Welcome to the Pinspired - Crafter's Companion USA Joint Blog Hop!
Crafter's Companion USA
Crafter’s Companion is a U.K.-based company with offices in Anaheim, CA and Northern England. Well known for our innovative paper crafting tools and accessories, our products are distributed and sold worldwide. Our 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. Our staff prides itself on top-notch service with a 100% customer satisfaction philosophy. If we havve exceeded your expectations, then we’ve done our job!
Pinspired Challenge Blog
Pinspired Challenges was created by a group of girls that LOVE Pinterest and crafting.... We came up with the idea of the challenge in the latter part of 2012 and the challengeslaunched in January of 2013. Our DT, or as we like to call them, "Pin Heads" have scoured Pinterest to bring you some amazing inspirational pins. We 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 take from the colors, the style or the technique - whatever floats your boat! You can also feel free to make any kind of craft you want as well, whether its a card, layout or altered item.
From May 3 - 5, both design teams from Pinspired and Crafter's Companion USA will be showcasing 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 USA (May 3 - 5, 2013), and for a second chance to win, you can play along with us!
Using the image above as inspiration, create a new project and post it using InLinkz on the Pinspired Blog. If you choose to play along, you have until May 9, 2013 to upload you project for a chance to win a gift certificate from Crafter's Companion USA. If you create and comment on the Blog Hop, then you have two chances to win!
I used the Magnolia stamp from Sheena's A Little Bit Floral collection. Since the inspiration photo features mostly pastel colors, I chose to use pastels on my Magnolia bloom. To get the soft pastel look, I embossed the flower with white embossing powder then colored it in using watercolor paints. I like that when a flower comes in stamp form, it can be any color you choose! All of the flowers in Sheena's A Little Bit Floral collection are beautiful and the possibilities are endless!
Be sure to check out what the other designers made with these beautiful floral stamps! In case you get lost along the way, there is full list of participants below. We hope you will play along with us! Remember that the InLinkz will be on the Pinspired blog! Now head on over to Jean's blog and enjoy the hop!
Erica-you are here!