Wine- It’s What’s for Dinner

I’ve been DYING to make a card with these stamps for quite some time now! I got these Rubbernecker Stamps at a convention years ago and just finally used them!

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Here’s a list of supplies I used:

Graphic 45 Fashionista Paper (Discontinued, but I hope they bring it back soon like they have for other papers!)

Ellynn Stamp from Rubbernecker

Fruit Salad Stamp from Rubbernecker

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers

Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full Size me-900
Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
Strathmore WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD 9x12 Bound 360109
WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711 9 x 12

If you have any questions, please leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!

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End of Year Sale on the ENTIRE Store!

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That’s right! For 3 days ONLY we are offering an additional $5.00 off for every $20.00 you spend. This is an additional savings on top of the other sales and discounts we have going on right now.

This offer applies to all items in the store priced up to $40.00!

This is our best sale all year long and it’s the perfect time to load up on craft essentials and new Valentine’s products!

To see what’s for sale Click Here! 

Dreamboat Valentine’s Card with Avery Elle Stamps

I had so much fun creating this card and making up techniques as I went along!

This card features the new Stamp set, Dreamboat, by Avery Elle. Remember, our Avery Elle products are currently Buy One, Get One 35% off! You can even mix and match with Memory Box Co. Dies!

On to the card!

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Aren’t they so cute!?

Here’s what I used:

Dreamboat Stamp Set by Avery Elle

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Tim Holtz Distress Markers

Waterbrush

140lb Watercolor Paper 

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Versamagic Black Ink

Teresa Collins Heart Sequins ( Old pack I found at a craft fair. Didn’t see it online)

Lawn Fawn paper from Let’s Polka Mon Amie

The video of making this card will go live tomorrow on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Shaker Window Card

I’ve had the idea for this card in my head for a long time and I am so glad I finally got it done. It came out exactly how I was hoping! (Mom, if you are reading this, look away! This is YOUR card!)

The idea came to me when I was browsing Simon Says Stamp looking for some Christmas supplies so I could make a purchase and snatch up my Free Birthday Stamp Set. That was back in August and I finally got around to making it. Anyways, I ran across this Riley and Co. stamp1_314955_zm

and I knew I had to have it, but I needed a perfect co-stamp for it to work great for my purposes. So, I searched some more and I found this Penny Black Stamp

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Once I found that stamp an even better idea came in my head and knew I would need to buy these…

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glass seed beads so I could make a shaker card! Not just any shaker card, but a shaker window card. I wanted you to only see her sweet little face making her case to Santa about her gift-worthiness. Then you open the card to see the rest of the stamped image and I would stamp the rest of the sentiment on the inside.

So, here’s the end product:

I’m super happy with how this card came out! It took me about an hour and a half to complete it. Other products I used to complete the card were:

• Lawn Fawn Let’s Bokeh in the Snow Paper 

Tim Holtz Distress Markers 

•Blue Sequins from the $1 store ( Great place to stock up on shaker card supplies!)

Holiday Flourishes Stamp Set by The Ton

• Clear Acetate – I use some transparency film I purchased from e-bay

• Loads and Loads of Foam Tape – which I also buy from the $1 store. It’s super thin though, so I have to do 3 layers.

I also filmed this card and I will add the video to this blog post once I am done editing it. Thank you for stopping by!

 

Black Friday Sale!

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No Coupon Codes Required! Just add at least $100 of product to your cart and you will get an EXTRA 10% off and Free Shipping. The best part is, you can still use your coupon codes to save even more. Seriously! 

JUST CLICK HERE TO GET TO THE STORE! 

The sale starts NOW and ends at midnight on November 30th!

Color Burst Birthday Card

Here’s the card I made for my Sister’s recent Birthday. This was surprisingly quick to make and I think it looks pretty nice! I’m still on a bit of a Color Burst kick. We actually sell them in our store now! You can see them HERE.

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The sentiment stamp is one that I found at a Rubber Stamp Convention and it’s by Rubbernecker. I love how affordable their stamps are and they have some very clever sayings as well. Hopefully I will use some of the other ones I got soon! Click here to buy this stamp from Rubbernecker for just $3.90! The stars in the background were individual star stamps that I rounded up from multiple Lawn Fawn stamp sets. I repeatedly stamped them, rotating the acrylic block to get variation. Everything was embossed with white embossing powder and then I let my Color Burst do the rest of the magic!

I’d love to redo this same card and figure out how to make the color bursts create a galaxy! That would be super awesome!

Thanks for stopping by!

Buy 1, get 1 at 35% Off! All Memory Box & Avery Elle!

Looking for a great deal on Christmas crafting supplies that isn’t last minute?

Well, it’s just a click away! Right now we have Buy one, get one 35% off on all of our Memory Box and Avery Elle products! That is a seriously awesome deal. It’s like getting 17.5% off each which is a bigger discount than we normally do! Plus, you can mix and match. You still qualify for the deal if you want one Avery Elle product and one Memory Box product. Isn’t that great?

Click here to see all of the great NEW RELEASE products that are discounted! 

It’s My Birthday Sale!

