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Debbie Seyer
I am a Concept Designer/Design Team member working in the Paper Crafts industry.
Interests: watching movies with my hubby and family, shopping and paper crafting!, swimming, vacations
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Hello friends! Hope your week is going okay so far. On Wednesday, it's back to school for my youngest daughter. She will be a Junior in high school. I can't believe how time flies. Well, while I am enjoying the quiet at my house, I will be watching the Home Shopping Network. You see, August 16th is the big crafty day for Crafter's Companion on HSN. They have a really wonderful Today's Special for tomorrow and I hope you will check it out! It's a collection of cool stuff featuring the Colorista Aqua line from Crafter's Companion. If you love to watercolor, you will love this collection. Here is a card I created using just a few of the products! I started by cutting a sheet from the Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua Lovely Frameables Premium Watercolour pad. Then I used a couple of my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers and a Crafter's Companion Water Pen to move the color around the sheet in a color wash technique. Here is what my finished card looks like.... I matted my watercolor panel onto some Gold Mirror Luxury Cardstock and then I added a Vellum Sentiment. The vellum sentiment comes in a pack with the Today's Special!! I love how this turned out. Such an easy card to create and fun, too! Check back tomorrow for another project showing stuff from the Home Shopping Network show that starts at 12:00 am August 16!! If you want to see even more stuff from the HSN show, be sure to join the Crafter's Companion HSN Facebook event!! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends. Hope you have been enjoying your summer. Sadly, summer break is almost over at our house. We have had a few milestone achievements happen, too. My youngest daughter got her driver's license and she drove herself to school to get her locker, schedule and parking pass. We have just 9 short days until she is officially a Junior in high school. Seems like this summer has definitely flown by! Well a few months ago, I made a Thank You card ensemble for the Tonic Studios blog. I am sorry I forgot to share it with you. You can see exactly how I created this ensemble and the Tonic Studios dies and stamps I used on the Tonic Studios blog. You might want to have a look around, too. If Nuvo Drops are something you love to use, well this is definitely the blog for you! I have some more sneak peeks to share with you this week using the new stuff that will be on HSN (Home Shopping Network) August 16. Crafter's Companion will have the Today's Special and you are going to love it! Check back soon! Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I have been super busy working on projects for the next crafty day on HSN (Home Shopping Network) for Crafter's Companion. I love getting the new products and making stuff but I have to say sometimes it can be hard to create. What I mean is that most of the products are Christmas stuff. I don't know about you but I am just not ready to talk about that holiday yet! LOL Well, besides the new stuff being Christmas, I have had a lot of fun creating. I found some Christmas movies to listen to while creating and just got busy! Here are two of my projects....... For both of these projects I used new 3d embossing folders that will be on HSN Wednesday August 16. I also used some really cool silver and gold gilding wax. I have never used that product before and am excited to experiment with it some more! I have a few more Christmas cards to share but there are a few regular projects, too! There is a wonderful Today's Special for August 16th and I will share a few projects using those products soon. Thanks for stopping by today!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope you are having a great summer. I took a blog break and did some fun stuff with my family. Here are a few things we did...... Yep my hubby took me to visit The Pioneer Woman's Mercantile. We were visiting the newlyweds in Kansas City, Mo and just drove 3.5 hours to Pawhuska, OK to visit the Merc! LOl My hubby knows me, that's for sure! It was awesome! We ate 1 dinner and 2 breakfasts at the Merc and enjoyed every meal. Here are a few more pictures. I got a copy of PW's new magazine. It's very nice! Plus I got myself a very nice refillable plastic wrap box. This box is really awesome. No sharp edges to cut yourself plus it's super sturdy and you can refill it! This is the hubby after we stood in the heat for 45 minutes waiting for dinner. Considering that he never waits for food, I was very happy to sit down and get a large mason jar full of white peach lemonaide and just sit in the AC! My hubby considers vacation to include dessert before dinner or even sometimes instead of dinner. Here he is eating Prune Cake with ice cream before his Fancy Grilled Cheese sandwich with homemade chips! LOL It was really good..... Yep that is THE Marlboro Man. While we didn't get to chat with him, he was roaming around