Monday, April 20, 2020

Video Tutorial: Fancy Fold Friendship card!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Are you a member of the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group on Facebook?  It is a happy place for fans of Suzanne to see projects using her product, learn about special sales, be the first to learn about new product, and watch Facebook Lives that share new techniques and tutorials.  The FB Lives occur on most Thursday evenings at 7pm EST and sometimes during the week we might share a special FB Live.

Last Thursday I shared a fancy fold card using three of Suzanne's gorgeous stamps.  The card has special folds revealing a sweet hidden message:
 Lift the band and then the banner to reveal the sentiment:
The card is fun and easy to make!  Check out the video for the card instructions (Click here if you are viewing this through email):

Suzanne Cannon stamps used:
Twiggy Wreath and Sentiments
You are Sunlight
Friends are

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Weekly projects video! Altenew, Graphic 45, Crafter's Companion, Spectrum Noir and Quietfire Design

Hello Crafty Friends!

Do you get to craft often?  I do hope you can.  Just stealing 15 minutes in a day to color, stamp, or fussy cut can be a great way to unwind.  I encourage you all to take time for yourself to do so.  You deserve it!

I try to create every day and some weeks I find that many projects are completed.  Last Sunday I was tidying up my crafty area and took a good look at what had been accomplished during the week.  It was then that I did a spur of the moment Facebook Live to share my crafty projects.  Here is the video of completed projects:

The week was full of projects using product from Altenew, Graphic 45, Crafter's Companion, Spectrum Noir, and Quietfire Design. 

I will create separate blog posts for the projects with proper product links.  In the meantime, here are links to stores carrying the product used:

Quietfire Design

Feel free to follow me on Facebook or Instragram!  Would love to see hear from you there!

Thank you for stopping by! 
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Stamp focus: Look for the dream

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today it is my turn to share at Quietfire Creations and I created a dreamy card using Quietfire Design's beautiful Look for the dream stamp:
Look For The Dream - Mounted
Such a gorgeous stamp!

Feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Creations post for more details.

Thank you for stopping by!
Kathy Jo

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Sneak Peek! Crafter's Companion Pop Up Card and stamps

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is new release time at Crafter's Companion...woo-who!  I was so excited in anticipation for the release date as I wanted to share my favorite project: a mixed media pop up card box.  The box was created using the new Pop Up Card die set, Pop Up stamp set, and Clear Texture Stamps set.  All of the product is currently available on HSN.
The fun flowers were colored using Spectrum Noir Water Reactive Inks.  The Texture Stamps were heat embossed for extra detail.   Love the way it turned out!
Isn't it just the sweetest?  This card makes me happy...I hope you enjoyed it, too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Feel free to check out all of the other new Crafter's Companion product on HSN.  :)
Kathy Jo

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Stamp focus: Layered "Perfect Posy"

Helloooo Crafty Friends!

It may be cold and snowy here in Nova Scotia but my mind is thinking of spring and flowers.  Today's card is a reflection of those thoughts.

The card focus is the beautiful Gemini stamp and die set: Perfect Posy
Gemini Layering Stamp and Die - Perfect Posy
The Spectrum Noir Dye inks were used for the layering and I adore the colors!  (I have a few favorite colors of Spectrum Noir inks and Fuchsia is definitely one of them!)
 The sentiment was stamped and die cut using Crafter's Companion Torn Edge Rectangles dies.
This card makes my heart happy.  The flowers and colors are just what is needed on a cold winter's day.  :)

Product Used:
Gemini stamp and die set: Perfect Posy
Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Dye inks
Crafter's Companion Torn Edge Rectangles dies

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, January 20, 2020

Pink Ink Designs: Mixed Media "Hare"

Hello Crafty Friends!

Have you ever come across a product image and said to yourself "Oh my word...I need that!"?   That is exactly what happened when I first saw Pink Ink Designs' Hare stamp set.  That sweet face and those eyes drew me in.  The Hare was ordered and as soon as it arrived I was crafting!

The hare was stamped onto watercolor paper and colored using Spectrum Noir Water Reactive inks.  Just look at those blushed cheeks! 
 Nuvo drops were applied as shown.  The glitter drops were also spread along the inside of the ears.

The background was created using more of the Water Reactive inks.  The butterflies, rabbits, and foliage were added using Spectrum Noir dye inks.  More of the Glitter drops were added to the foliage.
Very happy with the first project I made with the Pink Ink Designs Hare stamp set.  The hare is such a cutie!

Product used:
Pink Ink Designs, Hare
Spectrum Noir, Water Reactive Inks and Dye inks
Spectrum Noir, Waterproof ink
Spectrum Noir Aqua paper
Nuvo Crystal Drops and Jewel Drops

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Foiling Fun! Radiating "Love you"

Hello Crafty Friends!

