Sunday, February 18, 2018

Blessed Friends!

Well, how are you all liking the new Occasions catalog and the wonderful Sale-a-Bration items?!

I'm super excited about so many of them!

The following card was a 'play' attempt at trying out the new 'Brushed Crystal Color' to see how they work. It's was trial and error and therefore not the prettiest of blends you see others have accomplished. :-) I realized I need more water doused on the card stock before shaking on the crystal powders, so I ended up spreading color around with my aqua painter more than anything. :-)

NOTE: If you use Whisper White paper, it will work, but as your paper dries it will curve up on itself, so be prepared to lay a heavy book on it, or iron. :-)
Watercolor paper, of course, is ideal for this product....but I like to try my favorite Whisper White. :-)

So, with that said, I embossed the image from "Southern Serenade" (in the Occasions catalog) with clear embossing powder on Whisper White card stock. Then I applied water over the areas I wanted the two powder colors and then sprinkled on the powder. Honestly, it does not take much of the powder at all! Once I got the color where I wanted it and it started to dry, I grabbed a paper towel and wiped over it, just to remove any 'floating' color on the embossed image. 

Super easy and fun!!
I'll play some more with the product and post more samples later.

Hope you enjoy using the Crystal Colors! They come 5 containers (different color blends) in a pack!

~Happy Stamping!

Southern Serenade stamp set # 145921

Brusho Crystal Color # 144101

Stitched Shapes Framelits # 145372

Aqua Painters # 103954

Clear embossing powder # 109130

Heat Tool # 129053

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

When Piggies Fly!

These little piggies just draw you right in with their cuteness!!
I know I'll be using this "Little Piggy"stamp set much more in the near future.

I needed some clouds to fly the winged piggy through, so I reached into my folder of die cuts and pulled out "Umbrella Weather's" clouds. They were exactly what I needed for the design I was going for.  Used the "Oh My Stars" and "Seaside" embossing folder, some dazzling diamonds and "Coffee Break" DSP to finish it off.

The pigs were colored using the Aqua Painters and Crumb Cake ink.
Throw on some dazzling diamonds to the clouds and Wink of Stella glitter brush to the piggy wings and you'll end up with something fun!

Time to make your little piggy fly! :-)

~Have fun stamping!

Little Piggy stamp set # 

Oh My Stars embossing folder # 

Seaside embossing folder # 

Umbrella Weather die cuts # 

Aqua Painters # 

Coffee Break DSP # 

Thursday, January 4, 2018


It's that fantastic time of year again!
Sale-A-Bration and a NEW Occasions catalog!
For every $50/$100 you spend, you get to pick a FREE item from the SAB catalog!
How exciting!!

Lots of wonderful options throughout the catalogs to absorb....beautiful new stamp sets and papers...lots of new die cuts too.

Have fun shopping!!

Monday, January 1, 2018


The Holiday catalog closes out SOON! 
Only today and tomorrow left to shop the catalog and get those last items you know you can't do without! :-) 
Love the Bundles....stamps AND die cuts at a savings!
Don't forget to check out the Clearance section too for the many items added recently.