Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Foiled Butterfly Background

Hello Crafty Friends!

After doing all the fun foiling lately, I noticed that I had a lot of unused foil set aside.  Creativity struck and I decided to use all the bits on a Crafter's Companion background foil die.  Using the bits for backgrounds are a great way to use up that scrap and create a colorful background.
This is actually the second background I created.  The first background had smaller bits used.  Both backgrounds are pretty but this background was used on a card.
The foil background die is called Beautiful Butterflies Background.  I think the name is very appropriate.  :) 

I hope the card inspired you to use up those scrap pieces of foil! 

Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, May 20, 2019

Parisian "To a Dear Friend" pocket card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is a holiday here in Nova Scotia and I was able to enjoy a sleep in.  How refreshing it is to sleep until 7!  I woke up with the vigor of...well...I don't know...perhaps a person that slept longer.  LOL.  I decided to take a couple of km stroll but the weather did not impress me.  It is raining so I will do some indoor cleaning and, of course, some crafty time, instead. 

Before I start the "day off" plans, I want to share a card I created for the upcoming The Shopping Channel show (on May 22).  It is a sweet "To a Dear Friend" pocket card using product from Crafter's Companion Parisian Collection.  Aside from the pretty patterned papers, two die sets were used: Scenic France and the Parisian Border die.
The border die is so pretty and I have used it on many crafty projects. 
The stamp is from the Everyday Greetings set.
Sara Signature Parisian Acrylic Stamp - Everyday Greetings
The pocket and card set is super easy to make.  I will make a tutorial in the upcoming weeks and share.  :)
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Elegant "Celebrate" foil card

Hello Crafty Friends! 

Do you foil in any of your crafts?  I am lucky to be on the Crafter's Companion Design Team and get to play with new foil product before it is released.  Well...I have to admit something now...I am addicted to it!  Foiling adds a whole new dimension to my crafts and I find that I am turning to those foil dies often.  And the results are stunning!

Today's "Celebrate" card used the Celebrate word foil die, the Provence Frame Foil 'N Cut die and the Ornate Swirls Background die.  Isn't the foiling gorgeous?
The Provence Frame Foil 'N Cut die is awesome because it foils, embosses and cuts the frame at one time.  So smart!

All of the goodies are available at HSN in the U.S., TSC in Canada and on the Crafter's Companion online store.  Here are the store links:

Celebrate
Provence Frame Foil 'N Cut die
Ornate Swirls

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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Roses-in-Bloom Create A Card by Crafter's Companion

Hello Crafty Friends!

How is your day going?  I hope well!  It is rainy here in Nova Scotia but I do not mind at all.  Rain can be quite pretty, peaceful and it provides nourishment to the spring gardens.  Right now my tulips, daffodils and lungworts are in bloom.  Last weekend I saw a plump bumble bee scooting by me to visit the gardens.  The little visitor made me smile.  Spring is such a sweet time of year!

My roses are not in bloom yet but there are roses on the card I am sharing today.  I used Crafter's Companion Create-A-Card set "Roses-in-Bloom" as the base.  It is stunning in black card stock.  Inside the card is paper from the Enchanted Forest Collection.  A CC stamp was applied in the center of the paper's bright sphere.
The paper rose was placed on layered Torn Circle dies and strategically placed above the sphere.  It looks so neat when closed!

All of the Crafter's Companion product is available online at the CC store, on HSN (in the U.S.) and on TSC (in Canada).

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

Foil Fun!: You are never too old

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my turn to share at Quietfire Creations and I am sharing a fun foil card using three Quietfire Design stamps: Butterflies, the Grid Background, and "You are never too old".
For more details, feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Creations post.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Thursday, May 9, 2019

"With Love" butterflies and lace

Hello Crafty Friends!  Happy Friday!

