Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shaving Cream Technique, Take 2

Good afternoon! It feels like it has been ages since I shared a project with you. I have taken on a new writing job for a web hosting company, and it is quite intensive. Now that I've settled into a nice rhythm with the daily deadlines, I have time to share this cute little card I made last week.

Remember my shaving cream and reinker technique post? Well, I finally received more reinker colors. I am now crazy in love with this super simple technique! For the actual technique instructions, head to this post here to see what you'll need and what to do. After I was done swirling my inks in the shaving cream and applying it to the paper, this is what I ended up with:

 Pretty cool, huh? I used Distress ink reinkers Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, and Stormy Sky on this project. When it was dry, I affixed it with tape runner to the card which had been sprayed with Iridescent Spray & Sparkle. I love that stuff! I thought a simple stamp would be best, so I pulled out my Humphrey's Corner - Humphrey unmounted stamp set which I've placed on EZ Mount Foam, stuck it on my Rock-A-Blocks, and inked the flower in the vase and "Thinking of you" sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
 See all that sparkle? Patina Stickles were a great touch to outline the inked backing paper, and a pretty piece of ribbon under the sentiment screamed out to me to be included :)

The flower was colored with my Spectrum Noir pens: LG2 for the stem, CT2 for the flower center, and IB1 for the water in the vase.

I hope you like it, and that you'll give this shaving cream technique a try. Watch the Crafter's Companion Facebook page for sneak peeks of our soon-to-be-released Frou Frou stamp set (which I will be showing off this weekend! They are so pretty!) Don't miss all the fun, head over and like us to stay in the loop if you don't already!


Thursday, March 21, 2013

A quick Thursday post

...because it's been SO LONG! At least it feels that way. Things have been crazy here, with more snow storms and holiday/birthday prepping insanity. I can't wait until April comes, signifying the end of holidays/birthdays for a little while (well, at least kid birthdays...those get expensive!) Today, I plan to catch up on a lot of crafty projects that have fallen behind, as well as post pictures of things I made during the snow storm we had on Tuesday. I took the pictures, I just haven't quite gotten them on to the computer yet...

But I do have these, made earlier in the month with the February Scraptastic Everyday Is Like Sunday kit. I've been meaning to share them, but again....super busy....

This one was fun, all because of that adorable little twine flower I made. Pretty simple to do, I might make a tutorial for it just for all of *you.*


Alright, time to get this kids off to school. Watch for a few more later, including another shaving cream project using multiple colors. I am having so much fun with that technique!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Some Embossing Folder Fun

Hello, everyone! March has arrived, and after last week, the pace has slowed in our household considerably. We are done with basketball season, and the state spelling bee was held last weekend. Rileigh did not advance to the national bee, but that's ok! She is still quite proud of how far she was able to make it. we are all quite proud of her! Here she is, posing next to all of the trophies while we waited for them to announce the finalists:

Like she said when she found out she was not a finalist: "There's still next year!" That's my positive girl!!

Anyway...back to what you *really* want to see. Did you know Crafter's Companion carries the eBosser? It's a crazy cool embossing machine that I just love and will one day own! Right now, I have my silly little Big Shot, and it's quite the pain in the patootie. It works, though, and I can still select from Crafter's Companion's embossing folder options (except the bigger ones that just will not fit!) I just received a few new folders, and this one is by far my favorite (probably will remain my favorite for some time, too.) It's perfect for a variety of projects, whether with Crafter's Companion stamps or all by themselves:

Isn't it just the greatest? I used the 4.25 x 5.75 Darice Woodgrain Background embossing folder and this lovely salmon color Tim Holtz Distress cardstock, perfect for embossing. I loved the woodgrain look so very much, I decided it didn't need a bunch of fancy embellishments or stamps, just a small sentiment from my random stash box,a strip of chevron ribbon, black pearls, and this lovely Maya Road flower I've had for quite some time...I love how it has both the blues of the ribbon and the pinks of the background paper!

There she is, I have a recipient in mind for this lovely card...but I'm not telling who ;)

Visit the Crafter's Companion store today and check out their wide range of embossing folders. I swear there is something new added each and every week sometimes! So hard to choose!

Do you like Crafter's Companion USA on Facebook yet? Head over and become a fan to stay on top of new releases, like the newest Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy releases (which I will be showcasing later this evening, just released today so be sure to check them out along with the 3/$30 bundle special.) They are giving one lucky fan, every single day this week, a $10 gift certificate to the Crafter's Companion store! From the UK? Head over to the Crafter's Companion UK Facebook page and like them...they're doing the same thing!

I hope you are having a great day thus far. Watch for my Sheena creation later on, along with various projects that I have been meaning to post for quite some time. I am looking forward to the clear calendar the next couple of weeks...for after that comes softball/tball season, and then it's back to running all over the place again!