depth perception a little placing the smaller balloon towards the back and putting the larger balloons up front. I added some machine sewn stitching in gold to connect the lanterns together. The sentiments are stamped using …