I do hope you are having a happy, crafty day.  :)

I thought I would end the week with pretty butterflies, lace dies and luxury gold details.  This card was a demo on the recent HSN show with Crafter's Companion.  It used all of the goodies from the Rustic Cottage small bundle.  The patterned paper colors are so soft and pretty.  The dies are a perfect combination to the papers and stamps. 
The butterflies look so delicate!  They were die cut from luxury gold card stock and mounted as shown.  It may be a little difficult to see the wings so I took a snapshot (below) that may help show the curves I created in the wings.  The butterflies just "pop" off of the lace...how pretty!!
Thank you for stopping by!  Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Gin & Tonic...for amazing dance moves

Hello Crafty Friends!

This card is definitely different than yesterday's nautical card with the hand watercolored seaside image.  Today's card uses the oh-so-fun Gin & Tonic stamp from Crafter's Companion.
 I thought the black satin bow added some "class" to the card front...that and the gems/pearls I recently purchased at the local dollar store!  :) 
Simple to put together but the card looks "amazing".  :D

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

New Crafter's Companion release!

Hello Crafty Friends!

It has been over a month since my last post!  Time has flown by.  I have been busy creating samples for the current Crafter's Companion show on HSN since we last spoke.  Oh- it has been crafty crazy here and I love it!

Today I want to share one of my favorites cards I created using the newly released Nautical Collection.  The images were stamped onto Spectrum Noir Aqua paper and then colored using Spectrum Noir Water Reactive Inks.
The Nautical Collection has some lovely Nautical themed dies, too.  The look great on a step card.  :)
The entire collection is fabulous!  Feel free to hop on over to HSN to check out the bundle

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big hugs,
Kathy Jo

Sunday, March 31, 2019

"Be a Mermaid" mixed media card

Happy Sunday, Sweet Crafty Friends.

Did you know that Mermaids are very wise?  I had no idea until I saw this quote.  :)  Isn't it great?  I think we should all be Mermaids in this large, fishy ocean!

The stamp set is from Crafter's Companion.  Actually, there are a couple of different stamps to the Mermaid set but I only used the silhouette set for this card.  The quote was so sweet that I had to make sure that it was elevated off the card for a little bit of extra emphasis.
The background used the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Jars.  If you are familiar with the Sparkle brushes then you will be happy to know that now the Sparkle ink is available in jars so that you can use a wider brush and create a background such as on this card.  The results are sparkly and stunning.  Such wonderful colors with a glimmer finish!
For extra details, I used my Nuvo drops to make fish bubbles and water lines.  It looks so neat in person.
Spectrum Noir Water Reactive inks were used to dye the seam binding.  The purple metallic papers are also from Crafter's Companion.

Hope you enjoyed the card, my Mermaid Friends! 

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

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Beautiful Vellum Butterflies card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy Saturday!  Are you planning to craft today or head to your favorite crafty store?  Oh- I so enjoy the weekend spending time with the hubby, my furry family...and crafting when I can.  Yes, weekends are the best!

Sharing a card today that recently aired on HSN in the U.S.  It was a sample created using papers from Crafter's Companion Flutterby collection.  There is a gorgeous vellum sheet of white butterflies that I just had to use.  I fussy cut out three of the butterflies and then applied Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers to the underside.  Aren't the butterflies pretty?
 The metallic paper is from the same collection and the gate die is also from Crafter's Companion.
A sweet little double bow and the card was complete!  This card would be great to try in different colors, too.  There are a lot of butterflies on each vellum sheet so you can create many cards.

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

Friday, March 29, 2019

Crafter's Companion Foil Monogram card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Have you seen the foil machine from Crafter's Companion?  It is a fun tool that can add even more splendor to your crafty projects.  The foiling is addictive and time seems to fly when you are playing with the machine.  I set it up one Saturday and planned on foiling for 30 minutes.  Next time I looked up at the clock 3 hours had flown by!  Time does fly when you are having fun!

