Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday: Favorite Stamp Companies

Hello Everyone and Welcome to another episode of Craft Space Tuesday!

If you left me a suggestion on the ribbon form doesn't worry I'll get to them. :)

But this week we have a really fun topic


I mean who doesn't like talking about stamps!

So I thought it might be fun to share our favorite stamp companies!

I have a top 3. There are a lot of stamp companies I like and own stamps from and a lot that I like but don't own stamps from yet. But there are 3 companies that I wait patiently for every new release and they are:

Gina K Designs
Lawn Fawn
La La Land!

What are your top 3 favorite companies?

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 162

Happy Monday! And if you live in the states Happy Memorial Day! Since it's Memorial Day I went with a red white and blue theme for this weeks sketch!

First off I love this sketch! And here's the card I made!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Crafting When We Can Add Stars!

Today is also the start of another challenge at Crafting When We Can this week we have an unsponsored challenge but I hope you'll play along anyway!

The theme is add stars!

Here's my card which features my brand new MINC!!!

So all the paper is from getting to big scrap pile and for the stars I created my own toner paper (I have to do a Jo-Anns order soon though so I'll probably get some official stuff)  and foiled them silver with my MINC! That's it!

New Release at Digistamps 4 Joy!

Where have the last 2 weeks gone! I can't believe it's time for another new release!

Alright so I didn't take detailed notes on these cards... (this one and the one later today) because I threw them together super fast. But I'm starting to get into a new routine with my new job so hopefully things will get better and a little more normal again. :)

Anyway, this is Tinka in the Tower from the new release I colored her with copics! All the paper is from my stash!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Friday Product Review Video!

Hello and Happy Friday!!!

It's time for another video and today we have a really fun product review of the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons!

Take a look and see what you think!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday Ribbon

Hello, and Welcome to Craft Space Tuesday!

This weeks episode will be a little short.... I was out of some of the supplies for some of the projects I wanted to do for this post. But I'll talk a little today and maybe revisit this topic later. :) But if you click on the little Pinterest button over on the side you'll be able to see the Pinterest board where I was keeping ideas for this post.

So here's a quick breakdown of the results from the little survey I had posted.

100% of the responses said they enjoyed using ribbon!

The next question I asked was What are your favourite ways to use ribbon? Most people said they liked to use it for accents on cards but I got a few really interesting responses!

http://kimpadan.blogspot.com said she likes to use it around the card fold! I thought that sounded like a great idea!

https://sandcastlestamper.blogspot.com/?m=1 said she likes to use it behind a stamped image! I tend to always put the ribbon in front! So smart to put it on the image!

One thing that Shelly mentioned when she answered this question was that she has a sort of homemade bow easy for tying her bows! I totally want to make myself one of these and I haven't yet! But I'll be sure to share when I do!

I was surprised by how many people said they feel that they used their ribbon! It was by far the majority! Most people who said they didn't use their's left some things that should in the way.

For many people, it seemed that they were just out of ideas to use ribbon and hopefully some of the above suggestions help you out. I 'll give more examples when I revisit this with my ribbon projects.

One person did mention that they sometimes struggle to lay down their ribbon straight... Well, straight is hard for me. The best advice I came give for this is simply to try and push the ribbon up against something that's already flush on the card or use a ruler. I also find that as far as easily adhering the ribbon I like to run it through my xyron.

Alright everyone my internet is acting up again... I'm typing almost 2 sentences ahead of what is showing up on my screen... so I'm going to end this here. Hopefully, I'll see you next week!

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 161

It's Monday and time to share a new sketch challnge!

This week we have sketch 161!

and here's my project!

Craft Space Tuesday!

Hi, crafty friends! Could you help me out with some craft space Tuesday planning?

Please visit this link and take the short survey. It's all about Ribbon!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Friday Video: National Scrapbook Day Haul

Remember when I teased on Sunday that I got some really cool stuff? Well, now you get to know!

This video decided it was going to be super difficult.... My camera died when I was filming.... Then for some reason, it decided it needed to be difficult during editing and just ugh.... I'll get it eventually!

Anyway,  I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Happy Birthday Flowers!

Hello check out today's card!

I was in need of a Birthday card this week and here's what I made!

Because I did this fast I didn't take notes.. So unfourtntly this is all I have today..

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday: Card Artist

Welcome to Craft Space Tuesday! For anyone who's new Craft Space Tuesday is where I talk about the hot topics in paper crafting!

This week I'm tackling a topic that's been on my mind for a couple months now.

