Friday, April 04, 2014

Radiant Neon Blog Hop

If you are here for the Spellbinders® Springtime Shipping Frenzy, please see post HERE


Hi and welcome to the Radiant Neon Blog Hop!!! IMAGINE Crafts has partnered up with CardMaker magazine for an amazing hop!!! 
The hop starts HERE at the Card Maker blog!!
Due to conflicting commitments, my post is not a part of the official hop, so to speak. But I certainly am glad you stopped by!!! There will be no "ELECTRIC WORDS" to gather here at my blog.

Today I'm sharing a card with you that I created using the amazing Radiant Neon inks!!! I seriously love these! At first, to be honest... I didn't know if I'd like them. I'm not really into "electric" colours. But man, was I wrong! I fell in LOVE with them! They are vibrant, juicy, they blend amazingly, just to mention a few of my favourite things about them!!! They are my GO TO inks now... first colour choice for SO many projects!!
So, here is a simple card that I created, using 3 different techniques with these versatile inks!!

And to show you EXACTLY how i created it, I have produced a video for you of the entire process!!


If you are having rouble viewing the video here, please click HERE to view it on You-Tube.

Supplies used:
IMAGINE Crafts™/Tsukineko®: 
Radiant Neon: Electric orange, electric pink, electric yellow
Embossing powder, clear
Sponge daubers

Spellbinders® Paper Arts:
Grand Calibur Machine
Blooms Three
Standard Circles SM
Medallions One
Curved Matting Basics B
M-Bossabilities™ folder Trendy (ES-006)

Bazzill Basics Paper®: white card stock
Zva Creative: floral center
Fun Stampers Journey stamp (Little Big Greetings)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™: Foam squares, tape

Other:
Heat gun, Cutterbee Tweezers, paper trimmer

Here are some other shots of this card.


PRIZE INFORMATION:
Want to know what you can win by participating in this hop??

The ENTIRE 7 colour collection of Radiant Neon inks!!! AWESOME!
How do you win these? 
(CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED)
The hop begins at the CardMaker blog!! Then, travel along the list of participants, gathering the ELECTRIC words to complete a phrase!! THAT phrase will then need to be emailed to marketing@imaginecrafts.com.
Stop by the IMAGINE Crafts blog for the rules.

Want to see MORE projects using the Radiant Neon Inks?? Here is another project that I did using these fabulous colours!!

YAY YOU card with video tutorial

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
Remember to follow along the hop, starting at the CardMaker blog!!
Until next time,
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Spellbinders Springtime Shipping Frenzy - Day 4

Spellbinders® Springtime Shipping Frenzy - Day 4


Hi everyone!!  Thanks so much for stopping by! Welcome to day 4 of Spellbinders® Paper Arts Springtime Shipping Frenzy!! Today I am excited to share with you two brand new sets of dies!!
I have created two projects using both of these sets, and a video tutorial on exactly HOW to create-a-rose!  Be sure to read all the way thru so you don't miss your chance to WIN these amazing dies!!! 
The first project that I'm sharing with you today is a card. 


Spellbinders® Supplies:

Preferred Partners:
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® : Memento Luxe inks (Dandelion, Pistachio, Olive Grove, Toffee Crunch)
My Fun Stampers Journey: Stamps (Little Big Greetings)

Cross Promotional Partners:
My Mind's Eye™: Assorted Patterned Paper
Want2Scrap©: Baby bling, Le creme
Bazzill Basics Paper®: White Cardstock
BEACON ADHESIVES: Fabri-Tac 

Let's begin with the HOW TO for creating this gorgeous rose!!!! I have created a video to walk you thru it. Then we will move on to creating the card. 
CREATE A ROSE VIDEO TUTORIAL


Card Instructions:

Begin with 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card base from white card stock. 


Cut two strips of yellow striped paper 5 1/2  x 1/2 ".  Adhere one to top of card and one to the bottom of the card. 

Trim Kraft paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". Place cutting edge and decorative insert from Scalloped Borders Three  along the top of Kraft paper.  Cut/emboss in Artisan X-plorer™ machine. Repeat along bottom edge.


Trim cotton rag paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".
Cut top and bottom edge using edges from Scalloped Borders Three and Artisan X-plorer machine. No need to emboss. 

Adhere under Kraft piece. Adhere both to card base.


Trim yellow Damask paper to 2 1/4 " x 5 1/2" (approx).
Repeat technique as above on Kraft paper. Adhere to card front. 

Stamp sentiment from My Fun Stampers Journey using Memento LUXE toffee crunch.  Cut/emboss using Back to Basics Tag.

Cut and emboss large accent from Foliage Flourish die set not Cotton Rag paper. Stencil  and ink using my Memento LUXE Olive Grove and pistachio inks. 
Adhere to card front.  
Adhere ROSE created from video tutorial. Add tag using foam square.
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For my second project, I decorated a gift tin! I used Aluminum Foil for my Rose!!! I love how it turn out! So much fun too!!



PRIZE INFORMATION!!
CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Note: *The entry link is scheduled to automatically disable after 48 hours. 

