Friday, March 24, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

*Looking for my first post of the day?  Scroll down for more information on A Muse Studio and their newest release!

Hi!  Today I'm joining the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I'm sharing a peek at new Coffee Loving goodies now available at STAMPlorations ( psssttt - I have a code for you to save some $ at the end of this post! yay! ).

First let's take a look at the card I've created for today...

To create this card I started by stamping and heat embossing the Coffee Bags in a Row Border Stamp.  Next I went over the background with various brown watercolors letting each layer dry before adding another.  While it was drying I die cut my sentiment from the Rise & Grind Phrase Die Cut from a foil cardstock.  I layered it all onto my cardbase, and voila!

I can't wait to see what you make for this blog hop!  And one more thing... here is a discount code for you to use to save 20% off your total!!! YAY!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

A Muse Studio Release Day!!!

Hi, and yipeee!!!  It is release day for A Muse Studio!!!  That means all of the new products that we've been giving you peeks at are now available to you!  Woot woot!

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Vanilla, Stamps: Happy Spring, Die: Stitched Eggs, Washi duo, Ribbon: Lemon Whip, Twine: Vanilla

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Bermuda, BermudaPetite Pinstripe, Stamps: Sweet Easter, Ink: Seattle, Die: GrassBorder, Creative Candy: Pretty Pearls Robins Egg, Twinkle StickersOrange and Lime, Bakers Cording: Blush

If you pick something up, share what you make with us on any of the A Muse Studio Social Media Sites!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Muse Studio Release Week Day #3

It is day #3 and we are just 1 day away from the full reveal and release at A Muse Studio, yay!!!  Here is my peek for today...

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Sugar, Lemon Whip, Stamps: Sweet Easter, Floral Washi Trio, Twine: Vanilla, Splash!: Creamscicle

And I have one more to share with you today that uses the new Stitched Egg Die Set...

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Sugar, Bermuda, Bermuda Scallops, Stamps: Spring Scene, Die: Stitched Eggs and Landscape Die, Splash!: Neon Yellow, Sage, Blush, Creamscicle
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Muse Studio Release Week Day 2

I'm back with Day #2 for release week with A Muse Studio!  Here is today's peek...

Supplies Used: Sugar, Lemon Whip, Grass Petite Gingham, Melon, Stamps: Sweet Easter, Ink: Seattle, Dies: Bunny Candy Package, Mini Bow Die

Remember that all of the new goodies will be available on the 24th of this month, so keep checking their blog for more sneaks leading up to the day!
Happy Crafting!

Ombre Coloring on Die Cuts

Hi!  Today I have a fun tutorial up on the MarkerPOP Blog and I hope you'll stop by to check it out!  Here is a sneak peek...

Also don't forget to enter the HUGE giveaway going on there too!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Muse Studio Sneak Peek Week Day 1

Hello!  I am so excited to share that I have the amazing honor to join the A Muse Studio Design Team, and they have some amazing new things in store for you!  This week we are sharing some fun sneak peeks of soon to be released products.  Here's a peek for you today...

Products Used: Cardstock: Grass, Sugar, LemonWhip, Stamps: Sweet Easter, Dies: Bunny Candy Package, Landscape, Floral Washi Trio, Ribbon: Bermuda

The strips of washi made for a bright and fun floral design, similar to that of patterned paper.
Stop by their blog all this week for more peeks and then check back on the A Muse Studio Store on March 24th when all of the new products will be available!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Clique Kits: Guest Designer

Hello and Happy Saturday!!!  Today I am sharing a final layout created with the Clique Kits March: Play Kit and some of the CK exclusive Cut files...

To create this layout I started with my fun faux watercolored background.  This background was created by spritzing old plastic with spray mist and smoothing it onto my white cardstock.  This was then set off to dry.  Next I uses a gray cardstock and one of the patterned papers from the kit to cut the wreath cut file with my Cricut Explore Air 2, and I layered them together facing different ways.  I used the inside of the cut from side B of the same heart patterned paper to fill in the inside.  I LOVE how this turned out, and it was one of my first time using the Clique Kit Cut Files.  After layering some other patterned paper along the bottom half of my page, I added my cuts and used various embellishments from the kit for dimension and to create interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you on how to use your Clique Kits!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Callin' All Sistahs Blog Hop

Hello!  And happy monthly Breast Examination Blog Hop Day! woot woot!  We are here to inspire you, entertain you, and remind you to perform your self examination today as a way to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.  Other fun things to keep in mind... if you buy any of the products in the Calling All Sistahs Section of the store Michele will donate 50% of the profit to , there will be giveaways for hopping along so make sure you leave comments as you go, and there is also a discount code to use at the end of this hop to save you a little money too!  We also would love for you to join our blog hop, find full details on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.

