Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jewel Keys Wedding Card... sneek peep

Good morning my friends!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Today I have a post up on Julianna Hudgin's Design Team blog! I'd love for you to stop by!!
Here is the project that I'm sharing over there... Well... a peek of it anyway~ You''ll have to stop by the blog
to see more!! :)

Hope you'll stop by to see the entire project and for a cool KEY tutorial!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next Time...
Happy Creating!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Creating with Zva Creative

Good morning!!!
It's me again... honest!! I know... BLOWN AWAY, right? So many posts in one month!! And all in a matter of a week! LOL! Like I mentioned... I was having some big issues and now that those are resolved and Blogger let's me IN... I have SO much to share with you all!! :)

I had the privilege of playing with some FANTABULOLUS Zva Creative goodies recently!! My good friend, X-Roomie (Spellbinders Retreat, '11), and fellow designer ,( who JUST happens to be the DT Coordinator for Zva Creative) had some yummies sent my way! Thank you Windy Robinson!! SQUEEEE!!! I'll admit, they arrived at the beginning of the summer... I've been adding them to projects here and there. LOVE THEM!!....
      **LOVE LOVE LOVE**
If I had my way, I'd have flowers and blingy bling on everything I create! LOL! but, being Mom to 1 girl and 4 BOYS... I can't create EVERYTHING this way!! :)
So today's post is to share with you what I created using just a bit of the Zva Creative goodies sent my way. There is still a LOT of stuff waiting to be used... and I will be sure to share with you as I create. A BIG HUGE THANK YOU to Windy, Carolyn and Zva Creative for the goodies! You sure made this gal happy! :)
2 of these projects I have already shown on my blog, as they were created for other things. But I am going to share them again here, with the focus now being on the Zva.
These 2 cards are brand new... never seen before... EXCEPT for the beautiful graduates that I gave them to! :) I created these to give to my niece and friend for their High school graduation. Let me show you some close-ups!
Both of these cards were created with the same design and supplies. I changed the focal shape using my Spellbinders Die templates from Floral Ovals in this one, to the Splendid Circles in the second. I also used a different color to accent... here's it's the green Zva crystals and green blooms.

The second card is the same but uses black pearls from Zva, and orange blooms.
I think black pearls make my absolute favorite flourishes!!! They go with EVERYTHING and are always the perfect touch!! Just like in this scrapbook page that I created and shared previously.
And a closeup of the pearls.... I just love that they can be cut apart as well and used to create whatever design you like!! I often split a flourish... call me stingy! LOL!

And my final project is from yesterday's post... I created this adorable little gift envelope using more gorgeous Zva crystals as the finishing touch!!
These little flourishes are an example of cutting them apart. This small package holds 2 small flourishes. I cut each in half and made my own arrangement, to fit my project!
So there you have it... just a small sample of what Zva Creative products can do for your projects!!
Again, special thanks for Zva and their team for the goodies!!! :)
Card Duo:
Zva Creative: Crystal and Pearl flourishes
Xyron: 5" Creative Station, 1.5" Create-a-sticker
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, die templates (S4-354 Splendid Circles, S4-456 Floral Ovals, S4-114Standard Circles LG, S4-110 Standard Ovals LG, EL-020 Awesome Blossoms M-Bossabilities)
GCD: Patterned Papers (Paris Nights)
Worldwin: Cardstock (black, white)
ClearSnap: Cat Eyes fluid chalk
Penny Black: Gratitude stamps
KaiserCraft: Lace
Adam and Leah:
For You Gift Envelope:
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Xyron and ClearSnap : Day 4

Hey there!!
Welcome to day 4 of the Xyron and ClearSnap partnership!! This has been SO much fun!! If you have not been following along, stop by the Xyron blog to find out the details!!
Today I have 4 projects to share with you... I had SO many more fabulous and fun ideas, but time ran out... kids needed meals... laundry needed doing... you know how it goes! :)

For my first project, I want to show you my absolute favorite. I can't take credit for the idea... as I seen it done on Kazan Clark's blog the other day. When I seen it, I had this lightbulb moment... "I HAVE to do that for the blog swap!!!" I thought!! So, right after breakfast, I got at it... it was done in 1/2 hour. Seriously... it's SO quick!! Check it out...
Chevron Stamped Candle
It totally looks like the stamping is directly on the candle, but it is not! :) Here's the basic how-to. For more details, stop by Kazan's blog and see her fabulous tutorial.
1. Stamp background stamp onto tissue paper. Trim to height of candle. Lightly tack in place with Mega runner. Repeat with using as many piece as needed to cover candle.
2. Heat with heat gun. This will melt the wax beneath the tissue paper. The paper will stick to the candle and disappear. It's really quite cool to watch! :)
Then decorate as desired!! I adhered 2 strips of thin white lace using my Xyron 1.5" Create-a-sticker. Then diecut some gold foil paper with my Spellbinders Foliage dies. Add a spray of flower centers and a premade flower and you're finished!! I usually make my own flowers with Spellbinders dies, but I wanted this to be fast... and it was!!

