Friday, May 22, 2015

Score BIG Today

TGIF! I'm already up and creating in my craft room. What will you be doing today? Maybe a bit of crafting, or shopping, or both? LOL Here's another project I made using Crafter's Companion - The Big Score Board.


This octagon box was also shown on HSN earlier this month. Here's a snapshot from the show. All the projects you see in the pic were created using The Big Score Board! GREAT STUFF!

I made my box using the Indulgence 300 gsm high quality cardstock, so it's super sturdy.

To decorate the lid, I die cut a tag from a scrap of Indulgence cardstock and embossed the sentiment in white. The die-cut butterfly is covered with glitter.  A few rhinestones, satin ribbon and fringed lace finished off everything.

If you've been thinking about purchasing The Big Score Board...NOW is a great time. It's on SALE this weekend! WOOHOO! HALF PRICE Bundle Offer!

For $42.87 you get ALL this:
  • The Big Score Board
  • The Big Score CD-ROM
  • The Boxer
  • Envelobox Creator
  • The Ultimate DVD

Check out all the other bundle deals, sale items and special offers while you're there. Dies, Aqua Markers, Stamps, Adhesives, Cardstocks, Embossing Folders and more! OH MY!

Have a wonderful day! 

The Big Score Board
Indulgence Card Pack
Moonbeam Meadow Everyday EZMount Stamp Set - True Love
Die'sire Classiques - Spring/Summer Metal Dies - Delicate Butterfly
Die'sire Decorative Dies - Scalloped Tags
VersaMark Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
Crystal Glitter
Ribbon and Trims
White Eyelets and Eyelet Setter Tool
Foam Adhesive
Liquid Adhesive
Die-cutting/Embossing Machine
Heat Embossing Tool

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

You are Awesome!

Suprise! Me again. Today's a new challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  
Freshly Brewed Challenge - Red, White and Blue.

This digi image worked great for the challenge. It's called Face 6. With digi images you can make 'em as big or small as you want. Perfect for coloring. And... it's only $3. HELLO! Grab it for yourself right HERE.

I first colored with Spectrum Noir Markers:
  • Skin - FS2, FS3, FS9, TN2
  • Blues - TB1, TB4, TB6
  • Reds - PP3, CR5, DR2
  • White areas - IB1

Then enhanced the coloring with Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils:
  • Skin - 004, 089 (Essentials set)
  • Blues - 074, 075 (Marine set)
  • Reds - 028 (Floral set)
  • White - 001 (Essentials set)

Around the outer edges of the eye and the lashes are colored over with a black glitter pen.  The lips and eye are covered with clear embossing powder to make 'em shiny.

I added glitter to the white part of the eye makeup and the die-cut sentiment. The "you are" part of the sentiment is stamped and heat embossed. The little stars are sequins.


Check out all the great coloring tutorials on the Spectrum Noir Blog HERE.

Have a great day,

Fresh Brewed Designs Digi - Face 6
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils
Spectrum Noir Pencil Blending Kit
VersaMark Ink Pad
VersaMark Ink Marker
Black Glitter Pen
Crystal Glitter
Anti Static Pouch
Glue Pen
White Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
A Muse Studio Cobalt Blue cardstock
Neenah White Cardstock
SU Red Cardstock
Star Sequins
Lil Inkers Awesome Die
Heat Embossing Tool
Die-cutting machine
Foam Adhesive

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Faux Marble

Since Father's Day is coming soon, I was thinking about guy cards. Which got me thinking about techniques. Which got me thinking about Faux Marble. Which got me fired up to play with my Spectrum Noir Ink Refill Re-Inkers. And then...BAM!

 OH YEAH BABY! This turned out sooo cool! I think I'll do it again, but next time take step-by-step pics for a tutorial. Whatcha think?

The Spectrum Noir Refill Colors I used are: DR2, CT4, GB3, JG3, BT5 and Blender

The stamp set I used is from Simon Says Stamps - Hand Lettered Winter Wishes. I heat emboss the sentiment with Metallic Gold Embossing Powder. Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh...because I KNOW the guys looove sequins...right?

Don't forget to visit us over on the Spectrum Noir Blog, our Facebook Page and Pinterest! We have loads of great projects from all the talented design team members.

Take care,

Spectrum Noir Re-Inkers DR2, CT4, GB3, JG3, BT5 and Blender
Ranger Gold Mixative
Glossy Cardstock
Ink Blending Tool
Simon Says Stamps Hand Lettered Winter Wishes
VersaMark Ink Pad
Black Ink Pad
JudiKins Metallic Gold Embossing Powder
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Neenah White Cardstock
Heat Embossing Gun
Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Monday, May 18, 2015

Crafter's Companion Slip Case Gift Box

Happy Monday friends! Here's another project I designed using The Big Score Board from Crafter's Companion. This project was also shown this month on Home Shopping Network (HSN)

This box is called a Slip Case Gift Box. It's one of the many great projects on The Big Score Video Project CD-ROM. This slip case box is made using Crafter's Companion Construction Cardstock and The Sweet Treats Cardstock Pack. Both cardstocks are premium grade heavy duty cardstocks and are prefect for making sturdy boxes and projects. I love how this box can be used for all sorts of gift ideas!

