Thursday, November 26, 2015

Joy to the World

 Happy Thanksgiving! I think this means we are officially in the Holiday Season.  I've got a blog post up over on the CardMaker Magazine Blog, and would love to give you a little peak.

Supplies used: Cardstock from WorldWin Papers; Shimmery Cardstock, Festive Wonder Festive Frame die (#S-FW-EF6-FF) and Decorative Doily die from Crafter’s Companion: Merry Christmas Sentiments stamp set from Joy Clair; VersaMark watermark ink pad, Brilliance pearlescent olive ink pad and gold embossing powder from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko; gold micro beads from Martha Stewart Crafts; 1-inch satin reversible stitched edge ribbon from May Arts Ribbon; Tattered Flower Large punch, Spiky Floral Medium punch and Holiday Greens die set (#658759) from SizzixGrand Calibur Circles dies and die-cutting machine from Spellbinders® Paper Arts.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop November

Welcome, to the November 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, November 28th, and will have 72 hours to claim their prize.

Heartfelt Creations Products
Spellbinders  Radiant Rectangles
Grand Calibur Machine
Crafters Companion Oriental Screen Embossing Folder
ColourArte Primary Elements
Art Institute Glitter: Deep Coral, Boysenberry, Golden Monarch, Olive Vine; Fern

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thank You Fall Leaf Card

This was a fun stamp to play around with my watercolors.  I inked the stamp with my Spectrum Aqua pens, and then stamped onto dampened watercolor paper.  I re-inked the stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with black powder.  I painted the background with Twinkling H2O's.

Stamps from Technique Junkies 


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bring on the Butterflies

The sun is shining, but it's cold, cold, cold! So I thought I would share a card that reminds us of warmer days! I stamped three Butterfly 5 images from Technique Junkies and fussy cut the images. I embossed the background.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Thinking of You With Crafter's Companion

  I thought it was time to take a break from Christmas cards and make a bright and cheerful flower card! I still managed to use a holiday embossing folder and greenery from the poinsettia die, but this just goes to show that you can be creative with your season supplies and get more use out of them.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Precious Family Layout

I've got a layout published on the ColourArte Blog today, and thought that I would share a little preview with you. For all the details, please see the post on their blog. 

Simon Says Monday Challenge: "N" - Nature inspired layout

Friday, November 13, 2015

May Arts / Ribbon Resource Holiday Card Hop

Welcome to the Ribbon Resource Holiday Card Hop! You still have a little bit of time to get those cards made and in the mail, so we've got some inspiration for you.  As always, there is a wonderful ribbon prize for one lucky commenter - 2 5-yard rolls of Christmas ribbon. So hop along, enjoy the projects and leave comments.
For my card, I made a Fold-back Pop Out Card, which was new to me (and rather fun). It was easy to embellish  with lovely ribbons.

Ribbons Used:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Merry and Bright with Joy Clair

Good morning! I've got a new card to share with you using the Merry Christmas Sentiments from Joy Clair Stamps. This is a delightful new stamp company, and if you would like to see more of their products in action, be sure to stop by the blog and become a follower. One of the cool things about these images is that they have SVG files available for all the stamp sets - no more fussy cutting!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

CardMaker and Sunny Studio Blog Hop

It's time for another CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop! And today we are going to introduce you to a new stamp company from our very own Mendi Yoshikawa! Sunny Studio Stamps has adorable stamps, that I know you will love! Be sure to leave love along the hop, because two winners will be chosen to each receive the stamp set of their choice.  Also, Mendi is offering a 20% off now through Saturday, 11/14/15, noon PST with the coupon code "CARDMAKER".

I used the Santa's Helpers stamp set - and isn't it the cutest? This is the purrfect set for animal lovers! I paired the image up with Carta Bella papers that remind me of Christmas pajamas. Warm and cozy :)
Blog Hop List
Please have your blog post go live at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time on 11/11.
Let me know if you have any questions. And congratulations to Mendi on the launch of her new stamp business!! J

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sara Davies Signature Collection - Festive Wonder Range Is Here!

Now you can order all of the gorgeous Sara Davies Signature Collection - Festive Wonder, on Crafter's Companion USA.  This set will inspire you with luxury papers, dies, stamps and embossing folders - and of course, there is a special price for the full collection.

12 x 12 Festive Wonder Paper Pad
Collall All Purpose Glue 
 **be sure to check the Birthday Specials for a deal on my favorite glue!