Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Just For You - House Mouse fun

So over at House Mouse they are having a challenge that sparked my interest - I knew I had to join in the fun this time around - Something old...Nothing new!  How fun is that?

I couldn't wait to get in on this one... I went through my drawers and dug out an old Hot of the Press Cardmakers Creative Pack from 2005 (11+ years old).  Their papers still hold appeal to me on so many levels.  They had some great color choices and combinations.  That was my starting point!  In the pack there was a simple label that I used to stamp the sentiment.  I honestly have no idea who makes the sentiment, but I know it's been in my stash for at least 15 years.

Then I used a Spellbinders die that was one of the first ones I ever had.  I honestly can't find any reference to the date it was released, but I have no doubt it is at least 10+ years old.

The House Mouse stamp is called Bunny Cruise and was released by Stampabilities in 2008 (8 years old).  I colored it with my Copics, which I have acquired over the past 7 or 8 years.

The brads are from Creative Impressions and are at least 10+ years old as well.

So, there you have it!  My "Something old...Nothing new" card.

Thanks for stopping in today - have a great one!



House Mouse - Something old...Nothing new"
Simon Says - Wednesday - anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - spring

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Clematics card - Crafter's Companion

There's a new release over at Crafter's Companion today from Sheena - and these are so unique and cool.  They are in the "A little bit sketchy" collection and all have this wonderful torn through look to them.  This one is called Clematics.  It's is just too coolio?

I stamped this image onto Spectrum Aqua Watercolour cardstock I used my Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Colored Pencils to add the color and dimension, then just layered it on some patterned paper and cardstock.  I used distress ink on the edges to complete the aged look.  Simple, but stunning in my humble opinion!

You gotta head over to the website to check out this new collection... I would love to see what you can do with them.


Thanks for joining me today.


Spectrum Aqua Watercolour cardstock
Spectrum Noir - AquaBlend Colored Pencils: Violet, Crocus, Elderberry, Iron Grey, Squash, Ginger, Cobalt Blue, Sky Blue, Oregano, Kiwi, Straw

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

I have just a quick second to share this new card for Crafter's Companion.  I created it using the stamp called Sunbeam and the Sunbeam Accessories from the Verity Rose collection.  These aren't available in the store yet, but that will change soon.  For now, keep an eye out on HSN for Sara Davies to appear where you can purchase the entire line.

I colored her up with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers on the Spectrum Noir Ulta Smooth white cardstock - then used just a touch of the Crystal Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to add some shimmer.

Challenges for this one:

Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - stitching real or faux
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes

The Crafter's Companion supplies I used are listed here.

Thanks for joining me at Kaboo Designs today!


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Retirement Tag - Crafter's Companion

I admit it!  I play favorites!  And this one is on the top of the list!  This simple retirement tag turned out to be one of the favorite projects I have completed in the last couple of months.  It just makes me smile.  Maybe it's the sunshiny colors, maybe it's the tongue in cheek sentiment, or maybe it's the fact that I created it while I was visiting with my bestee, Torrey... but for whatever reason, it makes me happy!

I created it for the Verity Rose release over at Crafter's Companion using the Sunbeam accessory stamps and my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (see complete list below).

This one deserves to be shared in some challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crafting by Design - pink and girly
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - spring

Thanks for stopping in today - enjoy the sunshine!


Crafter's Companion supplies: 
Verity Rose - Sunbeam accessory stamps
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - BG4, BG8, GB5,PP3, BP2, PP1, FS6, FS3, PL2, BG2
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth white cardstock

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Day of the Dead bracelet - Crafter's Companion

I knew as soon as I saw these new stamps from Crafter's Companion that I wanted to use them to create a Day of the Dead charm bracelet.  How fun is that?

These new stamps were released recently and created by Sheena Douglas and called Day of the Dead.  I used a combination of stamps from the Floral Fiesta, Sugar Skull, and Union of the Souls sets to create this project.

