Saturday, September 30, 2017

Crafters Companion on HSN Oct.3!!!

Woo hoo!!!  We are getting close again to a new day full of HSN fun with Crafters Companion!!!  Mark your calendars for October 3rd and snuggle down to be inspired, have fun and pick up a few crafty goodies!  You can also join in the Facebook fun by joining our group here and enter for some giveaways too!

For today I'm here to share one of the projects I've created with the new products...

This innovative die cutting is all thanks to the Die'sire Edge'ables by Crafters Companion.  They are very unique in that part of the die cuts out and part of it cuts into your project.  This allows you to add pop up sentiments along folds, as I've done with the top fold on the card up above.  Another way you can use these dies is by cutting along the side of your paper, as seen below.

The details in these cuts are amazing, and just think of how quick a handful of these cards would be to whip up during the Holidays!  (Don't forget to grab some of their Luxury Cardstock too!  I'm obsessed with it!)

Thanks so much for joining me today and taking a peek at the goodies to come!
Happy Shopping/Crafting!

Friday, September 29, 2017

A Muse Studio Release Day!!!

It's here, it's here! Release Day is here!!!!  Hop over to A Muse Studio so you can fill your cart with all of the amazing new goodies!  So now I'm going to share  a few more projects made with this month's release, and check out their blog for more inspiration and winners!!!

Supplies Used:
Season Tweetings, Noel Word Die, Green Felt, Sequins: clear, Scallop Border Medium Die, Tag Bundle Die Set

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Muse Studio Release Day #3

Day #3 of the A Muse Studio release, which means tomorrow all of the new goodies will be available for purchase!!! YAY!!!  There are some really great new products, and you don't want to miss whatever deals that are currently going on too!

Now for today's peek I have to be honest that I did not receive my die in time to create something for this release of the Peace word die, but I still have some other projects to share with you using the new products, and you can pop over to the A Muse Studio Blog for a chance to win the new die for yourself!

Other Supplies:
Flocking: White
Embossing Powder: White
Landscape Dies

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Must Studio Release Day #2

And we are back!  It is time to share Day #2 of the A Muse Studio Release, called Pining For You, and this set has some unique silhouette images in it that can be used for Holiday and Non-Holiday project alike...

Aren't these little houses the sweetest?  Make sure you head over to the A Muse Studio Blog for a chance to win this new set for yourself!

Other Supplies Used:
Ink: Apple, Fern, Cocoa, Seattle, Winter Sky
Landscape Die Set
Snow Day Background Stamp Set

Happy Crafting!

Lawn Fawn Bookmark Cuties

Hello!  I am up on the MarkerPOP Blog today playing with the oh so cute Lawn Fawn For You Deer Set to make a few cute bookmarks...

I hope you'll get to stop by and see the full thing as well as the video challenge, the bi-weekly challenge and the giveaway going on!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Muse Studio Release Day #1 and Giveaway

Hello!  And welcome to the first release day with A Muse Studio, woot woot!!! We are taking a step towards winter with this new release and I'm loving it!  Take a peek at the cuties in this new set called    Season's Tweetings...

Make sure you stop by the A Muse Studio Blog for a chance to win the newly released goodies!!!

Other Supplies Used:
Pillow Boxes
Glassine Envelope Large
Elastic Cord
Pigment Ink: Cobalt, Fern, Onyx

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

MarkerPOP Challenge Fall Style

Hello, hello!  I would say Happy Fall, but here in Ohio we have been sweltering in this 90 degrees weather, hehehe!  But I'm going fall here on the blog for the newest MarkerPOP Challenge, based on this inspirational photo...

And here is what I've created with my favorite leaf die set by Lawn Fawn...

I love the look of inlaid die cutting, so that's exactly what I did!  My sentiment is a favorite older set by Altenew and I used gold embossing with a  strip of vellum behind it.

