Sunday, January 17, 2016

You're a Gem - BRI Guest Designer

Hello Everyone!!!  

Its been a super long time since I've had a chance to create anything and post but I'm back, hopefully in full swing.  I hope everyone has had a great start to the New Year and I'll soon fill you all in on what has been keeping me from crafting recently (in a video possibly).  


Today, I'm being featured as a Guest Designer over on the BRI Blog (BRI is short for Butterfly Reflections, Ink).   I've worked with Vanessa, the owner of BRI, for quite some time and to say I adore her would be an understatement.  She is absolutely AWESOME and her shop is the perfect place to pick up anything crafty you may need.  And the shipping....beats them all!!!  So if you haven't had a chance to check out her store, you can do so by clicking HERE.   


Since I've been away from the crafting 'game' for so long, I decided to go with something simple.  Just getting back into crafting, simple is a good place to start.  And then the juices start flowing and more ideas keep coming to you.  Hopefully, thats what happens in my case :) 

I started out with a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper and used my Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Dies (Small and Large) to cut out my watercolor paper and emboss a smaller rectangle in the center. 



Next, I moved onto my stamping and watercoloring.  I did some masking while I stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle "Many Thanks" stamp set.  Using the My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Licorice ink,  I inked up "You're a" and then used some Versamark Ink to stamp the diamond and heat embossed it with some Ranger Fine Detailed White Embossing Powder.  All of the stamping was done by the newest tool in my crafting area..... THE MISTI!  And you'll be happy to know that you can now Pre-Order your very own Mini Misti Tool in the BRI Store.  Just click HERE and it will take you right to the pre-order. 

Once the embossing powder had cooled a little, I moved onto coloring in my diamond image.  I wanted it to have a watercolor look, so I reached for my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers in #26 Light Pink.  I simply applied a little bit of the marker in the areas where I wanted it to appear darker and used my Water Brush to spread out the color and fill in all of the areas. 


To add a little interested to the card base today, I decided to do some watermark stamping using my Versamark Ink and the My Favorite Things Typewriter Background Stamp.  I could have used a teal colored ink to do the stamping but I didn't have anything that matched quite right, so I went with the trusty Versamark. 

Lastly, I added some foam adhesive to the back of my watercolor card stock to give it little dimension on the card base.  And we can't have a card without a little sparkle...clearly! So I pulled out some of my BRI It's in the bag Sequins in the colors, Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend (in all sizes),  Not to Burst Your Bubble,  and Aqua-holics Anonymous and attached them with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive.  Last little touch was using my Wink of Stella Brush Tip Marker in Clear over top of the diamond and the sentiment. 

That completes my card for today.  Hope you guys enjoyed the clean and simple look of the card.  And I look forward to creating more projects very soon, hopefully with some videos to accompany them! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BRI Guest Designer - MFT Flamingo Sunshine Card

Hello Everyone!  It has been several months since I have posted anything here or on my Youtube channel.  I have been working on special projects for the BRI Store, as well as helping some family with party invitations and I just recently had my daughters 3rd birthday party.  Her party was Dalmatian themed and since I couldn't find anything that I really liked (Decor wise) I took it upon myself to spend 2-3 weeks DIYing it all.  I have recorded several video's in the process so I will be sure to have those posted soon showing you how I created a long of the party's decor.

Back on track....today I'm a guest designer over at the BRI Blog.  You can see my project that I created there and watch the video of how I created the card!  Here is a sneak peek of it below.  I hope to be back here soon, and more regularly in the upcoming weeks!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Birthday Balloon Card

Hey Everyone!  Its been quite some time since I have posted on here.  Life has been quite crazy and chaotic, so I haven't had much time to craft, create, or blog.  I'm still trying to figure out how to make time for myself as a mom, wife, daughter, to recharge my own batteries :)

Anyways, quite some time ago Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn had a combined flickr challenge and I decided to join in on the fun.  The challenge was to use only SSS and LF exclusive products and you had to include kraft!  The kraft part was easy for me as I generally use kraft on 98% of my cards!  But below is the card that I came up with.  I was very happy with how it turned out until i just recently noticed that my balloons are not in rainbow order as I had intended! D-oh! Oh well, you win some and you lose some.

Hope you guys enjoy the card and video I've created!






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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

One Hit Wonder Card (OHWC) - MFT Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone!!

Hope that the start to your new year has been going fantastic!  This is my first post for the new year!  The beginning of this month was a bit crazy with new years, birthdays and such but I'm happy to be back to creating and recording!

Unfortunately, I had some technology issues and was not able to post this card with video before the MFT Sketch Challenge before the deadline.  BUT I just love how this card turned out so I still wanted to post it for you guys (just ignore the intro as it was recorded before the deadline).  I'm also calling this a "One Hit Wonder Card" or OHWC for short.  Its where I'm only using 1 stamp set to create the whole card.  I'm excited about this and want to push myself to create more OHWC's to really maximize the use of my stamp sets.

Onto the card I created and a video showing you how I created it.  Also, you can find a list of supplies used on this card at the end of this post.

I'll see you guys back here soon!








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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Holiday Series 2014 - Day #11

I'm Baaaaack!  First let me apologize.  When starting the Holiday Series, I had aspirations of getting 12 videos done of Holiday related projects before Christmas arrived.  I managed to get 11 videos/projects done, however, the craziness of the holiday season got the best of me and I was not able to upload and post the 11th video in time.  Although I did not reach my ultimate goal of 12, I am quite proud of myself for completing 11 days worth of projects for my first year of seriously focusing on Holiday projects.

For today, I have 3 gift tags for you guys jammed into 1 video.  I apologize in advance for the lengthy video but it was necessary to show you everything done for all 3 tags.  For next christmas, I would like to create a large amount of tags and make them into gifts for family friends to use on the presents for others! Everyone loves homemade gifts!

I didn't quite notice until I was doing the voice over for this video that these tags contain ONLY Lawn Fawn Products!  Just goes to show you my LOVE for this company's work; their stamps and dies are just amazing!

Enough chitter chatter from me.  As usual, you can find photos of the tags created and a video showing you how I created these tags!








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