Friday, October 30, 2015

Crafter's Companion Pop-Out Create-A-Card

Hi All... I've been a bit quiet on the blog.  Sorry about that, but this time of year is a bit crazy for me with marching band and design assignments.  You'll see tons of stuff on my blog next week (which is part of why my blog is quiet this week).

Today I thought I'd share a pop-out card that I made for the HSN show earlier this month using the Die'sire Create-A-Card Christmas Fireside Die and some embossing folders from the Textures and Nordic Christmas Collection.

Here is the front of the card.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Christmas Stepper Card

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!  For my card today, I used Die'sire dies from Crafter's Companion.  These fun Edge'able Dies - Christmas Garden & Let It Snow are super fun to use for stepper cards.   I simply made a regular card base and then scored & attached the stepper card to the front of the card.

Supplies from Crafter's Companion:
Die'sire Edge'ables Fancy Christmas - Christmas Garden
Die'sire Edge'ables Words - Let it Snow
Embossing Folder - Nordic Christmas Scandinavian Village

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Custom Gift Boxes

Hi Friends!  Today I thought I'd share this fun project I made for HSN a few weeks ago.  Crafter's Companion shared a new Christmas Cardstock pack on the show and I used the papers along with my Ultimate Tool to create this gift box stack.  I love using the Boxer Board with my Ultimate Tool because you can make any size or type of box you want.  I topped my stack of boxes with the Jingle Bells Classique Die.

Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Taylored Expressions: Share Joy Challenge #7

Hi Friends!  Today I'm sharing a new Taylored Expressions card for this week's Share Joy Challenge {see challenge graphic below}

I used the Sunflower Bouquet with the coordinating die for my challenge card.  I stamped it on Watercolor paper and then used my Spectrum Aqua Markers and a waterbrush to color the image. 

I used both the sketch and the watercolor/orange/felt row on my challenge card!  Join in the Share Joy Challenge and add your card to the link list for a chance to win a gift certificate from Taylored Expressions!

Supplies for Sending Sunshine:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Season's Greetings Edge'ables by Crafter's Companion

Hi Peeps & Happy Friday!  Yippeeeee ~ I can't wait for the weekend to start so I can see my awesome band kids perform tomorrow.  It will be a long busy weekend, but it's all worth it!

For my Friday card, I have a new Christmas Step Easel card that I made using the Edge'ables Christmas Words Collection - Season's Greetings die.  The cardstock is the beautiful Shimmer Cardstock in Rose Pearl, Pink Pearl and Coastal Pearl.   For the tree, I used the Pearl White Shimmer Cardstock and trimmed it with the Die'sire Classiques - Seasonal Tree Die and embossed it with Let it Snow Embossilicious folder.

Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Taylored Expressions Christmas Village

I love when I find a card on my desk that I forgot to blog!  LOL!  I made this for the Taylored Expression October Release a few weeks ago and decided to wait to share it since I had so many projects that week.    I used the new Eventful - Night Before Christmas die along with the fun new Holly Embossing Folder {links below}

To perfectly frame my piece, I used the Frame in Frame Cutting Plate (one of my favorite Go-To items).

I hope your day is AMAZING!

Supplies from Taylored Expressions:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall Thank You!

Today I'm using the lovely Wild Blooms stamp set by Gina K Designs.  There are such gorgeous images and sentiments this set!  I used this awesome set with my Spectrum Aqua Markers and Spectrum Watercolor Paper for my super simple card.

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Crafter's Companion Fireside Christmas

Hi Friends!  I hope your week is going well so far and creativity is on your side!  Today, I wanted to share a step easel card that I made for Crafter's Companion and HSN.  I used the new Die'sire Christmas Fireside Create-A-Card die.   For the card base, I used the White Shimmer Step Easel Card Pack.

Have a great day!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Crafter's Companion... More from HSN!

Happy Friday Paper Peeps!  Today I wanted to share another Crafter's Companion HSN project that I made for the show using the new Fancy Christmas Edge'ables (Christmas Bow) and the new 12x18 Christmas paper.  

Here are a few pictures I took during the show.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Crafter's Companion on HSN TODAY!

Woohooo!  At long last, today is the day!  Sara Davies the co-founder of Crafter's Companion is on HSN today starting at 7AM!!!   I've been working on projects for this show since August, so I'm super excited to see everything on air today.  I love the 24­hour craft days! She’s got lots of fabulous demonstrations planned with Crafter’s Companion US products, so don’t miss her!

Here are a few projects you might see on the show!  My first one is a little basket from the Crafter's Inspiration Magazine.  I used disk that comes with the magazine along with The Ultimate Tool {which by the way they are selling an exclusive new Ultimate today & it is sparkly purple}. 

