Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Home for the Holidays | Stamp of Approval Release

Hi there friends! Crystal here as a guest designer for this AMAZING holiday packed Stamp of Approval collection. I had WAY too much fun creating with the Home for the Holiday stamps.

I want to begin by inviting you to hop on over to the my Youtube channel and watch how I made this card: (and a chance to win some SOA goodies) 

Ok, so back to today's release, I am using the same stamp set above to make a festive and bright card!

To make this card, I used the Christmas Cookies stamp set and the sentiment from the Holiday Mixed Sentiment Set.

First, I stamped the large and smaller snow flakes from Christmas Cookies on the teal cardstock. Then I layered the white cardstock over it, the sentiment is stamped in Rocking Red. The Christmas tree "cookie" was stamped with Lime Rickey over similar color cardstock. 

The tree and extra snowflake were placed with foam adhesive on the white cardstock and embellished with silver sequins and silver thread.

Now, it's your turn to make something with your SOA! 

Wait List Ordering Opens Wednesday, 9 am eastern – click here to add your name to the list.

If you're new to the SOA Collection concept: Stamp of Approval is our quarterly box of exclusive stamping supplies that is delivered right to your door.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh Fall Release | Blog Hop Day 2

Hi friends! Welcome to my stop of the Pretty Pink Posh blog, you should have arrived here from Jeanne Jachna blog. If you are lost, I have the full line up available at the end of this post.  

For my project, I am using the GORGEOUS Small Stitched Foliage Dies  + Espresso Jewels Autumn Wreath Stamp Set 

I thought, it would be fun to have a pattern of die cuts from the Small Stitched Foliage cut, then use watercolors on a background sheet to add fall colors. 

The embellishment came from the Espresso Jewels. I have not seen any one make these in brown, and these really say "fall".

The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in gold Autumn Wreath Stamp Set 

The white panel was then watercolored with teal, orange, purple and a bit of yellow. 

Once that was dried the die cut was placed above it with foam adhesive. This was a seriously easy card to make, yet it looks neat and complicated. 

Now, let me tell you about the blog hop! There are 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 PDT on 9/18/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

So be sure to hop on over to the amazing Mindy Eggen

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Stamptember & Heffy Doodle

Hi there friends!! Crystal here for Heffy Doodle, celebrating Simon Says Stamp Stamptember. I a so excited to be celebrating this very special day as Heffy Doodle turned one back in July and now we get to be among some of the best and neatest stamp companies out there. I

Anyways, today I have a card using our collaboration with Simon Says Stamp.

To make this card, I stamped the smores, coffee cups , hearts and tea cups on a white panel. 

The stamped panel was placed over kraft cardstock , then a sentiment was heat embossed in pink.

The cute squirel was stamped, handcut, copic colored and placed in the circle cut out 

How fun was that?! I love this set designed by Leslie (owner of Heffy Doodle) because it has many sentiments. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Reverse Confetti September Release Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to my stop of the Reverse Confetti September Release Blog Hop. This is a very special release as it encompasses all 3 upcoming holidays in a neat little package!

You should have arrived here from Laurie Wilson's blog. Isn't that woman absolutely talented?!

For my stop of the blog, I decided to show you another Christmas card using one of the newest sets called Holiday Gnomes and the AMAZING Triangles Die.

I believe I don't do cute cards very well, but the little town in this set was super fun to work with. 

Using Distress Oxydes to create the skyline.

Stamped the little houses, die cut and colored with copics. I drew some bricks on them to make them different

Then the trees were colored, and Nuvo drops added as ornaments. 

Glitter Nuvo to be my twinkling stars

The triangles die at the bottom for snow and texture!
Make sure to visit the other talented crafters joining the hop -you'll find lots more inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, your next stop is Melissa Phillips!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Reverse Confetti Release Sneak Peek 3 | Christmas Candles

Hi Crafty Friends!

It's Day 3 of the new Release sneak peeks and I hope you have been inspired by the entire Reverse Confetti team and guest designers.

 For today I am showcasing on this very holiday inspired set is called Christmas Candles.

I was absolutely inspired by this very en-lighting set to make it the center piece of a square card. 

On green cardstock , I stamped the green pinery and die cut with the matching Confetti Cuts from Christmas Candles

Then on white cardstock, I heat embossed the sentiment in gold .

Thee candle was die cut from a separate piece of cardstock, heat embossed in gold, then colored in Copics. 

The flame was then finger blended from yellow ink. The whole thing was topped off with gold watercolor flickers and red Nuvo drops for the berries. 
What are your thoughts so far on this gorgeous stamp set?

Now, there is so much more inspiration for this set is on the following blogs - make sure you visit and give them some crafty love!! Leave a comment for each designer and be in the running for a $15 USD voucher!! (announced on the RC facebook page)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Reverse Confetti Release Sneak Peek 2 | Fall Foliage

Hello crafty friends!

I'm joining you again as a 'Fetti Friend for the months of September and October- today is the second peak at the new release that will be available on September 8th!

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Day 2 of the new release peaks brings some very beautiful stamps! 

Up for showcase today is Fall Foliage stamps and dies. 

Fall Foliage is is a fabulous set with the perfect balance of images and sentiments! I decided to go for a watercolor panel full of fall colors.

To make this card, I stamped and heat embossed in gold the leaves onto Neenah 110lb paper.

Using Daniel Smith watercolors, I added a light wash of brow to the outer edges of the leaves and allowed to dry.

Then adding several layers of color to each leaf, allowing time to dry between layers

A kraft banner with the heat embossed sentiment wrapped the whole thing up!

Don't forget there's tons of inspiration from the following amazing crafters - leave a comment on their blog posts and be in the running to win a $15 USD voucher from Reverse Confetti! To be announced on the RC blog and FB page

Thanks so much for visiting and I'll see you for the next sneak peek tomorrow!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Reverse Confetti Release Sneak Peak 1 | Boo Yea & Frighting Friends!

Hello Crafty Friends!

So excited that this is the first of 4 days of peaks at the new Release from Reverse Confetti!!I was so excited when I asked to be a 'Fetti Friend for September and October and was blown away when this release reached me - so much spectacular variety, there's something for everyone! Stay tuned at the end of the post for further inspiration and a chance to win prizes!

To begin we are sneak peeking two sets today. If you have heard this release has everything from Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Giving you some serious head start on your holiday crafting. The release is LIVE on September 8th, however let me show you TWO sets today!

Let me introduce Boo Yea &  Frightening Friends, seriously cute and super versatile

Let me show you what I made with this!

The front panel of the card has the Boo Yea set stamped in fun halloween colors 

The Frighting Friends set with coordinating confetti cuts made scene building a breeze!

Do you see the sneak peek of the NEWEST paper pack?!

The Boo Yeah set does not only have to been for treats, by using the other fun sentiments you can make a cheery card.
Now, there is so much more inspiration for this set is on the following blogs - make sure you visit and give them some crafty love!! Leave a comment for each designer and be in the running for a $15 USD voucher!! (announced on the RC facebook page)