Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pinspired and Crafter's Companion USA Joint Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pinspired - Crafter's Companion Joint Blog Hop! 

So glad you could come and hop along!  If you arrived from Roxanne's blog than you are on the right track.  If not, you might want to head to Annette's blog so you don't miss any blogs along the way.

Just in case you are new to either Pinspired or Crafter's Companion, here is a little bit about them both:

Crafter's Companion
Crafter’s Companion is a U.K.-based company with offices in Anaheim, CA and Northern England. Well known for their innovative paper crafting tools and accessories, their products are distributed and sold worldwide. their most popular products include Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool, the Ultimate Pen Storage, embossing folders, and EZMagnetic Storage panels for metal embossing and cutting dies. Their staff prides itself on top-notch service with a 100% customer satisfaction philosophy.

Pinspired Challenge Blog
Pinspired Challenges was created by a group of girls that LOVE Pinterest and crafting.... They came up with the idea of the challenge in the latter part of 2012 and the challenges launched in January of 2013. Their DT, or as they like to call themselves, "Pin Heads" have scoured Pinterest to bring you some amazing inspirational pins. They will post a brand new challenge on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. You will have until Thursday of the following week to link your entry onto the challenge post. That's 9 whole days to play along!!!! Inspirational photos are for you to interpret anyway you want.  You can also feel free to make any kind of craft you want as well, whether its a card, layout or altered item.

This hop runs from May 3 - 5 and will be showcasing Crafter's Companion stamps from Sheena's - A Little Bit Floral collection. You have TWO chances to win! You can hop around and comment on all of the blogs for one chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion.

For a second chance to win, you can play along with this challenge!

Using the image above to create a project and post it using InLinkz on the Pinspired Blog. You have until May 9, 2013 to participate in the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion. If you create AND comment on the Blog Hop, that gives you two chances to win!

Here is the full Hop List:

Stacy - You are HERE.

When you are finished hopping around to all the blogs head over to the Pinspired Blog to finish up.  But while you are here please check out the sympathy card I made using Sheena's A Little Bit Floral EZMount Stamp - Floral Corners.

I colored the stamped images with my Spectrum Noir markers - PP1, PP2, OR1, EB2, EB4, CG1, CG2, CT1 and then fussy cut them out. 

I'm obsessing over my new 6 x 6 Embossalicious embossing Folders so I pulled out the Lattice one and embossed the pink paper to add a little more texture to my card.   I am happy with the results and I hope you like it too.

Now it is time to go to Stephanie L.'s blog.  Thanks for hopping along today!  Have fun!



  1. Love the way the flowers stand out.

  2. So so lovely, I don't often think to emboss patterned paper, but this is great! So inspiring! Love the stamp and of course, your coloring :)


  3. Love this card, the embossing is so subtle yet perfect!

  4. The diamond background is so cool and different.

  5. Beautiful... Your back ground is amazing. What a great idea.

  6. I like your polka dot background. It looks great.

  7. very striking! this would also make a great mother's day card!

  8. Wonderful touch to emboss the PP on your design.

  9. Love your work Stacy! This is stunning!

  10. Lovely card. The colors are great. TFS

  11. Beautiful card girl! I love the beautiful colors and stamp :)

  12. The embossaliscious folders are to die for! Your card is exquisite! TFS!

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  14. would never think in embossing a patterned paper, its lovely xx

  15. Wow this is beautiful, Love the colors and the way you colored the flower. TFS
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  16. Beautiful card!!!Love the colors!!!

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  18. Very very pretty card!!! I Love the coloring and those flowers are gorgeous.

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