Monday, May 22, 2017

AMuse Studio Release Week Day 1

Hiya!  It is that wonderful time of the month where I get to share a few sneaks at new goodies that will be hitting the AMuse Studio store soon!  Some awesome things are happening this month with AMuse Studio and one of them being free shipping with every $30 spent! WOOT WOOT!  This awesome deal lasts until May31st, so you'll be able to get FREE SHIPPING on any of the new goodies you need to have your collection...

With that said I have to share my first sneak peek...

 Bam!  Isn't this awesome?!  I have been wanting to make a diagram card for a while, and as soon as I saw the Let's Be Mermaids Stamp Set I just knew it would be perfect for it!  You can find lots of tutorials on how to make a diagram card.  I used the matching Let's Be Mermaids Dies to save time and to get a perfect line around the images.  To create my openings I've used Pinking Circles 1A dies.  I colored all of my images in with various Spectrum Noir Markers and hung the fish and seahorse with Silver Elastic Cording.  The cardstocks I used include Solid Ocean, Solid Sugar, and Scallops Bermuda.  I also added some bling in the background with Twinkle Stickers Clear and Mermaid Glitter.

Now this has to have your interest peeked by what else this release has in store!  Make sure you head over to the AMuse Studio blog for more inspiration and a giveaway too!

Happy Crafting!

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I don't know about you, but I seem to always find some of the hardest cards to make are the masculine ones.  I love all things pink and sparkly, while the guys in my life do not.  However, the CAS-ual Friday Stamps seem to make masculine cards easy (well easier I should say hehehe!).  While you might not think a set called Flower Power screams masculinity, it all just depends on the design and colors to make it or break it as they say...

To create this card I started with a panel I had hand painted a long time ago, but had never gotten around to using.  As I was looking through my "scraps" pile, this panel jumped out at me as a great masculine color scheme.  Next I came aross the kraft frame and put the two together.  I wanted a nice large sentiment to really pop off of the busy background, that's how my eyes were drawn to the Flower Power Stamp Set.  While the sentiment is made up with flowers, I was able to distract the eyes from the flowers and focus more on the sentiment itself by heat embossing it with clear embossing powder onto patterned paper.  I then fussy cut them out, adhered everything at fun angles and popped the sentiment up with foam adhesive before adding the sequins and enamel dots.

I hope you will pop by the CAS-ual Friday's Blog for more inspirational posts.  And make sure you check out the store too!  If you find something you need use my discount code to save a little $!

Happy Crafting/Shopping!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

You Make Me A Happy Camper

It's time for a new MarkerPOP Challenge, woot woot!  Which means fun, inspiration, and prizes!!!  Here is the new inspirational photo...

If I had a tent that lit up like this you better believe I'd go camping, hehehe!  And here is how I was inspired...

 I couldn't help but go right to my Avery Elle Glamper Campers Stamp Set when getting crafty with this challenge!  I stamped both campers onto cardstock, colored and cut them out.  Next, I worked on my night sky with a mix of Distress Ink and Distress Oxide.  I also added a few splashes of silver mist to represent stars in my sky.  I love how the My Favorite Things Rectangle Frame Die makes it easy for any sentiment to pop out, while not distracting from the rest of the scene.

I hope you will join us in our bi-weekly challenge, just use some markers that are carried in the MarkerPOP store and you are good to go!
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Watercoloring With ADORNit and Zig Clean Color

It's Saturday, woot woot!  And I have a bright and happy card to share that I've created with a mix of ADORNit products as well as Zig! Clean Color Markers...

This panel is part of the Think Happy Thoughts Watercolor Book.  I LOVE these little watercoloring books as they are easy to take on the go, they can be used for lots of various projects (think framing, card making, even for pocket pages!), and the images/sentiments are awesome!  I wanted an image that really popped so I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a water brush.

I hope you have an amazing day and Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Crafters Companion: Sheena Douglas's Newest Collection

Hello wonderful crafty friends!!!  Today I'm popping in to share a fun to color butterfly image from the latest Sheena Douglas Day of The Dead Stamp Collection for Crafters Companion.  This butterfly is beautiful and I couldn't help but to get it onto a card as soon as I was done coloring it :)...

I also love the large size of this image, making it easy to color and add dimension.  To color this image in I used a mix of Spectrum Noir Markers and the Illustrator Markers in the following colors: PP1, PP3, PP5, PL1, PL4, CR8, DR3, LG2, LG4, TB1, TB3.  I love that you can mix the various Spectrum Noir Markers, and that each kind offers a different nib.  After coloring the image in I cut it out and adhered it to a white doily and a mix of patterned papers.  Once it was all put together it needed a touch of shine so I grabbed my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Clear Marker and went over the entire image...

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fabulous start to your weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

STAMPlorations CAS Challenge Reminder for May

Hello, hello!  I'm popping in today with a card based on this month's STAMPlorations Clean and Simple Monthly Challenge.  This month we have challenged you to use Feminine Colors.  Remember, all products are welcome so I hope you'll get a chance to play along!

Supplies Used: (Dee's Artsy Impressions: Balloons and Banners Set, CUTplorations: Happy Word DieLuggage Tags Nesting DiesSpring Flower Layering Die)

You can find more inspiration and challenge details by going here!  
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Piñata Kind of Day

Hello!  Today you will find me over on the MarkerPOP Blog sharing this sweet clean and simple card...

I hope you'll stop by to find out how this card came together and for a full picture of it too!

Happy Crafting!

PS - Did I forget to mention Giveaway on their Blog? hmmmm... wink wink!