Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

I enjoyed making some Valentines this year that used CTMH Stamps and papers.
These were created by using several CTMH Stamps and embossing them with white embossing powder on watercolor paper.

Once I embossed the stamped images, I used distress inks and a paintbrush to add the background colors.

I dried the background and then dropped water on it and dabbed it off to get spots of colors that were bleached of some of it's color.  I learned this technique from Kristina Werner at

For this card, I used a masking technique with CTMH stamps.
I added the I "heart" U with the heart from the Cutie Pie Stamp Set (retired) and the I and U from Studio Calico's Ben and Alex Stamp Set.
I embossed these with the Zing Red Metallic Embossing Powder, in order to help it stand out.
I wrote the word Valentine with my pen.

I then layered the Whisper CS with some Teal Glitter Paper and some patterned paper from the Heartstrings Paper Pack.

Supplies used:

Staford Watercolor Paper
Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberries

Cutie Pie SOTM (December 2014-Retired)
Zing Red Metallic Embossing Powder
Memento Black Ink

I hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day and enjoyed this peek at a few of my projects!
Be sure to check out all my projects here and find all these supplies and more on my website.

And remember to check out our new albums, which are buy one and get one half off during the month of February.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you a fabulously crafty day!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Another Card Inspired by Clean and Simple 4 Class

I had fun with this card and this technique.
It is a double embossing technique, as taught by Jennifer McGuire.

Products used:
A Little Everything Stamp Set (retired)
Versafine Ink
ShinHan Twin Touch Markers : WG4, WG7, BR116, RP198, colorless blender
Ranger Embossing Powders: White and Liquid Platnium

This technique is far simpler then it looks, but it really makes an impact on your cards.
You first emboss the sentiment on your background.
Stamp, color and cut your focal image.
Emboss again, over the image.
Line up the image and the sentiment and attach.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Welcome February and A Happy Hello!

It's hard to believe it's already February! 
Where did January go?

With the start of a new month, we have the start of a new constant campaign, as well as a new SOTM.

Here's something I created with the February Stamp of the Month (SOTM): A Happy Hello and using a technique from the class that I am taking over at Online Card Classes.

This card was created using a mask to mask diagonal lines.  I just used a straight piece of post it masking tape and sponged some slate ink onto my card off that mask.

I then stamped out the flowers from A Happy Hello in Gypsy and Thistle inks.
I then cut them out and arranged them onto my card front.

I heat embossed the sentiment in white Ranger embossing powder.
I then cut out the sentiment and tucked it behind the flowers.

As a finishing touch, I added 3 bitty sparkles.

I loved playing with technique and had fun combining the flower stamps in this set to create this fun card.

And here is what the SOTM: A Happy Hello looks like.

You can only buy A Happy Hello in the month of February.
You can purchase it for $17.95 or spend $50 and purchase it for only $5.

And for the February Constant Campaign: 

Album Allure

Buy one album and get one half off.

You can't beat that deal.

I absolutely love our new albums.

You can shop my website anytime, day or night.

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for more creations and creativity!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Clean and Simple 4 Card #1

I've started another class at Online Card Classes.
Clean and Simple 4
And I love it so far!

Here's a card I made using a simple embossing technique, using masking that Jennifer McGuire showed us in class.

I took a Hero Arts Background Stamp and stamped the sunburst in versamark.
I then die cut a circle out of masking sheets.
I first embossed the small circle with apricot and butter Zing powder, which I had mixed together.
I then removed the mask and embossed the rest of the sunburst with butter Zing embossing powder.

I cut the happy from a Studio Calico die in CTMH black cardstock.
I embossed it twice with clear embossing powder to give it some shine and dimension.
I stamped the birthday sentiment under it from a retired CTMH stamp.
Finally I attached it to my card base, cut from CTMH Sunset cardstock and added the gold sequins.

I'm so grateful for this new technique, taught

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Take on a Card found in Seasonal Expressions Vol. 1 and a Challenge

I was making a card for an upcoming birthday and decided to copy a card that was in the CTMH Seasonal Expressions, Vol. 1.

I found the card on page 15.
I love the card that is on this page, but I wanted to make it more masculine.

And I found this great color challenge over at MFT's challenge blog.

I decided to use similar colors for my birthday cake for my card.
Here's what  I came up with.

To create this card, I used the following supplies: 

I added the sentiment to the inside and then another to the envelope.

I am entering this card in the Color Challenge at MFT Challenge Blog.
Thanks for looking and have a fabulous (and crafty) day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January SOTM: This Moment

I was so happy to have a few minutes to play with this fabulous stamp set the other day.  I know that you can see the sentiments came from this stamp set, but did you know that the circle stamps did too?  I took the target stamp and flipped it over on my block and stamped the back side of the stamp to make those circles, stamped in lagoon and thistle ink.  I did use second generation stamping on them, so that the background would not be too dark on my pocket cards.  In case you don't know, second generation stamping is when you stamp an image on a scrap paper before stamping onto your project.  You don't reink it, just stamp on scrap and then immediately stamp again on your project.  Your stamped image will then be lighter or the second generation color of your ink.  That's a great technique to get more out of your inks.

I finished my cards by heat embossing my sentiments and adding a little bit of shimmer trim and bling.

Be sure to pick up your stamp of the month: This Moment.  It will only be available in January.  It is $17.95 or spend $50 and get it for only $5.

And don't forget to pick up your Noted Paper Kit while you are shopping.  Spend $50 and purchase the Noted kit for $5 or the kit and mini album for $10.

Interested in hosting an online or in home gathering?  January is the time to do it.  Hostesses earn up to 50% more in January.

Contact me now to set up a gathering.

Fabulous deals going on now, but once January is gone, these deals will be too!

Shop my website online!

Hope you enjoyed my quick pocket cards and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! And Now for Some Fabulous Deals...

 Get this darling Noted Paper Kit for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50 OR get this darling Noted Paper Kit and a Kraft Mini Album for only $10 with a qualifying purchase of $50.

Here's what is included in the Noted Paper Kit:

And to bring in 2015, we have a second special for hostesses!

Host a gathering (in-person or online) in January and once your sales hit $350, you start earning up to 50% more hostess rewards.

For example, at $350 in sales, you will earn $90 of free product (instead of $60), in addition to one item at 50% off.  If you have been considering becoming a hostess, January is the month to do it.

And don't forget, we also have a fabulous Stamp of the Month for January: This Moment

Get this SOTM for only $17.95 OR only $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase.
Remember, it's only available in the month of January!

Be sure to shop online anytime to take advantage of these great specials or contact me regarding placing an order or setting up a gathering.

Welcome 2015!  It's going to be a great year!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Albums for All

I am loving my new chevron album.  Currently, these albums are available in Lagoon Chevron and Black.  Be sure to check them out on my website today!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a crafty day!