Thursday, June 22, 2017

A Muse Studio Sneak Peek Day 3

And I'm back with day 3 of sneak peek week for A Muse Studio.  This also happens to be the last day for peeks, because tomorrow the entire release goes live for your shopping pleasure! YAY!!!  Today we are showing the Dear Friend Stamp Set and the new Paper Tapes...

This card is great for today, because it just so happens to feature both new products!  To create my background I layered strips of the Paper Tape diagonally before die cutting it with the Postage Stamps Die Set.  I had stamped the floral and leaf images from the Dear Friend Set with Grass Pigment Ink and Hibiscus Pigment Ink.  I added some cute Cherry Blossom Sequins, and Creative Candy Pretty Pearls in Sugar.

Make sure you head of to the A Muse Studio Blog for more peeks at these new products, and you might find a giveaway too!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Muse Studio Sneak Peeks Day 2

I'm back, woot woot!  And it is time to share some more sneaks of another new set making it's debut in the A Muse Studio Store this Friday!  Today's set is called Banner Sentiments, and it is exactly what you think it is...

The Banner Sentiment set also has a matching die set, and three different banner styles for displaying the sentiments.  On the card up above I went for a more masculine feel with a mix of the Melon, Mermaid and Grass colors.

Supplies Used: MelonMermaid and Grass Cardstocks, Hexagon Background Set Stitched Circle Windows Die Set, Banner Sentiment Set and Die Set.

I have also created a mini plant holder of sorts with the smaller sentiment floral banner image...

Isn't it so cute and little?!  For this little holder I've used the Tiny Popcorn Box Die, Banner and Sentiments Stamp Set and Die, Creative Candy Pretty Pearls: White, Petite Gingham in Bubble Gum Cardstock, and Grosgrain Stitch Ribbon in Bubblegum.

Make sure you head over to the A Muse Studio Blog for more peeks and a giveaway!
Happy Crafting!

Little Dogs + Fireworks = Total Cuteness

Hello friends!!!  I am also over on the MarkerPOP Blog today sharing a super cute Fourth of July card using a mix of Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn goodies.  Here is a peek at my card, but I hope you can pop over to their blog for the full feature!  Plus if you leave a comment you'll be entered into our $10 gc giveaway! YAY!

Have a fabulous day!

Get Your Twinkle On...

This is post #1 for the day and I'm sharing a fun and super sparkly card today on the CAS-ual Friday's Blog, woot woot!

Full details on how this card came together can be found on their blog, so I hope you'll get a chance to check it out!  And before you go I have a discount code for you...

Michele also has 29 sets that are retiring, including the Twinkle Set that I've used on this card.  So get yours before they are gone forever!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Muse Studio Release Sneak Peeks Day 1

It's sneak peek time with new A Muse Studio Products that will be available this Friday, yay!!!!!  I love when I get to share peeks at their new products, and this month will have floral lovers dancing (hint hint!).  Today we are sharing peeks at the new set called Summer Blooms.  This set also has matching dies!

In this first card I chose to mix the Summer Bloom Set with the Hexagon Background and Bee Happy Stamp Sets.  To do something different I created an Easel card, and love the way the inside hexagon image fits perfectly as a resting point for the front panel.  I also went completely girly and made everything pink!

Full Supply List for this card includes: Petite Gingham Bubblegum, Hexagon Background, Bee Happy Stamp Set, Cotton Candy Dye Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Creative Candy Pretty Pearls: White, Summer Blooms Stamp Set and Dies.

And here is one more card featuring the Summer Blooms Stamp Set...

This card shows lots of the floral images available in this set as well as the sentiment.  I loved watercoloring this panel of stamped flowers, and decided to make the sentiment pop by stamping it onto Grass Cardstock.

Full Supplies: Cotton Candy Cardstock, Grass Cardstock,  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Creative Candy Pretty Pearls White, Foam adhesive, Summer Blooms Stamp Set.

Make sure you head over to the A Muse Studio Blog to see more peeks at this new set and for a chance to win the new set for yourself!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

MarkerPOP Challenge #123

Hi!  It's time for a new challenge on the MarkerPOP blog, and this month there is an awesome prize pack that includes the Penny Black Summer Fun Paper Pad, Avery Elle's Cool Treats Stamp Set, Sunny Studios Perfect Popsicle Set and Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick and Broken China.  I'm totally jealous!  So I hope you'll play along!  Here is the inspiration picture...

And here is how I was inspired...

