Crafter’s Companion – Altered Marker Case


Hi stamping friends 🙂 Today I have a fun project to share with you that I made as a sample for CHA. Have you stocked up on Spectrum Noir markers from Crafter’s Companion yet? If you haven’t then you should be! Spectrum Noir markers are alcohol markers and there is a fabulous selection of colors that work so well together for blending and shading, PLUS, they’re very affordable! How fun would this “purse” be for gifting a set of matching cards with a little treat for a special someone?!?

Here’s a “before” view of the packaging the 24 marker sets come in:


I simply lined my marker case with designer paper from the Indulgence 11×17″ Card Pack, then colored a large flower from the Sheena A Little Bit Sketch – Bloomin’ Beautiful set (stamped on Spectrum Noir White Cardstsock) with Spectrum Noir Markers in PL4, PL2, LV1, then attached it to the opening of my “purse” with a large eyelet. Then I used two more jumbo eyelets on the sides of the purse, slid some satin ribbon through and secured it inside the purse for a handle, simple as that!

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Sugar Pea Designs – Sugar Sketch #36

SPDSS36-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! I sure did. My hubby came home for the long weekend (he’s working in Long Island right now if I haven’t shared that before) and it was great to have some time with the whole family here together. But, he went back today, which means I’m back in my stamp room tonight!

Today I’m playing along with this week’s sketch challenge at Sugar Pea Designs:


I’m in the mood to make Valentine’s Day cards lately, so I knew immediately I’d reach for this little cutie from the Go-pher It stamp set! The sentiments in this set are perfect Valentine’s Day, Birthday or even Thank You cards. I colored him with Copics, and I added some Glossy Accents to the gems to really make them shine. I paired my image with some DSP from the Love Story paper pad (Echo Park Paper Co.)

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Case This Sketch #155

CTS155-ksylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 For today’s card I’m playing along with this week’s challenge at Case This Sketch:


I loved this sketch because it’s so different from anything I’ve made lately! I don’t usually make cards with this little coloring either!

I used some DSP from the Love Story 6×6 paper pad from Echo Park Paper Co, and added the “happy” from the My Favorite Things Dienamics Blueprints 26. The circles also came from My Favorite Things, another Blueprints set, #18. I was going to use the diagonal dies from this set but ended up just cutting the DSP myself. The stamp set is from a company that closed long ago, There She Goes Stamps and it’s called Roses & Chocolate, and I colored the hearts with the following Copics: R22, R24, R27, R81, R83. The “valentine’s day” sentiment is from a SU! set called Teeny Tiny Wishes.

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CAS(E) this Sketch #154

DSC_0235Hi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m playing along with the challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch:

CTS_154I bought some digital stamps from Power Poppy Stamps a while ago, and darn it I forgot I had them until today!! It’s not as easy to remember to use them since they aren’t in my stamp stash right in front of me. I bought lots of beautiful designs and I was thrilled to be able to take time to color one up tonight! This set is called Easy Breezy Coneflowers, and I colored the image with the following Copics: RV00, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV09, G21, G24, G28, Y13, Y18.  I added some enamel dots to the tag, a bit of satin ribbon and some piercing and done!

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Aadilyn Sign – CHA Sample for Crafter’s Companion!

Hi stamping friends! Today I’m sharing with you a project I made for Crafter’s Companion, for their booth at the CHA show happening right now! I am so jealous of those that get to actually attend the show, what a dream that would be!! You have no idea how excited I was to see pictures from the convention with MY sign up! Oh my gosh what a thrill!! Check it out!
12540677_10208275601633529_2420711613573275195_nI sent some cards in as well and another 3-d project I will be sharing throughout the month, but this one really floored me to see! Aadilyn is the name of my niece’s daughter, she is 2 and SO adorable. I came up with this idea the day after we had driven to Maine for her birthday party. Here are the supplies I used to create this sign:

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Crafter’s Companion ~ The Butterfly Effect


Hi stamping friends 🙂 I can’t get enough of the butterflies from The Butterfly Effect set from Crafter’s Companion! Tonight I made a box using The Ultimate Tool.

