Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memorial Day Sales!

 Hello Crafters! 

It's been a hot minute since I posted but I wanted to stop in and let you know there's a ton of great deals going on this weekend! 

Who doesn't love a sale? 
Exactly. 
It's easy to get the goods and save some dough if they're all in one place. 

Full disclosure: They are affiliate links. 
Many of you have asked how you can support me. 
Shopping through my affiliate links is a pretty good way to support me and a lot of other people I love.  Shopping small business is immensely important, especially if we are going to make sure the stamp companies we know and love are going to be around long term. 

Happy Shopping!  



Honey Bee Stamps is offering 15% off no coupon needed. Automatically added at checkout and includes their amazing new release! May 23- May25th. 



Neat & Tangled is continuing to offer 25% for as long as possible. They just restocked! Includes clearance! Use Code SUNSHINE  at checkout. 



Pretty Pink Posh is offering 20% your entire order! Use Code MEMORIAL20 at checkout 
May 21- May 25


Scrapbook.com is offering 50% their brand basics. Time to stock up! 



Tonic Studios USA is offering all kinds of deals. They are keeping up the anticipation by dropping new sales each day! 

Waffle Flower Last Chance Section has tons of products! 


Simon Says Stamp is offering 15% sitewide with Code CRFT898. They carry so many brands, this is a good one! 

What's in the Steals and Deals section is always changing! 



Lots of Stamps and Dies on sale!



An awesome selection in their clearance section! 



I hope you found something that makes your heart happy! 







Friday, May 1, 2020

Altenew Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop


 Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Altenew Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop! 
You should have arrived here from my amazing friend May's blog

We are celebrating a little Watercolor Therapy via the wonderful Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. The best thing about the challenge? You do as much or as little as you want. Whatever  it is that makes your little heart happy. 

Something else to make your heart happy? 
Altenew will pick a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog during the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 5/9/2020.

They also have two great deals going on to celebrate the hop.

40% off the Wonderful Watercoloring Class Bundle
from 5/1/2020 at 12:01 AM EDT until 5/3/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT.
Check it out here.


20% off *All Alcohol Markers from 5/3/2020 at 12:01 AM ED until 5/4/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Check out this deal here.


I decided to go with a little no line watercoloring.  I find one of the easiest way to do this is to get a great no line coloring result is to find an amazing layering set and use the middle layer. 

I stamp the middle layer in a light ink color and then paint right over it. :) 


I used Rose Quartz for all the images and because it's so light you can't even tell I stamped pink under the green or brown. Winning! 

Once the watercoloring was done and dry I used the matching dies to cut out all my images. 


I also did a light wash of teal-ish blues on another piece of watercolor cardstock to create my background. The sentiment, which I adore by the way, was stamped in Galatic Stream directly on my dry background. The flowers were added with a bit of foam tape for some dimension. 


The branches and tiny buds were adhered flat. The medium size bloom as one layer of foam tape and the largest flower has two. You can see in the close up above how fun the different layers of dimension are! 

You can see the entire process in the video below. 

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Nicole Watt. I can't wait to see what she makes! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 




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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Happy 5th Birthday Honey Bee Stamps!

Hello Crafters! 
Welcome to the Honey Bee 5th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop! 
You should have arrived from my fabulous friend Vera Yates If you're just stopping by make sure you head over to the Honey Bee Blog so you don't miss a stop on the hop :) 

I can't believe it's been FIVE years. 
Whoo Hoo! 
I love Melissa and Honey Bee endlessly. It's such an honor to be on this team with these wonderful people. Okay I'm done mushing now. Let's talk about prizes. 
Honey Bee is giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky commentor so make sure you leave love at each stop on the hop. 


Today's card is a little different for me. This set was designed for Honey Bee by my amazing friend Emily Midgett. I fell in love with it immediately. Combining these fun farm flowers with the new Buffalo Plaid background stamp was a match made in heaven for me. 
 

I stamped the Buffalo Plaid in a medium cool gray shade to compliment my metal pitcher. I stamped my images in Inkon3 Fadeout Ink. I opted for no line coloring because practice is important! haha. 
Also, because I thought it would be SO pretty. 


I colored the images up with my copic markers before die cutting them with their matching dies. The sentiment isn't from a new set but It's one I thought fit well for the grateful/encouragement card kick I've been on lately. I did use a smaller piece of white cardstock to break up the background. I can't do too much pattern. That's a personal preference. I 'm sure it would look amazing on just the plaid too! 



You can see the entire process and hear all about some new life changes for me in the video below. 


Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Bobbi Lemanski She is so talented, you won't be disappointed! 

You can shop the entire new release here

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


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