Friday, October 31, 2014


I couldn't wait to get these sweet and sassy gals colored! They are some of the NEW Christmas Digi Images being released today over at Fresh Brewed Designs. Check all of 'em out HERE.

First up is Christmas Stocking Girl and Hurry Down the Chimney sentiment - cursive

I positioned the girl and sentiment so it would fit perfectly on a stocking shaped card base. Totally fun!!! I colored with markers and added some Fun Flock to her collar and sleeve cuffs.

Next  up is Christmas Gift Girl and Do Not Open till Christmas sentiments.

I printed the girl image a second time - cut out the gift box and popped it up on foam adhesive. I added crystal glitter around the edges of the panel - and on the red berries.

Go check out all the fantastic design team samples using the new images today on the Fresh Brewed Designs Blog HERE. So much fun!

That's it for me today. Gonna get some things ready for Halloween tonight. I can't wait to see all the cute little kids in their costumes!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Figgy Pudding

I don't know about you...but I would welcome ANY sweet treat in this goodie bag!

Have you seen the NEW Moonbeam Meadows Christmas Collection from Crafter's Companion? HELLO! CUTE OVERLOAD! Go check out all the Moonbeam Meadows stamp sets HERE.

These stamps are from the Festive Cheer set and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers. I made a green tag embossed with Crafter's Companion Petite Dot Embossing folder. The red doily is diecut from Crafter's Companion Doilies Die set. I folded it over the top of the bag and stapled it shut. Isn't it perfect?! I've also added crystal lacquer and glitter accents.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Moonbeam Meadows - Festive Cheer
Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1, TN2, TN5 FS3, CT1, CT2, CT4, IG1, EB1, EB3, EB6, EB8, GB7, GB8, PP3, DR2, DR6, CG1, DG3, Blender
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Des'ire Decorative Dies Doilies
Petite Dot Embossing Folder
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Red Woodgrain Cardstock - A Muse Studio
Green and Red Solid Cardstock  - Bazzill
White Eyelet
Hole punch
Natural Clothes Pin
Ribbons and paper twine from May Arts
Crystal Glitter
3D Crystal Lacquer
Glue Pen
Double Sided Foam Adhesive
Eyelet Setter
Embossing/Die Cutting Machine
Corner Rounder Punch

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy Halloweenie!

Are you ready for a fun Halloween adventure? Hazel the witch is!

Isn't she awesome! She has her pumpkin and is ready for a Happy Halloweenie! I used a sentiment stamp with Radiant Neon Electric Purple ink to create the pattern on a white card base. Then, on the orange cardstock panel, I've stamped some trees and skull grass with VersaMark. The coloring is done with Spectrum Noir Markers:
  • Skin - FS2, FS4, TN2, CR3
  • Hair - HB1, PL4
  • Hat, Dress, Shoes - IG1, IG8
  • Socks - CG1, CG3, GB1, GB3, GB5, IG1, IG8

If you look closely, you can see I colored her glasses and the pumpkin eyes and nose with a clear glaze pen. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The 3 gems on the pumpkin are colored with a green Spectrum Noir marker.

These are the stamps I used to make my card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 27, 2014


Thanks to everyone who stopped in left a comment to enter my giveaway for the Bebunni Celebrations Stamp Set from Crafter's Companion USA! Now it's time to announce the winner!

The person who left comment #16 is:

Congrats to Cathy!!!

Ready to Decorate for the 5 Days of Christmas

Hello friends! I'm super excited to share my project day using one of the NEW Digi Images being released TODAY over at Fresh Brewed Designs!  Just wait until you see ALL of the new images! OH MY! They're beyond adorable! I've got to figure out how I can find enough time to color 'em ALL!

Take a look at all the gift tags I made using the NEW Ready To Decorate Girl

I had a BLAST coloring and creating with this image! 4 different gift giving projects -- all using the same image. The great thing about using a digi images is that you can make it any size you want. So I made an entire sheet of these to color for tags. I added the "To: From:" on the ornament and dots on her dress.I did add a touch of glitter on the top of her boots. You know me and glitter! ;)

Make sure to visit Fresh Brewed Designs each day this week to see the NEW images! And visit the Blog and Facebook each day as well for more great samples from the design team! Oh...and be on the lookout for prizes! Just sayin'

See ya later!

Digi Image from Fresh Brewed Designs
Black fine tip pen
The Ultimate Tool from Crafter's Companion - (to make the boxes)
Misc solid and patterned cardstock
Misc ribbons and twine
Foam Adhesive
White paper sack
Glassine bag
Hole punch

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Challenge REMINDER

Poppin' in quick to remind you to play along with us over at Fresh Brewed Designs.