Yes, that’s right! It’s my Birthday and I’m still young enough that it doesn’t sting to say that. Haha! In 2 years, I may have a break down for reaching the age of 30, but for now I am pretty content with being 28 years old. ( By the way, I am sure when I am 30, I’ll just decide to delay any break downs for 40 and so on.)

I have a great sale going on for just 8 hours! It ends at Midnight tonight. Get $5.00 off any order over $25.00. This is on top of our already discounted prices! Most of our products are 20-40% off already! I know, I am CRAZY! BUT…. I have some awesome new products coming in and I need more room for them!!

No special code is required. Just buy at least $25.00 worth of products and you will save an extra $5.00. PLUS you can still get $5.00 flat rate shipping on orders over $40.00. 

What are you waiting for?! Click the picture below to get to our products!

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Happy Birthday to any other Leo’s out there. Leo’s rock! 🙂

12 Tags of 2015- July Tag

I managed to do two tags in a row. Wahoo! Below is my tag for July.

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As always, I was missing many of the items necessary to duplicate Tim’s tag. I always try to make do with what I already have in my craft room because most of the time I can substitute items and even techniques. I made a video of the making of this tag. It just needs to be edited and I will add it to this post when that is done. I really enjoy doing these tags! Here’s a link to Tim’s tag and the tutorial : http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2015-july/ 

Here’s a few things that I did differently because I was missing supplies:

1. I used a different stamp set that had mini blue prints in it. Since I didn’t have the USA blueprint I decided to stamp it with some letters from one of my Tim Holtz stamp sets and add my own blueprint looking lines and arrows.

2. While I do sell the Distress Microglaze, I try not to take items that I have limited inventory on out of stock. (Which I am glad I didn’t because I am down to one as of this morning!) I had some wax laying around because I’ve been meaning to get in to encaustic wax painting. I had made my own encaustic wax using Damar Resin and Beeswax. I grabbed a chunk of wax and rubbed it over my stamped and colored images. I proceeded to watercolor over it hoping the wax layer would be sufficient. Apparently, it was too sufficient because I had rubbed all around the image and I ended up with more white background than colored background. At least now I know that is an option!  I didn’t have much control over where the wax would be placed when I was rubbing with that solid block. I think that’s a good reason to get the Distress Microglaze as you will get more control with your placement. The microglaze is paste-like and you only need a tiny bit to cover and protect a space from water methods.

3. I do not own a sewing machine. I considered buying a small one for the craft room, but I am really trying to limit myself of larger tools that take up space. So, I just did faux stitching with a pen.

4. My embellishments are different. The number 4 is a grungeboard piece that I painted with a metallic distress paint. The little star is one that I had laying around, and I didn’t have any good charms to add to the top. I really wish I did because it looks a little empty up there.

5. For the spritzing, I had to make my own black marker. I applied some Black Soot ink onto an acrylic block and picked it up with my water brush. The water brush I have will not fit in the spritzer, so I had to hold it carefully and spritz. It ended up working well enough.

6. The crinkle ribbon technique had to be done differently too. I used some seam binding and ran the piece through an ink pad. It laid down the color just fine and it looks about the same in the end. I did have less control over the placement of the color though. If I had the Distress Markers, I would of had a more defined white space in the middle.

So, there’s the differences and how I overcome not having all of the supplies. I hope that might help some of you who are lacking supplies. Just try to think of another way to get it done with what you have. Thank you for stopping by!

P.S. One product I can not substitute is Distress Ink! If you need some, we have it in stock and at a great price!  JUST CLICK HERE!

It’s Release Day for Lawn Fawn and Avery Elle and we have it in stock!

Today is so exciting! I finally got to post the new Lawn Fawn and Avery Elle for sale! You can be one of the first ones to have these awesome new stamp sets, dies, and inks!

TO SEE WHAT LAWN FAWN ITEMS WE HAVE FOR PURCHASE , CLICK HERE. 

TO SEE WHAT AVERY ELLE ITEMS WE HAVE FOR PURCHASE, CLICK HERE. 

Here’s some pictures (Unlike my previous posts, these are not clickable. To see what’s for sale, please click the links above.):

Lawn Fawn Treat Yourself Stamp Set New Release Ice Cream SpoonLawn Fawn Color My World Stamp Crayon Smiley Exclamation MarkLawn Fawn Scripty Congrats Die Lawn Cuts New ReleaseLawn Fawn Ocean Wave Border Die Set Lawn Cuts New ReleaseLawn Fawn Premium Dye Ink Pad Lawn Fawndamentals New Release You Pick ColorLawn Fawn Thinking About You Border Die Lawn Cuts New ReleaseLawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders Die Set Lawn Cuts New ReleaseLawn Fawn Stitched Borders Die Set Lawn Cuts New ReleaseHappy Hour  NEW RELEASE Photopolymer Stamp Set Sentiments Avery Elle Peonies NEW RELEASE Photopolymer Stamp Set Sentiments Avery Elle Bring on the Cake NEW RELEASE Photopolymer Stamp Set Sentiments Avery Elle

Check out all that awesome new stuff! There’s some really great new products here. Hurry and get them while they last! We have a limited inventory. Thank you for stopping by!