Sunday, January 7, 2018

Faith Sees the Invisible





Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to the first of two posts showcasing the January stamp release from Sweet 'n Sassy! Today's cards feature two new sets, Wetlands and Wetland Grass, which are two new silhouette stamp sets. (I love me some silhouette stamps!)

I created two cards with the new sets, showcasing a new Distress Ink background technique. The video below will take you through each step of the process, showing you the technique so that you can reproduce the same look. Links to products below the video. Enjoy and happy crafting!


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Friday, December 29, 2017

Alcohol Ink Background Technique & Video


Hello crafty friends! I hope that you're having a wonderful holiday season. Thanks to a reduced work schedule (yeah for vacation time!), I have found more free time to create just for fun...that's the best crafting time! I had a bunch of tags left over from the LetterIT release and decided I wanted to use them in an art journal layout. The above project, combined with an alcohol ink background technique, was the perfect way to spend an afternoon! Close up photos below, along with a video and a link to my Big Picture Classes, which features the alcohol ink technique along with four others, all developed by Wendy Vecchi and focused on using her fabulous products! (All techniques demonstrated with Wendy's permission!) Happy Crafting!




See another alcohol ink technique, along with four others, in my Technique Tags class with Big Picture Classes. Click here!

Supplies: -Dylusions Art Journal - http://bit.ly/2C5dtCp -Specialty Stamping Paper - http://bit.ly/2lnUUOE -Alcohol Reinkers - http://bit.ly/2C5tybj -LetterIT Tags - http://bit.ly/2C6WvUA -Gesso - http://bit.ly/2puawn3 -Dina Wakley Paint - http://bit.ly/2CfmiZY -Wendy Vecchi Stamps (I used Just Sew Artsy, It's Face Art, & Art in a Jar) - http://bit.ly/2C6QkQ2 -Wendy Vecchi Mat Minis (I used Hearts & Stars) - http://bit.ly/2BOpk3D -The Crafters Workshop Gel Medium Matte - http://bit.ly/2qvGhLb

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Quick and Easy Backgrounds for Silhouette Images


Hello friends! Welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy December release! This month we're showcasing two beautiful new silhouette image stamp sets. The Woodland set can be yours for FREE with any qualifying order. See this page for details. 

I have three cards to share with you today and each features a quick and easy background, created using water colors, Distress Inks, and Alcohol Inks. These fast background are perfect for showcasing any silhouette image. Keep scrolling for more photos, product links, and a demonstration video.

Happy Crafting!







Supplies:
-Woodland Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2Bomd6B -Tall Grass Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2B8SCd3 -Christmas Pine Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2z64jzc -Keep in Touch Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2ktXu6i -Watercolors - http://bit.ly/2DiXLRp -Black Archival Ink - http://bit.ly/2vA4ced -Distress Inks - http://bit.ly/2ouE7tT -Distress Oxide Inks - http://bit.ly/2uGOBgu -Blending Tool - http://bit.ly/2pmq8KG -Yupo Paper - http://bit.ly/2AGr0PM -Alcohol Inks - http://bit.ly/2Bbq3Ma -Stitched Rectangle Die - http://bit.ly/2Bb4rj5 -Stitched Hillside Die - http://bit.ly/2ks72Pd


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Ranger LETTERit Release - Six Technique Cards


Hello friends and welcome to today's exciting announcement! Ranger Ink has just announced a new series of products, LETTERit, that is geared towards card makers. Woot! Woot! We have always known Ranger for their wonderful Distress Products and other crafting mediums, and now we can look to them for the production of beautiful sentiment stamps, various kits, including embossing and Perfect Pearl kits, metallic pens, and more! Read more on Ranger's web site.

I've created a video that walks you through each of the new products and showcases six unique cards, demonstrating a variety of techniques. Each of the cards focuses almost entirely on using only the new LETTERit products. You'll be amazed at the creative options available by using the kit supplies.

Scroll through the photos below to see a close up of the cards that I created and then enjoy the short video that follows to see how each of the projects came together. A supply list can also be found at after the video. Interested in purchasing LETTERit products? Visit your favorite craft supplier retail store! Enjoy and happy crafting!

The card above sums up my feelings on being selected to participate in the new product release...GRATEFUL!! A big thank you to Ranger for allowing me to play with the new goodies!













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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Emboss Resist Coloring with Distress Oxide Inks







I'm back with a two card project that showcases some beautiful floral images from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps along with a quick and easy coloring technique using white embossing powder and Distress Oxide Inks. Video and full supply list below, after the give a way birthday celebration info! 

Happy Crafting!



Sweet 'n Sassy is celebrating being in business for 10 years! Woot! Woot! And you can earn the set shown above whenever you place a qualifying $50 order! Be sure to check out all the details on how to earn this set along with other giveaways and freebies HERE.

On to today's video!



Supplies:
-Scribble Flowers Stamp Set - http://bit.ly/2zR66ul -Ranger Watercolor Paper - http://bit.ly/2u7HWu8 -Distress Oxide Inks - http://bit.ly/2uGOBgu -White Embossing Powder - http://bit.ly/2zKnEdu -Blending Tool - http://bit.ly/2pmq8KG -Non-stick craft mat - http://bit.ly/2AN3FrF -Neuvo Drops - http://bit.ly/2AVKnBB -Sequins - http://bit.ly/2ioHFfY

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Reverse Stamping Technique with Wendy Vecchi Products

Tap, tap...is this thing on? I know, my crafty friends, it has been ages since I've posted on my blog. Hopefully I still have a few readers, who have stubbornly refused to believe that I was gone for good. LOL! I am still around and occasionally crafting, but with my new full time job it has been challenging to find the time or energy to craft. But this week...this week I have not one, but two projects to share!

The first is a tag featuring new products from Wendy Vecchi. These new goodies were announced in the September time frame and Wendy was kind enough to send me a few products to try. This tag features her new coffee mug mat minis, which are so adorable! This set of mat minis is sure to be one of my favorites. The mug and the pink background feature a transfer technique using Wendy's new Reverse stamp. I love this stamp and can't wait to share even more techniques using this new product. A close up of my tag is below, along with a step-by-step video, and links to where to purchase the products I used on today's tag. I hope you enjoy! Happy crafting!



Supplies:
Wendy Vecchi Translucent Embossing Paste - http://bit.ly/2miCH92 Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks - http://bit.ly/2zQP02b Wendy Vecchi Mat Mini Butterflies - http://bit.ly/2ABqU8O Wendy Vecchi Mat Mini Get Mugged - http://bit.ly/2zQME3E Wendy Vecchi Mat Mini Hearts - http://bit.ly/2hkZnQC Wendy Vecchi Lots of Leaves - http://bit.ly/2mgKRPo Wendy Vecchi Flourishing Art - http://bit.ly/2i6JRIX Wendy Vecchi Checkmate Stencil - http://bit.ly/2jjuv7o Wendy Vecchi Classic Words - http://bit.ly/2yT5as1 Wendy Vecchi Blooming Art - http://bit.ly/2zv52OO Blending Tool - http://bit.ly/2pmq8KG Distress Oxide Inks - http://bit.ly/2ouE7tT Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents - http://bit.ly/2hsM0Sg

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Warmest Wishes

Hi friends! I'm sharing a card and technique over on the Sweet 'n Sassy blog today. Head on over for more photos and all of the details! Happy Crafting!