Saturday, June 16, 2018

Simple Saturday: Make Shimmer Spritz in a Large Bottle

Hello Friends!
I hope you're having a terrific weekend.  Today I have just a quick tip video for you.  
DIY Shimmer Mist isn't anything new, but I wanted to share with you how
I made mine in a large bottle!
Here's the video:


These are not affiliate links. I have provided them for your convenience:
Blue Bottles: https://www.amazon.com/Empty-Blue-Gla...
Pliers: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J51FYAA/... 70% Alcohol: https://www.amazon.com/Swan-Rubbing-7...
Thank you for visiting!
Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Navy Dandelions

Happy Friday Everyone!
I hope your weekend is off to a great start!
I have a super simple card today.
FOR ALL THE MEASUREMENTS, DIRECTIONS AND SUPPLIES USED:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE PDF


Look for tomorrow's Simple Saturday Tip Video!

Supplies Used:

Have a Happy & Safe Weekend!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Silhouette Sunset: Plastic Wrap Technique

Hello Friends!
Today I have a super fun and simple technique that makes an interesting and lovely card.


I water-colored this using Yellow and Gamboge Brusho pigments.
I then placed a piece of scrunched plastic wrap over the wet paper and let dry over night.
The sunset background is so strikingly real, because as in life, there are shadows and rays of light bouncing off of lots of things.


Check out the video:

NON-STAMPIN' UP! ITEMS: THESE MAY BE FOUND AT ANY ART STORE, BIG BOX STORE OR AMAZON. PAINTER'S TAPE, HARD BOARD, CERAMIC PALETTE, SAND ERASER, 1INCH FLAT BRUSH,PLASTIC FOOD WRAP, CONTAINERS FOR WATER, PAPER TOWEL, MEDIUM AND FINE POINT SHARPIE MARKERS.

STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES:

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!  Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lemon Zest and Granny Apple Green

Hi Friends!
Today I have a card that's perfect to send to someone that is just having a hard time.  I love it!
"When life hands you lemons...chuck em right back".
So I've used the new Brights Collection Color
GRANNY APPLE GREEN
and this stamp set is called
 LEMON ZEST
Does that make it Le Apple?  Sounds French!  Hahaha!
DON'T FORGET TO GRAB YOUR FREE DOWNLOADABLE PDF FOR THIS PROJECT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PDF FOR THIS PROJECT HERE!!!
Thank you for visiting today!  I'll be back tomorrow with another crafty video!
Until then...
Happy Crafting!

SUPPLIES USED:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Crafting on the Go: Punches

Hello Friends!
I hope your're having a good Tuesday!
Today's topic is about is crafting on the go.  Specifically about letting your punches do the work while you are doing something else away from your craft desk.
Plus
Using our Pre-Cut, Scored and Folded Note Cards with matching envelopes (White or Vanilla) makes it even easier!
It's nice to have most of your card components ready to go when you get back to your happy space and only having a little assembling done.  
Here I've punched out the vases, flowers and leaves all while sitting on couch in front of the TV.
(Although that doesn't seem like I was busy, I still was spending time with my husband).
Be sure to go to the bottom of this post for your FREE downloadable PDF
for this project.  It contains all measurements, full instructions and products used.

Here is the video:

 

I'm definitely not a floral designer! I tried to do my best :)
Creating coordinating envelopes is really fun too!
Check out that dimension!


Products Used:
Thank you for visiting! Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Accented Blooms in Watercolor Pencil

Hi Everyone!
Monday, ugh! Right?
I hope this happy card brings a little sunshine into your day!


I colored it on watercolor paper using the watercolor pencils, water brush and Wink of Stella to blend.  Most of the blending I did on a scrap piece of paper.  I scribbled the pencils down on the scrap paper, then added water and mixed with some of the other colors.  I added highlights by using the white pencil (dry) and a gel pen.  The picture doesn't show the Wink of Stella, which is sad because it's really shimmery in real life!


Scroll down to get your FREE downloadable PDF for this project.  
It has all of the measurements, instructions and supplies used.




Hope your week gets off to a great start!
  I'll be back tomorrow with another video tutorial.

Supplies Used:



Until next time,
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Simple Saturday Tip: Perfect Alignment with Punches

Hey Everyone!
Today I just have a couple of quick tips video
and FREE Downloadable PDF
on
How to achieve perfect alignment with your punches.
(sometimes it can be a challenge, Right?)
Here's the quick video:


MICROPORE TAPE:
Can be found at any drug store or Walmart, etc.
or
Not an affiliate link!
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Micropore-Surgical-Tape-Yards-Dispenser/dp/B012TD02PS/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1528555467&sr=8-16&keywords=micropore%2Btape&th=1

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

No-Line Coloring on Black Cardstock

Hi Friends!
Today I have a new take on no-line coloring.
On Black Cardstock!
Nope..no white pigment ink required!
I don't know if anyone else has already thought of this, but it just hit me one morning...
Use Black StazOn!  It really works!


