Simple Watercolor Card

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Hello Crafty Friends!

It’s video Saturday!

Today’s video is very simple short and sweet. I’ve really been wanting to play with my watercolors. I bought a bunch of the prima watercolors and I haven’t used them yet!

I am by no means a watercolor artist. If you want really good watercolor art go check out my friend Hannah. Now she’s an amazing water colorist.

Today I just wanted to show a quick and simple watercolor technique.

Enjoy the video!

Thanks for stoping by my little corner of the internet. Have a crafty day!

~Sami

Supply List:

Ranger Watercolor Paper

Waterbrush

Prima Decedent Pies Watercolors Pans

Unity Stamp Co Peace Courage and Memories

Glitters Galore Anti-Static Pouch

Glitters Galore White Embossing Powder

Versamark Ink

Tombow Adhesive Dot Runner

Fall Ink Blending

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Hello Crafty Friends!!

I don’t know about you but I’m ready for fall! So get ready for a bunch of fun fall cards coming up!

Today is a perfect card for those of you who aren’t quite ready for fall. πŸ™‚

I’ve really been in the mood for some ink blending! So expect to see a bit of that over the next few weeks. πŸ™‚

I love stamping solid images in black or any dark color for that matter on a colored background there’s something so elegant about it!

I spent a lot of time debating what greeting to put on this card but I finally settled on Happy Birthday!

Thanks for stoping by my little corner of the internet. Have a crafty day!

~Sami

Supply List:

Distress Ink Barn Door

Distress Ink Rusty Hinge

Distress Ink Wild Honey

Life Changing Blending Brushes

Gina K Designs Autumn Wishes Stamp Set

Gina K Designs Obsidian Ink

Happy National S’more Day!

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Good morning Crafty Friends!

Did you know that today is National S’more Day?

When I found out about the upcoming holiday, I brought out the Lawn Fawn Love you S’more stamp set it felt like perfect way to celebrate!

Enjoy today’s video to celebrate National S’more Day!

Supply List

Lawn Fawn Love You S’more

Gina K Designs Jet Black Ink

Gina K Designs Obsidian Ink

Gina k Designs Comfort Block

MISTI Stamping Tool

Copic Markers

Pebbles Woodland Forrest Paper Pack

Color My World

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy August! Summer’s almost over and it’s time to start thinking about back to school! I used to make back to school cards for all my cousins but now most of us are pretty much out of school! But I still love making school themed cards!

I’m still on a mission to use the old stamps I already have. My bin of new never used supplies is overflowing on top of all the stamps and supplies I already have. I’ts also helping to force me to go through all my supplies and get rid of the things I know I’ll never use. πŸ™‚

I think this card would make a great lunch box note. Or even a thank you card for a special teacher!

Thanks for stoping by my little corner of the internet. Have a crafty day!

~Sami

Supply List

Gina K Designs Heavy White Card Stock

Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam Ink

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Copic Markers

Lawn Fawn Color My World Stamp Set

Revisiting Old Projects

Hello Crafty Friends!

I know this week was supposed to be a video but the video was for a card swap and the card swap got postponed and I don’t want to give away the surprise. πŸ™‚ I had another card and video ready to go but decided I wanted to save that for August. πŸ™‚

So I just have a little bit of a filler post today if you will.

I was recently asked to make sure I have all my cards on pintrest! I’m glad to say that I went through the blog and made sure every card was pinned, But it was also a nice trip down memory lane over the last 7 years.

And wholly cow has my card making skills and style change! Here’s a look at my very first card I posted on the blog!

Can we talk about just how much my pictures have improved! Let alone the actual cards!

And here’s my most recent card from last week.

It kind of feels really good to see how much has changed and how much better I like this newest card then my very first one!

Thanks for stoping by the my little corner of the internet,

Have a Crafty Day!

~Sami

“Tea”-riffic Day

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Hi there Crafty Friends!

I had so much fun with the Stamp Anniething Grab and Go Magical Celebrations box that I just had to make one more card using some of the stamps.

The tea cups are one of my favorite Disney parks rides. So when I saw these little teacup stamps I just couldn’t help myself.

Since I used a boy stamp last time I decided to use a girl stamp this time.

I colored the tea cup based on my favorite Disney teacup the purple and blue one. πŸ™‚ Although I also really love the pink and yellow one so I gave that tea cup a shout out in her outfit. πŸ™‚

Thanks for stoping by my little corner of the internet. Have a crafty day!

~Sami

Supply List:

Gina K Designs Lovely Lavender Card Stock

The Paper Studio Basics Paper Pack

Stamp Anniething Grab and Go Magical Celebrations

Prismacolor Pencils (Clay Rose, Deco Peach, Nectar, seashell Pink, Lilac, Cream, Peach, Dark Umber, Blue Violet Lake)

Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam Cube

Sunny Studios Ric Rac Die Set

Versafine Onyx Black Cube

MISTI Stamping Tool

Thermoweb Adhesive Dot Runner

Glue Sponge

Craft Collabs Christmas in July Video Hop and Giveaway (closed)!

