Friday, October 9, 2015

As seen on HSN

Happy Friday crafty friends! Did you happen to watch the HSN show this past Wednesday? OH MY WORD...was I EVER a happy little designer when I spotted a bunch of my creations on the TV! Sara Davies, founder of Crafter's Companion, was fantastic with all her wonderful products and demonstrations. Here's one of the projects I created that was zoomed in on...

This is a screen shot I took from the live show. You can also see another project I made peeking out behind over at the far left of the picture. You can see that card HERE on my previous blog post.

I was soooooo excited to see my projects on national television! Our design team make loads of fantastic samples for the show. I hope they inspired papercrafters, showing how much the Crafter's Companion Ultimate scoring tool can do. Not to mention the beautiful heavyweight Timeless Paper Pack Collection. LOVE that stuff!

This project is called a 24-Drawer Advent Box. But you can use it for anything you like. Check out the work in  progress...

I used the Crafter's Companion Die'sire Classiques Delicate Butterfly Die and added some sequins and pearls for a touch of elegance. Each drawer has a little pull knob for easy opening.

Here's another pic from the show where you can see the entire display. The Ultimate being sold at HSN is an exclusive Glitter Ultimate and comes with 2 brand new project DVDs. If you want one...HURRY! A limited amount are for purchase from HSN only. Get it HERE.

TEN of the projects on the left side are MINE! eeeek!!!

OK friends, I'm off to go craft for the day. I've got a bunch of design team projects to work on. More NEW stuff coming soon!

Have a wonderful Friday,

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Crafter's Companion USA on HSN

I'm super excited about the 24-Hour Crafting Event happening on HSN! Sara Davies, the founder of Crafter's Companion, will be on the show and sharing LOADS of Crafter's Companion US goodies. You don't wanna miss the show - Today, Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015. Click HERE to see Sara's show times.

Here's another project I made for the show.

I used my Ultimate Tool along with cardstock from the the Timeless Paper Pack. All the paper elements and accessories are digi's that I printed from the papercrafting CD-ROM which is included with the NEW EXCLUSIVE Crafter's Inspiration Magazine. Yep...a special magazine from Crafter's Companion USA just for HSN. Isn't that cool?! I'm extra excited about this magazine because I have a section in it! WOOP WOOP!

After I cut out all the digi printed elements, I sponged the edges with distress ink to finish them. I turned the luggage tag into a shaker window. I also added a ribbon around the card to tie it closed.

I designed the inside of the card with a center step out, and decorated with and more of the printed digi elements.

A few scattered sequins added a bit of shine and bling to the inside really added depth without bulk. I love that!

Don't miss a moment of Sara on the 24-Hour Crafting Day at HSN. She has TONS of design ideas to share using all the products being featured on the show. I'm not sure what time...but at some point on the show she and is going to demo how to make some of the projects! Record the show if you can...and watch it again later.

Have a crafty day!

Timeless Paper Pack
The Ultimate Tool
HSN Exclusive Crafter's Companion USA Inspiration Magazine CD-ROM

Vintage Floral Collection - Verses Stamp Set
Textures Artist Collection - Words of Wonder - Set 1 Stamp Set

Clear Acetate
Distress Ink
Ink Sponge Tool
Computer & Printer
Detail Scissors

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Haunted Cupcake

Time for another fun challenge over at Spectrum Noir! This month our challenge is to use Orange and Gray on your project. Get all the challenge details HERE.

I used my Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers a on my project. Isn't this fun! LOL

 I stamped the cupcake on watercolor cardstock and embossed. Then used the following colors to watercolor:
  • Cupcake Frosting - Amber
  • Skulls, Bones and Cake - Slate
  • Cupcake Wrapper - Black

I also stamped and cut out a little skull to put on the big headstone next to the sentiment. All the supplies used to make my card are listed at the bottom of the post.

Hope you can join us this month! As always...there are prizes :)

Have a spook-tacular day!

Spectrum Aqua Markers: Amber, Slate and Black
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
Stamps - Stampotique and Inkadinkado
Watercolor Brush
VersaFine Black Ink
Ranger Distress Black Soot Ink
VersaMark Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Crystal Glitter
Orange Peel Stickles
Tim Holtz Graveyard Die
DCWV Halloween Stack Paper
Washi Tape
Bazzill Black Cardstock
A Muse Studio Orange, Slate and Seattle Cardstock
Rhinestones and Sequin
A Muse Studio Orange Ribbon
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Ink Blending Tool
Heat Embossing Tool
Die-Cutting Machine
Glue Pen

Friday, October 2, 2015

Christmas Blessings

I'm back today to share a card I made using a new Crafter's Companion Classique Christmas Only Words die. Most of my Christmas cards end up with the classic "red & green" color combo. It's just easy to grab those colors and create. For this card, I did use greens, but I went with some shades of mauve instead of the reds. It really has an elegant feel to it with these colors.