Have you tried Crafter's Companion FoilPress?  It is an amazing little tool and adds a whole new level to your papercrafting.  I keep the machine on my craft desk and consider it one of my "must haves".
Crafter's Companion - Gemini - FoilPress Machine
The card today features the "Love you" radiating Foil Stamp 'n' Cut die. 
Gemini FOILPRESS Elements Radiating Stamp 'N' Cut Die - Love You
The Radiating Foil Stamp was used with Berry foil onto Kraft card stock.  It was cut to size and Spectrum Noir Water Reactive inks were applied to the edges for a vintage look.
Crafter's Companion Luxury Glitter card stock is a fabulous pairing with foiled stamp dies.  (The red and gold luxury card stocks are always nearby my crafty space.)
As a heads up regarding the foils: Crafter's Companion offers two types of foils, Papercraft and Multi-surface.  If you plan on foiling only paper then the Papercraft is your choice.  (Several times I have made a shopping card and added the wrong foil type.  Luckily I caught the error when double checking my cart.) 

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Product Used:
Crafter's Companion Gemini FoilPress
Crafter's Companion Radiating Foil Stamp 'n' Cut die "Love you"
Gemini FoilPress Papercraft Foil- Berry
Spectrum Noir Water Reactive inks (Sandstorm, Friar Brown, Seal Brown)
Crafter's Companion Luxury cardstock (red glitter)
Cardstock (black, Kraft)
Black Ribbon

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Video Tutorial: simple yet stunning Valentine's Day / Love cards using Quietfire Design

Hello Crafty Friends!

Every Thursday on the Quietfire Design Facebook page we have a FB Live.  Usually the talented designer and owner, Suzanne Cannon, delights us with her tutorials.  Every so often I pop in and share a technique or tutorial.  This week I shared how to create two different Love/Valentine's Day cards using the Quietfire Design set, Love/Valentine's Day:

Valentine's Day/Love, set of 8 stamps - Mounted

It is a beautiful set of eight rubber stamps featuring gorgeous calligraphy details.

The first tutorial featured was a simple, yet lovely card using the ornate heart stamp and the "Have I told you lately that I love you" stamps:

The second card was also simple to make with stunning results.  The stamps look gorgeous embossed in the Modern Gilding Powders:

The tutorial video is located here:

Suzanne Cannon products used:
Quietfire Design Love/Valentine's Day stamp set
Emerald Creek Modern Gilding powder in Kells Gold

Other products used:
Spectrum Noir Water Reactive Inks

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, January 6, 2020

Stamp Focus: The Best thing I ever did...Believe in You

Hello Crafty Friends!

Yesterday in the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group, I shared a card using the lovely stamp, The Best Thing- Believe in You stamp:

The Best Thing - Believe in You - Mounted
The card had darker colors using the Modern Gilding Powders and Graphic 45 papers.
Today is my day to share on the Quietfire Creations Blog so I created another project using the stamp- but chose lighter colored Graphic 45 papers.  The stamp really pops against the lighter colors!
For more details and the full post, please hop on over to the Quietfire Creations blog post.

Product used:
The Best Thing- Believe in You stamp
Modern Gilding Powders in Kells Gold and Gothic Black

Are you a member of the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group?  Feel free to request joining (two simple questions to answer to make sure you are not a robot!) and you will find more inspiration, lovely crafty friends and a happy, crafty spot!

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Kathy Jo

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Modern Gilding Powders GIVEAWAY! Woo-who!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am excited to tell you about the GIVEAWAY at Quietfire Designs!  There is an entire set of the Modern Gilding Powders for one lucky commenter!  All you need to do is drop over to my project on the Quietfire Creations blog, read the short details, and leave some love.  :)

Good luck!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Busy times, exciting news, and many projects!

Hello Crafty Friends!

You may have noticed a slight hiatus on my crafty blog.  It has been super busy here!  As you know, I am a proud member of two crafty teams: Quietfire Creations and Crafter's Companion.  They both keep me happily crafting along. 

Today I will update you on Crafter's Companion.  I create many projects for them that are shared on their Facebook group: Fans of Crafter's Companion on HSN (  and for the HSN show.  Wow- they keep my busy but it is worth it as I get to create with their product, share with fellow crafters, and see my projects on TV!  What a thrill seeing the camera slowly scanning the sample table and seeing my projects on display. 

The past few months have resulted in numerous samples being made for HSN shows. 

Crafter's Companion offers many different products which means I may be sharing a chalkboard style card with fun font and bright papers
or an elegant style card with images colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers...
or a fancy fold die card using their specialty Gemini dies
or a cheeky card made with they many dies, clear stamps and ink...
...or a mixed media card using their stencils, metallic wax and stamps
or holiday cards using their foiling dies, luxury card stock and embossing folders.
Yes, I have been busy but it is a good busy playing with inks...
...pretty papers...
...whatever is new!
I enjoy pushing boundaries or using product I have never tried before.
Because of the busy times, I have been sharing my projects only on the Facebook fan group and on Instagram.  Please feel free to follow my Instagram account or friend me on Facebook to see what Crafter's Companion projects are created.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Stamp and Gilding Powder Focus: "There are many gifts"

Hello Crafty Friends!

It was my turn to share a project on Quietfire Creations (yay!) and I created a card using the yummy Modern Gilding Powders Kells Gold...

Kells Gold
...Burnished Silver...
Burnished Silver
and the stamp "There are many gifts".
There Are Many Gifts - Set of 3 Stamps - Mounted
The two embossing powders look fabulous on the background and I adore the gold embossing powder on the stamp!
Feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Design post for more photos and details.  :)

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo
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