Saturday, November 28, 2015

***Enabler Alert for Small Business Saturday - Stitched Dies to die for!!!*** Use code SHOPSMALL *Free Shipping over $50!

Hello everyone, happy Small Business Saturday, I hope you've had a wonderful weekend with friends and family celebrating Thanksgiving.  I know I certainly did!  Today, all my company is gone and I have time to sit down and scour the internet for sales!

It's no secret I'm in love with Gina Marie Designs dies, I tell all my friends about them, I'm such an enabler!  What I really love about them is that they cut so perfectly and they are affordable!!  

Today Gina Marie Designs is having a Small Business Saturday sale and is offering 10% off storewide!  Now I usually talk about her amazing dies, but check out the great prices she has on stamps, embossing folders and stickers too!

For example, this set of stitched dies is normally $10, but for today only, they are $9. I've linked up the photos, so just click on them to go shopping!!!

These are just SOME of the dies in her store.  There are sooooo many more, plus amazing prices on stamps, embossing folders and stickers too!!!  Shop here!!! Use Code "SHOPSMALL"

Monday, November 23, 2015

Holiday Cheer!

Hello, it's been a while since I crafted just for fun.  I've been in a few swaps and so all my crafting time has been devoted to that, which of course is lots of fun too.  I made this card yesterday and rushed to photograph it.  I see it's a bit blurry, ooops!  I have a house full of company arriving this week, so I guess I'm not feeling very focused either, my entire house needs a good cleaning, help!

I have been wanting to play around with this awesome snowflake cover-up die by Lil'Inkers for some time.  You'll need to pay around with the right shim, I used a thick piece of paper in addition to the regular layers and that seemed to work great in my Big Shot.  This die takes patience, as there are zillions of tiny pieces to poke out.  But well worth it if you ask me!  


I used MFT bubblegum cardstock and SU Strawberry Slush ink to stamp that most amazing woodgrain background.  That SU woodgrain stamp is by far my fav!  I fussy cut a house from this set and copic colored it and added some glittery snow!  Lastly, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, which is sort of hard to see in this picture.  In person they are lovely and add just the right amount of sparkle!

If you are in the U.S, have a lovely Thanksgiving, enjoying time with friends and family.  Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you enjoyed my project!

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop - Holidays

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  You should have arrived here from the very talented Diane Squires page, if not, please use the links below to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

This month I'm featuring one of my favorite Unity Stamp Co.'s images called, "Lil' Nick".  Omgosh, he is just precious.  I used the no-line method while Copic coloring, this was my first attempt.  I really love the look!  The stitched circle that I stamped this image on is from a company called, Gina Marie Designs, here's the link to the stitched circles Wholesale Crafting Supplies - Gina Marie Designs  The reason I'm talking about these dies is, number one, they cut fantastic!  So many crafters love stitched dies and there are many great brands out there that I use and love.  But these in particular cut so smoothly and are very affordable.  Check them out if you are in the market for stitched dies of any shape, Gina's got a store full of good stuff!

Up next is my second project...a carry over from last month's rosette pumpkin...I'm still going rosette crazy over here, so ta-dah!  It's a tree!  Ok, I'm not recommending that you do this like I did.  I would suggest you read some instructions first.  It will save you a bunch of headaches.  Even my dog has glitter stuck in her fur, I'm closing the door to my studio now and will work on cleanup another day.  So visit Pinterest and choose the method you like best, you will thank me later when your rosette tree looks pretty, is not lopsided AND, no hot glue mishaps.  All said, this came out pretty good and I'll display it proudly this Christmas. :)

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