The Christmas Blessings die was die-cut and embossed using Watercolor Cardstock. I left the cardstock in the die, and then used Spectrum Aqua Markers (Bud Green, Moss and Red Violet) and a watercolor brush to paint through the stencil of the die. Turned out absolutely beautiful!

I adhered the diecut to a Scalloped Oval which was diecut and embossed using the new Forest Green Shimmering Cardstock. That is popped up on top of a mauve panel that was embossed using a Sheena Festive 5x7 Embossing Folder - Winter Robin.

I love the details that came through after sanding off the embossed white-core cardstock. I added VersaMark Embossing Ink on the embossed areas - plus around the edges of the panel - then heat embossed with  Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder. Absolutely beautiful in real life.That panel is also layered on Forest Green Shimmering Cardstock.

To make the holly leaf and berry embellishment in the lower corner, I embossed a scrap of watercolor cardstock on a section of the Winter Robin Embossing Folder. I watercolored using Spectrum Aqua Markers and then trimmed out.

The white card base was embossed using the Textures 8x8 Wood Grain Embossing Folder. Everything is mat on the Die'sire Elegance Stamping Frame Die, which was die-cut and embossed from Green Envy Shimmering Cardstock. I added sequins on the berries and a tiny rhinestone on the birds eye.

Don't forget to stay up to date with all the latest news, specials, contests and inspiration by following Crafter's Companion USA Facebook HERE.

Happy Friday!

Classique Christmas Only Words Christmas Blessings die
Die'sire Elegance Stamping Frame Die Set
Die'sire Classiques Scalloped Ovals Die Set
Sheena Festive 5x7 Embossing Folder - Winter Robin
Textures Embossing Folder 8x8 Wood Grain
Shimmering Cardstock - Forest Green
Shimmering Cardstock - Green Envy
Watercolor Cardstock
White Core Mauve Cardstock

White Cardstock
Spectrum Aqua Markers - Bud Green, Moss, Red Violet
Watercolor Brush
VersaMark Embossing Ink
Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder
Paper Twine
Double Sided Adhesive Foam
Tape Runner
Sanding Block

Thursday, October 1, 2015


I couldn't WAAAAIT to share the news!!! Sara Davis, the founder of Crafter's Companion, is once again coming to HSN!

Mark your calendars!
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 starting at 7am EST

Pop on over to Crafter's Companion USA Blog for the announcement along with some sneaks of sample projects that you just might see on the show.

Here's one of the fun project I created using The Ultimate Crafter's Companion.

This 3-Drawer Carry Stack Box is super easy to make with The Ultimate Crafter's Companion. The cardstock I used is also from Crafter's Companion, and works great for boxes like this. It's High Quality heavy cardstock and comes large size sheets, perfect for box making!

The drawers are decorated with buttons and a rhinestone. I also added a ribbon and butterfly with rhinestones on top, which is die-cut from a scrap piece of the Timeless cardstock using Crafter's Companion Die'sire Classiques Elegant Butterfly Die. The butterfly is nice and sturdy since it's die-cut from the heavy cardstock...which is also great because it will hold up better on packages and box projects that get handled a lot.

Keep up to date on all the News & Announcements!
  • LIKE Crafter's Companion USA on Facebook 
  • FOLLOW them on Twitter
  • FOLLOW them on Pinterest.
  • SUBSCRIBE to the Newsletter from the Website. You will find it on the lower left side of the screen in the category sidebar. You can also find a "subscribe" box on their Blog - on the sidebar at the right.

I hope you are able to watch the show and see the wonderful Crafter's Companion USA products that are exclusive to HSN. It's gonna be awesome!

Have a great weekend!

The Ultimate Crafter's Companion
Timeless Paper Pack
Die'sire Classiques Delicate Butterfly Die
Collall Glue


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Happy Fall

Hello Friends! It's been a over a week since I posted last. YIKES! I was on a special assignment with a tight deadline, so bloggin' had to step aside for a bit.

Here's a card I made for this weeks Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge:
THE GREAT OUTDOORS - Anything that celebrates outdoors. Wildlife, Animals, trees, outdoor scenes, etc. 

