Saturday, December 26, 2015

All Wrapped Up

Good morning! I had made this adorable little gem for the holidays. It's simple, and I adore it. These are perfect cards to send to someone to cheer up their day during the holiday season!

The pops of green and red and against the all white background make it stand it out!

I did use the Crystal Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen on the snow under and around the envelope. It's so glittery!!

I'd be happy to get this little guy in the envelope! He's too darn cute. I hope you had a wonderful holiday this year and have a fun filled (and safe) new year! Check out Crafter's Companion to shop for your supplies for the New Year. Make a resolution to create all your own handmade cards, or just something fun for yourself!


Monday, December 21, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #120: Christmas Sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Good morning! Happy Monday all! There is another fab challenge up on the Lawnscaping Challenges blog today. Perfect theme for this month - Christmas!

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! They are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice! So many stamp to choose from. They're awesome!

Here is the card I've come up with for this fun challenge. I adore the Beep Boop Birthday set a lot, so I wanted to transform one of the robots to be a bit more festive! Isn't he so cute?! He's helping to decorate for the holidays!

I used the hat and scarp from the Baaah Humbug set as well as the string of lights. I also pieced together the sentiment label using the "gear up for a" from the Beep Boop Birthday set and the "Happy Christmas" from the Oh Snap which I cut out using the Stitched Labels dies. I added in the red bow at the bottom for a pop of color. 

The snow you see is just some ink I flicked on with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Crystal Clear. It gives this gorgeous shimmer and it's perfect to use for snow! I also added that in on the ball and trim of the Santa hat as well as using a red Sparkle Pen for the hat and bow. 

I hope you play along with us for this cheery challenge! Be sure to read the rules on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog and enter. Good luck and deck the halls!


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Greetings, Relax!

I love the sentiment on this card today. It's perfect to send to someone who needs a little rest and relaxation in their life ;)

The colors are just bright and fun for this card - perfect for a Midwest winter. And how cute is that image?! 

I used some fun layers behind the main image. Colored with bright colors. And topped it off with a cute little sentiment perfect for anyone. 

Here's a close up of the coloring. I wish you could see the sparkle in the sky that I created with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen!! Hop on over to the Crafter's Companion website to see all the amazing colors available.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sent With Love

Good morning! I have a great new technique up on today's card to share with you. My bestie uses this all the time and encouraged me to try it out. And I must say, I love it! It's the no line watercolor technique. Basically you stamp your image with a faint ink so that it doesn't really show up predominately and then watercolor your image. It's gorgeous! You'll be seeing this technique show up a lot more often now that I've tried it and I love it.

We all know the love I have for Bebunni anyway, but this technique just made me love him even more!!! It really adds a depth to the image that I love. 

He's just too darn cute!

I figured it's about time to start making a few Valentine's day cards for my loved ones, right?! 

I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens again on this card, but you can't really see the effect all that well, but I assure you, the glittery awesomeness is there! 

I hope you're inspired to try out this technique with a stamp designed just for coloring from Crafter's Companion.


Monday, December 7, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #119 sponsored by Ellen Hutson

I'm back with another fun challenge from Lawnscaping Challenge. This one is perfect for the holidays, so let's get to the details. It's TAG IT! time. Create a tag! We all need them this time of year, so knock out some tags, enter to win, and maybe you'll be one of the lucky winners and you can shop!! 

Our sponsor for this challenge is Ellen Hutson. SO MANY PRODUCTS! Thank you for sponsoring this challenge! Check out the site for many amazing things to help you with your crafting desires wants NEEDS. ;)

This is a fun little tag I created for this challenge. Again, I've listed and linked up the products below.

This little guy is ever so cute. I love that paper from the Snowy Day paper pack, so it made a cute background for my tag. The little guy on his sled with his Christmas tree all ready to head back home is just too cute. 

I hope you play along with the challenge to win a fab prize while having fun! Be sure to check the BLOG for the rules/details for entering. Good luck!


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Imagine Butterflies

Good morning! I have a simple card up today that can be used for a variety of card-giving events. Or just because. Those are so nice to receive in the mail, too.

I love the pop of black of the butterflies on the colorful watercolored background. I love using black with different colors. It really adds some drama to the card! I hope you enjoyed my card today. Please see below for the list of supplies from Crafter's Companion that were used to create this beauty. 

I wish I could capture the sparkle that I added with the BRAND NEW Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. They are definitely must haves. I think I've used them on every project since I received them!!! They're that amazing. 


