Altenew Educator Program

I recently applied to the Altenew Educator program, and was accepted! I am so happy!
I love the range of products they offer, below is one of my cards I made for my first requirement.

Build - A - Flower : Anemone
Class - All About Layering 1 & 2

I was completely inspired by the way they taught the classes on layering! It was incredible to learn so much! Excited for the next class....

I started by selecting my ink colors, from the Cherry Blossom, Green Fields and Summer Afternoon mini ink collections.  Starting with the leaves from the stamp set, Anemone, I stamped the layers in the areas I needed, by laying a die cut of the flower, and added small arrows to the points where the leaves would go. Next, I added each of the layers of ink, starting from Frayed Leaf , then Forest Glades on some and then adding the third layer on others with Evergreen ink, with a slight offset.  When it came to the flower, I used the inks, light to dark including Jet Black for the outline, using the matching die.  To finish it off I added the sentiment and some New Day Enamel Dots. For my card layers and base, I used Simon Says Stamp 120lbs white cardstock,  Dark Gray for the base and some Gold Foil for the other layer.
Overall I think it turned out beautifully, I did this free hand, without the use of a stamp tool.

Get all this and more at Altenew!

Until next time, 

SIP121 Tic Tac Toe - Hello

Hi everyone I'm back again for the latest challenge at SIP! I found it to be a bit more challenging than normal!  Since you have to have all of the elements in your design... well I went for the Leaf, Wood and Vellum option!  Funny story, I had everything on my desk and was ready to get crafty, so here's what I came up with!

I used Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves, Simon Says Stamp Hello Painted Die, ARC Crafts Wood Veneer! 

I started by die cutting 3 leaves and 5 hello dies!
I did the leaves with Angora Watercolor, in green, red, orange, brown and yellow.
The hello die was stacked and glued to create some depth.
I added a simple gold square to anchor my design. Lastly, I ass just a touch of Gold silk!

Here's a side shot of my card :)

Thanks again for visiting my blog

:) Eva

SIP#120 Color Challenge

It has been a while since I've done a challenge, so why not start with SIP!
They are having a fabulous color challenge.. here's what I've done!

I used my Spellbinders Large die of the Month for September 2017 for today's challenge.
It has a large wreath and small leaves, acorns. I grabbed some cardstock and got to work creating layers of Orange, Lime Green, and Black. Along with Black and white cardstock for my base and layers. Finishing touches include Vintage RG amaze dots and a phrase tag from the Jen Hadfield collection.

I hope you will check out the challenge and have some crafty fun!


You Tube and A Squirrel Card

Hi everyone I'm back today to share my first YouTube link and
the products I used to make my adorable Squirrel card! 

It's so easy to recreate this card, I have no doubt that you will be making your own very soon!

First up, let's talk cardstock!
I've got just a few colors used today. Cocoa Powder, Oatmeal Cookie, and Mirror Gold!
Up next is my embellishments, Black Licorice Twine, Gold Thread and some Fashion Gold accents.

For the Squirrel I used the Fall Elements Steel Rule Die! It's so totally falling you can't help but to fall in love with it!  
My Print is Fall Fest which comes in a 12 by 12 size.

For the sentiment, it is part of Happy Text stamp set and the acorn comes from the Hello Fall Die Set

Now for my trick using the Gold Leaf with the White Liner tape...
I used a Dauber Dowel to rub the extra leaf off of the tape... it's super easy peasy!

It all came together so nicely, that I love it! :)

I hope that you will pick up some of the products seen on today's YT live.

Until next time... Stay Crafty!

p.s.  scroll over the products for the links :) 

S7 Blog Hop - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hello, been a rough week for me, but I'm glad I'm feeling better!

today we've got the Savvy 7 blog hop

I started with a river stone base card, adding whip cream and lemon drop cardstock for my layers!

