Thursday, September 28, 2017

Unity Stamp Company| Graciellie Designs Blog Hop

Hi there! Thanks so much for hopping with us today! I loved this release so much I made over 12 different cards with this release. I am a bit of a floral gal, so this was right up my alley. I decided to only share 3 projects with you today. You will find a brief summary of how I made each card on the caption.

I started by stamping the sentiment centered directly on the card base. Next, I stamped the flowers in gray and colored these with alcohol markers. I finished up by adding sequins. The stamp set is Simple Wisdom- https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/simple-wisdom/

On watercolor paper, I used Archival black ink and stamped my flowers.  Then with a light blue watercolor the background. Next, the flowers and leaves were colored. The sentiment is heat embossed in white onto the black cardstock and placed on card panel with foam adhesive. Sending Kindness- https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/sending-kindness/ 

Last but not least, this gorgeous simple card is matted on black cardstock. The flowers are stamped on separate (but matching) white cardstock and cut very close to the stamped line. Adhered these to the card base. Then heat embossed in white the sentiment and placed that over the florals with foam adhesive. Finished up by adding black enamel accents.
Amazing Things- https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/amazing-things/



Now to the fun stuff, giveaways!

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win.
— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —

If you get lost hopping along, here is the line up:






Let me know which one was your favorite.

xoxo,

Crystal

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember by Pretty Pink Posh

Hi there! Welcome to my blog, I am super excited to be part of this year's Simon Says Stamp Stamptember. I design for Pretty Pink Posh and have always been a fan of all things Simon Says, so this stamp set is doubly fun to work with.


This exclusive Stamptember set is super fun as it is a bit different for Pretty Pink Posh. 

Don't you love it? Even though the possibilities are endless with this set, I made 2 cards. First up is this mint and gold beauty



I used SSS Antique Gold embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings and lots of washi tape. Finished the card up with PPP Gold Confetti.



For a fun color alternative, I chose yellow and blue




What are your thoughts? I simply love all the possibilities of this set AND cannot wait to create many more.

Now it's your turn to win some goodies, courtesy of your's truly.


Let's be friends, follow my account on Instagram for more <3

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crystal 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Fall Prodcut Release Blog Hop | Day 2




Hi, there! Welcome to my stop on the blog hop. You should have arrived here from Amy Kolling's blog.  I hope you have enjoy the stops along the way. Anyways, I will get right to it with my project. 
PROJECT|


When I saw the newest release, I knew exactly the project I wanted to make. I started by heat embossing in gold the Autumn Blossoms right on the card base. Once that was dried, I stamped the other elements of Autumn Blossoms in pink and blue. 




Then die cut Stacked Edges 1 from 3 different colors of cardstock. The sentiment is from Everyday Greetings.  

GIVEAWAY|
Paulina has very kindly given 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 9/19/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.
LINEUP|

Here is the lineup, just in case you get lost.


Thanks for hopping with me. Your next stop is Justine Hovey

Crystal

PRODUCTS USED|
Autumn Blooms Stamp Set 
Stacked Edges 1 Dies 

Everyday Greetings Stamp Set 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Love From Lizi | Video Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to my blog! Today I have a fun collaboration with Love From Lizi. If you have not heard of them; Love from Lizi is a beautiful and fully packed monthly card kit. Lizi is based out the UK and her kits allow you to make at least 10 cards with one kit.



Well, Love from Lizi is turning 1 year old and we are celebrating with a Video Blog Hop. Click HERE

Please check out our videos on YouTube, like and comment on each one. There are MANY fabulous prizes, but the grand prize is a 1-year subscription to the LFL kit (includes shipping).

Now on to my card.


The beautiful feather die was provided by Love from Lizi for this card, and its so much fun to use!



I encourage you to join the video hop! Be sure to comment and like to be eligible to win by September 18.

My YouTube video is available for your viewing pleasure HERE

The winner will be announced on September 19, during the unboxing of the October kit.

That is all for me today, check out Lizi's blog to get some more details on this very fun 1st birthday celebrations.  Click HERE

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Crystal


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Multiple Window Shaker

Hello! While the kids enjoy play time outside on this last week of summer vacation, I have this card made for my Pretty Pink Posh weekly post. This card has MANY Pretty Pink Posh products. 





To make this, I die cut the stitched notes border dies on the edge, created windows by die cutting the pockets from Stitched Notes and created a shaker card, enclosing seed beads. 

The sentiment is heat embossed in gold from Everyday Greetings. 




The products for this card are as follows:


Due to its colors and sentiment selection, I will be entering this into the following challenges.

Simon Says Anything Goes 


and

MFT Color Challenge


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crystal 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Phyllis Harris Release | Blog Hop

Hi there! First I want to welcome you to my blog and thank you for joining us on this blog hop filled with inspiration and fun prizes.



We are celebrating the newest release from Phyllis Harris, and it's gorgeous! 
gorgeous right?!







I made MANY videos for you to enjoy, so when you are done here, please check out Unity's YouTube to see them.

Now for my projects for this hop, I want to start with this fun image called Best Friends.



This card was super fun to make! I started by stamping my image on a white card panel, then I masked my image. Using Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Broken China, and Faded Jeans, I blended them for a sky effect.

I splattered gold water color. Once that was dried up, I colored the image with Copics. The sentiment was hand cut and adhered with foam adhesive.

Quick Video:
video


I really liked the way this turned out!

Free with Purchase:
Now, you know the Unity girls love adding extra's to the packages, so any purchase of $75+ you get this BEAUTIFUL kit!

https://www.unitystampco.com/shop/wondrous/



Giveaway:


We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway. Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (including the Unity blog) for your chance to win. — PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —


Now the rest of the stops along the hop are below - make sure and visit them all! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful evening!



Honey Bee Stamps | Winnie & Walter | Hello

Hello, friends!I'm here with my official last post as part of the Butterfly Reflections design team member. So I figured it ever ironic to make a card saying Hello since it's never really a "goodbye" but a "see you later".



To make this card, I began by masking each side of my card panel, then stamping the floral background using Honey Bee Stamps Zen Bouquet in Altenew Deep Iris Crisp Ink.



Next, attached silver thread to the "hello" from Winnie & Walter. This was attached to the card base using foam adhesive and topped off with Pretty Pink Posh silver confetti.



I really like how the sentiment does not takeaway from the beautiful background stamp.




 I absolutely loved being part of this great team and working alongside Vanessa.

Thanks again for a fantastic term, Cheers!



Crystal