Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's Fall in the Forest

Happy Wednesday Fireflies!!!! 

Fall is in the air, and we are just so excited!  We have so many things happening here at FFC you are all in for a real treat!  Let's begin by thanking everyone who played along with our Anything Goes challenge.  There were some wonderful projects!!! Drumroll please....... and our winner (via random draw) is....... Marie Fix!!!!! 
(Please email our Momma Firefly at fireflyscrafts@gmail.com to claim your prize within the week)
This is her beautiful entry into our challenge: 


Now; on to the NEW challenge...

Our challenge is meant to inspire, not require, so there are very few rules.  Those rules are as follows:

1.  You MUST use a stamp or Die (or some other main component of your project) that can be found in our shop.
2. You MUST upload a photo of your creation to the proper album on our Facebook Page before Midnight EST.
3. Have Fun!!!!

The winner of each challenge will be announced when we announce our new challenge.  Each month we will have a different prize or gift card from our store. The winner will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck to all of you Fireflies! 

*** Important update: There will be 2 challenges a month going forward: the 1st Wednesday of the month will be  an "Anything Goes" challenge, and the third Wednesday of each month will be a "Theme" or "Technique" type challenge. ***

So, without further adieu, here is the FireFly Crafts challenge:

This challenge is: Fall!


Simply choose anything from any company we carry in the store at www.fireflycrafts.net and make a card or project, then post it in our album located on our Facebook Group Page.  
(https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.627936130709507&type=1) 

The Prize for this challenge is: 
A Brand new Heat Gun!!!
(We can all use a new one of these! Lol!)


Here are some examples from our amazing Design Team:

Firefly Jammie Clark: 




Firefly Theresa McKinney:


I'm so very excited to announce that we have an INCREDIBLE GDT this month here in the forest!!!! 
Fireflies: please welcome Jasmine Turandar!!

Jasmine comes to us all the way from Sweeden.  She is so very talented and just an incredible person and friend.  She made a beautiful card that really captures the feel of Fall. We are so pleased to have her play along with us this month and so very honored to call her a firefly. Please show her some amazing Firefly love this month by commenting below or stopping by her blog (http://noxine.se)!  Thank you so much Jasmine!


Ok everyone, it's time to get crafty!  Think fall, grab a warm beverage, and enter the challenge, you have until October 4th to add your submission to the album on our Facebook Group Album.  (Search Firefly Crafts Fun!)
See you all in the forest! 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Anything Goes Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday Fireflies!!!! 

Our challenge is meant to inspire, not require, so there are very few rules.  Those rules are as follows:

1.  You MUST use a stamp or Die (or some other main component of your project) that can be found in our shop.
2. You MUST upload a photo of your creation to the proper album on our Facebook Page before Midnight EST.
3. Have Fun!!!!

The winner of each challenge will be announced when we announce our new challenge.  Each month we will have a different prize or gift card from our store. The winner will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck to all of you Fireflies! 

*** Important update: There will be 2 challenges a month going forward: the 1st Wednesday of the month will be  an "Anything Goes" challenge, and the third Wednesday of each month will be a "Theme" or "Technique" type challenge. ***

So, without further adieu, here is the FireFly Crafts challenge:

This challenge is: Anything Goes!


Simply choose anything from any company we carry in the store at www.fireflycrafts.net and make a card or project, then post it in our album located on our Facebook Group Page.  
(https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.622316931271427&type=1) 

The Prize for this challenge is: 
A $10 store credit to Firefly Crafts Online Store!!!