I went super CAS with this card and simply layered die cut panels up with various levels of foam adhesive.  I stamped, colored and added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard on these cute little stars from the So Jelly Stamp Set by Lawn Fawn.  Something I like about this card is that it can be used for multiple occasions.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope to see you join either of the challenges this month on the MarkerPOP Blog!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fourth of July Decor with ADORNit!

As time is just flying by I figured I might as well try to be a little ahead of the game.  Every year I wish I had a little more 4th of July decor, but the holiday seems to always sneak up on me and catch me by surprise and without any new decor.  But not this year folks!  I've already created a cute sign that I can't wait to hang up!  With a mix of an ADORNit Bare Wood Plaque, one of their Watercolor Coloring Book Minis, paint, and glitter I was good to go...

Isn't it just so fun?!  I love how quickly I was able to put this together.  To create this decor piece I painted the whole front of the plaque with white paint.  Once this was dry I used washi tape to mask off some stripes.  I then went over the stripes with red paint and left this to dry.  While this was drying I began watercoloring the sweet July Calendar Girl page.  Next, I went over the plaque with some glitter and a star stencil.  The edges were painted with blue, and once again set off to the side to dry.  After everything was set I was able to glue on a ribbon for hanging and viola!

I hope I've inspired you a little with what you can do with a blank canvas!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN JULY 11th!!!

Hello! It is almost the weekend, and it's going to be a busy but fun one here in my household. Lots of baseball, family time, and checking out the Pete Rose Statue my Dad's company played a big part in making (with Pete Rose of course hehe!)... Any who, today I'm popping in to share some more fun news, if you haven't seen it already, that Crafter's Companion is coming back to HSN on July 11th! YAY!!!  And of course they are bringing another phenomenal day full of amazing, fun, and innovative new products! Here is a peek at something I've been creating with these new goodies...

This Mixed Media piece was created with the new Sheena Douglas Time Traveler Dies and Stamps.  I love all of the intricacy in the stamps, and the facts there are matching dies that also leave embossed details is just the icing on the cake if you ask me!

Make sure you join the release party of FB by clicking here.  This will get you set up for inspiration, peeks, and giveaways!  Plus you'll be a part of an all day Facebook party on July 11th.

You can also see more of the products by going here.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge Reminder

Hello!  It's been quiet on the blog lately, so sorry about that!  Life has been busy, and don't worry I've been getting crafty but it's all with hush hush projects that I can't share yet... but don't worry I'll be sharing soon enough!  Any who, today is when we remind you to join the June STAMPlorations CAS Challenge.  This challenge will be taking a break over the summer months and resume in October, so I hope you will be able to squeeze this one in before that happens.  All products are welcome!  With that said here is my take on the CAS Challenge (the twist is to use masculine colors)...

To create this card I've used a mix of their Artplorations, CUTplorations and STAMPlorations, woot woot!  More specifically I used: STAMPlorations Power of WordsCUTplorations Tag Builder, ARTplorations Weathered Wood.  

I know there are lots of new goodies hitting the store every day and I have a great discount code for you to use to save 20% off your total purchase! YAY!


Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Stamping Bella Take 2 on MarkerPOP Blog

Hello!  I'm up on the MarkerPOP Blog for a second time this week, and I'm also bringing back the adorable SG PiƱata Set with me!  Hope you'll get a chance to check the full post out!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Watercoloring Pages with ADORNit

Hello, hello!  I'm popping in today with a  sweet little thank you card that easily came together thanks to my ADORNit Watercoloring Page and patterned paper...

For this card I specifically used the ADORNit Hello Friend Mini Art Play Book.  To color this image I used my Zig Clean Color Markers and a Clean Waterbrush.  I then layered this panel with various patterned papers.  I also added some sequins and Nuvo Drops to finish my card off.

And guess what else?  Now that these little paper pads are available on Amazon I have a coupon code you can use that gets you a Buy 2 Get 1 Free!!! YAY!

Coupon Code to enter: MINIBOOK

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a beautiful rest of your day!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Aloha MarkerPOP... Prize Details Too!

Hi!  I'm up today on the MarkerPOP blog and I'm bringing a little summer with me, woot woot!  I hope you'll stop by their blog for the full post!  Each time you leave a comment your name is entered into a monthly gc drawing... plus we have an awesome prize box up for grabs for the newest MarkerPOP challenge!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

MarkerPOP Challenge #122

Hello!  Today starts a new MarkerPOP Challenge, so I'm popping in to share the inspiration photo and my take on this challenge...

