True Colors and a Farewell

Today I am sharing my final post as a member of the Crafter's Companion Design Team. It has been such a wonderful experience working on this team! Taylor and Kendra are fabulous and I honestly learned a TON and grew quite a bit being a part of this team. Heck, I can actually color now! LOL! I am so grateful to have had this opportunity! I pulled out a gorgeous image for summertime from the Art-Kure collection. I love this windmill so much! I did some inking and then paired the image with a sentiment from Sheena's True Colors stamp set. I thought they worked together brilliantly!

True Colors

I did some masking and inking with Distress inks to create the background. I love how the colors are so warm! I stamped the image and the sentiment simply over the inked background. I can tell you that a stamp positioner like the Stamp-a-ma-jig is a SUPER HANDY tool for this kind of stamping. I then matted the inked panel on some of the GORGEOUS shimmering red cardstock from Crafter's Companion. I love the rich color tone of this card stock! And it's nice and heavy weight, too, and that always makes me happy!

True Colors (detail)

And with that, I wish you a wonderful Monday!

Have a Happy!


Jingle All The Way!

Okay, first off, let me be completely and utterly honest with you.

I buy stamp sets with 'jingle' sentiments just because it's my name and I love that.

K. Now that you know that, and it's all out there and in the clear, I feel as though we can move forward with this open and honest relationship. Transparency is everything, is it not?

*insert cheese-tastic wink here*

But, for reals, you guys...I REALLY LOVE Jingle-ish sentiments and I REALLY love cuteness, so this new Bebunni set coming from Crafter's Companion in a few days is REALLY making me happy. Like, lots of happy. For reals. Lots. Happy. Lots of happpy. K. Moving on.

Jingle All the Way

Ummmm... HOLY CUTENESS, BATMAN! For REALS, though people. That is a seriously adorable image. I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers and just a touch of Gold from my Wink of Stella brush on the jingle bell. YAY! (The colors I used are as follows in case you have them and want to create something in this ilk. P.S. I love the word ilk. P.P.S. I shouldn't write on Saturdays, my mind obviously likes to wonder to far away lands. P.P.P.S. I'm going back to those colors now: TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN6, PP1, PP3, PP5, GG1, GG2, GG3, GT1, GT2, and True Black)

Jingle All The Way (detail)

I used a strip of American Crafts glitter tape along the bottom along with some enamel dots from My Mind's Eye to accent the fun image. You really need to keep your eye on the Crafter's Companion Facebook page for more Bebunni cuteness! This release... OH.MY.CUTE. Seriously, you guys. I'm LOVING it!

So, that's Bebunni in a reindeer suit. I thought it was a moose, though, so if you thought it was a moose, that's cool, too. Moose are cool now. Moose? Meese? Nope. Moose. K.

Have a Happy!


Some CAS-ual Summer Lovin'

Hahahaha! Okay, so that blog post title probably sounds a bit more scandalous than reality. BUT, it made me laugh, so, there ya go! We have a brand new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge for you and this one is a fun one! It's all about the Summer Lovin'!

We want to see you create a CAS design using HEARTS in SUMMER COLORS! For my project, I chose to use gold and white. LOVE that combo!!!

With Love

I used the playing card die and the heart from the Shuffle Fri-dies set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and then added a sentiment from the Beanstalks stamp set. I love how this one turned out! Using that playing card die as a window... brilliant. LOL! It's the simplest things that get me excited sometimes! HA!

With Love (detail)

We choose LOTS of winners for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! Our top winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to Simon Says Stamp! Woot! Woot!

AND... Our four FAVORITES (after the winner) will receive the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps stamp set or Fri-Die of their choice! WHAT? Yup. Totes. So, head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog, check out the amazing inspiration from the Girl Fridays and then link up your fabulous Summer Lovin' inspired CAS card for a chance to win! Woot! Woot!

You can find links to the products I used for my card below. Have a Happy!

Design Team Call!

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog is looking for some new designers!
If you love Simon and would like to be on the team, check out this post for more information!

I can tell you that I LOVE working with Simon Says Stamp! They are an absolute JOY to work with and LOVE being a part of this team!

