Happy Saturday and welcome to the Crafty Be’s blog hop. I teamed up with fellow Belgian card makers to bring you a fun blog hop filled with inspiration and giveaways.¬†Be sure to keep on reading until the very end of this post to catch the details about the giveaways. ūüôā


In my video, I am creating two cards with the same supplies and design. However, I switched up the colors for both projects! This card could be easily mass produced since creating sequin shakers with the FUSE is quick and easy!

I started out by die cutting two white bases using the Noelle Cutaways from Winnie & Walter. I simply love that die cut set! It’s a really versatile die cut set that comes with many shapes. These shapes are perfect for holiday cards but of course you could use them all year round! ūüôā


Not too long ago, a fellow Belgian crafter launched her own stamp company. She designs stamp sets that come with Dutch greetings (perfect for me to send out to family!) and adorable images. The stamps are made in the UK and they’re great quality. If you don’t speak Dutch, you could still use the sets for the cute images! If you do speak Dutch, I highly recommend checking out Els’ shop because her stamps are DA BOMB! ūüėČ I used the Welkom Baby stamp set along with the Warme Wensen set.

By the way, the greeting: “Warme wensen” means “Warm wishes” in Dutch. I heat embossed the greeting using some pretty embossing powders from WOW. For the pool colored card, I used Long Island Teal embossing powder. Oh my! This color is heavenly! It’s the perfect aqua color with just the perfect amount of gold glitter! For the purple sentiment, I used Mulberry Mist embossing powder.


I colored the penguin using the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. These markers work great and they make blending so easy! I created sequin shakers for both designs using the FUSE tool. I simply love the FUSE tool and I can’t tell you enough how easy this tool is for creating shakers. I filled up both shakers with some gorgeous sequins from The Ton.


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What would a blog hop be without giveaways, right? In total, there are THREE (3)¬†giveaways. Here’s a list of the prizes that could be won:

Would you like to win one of these prizes? Simply leave a comment here by November 29 at 11:59 pm CET.

Please note that these companies are located in Belgium. Because of that, shipping could be a bit more expensive for people outside Europe. However, you are still free to enter the giveaway! If you would rather not win but you’d still like to leave a comment, feel free to mention¬†that in¬†your¬†comment. ūüôā


Are you ready to start hopping? The next stop on the hop is Anneke’s blog. Click HERE to be forwarded. Here is a full list of participating blogs:


Hello everyone! Welcome to another installment of Ready, Set, Stamp with LLC. Today my two friends Laurel Beard and Catherine Pooler and I are featuring Winnie & Walter¬†products. The products we’re featuring are part of the October 2015 Release and they’re gorgeous!


We decided to use the following products: In Bloom: Hollie’s Festive Florals + Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs and Essentials: Noelle Cutaways.

I started out by die cutting a scalloped and stitched panel using the Noelle Cutaways. I love that die cut set because it comes with so many dies and shapes that could be used for holiday and everyday cards. After I die cut it, I heat embossed a greeting on the panel using the Merry and Bright with Evelin T Designs set. I used a gorgeous embossing powder from WOW called Sensational Sage.

rsswllc_w&w_fullCan we just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this embossing powder? ūüôā This is seriously one of the prettiest powders I have ever seen! Look at that pretty green color and the subtle gold, white and silver glitters in it. It’s fantastic and I could stare at this picture for hours. After embossing the sentiment,¬†I stamped¬†some poinsettias from the Hollie’s Festive Florals set. This stamp set can be used for layered stamping which is one of my favorite techniques out there!

rsswllc_w&w_close_upSince this is a Christmas card, I thought it needed quite a lot of bling bling! First, I added sparkle to the poinsettias using a Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. I also added tiny dots of Star Dust Stickles in the center of the flowers. Finally, I adhered a couple of sequins from The Ton. I wanted to add an extra shiny touch to this card so I adhered some pearls and gems from Hero Arts to cover up the little hole of the sequins. ūüôā



As I mentioned in the beginning of this post and in the video, this card is part of Ready, Set, Stamp with LLC. My two friends Catherine and Laurel and I¬†teamed up¬†to bring you a monthly video series! Each month we feature products from one company and there’s always a giveaway to make it even more fun! Go and check out Catherine’s and Laurel’s video’s and blog posts:

Catherine’s VIDEO / blog POST

Laurel’s VIDEO / blog POST


Would you like to win¬†In Bloom: Hollie‚Äôs Festive Florals¬†+¬†Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs¬†and¬†Essentials: Noelle Cutaways¬†from Winnie & Walter? Simply leave comments on the three videos for a chance. You have until 11/16¬†to comment! Laurel will draw a random winner and I will be sharing it on social media. ūüôā Good luck!

