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Friday, October 24, 2014

Celebrate with us and Win!

This is my second post for today, please scroll down to see my other post

 "It's Birthday Week at Crafter's Companion UK and we are celebrating in the US too!  Along with all of the party fun this week, I have a giveaway!  

With every Crafter's Companion US order of $100.00 or more, you will receive this adorable Bebunni Floral set for FREE!  

Here are the Crafter's Companion products used on this card:

SN Pencils: 014, 029, 034, 035, 045,057, 064,085, 088, 090, 104, 114
SN Marker: GB4 (used to color white paper flowers to match card perfectly)
SN: Premium White Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black
Stickles Glitter Glue

Now, I bet you want to know what my GIVEAWAY is?

Leave a comment here on my blog between NOW and  Sunday, October 26th at 11pm (ET).for a chance to win this adorable Bebunni Celebration set. I will randomly draw a winner from all of the comments on this post :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Come and hop with Tombow and Lindsay Weirich

Happy Friday stampers!  Today Tombow is hopping with Lindsay Weirich aka The Frugal Crafter.  You should have arrived at my blog from Debbie's awesome blog, but if you didn't you can go back to Tombow's blog and start from the beginning.

This week we our focus is on the Tombow Dual Brush Pen Muted Color set.

I used the Muted Color set for all of my coloring on this card.  I also used Tombow Xtreme Adhesive and Tombow Foam Tabs to hold everything nice and snug!

Be sure to hop on over to each of the blogs along the way, you will find the lineup below:

Look at this great prize you could win:

In order to be qualified to win this amazing PRIZE, PLEASE comment on each of the designers projects.

Tombow will announce a winner on their blog on Monday 10/27/14

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shake It Up!

Good Morning!

Fall is finally here and before you know it Christmas will be knocking on our doors.

Today, I am sharing a fun shaker card created with stamps and supplies from Crafters Companion

I forgot how much I love shaker cards, I hadn't made one in a long time.  I will be making a few more soon, as it is a fun way to use that glitter and sequin supply that I seem to have an overload of :)

Here are the Crafters Companion products used:

SN Markers:  BGR1, BGR3, CG2, DG3, DG4, DR1, DR7, EB1, GB8, IB1, TN7, TN8, Blender
Crafters Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Die'sire Essential Dies Circles and Scallop Circles
Memento Tuxedo Black

Additional Elements Used:

Sequins, Loose Glitter, Leaf punchies and die cuts, button and some iridescent cording

Have you made a shaker card lately?  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RI WIW-Joy's Leftovers Challenge

Hey, is time for another What If Wednesday on The House That Stamps Built blog.  This week our talented Rock Star, Joy has challenged us to use our "leftovers" to create our cards.

Well, that was an easy one for me, I always have a pile of scraps laying somewhere on my desk.  

This card came together quickly because everything was out and ready to use!  I stamped the RI Snowmen fall #4601-H in red ink on a scrap of white cardstock and cut it out with an oval die.  I stamped the RI Snowflakes 8805-K in light blue ink over the sentiment (they are hard to see in the picture) and then popped up the sentiment panel.

Be sure to stop by each of my fellow Rock Star's blogs and see what they have created using "leftovers"

After you have check out all of their awesome designs, be sure to head over to The House That Stamps Built blog and check out all of the details to play along with the "leftovers" challenge and have a chance and winning some fabulous stamps.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Hi there!  This week the Tombow team has been sharing cards/projects with a pink theme in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month and all of the Warrior women who have had  breast cancer.

I think if you ask anyone, they will say that they have either battled breast cancer or held the hand of someone who has.

The card I am sharing today is for all of them.  This card has a bit of a vintage feel, yet soft and powerful with pink tones.

The technique I used for this card is one that I call Glazed Watercolor Technique. It is simple, fun and quick!

I started this card by pulling out the Noble stamp from Penny Black and applying Tombow Dual Brush Pens directly to the rubber.  The colors I used are:

Leaves:  126 and 098
Flowers:  772, 723 and 761
Shading:  N95 

After coloring directly to the rubber, I gave the stamp a few spritz with some homemade shimmer spray (recipe below) and then I stamped it onto some 140# cold press watercolor paper and held it there for a count of 10.  Carefully lift the stamp and allow image to dry. 

 Now here comes the fun....glazing part...okay it isn't really glaze, but it looks that way when finished.  I inked the stamp with Versamark ink and overstamped the watercolor image (be sure your image is dry) a little to one side or the other as this gives a bit of a shadow. Emboss with clear embossing powder.   Use the Tombow N95 marker to add some light shading to the side of the image that is not covered by clear embossing.  See, I told you the technique was easy.  

I would love for you to give my technique a try, if you do please come back and leave me a message so that I can check it out and show you some love!

Now, here is the recipe for the homemade shimmer spray:

In a fine mist spray bottle add a little bit of Ranger Perfect Pearls in whatever color you prefer and then fill with water.  Give the bottle a shakey shake and you are ready to go.  If you like a little sparkle, just add a little powder.  If you like a lot of sparkle, add a little more.  I always start with a little and adjust as needed.

I used Tombow's Xtreme Adhesive and Foam Tabs to hold everything together.  This is a great combo when you are using heavier paper like watercolor paper.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Big News!

Big, big news today!

I am thrilled to tell you that I have joined the Crafter's Companion International Inspiration Design Team.  Click HERE to meet the rest of my CCIIDT members.  They are such a talented bunch, I know you will love their designs.

Now, how about a little share...

I created this card using the following Crafter's Companion products:

Moonbeam Meadow Cling Mount Stamp Set-Time Out
Spectrum Noir Markers: BGR1, BT1, BT9, CG2, DG2, DG4, DR1, DR5, EB1, EB2, EB3, GB4, GB7, GB8, GB9, IB1,LY1 
Christmas Elegance Embossilicious Folder
Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa and Dandelion

Here is a tip for you:
When your embossing folders have more than one pattern (especially theme specific), think about how you can use the folder to isolate just a portion of the pattern as I have done above.  The Christmas Elegance Embossilicious folder has snowflakes on one end and these great dots on the other end, so I just used the dot end allowing for a broader use of the folder.  You gotta love that!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

RI WIW Sketch Challenge O1015

It's sketch challenge time at The House That Stamps Built blog and this week the sketch lead me to a very quick and easy card.  Not a lot of fluff, but still a lot of fun!

I stamped the Repeat Impressions Candy Canes #903-K in red ink and colored the ribbon in with Spectrum Noir PP4 marker.  Next, I tied a bow out of some narrow pink ribbon and added it to the canes.  See, I told you it was simple this week.  The crowning glory is adding some glitter to the canes, it just made them pop!  I wonder why they don't make candy canes covered in chunky sugar....can you say overload?

Here is Wendy's awesome sketch:

Be sure to check out each of the Rock Star blogs this week to see their amazing creations.

Be sure to head on over to The House That Stamps Built blog and check out all of the details of our sketch challenge.  We would love to have you play along.  You could win some fun stamps if you do!

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Tami Mayberry Hopeful Hearts Set January 2011

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May & October 2009 Gina K Designs Center Stage Designer
May & October 2009 Gina K Designs Center Stage Designer


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