Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I built a castle in a month

Paper castle that is. Well it took me a month to make it, but more additional time before that to plan the layout templates for the buildings etc.
You wonder why, well this was one of the two 3-d items for the Artisan Awards this year and this is the loser.

Halloween Munchies

Hi all,
Here is one of the projects I created for the current round of UStamp with Dawn and Friends. Heating up the Holidays.
I used Monster Munchies set and Howlstooth and Scaringbone dsp and bunch of dies (petite purse, candy wrapper, milk carton, envelope etc)


Monday, August 27, 2012

Christmas in August Project #2 -Watercolor Winter

Hi all,
Here is the second project I made for my Christmas in August and September class. I used Watercolor Winter and More Merry Messages stamp sets. The colors are Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade and Cherry Cobler. As well I used the Festival of Prints dsp stack, stampin' dazzle marker in gold and dotted ribbon border punch.

More details about this class can be found --> HERE

Friday, August 24, 2012

Pappilion meets Betsy's blossom

Here's a card I made using three stamp sets, Pappillion Poutpuri, Betsy's blossoms and bitty banners. I used as well the Labels Framelits. I used Whisper White and Daffodil Delight card stock and Daffodil Delighs and Rich Razzleberry ink pads. As well the new Butterfly punch and rhinestones.

note: I extended the registration for Canvas Art class by mail till tomorrow. More details --> HERE

Razzleberry Splash Suitcase template and cards and class by mail. More details --> HERE

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Google reader feed

Apparently the google reader feed for my blog got messed up somehow, first it wasn't updating now it doesn't show the links or pictures.
If you have this problem, you can unsubscribe then go to my blog www.ilinacrouse.blogspot.com and in the first sidebar (at the top) click on subscribe to reader, and follow the process from there. This should work. Let me know if you have trouble.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Razzleberry Splash Suitcase and cards - tutorial and class by mail

Hi all,

I have been stamping lately (more than usual, and usual is none). So I prepared another project that is available as template/pfd instructions or as class by mail.

The project uses 1/2 Simply Scrappin' kit and makes 10 cards and suitcase type of box to hold them.
Plus there are plenty of leftovers :)

The template is $6 and you can pre-order it now, it will be emailed to all pre-orders by the end of the day on Thursday 8/23/12/ To pre-order your click on the add to cart button bellow

In the class by mail you'll receive:
The class by mail is $25+shipping ($5.15 priority mail) and includes:

  • 1/2 Simply scrappin kit Razzleberry Splash (the dsp will be cut to 6"x6" for ease to work with, as well the cardstock will be cut to 10 pieces of 4"x5 1/4" for the card layers plus you will receive the rest of it :))
  • 10 Medium Whisper white envelopes
  • pack of basic pearls
  • 2 sheets of Lucky Limeade cardstock (for template)
  • pdf tutorial that will be emailed to you.
 You can register for the class until August 31st, and as soon as registration closes I will order all the materials, prepare them and ship them. For orders from SU! usually takes a week to arrive.

Click on the add to cart button to order the class by mail.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Christmas in August and September Project #1

Hi all, Here's the first project I prepared for my Christmas in August and September class. This is a box and tags to go in it showcasing the Candlelight Christmas dsp and Ornament Keepsakes bundle (dies and stamp set) More details about this class can be found HERE

note: the top is not a top note die cut, it's larger than it. The tags are 2" x 3 1/4"

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Canvas Art Class by Mail

Hi all,

so I got a lot of requests about this class, so I decided to offer it as class by mail. 
You can register starting now until August 23rd, and I will ship the kits by the end of the month. As well I will email you pdf with instructions.
What will you receive in your project kit?
- 8" x 10" canvas
-1 bottle of acrylic paint
-sponge brush
-precut dsp and cardstock
-linen thread
 -pdf instructions

what will you need:
-Lacey and Lovely stamp set
-Distressed dots stamp
-ink pads

If you want to purchase any of the stamps please email me

The cost of the kit+shipping is $23. Click on the Add to cart button below to order your kit. (you don't need paypal account to purchase the kits) (just select don't have paypal :))