What do you call yourself?

Do you consider yourself to be a cardmaker? Scrapbooker? paper crafter? just a regular crafter? an artist?

Artistic, Artist, Creative. These are words I don't usually use to descie myself but lately I have been. I've used the words Cardmaker, PaperCrafter, and Crafter as words to describe myself. But lately I've really shifted the way I think about what we do here. And I've defintly started use artist to describe what I do. I think I'll always use Cardmaker and Crafter as the primary words I use but I'm thinking of myself more as an artist to.

Short topic today because I don't have any pictures or anything to go with it. But I'm already starting to work a little on next weeks post and could use your help!

If you wouldn't mind stoping by this link and answering a few questions for me. That would be wonderful!

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 160!

I can't believe it's already Monday and time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

This week is sketch 160!

and here's my card!

Stamp: Clematis Beecy
Ink: Chameleon Pens and MFT Hybrid Black Licorice.
Paper: Cricut, Core'dinations, MultiCraft
Acessories: Fiskars Punch, Glitter

Crafty Friends
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Craft Your Passion
MelonHeadz Friends

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Clean and Simple with Crafting when we can!

It's a new challenge at Crafting When We Can! This week is one of my favorite themes Clean and Simple!

Our Sponser this time is DevilCaitDesigns

And here's my project!

Stamp: Elissa DevilCaitDesigns
Inks: Tombow 665, Copic: E25, E30, R85, BG18
Accessories: Darice (I think) Embossing Folder
Paper: Stash

Lemon Shortbread
Inspiration Destination
Simon Monday Challenge

New Release With DS4J!

It's new release week at DigiStamps4Joy!

Check out the new Digi's!

And here's the card I made using Wishing you a rainbow!

I've been dong a lot with glitter lately and this is no exception! That background is made with tear-rifffic tape and Glitter! But I love how it turned out!

Now there's a reason I picked this stamp fro the new release!

Because I have this stamp! I stamped in to the center of the card!

Stamps: Wishing on a Rainbow from DS4J, Inkadinkado
Paper: Hobby Lobby Heavyweight
Inks: Copic, B01,C0; Chamelon Pens OR4,YL2,PR4,GR3,RD4,BL6,V04, Memento Tangelo
Accessories: Tear-iffic tape and Glitter!

Art By Mi Ran
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies
Crafting With Friends

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Fun with Flowers


I'm finally starting to feel caught up again just in time to get busy again... This is my warning that summer is coming which means work and theater stuff and crafting stuff.... Just want people to be aware if I start missing days here and there. :) I'll do my best though.

Today I have a fun card for you guys... Yesterday I got a fun new toy... And no I'm not telling you what it is. You'll have to wait for Friday's video. :) But here's the card and maybe you can guess?

It's really simple and I just realized I forgot to take notes so I don't have a ton of details... The stamp is from DS4J and colored with copics. Up in the corner there is some liquid pearls and then there is an embossed sentiment down in the corner.

Classic Design Team Open Challenge (Entry 2) 
2 Creative Chicks (Entry 4)
Through the Craft room Door
Simon Wednesday Challenge

Friday, May 13, 2016

Glitter Boarder Tutorial

It's Friday and time for a new video!

This week we have a tutorial video! I'm going to teach you how to make glitter borders! You've seen me do it before now try it out for yourself!

Here's the finished product!

Watch the video to see how it's done! I promise it's really easy!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cricut Exploers April and May!

Good Morning! Just a quick post today!

Remember when I talked about Cricut Explorers with Crafts By Two on Facebook?

Well, the April Challenge is over and you can see a video showing off everyone's projects! There's some really nice ones!

They've also announced the New May Challenge! Can I just say that I'm super excited! This month the challenge is Googly Eyes! I just bought a pack of them too and haven't used them yet! This gives me a great reason!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Teddy Bear Love

Apparentl I've moved from butterflies to teddy bears but check out the card I made to share today.

This car is pretty simple. I cut a white card base and glued down a pink sparkle piece of paper. Then I glued down the image which is valentine bear with cushion  from DS4J. Althought the teddy looks grey in the picture it's actually white. the background and inside of the pillow is colored with copics. And around the outside is glitter.

I'm sorry these last few posts haven't been great. I'm still trying to get back into a routine from my break and now I'm fighting with my internet.... Hopefully things will get better soon...

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Melonheadz Friends
Craft Your Passion

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday: Scrapbook Expo Part 2!

This week we have the rest of what I got at Scrapbook Expo! This is the last post for this year's Scrapbook Expo. :( But there will be more next year!

