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!


Friday, August 4, 2017

Concord & 9th | Aloha Friend

 Hi! Welcome to my final installment of my tenure as Concord & 9th guest designer. Today I have two projects made with the newest Aloha Friends stamp set & Aloha friends pattern paper.

The minute I saw this set, I loved it! I had been itching to play with it and couldn't wait to get that idea I had in my head.

For this, I created a pattern from the rectangles and stamping in different colors.

This card is quite striking in person. The gold embossing really stands out from the beautiful paper.
I love how this set allows the sentiments "INSPIRING" and "FABULOUS" fit inside the large rectangle image.

Thanks so much for joining me this July! It was an absolute pleasure to work alongside with Heather Hoffman and Cathy Zielske. 

Hugs to you,


Altenew | Floral Fantasy

Hello, friends! Crystal here on this Friday with a card made with my newest Butterfly Reflections haul. 

As I try to beat the heat and stay inside, I created this card using one of Altenew's newest releases, Floral Fantasy. 

The minute I saw this, I knew I had to have it, and well it somehow made its way to my little hands. Anyways, this is my card:

It was very quite simple to create. First I began by splattering gold Gansai Tambi Stary Colors, next I stamped the flowers in Altenew Inks, Frayed Leaf, Evergreen and Forest Glades. The blue flower is stamped in Cool Summer Night set of inks. The leaf is stamped in Altenew Sand Dunes.

These flowers were of course layered and finished off the prayers sentiment from Hero Arts die cut in gold card stock. Pretty Pink Posh Gold Metallic sequins added some more gold touches to this.

I am entering this card to August Inspiration Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Multiple Layer Stamping

Hi friends, I have a simple and fun technique with the sentiment from Unity's August Kit of the Month and an older Itty Bitty stamp set called Born an Original.

This is very simple. I stamped my sentiment in the center and repeated the same stamp set around in different colors. I have a quick video showing this card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Comfort & Peace

Hi there! Happiest of Tuesdays... Hope your week is going well so far!  I am staying in this week as we are suppose to have record high temperatures for the Pacific NW. Anyways, I wanted to show you all this beautiful card created with Unity's newest kit of the month. It's called Never Be Afraid. 

I absolutely loved this kit, and you will be seeing lots of projects with it as I LOOOVE florals. 

I am entering this card to the Simon Says Anything goes.

I made a video on this card! Check it out


Thanks for stopping by


Monday, July 31, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Bear Hugs

Hi! Happy Monday! Did you have a great weekend? I hope so! Today I have the cutest Pretty Pink Posh stamp called Bear Hugs. This stamp set was part of the July Release for $8!

I love making the bear the focus point on this card. To make it, I began by die cutting using inner part of the Scalloped Circle Die cut to place my bear. Adhering this to the card base with foam adhesive.

 I sprayed gold on the card then placed my Copic colored near on the center. The sentiment was stamped in black dye ink along with the hearts. Metallic Gold sequins finished this card.

How cute is he?! I hope you enjoyed this sweet bear!


Friday, July 28, 2017

Concord & 9th | Hurray Feature Friday

Bam! It's Friday, hurray! (no pun intended). Thanks for stopping by my blog, today I have my 3rd post for Concord & 9th Feature Friday. This Hurray Bundle set is so versatile, I couldn't figure out what to make first!

Should I make a ribbon, or play with them circles? So I made both!

For this first card, I wanted to go fancy. I have been hoarding this foil style paper pad for a while and coordinating the different patterns to make the ribbon was absolutely perfect. The sentiment is heat embossed in Simon Says Antique Gold. Once the ribbon was made, I placed it on the coordinating card base. 

Now, the patterns on the Hurray stamp set are so fun. The background is stamped using Altenew Pure Graphite which is a dark gray. The circle sentiment is stamped in the same ink and die cut with the coordinating Hurray die. The celebrate is heat embossed in white onto a black card stock, then the edge was die cut from the Hurray dies as well. 

What was your favorite item from the Hurray Bundle? The stamps or dies? I invite to stop on over to the Concord & 9th Blog to check out how my fellow Feature Friday ladies used the same set.

Have a great weekend!


Concord & 9th | Hurray and Hello Lovely

 Hello lovelies, I am here with my Butterfly Reflections Friday Inspiration for this last Friday of July. Sure seems Summer just got started and all I see around me is the back to school sales and advertisements.

To keep my mind off it, I am thinking of all those upcoming fall weddings and birthdays. Shades of Gray seems to be the perfect fit for both...To make this card I am using two of my favorite items from Concord & 9th, Hurray stamp set, and Hello Lovely stamp set.

