Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Today I have a 8 x 8 scrapbook layout to share with you. The pictures are of my oldest son who LOVES to play paintball!! The layout is more of a simple one but I wanted the pictures to be the main focus. I used LF-132 Grand Rectangles and S4-132 Classic Rectangles Large to die cut the photos and create the mats for the backing.
I used Spellbinders™ Premium Craft Foils Delicate Pastels (green) and S5-066 Shadow Flowers to create die cuts to accent the photos and then I lightly sanded the foil.
I don't know all of the paintball terminology so I had my son type up a few words and then I hand cut and inked the edges.
Paper: Discount Cardstock Soot, Kraft, Simply Smooth White
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur, LF-132 Grand Rectangles, S4-132 Classic Rectangles Large, S5-066 Shadow Flowers
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Premium Craft Foils Delicate Pastels (green); Eco Green Crafts Mulch Acrylic Paint; Tattered Angels Caribbean Blue, Suede; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hugs & Smiles,
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Here is my project.
I have a step-by-step tutorial to share with you. I am going to show you how stamping on pattern paper and totally change the appearance of your project. Whenever I post a card where I have stamped on the pattern paper I seem to get so many emails asking--where did you get that paper? When I tell them it is pattern paper that I stamped on and gave my own little twist to it they always say--wow, I never thought about stamping on pattern paper.
Before I get started I want to show you what the pattern paper looked like. You want to use pattern paper that isn't too busy in the background. This is Curtain Call from Graphic 45.
I used two stamp sets from JustRite Stampers CL-Bon Voyage and CL-Greetings from Paris to do the background. I started with Tuxedo Black ink and two stamps to make a border around the edges of my paper.
Next I added stamped images using both Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa ink.
Once I had all of the stamping done I added a little glitter on the flourishes using Glue Gloss and Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter from Clearsnap.
Here you can see a before and after picture and how much the stamping changes the look of the paper.
For the center image on the card I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image and then I added the color using Ranger Fired Brick and Antique Linen Distress Inks to add the color. I used S4-190 Labels Four and the Grand Calibur to cut/emboss the label shape.
So now I want to take you back to the pattern paper without any stamping to show you what my card front would look like. It's pretty and you could stop there and not do any of the extra stamping BUT...
Take a look at it now with all of the stamping. What do you think? It's a totally different look and very easy to achieve.
I used old book pages, S4-328 Foliage and S5-050 Rose Creations to create to rose. I inked the edges with Fired Brick and Rich Cocoa inks and I added a little more glitter.
Stamps: JustRite Stampers CL-02185 Bon Voyage, CL-02195 Greetings from Paris
Paper: Graphic 45 Curtain Call; Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth White, Kraft, Soot
Inks: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Ranger Fired Brick, Antique Linen Distress Inks
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™ S4-190 Labels Four, S4-328 Foliage, S5-050 Rose Creations
Accessories: Clearsnap Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter, Glue Gloss; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares
***Several of the supplies I used to create this card can be found At Joan's Garden. Please be sure to check out all of the details for the challenge.
I want to say a special Thank You to Joan for having me as a Special Guest Designer!! I can't wait to see what you create with the challenge!! Have fun and be creative!!
Hugs & Smiles,
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
For today's project I used the New Greetings from Paris stamp set from JustRite. Like I said yesterday I think this is my all time favorite release!!
Here is the card that I designed using Greetings from Paris. The stamp set is designed to match Spellbinders S4-190 Labels Four and JustRite JB-08950 Nested Frame Dies.
I stamped the label image on to Simply Smooth White cardstock with Rich Cocoa ink. Then I added color to the image using Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Inks and then I used S4-190 Labels Four and the Grand Calibur from Spellbinders to cut/emboss the label shape. I also used one of the die templates from S5-059 Ironwork Motifs to add little accents around the label. I inked the edges with Rich Cocoa and added 3D Foam Squares to add a little dimension. I stamped the flourish image on the background paper at the top and bottom with Rich Cocoa ink. I added a little heart charm with some seam binding to the side of the label.
On the other side of the card I stamped the Fleur de Lis image on the floral paper and added a border using S5-058 Ironwork Accents and some lace trim.
I distressed the edges of the paper and added Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter.
Stamps: JustRite Stampers CL-02195 Greetings from Paris
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth White, Kraft, Chamios Cascata Felt: Prima Romantique Collection
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Victorian Velvet, Wild Honey, Antique Linen, Old Paper Distress Inks
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur, S4-190 Labels Four, S5-058 Ironwork Accents, S5-059 Ironwork Motifs
Accessories: Bo Bunny Et Cetera Buttons (Heart); Clearsnap Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter, Glue Gloss; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares; Lace Trim, Seam Binding
Please be sure to visit each of the Design Team members and see the Beautiful artwork they have to share with you.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the New Release and you are inspired to create!!
Hug & Smiles,
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I have to say I think this is my personal all time favorite New Release!! Today, we are sharing project made using the New Cling stamp set CL-02185 Bon Voyage from JustRite Stampers. This is the card I designed using CL-02185 Bon Voyage stamp set.
I stamped the Fleur de Lis image on to Simply Smooth White cardstock using Rich Cocoa Ink and then used S5-026 Labels Twenty to cut/emboss the label shape. Before removing the paper from the die template I inked through the die with Bundled Sage Distress Ink using it like a stencil. Once I removed the die cut I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I stamped the image a second time and used Antique Linen Distress Ink to color the Fleur de Lis and then hand cut the image and inked the edges with Rich Cocoa ink. I layered the two piece using 3D Foam Squares and then add a brown label die cut using S4-347 Labels Twenty-Three.
