Saturday, December 9, 2017

Concord and 9th December Release

Hi stampers! 
Happy Snowy Saturday! Well at least we are snowed in here in Georgia. 

I just wanted to give you heads up for the new Concord and 9th Release! Another amazing one. My favorite is  the Polka Dot Turn about which I think may get sold out pretty quick because it's an amazing one. So hurry up ;)

And of course I got the whole release ;) again




Thursday, December 7, 2017

Impression Obsession Challenge: Last Minute Gifts

Hi Stampers! 
It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge and this time around, it's Last Minute gifts. And I am the queen of last minute gifts aka Gift cards. I used few new products to make my gift card holder (all from Impression Obsession). I stamped the branch with white pigment ink, let it dry (or heat set) then colored with Pencils, stamped hte sentiment with Versamark, embossed with white embossing powder. To finish it off I added some white Nuvo drops and voila! 

Visit the rest of the DT blogs for more inspiration :


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Impression Obsession Valentines Release Blog Hop Day #3


 Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!
The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17 -12/6/17) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! Four random winners will be picked from all comments on all of the hop days (only one comment per blog per day please).
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday Decmeber 10th and all winners will be announced Monday December 11th. Good luck!
All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at www.iostamps.com

For my card today I used Princess Silhouette, Perfect Day and Solid  Modern heart stamp. I stamped the heart using the Peony ink, then stamped the image with black and then Versamark and embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. Stamped the sentiment, then assembled my card. :) 

Visit the rest of the DT blogs for more inspiration and more chances to win! 





Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!
The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17 -12/6/17) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! Four random winners will be picked from all comments on all of the hop days (only one comment per blog per day please).
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday Decmeber 10th and all winners will be announced Monday December 11th. Good luck!
All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at www.iostamps.com

For my card today I used the gorgeous brush stroke cover a card stamp and the two peas in a pod, along with Love is Homemade stamp. I stamped the background using the IO stamps Sea Glass ink pad. I stamped the image using the IO stamps black ink pad and colored using Chameleon Pens, then cut it out, adhered to my background, then stamped the sentiment. To finish of my card I added few sequins and adhered to card base. 

Visit the rest of the DT blogs for more inspiration and more chances to win! 










Monday, December 4, 2017

December My Monthly Hero Release and Give Away

Hi Stampers! 
Happy Monday! It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's time for the new My Monthly Hero kit and  Blog hop for the new December kit. I love the winter and Holiday theme of the kit and all the add-ons and all the possibilities! 

Let's take a look at the main kit! 


Kit Contents
6 x 8" Clear Stamp Set
12 Coordinating Frame Cuts Dies
1 Fancy Window Die
5 ink cubes (Exclusive colors only available in this kit - Sapphire, Teal Topaz, Pink Tourmaline, Ruby, Tiger's Eye)
5.25" x 6.5" Stencil
Assortment of glitter stickers 

The value of the kit is nearly $80, but it is sold at $34.99.

There are also some awesome, optional add-on products this month - 3 stamp sets, coordinating dies, 4 Fancy Dies, 3 background stamps, 1 woodblock stamp, 4 new inks and a modeling paste. That's a lot of fun new products! . I think my favorite is the Henna Flower Pattern stamp


Now, you have probably arrived here from Libby's blog, and if you haven't trust me you don't want to miss her amazing projects. So go back to her blog or start from the beginning(the Hero Arts blog) and if you arrived here from her blog, then you are on the right track and your next stop will be Kelly's blog(and you don't want to miss her project, either).

Now let's move to the projects. First up is a card I had over on the Hero Arts blog on Saturday using the main kit, so for more details for this card head over the Hero Arts Blog.
My next card uses the Henna Flower Pattern stamp. I stamped it few times using Versamark onto black card stock and embossed with Gold embossing powder. Next I colored it with Prismacolor and Chameleon Pencils. I stamped the sentiment from the main kit and embossed with gold. 



This, next card, was really tough to photograph because of all of the "shimmer and shine", as the sentiment says, too. I used the new modeling paste and applied to Navy card stock and the stencil from the main kit. I created the circle by masking part of the stencil with masking paper and circle infinity die.While it was still wet I applied gold embossing powder. Let it dry. After it was dry I heat set the powder, stamped and embossed the sentiment, then applied Sparkle shimmer spray. 


