Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Launch Day at Crafter's Companion USA!

Hello friends! We have someVERY EXCITING days ahead at Crafter's Companion USA.

NEW products are available!!!  And SALES GALORE!

Today we're kickin' off the Thanksgiving and Black Friday event with some of the NEW Sugar & Spice Collection Embossilicious Folders, Die'sire 3D Flower Dies and Shimmering Cardstock!

My card features the new Daisy Chain 6" x 6" Embossing Folder,  the new Lace Bloom 3D Flower Die and 3 new colors of Shimmering Cardstock - Coastal Pearl, Yellow Pearl and Sky Blue. I've also used White Pearl cardstock and a sentiment stamp from Sentimentals - Memories are Made.

I took a 6" x 6" sheet of the Sky Blue Pearl cardstock and ran it through my embossing machine with the Daisy Chain Embossing Folder. I left the paper in the folder and colored the flowers with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 001, 056 and 071. The reason I left the paper in the folder is because it gave a nice sturdy coloring surface for the raised portions.

Next I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. Then I hand trimmed around the outer edges of the embossed flowers. I die-cut and embossed the Lace Bloom flower pieces. The center pieces are popped up with foam adhesive tape.

The panel is adhered to a 5" x 5"white top-folded note card. These new Shimmering Cardstock colors are beautiful. I love how this card turned out.

Our design team created TONS of jaw dropping samples to share using all the new goodies...so make sure to check out the Crafter's Companion USA Facebook Page each day -- the Crafter's Companion USA Information Blog and the Website.

And if you LOVE embossing folders....check out THIS Sugar & Spice Bundle Offer. All 7 Sugar & Spice Embossing Folders (Four 6" x 6" Folders and Three 8" x 8" Folders) PLUS the Sugar & Spice CD-ROM is tossed in FREE -- all or $39.95 (reg. $72.60) This deal and a BUNCH of other great deals are going on NOW for the Thanksgiving/Black Friday Week Specials 

Have a beautiful day!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ombre Airbrush Inlay

You still have time to play along with us for the Spectrum Noir November Winter/Christmas Challenge!  Get all the details HERE.

I pulled out my NEW eBrush, Spectrum Noir Markers and a couple new dies to make my card.  I thought it would be fun to go for an ombre-inlay look. I LOVE how it turned out!

I used one Spectrum Noir marker with a chisel nib and the other with the optional brush nib. Each nib sprays differently with the eBrush. Can you guess which color was the brush and which was the chisel?

Merry and the inside of the treess are sprayed with CR8 - chisel nib
The blue background IB2 - brush nib.

Isn't it great how we can use our markers for more than just coloring images?! The eBrush opens the door to soooooo many fun techniques. The only problem I have now is needing another complete set of markers with the brush nibs...so that way I have both! OH BOY! Does the madness ever end?


The die cut shapes are from Poppy Stamps - Magnificent Merry and Christmas Baubles. The Christmas stamp is from Crafter's Companion Sheena's a Little Bit Festive - Ivy Borders. I diecut the pieces from white cardstock, airbrushed, pieced back together on another white cardstock piece and trimmed. Then I mounted on a red notecard.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please take time to play along with us for the challenge. We LOVE to see your creations :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Dirty Dozen Happy Mail

I have GREAT NEWS to share!!! I'm an official Splitcoaststampers.com Dirty Dozen Designer!

Here's a peek at the project being shared on the announcement page.  If you wanna see the entire card, just click pic. :)


Splitcoastampers.com was my first ever on-line crafty place to hang out. September 2006 is when I joined. WOW! That was a LOOOONG time ago!

Instead of me telling you all about Splitcoaststampers.com and the Fan Club...just click HERE to check it all out.

Have a great week!

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Aloha friends! In case you might have missed it...here's a card I designed that was featured over at Spectrum Noir...

The hibiscus stamp is from Penny Black. I colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. I LOVE my pencils!

