Concord and 9th Birthday Release!

This month, Concord & 9th is celebrating FOUR crafty years of business. And today, me and some other fabulous artists are going to celebrate by sharing projects we made with the brand new Confetti Cake Bundle.

You can earn the Cake Layer dies with a purchase of $60 or more, and the Confetti Turnabout with a purchase of $120 or more! I don’t know about y’all, but I could EASILY spend that much at Concord & 9th.

Today, my husband and I are driving home from Tennessee. I designed these cards and took the pictures for them early yesterday morning on the front porch of the cabin we rented in the mountains. So, needless to say, there may be grammar errors, ink smudges, random things that don’t make sense, and bugs that may have found their way into the lens of my camera. There may be some insect photobombs, just sayin’.

For my first project, I used the Cake Dies and the Confetti Turnabout to create this small 4″x4″ card. I was obviously thinking about my husband when I made this because I used all of his favorite colors πŸ˜‰


I may have gone overboard with this next card. But why only have two layers of cake when you can have SIX rainbow layers??


I can’t even imagine all the work it would entail to make a six layer cake. When we were kids, my sister and I decided to make our parents a two layer anniversary cake. Long story short, my parents ended up with no cake that year. Unless you count a leaning pile of “cake” with melted hot frosting dripping everywhere and an ungodly amount of sprinkles – a cake.

We tried πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ


Confetti and glitter used to give me happy thoughts associated with celebration and excitement. That was until last Saturday night when my newly wed husband and I climbed into my Subaru to drive away to our hotel for the night. Needless to say, his nine groomsmen really did a number on my poor little Impreza. To say my car was full of glitter would be an understatement. Turning on the air conditioning results in a face-full of glitter, so it goes without saying that I am a puddle of sweat right now.

I don’t think I’ll ever look at glitter the same way again.

Here are my last two cards:



And that is all for today my loves. Please give me a follow on my Instagram @hanlynart to see more from me and get to know me and my crazy little life a little better.

That’s my husband Jesse and I. 😘

Until next week,


When Life Gives You Lemons…

Hello my beautiful lovelies!!!

I would like to provide a quick disclaimer/public service announcement before I continue on with this post…


So if you see any kinds of grammar errors, or ink smudges, or random thoughts that do not make any sense whatsoever, please do not judge me. I have major bride brain which means it is not functioning at the highest level. Thank you for understanding 🀣

(Y’all are probably wondering what my excuse is on all my other posts, huh?)

This month a brand new kit was released, a set of Neony Inks, and a passel of new stamp sets that includes my newest set called “Main Squeeze”. 😍

I am on a specific diet for my health that eliminates anything covered in frosting, drizzled in chocolate, and pretty much anything that has flavor πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ (Just kidding, I really make a lot of great stuff homemade so I’m not complaining ❀️) So basically, while other people are eating bowls of triple chocolate ice cream, I’m munching on a hearty carrot stick. However, I would always prefer a big bowl of juicy, colorful fruit.

I used the Electro Pop Inks to create a SUPER neony card. I love how vibrant this turned out!! Like seriously. Zoom in on that poppy ink and your eyes will thank me later.

Y’all know my watercolor obsession, and even though this is an ink layering set, I couldn’t help bring out my watercolors and make a messy background.

And no, your eyes are not deceiving you. The strawberries don’t have leaves on their tops. Please refer to the beginning of this blog post.

Yep. I had to watercolor again πŸ˜πŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I combined Alicia’s gorgeous greenery to create a lemon branch on this card. I have always wanted a fruit tree right in my backyard. It would be like having a money tree but WAY BETTER.

There are a lot of little intricate sections in this flower, so I had to pull out my super tiny Princeton brush to watercolor this card. The hairs on that brush are so small that they must have been plucked from the head of a Pygmy Shrew.

And here is my last card! Such a pretty bouquet πŸ₯°

That’s all she wrote, folks.

I’m headed off to get my nails done πŸ’…πŸ½ Hopefully she can rescue them from the many ink and paint stains.

I’ll make sure to share TONS of pictures from the wedding as soon as I can. I love you all!!

Until next month,

Han 😘

Up next on the hop, the talented Rema DeLeeuw ❀️

Gina K and Ink on 3 Collab!

Hello again my lovelies!

I hope you are all well and doing wonderfully on this beautiful July day. I am LOVING this hot 90 degree Wisconsin weather. Even though it’s humid as heck and I can feel my hair frizzing and my mascara melting down my face as soon as I open the doors to the outside world, I couldn’t be happier.

