Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spellbinders Design Team Call

Hey!!!! It's cold... I have lots to do today, and yet here I sit! :) I think it's a good start to my day! LOL! Still waiting for my coffee to kick in too! (Well, I was... but now it's after lunch before I actually am publishing this.. so don't think I just got up! LOL!)

Have you heard that Spellbinders has announced their design team call? If not, check it out here. I have to tell you that this is the most amazing company to work with! The product is second to NONE! They are cutting edge (no pun intended! LOL!), top quality, easy to use, and addictive I must say! :)
The people behind the business are amazing! They treat you like a person, not a number or an email address! Having the opportunity to travel to Arizona and meet them face to face makes it such a personal experience. You get to know the people, the business and the team.
Before trying out for the team, to be honest, I had never had the opportunity to own even one set of Spellbinders die templates! I received my first set once I made the finals! I knew I would love them... had been loving them from a distance! But once I used them it was love at first cut! Now there is no going back! I can't even imagine creating something without using my die templates!! The tough part is deciding which ones to use!! I now have SO MANY! What a wonderful problem to have!! :)
I still have 5 months left as a part of the 2011 team. I can't believe how fast the time has gone!! Yes, I plan to reapply! I have loved everythng about this! The competition is FEIRCE but I plan to do my best to make it again! Spellbinders ROCKS!! :)
So, that being said, I'll share a couple of projects that I created for them! :)
Happy Fall Y'all!
In creating this card, I used the Grand Labels Twenty Three to create my card base, Then I cut a frame using Grand Recrangles and adhered it over a rectangle of Best Creation Glitter cardstock!. After cutting some circle rings using both LG and SM Standard Circles, I heat embossed some leaves and added a bit of mica powder! A ribbon banner, stamped sentiment and button tied with twine finished this card off! It's different, and I like that! So Happy Fall Y'all!! :)

Supplies used
LinkOther Supplies
Gina K. Designs, Theresa Momber Autumn Beauty Stamp
Bazzill Basics Paper, Black, Cream Cardstock
Best Creation Inc, Glitter Basics Coffee Glitter Cardstock
Clearsnap, Bronze Pigment Ink
Cosmic Shimmer, Copper Bronze Luster Embossing Powder, Khaki Green, Pale Russet iridescent mica pigments powder
Buttons Gallore and More button
Canvas Corp Twine
Helmar Adhesive

It All Begins TOMORROW
This page is a sentimental one. I created it for Summer CHA using lots of the New Release die templates. The photo was taken the night before Sammy started Kindergarden. The journaling was written at the same time. So it's right from the heart... It's a sentimental letter from mother to son.

Spellbinders Products Used:
Other Supplies:
    KaiserCraft, Prairie Lane Spring Acres, Fairview, Oakwood, Hillcrest, Pine Arbour Patterned Paper, Timeless World Map Patterned Paper
    WorldWin Papers, Treasure Ivory Cardstock
    Cosmo Cricket, Tiny Type Alpha Stickers
    Cosmic Shimmer, Bronze Blush Shimmer Mist
    Buttons Galore And More, Brown Button
    Momenta Cardstock
    Ranger distress ink Frayed Burlap
    Doodlebug Designs Alpha
    Helmar Adhesives

    Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've been inspired to create something fabulous!!
    Until Next Time...
    Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Holiday Hello's... with Miss Arts!

I have been working like crazy on my online class for Miss Paper Arts! And I must say... I am loving the projects that I created for these classes! For those taking my class, we will be creating 3 cards and one gift tin! Each project can be done the simple way, or you can continue on and use some fun techniques to take your card from Great to Glamorous!! Here is the "official" Miss Arts write up and a few sneak peeks! Then I'll share a bit more about how you can take my class and many more AMAZING classes!

Holiday Hello's
Santa is not the only one who hands out coal to some and the latest and greatest toy to others. Don’t feel guilty, we all make a list of who we send holiday cards to because we want to, and who we send cards to because we feel we have to. In Tina McDonald’s, Holiday Hellos, class you’ll learn how to make simple cards for “the rarely nice” on your list and how to take take those same cards to amazing for the “never naughties” in your life. This 101 class uses 4 easy-to-follow videos to herald the hectic out of saying hello over the holidays. For even fewer Winter woes purchase our complementary card making kit, Virginia’s Letter. Miss Art’s Papercrafting School keeps your Noel note-giving neurosis-free beginning on 11/1/11.

