Monday, June 18, 2018

MFT Annual Retirement Sale

Good morning!! 


Today is the day you wait for all year! 50% off retirement sale at My Favorite Things!  There are some awesome deals on stamps, dies, paper and embossing powder. Don't miss it!! I have listed a few items below. Happy Shopping!! 


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hello Gorgeous..Emboss resist using Ink Road Stamps

Hello! 

Ink Road stamps recently released a beautiful
4 x 6 stamp set titled Hello Gorgeous. It is beautiful handwritten text along with a grouping of flowers. This set was also released with dies. The dies are huge and the flower grouping cuts amazing. 

I decided to use a heat emboss resist technique with this set. Emboss resist is so much fun and so simple to do.  When you add embossing to a panel and cover it with ink the ink will resist the area's that are embossed. The ink sits on top of the embossing. Once you take a towel and buff it off the shine of the embossing appears again. 
Check out the video here.. 



















I wanted to add additional dimension to the card along with some watercoloring. I decided to heat emboss the group of flowers, but also heat emboss them again on watercolor paper and use my ZIG Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush Pens. It is so easy to watercolor with these pens and the results are always beautiful. Using the die from the die set I cut out the flowers and added them with foam adhesive to give it extra dimension. 


This was a simple card to create that you could easily create a bunch with different colors at one time to have on hand. 


Don't forget to check out the great products at The Ink Road Stamps.


Have an awesome day!

-Heather 

Note: I do use affiliated links. What this means to you is, at NO additional cost to you I receive a commission when you purchase a product through one of the product links. This allows me to continue to purchase new products and create additional inspiration. I list links for several companies so you are able to locate the best prices for the product. All products used are purchased by me and not received from any company. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Birthday Card Featuring Studio Katia Kobi Bearing Gifts

Hello! 

Today I created with my first Studio Katia stamp set. I fell in love with this adorable stamp set Kobi Bearing Gifts and the coordinating dies from the May release.  So many amazing stamps and stencils in this release! 

I decided to stamp Kobi out and color the image with copic markers. I used earth tones for Kobi and rainbow for the gifts. I wanted this cutie to be the focus of the card, therefor, I decided to keep the background simple. I used the new Lawn Fawn Itsy Bitsy Poka Dot Background  and my favorite paper release from Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow paper pad to create a rainbow background to compliment the gifts. 

For the Happy Birthday sentiment I used Concord & 9th Enjoy it All stamp set heat embossed on a sentiment strip cut down from Neenah  80 lb solar white card stock.  I hope this gives you inspiration for your next birthday card creation! 

Check out the video below:















Have an awesome day!

Heather

Note: I do use affiliated links. What this means to you is, at NO additional cost to you I receive a commission when you purchase a product through one of the product links. This allows me to continue to purchase new products and create additional inspiration. I list links for several companies so you are able to locate the best prices for the product. All products used are purchased by me and not received from any company. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Creating with Ink Road Stamps

Hello!! 

Today I finally got the chance to play with three amazing sets from  Ink Road Stamps. This company has become one of my favorite the past few months. I love the creative, out of the box stamp sets that Lara creates. 

There is also a awesome Facebook community page. Members of the group get information on upcoming events and also help name future stamp sets along with  having a place to inspire and showcase wonderful creations using The Ink Road stamps. Check it out! 

They also have this awesome first time buyer program- you can get 50% off! Click HERE for information and the link. 

  Today I used two sets. The One With All The Stamps , Blended and Compliments Volume 1 Blended is my favorite set. It is unique and includes members of our families that often get left out in the stamping world. 

The first cards using  The One With All The Stamps I wanted to use as many of the stamps as possible. I decided to lay them out in my Misti and stamp one with versamark ink on kraft cardstock and the other with black ink on white cardstock. 

My favorite quote from the set is "You're my Lobster." Phoebe kept telling Ross that Rachael was his "lobster." To make it stand out I used Ranger red embossing powder on the lobster and sentiment. 

The other I card I added a sentiment in the center about giving up and thought it would make a great encouragement card. Both cards were very simple to make and a lot of fun. 

For the card using Blended and Compliments Volume 2 I used Gansai Tambi Starry Colors with Lawn Fawn black licorice card stock to create a beautiful background using the mosaic heart from Blended. I used a sentiment from Compliments Volume 2 heat embossed in silver. I encourage you to try watercoloring with the starry colors. They are so easy to use and make you appear as if you have been watercoloring your whole life. :) 
Check out the video below and don't forget to visit The Ink Road Stamps.  All products are listed below. 














Have an awesome day!

Heather 


Note: I do use affiliated links. What this means to you is, at NO additional cost to you I receive a commission when you purchase a product through one of the product links. This allows me to continue to purchase new products and create additional inspiration. I list links for several companies so you are able to locate the best prices for the product. All products used are purchased by me and not received from any company. 




Thursday, May 17, 2018

Summer is upon us...

I am so excited that summer is coming soon! As a teacher it means that summer vacation is close and that equates to more time to craft. Even though I am not able to post as many videos and blog post during the school year I do continue to purchase many of the releases. I also subscribe to the Hero Arts monthly kit, which I love! I have been thinking about the best way to use the stash I have built up over the past several months while creating fun videos in the process. This is what I came up with starting Monday June 4, 2018.


MFT Monday: Feature MFT stamps and dies, could be haul video, quick card, or technique using old and new release products

Whatever Wednesday: Feature stamps, dies and products from any company. This could also be an unboxing of a kit or 6 cards one kit video. 

Lawn Fawn Friday: Feature Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, could be haul video, quick card, or technique using old and new release products

Using my Stash Saturday- Feature items from my stash that I have not had the opportunity to use yet, or it has been awhile. 

I am REALLY excited to get started in a few weeks. I hope you enjoy the video's. As always I will link the products that I use on my YouTube channel and also on the blog post. 

Have a great day!! Happy Crafting! 

Heather 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ink Road Stamps 50% off

Hello!!  

One of my new favorite stamp companies is  Ink Road Stamps. Lara has amazing, stamps that have warm, funny, beautiful images and sentiments. If you click on the link it will take you to her shop where you can get 50% off your first order. YES, I said 50% off! Check out just a few of her stamps below. 

Happy Shopping!

Heather






Good to be back...

It is so great to have the time to think about crafting and creating videos to share with all of you. I am a teacher and this year has been insane. I live in Houston so it started with Hurricane Harvey... Summer is on the horizon and I am very excited to get back to my love of card making. 

I have been keeping up with many of the new products the past several months but haven't had much time to play and create. I have also discovered some amazing stamp companies out there that I have been purchasing from as well. There will be a video up within the next week with a haul video showcasing some of the newest stuff I have added to my stash.  

I will also have a post up very soon with information on a few of the companies mentioned above with coupon codes for a few. 


Have a fabulous day! Be creative in all that you do! 


Heather

MFT Annual Retirement Sale

Good morning!!  Today is the day you wait for all year! 50% off retirement sale at My Favorite Things !  There are some awesome deals on ...