Paper Crafts September 2014

September Sneaks

Good evening! The kids are tucked in for their second day of school and I am popping in here, wine in hand, to share a few sneak peeks of the September kits at Gossamer Blue. They are full of gorgeous new product and are definitely worth getting excited about!! You can find more sneaks and inspiration from the rest of the team on Instagram and Twitter under the hashtag #gossamerbluesneaks (I am @salery). xo




Craft Ideas – July Digital Mag

Good morning! It’s nearly September (eep!) but today I wanted to point you in the direction of the July digital edition of Craft Ideas – available here. It is packed full with inspiring cards, both mixed media and fall holidays plus a few great crafts too. And look, one of my cards is making a little cameo appearance on the cover! Big smile from this girl :)

You can check out a cute Halloween card on page 25 (will share soon) and this patriotic design for a woman on page 28.

Enjoy the day!

Galaxy Canvas

Hello! We are trying to stuff in as much summer fun as possible before school starts this Wednesday so to be brief – please drop by the Clearsnap blog today and check out the video tutorial for creating a galaxy and moon background. I am crazy about the way this turned out!! Supplies below (linked to Amazon).

Thanks and enjoy the day!

Reach For The Stars

Good morning! I have a card to share today that was created as a  guest for the Waffle Flower Crafts monthly challenge. All the galaxy and space-y cards that have been floating around lately have been inspiring me in a major way, and when this Starry Night stamp set arrived in my mailbox, I just had to try it for myself!

Waffle Flower Challenge Technique 2014-08There are 2 challenges again this month, both a sketch and the above Build A Scene prompt. I used Starry Night to create this space scene.The background was created by blending and layering IZINK pigments onto glossy cardstock and then adding some spray ink speckles and stamping the little constellations and stars from the set with several shades of pigment ink. The moon was stamped with the backside of the moon stamp and then I pulled off some of the ink to create the craters. Fun times!

The moon is embossed and the sentiment too. So many great – or should I say *stellar* – sentiments in this set :)

Hope will join along with the challenges this month too! Find all the details on the WFC blog here. Thanks so much for having me Nina!!

And of course, have a wonderful weekend!