Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cricut Artfully Sent is finally Here! Order Now!

Hi Crafters!
Finally it is here! The Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge specifically for Cardmakers is here! This will create 3D projects, cut sentiments directly into cards, pop up scenes, sleeves, pocket cards, envelopes and so much more. Over 700 images, three stamp sets, and a pack of white cardstock to get you started! 







Here you can order the cartridge to Canada right away with FREE SHIPPING!


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Here you can order the cartridge to Canada on October 1st with FREE SHIPPING and a FREE coordinating fourth stamp set! (This option is for people who can wait until Oct. 1st, I have to sell $300 within the fourth quarter and with Christmas that can be challenging for me so just an extra perk for those who don't mind waiting!)



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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Watercolour Card using Distress Inks and Clearly Besotted Stamps

Hi Crafters!

Back to teaching this week, back to university this week - it is going to be a busy one! I am so excited to meet the new students arriving at our school and begin a new year. It is always a very exciting time in the life of a teacher!

Today I am featuring one of my favourite new stamping companies that I discovered not too long ago taking an online card class - Clearly Besotted Stamps. This Elegant Butterflies Stamp Set made my head spin with all the possibilities. Not only that, Stephanie has a whole section just for butterfly stamps (which are my favourite!). She is such a sweetie, I sent her an email to tell her how much I love her stamps and she took the time to write me back and thank me, I love dealing with small companies who appreciate your comments! Clearly Besotted Stamps are also available at Simon Says Stamp.


This is one of my first real attempts at a watercolour card. This was inspired by Kristina Werner's video and I did a similar technique, but instead I used butterflies :) I love the way it turned out. Please take the time to check out my Youtube video below on how to do this card. (I finally figured out a good angle for my camera but unfortunately I forgot to tie my hair back so I apologize in advance!) I really need to figure out how to get my camera over my workspace again!




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Sunday, September 07, 2014

Halloween Card using Frightfully Fun from Close to my Heart's Shinhan Markers

Hi Crafters,

Today I have another card for you to check out AND a video tutorial! I am so excited to be getting back into my videos and I am still experimenting with possible camera angles but I think I'll have it figured out by my next video.

Today I made a Halloween card featuring the Frightfully Fun Stamp Set from Close to my Heart - a link to all the supplies used is below. Be sure to watch the video and give me a thumbs up  - you will love the inside!



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Measurements:
Black Cardstock: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Scaredy Cat Patterned Panels: 4" x 1 1/4"
White Daisy Squares: 1" x 1"
Banner: 3" x 1"
Inside Panel: 3 3/4" x 5"


Friday, September 05, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for STAMPtember Video Tutorial

Hi Crafters,
Today I created this sweet card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - the challenge being to stamp something since they are celebrating STAMPtember over at Simon Says Stamp. I used a variety of products which are listed below and better yet - I created a video tutorial for you to watch! I am still experimenting with my camera since I don't have a shelf directly above my workspace anymore since I moved so bear with me over the next few videos until I get it right :)



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This card heavily features the masking technique and you can view the "how to" in the tutorial below:




Thursday, September 04, 2014

Distressed Vintage Christmas Card

Hi Crafters!
Today I have a special card to share with you and I am entering it into the Christmas Card Challenge.  I always find Christmas sneaks up on  me every year so I am trying to start now to avoid the rush! This week over at Christmas Card Challenges (#40) the theme is everything goes. I really had fun creating this card. I decided to just go for it and experiment with the different mediums I have in my stash. Here it is:



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As many of you know, I am on the Jessicalynnoriginal Design Team for a while. This poinsettia stamp that I used is from the Celebrate the Season with Santa stamp set. This is a really cute set for Christmas cards and adding a special something to your Christmas baking gifts :) If you have any questions on how I created this card, please comment below...or you know if you like it you could also leave some love ;)



Here is a closer look at the poinsettia - I just love the shading in the flower (I used Copic and Shinhan alcohol markers) and topped it with come Distress Glitter and combined with some gold sequins and pearl pins (retired) and metal accents. 








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