Therm-O-Web Mixed Media sheets earrings.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hello friends. I am excited to share a fun project I created for Therm-O-Web for a trade show they exhibited at recently.

Therm-O-Web is releasing some really cool mixed media sheets that you can alter with a variety of mediums. I decided to try cutting mine in the Cricut. Due to the fabric I was worried that it might not cut cleanly so I decided to paint them first with Gesso from Faber Castel. I was so pleased with the result.

Here's a look at my process.


The die cut feathers from Cricut's Design Space.



I painted them with the new iCraft Mixed Media Adhesive.



Then I used the new watercolor foil to foil them, Then I added the silver findings.



Here's the finished set.

Thanks for stopping by today.

{S}

Summer & Fall Embossing folders

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hello friends, Today I am sharing a few cards I created with Anna Griffin's Summer and Fall Embossing folders.

 I love the shells embossing folder. It's so fun to add ink to this one.

The feathers were my favorite because they are so trendy right now. I cut the feathers in vellum and layered them over the embossing folder.


Have a creative day!

{S}

Summer and Fall Stamps and Seasonal Inks

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hello Friends. Today I am sharing some of my cards created with Anna's Seasonal inks and Stamps.


I love stamping in the same color ink as my cardstock and creating my own patterned paper. This technique is easy to create, it just takes a little time and patience.


A little glitter paper goes a long way. It helps these stamped images stand out.



This was my favorite card because the navy ink really pops!



Here's some Seasonal Inks projects






Have a creative day!

{S}

Seasonal Layers and Dies

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Hello friends. Today I am sharing some cards created with Anna's Seasonal Card Layers and Dies.
Pairing these products makes card making quick and easy. You can transform paper into beautiful accents for your cards.






Double layer your dies with complimenting colors to create fun looks for your cards.
My steps to a quick card are:
Choose a base
Add a complimenting layer cut at 4x6 with foam adhesive to create depth
add a banner strip and die cut sentiment
add some die cut flowers using foam adhesive for depth
finish with Anna's classic bows.
Voila!



I hope you get a chance to create today!
Thanks for stopping by.

{S}

Charlotte Paper collection

Monday, July 18, 2016

Hello friends. I can't believe I haven't posted in over a month. I must admit I was pretty busy in May and June with a move and getting ready for Anna's 24 hour craft event on HSN. 

Today I am sharing some of my cards that were created with Anna's Charlotte paper collection.




Someone recently emailed me asking my recipe for the perfect card. I say the more layers the better! There are 5 on this card.

Nothing says Anna more than gold glitter paper. 



I love this newest collection from Anna Griffin. The colors and patterns and so lush and beautiful.
I'll be sharing more creations all this week.

Thank you for stopping by!

{S}

MFT's Camp Create Day 2

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It's Day 2 of 


if you're just joining me, check out this week's line up from My Favorite Things.

To earn today's Sensational Sliders badge I created this card.


Supplies: Penguins in Paradise and Polynesian paradise stamps.

I've never made a slider card before. It was super fun and not as hard as I thought.

Ok, I'm grabbin my next badge and looking forward to tomorrow's challenge.


Woohoo a Summer Camp for Card Makers!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hello friends. I'm excited that My Favorite Things is hosting 


 I needed a little kick in the pants after my recent move. I'm looking forward to the fun challenges they have lined up this week and the chance to win a prize! Here's the line up.


To earn today's badge I created this card.


Supplies: Funky Flowers Stamp and Dies, Thanks & Hello die from the Flashy Florals card kit.

Ok, I'm grabbin my badge and looking forward to tomorrow's challenge.


Anna Griffin's Beautiful Trimmings Embossing folders & dies

Hello friends. I'm a bit behind sharing some projects I created for Anna Griffin's last HSN show that aired in May.

So here we go.

Here are some cards I created using Anna's Beautiful Trimmings Embossing folders and cutting dies. 





Designer tip: Layer your cardstock with glitter paper. It creates a stunning layered look!





Designer tip: Layer the same die with coordinating cardstocks. Adhere the layers using double sided tape and then cut them to desired size using your paper trimmer.




Designer tip: Use Anna's foiled cardstock and layer the dies so that the card almost looks like a dress. Can you spot the waistline?




More layering and a fancy bow. I love using organza ribbon because it makes beautiful bows.




