Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September Heartfelt Creations Alumni DT Blog Hop

 Welcome, to the September Edition of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog hop! The hop runs now through Friday night - at midnight.  And one lucky commenter, chosen from one of the stops on the blog hop, will win a $25 gift certificate to HC.  How great is that?  You get to hop around and see some wonderful projects, plus have the chance to win some goodies of your own!  The winner will be announced on Saturday, October 3rd, and will have 72 hours to claim their prize.

 I loved working with the Enchanted Mum Collection - these flowers are so fun to create!

Dusty Attic Chipboard - French Garden Border
May Arts Ribbon
ColourArte Radiant Rain

Blog Hop


Monday, September 28, 2015

Crafter's Companion is Heading Back to HSN!

That's right! Sara is heading back to HSN on October 7th - and she has so many wonderful goodies to share with you. This is one of the cards that I made, that you can be watching for on the show. It gives you a hint of some of the fun we will be having!

Vintage Daisies

The designs on the Palettini Collection from Technique Junkies really lend themselves to coloring with watercolors.  For this Vintage Daisy Collage, I embossed the image first, to keep my lines bold.  Then I started painting with the Spectrum Aqua watercolor pens.  

Friday, September 25, 2015

CardMaker and JessicaLynnOriginals Blog Hop

Welcome to another fun blog hop from CardMaker Magazine.  Today, we are hopping along with the JessicaLynnOriginal team and showcasing their adorable stamps. Be sure to visit all of the stops on the blog hop and leave some love, because one lucky duck is going to win a $50 gift card  to use at the JessicaLynnOriginal Stamps website. While you are looking around their website, be sure to download the free digital stamp that will be available.

I just had to create a scene with my Brentwood Owl stamp and decided that an easel card would be a fun way to show him off. The embossed graveyard was a perfect backdrop for his "spooky" Frankenstein costume.

Now it's time to hop on to Chrissy Hsu's fabulous blog and see what she has in store for you!

Spectrum Noir Markers
Core'dinations Cardstock
Darice Embossing Folder
Blog Hop List
Gini Williams Cagle  (You are here)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Colored Embossing Tutorial for Crafter's Companion

I've got a card to share with you today that was inspired by a tutorial by Kendra Wiestock, that can be found here.  I just wanted to update it a bit with current products from Crafter's Comapanion.  The embossed background makes it so easy to start coloring with the Spectrum Aqua markers.

Crafters Companion US supplies:
Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon
Other Supplies: Green Cardstock, Want2Scrap Pearls, Paintbrush


  1.  Cut a piece of watercolor cardstock to the size desired for the embossed panel.
  2.  Emboss with the Beautiful Brambles folder.
  3.   Color the raised areas of the image with the Spectrum Noir Pencils, holding pencil on the side, and rubbing over the raised design.
  4.  Add color to the inner part of the image with the Spectrum Aqua Markers. Blend with a paintbrush, dipped in water.
  5.    Die cut the sentiment and glue in place.
  6.   Ink the edges of the design with Distress Ink. 
  7.    Color pearls with Spectrum Noir Markers to match the card.
  8.  Finish the card as shown.


    Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    Halloween Treats

    I've got a sweet treat for you today on the Ribbon Resource Blog - I will show you just how easy it is to create this treat holder using gorgeous May Arts Ribbons.

    Monday, September 21, 2015

    Mixed Media Owl Canvas

    I'm up on the ColourArte Blog 
    today, and if you head over there, 
    I've got a step by step tutorial on how I created this canvas.
     Can you believe this design started with a piece of printed vellum?

    Simple Passion Flower

    I love the beauty of this Passion Flower stamp from Technique Junkies - and originally, I was going to color the image with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I stamped the image in Memento Ink (Bahama Blue) - but the image was so pretty just as it was. I was afraid I would loose some of the detail on this stamp if  I did anything else to it at all. I paired it up with an embossed wood grain panel, and it actually became a cool masculine card (even though it's got a flower and bow - lol! 

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    CardMaker and Paper Smooches Blog Hop

     Welcome to the CardMaker and Paper Smooches Blog Hop. If you are looking for cute, then you are in the right place! There are so many adorable projects on this hop, you won't want to miss any.
    To add some fun to our hop...we are choosing TWO lucky winners to receive a $25. gift code to shop at the PS store.  Winners will be chosen randomly from the participating blogs.  You will have until Sept. 18th at midnight est to comment.  Winners will be announced on the Paper Smooches blog on Sept 19th.

    I created this fun little card using the Wake Up Stamp and Die sets. There was just something about a set that centered around breakfast foods that called my name (and yes, there is bacon in this set as well!) It's really fun having the die set to match all of the images.

    You should be heading over to Emily Leiphart's blog, 
    but in case you need all of the stops on the hop, I've got them for you below. Have fun!

    Gini Williams Cagle: http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/     You are here

    Monday, September 14, 2015

    Where I Needed To Be

     I love this very vintage image of Alice, but wanted to create a card that gave an antique type feel.  My solution...? I stamped the image and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, and then placed a vellum overlay with my sentiment over the top.  It almost gives a dream-like quality. 

    Technique Junkie Stamps