I started with some ShrinkyDink material, then stamped the images on it using a permanent die ink.  I then had to figure out what to color the images with to get the most vibrant image.  I love the way the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Colored Pencils went on so smooth.  I didn't add any water to them, just colored the images and saturated the areas with lots of pigment.  I fussy cut them, added a hole to hang it from and then used a heat tool to shrink them.  You could use the oven as suggested by ShrinkyDink, but I find a heat tool works just as well.

Then I just attached them to a chain bracelet along with some beads and trinkets.  I think it turned out adorable!!!!

Here are the Crafter's Companion supplies I used.

I think I'll toss my hat (or bracelet as the case may be) into some challenges:

Thanks for dropping in!


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Be Awesome notebook cover - Crafter's Companion

Here is a sneak peak of a fun collection of stamps coming to HSN tomorrow - Verity Rose is making its USA debut from Crafter's Companion and this group of stamps is just plain fun!

A stamp set by Verity Rose called Flutterby and the accessory pack from that goes with it were used to create this adorable notebook cover.  It just makes me happy to look at it!  First of all, the main stamp is so adorable, second of all, I love love love green/turquoise and purple together.  It reminds me of my bestee who does some of her best work in these colors.  Torrey - this one's for you!!!
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The following Crafter's Companion supplies were used to make this project.

Verity Rose stamps - Flutterby and Flutterby accessories set
Die'Sire die cut - Cameo frame
<3 p="">Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers - FS4, FS6, FS7, CT1, CT4, LV1, BT1, BT2, BT4, TN2, TN7, PL2, PL4
<3 p="">Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - crystal clear
<3 p="">Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth white cardstock

I think I'll enter this project into some challenges:
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<3 p="">Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
<3 p="">Crafty Cardmakers - pearls or gems
<3 p="">The Paper Girls Challenge - all about the ladies
<3 p="">Love to Scrap - make it girly
A Bit More Time to Craft - anything goes

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow to HSN for lots of Crafter's Companion inspiration and some great deals on products.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Inspire canvas - Crafter's Companion

Happy Saturday - so glad to be home and catching up on laundry, cleaning my craft studio and spending some time with Tom.  Life is good!!!

I wanted to share another canvas I created for my collage... two down, three or so to go!  I can't wait to get them all finished and hung.  Looking forward to seeing them together.

For this one I used a great set from Crafter's Companion which has a set of stamps and die cuts that match.  It's from the ubber-talented Sheena Davis and this one is called Sheena's Perfect Partners - Sweet William.  I also collaged a bit with the Sheena - A Little Bit Scenic stamp set called Silhouette grasses and the Kimono Paper Moon set.  I colored the main image with Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers and used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen in crystal clear to highlight things.  I am really happy with the same it turned out.

Here's a list of the colors I used and the Crafter's Companion supply links:

Stamps / Dies - Sheena Perfect Partners Sweet William 
Sheena - A Little Bit Scenic - silhouette grasses
Kimono - Paper Moon
Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers - blossom, sunset, moss, bud green
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens - crystal clear

Challenge for this project:

Craft Your Passion - anything goes

Thanks for joining me today!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Small framed florals - Crafter's Companion

I wanted to share a quick little project today that I created for my spare bathroom.  I found these adorable little glass frames in the dollar bins at Michaels and thought they would go great on the curio shelf to bring a little color to an otherwise drab bathroom.

I used some adorable stamps from Crafter's Companion - they are the Stamp It Australia - Inspiration collection called Floral Fancies.  This is such a wonderful and versatile stamp set that I have used over and over...

I colored the images with the Spectrum Aqua markers to add a pop of color to each image, then popped them in the frame - the Aqua markers made this project so easy and simple to complete in just a short amount of time.

The Crafter's Companion supplies I used are:

Stamp It Australia - Imagine - Floral Fancies
Spectrum Aqua markers - red violet, rose pink, blossom, lime, bud green, moss, wild flower, sunflower, jasmine, aquamarine, sea green, meadow

I will enter this project into some challenges:

Just Add Ink - photo inspiration
Crafty Gals Corner - anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - springtime flowers

Thanks for stopping by my spot today - I hope your day is full of sunshine and happiness!