Monday, February 19, 2018

Texture Paste & Stencils (Neat & Tangled)

Hello everyone! I'm here today with a quick tutorial on using texture paste & stencils. I have included a short video below.

Click here to see in HD on YouTube!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Puppy's Favorite Things (Release Week Neat & Tangled)

Last card for this release! I had so much fun joining the rest of the DT for this months release. Hope I provided a little inspiration. Thank you so much for all the love here and on Instagram!!

See day 1 here
Day 2 here
Day 3 here

& Neat and Tangled here!

Onto the card...

I just about squealed when I saw this little guy. Kitty's favorite things is one of my favorite stamps & this is the perfect friend. I made so many Kitty cards that I will now have to make a bunch of Puppy cards for all my dog loving friends. This dog was customized for a friends birthday to look just like her pooch. I can't wait to surprise her!

The background is done with a some ink blended cracked pistachio distress oxide ink and spritzed with a light misting of water. I thought the tiny stars out of my sequin mix from Lucy's Little Things worked as a perfect little bit of glitz on this otherwise pretty CAS card.

Thanks again! Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Schoolhouse (Release Week Neat & Tangled)

Hi! back again for day 3 too! Can you tell I am enjoying this release?

Day 1 is here.
Day 2 is here.

Neat & Tangled is here.

Onto the cards!

The background again is just a soft wash of distress ink in Hickory Smoke & Peacock Feathers. The adorable bear & accessories are copic colored. I added some of the teal sequins from the new Starry Night sequin mix. I thought this worked well for thank you teacher cards.

I also wanted to make a gender neutral card to give to a friend so this time I only used Nuvo drops for accents.  These little mice were my favorite. I thought the background reminded me of a chalk board.

I want to make a few more and have a set!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

You're A Gem (Release Week Neat & Tangled)

Back for day two of this release for Neat & Tangled.

See Day 1 here.

Here is a look at today's stamp/die set & sequins:


And my design:

This set of gemstones was so much fun to play with I just couldn't stop! I white heat embossed the gems first on some watercolor cardstock before water coloring with several shades of distress ink. The background was just a light wash that I dried with my heat tool & then spattered with the same inks I used for the gems before stamping my sentiment. I added the die cut gems once they dried along with the new Starry Night sequin mix which has to be my new favorite!

Visit the Neat & Tangled blog for the rest of the design team & more info on the release.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Together (Release Week Neat & Tangled)

Hello!! I am so excited to be joining the Neat and Tangled crew for release week. 
Kicking of this release today with this fun sentiment set, Together. 

I just love all the different uses for this set!

I water colored the background first using some distress inks in Abandon Coral, Worn Lipstick and Tattered rose. I used the coordinating dies to the stamp set to die cut first in this gorgeous coral colored card stock for the background die and then die cut the sentiment Together in Neenah Solar White card stock. I chose the companion sentiment In Spirit so I could send this to a friend who could use a pick me up. I heat embossed that on a small stripe of black. Lastly I used the Sherbet Sequin Mix from N&T and I know a few look purple but they are actually iridescent and pick up blue/purple one way and peachy sparkle the other. They are some of my favorite sequins for summer.

Don't forget to check everyone else's cards at the Neat & Tangled blog!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Crafty Christmas Collaboration

I was so super excited when my friend Jess asked me to be a part of her Crafty Christmas Collaboration series! If you are new to the collaboration please visit the original post by Jess here. Basically we all know what its like to face last minute holiday cards and as a way to combat this Jess decided to make cards all year long. As an extra exciting way to keep up the spirit she decided to invite her friends to play along in a crafty collaboration. Each of us put together some supplies to send and an extra for ourselves and this is what we used to make our cards! I was so anxious to see what she would send! See what she made with my supplies here!

Oh man I had a tough time deciding what to send! I had picked out four different company stamp sets and just couldn't narrow it down. So like Christy did last month I snooped her feeds for what she didn't show having used before. This cut out two companies right away. And in the end I had to go with Lawn Fawn since that was the company I bought my first real set of stamp from. Since I didn't get to use this set over the holidays, I figured it was the perfect time to bring it out! I went a little overboard in sending stuff I hoped she would like...

And so here is what she sent me:

I was immediately inspired by what she sent that I sat down that day to make my card. I mean who can resist The Greeting Farm? Jess must have snooped too because I don't own this set. (but I plan on fixing that really soon) As well as the Be Merry Sentiment from Wplus9. That sentiment set was my go to this year. 

For my own card I did a quick distress ink background, a little copic coloring and finished it off with some layers of Lawn Fawn papers. Which I also didn't use much of this year even though they are very much in my favorite colors!

and a close up: 

When I got Jess' supplies I was in the middle of playing with my new Distress Ink Oxides and decided to do a bunch of ink smooshed backgrounds. These are some of my favorite non traditional colors for the holiday.  I used the same inks to color the scarf on the bead. Jess knows how much I love to watercolor and my images were stamped on watercolor paper so I had a blast watercoloring all my stuff. I just had to use all the critters and used the banner to tie everything together. I even had to add tiny stars to the bears scarf. 

and a close up:

Seriously this bear tho!

Please head over to Jess' blog to discover what she made with our supplies. Be sure to leave a comment at both our blogs for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn! Plus you can link up your own cards all year long at Jess's blog for a chance to win a big grand prize in December so you have to go check it out!

Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Batty For You - Featuring Pretty Pink Posh

Hello all, back with another card featuring Pretty Pink Posh!

I got this little tiny bat stamp at the last craft show I went to and I really wanted to use it for a Halloween card but I find it really difficult to make tiny stamps the main image. What to do? That's where the Pretty Pink Posh story book dies really do the trick. I'm thinking I need all of them! This one is Storybook 3.

I also can't seem to make a card without sequins and on this one I used two of the PPP mixes; Enchanted Mix and Wisteria Blossoms Mix. The other dies including the background stitched rectangle and the clouds comes from Lawn Fawn; as well as the sentiment.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hang In There - Featuring PPP

Back again with another post featuring Pretty Pink Posh!

This time I had to use this adorable panda set from Wplus9; I just can't get over how cute he is! Next to birthday cards and hello cards, get well/I'm here for you cards are my most used; I just never have enough. This set is just perfect for that. I just love this Scallop Frames die cut for that perfect frame for a shaker card. Its just the perfect way to set of the scene.  I have had a hard time NOT using it on every card I've made since!  And of course for the shaker card I had to use everyones favorite sparkling clear sequin mix. These just go with everything! I often prefer to have a variety of sizes in my shaker cards, so this mix is just perfect. Lastly a bit of sparkle with my Wink of Stella on the umbrella.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hello Shaker feat. Pretty Pink Posh

Hello everyone, I'm back with a new series for you! I am guesting as a social media contributor with Pretty Pink Posh. I'm so excited to play with all of her stuff. Of course you know my love of shakers so I couldn't wait to start designing with her dies and sequins; and now also her stamps! Paulina has always encouraged me since I first started posting on Instagram. Thanks again Paulina!

So for my first card I used Holiday Pals & the Stitched Duo 3 die to make my shaker with. The sequins inside the shaker are the 4 and 6 mm in Ballerina Pink.

First I used my distress inks to create a blended background. Then I die cut the panel using my Stitch Duo 3 die to create my window for my shaker. I kept the die cut squares to use for the background. Lastly I stamped and colored my images from Holiday Pals.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring Fling Blog Hop with DeNami Design

 Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog/Instagram Hop (#BIGDDHop) hosted by DeNami!

You should have come from Stephanie Klauck's blog.

 I hope you enjoy the card I created with the Flower Filigree stamps from the new release. 
I also used Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish of the design. 

Your next stop will be to Valerie Ward's blog.  Be sure to let them know you stopped by by leaving them a comment!

If you want to start from the beginning, you can start at the DeNami blog HERE.

For more added fun, join the hop on Instagram and enter to win a prize! The Instagram profiles are listed below. Start at DeNami page and make the whole Instagram loop. Instructions will be listed there.

DeNami Design  Instagram- IG @denamidesign
Jeanin Jugler IG @some_bits_and_pieces
Daniela Dobson IG @danieladobson
Candi Billman IG @filoeyecandi
Kay Miller IG @kaym2015
Jung AhSang IG @junglebarrya
Lisa Petrella IG @l.petrella
Julia Klein IG @mimizukupapeterie
Elizabeth Gunn IG @elizabethgcreations
Stephanie Klauck IG @sklauck
Sharna Waksmulki IG @littleyellowbirday118
Valerie Ward IG @vjw81e
Amy Tsuruta IG @craftee1

Monday, February 29, 2016

Feb Card designs for Craft Fancy!

I'm back again with more cards I designed for Craft Fancy. If you live near Arlington Heights, IL you should stop by! They have an amazing selection of paper crafting supplies. And the people who work there are super nice.

Lawn Fawn: Baaah Humbug, Hello Baby & Milo's ABCs along with Lawn Fawn pint sized patterns paper

Lawn Fawn: Scripty Xoxo die & Stitched Heart Stackables

Lawn Fawn: Scripty Xoxo die

Mama Elephant: Lunar Animals & Lawn Fawn Party Animals stamp sets & Lawn Fawn papers

Friday, January 29, 2016

Light Me Up! - Craft Fancy

Made with two of the new Lawn Fawn stamp sets these simple but adorable cards were some of the first I made with each set. You can find the samples up in the Craft Fancy store. The ladies will be sure to help you find all the supplies you need to make them!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mushy! - Lawnscaping

I made this card using distress ink & copic markers.

Lawn Fawn - Gleeful Garden
Lawn Fawn - Frankenstein Line Dance paper

Made for:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Moose Be - Lawn Fawn CF DY

Hi! Back again with another card today for Craft Fancy, a store in Arlington Heights, IL. Be sure to check them out. They have a huge selection of Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant; plus Wplus9, MFT stamps, Avery Elle, Taylored Expressions ... etc.

Onto Today's project:

This moose has a special place in my heart. I'm originally from Canada and used to see Moose all the time. Now I live near Chicago and we never see moose or beaver. It makes me so sad! Anyways I used the stitched rectangle stackables to create the landscape and the Mama Elephant Landscape trio (I don't own the LF ones, not sure why! Will have to fix that! ha!) I used copics to color him in. I wanted to keep it fairly simple so I could make a bunch of these for Valentines Day.

Small Stitched Rectangle dies - Lawn Fawn
Landscape Trio creative cuts - Mama Elephant
Critters in the Arctic - Lawn Fawn
Strawberry Line Dance paper - Lawn Fawn