My fiancΓ© and I and my sister and her husband all just got back from a trip to Minnesota for 2019 Junkie Fest. It was wonderful talking to other highly addicted people who don’t judge you for purchasing a surplus of art supplies that you know for a fact you don’t need because you are fully aware that you have bags of new stuff at home that you’ve never opened. Anyone else have a “fear” of cracking open new stamp sets? πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ And having that horrifying realization that they will never be the same after you’ve inked them up with your favorite Cherry Red or Jet Black ink? Yeah. I have unrealistic fears.

Our assignment for this Blog Hop – should we have chosen to accept it – was to create two cards using two lovely stamp sets from Gina K and Ink on 3.

This is the card I created with the gorgeous “Vibrant Blooms” Stamp set from Gina K.

I colored it using Prismacolor Colored Pencils and I love how vintage-looking it turned out 😍

I love these lips. They literally look like your cheek after your grandma comes over and lays a great big one on you at Christmas-time. πŸ’‹

That Red Velvet Gina K Ink is so potent and vibrant 🀩

I used the Bad and Boujee stamp set from Ink on 3 for this one. I still have no idea what that means. Yes, I am 20 years old and I have no idea what Bad and Boujee means. I do not identify as a millennial. Because I don’t think there is any millennial in the universe that doesn’t know how to save a photo to iCloud. Like. What even is iCloud??? Help.

So that is all the inspiration I have for you beauties today! Check back later this month because I have a BRAND NEW stamp set coming!! I am obsessed with it and I hope y’all are too.

Oh and also…

25% off in my Etsy Shop right now!!! I did it as a special for my beautiful friend Kathy Racoosin, the coloring QUEEN πŸ‘‘πŸ˜˜ She’s gorgeous and amazing and wonderful so go check her out and her fantastic coloring because you will be literally jaw dropped and mind blown all at once 🀯 – That will be you.

My newly released products are 5×7 and 8.5×11 Coloring Floral Panels in Kraft and White are also on sale!

Here are some samples I colored…

Kathy did this one…

Yep. Feel free to drool all over your screen cause that’s what I did when I first saw this.

My adorable fiancΓ© Jesse colored this one. I’m like a proud mother πŸ˜­πŸ™ŒπŸ½

The artist in action 😏

And here are some graphics of the florals you’ll be getting in your pack:

Follow this link to my Etsy Shop 😘

So that’s it for day my lovelies!! I hope you have a fantastic week. See you soon!

Up next on the Hop, the most GORGEOUS pregnant woman in the world, my lovely sister Emily 🀰🏼😍

Comment below to be entered into the giveaway for a $50 Gift card to Gina K or Ink on 3! I love you all!!!



Gina K June Release Day TWO! And You Guessed it, There’s a Giveaway πŸ˜

Yay!!! Today is Whimsical Wildflower Frame day! I can’t wait to show y’all everything I have been working on.

This stamp set was so much fun to create. There are so many versatile greetings in it too! There is one for your friend or significant other, weddings or anniversary’s, birthdays, encouragement, and thinking of you too!

This frame is soooo much fun to color.

I used my Prismacolor Pencils to color in the frame on this card. This probably took me around 3 hours to finish, but I think it was worth the massive hand cramp I experienced afterwards.

I love that you can even just stamp it on the front of an A2 size card front and your card is finished!

I stamped the frame around the border of a Kraft piece of Cardstock for this card. You don’t even need to color it. The line art looks beautiful on its own 😍

I did an emboss resist technique with Peach Bellini Ink on this one. It looks so elegant, and perfect for a wedding card. Just switch up the ink color to match the bride and groom’s wedding colors!

(Side note… my wedding day is officially 58 DAYS AWAY… and I’m officially freaking out 😍 When I cry at my wedding, it will because I’m overjoyed that the planning is finally over πŸ˜‚)

I also have some projects to share with the new Ocean Minded Mini Kit. I love the ocean. Well, not that I’ve ever been to an actual ocean. I live in Wisconsin. Which means we have Lake Michigan. Which means we have basically a massive drainage pond where people toss garbage and crap (literally) into its very non-clear, murky waters. But in Wisconsin we do have some gorgeous lakes and landmarks outside of the Milwaukee area. I’m a country girl, so any kind of lake and mud with a truck or four-wheeler is up my alley πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ€ 

And yes. I found out yesterday that I stamped the water backwards. But I am ok with it because it is art and if art was perfect it wouldn’t be art. (That is just a lame, poetic excuse lol. I just didn’t pay attention during the tutorial apparently haha.)

And of course I had to use the Lifechanging Brushes for this inky blend yet again because they are indeed the most amazing things that will literally change your crafty little life.

