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Twinkling Trellis With Pretty Peony

Friday, January 18, 2019
My first card using both the new Create-a-Card Twinkling Trellis die and the Sara Signature's Pretty Peony paper crafting collection. This adopted the shaker card concept because there is no sequins in it even though I added a layer of clear acetate for the dimensional look.

The background was created using the Gemini FoilPress machine, the stamping plate used is called Grande Dot. This foiling machine is the best, it makes no errors, every foiling is perfect. The flower is a stamp from the Pretty Peony collection, it comes with a coordinating die so you don't have to fussy cut them. The stamped image is colored with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend markers. 

- Crafter's Companion Gemini FoilPress Machine
- Sara Signature Pretty Peony Collection
- Gemini Create-a-Card Background Die (Twinkling Trellis)

I'm BACK!! - Celebrate Shaker Card

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Hi all, I'm back! It has been a long hiatus since my disappearance back in September last year, can't believe it's more than four months since my last post. If you are wondering what we are up to it's because we were in the process of moving! It was not easy to get everything back to routine, my kids need to change schools and many other things to touch up around the house. As a matter of fact, I'm still unpacking boxes after moving in two months ago. And I had just set up my small craft station last week so I get to start crafting again, yay!! (Still having difficulty finding my supplies!)

I made a couple of cards with the new craft table hubby got me for Christmas, I told him new things always inspire me. LOL. Here is one of the cards I made. I'm so glad Crafter's Companion has finally came out with their version of "torn panel" background die, love the trendy look! I colored the background using Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers in rainbow colors and create a shaker cards with it. I  filled each panel with unique sequins, I think it makes the card pops out even more. The sentiment is from one of the Gemini's Expression dies called Celebrate, it was on HSN last week!

Here is the list of supplies I used:
- Gemini Junior Machine
- Gemini Create-a-Card Background Die (Torn Panel)
- Gemini Expressions Everyday Sentiment Die (Celebrate)
- Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
- Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
- Varieties of Sequins

Crafter's Companion On HSN Today!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Crafter's Companion is on HSN today!! Here are some sneak peaks for some of the new crafty goodies that are on HSN today.First of all, the Gemini Stamps and Dies range. They are three bundles available and each bundle contains 3 stamps and dies sets. 

Secondly the Crafter's Companion's in house designer stamps set, this set is called Festive Stag colored with the brand NEW Spectrum Noir Holidays Sparkle Markers set!

And have you heard?!! The Advent Calendar is already available now so you can craft everyday starting December till Christmas. An unique die to reveal each day, how fun is that?!

Sara is amazing, she has came out with another fabulous paper crafting collection called SEW LOVELY! So lovely indeed!! Look at the patchwork embossing pattern, I'm in love!

Another Holiday's crafting collection, what?! This is the Sara's A Winter's Tale collection, doesn't it just too cute? You should see the rest of the team designers create with this beautiful collection, you're going to NEED it too!

These stamps are designed to work with the Spectrum Harmony Ink Pads, that's why it comes in bundles with the ink pads! They are two bundles available which makes a total of six new color ink pads! How can you say no to these ink pads? They are so easy to apply and they are water-reactive, I love them!

The last card I'm sharing today is this Christmas card made with the Die'sire Edge'sbles dies! Two bundles available and four dies each (Total eight dies!). I used mainly glittered cardstock on this card, it's so shiny! And the layers, I just love to add dimensions to my card!

These are not the only products being released today by Crafter's Companion, they are much much more such as the Gemini Stitch machine!! You'll have to visit their website to see the complete list of new items, click HERE to check out! 

Sara Signature Winter Wonderland Papercrafting Collection

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Last month Sara released one of her popular winter paper crafting collections - the  Winter Wonderland! Everyone fell in love with this collection when they first set their eyes on this because it's so beautiful! It uses the contemporary Christmas colors including blue, silver, white, green. It's indeed one of the kind collection she has ever released!

They are so many dies, embossing folders, stamps to choose from I couldn't decide which one to create first. So I picked randomly which was this very elegant Christmas tree and snowflakes dies. I like the metallic blue mirror cardstock together with the silver glitter-cardstock, they are such a perfect color combo for this card!

It was hard for me to create a 3D tree as the cutting die is really intricate (I tried cutting the same image for like at least six times on mirror, glitter cardstock and adhesive foams and believe me, I was almost had a heart attack when I had to throw out those cutouts) so I decided to glue as it is on the patterned cardstock and fill the blanks with glitter cardstock. The sentiment is absolutely a nice touch to this card though especially along with the stamped sentiments.


Stamps and Dies Card Kit

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Yesterday was my birthday and today is happy crafting day on HSN!! Sara will be there to show you all the Crafter's Companion including the card kit! The newest kit is called the Stamps and Dies kit, I'm so amazed by the size of dies that comes in the kit, it's huge! Look at the butterfly and the rose dies I used on these cards below, they almost fill up the whole card front. These are the pre-scored card blanks that are included in the kit and I believe the dies will look just as amazing on larger card size.

This first one is a shaker card, as you can see I stamped on a heat-resistant acetate and heat-set it in gold embossing powder. I had so much fun making this! Oh and the sentiment, it can't be more accurate than this. 

The second one is this rose stamp (and a matching die, no fussy cutting!), I used it a little differently which is why it doesn't look like a rose. I stamped and heat-set also in gold embossing powder, it really makes those petals pop don't you agree?

- Crafter's Companion Stamps and Dies Card Kit

Happy Birthday To Me, and a GIVEAWAY!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
It's my birthday today! And to celebrate I'm giving away this fabulous prize below, a selection of items from the Birthday Party collection by Crafter's Companion so now you can also makes a lot of birthday cards/projects for the ones you care. I'm also throwing in a Tea Party edgeables die, a 5x7 3D embossing folder, an assortment of sequins, a stamp and three rolls of birthday-themed washi tapes for extra crafty time!

I'm also sharing one project I created for Crafter's Companion HSN show tomorrow (yes, it's tomorrow alright!), don't forget to check all the amazing stuffs they have added to HSN website. I'm blessed to have YOU, thank you for supporting my creations all this time. By the way, this tag is created using Gemini Go, the brand new Gemini family addition! If you haven't seen the machine bundle you should keep an eye out on HSN website because they usually add the items before it's on air. All I can tell you is that the bundle is AMAZING, it has dies, stamps and even embossing folders to get you started. One feature I like the most is that it has a battery charger to connect to the machine!! So you can carry it wherever you go as long as you have a portable battery. How can you say no to that?!!

- Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder (Everyday)
- Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock (Gold)
- Gemini Go

Spectrum Noir Metallic Wax

Sunday, August 12, 2018
Omigosh!! Spectrum Noir is now carrying their own brand of waxes!! Love these metallic waxes so much!! And the colors are just indescribably amazing, they have purple, turquoise, pink, red, blue and green. These waxes work very well on its own or multi-dimensional surfaces which you can create using the 3D embossing folders. The one I used here is the new holiday's word 3D embossing folders (also coming to HSN in 3 days!) called Joy To The World. Doesn't it look great with those shininess? I like how Spectrum Noir is including the untraditional colors of waxes such as purple and blue in the range because Christmas not necessary always in red and green! 

- Crafter's Companion 3D Embossing Folder (Joy To The World)
- Crafter's Companion Shimmering Cardstock (Black Pearl)
- Wax
Crafter's Companion 12x12 Paper Pad (Decorative Christmas)
- Gemini Machine

- Ribbon
- Decorative Dew Drops

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