Friday, August 30, 2013

A Little More Crafter's Companion Christmas

I don't know what it was about this month...maybe the cooler weather....maybe the kids heading back to school. Whatever it was, I made quite a few Christmas projects! Here's a great card I whipped up using Crafter's Companion stamps and Delicata ink, soon to be offered in the store.

 I turned to the Stamp-It Australia Holiday Collection - Tree Whirl stamp set, the Sheena's A Little Bit Festive - Loving Christmas stamp set, Claudine Helmuth Rock-A-Blocks, the Snowman Delight & Candlelight Embossing Board, and of course that gorgeous Delicata ink I am so very much in love with.
 The oval shape is embossed and cut out, then stamped.
 I had to ink up the edges, and love the gold-on-red so much!

Everything is raised up with adhesive foam squares.

I love how easy Crafter's Companion makes it to bring together a lovely card quickly! Don't forget to like our Facebook page in order to see sneak peeks of new stamp sets before they hit the store, and all sorts of inspiration and tutorials!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Altered Ceramic Tile + CC Stamps = Awesome! parents recently moved from NH to TN. While packing, they had a lot of items to part with, and we were happy to take some stuff off of their hands. Among the pile of stuff: a box full of ceramic tile leftover from my brother's remodel of one of his properties. Of course, when I saw the box, I wasn't thinking, "Oh, these would look great on the bathroom walls." I was thinking, "These would make great canvases!" 

And I finally got around to making something with one of them! This will end up somewhere in the house this Christmas, and I plan to make soooo many more.  It's quick and easy, and looks great! Follow along, and decorate your own ceramic tile with Crafter's Companion stamps!

Here we go:

 I started out with my ceramic tile, the Sheena A Little Bit Scenic - Ornate Snowflakes (which I keep in one of my EZ Binder Mini Stamp Storage binder), Claudine Helmuth Rock-A-Block, and Delicata ink (soon to be in the Crafter's Companion store! Yay! I love this stuff!)
 There she is, ready for stamping!
 Cover your snowflake stamp in ink.
 Stamp onto the left side of the tile.  Flip over, and stamp again on the right side of the tile.

 Then use the ink pad and rub along the edges of the tile to create a golden border.

 Now, choose a stamp for the center. I chose the "Merry Christmas" from the Dee Gruenig - Jolly Holly EZ Mount stamp set.
 This time, I inked it up with Forest Green StazOn.
 After stamping it into the center, take it outside and spray some Spray N Seal Satin Varnish over it to seal it in. Spray a few coats on just to make sure it's able to stand up to periodic dusting and cleaning.

That's it! Super easy, and so pretty! I'll be making a lot more of these (due to the fact I have a box FULL of them!) A great decoration for the holidays, or a great gift for a loved one :)


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sheena's A Little Bit Magical Release!

Want another peek at the newly released Sheena's A Little Bit Magical EZ Mount Stamp Sets?  I'm happy to show off this beauty, part of the Knowledge stamp set.

 I turned to my Lily Bee Designs - Memorandum 6X6 pad and went to work layering papers over black cardstock. The chalice and sentiment were printed on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Unscored 8.5X11 cardstock and colored with my Spectrum Noir pens (IG1, Blender, BT2, BT3, BT4, LG1, LG2, LG3, LY1, LY2, LY3). After fussy cutting and adhering it with my Collal Tacky Glue, I cut out the sentiment and inked it up with Memento Dew Drops in Summer Sky and Cantaloupe. After adhering two pieces of coordinating twine with my Collal Tack Glue, I affixed the sentiment with adhesive foam squares.
Isn't it pretty? I love this magical Sheena release! Check out the multi-buy offer in the Crafter's Companion store -- two stamp sets from this range for $25.50! As always, don't forget to like our Facebook page for sneak peeks of new releases and loads of inspiration and giveaways!

Watch for another post before the end of the week...I'm dying to share a tutorial with you!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Sneak Peek: Sheena's A Little Bit Magical

Alright, my fantasy-loving friends...I know you are going to love this new release from Crafter's Companion! Sheena has the most wonderful images, and this set does not disappoint! I turned to the Knowledge stamp set for this lovely card that will probably end up being a graduation card for my daughter when she moves on to high school next year (nothing like getting a jumpstart, right? LOL)

I used Authentique Free Bird papers and colored the books to match with my Spectrum Noir pens (CT1, CT2, CT4, BT2, BT3, BT4, BT5, EB1, EB2, BG4, BG6, BG8, TN2, TN3, TN4 and BG2 for the shading underneath.) All cardstock is adhered with the Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner. A nice piece of twine completes the sentiment nicely, don't you think?

