Video: Scrapbook.com Haul: Flourish Collection, Mini Envelope Punch Board

 Hi Everyone!

Part 1 of of 2 craft supply hauls today :).  I purchased the beautiful Flourish Collection from Crate Paper over at Scrapbook.com.  This is a 200 piece kit that includes some extras exclusively for Scrapbook.com.    I can't wait to show it to you!  I also picked up the We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board.  I've been waiting to get this for awhile.  Who doesn't need something to make teeny tiny envelopes?  Enjoy!

 

Supplies Featured in the Video:

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Video: My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge--My Process for Working With Card Sketches

Hi Everyone!

Today, I have a card for the current My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #372.  Last week, I had a post and video talking about how I like working with sketches because I'm more product-driven in my card making.  I thought I'd show you my process, start to finish, on how I use a sketch to create a card. 

Here is this week's sketch I'll be working with:

 

One of my favorite sentiment sets from MFT is Simply Fabulous Sayings.  I was thinking I wanted to use one of the large words at the focal point on the card with the smaller coordinating sentiments as a background.  

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I used a variety of inks from MFT to create the colorful background using my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.

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I channeled Laurie Willison of Soapbox Creations with my use of score lines to create the border strip on my card.  She has such a great CAS style and I love how she uses this technique.  

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 See how this card came together in the video below:

 

 

SUPPLIES:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you).  I only recommend products that I use and love.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, CreateForLess, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

MFT Inks: Razzle Berry, Orange Fizz, Limeade, Blu Raspberry, Lavender Fields

MFT Pierced Rectangle Stax

 

 


Weekend Crafty Sales

Hi Everyone!

I thought I'd do a quick round-up this weekend on some great crafty sales going on with my affiliates.  

 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you).  I only recommend products that I use and love.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, CreateForLess, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

Of course, I have to start with Kat Scrappiness.  All products in the Valentine's Day section are 20% off with coupon code ILOVETOCRAFT.  Don't forget, hearts and love sentiments can be used all year long so here's your chance to stock up!  Click on the banner below to be brought to the shop.

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CreateForLess is having an awesome President's Day Sale through 2/19.  A great site for just about every crafty endeavor you would want to take on.  Scor-Tape, gigantic paperclips for your planner--these things caught my eye--Just browsing through this website gives you a ton of crafty inspiration!  Click on the banner below to take a look.

CreateForLess.com - Create More, Spend Less

 

 

The best price I've seen so far on the Gemini Jr. is at Consumer Crafts.  Everyone has been talking about this electronic die cutting machine they say cuts even the most intricate die cuts perfectly!

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 If you're looking for something new to learn on this long weekend, did you know that Scrapbook.com offers free classes?  Learn the basics of card making or delve into the world of mixed media.  There is so much to choose from--and it's FREE!  Click on the banner below to get started-- (This will take you to the main site, then just click on "classes" in the navigation bar to see all the choices).

Scrapbook.com: Thousands of scrapbooking supplies. HUGE daily discounts!

 

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That's all for now--I'm off to sort sequins!  Have a great weekend!

 


Video: Recipe Box for Card Sketches

Hi Everyone!

A couple of months ago, that Hobby Lobby end cap got me again!  :)I couldn't resist this adorable floral tin recipe box from the Petals and Blooms Collection.  I had no idea what I would do with it, but I knew I would think of something.  Cut to last week, and I thought of it--a card sketch library!  I had been wanting to turn some of the cards I've created into sketches so I could refer back to them when I needed some inspiration.  I usually start with a product when I create, so a sketch is a great place to get your creativity flowing.  I also included some other card reference materials  including a techniques section as well as a section on design principles.

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Since the box held 4x6 cards, I replaced the recipe cards included in the box with these Project Life grid cards from Becky Higgins.  Perfect for sketches!

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I made new labels to cover the dividers using my label maker.....


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...and got to work on my sketches.


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I had a little walk down memory lane when I was adding a "design principles" section.  I still have a few of these magazines saved and go back to them sometimes just to flip through. 


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 Here's a video with an in depth look at my project.  Be sure to scroll down below for links to all the products I used as well as a couple of bonus sketches for you.  Enjoy!

 

 

SUPPLIES:

 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, CreateForLess, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

 

 


Petals & Blooms Floral Tin Recipe Box

Petals and Blooms Floral Tin Recipe Box-Hobby Lobby

 

 SKETCHES FOR YOU:

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**Card sketches for personal use only.  If using on a blog post, please link back to this blog to give credit.

 


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Happy Heart Day!

 

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a card featuring the versatile Large Alphabet Dies by Kat Scrappiness.

