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!

Waffle Flower December Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Waffle Flower's December Release Blog Hop! The stamps this month are SO cute. I can't wait for you all to get your hands on them and share how you use them!
Let me share a little bit more about this release!
Waffle Flower's 2018 December release is sweet and simple. Halftone Background stamp set features a gradient of dots that can be overlapped and stamped in two colors to create the look of a blended background. In this release you will also find the lovely Thinking of You stamp set featuring the same girl from our Always stamp set hugging the cutest cat ever. The Cookie Love Stamp Set (stampdiecombo), illustrated by Big Bear and Bird, is perfect for anyone wanting to send some love or get a jump on their Valentine’s cards! And the 2x3 Lettuce stamp set (stampdiecombo) offers a cute punny greeting for a friend.

Now, how about I share a couple of cards I created with this adorable release! First up is the Thinking of You Stamp Set. 

I am no colorist, but I had so much fun coloring in this sweet girl and her cat!
Then I combined the Halftone Background stamp with Lettuce Be Friends on a Tag and on a small circle shaped card! 
The little lettuce seriously cracks me up!
I also used the Halftone Background to create a snowy look for this little card:
Don't forget that you can save by grabbing the whole release as a bundle!
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 12/10/18 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 12/12/2018.
We will have over 150+ items adding to Last Chance (25% off with code) on December 5. More details to come!
If you get lost along the way, here is the list of participants:
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dec 2, 2018

12 Crafts of Christmas - Day 2 - StampNFoil Christmas Card

Welcome back to Day 2 of 12 Crafts of Christmas! If you missed the first fun day of stocking stuffer ideas, just scroll down! For Day 2 I am sharing a Christmas card that I made with the Therm O Web Gina K Designs StampNFoil Holly Jolly Collection.

With the StampNFoil lines, you can stamp, foil and die cut images to use on cards, scrapbook layout and more!

The foiling adds such a fun, shiny touch perfect for holiday cards!

Want to see how easy it is to create with the StampNFoil line? Just check out this video:

So easy, right?! Check out all the products I used to create this card down below! See you tomorrow for Day 3!
Thanks for stopping by!

Dec 1, 2018

12 Crafts of Christmas - Day 1 - Stocking Stuffers and Small Crafty Gifts

Welcome to the first day of my brand new YouTube series, 12 Crafts of Christmas! Each day I will share a Christmas craft such as a card, tag, ornament and more! For today though, I have some gift ideas to share! Here are 5 inexpensive crafty gifts or stocking stuffers. For starts, here is the Stori Clear Plastic Nail Polish organizer.
I use one of these for my Distress Oxide ink blenders and it fits perfectly inside one of my Alex drawers from IKEA.
I use another for my Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops and liquid glues.
Next up are the Yoseng brushes! These super soft make up brushes are cheap, but blend Distress Oxide ink beautifully!
Speaking of Distress Oxide inks, there are several new colors and I can absolutely recommend these three, Festive Berries, Pine Needles and Chipped Sapphire.
Then there are the new Tonic Studios Nuvo Vintage Drops. They dry dimensional and bright but have matte color as opposed to the shiny Crystal Drops. 
There's also fun colors of Glitter Accents.
And last, but not least, there is a whole new batch of Therm O Web and Gina K Designs adhesives. Everything from Foam Tape to Masking Tape and more!
I show all these crafty gifts up close in this video, so you can check them out and see if they are right for you or a crafty friend!
Thanks so much for stopping by for Day 1 of my 12 Crafts of Christmas! Check out all the supplies I used in the video below! Happy shopping!