Sunday, July 20, 2014

ENCORE! ultimate Metallic inks by IMAGINE Crafts

Hello!!! i hope you are enjoying your summer! i know I sure am! It's busy busy busy! But it's wonderful!!
I haven't been posting as much as I should be. :) I have been doing lots of creating though!!
Today is my day to share on the IMAGINE Ctafts/Tsukineko blog!! I am  showcasing their ENCORE! Ultimate Metallic inks.


I created a full video tutorial ask well, so enjoy!!

Thanks again for stopping by! Enjoy your summer!!
Until next time,
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dandylion Missing You card

Hello all!!! I hope that you are enjoying your summer!! I know we are here! It's busy but we're enjoying it!!
Today i have a fun and simple card to share with you  that I created for IMAGINE Crafts. It has a full video tutorial as well! So get comfy, and enjoy!!!


Don't you LOVE that Dandylion die!!??? Spellbinders does it again!!



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until Next time,
Happy Creating!!!

Monday, June 30, 2014


Zva Creative June DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our June blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today.
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 my project, I used my favorite pearl flourishes, the white. I LOVE how versatile they are!!! I used the following Zva products:
CR-07CA-124 White pearl flourish, 
Red mini roses

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, June 30th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, July 1st.
***Prizes***
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... 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, July 2nd 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!
We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva’s Facebook page and “like” our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like us there!
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is 
Gine SilveiraEnjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on July 28th for our next Zva blog hop!
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 Blog Hop Order
Zva links to Nicole Martel http://nicolemartel.blogspot.com
Nicole links to Jolanda Meurs http://jolandameurs.blogspot.com

Camila links to Irene Tan http://scrapperlicious.blogspot.com

Irene links to Gini Williams Cagle http://www.ginicagle.blogspot.com

Gini links to Tina McDonald http://tinamcd-mysanity.blogspot.com

Tina links to Gine Silveira http://ginesscraproom.blogspot.com
Gine links to Windy  Robinson http://windyrobinson.blogspot.com

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

You are Awesome!!!

Hey everyone!! With graduation season upon us. i thought I'd share with you a fun card that i created with that in mind! It is not your everyday graduation card, and can certainly be used for other occasions. I did that intentionally! :)

To create this card, I used some fun papers and matted them in black. Rounding the bottom right corner of all pieces gives it a fun look.
The star is a spellbinders set called Stars Five. Before die cutting, I inked the die using Tuxedo Black ink from Imagine Crafts. Then, when I die cut the yellow paper, the black gave an awesome frame to my star! Love this technique!! Sentiment is stamped from the Little Big Greetings set from Fun Stampers Journey.
The tail for the star is from Zva Creative. Here is the original set that I took it from...

I wanted a tail like the one on this piece, so I trimmed off the butterfly, and set it aside for another project! I LOVE the versatility of these!!

Zva Creative products used:
CRB-07CA-106 Butterfly with tail silver, 
Basic Lines Crystal - Orange (0.5 cm)
[CRW-03CB-146]
Basic Lines Crystal - Orange (0.3 cm)
[CRW-03CB-131]

Thanks for stopping by!!
Until next time, Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

"TOGETHER" A scrapbook page for Zva Creative


Good morning friends!!! I'm here today to share with you a scrapbook page that i did for Zva Creative!! I LOVED using the bling on a masculine layout!! It worked!! i was always hesitant to do it, for fear it would look too girly! What do you think?? Does the orange bling work for boys??

In creating this page, I began with a piece of plain white card stock. Using a paintbrush, IMAGINE Crafts Radiant Neon Inks, and Ink Potion #9, I created the fun paintbrush colours on the background! I loved the effect!!  Then I splattered some Tuxedo Black irRESISTibles . I layered up some papers and a polaroid frame, added a circle from Spellbinders® Grand Circles, and a few odds and ends. The butterflies are Spellbinders Butterfly Corners set, and the title is a digital cutting file (Not sure what, as it was given to me).  And of course, the Zva bling!!! I really loved how this turned out, and it was SOOO fast!! Actually, I created 2 pages that afternoon in about 2 hours! I think that's a record for me!! :)
Here's the supply list!!

  • Zva Creative:
    •  CRB-07CA-106 Large orange flourish
    • CRW-07CA-146
  • IMAGINE Crafts
    • Radiant Neon reinkers (Electric blue, electric green, electric yellow, electric pink, electric orange)
    • Ink Potion #9
    • irRESISTibles, Tuxedo Black
  • Spellbinders®
    • Grand Circles
    • S5-165 Butterfly Corner
    • Grand Calibur Machine
  • American Crafts: 
    • White card stock
  • Simple Stories
    • SNAP! 4x6 cards
  • Jillibean Soup
    • White frames
  • Other: Stickers, adhesive, title, paint brush

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! More creative projects to come!!
Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!!

Monday, June 09, 2014

Imagine Crafts and Dreamweaver blog bop!!

This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative!  Be sure to leave your comments on each artist's post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products.  Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June15th.  

Hi everyone!!! Thanks zoo much for stopping by my blog today!!  I have created a card for you today using a GORGEOUS stencil from Dreamweaver!! To show you exactly how I created this, I have a video for you!!! Enjoy!!!

Here are the other posts from the Artists In Residence for today:

Debbie Gaetz

Allie Gower

And presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

Dream It Up!

Louise Healy

Lyn Bernatovich

Alison Heikkila

Pam Hornschu

***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.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! If you have enjoyed todays post, project and video, please follow my blog and you tube channel to be sure you don't miss my upcoming projects and posts!!
Until Next Time...
Happy Creating!!!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog hop

Mixed Media Blog Hop
Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop. For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies. Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?  (Today is the last day of the hop!)

Mixed Media Prize Package

We're proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014 to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!

Ready for some inspiration from our artists?

Here's today's posts from IMAGINE Crafts:

Tina McDonald THAT'S ME!!

And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:

  If you're just joining us on the Mixed Media Blog Hop, here' the links to the previous days posts: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday   ***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.



For my project, I created a mixed media scrapbook page! i LOVED this fabulous stamp and knew the minute I received it that I would use it on a scrapbook page!!!
Here's a basic "how to" in how I created it...

  • begin with solid background paper. Stamp checkerboard stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps! using Memento Luxe Black Tuxedo ink. i focused on the area around where my photo would go, as well as accent areas on the bottom. Open bottle of Tuxedo Black irRESISTible texture spray and "flick" some onto the page. Let dry.
  • Spritz Fireworks! spray in Summer Sky  while holding the paper up so that the colour will drip down the page.
  • Tear patterned paper strips and arrange to form a photo mat.  Lightly sand edges of 3x4" black and white photo. Mat with black card stock. Adhere using foam tape.
  • Diecut Spellbinders® A2 Modern Stationary by nesting dies together and die cutting using Grand Calibur® machine onto black card stock. Staple 2 of the frames together and add to the page.
  • Add flowers, clock cut outs, stickers, title, etc to embellish the page.
Supplies:
Thanks so much for stopping by!!! If you are not already following my blog, and you would like to, please follow using the links on the right side of this page.
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!