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!