Last, but not the least is this card, which again I had hard time photographing. I stamped the Mandala on black card stock (sorry, lots of black today, it was my mood this weekend) and embossed with gold. Then using FineTeC mica watercolors I colored it in. I stamped the sentiment on piece of black card stock, embossed with gold and die cut with circle infinity die. I assembled the card and spritzed over it using Sparkle Shimmer Spray






Blog Hop List 

The Hero Arts Blog
Yana Smakula
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Wanda Guess
Lydia Fiedler
Amy Tsutura
Janette Kausen
May Park
Michelle Short
Clare Prezzia
Libby Hickson
Ilina Crouse - you are HERE
Kelly Latevola

GiveawayHero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (They will reimburse you if you have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, December 10th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.
 Kit availability and shippingThe kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. Kits begin shipping from Hero Arts on Friday December 7th. You can remind your readers that they can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!

Sharing your projects/sneak peeksWe will begin sharing cards made with the kit on the Hero Arts blog on Friday, December 1st. Sharing peeks about it on social media anytime starting Friday is appreciated and encouraged! Use hashtags #mymonthlyhero and #heroarts. Please don't show a full reveal of the kit, or the attached product photos, until after it launches on Monday. During our sneak peeks on the Hero blog, people can comment to win a kit, and the winner will be announced Monday morning prior to the kit launch - if you'd like to mention that with a peek prior to Monday.

Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop Day #1


Welcome to the Impression Obsession Valentine Release Blog Hop!
We have some beautiful new stamps to share AND a Gift Certificates to give away!
The hop will run for 3 days (12/4/17 -12/6/17) with a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog each day at 6am EST. Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!! Four random winners will be picked from all comments on all of the hop days (only one comment per blog per day please).
Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday Decmeber 10th and all winners will be announced Monday December 11th. Good luck!
All of the new stamps you'll be seeing on the hop are available NOW at www.iostamps.com

For my card today I used the Rose Wreath stamp, along with the PS I love you. I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Versamark ink, then embossed with white embossing powder. Next watercolored with Zig Clean Color real brush markers. I stamped the sentiment onto vellum and embossed with white embossing powder. Next I assembled the card ;) 

Visit the rest of the DT blogs for more inspiration and more chances to win! 






Sunday, December 3, 2017

Hero Arts and Chameleon Pens : Holly Jolly Christmas

Hi Stampers! 
I am back with another quick card. I have pdf and video tutorial over at the Chameleon Blog. 
For my card I used the Fox Family and Holiday Greetings sets from Hero Arts. I stamped first the foxes, colored and cut out. Next I masked the center and ink blended some soft and tide pool inks. Stamped snowflakes in versamark and embossed with sparkle embossing powder. Next I stamped the sentiment and embossed with clear embossing powder. Assembled the card and added sequins. 



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Hero Arts: December My Monthly Hero Sneak Peek

Hi stampers!

Quick post. I am blogging over at Hero Arts showing you a peek of the new MMH kit that will be released on Monday. Fore more details and full post head over to the Hero Arts Blog!


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hero Arts: Gold embossed Christmas Post

Hi Stampers! 
I am back today with a quick and easy Christmas card using Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post set and dies. I did a lot of gold embossing, so I kept my card simple and white (besides the gold embossing).
I stamped my images in versamark, embossed and die cut them. Then assembled my card.
I will be back soon with more eye candy! 




A Muse December Release - Sneak Peek Day #3

 Hi everyone! 
Happy Thursday and welcome to Day 3 of A Muse studio Sneak peeks of the December release. Today I have a card showing you the"Possibility of Miracles" set. There will be coordinating dies available, too. For my card today  I stamped the trees in Cocoa ink on Sugar card stock, then I stamped the birds and leaves using apple and Evergreen ink pads. Then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink and adhered to Apple card base. To finish off my card I added little pearls. 

Make sure you visit the A Muse studio blog ( I have another card up on the A Muse Blog), and the rest of the Design team blogs for more sneak peeks! 

