Thursday, September 29, 2016

Share the love Altenew Style

So I did it... I bit the bullet and took a video of myself today while the kids were napping, and I have to say that I'm actually quite proud of it.  Hope you enjoy!  I am entering this into the Altenew Video Contest: Share Your Altenew Love...

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Latte Birthday Wishes

Hello!  You will find me here and on the Mint Owl Studio Blog today and I have a card that I've created based on the latest Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Did you know that Mint Owl Studio is one of the Super Sponsors for this hop?!  LOVE it!  Also there is a special code you can use to get 20% off your total purchase right now, just enter COFFEE when checking out!  Now here is the watercolor postcard I've created with the Coffee Craze Stamp set...

When I think of seasonal projects I think of colors and while I don't have a huge selection of Magical Powders I did pull out my blue, orange and green colors that jumped out as fall to me.  The magical powders are fun to work with in various ways and I chose a very artsy and loose technique by simply sprinkling the powders in the general areas that I wanted them to be after my images were embossed. I then spritzed with water and let the "magic" happen!  I love the way you get a mix of colors from each powder by using this technique, but be aware that this technique is not something you have a lot of control over and sometimes things can get a bit messy.  I love the results and think its so fun to watch the colors change and swirl together.

I am also linking this up to the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Paper Giveaways for YOU!

Not 1, or 2 but I have 3 Giveaways for all of you!!!  Yay!!!  I have been so blessed to work on some pretty darn amazing Design Teams and I wanted to give back a little to all of you who have been stopping by my blog, Instagram, Facebook posts and just being so awesomely supportive!  Unfortunately I do not have a gift for everyone, but I do have 3 giveaway bundles that you all can have a chance at winning!  YAY!  Two of my giveaways will be here on my blog, and one of them will be on my Instagram page so make sure you check me out over there too if you don't already!

Now onto the giveaways...

#1 - 3 Brand new 12x12 paper stacks that happen to be some of my favorite ones by DCWV.

#2 - 3 packs of Paint and Create Card Packs - LOVE the gold and silver embossing on these!

Ok, so how can you get entered for these giveaways?  Well I will have several options...
  • Receive one entry just for leaving me a comment about something happy or kind, just because the world needs more of both.
  • Receive an extra entry if you are a follower and leave a second comment telling me how you follow.
  • Receive an extra entry if you subscribe to my youtube. Leave a comment with your youtube name. ( I will be adding more to my account soon I hope )
  • Receive an extra entry if you follow me on Instagram.  Leave a comment with your Instagram name.
*US addresses only at this time only because of the weight of the prizes, do not worry international friends I will have a giveaway soon for you too!
So you can earn a total of 4 entries easy peasy! yay!!!  I also have some extra goodies that I am sure I will throw in each giveaway, so I hope to see you get your names entered!  Remember there is a third giveaway going up on my Instagram page some time today so make sure you check in there too! 

*All giveaways close on October 9th and winners will be announced here and on my Instagram account soon after that.  Please check back to see if you are one of the lucky winners, there will be a time limit of how long you have to contact me before I will have to give your prize away to someone else.

Thank you so much for all the kind words through the years, or even just likes!  They really can make someones day.  Best of luck to all of you!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Framing...

Hello, hello!  I am up on the blog today sharing a perfect for fall card...

To create this card I started by die-cutting my frame from Curious Metallic card stock and then diecut lots of leaves from the a mix of Curious Metallic and Gold Foil Card stock.  I then chose to add the leaves along only one corner of the frame, as I didn't want the card to look too busy.  I then stamped and heat embossed my thanks sentiment from one of my Essentials by Ellen sets in the middle of the frame.

I am also linking this up to the CASology Challenge: Frame

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Clean and Simple for Christmas

Hello!  I am here and on the Mint Owl Studio Blog sharing a CAS Christmas card using the new Trim The Tree Stamp Set...

To create this card I started with a panel that I stamped the tree branch image onto repeatedly.  I then sprayed this panel with two different green mists and one pearl mist.  I then set this to the side to dry. I stamped, colored and cut the ornament images.  Once everything was dry I layered the images up onto kraft card stock.  I decided to emboss the sentiment in gold in the lower right corner and finished the card off with gold washi and a twine bow.

All new products are now available in the Mint Owl Studio Shop!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

10 Minute Craft Dash...

It's baaaaaaaackkkk!!!! eeeekkk!!!  Ok, well it's only back temporarily, but I was still super stoked when I saw it on the Altenew Challenge Blog Hop, because I loved this challenge!  It was perfect for when I just needed to create something quick, for fun, or just to get my mojo going again.  Any who, I had to play along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash so here is what I've created...

Ok, now that 15 shown on the phone was 15 seconds left so it took me 9 mins and 45 seconds to create both of these tags.  It was sooooo close and totally freaked me out motivated me to work fast, lol!  To get this done in time I started by stamping one tag and then the other.  I played all of my images and sentiment onto one tag at a time and with the help of the mists was able to stamp it all at once.  I then inked my mat with distress inks and sprayed them, smooshing the tag into the inks using different inks for each tag.  I finished them off with clear sequins, and I'm so excited for my kids to use these as bookmarks... the sentiment is exactly what I want them to think... "Don't let anyone take you for granted, always hold your head up high, Never stop believing in yourself, just go forward and aim for the skies!"

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!

Getting a Little Messy...

Hi!  Today I am sharing some projects I've made for a few challenges, yay!  I decided to get a little messy and pull out some mists, a stencil, some embossing paste, stamps and dies to create this...

I was inspired by the STAMPlorations CutPlorations link party, the STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday Challenge and the Virginia's View Challenge: Spray, Mist and Splatter.

To create this tag I started by cutting the tag, then I went over it with embossing paste and the Just Squares Stencil.  I then sprayed the background randomly with some of my favorite colors.  Plus I just love the sine of these mists!  The "awesome" was die cut from gold foil paper and layered with foam adhesive.  I finally stamped the "You Are" from the Sentiment Builders: Happy Stamp Set in white ink on black paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!