Tuesday, February 9, 2016

What Does the Fox Say?

Is this little fox not the cutest thing? Of course I would want to be friends with him! He was colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.  He is just my favorite!

Carta Bella Patterned Papers

Sunday, February 7, 2016

You're My Everything

I will admit it - I'm not always very good at waiting....So, when I saw that the Sunrise Lily Collection from Heartfelt Creations was already available on Create and Craft, I ordered it right then.  If you look at this collection, you will understand why! (And if you order from Create and Craft there is an exclusive stamp and die set - and who doesn't love exclusives?!!)


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine Treats

Are you looking for a cute way to give your Valentine treats?  I've got a tutorial up on the Crafter's Companion Blog for this sweet treat holder.  Drop by to see all of the details.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I'd Pick You with Crafter's Companion

It's so easy to blend the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens just like watercolor pens! I colored a little bit of ink on my image and then used a water brush to let the colors spread into each other. And the sparkle on these is gorgeous!
Crafter's Companion Supplies
Other:  Graphic 45 patterned paper

Monday, February 1, 2016

Be Mine with May Arts Ribbon

Isn't this ribbon heart just the cutest? If you would like to learn to make this, then just visit May Art's Ribbon Resource blog, and I have the tutorial up today. It's easy to make and looks so sharp with the May Arts Ribbon!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Mixed Media Love Card

Happy February! It's the first Monday of the month, so that means I have a tutorial ready for you on the ColourArte blog.  I will show you how to create this delicate water colored background that is soft and romantic (perfect for February!) 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Paper Beads with Crafter's Companion

Did you see the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection from Crafter's Companion that debuted this week on HSN?  I love it! It is the most beautiful and luxurious collection!  Today, I thought I would show you that you can use your paper supplies in creative ways to make jewelry.

 I tried to create a necklace that would be a similar style to one made in the Downton Abbey days, but rather than using precious stones and metal, I made my own paper beads.  They are simple to make - just cut long narrow triangles and then add a little glue and start wrapping around a small dowel.  Be sure to start with the wide end of the triangle.  The focal point of the necklace was made with the wooden frames from this collection.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop - January

 Welcome, to the January 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, January 30th, and will have 72 hours to claim their prize.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the new Sugar Hollow Collection, and all I
can say is ....CUTE! These little owls are adorable, and then when you add in Heartfelt's classic flowers, it's just magical!

Sugar Hollow Paper Collection
Sugar Hollow Bungalow Die 
Sugar Hollow Bungalow Cling Stamp Set 
Sugar Hollow Cling Stamp Set 
Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set 
Leafy Branch Die
 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Hop Order

Monday, January 25, 2016

Wild About You

I'm going on an adventure...not just because I have this adorable MFT's zebra on my project, but I've decided to venture out on a card safari of sorts.  I love the cute and whimsical style cards, but I don't usually make many of them.  One of my goals this year, is to create more of these, but hopefully still adding my own little bits to them.

I added lots of texture to this card, and colored over the image with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens (which looks quite lovely in person).  My favorite little detail was using a piece of frayed baker's twine to mimic the Zebra tail - it makes me smile every time I see it! ( I did add just a dab of glue to the twine to keep it from unraveling more.)



May Arts/Ribbon Resource and Stampendous Blog Hop

 This week, May Arts Ribbonistas are playing with fun, new Stampendous goodies and will bring you gorgeous inspiration and ideas. And as you might have guessed, there will be prizes! Be sure to stop by the The Ribbon Resource Blog for details.

I was sent one of the new Andy Skinner  set, Cling Curiosity stamps.   I thought a masculine card fit with the stamp set, and somehow knots seem like the perfect ribbon treatment for a guy card.  This knot is the Carrick Bend, and I always have to look up how to tie this, I can never remember.  So I guess while I consider myself a pretty good card maker, I don't think I would have ever made a good boy scout!

Stampendous Line Up