March 22, 2017

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Taheerah is back!

Taheerah is back sharing more goodness with our March new release products! If you missed her first post with us, click HERE to learn more about Taheerah and see a cool neon sign card she made using our Lucky Bundle!

For today's projects, Taheerah has used our Fill-In Phrases Bundle, which is our Fill-In Phrases stamp set, Floral Fill-In stencils and Floral Fill-in patterned paper. In this first photo you can see that she used the stencil to fill in the flowers with ink. The detailed layer of the stencil is with Nuvo Glimmer Paste (which we have yet to try) - yummy! Love this color combo!

The patterned papers are two-sided. One side is to use with the stencil, and the other side is to use as a regular patterned paper. This next project shows the gold embossed sentiment right over the polka dot pattern. So fun!

What a fun, stylish photo this is! Be sure to PIN it, and share it!
Now, hop over to Taheerah's blog, Taheerah Atchia Designer. Blogger. Geek. to learn more about these projects, and follow her fun Instagram too @taheerah_atchia.
You'll be glad you did!

Taheerah will be back with more goodies soon!

 

March 21, 2017

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Ilina is back!

 We're thrilled to have Ilina back with us! This time she is using our Lily stamp set along with our Faith & Love stamp set, and it's gorgeous!  These cards are great for all occasion and to send in times of support.

The first card uses the lily image in a beautifully graphic way. She's used a monochromatic color palette of black and white with little pops of yellow to bring out the lifelike quality of the flower. Her subtle shading using Copic markers really brings out the dimension of each petal. 

Her next card is a stunner! The gradation on those flower petals is outstanding! She used ZIG brush markers to create the seamless shading on watercolor paper. Ilina is a pro at coloring flowers. We absolutely LOVE what she has done with these sets!

To see more details on these gorgeous cards, hop over to Ilina’s blog, Creativity Within. Be sure to follow her there, and on her Instagram account @ilinacrouse. Can't wait to see what she does next! Thank you, Ilina!

 

March 20, 2017

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Lindsey is back!

SPECIAL FEATURE by Lindsey Lanning!

Lindsey is back sharing another beautiful bible-journaling project for us - this time she's made a tip-in. If you missed her first post, click HERE to see a layout using our Faith & Love Bundle, and to learn a little bit more about Lindsey.

Today she has used our new Double-Cut Alphabet dies on her page for the words "WAIT" and "LORD".

Lindsey offers some cool tricks on die-cutting and placing the letters, so head over to her YouTube video HERE to watch! Subscribe to her channel while you are there, and then follow her on Instagram @lindseydecor413

We really appreciate Lindsey using Concord & 9th products in her beautiful layouts!
She did such a great job!

March 20, 2017

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Kelly is back!

Kelly Griglione is back with us today! This time she is sharing lots of projects she created wtih our Faith & Love Bundle: Faith & Love stamp set and Lily stamp set. If you missed Kelly's introduction post, you need to click HERE to see the fun Lucky Bundle projects she created and to learn more about Kelly!

Look how pretty these Lily cards are! In these first two cards, Kelly has paired Lily, Faith & Love and another stamp set from our March release products - can you guess which one? It's our You Are Here stamp set for the word 'prayers'.

In this next one she has a beautiful, subtle blue background which really makes the pretty Lily's pop!

When Kelly was sending her projects over to me, she said she made so many because she just couldn't stop stamping with Faith & Love. We LOVE hearing that! So, here are many more! We love seeing many different cards with one stamp set!!!

And here is the full haul of what Kelly made! WOW! She was busy!

 What a great, PINable shot! :)

Kelly will be back again - so watch for more crafty goodness from her! In the meantime, follow her blog, Notable Nest, and her great Instagram feed @notablenest

 

 

March 19, 2017

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Welcome Taheerah!

Please help us welcome Taheerah Atchia! We were lucky enough to meet Taheerah in person at CHA/Creativation in January. She is adorable - and so are all her shoes!! She agreed to guest design with us then, so she will be using our March new release products.

 

Here is a little more about Taheerah in her own words:

Hi! I’m Taheerah. I’m a geek. And I like to make stuff.

I live in the UK with my wonderful cats, and I work in IT, building and testing software. I’m a scientist at heart (I have a degree in Astrophysics), but I’ve always also been creative. I like to balance all the technical, thinking work I do in my day job with doing something with my hands, which is where crafting comes in! I love combining designs/products in think-outside-the-box ways, as well as mixing it up with a varied style and capitalising on the latest trends. I'd love it if you stopped by my site and learned more about me!

