Saturday, February 17, 2018

Anything Goes OR Cards for Teens at Send a Smile 4 Kids!


It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This year, all challenges at SAS4Kids are Anything Goes 4 Kids! We will have an alternative theme that you can choose to follow, but are not required to. Create and link any card that is appropriate for a child and your card could be chosen as one of our top three cards and you could join us as a guest dt member on a future challenge.

The theme for this challenge is: Anything Goes 4 Kids OR Cards for Teens. On my card, I created a comfy plaid background using a Stamplorations Plaid Maker stencil and blue and black inks. Then I simply attached that to a navy cardbase and added a die cut perfect for a teen (or anyone) from Impression Obsession. I added a couple sequins to finish the CAS card.

I am entering this card in the Add a Die Cut challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Oh My Stars! Loving These Doodles Paper Playground Sequin Mixes!


I am very happy to share my second card as a guest Doodles Paper Playground Designer Diva for the month of February today. I received and was able to design with each of the five February releases of the sequin mixes from Doodles Paper Playground sold exclusively at White Rose Crafts LLC here. 

I love to make shaker cards with unique and fun sequin mixes and I chose the bright Rosey Gold Sparkle Blend mix to make this Oh My Stars card. Here is the description and a picture of this Sparkle Blend Rosey Gold mix:




"Rose Gold is back in fashion and we love how pairing it with different shades of pink really makes those rosey tones pop. We paired a gorgeous, blush gold cup sequin with metallic round magenta sequins & dimensional stars and a beautiful combination pastel pink heart & star confetti, pink flower Fimo slices, faceted crystals & two sizes of micro beads in different finishes."

I die cut Memory Box's Starry Lens Die out of a yellow cardfront and stamped the perfect sentiment from Lil' Inker's Shiny Happy Sentiment Stamp Set. I attached some sparkly pink stitched stars using a die set also from Lil' Inker. I used two layers of mounting tape to create a well after attaching some acetate to the back on the yellow piece, then dumped in the fun Rosey Gold sequin mix. On the inside, I stamped another fun sentiment from the Lil' Inker stamp set and added a star and a few sequins.


Here is another look at the card with the sequin mix all shook up:



**Great news! For all of you who would like the try the new Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend sequin mixes AND anything else that is sold at White Rose Crafts LLC in the month of February, the owner there is offering a 15% discount code off everything! The code is: EY4JVU Doodles Discount and it expires February 28th. I have already placed my order there so I know the store is full of great dies, stamps, stencils and sequin mixes, so click the link here and start saving!**

I am entering this card in the Add a Die Cut challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Friend's Valentine Card


I designed this Valentine's Day card for a dear friend using a sketch and color theme from our local monthly stamping club and am sharing today on my blog. I love this new Tutti Designs Fancy Hearted Cat die and I attached the diecut kitty with mounting tape on the diagonally cut pink pieces on a red card base. I also die cut Simon Says Stamp's Heart Sprinkle Trail and added a couple of the hearts that came out of the kitty. 


I continued the theme on the inside with another diagonal cut, more Sprinkle Trail hearts and a pretty floral friends die also from Tutti Designs.

I am entering this card in the Add a Die Cut challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day! Thanks for visiting and for helping me #spread the joy of creativity!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop - Two More Hot Camo Embossed Cards

Today I am sharing two more cards made with the Hot Camo or Metallic Camo Embossing Technique I shared in my latest video here as part of the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop. There are over 120 prizes to be won just by watching and commenting on the videos! You have until February 26th to complete the hop and Justine will choose the winners on each stop. On my video here, you can win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp or two Catherine Pooler inks just by leaving a comment!

As I show in the video, this embossing technique is easy to do and depending on what colors of embossing powders you choose, the look can be masculine or metallic or spring colors as I chose on yesterday's card. For all the details and links to the products, watch the video and see the description box just below the video.

There are so many stops in this hop it is not possible to list them all here, but you can start with mine and then hop to the end and then start again at Justine Hovey's video here. You do not have to comment on each video to win, but the more you comment and subscribe, the more chances you will have to win one of the more than 120 prizes! Thank you so much for watching, commenting, subscribing and hopping!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop - Hot Camo Embossing Technique


I am thrilled to be participating in a huge video hop organized by Justine Hovey on the Stamp Junkies Facebook group. We kept our videos short because there are many videos on the hop and even more prizes to be won! Take a look at all the sponsors:
There are over 120 prizes to be won just by watching and commenting on the videos! You have until February 26th to complete the hop and Justine will choose the winners on each stop. On my video here, you can win a $25 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp or two Catherine Pooler inks just by leaving a comment!

