Thursday, November 16, 2017

STAMP-lorations CAS Challenge

*If you are looking for my Ellen Hutson PinSights Post Click Here
Hi!  Today the CAS team for STAMP-lorations is sharing another take on this month's Challenge with the twist of Brown.

Supplies Used: Strong Women and Happy Sunflower Stamp Sets, Gansai Tambi Watercolor, Embossing Powder in Gold and White, Gems

To create this card I started by stamping and embossing my flower onto watercolor cardstock. I used my watercolors to loosely color the flower in and then dried it with my heat gun.  For the background I used various Browns and a Metallic Copper.  Once this was dry I stamped and embossed my sentiment and added some gems.  I then framed the panel twice with two different browns.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge!  Remember all products are welcome! :)

Happy Crafting!

Ellen Hutson: Pin-sights Challenge GD

Hello, and eeekkk!!!!  I'm so excited, and honored, and just tickled pink to be Guest Designing for the new Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge!!!  The Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge is a monthly challenge based on a Color Trend Inspirational Photo.  And to top it off a random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!!!  To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration.  There will be an inlinkz link up for the challenge over on their blog.
And here is the beautiful inspirational photo to inspire you...

Isn't it beautiful?!  Sometimes the only word I can think of when I see certain color schemes is yummy, and this scheme is totally yummy!  Here is how I was inspired...

Supplies Used:
Distress Oxide Ink: Broken China and Fossilized Amber

Totally Alice in Wonderland, right?  I had so much fun creating this whacky tag scene!  As soon as I saw the Snailed It Stamp Set I was sold!  It is so unique and full of great images to really let your imagination get creative.  And the Concertina Tag is another cool new product that is available.  You can choose to leave the tags together for fun scenes as I've created, or for a unique trifold tag look, and so much more.  Or you can choose to trim the tags and use them as three separate tags!  Love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out my project, I can not wait to see what you will create for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 10, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Surprise Release!!!

Hello!  I have some exciting news for you today... CAS-ual Friday's Stamps has a special release today!!!  There were so many requests for a matching die set for the Tutu Stamp Set that Michele went ahead and had one made! So they are available now!  And while she was at it she also created a similar stamp set called Sugar Plum Fairy, and it is oh so sweet!  In fact it's what I've used to make my projects today...

This set had me thinking of sweets, and so I decided to create a cookie box.  I stamped and embossed the Sugar Plum Fairy onto acetate and set aside.  I then created my box and stamped embossed lots of snowflakes found in this set.  I cut a circle in the top of my box and adhered my stamped acetate to it.
I then used the tree sentiment as a tag by embossing it onto green cardstock and cutting it out.  The white twine was perfect for tying it closed.

For my second project I stamped the fairy and snowflakes onto Kraft cardstock with black ink for a very clean and classic look...

And to top it all off, the dies for the Tutu set will also work for this set!  Who doesn't love a bigger bang for their buck?  The fun doesn't stop there either, for a discount on your entire purchase use this code...

Find more inspiration and details about this release on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog now.
Happy Shopping and Crafting!

MarkerPOP Challenge

Hello, hello!  Have you seen the newest MarkerPOP Challenge?  They now run their challenges in a FB group, so make sure you join so you can play along!  The latest challenge is such a happy one that I had all kinds of ideas...

Who doesn't love Rainbows?  And since I'm in a Holiday Crafty Mood I mixed the two themes to create my card...

 To create this card I started by cutting strips of paper from my Sugar Pea Designs Spots and Stripes Brights.  Next I stamped the second sentiment along the bottom of my cardbase, and stamped the Alpaca and begging part of the sentiment onto a different piece of cardstock.  I went ahead and die cutted a mix of snowflakes from glitter cardstock and adhered everything to the front of my card.  I just LOVE it!

I hope this little guy brought you a smile today, and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays: Thankful

Hi!  Today I am up on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog sharing a Fall Card.  If you go to the shop you'll find everything in the Autumn Category is on sale, plus I have a discount you can use at the bottom of this post!  For now let's check out my project...

To create my card I started by stamping the trunk from the Calm and Gentle Stamp Set and embossing the leaves in Gold.  For the sentiment I chose a darker brown ink and framed the image in with distress inks.  I finished the card off with a twine bow.

And here is a discount code for you to use if you wish to pick up a few fall items for yourself...

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Happy HSN Day!!!!

Woo hoo!!!  It's time to party on HSN with Crafter's Companion!!!!!  And it's a day full of awesomeness as Sara is celebrating her 10 year anniversary!!!!  Plus, did you hear about the reveal of the new Gemini Jr.?!  Ah-mazing!!!!

Here are some peeks at projects I've created with the goodies available today...

This beautiful card was created with the new Flutterby Create a Card Die set, Flutterby Paper Pad, and Luxury Cardstock.  These cards are always so pretty and delicate looking thanks to the intricacy in the die set itself.

My next project features a new Foiling Birthday Kit!  The Crafters Companion Foiling Kits are awesome and better yet they need no heat or other machines!  Take a peek at this sweet tag I was able to create...

