Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Discovering Seashells

Hey everyone!
Today I wanted to share a card I made using 
Even though I'm dreaming of warmer weather,
this is what the beach really looks like up here in Northwestern PA
right about now -- still cool and chilly, but still great for walks
as long as you bundle up and brace yourself against the wind. ;)

I used my Spectrum Noirs in shades BG1, BG2, BG3, and LV1

I hope you like it!

Have a great day!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Shaker Full of Happiness

Hey everyone! 
I'm sneaking under the wire tonight to join in 

Paulina, owner of Pretty Pink Posh is sweet as can be,
and her idea for a sequin shaker blog hop was genius!
So many cute projects are linked up over there --
you'll definitely want to check them out. 

I used the Mama Elephant Up & Away stamps and dies,
and some Pretty Pink Posh sequins, of course!

It's my Make A Card With Christy - Sequin Shaker video.

And please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!

With Sympathy

Hey everyone,
this past week I found myself in need of a sympathy card
for a co-worker who had just lost her father.
It's never an easy thing to make sympathy cards, I feel,
but they're so essential in expressing your condolences to others.

So I decided to film a video and walk you through my process
using the Avery Elle Petals & Stems stamp set
as well as a few of their inks and Memento Luxe inks.

I hope you enjoy.
Please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Life Is A Fun-Filled Ride

Hey there! Good morning, everybody.
Today I'm here to share another card from the 
I love this line so much because it's so hard to find
cute boy images to color and as a mom of three boys, 
I've been feeling that lack in the industry for a while.
So happy we have these now!

For my card, I used Connor and colored him with my
Spectrum Noirs in shades: FS1, FS3, FS8, 
GB4, GB6, GB8, GB10, DR3, DR5, BG5, BG6, BG8, BG10, 
IB1, IB2, CT4, GT1, GT2, and GT3 on 

I hope you like him!

Have a great day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #80

Hello! Welcome to Lawnscaping Challenge #80,
which is all about creating mini cards, sets, or projects!
We are so proud to be sponsored by the lovely folks at Lawn Fawn
who have generously donated a FREE stamp set to our winner.

I needed a quick boyish birthday card, so I decided to break out 
Year Two in combination with the Stitched Journaling Card die,
which makes a perfect mini 3''x 4'' card -- just die cut two,
score the back one at 1/4'' and put your adhesive above the score line.
Sandwich together and viola! 

I hope you like it!

Please head on over to the Lawnscaping Challenge blog
to check out the other amazing design team samples
and don't forget to upload your mini cards and play along!

Have a great day!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hey everyone!
Today I'm popping in to wish you all a very Happy Easter
and share this little egg hunt card I made using the Lawn Fawn
Happy Easter stamp set and my Spectrum Noir markers.

This is card #10 in my Spring 2014 Series.
I hope you enjoy the video!

Please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Taste of India Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the Taste of India Blog Hop!
Today the design team at Crafter's Companion is showcasing
a brand-new stamp range - Sheena's Taste of India.
Make sure you hop along and comment at every step of the way,
because there are EIGHT different prizes being given out!
Stop by the Crafter's Companion blog for the full details.

For my card, I chose to use the beautiful Henna stamp
and colored it with my Spectrum Noirs in shades 
CG2, CG3, CG4, BP3, BP4, CT4, IB3, and OR2
and Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils in shades 11 and 21

and stamped those images around the edges in Radiant Neon Inks
in Electric Pink, Electric Blue, Electric Yellow and Electric Orange.

I hope you like it! 
Hop along to see the other amazing DT samples 
and comment to win some awesome prizes!

Blog Hop Participants ...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Keep Calm & Dream Big

Hey there, I'm here with a sneak peek of a brand-new line that will
be hitting the Crafter's Companion store tomorrow.
The line is called Sheena's Taste of India and the set I featured is Tiger, Tiger.

Just wait until you see the whole range -- it's very exotic!

I used Spectrum Noirs PP1, PP2, and CG3, along with 
Spectrum Noir blendable colored pencils in 62, 63, 44, 45, 48, and 51.