Here are some examples from our amazing Design Team:




Firefly Lena Nunn:









Wow, what an amazing DT we have! We hope they helped to inspire you and get those creative juices flowing.  Don't forget to add your project to the album on our Facebook page and check back here often for more inspiration.  See you soon!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thankful Fern --

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
It's September 1st! YAY! The Year is just
zooming by and FALL will be here before we know it...
Firefly DT Theresa here from Theresa's Craft Creations

 I thought I would inspire you with a lovely Fall card!
All my crafty friends know FALL is my Favorite Season
and I've been crafting up tons of FUN Fall projects
over the last couple of weeks... :)


- Here's what I created to get you Inspired -




I so LOVE this beautiful Word Die -



- Recipe for my card -



(Thankful) word Die Firefly Crafts 
 (Fern) Leaf Die Firefly Crafts *out of stock at the moment*
Sequins - Root Beer Float (Firefly Crafts)
Stitched Card Mat Die - Firefly Crafts *out of stock at the moment*

On the "Thankful" Word die & the "Fern leaf" die, I cut them
 out 3x's each to give them some dimension on my card
they really stand out beautifully with that copper cardstock -
Since I didn't want the whole piece of the "Fern leaf" die...
I cut it 1/2 way down - added the 1 section to the front of my card
and the rest of the leaf I added to the inside of my card, so everything
would tie together nicely for the recipient!


You can find ALL the Highlighted Products



Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Theresa

Monday, August 29, 2016

Joseph's Coat Birthday --

Hello & Happy Monday Crafty Peeps!
Firefly DT Theresa here from Theresa's Crafty Creations
We are on the last few days of August!!!
OMGOSH! Where has the Summer gone?

Today, I wanted to share a card I made using a 
technique I just barely heard about - I'm sure some of you
have heard of this cool technique before - but not me!!! :)

It's called the Joseph's Coat Technique



Here's the Card I created using this Technique


I actually think it turned out pretty cool!



-- Recipe for this Card --

Scalloped Stitched Frame Die - Gina Marie (Firefly Crafts)
Ranger Round Blending Tool
Misti Stamping tool
Versamark ink
 Powder tool
Clear Embossing Powder 
Marvy Heat Tool

ALL the highlighted items can be found at the


Here's how I created it --

I took a blank piece of White Cardstock and used the
assorted Distress inks and blended them up on my cardstock
to get the look I wanted (except for the black soot color)
then I used my powder tool to add powder all over my colorful cardstock piece before I started to stamp - I took my cardstock & placed it in my Misti tool - then decided on my stamp placement - inked up my stamps with the versamark ink - then stamped on top of the blended cardstock - I did this 2x's to make sure I got the versa mark ink coverage I wanted - I then added some clear embossing powder and heated it up - You can tell it was complete when the clear embossing powder turned the words glossy looking - THEN the FUN part - I took the Black soot distress ink and covered the entire piece of cardstock in it - so now it's completely black - then I took a towel and wiped the black ink off - which gave me the cool effect you see on my card - The Embossing resisted the Black ink and now shows the cool mixture of distress inks I used underneath -
I then used my Stitched scallop frame to cut out what I wanted -
attached it to a pink card mat backing - added some dimension to it, so it could POP up on top of the Dotted dry Embossed background - attached it all to a Grey 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base - then added some Enamel dots for some extra fun!

If you've NEVER tried this technique - I encourage you to give it a shot! I thought it was interesting to say the least - It doesn't have to be black for the top color either - As long as it's a dark color for the coverage it'll still work - so try dark blue or dark grey - whatever your crafty hearts think will look cool for this... :)

Thanks for reading ALL the way through my crazy long post!

Have a FABULOUS DAY!!!

Theresa

Monday, August 22, 2016

Distress Birthday Card -

Hello & Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a Fantastic Weekend! :)
Firefly DT Theresa here from Theresa's Crafty Creations
and I thought I would inspire you with a Birthday card!
We can NEVER have to many Birthday cards in our stash! :) 


- Here's what I created to share -




I thought this would be perfect for a Male or Female -
You could never go wrong with a Gender Neutral card!



- Recipe for my card -


Cardstock - Stampin' Up, Georgia Pacific, Canson Watercolor
TH Distress inks - Blueprint SketchPeacock Feathers, Salty Ocean
Versa mark Ink
WOW Primary Ebony Embossing Powder
Marvy Heat Tool
Misti Tool for stamping
 Sentiment - Cakes & Candles  (Avery Elle)
 Ranger Round Blending Tool
Wonky Dies - Gina Marie Designs

I did the embossing first , then added my distress inks - 
I took a towel to wipe off the ink that was still on the sentiment
then I sprayed water on it - then pat it dry
I sprayed some more water - then pat it dry to get the look I wanted
Once that was done & completely dry
 I die cut it with the wonky stitch die
 I felt it needed a little somethin' somethin' so I added 
some sequins with glossy accents -
I did add a strip to the inside of my card as well along
with a couple more sequins


You can find ALL the Highlighted Products



Have a Fabulously Crafty Day!!!

