Sunday, April 30, 2017

"Anything Goes" Challenge

The Wednesday Challenge at Simple Simon Says is Anything Goes.  Featuring a Newton Nook product is desired, but not mandatory.  I happen to love the Newton Nook foxes.  So I created this card for the challenge:

It's not overly fancy, but that adorable Newton Nook fox is the highlight of the card!




Card dimensions:  5" x 5"

Supplies List:

Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Majestic Flip-Its Die
Sizzix Majestic Labels #2
Pebbles cardstock:  Little Toes
Stampin' Up:  Chocolate Chip stamp pad
Sparkle n' Sprinkle Embossing Powder:  Firecracker Red (inside) 
Spectrum Noir Glitter Marker:  Moonlight  
Spectrum Noir Nature Markers:  B03, B04, GY5
Spectrum Noir True Black Marker
Spectrum Noir Blender
Acrylic Stamp Block
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Kraft paper
Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive
Pop dots

I have greatly enjoyed these two Simple Simon Stamps Challenges and I do plan to participate next week!  Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

"We've Got Your Number" Challenge

I haven't really been able to do any scrapbooking or card making for some time now.  I have gradually been getting back into working with paper.  I missed it.  I also found I needed some sort of inspiration. Enter the Simon Says Stamps Challenges. The Monday Challenge was "We've Got Your Number".  Rather simple.  The requirement is that your project had to have a number.  I chose to make a graduation card using the school colors of my home town, red and black.




Card dimensions:  4-3/4" x 5-5/8"

Supplies list:

SVG Cuts file: Grad Gift Card Holder (modified)
Silhouette Cameo Machine
DCWV The Everlasting Love Stack
Craft Fancy Bronze Shimmer Paper
Creative Memories White Shimmer Paper
Creative Memories Black Shimmer Paper
Red Foil
Red Ribbon
Xyron Adhesive
Fiskars Thin Glue Dots
Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mixed Glitter Technique for Elegant Background Papers by Heartfelt Creations

Superb tutorial from Emma Lou!  I have been practicing this some this morning.  It makes a super huge difference!!



Here are the must haves to accomplish this look.

Designer Dries Clear AdhesiveMetal Tip for Adhesive Bottles Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter


Now look hard. There are THREE images!!  See the tiny spots of glitter?


This is one of my practice pieces from this morning.  I used a portion of a paper from the Flowering Dogwood Paper Collection.   I shared it with my daughter and she agrees it lends a 3D look to your paper!   

I have also reached a decision.  I have now tried both a Funnel Tray  and a coffee filter.  I find that the coffee filter is far easier to use in recovering left over glitter. Still on the fence over which is easier with embossing powders.  


Back to practicing for me!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Free Font of the Week!

I really like this font.  The font is yours free this week and comes with a Premium Font License.  Be sure to grab this one!!

Antelope Script - Free Font of The Week Font

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Share The Memories

These two new Share The Memories are available free through April 30, 2017.

Freebie 1

Free Download

Easter Flowers quickpages by: Happy Scrap Arts

Freebie 2

Free Download

All I Have To Do Is Dream SP by: Over the Fence Designs


Now available on Etsy

Shadowbox, Paper Sculpture, Dreaming Tree, Cut SVG, Gift, Decoration, Mother's Day, Shadow Box, Hand made paper craft, Mixed Media


This is a MUST HAVE from Heartfelt Creations!

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Be sure to watch Emma Lou's video on the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Share The Memories expires April 23, 2017

Here are the new freebies from My Memories!

Freebie 1
Free Download


ClipArt & DigiStamp 1 by: NS Designs


Freebie 2
Free Download

Best Day Ever Cluster by: Laurie’s Scraps & Designs

Be sure to check out this awesome bundle of fonts!  This bundle contains 23 different fonts for only $14 (total value is $319).

The Studio Font Bundle Font


This lovely font will be free for the next 6 days at FontBundles.

Cherry Cordial: script display font - Free Font of The Week Font


Lastly, the new Tropical Paradise from Heartfelt Creations is selling like wildfire! While the Essentials are currently out of stock, you can pick up the individual products. Be sure to check it out.

Tropical Paradise Creative Essentials

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Share The Memories Freebies Good Through April 16th

These are the two new Share The Memories Freebies. Links are good through April 16th.

Freebie 1

Free Download

Tea Time Layered Flowers by: Ostrea Designs

Freebie 2

Free Download

Heidi of Switzerland QP SAMPLE by: ADB Designs



I would really be remiss if I didn't mention that my good friend,  KATHRYN ESTRY, is currently a featured designer on My Memories. Many of you may recall that I was on Kathryn's  Creative Team awhile back.

Yesterday was the super  $1 font event at FontBundles.  If you have never been to one, there are limited quantities available at the super savings of $1 per font.  I think people must sit and wait like vultures during that event.  I received my email that it was open and each font already had several hundred purchases.  I picked up two fonts though!!  Be sure to sign up for newsletters so you know when the next event takes place!

There is less than 3 hours to take advantage of the super pricing on this font bundle:

Font Collection Volume II Font

Remember that all fonts come with COMMERCIAL LICENSE!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Coyote's Cache Grand Opening at Etsy

I'm sure you all know how one thing can lead to another.  Well.... we've brought back Coyote's Cache, but with a twist.  We will no longer be focusing on wild life gifts.  Our new products are handmade Chain Maille jewelry and paper crafting.  My daughter, Dawn, is the designer/creator of the chain maille products.  Paper crafting is my thing.  You all saw that one coming, right?

The store is up and running, with a few items. More items will be added, but we had to start somewhere and Dawn was really itching to get her product out there.  That said... here are the first three listings:

All jewelry is made carefully by hand. Dawn hand forms every link, intricately weaving into classic pattens and truly original combinations, giving each piece a truly unique look while projecting timeless elegance. 

Stainless Steel Chain Maille Necklace and Bracelet Set, Chain Maille Jewelry, Gift For Her, Handmade, Romanov Flowers, Chain Mail Jewelry

The necklace is comprised of Grade 304, 18 ga Stainless Steel jump rings with three Romanov rosettes which enclose glass beads - two (2) emerald green and one (1) lilac colored. The necklace has a swiveled Lobster Clasp and measures 21-1/2" in length.

The bracelet uses Grade 304, 18 ga Stainless Steel rings and has three Romanov rosettes which enclose colored glass beads that match the necklace. The bracelet is 7-3/4" excluding the Toggle Clasp.


Inspiration, Courage, Chain Maille, Chain Mail, Inspirational Stainless Steel Chain Maille Bracelet, Box Weave, Handmade

The bracelet is comprised of Grade 304, 18 ga Stainless Steel jump rings with engraved metal charm. This particular bracelet carries the inspiration COURAGE on a Box Weave chain.

Inspiration, Believe, Chain Maille, Chain Mail, Inspirational Stainless Steel Chain Maille Bracelet, Box Weave, Handmade

The bracelet is comprised of Grade 304, 18 ga Stainless Steel jump rings with engraved metal charm. This particular bracelet carries the inspiration BELIEVE on a Box Weave chain.

The images are linked to Coyote's Cache on Etsy.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Share The Memories

These  FREEBIES from My Memories will be available through April 9, 2017


Hippity Hoppity QP13 by: KapiScrap & Art




Let the sunshine-Quickpage by: PerlineDesign