Saturday, September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day Hop

Today, is National Coffee Day!! I love coffee and I am excited to a part of this hop. A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies Store is giving away One the prize of $25.00 Gift Card to the A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies store to be entered leave a comment on the A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies Blog, on this post and the blog post of the A2Z Scrapbook Design Team by October 7, 2018 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Winner will be announced on October 8, 2018 on the A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies Blog.

I created this card using the Caffeine Fix digi from the A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies Store

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I resized the coffee cup and sentiment in Word. Printed them out and colored the image. 

I colored the image of the coffee togo cup with my Spectrum Nior markers. I used a few hexagon dies to die cut some cardstock and pattern paper to create a background for the image and sentiment to rest on.  For finishing touches I used some Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen on the coffee and some Sequins for Darice.

I hope you hop on over to see what the other talented design team members created. Remember to leave a comment on each post to be entered for the Prize!!

Annie - You are here

Thursday, September 27, 2018

I Love You a Bushel & a Peck - with A2Z Scrapbooking

Hello Friends Annie here with another quick card. So, Tell me did you ever hear the song I love you a bushel and a Peck... and a hug around the neck. It's my husband's favorite childhood song - his mom always sang it to him.
When, I saw the Farmhouse digital Set by Sugartree Stamps I knew I had to use it to create a sweet card.
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I used the bushel of apples and the sentiment I Love You A Bushel & A Peck. I kept it CAS in keeping with this month's challenge.
Bushel & a Peck
I printed out the image and sentiment. I colored the Baskets and apples with my alcohol markers; I then fussy cut them out. Next, I trim heavy weight cream colored cardstock and a 2" piece of plaid pattern paper from American Crafts. I die cut my Sentiment with a stitched rectangle die. I then layered the cream cardstock onto my Kraft card base (4.25" X 5.5"). Next the plaid pattern paper. I popped up the image and sentiment. For Finshing touches I used a Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Gold for details on the basket, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in White to add highlights on the apples and finally a few dots of Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pale Gold.
I hope to have been playing along with us this month Clean and Simple cards are a great way to get a few cards done in a day. Be sure to link up you project so we can all see your wonderful work.
You can find the Farmhouse digital Set by Sugartree Stamps in the Store.  Have a fantastic crafting day!

Supply List:
  • Farmhouse digital Set by Sugartree Stamps
  • Recollections Heavy Weight Cardstock - White, Cream & Kraft
  • American Crafts - Pattern paper - Plaid
  • Spectrum Noir Markers Baskets: RB1,RB2 &RB3, Apples Red: DR1, DR5 & DR7, Apples Green: CG3 & CG4
  • Sakura GellyRoll Metallic Gold Pen
  • Tonic Studio Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pale Gold
  • Scotch 3M Foam Tape
  • Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Adhesive

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sweet Sister Floral Mixed Media Canvas with Rina and Rita Barakat

This month we here at Rinea are having a collaboration with Rita Barakat. We're creating projects using her amazing stamps and stencils. I decided to create a mixed media canvas using Rita Barakat's Sweet Sisters Heart 6x6 Stencil and the Princess Variety Artist Pack.

Now, if you are not familiar with mixed media - it's when you combine several types of media (paint, watercolor,pencil/pen, paper, fibers and stamps-etc) to create art work.

I created this sweet mini canvas board - love this size because is perfect for any wall space. 

Let's gather the materials:
Canvas Board - 6" x 6" - Greenbrier Intl, Inc. Dollar Tree
Plaid/ Folkart Paint Metallic Periwinkle 669 
Artist Loft Watercolor Paints Regular and Metallic (pictured are Faber Castel watercolor pencils not used)
Sharpie Marker - Fine Point - Black
Dies: Various Brands - Florals and word die Love
Martha Stewart Multi-heart Punch
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue in Clear & Foam adhesive
Optional: Puffy heart sticker - EK Success Sticko Brand
Tools: Paint brush, Cuddlebug die cutting Machine

Let's get started on the canvas:
I started by tracing the stencil onto the canvas with my sharpie marker. Then, I painted the background with the acrylic paint avoiding the traced area. Set aside to dry. Once dry I used the Sharpie to connect the lines and add a few more to the hair.