The letters make such a nice focal point, I wanted to attach a few together to make an almost chipboard-like embellishment.  I first adhered black "fun foam" to the backs of 2 Xs and 2 Os.  This not only gives more thickness, but also gives a nice shadow effect.  You could use other colors as well and those would look great too!

I then clustered the Xs and Os together so they fit nicely, adhering them with flat glue dots.  This bold embellishment would be really great on a scrapbook page too!  

I've been in love with Lawn Fawn's new How You Bean?-Conversation Hearts Add-On stamp set.  The little hearts are so fun to color with Copics!  This time, I went with bright colors to offset the black and white of the letters.

After laying out my design, I wanted to stamp a few of the open hearts and a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn set directly on my card.  I used my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform to be sure I got everything straight and close enough together.  For a graphic card like this, being precise is very important for the look.  

Copics tend to show through cardstock if you color directly on it, so my remedy for that is cute patterned paper.  I took a strip of paper from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petit Paper Pack and added it to the inside of the card where the Copics ran through.  The paper coordinates with the front of the card and adds a cute detail to the inside.

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you'll try this clustering technique with your letter dies.  It's a fun way to make a bold statement on the front of your card.  All the supplies from the Kat Scrappiness shop are linked below.  Be sure to use my coupon code Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  

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SUPPLIES:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, CreateForLess, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.    

Large Alphabet Dies by Kat Scrappiness

How You Bean?-Conversation Hearts Add-On stamp set-Lawn Fawn

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petit Paper Pack

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board

Black fun foam

Glue Dots

Liquid Adhesive

Copic Markers

White Cardstock

 

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Kat Scrappiness February Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at the Kat Scrappiness blogHannah is hosting this month and she has a beautiful mood board of pinks and rose gold for inspiration.  I was looking forward to working with this because I wanted to break out my new Lawn Fawn Rose Gold Embossing Powder.

 

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I was in the mood to use lots of layers this time and of course had to fit in those cute macaroons.  What is it about those cookies?  The shape, the color, they're just so happy looking!

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For my background, I ran a Versamark Ink pad over a heart stencil I had and then embossed it with the rose gold embossing powder.  

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For the next layer, I used a tissue paper pad from Cosmo Cricket I've had for years.  It's called She's Got Tissues.

This is a great alternative to vellum and you can actually still get it!  I cut out an oval using one of the Kat Scrappiness Never Ending Oval dies.

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Over the tissue, I added the Sweet Word and Sentiment die cut from Kat Scrappiness along with the macaroons and a sentiment from Avery Elle's Bonjour stamp set. It's hard to see, but I added a little bit of Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen over the top of the die cut.


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Be sure to head over to the Kat Scrappiness blog to join in the challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Kat Scrappiness shop.  Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

 

 

SUPPLIES:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, CreateForLess, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.    

Sweet Word & Sentiment Die by Kat Scrappiness

Sweet Word and Sentiment die cut-Kat Scrappiness

 

Rose Gold Embossing Powder by Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawn Rose Gold Embossing Powder

Clear Overlay Sparkle Markers by Spectrum Noir - 3pc

Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

 Never Ending Oval Dies by Kat Scrappiness

 Never Ending Oval dies-Kat Scrappiness

Avery Elle Clear Stamps - Bonjour

Avery Elle Clear Stamps-Bonjour

Avery Elle Elle-ments Die - Bonjour

Avery Elle Elle-ments die-Bonjour

 Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock


Video: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project-- Color Pop Valentine

 

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a Valentine's Day card featuring the Kat Scrappiness Wonky Wavy Stitched Square dies and the Double Stitched Heart dies.

I love the look of bright colors against a neutral gray backdrop.  For this card, I still wanted to have a little bit of white peeking out to keep it light, so I cut a notecard from white cardstock and created a 4.25" square card to back the gray cardstock.  All you do is cut a 8.5"x 11" piece of cardstock vertically at 4.5", then horizontally at 9 1/16".  Score at the 4.5" mark and you have a square notecard.  I show this in the video below too.

I created a little heart shaker for some sparkly interest with Kat's Rock Candy Sequin Mix and added some Nuvo Drops to highlight the sentiment.

I have a video below showing how I put this card together.  I also have all the supplies I used from the Kat Scrappiness shop linked below.  Be sure to use my code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your order.  Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

SUPPLIES:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.    