The sentiment is die-cut from Crafter's Companion Die'sire Decorative Dies - Alphabet Lowercase set. "Mahalo" is a Hawaiian word meaning thanks, gratitude, admiration, praise, esteem, regards, or respects.

I've done a step-by-step tutorial on how to color these images -- plus a BONUS TIP! Click HERE to visit the Spectrum Noir Blog page to check it out. 

Have a creative weekend!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nordic Mitten

Happy Hump Day!!!

I've got a super fun gift card holder to share with you today. Check it...

 And the back...

The shapes are all cut out from an electronic cut file designed by Lori Whitlock. I have a Silhouette Cameo, so that's what I used to cut mine out with. What's REALLY cool about this project...is that I used all white cardstock!

If you would like to see how I made this, hop on over to the Spectrum Noir Blog HERE for my tutorial.

Have a super fun creative day!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 2014 Calendar Page

I'm not sure where the time has gone...but I blinked it was November! Here's my calendar page for this month:

I used Paper Smooches Autumn Groves stamp set.

I added some texture with Straw Speckles from Judi Kins.  FUN STUFF! Also some glitter on the bird and leaves.

Hope your day is full of blessings :)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies

Happy Friday!

We have a new challenge over at Crafter's Companion USA. This month our theme is Christmas/Winter. Click HERE to get all the details

My card base is Kraft Cardstock with a piece of paper on the front from the Vintage Christmas Collection 6" x 6" Paper Pack. I did sponge the edges Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

I used a stamp from Crafter's Companion Art-Kure Collection called Spruce Tree. This stamps can be used for any season! I stamped on white cardstock and watercolored with Ranger Distress Markers. Then I added some shimmer with Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles. Once that dried, I flicked on some white pigment ink spray. The results were exactly how I wanted!

The sentiment is from The Vintage Christmas Sentimentals Let It Snow stamp set. I stamped it on clear acetate with Claret StazOn Midi Ink -- then heat embossed with Clear EP. I folded the ends of the strip to the back of the images panel to secure. Then I layered it on a piece of the beautiful Shimmering Black Pearl Cardstock from that I scalloped one edge with a border punch. The entire panel is adhered to card front with dimensional foam adhesive. A few crystal rhinestones and a butterfly punched out of the black pearl cardstock were the finishing touches.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to share your Christmas/Winter creations on the Facebook Challenge Page! Remember...you DON'T need to use Crafter's Companion products to be entered in the giveaway.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Fall

Today is yet another GREAT release of NEW Digi Images from Fresh Brewed Designs! You can see all the new Fall images and sentiments HERE.

I've used 2 new images and 1 new sentiment on my card - Pumpkin Peekers, Pumpkin Wagon and Happy Fall (Handwritten)

I colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. First I printed the wagon and pumpkin peekers on Kraft cardstock -- and the pumpkin peekers again on white cardstock. Then I cut out and popped up on foam adhesive. I layered the main image on a die frame from Crafter's Companoin called Nouveau Stamping Frame. It's da'BOMB!

Aren't these stamps adorable! I just LOVE the sentiment. It's handwritten by Heather!

Make sure to visit the FBD blog to get all the details about the release -- as well as see the great samples from the design team.

Happy Monday!

It's Cold Outside Blog Hop!

Hello House-Mouse Fans! GREAT NEWS! It's time for another challenge --plus we're having a BLOG HOP!!!! That mean loads of prizes!!! Go check out all the details of the hop on the main blog HERE. We've got some hidden blog candy in addition to our fabulous sponsor prizes!

I'm hosting the challenge this time. I've picked a theme for everyone to follow:
Brrrr, it's COLD outside
Don't forget...our challenges have the alternate option of *ANYTHING GOES* too! So come PLAY ALONG with us and enter your projects using stamps, CD images or decoupage by HMD.

Here's mine:

These mice are sooo cute! The candy canes are colored over with clear gloss to make them shinny.

