Turkey EOS Lip Balm Holder


Hi stamping friends 🙂 Today I have a super cute project to share with you! I came across THIS freebie this morning, and knew I HAD to make these for my little niece and nephews that are coming over for Thanksgiving. I love to make favors, but usually they include something minty and the kids aren’t big fans so these are perfect! They offer a cut file or printable and both are free today. I downloaded both but opted to use the printable on this project.

EOS lip balms are super hot right now and they come in lots of colors and flavors. I picked 3 that fit the turkey colors: Summer Fruit, Pomegranate Raspberry, and Tangerine. This printable is so easy to use, simply download it and print on to card stock, then cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″, then layer on chocolate brown 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, then layer onto the backing 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. Then use a 1-3/8″ circle die to cut out the “bellies” for the lip balm. You will need to go over it twice to cut through three layers (at least I did). Then open the lip balm, slide it into the cut out circle made by the die and re-close! I added some 7 mm googly eyes to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Crafter’s Companion – Lily

lily-wm-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 I know it’s getting pretty chilly outside (at least it is here in the Northeast!), and next week is Thanksgiving, so I thought it was time to create a card that would remind us of warmer weather with Sheena’s A Little Bit Floral – Lily set from Crafter’s Companion.

I love floral designs any time of year and this one was so much fun to color with Spectrum Aqua markers in Scarlet, Red Violet, Moss, and Sepia on Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock. The textured background is the Die’sire Embossalicious Flower Power 8×8″ embossing folder. I love the deep embossing these folders create!

I created the sentiment on my computer with a fun font that I felt fit the design of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find some time to get crafty during this busy time of year 🙂








The Card Concept #44

TCC44-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 It’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and I am loving this week’s inspiration photo…wouldn’t it be dreamy to live in this home?!?! :

44My style is clean and layered. I was inspired by the overall picturesque scene, although the scene that usually happens at my house is more typical of how my card looks, one exhausted mom! There is LOTS of paper-piecing in the card if you look closely, and I colored the rest with Copics. The stamp set is retired from MFT Stamps called Merry Christmas.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to join us this week, we love to see your creations!

Crafter’s Companion – Cool Christmas

Snowman-Kerin-Sylvester-WMHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m sharing a fun Christmas card with you. With Thanksgiving only a week and a half away, I’d better get cracking on making my Christmas cards! My how time flies. This card was made with a super cute set from Crafter’s Companion from the Nordic Christmas collection called Cool Christmas. I just love this adorable snowman, but all of the sets in this collection are calling my name 😉

I began with Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock, and I used Spectrum Aqua markers in Charcoal, Black, Burgundy, Moss, Gold, Teal, Navy, and Orange to color in my snowman . The shadowing and snow are Aquamarine & Charcoal mixed & watered down. For the background I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink sponged with Navy Spectrum Aqua Marker splatters. I added a few sequins for a little extra bling.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Sweet Sunday Sketch 295

SSSC295-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 I am having a wonderful Sunday, I hope you are too! I started out the day making homemade sauce and meatballs, then took a show and got on fresh pajamas, then spent the rest of the day in my craft room…pure bliss 🙂

For today’s card I am playing along with this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch:


I used a super sweet new stamp set from MFT Stamps called Toasty Greetings, along with the matching die-namics set. I wanted to go a little non-traditional on this Christmas card, so my penguin is dressed in purple, colored in Copics. I also used the Die-namics Basic Stitch Lines for the linear portion of the sketch. It’s tough to see in the picture because they were so shiny the photography was tricky, but the dark little star speckles are shiny silver.

Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I hope you have had some time to get crafty this weekend too!

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #150

CAS-challenge-150-kerin-sylHi stamping friends 🙂 This week CAS Colours & Sketches challenge blog is celebrating its 3rd year anniversary with sketch #150, and some of the Crafter’s Companion DT members are joining in on the fun! You’ll definitely want to check out the challenge, I hear there are prizes 🙂 Here’s the sketch:

CAS sketch #150


For my card I used the Makey Bakey – Make a Wish set. Oh my I just love these little mice! I colored them with Spectrum Aqua markers (have you tried these markers yet??? They are a MUST have!), and there is a FABULOUS SALE going on right now!!! Check it out HERE.  Here are the colors I used:

Mice: Terracotta & Tan (fur), Peach & Slate (bellies)

Cupcake: Red Violet, Scarlet, Peach (frosting), Crimson & Red Violet (cherry), Chocolate & Tan (wrapper)

Flame/Candle: Orange & Gold

Matchstick & Ladder: Chocolate

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’ll join the challenge this week!

Virginia’s View Challenge #20 {Texture}

moose-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m playing along with a new-to-me challenge called Virginia’s View. This is a monthly challenge, and once I saw the inspiration photo and cards I was hooked. This month’s challenge is to use texture:

V. V. Challenge #20

For my card I added texture by using three different embossing folders, adding some liquid applique to my moose’s hat, and of course what would a Christmas tree be without some sparkly ornaments?! I used a little floral DSP for the rug to give it a textured appearance. The stamp set is called Merry Christmoose from MFT Stamps. How cute is this little guy?!? AND there’s even a matching die set so no fussy cutting!

The moose and tree were colored with the following Copics:

Moose/Tree Holder: E33, E35, E37, E59

Hat/Mug: R14, R17, R29

Pants: N2, N5, N7

Sweater: B21, B24, B26

Tree: YG95, YG97, G29 on top of a sponged layer of Old Olive and Garden Green SU! inks

Star: Y15, Y18

For the ornaments on the tree I colored some flat-backed sticky rhinestones with Copics in RV09, R29, B24, Y15, YR07, V09, YG05

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Crafter’s Companion – Makey Bakey Mice

Thanks-Petal-KS-WMHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m sharing a card I made with some new supplies from Crafter’s Companion. You’ll be seeing a lot of these little mice, I find them totally adorable (and so much fun to color)!

This set is called Makey Bakey Mice – Thanks Petal. This little cutie was stamped on Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock, then colored with Spectrum Aqua Markers in Tan, Chocolate, Charcoal, Terracotta, Peach, Spice, Scarlet & Moss. Once I was finished coloring him, I added a background using the Sheena Decorative Stencil called Distress Grid.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you find some time to get inky 🙂


Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches

jolly-hello-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’ve created my first Christmas card of the year to go along with two fun challenges, Merry Monday and Freshly Made Sketches:

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I was so excited when I found some gold cardstock for the Merry Monday challenge to use Red & Gold! I used it for his mittens and the little heart on his hat, along with the circle beneath him. I paired it with the Christmas Cuteness set from My Favorite Stamps, which, YAY, has a matching die-namics set so no fussy cutting!

I colored Santa in with Copics in R14, R17, R29, R39, and added a little E40 to his beard and hair, along with a little R30 for some rosy cheeks. The snowflake embossing folder is from SU!, but apparently it’s retired.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you found a little time to get crafty this weekend!

The Card Concept #43

43-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 It’s that time again, time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and this week we’ve got a fabulous fall photo to inspire you!


My style is clean & layered, and I was inspired by the colors and rustic look of the photo. I saw some berry twigs in the background and thought of this wreath. I used the Seasonal Wreaths set from Flourishes (did you hear they are going to be re-opening?!?!), colored with Copics in Y15, Y18, Y38, YR15, YR18, R17, YG91.

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