Designer tip: Cut white core cardstock with the dies and sand the design to bring out the core.


That's it for today. Look for this set to come back to HSN for Anna's July 6th show!

Have a creative day!

{S}

Thanks

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hello friends. I hope you had a great holiday weekend. I was pretty busy with upcoming projects but managed to complete this week's My Favorite Things sketch challenge.

 Here's this week's fun sketch.



Here's what I created with this week's inspiration.



I used the Arrow Ends background builder to create my take on the sketch and then added the Twice the Thanks stamp and die set.

If you like creating cards for challenges, check out the My Favorite Things Challenge blog for weekly sketch challenges as well as bi-weekly color challenges.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a creative day.

{S}

Deco Foiling with Taylored Expressions

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hello! Today sharing some cards I created using Deco Foil™ and the Deco Foil™ Adhesive Pen along with stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions.

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Therm-O-Web Supplies: DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • GOLD DECO FOIL™ ADHESIVE PEN .34FLOZ MEMORY TAPE RUNNER XL™ ICRAFT EASY CUT ADHESIVE™ SHEETS • LG 3D WHITE FOAM SQUARES • COMBO PACK   

Other Supplies: Fabriano Water Color Paper Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade Misc. Twine


 I love creating cards with watercolor paper and then using Distress Inks to create my own design. First, emboss the cardstock with a fun background die, then use the Distress ink (Spiced Marmalade) along with a watercolor pen to create your background, spraying water with a mini mister on your cardstock so the ink will move. I find if I stamp the ink in an acrylic block and pick up the color with the water color pen I get the best results. Once I dried the base then I stamped the image from Taylored Expressions Free Spirit set and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

  Step 1

Once we created the base, die cut a smaller piece of water color paper using the Fine Feathers die from Taylored Expressions. Use the DECO FOIL™ ADHESIVE PEN to color the tips of the feathers and let dry for a few minutes. Then apply the DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • GOLD over the feathers to transfer.

  step 2

Finish by using the 3D WHITE FOAM SQUARES • COMBO PACK to adhere the feathers to the front of the card and add a bow made from twine.

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Here's another card I created using the same watercoloring technique without embossing the cardstock. For this card the background is the variety of feathers from the Taylored Expressions Fine Feathers die. I cut them using the ICRAFT EASY CUT ADHESIVE™ SHEETS • LG. 

Then I peeled off the back and arranged them on the card after I stamped and embossed my sentiment. Then I used the DECO FOIL™ TRANSFER SHEETS • Gold to  make them pop off the card.

 Thanks to Taylored Expressions for providing these sets to create with.

Have a creative day! 

{S}

Unity Thursday.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hello Unity friends. I am so glad to be back in the mix again after our move. I'm still adjusting my having my crafting space in our dining room. I think it may take me awhile to get back into my groove since I tend to do my best work in creative chaos.

So here's what's happening at Unity this week...there are lots of new releases. Here's the ones that I created with for today's hop!





Jar of Hope Kit. Created by Angie Blom.



See the Light Kit. Created by Angie Blom.



First up is See the Light



Next is a card I made using Jarof Hope




We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.







— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —


Summer Backyard Decor

Friday, May 13, 2016

Summer's coming and that means lots of outdoor BBQ'ing. Welcome your guests with this easy to create, outdoor summer decor WELCOME banner using iCraft® Deco Foil™.

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  Project Instructions:


1

I like to use my Cricut Explore to cut quick letters and shapes so I browsed the Design Studio and found the Carousal font and a fun flower die cut to decorate my banner with. The Deco Foil™ PeelnStick Toner sheets are easy to adhere to the Cricut mat and cuts great using the cardstock setting.


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Next I ran the letters thru the laminator using the iCraft® Deco Foil™ Silver Star. The Deco Foil PeelnStick toner sheet made it easy to adhere the letters to the doilies.

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Next I layered to doilies onto the Burlap banner using iCraft 3D Foam Squares. I love using these because they stick to everything. Next I cut the leaves for the flowers and ran them thru the laminator using iCraft® Deco Foil™ Spring Green.

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Finish off the banner by stringing the finished burlap banners with twine and adding the flowers using the iCraft 3D Foam Squares.

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I love how easy this banner came together. 

   
  Thanks for stopping by today.

May all your summer parties be festive and fun!

Have a creative day!

{S}
 
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