Good luck!


Maybe Christmas Doesn't Come From a Store

Yes. I said that word. Christmas. BUT... you are going to forgive me because it really is a super cute card and it really does use some SUPER cute new Bebunni Christmas stamps being released by Crafter's Companion very soon! Not only are the stamps adorable, but, personally, I think the sentiments are super fantastic, too! These sets are seriously fabulous!

Doesn't Come from a Store

SUPER CUTENESS! Seriously, I love this image so much! AND, he colors pretty quickly, too! I got this card made from start to upload in about 45 minutes total. Not too shabby, if you ask me! I colored him with my Spectrum Noir pens using the following colors: GG1, GG2, CR2, CR3, CR6, CR8, CR11, CT4, IB1, LG5, LG4, LG3. I added just a touch of glitter to the hat with my Wink of Stella brush. LOVE IT!

Bebunni Christmas

So, if you are beginning to consider your options for holiday stamping, you will not want to miss these! SO CUTE! Keep an eye on the Crafter's Companion Facebook page, as more sneak peeks will be popping up there!

Have a Happy!


You Brighten My Day!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Happy Wednesday, friends! This week is everyone's favorite over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! It's ANYTHING GOES week!!! YAY!!! Let your creative wings take flight and create anything you'd like! The design team is using American Crafts products this week and we are LOVING THEM! Seriously, we won't even discuss how long it took for me to decide between Polka Dot Party and Plus One. I realized I used one last week, so ended up going with the other for this week. HA! If you have some American Crafts goodies on hand, we would LOVE to see you rock them, but they aren't required for the challenge!

You Brighten My Day

I also pulled out a bit of Paper Smooches cuteness for this one! The stamps just seemed to go so well with these papers and I just HAD to make it happen! I mixed and matched a bit for a unique design. I think it turned out pretty adorable, if I do say so myself! LOL! Oh. And Glitter. Because, well, glitter.

Now it's YOUR turn! You can link up to FIVE projects to the challenge. They need to be new, but other than that, ANYTHING GOES! Have fun with it! Play with your STUFF! One lucky participant will win a $50 Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store! Woot! Woot!!!

Also, if you LOVE Simon and LOVE these challenges, there is an opportunity for YOU to be on the Design Team! You can check out the Design Team call HERE!!! Good luck!

You can find the links to all of the goodies I used below!

Have a Happy!


Imagination Gives You Wings

Well, if that's not just the most wonderful thought, I don't know what is! I have a new card using some brand new stamps from Crafter's  Companion to share with you today!  These new sets are from the Sheena A Little Bit Sketchy collection and they feature some really adorable birds! I used the bird trio from King for a Day for this one, along with one of the wonderful sentiments.

No Wings

I colored my birds using Spectrum Noir colored pencils. I kept my color scheme simple with greys and just a pop of red. A few Chickaniddy Crafts enamel hearts were the perfect finishing touch along with the May Arts gingham ribbon.

No Wings (detail)

Be sure to visit the Crafter's Companion Facebook page for daily inspiration from the team!

Have a Happy!


Pretty Amazing

I have a pretty little card up over on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today using one of my favorite CAS-ual Fridays images. This simple flower set is so gorgeous! I have been dying to watercolor it, so I grabbed it for today's post!

You're Pretty Amazing

I stamped the image with a light colored distress ink and then hit it with my watercolors. I used Antique Linen Distress ink, and honestly, I think Id like to find an even lighter one to use, but I like the distress inks for this technique because you can blend them into the watercolor to make the image appear as though it wasn't even stamped at all!

You're Pretty Amazing (detail)

I loved playing with the different watercolors to create a unique look. The base of the flowers actually began with a mint color that, when mixed with a darker pink tone, became that gorgeous nearly purple shade with just hints of the mint in there. I love it! You can find a complete product list in the links below my post. I have also included a couple of other CAS-ual Fridays Stamp sets that would work great with this technique! Click to shop! :)

I hope you have a super spectacular Monday! It is a GORGEOUS day here in Massachusetts and I am wearing mint pants, so things are looking pretty darned good!

Have a Happy!