Friday, March 24, 2017

The Daily Enabler

Spring-Hop-2017
Do you love coffee? Are you a crafter? Well, then this post is for you!  For the next 7 days there is a Coffee Lovers Blog Hop going on. So what does that mean?  It means lots of great card ideas, inspiration and DISCOUNTS and maybe a few freebies along the way!
So if you have been wanting to stock up on some of the Coffee theme craft supplies, now is the time to do it! Most of these coupon codes appear to be valid through March 31st, 2017, but be sure to check each individual store for the expiration dates. Don't forget to become a follower of "The Daily Enabler" as well as join the Facebook group so you don't miss out on future deals and steals. Also be sure to check out the Craft Store page where I hope to build a consolidated list of Craft stores on line. 
Here are some of the deals going on during the hop:
Stamplorations:  Coffee stamps currently have a discount of 5% use code STAMPGIRLLISA for an additional 20% making a total discount of 25%
Paper Sweeties: 10% off full price purchase using coupon code: COFFEE
Dare 2B Artsy: 10% off price purchase using coupon code: COFFEE
Limited Runs Stamps  Any single coffee and cupcake digital image for $3.00
KAT Scrappiness:  15% off on everything using coupon code: SPRINGCOFFEE
Dina Kowl Creative:  20% off using coupon code: COFFEEHOP
Not 2 Shabby Shop: 15% off using Coupon code: COFFEE
Denamidesigns:  10% off storewide using coupon code: CLH2017
Caffeinated Papercuts: 15% off your purchase using coupon code: Spring17
Here are some of the Freebies:
Kellie Winnell : Friday Freebie #53  – Digital Download that reads: NETFLIX COFFEE AND DONUTS
Limited Edition: Digital image of coffee and a butterfly

Jess Crafts Digitals:  Coffee Critter digitals
Make and Tell: Wall Art – Life Happens
Taylormadecards4u – Coffee theme vintage printables
Have you joined our group on facebook? Here you will find info on flash sales and Daily Deals and steals throughout the day.
Here are a few other promotions going on:
  • Drive by Crafts – 30% off all clearance section. Use save30 at checkout. Discount only good in clearance section.
  • Butterfly Reflections – Deal of the Day Flower Power Die set
  • Jo-Ann.com – Paper Crafting Supplies: 40% off plus 20% off your total purchase in store and on line
  • Sparkle n Sprinkle – New Customers only will receive up to 5 Ultrafine Glitters with paid shipping
  • Scrapbook.com – Free Ranger Ink Mercury Glass when you add it to your cart. Use coupon code – SPARKLE323
  • Scrapbook.com – Spring Clearance – up to 70% off

Thanks for stopping by!


Coffee Lovers blog hop - Day 1

Hello fellow coffee lovers. It is Day 1 of the Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers blog hop. It seems I always start out strong. I typically try to get my cards finished before the hop starts, but I haven't had time this go around. So hopefully I will have more than one entry. LOL!


This year I have taken a break from some of the Design Teams I was on and am focusing on improving some of my techniques. It has been fun incorporating some of the new Tim Holtz products into my card making.

 I also started a new blog called "The Daily Enabler" where I hope to capture current deals and steals all in one place for crafters. I would love for you to check it out.

I picked up some Lindy's Magicals and I used them on my background. If you have never seen this product, I have a video which walks you through my process in creating this card.


I also used some of the new Tim Holtz ideaology that was released this year at Creativation.  One of my favorite items this release is the paper doll collection. They are fun additions to my cards and mixed media items.


Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!


I also entered this card into the SSS Monday challenge theme "Layer it up."

~Links to products in this blog post may be affiliate links. This means that when you click and shop, I make a small commission at no cost to you that goes towards the upkeep of this blog and my YouTube channel.~ 



Nature toned Spring Flowers


This week we celebrated the first day of Spring. While we don't mind the winters here in Arizona, many people around the country wait anxiously for this day to come.
Now typically when you think of Spring flowers, pastels may come to mind. But as a Vintage inspired designer, I always seem to be drawn to those "earthy tone" types of colors.