Stay tuned for a full reveal tomorrow!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Flowers Just For You

Hello there! Happy Saturday!
It's a beautiful spring day here, which put me in the mood 
to make a beautiful spring card. :)

I used the Angelica & Adam "Bunches of Joy" stamp set 
and colored her in with my Spectrum Noirs in shades
FS1, FS3, FS8, PP2, PP4, PP5, GB8, GB10, BT3, BT4, BT5, 
CR1, CR10, TB4, TB5, TB6, TB9, LG4, LG5, JG5, TN1, and TN2

I hope you like her!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Somebunny Loves You

Hey everyone! 
I'm back in the wee hours of the night after finishing up another card 

After a busy day of errands and grocery shopping
I sat down and watched The Voice for a bit
(love Adam, but always got to root for Team Blake!)
and after that was over I felt like I had a little juice left in me,
so I decided to head up to my craft room and see if I couldn't 
find a little more inspiration from the Mama Elephant challenge photo.

I hadn't inked up my Honey Bunny stamp set yet 
so I pulled that out as well as the matching Honey Bunny dies
and put on some tunes and pulled out a couple of 6x6 pads --
I just love combining patterned papers and layers!

A closer look at some of the details:

Anyway, I think he turned out pretty darn cute.
Hopefully the lovely ladies over at Mama Elephant like him,
and hopefully you do too!

Sleep tight!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Lawnscaping Challenge #79!

Hey there! Welcome to Lawnscaping Challenge #79!

We are being sponsored by the lovely folks at Simon Says Stamp
who have generously donated a $25 gift certificate to our winner.
Thanks, Simon!

Simon Says Stamp Store Blinkie photo SSS_09_2103_zpsc2c6b992.gif

For me, this challenge was a no-brainer.
I've had that little tub of Wendy Vecchi embossing paste
sitting on my desk since I bought it over a month ago, unused.
This Try A New Technique challenge was the perfect opportunity
to open that bad boy up and put it to use!

And yes, it really is as cool as all the hype says it is!
I wasn't able to film a video this time, 
because I was doing so many things at once,
but I definitely plan to do one soon.

I used a Crafter's Workshop Cloud stencil
and Lawn Fawn's Dream stamp set.

I hope you like it!

Please head over to the Lawnscaping blog
to check out all the other amazing DT samples 
and to link up your projects and play along.

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

It's A Good Day To Be Happy

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!
I know this isn't my usual day for posting, but I wanted 
to get this card linked up to the Mama Elephant April Challenge
as soon as possible -- the prize is a guest spot on their design team!

I'm sure you already know by the frequency I've been using their stamps
as of late that I am totally, head-over-heels in love with Mama Elephant!
So I just had to make a card as soon as I saw the inspiration photo.

I really love the soft hues of aqua and green against the white.
So I incorporated those into my card using my go-to set Up & Away,
along with the matching Up & Away dies, the cloud from the
Landscape Trio dies and my new favorite, the Femme Frames dies.

This is also Card #9 in my 2014 Spring Series on my YouTube channel.
I hope you enjoy the video!

Have an awesome day!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

I Like You

Hey everyone!
Today I'm popping in to share my Spring 2014 Series Card #8!
I used an adorable stamp from the Sweet November Fairwee's line
called "Josie's Brella" and paired her up with a sentiment from 
Lawn Fawn's #awesome stamp set and clouds from the Spring Showers dies.

I also filmed it as a start-to-finish card with real-time coloring

I hope you enjoy!
Please don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Peekaboo Barkley

Hello everyone!
Today I'm sharing something new in the Crafter's Companion store.
If you love the Barkley line but you prefer clear stamps,
then this is your lucky day because we are introducing the

This is one adorable set that features four adorable 
Barkley and Purdy images along with a whole slew of sentiments
that you can pick and choose from for your cards and projects.
There's also two new embossing folders and even a 6x6 paper pack,
so you are definitely going to want to check that out.

I decided to make a shaped window card that Barkley could peek out of.
I colored him with my Spectrum Noirs in shades:
HB1, HB2, HB3, PL1, PL2, PL3, TB2, TB3, CT1, CT2, 
GT1, GT2, IB1, IB2, IB4, IB5, IB6, BT1,  and BT2

I do hope you like it!

Have an amazing day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2,500 YouTube Subscriber Giveaway!

Hey everyone!
So over the weekend I reached a huge personal goal of mine --
I hit 2,500 subscribers on my YouTube channel Christy Gets Crafty!
I was super stoked!

To thank everyone for all the love and support, 
I'm doing a giveaway with two different prizes.

Click the YouTube button at the bottom right to watch in HD
and get all the details on how to enter.

Big hugs to everyone who helped me get there!
My next goal is to reach 5,000 by the end of 2014
It seems lofty, but with all your continued support,
I think I just might make it!


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