the Merc chatting and drinking his soda! This was my dinner.......PW's Chicken Fried steak with Mashed Potatoes and the best gravy ever!! This is some fancy coffee we had the next morning with our breakfast. We enjoyed all the food and just seeing the Merc as I am an avid follower of PWs blog for years! We stayed in Pawhuska, OK at the Historic Whiting Bed and Bath for two nights. After breakfast, we took a drive around. We visited the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve. Now this is just what you would think it is, miles of grass and gravel roads. But we did see a few Bison roaming free and enjoyed a nice stop at the Visitor Center to learn more about the Preserve. Then we drove to Bartlesville OK and visited the Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve. It was really awesome and we saw quite a bit of American West art in the museum. It was so hot that day but we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! How was your weekend? It was fantastic here at the Seyer house. All the girls were home and we celebrated my husband's 50th birthday together! Oh we had a couple of other celebrations but I guess I felt like it wasn't official until our whole family was together! LOL Now it's time to get back to the regular stuff so that means sharing a fun project I created using a new 3d Embossing Folder from Crafter's Companion. I had alot of fun creating this card. Using an embossing ink pad, I inked up the embossing folder and ran it thru my Gemini die cutting and embossing machine. Once it was out of the folder, I added some clear embossing powder and heat set the card panel. Here is what it looks like before I made it into a card..... This embossing folder is 5 x 7" and that is the size of my card panel. Once it was all heat set, I trimmed the panel to 4 1/2 x 6 1/2". I cut a base for my 5 x 7" card out of what cardstock. I added some pink and creamed Quilled Small Roses with pearls in the center to the card. Under the rose embellishments, I added a doily plus I created my sentiment from a Dymo label maker. Here is my card....... Here is a different angle! I will be creating a video to show you how I created these flowers using the new Quilling flower dies from Crafter's Companion. Thanks for stopping by today! Supplies Used: 3D Embossing Folder – Regency Swirl Die'sire Rose Small Metal Die Quilling Paper Pad Embossing ink + clear embossing powder Wilton doily sponge Victorian Velvet Distress Ink label maker Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Recently I have been showing you projects that I have created with the new releases from Crafter's Companion that will available on July 11 on HSN. Well today is no different! LOL I am so excited about these projects. One of the things that I really love to do is take something that I bought at the Dollar Store and make it look fantastic. Here is my project for today.......A $1 dollar mini frame that I added quilled roses and other embellishments to make it look fantastic! To start, I left the frame exactly as I bought it, just removed the price tag from the back. The insert inside the frame was perfect for the embellishments I wanted to add. I created the Quilled Small Rose Flowers using the Quilling paper pad that is included with the flowers. I added some white pearls to the middle of each flower. I also die cut some branches from the Die'sire Branch Out Mixed Media dies from Kraft cardstock. Using a sponge, I sponged around the edges of the branches. I stamped the sentiment onto Kraft cardstock and sponged the edges of that too! Here is another look........ I added white pearls to the frame too! I adhered everything to the frame using a hot glue gun and glue dots. This was a fun project to create! Be sure to watch HSN on July 11 to see all these cool new products that Crafter's Companion will be releasing! You can get a sneak peek of more products HERE on the Crafter's Companion US page! Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I have another project to share with you using a die from the Crafter's Companion July 11 HSN show. This is a quilling flower die! I had so much fun making this project!! I created a flower pot card. The tutorial for this card is on Splitcoaststampers and it is super easy!! Here is what the sunflowers look like while the seed beads were drying. You get a glimpse of the die itself, too! These flower were created by first rolling 2 strips of kraft cardstock together for the middle portion. Then I die cut three each of the small sunflowers and adhered them together, staggering the petals. Then I rolled this onto the kraft cardstock middle. I applied some liquid adhesive to the middle and added the brown seed beads. I will be doing a video tutorial on how I created these next week. Here is a closer look..... I love how this turned out!! Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to mark July 11 on your calendar. Crafter's Companion will have a whole crafty day on HSN and will be selling these and many more dies and other goodies!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
Rosemary, this card measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4". That is a favorite!!