These stamps should be hitting the Crafter's Companion store on Friday 8/23, so mark your calendars! You need these stamps! Don't forget to follow our Facebook page and subscribe to our Twitter feed in order to see the wonderful creations from my fellow DT members using this soon-to-be-released Sheena range!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Birthday Week At Crafter's Companion!

Birthday week is almost didn't miss it, did you? Well, there's still time to cash in on some fabulous deals and receive free stamp sets with your purchase! Head over to Crafter's Companion to check out all of the fabulousness!

Here is one of the stamp sets up for grabs. I made a quick card with the freebie Stamp It Australia - The Snowflake being offered if you spend $50 (did i mention orders $50 or more receive free shipping?)

 You need this stamp! I am absolutely head over heels in love with it!! I chose to mist the stamped piece with Red Velvet and Key Lime Glimmer Mist, followed by Silver Mister Huey. I love the sparkle! The colors matched perfectly with this piece of EP Season's Greetings, and I mounted it all (after distressing, of course!) to a sheet of SC Wonderland woodgrain paper. I love this card (and that I'm getting a headstart for the holiday card season!)

Sparkle sparkle! Love it!!!!!

So what are you waiting for? You have until August 19th to take advantage of Crafter's Companion's birthday deals and take home one or both of the freebie stamp sets! Watch later this afternoon for the other, which I added to a layout.

Don't forget to check out the Crafter's Companion USA Facebook page and follow them on Twitter for even more inspiration. Our design team has been loving these freebie stamps!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Crafter's Companion August Challenge: Animals Are Everywhere

Good afternoon! I have so very many projects to show you, but you'll just have to be patient :) Let's start with the August challenge over at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog. This month, we want to see animals on your project. Head on over to review the rules and play along with us! Here's what I came up with:

 I love this fun tag, which I will use on an upcoming layout. Tags are so versatile, and for that, I love them :) I started by misting the tag with a homemade mist (2 parts water, one part Mod Podge, one scoop Pearl Ex - Flamingo Pink in a Mini Mister, shake well and spray away!) When it was dry, I stamped this adorable duck, part of the Popcorn the Bear - Party Time EZ Mount Stamp Set. I colored him with my Spectrum Noir pens (Duck: CT1, CT3, CT4, OR2, OR3; Cupcake wrapper: BP2, BP6; Cupcake: LY1; Frosting: BT3; Candy pieces: TB7) and added some fun washi tape and Distress Stickles in Mustard Seed.  Multiple strands of twine matching colors in my project complete the tag!
Don't forget to play along with the challenge, I can't wait to see what you create!

Also, don't miss Crafter's Companion's big birthday sale this week. They're celebrating 6 years, and offering some great deals and freebies! Check them out, and watch for a project tomorrow morning  here on my blog featuring these freebie stamps!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Completed Order, And A Winner!

Good evening! Today, I was finally able to ship out a potty chart order, a sweet girly train chart, after spending the day yesterday fighting computer problems. What an exhausting day! Anyway, here is the completed chart:

Cute, right? I hope Sophia loves it!

I kept it quick because I know the *real* reason you are reading this post: to see who the winner of my Crafter's Companion Barkley stamp winner is! has chosen.....


Since you have been so kind as to provide your email address, I have sent an email requesting your address information. If I do not hear back from Patti in 24 hours, I will be choosing another winner. Congratulations, Patti! Get your address to me so that I can provide it to Crafter's Companion for them to mail your adorable stamp to you!

Watch for a project to be posted tomorrow. :)   Have a great night!


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Crafter's Companion DT Giveaway Extravaganza!

Good morning, and welcome to August! Has your summer slipped right through your fingers? I know mine has, and I'm hoping to make it to the beach before it disappears altogether!

So, if you didn't know, the Crafter's Companion DT has started a new term and added some new members. As such, we thought we'd do a little giveaway in celebration! That's why I love CC so very much :)

I have chosen to give away the new Barkley - Let It Snow stamp set, mostly due to his cuteness.
Want a chance to win? Leave a comment below. That's it! Don't forget to head over to the CC blog to see the list of participating DT members. We all chose our favorite set to give away, maybe yours is there somewhere, up for grabs!