And that wooden background?  Super cool as it is adhesive sheets of wood!  Genius I tell ya!  To add color I just went over the background with three different colors of Spectrum Noir Markers.  And here is an added tip for working with the foils.  If you own a Gemini (the mac daddy of cutting machines!) then you can lay your pattern onto your paper, run it through the machine for a flat and even application, and then rub the foil over top.  You can even put the foil on top and run it through the machine again if you'd like and that works just as well!

Hope you will join in the fun, inspiration, and giveaways going on in the FB group!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 3, 2017

25 Tags of Christmas With CAS-ual Fridays

Yay!!!  I just love when Tracey McNeely hosts her 25 Tags of Christmas, and I'm super excited that I get to be a part of it!  Today's Feature is CAS-ual Fridays!!!!  And I simply adore being a Girl Friday. Michelle is not only a creative designer but she is a wonderful person with a huge heart.  Each time I have a chance to share something with one of her designs I feel truly blessed and honored to be a part of such a wonderful company and team.  With that said here is my tag to share with all of you...

For my tag I opted to create a shaped tag.  The Sleighride Stamp and Die Sets are some of my favorite Holiday sets.  There is just something about a sleigh that makes me feel warm, cozy, and happy!  After Diecutting my tag shape I stamped the front of it with the sleigh itself and colored it in with a mix of Spectrum Noir Markers. For a sentiment I chose Joyeux Noel Sentiment from the Noel Fri-dies out of Gold Glitter Cardstock.  I then added some Holly and Sparkle with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.  To finish the tag I tied some white ribbon through a hole in the top and added a twine bow.

Make sure you head over to Tracey's blog for more details and giveaway information!  Thank you so much for stopping by and checking my tag out!  And I have one more goody to share with you...

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge

Hi!  I'm back today with a new card created for the November STAMPlorations CAS Challenge.  This month we are challenging you to use the color brown in your project, but the challenge is optional so feel free to share anything you are creating!  (Find all of the rules here)

Using: Zen Coffee ATC #1Coffee Happy, and Crazy Double Running Sitch Rectangle Nesting Dies

To create my card I first embossed into the cardbase with the Crazy Run Double Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.  The Zen Coffee ATC 1 is such a fun image to color and fit perfectly into my embossed space.  I used a mix of Spectrum Noir Markers to color the image in.  I then stamped the sentiment from the Coffee Happy Stamp Set in matching brown ink.

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sneaks of New Crafters Companion Goodies!!!! HSN Nov.6th

Woot woot! It is time to share some new goodies coming to HSN on November 6th by Crafters Companion!!!! Did you see the release of the new Gemini Jr.?!  EEEKKK!!!  All that power, but smaller and more affordable!

Today I'm popping in with a card using the Flutterby Collection, in particular the stamp and die set as well as their new Spectrum Noir ColourTint Pencils...

 I love the magnitude of this Butterfly image!  I also love the way the dies cut just the sides of the butterfly out to allow for beautiful and unique edges.  I stamped the image twice so that I could layer them up for dimension.  I then colored both images with the ColourTint Pencils.  These pencils are beautiful and blend so nicely together.  Plus they are activated with water, and that is when the color really packs a punch.  On this particular card I did not add the water as I really liked the way the color was going down on here.  I then cut the first image out completely and die cut just the one edge of the other.

I layered the two butterflies up and added some foam in-between the wings for extra support.  I layered them both onto the gold cardstock.  The Hello die also comes from the Flutterby Collection and was cut from the Luxury Cardstock in Gold.  The background to the butterfly felt a little plain so I added some gold splashes to finish it off.

I hope you'll join us in the FB party group for more inspiration and lots of giveaways. (Including the Gemini Jr.!)  And join us for a day full of fun on HSN November 6th!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 27, 2017

A Muse Studio Release Day

It's time to shop the new A Muse Studio release!!!  I have a few more projects to share with you using these new products...

Featuring: Mug Life

Featuring: Holiday Trimmings

Featuring: Mini Messages Kit

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Muse Studio Release Day 3

Woo hoo!  Today is the last release day for A Muse Studio, which means all of the new goodies will be available for you to pick up tomorrow!  For today I'm going to share two projects created with the new Holiday Tag Kit...

And here is the second project using several of the sentiments in the stamp set...

From Santa Other Supplies Used: Cardstock: Sage; Pigment Ink: French Roast and Lemon Whip, Twinkle Stickers: Cherry Rhinestones.

Framed Other Supplies Used:  Cardstock: Evergreen, Cherry, White, Twas The Night Before Christmas, Toffee, French Roast; Twinkle Stickers: Cherry Rhinestones; Organdy Sheer Ribbon: French Roast; Twine: Cherry

Make sure you stop by the A Muse Studio Blog for more details, inspiration and giveaways!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Final Post for MarkerPOP

Hi, I'm here with you for one final post.  I am so sad to say that this is my last post for the team, but I also want to give my sincerest thanks to the entire MarkerPOP team for having me this past year.  I have had a wonderful time, and the products/service offered by MarkerPOP has always been amazing.

