February 28, 2018

Faith & Family - February '18

Here we are rolling through 2018!

The last day of February and time for this month's 12 Kits of Occasions!

This month Lindsey Larsen is our hostess and she sent such an amazing kit that screamed springtime to me. The colours, the die cuts, the heartfelt sentiments and oh the gorgeous flowers just brought a smile to my face from ear to ear! I created six cards this month, but I  honestly have enough kit and ideas left over that I could make six more. Exactly the time this post is going live I am taking off in an airplane heading down to Kansas for a retreat weekend. I can't tell you how good it is for the soul the get crafty with a bunch of talented ladies. Speaking of talented I do hope you get a chance to check out what I know will be gorgeous projects from all the designers at the 12 Kits of Occasions. Every month I am so thankful to create along with the group.

Of lets get on with what you are here for...

Here they are all together!

Back to the 12 Kits blog to check out the rest!

February 23, 2018

Birch Press Design - Faux Faberge Egg

Have you seen the new spring release at Birch Press Design? The Fiori Egg stackable dies have all the beautiful stitched details you have come to expect from Birch Press Design. Today I have a short video tutorial on the Birch Press Design blog and my YouTube channel showing you how I paired these new dies up with some of the gorgeous new Shizan handmade papers also now available in the shop to create a lovely faux FabergĂ© egg.

For more detail and photo head over to the Birch Press Design blog!
Have a wonderful weekend!

February 19, 2018

My Favorite Things 2018 Stamping Olympics - Speed Cardmaking


Two final cards for the MFT 2018 Creative Olympics Speed Carmaking finale!
Down to the wire with the challenges I didn't get this card down before the event closed, but I did get not one but two cards made for it in under 20 minutes!

I started by stamping and white embossing a Bristol Smooth panel, then I sponged it with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink. The next step was to cut it out with the large celebrate die and then I was able to inlay two cards using up the positive and negatives from the two die cuts.


Version two using the negative die cuts!



1:32 sec left, even after I lost the inside piece of the R in the black card base version and had to recut! Funny that I was so sure I would be able to get this card done easily in under 20 minutes, but under pressure you end up making all kinds of mistakes!


My Favorite Things 2018 Stamping Olympics - Crafty Biathalon


One for the Crafty Biathlon. I finally used my MFT Stamps Gift Card Grooves. I used the Coffee Break and Coffee Date stamp sets for my card. The front of my 4 bar card was done in emboss resist with Distress Oxide Inks. The inside of the card used the grooves die to make a home for a gift card.


The inside of the card...


My Favorite Things 2018 Stamping Olympics - Freestyle Card


Another card for the MFT 2018 Creative Olympics - Freestyle Card, this one is for Event 2 to create a Freestyle card using any MFT products but with a winter theme.

I white embossed a snowflake background and sponged it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, distressed it with water and flicked Copic Opaque White onto the panel. I finished it of with a white embossed sentiment and deer image from the Deer Friends stamp set!


Jillibean Soup Creativation 2018 Projects

Today I have a couple cards up on the Jillibean Soup Bean Talk blog that were also on display in the booth at this years Creativation show. I really enjoy using the versatile products from Jillibean, there are so many options from making a quick clean and simple card to using the fun Shape Shakers series to easily make fun shaker cards!

This month the designers were challenged to make card that conveyed love, so easy to do with Jillibean Soup!



February 18, 2018

My Favorite Things 2018 Stamping Olympics - Stamping Slalom


I created a card for Event 1 of the My Favorite Things 2018!

Event 1 - Stamping Slalom is to create a card that uses three different stamp sets from My Favorite Things. I used Beast Friends, Polar Pals and Polar Bear Pals. My background was smooshed with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.


February 15, 2018

Birch Press Design Fiori Heart

I have a video tutorial up on the Birch Press Design blog and my YouTube channel this week creating this card using the Fiori Heart Layering dies and glitter.

Here is the link to the video.

February 13, 2018

30 Day Coloring Challenge February 13


Well we did it, here we are at day 30 of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge!
It was such a fun event and colouring along with Ardyth, we made it to the finish line.
Thank you Kathy for creating an event that is so much fun to play along with.

Today we coloured Catherine Pooler's Doodle Garden background stamp.
I stamped and white embossed the design and then sponged it with Distress Inks, fun and vibrant.


February 12, 2018

Muse #253 and the 30 Day Coloring Challenge


It's time for Muse Challenge #253!

The background was created ink blending Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks then I flicked water on it and pulled some of the colour off with a paper towel. The final step for the background was to flick some watered down Copic Opaque White on to the panel. The image from Studio Katia's Winter Kobi was watercoloured with Distress Inks. I added in watercoloured heart for Kobi to give to his Valentine and added a sentiment white embossing on black! 


I really hope to see you play along with me this week at Muse!
Thanks for stopping by.

February 11, 2018

30 Day Coloring Challenge February 11


Almost to the end of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge with Kathy Racoosin, it's Day 28 today!
I used the My Favorite Things Coffee Date and Coffee Break stamps today for my card. I stamped the mirror image of the coffee cup so I had one for my friend. I used my MISTI and followed instructions by Jennifer McGuire from this video here. It took a few tries to get it right but seriously what a brilliant idea! One they were stamped and clear embossed I used my Scan N Cut to cut the images out, see my short video below.


VIDEO coming soon

Thank you for stopping by today, and if it is snowing there like it is here stay warm!