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 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CraftersCompanionOnHSN/)  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...
...foils...
...dies...
...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

Monday, September 23, 2019

Video Tutorial: Fancy fold Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is new release time at Quietfire Design!  Suzanne just released a new set of rubber Christmas/winter stamps.  You can find all of the new stamps here:  http://www.quietfiredesign.ca/What-s-New/

Last Sunday on the Suzanne Cannon Fan Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/Suzanne.Cannon.fan.group/) I shared a video showing three cards created using the new stamps and asked for crafters to vote for which card they wanted as a tutorial.  The fancy fold Christmas card won the vote so yesterday I shared a FB Live tutorial:

Every Thursday is FB Live on the Quietfire Design FB page (7pm EST/4pm PST).  Feel free to check it out!  Also, every Sunday on the Fan Group is Show Me Sunday!  Pop in to see what crafty friends are creating...we would love to have you!

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Video Tutorial: Inspirational Mini Album

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Did you see my new tutorial?  It used several beautiful stamps from Quietfire Design and lovely papers from Maja Design.  Such a fun album to create...and super easy!

You can check out the video here:
Hope you enjoy the video! 

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Elegant "The best thing I ever did" card

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my day to share at Quietfire Creations and I created a Believe in you card using Quietfire Design's gorgeous calligraphy stamp:
The Best Thing - Believe in You - Mounted
Such a lovely stamp and quote!

For more photos and card instructions, feel free to visit the Quietfire Creations blog post.

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

Saturday, August 10, 2019

NEW RELEASE! Crafter's Companion Festive Background Die

Hello Crafty Friends!

They new releases from Crafter's Companion are festive and delightful.  The background die, Christmas Greetings is so beautiful die cut in luxury matt foil card stock.  Some simple layering and a sweet bow is all you need to make an elegant Christmas card.

Card instructions:

  1. Die cut background using Christmas Greetings die and red luxury matt card stock.  Cut to desired size.
  2. Cut Vellum card stock the same size as the background in step 1.  Adhere together.  (I used thin double sided tape and liquid glue.)
  3. Mat and mount step 2 to Kraft card stock and then rose gold glitter card stock.  
  4. Mount to red top fold card base.
  5. Optional: die cut rose gold glitter card stock with Christmas Greetings die.  Select pieces to cut from background and mount to card front using liquid glue.
  6. Create double bow and mount to card front using hot glue.
The Crafter's Companion product is currently available on HSN online.

One suggestion: if you do not have Luxury Card Stock yet, I would highly recommend getting a package of your favorite color.  It really does add the extra elegance and shine to a paper crafting project.  Here is the Luxury Card Stock link at the Crafter's Companion online store:  https://www.crafterscompanion.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=luxury+card+stock 

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

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Peacock Sparkle mixed media card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Crafter's Companion has so many crafty goodies available on HSN and on their online store.  The card I am sharing today has some mixed media fun involved.

First, I took some Spectrum Noir (SN) Aqua paper and applied SN Sparkle Brushes (from the Coastal collection).  After drying I applied gold foil using the Vintage Lace Background foil die.  Next, I heat embossed the peacock feathers (in the Coastal Collection) in gold onto Aqua paper.  It was colored using the sparkle brushes.  I fussy cut the feathers and applied to the front using foam.
Last, I cut some seam binding and dyed it using the Sparkle Brushes.  After drying I used a hot glue tool to adhere it to the card front.

What have you created using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brushes?  Feel free to share your projects on the Spectrum Noir Connoisseurs page on Facebook.  We would love to see them!

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

Monday, August 5, 2019

"Dream" fantastic floral

Hello Crafty Friends!

Popping in today to share a creation using the newly released flower dies and foam from Crafter's Companion.  Oh- the flower creation is a wonderful addition to any project and I adore how the foam flowers turn out.  So easy and beautiful!
Aren't the flowers so pretty?  Never did I imagine being able to create petty flowers like these.  So, if I can do it, then so can you!  

Here is a link to a video to show you how to make the flowers: video link here.

All of the Crafter's Companion product is available from HSN.

For the card I used the following Crafter's Companion goodies:
Peony die set
Foam
Parisian patterned papers
Rose gold luxury card stock
Gemini torn edge rectangle 2
Spectrum Noir Water Reactive ink
Spectrum Noir Metallic Markers

Thanks for popping in!  Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Pretty Foam Florals- new Crafter's Companion release!

Hello Crafty Friends!

It has been busy in the crafty world creating Crafter's Companion sample projects for The Shopping Channel (Canada) and Home Shopping Network (U.S.).  Over the next little while I will share some of the projects and list the products used.

Today's card has the new Foam Flower Kit as the focal point.  After die cutting the foam flowers I applied Spectrum Noir Dye ink to the edges.  Next, Spectrum Noir Metallic markers were used to add the highlights in the flower centers.
The flowers were easy to make and I love the results.  Such pretty flowers!

Crafter's Companion product used:
667118 Foam flower kit
SN Quick dry ink
SN Metallic marker (gold plate)
Die'Sire splendid swirls
CC Sew homemade patterned paper
CC Luxury Metals (Precious) card stock
CC Hot glue tool


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

Friday, July 19, 2019

Upcycled Retro "You are inspiring" sewing pattern card

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my day to share on Quietfire Creations.  For my project, I created a card using a vintage sewing pattern and the You are stamp set:
You Are, Set of 5 - Mounted

For card instructions and details, feel free to hop on over to the post!

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


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
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