Saturday, October 22, 2016


Good morning! I've got a birthday greeting card for a young man here today. Cards for boys are on the harder side, but I love this image. It's cute, but boyish.

Isn't he cute?! I used the sentiment on a wooden speech bubble for some fun.

The embossed pebble background adds some fun interest to the card.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my card today. I've listed and linked the supplies below if you'd like to check out the adorable boyish items Crafter's Companion has to offer.


Embossing Folder, Textures - Pebbles
Memento, Tuxedo Black
Versafine, Onyx Black
Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: FS5, FS9, PP1, CT1, CT4, GB3, IG2, IG5, DG2, DG4, TN3, TN8, EB6, EB7, TB4, TB8, BG10, GG1, BGR1, BGR5, CR9, DR2, BT5

Monday, October 17, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #140 sponsored by Lawn Fawn

There's a new challenge that's perfect for fall - COLOR SCHEME. Just use purple, black and a color of your choice! I can't wait see what you all come up with.

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! Those folks just rock and they are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice! So many stamp to choose from, I know. It's tough. We just heart them! Thank you Kelly Marie and gang for sponsoring us! 

I had so much fun creating this card!!! As I've said many times before, I LOOOOOOVE Halloween. Everything about October is amazing to me. So I had to make a cute little card wishing someone a spooky Halloween...

As you can see, my color of choice was olive green. 
That's the perfect compliment for this card I think!

I decided to really make this little vampire pop by putting him hanging from a branch.
Such a simple touch, but I really think it makes the card!

I wanted a soft purple to contrast with the dark olive and black, so I turned to my watercolor markers, watercolor cardstock and some water. I did flick on some black and white spray mist for an added touch. If you look closely, you can see in white where I stamped little stars. VERY subtle. 

I popped up the wings and the ghost vampire off the background as well as the entire watercolored panel to give it some interest. 

This was so much fun. I encourage you to have 
a blast with this and enter the challenge HERE!  

  • Lawn Fawn Booyah
  • Lawn Fawn Love You S'more
  • Memento, Tuxedo Black
  • Memento Luxe, Wedding Dress
  • Spectrum Aqua Markers
  • Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Cardstock
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine, Black Velvet
  • Studio Calico Mister Huey's Mist, White

Monday, October 3, 2016

Lawnscaping Challenge #139 sponsored by Ellen Hutson LLC

The wonderful, fabulous Ellen Hutson! is sponsoring this challenge!!! Certainly you are familiar with her and her store, but if not, a little bit about the store in her own words:

Ellen Hutson, LLC began their adventure in November 2006 as an online web store committed to bringing you the finest paper crafting products and related product education. They are always looking to provide their customers with quality products, excellent customer service, and education and inspiration for the products they carry. You can shop with Ellen by clicking HERE. As well please join them to be inspired and learn some fun techniques in the CLASSroom, or stay up-to-date on FacebookYouTubeInstagramTwitter, and/orPinterest.

Ellen Hutson issponsoring our first challenge of each. The prize? A $25 gift certificate to the online store! Thank you Ellen!

And now on to my take on the challenge! I had a blast with this since fall IS my favorite time of year! They say that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, welllll I think fall is!

For this card, I used the Stitched Leaves dies from Lawn Fawn and partially diecut them onto some watercolor cardstock. I placed paper shims in the die cutting machine to make sure they didn't cut all the way through. I did have 2 that did, but I just glued a plain white piece of cardstock behind that diecut panel. It kept everything in place. 

I used some white pearls colored in with a gold Sharpie marker to add some dimension.

The leaf background was created using Distress Inks, water and a brush. So easy and so rich looking.

I added the striping under the panel with a simple gold Sharpie!

Have fun with this challenge!! 


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Spectrum Noir Colorista Foil Notebook

I have another simple and beautiful project today using the Spectrum Noir Colorista products. This would be an amazing gift for a birthday or a holiday. There's this big one coming up in, less than 100 days (how scary is that?!)!! You could get a jump on your holiday crafting.

This notebook was one I purchased at my local craft store for $1. I didn't know what I was going to do with it, so I've had it a while. I'm sure we all have those items purchased for SOMETHING. This would be a great way to dress it up and give it with a gift of a pretty pen, and a small gift card for coffee. Think teacher gifts, too.

I used a sheet from the Spectrum Noir Colorista Butterfly Garden Premium Marker Pad. These have foil accents on them. They're so pretty and look amazingly high-end so you can use them on a multitude of items to gift give or decorate your own home. You can find the Colorista products over at Please also be sure to visit Spectrum Noir to sign up for the FREE online coloring course!!