Official Contest Rules can be found HERE.

For more chances to win, visit the extremely talented
                                 Heidi Blankenship

for more Spellbinders projects!! 

Questions?  ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us.  No entries will be accepted at this email address.






Monday, March 31, 2014


Zva Creative March DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our March blog hop!  We are very excited to have you join us today and hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s Facebook pageBe 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.


In creating this project, I used some gorgeous new papers from Bo Bunny, some fabulous dies from Spellbinders and of course, some GORGEOUS bling and flowers from Zva Creative! 


To create my title, I used plain chipboard letters (unknown source), added copper embossing powder from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko, and then stencilled thru a Crafters Workshop stencil with Black Staz On ink. LOVE how it turned out!!


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, March 31st  and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, April 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... 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, April 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 Facebook page
Your next stop is Anna Zaprzelska! Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on April 28th for next month’s hop.
________________________________________
 Blog Hop Order
Zva links to Emilia Stammler http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com
Emmy links to Carole Maurin http://scrapalolette.canalblog.com
Carole links to Jolanda Meurs http://jolandameurs.blogspot.com 
Jolan links to Irene Tan http://scrapperlicious.blogspot.com
Irene links to Nicole Martel http://nicolemartel.blogspot.com
Nicole links to Tina McDonald http://tinamcd-mysanity.blogspot.com
Tina links to Anna Zaprzelska  http://ana-brises.blogspot.com
Anna links to Gini Williams Cagle http://www.ginicagle.blogspot.com
Gini links to Gine Silveira http://ginesscraproom.blogspot.com 
Gine links to Camila Borssoi http://scrapbookcomcamila.blogspot.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

YAY YOU card and video for Imagine Crafts

Good mooring friends!! Today I am sharing a card with you that I created for IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukinedo! We partnered with Crafters Workshop, and I have used one of their GORGEOUS stencils on this card!!
For details on this card, a full video tutorial and supply list, please view my video, found on the IMAGINE Crafts blog!!

Gotta run! Short and sweet today! I'm off to a weekend of scrapping, shopping, food and friends! SQUEEEEEEEEEE!! SO super excited!!!
So, let me know what you think of my video! I'd be happy to answer any questions!!
Until next time,
HAPPY CREATING!!!
((HUGS))

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spring is Here!!! (Well, almost!)

Good morning!! SO nice to see the sun shining!!! Spring is just around the corner!! Tomorrow Spring begins! I'll ignore the piles of snow and the frigid temperatures for now!! :)
To brighten your day, I have a bright and Spring-y card to share with you!!!
For supply list and FULL instructions, hop on over to the Spellbinders blog, where I am the guest blogger today!!


Now that Spring is bringing longer days, sunnier days, and brighter days...expect to see a little bit of that here on the blog as well!!
And I'm SUPER excited to be heading off to Moncton on Friday for a weekend of scrapping at Crop and Create with Scrapbook and Cards today!!! Hope to have a fun project (or 2) to share when I return... and recover. LOL!
Hope all is well!! Thanks for stopping by!!
((HUGS))
Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!!

Friday, March 07, 2014

Peacock Feathers using Imagine Crafts Vertigo

Hello Friends!! Thanks for stopping by today!! I have a SUPER fun tutorial to share with you today over on the Imagine Crafts blog! I ADORE how this project turned out!!!
I really wanted to get an iridescent look on my peacock feathers, and I feel I totally achieved that! What do you think?? Here's a peek...
To see a full video tutorial on how I created this card, please stop over to the IMAGINE Crafts blog. i would LOVE to have your feedback!!
Full product supply list is found at the end of the video.

Thanks so much for visiting!! You all mean so much to me, and I greatly appreciate all the comments, emails, etc that you give!!
Until next time,
Happy Creating!!

Monday, February 24, 2014


Zva Creative February DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our February blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about 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 this months hop, I wanted to create something a bit different. So, I used some canvas tags from Canvas Corp, covered them in gesso, moulding paste, Imagine Crafts sprays and inks... Zva blooms and bling... and i LOVE the outcome!! What do you think?? This is a little mini book... the inside is not yet finished, so I'll have to show you that another time! but I LOVE the effect the BLING has, don't you??

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, February 24th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 25th.
***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... 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, February 26th 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 
Jolanda Meurs. Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on March 31st for our next Zva blog hop!
________________________________________
 Blog Hop Order
Zva links to Tina McDonald http://tinamcd-mysanity.blogspot.com
Tina links to Jolanda Meurs http://jolandameurs.blogspot.com
Jolanda links to Nicole Martel http://nicolemartel.blogspot.com
Nicole links to Gine Silveira http://ginesscraproom.blogspot.com 
Gine links to Anna Zaprzelska  http://ana-brises.blogspot.com
Anna Zaprzelska links to Carole Maurin http://scrapalolette.canalblog.com
Carole links to Irene Tan http://scrapperlicious.blogspot.com
Irene links to Windy  Robinson http://windyrobinson.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by!! 
Until next time...
HAPPY CREATING!!