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-

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- 

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-

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.

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

Let me know which one was your favorite.



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!


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. 

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.  

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.

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

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


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!


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 


MFT Color Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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:

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!


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!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Simon Says Stamp | Thanks

Hi! Today I have a very quick post with a card I made using some lovely older Simon Says Stamp release and the January 2015 Kit Stamp set!

I love getting my older stuff out and making something simple. Hence this 5-minute creation.

I am entering this card to the Simon Says Stamp Add A Sentiment challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Monday, August 21, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Smile It's Your Day

 Hi there! Monday fun day! I am here with a quick blog post as I NEED to get my house in order before one of my girlfriends shows up for a visit. Anyways, I have had this idea in my head, and finally sketched it, then started making this card. 

I suppose you could call it a faux shaker, or a sequin ribbon. Whatever we call it, its gorgeous!

I started with my white card base, then measured out three sections of white cardstock and die cut them using Stitched Borders 3. Then repeated the process with yellow cardstock to be placed under the white. Next, I began by gluing each sequin onto the card base, alternating colors. The sequins are Sweet Pea Mix, and these set the color scheme for my card.

Once my sequin ribbon was dried, the scalloped borders were adhere to the card base with foam adhesive. Now to the sentiment.... the "It's your big day" is actually from the Everyday Greetings stamp set, however I masked part of the stamp. Heat embossed in white.

Smile was die cut from Smile shaker in white glitter cardstock. I cut the circle from it and then placed it over my other sentiment. For a bit of fun (and the fact I could not find the dot from the "i", I added a sequin.

There you have it! It's so awesome when something I been thinking about for a few days comes out the way I envisioned it.

Hope you have a creative day, I am off to clean house <3


Sunday, August 20, 2017

Winnie & Walter | Party | Challenge Entry

Hello! Hope you had a great weekend. I have a fun card made with for Winnie & Walter's color challenge. It seems like it has been a very long-time since I have made a card for a challenge and the colors on this one are absolutely fun!

 Kinda reminded me of the Denver Broncos color scheme. (It's nearly football season, yay!)

For this card, I used a TON of Winnie & Walter Supplies. For starters, I stamped the lines from Scenery: Stripes2, then die cut the balloons from Big Balloon Cutaways, stamped those babies with the Stripes 2. 

Embossed the card panel with the Spotted stencil and Nuvo Mousse. Die cut the Party and stamped that with Stripes 2.

Created a ribbon with yellow cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment from Sentimental Birthday. Finished off by adding LOTS of Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequin Mix. 

 I am entering this card to MFT Sketch Challenge as its very similar style as the sketch provided.

and entering to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Add A Sentiment 

What are your thoughts on the colors? Pretty, right?!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Winnie & Walter | Altenew | Sepia Happy Birthday

Hi, friends! Crystal here today with a stenciled card featuring Winnie & Walter products and Altenew.

For this week's blog post I wanted to create an elegant birthday card without my "go-to" black and white. As mentioned earlier this beauty is a combo of two wonderful companies. Winnie & Walter "birthday" die cut, and "happy" stamped sentiment. From Altenew I have the Floral Fantasy stamped in Altenew Crisp Dye Inks in Green Fields. Also from Altenew is the Layered Kaleidoscope Stencil B blended with Altenew Crisp Dye in Mocha. 

To make this, I began with a beige card base. Next, I stenciled it with Altenew Layered Kaleidsocope B. I proceeded to spray this with gold watercolor from Gansai Tambi. Once that was dried, I stamped the "happy" from Winnie & Walter's Happy Birthday to You in gold embossing powder. The "birthday" is die cut from Winnie & Walter In A Word: Birthday Cutaway. This was layered over the Altenew's Floral Fantasy. 

To finish off, I added gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

The color scheme on this one is a bit different, but I really like it. I hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, August 14, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Best Wishes | Video

Hi, there friends! I hope you are staying cool on this gorgeous Summer day. Today I have a fun and simple project made especially for Pretty Pink Posh with lots of PPP goodies!

If you are wondering where are the instructions, I have something so much better! A super short video making this card.  Of course, the coloring is not included as I did that this past weekend while we watched a movie. 


Products used for this card are

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, August 11, 2017

Concord & 9th | Altenew | Thanks

Hi, there friend, Crystal here with a very simple yet stunning card featuring Concord & 9th and Altenew newest releases. 

I was inspired by this color scheme found on Pinterest.

To make this, I began by stamping Altenew Floral Fantasy in Altenew Crisp Inks in the following sets, Cool Summer Night for the leaves, Red Cosmos for the pink flowers and Summer Afternoon for the yellow tones. Stamping the flowers came first, then the leaves.

The sentiment is Aloha from Concord & 9th July release. Heat Embossed in white on black cardstock and adhere to the card base with foam adhesive.

I am pretty pleased with the way this turned out, and I love how Pinterest can be a source of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Hugs + Video

Hi there friend. Just stopping by the blog today to share this video and card I made for Unity Stamp Company.

Products for this card are

Unity In my Garden, Altenew Inks and My Favorite Things HUGS die. 

Video :

Monday, August 7, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Vellum Overlay | August Kit of the Month

Hi there!Wanting to share this quick tip video for a Vellum Overlay featuring Unity Stamp Co. Kit of the Month.

Pretty Pink Posh | Sea Friends

Hi, friends! Happiest of Mondays! To start this hardest day of the week (right?!) I have this clean and simple card made with Pretty Pink Posh Sea Friends. 

These cute little critters are so much fun and perfect for an encouraging card.

To make this I started by die cutting my white cardstock's edge with Stitched Borders 3. Next, I blended Altenew Sea Glass. The fish and corals from Sea Friends were then stamped and colored with copics. The sentiment is from Thoughtful Greetings stamp set.

The whale is also colored with Copics and die cut with the coordinating Sea Friend Dies

 To finish I added 4mm and 6mm Clear Droplets. 

How fun is that?! I love these cute little critters and keeping my card simple.

Thanks for stopping by!