To make this card, I began with my gray cardstock as a base, then stamped in Altenew Industrial Diamond & Dark Graphite the pattern from the Hurray stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Dark Graphite.

Next, I stamped the floral from Hello Lovely and fuzzy cut that. Adhered to the card with foam adhesive. Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins were added and a touch of white gold watercolor from Gansai Tambi Starry was the finishing touch.

I love the minimalist look of this card. Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Thanks a Bunch

Hello, there crafty friends! Thanks for joining me today. I like to call all Thursday's "Friday Eve", it makes the weekend that much closer! Anyways, on this Friday eve, I have this simple card using Unity Stamp Company florals and sentiment. 

To make this card, I die cut the white with Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Borders, stamped the sentiment. Adhered the wood grain patterned paper on the back.

The florals are colored with Chameleon pencils, fuzzy cut and added to the card. To finish, Pretty Pink Posh Clear sequins are added.

I have a video of this card:

Hope you have some fun plans this weekend!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Smile

Hi, friends! Hope all is well on your corner of the world, today I have a very fun shaker made with Pretty Pink Posh Smile die.  

I love the critters from the newest release, but I wanted to create something more "adult". As most of my cards will be going to my church to be sold at donation and proceeds to the missionaries, I wanted to make a variety of cards to suit my future "customers".

This card is made using the following Pretty Pink Posh products:
-Smile Die
-Everyday Greetings Stamp Set
-Sparkling Clear Mix
-Stitched Notes Dies
-Scalloped Frames Dies

 To make this I die cut from a patterned paper the frame from Scalloped Frame Dies, then created the shaker with the Smile Shaker Die in black card stock. The Sparkling Clear Mix was added, finished off with the sentiment "you did it", heat embossed in black. The note pocket is from Stitched Notes Die set.

It turned out very sweet, and it will be something that I think will be picked up fairly quickly.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, July 21, 2017


Hi there! Happy Friday! Today I am here with my second post for Concord & 9th July guest designer. The Friday Feature is the sweet Unicorn Awesomeness stamp and die set. 

This is so sweet and perfect for any occasion. I decided to use it to make an encouragement card. 

To make this card I began by blending Altenew Crisp Ink in Frosty Pink & Warm Sunshine on to a 4.25in x 5.50 Neenah White cardstock. The diamonds were die cut using the dies, as there is a pink solid card stock to serve as the background.  

The sentiment and additional diamonds are heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The clouds are cut from vellum to give it an extra "wispy" look. 

I felt the unicorn just needed a few colorful strands of hair and left the rest of it white. 

I love that with this stamp set the unicorn can have her eye open and the party hat added without the need to mask. I know this set will become my newest "go to" for birthday parties. 

That is all for me this Friday. Enjoy your weekend!!


PinkFresh Studio | Say it with florals

Hi there!Today I have a very floral card featuring the newest release from Pink Fresh Studios!

This set is absolutely gorgeous and really fun to work with. The various petals allow for layering and the variety of sentiments are awesome. 

To make this card I began by trimming a yellow card stock to be my background. I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Next, the white card stock was die cut with Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Borders Die.
Now to the fun stamping part: All flowers were stamped with the following Altenew Crisp Inks in alternating order. Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag. The leaves were stamped in Olive and Moss. 

I simply love one layer cards as they don't require extra postage. This pattern of florals reminds me of sweet summer days.

That is all for me today, I hope you enjoy the weekend and get some crafty time!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Concord & 9th | Sunshine Turnabout Bundle | Feature Fridays

Hi, crafty friends, happy oh glorious Friday! Today I am so excited to be part of Concord & 9th Feature Friday. If you follow them or me on social media you have seen I am part of their July Guest Design Team. Of course, they have knocked it out of the park with this release, and one of my favorites is the Sunshine Turnabout Bundle. 

The turnabouts are such a fun stamp to create backgrounds with. I wanted to create something that focused on the turnabout.

Before I launch into a brief explanation on how to make this card, I want to encourage you to watch the video on turnabouts from Concord & 9th. It will save you ALOT of time and hassle. ( experience talking here) Click HERE

To start, my sunburst turnabout colors are Altenew Cool Summer Night collection.I loved that they coordinate effortlessly. Next, I die cut using the Sunshine Dies and heat embossed the sentiment in WOW White Glitter powder. 

The flowers are also stamped in alternating the layers of Altenew Cool Summer Breeze. The leaves are stamped in Altenew Moss and Parrot. Then adhered to the base and finished off with Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins.

That's it! Pretty simple and fun, right?! I hope you enjoyed this project. Come back next Friday for another Feature Friday featuring Unicorn Awesomeness Bundle.

Glitter Hugs!