Video: Ready Set Stamp with LLC: Texture, Copics and Lawn Fawn with PRIZE

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WELCOME! WELCOME!! It’s time for the next Ready Set Stamp with LLC collaboration!!! Remember our first one??? If not, check out all the information here! Ready Set Stamp with LLC is a collaboration video series with myself, Laura Sterckx and Catherine Pooler!!! To recap, each month, we will choose one company and one set of products to use and we’ll each put our own spin on it!  All three of us have very different styles, so it will be so much fun to see the completely different looks we come up with!

Not only will we have 3 videos for you, but there will also be a PRIZE up for grabs with each collab.  Yup!!! How’s that for awesome!!! Prizes are always welcome, right? LOL!!!!!

You’ll find the links to Laura and Catherine’s videos below.  The winner will be chosen one week from today and will be notified via email by me!

Alright! Let’s get on to today’s projects!


Lots of texture and coloring going on in this card! COPIC coloring! I know! I, Laurel Beard, did some copic coloring, and on camera no less!   Also some distress spray stains, embossing paste and some heat embossing. I know, can I load any more techniques into one card, lol?!?!


You can watch the video right here or over on my youtube channel in HD!

HOW TO WIN:   To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment on all three videos in the youtube comments section of each video!  Wondering what the prize is?????? Well! Lawn Fawn is super generous! Because she has offered up the very three products we are using in our videos! One lucky winner will win: Toboggan Together stamp set, Toboggan Together die and the Snowy Backdrops die!!!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Be sure to check out what Laura and Catherine made!!!!! And head on over their videos to leave a comment! What an awesome prize up for grabs!!

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Molotow Masking Pen in action coffee style


Howdy ho everyone! As promised, I’ve got a review up on the Molotow Masking Pen! Verdict? LOVE! LOVE LOVE! It is insanely easy to use and makes liquid masking a breeze! It comes in two different sizes and also has a refill that can be purchased separately, so this stuff will last you a lifetime. Its a pen format so makes application effortless. I’ve used both sizes in my video that showcases this card! :) These babies are hard to find. I’ve linked to a few sources I recommend at the end of this post.


You can watch the video here on my blog or over on my youtube channel in HD!

You can also purchase the Molotow Masking Pens at the follow recommend online sources (Blitsy will also be having them on a daily deal soon – sign up for their newsletter):

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Masked Heat Embossed Sentiment sponsored by Ellen Hutson


Hi there! Happy Monday and welcome to another Lawnscaping Challenge! Today’s challenge is all about sentiments, so I thought it would be fun to heat emboss various chat bubbles from the Chit Chat stamp set in different colors.. After stamping the speech bubbles in Versamark ink, I used Zing Embossing powders (all the colors used are linked below in the supply list). I decided to contain all the bubbles inside a circle so I used one of the Circle Stackable dies on masking paper and ran it thru my die cutting machine. I used the negative space and adhered it down to my card front and did all my embossing and inking inside that circle! If you don’t have that masking paper, you can use some thin paper like copy/typing paper or even a large post it note.


I stamped out the circle letters from Owen’s ABCS and used the coordinating dies to cut them out, popped them up on a sentiment strip and applied a ton of Glossy Accents over the top (you can see I am impatient when I took the photo as it still hasn’t all dried, lol). As a final touch, I flicked on some black texture spray (I love this stuff as you can tell as I use it everywhere, he he he).. I used a hot pink card base.. I thought that pop of pink when you open it up would be fun!!! I don’t know why I don’t use more colored cardstock. I have a ton of it, sigh!

Would love to have you join us for this challenge. Just hop on over to the Lawnscaping blog and check out all the details and all the amazing inspiration from the design team and guest designer!

The amazing, kind and generous Ellen Hutson is sponsoring this challenge! The winner will receive a $25 shopping spree to the store!


EHLLC 25 Store Credit

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Happy Birthday Peony

Good morning friends! This week has been a bit of a blur! On Monday, I woke up to the flu! Really? The flu? And on my birthday to boot! LOL! It is what it is.. I am still slowly recovering but did manage to squeeze in a Periscope on Thursday as part of my Periscope weekly collaboration with The Ton! If you didn’t catch me live, you can see watch it over on Katch! The purple background? That was one of the backgrounds I made live on Periscope! It’s funny because I was sneaking sips of Gingerale and bites of crackers during that scope. I hope no one noticed, lol!


I made this card for my dear friend Chrissie, who celebrated her birthday yesterday!!! Chrissie is someone I met thru this industry and I am forever grateful! She just rocks! I met up with her and her family a few weeks ago when she was vacationing at Disney World! Crowed and hot, but worth the trip to see them! They are awesome and I wish they didn’t live to blasted far away from me. I’m in Florida. They are in Chicago. Pft.


The tiny text background and the gorgeous Peony (and the sentiment come to think of it) are all from The Ton (all linked below in the supply list)! I love The Ton stamps and dies! They have sequins too! They were the first sequins company (that I know of) to make such gorgeous sequin mixes… They also have a challenge going on with lots of prizes celebrating World Cardmaking Day 2015! Click HERE for the details!