Today Taheerah is sharing projects she has made using our Lucky Bundle. How fabulous is it that she made it look like a neon sign?!?

And, how cool is this photo backdrop she has put it on? It feels so nostalgic! 

Pretty sure we all need to hop over to Taheera's blog right now to find out how she did this! Follow me there...Taheerah Atchia - Designer. Blogger. Geek.

Taheerah will be back with us more this month so keep an eye out! Be sure to follow her blog, Taheerah Atchia - Designer. Blogger. Geek, and her fun Instagram feed @taheerah_atchia.

March 18, 2017

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Welcome Dedra!

SPECIAL FEATURE BY Dedra Long!

Please help us welcome Dedra Long as a talented faith-crafting friend! Today she is showcasing a bible page layout she has made using our Faith & Love Bundle. First, here is more about Dedra:

Hi there, my name is Dedra Long and I live in Gilbert, Arizona with my husband and two daughters. I started traditional scrapbooking in 1996 after the birth of our first daughter. Since then I have been on many design teams, had my worked published many times and have met some of the most AMAZING people which have become friends. 

The last couple of years I have been “creatively planning,” (I have had a traditional planner since high school). Now, I like to make my planners not only be functional but beautiful and stylish as well. 
About a year ago I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer (my third type of cancer since the age of 26). This last year has been a journey, filled with ups and downs, medications, fear and all of the emotions in between. Needless to say, I started to dig deeper in my relationship with God. Illustrated Faith inspired me to start the creative journey in my journaling bible. 
I have realized it doesn’t matter if you are a scrapbooker, a planner girl, a journaling bible fanatic, a card maker, pocket page lover and everything in between, you can use all of the same supplies across each creative platform. I will use stamp sets and supplies in my faith planner, then in my journaling bible and beyond.  
Wishing you health and happiness friends!! 
XOXOXO 
D.

Dedra has not only used our Faith & Love stamp set, but paired it with our Flourish stamp set and our All Year Long stamp set. This layout is fabulous! It just goes to show that you can use any kind of stamp in your bible journaling!

Dedra will be back with us more this month! In the meantime, be sure to follow her blog, Dedra Long Designs, and her beautiful Instagram @dedralong for lots of bible art journaling and planner inspiration!

 

March 17, 2017

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Welcome Lindsey!

SPECIAL FEATURE BY Lindsey Lanning!

Please help us welcome Lindsey Lanning as a talented faith-crafting friend! Today she is showcasing a bible page layout she has made using our Faith & Love Bundle. First, here is more about Lindsey:

Hello Everyone! My name is Lindsey and I'm the wife to Dave for 10 years, the mom to identical twin boys who are 9, the owner/creator of an Etsy shop and a YouTuber in training. I've loved crafting for as long as I can remember and that's due to my grandmother. She was always toll painting, sewing, cake decorating and creating special holiday crafts. From a very young age she would include me in whatever project she was working on and because of that I was introduced to a wide variety of products, crafting TV shows, and all sorts of craft supply stores.

It wasn't until later on in my life that I really started pursuing my crafting as a full time hobby and job. I started out by creating jewelry and selling it to my coworkers and then once I quit my full time job, I decided to start up Lindsey Decor on Etsy where I create painted wood signs and jewelry dishes.

In August of 2015 I discovered the amazing world of Bible Art Journaling and this completely changed my life. As a Christian wife and mom, I struggled with finding the time and motivation to study in my Bible but journaling changed that for me. I found myself constantly watching YouTube tutorials and reviews and decided to pair my love of photography and crafting to start up my own channel. Last year I also taught at several workshops, sharing my love of Bible Journaling with other women and getting them inspired to connect with God in the pages of their Bibles in a new and exciting way.

Thanks to some amazing opportunities and a growing YouTube channel, I am now able to stay at home with my boys and create some income to fund my ever growing obsession with craft supplies and Bible Art Journaling!

Below is the beautiful layout Lindsey has created for us. And, she even created a YouTube video showing how this came about! Be sure to watch her video, and prepare to be inspired!!

