Friday, January 09, 2015

A Touch of Gold... with DCWV

Hello all! It's a beautifully snowy day here... and a great day to share a little sparkle with you all! I shared these cards yesterday on the DCWV blog and I want to share them here with you today!
My theme was GOLD... It is SO popular in the crafting industry lately, and DCWV is no exception to that! Here are a couple of cards I created using their GOLD goodies!! And of course, with a Valentines theme, since THAT is quickly approaching as well!!
For full instructions as to HOW i created these cards, please visit my post on the DCWV blog!!

DCWV Embossed Foil Paper 6x6, Chalkboard paper 6x6, Candy Cane Lane Stack
Spellbinders S4-136 Classic Hearts, S2-139 Sentiments 3, Grand Calibur machine
Scotch Adhesive roller, Permanent
Foam Tape, sequins

 DCWV Chalkboard paper 6x6, Embossed Foil Paper 6x6, Adhesive Frame Mirrors, Adhesive Heart Mirrors, Premium Paper Collection
Spellbinders S2-139 Sentiments 3, Grand Calibur Machine
Scotch Adhesive Runner
Foam Tape

I have been admiring all of the gold I am seeing in projects lately... and decided it was about time to give it a try. And I have to say... I get it! And I love it!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Seasons Givings Blog Hop WINNERS!!!

First, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who stopped by my blog during the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!!! I was totally blown away by the amount of comments as well as the amount of people who are now following me, either here, on Instagram, YouTube, etc! THANK YOU!! i will do my best to keep you inspired in the weeks to come!!
So, without further adu... the winners!!!
Giveaway #1: Heather Thompson 

Giveaway #2: Jean Bullock

Giveaway #3: D Ann 

Good intentions of having my favourite projects from 2014 ready to post today... but time did not allow! Just another reason for you to stop by in the coming days!!
Thank you ALL once again for visiting!!!
The winners please email me your mailing address and I will get your goodies off to you!!
Until next time... Happy Creating!!!

Quietfire Designs... Guest Designer for Jan!

Good morning all!! Today I'm thrilled to share a few projects that I have created for Quietfire Designs! I was asked to be their Guest Designer for Jan and had so much fun with these stamps that i could not stop with just one card for my first post!! I created 3 cards with one stamp set!!

Before I share them, I wanted to mention that the WINNERS for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop HAVE BEEN CHOSEN!!! They will be contacted today and i will be posting them here as well!! I have to finish up the post with my favourite projects from 2014 and announce the winners with it! :) So look for that later today!!

Sp, back to my Quietfire projects... I'll share the project here, but fore more details including a supply list, you'll have to hope over to the Quietfire blog!




If you are not familiar with Quietfire Designs, They are a CANADIAN stamp company which specializes in Calligraphy stamps! They are SO elegant and beautiful! Suzanne Cannon, the Owner is a complete sweetheart!! I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to use these designs for Jan! Stay Tuned for another post near the end of the month!!

Tomorrow I am sharing a couple more cards that I created for DCWV using GOLD products!! SWEET!
And remember to stop by later tonight for the Seasons Givings winners and my favourites from 2014!!
Until then...
Happy Creating!

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 3

Hello!! Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog!! Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog hop!!! This is the third year this hop has taken place, but my first year participating! So I'm SUPER excited to able to take part!! If you are new the hop like me, let me share a bit about it... It is a blog hop made up of 18 companies, and 114 designers!!! We take in everything from scrapbooking, card making, jewellery making, metal smiths, mixed media and EVERYTHING in between!! This promises to be a hop you will NEVER forget!! So let's get on with it!!!

All you have to do is visit the list of blogs below and follow the directions on each blog. EVERY SINGLE ONE of them are doing a giveaway!!! Yep, you read it! That means 132 giveaways!!!! And I have it on good authority that MANY of them are doing more than 1 giveaway!!

For my giveaway, I have a large assortment of NEW goodies to share with 3 readers!! Yes, I am giving away 3 prize packages!!
Before I show them to you, I have a few rules. :)

GIVEAWAY 1: Just leave a comment! That's all you have to do! Let me know which project you like best below... what kind of crafter you are... anything you want to share! Also leave me your email address so I can contact you if you are chosen! 

Giveaway 2 and 3: I LOVE to inspire you throughout the year, so, become a follower of the following Social Media pages of mine: 

My Blog (You are here, see right side to follow)
My Youtube Channel

Leave me a comment saying that you are following me and you will be eligible for EACH OF THESE 3 giveaways! Don't forget to add your email address!!