Make sure you head over to the MarkerPOP Blog for more details and to find out what the prize is.  Plus there is a giveaway and a BIG challenge with some amazing prizes.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Think Simple with MarkerPOP

Hi!  I'm up today on the MarkerPOP Blog sharing why you should keep it simple this year with your Holiday cards, and three quick cards for examples...

And check out the awesome giveaway and new contest being held by MarkerPOP!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Crafters Companion HSN Oct. 3rd!!!

Hello!  I have some exciting news to share!!!  If you haven't heard already Crafters Companion will be back on HSN on October 3rd!!! YAY!!!!  And there are loads of fabulous new goodies that you will finally be able to get your hands on!  Today I'm popping in to share a really unique concept for card making called Collage-A-Card.  I am specifically sharing a project from the For Her set today.  When I first saw the kit, I wasn't exactly sure what to make of it, but the minute I started working on this beauty I was hooked!

These cards come together really quickly and you can dress them up, mix and match, really just do whatever you want to make them unique and personalized!  So many times cards get set off to the side or laid down somewhere, but not anymore!  These cards are meant to be on display and are sure to make a statement when given.

You will find more inspiration, fun and giveaways by joining our Facebook group.  You will also find updates on the Crafters Companion website.  Keep your eyes peeled for more peeks to come!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Interactive on the MarkerPOP Blog

Hello!!!  Today you will find me going interactive on the MarkerPOP Blog!  You don't want to miss this super cute and toad-ally fun card!

Plus find details on how to win a new MFT Fab-boolous stamp set by joining our current challenge and the blog giveaway!  SO MUCH GOODNESS IN ONE POST!

See ya there!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Encouragement with CAS-ual Fridays

Hi!  I find that sometimes Mondays can be a little hard for people to embrace so I thought I'd create a positive project to spread a little encouragement everyones way.  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps has lots of great encouragement sets, so I got straight down to business...

For this specific card I used the Casual Comfort and the BE Stamp Sets.  Since I knew that I wanted to watercolor my background I stamped all of my images first with Versafine Ink.  I then used a mix of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to watercolor with.  I LOVE that I get bright bold colors with lots of shine from these pens.  After the panel was dry I added two strips of black cardstock behind it and adhered all of it to the front of the cardbase.  I loved the simplicity of this card and opted for no other embellishments, especially since the shine was already built into the background.

You can always check out the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more inspiration, and if you need these stamp sets for yourself (which you totally do) then I have a great discount code for you to save 15% off your total purchase!

Happy Shopping and Crafting!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cas-ual Fridays and Chibitronics Blog Hop

Woo hoo!  I'm so excited that the CAS-ual Friday girls get to hop with the Chibitronics team for a fun and inspirational hop!  I had been introduced to Chibitronics a year or so ago, and I was so excited when I got to work with their amazing products once again!  I LOVE how easy their starter kit is to work with.  Trust me, it looks way more complicated then it actually is.  Plus they have tons of videos that show you step by step how to use their products...

For my card I used the CAS-ual Fridays Set called Floating.    I love all of the details to this balloon in the set so I stamped it onto Bristol Cardstock and watercolored it with a mix of Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.  To create my sky I used a torn edge of a sticky note and Distress Oxide ink.  Once my front panel was done I started working on the lighting portion of the card.

First,  I made three small holes in the center of three flowers on the balloon.  This made it easy to mark my cardbase for where I needed the lights to go.  I then drew a negative line and a positive line with a pencil and a circle for where the battery would go.  I knew I wanted my card to be a push light up card, so I created a little panel for my battery to go in.  Next I added my copper tape along the lines I had drawn earlier making sure they connected to the right side of the battery.  Once I knew the battery panel and lights were working correctly I added my stamped panel with foam adhesive, and ta-da!

These type of interactive cards might just be my favorite.  I can't even stop playing with it myself! lol

And of course there will be a giveaway, so make sure you hop along to all of the stops for your chance to win a Gift Card to the CAS-ual Friday's Store and a starter kit from Chibitronics! Yay!!!