The catch is...you have to use regular wax-based pencils for this to work.
They don't have to be expensive ones...just not watercolor pencils.  They do not contain enough pigment to be opaque, which is what we need!

Check out the Video:





PRODUCTS AVAILABLE NOW IN MY ONLINE STORE:

Other Items Used: (Please note these are NOT affiliate links, I provide them for your convenience only.  I do not receive any kind of compensation.) 
(These items may also be found anywhere fine art supplies are sold)
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils
Crayola Colored Pencils
Blending Stumps (Tortillions)
White Art Eraser
T Ruler
Gel Pens
Prismacolor Pencil Sharpener
Thanks for visiting today!
I hope you'll come back soon!
Subscribe to my Youtube Channel so you know when I have a new video!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Making Cards with Acetate or Window Sheets

Hello All!
I hope you're having a great weekend.  Today's video is on how create clear cards using Acetate for the card base.  These are a lot of fun and really have a "Wow" factor!

They are not difficult to make, a little time consuming, but I think it's well worth it!


This is the graduation card I made in today's video.


This is a card I made previously using the same technique.  I however realized that when I was done that Stampin' Up! no longer carries White StazOn ink. (But Black is Back!  Yay!)  I could have embossed the white, which I plan to have a video soon on how to heat emboss on Acetate.


HERE IS THE VIDEO:






Thanks for visiting today!
If you have any questions, please leave a comment in the section under the video on YouTube.
Until Next Time...
Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 1, 2018

New 2017-2018 30th Anniversary Catalog is HERE!

Hello Everyone!
Today the new highly anticipated Catalog and Idea Book begins!
ORDERING IS NOW AVAILABLE!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW CATALOG!


If you do not have a catalog and would like one, or have any questions
please email or text me at
ldfoster1@yahoo.com
OR
810-338-0834

Have Fun Shopping!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Sunshine and Rainbows (Retiring!)

Hello Everyone!
It's almost time to say goodbye to some favorites and hello to some new ones!
Sunshine & Rainbows are one of my favorite sets, so I thought I would showcase it while there is still time to grab it!

Be sure to order yours before May 31, 2018!






There is nothing worse than missing out on a great stamp set and coordinating dies, then having to go look for it on E Bay and pay 2-3 times as much.
(Ask me how I know!)



And for the Bling Lovers:

I just used some random sequins from my stash.
It's also fun to make bright coordinating envelopes with the Envelope Punch Board to brighten you recipient's day before they even open the card!

Don't Forget You Can Download my FREE PDF for this project HERE.It has all the dimensions, complete instructions, and all the products used.


Here Are the Dimensions:

Whisper White Thick Card Stock:
4 1/4" X 11", scored at 5 1/2" to create a side folding card.
Whisper White Card Stock:
2 pieces: (1) 5 1/4" X 3 1/2" (2) 5 1/4" X 2 1/2" plus scrap pieces for die cutting clouds.
Pacific Point Card Stock:
5 3/8" X 4 1/8"
Soft Sky Card Stock OR Pool Party:
5 1/4" X 4"
You will also need scrap pieces of Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise OR Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant OR Gorgeous Grape.

Click on Item(s) below to go directly to my store:




NON-Stampin' Up! Supplies:
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE NOT AFFILIATE LINKS.  I AM PROVIDING THEM AS A COURTESY ONLY. I DO NOT RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION WHATSOEVER FROM AMAZON.COM


Thursday, May 17, 2018

SALE on Retiring Products!

Hi Crafty Friends!

May 31st is coming fast, so you don't want to miss out on any of these
FANTASTIC
RETIRING
PRODUCTS
05.08.18_L1_RETIRING_LIST_ENG


All products are 
ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST 
SO
HURRY & ORDER YOURS TODAY!


Friday, May 4, 2018

Share What You Love Pre-Order

Hello Crafty Friends!
I'm super excited to tell you about this Amazing Pre-Order!
Now through May 31st, these LOVELY products are available!

Click HERE TO CHECK IT OUT AND ORDER!
Check out this video from Stampin' Up!

Happy Crafting!