Melissa Chipperfield  (inkedregards.com)
Ilina Crouse (www.ilinacrouse.blogspot.com) - that's me


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hero Arts: Thanks to Wine

 Hi Stampers!
Happy Wednesday! I have a little Hero ARts goodnesss for you combining few sets and making this funny card. Life has been nuts in the Crouse household, as hubby has been in NYC for a while, so being along with 3 little terrorists has been tough. Did I say terrorists? I mean kids.
Anyway, I have a video in the works for this card, that I will be posting soon on how to do masking and get the wine glass on the table.
Scroll down for supplies.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A Muse December Release - sneak peek Day #1

Hi everyone! 
Happy Tuesday and welcome to Day 1 of A Muse studio Sneak peeks of the December release. Today I have a card showing you the new set called "You are the coolest" and the coordinating dies. For my card today  I stamped the penguin on Sugar card stock and colored with Chameleon pens. After that I die cut it and set it aside. I stamped sentiment on sugar strip of card stock and set that aside too. I created the background using the Snowflake trio dies and sugar card stock, adhered to Bermuda note card and assembled my card. To finish off my card I added Bermuda pearl stickers. 

Make sure you visit the A Muse studio blog ( I have another card up on the A Muse Blog), and the rest of the Design team blogs for more sneak peeks! 

Melissa Chipperfield  (inkedregards.com)
Ilina Crouse (www.ilinacrouse.blogspot.com) - that's me




Monday, November 27, 2017

Crafty Sales - updated often

**this post will remain pinned on top and I will be adding sales as they are announced or go live, scroll down for crafty creations and videos ***
Hi stampers!

I am starting a post about this weeks crafty sales and will keep it up top, as I will be updating it often as sales go live.

Simon Says Stamp  - 15% off store wide on 11/24 only use code SWDE524 or TAKEFIVE for $5 off your order on 11/25 Shop HERE




Simon Says Stamp Crafty Parcel , while supplies last $69 for over $200 of product 


First, My Sweet Petunia (MISTI) has 20% off the entire store for whole week!!! No code needed, discount will reflect at checkout!!! Shop HERE



Chameleon Pens, as well has a week long sale. 15% off of the ENTIRE store and they even have the new Kidz Blendy Pens in stock!!! No code needed, discount will show at checkout. As well as they have FREE shipping. Shop HERE

Tim Holtz DIstress Oxides Bundle 2  for $48 (not sure how long this deal will last). Shop HERE


Altenew 24 Hours Only! Save up to 50% on Black Friday Sale Collection of 195 items including stamps, dies, inks, stencils, ink sprays, bundles, and more! Valid 11/24 12/05 am until 11/24 11:59PM . Shop HERE


WHEN: Black Friday11/24 starting at 9am MT through Cyber Monday, 11/27 at 9pm MT
WHAT:A sale offering 20% off our entire shop, except NEW items! Our BUNDLE prices will be an extra 10% off their everyday 10% off pricing and LAST CHANCE items are discounted even further!


  • 11/24/17 get 30% off with code “BLACKFRIDAY” when shopping HERE.
  • 11/25/17 get 20% off with code “SMALLSATURDAY” when shopping HERE.
  • 11/26/17 get 10% off with code “NTSUNDAY” when shopping HERE.
  • 11/27/17 get free shopping with code “MONFREESHIP” when shopping HERE.
Hallmark Scrapbook and Crafts  20% MISTI, up to 70% Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens, 30% off select Altenew sets, 30% of Prima magnetic stackable ink pads ..... 






HoneyBee Stamps 30% off 11/22 and 11/23 coupon code EARLY30 11/24-11/27 25% off coupon code THANKFUL25 


Prismacolor pencils, pack of 132 for $56 - not sure how long this deal will last
Organize More Sale – Black Friday Sale . Storewide sale and everything will be 10% off with this coupon code: OMBF17 All orders over $150.00 will also receive free shipping. 






Amazon Deals- lighting deals every day and more 




Catherine Pooler Designs 10-50% off sale. Sale starts November 24th and goes until November 27th. NO code needed 




Gina K Designs - 25% off entire order. Sale dates: Friday 11/24 through Monday 11/27




Sunny Studio Stamps - Free shipping on orders over $25, All orders will receive "Color" word die. And 15% from ALL sales will be donated to Convoy of Hope for Hurricane relief. November 22nd - November 27th 


DaySrping - 30% storewide using the code FRIDAY17 and many other deals 

Impression Obsession Stamps. 25% off everything in the store. Sale starts November 24th and runs until November 27th. Use CODE: THANKS! 

A Muse Studio - Thanksgiving Clearance. Use code : THANKS75 for 75% selected items 

Reverse Confetti - 25% off your entire purchase, use code BLACK25 whole week sale 







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