I had actually colored most of this while at the airport/on the plane during a trip my husband took for work to Reno where I tagged along! If you've never been to Nevada, oh my goodness. GO. We come from the land of humid, sticky days from June through about the end of September. Ew. You're always in a state of sticky. There, NO STICKY. NOTHING. It's just hot. And it was amazing. It was about 95 there on average, but it wasn't unbearable because there's NO humidity. At least to us there isn't any! At home while we were there, it was 80-90% humidity, there the highest day was 18%. So I may just pack my bags. Not to mention the beauty. Sigh.

Back to my project!! So I colored this in with the Spectrum Noir Colorista markers, which again, blend so beautifully. I then just measured out the front of the notebook, adhered my colored butterfly image onto that, and added a black button! That's it. You could do a wraparound cover, or cover the back as well, but since it's just for me, I kept it simple! Another fun idea would be to add a piece of small elastic on the inside front or back cover to keep the pen handy.

I hope you are inspired to pick up on the adult coloring trend!! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Spectrum Noir Colorista Butterfly Garden Premium Marker Pad
  • Spectrum Noir Colorista Markers: Pearl Blue, Cobalt, Lemon, Canary, Nectarine, Maple, Sandstone, Purple, Sorbet, Hot Pink, Umber, Rose Blush, Lipstick, Rose Red, Coral, Cream, Pear Green and Forest Green

Monday, September 19, 2016

Challenge 138 Sponsored by Lawn Fawn


We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! Those folks just rock and they are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice!

Let's get on to the project I created!! I had a lot of fun with this one. Even my oldest laughed at it. 

He laughed at the sweater weather and the sheep. We just went to the county fair so we had sheep on the mind! It is pretty funny. 

I used a bunch of shapes in this card for the geometric challenge. I hope you play along with the challenge and enter your project in for a shot at the Lawn Fawn prize. Good luck!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Spectrum Noir Colorista Glitter Card
Happy Saturday! Today I have a beautiful card that I can't wait to share. It was created with the new Spectrum Noir Colorista line!! These are amazing adult coloring marker pads and markers. There are foil, glitter and regular marker pads to choose from in different sizes. There is a great deal on a bundle over at where you can find these products. Click THIS link to go there and see what there is to offer!

I simply colored in the balloon art from the Spectrum Noir Colorista In Full Bloom Premium Marker Pad and cut it to fit my card front. I adhered that panel on and then stamped the sentiment from the Stamp-It Australia Imagine, Time to Dream set with some Memento Luxe in Wedding Dress. I added a simple rhinestone to the little crown and popped it up with some foam adhesive. Very simple and gorgeous card!

I love the ease of making projects with these marker pads. You can take them with you anywhere, color them at your leisure and then create beautiful items with the colored pages!! The markers have a thin and thick nib that are great for smaller areas and then larger areas. They also blend fabulously!!!! I can't speak highly enough about all of the items from the Colorista line. Get them and you'll be coloring gorgeous images like this in no time.

Another great and FREE thing you can do is sign up for the FREE online coloring course from Spectrum Noir. There are videos to show you how to color and different products you can color with with tips and tricks!

Thanks for stopping by!

  • Spectrum Noir Colorista In Full Bloom Premium Marker Pad
  • Spectrum Noir Colorista Markers: Lipstick, Blossom, Burgundy, Rose Red, Orchid, Sorbet, Hot Pink, Rose Blush, Purple, Pale Mint, Pistachio, and Leaf Green
  • Stamp-It Australia Imagine, Time to Dream
  • Memento Luxe, Wedding Dress

Saturday, September 10, 2016

An Apple A Day Card

Another pretty fall project is what is here today to check out! I grabbed this set from Sheena. It's called An Apple a Day and I love it. Nothing beats an afternoon of apple picking with my family. I usually make homemade applesauce, apple butter and more with all the fall goodies we pick. There's something about going out and picking your own fruit. It makes you appreciate farming and your local businesses.

How beautiful is that basket of apples?? Makes me want that fall weather NOW. Although I adore fall and the weather, and pretty much everything, I know that winter follows. So, maybe I can wait!

Thank you for checking out my project today. Go and look on the Crafter's Companion website to see all the amazing fall sets available for crafting, and even get a jump on those holiday projects.


Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Crystal Clear
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils: 115, 118, 120, 103, 094, 088, 110, 051, 055, 097, 044, 049, 047, 043, 028, 097
Spectrum Noir - Pencil Blending Stumps
Spectrum Noir Blending Solution
Memento Luxe, Rich Cocoa


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