Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Spectember Day 10 with Spectrum Noir

Hi friends!

We are in Week 2 of  Spectember over at Spectrum Noir  - "Messy Crafting"
The focus is on Sparkle Pens, Metallic Markers, Midas Ink Pads and Alcohol Inks.

If you are NOT a messy crafter...NO WORRIES!  I'm a clean and simple fan. Messy is not my thang ;) But here I am! TADA! Ha! I did some Clean and Simple Messy. Yep...it can be done! I decided to create with one of my FAVORITE products...Sparkle Pens!
Today is Day 10 of our event and the theme is EMBOSSING.

Since Sparkle Pens are great for watercoloring, I jumped in with the perfect combination... Embossing and Watercoloring! I only used 2 colors of Sparkle Pens, Deepest Ocean and Sunshine Yellow.

I created a unique color blend on the starfish by "lifting" some of the Deepest Ocean Sparkle Marker ink from the surface of a the watercolor paper, then coloring over with the Sunshine Yellow Sparkle Marker. Super easy and FUN results!

Head on over to Spectember on the Spectrum Noir website to see more details on how to do this technique.

I hope you've been enjoying our SpecTember Event over at Spectrum Noir! We have LOADS of amazing projects, tips, tutorials and more!  Each and every day this month, we have something new to share. Ah-mazing...right?!!!

Happy coloring!

All supplies I used to create my project:
Spectrum Noir Watermark Ink Pad Translucent Clear
Spectrum Noir Harmony Opaque Pigment Inkpad - Noir Black
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - Deepest Ocean, Sunshine Yellow
Spectrum Noir Watercolor Card
Crafter's Companion Clear Stamp Sets - Seashells, Midnight Ocean
Crafter's Companion Embossing Powders - Clear, White
Crafter's Companion Heat Embossing Gun
Magic Anti-static Pad
Watercolor Wash Brush
Watercolor Round 6 Brush
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Card
Lime Green Card
Crafter's Companion Foam on a Roll
Crafter's Companion Extra Strong Glue Tape Pen
Rhinestone Gems
Crafter's Companion Fine Tip Glue
Crafter's Companion Guillotine 
Crafter's Companion Professional Stamping Mat
Crafter's Companion Stamping Platform 4"x4"

Monday, October 8, 2018

NEW Midas Metallic Pigment Inks by Spectrum Noir

Hi Everyone,

Crafter's Companion USA is about ready to launch 6 NEW Spectrum Noir Ink Pads. Midas Metallic Pigments!!!  Available October 9th on the HSN show.

These inks work beautifully on ANY color of cardstock. Here's a quick sample I did using the new Silver on black cardstock with a few snowflake stamps from the Festive Season stamp set that comes in one of the ink bundles. I did 1st and 2nd generation impressions on this sample, and the ink was amazing!

Midas inks are water-soluble and packed with brilliant metallic pigment, for a bold intense shine on all your projects! Each ink is archival and fade-free with a generous drying time that makes them ideal for blending and embossing.

These are the 2 bundle options availale at HSN, however you can get just the set of ink pads separately if you don't want the stamp sets.

I created this card using the Christmas Bundle which is available on HSN Tuesday October 9th. Turned out amazing!

I stamped the images on watercolor cardstock, then clear heat embossed. The black ink is Spectrum Noir Finesse Pigment Ink Noir Black.

Then I used the ink blender and sponged on ink over the image. When finished sponging, I used a paper towel to buff the ink off of the embossed images. Lastly I flicked water drops for additional texture and interest. Midas inks are water reactive before dry. Soooo cool!!!

I'm sure you will agree, these New Midas Metallic Pigment Inks will make a FANTASTIC addition to your ink pad collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, July 22, 2018

NEW Spectrum Noir Inkpads

Hello crafty friends!

I'm just poppin' in here quick to share a project I made using the FAB NEW Spectrum Noir Inkpads from Crafter's Companion. Visit the Spectrum Noir Website to get all the details on these new ink pads, and other products.

I used the New Harmony Inkpads in Pink Tulilp, Fuchsia, Plum Jam, Orange and Chinese Red. Aren't these colors gorgeous?!