I used Fresh Brewed Designs digi images: Fox, Beaver and Bear.  Aren't they soooo cute?!!! The sentiment is also from FBD - Fall (Handwritten). I adore Heather's handwritten sentiments.
 ...and I will continue to nag her about creating sentiments when she draws new images LOL

All the coloring is done with Spectrum Noir Markers: TN2, TN3, TN4, TN6, TN7, EB1, EB2, EB4, EB6, GB7, FS7, DG3, CG2, BG1, BG2, BG3, BG5, BG7, BG9

 After coloring the images, I trimmed and adhered with foam adhesive. They turned out so CUTE! Some fun die-cuts and leaf shaped sequins added great texture. This challenge is open to so many ideas! I had a great time coloring and creating this one.

Get all the challenge details over on the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog HERE.

Fresh Brewed Designs has a 20% OFF SALE this week only on Coffee & Fall digi images.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Fresh Brewed Designs Digi Images
Spectrum Noir Markers
My Favorite Things Dies
Paper Smooches Dies
Lawn Fawn Sequins
A Muse Studio solid cardstocks
Dream Street Papers patterned paper

Die-cutting Machine
Dimensional Foam Adhesive

Friday, September 18, 2015

Die'sire Faux Letterpress

Hello crafty friends! I've got a fun tutorial to share over on the Crafter's Companion USA Blog. I know you will LOVE this Faux Letterpress technique. As usual, it's super easy. All you CAS lovers will want to give this a try!

I used the new Joy Die from the Die'sire Prestige Christmas Only Words Collection. The detail is simply beautiful! And check out the Candy Red and Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock. I LOVE that paper!

So hop on over to the Crafter's Companion USA Information Blog to see my tutorial with all the details for the "faux letterpress technique" and directions on making this card. I hope you enjoy :)

Have a wonderful day!

Crafter's Companion USA Die'sire Prestige Christmas Only Words - Joy Die
Crafter's Companion USA Vintage Christmas Collection Sentimentals - Season's Greetings
Crafter's Companion USA Shimmering Cardstock Candy Red
Crafter's Companion USA Shimmering Cardstock Black Pearl
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock
Collall All Purpose Glue
Memento Dye Ink - Rhubarb Stalk
Memento Dye Ink - Tuxedo Black
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Black Sequins
Die-cutting/Embossing Machine
Detail Scissors

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Best Friends 4Ever

Time for another challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs. This time we are having a sketch challenge. You can get all the details on the blog HERE.

I used the the adorable digi image from Fresh Brewed Designs called Besties - along with the perfect digi sentiment. I colored with markers and used a few diecuts and paper punches.

Here's the Sketch to follow. I hope you can take a little time to join us for the challenge. We love seeing your creations.

Gotta keep it short and sweet today. I've got a bazillion projects to get one.

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, September 10, 2015

it's a Good DAY to have a GOOD DAY

Hey everyone...Today IS a good day, because it's challenge time over at Spectrum Noir. This month we want to see some EMBOSSING. Any type of embossing you choose. Seriously....who doesn't love some embossing on a card? Join the challenge and get all the details HERE.

Here's my card..

I heat embossed the stamps and sentiment on Crafter's Companion Spectrum Aqua Extra White Watercolor Cardstock, then painted over with Spectrum Aqua Markers: Aquamarine and Navy

Would you like to know how I made this card? Stay tuned! A tutorial will be available on the Spectrum Noir Blog very soon. I'll be sure to let you know when it's there ;)  In the meantime...let's see what YOU create for the September Spectrum Noir Embossing Challenge.

****UPDATE: Tutorial is now available on the Spectrum Noir Blog HERE.

Have fun!

Spectrum Aqua Markers: Aquamarine, Navy
Crafter's Companion Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Cardstock
My Favorite Things Chalkboard Greetings Stamp Set
A Muse Studio Mini Blooms Stamp Set
VersaMark Ink Pad
Clear Embossing Powder
Heat Embossing Gun
Anti-static Powder
Low Tack Tape
A Muse Studio Melon Cardstock
Doodlebug DP
Little B Washi Tape
Blue Rhinestone Stickers
Misc. Ribbons & Twine
White Button
Dimensional Foam Tape Adhesive

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

NEW O' Holy Night Edge'able

YAY! More NEW Edg'ables over at Crafter's Companion USA! Christmas goodies galore. I'm totally lovin' all the wonderful new products CCUSA has been releasing - especially all the dies.

Here's a card I made using the NEW Die'sire Edge'ables Christmas Only Words - O' Holy Night die

Using white cardstock, I die-cut and embossed the word border die. To add the black embossed areas, I left the paper in the die and colored them with a VersaMark Marker, Next, I went over the same areas with a Memento Tuxedo Black Marker, then carefully removed the paper from the die, sprinkled on the clear embossing powder and heat set.