Stay tuned as Lindsey will be back with us later this month with a layout that includes die cuts too! Be sure to subscribe to Lindsey's YouTube channel by clicking HERE, and follow her on Instagram too @lindseydecor413

 

March 16, 2017

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Bible Journaling SPECIAL FEATURE

In our March 2017 new release products, we introduced a new bundle of products specifically for our bible journaling friends called Faith & Love Bundle. We've reached out to some very talented ladies to share their expertise in faith-crafting with us!
Dedra Long
Lindsey Lanning
Stephanie Buice
Stay tuned this month for special features from these ladies!
First up is Lindsey on 3/17!
March 16, 2017

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Welcome Kelly!

Help us welcome Kelly Griglione as guest designer with us for March! We had the pleasure of meeting Kelly at CHA/Creativation in January, and she is so sweet! It was there that she agreed to guest for us using our March new release products!

Here’s a little more about Kelly in her own words:

Hi! I'm Kelly, and like many of us, crafting has always been a large part of my life. I have such fond memories of time spent with my Grandma at her kitchen table learning every type of craft imaginable. What a great legacy to leave … I think of Gram every time I sit down to craft!

Now I’m mom to two boys ages 9 and 12, and wife to my high school sweetheart. The end of this year will be the 30th anniversary of our first date. I have no idea how that is even possible!

While my husband is a very sweet cheerleader of my crafting projects, he never got terribly excited over the results, products, process, etc. That was really my motivation to start a blog. I wanted to share ideas with a group of like-minded people. Initially I thought I’d be posting home décor projects, party themes, decorating ideas, etc. Hence, my blog name “Notable Nest.” That didn’t last long, as I started entering card-making challenges, and immediately got sucked in to this amazing community. What a wonderful ride it’s been!


Today Kelly is showing us how LUCKY we are to get to see her fun creations! She is using our new Lucky Bundle, along with other new products - can you guess what they are?

We love how Kelly die cut the thin-line ‘lucky’ along her patterned paper, and again with a black card stock, to align along the bottom of her card!

In this next card, Kelly went all out! Not only did she use the Lucky Bundle, which is our Lucky stamp set and Lucky dies, but she’s figured out how to incorporate our Double-Cut Alphabet dies, and even our You Are Here stamp set! All that fun in one card - and done SO well!

We love that she did a star garland! The stars are part of the Lucky dies! And those glittery letters - ahhhhh!

 Aren’t these cards great? Lucky for us, Kelly will be back a few more times with us this month showing more of her talent with more of our March release products. Can’t wait! Be sure to keep an eye out for more from Kelly! In the meantime, visit her blog Notable Nest, for more details on these projects! Then, follow her on Instagram @notablenest!

March 15, 2017

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Welcome Ilina!

Today we are kicking off a new month of guest designers, and we are starting with Ilina Crouse! She will be showcasing products from our March new release with us many times over the next month!


Here is a little more about Ilina in her own words:

My name is Ilina Crouse. By day I work as Electrical Engineer/Bid Manager. I moved to the USA from a small European country (Macedonia) 13 years ago. I have been married for 12 years and have 3 most craziest kids, Anna (5), Milena (3) and Jason (2). By night (when the kids are sleeping) I am a card maker. I am addicted to color and coloring. I have been stamping since very young age(8), when my parents brought me a stamp set while on one of their business trips (while I still lived in Macedonia), since then I fell in love with paper crafting and card making. I started blogging in 2007 for a way to share my creations with my friends and family back home. Besides stamping and card making, I love running, especially distance running. My life is crazy and there is nothing simple, so I try to keep my crafting style clean and simple. You will see a lot of white space on my cards and only one or two layers.


For today’s post, Ilina has used our new Fill-In Phrases Bundle! It’s a bundle of 3 new products - Fill-In Phrases stamp set, Floral Fill-In stencils and Floral Fill-in patterned paper. Two of these products are a new line to us...stencils & paper! We’ve had such fun with these new products, and clearly Ilina did too because what she has created is beautiful!

We love her color choices in this first card - and that she embossed the sentiment in black so it really pops off the card!

In this second card she has embossed again, but swapped out colors and chose a different sheet of the patterned paper. Quick & easy!

 

As a bonus project, Ilina has used the stencil to create flowers on the front of her card without the designed paper. She then used the stem/leaf images in the Fill-In Phrases stamp set to finish the large flowers, and paired it with our new Faith & Love stamp set for the sentiment!


To see more details on these great cards and watch 3 great videos of Ilina making the cards, hop over to her blog, Creativity Within. Be sure to follow Ilina there, and on her Instagram account @ilinacrouse. She shares fun, crafty goodness that you’ll want to see! Remember, Ilina will be back with us several times this month, so keep an eye out!

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