Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Wanderlust- watercolor and butterflies

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is my day to share at Quietfire Creations and I am sharing a bright and cheerful card using the beautiful Wanderlust stamp from Quietfire Design.

The card was started and shared this past Sunday on the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group on Facebook.  I also created a quick video showing more details of the backgrounds created.  Here is a link:

Feel free to hop on over to the Quietfire Creations post for more photos!

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Elegant foiled Wedding card

Hello Sweet Crafty Friends!

Over the weekend my hubby and I went to a wedding in Montreal.  Oh- it was so fun!  The wedding was full of smiles, laughter, dancing and fabulous food.  The bride was beautiful and the groom just beamed with smiles throughout the day.  The vacation in Montreal is a time I will remember always.

For the wedding I created a card using Crafter's Companion foil dies and other dies.  I put the bride and groom initials on the card front using the Classic alphabet foil stamp dies and the Elegance frame.  It was die cut using the torn edge circle dies.
 The background was created using the Ornate Swirls Background die and then cut to size.  Turquoise foil was used throughout.
The best part about the card?  Well, my hubby and I forgot to sign the inside.  LOL!  I was sitting at the reception table when it hit me.  Can you imagine the thoughts after I realized the lack of signatures?  I did tell the groom later on.  What a laugh!  And, I will always remember to check the inside of cards in the future.  :)

You can find all of the Crafter's Companion goodies here.

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

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

"Believe in You" mixed media card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Last Sunday on the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group I shared a project I had started.  It was a mixed media card using one of the beautiful Quietfire Design stamps, Believe in You
After the inky fun was done, I finished the card to share on Quietfire Creations.  For more photos and details, feel free to hop on over to the post.  :)

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

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
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