Thursday, November 16, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights | Monthly Challenge | November

Hi there! Today I am posting a very fun challenge featuring the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge... If you have not heard from it the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Color Trend Inspirational photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog.

I was given this November Color trend to create something to inspire you!

 The bright colors were my inspiration so, I got to work and made a very colorful card!

I wanted to create something that would work for fall and the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday

To make this I heat embossed in white powder the Bohemian Garden on to watercolor paper. Once that was dried up, I dabbed Daniel Smith watercolor onto the panel. 

The "happy" die cut is from Winnie & Walter: In a Word Cutaways: Happy. This too was die cut from heavy watercolor paper and adhered on to the card base. 
Now it is your turn to play along! Hop on over to the Ellen Hutson Pin Sight Challenge! Click here!

There is a prize for playing along!  A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible, they MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Unity Blog Hop | November 2017

Hi there! Thanks for hopping along with us today to celebrate BROWN THURSDAY! There are so many new beautiful kits for this sale. From what Whitney says, this is Unity's Black Friday.

Of course, I made several projects with the new releases, that I hope you enjoy. 


To begin, I have Phyllis Harris' So Very Much

This stamp is just so sweet to color. I decided to color with Copics then stencil on the soft pink background. 

Next, I continued on with my pink theme and played around with Tierra Jackson's Cuddle Bugs.

How sweet are they?

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 —

SO be sure to leave your comments. Now below is the hop lineup just in case you get lost along the way!

Crystal <----you are here

Thank you so much for hopping along!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Christmas Card Series | 5

Hi! Continuing on with day 5 of my Unity Christmas Card series!

Here I have October Kit of the Month on some water color paper, then ink smooched with distress oxydes.

The sentiment is heat embossed on Stampin' Up Old Olive card stock.

Unity Stamp Company | Inspiration Wednesday

Hi friends, Crystal here with Unity Inspiration Wednesday. For this lovely day, I decided to use the newest Kit of the Month!  My color palette of inspiration is one I found on Pinterest called #847

I loved how bright and pretty that was, and thought it perfect to use with the gorgeous feather from KOM.

So, away I went to heat emboss the floral feather on to white watercolor paper and watercolor the living out of this image!

Then I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock and stuck that on with foam adhesive. 

To finish the card, a few drops of Nuvo drop are added. 

I hope you have been inspired by this gorgeous color combo. Hope you make something and be sure to tag us on your social media so we can take a look!



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Christmas Card Series | 4

Hi! Day 4 of my Unity Christmas Card Series! Today I have a very simple black and kraft card.

The trees have some "ice" made with a mix of black nuvo and crystal glitter nuvo. The effect is quite striking.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Christmas Card Series | 3

Happy Day! Today I am here with my third card featuring Unity Stamps!

This card has the latest Kit of the month and last year's Christmas sentiment kit on a rock n roll technique.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Christmas Cards Series | 2

Thanks for checking in today! I have my second Christmas card made with Unity stamps!

This square card is featuring October Kit of the Month, and patterned paper

Unity Stamp Company | Christmas Card Series | 1

Hi there! Today I have a new Christmas card series I decided to begin as I make ALOT of cards I never seem to share.

Part of my crafty job is to make videos and cards for Unity Stamp Company, as I mentioned I am making about 30 cards a month. These are being shared on the Unity side of things, but I been bad about sharing them on my side.

My first Christmas card is this heat embossed, layered card made with several different Unity Stamps.

The red turned out a bit pink, but it really is Cherry Cobbler from Stamping Up.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | November Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog on this wonderful Pretty Pink Posh November Blog Hop! This is the last release of PPP for the year, and Paulina has done it again! If you are new to this hop, please hop back over to the Pretty Pink Posh Blog and start there. If not, thank you for continuing along this crafty journey. lol!

This release is my favorite ( I know I said that every time! However, the dies are AWESOME!!) I love how Pretty Pink Posh is adding another look to their product line. So, without further ado, this is my project for the hop.

I am keeping it simple with this non-stamping card. 

To make this, I watercolored Gold Gansai Tambi onto the card base, then layered gold paper to create a ribbon. The top white cardstock is splattered with gold watercolor. Once that was dried, I die cut the Festive Holly from Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler & Pear Pizzaz cardstock, and adhered those with foam. 

The Merry Christmas Script was then die cut from gold glitter paper. To finish off, I added Metallic Gold Confetti.

Now, that you have added these dies to your cart lets move on to the important stuff... Paulina is giving away 4 $25 gift certificates to the Pretty Pink Posh store. All you have to do is comment by 11:59 PM PST on 11/7/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Your next stop is the brilliant Keeway Tsao

If you get lost, here is the Line-Up!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I encourage to follow me on Instagram for daily crafty talk :)