Red Candle
Xyron: Mega Runner, 1.5" Create-a-sticker
Clear Snap: Wicked black Archival die ink
Red tissue paper
Unity Stamp Co: Chevron Stamp
Spellbinders: Foliage dies and foil
Wright and Co: lace
Prima: flower
Hot Glue Gun

FOR YOU Gift Envelope
This little gift envelope was created using Spellbinders die template, LF-007 Hexagon Petal Envelope. Here are a few of the details...
*Cut/emboss envelope using ivory paper and Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine.
*While still in template, spritz with ClearSnap Smooch Spritz in purple (Not sure of exact color name). To keep spray light, hold far away from paper. For a heavier and deeper color, spray closer. Let dry, remove template. I lightly inked the edges using distress ink at this point.
*Apply a light touch from the Mega runner to the tip of each "petal" of the envelope and fold in, tucking one under the other.
*Next I created 3 blossoms using Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms collection. While they are still in the die tempate, I dabbed a sponge into some of the Smooch Spritz and stenceled thru the template. Remove and roll flowers. I lightly added a touch of the purple to the edges of the flower petals. I cut a leaf as well and stenceled using Fluid chalk in OLIVE. Adhere to box using hot glue. Add Zva jewel flourish and a small tag. (NOTE: I even stamped using the spritz!!)

Again! Very simple and quick!!
Xyron Mega Runner
ClearSnap: Smootch Spritz, Cat Eyes chalk ink (Olive)
WorldWin: Ivory cardstock
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, Die Templates (Hexagon Petal Envelope, Bitty Blossoms)
Zva flourish
Flourishes stamp

Two more quick projects to share... I'll be fast... I promise! :)
Gather Together Card

ClearSnap: Colorbox Archival Ink (Grasshopper)
Xyron: 5" Creative Station, Mega Runner
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, Die Templates (ORchard Harvest Tags and Accents, Standard circles SM)
Bo Bunny: Country Garden 6x6 paper pad
Creative Impressions: Twine
Elmers: X-acto corner rounder, Gel pens
Buttons Gallore and More: Button
Unity Stamp Co: Orchard Harvest tags and accents stamps

You Are Simply Amazing

This final card has a fun technique I want to share with you quickly... I used a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities template. If you are not familiar with these, they are double sided embossing folders! Double the fun!! Anywho... I rubbed ink directly onto the embossing folder... in   a bit of a rainbow pattern... I know it's faint in the photo... as I used pastel colors to keep it soft.  If you look close, you will see the change in colors. Once I have the ink applied, I inserted the paper and closed the embossing folder. Using the Grand Calibur machine and rasberry embossing plate, I embossed the paper. When it comes out, it has a beautiful embossed rainbow. Very cool!! Then I added small dots of smooch.

Xyron Mega Runner, 5" Creative Station
ClearSnap: Fluid Chalk (Baby's breath collection) Daffodile and Blue Iris (For tag), Smooch (Cape Cod)
Recollections: White Card Stock, flowers
Bazill: Blue cardstock
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur, Rasberry plate, EL-006 Mystic
Creative Impressions: Twine
Just Rite Stampers: Sentiment

Are You Still With ME??
That was a long post! Thanks for sticking around! :)
Thanks to CLEARSNAP for this fabulous partnership!! It has been a blast!! Drop by their blog and facebook page to see more inspiration!!
Until Next Time...
Happy Creating!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Canvas and Burlap Thanksgiving Table Set

Canvas and Burlap Table Set

This cute little table set was created for Spellbinders using some of their fabulous dies! The dies paired up with a little bit of canvas and burlap... SCREAM Fall to me!! I think fall is my favorite season to create things for! I love Christmas of course, but the beautiful rich colors of Fall are my fav!!

This project can be found on the Spellbinders website  in my gallery. It was also featured in their homepage slide show for a while! 

Spellbinders Supplies:

S4-116 Standard Circles SM
S4-345 Picot Edge Circles
•S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants
•S5-104 Bauble Blossoms Two
Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Preferred Partner Products:
Gina K. Designs, Autumn Beauty Stamp

Cross Promotional Partner Products:
WorldWin Papers®, Ivory Cardstock
Canvas Corp LLC, Canvas, Burlap
Clearsnap, ColorBox Dark Green Fluid Chalk Ink
Buttons Galore And More, Buttons
Beacon Adhesives, Zip Dry Glue
Other Supplies:
Ranger Distress ink (Frayed Burlap)
Maya Road: Decorative Pins
Prima: Ivory Lace;
Ribbon; Quick Quotes
Glue Gun

Thanks for stopping by! Have fun decorating for Fall!! Stop by tomorrow for my turn to show you ClearSnap and Xyron paired together!! I have 4 projects to share with you!!! I could create for this non-stop... but my kids have to eat... LOL!
Until then...
Happy Creating!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Xyron and Cloud 9 rock the house!

Hey all!!
I have to begin my saying I think I JUST MIGHT have gotten the issue worked out with my blog!! Long story short... I was taking about 20 minutes to get logged into my account. It was all messed up... but I think I have it fixed... FINALLY!!
What does that mean? I just might blog more thank once or twice a month now!! :)

So to begin I want to share a few quick projects that I made for the Xyron and Cloud 9 Facebook album!
2 cards and a little treat container! Here we go!!


Cloud 9 Specialty collection and fabric flowers/buttons
Xyron 5" Creative Station, Mega runner
Clear Snap: Black die ink
Flourishes: Sentiment Stamp

Cloud 9 Specialty collection and fabric flowers/buttons
Xyron 5" Creative Station, Mega runner
Bazzill Basics Paper®: Black and white cardstock
Clear Snap: Black die ink
Flourishes: Sentiment Stamp

FOR YOU Treat container

Cloud 9 specialty collection
Xyron mega runner
Bazzill Basics Paper®:White Cardstock
ClearSnap: Red pigment die ink
My Minds Eye: Red brad
Flourishes: Sentiment stamp
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine, Die templates (S5-028 Nested Pennants)

There are no fancy instructions for these projects! They are super simple and YOU can create them!! :)
To see what the rest of the Xyron team did with these fabulous products, check out the facebook album! And if you don't already "LIKE" Xyron's page... do that first! You'll be glad you did!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until Next time...
Happy Creating!