Showing posts from 2018

Kylies Training Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in an international blog hop with several other Stampin' Up! demonstrators around the world. Fellow demonstrator Kylie Bertucci and her amazing husband Bruno offer this training group to help us demonstrators become the best they can and achieve their goals. I am learning so much! For this hop I wanted to use the new to me stamp set First Frost and matching dies. Here is my card...

     I wanted to keep the colors mostly light with a few touches of Blackberry Bliss for contrast. I also wanted to make sure the card had some sparkle too. I heat embossed the background with the background stamp Sheet Music and Whisper White powder.

     I also used a piece of the beautiful, shimmery Frosted Floral Specialty DSP (Designer Series Paper). Boy does this paper shine!!! All the prints are just amazing and will definitely be using some more. I also added some Silver Metallic Thread for a little something extra.

     I kept …

Happiness Surrounds Marbleizing Ink Technique Card

Hello everyone! Have a good weekend? Here in the USA it is holiday, Veteran's Day, so that means a 3 day weekend for a lot of people. The other day my team leader challenged me to try this really cool technique and after I did it I wanted to share with all of you what I had made, because I think it came out so beautiful and it is always fun to make your own background. Here is my card.....
     My team leader did this technique with Stampin' Up!'s Glossy paper, but I wanted to see if I could use the Whisper White cardstock and it worked!. You just use a cotton ball, rubbing alcohol, a re-inker in your choice of color and one of the Shimmer paints.

     You start by putting some rubbing alcohol on your cotton ball, then drop 3-4 drops of the re-inker on top. Then placed 2 drops of the Gold Shimmer paint on as well. Now take your cotton ball and dab onto your Whisper White cardstock until you achieve your desired look.

     I decided to use the 2018-2020 In Color emboss…

Non Water Watercoloring Card Using Spirited Snowmen & Facebook Live

Hello crafters! It is Fri-YAY!!! Yesterday I had a really fun Facebook live over on my Facebook page. I talked and showed how you can make a really cool watercolored background without using any water. As everyone knows water and paper don't mix which is why in the creative world there is something called Gesso. It is used to seal paper so that water doesn't get absorbed into it and ruin it, but Stampin' Up! doesn't sell this so I was trying to find an alternative and I did!!! Here is the card I showed...

     This technique was created out of need...I needed a way to do a watercoloring on a piece of 12x12 Whisper White cardstock for a scrapbook page for a design team project next week. I thought if I can't use gesso then what do I use to to keep the paper from being destroyed by the water and I thought, "What about rubbing alcohol?"

     In the crafting, mostly scrapbooking, world there is a technique called the Packaging technique that uses ink, wa…

Snow Is Glistening Embossed and Watercolored Card

Hello everyone! How is your week going so far? Sorry I didn't have a post Tuesday, but it was my husband's and mine 18th anniversary and I was enjoying the day with him. In fact today is my parents's golden 50th anniversary! WOW! I'm making them a special card that I will be sending out today or tomorrow. Talking about cards here is the card I made for today for you using the new limited time Snow Is Glistening stamp set.

     I love the look of purple and gold and this card is no exception. I first watercolored the background of the tree with Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. Then I heat embossed the gold tree on top and cut the whole thing out.

   I then stamped the background of watercolor paper and then spritzed it with water to cause the ink to run a bit. I heat embossed several of the small snowflakes around the paper. I matted this paper onto a piece of the Gold Glimmer paper.

     I stamped my sentiment by only stamping a part of the stamp that I wanted…

Facebook Live and Happiness Surrounds Congrats Card

Hi all you crafty people! It's Monday...again. How are you doing? In my Facebook live last Friday I mentioned that I fell down my stairs earlier in the week and I think my back has finally decided it's hurt so I think I am going to take it very easy these next few days. I had a great time making my card during my live. Here it is...

     I saw this card idea when Stampin' Up! first released the showcase to us demonstrators and I fell in love with the design so I decided to make it for myself but change a few things up. I used Coastal Cabana instead of Pool Party like they used in the background.