Wonky Wavy Stitched Square Dies by Kat Scrappiness

Double Stitched Heart Dies by Kat Scrappiness

Sweet Friends Clear Stamps by Lawn Fawn

Gina K. Designs Cardstock-Island Dream

Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink Pad

Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Nuvo Crystal Drops-Crushed Grapes

Nuvo Crystal Drops-Gloss White

Kat Scrappiness Rock Candy Sequin Mix

Scor- Buddy Mini Scoring Board

Gray cardstock

White cardstock

Foam tape

Tape runner

 

I am thrilled be continuing on the Kat Scrappiness Design Team for 2018!  Kat has been such a kind and generous person.  I am so happy to be creating on her team with so many talented ladies.  We have some new designers that have just joined us and I'm so excited for them.  Head over to the Kat Scrappiness Blog to check out their bios and social media links.  This is going to be a great year for paper crafting!

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Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Hi Everyone!

I'm joining in this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge with a bright and graphic card.  

I was in the mood to use green so I broke out my Kaleidacolor Ink Pad in Fresh Greens.  

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I masked off a rectangle and blended the second lightest green over the area.

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I stamped another smaller rectangular panel of white cardstock using Versafine ink and flowers from Winnie and Walter's In Bloom-Eva's Favorite Flowers.

After heat embossing it with white embossing powder, I blended the 3rd lightest green over the top.
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Using a damp paper towel, I wiped off the excess ink from the embossed images.
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I love the graphic look of the crisp blended rectangles against the bright white card!
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Thanks for joining me.  The challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches is going on till Feb. 5th so there's plenty of time to enter.  All supplies are linked below.

 

SUPPLIES:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.    

Thanks a BunchThe Ton-Thanks a Bunch

 

 Tsukineko 5-Color Kaleidacolor Dye Inkpad, Fresh GreensKaleidacolor Fresh Greens

Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock

 


Video: My Planner for Blog and Design Team Projects

Hi Everyone!

I'm stopping in today as promised with a peek inside the Happy Planner I use for my blog and design team projects.  You can scroll down for the video and a link to some great blog planner stickers from Damask Love.

 

I like using a planner for blogging, because it not only allows me to keep track of due dates but also to capture ideas and log progress all in one spot.   The planner I use is an older standard- sized Happy Planner called Wildflowers.   Unfortunately,  I could not find it in standard size anymore, but they do have this style in the "mini" version if you're interested.  

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I have to admit, I've kind of gotten into using more stickers to decorate my planner.  It's a very mindful activity that allows you to just enjoy the process and really focus on the upcoming week and your goals.  I see why people enjoy this as their hobby.   

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My first attempt at a layout!  I can't resist those Maggie Holmes stickers......I leave enough room for what I know I have to do for the week from my "to do" list (not pictured), then I fill in everything with pen after I put the stickers down.  I plan according to what time of day I'll have time to do things.  For example, if I'm busy in the morning, I'll put aside a block in the afternoon for my blog activities.  I try and stick to the plan so I can balance my day with other things not blog-related.  Saturdays and Sundays are always "off" and reserved for scrapbooking if I have the time.  

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I have a video below showing a flip through and a more in-depth explanation.  If you are interested in any of the products I use,  just click on the links below.  

 

 

 

Supplies Featured in the Video:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.    

 Consumer Crafts:

 

THE HAPPY PLANNER™ STENCIL: LINE IT UP AND CHECK IT OFF

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THE HAPPY PLANNER™ FILLER PAPER: HALF SHEET, 60 PACK

More Information:

-The Happy Planner YouTube channel has a great video showing how to plan and do a layout for beginners.  I was really inspired after watching it.  You can find that video here.

-For those of you with blogs, I found this great free download from Amber at Damask Love.  Labels for all your blogging reminders!

Printable Planner Stickers for Bloggers | damask love


Video: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project--You Are Fabulous

 

 

Hi Everyone!

It's Heidi and I'm here with a project using a fun new Echo Park paper pad from Kat's shop called Fashionista.  The fashion theme definitely called for me to incorporate the  Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle die from Kat Scrappiness.  I am in love with that wonderfully wavy stitched detail along the edge!

I wanted to break from my usual straight lines in my layering, so I did a kind of "decoupage-inspired" background with the paper pad. 

I have a video below showing how I put this card together.  I have all the products I used from the Kat Scrappiness Shop linked below.  Be sure to head over there and use the coupon code:  Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLIES:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.    

Never Ending Rectangle dies

Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle dies

Retro Christmas sequin mix

Technique Tuesday--Say It 2-Fabulous stamp set

Mudra Stamps--Wild Rose 4x4 stamp set

Echo Park Fashionista 6x6 paper pad

Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink Pad

Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad

Ranger Multi Medium Matte 

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Foam Tape

White Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Copic Markers

Tape runner