Feb 5, 2019

Waffle Flower February 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

It is my favorite time of the month--Waffle Flower release day! There are so many amazing products this month! From fantastic florals to cute critters, lovely sentiments and more!
Let me show you some of the cards I created using these new goodies! First up is the gorgeous Be You Tiful! I love how you can use the pieces to create a wreath or floral corners or individual embellishments.
Next up is the adorable Be Her. My daughter is a unicorn fanatic so of course I HAD to use the sweet unicorn face!
 The Be her animals are made to fit right inside the Be You Tiful wreath too!
I love when you can use stamp sets together!
Next up, I combined the Label Greetings set with the Diamond Texture die. In the first card above, I used the Diamond Texture Die and inked over it to get the stitch lines to pop. This time I used them as stitching guides and then popped up the script sentiment from Label Greetings on top!

And don't forget you can grab the whole bundle HERE and save some $$!
Now about the blog hop...

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 2/7/19 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 2/11/19.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jan 5, 2019

Waffle Flower January 2019 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

It is the BEST day of the month! No, I am not talking about pay day! I'm talking about Waffle Flower release day! And Waffle Flower has some BIG NEWS for die cutting fans...

You read that right! ALL Waffle Flower dies (starting with this release) will now come de-tabbed and on a magnet storage sheet. No more wrestling with wire cutters! No more being stabbed by tiny little tabs that you couldn't cut close enough to the die. Please tell me that's not just me lol! These dies are amazing quality AND you don't have to cut them apart. AND the decrease in cost to make them is getting passed on to the consumer. Now that is a win-win!!
I am so super excited about this release and so happy to tell you that is available in the Waffle Flower shop RIGHT NOW!
As always, if you get the whole month's release as a bundle you save $$!
AND did you know that Waffle Flower has come out with Enamel Dots? Waffle Flower's Enamel Dots are customized for carmakers...there are tons of the little tiny dots! One of my favorites is the Clean and Clear with White and Clear Dots.
But, of course I also love the UP & Running set which features a rainbow of colors just like the rainbow of Waffle Flower ink colors! Plus, they are running a promotion right now where you can get a free pack of Up & Running Enamel dots with orders over $50! Yeah! FREE! (Limited 1 per customer; While supplies last; Valid through midnight 1/7/19.)

OK, time to share what I made this month! First up is the Magnolia Stamp Set and matching dies. I ADORE this set. I think I will be using it OVER AND OVER AND OVER again. I love coloring these flowers! I used Polychromos pencils here, but I'll definitely be trying watercolor and Copics soon!
Next up is Group Hug! It's hard to tell, but I covered the little glasses with Nuvo Crystal Glaze and in person it is adorable!
Then we have Favorite Valentine. Such a cute stamp set with lots of little accessories to color, die cut and create a sweet scene with!
There's also TWO panel dies this month! I love panel dies! I colored the background with Copics and then filled it in with Nuvo Crystal Glaze (a Jennifer McGuire technique!).
Here's the other Panel Die. This one is easy to do a simple die cut inlay technique!
And finally, here is Spice Pot, the cute 3x4 set this month! I colored this guy with Tombow markers.
Seriously could this release be any better! I love it all!
Ok, now for the details!

To celebrate the blog hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners. You can leave comment on my blog and along the hop by 11:59pm ET on 1/7/19 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts on this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower blog on 1/9/19.

Here is the hop list:

Amy Rysavy      

Channin Pelletier       

Nichol Spohr    

Rebecca Keppel  

Caly Person     

Kelli Cool      

Alix Davis      

So be sure to comment below! Tell me your favorite new item or your favorite card that I made or just tell me what you are excited about in 2019! And be sure to leave comments on all the blogs! I will link all the products down below too if you want to get a closer look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dec 28, 2018

2018 Top Ten YouTube Hop + YouTube Giveaway!!

Hi everyone! I am super excited to be a part of the 2018 Top Ten YouTube Hop where a bunch of crafters got together to share their favorite projects from 2018! I have a giveaway on YouTube so be sure to check out my video here:

But, I wanted to share my projects here too because YouTube will only allow you to link to 5 videos inside a video so I thought I would share the underlying technique and product videos here:
Check out the Queen and Co Pom Poms and this rainbow card here:

 Check out two fun ways to use Nested Dies and create cards with cardstock only here:

 Sadly the Queen and Co Love Jar kit that I used for this card is no longer available. Queen and Co kits sell out fast, so if there is something that you love there, snap it up quickly!

These cards were made for a Stash Bash hop, which is a monthly hop where a bunch of crafters try and use up a stash of a particular type of product. 

 This month was colored cardstock and I came up with 5 ways to use colored cardstock on cards. Check out the video here:

 This layout was made for my friend Christine Meyer's Stealing Saturday series. Check out my video here:

 I don't have a video for the card above but it was made with Waffle Flower's Sweater Weather Stamp Set and Matching Dies. But....I can share that I am working with Waffle Flower now and Waffle Flower has a ton of exciting news for 2019. Stay tuned to my YouTube Channel for more information!
Another scrappy friend of mine, Audrey Yeager hosted a fun Summer Scrappin YouTube series and here is my video for that:

And last, but not least, I do a ton of videos over at the Therm O Web YouTube Channel. I can't share them on my YouTube Channel though and I often don't have time to do new ones for my own channel. One of my favorite products of theirs is the Gina K for Therm O Web StampNFoil Line.

I created this video for the Winter 2018 line:
this one for the Fall 2018 release:

and a how to create multi color stamping with the this StampNFoil collection:

So that's it! If you want to see my Top Ten favs from 2018, start with the video at the top and be sure to enter my giveaway. There are a bunch of other crafters involved in the hop and I've listed all their videos in my YouTube description. If you want to dive into the techniques and products used to make my top 10, be sure to check out all the videos above!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Dec 11, 2018

12 Crafts of Christmas - Day 5 - Glitter Ornaments

 Welcome back to the 12 Crafts of Christmas! Every year I make glitter ornaments! This year I am sticking to gold and silver because all my decorations are going to be white and metallic.
 I have a VERY easy method of creating these types of ornaments that I can share.
Check out this video to see the tips and tricks!

Dec 6, 2018

12 Crafts of Christmas - Day 4 -

For the 4th day of Christmas (yes, I am still 2 days behind, but I am just going to go later in Christmas rater than post several times in one day) I have a quick and easy shaker card.
Queen and Co kits are the easiest way to make shakers and I especially love these ornaments!
To see how easy it is to create this card with TWO shakers on it, check out the video!

Check out the supplies below and I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Dec 5, 2018

12 Crafts of Christmas - Day 3 - DIY Gold Dipped Gift Tags

For the third day of 12 crafts of Christmas (which was actually two days ago, but it has been A WEEK) I have a quick and easy way to create your very own gold dipped tags. You know, the ones that at the store are SO expensive!
Sometimes when I see a DIY project I get overwhelmed and it feels easier to just spend the money and buy whatever I am supposed to make. But I love this little DIY because it is so easy and looks so cool.
I hope you will check out the video and give this little project a try! All the supplies I used are listed below. Thanks for stopping by!