Monday, September 30, 2013

Cheeky Hello Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Card

Hi everyone!

Spectrum Noir Pens
Skin- FS2, TN2, FS6
Hair- CR7, DR2
Clothes- BT2, BT4, BT6, EB2, EB7, CT3
Horns- EB1

This is my last post as Crafter's Companion's September Guest Designer and I had a blast. I saved my favorite card for last. Well, I didn't really mean to, I had "misplaced" the stamp set and couldn't find it for weeks when I wanted then desperately NEEDED to stamp with it. LOL Have you ever done that?! I still haven't found my (SECOND) tiny attacher. *sigh* Anyhoo, I jus adore how this card turned out. Again, I colored with Spectrum Noir pens - I had fun breaking these out - forgot how much I love coloring with that fine point tip.

I have to give another little shout out to my friend Annette for giving me sequins and even some of her handmade buttons to play with when we got together a couple weeks ago. Thanks, girl!! I love that blue button - it has a bit of shimmer on it - if you want to buy some for yourself, be sure to check out her blog.

I want to thank Crafter's Companion once again for having me as their September Guest Designer - it was so much fun - I love their products and I love the people that make up their company. Be sure to keep up on what is coming out next & entering challenges by following Crafter's Companion Blog! ;)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Crafter's Companion September Guest Designer Sheena A Little Bit of Magical Stamp

Hi everyone! I'm back with my 2nd to last post as Crafter's Companion September Guest Designer. :) 

Spectrum Noir Pens
Bird: FL1, OR1, GB6, EB2, EB1
Branch: EB7, EB2, DR2
Shadow: TB2, TB3, LG1

I have to say once again how awesome it has been being on this Design Team! For this card I used one of the stamps form the Sheena A Little Bit of Magical Honesty set - I just loved that bird and it kind of turned into an Autumn themed card. I colored the stamp with Spectrum Noir markers. I visited with a friend a couple weeks ago and she gave me some sequins to play with which I eagerly used on this card  (and pretty much any card I've made since. LOL they are a bit addicting!) I also used a fun technique using the Embossalicious Lattice folder to create my background on my card base. I just used 3 different distress ink colors and rubbed them directly on the folder before running through my cuttlebug. I really love the effect!

Thanks for stopping by - I will be back on Monday with my last post for Crafter's Companion and my FAVORITE card that I made during September!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

She's Here card using Crafter's Companion & Spectrum Noir pens

Hi everyone! Welcome to my 2nd post as September's Guest Designer for Crafter's Companion!

Today I have a card using the same stamp as last week - Treasured Baby s.w.a.l.k by Crafter's Companion - only THIS time I've colored her up as a little baby girl! Yep - this stamp can be a boy OR a girl because it includes 2 cute little pigtails that you can add or leave out. :D I love that! 

Crafter's Companion is also sponsoring the current challenge at Designed To Color so I hope you will head over and join in the fun - the challenge is ANYTHING GOES so easy peasy.

Medium: Spectrum Noir Pens
Skin: FS2, TN2, FS6, PP1
Hair: CT2, CT1, CT4, EB2
Clothing: BP3, BP5
Other: (pillow) PP1, PP6
Paper: Smooth White Cardstock
Elements: Pink Paisley, Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Lattice Folder

Friday, September 6, 2013

Crafter's Companion Guest Design Team - SWALK Treasured Baby

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be back at my crafty desk and here to share some exciting news as well! I am the September Guest Designer at Crafter's Companion - USA!! I really can't say enough great things about this company - not only do they have some of the cutest stamps around (a couple that I will be sharing with you throughout the month) but they also have some of the best employees ever. This is truly a company with real integrity from top to bottom. I love that! With all that said, it really is an honor to be guest designing for them this month.
So, for my first post this month, I used this adorable stamp set SWALK Treasured Baby. Oh my goodness, you may not know but a lot of my long absence had to do with the birth of our 4th child in June. When I saw this stamp, I knew I had to have it - seriously is there anything cuter than a little baby tush up in the air like that when they are sleeping?! I think not! This little stamp reminds me of my new little guy with all that hair, too. Seriously cute!!!

Spectrum Noir Pens
Skin - FS2, FS3, TN2
Hair - EB2, EB7
Clothes - TB1, TB3
I colored this little sweetie using the "no lines" coloring technique. Now I LOVE this technique until I sit down to color. LOL It's definitely one of the more challenging techniques but soooo worth the time and effort when you are finished. I will be sharing a tutorial later this month on how I colored this cutie using my Spectrum Noir Pens. Once you get past the intimidating factor with the no lines coloring, it really is a lot of fun and the effect at the end is amazing. I love how it has that painted look to it when you are finished. Hopefully, if you haven't tried this technique yet, you'll be inspired to give it a go.
I can't wait to be back next week with another project featuring Crafter's Companion stamps. Thanks so much for stopping by and sticking with me all these inactive months. It feels really, really good to be doing what I love again. 
Let me ask you a question before I go:
Have you ever taken a break from crafting - like an extended break and what did you do to get your mojo started again? Leave me a comment and let me know!
Happy coloring,