     I also stamped the flowers a little different. In the original they turned the stamp after stamping the first time and stamped again making somewhat of a gingham pattern. I also used the Leaf punch and Painted Harvest stamp set.

     I placed the sentiment down in the lower corner instead of across the flowers. I really wanted to see the beautiful flowers better and not hav…

Snowflake Showcase Promotion plus Card

Hello everyone! The weekend is almost here and the Holidays seem to be coming in like a freight train. I can't believe it is already November. But that also means that the Snowflake Showcase is now live for you, my customers!!! This showcase is just amazing and I have been having so much fun creating with it. Here is another card I made with it...

     I love watercoloring on my backgrounds and this one is only 2 colors...Lemon Lime Twist and Coastal Cabana. They blended so beautifully in the middle. The die cut snowflakes were first stamped in color then I stamped on top with Versamark so I could heat emboss with the clear embossing powder mixed with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter so it gives them some sparkle.

     I heat embossed the tree in silver on top of my watercoloring. I loved the look of the colors coming through the silver tree. I also heat embossed the white star/snowflake on top of the tree.

     I wanted to stamp my sentiment onto a banner but I wanted something und…

GDP #162-Sketch Challenge: Snowflake Showcase Card

Hello everyone! Are you ready for Halloween tomorrow? Have you picked out your costume yet? I'm not sure what I am doing yet, but have purchased the bowl full of candy for the kids coming to the door tomorrow night. This week GDP is having a sketch challenge that I wanted to try out with the new Snowflake Showcase.

Here is the sketch.....      I had been thinking about doing a night scene with the snowflakes and remembered about this piece of paper from the Twinkle Twinkle DSP (Designer Series Paper) and knew it was what I wanted. I put a piece of Silver Foil paper behind to give more shine.

     I did the snowflakes in both the Sparkle Glimmer paper and in the Vellum paper to give more texture. I also put some of the Twinkle Sequins and the Basic Rhinestones to add a bit more sparkle and shine. I really wanted to look like snowflakes falling on a night sky.

     On the inside I just used one of the sentiments and stamped some snowflakes around the edges too. Thanks so much f…

Spooky Sweet Halloween Bat Card

Hi everyone. How was your weekend? I didn't do too much, but clean up my craft room a bit. I'm also trying to get all the old photos on my computer off and on to DVDs for safe storage. All the photos are starting to take up too much space on my hard drive. On to my card. Today I have a cute Halloween card using the stamp set Spooky Sweet and the coordinating punches. Here is the card...
     A bat of a different color! Bats don't have to be black do they??? Not around Halloween, lol. I did, however, use typical Halloween colors. I loved how the colors of the bats contrast with the white background that I also used an embossing folder on.

     I also heat embossed the small banner under the moon to provide some shiny black clouds as kind of an opposite to a black sky with white clouds. I used a piece of the sparkly Black Organdy ribbon as another accent. I put some of the Basic Rhinestones and the Twinkle sequins around on the card to as to represent the night sky.


Halloween Sour Cream Treat Containers-Facebook Live

Hey everyone! Are you ready for the weekend? Any big plans? Not here, just going to work on some crafty things. My husband and I may go to a ghost tour of an old inn up in the Painted Desert, but unsure yet. Did you catch my Facebook Live yesterday? I made this really cute Halloween treat sour cream container. If you did miss it I have included it below. Here they are.....

      These are so easy and quick to make. What took the longest was just the coloring of all the animals, but you don't need to be that detailed. The containers are 4"x 5" in size. This seemed to be the perfect size for me.
     As I said in the video, I would only put food that is in a protective wrapper, and if you are giving these to small children I would only use tape to close them as staples may harm them. Also, if giving to small children I wouldn't put the Spider Trinket on as this could pose a choking hazard. The container would look just as cute with just the ribbon because it is so…