The box measures approximately 2-1/2″ high, 4-1/4″ wide and 3″ deep, just the perfect size to fill with treats! The cardstock measured 8 x 9-1/4″ and I scored on the fifth line down for both the base and lid. Wow, The Ultimate Tool makes creating boxes of all sizes a snap!!

Once the box was completed, I added panels of black cardstock with designer paper to each side. The butterfly was colored with the following Spectrum Noir markers: CT4, GB6, FL2, CR8, DR5. I fussy cut the butterfly, then mounted it on the box with some double sided adhesive foam circles.  Here’s the side view:

DSC_0225-wmThanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and find some time to get crafty:)

The Card Concept #46


Hi stamping friends 🙂 At The Card Concept, we’re back from our holiday break and ready to challenge you again! This week Lesley has come up with a super cozy photo to inspire us:

46My style is clean and layered and I got my inspiration from the toasty warm pair of mittens I would really love to have right now! Christmas day it was almost 70 degrees here in New England, and boy were we spoiled. Well, those times are over and it’s back to reality folks!

I used a set from Flourishes (they’re re-opening soon, yay!) called Warm Winter Wishes and colored the mittens with Copics: R24, R27, R29, E30, E42, E43. I used the Festive Wonder – Snow Flurry embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion for the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to join us this week 🙂


Flourishes Challenge Card

10615-ksylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 I am a huge fan of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but I have to admit it’s a relief to have it all over and successful and be back in my stamp room! There’s a turkey dinner in the oven, Jeff is watching the Patriots’ game and I am coloring until my heart’s content…life is good 🙂

For today’s card I am using a Flourishes set called Winter Berries. This set is in my Christmas collection of stamps, but I am so over Christmas cards now, I decided to turn it into a “friendship” wreath card and turn the winter berries into blueberries.

Flourishes is going to be re-opening and I couldn’t be happier! They’re having a facebook challenge today for a chance to win their new release. Oh yeah, I’m playing along for that chance!

I colored my wreath with the following Copics: YG93, YG95, YG97, B93, B95, B99, outlined in a little Y21.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find some time to do what makes you happiest today!

Freshly Made Sketches #217

true-colors-wmHi stamping friends 🙂 The hustle and bustle of Christmas is over, and hubby is off to Vermont for a storm coming in tomorrow, so I’m spending a little time coloring and unwinding in my craft room. I hear this storm has really left its mark across the country, I hope you’re all safe & warm!

I’m a huge fan of holiday stamps, but I am loving the butterflies in the Sheena’s A Little Bit Sketchy – True Colors set. Yes, our first winter storm is upon us and I’m already ready to move on to butterflies and flowers.

For today’s card I’m playing along with the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:


The background of the butterfly is embossed with the Beautiful Brambles embossing folder, and the sentiment came from the Sheena’s A Little Bit Sketchy – The Butterfly Effect set.  The butterfly was colored with the following Spectrum Noir markers: FS8, OR2, OR3, DR1, LY1, then a little shimmer was added with the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen:

DSC_0107Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you can take some time to get a little crafty soon!

Crafter’s Companion – True Colors


sheena-true-colors-wmHi stamping friends 🙂 Well, we’re quickly approaching Christmas, and what am I doing?! Oh…just coloring! Lol. I can think of 1,001 things I should be doing, but I am often known to get “sidetracked” (just ask my husband) when I go into my stamp room… so tonight when I went in to find a present I knew I had hidden away in there, I spotted this fabulous butterfly stamp from the Sheena A Little Bit Sketchy Set – True Colors, and sat down pretty much immediately to create a card with it! They do say coloring is very relaxing so I’m sure we could all use a little coloring time this week!

I colored the butterfly with Spectrum Noir Markers on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock. There were only six markers used on this image, TB2 TB3, TB5, CG1, CG2, DG3. I fussy cut it and mounted it on the square in the Elegance Stamping Frame die set. This is the same die used for the fancy square background. The embossing behind the frame is from the Flower Power embossing folder.

Thanks so much for stopping by!