Now to show you what you could win!!!



Contest Closes until Jan 6th.  Winners will be announced on Jan 7th!!  Contest is open to EVERYONE!! Worldwide!!! Just please be patient as shipping often takes a while for overseas. Winners who do not leave their email address in their comment will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize.

Season's Givings Blog Hop Participants
1. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  46. Keri Lee Sereika  91. Loretta Lock  
2. Lawn Fawn  47. Jocelyn Olson  92. Meihsia Liu  
3. Spellbinders Paper Arts  48. Julee Tilman  93. Sarah Martina Parker  
4. Reverse Confetti  49. Michelle Woerner  94. Angeline Choo  
5. Clearsnap  50. Lori McAree  95. Christine Emberson  
6. Ice Resin  51. Theresa Momber  96. Karen Hightower  
7. My Favorite Things  52. Anita Autore  97. Sabrina Alery  
8. Technique Tuesday  53. Melody Rupple  98. Debbie Seyer  
9. Paper Smooches  54. Sean Fetterman  99. Dana Joy  
10. Sweet & Sassy Stamps  55. Bunny Vance  100. Cat Tidwell  
11. Stamp Simply Ribbon Store  56. Tricia Traxler  101. Deborah Saaranen  
12. Avocado Arts  57. Lisa Arana  102. Ceal Pritchett  
13. A Jillian Vance Design  58. Lorena Cantó  103. Lisa Lara  
14. Latina Crafter  59. Amy Tsuruta  104. Colleen Schaan  
15. Die-Versions  60. Jodi Collins  105. Anabelle O'Malley  
16. Unity Stamp Company  61. Tenia Nelson  106. Megan Hoeppner  
17. Splitcoaststampers  62. Kelly Klapstein  107. Monika Davis  
18. Verve Stamps  63. Jill Cornell  108. Marisa Ritzen  
19. Latisha Yoast  64. Emily Leiphart  109. Wanda Guess  
20. AJ Otto  65. Becky Williams  110. Jenny Peterson  
21. Vera Yates  66. Margie Higuchi  111. Annette Allen  
22. Julia Stainton  67. Lee Ann Barrett  112. Gracie Chavez  
23. Judy Hayes  68. Lisa Hoel  113. Christina Griffiths  
24. Kim Watson  69. Heather Campbell  114. Niki G.  
25. Yana Smakula  70. Lisa Henke  115. Kristi Schurr  
26. Chari Moss  71. Sheri Holt  116. Jennifer Ingle  
27. Taheerah Atchia  72. Michele Kovack  117. Karolyn Loncon  
28. Shemaine Smith  73. Ashley Harris  118. Camille Robinson  
29. Emily Spahn  74. Sharon Harnist  119. Lindsey M-P  
30. Kimberly Crawford  75. Lori Craig  120. Kathy Clement  
31. Lee Murphy  76. Nicole Nowosad  121. Maria Levine  
32. Lovely Linda  77. Laurel Beard  122. Savitri Wilder  
33. Laura Williams  78. Michele Boyer  123. Savannah O'Gwynn  
34. Lori Tecler  79. Christiana Reuling  124. Teresa Horner  
35. Chaitali Narla  80. Laurie Schmidlin  125. Laurel Seabrook  
36. Darsie Bruno  81. Jennifer Priest  126. Libby Hickson  
37. Lydia Fiedler  82. Stacey Schafer  127. Yvonne Van de Grijp  
38. Giovana Smith  83. Heidi Blankenship  128. Alice Wertz  
39. Teri Anderson  84. Heather Pulvirenti  129. Leigh Penner  
40. Beth Pingry  85. Anita Madden  130. Lisa Lee  
41. Dina Kowal  86. Gloria Stengel  131. Tina McDonald  
42. Daniela Dobson  87. Sarah Gough  132. Nina Yang  
43. Lisa Adametz  88. Rachel Kleinman  133. Angel Johns  
44. Piali Biswas  89. Natalie Dever  
45. Kelli Green  90. Lorine Mason  
Now to share with you a couple of my most recent favourite projects...

This is an ornament created for DCWV... It also has a HOW TO video below!!
DCWV 3D Holiday Ornament

Next up is one of my FAVOURITE projects ever! I created this as my Tombow Design Team Finalist project.  See more info for this project HERE.

