Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Nordic Christmas Collection Here Now!

Are you feeling warm and fuzzy now? The Nordic Christmas Collection from Crafter's Companion will get you feeling that way if you aren't already. This cute collection has everything you need to get going on your Christmas crafts.

Nordic Christmas EZMount Stamp Set - Christmas Cheer
Nordic Christmas Papercrafting CD-ROM
Spectrum Noir Markers :BT1, EB1,EB2, EB3, EB4, EB6, JG2, LG2, LG4, LG5, DR1, DR3, DR7
Collall Tacky Glue
May Arts Ribbon
Flower Soft Ultra Fine White

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sparkly Roses

I had so much fun coloring this Rose Urn Collage image.  I stamped and heat embossed the image and then painted in colors using Twinkling H2O's.  I left the urn itself unpainted to keep the sketch qualities of the stamp in the forefront.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Here Comes Nordic Christmas!

Happy August...or in crafting circles - the time to start on all of those Christmas projects!!!  Crafter's Companion will be releaseing the Nordic Christmas Collection this Tuesday, and if you love warm, cozy Christmas images this collection will be for you.  There will be adorable stamps, embossing folders, and a fabulous CD-ROM to make your Christmas crafting even easier.  Be sure to check out the Crafter's Companion website on Tuesday (I imagine there will be some special savings on the new collection!)
Nordic Christmas EZMount Stamp Set - Santa's Helper
Nordic Christmas Papercrafting CD-ROM
Spectrum Noir Markers : FS1, EB1, EB3, TN1, TN2, TN3, JG1, JG3, LG4, LG5, DR1, DR2, DR3, CR1, BG3, BG5, BG7, IG1, Blender
May Arts Ribbon

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Technique Junkies August New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Technique Junkies Blog Hop to celebrate the August new release stamps.  The blog hop starts on the Design Team Blog.  And if you have been following the order, you should have arrived from Jerri Jones' blog. 

For my card, I used the new Circus Stars stamp.  It was really fun to create a big top background for the paper elephant.  To see more of the new stamps in action, head on to the next stop on the hop, Judy Jackson!  
Also, the August stamps are on sale, 15% off until August 8th!
 Blog Hop Order
Sally Lynn MacDonald  http://www.sallylynnmacdonald.com

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ColourArte Design Team!

I am so excited to share that I have been asked to join the ColourArte Design Team! I will be having so much fun creating projects to share with you, with these wonderful, sparkly paints! I'm going to be joined by some very talented ladies, from all over the world! Be sure to see the full announcement on the ColourArte Blog to see other names that you might recognize.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Flights of Fantasy Now Available at Crafter's Companion

Morgan Fitzsimon's incredible papercrafting CD-ROM is available now at Crafter's Companion! The Flights of Fantasy collection is a celebration of myths and legends in nature, brought to life through the exquisite images of British artist Morgan Fitzsimons. Read more: http://bit.ly/1LTjLD9

Friday, July 24, 2015

CardMaker and Stamping Bella Blog Hop

Hi! and welcome to the CardMaker and Stamping Bella Blog Hop! This is the first hop for the new CardMaker Blog team, and we are so excited that we got to pair up with the talented ladies from Stamping Bella.  Make sure to stop by their blog, because they will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store - so you could pick out some of these adorable stamps for your own collection.

I chose to work with one of the Uptown Girl images, Maybelline Loves Mail. It was such a bright and cheerful design, perfect for sunny, summer colors.  I colored her with Spectrum Aqua pens, which added to the fun splash of color.

The next stop on the hop is Stephanie Hill.  Have fun!

Core'dinations Cardstock - Brights Assortment
Want2Scrap Pearls
Tim Holtz Punch - Spiky Floral
Punch Bunch Medium Birch Leaf Punch

Blog Hop Order
Gini Williams Cagle  (You are here)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ribbon Scraps Blog Hop with May Arts

Are you a hoarder of ribbon? Even the tiny scraps? Then today's blog hop is for you! The May Arts Ribbonistas are showing you ways to make those little bits and pieces still pack a punch. Be sure to check out all of the inspiration, and leave comments....The Ribbon Lady will be giving away three grab bags of new release ribbons!

For my card, I used a couple of easy tips to stretch those ribbons.  First, the  AKB14 checkered "bow" isn't really a bow at all.  I wrapped the ribbon to the back of the card paned and attached it only on the backside (leaving the length on the front loose).  Then I had a very small piece of the ribbon that I just tied once around the ribbon, and it gives the appearance of a bow, with much less ribbon required.  The other trick that I used was with the 426-58-46 Grosgrain Stitch Print Scalloped Edge Ribbon  (It's peaking out from behind the red panel) - was to cut the ribbon in half, and use part of it along the top of the panel and one along the bottom of the panel). To wrap everything up, I added small bows using the burlap string SM28.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Flight of Fantasy Collection Coming Soon from Crafter's Companion

 If you enjoy fairies, dragons and other fantasy themes, you are going to have so much fun with the new  twin CD-ROM, Morgan Fitzsimons' Flight of Fantasy. It  includes tons of digi stamps,  papers, images and more. This fun release from Crafters Companion will be available on July 28th.

Morgan Fitzsimons Flight of Fantasy CDROM: Digi Stamps Digi Designer Paper,
Sheena Decorative Metal Dies: Wild Rose
Spectrum Noir Markers: BP1, BP3, BP4, BP5, BP7, PL2, PL5, CR10, OR1, OR2, OR3, CR3, CR4, CR1, LG5, LG2, CR3, CR5, FS5, FS4, FS3, FS2, FS1, CT3, CT4, BT4, BT3, BT5
May Arts Ribbon
Petaloo Flowers
Want2Scrap Pearls

Monday, July 20, 2015

Life Is a Song

I've got a card to share with you today that uses a couple of the new release stamps for July from Technique Junkies. I stamped the background using the Peonies background stamp. I colored the flowers with Pan Pastels, for a soft look.  The sentiment, Life is a Song, was stamped and then die cut.