Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Warm Hello with Spellbinders

Hello all!!! Today is my day to share a project on the Spellbinders® blog!! I am using the new OVAL Bliss dies! They are SO beautiful!!! you'll have to check them out!! (note: This set is not shipping yet, but is available for pre-order.)
Here is the card that I'm sharing today. :)
For full instructions and supply list, stop on over to the blog!! I'd love to hear your thoughts!!
Thanks for stopping by! Today is short and sweet!! :)
Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Happy Holidays!! with Imagine Crafts and Memory box

Good morning!! The holidays are approaching!! Well, here it's almost Thanksgiving... but that doesn't mean we can't get a start on our Christmas cards, does it??
So today I am sharing a Holiday card that I created for IMAGINE Crafts using product supplied by Memory Box!! I can only give you a peek here... to see the rest you'll have to stop on over to the IMAGINE Crafts blog! There I have a full video tutorial for you. This card is EASY and would be a fabulous design for mass production! :)

Also, in today's post, there is a list of those continuing on into Round 2 of the IMAGINE Crafts Artist in Residence competition!! That is the Design Team for 2015!! So happy to say that my name is on that list and I'll be trying in Round 2 to keep  my spot as an Artist in Residence! Wish me luck!!

Until next time,
Happy Creating!!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Fall is in the air!!

Yes, gone are the beautiful days of summer. In it's place, we are left with shorter, cooler days. But fall is SO beautiful!!! I adore the colours of fall!
To celebrate the change of the seasons, I have a few projects to share with you this week!! I will share one at a time so you can enjoy each one!!
First up, I have a beautiful sympathy card.

I began with Spellbinders new Labels 42 Decorative Elements. I layered some beautiful OLDER papers from my stash and added some Zva Creative bling  The gorgeous orange flower and leaves are also from Zva. The sentiment is from the Fun Stampers Journey Little Big Greetings stamp set, which I stamped onto a gold velum (from Spellbinders) and die cut with the Nested Lacey Pennants die. i stamped using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko's Staz On ink to be sure it would not smudge on me.

So, although this card has many layers, it's super easy to create!! i hope you have been inspired to dig out some of those older papers in a beautiful fall colt scheme. Combine them with a more trendy technique or product and see what you come up with!!

Thanks for stopping by! Come again this week! I have more to share! I'm sharing a Holiday card for IMAGINE Crafts on Wednesday, and some more fall themed projects thru the week!!
So, until then,
Happy Creating!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Zva Creative September DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our September blog hop!  Thank you for joining us today and we hope you enjoy all that we have created to share.
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blogBe sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

For today's project I used the following Zva Product:
CR-04CB-113 (Red Crystal flourishes)

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, September 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, September 29th.
Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on one post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 30th on Zva Creative’s Facebook pageWe will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is 
IRENE TAN!! Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on October 26th for our next Zva blog hop!

Until next time,
Happy Creating!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique and May Arts Blog hop!!

AP_MayArts_Badge Welcome to a crafting extravaganza all week here on the IMAGINE Crafts Blog, where we’re excited to share with you amazing projects everyday created by our own Artists In Residence along with the Design Team Members of Authentique Paper and May Arts Ribbon.  

Today I've created a scrapbook page for you!! I have used the beautiful  RADIANT collection from Authentique, 4 different ribbons/twines from May Arts, and some Memento inks and irRESISTible spray from IMAGINE Crafts!! I have even created a 'start to finish" video for you, showing you exactly how I created it!!

Now, sit back, relax and watch as I show you exactly how I created this!! It's easier than you think!! (full list of supplies used is found at the end of this blog post)

Here are today’s featured projects from our otherArtists In Residence:

Linda Lucas

John Creighton Petersen


There' more inspiration to be found on the Authentique Paper and May Arts blogs! Simply visit these blogs to view the projects created by those company's design teams and to view the other prizes available.


Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

All three participating companies in this week's Blog Hop will all be giving away 3 prize packages for leaving comments on the featured blog posts. Each day will we feature projects created by the artists from IMAGINE Crafts, Authentique Paper and May Arts. Simply visit their blogs and leave a comment on each post by midnight PST September 27th. We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the seven days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog as the winner.
Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

A HUGE thank you to Authentique and May Arts for your sponsoring of the Design Team as well as providing prizes for your winners! You guys are awesome!!!

So, as always, thanks for stopping by!! If you are not yet following my blog, please "follow" along, so that you don't miss any of the fun things coming up!! Also, please subscribe to my You Tube channel as well!! :)
Until next time,
Happy Creating!!

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento inks (Tangelo, Desert Sand, Sky Blue, Teal Zeal), irRESISTible texture spray (Bronze)
AuthentiqueL Radiant collection (6x6 paper pad, Components, Details, Petite Dictation)
May Arts: Twine (light blue, orange), ribbon
American Crafts Cardstock (white)
Bubble wrap, Corrugated cardboard, liquid adhesive, Foam Tape, Hot Glue Gun

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta blog hop!!

 Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta Rubber Stamps! Both companies are excited to share with you their products, from the latest inks from IMAGINE Crafts to the newest Fall and Holiday stamp releases from Magenta.      

Today I am sharing with you a video tutorial on how to re-create this card! 
 For this project I have used the following Magenta stamps:

 And here is the promised video tutorial!! Enjoy! 
Full product list is found at the end of this blog post.

And here is another card I created using
 all 3 of the Magenta stamps along with IMAGINE Crafts Embossing powders!! . 
This time onto grey card stock. I love how well they stand out!!


Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta are offering a total of three different prizes this week as part of this Blog Hop. These prizes include IMAGINE Crafts' irRESISTible Texture Spray, irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, Delicata Shimmery Silver and Golden Glitz AND some of the newest releases from Magenta. Take a moment to visit the other featured artists' blogs listed below and leave a comment on their posts by midnight PST September 21st. Three winners will be randomly selected from three different blogs from the seven days of the Hop, with one commenter from each blog draw as the winner.   

Presenting the other featured projects for today:


John Creighton Petersen


Bianca van Noort


Cassandra DeGrace


Ellie Knol

Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento (Pistachio, New Sprout) Versafine (Onyx Black), VersaMark, Foam Daubers, Irridescent Embossing Powder
MAGENTA Rubber Stamps: Sentiment (C07834F) Flowers (C48011L) and bird (C42196D)
Spellbinders: A2 Curved Matting Basics A and B
American Crafts: Cardstock 

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Now continue to hop on over to the next blog!!

John Creighton Petersen

Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!!

Flutters: For the love of butterflies!!

Good morning all!!! Today I am up on the Spellbinders blog!! I'm sharing one of the fabulous Die D-Lites!!!
Here is the project that I'm sharing there, along with full step by step so that YOU can recreate this simple design!!
I am playing with the beautiful S2-073 FLUTTERS die set!!!

To see the full HOW TO, stop by THIS POST on the Spellbinders blog!! Along with the full supply list!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next time,
Happy Creating!!
PS: Stop by tomorrow for a blog hop with IMAGINE Crafts and Magenta rubber stamps!! Gunna be fun!! :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Spellbinders Cherry Blossoms Video Tutorial

Good morning all!!
Today I'm excited to share with you the brand new CHERRY BLOSSOMS dies from Spellbinders! They are now on Preorder and I'm not sure the shipping date. But they are worth waiting for!!!
Here is a project that I created with them.
And here is a full HOW TO VIDEO for how to make the Cherry Blossoms!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
I have another video tutorial to share with you soon using more of Spellbinders New Release dies!!!
Until then,
Happy Creating!!