Theresa

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fireflies at the beach....

Happy Wednesday Fireflies!!!! Let me begin by thanking everyone for playing along with all of the fireflies on our Anything Goes challenge!  It was so much fun!  The winner (via random.org) is:
St├ęphanie Beauchemin!!!
You have won the We R Memory Makers Flower Punch Board!
(Please email fireflyscrafts@gmail.com to claim your prize, 
you have one week from today to claim.)
Just look at her incredible card!


Now on to the next challenge!...
Our challenge is meant to inspire, not require, so there are very few rules.  Those rules are as follows:

1.  You MUST use a stamp or Die (or some other main component of your project) that can be found in our shop.
2. You MUST upload a photo of your creation to the proper album on our Facebook Page before Midnight EST.
3. Have Fun!!!!

The winner of each challenge will be announced when we announce our new challenge.  Each month we will have a different prize or gift card from our store. The winner will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck to all of you Fireflies! 

*** Important update: There will be 2 challenges a month going forward: the 1st Wednesday of the month will be  an "Anything Goes" challenge, and the third Wednesday of each month will be a "Theme" or "Technique" type challenge. ***

So, without further adieu, here is the FireFly Crafts challenge:

This challenge is: A Day at the Beach!


Simply choose anything from any company we carry in the store at www.fireflycrafts.net and make a card or project, then post it in our album located on our Facebook Group Page.  (https://www.facebook.com/groups/574242672745520/) 

The Prize for this challenge is: 
A $10 store credit to Firefly Crafts Online Store!!!


Here are some examples from our amazing Design Team:




Firefly Lena Nunn:www.cardsbylena.com







Wow, what an amazing DT we have! We hope they helped to inspire you and get those creative juices flowing.  Don't forget to add your project to the album on our Facebook page and check back here often for more inspiration.  See you soon!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

First Wednesday Anything Goes

Happy first Wednesday of the month Fireflies!!!! Let me begin by thanking everyone for playing along with all of the fireflies on our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!  It was so much fun!  The winner (via random.org) is: Karen Nofziger
You have won the 10 pack of Martha Stewart Punches  
(Please email fireflyscrafts@gmail.com to claim your prize, 
you have one week from today to claim.)
Just look at her awesome card!

Now on to the next challenge!...
Our challenge is meant to inspire, not require, so there are very few rules.  Those rules are as follows:

1.  You MUST use a stamp or Die (or some other main component of your project) that can be found in our shop.
2. You MUST upload a photo of your creation to the proper album on our Facebook Page before Midnight EST.
3. Have Fun!!!!

The winner of each challenge will be announced when we announce our new challenge.  Each month we will have a different prize or gift card from our store. The winner will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck to all of you Fireflies! 

*** Important update: There will be 2 challenges a month going forward: the 1st Wednesday of the month will be  an "Anything Goes" challenge, and the third Wednesday of each month will be a "Theme" or "Technique" type challenge. ***

So, without further adieu, here is the FireFly Crafts challenge:

This challenge is: Anything Goes!


Simply choose anything from any company we carry in the store at www.fireflycrafts.net and make a card or project, then post it in our album located on our Facebook Group Page.  (https://www.facebook.com/groups/574242672745520/) 

The Prize for this challenge is: 

A We R Memory Makers Flower Punch Board!!!


Here are some examples from our amazing Design Team:

Firefly Jammie Clark



Firefly Elaine Calderwood: 



Wow, what an amazing DT we have! We hope they helped to inspire you and get those creative juices flowing.  Don't forget to add your project to the album on our Facebook page and check back here often for more inspiration.  See you soon!
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