Tuesday, May 23, 2017

AMuse Studio Release Day #2

It is Day #2 of release week for AMuse Studio and as you've probably already guessed this release is all about a beach/ocean theme.  Todays peek is focused on a set called Gnarly Birthday, and it's such a fun magical set to play with...

 He's so fun!  I wanted to go totally cartoon and whimsical with this guy so I used a mix of fun colors as well as stamped and colored him in on 6x 6 Glitter White Cardstock.  This cardstock is so smooth and soft, and I was happily surprised to find that my markers colored perfectly over top of it!  And it's mess free! Double yay!!!

And of course the sentiment is too fun!  I used a mix of dies on for the background including the Landscape Die, Postage Stamps Die set, and the matching Gnarly Birthday Dies.  The blue Twinkle Stickers Multi Set.

Don't forget to check out the AMuse Studio  Blog for more inspiration, peeks, and of course a giveaway that you don't want to miss!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 22, 2017

AMuse Studio Release Week Day 1

Hiya!  It is that wonderful time of the month where I get to share a few sneaks at new goodies that will be hitting the AMuse Studio store soon!  Some awesome things are happening this month with AMuse Studio and one of them being free shipping with every $30 spent! WOOT WOOT!  This awesome deal lasts until May31st, so you'll be able to get FREE SHIPPING on any of the new goodies you need to have your collection...

With that said I have to share my first sneak peek...

 Bam!  Isn't this awesome?!  I have been wanting to make a diagram card for a while, and as soon as I saw the Let's Be Mermaids Stamp Set I just knew it would be perfect for it!  You can find lots of tutorials on how to make a diagram card.  I used the matching Let's Be Mermaids Dies to save time and to get a perfect line around the images.  To create my openings I've used Pinking Circles 1A dies.  I colored all of my images in with various Spectrum Noir Markers and hung the fish and seahorse with Silver Elastic Cording.  The cardstocks I used include Solid Ocean, Solid Sugar, and Scallops Bermuda.  I also added some bling in the background with Twinkle Stickers Clear and Mermaid Glitter.

Now this has to have your interest peeked by what else this release has in store!  Make sure you head over to the AMuse Studio blog for more inspiration and a giveaway too!

Happy Crafting!

You Rock!

**Find my first post of the morning by scrolling down!**

I don't know about you, but I seem to always find some of the hardest cards to make are the masculine ones.  I love all things pink and sparkly, while the guys in my life do not.  However, the CAS-ual Friday Stamps seem to make masculine cards easy (well easier I should say hehehe!).  While you might not think a set called Flower Power screams masculinity, it all just depends on the design and colors to make it or break it as they say...

To create this card I started with a panel I had hand painted a long time ago, but had never gotten around to using.  As I was looking through my "scraps" pile, this panel jumped out at me as a great masculine color scheme.  Next I came aross the kraft frame and put the two together.  I wanted a nice large sentiment to really pop off of the busy background, that's how my eyes were drawn to the Flower Power Stamp Set.  While the sentiment is made up with flowers, I was able to distract the eyes from the flowers and focus more on the sentiment itself by heat embossing it with clear embossing powder onto patterned paper.  I then fussy cut them out, adhered everything at fun angles and popped the sentiment up with foam adhesive before adding the sequins and enamel dots.

I hope you will pop by the CAS-ual Friday's Blog for more inspirational posts.  And make sure you check out the store too!  If you find something you need use my discount code to save a little $!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

You Make Me A Happy Camper

It's time for a new MarkerPOP Challenge, woot woot!  Which means fun, inspiration, and prizes!!!  Here is the new inspirational photo...

If I had a tent that lit up like this you better believe I'd go camping, hehehe!  And here is how I was inspired...

 I couldn't help but go right to my Avery Elle Glamper Campers Stamp Set when getting crafty with this challenge!  I stamped both campers onto cardstock, colored and cut them out.  Next, I worked on my night sky with a mix of Distress Ink and Distress Oxide.  I also added a few splashes of silver mist to represent stars in my sky.  I love how the My Favorite Things Rectangle Frame Die makes it easy for any sentiment to pop out, while not distracting from the rest of the scene.

I hope you will join us in our bi-weekly challenge, just use some markers that are carried in the MarkerPOP store and you are good to go!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Watercoloring With ADORNit and Zig Clean Color

It's Saturday, woot woot!  And I have a bright and happy card to share that I've created with a mix of ADORNit products as well as Zig! Clean Color Markers...

This panel is part of the Think Happy Thoughts Watercolor Book.  I LOVE these little watercoloring books as they are easy to take on the go, they can be used for lots of various projects (think framing, card making, even for pocket pages!), and the images/sentiments are awesome!  I wanted an image that really popped so I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a water brush.

I hope you have an amazing day and Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Crafters Companion: Sheena Douglas's Newest Collection

Hello wonderful crafty friends!!!  Today I'm popping in to share a fun to color butterfly image from the latest Sheena Douglas Day of The Dead Stamp Collection for Crafters Companion.  This butterfly is beautiful and I couldn't help but to get it onto a card as soon as I was done coloring it :)...