With all of that said I've created a happy little Birthday scene with some Studio Katia products.  To create my card I first diecut my patterned paper with the STAX Stitched Creative Window Die.  I used this as a template for where I would stamp the images from the Kobi the Birthday Bear set.  All of the images where colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.  Kobi was stamped on separate cardstock and hand cut after he was colored in.

For added depth and dimension I used foam adhesive strips and finished the card off with a few sequins.  Thank you so much to all of you who have continued to visit the MarkerPOP blog, and to those of you who took the time to leave me comments.  Your words were always appreciated.

Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used:
Studio Katia: STAX Stitched Creative Window Die, Kobi the Birthday Bear Stamp Set
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Spectrum Noir Ultra White Cardstock

A Muse Studio Release Day 2

And I'm back with Day #2 of the A Muse Studio Release.  Today's card is featuring the beautiful new set called Holiday Trimmings.  This set also comes with matching dies.

Other Products Used: Cardstock: Cherry, Sage, French Roast, Toffee, andWhite; Pigment Ink: French Roast, Toffee; Dye Ink: Apple; Die: Postage Stamp Die; Pearls: Cranberry

Thank you so much for stopping by, and make sure you stop by the A Muse Studio Blog for more inspiration, peeks and giveaway details!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Muse Studio Release Day 1

Hello! I'm so happy to share that it is time for a new release with A Muse Studio!  Today I have a super fun card that is perfect for a little Holiday laugh, and a coffee or hot chocolate lover...

This sentiment takes the cake if you ask me!  It also happens to be the title of this stamp set.  I love the matching dies to this set and I used those to create my mugs out of cardstock that I first covered with double sided adhesive, die cut the shapes and then sprinkled them with Glitter in Cranberry.  For the sentiment I stamped and cut it out adhering it to the middle mug.  Other products I've used include: Organdy Sheer Ribbon: Lime, Cardstock: Cherry, Cherry Herringbone, Sage, Evergreen, and Glitter White.

Aren't you excited for this release?!  And it's only day 1!  Make sure you pop over to the A Muse Studio Blog for more inspiration, peeks, and a giveaway!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Final Peek Day!!!

The CAS-ual Fridays release is available!!! Yay!!!  Today we are sharing a peek of the new stamp set called Chanukah...

For this card I've used the Chalkboard technique by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment with white embossing powder onto black cardstock.  I then used a white Pigment ink and my finger to add "chalk" smudges.  I adhered it to a strip of glittered cardstock, a strip of ribbon, and finally onto the blue patterned paper.

Remember every day there is a giveaway on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog as well as more inspiration and peeks at the new set.  Plus I have a discount for you to use when shopping...

Happy Crafting!

Friday, October 20, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Release Day 3

Hello!  Are you just loving the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps releases or what?!  Today we are sharing the third stamp set that will be released called Joy, and it makes Clean and Simple Cards go together in a snap.  I LOVE the large font for the sentiments on here, and these would be great for mass producing Holiday Cards this year...

Isn't it lovely?  And the size is perfect for A2 cards!  All I did was heat emboss the Noel sentiment in gold, colored in the snowflake with a red Spectrum Noir Blendable Color Pencil, and added a few emboss lines before adhering it to my card base.  Talk about easy!

Thanks so much for stopping by now make sure you head over to the CAS-ual Friday Blog for more inspiration, peeks, and giveaways!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge Reminder

Hi again!  If you are looking for my CAS-ual Friday Release post click here, thank you!  Now I'm popping in with a reminder post to join the STAMPlorations Clean and Simple Challenge.  This is a month long challenge that you will find posted in the first week of every month.  You are allowed to use any products in our challenges too, just no posts promoting a specific brand please.  You can find full rules here.  And this month we are offering the twist of the color Orange.  Here is what I've created...

To create this card I've used the Many Blessings Stamps and Coordinating Dies, Fond Expressions Stamp set, as well as a retired Artplorations Woodgrain Stencil.  The stenciled background was spritzed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine and set to the side to dry.  I then stamped the image with Versafine Ink and used my Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color it in.  I then stamped the sentiment in Brown ink and adhered it all together.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to see you join in our challenges!
Happy Crafting!

CAS-ual Fridays Release Day #2

Tag team back again, party people let's let's begin... you know you are singing it!  No?  Just me.... (let the slow clap begin)...  hehehe!  Any who, I'm back with Day #2 for the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Release!!!  And this set sells you by it's title... Bomb Diggity... enough said hehehe!

 I LOVE it!  I went super CAS with this card, but I think the sentiment is so fun that it doesn't need much.  There are some great great splash images in this set too, as you can see the yellow ones I've added to my card.  The best part is that this little guy is on a wobble so when it opens it wobbles all around.

Make sure you pop over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more inspiration, peeks, and giveaways!
Happy Crafting!