Thursday, October 30, 2014

Super Sweet Treats!

Earlier this month, Sara Davies, the founder of Crafter's Companion hopped over the pond from the UK and shared several of my projects on the Home Shopping Network (HSN).  Here is one of the projects that was featured for Crafter's Companion ~ Popcorn Box with a Pinwheel (Windmill) Template.  I used The Ultimate Tool and the Special Treat Board & paper/embellishments from the Sweet Treats CD-ROM.

Wouldn't this make a fun centerpiece for a birthday party??



Have a Happy Day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Flowers Whisper...

Today I'm sharing another card I made over the weekend with the Vintage Floral collection from Crafter's Companion.  This collection includes a clear stamp set, multiple 6x6 embossing folders and a CD-ROM with hundreds of gorgeous pattern papers and other embellishments you can print.   I also used the a few die sets on my card ~ Cameo Stamping Frame.



Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Vintage Look...

Hi Friends!

Over the weekend I was playing around with the Vintage Floral collection from Crafter's Companion.  This collection includes a clear stamp set, multiple 6x6 embossing folders and a CD-ROM with hundreds of gorgeous pattern papers and other embellishments you can print.   I also used the a few die sets on my card ~ Cameo Stamping Frame & Magic Mirror.



Have a great day!

Monday, October 27, 2014

TE: Pinterest Inspiration... Snowflakes


Hi Friends!  I hope you had a great weekend!!!  Today, I'm sharing a card I made using a pretty stamp and matching die set from Taylored Expressions called Winter Wonderland {links below}.



Here is the inside of my card...



The inspiration for my card was a card by Joan Erwin - Wedding Card on the Taylored Expressions Pinterest Board.


Supplies Used:


Blog Candy Winner!

And the randomly selected winner of my blog candy from last week is....

DRUMROLL....



Debbie Fisher with the following comment:
Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...
so colorful! Love the layout too.
Please send me an email with your mailing information and I will get it turned in to the shipping office.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Cupcake Range & Decorated Gable Box!


CHECK THIS OUT!!!!  Today Crafter's Companion is coming out with a whole range of super cute Cupcake Box Templates for lovely hand packaged treats.

Although this particular Gable Box I made is from the Sweet Treats Bundle, there is a larger Gable Box Template that will fit 6 standard size cupcakes!  HOW FUN!!!!


AND... I have BLOG CANDY!!!  Leave a comment on this post or THIS POST from Tuesday  or  Thursday, for your chance to win this Bebunni Celebration stamp set.  Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 26th at 11pm (ET).



Have a Super SWEET Weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BLOG CANDY & Free Stuff from Crafter's Companion!

Happy Birthday Crafter's Companion UK!  We are celebrating here in the US also with this adorable FREE Bebunni Floral stamp set with all Crafter's Companion US orders over $100.  



Spectrum Noir - TN2, FS1, FS5, TN4,TN3, GB2, CR1, CR2, CR3, DG2, DG4, GB2, DB4, GB6, GB7, GB8, GB9, GB10, IB1

AND... I have BLOG CANDY!!!  Leave a comment on this post or THIS POST from Tuesday for your chance to win.  Deadline to enter is Sunday, October 26th at 11pm (ET).



Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stamp TV Kit ~ Winter Wishes & Day #3 of our blog hop!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a 3rd day of the fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

Today I made a card using the new Stamp TV Kit Winter Cheer!


Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!



Thanks for hopping along with us this week!  Don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gina K Blog Hop: Peace & Joy

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to Day #2 of our Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through our blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

Today we are highlighting this beautiful set from 
Theresa Momber called Peace and Joy!   Below is a short tutorial how I colored my cardinal.  




To select the colors for my cardinal, I picked all of the colors from the Spectrum Noir Reds pack & scribbled the colors on a small piece of cardstock so could select which ones to use.    I started on the belly with a CR10 marker. 



Next I used a CR8 marker and overlapped slightly.


Next I added CR11 and finished coloring the bird.


Then I added some TN3 all over to add just a bit of tan.


To try and add just a bit more shading, I added Spectrum Noir pencil 033.


After coloring the holly leaves with DG2 and DG4, I added Spectrum Noir Blendable colored pencils 057 & 106 for a bit more color.  For the berries, I used DR1 & DR5 and then added some white gel pen & Glossy accents.