Best Wishes - Stamp It! Magazine

This card is long overdue to be posted. I believe I haven't mentioned that I was published in the Stamp It! magazine in June/July Volume 9. This is the card that was published. I used Versamark, Old Olive, Early Espresso and  Rich Razzleberry ink pads, the new framelits labels and some rich razzleberry taffeta ribbon. The card uses only Crumb Cake cardstock. The stamps are not SU!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I forgot to mention that I made the banner for the new class (Christmas in August and September) using MDS2 software. Here's a quick video from SU! about MDS2

Clockworks Father's day card - faux metal

I know I am kind of late posting this card, but better late then never. :) I CASE-d this card from the catalog and made it a Father's day card. I used Delightful Dozen, Clockworks and Netting stamp sets. The colors are Gumball Green, More Mustard, Midnight Muse and Black. I used brushed silver cardstock and silver embossing powder for the sentiment and the Tags punch.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Online Classes are back! Christmas in August and September and Cards that Pop :)

Hi all,

I have taken a long break from the online classes so I can focus on my baby girl. Now, I believe I am ready to start back up.

I thought a lot about changing up a bit the online classes as many have requested pdf's instead of videos. So starting with the new classes we'll have pdf's of the tutorials instead of videos. You will be able to download them, along with the templates (if there are any, and they will be :))
As well, the classes will move little slower, due to my busy schedule ( full time job and a baby :) I hope you understand). The classes will be 5 weeks each and each week we'll have one project for which I will provide pictures, templates and pdf tutorial (not all projects will have templates).
The rest it's same, around the start date of the class I will be sending invite to join the class site/blog.

Ok, now that I have explained the new format, it's about time to announce the first 2 classes.

1. Christmas in August and September- as the name says this class will focus on Christmas projects. We'll have 5 projects and each tutorial will be posted each Sunday (approx, not fixed day) starting August 19th, for 5 consecutive weeks.
The price of this class will be $18, and you will have 5 complete pdf tutorials and templates to go with it. We'll be using mainly items from the new Holiday Mini catalog and some from the main catalog (mainly new sets)

Click on the add to cart button to register for this class

2. Cards that pop. - In this class we'll make pop-up cards, different types of pop-up mechanisams (or sliding). This class will start September 23rd and will be 5 consecutive weeks and we'll make 5 different interactive cards where I will teach you how to build the pop-up mechanism etc.
I will be posting one project each week (approx. every Sunday)
The price will be $13.
To register click on the add to cart button bellow

I am Inspired Convention class project

Hi all,
here's another project from Convention. Again from one of the extra classes. This one is I am Inspired with Donna Griffin. I just love the project. I finished it at home. It's a pin board with three different sets of accents to embelish it. So cool.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

$50 shopping spree and Spooktacular promotion during August

Hi all,

If you sign up to be a demonstrator during August, look what you can get for FREE. A project kit priced at $60 +.
The kit includes Toxic Treats stamp set, Printer's tray and all the goodies to complete the tray.
Plus, if you are the first one to sign up, you will receive $50 shopping spree from me :) plus some Memento Mall goodies :)

The starter kit is ONLY $99 and 100% customizable. You get to pick any items from the main or Holiday mini catalogs no exceeding $125. Plus you get all the business supplies  (box if catalogs, order forms etc).

So on top of that you get the $60 project kit and $50 shopping spree.

To sign up click HERE, then click on join the FUN and then join now.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I am pattern mixing pro project from Convention 2012

While I was at convention I took two extra classes on Wednesday and Friday nights. But I finished my projects at home last weekend. LoL. Here's the first project, this one if from the Pattern Mixing pro class with Carrie Cudney. We made this cool canvas.
I will share more in the following days (Swaps, the other class project etc.)

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