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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Beautiful Friendship ♥︎

Hello, sweet friends! I hope you're having a blessed week. I'm popping in today to share a card celebrating the gift of friendship. Truly the friendships are the sweetest and loveliest part of the crafty journey. I made this to ensure a crafty pal knows just how much she is treasured by me and all who know her. ♥︎
Nature's Garden is one of the newest Crafter's Companion collections and to say I am enamored would be an understatement. It is endlessly beautiful! The Cottage Window is exquisite in design and I couldn't resist tucking a sweet kitty within it. (The kitty is from the Create-a-Card Fireplace Accessories Christmas set.) The sweet birdie and smallest butterfly are also from the Cottage Window. I love the little added elements that come with it. And oh how pretty are the papers in this collection! So much to love.
The floral arrangement is comprised of the four Stamp and Die flowers in the collection. They are stunning and perfectly represent ever-blossoming friendship love. I used Harmony Quick-Dry Ink Pads for a tonal design. The Doily Border is my new favorite border! I suspect you will see it regularly. ;) I layered two Beautiful Butterflies atop it for a double dose of whimsy.

The Friend sentiment is from the Gemini Grand Decor set, which came with the Limited Edition Gemini Junior that was recently on HSN. My precious hubby blessed me with it, for which I am grateful. ♥︎

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sparkly day! ♥︎

Crafter's Companion Supplies:
*Nature's Garden Paper Pad
*Nature's Garden Cottage Window
*Nature's Garden Doily Border
*Nature's Garden Aster, Primrose, Primula, and Sweet William
*Nature's Garden Beautiful Butterflies
*Gemini Grand Decor (Friend)
*Create-a-Card Fireplace Accessories Dies and Stamps (cat)
*Subscription Box 7 (paper for window interior)
*Subscription Box 10 (paper for flowers)
*Harmony Quick-Dry Inks: Baby Blue, Green Topaz, Honey Pot, Pale Fig, Seal Brown, Straw Bale
*Luxury Cardstock

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Nautical Adventures

Hello, dear friends! I am fluttering back into this crafty community (consistently!) for good, which I have missed so dearly while balancing health situations. I am delighted that Crafter's Companion is keeping me on for another term and blogging will be a larger part of it this time!

I am celebrating with Sara's newest Signature Collection: Nautical!
This fun collection was on HSN last week! For my first card, I drew and cut sailboat layers the best I could as I have such an affinity for shaped cards of this sort! I used an abundance of goodies from the collection, which I will list below. The papers are beautiful, as are the stamps and dies. The charms are amongst my favorites. Truly this collection is a stunner.
For my second card, I showcased one of the beautiful embossing folders. After embossing the Ship's Anchor with watercolor paper, I inked around the anchor with Harmony Ink Pads in Aqua Blues, after which I added a few splashes of water. To highlight the anchor, I inked over it with Precious Metals Midas Ink Pads. To keep the spotlight on the folder, I simply used the lovely coordinating twine to secure my sentiment.

I had a blast creating with this collection and will certainly be playing with it again soon, as there are so many inspiration goodies in the set! It makes me excited for summer adventures. :) Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful day!

Sailboat Card:
*Nautical Paper Pad
*Seas the Day Stamp Set
*Anchors Aweigh Die Set
*Seashells Die and Stamp Set
*Sealife Accessories Die Set
*Nautical Metal Charms
*Nautical Twine
*Harmony Quick-Dry Ink Pad (Seal Brown)
*Luxury Cardstock

Embossed Card:
*Ship's Anchor Embossing Folder
*Seas the Day Stamp Set
*Nautical Twine
*Harmony Ink Pads (Aqua Blues)
*Midas Ink Pads (Precious Metals)
*Harmony Quick-Dry Ink Pads (Seal Brown)
*Watercolor Card
*Luxury Cardstock

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Crafty Fun ♥︎

Hello, my sparkly friends! Happy weekend.♥️I'm fluttering in to share a wee bit more of my recent work for Crafter's Companion! I've been having so much fun in my crafty space.

My first few cards feature the new Split Invitation Dies. The detailing in the dies is exquisite!
I used the lovely Opulent Henna die to create a fancy edged card, blossoming in hope. The gorgeous patterned papers, ribbon, and peachy pearls are from a recent CC subscription box. The shiny peach paper is from the Parisian Luxury Pearl Card collection. The flower is (another!) Layered Peony, this time sprinkled with mini prills. There are endless options with the split dies and I am eager to play with them again.
This is the stunning Elegant Swirls die, which I used to make an invitation card. The bottom die has been cut out with the optional flap dies to create a pocket, while the top sweetly folds down as a closure. I used gorgeous pink paper is Parisian Luxury Pearl Card so it is beautifully shimmery. For my 'closure' I centered a lace die with a lovely heart charm from the Paris collection.
For this card I nestled part of the Elegant Swirls die within a Biarritz Heart Frame, which is inked up in Pink Tulip and Pale Fig Harmony Inks. Truly there is no end in beautiful ways to use these dies. The whimsical patterned papers are from a CC subscription box, while the purple is from their pearlescent collection. The butterfly is from the Flutterby Create-a-Card set. The sweet little sentiment is from the Peony Collection.
Lastly, I had another play with one of the new 3D embossing folders! This is Decorative Foliage, which I have showcased using a technique I learned from the fabulous Jennifer McGuire. I taped around the edge of a white piece of yardstick to make a frame, inked up the center with Straw Bale, Oasis, and Parakeet Harmony Inks, and then embossed it with what has become my favorite folder! 

