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!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Aloha Challenge #126 with MarkerPOP

Hello!  It is time for a new challenge over on the MarkerPOP Blog.  I tell you these challenges go so fast for me, even though you have two weeks to play with our challenges I still think it flies by hehehe!  Any who, today has another fun photo inspiration that fits perfectly with this time of summer I think...

To join our challenge all you have to do is use some form of a marker that is offered in the MarkerPOP Store, which trust me there are a lot of marker choices!  And here is what I've created based on the inspiration...

To create this card I've used the Sugar Pea Designs Pineapple Paradise Stamp Set, Memento Ink, Versafine Ink, and my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers.  I hope to see your creations linked up!  Remember there are great prizes offered every time just for playing along!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dancing Animals with MarkerPOP

Hello!  Today I am up on the MarkerPOP Blog to share a fun little party card, and I hope you'll get to stop by and see all of it by hopping over there!

Thanks so much and Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

AdornIt Wreath - Be A Flamingo

Happy Saturday!  I have a bright and cheerful wreath I've created this past week with some fun AdornIt Patterned Paper...

Hehehe!  Don't you want a group of flamingos on your front door?!  I just love the cute sentiments in the Flamingo Fever Paper Collection and had to use one in the center of my wreath.  I then used scissors to fussy cut my pineapples and flamingos.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Make A Wish! On MarkerPOP!

Hi! I'm popping in one more time today to share a peek at a card you will find on the Marker POP Blog!  Head over for full details and pictures!

Also, make sure you enter their amazing giveaway going on with 3 prize winners to be had!
Happy Crafting!

A Muse Studio Release Day!!!

Hello again and hooray!!!!  It's finally release day over at A Muse Studio!!!  Here are the projects I've shared this week with the new goodies, and I've added one more to entice you with this great release...

Happy Shopping and then Crafting!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Friend Friday with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Chameleon

Hello!  Today is a very fun day as the CAS-ual Friday team is joining us with the Chameleon team for inspiration and prizes!  Make sure you hop over to the CAS-ual Friday Blog for more information!  Here's a sneak peek to send you on your way...

Happy Hopping!

A Muse Studio Sneak Peek Day #3

We've made it to Day 3 woot woot!!!  That just means one more sleep until you can add these babies to your cart, Yay!!!!  Today I'm sharing the freebie stamp set that you can earn for free with any $35 purchase, who doesn't love free?!  ( I know lots of ! marks, but I can't help it, I'm just so excited! )

Check it out...

Aren't these little ice creams so cute?!  Plus the sentiments that go with it are super fun!  Plus there is a matching die set, so double score!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Orange, Buttercup, Sky Grass, Blush, Radient White
Stamps: You're Cool and Mad for Plaids
Organdy Ribbon in Sky

Now make sure you hop over to the A Muse Studio Blog for a chance to win this set before it's even available!  And remember the You're Cool Stamp Set will be yours free with any $35 purchase!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Muse Studio Sneak Peek Day #2

Hello!  I hope you enjoyed the first day of Sneak Peeks with A Muse Studio!  Now I'm back with a peek of the Bouquet Builder Stamp Set and matching dies...

This stamp set has a beautiful array of floral images including the beautiful flower I've used on this card.  I also love how easy the matching dies make it to create your own floral arrangements with dimension and depth.
Full supply list:
Cardstock: Sky, Radiant White, Gingham Grass
Stamps: Bouquet Builder, Thanks So Much
Dies: Bouquet Builder, Scallop Border Medium
Ink: Sky, Buttercup, Memento, Versafine
Sequins: Grass
Foam Adhesive
Polka Dot Organdy Sheer Ribbon: Fern

Make sure you hop over to the A Muse Studio Blog to leave a comment for your chance to win this new set, and for more inspiration!
Happy Crafting!

Dancing On the MarkerPOP Blog + Giveaway Details

Today I'm up on the MarkerPOP Blog sharing this cute little party animal from the new Winnie and Walter Happy Dance Set and new Concord and 9th Sunshine Turnabout...

Don't forget if you stop by to leave a comment to be entered to win a $10 gc! woot woot!  And join in our challenges for an awesome prize box (I'm pretty jealous!).  That's not all!  There is also a Creative Giveaway you don't want to miss!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Makes Me Smile!

Hello, hello!  I'm here today with a card that you can also find on the CAS-ual Friday's Blog, yay!!!  I love to mix and match products from one company, and today I've done just that!

 To create this card I started by creating my shaker element out of the Tag Buddies Fri-Die Set.  I die cut the Smiling Fri-Dies Set three times to give it added dimension on the front of my shaker.  I then added it all onto cut patterned paper.  Finally, I stamped my fun sentiment from the Sassy Smiles Stamp Set and ta-da!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget there are a few more retiring stamps available for $7.77!  And you can use my code to save another 15% off your order!!!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

A Muse Studio Sneak Peek Day #1

Hello my wonderful friends!  I'm so excited to share the first day of the A Muse Studio sneak peeks with you today!  There are some gorgeous floral images in this release, and if you are anything like me you are going to NEED these in your stash!  First up I'm sharing a project I've created with the Southern Bouquet Stamp Set...

To create this card I started by first stamping my bunch of florals off to one edge of my Vanilla cardstock panel. I then colored the flowers in with my A Muse Studio Pigment inks in: Orange, Sky, and Fern and a blender stick.  Next, I die cut the opening for my sentiment to go over with the Stitched Circle Windows Die.  I added some Orange Cardstock behind the opening for an added pop of color.  I then stamped and embossed the sentiment, also from the Southern Bouquet Stamp Set, in White Embossing Powder.

I then layered it all on a panel of Fern Cardstock, and added some blue pearls to finish it off...

Make sure you hop over to the A Muse Studio Blog for more inspiration, peeks and a chance to win one of the new sets for yourself!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

MarkerPOP Challenge #125

Hello!  I hope you are having a nice weekend!  So far the weather has been gorgeous here in Ohio.  I'm popping untidy to share the new challenge happening on the MarkerPOP Blog.  These challenges are always fun and easy to join along as all you have to do is use some type of marker that is carried in their store!  Super simple!  Plus you can win awesome prizes!  Any who, here is the newest inspirational photo and what I've created based on it...

I instantly thought of going to a fair of some type and busted out my Mama Elephant Little Dog Agenda Stamp Set to create my own fair like scene...

To color in my scene I used a mix of Distress Markers, water, and a brush.   I had used a Copic drawing pen to create my little tight rope, but in hindsight I should have added it after I watercolored. duh!

I also used the new Winnie and Walter Stamp Set: Sentimental Birthday for my sentiment.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I can't wait to see what you'll create for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Crafters Companion on HSN NOW!!!

EEEKKK!!!  Today is the day!!!  I'm so excited and will be helplessly glued to my tv as Crafters Companion will be on HSN off and on all of today!  Starting with 1 am this morning, continuing on to 3 am, 8 am, 5 pm, 8 pm EST.  Here's a sampling of projects I've made that you just might see on TV!  And join in the FB fun here, for inspiration, talk, and giveaways!

Can you tell I'm excited?! hehehe!  See you over in the FB group!