SURPRISE! I have surprise video on a Thursday! I’m so excited to be participating in the Craft Collabs Christmas in July Video Hop

Please stop by and watch my video! Then check out all the other great videos on the hop!

And of course don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Supply List

Gina K Designs Kraft Card stock

Gina K Designs Heavy Base White

Pickett Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes

Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire

Distress Ink Faded Jeans

Distress Ink Stormy Sky

Snow Marker

Versamark Ink Cube

Gina K Designs Silver Embossing Powder

Honey Bee Stamps Flaky Friends

Lawn Fawn Forrest Border

Simon Says Stamp Slopes and Hills

Stamp Anniething Grab and Go Magical Celebrations

I’m so excited to finally be back with another video! It’s been awhile!

Today I get to share this fun new product from Stamp Anniething. They have this awesome line of Grab and Go boxes! So many great crafty goodies for a pretty reasonable price. Check out the video below to see all the great products included and see a quick card I made using products from the Magical Celebrations Grab and Go Box.

Fun with Wreath Building: 6 Cards featuring the Mini Wreath Builder

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Anyone else absolutely love Gina K Designs Wreath Builder? I seriously find making wreathes so relaxing and it’s such a quick easy way to get your creative fix when you might not be up for much else. Now I’ll be honest…. I’m not a make ahead crafter. I seriously admire the crafters who can pre color tons of images or pre-make wreath builders and then build a card around them. Usually if I’m playing with my wreath builder I’ll do just that play with my wreath builder but the finished ones eventually find there way to the garbage. However I recently went on a binge of mini wreath building and decided to give myself a challenge and use the wreathes I made on actual cards!

Shocking I know…

Because this post features 8 different cards you won’t find a complete supply list at the bottom of this post. But I have a few things that show up in the cards repeatedly that I’ll link below.

First up it’s now officially July and that means time to start thinking about Christmas for us craters. So here’s my first Christmas Card of the year.

I used one of the snowflakes from the mini wreath builder template and heat embossed it in silver for the center of this wreath.

This next one is simple.

I built the wreath put a greeting in the center and added it to the card

The next card is also very simple and I just gave this one away too. πŸ™‚

Again I built the wreath and put the card together nothing super extravagant here

Now this next one…. I have been wanting to try this with a wreath builder FOREVER! I finally made the right wreath to give it a go!

I cut the wreath out with my scan and cut!!!! I’m so ridiculously glad this actually worked! You can’t cut out every wreath but ones where there’s not a tone of space between the images should work great! I went simple this time but I want to try cutting out the inside with the scan n cut sometime to.

Now back to the simple cards again.

This one I gave just a simple extra something by rounding the corners. The wreath is pretty busy on it’s own so I didn’t want to do anything to crazy.

This one was quite the adventure while in progress but I think it looks great and you can’t even tell where I messed it up πŸ˜›

I cut both the outside of the wreath and the inside with circle dies. I love the see through kind of look

The final card is by far the busiest

I absolutely love this wreath it’s my favorite of all the ones I made. This card is busy but I think it’s so much fun!

Thanks for stoping by my little corner of the internet. Have a crafty day!

~Sami

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Young Professional

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Hello Blog Land!

How’s it going? What have I misssed?

I hope you’ve been following me on Instagram! I’m in the middle of a major Craft Room Redo and you can follow all the fun over there! If you don’t have instagram it’s OK I’ll upload it to youtube eventually when I’m closer to done. πŸ™‚

What? You want a little sneak peak? Well OK if your insist. How about a little peak at my paper storage?

Today I have a fun card to share that I’m sending to my little cousin. Well let’s face it… she’s not so little anymore… she just finished up her junior year of college and started a new internship last week. I found this amazing digital stamp from The Paper Shelter that just made me think of her and I thought it would be great to send her a little hope everything is going great card.

I wanted to take a minute to show you a little “trick’ I use when I’m coloring.

I’m still building up my list of go to or favorite coloring combinations. So Pintrest is my best friend when it comes to that. Simply type in your pencil or marker brand and color combinations and you’ll find all kinds of them. AND maybe your favorite brands aren’t the top brands well Alyce Keegan of Kit and Clowder to the rescue! She’s made these amazing conversation charts for some of the most popular brands! I really recommend you check them out. If you like anything coloring or just want to learn more about coloring stop by her classes they are amazing!

I always like to test out my blends plus it makes blogging easier because I have all the colors written down to share with you! So I made this little chart.

The coloring by far was the most technique heavy part of this card. The rest was fairly easy.

I used a Stampin Up Mask Stencil and some Gina K Blue Denim ink to make my own Kraft patterned paper.

Then it was just a few die cuts and some glue and we were done.

Since I was mailing this out right away I also decorated the inside. I usually wait to decorate the insides of card until right before I mail them. I tend to write really big and like to pick any little ascent bit based on how much room I have left after I write what I need to write. Sometimes I have room sometimes I don’t.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet! Have a Crafty Day!

~Sami

Supply List

Challenges