My first foil project to share is a sweet monogram card.  It was created using the simplistic foil stamp dies and letters.
The foil sheets are available in many colors from silver to rose gold to red and light blue.  Today's card used the gold.  Gorgeous!!
Foiling is a good way to use up scrap pieces.  When I foil I pull out my paper scrap bin and look for ways to use those scrap papers that I just could not recycle.  Finally... those wee scraps are getting used!

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

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Join me tonight for a Facebook Live tutorial!


Hello Crafty Friends!

Join me tonight at 7pm EST on Quietfire Design for a Facebook Live tutorial.  I will show you how to make the bright and cheery bloom card:
Hope to see you there!

Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Video Tutorial and new release! Watercolor "Best view"

Hello Crafty Friends!

The HSN show is fast approaching for new Crafter's Companion product.  Have you visited the Fan's of Crafter's Companion on Facebook to see all of the product samples and projects other crafters have created?  Some of them are just jaw dropping gorgeous.  Don't you just love seeing other crafter's creations?

Today I am sharing another card created using a newly released Crafter's Companion product: The Best View stamp.  The stamp is from a four piece set:
Crafter's Companion Motivational Inspirational Sayings Stamps
The stamp is another inspirational quote that I wanted to use on a bright and happy project.  I went with a sweet watercolor hill scene with lovely flowers and beautiful sky.
If you would like to learn how to make the card, I created a YouTube video showing the steps.  Feel free to see below or follow the link here.

The card would be nice framed and given as a gift for a dear friend or family member.  
Hope you enjoyed the video and card!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, March 25, 2019

Quietfire Design stamp and watercolor card: Living is not enough

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to share a project at Quietfire Creations and I created a card using the inspirational quote from Quietfire Design, Just living is not enough.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Bug Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Sunday, March 24, 2019

New Crafter's Companion Release! "Go where your Dreams take you"

Hello Crafty Friends!

How is your day?  Are you taking time to craft?  Or looking for crafty inspiration?  I have a fun day in store: my little niece is coming over for a visit and we are making cards for her grandparents.  It will be a time filled with creativity, smiles and ink.  :)

Before she comes over, I wanted to share a card using one of the newly released stamps from Crafter's Companion.  Just like yesterday's stamp, today's stamp is part of a set:
Crafter's Companion Sparkle Sayings Inspirational Stamp Kit
The base of the project is a pocket card created using the Royal Lattice die set.  It was die cut in black, formed and then Spectrum Noir Metallic Wax (in pink) applied.  Next, I used the Provence Oval die set (also used on yesterday's card) to cut lilac pearl card stock and gold luxury card stock (both from Crafter's Companion).  The quote was stamped onto the gold oval and heat embossed in black.  The frame was mounted directly onto the card front.  The oval sentiment had foam tape applied to the center and double sided tape just at the ends.
Next, seam binding was dyed using coordinating Harmony Water Reactive ink, dried, and adhered to the front. 
Another project on my project list is to make a similar card but use ivory card stock and another stamp from the collection- like the "Be your own kind of beautiful".  Will make sure to share when it is done.  :)

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

Saturday, March 23, 2019

New Crafter's Companion release! "Angel Feathers"

Happy Saturday!

Another day...another Crafter's Companion share.  The card today is using another new quote stamp, Angel Feathers.  It is part of a stamp set with two other stamps, watermark ink and embossing powder:
Crafter's Companion Live, Laugh, Love Inspirational Stamp Kit
Of course I had to use feathers on the card!  I picked up a bag of white feathers from the dollar store (bargain!) to use behind the quote.  Oh- and the wood grain paper (from the newly released Sew Homemade paper pad) had the floral background foil die used in gold.  It really adds more sparkle and pretty details to the card:
The elegant ovals are from the previously released collection, Provence.  It was die cut/embossed twice and placed behind the sentiment.  What a lovely die.  I find I have been using it again and again so I should just keep it on my craft table.  :)
Thanks for stopping by!  I do hope you enjoyed the project and that you are enjoying the daily project shares.

Have a happy, crafty weekend!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

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