Saturday, October 18, 2014

Crafter's Companion October Challenge

Have you played along in the October Crafter's Companion Challenge yet? The theme is buttons and bows!

I used the Sentimentals: Imagine set along with some Memento Fireworks Dandelion spray.  I don't normally use very many buttons OR bows, so I was really glad I did this challenge to push me out of my comfort zone.

You can find the link HERE to enter!

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

Ribbon: American Crafts
Buttons: Unknown

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Friday, October 17, 2014

BE Inspired Challenge #58

It's time for another Be Inspired Challenge!

I think the inspiration picture is one of my favorites! I love the fall and Halloween! I used Funky Feet and Ghoulfriend to create this tag!

I colored everything in with Spectrum Noir markers, added some 3D Crystal Lacquer and a little airbrushed marker to finish everything off.

I hope you'll play along with us!!!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sheena's A Little Bit Magical Stencils

Hi! I am really excited to share some news today! Crafter's Companion is releasing stencils!! I was lucky enough to work with a new stencil by Sheena Douglass called Paris Springtime.

I pulled out the Dreamweaver embossing paste and got to work! I ALWAYS adhere my card base and stencil down using repositionable tape or washi tape.  The worst possible thing that can happen is to have the stencil move while you are putting the paste down.

I used a palette knife to put the paste onto the card base.  Make sure you wash off the stencil and knife as soon as you are done - that paste dries quickly!!!

I decided to add some spritzes of Fireworks: Summer Sky spray.  I love adding sprays and inks to embossing paste!

Then... I had to wait and let it dry.  It was agonizing.  Just kidding - I used a heat gun to speed up the process.  Did you really think I could wait?!?!

Next, I colored in the moon from Sheena's A Little Bit Magical: City in the Clouds set with my Spectrum Noir Markers (IG2, IG3, IG4).  The moon looks so realistic!!

To make the white background less harsh (and to make the embossed area stand out), I added some Vintage Photo Distress ink to the background.  It softens up the card and gives it a more worn feeling.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and is from Sentimentals: Imagine.

Then, I grabbed another Fireworks Spray (Desert Sand) and opened it up.  I just flicked the bottom part onto the card base to get splatters!

Once I adhered everything down, I added some Crystal Stickles to the moon.  Not only does it give an extra pop, but I just couldn't resist adding a little bit of glitter to brighten the card up!

 Thanks for stopping by today!

All supplies linked above and available on the Crafter's Companion website unless otherwise noted.

Black Cardstock: Recollections

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lava Your Smile!


How cute is the Lava You set from The Alley Way Stamps? It's free this month with a $40 purchase! I paired it up with Prehistoric to create this card.

And, of course, the lava is glittery - you can't have lava on a card without some glimmery goodness!

I'm entering this into the One Stitch At A Time challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Moonbeam Meadow Release!!!

Today I'm sharing a sweet creation I made using the brand spankin' new Moonbeam Meadow Collection from Crafter's Companion.

I'm not kidding when I say this collection is one of my favorites.  Period.  Every single image is incredibly cute.  There are Christmas and Everyday images available in this collection, too! Yay!

For this card, I used the Just a Note set and colored it in using Spectrum Noir Markers and Blendable pencils. They both work really well together.

Spectrum Noir Markers (outline): BT1, BT2, Blender
Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils: 094, 089, 088, 090, 085, 045, 046, 013, 042, 061, 062, 113

The background paper is from the Sweet Treats Papercrafting CD ROM.  I also distressed the edges and inked them up with Vintage Photo and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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

Twine: American Crafts
Cardstock Base: 80# Cougar Cover

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

All Wrapped UP!

Happy Saturday! I'm enjoying the weekend AND this adorable set from The Alley Way stamps called All Wrapped UP! Even though this set is technically a holiday set, you can use it any time of year, as I've shown below! I love it when my TAWS sets are versatile! :)

That background looks pretty advanced, but I created it with a Memory Box stencil and Peacock Feather Distress ink.  Easy peasy! And the birds were all colored in using Spectrum Noir markers.  Fun, huh?

I'm entering this card into the ABC Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend!

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers)
Markers: Spectrum Noir

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Crafter's Companion Mini Milk Carton Tutorial

Hi! I wanted to share another project I created for the HSN show featuring the Ultimate Tool by Crafter's Companion.  I made a sweet little mini milk carton.

It was actually pretty darn easy to make, too.  I used some papers from the Sweet Treats CD Rom (I printed them out - it took under 3 minutes) and placed them on the Sweet Treats embossing board.  I simply scored the lines and then cut the box out.  The Ultimate Tool comes with a scoring tool and a knife.

I did this with two different patterned papers.  I then cut the bottom off of the pink and the top off of the green to create a top and a bottom.  I also cut small slits at the bottom of the pink, so the top would slide onto the bottom part.

Tip: Use a SUPER strong glue like Collal Tacky Glue for boxes and other projects like this.  Even if the box will be holding something light weight, you don't want it falling apart on the recipient (especially when there is a top and bottom being put on and taken off a few times!)!!!

Then I die cut a doily from the Die'Sire Chantilly Lace Die set and fussy cut a tag out from that Sweet Treats CD Rom.  I adhered them together.  I also added a little Shimmer Sparkle Spray to give the box a little extra somethin'-somethin'!

I simply adhered the sweet tag, a little ribbon and some twine using Collal Tacky Glue.... And I made sure that peppermint looked shiny by adding some 3D Crystal Lacquer.  That stuff is awesome - it can be used as glue or to make things extra shiny.  Love it!

And a bow was added... Did I mention that the Ultimate Tool has a bow maker, too?!?!? Yep! For people like me that have serious issues tying bows, it is a life saver.

And here is the completed top! It just slides onto the green bottom.  I love it because the top comes off, just in case you want to fill the box with something fun!

Now, you can also clip or tie the top of the milk carton together if you don't want to pull apart the box.  But even if you decide to create this way, it goes really fast! The Ultimate Tool has everything you need, right there.

Here's the finished piece again:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll give this a try!

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

Ribbon: American Crafts
Twine: Lawn Fawn

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