I also love the large size of this image, making it easy to color and add dimension.  To color this image in I used a mix of Spectrum Noir Markers and the Illustrator Markers in the following colors: PP1, PP3, PP5, PL1, PL4, CR8, DR3, LG2, LG4, TB1, TB3.  I love that you can mix the various Spectrum Noir Markers, and that each kind offers a different nib.  After coloring the image in I cut it out and adhered it to a white doily and a mix of patterned papers.  Once it was all put together it needed a touch of shine so I grabbed my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Marker and went over the entire image...

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fabulous start to your weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge Reminder for May

Hello, hello!  I'm popping in today with a card based on this month's STAMPlorations Clean and Simple Monthly Challenge.  This month we have challenged you to use Feminine Colors.  Remember, all products are welcome so I hope you'll get a chance to play along!

Supplies Used: (Dee's Artsy Impressions: Balloons and Banners Set, CUTplorations: Happy Word DieLuggage Tags Nesting DiesSpring Flower Layering Die)

You can find more inspiration and challenge details by going here!  
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Piñata Kind of Day

Hello!  Today you will find me over on the MarkerPOP Blog sharing this sweet clean and simple card...

I hope you'll stop by to find out how this card came together and for a full picture of it too!

Happy Crafting!

PS - Did I forget to mention Giveaway on their Blog? hmmmm... wink wink!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Crafters Companion Mother's Day Card

Hi!  Today I am popping in to share a Mother's Day card I was able to put together using several Crafters Companion products.  Several of the products were available on HSN on May 9th, and are still available yay!

To create this card I used a mix of dies and their Luxury Cardstock in Blue and Gold.  The dies include the Create A Card Decorative Edges (sold out), Sheena Douglas Perfect Partners Classic Carnations, Stairway Letter Dies (sold out),  and left over cuts I had from previous projects.  I just love how elegant the luxury cardstock makes everything look!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Love You To The Moon

Hi!  Today I am up on the MarkerPOP Blog sharing a sweet card that I've created with the newest WPlus9...

Hope you'll stop by and see the full post as well as check out the giveaways currently going on!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, May 8, 2017

ADORNit Flamingo Layout

Hi!  I'm just popping in this Monday with a layout I've created with some of the newer ADORNit papers!  All of these papers are available at Scrapbook.com

This is a pretty easy layout.  Most of it came together just by playing with a few already cut pieces and layering them together.  I added my own wood embellishments and sequins and let the paper do the rest!

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sweet Birthday Wishes A MarkerPOP Challenge

Hello, hello!  Happy Sunday!  Today marks the start of a new MarkerPOP Challenge and it's sure to have you drooling for sweets.

And here is what I've created...

For my card I've used a mix of My Favorite Things Products including: Beautiful Butterflies, Sweet Birthday Wishes and Blue Prints 31.  I have used my Tombow markers to create the rainbow of butterflies, and embellished them with my Black Nuvo.

We hope to see you play along for a chance to win great prizes!  All we ask is that you use some form of markers that are available in the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Crafters Companion on HSN May 9th!!!

Hello, hello!  It's the end of the week and we are getting even closer to the new Crafters Companion HSN release!!! yay!!!  Today I'm popping in with a mixed media piece that I've created with some of the new Sheena Douglas Create a Flower Stencils and Dies...

For the background I've used a mix of the Create a Flower Stencils: Dissolving planets (with spray mist) and Slightly Barbed (with embossing paste).  The dies are actually the positive cuts from the Create a Flower Dies: Going in Spirals and Cool Corrosion.  Finally I added some beads for more texture and a sentiment from the Foil Transfers Kit that is already available on HSN.  This foil transfer kit is amazing and requires no heat! woot woot!

All of this and more will be available on HSN starting May 9th!!! yay!  There will also be an awesome event on Facebook to celebrate this release and possibly some giveaways so make sure you join the group here.

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge: May

Hi!  I'm back!  If you didn't get a chance to check out my fun inlaid diecutting in my first post click here.  Now I'm sharing a card I've created for the newest Clean and Simple Challenge hosted by STAMPlorations...  this month we are challenging you to use Feminine colors!

I added my girly colors through my sequins and sentiment.  Just to be different hehehe!  I actually love creating with pinks, but I had this idea for a sunflower card and I couldn't let it go so I just went with it!  I hope you'll get to play along for your chance to win some great prizes!
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

In-laid DieCutting on MarkerPOP Blog

Hello!  Today I am over on the MarkerPOP Blog and I'm sharing a fun card that focuses on the inlaid diecutting technique...

I hope you'll stop by and check out my full post and photos! I had a blast coloring this in with the Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Floating By With CAS-ual Friday's Stamps

Hello!  I hope you had a nice weekend!  This weekend was great, super busy, but great.  My son made his first Communion, and he was so handsome! ( I'm not just saying that because I'm his mom either hehehe!)  But now we are back to a new week and I'm over on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog sharing a fun shaped card using on of the newer Floating Stamp Set...

To create this card I started by die cutting the shape of the card.  Next, I added the sentiment and went over it with Distress Oxide Ink.  I stamped and colored the image on a separate cardstock before cutting it out.  I used a pen blade to get the thin area between the rope lines.  To finish it all off I aded some enamel dots.

