Saturday, November 29, 2014

Merry Christmas Elf

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a Christmas card featuring the new elf digital stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs. It is not yet available but will be added to the shop in the next few days. Besides the adorable elf you get some digital elements like a candy cane and an ornament to work with. In my video I show you how to combine the additional images with the main image.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

All is Calm All is Bright for Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a card that features two amazing stamp sets. Check out my video for more on how I combine Avery Elle's More Stories and Neat and Tangled's Winter Trees.

As you can see in the video sometimes when I make a card I start with the stamp set(s) in mind and make a sketch. I keep my stamp sets in zip top bags and sometimes I will sketch out an idea and leave it in the bag for another time. But this card I knew I wanted to make right away. I can't resist a cute fox so he had to be colored.

When using watercolor or Distress techniques be sure to use Ranger Archival Jet Black but for Copics reach for the Momento Tuxedo Black pad and marker. A great clear embossing powder is essential for a resist technique like this one. And you can pick it all up at the Butterfly Reflections Ink store for 30% off until Monday December 1st so head on over!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Why is 6 Afraid of 7?

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a bit of a different card for you. My mom, sister and I try to make a box of card for Cards for Hospitalized Kids every few months. We also donate to various card drives like the Caring Hearts Card Drive and Operation Write Home. Today my cards are for the kiddos though. I was inspired by the Lawnscaping Count Me In challenge to use numbers. When I was thinking about numbers this silly joke popped into my head and I thought why not create a card around a joke. The idea of the cards is to make the kids smile so it would be perfect. Please see my video below for tips on how to make mass production work for you when you want to bust some stash and make a group of cards in one go.


Friday, November 21, 2014

All Hearts Come Home for Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I have a card for the latest Inky Paws challenge. Check out the video below for more on how I made this card.

I was so happy to use one of my personal favorites Sweetheart Tails for a Christmas card. The raccoon paired perfectly with the sentiment from Winston's Home for Christmas.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a card where I challenged myself to use the WPlus9 Handlettered Holiday Dies in a new way. I've already used the die in the most basic way in one post and I used it as an embellishment in another post but today I will be using it as a mask. You can watch the video for more on my process.

I decided to use the WPlus9 Handlettered Holiday Dies without the coordinating stamp set. I thought it would be nice to show you how you could get great use out of it without investing in both. I used the Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods stamps and dies. For this card I decided to mix it up by coloring on the kraft paper. 

I combined red and kraft for a simple color scheme. I love kraft at Christmas time.  To get a polished clean look I used Multi Medium Matte as the adhesive on my die cuts.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Newton's Nook Designs November Release Beautiful Blizzard

Hello Crafty Friends! I'm here today with a project and video for the Newton's Nook November Release. The set revealed today is called Beautiful Blizzard and it will be available on Wednesday November 12th. Check out the video for more on how I made this project and then scroll to find out how you can win this set.

Would you like to win “Beautiful Blizzard”?
This set will be given away to TWO lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Tuesday, November 11th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Wednesday, November 12th
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

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