I have a friend who makes the most fantastic smelling and burning candles - called Armoatopia. Aromatopia candles are hand poured in reusable/recyclable mason jars using natural soy wax, premium fragrance oils, and eco-friendly cotton core wicks. The soybeans used to make the wax are grown right here in the USA. I love supporting our local peeps :)You can buy 'em online HERE.

This box would also be wonderful for homemade jam or a single cupcale! I'm sure you will come up with all sorts of other great ideas. Here's a screen shot I took during the HSN show when my box was being shown. I was grinning ear to ear...

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy crafting,

Crafter's Companion The Big Score Board
Crafter's Companion Sweet Treats 11 x 17 Card Pack
Crafter's Companion Construction Cardstock
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Essentials Heart Die Set
Crafter's Companion Bebunni Floral Collection Hearts Die Set
Crafter's Companion Die'sire Decorative Dies Scalloped Tags Set
Crafter's Companion Bebunni Floral Sweet Friend Stamp Set
Versafine Ink Pad
Crystal Glitter
Red Tulle
Gingham Ribbon
Clear Acetate
Bazzill Dots Red Cardstock

Thursday, May 14, 2015

NEW Die'sire Create-A-Card Dies

Hello friends. Great news over at Crafter's Companion USA!

6 NEW A2 Size Die'sire Create-A-Card Dies! 

Oh my...are they ever FUN! Let's get right to a sample project, shall we. I made this card using the new Thinking of You die.

You are gonna FLIP when I tell you how easy this is to make! 

  1. Place CAC die on piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white cardstock and run through die-cutting machine.
  2. Remove piece from die and place on scrap paper.
  3. Using Sponge Daubers, sponge ink colors onto die-cut piece.
  4. Adhere die-cut piece to from of a white A2 note card.
  5. Embellish with rhinestone stickers.
  6. Apply 3D Crystal Lacquer to words. Set aside to dry.

SO EASY! These dies are absolutely fantastic. As you can see, I didn't run the die through my machine a second time to add the embossing details. That's one of the great things about these. You have sooo many options! I'll be sharing more projects here on my blog using some of the other CAC stay tuned.

For a limited time, Crafter's Companion is offering a Special Introductory Price when you purchase all 6 of the new CAC Word Dies. Get the offer HERE.
If you happened to see my previous blog posts (here and here) using the previously released Create-A-Card Dies, which were featured on HSN -- and SOLD OUT within minutes-- Crafter's Companion USA has a Special Bundle Offer on those right now. Get the offer HERE.

 Happy Crafting -- and shopping ;)

Crafter's Companion Create-A-Card Thinking of You Die
White Cardstock
White A2 Note Card
Memento Luxe Ink Pads - Morocco, Pear Tart, Teal Zeal
Sponge Daubers
3D Crystal Lacquer
Heart Rhinestone Stickers

Monday, May 11, 2015

On your special day

Today is the day! Sara Davies from Crafter's Companion is on HSN!!! The schedule is at the bottom of my blog post.

I designed this star box using Crafter's Companion The Big Score Board. It's one of the projects I created for the HSN show.

I love how this turned out! By using The Big Score, I was able to easily make this box nice and tall. I used a sheet from the Elegance Card Pack. This great quality cardstock is nice and thick...perfect for making sturdy and professional looking projects. It's white on the back side, which makes for PERFECT cards as well.

The bottom of the box is lined with a piece of black cardstock. I'm not sure if you can see in the picture, but I added 2 eyelets at the top to make attaching a bow and tag super easy.

I topped it with a sentiment stamped and heat embossed from Vintage Floral Collection EZMount Stamp Set - Sentimentals on a black star die-cut. 

I also added little die-cut stars covered with gold glitter. 

Check out other great projects that the US Design Team make for the HSN Show 24-Hour Craft Event over on Facebook.

Here's the HSN Schedule.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have fun crafting!

The Big Score Board
Elegance Card Pack
Vintage Floral Collection EZMount Stamp Set - Sentimentals
Die'sire Essentials Dies - Stars
Black Cardstock
VersaMark Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
Gold Glitter
Ribbon and Trims
White Eyelets and Eyelet Setter Tool
Foam Adhesive
Liquid Adhesive
Die-cutting/Embossing Machine
Heat Embossing Tool

Friday, May 8, 2015

Crafter's Companion is coming to HSN!