Here's a link to the Youtube promotional video for it too! :)
If you are not familiar with Miss arts, here is the link to the website. This site is like an online classroom. You can subscribe and get ALL of the classes! Or you can just subscribe to one type of class... here is the link to the subscription info...
I would LOVE to have some of you join in for my class!! That'd be awesome! Let me know if you drop by and what you think of it!! I'm using stickles, liquid pearls, mica powder, Spellbinders die templates and SO much more!
Anyway, that's all for now! I'm back to the craft table! :)
Until Next time...
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spellbinders Meets Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop!!

Welcome to our TWO-day event!

Spellbinders and Unity logo

You should be joining me from Karen Maldonado ’s blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. Blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can't think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS™ get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can't wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!
Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection! We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.
So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!

(winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

For my project today I used the Spellbinders S5-070 Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents and the Samantha Walker for Unity Ornate Artisan Stackers.

I absolutely love how well they fit together! They really are easy as pie to stamp and then cut the image you want! They fit perfectly! no trying to make it fit... they just do! And the possibilities are endless as to how you can mix and match them! They all fit together and give you an endless supply of designs to work with! Not to mention the fabulous sentiments that come with this set!

I just love the stenciling ability that you get with the Spellbinders die templates! See the shading that is on these cream colored pieces? That is all done while the die is still in the template! It gives such a beautiful look! This is one thing that makes Spellbinders templates so amazing!

In creating this card, I filled in some of the stamped images with Cosmic Shimmers Drawing paint! This stuff is SO much fun to use on stamped images!! It gives a nice shimmer which just adds to the look of the design!

Creating this card has me wanting one thing... ALL of the Samantha Walker stamps to match my Spellbinders Die Templates! I'm sure you will agree by the end of these 2 days of amazing inspiration! So, time to move on to the next blog!!

Please head over to Natalie Dever's blog…

Thanks for stopping by!

Until Next Time...

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, October 07, 2011


Hello Everyone! Brrr... it's a chilly day out there today!! I actually have the fire place lit! It sure is cozy though!!
So, while the kiddo's are having a little nap, I thought I'd hop on and share a layout with you that I created for Spellbinders.
This page is about how blessed I feel to have such an amazing daughter! So often I take for granted how incredible and special she is. This is one of those times I was in awe of her... beautiful inside and out!!

It uses the following Spellbinders Die Templates...

Spellbinders Supplies:

I created this with some of the Summer release die templates... The Shaddow flowers were a lot of fun to work with... I sprayed them with Cosmic Shimmer spray (similar to Glimmer mist) and let them curl a bit!
Other supplies:
  • GCD Studios, Paris Nights, Antiquities Patterned Paper
  • Clearsnap, ColorBox Black Fluid Chalk Ink
  • Cosmic Shimmer, Bronze Blush Cosmic Shimmer Mist
  • Canvas Corp, Twine
  • Scor-Pal, ¼" Scor-Tape
  • Ranger liquid pearls
  • Ranger Distress ink (Frayed Burlap)
  • Making Memories eyelettes
  • Helmar Premium Craft Glue
  • Corrugated cardboard
Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you have a very BLESSED and happy Thanksgiving weekend (for my Canadian friends)!
I am working on my class for Miss Paper Arts... and OH MY!! I think they are some of my favorite creations ever! Be sure to check back for info about that class coming up! :)
Until Next Time...
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Home Sweet Home Canvas & more

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
Today I have a couple of Spellbinders projects to share quickly with you! For more great projects my the Spellbinders team, stop by the gallery...
The first was created using a 6" embroidery hoop! SO much fun!!! I decorated it with felt flowers, cut using LF-005 Grand Peony Creations. Felt is so much fun to work with using Spellbinders die templates! It cuts them so easily!!! The die templates used on this project were

  • GCD Studios, Authentiquities Patterned Paper
  • Bazzill Basics Paper, Black Cardstock
  • Canvas Corp, 12 x 12" Canvas Sheet
  • Clearsnap, ColorBox Copper, Black, Burnt Copper Pigment Inks
  • Buttons Galore and More, Buttons
  • Artistic Wire, 18 Gauge Black Wire
  • Penny Black Inc., Letter Background Stamp
  • Alpha Stickers
  • Quick Quotes Ribbon
  • Felt, Black Thread
  • Helmar Adhesives

This second project is a card created using...Spellbinders
  • Graphic 45, Curtain Call Tour De France, Leading Ladies, Let's Dance Patterned Paper
  • WorldWin Papers, Ivory Cardstock
  • Clearsnap, ColorBox Dark Brown Fluid Chalk Ink
  • Creative Impressions, Antique Copper Mini Brads
  • Rubons
  • Helmar Adhesives
  • Creative Imaginations thin wood paper
Sorry for the quick post... it's almost 1am and I am up due to having coffee too late... lesson learned! LOL! :)
So, until next time...
Happy Scrapping!