Monthly Archives: April 2016

New Day of the Dead Stamps From Crafter’s Companion

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Hey there Peeps. Dropping in to share a great new collection from Sheena at Crafter’s Companion. Day of the Dead is such a big thing…with it’s sugar skulls and spooky cool flowers and sentiments.   I used several of the stamps and layered them up to create 1 large collage then colored it in with my fav Spectrum Noir Markers. Layered in with pops of color from the cardstock and bow and this is the perfect décor item for such a fun holiday.

Amor Eterno Greeting Card….

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Sheena Day of the Dead Stamp~Floral Fiesta
Sheena Day of the Dead Stamp~Sugar Skull
Sheena Day of the Dead Stamp~Union of Souls
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth White Cardstock

Spectrum Noir Markers~BT2, BT4, BT5,DR3, DR5, DR7, DG2, DG3, GB8, GB10
Shimmering Cardstock~ Coastal Pearl

Satin Swiss Dot Ribbon.

Amor Eterno Greeting Card

Okay that’s all for me….wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

A Grateful Heart Greeting Card

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Hey there Peeps!  Don’t ya just love when you find a perfect sentiment for a greeting card?  I found that very thing with this lovely thought….”Start Today With a Grateful Heart.” Something I try to do everyday because there is always something big or small that brings joy to your life; even if it’s the promise of a warm sunny day. Start Today with a Grateful Heart Greeting Card.

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I finished the fabby Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard pieces with a base coat of white acrylic paint then added several layers of metallic paints and sprays. Gold would be flashy and silver would be the wrong tone….so why not both? I love the vintage look and it coordinates so well with the patterned papers.

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The chippies are layered with the papers and images.  Distressing the edges of the papers helps to add texture and spacers between builds in loads of dimension.
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Choosing a complimentary patterned paper to add to the inside is a nice finished look.
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These white flowers were altered with sprays and micro beads.
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More micro beads for the chippies and some lovely coordinating metal charms.
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Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts ~Flourish Set Amanda and Compass.
Canvas Corp Brands~ 7 Gypsies Wanderlust Collection: Find Adventure, Open New Doors, Be Free.  Ordre Du Jour Collection~ Pen & Tell Her, Seize The DayCharming Flea Market Findings. Glimmer Mist~ Suede, Graphite.
Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Ivory Burlap String, Ivory Wrinkle Ribbon.

Start Today with a Grateful Heart All Occasion Greeting Card.

Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

New Release Floral Delight by Sara Davies

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Hey Peeps! Just popping in to share a tag I created with the new collection Floral Delight from Crafter’s Companion.

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Crafter’s Companion Supplies~ Floral Delight~In Bloom Decorative Die Set, 6×6 Paper Pad. Die’sire Edge’ables~Floral Dance.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Chevron Stripe on Twill in Pink, Ivory Burlap String.

Go check out the rest of the fabulous collection here~ Floral Delight by Sara Davies.

Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Country Magnolia Card

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Hey there Peeps and happy Friday! Dropping in to share a country styled card I created with layers of patterned papers, stamped and colored images and of course gorgeous ribbons from RRR!

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Really Reasonable Ribbon Trims~ Lindsey Lace, Pink Salmon Seam Binding.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~ Magnolia Blossom Stamp,  Key Statements Stamp, Spectrum AquaBlend Pencils.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

New Collection Release~Downton Abbey from Crafter’s Companion

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Oh happy day Peeps! The Team at Crafter’s Companion have been busy bees working behind the scenes to create projects for the  release of their new collection Downton Abbey.  Yes you read that right!  It’s pretty exciting for those viewers who couldn’t get enough DA!!!!

I’ve created a lovely and very vintagy card….

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Please enjoy this Snapguide Tutorial I’ve created….

 

 

Crafter’s Companion Supply List~  Downton Abbey-Family Portrait Die, A Moment In Time Stamps, Resin Flowers, A4 Toppers-Set 26×6 Luxury Paper Pad, Downton Abbey Card Making Kit.

Spectrum Noir Markers~CG1, DG4, BT2, BT5, FS3, GB10, GB8

Additional Supplies~Really Reasonable Ribbon-Satin with Stitched Center in Robin’s Egg. Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

 

Communique Tag Album &Box with Snapguide Tutorial

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Hey there Peeps! Well it’s my second post for the day…but sometimes there is too much creativity to get out and so here is a project I created for Graphic 45.  They asked us to be inspired by Earth Day and create a project that was Up-cycled. I created a beautiful and practical new life for a take out dinner carton. Covered with gorgeous patterned papers from Communique and filled with very dimensional tags this box with tags will serve as an unconventional scrapbook. Add pics and journaling to the tags and display in a vintagy decor and enjoy watching family and friends interacting with the tags and sharing memories. I chose chipboard and embellishments that would work perfectly with the communique theme like  giant clips, typewriter and frame and photo reel chippies. The patterns are busy….but keeping a similar layout for each tag and solid black borders all the patterns make sense and are not overwhelming.

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Please enjoy this Snapguide Tutorial I’ve prepared so you can see the steps I took to create this project:

 

 

Supply List

Graphic 45 Communique~Postage
Graphic 45 Communique~Classy Correspondence
Graphic 45 Communique~Shutter Speed
Graphic 45 Communique~Pen In Hand
Graphic 45 Communique~Photogenic
Graphic 45 Communique~Communique Tags
Graphic 45 Staples~Alpha Banner Black
Graphic 45 Staples~Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard Embellishments
Black Cardstock
Black Paint
Distress Ink~Black Soot
Take Out Noodle Box
Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim
Designer Paper Clip variety

~Here’s a quick shout out for the other supplies~

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts- Typewriter Set, Photo Reels, Word Frames,Gates Shapes.

Really Reasonable Ribbon-Black Plaid, Diagonal Stripe.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Bee Perfect Card

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Hey there Peeps! Today I’m dropping in to share a card that I created that is really a walk on the wild side for me. I do typically choose shabby chic colors…but this card is black and white with gold accents. I’m really very pleased with how it turned out and maybe it’s even a little sophisticated? Bee Perfect Card.

Bee Perfect Greeting Card 1The inspiration for this card was the Honeycomb & Bee Medium chippie set. I wanted to try a little gold embossing on the background and one thing led to another.

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To add a sentiment I inked the Chevron Words chippie then gave it a coat of clear embossing powder and heat set it.  Once I had it in place it looked a bit cluttered….so I added a small strip of crisp white cardstock to the back before adhering.

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Distressing the edges of the paper adds a lot of texture and spacers between the layers creates depth.

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The little bee chippies got a base coat of black paint then a layer of gold sparkle pen….now they look like bling!

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I dressed up the flower arrangement with mica flakes and micro beads.  The ribbon is a classic black and white stripe….and an additional set of gold twine loopy bows to finish it off.  Bee Perfect Card.

Okay that’s all for me….wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G