The fairy/mushroom image is stamped, heat embossed, colored and cut out by hand, then adhered to card front. I did add a few fussy-cut layers for added depth and dimension. The fairy is embossed with black sparkle embossing powder. I added Stickles Glitter glue on her wings and the bottom edge of the mushroom cap. It really has great dimension, sparkle and shine. I absolutely love how this card turned out!

I also used the New Translucent Clear Watermark Inkpad and Noir Black Finesse Inkpad, along with white and clear embossing powders.

The fairy stamp sets are also new from Crafter's Companion, and were launched with the inkpads on HSN July 11th.

Check out the Crafter's Companion website HERE if you are interested in purchasing the NEW Spectrum Noir Inkpads, along with more new inkpad tools and accessories.

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

NEW AquaTint Brush Pens from Spectrum Noir

Well hello crafty friends!  Did you hear the news? Crafter's Companion is bringing BRAND NEW Spectrum Noir AquaTint Brush Pens to HSN May 2nd!!! Only a few more days!


There is absolutely no way to go wrong with these babies! You can color direct from the pen, you can color from a palette, you can flick, you can squeeze, you can drip, you can do whatever your crafty little heart desires. No mixing, no fussing...just pop the cap of the pen and go!


I was so impressed at how quick I was able to make this card. I'm all about quick and easy ;)

The ink that is in the AquaTint brush pens is water-soluble dye-based ink. The colors are fantastic! The pens have a fine nylon brush perfect for painting small detail areas, or even larger areas. Since the ink is water soluble, they blended out with water for amazing watercolor results every time. 21 pen colors!!!

The stamps I used (and many others) are designed by Sheena Douglass and will also be coming to HSN May 2nd.

How would you like to try making this card at home after you get these amazing new goodies in your hands?  Wellll....Crafter's Companion has you covered on that! I typed up instructions on how I created my card. You can find the FREE Project Sheet (and many others!) at: https://a.pgtb.me/6VNQLr

Get all the details about the HSN Show on May 2nd HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Oh Holy Night Edge'ables

It's almost time for our next 24hr Crafting Event on HSN with Crafter's Companion! Loads and loads of amazing goodies! Join us and watch Sara and Jen Tuesday Oct 3rd starting at 2am ET.

I wanted to share a super quick and easy design I made with some of the products that will be on the show. I created this card to showcase one of the fantastic Die'sire Edge'ables Christmas Only Words Dies - Oh Holy Night.

I die cut the top edge of a panel of Gold Luxury Cardstock.  Then I embossed the bottom portion of the panel with Sheena's Festive Embossing Folder - Wise Travelers.  Next I tied a Black Luxury Satin Edge Organza Ribbon, from the New Sara Davies Black & Gold Signature Collection, around the panel.

To assemble the card, I adhered a panel of Shimmering Cardstock - Black Pearl to a white notecard base, then mounted the gold panel on top with dimensional foam tape.  Addin a few crystal rhinestone embellishments completed the design.

Join us over at the Watch Party on Facebook for fun, prizes and inspiration HERE.
Get your Shopping List ready HERE.
Check out the Show Schedule HERE.

See you soon!

Crafter's Companion Die’sire Edge’ables Christmas Only Words - Oh Holy Night
Crafter's Companion Sheena Festive Embossing Folders - Wise Travelers
Crafter's Companion Sara Signature Collection Black & Gold Ribbon
Crafter's Companion Shimmering Cardstock - Black Pearl
Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock - Gold
Crafter's Companion Gemini
White Cardstock
Crystal Rhinestones
Liquid Adhesive
Dimensional Foam Tape

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Cherry Green Designs

Hey everyone!
Have you seen the new stamp sets that were released today over at Crafter's Companion USA? Oh my goodnes! The NEW Cherry Green Designs stamp sets are soooooo fun! I made a sample card using the Boot-iful set.

So whatcha think? Super fun I say! I colored the image with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils, Blending Solution and Paper Blending Stumps. Here's the pencil colors I used:
  • Boots - Mauve, Velvet, Blackberry, Smoke, Black, White 
  • Flowers - Mauve, Velvet, Blackberry, Lemon, Canary, Pumpkin
  • Leaves - Pistachio, Sage, Jade
  • Feather - Pistachio, Jade, Ivy, Emerald, Lemon, Canary, Pumpkin, Nectarine, 

Are you wondering how I got the boot so white on kraft cardstock? Well...all I did was stamp the image on white cardstock, fussy cut the shoe out and paper pieced it to the panel. I also cut out a few of the flowers and leaves to pop up for dimension. 