Next up is one of my favourite layouts that I created this year... It is SO hard to choose!! :)

For more of my favourite projects/videos/posts of 2014, stop by the blog here on Jan 7th!! The day I announce my winners, I will also be sharing share some  of my favourites from 2014!!

Thank you SOO very much for stopping by today! I'm SUPER excited to be able to share some of the abundance of goodies that I have! So be sure to follow the instructions above to make the most of your chances to win!!
See you back here on Jan 7th when I will announce the winners!!
Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

All I Want... with DCWV

Hello all!!!Wowza! What a busy holiday season! As always! :) So I'm a bit later posting this layout than I wanted to be, but that's the way she goes sometimes... :)
Today I am here to share with you a scrapbook page created using DCWV's CANDY CANE LANE Stack®, as well as the WINTER Tag Stack®.

To help create some colour on the background, I used a Crafters Workshop stencil along with my IMAGINE Crafts Memento ink in Tuxedo black with a few drops of irRESISTIBLE Texture spray, also in Tuxedo Black.  A few odds and ends for embellishments, Spellbinders Standard Circles dies to create some rings as well as Snowflake Bliss set for a snowflake... Super simple page to put together, but lots of fun!!

As a finishing touch I used my sewing machine to add a frame (which I PROMISE is straight! LOL!) and to help keep my title down.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! And better late then never with sharing this project I suppose. :)
Be sure to enter my contest here for the Seasons Givings Blog hop!! I am giving away 3 HUGE prize packages!!!
So, until next time... Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Classic Time... with Imagine Crafts

Good morning!!! Happy December to you! I hope you are enjoying getting ready for this holiday season! It's the "most wonderful time of the year!!" Yep, now I've got you singing!! ;)
I am BURSTING with ideas for things I want to create lately!! I have recently received my first Design Team box from DCWV... and let me tell you, they are SCREAMING for me to create some gorgeous Christmas crafts!! :)

But for today, I am here to share with you a non-christmas themed project. IMAGINE Crafts partnered up with Rubbermoon Stamps and we have been playing with their product. One of the things I received from them was a DIY clock kit! It was SO much fun!! Let me show you what I did...
And to show you just how I did it... here is the video!!

Visit the IMAGINE Crafts blog to see more beautiful clocks created with this kit, and IMAGINE Crafts products!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
So, until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Spellbinders Honeycomb ornament video tutorial

Hello Friends!! Today is my day to share a tutorial on the Spellbinders blog!! But for today's project i have also created a video tutorial for you to make it easier for you to see HOW it is created!!
And here is exactly how you do it!! Sit back and enjoy! It's SO much easier than it looks!!

To see step-out photos, full supply list, and written instructions, please visit the Spellbinders blog post here.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Until Next Time...
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Spellbinders Holiday Greetings, Advanced project

as promised, I am back!! :) Wow! 4 posts in 3 days! i could get used to this!! LOL!!
For today I have an advanced project for you that I created, once gain, using Spellbinders Holiday Greetings.

Let me share a bit about this die... I chose it because I thought it was be very challenging for me. I was right... but in the end it was SO easy to work with!! And the possibilities are endless!!!!!
Here is what I did for the most complicated project... it may not look that difficult, but in having to create only partial cuts, it definitely takes some experience and patience. :) But it's worth it, as I really love how it turned out!!
NOEL Holiday Gift Set

You can see FULL instructions, with photos on the official post on the Spellbinders website HERE.
Here is what I used to create this...

Spellbinders Supplies:

  • S4-434 Holiday Greetings
  • SCD-010 Build-a-Tag One
  • T-001 Tool 'n One™
  • GC-001 Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Other Supplies:

  • ClearSnap: Glitter
  • May Arts: White Ribbon and Iridescent Cord
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Adhesive Sheet, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips and 3D Foam Squares
  • White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock
  • Hole Punch
  • Box
  • Low Tack Tape
Thanks again for stopping by!!! I think I'm going to have to do a giveaway coming up soon... so stay tuned!!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tombow Design Team Finalist Submission

Today I am thrilled to be able to share with you the project that I created for the Tombow Design Team Finals!! i was sent their Xtreme adhesive... which is 5x stronger than their standard adhesive!! So I decided to really put it to the test!! :) I could NOT decide what medium I wanted to work with... burlap, wood, cork, canvas... this adhesive is said to be fabulous with them all! Since I could not decide I thought "Let's use it all!!" And THAT is what I have done!!

