Memorial Weekend Sales!

Lots of crafty sales going on right now. Here are a few I found. Some of the sales end today. Some affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you.

Shop Gina K Designs Memorial Day Sale! Amazing savings! Great time to start/finish your ink pad collection. Click HERE to shop. One Day Only!

Simon Says Stamp has a couple great deals going on. These end today, 5/27/19. First we have 15% off your entire order using code CRFT898. Click HERE to shop.

Simon Says Stamp is also celebrating Hero Arts. They have 20% off Hero Arts products. Use code HA455. Start shopping HERE.

Neat & Tangled has 25% off your order. Use code Remember2019 for discount to apply. Click HERE to shop.

Pretty Pink Posh has 20% off your entire order with code MEMORIAL2019. Click HERE to shop.

Picket Fence Studios is celebrating with 20% off the entire site! Been sitting on the fence about the Life Changing Blender Brushes? This is a great time to pick a small pack. Click HERE to shop.

Concord & 9th has a Throwback Thursday Sale that is still going on! Click HERE to shop.

Pink & Main has 20% off your entire purchase with code MEM2019. Click HERE to shop.

Spellbinders has a great variety in their clearance section. Click HERE to shop!

My Favorite Things has a sale today! Use code MEMORIAL to save $25 on orders of $100+. Click HERE to shop.

Fairy Window & Reactive Inks – Hero Arts

Welcome everyone! I hope you are having an amazing weekend! I spent some time catching up on new and previously purchased products that have been begging to be used.

I’m starting with creating a background using the newly released Reactive Inks from Hero Arts. I ink blended Key Lime Fizz, Splash and Blue Hawaii onto Neenah white card stock with a Life Changing Blender Brush. Then I spritzed down some White Iridescent Shimmer spray onto my craft mat and flicked onto the background. I also flicked on some clear water too.

While my background is drying, I’m going to die cut this gorgeous Fairy Window Fancy Die from some Black Glitter card stock from Simon Says Stamp. I also die cut two more from white card stock and adhered together with spray adhesive, slightly off-setting my pieces.

I lined up my die cut background with my ink blended panel to figure out where to put a sentiment. This sentiment from the Celestial stamp set fit perfectly into my window. I stamped the sentiment and small stars using Versafine ink.

Once the ink was dry, I attached my die cut panel, again using spray adhesive.

There are so many possibilities with this Fairy Window die and reactive inks. I could make tons more just playing!

I hope enjoyed today’s inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing weekend.

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Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

Ok well not a chicken dinner but it’s catchy! I have a winner picked from the Picket Fence Anniversary post.

First, thank you all so much for all the wonderful comments left on the blog post. I truly read each one which was so fun!

And the winner of the $100 Gift Certificate that Picket Fence Studios generously donated is …..

Monica K you are the lucky winner! Congrats!

Please send me an email at and I will get your gift code.

Thanks again everyone and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

Pink & Main Bright Side

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be guesting with Pink & Main and their May 2019 release! I fell in love with this Bright Side stamp set!

I normally like to create bright, bold backgrounds but in my watercolor experimenting, I thought it would be fun to try and create a pastel background for my rainbow.


I have a video showing you my process down below or you can view HERE on my Youtube channel.

I started by stamping my images out onto Neenah Solar White card stock with copic friendly ink. Then colored with copic markers and die cut out with the coordinating dies that you can purchase separately.

For my background, I’m using Liquid Watercolors from Hero Arts on the Waffle Flower Water Media Mat. I’m using the colors Pink, Orange, Dandelion, Leaf, Deep Ocean and Purple. I’m going to add about 3-4 drops of water to each color to tone the colors down and help create the pastel look.

To do my watercoloring, I’m adding water to a piece of Canson Watercolor card stock. This is the wet-on-wet technique which is the easiest for me to work with right now. I apply each of the colors across my card stock and dry with my heat tool. I was very tempted to go back over the colors but held myself back.

Once the panel was dry, I trimmed it down with the Stitched Rectangles die. I layered this to a piece of white card stock using foam tape and then added to card base made from Mermaid card stock.

I attached the rainbow and sun to the front of my card with foam tape for more dimension. My sentiment is also from the Bright Side stamp set in which I heat embossed with White embossing powder onto Mermaid card stock to coordinate with the card base. I trimmed this piece down and added to the card front with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration ! Thank you so much Pink & Main for having me!

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Elegant Asters -Gina K Designs

Welcome everyone! I’v been itching to color up these gorgeous flowers from the Elegant Asters card kit. This is such an amazing kit!

I stamped my images onto white card stock with Black Amalgam Ink. Then colored with copic markers. I used RV19, RV17, RV14, RV23 for the flowers and YG17, YG23, YG21 for the leaves. Then I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

For my background, I’m using a piece of Black Onyx card stock as my base. I spritzed it with Iridescent Shimmer Spray from AlteNew and White Shimmer Spray from Hero Arts.

Then I arranged my flowers by attaching them together with Gina K tape runner. I added foam squares to my arrangement and added to the front of my card panel.

My sentiment is from the Hugs Mini Stamp set. I stamped in Embossing Ink and sprinkled on Champagne Embossing Powder. Then heat with my heat tool. I trimmed the sentiment down to a thin strip and added to the card panel with some more foam squares.

For a finishing touch, I added some jewels around the arrangement which are from the Valentine Jewel Mix from Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you enjoyed today’s quick inspiration!