Saturday, August 31, 2013

Love Lace Heart Card

Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  It looks like there is going to be some relief from the heat here in MN over the next few day.  I know I am looking forward to it!  But the heat has been good for the garden.  I think our garden is in overdrive LOL!  Tonight after we went out and picked more veggies I have 34 large tomatoes (that's not including a huge container of cherry tomatoes), cucumbers, zucchini, peppers and 2 gallon bags full of green beans!  I think it's time to start freezing some of the tomatoes.  ;-)

Today, I have a card to share with you using some of the New die templates and embossing folder from Spellbinders®.  

Check out the embossed roses!  I think this new ES-016 Cabbage Roses M-bossabilities folder is going to be one of my favorites.  It's so pretty and I love the pattern!  

Look at all the detail in this beautiful heart shape.  This is the new die template S5-204 Lace Hearts  by Samantha Walker for Spellbinders®.  The love sentiment is from S5-200 Sentiments.  I used Delicata Golden Glitz ink from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko and I used a brayer over the top of the die template to add the ink and then cut/emboss as usual.  For the Fleur De Lis I used the Mod Podge® Mod Melts White Milk Glass and Mod Molds-Royal Icons from Plaid to make the decorative embellishments.  I also added some Metallic Gold String from Really Reasonable Ribbon around the heart shape.

To finish off the card I added a few pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,

Paper: Simply Smooth White, Mountian Rose Metallic, Azalea Metallic
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz
Dies:  Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Machine, S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S5-204 Lace Hearts (Samantha Walker), S5-200 Sentiments, ES-016 Cabbage Roses 
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Metallic Gold String; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'; Plaid Mod Podge® Mod Melts White Milk Glass, Mod Molds-Royal Icons; Pearls

Friday, August 30, 2013

Hello Friend Card with Enhancing Elements from Spellbinders®

Hello blogging friends!  Today, I have a card to share with you using the New Enhancing Elements from Spellbinders®.  I have really been enjoying creating projects using the Enhancing Elements.  They are so easy to use, add beautiful embossed details and you can mix and match them with so many of the existing die template sets. 

Here is the card that I designed.  I also used the S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A and S5-194 Pearl Effects die templates.  For the paper I used Simply Smooth Ivory and Bronze Metallic.  The metallic papers are great for showing the embossed detail.  I lightly sanded the paper to make the embossing pop even more.

Here you can see a close up of the embossing.  The sentiment is from CR-04405 Enjoy The Day Vintage Labels Four stamp set from JustRite Papercraft.  For embellishments I added some Metal Filigree Flowers from ButterBeeScraps' and a few pearls.

I also wanted to let you know that you still have a chance to get in on a great sale over at JustRite Papercraft--20% OFF All Spellbinders® and JustRite Custom Dies until September 1st!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a Fantastic Friday!!

Hugs and Smiles,

Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-04405 Enjoy The Day Vintage Labels Four
Paper: Simply Smooth Ivory, Bronze Metallic
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineo StazOn Timber Brown
Dies:  Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Machine, S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S4-411 Gold Rectangles One Enhancing Elements, S5-194 Pearl Effects
Accessories:  ButterBeeScraps' Metal Filigree Flower; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Thursday, August 29, 2013

With Sympathy Card

Hello!  OMGosh it's another HOT one is MN today!  This heatwave is crazy!  No relief in sight until the weekend.  About the only time I go outside is early in the morning to water the garden and sweep up acorns.  Then again in the evening to pick the veggies in the garden.

Today, I have a sympathy card to share with you.  I made this card for a dear sweet lady who recently passed away.

I think this new embossing folder E3D-013 Persian Splendor from Spellbinders® is so beautiful and elegant. 

I used Champagne Metallic cardstock and then I lightly rubbed Memento Angel Pink ink over some of the embossed areas.  The sentiment and flourishes are from CR-03570 With Sympathy stamp set from JustRite Papercraft.

To finish off the card I added some pearls, ivory roses and some ivory lace trim.  All of the supplies are listed and linked below.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  

I hope you stay cool in the last few days of the summer heatwave! ;-)

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-03570 With Sympathy Clear Stamp Set
Paper: Champagne Metallic, Pink Lemonade
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Angel Pink, StazOn Jet Black
Dies/Folders:  Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Machine, S6-001 5 x 7 Matting Basics A, S5-187 Labels Thirty-Three, E3D-013 Persian Splendor
Accessories:  Ivory Roses, Ivory Lace Trim, Pearls; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49' 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

You Are The Best CAS Card

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a CAS card to share with you.  Surprise, right LOL!  I know CAS (Clean and Simple) isn't my usual style for cards but I am starting to come around.  ;-)  I think I am going to try and do these a little more.  Believe it or not it really is a challenge for me to do CAS cards/projects.  You all know how much I love embellishments!  

All of the solid colored paper is from and that pretty pattern paper is from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6 x 6 paper pad.  To create all of the die cuts I used die templates from Spellbinders® and they are listed in the link list below.  I used the dictionary text paper for the mat and then I fussy cut three strips of pattern paper to create the banners.  I layered the banners on top of the decorative circle die cut and then I added the die cut with the sentiment.

