Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Make A Splash With CAS-ual Fridays!

Hello, hello!  Are you still swooning over the new release by CAS-ual Fridays? Cause I still am!  I LOVED all of the silhouette images!  And since it is my turn to share something on their blog today I'm playing with the super cute Mermaids Set.  Check it out...

 Isn't she so much fun?!  I just love the way the Mermaids are holding their hands so it is easy to mix and match what they are holding from the set.  To create my card I started with a stencil and some Nuvo Glimmer Pastes.  While that was drying I heat embossed this cutie and the starfish with Gold Embossing Powder.  I wanted there to be a look of what behind her so I went over her with Distress Ink in Salty Ocean.  She was then fussy cut and set to the side.  I went back to my stenciled panel and added distress ink in the same color.  Next, I stamped and heat embossed the bottom half of my sentiment, for added interested and applied the same distress ink for a third time.  Finally, I popped everything up with foam adhesive and adhered clear sequins as a finishing touch.

And if this card just has you seeing stars (or glitter in this case lol) make sure you head over to their store and pick this set up for yourself! Plus I have a coupon code you can use!!!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

MarkerPOP: Watercoloring

Hi!  Today I'm popping in on the MarkerPOP Blog to share a sweet Get Well card made with Art Impressions Stamps, Mama Elephant, and some Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Here's a peek...

I hope you'll get a second to stop by and check it out!  Remember to leave comments on their blog too for a chance to win a $10 gc!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Crafters Companion on HSN Aug.16th!

Hello!!!  I hope you are having a nice weekend so far!  Did you know on Wednesday August 16th it's going to be another crafting party with Crafters Companion on HSN?! YAY!!!  And this time it is all about Christmas and Watercoloring... literally two of my most favorite things!  I thought I would pop in and share one of my projects using some of the new Christmas Create A Card Dies...  These things are genius!  You receive such a beautiful result by simply diecutting the front of your cards.  Check it out...

I just couldn't resist making a trio of cards with this Christmas Eve Create a Card Die and a mix of Crafters Companion Luxury Cardstocks.  For the edges I've used a Gold Gilding Wax, which will also be available on HSN!  I'm obsessed with the stuff I tell ya!

And make sure you join in the fun, inspiration and giveaways by checking out our Facebook Party!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 11, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays and CardMaker Blog Hop

Hello!!!  Happy hop day!!!  And this hop is sure to make you happy as it is all things floral!  Take a peek at my flowery project using one of the newest sets called Tutu.  (This set is sold out in the CAS-ual Fridays store, but you can still find some at SSS and 7KidsCollegeFund I believe)

To create my card I started by embossing my image and sentiment with gold embossing powder.  Next, I went over the sweet little tutu and floral hair with a white gel pen.  I layered this panel up with some floral patterned paper and another layer of polka dot patterned paper.  To finish the card off I used the CAS-ual Friday's Limited Edition Sistahood Sparkle sequins.

Thanks so much for visiting me today, and make sure you check out all of the stops on the hop for your chance to win a little something too!  Here is a complete list of participants...

Kelly Griglione:
Jen Shults:
Jeanne Jachna:
Savannah O’Gwynn:
Kimberly Rendino:
Teresa Kline:
Laurel Beard:
Clare Prezzia:
Lisa Lahiff:   --- YOU ARE HERE
Maureen Merritt: --- GO HERE NEXT
Gaylynn Martling:
Nora Noll:
Nicole Coursey:
Shona Chambers:
Diana Carr:
Vicki Dutcher:
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps:

And if you just have to have some of these goodies for yourself now then take this code to save a little money on the way...

Happy Hopping/Crafting/Shopping!

A Concord and 9th Hello

Hi!  Today I'm over on the MarkerPOP Blog sharing this bright hello with all of you...

I would love it if you had a moment to stop over there and see how this card came together!  While you are there make sure you check out the current challenges to find out how you can win some goodies!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 4, 2017

CASual Friday's Release Day!!!

The name of the set I get to share with you today just makes my day!  The Puffy Heart Love is as cute as it sounds... it is filled with nice large sentiments in a sweet swirling font.  Take a peek at what I've created with this set...

To create this card I started by trimming some patterned paper and adhering it to the front of the card.  I die cut a tag from the Tag Buddies Fri-Die Set and began stamping this sweet sentiment and hearts.  I used a gradient ink for added interest.  I then tied the tag off, adhered it with foam adhesive, and added a few wood veneers.

I hope you've enjoyed all of the peeks this week, and I'm so excited that you can now get these bad boys for yourself!  Head over to the CAS-ual Friday Store and use my code for 15% off your total purchase!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

CASual Friday's Sneak Peek Day 3

Ok you guys this release just keeps getting better, because wait until you see the cuties I get to share with you today!!!  This new Mermaid set by CAS-ual Fridays is so unique, sweet and fun to play with...

As this card is all about water, I couldn't help but add watercoloring to the card itself!  For the mermaid and the shell in her hand I started by stamping and heat embossing her with a sticky embossing powder and adding a layer of shiny silver foil.  While the foil did not go on smoothly I liked the texture it gave the image for my underwater scene and decided to stick with it.  The shells and sentiment were stamped and embossed with white embossing powder. Next, I added layers of watercolor from my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set. After the panel was dry I distressed the edges before adhering it with foam adhesive to the front of my card panel.  The clear sequins with the perfect finishing touch.

Make sure you pop on over to the CAS-ual Friday Blog for more inspiration, peeks, and a giveaway!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CAS-ual Friday's Sneak Peek Day 2

Woot woot!  I'm back today with a second peek at the new goodies coming to CAS-ual Fridays.  And look out cuteness... this set with have you dancing for joy (literally!).

 For this card I went totally girly and stamped these sweet images from the Tutu Stamp Set with light pastel colors.  And to finish it off I just had to pop it up on glittery pink cardstock!  Of course the sentiments to this set couldn't be anymore perfect, and I love that these girls are silhouette images.

Now make sure you stop by the CAS-ual Friday Blog for more inspiration, peeks at the new set and a chance to win!

Happy Crafting!

Cute As A Button

Hello and Happy Wednesday!  Today you will find me sharing a super cute and bright card on the MarkerPOP Blog.  When I saw the new layered button set called Cute As A Button by Sunny Studio I had to have it, and just take a peek at what I've created...

If you would like to see the full project I hope you'll get a second to stop by the MarkerPOP blog and check it out!  Make sure to leave a comment too for your chance to win a $10 gc!  Best of luck and...

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CAS-ual Friday's Sneak Peek Day 1

Hello!  Today's sneak peek for CAS-ual Friday's new release starts off with a real bang if you ask me.  The stamp set we are sharing today is called Flower Case, and I love the sweet letters that are the perfect size for personalizing just about anything!  Take a peek at what I've created...

Isn't it so much fun!  I love that I was able to add my daugter's name right to the front of this card for her. (Not to mention how excited she was when she saw her name on it.)  To create this card I started by stamping the letters in Versamark Ink and embossing them with a glittery purple embossing powder.  Next, I added a rainbow of colors with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a water brush.  I also painted a shadow effect with a grey color around the letters to really help the stand off the panel.  After this had dried I stamped the rest of my sentiment from the Sunbeams Stamp set and adhered it to some colored cardstock.

Make sure you hop over to the CAS-ual Friday Blog for more inspiration, peeks and a giveaway!

Happy Crafting!

Psssst - And keep this handy so you can save some $$$ when all of these new goodies are released this Friday!