I've got some BLOG HOP CANDY to give away! A package of my FAVORITE Sequins from Lawn Fawn and a generous amount of my some of my FAVORITE ribbon colors from A Muse Studio!

Leave a comment on my blog post AND enter a project for our Brrrrr! It's Cold Outside Challenge for a chance to win my goodies!

NEXT STOP on the Hop is America.


Please visit and follow the following LINKS in this order (leaving Designers some love along the way), until you're back at the House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog - where you will want to leave a comment too. Then be sure to enter a project into this BLOG-HOP Challenge for your chance to WIN fabulous Sponsored Prizes and great Hidden CANDY! :)

House-Mouse Monday Challenge Blog
Challenge Hostess, Lori Barnett <-----You are HERE!
Sue Drees
Sue Kment
Tracy Thompson
House-Mouse Monday Challenge Blog

Have fun!

Friday, October 31, 2014


I couldn't wait to get these sweet and sassy gals colored! They are some of the NEW Christmas Digi Images being released today over at Fresh Brewed Designs. Check all of 'em out HERE.

First up is Christmas Stocking Girl and Hurry Down the Chimney sentiment - cursive

I positioned the girl and sentiment so it would fit perfectly on a stocking shaped card base. Totally fun!!! I colored with markers and added some Fun Flock to her collar and sleeve cuffs.

Next  up is Christmas Gift Girl and Do Not Open till Christmas sentiments.

I printed the girl image a second time - cut out the gift box and popped it up on foam adhesive. I added crystal glitter around the edges of the panel - and on the red berries.

Go check out all the fantastic design team samples using the new images today on the Fresh Brewed Designs Blog HERE. So much fun!

That's it for me today. Gonna get some things ready for Halloween tonight. I can't wait to see all the cute little kids in their costumes!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Figgy Pudding

I don't know about you...but I would welcome ANY sweet treat in this goodie bag!

Have you seen the NEW Moonbeam Meadows Christmas Collection from Crafter's Companion? HELLO! CUTE OVERLOAD! Go check out all the Moonbeam Meadows stamp sets HERE.

These stamps are from the Festive Cheer set and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. I made a green tag embossed with Crafter's Companion Petite Dot Embossing folder. The red doily is diecut from Crafter's Companion Doilies Die set. I folded it over the top of the bag and stapled it shut. Isn't it perfect?! I've also added crystal lacquer and glitter accents.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Moonbeam Meadows - Festive Cheer
Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1, TN2, TN5 FS3, CT1, CT2, CT4, IG1, EB1, EB3, EB6, EB8, GB7, GB8, PP3, DR2, DR6, CG1, DG3, Blender
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Des'ire Decorative Dies Doilies
Petite Dot Embossing Folder
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Red Woodgrain Cardstock - A Muse Studio
Green and Red Solid Cardstock  - Bazzill
White Eyelet
Hole punch
Natural Clothes Pin
Ribbons and paper twine from May Arts
Crystal Glitter
3D Crystal Lacquer
Glue Pen
Double Sided Foam Adhesive
Eyelet Setter
Embossing/Die Cutting Machine
Corner Rounder Punch

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy Halloweenie!

Are you ready for a fun Halloween adventure? Hazel the witch is!

Isn't she awesome! She has her pumpkin and is ready for a Happy Halloweenie! I used a sentiment stamp with Radiant Neon Electric Purple ink to create the pattern on a white card base. Then, on the orange cardstock panel, I've stamped some trees and skull grass with VersaMark. The coloring is done with Spectrum Noir Markers:
  • Skin - FS2, FS4, TN2, CR3
  • Hair - HB1, PL4
  • Hat, Dress, Shoes - IG1, IG8
  • Socks - CG1, CG3, GB1, GB3, GB5, IG1, IG8

If you look closely, you can see I colored her glasses and the pumpkin eyes and nose with a clear glaze pen. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The 3 gems on the pumpkin are colored with a green Spectrum Noir marker.

These are the stamps I used to make my card:

Thanks for stopping by!