(The GKD Ink Pad colors are Wild Dandelion and Tangerine Twist)

I love this cute little beach scene 😍 I must admit though, this is probably the fourth edition I made of this same exact card. Every other card the blend wasn’t right, or the ink smeared, or I was just being an obsessively compulsive crafty maniac. I decided to stop at four and accept this card as the winner to not feed my fanatical perfectionism any further.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed the Hop today! Thanks for following along, and for your wonderful comments and faithful support.

My wedding bills thank you for purchasing “Whimsical Wildflower Frame”.

Love you all!!!



(Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @hanlynart!)

Up next on the Hop, the lovely Arjita!

Gina K June Release Day One! Plus a Giveaway!!

Hello lovelies!! ❀️❀️

Today I am going to be sharing with y’all some projects I made with the new Gina K June release. It’s been a while since I’ve released a set and I am thrilled to finally be able to show it to you and all the samples I made 😏 But you gotta wait till tomorrow for that 😁

Today the design team is bringing you gorgeous samples from two of the new sets, “Timeless Beauty” and “Have Faith”.

“Have Faith” was designed by my lovely sister Emily (I call her Emz so if I refer to that name throughout my blog, now ya know who I’m talkin about πŸ€ͺ).

This set is so perfect for encouragement cards. I just love her hand lettering style! It’s the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, and trust me, I’m not bias πŸ˜‰

I used the Lifechanging Brushes on this blend, as well as various Distress Oxide Inks. I’m sorry, but I don’t remember which ones I used. I truly think I just reached my hand in my Ink Drawer and pulled out whatever color I liked at the time πŸ˜‚ It’s like Crafting Roulette πŸ€ͺ

I colored this next card using Prismacolor pencils on Kraft Gina K Cardstock. That is the third white colored pencil I have bought in the last few months. I use it the most out of any pencil in my collection because I just love the highlight it adds.

This card features one of my previous sets, “Whimsical Wildflowers”. My newest one, “Whimsical Wildflower Frame”, coordinates so well with it. I used my Mission Gold Watercolor Paints and Whisper Amalgam Ink to no-line color the dogwood flowers. I just love how those elegant flowers turned out 😍

The next set, “Timeless Beauty”, is definitely a favorite from this release.

I can relate to it because I have an extremely old soul. I swear I am an 80 year old lady trapped in the body of a 20 year old. My version of a “lit” Saturday night is snuggling in bed with jammies on and Netflix. If I’m feelin a little crazy, I’ll even pop open a pint of ice cream. The only thing getting “lit” this weekend y’all, is my sugar cookie scented candles.

Saturday nights I’m off to Club Bed featuring DJ Pillow and MC Popcorn. Whenever I see people lined up outside a club on weekend nights, I just think… “Wow. Look at all those poor people who have no idea that Netflix and baggy sweatpants exist.”

Wow that was a random rabbit trail.

This card was so much fun to paint. Watercolor is so loose and free, and it always creates the most unique results.

This has to be one of my most favorite cards I’ve made ❀️

And that is all for today my lovely friends! Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow to see all the things I made with the Mini Kit, and my newest stamp set, “Whimsical Wildflower Frame”.

Until then 😘



Up next on the Hop is Karen! ❀️

Trifecta Blog Hop! Comment to Win $50 Giveaway!

The Picket Fence Life Changing Brushes have officially changed my life, y’all.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve rubbed those smooth little bristles on my face. They are soooo soft. And the seamless blend they create is so magical 😍 To clean them, I just use a mild Johnson’s baby soap with water, and then I leave them out to dry.

I love this smooth, rainbowy blend.

The Distress Oxide colors I used are:

β€’ Abandoned Coral

β€’ Ripe Persimmon

β€’ Squeezed Lemonade

β€’ Lucky Clover

β€’ Mermaid Lagoon

β€’ Wilted Violet

The colors I used for this blend are: Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, and Seedless Preserves.

The Cut-Align from My Sweet Petunia is another amazing tool recently created.

I use sentiment strips super often, so this tool is perfect if you do too!

And of course, we all know that the Misti is literally the greatest thing ever invented after popcorn.

Alcohol Inks are something I just recently discovered and I can’t get enough of them! I also attempted using Metallic Mixatives. Disclaimer: don’t use Metallic Mixatives if you have slippery fingers. Because I dropped the bottle on my black leggings and it spilled all over my left thigh. After three washes and vigorous scrubbing, those leggings will never be the same again.

I used Gina K Ink Pads (Ocean Mist and Christmas Pine) for this blend, and her cute mini Hugs stamp set.

I used Gina K’s Floral Stencil to watercolor this pretty card πŸ’•

So that’s all the inspiration for today lovelies! Comment below to be in the running to win a $50 Gift Card.

Until next week! I have a new stamp set being released and I’m SUPER excited to share it and all my projects with you 😍



(Go back to Gina’s Blog for more gorgeous inspiration!! 😍)