Friday, October 13, 2017

Multi-Step Florals on The MarkerPOP Blog

Hi!  I'm back up on the MarkerPOP Blog this week and with a new Altenew Floral Project...

I hope you'll stop over there to see the full project and how it came together!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

And don't forget this...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hope with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello!  This Thursday I am back on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog, but this time I am sharing a card full of hope.  While CAS-ual Fridays is celebrating their Birthday Month with a great discount in the Birthday Section of their shop 20% off (and top it with my discount code for more savings), Michelle has also made the blog pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month so today I've created a card using her Callin' All Sistahs Collection.

For this card I've used the Hope Fri-die, Hope Ribbon Stamp Set, and the Tag Buddies Fri-Die Set.  Full details on how this card came together can be found on their blog.

And don't forget to use my code for an extra 15% off your total puchase!

Happy Crafting and Shopping!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Birthday Fun

I'm back for post #2 today, and now I get to share the Birthday fun happening on the CAS-ual Friday's Blog.  All month long CAS-ual Fridays is celebrating their Birthday with fun Birthday Cards and a 20% discount on all products listed in the Birthday Section... plus I have a discount code to use on top of that! Woot woot!  Scroll to the bottom for my code.  Now I get to share my card for the day...

You can find full details on how my card came together over on their blog, so I hope you'll get to stop by and check it out!

And here's the discount code to save 15% of your total...

Happy Shopping and Crafting!

Going Floral with Altenew on MarkerPOP

Hi!  I'm back on the MarkerPOP Blog today and I'm sharing all things Altenew...

I hope you will get a chance to hop over and check out my full post and photos.  Plus learn more about the MarkerPOP Video Challenge and how you can win a $50 gc!  Odds are super high at this point too!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Under The Sea with the MarkerPOP Challenge and Giveaway Details!

Woo hoo!  It is Sunday and that means it is time for a new MarkerPOP Challenge!!!  This time we have a beautiful underwater inspirational photo for you...

Since I'm still in a Winter mood I decided to make my underwater scene Christmassy with a play on words...

For this card I've used lots of Lawn Fawn goodies including: Trim the Tree, I'm So Jelly, and Watercolor Wishes 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  To create a water background I used my Gansai Tambi Watercolors.  For the tree and sweet critters I used a mix of Spectrum Noir Markers.  And finally I used clear sequins to reflect bubbles in the water, as well as for some added shine.

Thanks so much for stopping by and we can't wait to see what you link up for your chance to win this super cute Flora and Fauna Set...

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

CAS Challenge Is Back At STAMPlorations

Woot woot!!!  The CAS Challenge is back at STAMPlorations Stamps!!!  And we hope to see you join in our challenges!  This month we are using the optional twist of the color Orange in your Clean and Simple Projects.  Here is what I've created...

This card was created with the New Beginning- Dee's Artsy Impressions, and the Hello Sunshine Phrase Die.  I used a mix of my Spectrum Noir Markers to color my image in and added some shine with Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens in Gold and Clear.  I then framed the whole thing in three times and finished it off with a partially colored sentiment cut.

We can't wait to see what you create!
Happy Crafting!

PS - You can save on your STAMPloration Stamps by using the Code: STAMPGIRLLISA  for 20% off your total purchase!!!

Watercoloring With Sparkle Pens

Hello!  It's Lisa from Lisa's Creative Niche and I am so happy to be back as a Guest Designer today, and I am so thankful to Tanya and Brooke for having me!  Today I wanted to share a few tips as well as a card using Sparkle Pens for watercoloring.

Sparkle Pens are perfect for watercoloring because you are able to squeeze some of the color onto a mat and use a paintbrush and water to pick it up.  Plus as an added bonus everything sparkles!

For this card I started by heat embossing the  Crafter's Companion Colorista Aqua Stamp Set: Love with White Embossing Powder onto Watercolor Cardstock.

I then added colors from the Spectrum Noir Summer Time Sparkle Pen Set onto my Kraft Mat.  When added color to embossed images I like to lay down plain water with my brush first and then go in with a touch of color.  This can create natural shading as the water dries.  I did this for the entire image.  I finished the card by adding a few splashes of blue, before adding the vellum sentiment from the Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua Toppers and Vellum Set.

I chose not to add any other embellishments as I feel the sparkle from the pens was enough on it's own.  A few tips I learned along the way.... A little color from these pens goes a long way.  I put more color on my kraft mat than was needed, so I suggest using a little and added as you go.  Second, you can choose to move the colors around with a clear Sparkle Pen after it has dried.  This will give you extra shine, but remember to wipe off the brush before changing colors as it will pick up each color.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope I've inspired you to use those sparkle pens as a focal point and not just as an additive.
Happy Crafting!

Supplies Used: Cardstock: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock, Spectrum Noir Aqua Watercolor Cardstock, Crafters Companion White Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink Pad by Tsukineko, Crafter's Companion Colorista Aqua Stamp Set: Love , Spectrum Noir Summer Time Sparkle Pen Set, Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua Toppers and Vellum Set, Paintbrush, water.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Open The Door With Lawn Fawn at MarkerPOP

Hiya!  I'm popping in to share that I have a cute and interactive card over on the MarkerPOP Blog today!  As well as some details on an amazing video contest they have going on.  Here's a little peek at my project...

Hope to see you over there!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

CC Today on HSN!!!

Crafters Companion is up on HSN all day!!!  Woo hoo!!!  If you are looking for what goodies are airing when click here, and make sure you join our Facebook Group for fun, inspiration, and giveaways all day long!!!

So much you need!

Happy Shopping/Crafting!

Freebie With A Muse Studio!

Hello!  I'm popping in today to share a wonderful cause and how you can win a free stamp set (plus shipping and handling) by joining A Muse Studio in Stamping Out Cancer for the whole month of October!  Full details can be found here on their blog.  And here is the stamp set you can get for free...

And here is a card I've created with this set...

Enjoy your free set and make sure to pass the news along to your friends!
Happy Crafting!

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!