Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Watch HSN Craft Day Tomorrow for Crafter's Companion US and Sara Davies!

Are you staying up to watch HSN Craft Day? Sara will be on a ton tomorrow, starting at 7:00 am.  She is going to have some wonderful goodies - including some exclusive items just for HSN. (I'm really excited about the Limited Edition Glittered Ultimate!)  And I will be watching closely to see which of my projects make it to the air.


Christmas CAC US Dies: Die'sire Create-A-Card Over the Rooftops
Vintage Holly Embossing Folder

Monday, October 5, 2015

CardMaker Magazine and Lil' Inker Blog Hop

Hi, and welcome to the CardMaker Magazine and Lil' Inker Blog Hop! We are all gearing up for fall, so we hope to inspire you throughout the hop! Also, be sure to leave some love on all of the posts for your chance to win a $35 gift certificate to the Lil'Inker Designs store.
I thought the Hey Foxy Dies and stamps were adorable and thought the fox would look incredible on the Stitched Wood Grain Cover Up Die. The fox was so easy to put together, and is so cute.
May Arts Ribbon KB 38
Core'dinations Cardstock

Blog Hop
Laura Pryor(company blog): http://shoplilinker.blogspot.com

Thanks Mixed Media Card

 It's my turn again on the ColourArte Blog!  I had so much fun creating this mixed media card, and if you would like to know just how I made it, then head over for a full tutorial.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September Heartfelt Creations Alumni DT Blog Hop

 Welcome, to the September Edition of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog hop! The hop runs now through Friday night - at midnight.  And one lucky commenter, chosen from one of the stops on the blog hop, will win a $25 gift certificate to HC.  How great is that?  You get to hop around and see some wonderful projects, plus have the chance to win some goodies of your own!  The winner will be announced on Saturday, October 3rd, and will have 72 hours to claim their prize.

 I loved working with the Enchanted Mum Collection - these flowers are so fun to create!

Dusty Attic Chipboard - French Garden Border
May Arts Ribbon
ColourArte Radiant Rain

Blog Hop


Monday, September 28, 2015

Crafter's Companion is Heading Back to HSN!

That's right! Sara is heading back to HSN on October 7th - and she has so many wonderful goodies to share with you. This is one of the cards that I made, that you can be watching for on the show. It gives you a hint of some of the fun we will be having!

Vintage Daisies

The designs on the Palettini Collection from Technique Junkies really lend themselves to coloring with watercolors.  For this Vintage Daisy Collage, I embossed the image first, to keep my lines bold.  Then I started painting with the Spectrum Aqua watercolor pens.  

Friday, September 25, 2015

CardMaker and JessicaLynnOriginals Blog Hop

Welcome to another fun blog hop from CardMaker Magazine.  Today, we are hopping along with the JessicaLynnOriginal team and showcasing their adorable stamps. Be sure to visit all of the stops on the blog hop and leave some love, because one lucky duck is going to win a $50 gift card  to use at the JessicaLynnOriginal Stamps website. While you are looking around their website, be sure to download the free digital stamp that will be available.

I just had to create a scene with my Brentwood Owl stamp and decided that an easel card would be a fun way to show him off. The embossed graveyard was a perfect backdrop for his "spooky" Frankenstein costume.

Now it's time to hop on to Chrissy Hsu's fabulous blog and see what she has in store for you!

Spectrum Noir Markers
Core'dinations Cardstock
Darice Embossing Folder
Blog Hop List
Gini Williams Cagle  (You are here)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Colored Embossing Tutorial for Crafter's Companion

I've got a card to share with you today that was inspired by a tutorial by Kendra Wiestock, that can be found here.  I just wanted to update it a bit with current products from Crafter's Comapanion.  The embossed background makes it so easy to start coloring with the Spectrum Aqua markers.

Crafters Companion US supplies:
Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon
Other Supplies: Green Cardstock, Want2Scrap Pearls, Paintbrush


  1.  Cut a piece of watercolor cardstock to the size desired for the embossed panel.
  2.  Emboss with the Beautiful Brambles folder.
  3.   Color the raised areas of the image with the Spectrum Noir Pencils, holding pencil on the side, and rubbing over the raised design.
  4.  Add color to the inner part of the image with the Spectrum Aqua Markers. Blend with a paintbrush, dipped in water.
  5.    Die cut the sentiment and glue in place.
  6.   Ink the edges of the design with Distress Ink. 
  7.    Color pearls with Spectrum Noir Markers to match the card.
  8.  Finish the card as shown.


    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Halloween Treats

    I've got a sweet treat for you today on the Ribbon Resource Blog - I will show you just how easy it is to create this treat holder using gorgeous May Arts Ribbons.

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    Mixed Media Owl Canvas

    I'm up on the ColourArte Blog 
    today, and if you head over there, 
    I've got a step by step tutorial on how I created this canvas.
     Can you believe this design started with a piece of printed vellum?