Guest Design,Spellbinders

Spellbinders: Field of Poppies

Hi there! Today I have a card to share with you featuring the Spellbinders Field of Poppies Die D-Lites. Spellbinders truly create some of the most beautiful dies out there and I always enjoy working with them.

I started by die cutting the image out of copic friendly card stock. Then, I was able to start coloring the dies cut. Although I always love the strong bright red of poppies, I decided to do a pastel take on it.  I also used a white gel pen to add details to give it a whimsical feel to it. Then, I used the Nuvo Buttermilk Crystal Drops to add a yellow center to the forward looking flowers.

On bristol paper, I blended a soft background with Salty Ocean and Antique Linen distress oxide inks. I picked out the sentiment ‘Design a life you love’ from the MFT Boss Babe stamp set. I stamped it win Versamark ink and heat embossed it in silver.

I gave it a white frame by cutting two strips of white card stock that was approximately an inch in height. Both these strips and the field of poppies were adhered with foam tape, giving it a nice depth to the card.

Do you like it? It came out better than I could have pictured it. I hope we are all able to design a life we love!



giveaway & winners

Altenew BAF: Peony Blossom Release Winner!

Hey there! Just a quick pop-in to announce the winner for a $20 Altenew gift certificate from my blog for the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom Release post last Monday. As promised, I did a random drawing and picked commenter #6!

And that is.. Betsy! Congratulations Betsy! Please contact by 2/28/2018 with the subject line BAF: Peony Blossom Release Winner from Keeway’s Blog to claim your $20 gift certificate to Altenew.


Thank you all for stopping and sharing such lovely comments! If you plan on shopping at Altenew soon, I thought it would be great to share with an upcoming promotion of one of my favorite stamp sets, Celebrations. Save 30% on the Celebrations Stamp & Die Bundle from 2/19/2018 at 12:01 AM EST until 2/21/2018 at 11:59 PM EST. While supplies last. No coupon code needed to enjoy this deal!

And of course, there is always a SALE section that updates every week! Also save more on shipping with these codes:

    • $7 off on all orders over $100 with code SHIP70FF

    • FREE U.S. shipping on orders over $200 with code SHIPFREE

Have a lovely day!


Neat & Tangled

Neat & Tangled: You Are All Kinds of Awesome

Hey there! All this week, Neat & Tangled has been collaborating with Tonic Studios in creating inspirational projects. I have personally been an avid user of Tonic products, so I was extremely excited for this collaboration!  I’m joining Daria on the the Neat & Tangled blog today to finish off the week with our projects.

I’ve used several Tonic products, including embossing paste, embossing powders, gilding flakes, nuvo drops, and my most used tool, the stamping platform. But, for this project, this is my first time trying out the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and I have to save I absolutely LOVE it!

I knew that I wanted to use something out of our stencil collection, so I picked one of my all-time favorites, the Geometric Blooms, to work with. I started my project by blending a bright and warm background with Candied Apple and Spiced Marmalade oxide inks. Then, I laid my stencil on top of my blended background and spread the Mother of Pearl mousse with a palette knife. I made sure the mousse filled out the open areas from the bottom but gradually lessened the amount the mouse as I worked upwards.

The mousse was so easy to work with! The hardest part was letting it sit and dry since I was so eager to complete the project. But, I was patient, and I came back to my project in less than 30 min. For my sentiment I heat embossed a sentiment picked out of the So Many Sentiments stamp set in white onto a peach/pink card stock I found in my scrapbox. Then I replaced the word ‘awesome’ in the sentiment with the large die cut ‘Awesome’. I die cut the word 4 times, and the backing once out of red card stock. The strong colors really bring out the word even with such a shiny and bright background.

I love the shine of the mousse, much more than glitter paste. It has a nice clean shimmer to it. You should definitely give it a try if you haven’t already!



Papertrey Ink

PTI Feature: Seasonal Borders Spring

Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m back for Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink February Release! Are you excited for the release tomorrow? I’m pretty excited to see all the amazing things ya’ll create with all these beautiful new products. If you happen to notice my absense yesterday or that I have fewer release cards than usual, then you caught me! For this month and the next couple of months, I will be taking a more of “part-time” status to help me get through my day job. As some of you may already know, I’m an accountant, and this time of year is pretty hectic for me, so for the betterment of my health, my team has pitched in a little extra to give me some extra time to rest. I love my team! But nevertheless, I love to create and share, so I will still be around as much as I can. Without further ado, let me share my final release card with you featuring the absolutely gorgeous Season Borders: Spring by Betsy!

This stamp and die set combo features a cluster of flowers that can be easily be created into a full border (three repeated clusters). You know what? I just had a sudden idea of using those borders as decorative ring around a cupcake cup. Okay, sorry, side tracked! The dies also offer just one cluster as well if you wish to use it on its own, or there’s also larger images of the same florals. In my usual ways, I die cut everything and stamp everything. It’s how I begin my crafting brainstorming. I’m still rockin’ the pastel theme, so I went with pinks, purples, and blues.

I reached for one of my all-time favorite dies, the Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection, and die cut my dainty scallop base. I used some post it tape to mask off the edges and then blended Blueberry Sky on opposite corners over the Quatrefoil Stencil. Then I sprinkled a little splatter with the same ink.I’m so

Next, I picked up a snetiment from the You Deserves Flowers Collection and heat embossed it in silver right in the center. I created a floral arrangement around the sentiment stemming from the corners that I blended in. I varied the depths of the arrangement with foam tape and liquid adhesive.

I’m so ready for Spring! Can you tell? We just finished the hardscape of the backyard, and I can’t wait to dedicate some good weekends just to get the garden growing! And hopfully they’ll bloom as beautifully as these flowers here. Thank you for sticking around all release long. I hope my cards offered some inspiration and help provide some ideas for the February Release goodies. I look forward to seeing all the amazing projects ya’ll create with them!


Supplies (New products will be added to the list on February 15th)

My Favorite Things

MFT February Release Replay

It’s time for this month’s My Favorite Things Release Replay, my favorite post of the month! I loved all the pet related stamps and dies that were release this month, and I knew I just had to create a card for all my pet loving friends.

I dedicate this card to my own dog and my friend’s cat, haha. I love basing my coloring of pets off of our furry friends. My dog is the white one with the brown spots! He has various freckles too. Comes from his cattle dog mix, and he has blue eyes from his husky genes too, but I couldn’t quite capture all of it in this card. But I tried!

Anyways, I started by blending a background of Wilter Violet, Worn Lipstick, and Spiced Marmalade oxide inks. Then on a separte white card stock, I die cut two of the large paw prints to serve as windows that will show the blending behind it. With latte dye ink, I stamped paw prints all over the card.

The pets were stamped in Milk Chocolate hybrid ink and then colored with copic markers. The sentiment was from the same set, which I stamped in Versamark ink onto kraft card stock and heat embossed it in white. I die cut a little fishtail banner out.

I adhered the paw print panel with foam tape over the blended piece. Then I also used foam tape on the pets and the sentiment strip.

For more inspiration with our FebruaryRelease products, head on back to the MFT Blog for a full list of participating team members and their works!