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.
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!!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Zva Creative May Design Team Blog Hop!

Happy Monday to you! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our May blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off a new 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 my project today, I decided  to create a series of cards. They all use cardstock and no patterned papers. They are simple to create cards that focus on the gorgeous Zva products!! Check them out!!

 Zva CRB-06CA-107 Green 2 tone crystal flourish, Green flower
Zva Pink flower centre crystals:  CRW-06CA-149

Zva CRS-07CA-109 Brown 2 tone crystal flourish

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, May 26th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, May 27th.
Hidden on FIVE of the designer’s blogs 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 this Blog Hop 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, May 28th 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 Carol Maurin Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on June 30th for our next Zva blog hop!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,
Happy Creating!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

IMAGINE Crafts and Stampendous! blog hop

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Header 
 Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Stampendous! We have to admit that our two companies were made for each other and we're proud to have shared a long relationship of working together.  After all, what are stamps with out ink?  The projects created by our artists this week feature IMAGINE Crafts Radiant Neon™ inks paired perfectly with coordinating colors of Fran•táge Color Fragments from Stampendous, along with some of their newest stamp designs and Stack Art kits.

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

We'll be giving three prize packages of 3 Radiant Neon inks and 3 Fran•táge Color Fragments (we'll choose your colors). There will be a bright crafting future ahead of you! Each day we’ll post that day's participating artists.  Visit their blog and leave a comment by midnight PST May 25th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the five days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win, but we’d love for everyone to hop and comment! You can check out the Official Rules for all our contests if you have questions. STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package 
 So are you ready for some exciting inspiration? Here's who is hopping today:

Kristine Reynolds

Isha Gupta

Tobi Crawford

Penny Ward

Janelle Stollfus

Linda Lucas

Tina McDonald (that's me!)

***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.

Now, on to my project!!  I have created a mixed media scrapbook page. And to show you just how I've done it, I created a short video tutorial for you!!! 

And here is the HOW TO video!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Don't forget to comment for your chance to WIN one of these AMAZING prize packages!!!! If you have any questions, be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you!
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Until Next Time,
Happy Creating!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Zva Creative Cards to Share

Good morning friends!! Thanks for stopping by today! I have a couple of quick cards to share with you. No big fancy post, just some inspirational cards to get your mojo flowing...

And that's it, short and sweet.
Until Next time,
Happy Creating!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Monterey Pine Charms Video Tutorial for Imagine Crafts

Good morning friends!
Today I'm over on the Imagine Crafts blog sharing these fun charms!
They are super simple to make using Monterey Pine from Imagine Crafts, Electric Neon Inks, embossing powder, some fun dies from Spellbinders® and Artistic Wire!!
Check out the video here! And as always, thanks for stopping by! I greatly appreciate your support!

Until next time... Happy Creating!!

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!

Hello Friends!!! Happy National Scrapbook Day!! I hope you are getting some creative time this weekend!!
At the moment, the sun is shining... I'm home ALONE (Yeah, RARE thing!!), music playing, and I have a clean scrap table!! WOW!!!
So I wanted to share with you a scrapbook page that I created for Zva Creative for April!!!

Zva Product Used:
CRW-03CB-146 (Green Gems), 
CRS-07CB-114 (Crystal clear flourish), 
CRB-06CA-115 (Crystal clear flourish)

Other product used:
Various Patterned Paper
Bazzill Basics cardstock
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko: Memento ink (Black Tuxedo), Fireworks! (Black Tuxedo)
Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Machine, Die templates ( S5-151 Basic Lattice, S5-165 Butterfly Corner)
Cardstock stickers, digital die cuts (Frame and ALWAYS)

I LOVE adding lots of layers to my pages, in case you have not noticed! :) And the Basic Lattice die from Spellbinders is a FUN one to tear and add here and there. I also used it as a stencil! LOVE using things in different ways!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! Happy Creating!!