15 April 2014

Springtime Love

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I love Bebunni...just can't get enough of him! This sweet image makes me happy, so I decide to see if I could turn it into a fun springtime scene! I colored these two with my Spectrum Noir markers, and created a cloudy sky with Memento inks from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.

Bunny fur: BG6, BG4, BG2, BG1; 
Ears/tummies/feet: CR3, FFS1; 
Heart: LG5, LG4, LG3; 
Ground: TN3, TN2, TN1, blender pen

I made this card for the latest issue of Crafter's Inspiration, the fantastic magazine from Crafter's Companion. It's already available from Crafter's Companion, and as of today it's now available from Crafter's Companion US!

I have a whole feature in the magazine about how to use one sketch in four different ways (I have a giant love for sketches - they make my limited crafty time really productive). You'll have to pick up a copy to see how else I used the sketch. Plus, there are 100 pages FULL of amazing tutorials, projects and more! And if that wasn't enough....FREE goodies! Over $50 worth of freebies including stamps, papers, CDs, and beads - how can you pass that up?

Here's what I used on this card:

From Crafter's Companion US:



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14 April 2014

Neon Dinos


I've got a quick and fun card over on the Lawnscaping Challenge blog today - stop by to check out how I used these great products to make a cheerful card! Have a wonderful Monday!

Here is a quick look at what I used, all available at Simon Says Stamp:


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07 April 2014

Hello Friend...You Make Me Smile!

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Woohoo! It's my very first challenge as part of the Lawnscaping Challenge core design team - I've been on the Facebook Inspiration Team for awhile, and am SO thrilled to join the blog team! This week we have a great a challenge for you - TRY A NEW TECHNIQUE!


To create my card, I used Spectrum Noir refill inks (BT2, BT4, and PP1) on Centura Pearl card stock. I squeezed a dropper-full of ink randomly over the card stock until I was happy with the pattern. To create the small pink dots, I just touched the end of the pipette directly to the cardstock. 

The I used Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn ink to stamp my sentiment directly on the cardstock. I handstitched on some Lawn Fawn patterned paper and called this one done!

We've got a fab sponsor this week:

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So be sure to play along!

Get these products at Simon Says Stamp:



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04 April 2014

Radiant Neon Blog Hop


Ooooh, I've got some Friday fun for you today!! Today I'm doing a fabulous blog hop with the team at Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko AND the talented team over at CardMaker magazine! If you haven't clicked over here from Ellen Taylor's blog, be sure to head back to the CardMaker blog to start from the beginning!

You Bring Colour

I've made a quick and simple card, that totally lets the Radiant Neon inks do all the work! Here's how I put it together:

1. Using ALL seven colors of Radiant Neon inks ( Electric Purple, Electric Coral, Electric Green, Electric Yellow, Electric Blue, Electric Orange, Electric Pink), stamp crayons in alternating colors. Cut panel as desired, set aside. 

2. Stamp sentiment in alternating colors on cardstock panel; partially emboss one side.

3. Adhere all panels to cardstock base.

See? Easy peasy! Ready to have a bit of fun and WIN some inks of your own? You can see complete rules over on the Imagine Crafts blog, but here are the basics: 

Hop through to ALL of the blogs, and collect our 'Electric Words'. Once you've got them all, put it together to form the correct phrase and email it to **contest is closed**. 

My Electric Word: FABULOUS  (well, yeah, lol!!!)

Your next stop on this amazing hop is Penny Ward, but in case you get lost along the way here's the whole list - go in order, to collect the Electric Words!

Taylor Usry (you are here!)

Have fun, and good luck!

Here's a look at what I used on this card:




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