Using a pack from Canvas Corp called Scraps By The Pound I created this Spring theme'd card that has lots of texture.  These packs are available in 4 different weights and contain a variety of papers, card, lace, canvas, burlap and embellishments (such as mini clothespins, tags, envelopes, etc.)
  

One of the pieces inside theSampler pack had an embossed piece of white paper. I colored it using using three distress paints: peeled paint, rusty hinge and fired brick. Then I sprayed it With "Woven Burlap" glimmer mist.

I then cut out 3 large and 3 medium sized flowers using some of the polka dot paper that was in the pack.

The white mesh and corrugated paper gave the card some great texture.

I adhered the flowers using foam dots to give them some dimension and finished off the card by adding a button in the center of each flower.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

News of Spring

Hi everyone! I decided to pull out my ephemera today to play in the challenge over at Simon Says Stamps. The them is "Layer it up", so I did.


I am using some of my new Spring ephemera from the Tim Holtz collection called Layers Botanical along with some additional pieces from K&Company. Here is a closer look.


I created the stain glass using some Lindy's Magicals. They were a lot of fun to work with, but boy did my fingers get dirty.

I finished it off with a sentiment from Graphic 45.

Did you know I started a new blog called "The Daily Enabler?" This is a site where I will compile ongoing Steals and Deals as well as coupon codes. I am also working on a comprehensive list of on line Craft Stores. Be sure to check it out.

Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MHK Designer inspiration - Bunny Love

Hi everyone and welcome to my Designer inspiration for MHKDesigns.

Today I am sharing with you an image from one of the Easter sets over at MHKDesigns called Bunny Love.



It is available over at the MHKDesigns Etsy shop along with many other wonderful sets.



This card was so simple to make and I was able to play with some of my new "magicals" and some resist paper to create the background. Magicals are a powder substance that when sprayed with water create fun vibrant colors. 

I printed my sentiment onto some vellum paper so that the color would still show through. I love the way this turned out. The simplicity of the white image really goes well with the colorful background. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Create Yourself - Simply Stamps

Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you this altered clip board I made using several of the new idea-olgy releases this year from Tim Holtz along with my personalized stamp "Create Yourself", from Simply Stamps.


As Artists, it sometimes takes us a while to find ourselves. We try all sorts of different mediums until one day it hits us. It may not be overnight, and sometimes it takes a life time, but it is definitely a journey to Create Yourself. 

If you would like to see how I created this Altered Clip Board, I have provided a link to my You Tube channel. 




Saturday, March 18, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays DT Call

Hi everyone! It has been a while since I have applied for a Design Team, but thought I would give it a go. CAS-ual Fridays challenge team has some openings, so I am applying as well as playing in their current challenge called "Off the edge." 


I created this card using two butterfly stamps from a  Finnabair set called "Rust and Dust."  The grid background is from a Tim Holtz set and the sentiment is from Graphic 45. 

I stamped the images and sentiment using Jet Black Archival Ink and added some color using a Peacock Feathers distress crayon.

The challenge goes on until March 21st. So there is plenty of time to play along.  I hope you like my card and wish me luck on the entry for the design team. 

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MHKDesigns March Challenge



Hello and welcome to the March challenge over at MHKDesigns.  If you are not familiar with Mynn's designs, I encourage you to check out her etsy shop

If you have never played in our challenges before, let me break it down for you. If you do not use one of Mynn's designs, then please use our picture prompt for your inspiration. If you use one of Mynn's designs, then it is anything goes. 



This set is called Bunny Love and the pink papers are from the set called Get Well Flowers. is now available over in the MHK Etsy Shop.


Bunny Love


Get Well Flowers

Now what is a challenge without prizes? The winner  winner will receive a set of sentiments and a patterned paper picked by Mynn. So let us know how the image inspires you? We  would love to see you play along. I have provide a link to our challenge rules in case you are not familiar with them.

Thanks for stopping by!