Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Artist in Residence Kaleidacolor project Sneak peek

Hey all! Today I am sharing a project over on the Imagine Crafts blog! I am using the Fun and fabulous Kaleidacolor inks!!! i have a full video tutorial showing you how to create the entire project!!!
Take a peek!!
Some hop on over to the Imagine Crafts blog to see the entire project, including video!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day!

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

Heat gun, Cutterbee Tweezers, paper trimmer

Here are some other shots of this card.

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? 
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

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. 

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.
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!!

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.