Anyway, I once again made a video!

And as always also have the pictures for you.

First off we have some Distress Ink! And Some Chipboard shapes! The Distress Ink is sets 4 and 5

Then I got some more foil in silver and gold as well as the Thermo-O-Web Deco Foil Adhesive Pen!

And more Outline Stickers from Krazy Kreations! There are cupcakes, Penguins, Fairies, and Coffee Cups!

And some Lawn Fawn sets! Pizza my Heart and Fairy Friends!

And last but not least one last trip to Sparkle N Sprinkle to pick up this stamp set and some white and black glitter!

I'm sorry for the shotr post but I'm having crazy internet issues and writing posts is not fun right now.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 159!

Good Morning and Happy Monday! It's time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

Here is sketch number 159!

And here is my card!

So this is basically using scraps that I have lying around. The circle is a pink glitter paper because the sparkle didn't show up well on the picture. I colored the sleeping beauty image ages ago and I'm not sure what I used to do it. I did however use some gold deco foil to make her crown shinny. :)

In The Pink: 93 For a child or Baby
Inspiration Destination Challenge 84 Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks: # 10 Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Fairies

It's Friday so time for another video!

Here's the card featured in today's video!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Fairy Fun
Inks: Chameleon Pens and Distress ink
Paper: Stash
Accessories: Purple Pearls from Eyelet Outlet, Clear Wink of Stella

Challenges: Di's Digi Designs: Pastel Colors

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Teddy Pilot

Awhile back I won a challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges and won some really awesome new Digi's! Here's one of them!

This is one of the first successful shaker cards I've made and I'm really happy with how it turned out! I've decided I really like the idea of just smaller "shaker elements" if you will rather than full on shaker cards.

Stamps: Pilot Ted from Di's Digi Stamps
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Copic Y11,N1,E31,YR18,E25,B04,R24,E33,RV23,
Papers: DCWV Glitter Paper (White on the cloud), Multi-Craft
Accessories: Celebrate it party ice confetti, Fun Foam, White Glitter (Doesn't show up in the picture but it's on the tiny clouds/puffs behind the airplane)

Bunny Zoe April Challenge: Transportation

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Craft Space Tuesday: Scrapbook Expo Part 1

Hello! And welcome to another episode of Craft Space Tuesday! This week we have my haul from Scrapbook Expo. I mean come on you know that's what you all really wanted to see!

If you're interested you can check out the youtube video below as an overview and get more information below.

I was so excited to earn enough buttons to get my I conquered scrapbook expo medal this year! I was one button away last year!!!! So I was able to get the I helped button for volunteering on Friday morning. The I cropped button because we did the crop on Friday. The I learned button for the 2 classes we took and finally the I returned button because I came back from last year. :)

This is the first class we took which was hosted by Bee Creative. This class was called 4 inked and embossed cards. As part of the class, we received a free embossing folder that you can see up in the corner, as well as a paper tape runner from scrapbook adhesives which isn't pictured. 

The blue card is a shaker card made with the fuse tool. It was nice to have the chance to play with it but I don't think I'm a big fan of it or that I will end up getting one of my own anytime soon. The next card is the music note card the techinque showcased on that card was to just rub an ink pad over the embossing which I already do fairly often. Although it did showcase their shimmer cardstock which looks really nice but I really don't need any more glitter cardstock. The next card just expanded on the technique from the music card but just had us mixing colors a little. The big showcase of this card was actually the little birthday cake. You may know this technique but it was new to me. Have you ever seen those sort of glittery 3D type embellishments? This was meant to mirror that idea. We suck a dimensional to the back of the sticker then covered the sticker in baby powder which took the stick off the back of the sticker! The last card was meant to showcase embossing folders as a focal image. The best part of this card was getting to play with the spectrum noir sparkle pens. I actually really like them even though they were all exploded over everything because airplanes have a habit of messing with markers.

Next up I picked up some clear bling and some florish bling from Want 2 Scrap. 

These are some brads I picked up at Eyelet Outlet. I really needed to replensh my suppy of just plain old brads.

This was my big purchese from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I got rid of all my embossing powder a few years ago and decided I wanted to give it a go again. Last time I bought packs with like a ton of colors in them and I just didn't use it. So this time I just got the basics and a better quilty embossing powder. They are Black, White Detail, and Clear.

