31 January 2015

Neon Hearts

Neon Hearts

What's better than a super-cheery hello? A NEON super cheery hello, that's what! I got out some fabulous Die'sire dies, inked them up with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon Electric Pink ink, and thought it would be great to put them on a dark card base for a serious color pop.

See the hearts and arrows down the left side? They're stenciled on using the new Creative Medium in Iridescent Pink (from IMAGINE Crafts), It's shimmery and light, and looks amazing, truly. Fun fact: if you look inside the white Simon Says Stamp die cut frame, you can see where I accidentally added too much paste over the stencil, and it came through the other pattern. It ended up looking pretty cool though, so I went with it! 

I added Stampendous Shabby Pink fran-tage powder and a script hello die, and love the way this happy hello card turned out! Want to see who I did it, complete with step-by-step pics? Check it out in the IMAGINE Crafts project library!

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22 January 2015

You're Special

You're Special

I love this sentiment..... it's just so funny! I made another fun watercolor background (want to know how I did it, using Memento inks? Check out this post.), then sponged on Delicata Copper ink using a different stencil and stamped the fantastic So Suzy Stamps sentiment in Bronze! Delicata comes in the cutest little set of 4 tiny ink pads now.... so useful. Love.

Tip: if you have a stencil with small openings, like the Sheena Douglass Pop Dotty one I used (already available from Crafter's Companion UK, coming very soon to the US), the cool new Doodlestix (I used taper point) will pick up ink and help sponge it right in there!

A bit of ribbon, enamel dots and a few sequins finished this one off. Have a fabulous Thursday, and remember: you ARE special!!

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01 January 2015

Cheers to 2015

New Year's set

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Welcome 2015! I'm still sort of tying to figure out where 2014 went, but it was a great year. I'm so looking forward to all the fabulous things I know are in store for my family and me.

I'm so honored to kick the year off on the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko blog with an easy to follow tutorial. So honored, in fact, I broke out a bottle of Dom to celebrate.... and it sparked the color scheme for my project. Click on over there to see how I created this shaker card (yes.... I made a shaker card!!) and tag set using Simon Says Stamp stamps and dies!


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31 December 2014

Happy Birthday Kendra!

Happy Bday Kendra

Today I'm getting together with some of the wonderful ladies on the Crafter's Companion US design team to throw a little surprise birthday party for the wonderful Kendra Wietstock!! I'm sure she thought we'd forget.... but we didn't!

I'm lucky enough to get to work with Kendra every day, since she is the Design Team Coordinator for Crafter's Companion US. Additionally, she helps me do loads of behind the scenes work and I really would be lost without her! She's amazingly talented, thoughtful, inspirational, and pretty practically perfect in every way. Want to wish her a happy birthday too? Stop by her crafty Facebook page and leave her well wishes: http://on.fb.me/1ty915I

I created a quick card using a Create-a-Card die, my eBrush + Spectrum Noir markers (CT1, CT4, CG3), and shimmering cardstock. I added a 3D Flower die and a ribbon to finish it off. Naturally, I have yet to mail my card....so it will be a belated birthday card by the time it arrives :)

Make sure you hop over to see what our teammates have created, and leave comments everywhere for your chance to WIN your choice of stamp from one of Kendra's favorite stamp ranges, Vintage Floral Sentiments. One winner will be chosen from the commenters on the Crafter's Companion US blog, and one winner will be chosen from a random participant's blog (comments open until Sunday January 4th - winner must be a US resident):

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13 December 2014

What If You Fly?

What if You Fly

I've got a tutorial over on the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko blog today, featuring this bright and cheerful card! The sentiment is from So Suzy Stamps and I absolutely love it - isn't it encouraging? 

I saw a pic of a card using this quote, and it's actually what led me to discover this fun new company. 

I thought the Radiant Neons and super-shiny Vertigo flowers would be the perfect way to highlight this bit of wisdom. And I really love the card and kind of hated to send it off to be displayed at CHA, lol! Anyway....stop by the blog to see how I put this whole thing together, and enjoy your Saturday! 

Here's a few of the products I used (full list over on the tutorial, so really go peek!):

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