Full Blog Hop Order:

Chibitronics blog
Maureen Merritt
Tiffany Au
Lisa Lahiff  --- YOU ARE HERE
Kelly Griglione    --- GO HERE NEXT
Jeanne Jachna
Eiko Uchida…/chibitronics-and-cas-ual-f…
Kimberly Rendino
CAS-Fridays blog

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Magic Slider Card

Hi!  Today I'm sharing my first attempt at making a Magic Slider Card with some of the newer Newton Nook Designs Stamps over on the MarkerPOP Blog...

Stop by their blog for a full write up and more photos!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 11, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Christmas Super Special

Hello!!!  And woo hoo!!!  CAS-ual Fridays is celebrating Christmas a little bit early with some fun inspiration and specials!  You can check the blog from yesterday, today and tomorrow for fun ways to use the products that are all on sale.  And to top it off I have a coupon code that will save you an additional 15% off your total!!!

First, I want to share my card for today...

I decided to go with a vintage look while creating with the Sleigh Fri-dies, Funky Flakes Dies, and the Sleigh Ride Stamp Set.  I colored the bells in with Spectrum Noir Markers, and used patterned paper I've had in my stash for a long time.

Now head on over and check out the Super Special Sale Michele is hosting in the store on lots of these Christmas goodies!  And before you go here is my code to help you save an additional 15% your total...

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Shopping!!!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

MarkerPOP Challenge #129

Hello!  Today MarkerPOP is hosting a new challenge that will have you ready for fall and Halloween...

While I was at first inspired to create a witch scene, for some reason every time I pulled out certain stamp sets I just wasn't feeling it.  So when I went back to the picture a second time I was inspired by the pumpkins, and decided to go with it...

To create this card I started by stamping these beautiful multi step pumpkins from the Sunny Studio Stamps Set called Pretty Pumpkins.  For the first two layers I used a mix of inks, and for the top layer I added some shine with Gold Embossing Powder.  I colored the background of my scene with Spectrum Noir Markers.  The sentiment is from a fun mix of sentiments in a set by Impression Obsession called Holiday Words.  I then layered my stamped panel with Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper.

I hope you'll join us and be entered for a chance to win some pretty awesome goodies!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Christmas A Little Early

Hi!  Today I'm getting into the Christmas Spirit a little early.... ok a lot early, but the cuteness made me do it!!!  Check out how I've used the new Winter Woodland Wonders Set over on the MarkerPOP Blog...

Leave a comment over on their blog and you'll be entered into a $10 gc giveaway!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Trick or Treating with Crafters Companion

Hiya!  Does time seem to be flying for you this year too?  I feel like I just can't keep up!  I can't believe that now we are into September and Halloween is just around the corner.  Speaking of Halloween... (See what I did there? hehehe!) I have a super cute Halloween card that I've created with the Crafters Companion Trick or Treating Stamp Set.  These little kiddos are too cute!

To color them and my night sky in I used a handful of Spectrum Noir Markers. (FS2, FS3, FS4, FS5, CR2, CT1, CT2, CT4, LG1, LG2, LG1, LG2, LG3, LV2, LV3, BP1, BP2, HB2, BG3, BG5, IG6, IG8, IG10, Tn5, TN7, TB4, TB5, TB6).  For my background I used a mix of Cardstocks: Shimmering Black Pearl, Ultra Smooth White, Luxury Cardstock in Silver.  Finally I added some sequin stars to the sky for a little more interest, and some shine, to my night scene.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am linking this baby up to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Bad Kitty...

Hiya!  Today I am over on the MarkerPOP Blog sharing a cute little spooky scene with the new Avery Elle Bad Kitty Set...

I hope you'll get a second to check the full card out!  Plus there are two giveaways going on!  Leave a comment on my post on the MarkerPOP Blog and you are entered to win a $10 gc, the other giveaway is a Nuvo Goody Pack by playing in our current challenge!

Happy Crafting and Good Luck!