Monday, November 30, 2015

30 Days of Grateful Mini Album for Blitsy

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!! And a fun filled, extra long weekend. I was honored to join in on the Blitsy sleepover event they had for Black Friday, started decorating my house, and more. Busy, busy!!

But while all that was going on, I was up on the Blitsy blog with my 30 days of grateful mini album. I love the reflection of things to be thankful for and this is a perfect place to store it all and take time every now and then to look back on those things. It helps put things in perspective I think :) Plus, it's super cute!

Come check out all the details on the Blitsy blog post HERE:

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Festive Wonder Popcorn Box

'Tis the Season!! I'm so excited to share this project I created using the Signature Collection by Sara Davies, Festive Wonder and the Ultimate Tool! It makes making boxes so much fun. This would be perfect for a small gift card, or other little treats to tuck inside. 

I created the box using the Sweet Things embossing board for the Ultimate Tool with the 12x12 Festive Wonder Paper Pad. I punched two holes on either side and tied in a nice thick grosgrain ribbon for the handle. 

I embossed the tissue! This is such a fun way to add a little extra something to your holiday gift giving. I trimmed the tissue down to a skinner size to be able to fit into my die cutting machine. And honestly, I just folded it to fit inside the 5x7 folder and embossed it once. That's it! 

The little square sentiment was using a piece out of the 6"x6" Festive Wonder Paper Pad with my scalloped die and then the Season's Greetings is the new die from the Festive Wonder, Signature Collection by Sara Davies as well. I cut that out of the watercolor cardstock for added texture. I popped it up with some foam adhesive to give it some dimension.

Crafter's Companion has a lot of different items to create boxes, cards, and more!


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Festive Wonder Snow Flurry

I can't rave enough about this line of products that are the Signature Collection by Sara Davies, Festive Wonder. Seriously, amazing stuff right here. From metal dies, embossing folders to patterned paper and a great stamp set, they're must haves for winter/holiday crafting.

I made this card using another non-traditional color palette. I chose green, purple and white. And I love the way it came out! Very simple design, so this is definitely one you can recreate in a jiffy.

The embossing folder is probably my absolute favorite. I have a thing for them anyway, but this one is just awesome. Look at the detail in the snowflakes!!

Check out the other holiday themed 
products offered by Crafter's Companion
Stock up for yourself, or get a little holiday shopping done for the crafty folks on your list this year!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dear Santa, Define Good!

Another Christmas card up on the blog today! I ADORE this image and had such fun coloring it, so I hope whoever is the recipient is! :)

How much fun is that?? And the sentiment is perfect especially for little ones. Haha! 

I hope you enjoyed my colorful card today! Check out Crafter's Companion's line of Nordic Christmas items. They're perfect for all projects!!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

How to Make a Mini Album: Blitsy Craft Night

I had an amazing night spending time crafting over at Blitsy!! They hosted a local craft night and I was so thrilled to be able to attend, spend time with my bestie and her daughter, meet everyone at Blitsy, and CRAFT! Their offices, S W O O N. Want to see?! Come check out the mini album I made from our night of crafty fun...

Here's a little teaser pic! Check out the link for all the pages in this little album.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge #118 sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Good morning! Another fun Lawnscaping Challenge is up today - In with the Old! Dust off those unloved goodies for this challenge. I haven't used a couple of these sets in a little while, so I got to work creating this card.

Our amazing sponsor is Lawn Fawn for this challenge, so be sure to read the rules on the blog and enter your project for a chance to win!!

Here is the card I created for this challenge:

I had an idea that I wanted to use this mailbox but make it just for letters for Santa, with the letters spilling out of it! And why not add a few packages in there? The background was created with several snowflake and star stamps. For the bluish glow around the mailbox, I created a simple mask of it with a sticky note and then rubbed on some light blue ink with a craft sponge. It gives it some dimension and a soft glow that reminds me of blowing snow. 

I listed all the products at the end of the blog post. Here are a couple more images of the details on the card!

I hope you enjoyed my oldie but goodie project today! Play around with those forgotten about stamps and supplies and have fun with it! Thanks for checking in!


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Princess Material

Good morning! I have an adorable little card for a special little girl in your life. I don't have girls, so I get to make girly cards, I'm super happy!! Crafter's Companion is a great place for beautiful stamps and coordinating products.

This image was so much fun to color!! I chose a teal and orange color for her clothing/hair band, and the pop of the butterflies. Just so much vibrant color to go perfect for the sentiment, Princess Material!

I hope you enjoyed my girly card! Have fun crafting!!


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