Check out all the NEW Cherry Green Designs sets HERE.
Check out our design team projects using these new stamps HERE.

Happy crafting!

Crafter's Companion USA - Cherry Green Designs - Boot-iful Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion USA - Die'sire Create-A-Card Collection - Toulouse Die
Crafter's Companion Kraft Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Premium Pencil Pad
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Crafter's Companion USA - Verity Rose 6" X 6' Luxury Paper Pad
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils - Primaries
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils - Essentials
Spectrum Noir Blending Solution
Spectrum Noir Paper Blending Stumps
Adhesive Tape
Black Ink
Distress Inks: Antique Ink, Gathered Twigs
Ink Blending Foam
Black Glitter Cardstock
Purple Cardstock
Orange Rhinestones
White Gel Pen
Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NEW Colorista Aqua from Crafter's Companion

Hey everyone! I wanted to get on here really quick before the big Crafter's Companion event over on HSN starts. Tonight at midnight! The event starts Wednesday August 16 from 12am  and goes for a full 24 hours! There's a TON of exciting new products from Crafter's Companion! I hope you plan on watching...and shopping of course.

Information about the show, schedule, products, sneak peeks, shopping list, and more on the Crafter's Companion website HERE.

 Also make sure to join us over at the Facebook Watch Party HERE.

Want loads of inspiration? Check out our Pinterest Boards HERE.

One of the most exciting parts of the HSN Craft Event is the "Today's Special"  We are OVER THE MOON excited for you to see the NEW Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua Collection! Here's a quick sample of what I watercolored with the new Colorista Aqua Pencils

These are pages from one of the new watercolouring pads that you'll get in the bundle.

I colored entirely with the NEW Colorista Aqua Watercolour Pencils. They come in the bundle as too!!!! SCORE!!!

 Ok friends. I gotta get off here and head over to the Crafter's Companion HSN Facebook Watch Party! I hope you join us!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

3D Embossing Folders

Hello friends,

Good news! The amazing Crafter's Companion 3D Embossing Folders are now available on their website. Go check 'em out HERE.

I used the Country Garden Folder on this card.

The levels of dimensional detail you get with these folders is crazy!

I masked off the an area I wanted to do some ink blending.  I made the area to be the perfect size for my die-cut sentiment. You can use any size and shape mask that you want. I used a range of yellow to red Distress Inks to create a bright and cheerful color blend. After I removed the masking paper, I blasted the entire panel with some Sheer Shimmer Spritz Spray. WOW! Then I mat the pane on gold Luxury Mirror Cardstock, popped up on the card base, added the die-cut sentiment, and finished with sequins.

These folders can emboss just about anything! Paper, leather, metal, felt, tin, aluminum...on and on and on. Seriously folks...these 3D Embossing Folders from Crafter's Companion are super cool! It takes only a couple minutes to make a greeting card that looks so professional.

Check out the Pinterest Gallery which is packed full of inspirational projects using the 3D Embossing Folders. Then...get busy creating!

Take care!

Crafter's Companion 3D Embossing Folder - Country Garden
Crafter's Companion Sara Glamour Collection - Happy Birthday Die
Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White CS
Distress Inks
Ink Blending Foam
Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz
Orange Cardstock
Liquid adhesive
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Mask Tape

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

3D Embossing Folders and Edge'ables

Today is the big 24 hour Craft Event on HSN. Sara Davies and Jennifer Tryon of Crafter's Companion are there with tons of great products, inspiration and demos. Hope you can catch them on the show today.

Here's a card I made using one of the fantastic 3D Embossing Folders along with a NEW Edge'ables Die.

I seriously LOVE how these dies and embossing folders turn a piece of cardstock into something so unique! I used green, red and silver Luxury Cardstock from Crafter's Companion. If I could buy a truck load of that paper I would! I just LOVE IT.

I even added some gilding paste to the embossed areas.  The picture below was taken at more of a straight on angle, so it doesn't show all the shine of the paper. But you can see the 3D embossing detail with the silver gilding wax on it.

Don't forget to check out all the Crafter's Companion and Spectrum Noir goodies that are available on the HSN website. If you missed seeing the live segment, you still can check out the products on their website.