This is a paper pack I picked up for $2 I was going to be good and leave it. But my friend convinced me that it was polka dots and I had to get it. Now I hadn't fliped through it because as I said I hadn't intened to buy it so when I went in to use it It was a little more distresed then I had intended. I actually used it in last Friday's Video!

This is a stamp set I had been eyeing up for awhile to be able to do up my envelopes with it. I was thinking I was going ot have to get it online but I'm so glad I was able to find it at Expo!

This if from Krazy Kreations. I picked up a set of their outline stickers these one happen to be teddy bears and a set of their glitter paper to play with.

Then I got these lovely Lawn Fawn stiched regtangle dies from Nicole Peterson Desgins.. I was also able to pick up the Stamp Shammy from Lawn Fawn from her both but I couldn't wait and already had that opened and used. able to pick up the Stamp Shammy from Lawn Fawn from her both but I couldn't wait and already had that opened and used.

This is my "free" gift for taking part in the crop. To be honset not super impressed.... Everything this year was Christmas themed. I haven't made anything Christmas themed in almost two years. I made so many early on that i just got to a point where I  didn't need anymore because I don't have many that I actually send out. But in my kit I got a pack of pre-scored cards a bunch of journaling cards and some little tiney cardboard words.

I was also lucky enough to win the doot prize at the crop! There was a whole bunch of paper and embeslishments as well as a spectrum nior markers and some glue dots.

I was really happy to find some Copic markers! I haven't bought copic markers in almost 2 years! That's crazy! I'm so happy I was able to add 10 new markers to my collection!

Then there were more markers! This is actully from the second class we took. We got a free blending set! I couldn't find my thrid marker when I took this picture but there are indeed 3!

This is everything else from the class. You can see what we colred up in the right hand corner, Then there is also the stuff to make the example card. The extra outline stickers and family the door prize card kit. Everyone got one because there were 5 people in class and she had 5 prizes to give away and I got this little teady bear one.

That's it for today but don't wory there's more come back next week!

As always, Feel free to comment down below, use the new contact form on the side, or Like the My Crafty Place Facebook page to leave suggestions for upcoming Craft Space Tuesday Posts! Any Craft related topic is up for grabs!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 158

It's Monday morning so that means a new Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Isn't this a fun sketch! Check out the card I made!

I hope you'll come play along with us this week!

Stamp: Tutu Tammy

Inks: Copic E000, V12, Y13, RV0000, R20

Papers: Multi-craft, Core'dinations

Accessories: Michels Special Value Ribbon

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenge 118 add flowers with Julia Spiri

It's been a crazy day here at My Crafty Place! But this is the last I have for you today. There is a new challenge over at Crafting When We Can today! The challenge is to add flowers! A perfect spring challenge if you ask me! Our sponsor for the next two weeks is Julia Spiri.

And here's my project using girl with cat!

Stamp: Girl With Cat
Papers: The Stash and Multi-Craft
Accessories Faber Castell Colored Pencils

DS4J New Realse

There are even more fun things happening at DS4J today! Not only is there a new challenge but there is also a New Release and a New Progresive Freebie Challenge!

First up New Release!

So here's my new release card featuring Ankle Deep.

I'm really proud of how this one came out and I did it all using my chamelon pens! I havent' been using them much lately and really want to practice with them. And well this came out great!

Stamps: DS4J Ankle Deep
Inks: Chemelon Pens BR2, BL3, BV4, R04, Y03, OR4
Paper: Stash

Lemon Shortbread Challenge #14 Anything Goes
Throught the Craftroom Door Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks #9 Anything Else

And here's the card for the Progressive Freebie Challenge! Which I put with the New Realse because she's aloso a new release image!

Stamps: Tutu Tammy
Inks: Chamelon NU3, PK3, BR5
Papers: The paper Cut, The Stash, Coredinations

Craft Your Passion Challenge 309 Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends Challenge 19 Anything Goes

DS4J May Challenge Anything Goes with add ribbion twist

I can not believe it's May already! How did that happen!!! Anyway, a new month means a new challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy! This month we have Anything goes with an add a ribbon twist!

And here's my creation!

I actually did something really cool on this card. See that ribbon on the bottom! Shh.... Don't tell anyone but it's not purple... But Sam it's purple I can see it in the picture and it's clearly purple! Well Ok, it is purple now... But it wasn't alway purple! It was white and I colored it purple cuz I didn't have any purple ribbon I liked for this project!

Stamp: DS4J Stained Glass Roses
Ink: Copic V15, V17, and Chameleon Y63,VR04, V04
Papers: purple from the stash, Green polka dots from multi-craft