Now, I start adding my first layer of watercolor to the face and hair. Using the regular watercolor paints

Next, I added another layer of color and  more details with the metallic watercolor paints. I also colored the eyes and lips with the metallic paints. Set aside to dry.

While the canvas dries I die cut several leaves from the Starstruck Silver and Starstruck Jade paper and flowers from Starstruck Blush Pink, Starstruck Lavender Light Purple and Glossy Lavender Light Purple to use as a floral crown. Then, I drew a light line across the sweet girl's head to help me with placement of the leaves. 

Next, add all the die cut flowers to finish forming the crown. Also I added some at her neckline along with the die cut word Love from Glossy Lavender Light Purple paper. For a finishing touch I added some punched hearts from the Starstruck Blush Pink paper and a small puffy heart sticker to her cheek.

I hope you enjoyed this project and give it a try for yourself. Be sure to share your project with us on social media. Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a crafty day!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Beth Duff Designs Fall Release

Hello Friends - We are so happy you joined us for Beth Duff Designs Fall release blog hop! These sets are so awesome and we can't wait to see what is on your must have list. There is definitely something for everyone. Please join us and visit each page in the hop. Thank you so much for joining us, and make sure you join us on Facebook to share your own projects and see what else our team comes up with! Tag us on Instagram @bethduffdesigns and use the hashtag #bethduffdesigns, #BDD or post in our Facebook group at!

Here are the cards I created using the I Don't Believe in Humans stamp set. 

We love seeing your creations! Thank you again for hopping along with us.

Annie You are here.

Large Cup of Coffee Please! with Simply Crafty SVG

Hello Friends - I am so excited to share that I am now on the Simply Crafty SVG Design Team. I am so honored that Sandy and Debs chose me to be a part of the team.

For my first project I chose to make a coffee mug. Of course I did - if you know me - then you know that I LOVE COFFEE!!! Now, this coffee mug won't hold coffee but it can hold some coffee flavored candies, chocolates or some cookies. It's perfect for that office gift or teacher gift.

You can find the Coffee Mug SVG file and the  fantastic directions at the Simply Crafty SVG Site. This is such an easy project to put together.

I hope you give it a try if you do be sure to share your creations with us by tagging us on IG @simplycraftysvg or by using hashtags #simplycraftysvg  or #3dsvgfiles we would love to see your work!
Thanks for stopping by I hope you have a crafty day!!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Poetic Petals Card Set with A2Z Scrapbooking

As we are nearing the holiday season most of us will be invited to parties and functions. A hostess gift is always a nice thing to bring and give. Or perhaps you are already working on your gifts for the upcoming season.
A simple set of small cards perfect for quick thank you's or hello's is a nice and easy thing to have ready to give.
I created this set of card using the Poetic Petals Digital from Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital from Hero Arts  which is perfect for these small cards.

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These are the cards I created. I kept them simple to fit the current challenge over on A2Z Scrapbooking. 

First, I resized the flowers and printed them onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Then I colored them with my Spectrum Nior Markers (see below for colors).

Second, I cut 4 pieces of heavy weight white cardstock to 3" X 8". Score at 4". Then, I put a circle color from Distress Oxide ink. (you can use any ink here) that compliments the flowers. This will provide a landing spot for the flowers.

Third, Place foam adhesive behind the flowers and place onto the circle of color. Then, add some finishing touches with some Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops. Repeat for all cards. 

Now you have a full set of cards. Add some mini envelops and place them in a gift card box. You have the perfect hostess gift.
Supplies used:
Hero Arts Poetic Petals
Recollections Heavy Weight Cardstock - White
Spectrum Nior Markers(Sunflower: Petals-GY3, GY4 & GY5 Center-EB1, EB2 & EB3) (Poinsettia:Petals-HB1,HB2 & PL3 Center-GY4) (Magnolia:Petals-CT1, IG1 & Blender Center-CT3) (Poppy: Petals-DR1, DR5 & DR7 Center-IG4, IG6 & GY4) ALL Stems - JG5
Sakura GellyRoll Metallic Gold Pen
Distress Oxides Inks Shaded Lilac, Fossilized Amber, Bundled Sage & Broken China
Tonic Studio Nuvo Crystal Drops in Pale Gold
Scotch 3M Foam Tape

Friday, September 14, 2018

Beth Duff Designs and Witt & Sass Collaborative Hop

Hello and thank you for joining us for the Beth Duff Designs blog hop! We are collaborating this month with the awesome team over at Witt & Sass. We both have an England themed stamp set coming out, and we thought why not tag team and do a joint blog hop. Our set is Adventure Abroad; England. Over at Witt & Sass; they have a wonderful British sentiment set coming out called Fabulously Gobsmacked. We are happy to have you hopping along with us! Our team and guest designers have created some amazing projects to share with you. Hop along to get some great inspiration from both BDD and Witt & Sass.