July 11 is the Crafter's Companion day on HSN!!
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Hello friends. I have another new embossing folder to share with you from Crafter's Companion. This one is called Floral Frenzy and it will be available on HSN in July. I have a few packages of colored foil sheets that I found in my stash and I thought that would a perfect thing to emboss with this new folder! First I embossed the pink foil sheet and then I embossed some white cardstock. The embossing folder is 6x6" so it's perfect for square or A2 sized cards! I used the Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Happy Birthday - Birthday Wish die and it cut thru the foil beautifully using the Gemini Die Cutting and embossing machine. I love the contrast, don't you? Well that is all for today! I will be sharing a few more projects using Crafter's Companion in the next few days! Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Finally I am back to creating! The dust has settled and everyone went back home. Plus I had a chance to rest, clean my house and catch up on laundry. Boy, I have alot of towels and every one of them was dirty! But on to the important stuff! In July, Crafter's Companion will be having another crafty day. I received some fun goodies to create with and make some samples. Here is a card I created using the Letterpress technique and a new 6x6 Embossing folder that will be released in July on HSN. Using a brayer and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink pad, I inked up the embossing folder. Then I placed my cardstock carefully into the embossing folder and ran it thru my Gemini embossing machine. As you can see, the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide gave just a nice shadow to the outline of all the butterflies! This 6x6 embossing folder is called Ornate Butterfly. I also using the Crafter's Companion Flights of Fancy stamp set for the sentiment. This is a fairly simple card, except for the clean up of the embossing folder! lol Just keep a paper towel handy to wipe up the ink..... That's all for today! I have another cool embossing folder to share with you tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by! Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Wow the last week has been a worldwind! The wedding is over and all I need to do is recover and do lots of laundry! From Wednesday on thru to the wedding on Saturday, the whole family was in high gear....go go go......get it all done. But thankfully it was a beautiful day (very hot) and it was a beautiful wedding. Here are a few pictures, taken by a friend, that I wanted to share with you all. I will have more to share later!! Talk to you soon! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! The wedding preparations are in high gear right now but I took a bit of time yesterday to make a couple of cards. These cards are for some friends who are going thru some hard times and I wanted to let them know I was thinking of them and hopefully the card will lift their spirits. I know we all make cards. I also know that alot of the cards I make sit around for a long time before they are used. I am trying to be more pro-active about mailing my cards to my friends and family. So here are my two cards. I created them with supplies from the June Simon Says Stamp Monthly kit - Blissful. I love everything about this kit! This card was colored using the Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers - YG3, YG1, GY3, CT1, PP1, PP4, BT1. I stamped the image onto Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock using Gray Flannel Memento Ink pad. I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of white and used a label punch and adhered it to the card using 3d foam squares. I used some Stitched Rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamps to die cut the image and the black cardstock layer. I stamped the image onto the pink cardstock using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink pad in both corners. I used a Stitched Circle die to cut out the middle. Then I added the sentiment panel so that my sentiment peeked out of the circle. I thought this was the perfect card to add some sequins too. I have some sequins but I have trouble using them. Does that happen to you? So I was really happy how this card turned out with the sequins. Hope you are inspired to start mailing out your cards to all your family and friends! I know these two will be in an envelope and on their way tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Sorry it's been a few days since I posted. My middle daughter, Caitlyn, had some health issues and I needed to be with her. Thankfully everything is getting better and she is definitely on the mend. Now I am home and it's time for the countdown to the wedding to begin. June 1 means there are only 16 days until the wedding. Today I am continuing to make these coffee filter flowers....... I bought a huge package of coffee filters at Costco and dyed them using Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen distress ink. I put about 3 inches of water in a plastic container and use a whole refill bottle of the Victorian Velvet and about half of a refill bottle of the Antique Linen inks. Then I just dunked in stacks of the coffee filters