Thursday, August 25, 2011

Miss Arts FREE class!!

The kids are heading back to school and you should to!

The headmistress at Miss Art's knows that new backpacks, school supplies and first day apparel can reduce a crafters budget to milk money, so for this weekend only she is offering you a tuition free class. Beginning on Friday, August 26th, you will have 3 days to check out one of our most popular classes for free, no subscription needed. In "The Secret Garden," the talented Stacy Cohen teaches you how to create a shadowbox efffect on your layouts by adding dimension through layering and creating beautiful floral clusters.
Stacey even earns a little Extra Credit by providing you a step-by-step demonstration on how she creates her trademark crocheted page accents.

We hope to see you in the class room and if you enjoy our class that you'll be kind enough to leave an apple or a comment for the teacher.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Miss Arts Papercrafting School

Hello all! I am so excited to share with you all a brand new opportunity for me!! I was contacted by the fabulous Alyssa McGrew... She is the owner of Miss Arts Papercrafting School!! Can you guess??? YES! She asked ME to teach a class for her!!! I am SO excited... and so honored! There is some AMAZING talent there... and to be among them is such an honor!!!
My class is going to go live around the first of Nov... SO much fun!!! I am not telling the theme of the class just yet though! You'll have to wait a bit longer to find that out!
If you are not familiar with Miss Arts, it is an online classroom, where you are taught thru videos. The classes are technique based, and are always a great challenge! There are 101 classes, which are fun and interesting! And there are 201 level classes, which are more challenging and have more to them! So no matter what level of a crafter you are, you can always take something away!! Check out the website for more information on subscribing. It'd DEFINITELY recommend it.. and not just cause I'm going to be teaching there! :) But that's not a bad reason either! :)
Thanks for stopping by... Before you leave, I have a quick card/envelope set to show you that I created for Spellbinders. They use the AWESOME new Edgabilities!!! Check out the gallery on the brand new Spellbinders website for more information on this card set.

Thanks for coming over... your comments are greatly appreciated! :)
Until Next time...
Happy Scrapping!

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Spiral Blossoms andTissue Paper

HELLO!!!!!!! Man, is it REALLY the middle of August? Someone has GOT to be playing a trick on me!! WHERE has the summer gone? My kids go back to school in less than 3 weeks!!! I can honestly say that I'm somewhat ok with that... I need schedule... I need some kind of normalcy... and this summer has been nothing of the sort! It's been one crazy summer! That would explain the lack of posts... which I do plan on posting for you... but the kids just seem to NEVER go to bed!! LOL!
So, here I am to share with you a card and a tutorial for creating blossoms from tissue paper using the Spellbinders S4-351 Spiral Blossoms One.
Spiral flowers are found everywhere in paper crafting! Spellbinders has created this die template and another one (S4-352 Spiral Blossoms Two). These will be available to purchase 8/30/11!! They make creating these adorable and trendy flowers so simple!!
AND... You can cut felt, foam, fabric and TISSUE PAPER!! Today I want to show you the project that I created using Tissue paper!! I am in LOVE with the look it created!! Check it out!

Supplies: Spellbinders Die Templates: S4-351 Spiral Blossoms One, S5-063 Lace Doily Motifs, S5-062 Lace Doily Accents, S5-028 Nested Pennants, S4-321 Nested Leaves, S4-345 Picot Edge Circles, Graphic 45 Papers, Worldwin Cardstock, ClearSnap Cateyes ink, Heartfelt Creations stamps (leaves), Gina K Designs Stamps (sentiment), Want2Scrap Nestabling Helmar Premium Craft Glue and liquid Scrap Dots.

1. I began with tissue paper folded into about 8 layers. The more layers of tissue, the more layers in your flower.

2. Then I placed the die template on the tissue paper. I ran it thru the Grand Calibur(T). I did not run it thru a second time to emboss it.

3. I removed the tissue from the die template. Be very careful not to separate the layers of tissue. If they separate it is much harder to create the flower.

4. Beginning on the outside, I began rolling the spiral. Keep the roll tight and try not to let the layers separate. It is ok to have a fold or pucker occasionally. It is better than having it separate.

5. Once it is rolled, fold the end under. Now carefully allow the spiral to unravel a bit. This will create a beautiful, loose rose.

6. Add adhesive under the layers of tissue on the bottom to hold the flower together. Where there are 8 layers, you will need to use adhesive on all 8 layers. (I am wondering if I could have done this before rolling my flower… Hmmm… I’ll try that next time,.. J )

7. Before you allow the adhesive to dry, separate the layers of the tissue paper slightly if needed… much of this will happen on it‘s own. Shape it to suit the desired look. Then add your flower center!!

8. You can cut leaves using tissue paper as well if you like. I stamped the leaf image using ?Heartfelt Creations Distressed Leaves And then diecut. I gave it a shot of glimmer mist to complete it…

And there you have a gorgeous Tissue Paper rose!!

Remember, if you don’t have a Grand Calibur die cutting machine (yet) you can also run Spellbinders Die Templates thru other die cutting machines (like the Big Shot or Cuttlebug)… There is a chart inside of each Die Template package to help you with the plate layers! Isn’t that Fabulous??

Do remember though that the Grand Format die templates will not fit in the smaller machines, such as the Cuttlebug, as they need the 8 ¼” plate size of the Grand Calibur (T) .

I hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial today and are excited to try die cutting with TISSUE PAPER!! I know I have lots more ideas up my sleeves!

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back soon with a Fall themed layout for you, featuring my adorable 2 yr old! So…

Until Next Time…


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