Our Live Facebook Party will be going on the entire time during the event, so pop on over and join us there to chat.

Happy Shopping!

Die'sire Edge'ables - The Best of Luck Die
Luxury Cardstock - Green and Silver
Sara Signature Rustic Cottage Chic Butterflies Dies
3D Embossing Folder Country Garden
The Ultimate
Collall All Purpose Glue
Silver Gilding Wax
Rhinestone ribbon
Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Monday, July 10, 2017

Lattice Corner Dies

Hi everyone. We are counting down the hours to the big 24-hr HSN Craft Event with Crafter's Companion. I have another amazing Corner Die project to share with you. Also on this project I'm using the NEW Sara Davies Signature Glamour Collection. Beautiful crafty goodies indeed!

The corner die I used is the Lattice Corner Die Set. I love how it has the stitched looking accents around the edge. I die cut the 2 corners of a panel of Rose Pearl Shimmering Cardstock, then adhered to a card base.

I want to point out that the card base is a Square Side Step Card Base from the Create-A-Card Fancy Card Blanks Set. I used it completely different than what it was intended. I turned it portrait and backwards -- which made it into pop-up card! Check it out on the inside...

CRAZY COOL...right?!!! What a great way to stretch your supplies!

So back to the front of the card. I die-cut the lattice corner die on 4 corners of a white cardstock panel, then stamped the sentiment and layered on black pearl cardstock. This entire panel is adhered with dimensional foam adhesive on top of the card front, which I had wrapped a ribbon around and tied in a knot.

I made the pink ribbon rosebud  out of the Hot Pink Organza Ribbon from the Sara Glamour Collection.

 Then I stitched it to the black satin bow and adhere to the card.

The inside of the card is all decked out with more of the Glamour Collection dies and embossing folder. I know a few little girls who would love to get this card :)


Make sure to join us over on the Live Facebook Party during the HSN show! Many of the design team members will be on throughout the day to party along with everyone.

Here's the Shopping list and Show Schedule to download and print:

Crafter's Companion & Spectrum Noir Products on HSN July 11, 2017


Have a beautiful day!

Crafter's Companion Die'sire Classiques Corner Die - Lattice Corner
Crafter's Companion Create-A-Card Fancy Card Blanks - White 
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White CS
Crafter's Companion Shimmering Cardstock - Black Pearl & Rose Pearl
Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock - Silver
Spectrum Noir Bloom Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection - Glamour - Hot Pink Organza Ribbon
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection - Glamour - White Pearls
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection - Glamour - Venetian Mirror Die
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection - Glamour - Dressed to Impress Die
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection - Glamour - French Fan Die
Crafter's Companion Sara Davies Signature Collection - Glamour - Swirling Vines Embossing Folder
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Black Satin Ribbon
Black Ink
Adhesive Sheet

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Corner Dies

Today popping in quick to share a fun way to use the Crafter's Companion Die'sire Classiques Corner Dies.This is another one of the dies that will be available during the HSN Crafty Event July 11th. For this fun project I used the Doily Corner Die. 

This die worked perfectly to jazz up the top of this DIY box/bag. Then I diec-cut another piece from the Rose Pearl Shimmer cardstock to add to the front.. The bird is actually from the new Feathered Friends Create-A-Card die. I just cut it out of and layered on top of black cardstock.

I used the New Spectrum Noir Artliner Brush Marker to write "Love" and mat it on silver glitter luxury cardstock.

The Hot Pink ribbon is new from the Sara Davies Signature Collection called Glamour. It's amazing!

Dont' forget...
Tuesday July 11th is the big 24hr Craft Event on HSN. You will find these corner dies and more.

While you are waiting for the show date...

Crafter's Companion Die'sire Classiques Corner Die - Doily Corner
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Create-A-Card Dies - Feathered Friends (Cut out the bird and heart)
Crafter's Companion Stamp Set - Alpha Script Uppercase and Lowercase
Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock - Silver
Crafter's Companion Glamour Collection - Organza Ribbon - Hot Pink
Crafter's Companion Shimmering Cardstock - Pearl White, Rose Pearl and Black Pearl
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White CS
Spectrum Noir Artliner Pen
The Ultimate
Crafter's Companion Adhesive Tape
Collall Glue
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Black Ink