For my next project, I used the Die'sire Fancy Christmas Edge'ables - Bethlehem die.  These dies are so fun because you can use them in so many different ways.  For this project, I made a window card.  

Here's the line up for today!
{some times or products may change}

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Crafter's Companion Sneak Peek for HSN!

My multi-step card today features several fun products that will be featured by Crafter's Companion on HSN tomorrow!  I used the Die'sire Edge'ables Everyday Words - Congratulations and Just for You dies along with Die'sire Edge'ables Butterfly Dreams die.

Here is the schedule for the Crafter's Companion shows tomorrow.
{please note that times/products are subject to change based on sales/availability of products}

I'll be back tomorrow with more fun projects!

Supplies Used:

Edge'ables Fancy Everyday - Butterfly Dreams
Edge'ables Everyday Words - Congratulations to You & Just for You
Sheena Douglass - True Colors Stamp Set
Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils

Monday, October 5, 2015

Crafter's Companion Sneak Peek for HSN week!

I've been so busy making projects lately & now I can finally fill you in on what I've been up to!  Crafter's Companion founder, Sara Davies, will be sharing some fantastic products on HSN this Wednesday, October 7th as part of their 24-hour Craft Day. Sara will be live on-air featuring an exclusive purple glitter edition of our Ultimate Crafter’s Companion papercrafting system, two new project DVDs, plus our Spectrum Noir alcohol marker coloring system and blendable pencils. And you will see the first issue of our Crafter’s Companion Inspiration magazine, which is exclusive to HSN. Designs from our Die’sire Create a Card and Edge’ables collections are also featuring in the shows along with exclusive 12”x18” printed cardstock.

Want some inspiration before the shows? Here is one of the projects I made for the Die'sire Edge'able Christmas Words Collection!

I'll have fun new projects to share with you all this week!

Supplies Used:

Die'sire Edge'able - Season's Greetings

Sheena Douglass Embossing Folder - Beautiful Baubles
Spectrum Noir Markers - IB2, BT2, BT3, TB2, TB3, IG2, IG3, PP1, PP3, HB1, HB2, DG2
Shimmer Paper - White Pearl, Pink Pearl, Coast Pearl

Friday, October 2, 2015

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop Day #3

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to third day of our Inspiration Blog Hop! As you've seen over the last few days, the September Release is fabulous and once again we have more treats to share today!  As you hop along, we hope to inspire you with more wonderful creations.  But don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!   To see who won,  check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Today I'm using the lovely Wild Blooms stamp set by Gina K.
  There are such gorgeous images and sentiments this set!  Below is a tutorial I put together using this awesome set with my Spectrum Aqua Markers and Spectrum Watercolor Paper.  I know this is a really odd color combination, but it seems to work... kind of still wondering about it.  

Step 1: Select a variety of Spectrum Aqua Markers for the stems and flowers.  Using the brush tip of the Moss marker, color directly on the stamp.

NOTE: Make sure you only do this with water based markers NOT alcohol ink markers.

Step 2: Add Terracotta to the large flowers.

TIP: When coloring a detailed image on a clear stamp like this one, it is super handy to have a picture of the image you are coloring to refer to while coloring.  If your stamp doesn't have a good image that came with it, simply stamp it on a piece of scrap paper.

Step 3: Use the Jasmine marker to color the sprigs of wild flowers.

NOTE: You don't need to be too picky on your coloring, the beautiful Spectrum Aqua Markers with water will spread and blend.

Step 4: Finish the flowers with the Aquamarine marker.

NOTE: The ink may pool on the clear stamps, don't worry about it.  Once you hit it with a bit of water, it will blend.

Step 5: Spritz the watercolor paper with water once with a fine mist.

Step 6: Add a fine mist to your stamp from about 10" away, and then immediately stamp the image on the damp watercolor paper.

Step 7: Use a heat embossing tool to dry the ink and paper.  Here's a close up of my image.

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!
Gina K – Illustrator of Wild Blossoms and You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Kendra Wietstock - You are HERE!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Taylored Expressions Release Day: Eventful - Holiday!

It's RELEASE DAY for Taylored Expressions!  WOOHOO!  The October release is always filled with tons of fun Christmas products and this year is no exception.  I'm sure you've found several items to add to your wish list.

My project today features the new Eventful - Night Before Christmas die along with the Eventful - Holidays Stamp set.  These great products are perfect for any type of holiday party invitation.

And here's another view of my stepper card.

I used the RSVP Stamp Set on the inside of my card.

Check out what the designers have been working on for today's Release Projects ~ links for today's designers are on the Taylored Expressions Blog.  Don't forget to leave a little love along the way for all of the designers!

Supplies for Jingle & Mingle Invitation:

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