This new word border die works together perfectly with the O' Holy Night Create-A-Card die from the new Die'sire Create-A-Card Christmas Collection. The sentiment is stamped and embossed on a die-cut star with crushed glass glitter around the edges.

Using Kraft Cardstock, I die-cut and embossed the CAC die twice from. With the die left in place, I used it as a stencil to apply the white ink. The ink really brings out the details of embossed areas.  On one of the panels, I cut the off trees and arch, then popped up that piece with foam adhesive tape on top of the full cut out piece. The Edge'ables border is popped up on top of all that, with crushed glass glitter underneath.

The card base is black cardstock sprayed with Sheer Shimmer Spritz. The stamped rays, from the Textures Artist Collection - Walls and Corners stamp set, are embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I die-cutting some stars using the CAC die and Gold Dust Shimmering Cardstock. Three of the stars are adhered over baby Jesus, 4 more are at the top of the card.

Inside the card, I stamped the rays with Desert Sand Memento dye ink. The sentiment is stamped and embossed. The angel is a die-cut from the CAC die using the Gold Dust Shimmering Cardstock, then embossed with Liquid Platinum EP.  I really love how this card turned out.

Get in on some special deals during the launch of the new products HERE.

Check out all the great projects the design team made on the Crafter's Companion USA Pinterest Board.

Have a wonderful day,

Crafter's Companion USA Die'sire Edge'ables Christmas Only Words - O' Holy Night die
Crafter's Companion USA Die'sire CAC Christmas Collection - O' Holy Night die
Crafter's Companion USA Die'sire Essentials - Stars die set
Crafter's Companion USA Vintage Christmas Collection Sentimentals - Family and Friends Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion USA Textures Artist Collection - Walls and Corners Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion USA Shimmering Cardstock - Gold Dust
Crafter's Companion USA Kraft Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz
Memento Ink Pad - Desert Sand
VersaMark Ink Pad
VersaMark Marker
Memento Black Marker
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Colorbox Chalk Ink Pad - Popcorn
Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
Fran-tage Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter
Cut'N'Boss Die-Cutting/Embossing Machine
Heat Embossing Gun
Liquid Adhesive
Dimensional Foam Tape

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Die'sire Prestige Only Words Christmas Dies

Die'sire Prestige Only Words Metal Dies from Crafter's Companion USA create beautiful die-cut and embossed elements. Well guess what! They just released MORE of these fantastic dies for Christmas! YAY! The NEW Prestige Only Words Christmas Dies are perfect for Christmas card designs and projects.

Here's a card I made using the new JOY die, along with another new die that was recently released - the Edge'ables Christmas Fancy Borders Snowflake Die.

It's hard to capture the great shimmer and shine from the embossing glitter on the Joy die, but it's there.

BONUS! You can use the Joy die beyond Christmas projects. Simply layer a solid circle on top to cover "joy" and you can use it for any occasion. Or you could cut off the "joy" leaving a nice open area for a stamped image, shaker card, photograph, etc.

I backed the center of the JOY die with a circle of the NEW Forest Green Shimmering Cardstock. I used the same cardstock to die-cut & emboss the NEW Snowflake Edge'ables Die - and made the top-fold notecard from it as well. The brown snowflake paper is printed from the Nordic Christmas Papercrafting CDROM. It's great because you can print as much as you need!

I carried the design through to the inside of the card, adding a stamped and glitter embossed sentiment from the Vintage Christmas Collection Sentimentals - Home for Christmas Stamp Set that paired perfectly with the theme. The snowflakes were die-cut from the border die using scraps, then cut away from the border to make single pieces.

This card really feels and looks luxurious. The Shimmering Cardstock is smooth and heavyweight, and makes the best die-cut and embossed pieces. You really must try this cardstock for die-cutting and embossing.

Check out all the great new Prestige Christmas Words Only Dies along with all the other new products over on the Crafter's Companion USA website.

Happy Crafting,

Crafter's Companion USA Die'sire Prestige Christmas Only Words - Joy Die
Crafter's Companion USA Die'sire Edge'ables Christmas Collection - Snowflake Die
Crafter's Companion USA Vintage Christmas Collection Sentimentals - Home for Christmas Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion USA Nordic Christmas Papercrafting CDROM
Crafter's Companion USA Shimmering Cardstock 8 1/2 x 11 Forest Green
White Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
Green Pigment Ink
Embossing Glitter
Red Rhinestone Stickers
Cut'N'Boss Die-Cutting/Embossing Machine
Heat Embossing Gun
2" Circle Punch
Red Cardstock
Foam Adhesive
Collall All Purpose Glue
Computer & Printer