Thanks for reading my post today! Big hug! xo


Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, TON for The Ton, W&W for Winnie & Walter. I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Hallmark Scrapbook and Ellen Hutson. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a nice Saturday. Today I am here with a card and video which are part of the Inklipse 1000 ¬†Subscribers Blog Hop in honor of Simon Hurley reaching 1000 YouTube subscribers. More information about this blog hop and giveaway can be found at the end of this blog post. ūüôā

In my video, I am creating a sequin shaker card with a watercolored element using Hero Arts and Ellen Hutson stamps.

Words cannot express how adorable that elf from the Santa’s Elves stamp set from Hero Arts is. I think it’s so cute! The stamp set comes with three elves and a coordinating die that works for each elf so you don’t have to buy the die separately. Isn’t that awesome?

cozy_christmas_fullI colored the elf using the ZIG Clean Color Brush Markers for a watercolored look. Whenever I color with these markers, I make sure to use a good paper and the Archival Jet Black ink so the ink won’t smear or smudge. My watercoloring method is fairly simply. I usually only use either one or to colors to add some shadow effects. I like to use the Pentel Medium Aquash Brush for blending. However, a regular fine paint brush would work, too!

cozy_christmas_close_upI created a sequin shaker using the FUSE tool from We R Memory Keepers. They recently released a line of FUSEables. This collection comes with a quality mat and holster, 12×12 clear sheets and more! I bought the mat and holster since I use the FUSE tool a lot. If you don’t use the tool that frequently, I suggest using some card board to protect your work surface. To hold¬†the tool itself, I’d use a jar or drinking glass. I really am pleased with this mat and holster, though!

I filled up my shaker with some sequins and beads from The Ton. I embossed¬†a sentiment from the Cozy Christmas stamp set from Essentials by Ellen using the Sensational Sage embossing powder from WOW. Finally, I stamped black stars using that same stamp set and I finished off the card using some pearls from Hero Arts. ūüôā


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As I mentioned in the beginning of this post and in the video, this blog post is part of the Inklipse 1000 Subscribers Blog Hop! The theme of this blog hop is: watercoloring. Simon Hurley (a young crafter!) organized this blog hop in honor of his YouTube channel reaching 1000 subscribers. A big congrats to Simon! ūüôā Here’s a full list of hoppers:

The next stop on the hop is Laura Bassen’s blog! ūüôā


There are a ton of giveaways today offered by the following companies:

Would you like to win a prize from one of those companies? Simply leave comments on ALL blog posts of this hop for a chance to win. Simon will draw random winners using Raffle Copter. (For more information about the requirements of the giveaways, click HERE.)


I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson. When you purchase through my links, I get a small commission with no extra costs to you. These commissions help me to pay the costs for my blog. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Happy Saturday! It has been a while since I uploaded a Saturday Stamp Day video so I thought I’d make it up to you by sharing three fun cards in this week’s video.

In today’s Saturday Stamp Day video, I am sharing one clean and simple design using the Holiday Bows stamp set from The Ton along with the Holiday Lyrics stamp set.

In total, I made three cards using the same stamped design. I highly recommend using the MISTI tool by My Sweet Petunia when creating multiple cards using the same design. This tool makes it easier to mass produce cards. Think about all of those quick birthday or Christmas cards you could create!

holiday_bows_blueAs you already know, I’m crazy about pastel colors. I like to use these colors for all of the cards I make so of course Christmas cards are no exception! For the soft blue bows, I used Soft Pool ink from Hero Arts first. For the second layer of the bows, I used Lake Shores ink from Simon Says Stamp. I love how dimensional the bows look even though this is just one stamped layer!¬†Impressive!¬†holiday_bows_2I heard that some people have trouble lining up the second layer of these bows. To be honest, it took me a while to line up the second layer. However, I found that rotating the second layer until it “fits” is the best method. If you’re not sure about how it’s going to end up, simply stamp the bows on some scrap paper. You can also check out the layering guide of these bows over HERE. For the pink bows, I used Twirling Tutu ink from SSS along with Soft Pink ink from Hero Arts.

holiday_bows_3Finally, I created a purple notecard using Thistle ink from SSS along with Soft Purple ink from Hero Arts. Since this is a holiday card, I felt like this needed some extra sparkle and shimmer. I added some sparkle to the bows using the Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. This adds the perfect amount of shimmer to your projects! Since I am a sequin addict, I adhered matching sequins from The Ton. If you’re going to be making a ton (teehee, see what I did there?) of these cards, you could keep it simple by just adhering the round sequins.

That’s it for now! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! xo


Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, TON for The Ton. I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Hallmark Scrapbook and Ellen Hutson. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.