Our challenge theme  is "Pumpkin Patch". 
Get all the challenge details and see more fun design team samples HERE.
You  have until the 28th to join the fun...and be in the drawing to win some digi images!

I'm using Give Thanks Pumpkin from Fresh Brewed Designs again.

The image is colored with Spectrum Noir Markers:
Leaves - EB1, EB3
Pumpkin - GB4, GB7, FS9
Stem - GB10

This time I loaded on the bling with rhinestones and glitter cardstock. Can't EVER have enough :)

 Click HERE to see the other card I made using this same digi image.

Thanks for stopping in,

Fresh Brewed Designs Give Thanks Pumpkin digi image
Spectrum Noir Markers  EB1, EB2, GB4, GB7, GB10, FS9
DCWV Fall Papers and Glitter Cardstock
A Muse Studio Onyx Cardstock, Sugar Cardstock
Paper Smooches Leaves 2 Dies
Memory Box Ivy Trellis Die
Studio 18 Rhinestones
Foam Dimensional Adhesive

Friday, October 24, 2014

eBrush Fall Leaves

Today I have another way to use Spectrum Noir markers with a stencil. The eBrush!!!

Isn't it amazing how you can transform a plain white cardstock into a beautiful focal piece for a card! So quick and easy! I sprayed each leaf by masking off the others. Then I ran the panel through my die cutting machine to emboss. Lastly, I sprayed the outer edges with GB8. See where I got a little red over-spray? That's because I didn't get those spots masked off all the way when spraying. I'm totally fine with it ;)

Here's the Spectrum Noir markers I used with the eBrush:
  • Red Leaf - CR6, CR8
  • Yellow Leaf - GB3, OR1
  • Tan Leaf - GB8
  • Green Leaf - DG2, DG4
  • Shading around panel - GB8

Did you seemy post earlier this week using the same markers and stencil - but without the eBrush?  Click HERE to see.

Have a great day!

Spectrum Noir Markers - CR6, CR8, GB3, GB8 OR1, DG2, DG4
eBrush from Crafter's Companion
Stamp - Savvy Stamps
Ink - Memento Luxe Morocco
Stencil - CTMH
Die cutting/Embossing Machine
Cardstock - A Muse Studio, Bazzill
Ribbons/Fiber from my stash
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
Ribbon Hole Slot Punch

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thank You Freebie!

Hey there friends! Don't forget about the GREAT DEALS for Birthday Week over at Crafter's Companion USA! Check out all the details HERE.

Here's a card I made using the Bebunni Floral Stamp set.

This stamp set can be YOURS for FREE! Crafter's Companion USA is including this stamp set for free with every order over $100 -- PLUS a pack of 10 sheets of Pearlescent Cardstock AND the Spring Meadows 6" x 6" Embossalicious Embossing Folder!!  SCORE!!! 

I stampd the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers:

  • Bunny BG1, BG3, BG5, CR2, Blender
  • Flower CR2, CR4, CR6, CR8, CG1, CG2, DG3, GB1, GB3, GB5
  • Ground CG1, CG2, DG3, Blender
  • Background TN1, Blender
NOW is your chance to get a great deal on markers sets! 3 for the price of 2! Click HERE to see the Spectrum Noir Deal.

I've also used the Crafter's Companion Bold Daisy Embossing Folder on Kraft Cardstock. Then I tapped my VersaMark Ink on the raised embossed flowers. So cool! And matched perfectly with the flower in the Bebunni stamp.
By the way...the Kraft Cardstock is Buy One - Get One Half during the Birthday Week Sale!

Other misc. supplies used on my card are:

1/4" Corner Rounder
Scalloped Edge Punch
Misc colored and patterned cardstocks

Foam dimensional adhesive


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Fall

Hey bloggers! I'm back again today with another post. That's because I couldn't wait to show you this FUN and EASY technique I spotted over on the Spectrum Noir Blog - Stenciling with Spectrum Noir.

I followed the instructions to do the technique. I used a metal stencil with the following Spectrum Noir Markers:
  • Red Leaf - CR6, CR8
  • Yellow Leaf - GB3, OR1
  • Tan Leaf - GB1, GB8
  • Green Leaf - DG2, DG4
I added a couple little extra touches to the leaves :)  I ran the  piece with the stencil through my die cutting machine. Then, leaving the die in place, I added clear embossing ink to the raised leaf images. Next I removed the stencil, covered the leaves with clear embossing powder and heat embossed.