And if you can't get enough of this beautiful new stamp set then you need to hurry over and pick it up for yourself as there are only 3 left!  Oh and use my code to save some spending money too!

Happy Crafting!

Oh, and I have to share a pic now that I talked about my handsome son hehehe...

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Shutter Card by Crafters Companion

Hello!!!  I'm back today sharing another type of card created with the new Shutter Card Die Set that will be available during the May 9th HSN showing of Crafters Companion. Woot woot!  As you saw in my previous post with the Circle Centre Die set, these cards are ultra fancy, fun and interactive!  Check it out...

Once again these dies literally do all of the work for you!  All you have to do is run it through your die cut machine, assemble and embellish!  LOVE it!  Plus this luscious gold cardstock shown on here will also be available on the MAY 9th HSN show.  This cardstock is called Luxury Cardstock and comes in several different colors, each pack contains shiny foil, matte foil, and glitter cardstocks that cut beautifully!

Make sure you mark your calendars to catch the show and get your shopping on!

Happy Crafting!

Watercolor Coloring Books Make For Easy Cards!

Hi!  Today I'm popping in to share a fun and totally chic flamingo that I've watercolored from my ADORNit Art Play Coloring Book called Fancy Flamingo...

I just love how easy this was to put together on a cardbase.  I also love that the coloring books by ADORNit are on watercolor paper making it super easy to color and add a little water to watch the colors spread.  I've also used the super cute Birds of a Feather Patterned paper by ADORNit... this collection is so fun and screams summer!
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Friday, April 28, 2017

AMuse Studio Release Week: Shaking it Up!

Hello, hello!  Today's release post for AMuse Studio includes a cute little shaker card mixing the Stitched Circle Windows Die Set with the The Time to Party Stamps and Matching Die Set.  And to make things even better... these sets are all available NOW!  YAY!!!  So happy shopping!

Supplies Used: Inks: Cocoa, French Roast, Pebble, Seattle, Grapefruit, Apple, Habanero, Navy, Winter Sky, Buttercup, Fern, Cardstock: Maragrita, Sugar, Navy Petite Polkadot, Time To Party Stamp Set, Sequins Clear 4mm, Time To Party Die Set

Fun tip about this card is that my critters were watercolored using AMuse Studio Pigment Inks! :)  Remember the trick to watercolors is layering... make sure you allow your layers to dry to go back in with new colors or to make certain colors darker.

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you head over to the AMuse Studio Blog for more inspiration and sneak peeks!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What Does the Fox Say? AMuse Studio Release Week

Ahhh!  I am so excited!  It is time to share some sneak peeks of the soon to be released products by AMuse Studio, and this month is going to knock your socks off!  Take a peek at what I'm sharing today...

Supplies Used: (New)Time To Party Stamp Set, (New) Stitched Circle Windows Dies, Cardstock: Margarita, Twine Vanilla

The critters in this Time To Party Set are just too much fun, and the window dies are awesome!  I'll have lots more to share on how I used these products throughout the week!  Hope you'll stop back by!

And don't forget to head over to the AMuse Studio Blog for more inspiration and reveals!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

STAMPlorations: Things With Wings Blog Hop

Woo hoo!  We are still hopping all month long with STAMPlorations and the Things With Wings Blog Hop, and this is the last week for you to join us, so make sure you hop around for your chance to win some goodies as well as be inspired!  And if you go to the end of this post you will find a discount code you can use to save 20% off of your total!  (This is an additional 20% to any current promotion happening, score!!!)

Now for my project for today's hop...

 To create this card I used a fun mix of STAMPlorations newest products and various patterned papers.  I started by running my Spring Flower Layering Dies and Hello Sunshine Phrase Die through my die cutter, and then layered them together.  Since my sentiment was on busy paper I used a black thin pen to outline parts of the letters to help it stand out.  The butterfly was stamped from the Flutter Zen Row Stamp Set onto separate cardstock where it was colored before being cut out.  I adhered this to my flower and added sequins and twine to finish my card off.

For a full list of blog hop participants please head over to the STAMPlorations Blog.

I do have some giveaway details to share, however...
*Commenting and linking up is from April 5 to April 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on May 10 in the April Challenges & Hops winners post

- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Trendy Butterflies 2 + either Flutter Zen 1 or Flutter Zen 2 layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive Sweet Spring Wishes stamp set + Dragonfly layering dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Trendy Spring Blooms dies
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive the Sweet Spring Wishes phrase dies

- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Things with Wings Spring linky party will receive a $20 gift certificate to the store.

And before you go here is my code to help you save 20% off of your order:

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting/Hopping!

AMuse Studio Release Week: Inlaid Diecutting

Hello!  I am back with another super fun card showing off the new Stitched Window Dies that will be available on the 28th of this month, and this time I'm using some inlaid diecutting to create my own fun and bright background...

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Apple, Margarita, Habanero, Winter Sky, Sugar, Lemon Whip, Stitched Circle Windows Die Set, You Are My Sunshine Stamp Set

Hop over to the AMuse Studio Blog for more inspiration and sneak peeks!
Happy Crafting!