I used Bundled Sage to stamp the border right above the patterned paper and I stamped a few of the other images from the stamp set on the side to create a little collage. I also used one of the larger stamps in the set to create a border going around the outer edge of the card. Then I inked the white base with Antique Linen and Bundled Sage Distress Inks and edged the paper with Rich Cocoa Ink.
To create the decorative edge I used E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop. I made a tulle bow and added a Trinket from Bo Bunny to the center.
I used Prima Printery Collection for the patterned paper on the bottom half of the card. For a finishing touch on the card I added Finesse Swirls Silver Rhinestones and Baby Bling Silver Rhinestones from Want2Scrap™. Then I added little touches of Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter from Clearsnap. I used Glue Gloss to apply the glitter and I have to say the applicator to apply the Glue Gloss is so slick--you can get the adhesive right where you want it!
Stamps: JustRite Stamps CL-02185 Bon Voyage
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth White, Posh Milk Chocolate Felt; Prima Printery Collection
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Antique Linen, Bundled Sage Distress Inks
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, S5-026 Labels Twenty, S4-347 Labels Twenty-Three, E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop
Accessories: Want2Scrap™ Finesse Swirls Silver Rhinestones, Baby Bling Silver Rhinestones; Clearsnap Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter, Glue Gloss; Bo Bunny Welcome Home Trinkets; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares
Please be sure to visit the JustRite Blog and all of the DT Members in the link list below--you are sure to be inspired!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a Fabulous Day!!
Hugs & Smiles,
Friday, August 26th
Creative Edge Advanced 1pm to 3pm
Creative Edge Basic 3:30 to 5:30pm
Creative Edge Advanced 7pm to 9pm
Creative Edge Basic 10am to noon
Creative Edge Advanced 12:30 to 2:30
I will also be doing two make-n-takes during the event---Friday 6-7 pm Rolled Rose Creation ( to use as an embellishment on your project), Saturday 3-4 pm Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box with a sweet chocolate treat!
VIP will also be having some Amazing giveaways with LOTS of Prizes involved!!! It is their BIGGEST Stash of Prizes EVER!!! Make-n-Takes will be offered all throughout the two day event. To find out all of the details and see samples of the cards please click HERE to hop on over to VIP Scrapbook!!!
Monday, August 22, 2011
Crafty Secrets: Creating With Vintage Patterns CD, Mini-Vintage Creative Scraps, Altered Fairies Creative Scraps
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth White
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories: Want2Scrap™ Finesse Swirls White Pearls, 72 Count Pink Pearls; Plaid Mod Podge; Finishing Files; Clearsnap Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter, Glue Gloss; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares
Please be sure to visit all of the Crafty Secrets DT Members and see what they have been busy creating to share with you.
- Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
- Pam Hooten
- Heidi Blankenship
- Linda Duke
- Michele Kovack
- Julie Campbell
- Amy Teets
- Debbie Marcinkiewicz
- Fauve van Maanen
- Gini Cagle
- Jan Hennings
- Tammy Roberts
- Victoria Warren Mears
- Viola Mahr
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you enjoy the blog hop and have a wonderfully creative day!!
Hugs & Smiles,
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Want2Scrap™ Product Used:
Nestabling™ Heart Circles Brown Rhinestones
72 Count Baby Blue Rhinestones
Cross Promotional Products Used:
Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur, S4-345 Picot Edge Circles, S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two, S4-116 Standard Circles Small, S4-298 Antiquities
Other Products Used:
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Keys To Life
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth White, Blue 67#, Herbal Garden Medium Prismatic, Posh Milk Chocolate Felt; Bo Bunny Welcome Home Collection
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink; Copic Markers
Accessories: Seam Binding, Tread; Clearsnap Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter, Glue Gloss; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a creative day!!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This is one of those cards that I wasn't sure where I was going with it but I am very happy with the outcome. The color combination is a little different for me but I have to say I really like it and I hope you do too! ;-)
I started by stamping the images from the Queen Bee stamp set on to an oval die cut. Then I added some color using Copic markers (listed below). To make the die cut I used the Grand Calibur™ and S4-314 Lacey Ovals from Spellbinders™. After I had all of the coloring done I applied adhesive to the die cut and adhered it to Nestaboard™ Lacey Ovals from Want2Scrap™. Then I added the Nestabling™ Lacey Ovals Orange Rhinestones and Baby Bling Turquoise Rhinestones around the oval die cut. I also made a little tag using a sentiment from Queen Bee stamp set and LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two.
Here is a close up of the stamped images. I added diamond stickles to the crown and wings.
To create the flower and leaves I used S5-050 Rose Creations and S4-328 Foliage.
To create the border I used S5-058 Ironwork Accents die template and lace and trim.
To create the background I used the New Grand Impressabilities GI-004 Fancy Flourish and then made the embossing really pop by adding a couple colors of ink.
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Queen Bee
Paper: Discount Cardstock Simply Smooth White, Chamios Cascata Felt 80#, Honey Hapsack Treasure 80#, Herbal Garden Medium Prismatics, Posh Milk Chocolate Felt 80#; Old Book Pages
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Dried Marigold, Vintage Photo; Copic Markers G21, YG61, YR30, E23, Y38, C1, T5, BG53
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, S4-314 Lacey Ovals, S5-050 Rose Creations, S4-328 Foliage, S5-058 Ironwork Accents, LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two, Grand Impressabilities GI-004 Fancy Flourish
Accessories: Want2Scrap™ Nestabling™ Lacey Ovals Orange Rhinestones, Baby Bling Turquoise Rhinestones, Nestaboard™ Lacey Ovals; Ranger Diamond Stickles; Lace & Trim; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a Beautiful Day!!
Hugs & Smiles,