and laid them out to dry on a towel lined table. It took at least 2 days for them to dry but I had other stuff to do! LOL For the center pearl, I used the Sizzix Twist 'n Style tool and 22 gauge wire. I will do a tutorial on how to make these flowers later because they are really awesome! I also gave my mom a mission! We needed 25 Frappacino bottles for the centerpieces, too. She was up to the task and drank them for us. So we took the labels off the bottles and ran them thru the dishwasher. After that I wrapped the neck with twine and lace..... I just used some glue dots for the adhesives on these bottles. We will put some babies breath in them a few days before the wedding. The coffee filter flowers in a vase and the bottles with babies breath plus a lantern will all sit on these wood slabs that were cut by my hubby! He cut, sanded and sealed them. Now he is adding some felt on the bottom of them to prevent scratching but also so they are level. Yep, this wedding is a whole family affair! I will share more pictures of our decor after wedding day (June 17). I doubt I will have many regular card projects to share until after the big day but you just never know! Thanks for stopping by today!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Hope you are having a good week so far! It's summer vacation here at our house. Which just means I get to sleep in one whole hour more than usual! LOL As part of the Crafter's Companion design team, I get fun boxes of goodies to try out and make projects. A few months ago, I got the Foil Transfer Sets with Gold, Copper and Silver foil. Now I know alot of people love to foil using all kinds of different machines and such. But these foil transfers work like the old-style Rub-Ons we all used to use for scrapbooking and cardmaking. For these types of foil transfers, all you need is the transfers, foil and a popsicle stick. After trying them out, I decided it would be even easier if I used my Gemini Die cutting and Embossing machine instead of the popsicle stick and I was right! Here is my card..... So these work just like regular rub-ons work. Just expose the sticky part of the transfer and place it on your cardstock. Rub it with the popsicle stick or put it thru your die cutting machine. Then cut a piece of the foil that will fit over the transfer and apply it. Now you can rub it with the stick or put it thru your die cutting machine. I really got the best results by putting it thru my die cutting machine. I tried it on all the die cutting machines I have - manual and electric and the transfers worked great on all of them! Here is a closer look...... It's hard to photograph the copper sparkle but I think you get the idea. I thought this would be a good graduation card for a guy. What do you think? I have been experimenting with the foil transfers and different ways you can use them. I will be sharing them in the next few days! Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Well I took a week off to work on wedding crafts last week. After Memorial Day weekend, I am hoping to be finished with wedding crafts! But I did learn some new techniques that I can't wait to share with you. For today, I have something different to share. It's graduation time now and I have been needing some graduation cards. Last week, Peggy Jo Ackley, owner of Pink Ink Stamps, sent me some of her new releases. They are all so cute but there was two stamps in this group that I just loved and are perfect for making graduation cards! I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color in the super cut Hi Top Sneaker image. As you can see below, I also used a Spectrum Noir Illustrator marker. Both style of marker works well for this small image!! Here is another look at my card! I used the Scalloped Square Layering Basics Die Set and the Modern Chevron embossing folder for this card. The patterned paper is the Perfectly Plaid 6x6" petite paper pack from Lawn Fawn. I actually used that patterned paper to pick my color scheme for my shoes! I added some Nuvo Rosewater Jewel drops on the shoes and in the corners of my card. This card actually measures 5x7" and my papers are only 6x6....so once I trimmed the paper to the correct width, I used that leftover strip and added it at the bottom. This is easy to do when using plaids or dotted paper. I think any graduate would love this card, don't you?? Thanks for stopping by today! Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! I just wanted to pop in today and wish you all a Happy Mother's Day! I also wanted to share with you the card I made for my mom. I am an only child so sometimes I can be a total smarty pants....... I used the new Die'sire Stairway Card die set from Crafter's Companion. This die set was on the Home Shopping Network on May 9th. The die makes creating this card a snap!! I made some coffee filter flowers and added a smarty pants sentiment! LOL Here is a closer look...... Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a great day! Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! Are you shopping on HSN (Home Shopping Network) today? Today is the crafty day I have been telling you about. Crafter's Companion has a bunch of products for sale on HSN today and you can see Sara Davies and Jennifer Tryon showing all the things! Today I wanted to share with you another shutter card project. I used some of the new Luxury Purple Cardstock and one of the new centers for the Centre Circle Die set. I used the matte purple cardstock for behind the sentiment and the glitter purple cardstock for behind the details in the shutter card. You get three kinds of cardstock in one pack - Glitter, Matte and Mirror - come in the Luxury cardstock pack. It's just beautiful and comes in many colors, each color sold in it's own pack. I added some of Sheena's Fanciful Fuschia's that I had made for another project! I love how this card turned out. Well that's all I have for today. I finally finished the wedding invites for my daughter's June wedding and they are in the mail as we speak. I will be sharing the invite in a few days. I am also working on some coffee filter flowers for the wedding reception. I will share those soon, too! Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends! The last few weeks I have been working on projects for the Home Shopping Network (HSN) crafty day on May 9th for Crafter's Companion. I have been really having fun with the products they sent me. The new dies and pretty cardstock are really awesome and I hope you will check them out! Here is a project I created using some of the new dies that will be featured on May 9th. I bought a few wooden spools from Save-On-Crafts.com a few months ago. I thought they might be something we could use for the upcoming wedding but they were pricey and they just didn't work. So I thought it would be fun to alter one and decorate it with some pretty handmade paper flowers and paint, etc. Here is the result..... I used the Sheena Perfect Partners - Classic Carnations. This is a beautiful stamp set that also has a matching die set available. That's why they are perfect partners! LOL I dry brushed some white gesso and some pink acrylic paint lightly over the wooden spool. I used a new Sheena die called Cool Corrosion that I cut from some corrugated cardboard. I also applied the white gesso and pink acrylic paint over this. I used some Matte Medium to adhere the corrugated cardboard onto the wooden spool. After I created the flowers, I used a hot glue gun to apply them onto the wooden spool. I added the jewelry grade wire sticking out of the top and added the butterfly. Here is another look.... And a closer look.......... I have been thinking about making a video to show how I created this project.....what do you think? Let me know!! Hope you have a great Sunday!! Supplies Used: Crafter's Companion Website Sheena Perfect Partners Classic Carnations Stamp set Sheena Perfect Partners Classic Carnations Metal Die set Sheena Create A Flower Cool Corrosion Metal Die set Signature Collection by Sara Davies - Rustic Cottage-Chic Butterflies Decorative Metal Dies Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock Victorian Velvet Distress Ink pad Willow Green ink pad copy paper Pearl/gold button hot glue gun corrugated cardboard white gesso blush pink acrylic paint wire, wire cutters glue dots liquid adhesive Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
I know, right? It's fantastic!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Thanks so much, Linda! The finished card measures 8.25 x 5.5 inches.
Thanks so much, Jean!
Thanks, Ann! Unfortunately, these dies won't be available until May 9th on the Home Shopping Network. Crafter's Companion has some of the most beautiful and detailed dies on the market so I know you will find others you will love! Have fun!!
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Hello friends! Today I have a video to share with you. This video shows you how easy it is to use the new Shutter Card Dies from Crafter's Companion. These dies will be the Today's Special on HSN (Home Shopping Network) on May 9th! I am really loving these dies and have had so much fun making shutter cards. I already shared one that I made for a birthday, but this card is alittle fancier! You can see some sneak peeks of all the goodies coming to HSN on May 9th HERE! Here is my video showing you how to use the Shutter Card die set. Remember the HSN day is May 9th instead of May 6th like I said on the video.....oops! Thank you so much for stopping by today! I will have alot more to share with you using the new products that Crafter's Companion will have on HSN May 9th next week! Can't wait to show you more!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room
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Hello friends. Well after three years on the Heartfelt Creations design team, I am saying goodbye. I am thankful to have been on the team so long and really do love working with their products. I have two cards to share with you today using the Tropical Paradise collection. I am just going to post the cards, if you want to see the supplies and instructions, please visit the Heartfelt Creations blog for all the info! I just noticed that both of these cards use the "Aloha" die from the Tropical Paradise Collection. LOL Well I guess it fits this blog post! Remember you can see all the supplies and instructions on the Heartfelt Creations blog. Plus you can check out the new design team. Have a great day! Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at A Peek Into My Stamping Room