The background image was stamped in versamark, heat set with clear embossing powder and then I applied the Wilted Violet (gorgeous purple) distress ink over the top!  Oh, and the iron! The iron I never use for clothes??? I pulled it out again to do the Iron Off Embossing technique to remove that embossing powder after the distress ink had dried!

The beautiful peony? Since I absolutely SUCK at fussy cutting, I ran this thru my Dobby (you know, my Brother ScanNCut I named Dobby) and it cut it out beautifully! The same machine I got from HSN on sale is now available on Amazon (Note: in lieu of the online activation card, you will receive a Rhinestone kit) for the same price! Prime Members? Free shipping!  I colored the Peony in with some Copics and popped it up on the background panel! Voila… I hope she likes purple, lol!

A few pictures from our recent Disney excursion… In case you may be wondering, my daughter didn’t come with us on this trip because my husband was out of town and I couldn’t let her first trip to Disney be without him. Don’t worry! We are going back next month to make up for it.

She likes Dr. Who. I like Harry Potter! So this was our compromise! LOL

She likes Dr. Who. I like Harry Potter! So this was our compromise! LOL



Part of the Tobas family for this pic, lol!



After we made it thru the back check line (which seemed to take an hour, Pat had this ride waiting for us to whiz us over the castle. That’s how royalty travels, lol!



Pat and Ryan (their son) live to photo bomb people. So I had to jump at this chance….

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World CardMaking Day 2015 with GIVEAWAY

Happy Friday friends!  I am here today to quickly share you the fun that is going on over at StampNation this weekend to celebrate World Cardmaking Day 2015!!!  This year we are celebrating all weekend long so that wherever you are in the World you can participate with us.  There will be lots of challenges and prizes!

We will be visiting 10 countries that are represented within our community and using patterns that originated in these countries to inspire our creations!  Here is a sneak at some of the DT projects and all the sponsors! Can you guess which card is mine???
See? It’s time to party!   Not only are there prizes from all of these amazing sponsors but some of the sponsors are even giving StampNation members only, a discount shopping code.  WOOT!!!
GIVEAWAY: Catherine has generously offered up a free one month’s subscription to the StampNation! Just leave a comment below and I will choose a winner next week! Please make sure you leave a way to contact you whether its leaving your email in the comments or ensuring the “no reply” feature is turned off so I can reply to your comment!
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Click here to join now or learn more about StampNation membership benefits! (If you join and win the giveaway, you will be immediately refunded).

Video: Masked Pumpkins and Peerless Watercolors

Hi there! I am recovering from the flu. Yes, the stinking flu. I woke up to it on my birthday! B ut luckily I didn’t get it full on so there is the light at the end of the tunnel! Today I have a video/card I made a while back to share with you today. I have been waiting for the Peerless Watercolors to come back in stock before sharing. Today’s card features liquid masking and peerless watercolors.. I also make a huge boo boo and show you how I just cover that right up, lol!


Note: I have another video featuring the super popular Molotow Masking Pen coming up this week as well (and yes, I love it and yes, Ellen Hutson has it is stock right now)

You can watch the video right here on my blog or over on my youtube channel in HD!

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Embrace the….


Lately, I have been wearing a ton of  tee-shirts from HERE that I just love love love! I love the sayings and the fit… People stop me dead in my tracks and we laugh about my shirts.. My favorite from there is THIS ONE! It’s fantastic, and so true! Can I get a woot woot? Seriously. I just can’t adult. I just can’t… Like ever.

I thought of a saying that I have been longing for and I’ve googled and searched high and low and couldn’t find it. So, I made my own. Click HERE to grab one for yourself…. I thought I would share it with you. After all, we all love muffins… :)




Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

YUP! YUP! It’s that time again!!!! I look forward to these Coffee Lovers Blog hops because you know how I love me some coffee! LOL!  You can head here for all the information on the hop and the links to all the participants projects… You can link up your fall coffee themed projects now  thru the end of the day on October 2nd! All the supplies I used are linked at the end of this post.


It’s no wonder I used the Coffee Splotch stencil and this super fun coffee cup image is it??? The details on the cup just make me happy! The “cool whip” and the shine from the plastic lid? And how about that gold sparkly embossing powder? Oh yea! The background was created with distress inks and water (exact colors linked below)… And I THINK I colored the coffee image with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, lol!


HAPPY HOPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember, go HERE for all the deets of the hop! And anyone is welcome to play along!

SIDENOTE! The highly sought after Molotow Masking Pen is finally available at Ellen Hutson! Click HERE and grab one up before they are gone!

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Heat Embossing and Gansai Watercolors

Hi there everyone! I am thrilled to be back with my third project for Create a Smiles! If you missed my previous two projects, click HERE and HERE (both have videos)…. Today I took a background I made live on one of my Periscopes and created this card using the adorable stamp set, Poppin’ Over. How cute are those little critters.. Seriously.


I thought a touch of black/white polka dots would complete this card and luckily, I had a roll of washi tape in my desk, lol! The critters were colored with Copics and I popped them up with some foam dimension….. This set is seriously adorable! I love the Gansai watercolors! The blend beautifully together! Be sure to check out my GD post at Create a Smile! And I’ll be back next week for my final guest project! See you then!


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