Sooo CAS cool! I think I wanna play with this technique all day long! I certainly have enough stencils to keep me busy for months ;)

I hope you give this technique a try. This is just 1 of many great ideas to check out on the Spectrum Noir Blog.


Spectrum Noir Markers: CR6, CR8, DG2, DG4, GB1, GB3, GB8, OR1 (Blender if needed)
Stencil: Close to My Heart
Cardstock: Crafter's Companion Kraft, A Muse Studio Squash and Fern, Bazzill
Ink: Memento Luxe Morocco
Misc: Clear Embossing Powder, Stampendous! Clear Embossing Ink Boss Gloss, Ribbon, Double Sided Foam Adhesive, Heat Embossing Gun, Die-cutting or Embossing Machine

More Buttons and Bows

Have you had a chance to join us for this month's Crafter's Companion Button or Bow Challenge? Anyone can play along! Just follow the challenge theme. You aren't required to use Crafter's Companions products.

My clean and simple card design features a cute little leaf shaped button on the sentiment panel.

I embossed ivory card base using the Foliage Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion. The sentiment is stamped with StazOn Spiced Chai Midi Ink with on green cardstock that was die cut and embossed using Crafter's Companion Die'sire Essentials Square Dies. I sanded off the raised edges of the embossing and along the outer edges. I used the same stamps set that I made my other challenge card with - Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy - Autumn Leaves. You can see that card on THIS post.

Have fun creating!

Stamps, Inks, Embossing Folder and Die's from Crafter's Companion
Papers and twine from A Muse Studio
Button from Dress It Up

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birthday Celebration Giveaway!

It's Birthday Week at Crafter's Companion!! That means it's time to CELEBRATE!
Isn't this stamp ADORABLE! It's from a Crafter's Companion stamp set called Bebunni Celebration. What a great way to say Happy Birthday -- or any other occassion.

I colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils - Essentials Set, Blending Solution and Paper Stumps.

Spectrum Noir Pencils:
  • Bunny - 112, 117, 119, 009
  • Balloons - 020, 058, 067
  • Background and Shading - 015, 119
  • Ground - 120

I stamped the image again on a scrap piece of white cardstock - colored a few of the balloons - then fussy cut and popped them on the card with foam adhesive.To add some shimmer, I painted the balloons with Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle.  The little stars are punched from white cardstock that I scribbled with the blue pencil. I also added a brush stoke of the shimmer spritz under the sentiment.

NOW is your chance to get a DEAL on the Spectrum Noir Pencils! 3 sets for the price of 2! Click HERE to see the deal.

How would YOU like to WIN this stamp set?

Well guess what!! One LUCKY person is gonna WIN it!* All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post. Just make sure you do this by Sunday October 26, 2014 11:59PM EST to be entered in the drawing. Easy enough...right :)

Don't forget to enter the MEGA GIVEAWAY on the Crafter's Companion USA Facebook Page! Click HERE.

*Winners must be residents of the United States and over age 18. 

Good Luck!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Birthday Gable Box

It's Birthday Celebration Week at Crafter's Companion USA!

Crafter's Companion USA is celebrating the 9th Birthday of Crafter's Companion UK, their sister company in the UK, in style, with a week of crafty heaven! They've  put together fabulous offers, FREE Continental US shipping and DOUBLE Loyalty Points on all orders throughout the week plus you'll get a FREE gift with every order over $25! Click HERE to view all the Birthday Week Offers.

Here's a fun Birthday Gable Box I created using the Sweet Things Ultimate Embossing Board from Crafter's Companion.

The box is made from a 12" x 12" piece of Kraft Cardstock. All the papers and embellishments -- except for the ribbons of course ;) -- are printed from the Sweet Treats PDF Papercrafting CD-ROM.

Isn't this just SO FUN! I love making fun boxed and 3D projects with paper! You could stamp and do all sorts of other fun things if you wanted to. I did everything completely from the board and CD-Rom.

I added crystal glitter to the edges of several pieces. That really gives it a fun festive look! Not to mention I LOVE to put glitter on EVERYTHING! LOL!

Now go check out all the GREAT DEALS and Freebie stuff you can get with your orders!!!

MEGA GIVEAWAY ALERT!!! Enter the Birthday Celebration Mega Giveaway HERE on the Crafter's Companion USA Facebook Page.

Check back with me on my blog tomorrow (Tues. Oct 21st) for a SPECIAL Crafter's Companion Birthday Celebration Treat! You won't wanna miss it ;)