Thursday, November 23, 2017

Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs!!!

Yay!!!  I'm so excited to be Guest Designing on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today!  Her stamps are so darn adorable, and I feel so blessed to be able to work with one of the cutest new sets called Reindeer and a Tree.

Hehehe!  I just love the little faces on the deer and had a blast stamping, coloring and cutting each one of these guys out.  Once that was done I started working on my background panel.  I stamped the tree and went to town coloring it all in with various Spectrum Noir Markers.  Next I adhered the deer, Santa, and the ornaments to the front of the card before adding snow with my White Gel Pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You'll want to check out the Gerda Steiner Designs Store to see more cuties you'll just have to have... can you say adorable, huggable penguins?! eeeekkk!!!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It's Snowing on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog

Hello!  Today I am over on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog sharing a serene snowy scene featuring the Funky Flakes Fri-die Set and the Snowy Sayings Stamp Set.  Both of which are on sale right now! (Plus I have a discount code at the end of this post for extra savings, score!)

I am a sucker for all things snowflakes, and this die set is one of my favorites because of it's intricacies, and range in sizes.  For this card I started by diecutting several of the snowflakes out of one white panel.  I then layered the positive cut over the negative and added a piece of DCWV blue shimmer cardstock.  For my sentiment I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder and added a strip of silver shimmer cardstock.  The silver confetti sequins were the perfect finishing touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by and here is your discount code to save even more in the CAS-ual Fridays Store:

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Giving Thanks Crafters Companion Giveaway!!! * UPDATED

Hello wonderful crafting friends!  Who's ready for some Turkey?!  Me!!!!  Actually, I'm more of a fan of all of the side dishes, but I get a couple of Turkey slices too hehehe!

Today I'm popping in to share how thankful I am for all of the wonderful crafting opportunities I've had this past year, and how blessed I feel to be able to share my creations with all of you.  One of the newer companies I've had the amazing opportunity to work with this year is Crafters Companion.  When I was chosen for their design team earlier this year I was so excited, and six months later I'm still so excited everytime I get to work with some of their products.  The whole team has a real heart of gold, and Sara Davies is incredible (both as a person and as a crafter!).

This week Crafters Companion is having a whole lot of fun with a Week of Giving Thanks to all of you and it includes a whole lot of gift certificates to be given away! Woo hoo!  Make sure you check their Facebook page as well as the other designers pages for more chances to win.  I myself have one to give away here!  All I need you to do is tell me in the comments below a favorite Crafters Companion Product by clicking here on their site!  Easy peasy!  You have until the end of the day EST on November 26th to leave your comment.

*Edited for update on other chances to win more gc!  Also there is a freebie from Crafters Companion just for you by clicking here!

And some other blogs to enter for a chance to win a gc!
Jessica's Blog
Annie's Blog

Best of luck and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

STAMP-lorations CAS Challenge

*If you are looking for my Ellen Hutson PinSights Post Click Here
Hi!  Today the CAS team for STAMP-lorations is sharing another take on this month's Challenge with the twist of Brown.

Supplies Used: Strong Women and Happy Sunflower Stamp Sets, Gansai Tambi Watercolor, Embossing Powder in Gold and White, Gems

To create this card I started by stamping and embossing my flower onto watercolor cardstock. I used my watercolors to loosely color the flower in and then dried it with my heat gun.  For the background I used various Browns and a Metallic Copper.  Once this was dry I stamped and embossed my sentiment and added some gems.  I then framed the panel twice with two different browns.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see what you create for the challenge!  Remember all products are welcome! :)

Happy Crafting!

Ellen Hutson: Pin-sights Challenge GD

Hello, and eeekkk!!!!  I'm so excited, and honored, and just tickled pink to be Guest Designing for the new Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge!!!  The Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge is a monthly challenge based on a Color Trend Inspirational Photo.  And to top it off a random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!!!  To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration.  There will be an inlinkz link up for the challenge over on their blog.
And here is the beautiful inspirational photo to inspire you...

Isn't it beautiful?!  Sometimes the only word I can think of when I see certain color schemes is yummy, and this scheme is totally yummy!  Here is how I was inspired...

Supplies Used:
Distress Oxide Ink: Broken China and Fossilized Amber

Totally Alice in Wonderland, right?  I had so much fun creating this whacky tag scene!  As soon as I saw the Snailed It Stamp Set I was sold!  It is so unique and full of great images to really let your imagination get creative.  And the Concertina Tag is another cool new product that is available.  You can choose to leave the tags together for fun scenes as I've created, or for a unique trifold tag look, and so much more.  Or you can choose to trim the tags and use them as three separate tags!  Love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out my project, I can not wait to see what you will create for this challenge!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 10, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Surprise Release!!!

Hello!  I have some exciting news for you today... CAS-ual Friday's Stamps has a special release today!!!  There were so many requests for a matching die set for the Tutu Stamp Set that Michele went ahead and had one made! So they are available now!  And while she was at it she also created a similar stamp set called Sugar Plum Fairy, and it is oh so sweet!  In fact it's what I've used to make my projects today...

This set had me thinking of sweets, and so I decided to create a cookie box.  I stamped and embossed the Sugar Plum Fairy onto acetate and set aside.  I then created my box and stamped embossed lots of snowflakes found in this set.  I cut a circle in the top of my box and adhered my stamped acetate to it.
I then used the tree sentiment as a tag by embossing it onto green cardstock and cutting it out.  The white twine was perfect for tying it closed.

For my second project I stamped the fairy and snowflakes onto Kraft cardstock with black ink for a very clean and classic look...

And to top it all off, the dies for the Tutu set will also work for this set!  Who doesn't love a bigger bang for their buck?  The fun doesn't stop there either, for a discount on your entire purchase use this code...

Find more inspiration and details about this release on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog now.
Happy Shopping and Crafting!

MarkerPOP Challenge

Hello, hello!  Have you seen the newest MarkerPOP Challenge?  They now run their challenges in a FB group, so make sure you join so you can play along!  The latest challenge is such a happy one that I had all kinds of ideas...

Who doesn't love Rainbows?  And since I'm in a Holiday Crafty Mood I mixed the two themes to create my card...

 To create this card I started by cutting strips of paper from my Sugar Pea Designs Spots and Stripes Brights.  Next I stamped the second sentiment along the bottom of my cardbase, and stamped the Alpaca and begging part of the sentiment onto a different piece of cardstock.  I went ahead and die cutted a mix of snowflakes from glitter cardstock and adhered everything to the front of my card.  I just LOVE it!

I hope this little guy brought you a smile today, and Happy Crafting!