To finish off the card I added some white crochet lace and baker's twine to the top of the card and a few little sweetheart blossoms next to the sentiment.

I hope you like my CAS card today!  Let me know what you think--would you like to see more?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-03885 Grand Sentiments Clear Stamps
Paper: Simply Smooth White, Frosted Teal; Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6 x 6 paper pad
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Copic R20 Blush
Dies:  Spellbinders® Grand Calibur™ Machine S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A, S3-205 Petite Labels One Die D-Lites, S4-415 Delightful Circles
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Victoria White Crochet Lace Trim, Brown Sugar Baker's Twine, WOC Sweetheart Blossom 2-Tone Baby Pink; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Jewel Butterfly Necklace

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post over on the Positively Me Blog and I have a beautiful Jewel Butterfly Necklace to share with you using S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishes from Julianna Hudgins Positively Me Collection.


I used one of the new hatpin bezels MB3-003S Square Hatpin-Silver from Spellbinders® to create the base of the necklace.  I also used S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishes and MD1-008 Media Mixáge™ Squares Two die templates.

Here is a close up of the butterfly bezel.

To see more pictures and find out all of the details hop on over to the Positively Me Blog and I hope you will leave me a little love. ♥

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Hugs & Smiles,

Supplies Spellbinders®:  Julianna Hudgins Positively Me Collection S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishes, MD1-008 Media Mixáge™ Squares Two, MB3-003S Square Hatpin-Silver, MM1-004 Aluminum,  Premium Craft Foil Other Supplies Aqua Spray Paint, Krylon Crystal Clear, Aqua Beads, ButterBeeScraps Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads, Ball Chain, G-S Hypo Cement

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Faber-Castell and Penny Black Product Swap--Day 4

Hello everyone and welcome to the 4th day of the Faber-Castel Design•Memory•Craft  and 
Penny Black Product Swap!

The artistry of PENNY BLACK stamps and creative dies along with FABER-CASTELL design memory craft's colorful mix and match mediums take the mystery out of the oh-so-trendy mixed media look! all this week we’ll be sharing projects using PENNY BLACK stamps. check out their crafts HERE and leave them some comment love for a chance to win three stamps from their newest release, colorful christmas. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the FABER-CASTELL design memory craft blog too for a chance to win a $50 prize pack!

Today, I have a fun summer shape card to share with you using one of the beautiful stamps from Penny Black and the fantastic products from Faber-Castel Design•Memory•Craft.

Here is the card that I designed.  I used StazOn Jet Black Ink from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko to stamp the Sweet Dahlia Stamp image from Penny Black on to Sweet Tooth paper from

I used 105111115 Aquarelles going from a yellow to a dark orange to color the image of the dahlia.  Then I used a water brush to blend and watercolor the flower. 

I used the Lavender and Lime Gelatos® to color the flourishes along the side and bottom of the image.  Then I used some of the Stamper's Big Brush Pens to finish off the card.  I used May Green for the flower stem, Orange Glaze for the frame and Light Blue for the words.

Here is a close up of the image.  I used S4-389 Adorning Squares die template from Spellbinders® to cut/emboss the image.  I added some diamond stickles and bling to the image for a little sparkle.  ;-)

I used 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® to pop up the image.  Then I used LF-018 Grand Decorative Labels One to create a mat for the image and LF-161 Grand Labels One to create the shape card.

Please be sure to visit Isha Gupta's blog for more inspiration and leave her a little love too!! ♥

Don't forget to check out Faber-Castel Design•Memory•Craft  and Penny Black to see all of the fabulous products for your crafting needs and for tons of inspiration!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Hug & Smiles,

Faber-Castel Design•Memory•Craft:  Stamper's Big Brush Pens Light Blue, Orange Glaze, May Green, Gelatos® Lavender, Lime, Aquarelles 105, 111, 115, 154, 141
Penny Black:  Sweet Dahlia Stamp
Paper: Sweet Tooth (white), Lt Yellow (discontinued), Flame Metallic (orange)
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black Ink
Dies:  Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Machine, S4-389 Adorning Squares, LF-161 Grand Labels One, LF-018 Grand Decorative Labels One
Accessories:  Ranger Diamond Stickles; Recollections Bling; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Saturday, August 17, 2013

More Pictures from the Spellbinders Design Team Retreat (Day 2) and a Project Share

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a few more pictures to share with you from the Spellbinders 2013 Design Team Retreat and I also have a card to share with you.  I made a few collages with the pictures from the retreat so the post wouldn't be so picture heavy.

We had so much fun on the second day of the retreat!  The morning was spent with the Fabulous Julianna Hudigns.  We received goodie bags from Beadalon filled with so many fantastic supplies from the Jewel Loom and jewelry tools to wire.  We also received a wonderful bead tray and it was filled with beautiful beads and charms from Blue Moon Beads a division of DCWV.  Julianna showed how to make jump rings and we all got to make a beautiful bracelet using the Jewel Loom.  Several of us on the Spellbinders DT's also design for Julianna so we thought it would be nice to have a group shot.  L-->R Heidi-Me ;-), Holly Simoni, Judy Hayes, Julianna Hudgins and Lesley Langdon

Here is another group shot of the Blog Team.  In the afternoon we all got to go on a little outing.  We had so much fun going to visit Fun Stampers Journey!  While we were there we got to pick out some stamp sets too.  They have so many fantastic stamp sets it was hard to choose!  ;-)  A Huge Thank You to Richard and Gabby Garay and beautiful ladies at the store!!!

