Friday, March 31, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Release Blog Hop!

Hi and woo hoo!!!!!  It is Friday and it is time for hopping, shopping, inspiration, giveaways and fun with the CAS-ual Friday Girls!!!  Don't forget to scroll down for the full blog hop list, giveaway details, and a discount code for you to save a little money when shopping!!! ( ALL of the product is available NOW for purchase!)

Now it's time to share a little inspiration...

Supplies Used: Stamp Set: So Pretty, Fri-Die:Mail Box, Sequins: Sistahood Sparkle Limited Edition

Supplies Used:Stamp Set:Modern Petals and Rad, A Muse Studio Pigment Inks, DCWV Corrugated Card

Supplies Used: Stamp Set:Floating, Spectrum Noir Markers, Distress Ink

All of these new goodies are available now!!! yay!!!  And you can use my discount code to save $ too!

Giveaway Details:
There will be 5 random $20 gc prizes given from 5 of the blogs found on this hop, woo hoo!!!!  So make sure you hop along and leave comments on every blog as you go!  Also there will be 1 grand prize of $50 on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog!!!  Talk about prizes!

Here is a list of the complete Hop order:
Lydia Evans
Laurel Beard
*Nicole Picadura
Kelly Griglione
Jeanne Jachna
Vicki Dutcher
*Irit Shalom
Taheerah Atchia
Shona Chambers
Lisa Bankes-Lahiff - YOU ARE HERE
Nora Noll - GO HERE NEXT
Kimberly Bliss Rendino

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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Hi!  Today I have a sweet card with a background tutorial to share with all of you on the MarkerPOP Blog, I hope you will stop by and check it out!

While you are there check out the bi-weekly challenges and prizes up for grabs!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, March 27, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Sneak Peeks!!!

Hi!  Today I get to share a little sneak at two new sets that will be available very soon in the CAS-ual Friday Store!!! YAY!!!  ( I also have a discount code for you to use, so make sure you find it at the bottom of this post)  Today's sneak peek is of the stamp sets: Mazel Tov and Shalom, and here is what I've created with each...

To create this card I used the large Mazel Tov! sentiment front and center and layered it ontop of various die cuts from patterned paper including the Ornament Tag Fri-die and the Lovely Links Fri-die.

This card is a fun mix of the Shalom stamp set embossed in silver and then layers of blue watercolors cascading down the front of it.

Thanks so much for checking out my peeks of the new sets, make sure you stop by the CAS-ual Friday Blog for more inspiration, peeks, and information on giveaways!!!

Happy Crafting!

And here is your shopping discount code...

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hello Friend: A MarkerPOP Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone!!!  I am popping in today to share a fun card created for the newest MarkerPOP Challenge!  These challenges happen every other week, include an inspiration photo, and of course a prize, woot woot!!!  Take a look at this weeks challenge photo:

To play along just use at least 3 of the colors found in this photo! Here is what I've created...

I created this card by using the Altenew Be Strong Stamp set, and I was able to create a no line coloring look by first stamping the cacti with Altenew's Dye Ink in Limestone.  I then colored in my images and stamped the sentiment with Altenew's  Pure Graphite Ink.  I die cut the panel using MFT's Blue Print 31, and finished it off with some fun sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you play along with our challenge!
Happy Crafting!

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!