I used our Wonderful Day stamp set for the flowers and Bold Wings for the butterfly. I kept my card clean, and simple to showcase the butterfly which is done in vellum.  As a finishing touch, I added some black licorice gingham ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time! Eva

Savvy 7 Birthday Hop

Welcome back we've got another fun little hop that is all about birthdays!

I started by selecting my colors! I went with pink, black, white with a touch of silver to give it so pop! My background was created by using a black stripe print from Backyard Party (PP-0042) and then heat embossing the Star Burst (SS-0270) stamp over it in white!  Then I covered it in the Rich Sorbets, Pan Pastels (JM-0082) in a pink! The snapshot frames (DI-0045) made for the perfect centerpiece to pull it all together!  For my sentiment, I used Rock notes (SS-0211) in Black Licorice ink)! Using Whip Cream cardstock, and the fabulous Bold Number I created the fab 21 card!

Until next time Eva :)

Savvy 7 Blog Hop - Luck

Welcome back to another S7 blog hop!

I did a super cute card, using the edge of my ink pad, to create my rainbow!
Then I added some gold silk dust blended with gel medium. Let that dry and got to work on my coin, which says Happy St. Patricks! and edge it with gold silk and finished it with J. Glaze.
I added some Lemon Grass ribbon and some Sweet Candy Drops.

I hope you will check out the rest of the hop... 


Savvy 7 Blog Hop - All You Need is Love

Hey, thanks for joining me again this month!

We've got a great little hop, which seems to be growing each month! 

Here's my card

Used some of my favorite products from Fun Stampers Journey today!

Using River Stone, Pineapple Smoothie, and Whip Cream cardstocks, along with a
print from the Sweet Spring 6x6 print, I've got a great design!

I went for non-traditional colors because it's one of my favorite combos!
For the heart, I used the Decorative Hearts dies (set of 6)!
The love is from the Snapshot Frames, one of my all time favs too!

For the finishing touches,  I added some sheer ribbon (from the holiday catty) and our Special Celebration sequins

Here are our hoppers and see you next time, Eva

I'm Back

Welcome Back! 

It's been a while for me, skipped the first challenge of the year, was sick! Then Leadership happened - so much fun! New stuff! :) But I am back with a simple design for you today!

 I designed the challenge colors because I just love how these colors go together... they are fabulous and even though they are cool colors they warm me up, when I see them together! 

Here's my take on the challenge!

I went super clean on this one... for two reasons - one simple is fabulous and clean! I love it!
I used florals because I hardly ever do... not against florals, but they have been awesome! As in this case,  The Summer Romance prints from Fun Stampers Journey is perfect!  Along with the print, I selected Pretty Pansy and Brush Silver as layers and Whip Cream for my base card.  I used the Tags sr die with the hello, which is from Fabulous Bird. I masked off parts of the sentiment, inked it in Pretty Pansy and topped it off with a wooden heart button and some of my dyed twine.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will join us for this awesome challenge!

Don't forget at CYCI you can use any products!

Until next time,

The Savvy 7 Blog Hop

This is our first hop, and I hope all of you will take time, to visit each of the hoppers. 

Out theme this month is Snow Flakes! I love snowflakes, but not the mess you get with snow so this will be lots more fun that shoveling I promise!

 Anywho... on to my card!

I got started by selecting my cardstock for the project.  I went with Pretty Pansy, Cool Pool, River Stone, and Whip Cream for my cardbase.  Next, I wanted to add some texture, so going with an embossing folder was the perfect fit! Happy Holidays had snowflakes and trees, which remind me of the terrain in Oregon during the winter.   I added a bit of Whip Cream ink to soften the look. Then, I die cut a snowflake from the steel rule die Holiday Elements again in WC.  I dyed some of our Whip Cream twine, with some of the silks, in Cosmic Grape, Silver, and Turbo Teal to get that awesome deep purple color.  For my sentiment I went with Text Happy, the sayings are super cute and doing it in Whip Cream on the River Stone looked amazing!  For the finishing touches, the cut rhinestones were a perfect touch. I hope you've enjoyed my stop on the hop...

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Until next time Eva