Ok now for the Crazy pictures LOL!!

To finish off Day 2 we had a Nerd Night party!!  Check out some of those outfits!!  We had a blast and it was great seeing everyone all dressed up.  

Now for my card.

This is a card I made for my grandpa for his birthday.  I used the E3D-002 Creative Cogs 3D M-Bossabilities™ Folder and some copper foil from the Premium Craft Foils from Spellbinders®.  I lightly sanded the foil to reveal the silver under the copper paint.  I also just SW-04520 All Boy stamp set from JustRite Papercraft.  All of the supplies are listed below.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy seeing all of the pictures from the retreat and the birthday card.  Have a wonderful weekend!!

Hugs & Smiles,


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Spellbinders Design Team Retreat - A Few Pictures from Day 1

Hello everyone!  I wanted to post these pictures from the Spellbinders® Design Team Retreat sooner but I have been trying to fight off some kind of stomach bug ever since I can home so I haven't felt the greatest.  These are a few pictures from Day 1 and I will post more pictures over the next couple of days.

We had such an Amazing time at the retreat!!!  It was so great to have all of the DT's together---imagine all that talent in one room---Fabulous!!!!

Here is a picture of the first morning right before things were ready to start.  I am sure you see lots of familiar faces.  ;-)

Now I know you all know who this beautiful and talented lady is--Becca Feeken!!  She is the sweetest lady!!

Here is another fun one with Sherry Cheever---aka BAD Sherry and Becca!!  Sherry is such a hoot!!  We were roomies for the retreat.

Check out the Spellbinders Blog Team!!  OMGosh I love this picture!!!  Allison Tyler Jones was the photographer and she is Amazing and so much fun!!!  We did the regular photo and then this was the fun one--it was all about Seth!!  L-->R Kim Hupke--Education Manager, Sherry Cheever, Stacey Caron--President and co-creator of the Wizard Die Cutting & Embossing System and Spellbinders Die Templates, Becca Feeken, Debbie Olson, Seth Apter and Heidi Blankenship--me ;-)

We had a so much fun during the day with different classes/meetings and just being together.  Later that night Stacey took us to an iPic theater and we got to watch R.I.P.D.  The theater was so cool!!  The seats were big and comfy reclining chairs with pillows and blankets.  We had candy and popcorn and we ate our meal while we watched the movie. 

I will be posting more pictures over the next few days so be sure to stop back and check them out--you won't want to miss the pictures from our Nerd Night LOL!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop for the month of August.  The RRR Design Team Members and Special Events Design Team Members will be showcasing the Monthly Ribbon Club.

This month there is a fabulous assortment of pink, brown and ivory ribbons included in the August Ribbon Club.   This ribbon assortment is prefect for pretty pink and shabby projects!  Click HERE for more details on how you can sign up for the Monthly Ribbon Club.

If you are following the order of the blog hop you should have just come from Judy's Blog. If not and you just happened to pop in for a visit please click HERE to start the blog hop at the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings! Blog.

Here is the card that I designed using the Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club.  To create the bow I used the light pink ribbon and the ivory crochet ribbon trim.

Here is a close up of the bow and the WOC flowers.  I used 25mm Cottage Rose 20 pcs Mixed Pink and Cosmo Daisy Stem Flowers Pink/White 50 pcs.  Did you know that in addition to beautiful ribbons RRR carries WOC Flowers in the online store?  I hope you will check them out!  

I used SW-04420 For All You DoVintage Labels Three stamp set from JustRite Papercraft for the sentiment.  For the die cuts I used S6-001 5x7 Matting Basics AS6-007 Fanciful LatticeS4-414 Captivating Squares and S4-410 Gold Squares One.  To finish off the card I added a few ivory pearls.

Enjoy the RRR Blog Hop--I know you will find all kinds of inspiration!

Now to continue in the Blog Hop you need to hop on over to Jenn's Blog and check out her fantastic project!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the Really Reasonable Blog Hop!! Don't forget to visit the RRR Store and check out all of the beautiful ribbons, lace and trims--and don't forgot the flowers! ;-)

I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!

Hugs & Smiles,

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club (Pink & Brown Vintage), WOC Flowers 25mm Cottage Rose 20 pcs Mixed Pink, Cosmo Daisy Stem Flowers Pink/White 50 pcs
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft SW-04420 For All You DoVintage Labels Three
Paper: Champagne Metallic, Chocolate, Pink Lemonade
Ink:  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko StazOn Opaque Roasted Coffee
Dies: Spellbinders® Grand Calibur® Machine, S6-001 5x7 Matting Basics A, S6-007 Fanciful Lattice, S4-414 Captivating Squares, S4-410 Gold Squares One
Accessories:  Recollections Ivory Pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'  


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