Now onto my project for today...

To create this card I used a mix of the Hope Fri-Die, Posies Fri-Dies, and the Sisterhood Sparkle Limited Edition Sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by and here's a list of the full blog hop...

And before you go don't forget to pick up my discount code!

Happy Crafting/Hopping/Examining!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Caffeine: Sanity in a Cup

Hi!  It is time for a reminder to join us in the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge this month, using the optional twist of sky blue...

Supplies Used: Plaid Maker ARTplorations Stencil, Stamplorations Coffee Happy, CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies

Remember all products are welcome in the challenges, so I hope you will play along!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

With Hugs

Hi!  Today I have a fun technique for adding depth to your solid stamped images, and you can find the full post over on the MarkerPOP Blog! Hope to see you stop by...

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

MarkerPOP Challenge: Lucky in Love

Hi!  I hope you are having a nice weekend so far!  This weekend has been a lot of fun as we have been celebrating my youngest's Birthday with her friends at her Gymnastics Training Center.  So I'm popping in early this Sunday morning to share my take on the new MarkerPOP Challenge...

And here is what I've created...

 To create this card I started by stamping the sweet Rainbow Lucy Image from CC Designs and colored her in with various Copic® Markers.  After I cut her out I set her to the side.  I then created my marbled background using my Gansai Tambi Watercolors.  Once this had dried I cut the panel out with a Winnie and Walter die.  Next I stamped my sentiment created from a mix of Winnie and Walter The Big The Bold and The Happy with The Big The Bold and The Extras.  I then layered it all up on my cardbase and finished it with some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.

Don't forget about the huge giveaway going on over on the MarkerPOP Blog, and can't wait to see what has inspired you for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MarkerPOP: BE You and BE Happy! Giveaway Details Too!

Hello!  Today I'm sharing what might be a favorite new quote from the new Be Strong Stamp Set by Altenew on the MarkerPOP Blog...

Stop by their blog for full details, and there is a major giveaway going on over there too that you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Guest Designing at Clique Kits

I'm sharing a new layout on the Clique Kits Blog today... something quick and simple thanks to my grid design...

Hope you'll check out the full post over on their blog!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

March Clique Kits Challenge

Hi!  As I mentioned earlier this month I am Guest Designing for Clique Kits during the month of March and today we are sharing our takes on the new March Challenge: Sketch Challenge...

And here is my take...

To create this layout I've used the March Clique Kit: Play, Clique Kit Exclusive Cut File, and The Cut Shoppe: Inner Circle Cut.

Hope you'll check out the new challenge and play along!
Happy Crafting!

I Miss You... With CAS-ual Fridays

Hi!  Today I am up on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog sharing a sweet and clean miss you card using the newer Special Delivery Stamp Set...

To create this card I started by masking off an area on my white cardstock.  I used long sticky notes on each side.  I then stamped and embossed the envelopes with clear embossing powder.  Before removing the masking I went over the envelopes with distress ink.  I then stamped another envelope onto white cardstock , colored the heart in and cut it out before adding stickles.  I added it to my panel with foam adhesive and stamped my sentiment in the lower right corner.  I LOVE the sentiments in this set, and more than that I love all of the little hearts found in the letters!

If you just have to have this set for yourself ( and I so think you do ) I have a code you can use to save 15% off your total...

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge: March

Hello!  It's time for a new Clean and Simple Challenge for the STAMPlorations Blog, woot woot!  This month we are offering the optional twist of the color sky blue.  And here's a peek at what I've created...

To create my card today I've used the Crazy Double Stitch Run Rectangle Nesting Dies, blue spray mist and the awesome Power of Words Stamp Set.  I finished it all off with some gold stickles, and that was it!  My background has a combination of spraying my blue mist onto plastic and smoothing it in layers, as well as some flicking techniques.

We can't wait to see what you'll create for this new challenge (remember all products are welcome!)!  And one last thing before you leave, I have a discount code you can use to save a little money when you want to pick up new goodies...
STAMPGIRLLISA   and this will save you 20% off your total!  Woot woot!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Be Kind...

Hello!  Today is my day up on the MarkerPOP Blog, so I hope you will get a chance to stop by and check out my latest project using new goodies!!!  Here is a peek to entice you...

See you over there and Happy Crafting!