Sunday, September 24, 2017

MarkerPOP Challenge Fall Style

Hello, hello!  I would say Happy Fall, but here in Ohio we have been sweltering in this 90 degrees weather, hehehe!  But I'm going fall here on the blog for the newest MarkerPOP Challenge, based on this inspirational photo...

And here is what I've created with my favorite leaf die set by Lawn Fawn...

I love the look of inlaid die cutting, so that's exactly what I did!  My sentiment is a favorite older set by Altenew and I used gold embossing with a  strip of vellum behind it.

Make sure you head over to the MarkerPOP Blog for more details and to find out what the prize is.  Plus there is a giveaway and a BIG challenge with some amazing prizes.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Think Simple with MarkerPOP

Hi!  I'm up today on the MarkerPOP Blog sharing why you should keep it simple this year with your Holiday cards, and three quick cards for examples...

And check out the awesome giveaway and new contest being held by MarkerPOP!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Crafters Companion HSN Oct. 3rd!!!

Hello!  I have some exciting news to share!!!  If you haven't heard already Crafters Companion will be back on HSN on October 3rd!!! YAY!!!!  And there are loads of fabulous new goodies that you will finally be able to get your hands on!  Today I'm popping in to share a really unique concept for card making called Collage-A-Card.  I am specifically sharing a project from the For Her set today.  When I first saw the kit, I wasn't exactly sure what to make of it, but the minute I started working on this beauty I was hooked!

These cards come together really quickly and you can dress them up, mix and match, really just do whatever you want to make them unique and personalized!  So many times cards get set off to the side or laid down somewhere, but not anymore!  These cards are meant to be on display and are sure to make a statement when given.

You will find more inspiration, fun and giveaways by joining our Facebook group.  You will also find updates on the Crafters Companion website.  Keep your eyes peeled for more peeks to come!
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Interactive on the MarkerPOP Blog

Hello!!!  Today you will find me going interactive on the MarkerPOP Blog!  You don't want to miss this super cute and toad-ally fun card!

Plus find details on how to win a new MFT Fab-boolous stamp set by joining our current challenge and the blog giveaway!  SO MUCH GOODNESS IN ONE POST!

See ya there!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Encouragement with CAS-ual Fridays

Hi!  I find that sometimes Mondays can be a little hard for people to embrace so I thought I'd create a positive project to spread a little encouragement everyones way.  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps has lots of great encouragement sets, so I got straight down to business...

For this specific card I used the Casual Comfort and the BE Stamp Sets.  Since I knew that I wanted to watercolor my background I stamped all of my images first with Versafine Ink.  I then used a mix of Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to watercolor with.  I LOVE that I get bright bold colors with lots of shine from these pens.  After the panel was dry I added two strips of black cardstock behind it and adhered all of it to the front of the cardbase.  I loved the simplicity of this card and opted for no other embellishments, especially since the shine was already built into the background.

You can always check out the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for more inspiration, and if you need these stamp sets for yourself (which you totally do) then I have a great discount code for you to save 15% off your total purchase!

Happy Shopping and Crafting!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Cas-ual Fridays and Chibitronics Blog Hop

Woo hoo!  I'm so excited that the CAS-ual Friday girls get to hop with the Chibitronics team for a fun and inspirational hop!  I had been introduced to Chibitronics a year or so ago, and I was so excited when I got to work with their amazing products once again!  I LOVE how easy their starter kit is to work with.  Trust me, it looks way more complicated then it actually is.  Plus they have tons of videos that show you step by step how to use their products...

For my card I used the CAS-ual Fridays Set called Floating.    I love all of the details to this balloon in the set so I stamped it onto Bristol Cardstock and watercolored it with a mix of Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.  To create my sky I used a torn edge of a sticky note and Distress Oxide ink.  Once my front panel was done I started working on the lighting portion of the card.

First,  I made three small holes in the center of three flowers on the balloon.  This made it easy to mark my cardbase for where I needed the lights to go.  I then drew a negative line and a positive line with a pencil and a circle for where the battery would go.  I knew I wanted my card to be a push light up card, so I created a little panel for my battery to go in.  Next I added my copper tape along the lines I had drawn earlier making sure they connected to the right side of the battery.  Once I knew the battery panel and lights were working correctly I added my stamped panel with foam adhesive, and ta-da!

These type of interactive cards might just be my favorite.  I can't even stop playing with it myself! lol

And of course there will be a giveaway, so make sure you hop along to all of the stops for your chance to win a Gift Card to the CAS-ual Friday's Store and a starter kit from Chibitronics! Yay!!!

Full Blog Hop Order:

Chibitronics blog
Maureen Merritt
Tiffany Au
Lisa Lahiff  --- YOU ARE HERE
Kelly Griglione    --- GO HERE NEXT
Jeanne Jachna
Eiko Uchida…/chibitronics-and-cas-ual-f…
Kimberly Rendino
CAS-Fridays blog

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Magic Slider Card

Hi!  Today I'm sharing my first attempt at making a Magic Slider Card with some of the newer Newton Nook Designs Stamps over on the MarkerPOP Blog...

Stop by their blog for a full write up and more photos!
Happy Crafting!