Now it's time to hop along and see what other wonderful inspiration the designers have to share today.

Theresa Momber - Illustrator of Peace and Joy
Kendra Wietstock - you are here!

Our awesome Guest Designers for this month:



Thanks for hopping by today ~ hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Crafter's Companion ~ UK Birthday Week!

Hi Friends!  I'm up bright and early today to share a fun birthday card AND give away an adorable Bebunni Stamp set from Crafter's Companion!   For my card, I used the Bebunni Celebration stamp set with the Clouds Embossalicious Embossing Folder for the background.  To color the many balloons, I used a whole bunch of Spectrum Noir Markers {colors listed below}.  


Spectrum Noir Markers Used: OR1, OR2, DR2, DR3, CR5, CR6, CR9, CR11, TB4, TB5, BP3, BP5, HB2, HB3, PL1, PL2, PP4, PP6, GT2, GB4, CT3, CT4, CG1, CG3, LG4, LG5, IB2, IB3

The US team is also celebrating the Crafter's Companion UK birthday with TONS of specials at the CC US store AND each US designer is giving away this adorable Bebunni stamp set.

If you would like a chance to win this set from me, just leave a comment on this post before Sunday, October 26th at 11pm (ET).



Thanks for stopping by today & don't forget to leave some love for your chance to win this set.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Gina K Inspiration Hop: Day #1

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through our blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

Today we are using the new Fabulous Holiday Filler set by 
Melanie Muenchinger and some fun paper from this month's Winter Cheer Stamp TV Kit.    I decided to use a few of the stamps from this set on a tag with Ocean Mist Ink and used the it to decorate the top of the tag ~ it fit perfectly!  I also added the row of snowflakes in the same color ink at the bottom the tag and a sentiment from the set.  The great thing about this set is the versatility of the images, fillers and sentiments because it can be used in so many ways for so many occasions. 


Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator of Fabulous Holiday Filler
Kendra Wietstock - you are here!

Our awesome Guest Designers for this month:


Joyce Evans Erb

Thanks for hopping by today ~ enjoy the rest of the inspiration.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

TE: Music Notes.... Now We Wait!

Hi There Friends!  I can't believe it has been 3 years since that wonderful marching band season.  My daughter was a freshman with the Concord Marching Minutemen & it was the year they won the Class B State Championship.  Yes - I have totally spoiled the surprise... sorry about that!  They performed 7th in the line up and then had to wait for the final three bands to finish before they took the field to await the results and awards.  They counted down from 10th place and Concord was the last band called... IT WAS THRILLING!

Today my page features several fabulous products from Taylored Expressions that are perfect for scrapbook layouts and Pockets & Pages type scrapbooking.   My page features the Just a Note music note dies ~ and I totally love them.  They also pair up very well with new Sheet Music embossing folder.  


Here's a close-up of the title block.



And another close-up of this fun shot of all the band lined up on the field for awards.



So in real time... 2014, today our great band is off to Regionals!  My daughter is now a senior and my son is a freshman.  It is going to be another thrilling year!!


Supplies Used:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Sheena Douglass Stencils

Hi Friends... Today I have another tutorial using the new Sheena Douglass Stencils that were released yesterday from Crafter's Companion.  This time I used the Liberty Stencil along with the eBrush System & Spectrum Noir Markers.  



Step 1: Tape the Stencil to the cardstock using the EZ Release Tape so everything stays in place while using the eBrush System.   This tape is great for masking or holding things in place because it is very easy to remove and doesn't ruin your cardstock.

Step 2: Loaded LG2 Spectrum Noir marker in the eBrush System and put the machine on the medium air brush setting and spray the entire area.  If you don't have an eBrush System, you can also use an ink pad and sponge to apply the color.


Step 3: Using the LG4 in the eBrush, spray on the light setting over the entire area.


Step 4: Using the LG5 Spectrum Noir Marker, spray on the medium setting on the left edges of the robe of Lady Liberty.


Step 5: Carefully remove the stencil, keeping one side taped down & see how the image looks.  If you need to apply more ink, replace the stencil and continue with the eBrush.


Step 6: Apply clouds with Memento Summer Sky ink, a sponge and a hand cut cloud stencil.

Step 7: Add a sentiment from the Sheena Douglass Free as a Bird stamp set & Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black.

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