Sunday, October 20, 2019

Crafty Friends October + Coupon Code

It's Crafty Friends Day!

This month's featured friend is Ellen Hutson! Ellen is an amazing woman, and a dear, dear friend. I always tell her she has a podcast voice - I love hearing her talk and laugh.

I was thrilled when she hired Julie Ebersole - it was like peanut butter and chocolate finally got together!

Julie's CAS style changed cardmaking, in my opinion. No one was doing what she was doing back in the day, and she's influenced much of what we see in the design world, in my humble opinion.

I love that her design style is translated so beautifully in her stamp designs. You may not know this, but I was in the lighting industry for nearly 20 years. So I have a thing for light bulb stamps, and Julie's light bulb set makes me so happy. It's cute and simple in her style and has great sentiments. There are dies you can cut each bulb out with. All I had to do was make the middle one glow with some Wild Dandelion ink and Life Changing Blender Brushes.

As usual, we have a coupon for you! 20% off your purchase at Ellen Hutson of any Essentials By Ellen products! Click here and use code CraftyFriends20. This is a first just for our readers, so we are super excited and honored that Ellen did this for us!








Conductor of Light by Julie Ebersole,...
[ ELH ]
Conductor of Light by Julie Ebersole,...
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush - 4 Piece...
[ ELH ]
Crafter's Companion Gemini Junior -...
[ ELH ]
Wild Dandelion, Gina K Designs Ink...
[ ELH ]
Stamp Shammy, Lawn Fawn - Ellen...
[ ELH ]
Starry Stamp Shammy Case, Lawn Fawn -...
[ ELH | ETS ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring Board 9x7.5 -...
[ ELH ]


Loveyameanitbye.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fall, Part Two


I told you I'd be back with another card with Suzy's cards and these fabulous markers I can't stop using!

So here I am! I used the same process I used on Wednesday's post, so I won't bore you again, but y'all - the blending on these! I LOVE THEM.

So bright and happy. This design really lent itself to playing with the blends - just colored while watching TV. I hope it makes your Friday cheerful! This is truly a minimal supplies card.

Simon Says Stamp Suzy's FALL CARDS...
[ SSS ]
Karin — MARKER UNIVERSE
[ MRK ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | MFT ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05...
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Sumikko Gurashi Paper Stickers |...
[ KWP ]
Studio Ghibli Sticky Notes | Kawaii...
[ KWP ]
3 in 1 Multi Layer Sticky Notes |...
[ KWP ]
Blue World Washi Tape Set | Kawaii...
[ KWP ]
Kawaii Pen Shop
[ KWP ]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hello Fall + Coupon Code For Extreme Cuteness

I've been focusing on fall more this year - trying to stamp in season.

Well, in season for y'all. Here's it's still summer.

But it helps me enjoy things in real time if I'm not doing Christmas cards in July and if I can fill October with autumnal splendor.

The natural color combos are the ones I reach for anyway - piercing blues and hot oranges.

Well my friend Lori has enabled me into a new coloring medium that I'm absolutely freaking out about - these brush markers.

These are really unique - the ink flows supremely well through a porous point nib that reminds me of a Copic nib. They are so incredibly juicy and intensely pigmented, as you can see.

My favorite way to color with these is to scribble a darker color on my craft mat, and then take the lighter of two colors and pick up that darker color with the lighter marker, and then color from a dark area to a light area, like on the mushrooms until the lighter color is pure again!

It's amazing! I love them so much. Now I need them allllll!

This image is from Suzy's fall cards, which are great, as usual. I color these in front of the TV at night purely for relaxation - I rarely blog them. But I loved two of the ones I did so much one I thought I'd share.

If you purchase these cards, come back on Friday for another one with the same markers!











Simon Says Stamp Suzy's FALL CARDS...
[ SSS ]
Karin — MARKER UNIVERSE
[ MRK ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | MFT ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]
Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05...
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Sumikko Gurashi Paper Stickers |...
[ KWP ]
Studio Ghibli Sticky Notes | Kawaii...
[ KWP ]
3 in 1 Multi Layer Sticky Notes |...
[ KWP ]
Blue World Washi Tape Set | Kawaii...
[ KWP ]
Kawaii Pen Shop
[ KWP ]


I also have a Life Favorites site to share with you today! (Plus a discount!)

I was on Facebook and an ad came up for the CUTEST stuff I've ever seen from this store - Kawaii Pen Shop. It was very hard for me to exercise self control with their washi tapes, adorable stickers and overall cuteness. These are some of the things I bought.

These fun & funky sticky notes:


These GORGEOUS layered sticky notes that are die-cut:


This gorgeous set of washi tapes called Blue World:




They even have adorable wood stamps, which I also bought and will be making cards with. Everything is super reasonably priced. Had I discovered this site as a child, I would have lost my mind. Everything I took to school would be covered with kitty stickers for DAYS. :)

I asked them if they would share a coupon code with all of you, and to my delight, they said yes!

So if you shop there, you can use code understandblue for 10% off your order!

Go forth and find cuteness.

Loveyameanitbye

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