Mark your calendar! Set that dial! LOL. This coming Monday, May 11th, Sara Davis of Crafter's Companion will once again be on HSN! It's gonna be a day FULL of crafting, great products, inspiration, and best of all...FUN.

Our USA design team worked hard to create jaw dropping samples for the show. We wanted to make sure you had PLENTY of projects and inspiration that display just how fabulous the products are to create and craft with. Some of the samples are already floating around our USA Facebook Page. Have you seen any? Well, here's one of my projects featuring one of the Crafter's Companion Create-A-Card Dies.

The die is called Adore. And it is AH-dorable! I die-cut using Glossy Cardstock - then adhered to Shimmering Rose Pearl Cardstock.

I also die-cut more of the center heart, trimmed down and created a dangle element. All the rhinestones are Swarvoski. This projects deserved the best ;)

The sentiment is stamped and white embossed on a Scalloped Circle Die-cut. The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion Vintage Floral Collection Sentimentals - Phrases Stamp Set.

The other two sides don't have the sentiment or ribbon, but do have a few popped up hearts and rhinestones. This can sit anywhere and look beautiful from all angles.

Make sure to pop on over to the Crafter's Companion USA Facebook Page. There will be loads more to share all weekend.  And don't forget to visit our Crafter's Companion Blog to see even more fun stuff - and tutorials!

See ya later!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spectrum Noir May Challenge - Flowers

How about getting a little crafty with us over at Spectrum Noir?!

May Spectrum Noir Challenge is: Use Flowers. It can be flower anything! Stamps, paper, flower patterns, flower sentiment, whatever. So grab your favorite Spectrum Noir or Spectrum Aqua coloring tools and make it happen.

I thought it would be fun to show a little bit of Arizona for my challenge sample. This is a new stamp set from Mama Elephant called Potted Pretties. It's so fun!

I colored with Spectrum Noir Markers:
Cactus CG1, CG3, LG5, GG3
Flowerpot BT2, BT4, BT5, BT9, GG3

For my "flower" I used a sequin with a crystal rhinestone in the center. The image is cut out with the matching die. I cut like 3 more from white cardstock and stacked the layers to give the image piece thickness.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed. To make the "faux" window, I used a stitched arched tag die and just ran it through my die cutting machine to emboss it only. Such a great way to add texture without the layers.  This is a super clean and simple design, which I completely LOVE.

I sure hope you have time to join us for the challenge. It's easy, fun, and you gave a chance to win a prize! Get all the details and enter the challenge HERE. We can't wait to see what you create!

And don't forget to visit the Spectrum Noir Blog. Our design team has LOADS of inspiration, tutorials, videos and more!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

For Mom

Mother's Day is only a few days away. So it's a great time to share some "mom" cards. Here's a great card for that super-mom in your life. Over at Fresh Brewed Designs is a NEW Challenge for this week. The theme - "For Mom".

I used a digi image from Fresh Brewed Designs called My Latte. What a cuppa! And I love her outfit. Isn't that sentiment the most perfect description of sooooo many moms?! Nailed it! It's called Mom Sentiment. It's a you can make it any size and color you want. I love that about digis!

All the coloring is done with Spectrum Noir Markers:
  • Skin - FS2, FS3, TN3, CR3, CR4
  • Hair - GB1, GB8
  • Dress - LG1, DG2, DG3, GG4
  • Shoes - GG1, GG4
  • Cup - TN2, GB8, GB10, EB2, BG1, GG1, Blender

Please join us for this great challenge. We would LOVE to see your "Mom" creations.

Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Images - My Latte and Mom Sentiment
Spectrum Noir Markers
A Muse Studio Colored Cardstocks
My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Scalloped Border Die
Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Bazzill White Cardstock
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Glossy Accents

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

I'm a mom

Hello friends. I have a brand NEW Digi Image from Fresh Brewed Designs to share today. This one is just in time for Mother's Day. It's called Bubble Bath.

What a great image. And soooo fun to color. The sentiment is called What I Do. I used Spectrum Noir Markers to color everything. On the bubbles, I added Frosted Lace Stickles. It actually looks like soap suds! On the candles, I colored over them with clear glaze pen. For the flames, I colored on a touch of Gold Wink of Stella.

Spectrum Noir Marker Colors:
  • Skin - FS2, FS3, TN2, CR2
  • Hair - GB1, GB8, EG5
  • Candles - GB1, OR2, BT1, BT4, BT6, BGR3
  • Tub - IB1, IG1, IG4, Blender
  • Ground - BG2, BG4, Blender
  • Dots Background - GB1, CT1, BT1
Pop on over the the Fresh Brewed Designs Blog for more inspiration with the new images and LOADS of other digi images to select from!

Go ahead...treat yourself.

Enjoy ,