Retiring Products and New Catalog

Hello Crafty Friends!
I know it's been awhile since my last post.
  Life has been difficult in my little world, but I'm trying to work it out!
Well it's that time of year that we begin our catalog transition!
You  are going to be blown away by this year's upcoming
30th anniversary Catalog!
It comes out June 1st!
But while we're getting ready, it's time to grab up
all those items on your list before they retire!
Here are the 2 RETIRING Items:
(You can click on the items to take you right to my store)

Retiring STAMPS


Retiring BUNDLES


Retiring EVERYTHING ELSE

OR
Check out the lists if you're looking for something specific:
The ANNUAL CATALOG

The OCCASIONS CATALOG

Click Right HERE to SHOP in MY ONLINE STORE!

I can only show you the lovely cover of the new catalog, but if you can judge a book by it's cover...you can tell that it's going be AMAZING!

Be Sure to Check out the
Clearance Rack too!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope to be up and running with new videos soon!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Decluttering Continues

Hello Crafty Friends!

My Decluttering Journey continues...
but I have made significant progress.

Here's a couple of pictures:

Closet One:

What you're looking at from the bottom left:
those stacks of bins hold all the supplies for my March Class.

The large 3 drawer bin:
Bottom 2 are Ribbon and Twine
(this was a major declutter...I had 2 boxes of ribbon, now gone)
Top drawer:  Laminator and foiling supplies.  I will have a video soon on how to do this :)

Next Shelf: extra Big Hot platforms, grid paper, Cricut travel binders.
Next 2 shelves:  AC cardstock ( I use this when creating 3-D projects from SVG files...the coating and texture hold the projects better.  The holders contain DSP (another major declutter...what's left is still a lot, but it all sparked joy)

Top shelf:  Cricut Jukebox and travel totes.

On the side: Copic air compressor, laptop, tool box, MS punches, scrapbooks, mailing and packing supplies, box of door prizes and another travel tote.


Closet 2:

From Bottom: Travel tote. File drawers with all my SU business supplies my desk is right next to this...you can see a little peek of the corner, sewing & misc. bin with my light tablet on the top.

Next: bins for projects in progress.

2 large bins:  storage for Paper Pumpkin, finished items, small gifts, storage for refills and extra supplies, misc. crafting supplies.

Top of shelf:  Retired Ink Pads and Refills, my cataloged stamps and punches/dies.  Some embellishments I couldn't part with...I know I will use them on non-SU projects.

Drawers contain copy paper, GP cardstock, photo paper and scrapbook supplies.


2 drawers on my bar island:
Left: Washi Tape and Stickers
Right: embossing powders. (boy I really had a hard time weeding out these...I kept my absolute faves, plus there are duplicates in here as well.

Today I am more or less tidding up, with a few more little things to purge.  I've sorted and gotten rid of a lot of things...17 boxes to be exact!

I will show some more as I get it completed.

And, YES!  I will do a Video Craft Room Tour!

Thanks for taking time to stop and read this post!

Please leave me a comment below if you have any questions, suggestions, are decluttering your craft space...I would love to HEAR from you!
Important:  scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to leave a comment...there is some stuff after the post, so just keep going!

Thanks and Have a WONDERFUL day!


Thursday, March 1, 2018

My Konmari Decluttering Journey


Hello Friends!

No, I haven't fallen off the planet in case you are wondering.LOL

I've needed some personal and family time.  But before I get back into the swing of things...videos and tutorials and such...

It has come to my attention that my craft room/office has been playing a huge part in all the anxiety I've been feeling.  Really, I'm like a kid with too many toys.  I'm so overwhelmed that I don't know where to begin, that I have lost interest and inspiration, mojo, if you will. So like that kid...I just play with the box.  In my case the box being binge watching The Crown. I know! Right?

So...
after hearing so much about the Konmari method of decluttering,  I decided to check it out.
The basic principal is to hold or touch everything and ask yourself,
"Does this spark joy?" and "Will I use this?"

It's harder than you think...
They are craft supplies...of course I love it all!  But realistically, I don't use 1/2 of it.

So when I say it's a "journey"..it truly is.

Here's a few pics..
Warning...it's a hot mess!


This is what I've managed to purge so far.  The paper bin and bag are scraps of paper that are useless, so they will be recycled.  The rest of it will be donated or given to my friends.  I may do a blog candy with some of the stuff that has never been used.


Embellishment Declutter


Traveling & Scrapbooking bags


More Embellishments & my desk!  

Ok....
Now for some good news!

I have a brand new Granddaughter!  This past weekend was my annual scrapbooking weekend, so I started on her book:
(It was also good to get away from my mess!)



I have to say that by going through everything, I'm starting to feel more inspired!

My Goal is to have my room completed by the end of this weekend!  So hopefully I will have a nice clean and organized room to show you on Monday!


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