Friday, April 27, 2012

Swinging By

Hello and happy Saturday and today's card is called "Swinging By" and it's from the Humphrey Collection.
She was fun to color. You can find her and other neat products at Crafter's Companion site. Below I'll tell you how I made the card.

Stamp image and saying onto white card stock using black dye ink. Color with the Spectrum Noir Markers shown below.

                                                 I added a dye cut white oval, a decorative corner punch at two opposite corners and also two buttons in different colored blues to opposite corners.
Hope you enjoyed the card and stop by next Saturday.

Paula Huiras

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Blog Hop Winner for my Blog

Hello everyone and I want to let everyone know that C. Elizabeth Ortiz from Topeka, Ks. was the winner on my blog. Congratulations and have fun with your new winnings! Go to the CC site for the grand prize winner.
Paula Huiras

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Valuable Time

Hello and happy Saturday. Today I have a card for you called "Valuable Time". It's a Father's Day card.
Scroll down to see all the pictures.You can find these images and other great products  by going to Crafter's Companion site.
All the images were stamped onto white card stock using Black dye ink. The two compass pieces were layered to a die cuts Quinn Flourish. Brads were added to the compass pieces and a clock hand with a larger brad were added to Valuable Time. The vanilla strip on the right side was put through a script folder.  A woven ribbon was added under the background wording which was stamped twice side by side.
Hope you enjoyed the pictures and stop by next Saturday. Be sure and check out the other designer cards.

Paula Huiras                                                                             

Friday, April 20, 2012

Blog Hop Card

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop!  Thanks for hopping by today. Before we get started  I want to share the project I made today. It is a fun little bridge scene from Art-Kure. It's called Clapper Bridge. Below I'll tell you how I put it together.

I stamped the image onto white card stock using black dye ink.


I then used light colored Spectrum Noir markers and the larger chisel end to draw lines across the image. After coloring with the markers I put the image through an oval die. Then it was mounted to another larger scalloped oval die in white. Set aside this image.

I prepared a light gray card by using a decorative corner punch at two opposite corners. I put a gold brad at each end. This gray card was layered to a larger deckle cut white card.  At this point you could layer the main image to the gray card along with a die cut gray pine tree.
I then put a light teal card through a distressed square folder. This card was layered to a darker gray card. You can now mount your main image to these pieces. Hope you enjoyed the card. And, now on to the Hop!

There are 12 design team members and each of us have a question that will give you clues to12
different items that you can find in the Crafter's Comapnion Store. So, your goal is to hop around to all 12 questions and then hop over to the Crafter's Companion Store to find the answers. After you have found the answers you will then put them in an e-mail to . That way Bindy can find your entry. If you do that and follow the other requirements which I will tell you in a minute you will be entered into the Grand Prize which is the entire Peter the Rabbit Collection of Stamp Sets!!! This will add up to 9 (!) awesome stamp sets!

Along the way each designer will have a project to inspire you and also the possibility to win on their individual blogs too!
 Each designer is giving away a Cute Companions-Romance stamp set, two embossing powders (one white and one blush rose) and one sheet of EZ mount foam!

 This blog hop will run from Friday, April 20th at midnight pst and end at midnight pst on Sunday April 22nd. Winners will be announced on the Crafter's Companion Information blog on Tuesday April 24th.
Here are the requirements to win:

To be entered to win on my personal blog:
1. You will need to be a follower of me And Crafter's Companion Informational Blog.
2. And you must leave me a comment letting me know you stopped by to hop along.

To win the Grand Prize:
1. You must leave a comment on Each Design Team members blog.
2. You must find the answers to the scavenger hunt questions in the CC store and mail them to
 with the subject line: CC Blog Hop. Ready to get started??? Here is my question


Next, go to: 

If you get lost along the way, here are all the team members:

1. Stacy -
2. Dawn L -
3. Jen J -
4. Dawn B -
5. Tracy -
6. Carolyn -
7. Trena - 
8. Kathy -
9. Lisa -
10. Steph -
11. Paula - (you are here)
12. Marge - here next)
13. Make sure you are following the Crafter's Companion Blog -

Have a fun hunt!
Paula Huiras 


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Gather the Rose of Love

Hello and happy Saturday. Today is a free week for us so I chose an older image from the Stamp It collection. You'll find this image and other great products at Crafter's Companion site. Below I'll tell you a little bit on how I made the card.

                The image was stamped in black dye ink, trimmed and then rubbed with Distress Ink Antique Linen. It gives it an aged look. I layered it to two patterned papers and inserted a brad. I also used the stitch punch at three sides of one of the patterned papers and also on the brown strip. A couple of dies were used to cut out a scalloped border and the small ribbon to the right. More brads were added to the woven ribbon also.
Hope you enjoyed this image. It would make a nice Mother's Day card or even a Birthday card.
Stop by next Saturday when we get into making Father's Day cards. Be sure to check out the other designer's cards.

Paula Huiras                                                               

Monday, April 9, 2012

Flowers Galore

Hello and happy Monday. Today I have some flower cards for you. They are a new set of stamps from Art Cure found at Crafter's companion. These cards were really fun to make and below I will tell you how I inked them.

              Start by stamping each image with Black dye ink and then trimming the card. Next use a sheet of acrylic or a sheet of glass will work too. I've even used a large acrylic block. I put down the ink in rows of colors.

Press the stamped card onto the inked surface. Lift up and then lay down again in a different direction. Keep repeating until you are satisfied with the results. You may also have to reink.

Card #1 uses Distress Inks-Spiced Marlmalade, Mustard Seed and Shabby Shutters.
Card #2 uses Distress Inks- Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender.
Card #3 uses Distress Inks- Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage and Dried Marigold.

I hope you enjoyed this process. I really like to try out new ways to color. Be sure and check out the other designer's cards.
Paula Huiras



Saturday, April 7, 2012

Oh Duck!

Happy Spring Saturday and Paula here. Today I have a card called "Oh Duck" from Sheena Douglas. These are some fun images. Be sure to check them out and other products at Crafter's Companion site.

I used a wadded up piece of saran Wrap to color this image. I also used the Distress inks. It was kinda fun to think of another way to color an image. I would use this image for a Father's day card or just a male card...
Hope you enjoyed the card and stop back next Saturday and also check out the other designer's cards.

Paula Huiras