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!