The theme of the blog hop is "My Favorite Technique" and I have chosen the Hot Camo technique I discovered using embossing powders in an unique way. I show how to do the technique in the video here and the result is the pretty bumpy textured look you see on the butterflies and the strip on the side of the inside. For this card I used favorite dies from Simon Says Stamp, Penny Black and Memory Box as well as embossing powders and glitter from Nuvo. All the links are in the description box at the video as well as a link to the next stop in the video hop. For a complete list of the video hop participants, visit here.

Our Save the Crafty YouTuber video hop was put together in order to help out the many crafters who are affected by the new YouTube rules that require a much higher number of minutes watched and subscribers in order to earn money. Some of the biggest names in the industry along with many crafty companies have come together to help those in need and to bring YOU, the audience, some amazing new tutorials from artists you may never have seen before. As a new YouTuber, I greatly appreciate the opportunity this blog hop provides and thank Justine Hovey and the many sponsors so much! 

You do not have to comment on each video to win, but the more you comment and subscribe, the more chances you will have to win one of the more than 120 prizes! Thank you so much for watching, commenting, subscribing and hopping!

Friday, February 9, 2018

NBUS Love or Valentine Card with my Gemini Jr.

I am experimenting with my new Gemini Jr. and detailed dies and embossing folders and am delighted with the results. I die cut this new detailed Love heart die from Sizzix/Cuttlebug out of red mirror card (from Tonic) and it cut beautifully the first time through. I embossed the 3D embossing folder from WeR Memory Keepers in the Gemini Jr and again, great results! I added some red pearls to some of the intersections of the embossed cardbase. I like to emboss the whole card so the inside has texture too: 


I am entering this in the Love challenges at Simon Says Stamp Monday and at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. Thanks for visiting and for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Minions and Cupcakes All Shook Up for Doodles Paper Playground!


I am very happy to share that I have been chosen as a guest Doodles Paper Playground Designer Diva for the month of February! I received and was able to design with each of the five February releases of the sequin mixes from Doodles Paper Playground sold exclusively at White Rose Crafts LLC here. 

I love to make shaker cards with unique and fun sequin mixes and I chose the bright Crown Jewels mix to make this Minion Cupcake Shaker card. Here is the description and a picture of this Sparkle Blend Crown Jewels mix:
"Jewel tones have been on trend for awhile, and this year is no different. This bold combination of ultraviolet, teal, ruby red, hunter green, coppery orange & gold is sure to fit the bill with its variety of bright metallic cup sequins, assorted sized star confetti, sparkly faceted crystals & prismatic giant glitter in both hexagon and diamond shapes. You can’t go wrong with this striking blend."

To make my minion cupcake shaker card I first cut the cupcake opening with dies from Karen Burniston's Cupcake Pop-Up Die Set. I attached acetate behind the cupcake window and stamped the fun cupcake sentiment using a new stamp from So Suzy Stamps. I stamped confetti from a new Gina K Designs/Therm O Web stamp set called Time to Celebrate. Stuart (the minion) with Cupcake is also from So Suzy Stamps and I stamped and paper pieced him before attaching him with mounting tape to raise. I picked out some of the colorful stars in the Crown Jewels mix to attach to the cardfront. 

I attached 2 layers of mounting tape around the cupcake opening and dumped some of the colorful Crown Jewels Sparkle Blend mix into the well before sealing it up with a piece of white cardstock. Then I layered the shaker piece onto a blue cardfront. Here is a look at the card "all shook up" and the inside of the card with another fun sentiment from So Suzy Stamps:



**Great news! For all of you who would like the try the new Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blend sequin mixes AND anything else that is sold at White Rose Crafts LLC in the month of February, the owner there is offering a 15% discount code off everything! The code is: EY4JVU Doodles Discount and it expires February 28th. I know I am going shopping soon as the store is full of great dies, stamps, stencils and sequin mixes, so click the link here and start saving!**

I am entering this card in the sequins challenge at Double D Challenges and the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land (used Karen Burniston dies).