Baby Bliss Mixed Media Mini Album
 My album is entirely hand made. I created the base with corrugated cardboard. I covered it with a patterned burlap from DCWV, which I ADORE!!! It adhered beautifully!!

 For my binding, I used a different printed burlap, also from DCWV.  I then punches holes and inserted eyelet's. Thru those I laced a beautiful ribbon from May Arts. I adore how this turned out! So soft and feminine!!
Onto my cover, I added strips of lace, ribbon and burlap to join the binding with the front cover. All adhered using the Xtreme adhesive! Then I die cut a Spellbinders Standard Circle from corrugated cardboard and adhered it to the center, with a "baby"die cut in the center. I created circles from twine and wired twine and tied them in "lasso" format. These were adhered using Xtreme adhesive! Yes they were!!! To keep the top layers down I did add a touch of Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. The flowers, twine and greenery on the front were adhered also with the Mono Aqua Liquid glue. A few extra little embellishments and the cover was complete.

For the inside, I created an accordion type fold which really tested the Xtreme adhesive! It held FABLOUSLY!!! I am very impressed!!  On the inside pages I adhered the following using the Xtreme adhesive... Metal embellishments, twine, buttons, chipboard, patterned paper, Wood charms, ribbon, lace and more!!
Here is a little peek at one of the inside pages... LOVE!! I die cut the inside pages using Spellbinders LF-109 Grand Labels Four. 
 However, I did run into one problem with the Xtreme adhesive... if i were to me completely honest. I ran out before having the opportunity to adhere the inside pages to the base of the book!! :) Yes, I used a LOT of it on this project!! So i decided to try some of my favorite double sided tape instead... BIG problem!! It would NOT HOLD!! AWESOME!!! That shows what a MAJOR difference the Xtreme adhesive made!! So, I will have to hold off on showing you the ENTIRE inside until I have the opportunity to complete it... which I hope will be soon. but for now, I wanted to share the outside and a sneak peak of the inside... More to come, I promise! :)

So my friends, THAT is my project for the Tombow DT finalist callback, using the Xtreme adhesive. What do I think of the adhesive?? I WANT MORE!! I NEED MORE!!! So wish me luck!! :)

Supply List:
TOMBOW Xtreme adhesive runner, Aqua Mono Liquid Adhesive
Spellbinders: LF-190 Grand Labels Four, S4-114 Standard Circles, GC-001 Grand Calibur Machine
DCWV: Cork Stack (Pastels), 12x12 corrugated cardboard, 6x6 printed burlap
May Arts: Ribbon, lace
Cropodile and eyelettes
Maya Road Twine
Dollar store wired twine
Zva Creative: Pearl Flourish and mini flowers
Simple Stories: BABY die cut
Cosmo Cricke:t Tiny Text stickers
Crate Paper Clothespins
Decorative Stick Pins by Darsie Bruno

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Spellbinders Holiday Greetings: Intermediate project

Good morning! I am back today as promised to share with you the intermediate level project created for Spellbinders Feature Gallery using the beautiful Holiday Greetings die template.
Holiday Greetings: Advanced

Glittered Greetings
I creating this project, I used the entire die template. I backed each element using a different coloured glitter paper (Core'dinations) as well as matted the entire card front in a blue glitter paper. Then, to add some dimension, I die cut the snowflake layer again and popped up the snowflakes. Pearls were added to the flakes and the tree tops. A beautiful ribbon and floss from May Arts grace the front and is finished off with a Flower center from Zva Creative.

For full instructions see the official post HERE.

Spellbinders Supplies:

  • S4-434 Holiday Greetings
  • Junior Metal Shim
  • GC-001 Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Other Supplies:

  • Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock®: Glitter Cardstock (Green, Gold, Light Blue, Blue and Red)
  • May Arts: White Ribbon, iridescent floss
  • Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®: Crafty Foam Tape and E-Z Runner® Permanent Strip Adhesive
  • Want2Scrap©: Self-Adhsive Baby Pearls
  • American Crafts: White Cardstock
  • Zva Creative: Red Gem
To see the third and final project in this set, stop by tomorrow!! I will be sharing an advanced project, for those with a bit more time, patience and experience who want to try something a little different.
Until then,
Happy Creating!!