The colors in this inspiration photo seemed masculine to me and so I went with it.  To create this card I used the Altenew You Are Stamp Set.  Remember all products are welcome as long as you incorporate some marker that is carried in the store (and trust me there are a LOT of them) then you are good to go!  Plus you'll enter for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Crafters Companion Embossing, Diecutting, and Stamping Oh My!

Hello!  I hope you are having a nice weekend so far!  We've been super busy with last week of school things, baseball, select soccer tryouts and more.... but I still had time to create and share this pretty card that uses a trifecta of crafting: Embossing, Diecutting, and Stamping!  All of the products I've used today are from Crafters Companion and I just love mixing their products up!

Supplies:Luxury Cardstock: Gold and BlueUltra Smooth Premium White CardstockDie'sire Essential Word DiesGeminiSpectrum Noir Colorista EZMount Elements 3 Stamp SetSpectrum Noir MarkersKimono- Oriental Embossing FolderClear Sparkle Marker

I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend, and maybe even get to squeeze in some crafting time for yourself!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge

Hello!  Today starts a new Clean and Simple Challenge over on the STAMPlorations blog, and this month we are offering our challenge with the twist of using Masculine Colors.  After this month the CAS challenge will be taking a break until October, as the summer months have us running around more and taking vacations this break comes at a great time.  With that being said I hope you'll try to play along this month!  All products are always welcome in our challenges!

Here is what I've created for this month...

For my card I've used the Kathryn's Big Wishes Stamp Set, Banners and Balloons Stamp set as well as the Crazy Double Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.  After stamping and masking the candles along the bottom of my panel I used a mix of Spectrum Noir Markers and Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers to color them in.  I finished my card off with matching enamel dots.

I can't wait to see what you'll create for this month's challenge!  And be on the look out for the STAMPlorations Birthday event as well as many new and amazing products that are constantly hitting the store!

Here are some of my recent favorites from the store...

I also have a great discount code for you to use to save 20% on your total purchase!

Happy Crafting/Shopping/Whatever makes you happy!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Reach for the Stars

Hi!  Today you will find me on the MarkerPOP Blog where I am playing with the newest WPlus9 release: Little Dreamers Stamp Set and Distress Markers....

When you stop by make sure you check out our current challenge and giveaway!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Foil Meets Sheena Douglas' New Collection: Crafters Companion

Happy weekend!!!  I have a fun and shiny card to share with you today using a mix of Crafters Companion Foil Kits and the new Sheena Douglas Day of the Dead: Butterfly Rose Stamp Set...

I love how beautiful and easy these foil designs are to transfer onto paper!  After trimming, adhering the design, and after adding the foil the rest of the card just fell into place.  I stamped the butterfly image twice and colored them both in with the same Spectrum Noir Markers: PP5, CR8, DR3, OR1, OR10, HB1, LG2, LG4.  The bottom butterfly was cut out in its entirety, while the second butterfly I only cut out the wings.  I layered them onto each other and over the foiled flowers.  The sentiment is from an AMuse Studio Stamp Set Called LabelMaker.  I finished the card off with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers in Clear.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Teacher Door Plaque with ADORNit Products

Hello!  It's Friday, and schools are ending all over the United States for some much needed Summer Vacation Time.  For me it just means more work, haha!  But I love every minute (ok minus the ones where they are arguing, but all of the other ones :) ).  And with the end of the year approaching I like to make the teachers we've had this past year a little something special.  I have always wanted to make a little sign for one of the teachers and this year I hopped to it as I had the perfect materials to work with from ADORNit.  Check it out...

To create this plaque I started by painting the plaque found in the Carolee's Follow Your Arrow Wood Word Art Play Kit red and then going over it with a star stencil and glitter embossing paste.  While this was drying I watercolored the center Teacher panel from the ADORNit Art Play Paintables: Wish On Stars Paper.  I then added some number and letter sticks and finished the top off with some matching ribbon.  

I can't wait for my kids to give these out!  Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Release Day for AMuse Studio

YAY!!!  You can finally grab the new goodies that are now found in the AMuse Studio Store!  This latest release is such a fun one, and don't forget if you spend over $30 your order will ship for free until May 31st!  Woot woot!!!  Plus, there will now be freebie stamps that you can earn when purchasing parts of the new release... head over to the store for full details on this, but I do have some projects to share that I've created with this month's release called Whale ( and it has a matching die too! )...

Make sure you hop over to the store and blog for more inspiration and to get your hands on these new goodies, including this freebie!

Happy Crafting!