This is the card I created using both Beth Duff Designs Stamp Adventure Aboard England and Witt & Sass Fabulously Gobsmacked.

Witt & Sass Store - where you can find all of Amy's beautiful stamps, stencils and embellishments.

The rest of the Creative Team have created some Amazing project. Be sure to leave them some love.

Annie (You are here)

Stop by both stores for some fantastic stamps and also check out the Facebook fan groups for both companies - Leave a comment in the groups and you could win the prize below

BDD FB Group
Witt & Sass FB Group

Thank you for hopping along with us! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ballerina Mixed Media Canvas with Rinea and Rita Barakat

This month we here at Rinea are having a collaboration with Rita Barakat. We're creating projects using her amazing stamps and stencils. I decided to create a mixed media canvas using Rita's Ballerina Stamp #RB001 and the Princess Variety Artist Pack.

Now, if you are not familiar with mixed media - it's when you combine several types of media (paint, watercolor,pencil/pen, paper, fibers and stamps-etc) to create art work.

I create this mini canvas (4"x 6") using the pretty ballerina stamp and the Princess variety artist pack.

So, let's get started by gathering our materials:
Princess Variety Artist Pack: Blush Pink Starstruck & Silver Starstruck
Rinea Jade Startstuck Foil Paper
Rita Barakat Ballerina Stamp #RB001
Canvas - 4" x 6" - Greenbrier Intl, Inc. Dollar Tree
Plaid - Folkart Paint (Light Periwinkle20209, Metallic Periwinkle 669 & White 20593)
Ink - Tsukineko Stazon Jet Black & Memento Tuxedo Black
Heavy Weight cardstock - White - Recollections Brand
Alcohol Markers: Copic - Hair: Y28, E15 & E18/Skin: E000, E11, E93/Lips: RV69, Spectrum Nior - Shoes: PL1 and Artist Loft: Skin: E15
Die - Evaney Stamp Designs: Beautiful inside out
Jewels: Pretty Pink Posh
Adhesive: Aleene's Tacky Glue in Clear & Foam adhesive
Tools: Paint brush, Cuddlebug die cutting Machine, Tim Holtz stamp platform(optional)/Stamp block 

First, I painted the canvas with some acrylic paints creating a ombre effect. Set it aside to dry. Next,  stamp once on the Blush Pink and  twice on the Silver Starstruck paper with Stazon ink set aside. Then, on the white cardstock with Memento ink for coloring. Color with alcohol markers the skin, hair and shoes.

Now, trim the Ballerina from the cardstock. Next, from the Blush Pink Startstruck paper cut only the top portion of the dress. From the Silver Starstuck paper cut only the bottom portion of the dress.  Then, adhere one of the Silver paper dress layers onto the Ballerina right on top of that area on the cardstock image. Then, repeat with the next Silver layer this time adding a bit of foam adhesive. Now, apply the Blush Pink layer on top of the Silver layers adding a bit of foam adhesive. Next, cut 3 super thin pieces of Jade Starstuck paper and adhere it to the swing. Set aside to dry.

Now, die cut the sentiment/message you would like to use. I used the circle Beautiful inside/out die so I had to trim away any extra.

 Next, it's time to put it all together. Adhere the Ballerina in the center of the canvas and then place the sentiment over the opening of the swing so it appears as if the Ballerina is swinging from the sentiment. For a finishing touch add a few jewels to of the corners in a diangle.

Now, You have a complete Ballerina Canvas. Simple with Rinea and Rita Barakat. Thank you for stopping by today. Be sure to share your Rinea creations with us on Social Media we would love to see them.

Happy Crafting!