Friday, October 31, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps November Blog Hop!

Hi!  Today we are hopping along with The Alley Way Stamps for the New Release.  You have a chance to win all three sets that are coming out this month!!

If YOU want to be that lucky winner, all you have to do is head on over to the blog and follow the instructions there!

You can pick and choose which ones you want to do, but the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

You have until Tonight at 9:00PM TAWS time to leave them!

This beautiful  mini set, Winter's Butterflies, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of Novemberl!!! 
It will automatically be added to your order, so shop away!

For my projects, I used the new Tea Par-Tea! I think this set is so fun and versatile! I can create everything from a soft feel to something more bold and graphic! This is just so much fun and I've already created a ton with it!

Now get ready to be inspired - GO HOP!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Pencils: Spectrum Noir
Paper/Die: Lawn Fawn
Ink: Memento

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crafter's Companion Star Card

Hi! I wanted to share a card I made for HSN a few weeks back when Crafter's Companion was featured on it!

I used the Angel Wings and Fancy Things Embossing Board along with Sentimentals: Mistletoe Kisses and
Sheena's As Seen on Screen 2: Bah Humbug stamp sets.  The embossing boards are so simple to use! You just emboss and cut! That's it!!!

To create the background, I used Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint.

I colored in the "Jolly" with Spectrum Noir Marker DG2 and to finish everything off, I used some Cranberry Stickles Glitter Glue.

All supplies available on the Crafter's Companion Website unless otherwise noted.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps Sneak Peek: Line Upon Line

Today I have a sneak peek of the awesome Line Upon Line set! I used embossing powder and Distress Inks as watercolors to create that background.  And the tea set is from another set coming out in November, too! :)

Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Embossing Powder: ZING

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sheena Douglass Stencils and Mixed Media Tutorial

I love stencils.  And I love Crafter's Companion.  Want to know what's great? Crafter's Companion is going to start carrying stencils! Yep! Talk about making my day!!!!

I was lucky enough to get my hands on some new Sheena Douglass stencils! I used The Big Apple for this project.  I paired it up with a stamp set called Stamp It Australia: Around the World that has the Statue of Liberty included in the set.  Things that coordinate together make me SO happy!

First thing's first: adhere your stencil and card base down.  You will not be happy camper if that stencil moves while you are applying paste or ink!

I decided to tint my Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste, so I scribbled some IG7 (Spectrum Noir Marker) down onto my non-stick craft mat.

Then, using a palette knife, I mixed paste into the color.

I added the grey paste onto the stencil.  Then I also added a little white, too, to create an ombre effect.

After I peeled my stencil away (and I washed it immediately!), I placed my Dreamweaver Cross Stitch stencil down on top of the wet paste.  This may seem scary, but I placed it down and pressed gently, so nothing would be ruined.

Cool, huh? I truly love the different patterns and colors here, even without coloring in the image!

I wasn't done yet.  I decided to add some embossing powder onto the wet paste!

I dried it all with a heat gun.  You can also let it air dry.  The heat gun makes the powder bubble a little bit, but I wanted that to happen.  Then I finally colored in the image using Spectrum Noir Markers IG7, LG3, LG4, IG4.

Once everything was dry, I pulled out my Distress Inks and added more color in (Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Mustard Seed).

This is the fun part about mixed media projects: you don't have to stop! Hee hee hee! I added in some Desert Sand Fireworks AND some Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz spray!

I heat embossed a fun sentiment from Sentimentals: Love Is All You Need and cut it into a banner before placing on the card.

The final piece is a work of art! It shimmers and shines and there are so many interesting layers to look at!

Thanks for stopping by today!

All supplies linked above and available in the Crafter's Companion Store unless otherwise noted.

Patterned Paper: Simple Stories
Cardstock: Recollections
Embossing Powder: ZING

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Monday, October 27, 2014


I wanted to share a fun Christmas Card I made using All Wrapped UP! I colored in that cute bird and placed him on top of a doily! The sentiment is from Jolly Holiday. So fun!

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