Crafter’s Companion no image card

Hi all,

I have another post for Crafter’s Companion this month of December. What struck me as I was looking at all the projects on the Crafter’s Companion challenge blog was that there are no cards with only sentiment on it – not 1 that I saw, nah dah!

And for those of you who know me, know that I need to buck that trend and take on a challenge. I wasn’t sure if a company that made cute image stamps could also make sentiment stamps well enough to hold it’s own. So I made a card with just 1 Crafter’s Companion sentiment from the Popcorn the Bear Someone Special stamp set.

Here it is:

If I may say so, I loved how it turned out. The diecuts were all various Spellbinders dies, pearls were Viva Decor Pearl Pen, embossed background is an embossing folder from Sizzix and my sparkly glitter is from Stampendous. I actually also spritz my background with Tattered Angel Glimmer Mists but the shine didn’t quite come through on the photo (only the color did)

You still have time to use any Crafter’s Companion stamp (sentiment or image) to join us in this month’s Sparkle Challenge.


Fancy Folds

Hi y’all,

The challenge this week at WnW is Fancy Folds – to make a card with more than 1 fold. And I have a confession – I actually tried making an easel card – it didn’t work. (and I actually looked at several tutorials online) Something is wrong with a fold somewhere because the front of the card is facing the ceiling … hmmmm. Then I thought maybe I might try one of those step cards that Lacey does do well – no luck there either. It wouldn’t stand – I think one of the folds might be the wrong way. I guess I will have to set those 2 aside and try again when I’m not knee deep in birthday parties and holiday preparations.

So I cheated with my Fancy Fold – I’m sorry ladies. I went out to buy one of those $40 Sizzix Bigz die that cuts out the entire template with the folds pre-embossed in it already.

This is what I made:

Obviously, it’s not a card but it’s a box that I could use to send my leftover Christmas ham home with guests, instead of some old Tupperware. I used “Let’s do Lunch” stamp from Wags n Whiskers and my sentiment is from Flourishes.

One random participant will win a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber stamp! You don’t need to use a WnW image on your project to enter the challenge, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digital Stamp!! Two chances to win!! If you are in need of a WnW design, click here for Rubber stamps, and here for Digis!

It’s your turn now – let’s see your Fancy Fold creations.


So many toys, so little time …

Well hello bloggers … I have to apologize for the unintentional gap in post.

I enjoy shopping – I have not met a crafter who doesn’t. Most of the time, I have some degree of self-control but ocassional,  I lose it (com’on – I’m human)! So I got totally carried away shopping yesterday … and now I’m totally playing with my new toys. Woo Hoo!!

Here is my haul …

Yes I mean really Carried Away – all unintentional purchases – really, everyone needs a Vagabond (doesn’t matter if I already have a Silhouette).

On a positive note, lookie what I made with my Zutter-Bind-it-All. Got to use it … at least once. Actually, I intent to make a Copic Coloring Book too (but that’s another post).

Have a fun day!! I intent to … in my craftroom.