To keep the focus on the embossing, I simply added layers of luxury cardstock behind it and topped it with a double lace bow. The sentiment is from the Vintage Chic stamp set, which is stamped upon circles from the Ornate Circles Accordian die. I love the beauty that can come from even the simplest of techniques.

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful day!♥️

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Sweet Inspirations

Hello, sweet friends! I'm fluttering in to share a few of my favorite samples from the Crafter's Companion shows on HSN yesterday. It is pure joy designing for them and I'm certain you will love their new goodies as much as I do.♥️
Two sets of Silhouette Animal Dies are part of the release, which I adore! (Be still my animal-loving heart!) I created a tent fold for the precious kitty, adorned with goodies from the Peony Collection
The sweet Silhouette Puppy, cut out in the loveliest metallic cardstock, is celebrating in the same Peony collections. Pretty Vintage Lace and a sweet banner add to the festivities. The sentiment is from the Mix and Match Birthday collection.
I couldn't resist creating a Christmas card with the Silhouette Stag. The papers and sentiment are from the signature Winter Wonderland range, one of my festive favorites.
Also part of this launch is a new collection of 3D embossing folders. Truly there are no words to express how much I treasure Sara's embossing folders! My background embossed design is the new Ornate Flourish, while my sentiment is from Set 3 of the new Sentiment embossing folders. Both were inked up with CC's spectacular Metallic Waxes. They are creamy, dreamy, and completely inspiring. 

My layering throughout my cards is once again with luxury cardstock. I better order more soon because I cannot imagine being without. ;)

Thank you for visiting and I will you a beautiful day.♥️

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Love and Birthday Cards

Happy Tuesday, sweet friends! I hope you're having a beautiful week. I'm popping in to share two sweet little cards with you!♥️

Next Tuesday, March 5th, is the next HSN Craft Day, which means a plethora of new Crafter's Companion goodies will soon be launched!
There are lovely sets of new Circle Stamp and Dies, which I adore for their whimsical nature and versatility. :) For my With Love sample, I paired the new set with Vintage Tea Party paper. I stamped the hearts in gold because you all know I treasure hearts of gold. The sentiment is layered upon a Scalloped Edge Circle Nesting Die.
The pretty frame for my card is actually the decorative panels to the Ornate Circle Accordion Die. I thought it would make an ideal border for a loving sentiment, so I used pearly paper from the Parisian Pearl Card collection. (This is my favorite pearl pink ever!) The frolicking butterflies are from the Flutterby Create-a-Card.
I love birthday cards, so I was excited to play with the Happy Birthday set! I colored up the cupcake with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers, adding a few peach pearls to the frosting. The papers are from the Sew Lovely paper collection, which I continue to reach for on a regular basis. CC has such pretty papers. :) The sentiment is cut with a gorgeous CC teal pearl paper. There are nine(!) Stamp and Dies, each one perfect for so many occasions. 

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sparkly day. ♥️

Friday, February 15, 2019

Birthday Love

Hello, my precious friends! The last several months have been challenging but I am happy to return to the beautiful blogging community of crafters. I have dearly missed you and will be sprinkling your blogs with love this weekend and Monday.♥️

Being on the Crafter's Companion Design Team has been an immense blessing! I used some of my favorite new goodies to create a birthday card for a special friend.
This was my first time coloring with Spectrum Noir markers! I used the Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers in Corals and Dull Greens. The lovely Peony Corner Bloom stamp and papers are from the Peony Collection. This is truly one of the most gorgeous collections I have ever had! The large flower is created from the Layered Peony Stamp and Die set. The petals are stamped with the Blush Midas Ink Pad, while the leaves are stamped with Sandstorm Harmony Ink.

The image is nestled within the exquisite Biarritz Frame Cut & Emboss Folder. It makes my heart flutter and I love that it cuts and embosses in one pass. I have lightly inked it in Straw Bale Harmony Ink for a touch of sunshine. My sentiment, also stamped in Blush Midas Ink, is from a combination of the Happy Birthday and Love, Laugh, Laughter Mix and Match sets. The pretty green floral border is from the Parisian Floral Borders & Corners.

Have a beautiful weekend, sparkly friends! I hope it is filled with everything sweet. ♥️

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sweet Sentiment Cards

Hello, sparkly friends! I hope your week is off to a beautiful start.♥︎ I'm popping in with two little cards today.

Tomorrow is the big day on HSN when a plethora of new Crafter's Companion goodies will be released! I am super excited about the new sentiment dies. They are gorgeous and make a lovely card all on their own.
Not surprisingly, one of my favorites is With Love. You know my sappy heart, after all! I adore the elegant curlicues and sweet hearts nestled within. My butterfly is from the Flutterby Create-a-Card set.
Isn't it dreamy? I paired it with the Vintage Doily die from the Vintage Tea Party collection (split in quarters to use as corner detailing) and a Decorative Ribbon die on top from the Sew Lovely collection. Once again I have used sweet papers from Sew Lovely.
Also new is this beautiful way of expressing gratitude. I paired it with one of the loveliest pieces of paper from the NEW Roaring 20's paper pack! There are gorgeous areas throughout every sheet of 12x12 paper. I offset a shadow layer of my sentiment since I used it without the background outline die. I couldn't possibly cover up this gorgeous paper.
Requiring only the simplest embellishing, I cut out a sweet fluttery friend from one of the sheets and added a touch of lace on top. Oh the joy of crafting again.♥︎

Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a sunshiny day. :)

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