Another Butterfly Card

I told you guys I loved these butterflies, right? Because I totes do, dude. And I also love this embossing folder. Crafter's Companion goodness at it's best, folks! LOVE! The stamp set I used on this one is called True Colors and I paired that with the gorgeous Make a Wish embossing folder.

Butterfly Birthday

I colored the image using Spectrum Noir blendable colored pencils (90, 98, 102, 062, 063, 055, 002, 041, 036) on kraft cardstock. I love how the pencils look on the kraft! It's also a good chance to use the white, which is always welcome. HA!

Happy Birthday Butterfly (detail)

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Have a Happy!


Keeiping it CAS with Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

It's time for a brand new challenge! This week we are playing with Hero Arts goodies! You don't have to use them to play along, but we would love to see them! The challenge this week is to go CLEAN AND SIMPLE!  Yup! My favorite! We've added the extra option to create a one layer card. I decided to go with a simple, one layer look for my card.

Happy Birthday To You

I chose three different Hero Arts sets to bring my design together. I just LOVE that awesome Happy Birthday sentiment!

Happy Birthday To You

And, of course, one lucky winner will be awarded a $50 Gift Voucher to the ALL NEW REDESIGNED Simon Says Stamp store!

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Imagine the Possibilities

When these butterfly stamps from Crafter's Companion came out I KNEW I just had to have them!  I'm a sucker for a good butterfly stamp, in general, but these are HUGE and I totally love that! So, that being said, you may be seeing a few butterflies on my blog for a bit because I'm in love. In. Love, people. For reals.

Imagine the Possibilities

For this card I chose a simple black and white for the butterfly, itself. As soon as I bought these stamps I wanted to do something in black and white with them. They have so many wonderful details! I chose the butterfly from the 'The Butterfly Effect' set and the sentiment came from the 'True Colors' set. I stamped the sentiment with three different colors of distress inks to add both color and movement to the design.

Imagine the Possibilities (detail)

I added a few My Mind's Eye enamel dots and then a strip of Smash Tape along the bottom. And that's that!
I hope you have a truly delightful Friday, folks!

Have a Happy!


A Taste of India Blog Hop - With GIVEWAWAYS!

Hello, friends! Welcome to the Crafter's Companion, A Taste of India Blog Hop! We have some awesome inspiration for you using these neat new stamps AND some incredible prizes being given away, as well! If you came from Jen Cochran's blog you are already on your way! If not, you may want to jump back to the Crafter's Companion Blog to start at the beginning! You won't want to miss this!

Never Forget

This tiny elephant was so much fun to color! He comes from the Marching Elephant stamp set. I used Spectrum Noir markers (IG1, IG2, BG6, FS4) to color the grey tones and then brought in some bright colors for the blanket with Spectrum Noir colored pencils (61, 52, 35, 29, 68). A few star sequins and a die cut star add the finishing touches.

Never Forget (detail)

Now it's time to talk PRIZES!!!

1. Comment on each blog! Along the way SIX lucky winners will receive prizes randomly drawn from the comments left on the Design Team blog posts!

2. Comment on the Crafter's Companion US Blog! TWO lucky winners will be given awesome prizes over on the CC blog!

Winners for all prizes will be announced on the Crafter's Companion Blog on April 22nd. Good Luck!


Animal Antics Coming Your Way!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Yup! It's time for a brand new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and this week we are having some fun with Animal Antics! We want to see you using critters of all types in your projects this week! The design team is using some fabulous goodies from Stampendous! Stampendous! offers a LOT of adorable critter stamps, along with beautiful florals, gorgeous vintage, and even fun steampunk designs!


For my card I combined this adorable House Mouse Gifts to Tie stamp with a great sentiment from My Favorite Things' Birthday Greetings set. I watercolored the image and then added a big 'ole splotch of watercolor before stamping the sentiment. SO fun! Some quick work with my Wink of Stella brush adds just a touch of sparkle!

Hooray (detail)

One lucky winner will, of course, win a $50 Gift Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store!  WHAT?!  Yup.  Totes, dudes.  Totes.

You can find the links to the products I used on my card below!

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Because This is Our City

4.15.2013 2:49pm

Today we remember those lost, we celebrate those recovered, and we encourage those continuing their recovery. We are Boston Strong. This is our city.

Boston Strong

I created this card as more of a celebration than anything else. Around here, we take a lot of pride in our city. It's a big thing. We did that before, but we do it even more now. The colors are taken from the Boston Marathon colors.  Gotta love neon yellow and blue! The Boston Strong stamp was a limited edition from Hero Arts that was available for some time last year. The background is the Basic Grey/Hero Arts Highline Chalkboard stamp.  I used Tsukineko Radiant Neon inks.

Boston Strong (detail)

Be sure to visit Debbie Carriere's blog today, as well!  She has an awesome Boston Strong card over there, too!

Boston Strong!


Wicked Awesome!

I am up over on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today and I am excited to be sharing something a little different today!  I created a fun LAYOUT using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!  WHAT?!  Yup.  Totes, you guys.  Totes.

Wicked Awesome

I used my new favorite set of all time, Wait for It, for the title and I created the baseball stitches using the triple chevron stamp from RAD.  This layout was SO much fun to make and the memory was even MORE fun!

We happened to be in Boston the day of the Red Sox home opener.  We LOVE going to games, but because my husband had a conference that day we hadn't picked up tickets for the game. He decided he could get there in time, so I went over to see if I could get game day tickets (which we figured was a long shot, at best).  Well, I got in line a 9am... the ticket office opened at noon.  I waited, made new line friends, but WE GOT IN!  It was so awesome!  We got to see the World Series Ring Ceremony and, of course, the game!  The Boston Pops played, the Dropkick Murphy's played, some of the Marathon victims were there on the field to help with the ring ceremony.  It was just all around, WICKED AWESOME!

Have a Happy!