Thursday, August 31, 2017

Taylored Expressions 9th Birthday!

Today I am celebrating with Taylored Expressions on their 9th birthday with a Birthday Sketch Challenge.

I took the sketch from above and made a "thank you" card using their Hippo Birdy stamp set. The sketch is fun and can be used in a variety of ways. I plan on making a few other cards so check back often!

Happy Crafting!

This is another one I made for the challenge!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Beautiful Bloom by Crafter's Companion


Crafter's Companion has some beautiful stamps for water coloring. These stamps are from a set called, "Beautiful Bloom". As of August 21, 2017 it is only available for purchase through HSN. It is part of the new water color release. Check it out!

I water colored the two images with Aqua Markers by Crafter's Companion, mounted them on black paper then layered it on some glitter Luxury Cardstock also by Crafter's Companion.  I used a standup card base, also available on, to mount my layers on. The sentiment is white heat embossed with the a stamp from the "Beautiful Bloom" set using the new heat gun from Crafter's Companion with one of the new embossing powders. I added a few faux adhesive pearls and I was finished!

As of today, August 21, 2017 these items are only available from  (#hsn, #hsncrafts, #crafterscompanion) These items are all part of the new release from Crafter's Companion. They are all specially priced so be sure to check them out!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN Starting at Midnight!

Just a reminder to tune in to HSN starting Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at midnight to see the Today's Special by Crafter's Companion. There is a great "Watch Party" going on now over on Facebook in the Events section of Crafter's Companion USA site. Come on by for discussions on products, meet the Design Team, prizes and lots of ideas and projects!

Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Another Sneak Peek of Crafter's Companion on HSN

This is a 3D embossing folder available for purchase on HSN Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in a pack of other beautiful 3D embossing folders. They are more then just your ordinary embossing folders, these are 3D! There are many depths of the images. Some are very defined and some are just raised slightly. Looks closely and you can see the detail in this watercolor image.

If you don't want to watercolor it, it looks great just embossed on metallic paper and highlighted with some gilding wax.

Don't forget to check out the "Watch Party" over on Facebook during the 12 hour broadcast.

Happy Shopping and Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Crafter's Companion and HSN

Crafter's Companion is on HSN Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Come join the WATCH PARTY on Facebook. There are prizes, sneak peeks and tons of inspiration on what you will be seeing on HSN!

Here is my contribution to the "sneak peek".......

How about a close up of the shaker??

Come on over to the Crafter's Companion Facebook page for more projects like this!!

Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Food Fun with Crafter's Companion

This quick little card was colored with my  Spectrum ColourBlend colored pencils and Gamsol blended. These wonderful pencils are from Crafter's Companion. The images were stamped on Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock colored with the highly pigmented pencils and blended smooth with the Gamsol solution for the smooth blended look. I added some Glossy Accents over some of the images for a shinny, wet look. I arranged them in the circles that I cut with a stitched die and added a strip of craft cardstock over the holes to make the images show up better. Lastly, I stamped a sentiment, added some faux enamel dots (to balance out the sentiment) and I'm done!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Soccer Boy Birthday Card by Crafter's Companion


This adorable little soccer boy is from Crafter's Companion. He has since retired but there are many other wonderful images still available. I colored him with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers also from Crafter's Companion. The card base itself is a kinetic card called Circle Center from the Create-A-Card series from Die'sire. These are also from Crafter's Companion.

With this Circle Center card set, you cut out the navy card with the base swing circle. (Follow instructions on package) Next, stamp your image on appropriate paper  and color it with your desired medium. Using a circle die, cut the image out to fit the center circle. Attach image with adhesive to the circle on your navy card stock base.

With the second set of dies, included in the Create-A-Card kit, cut out the green card stock. Using a bone folder and either your paper trimmer or scoring pad, score the paper every 1/4 inch creating a little bit of dimension. (You may also use an embossing folder of your choice.) If you have any ribbon you would like to add, attach to the right panel of the green card stock before you apply to the navy card base. This way you can attach the ribbon to the back of the green card so it won't show when the card is flipped over. Next, attach the green card stock panels to the navy blue base with adhesive.

Stamp a sentiment on card stock and cut with either hand punches, oval dies or hand cut around the wording. Add a navy mat around the stamped shape. I used a stitched oval die and my Gemini to cut mine out. Attach with adhesive and the card is complete!! (I added a few faux enamel dots to the center to pull al the colors together and also balance out the left side with the right side.)

This Create-A-Card die is perfect for making quick and easy cards that have a lot of WOW power!

Happy Crafting!!