Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dream Card - Gecko Galz May Challenge


Hi! I'm sharing the card that I created for the Gecko Galz May Customer Challenge. The theme this month is Garden of Dreams. I used an image from the new Stay Young and Beautiful Digital Collage Set for this card.


I do most of my wishing and dreaming at night, so this nighttime image from the collage set immediately caught my eye. I added an embossed chipboard moon and some rhinestone "stars" for more dreamy imagery and a trio of roses to help pick up the garden theme.

 
We'd love to have you join the Gecko Galz Challenge this month! There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers. The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Happy - Pion Design


Hi! I created this layout for Pion Design. My cherry blossom tree is in full bloom right now. I wait all year long for the short couple of weeks when my front yard is fragrant and awash with pink petals. I was inspired to create a layout with the beautiful Cherry Blossom patterned paper from the Easter Greetings collection to help celebrate Spring.



I started this page with a pink watercolor swirl and some pink ink splatters. I then piled on ribbon, chipboard, patterned paper and flowers.


I used a die and a 6x6 piece of patterned paper to create the title. I absolutely love to finish my layouts with some Pion Design butterflies.

Thanks for stopping by today and think Spring!

Pion Design Products:
Easter Greetings - Cherry Blossom - PD7005
Easter Greetings - Daffodil - PD7008
Easter Greetings - Pink Ornament - PD7013
Easter Greetings - Borders - PD7016
Easter Greetings - Memory Notes - PD7017
Easter Greetings 6x6 - Easter Morning - PD7109
Scent of Lavender - French Country - PD7206

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Don't Miss This Arch - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing the arch that I created for the Spring Has Sprung theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. This small arch is another one of the inner cut arches from the Triple Arch Layered Frame. I love to use the inner cut pieces from Tando designs for additional projects. This layered frame comes with 9 inner cut arches, so I still have plenty of pieces to work with. I'm enjoying the emergence of Spring and the colorful buds that are beginning to open in my garden. My girls and I are enjoying the abundance of caterpillars that seem to be absolutely everywhere and are looking forward to the fluttering of butterfly wings. This small piece represents this joyous time of year.

I covered this arch with patterned paper, chalk ink, embossed stamping, and white ink splatters to add some depth. I then colored a Mini Butterfly, Flower with Stem, and a small piece of Grass Flexistrip with chalk ink for a soft finish. Lastly, I applied a light coat of Smooch Glitz for a bit of shimmer.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Spring Has Sprung Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Clearsnap NSD Scrapbook Layout + Giveaway!

Materials listed at bottom of post provided by Clearsnap.
 Hi! I'm part of a Clearsnap Campaign that is leading up to the kickoff of National Scrapbook Day! Clearsnap has partnered with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to share inspiring posts over the next few weeks. I created a scrapbook layout for my vacation album using some bright and fun NEW colors of ColorBox® Pigment Ink and an Art Screen to add a vibrant floral accent strip to the center of my page. I'd love to have you stop by the Clearsnap Blog to see my finished layout.


Be sure to visit the Clearsnap blog and scroll to the bottom of my post for details on how to enter the giveaway for a chance to win the following amazing products:
  • New release of 7 ColorBox Chalk Inkpads
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Inkpad in Wicked Black
  • Teresa Collins ColorBox Pigment Ink Petal Point Inkpad
  • Smooch Spritz Jumbo in Vanilla Shimmer
The giveaway is open through May 8, 2016 so be sure to enter every day leading up to National Scrapbook Day!


Clearsnap Supplies:

Monday, April 18, 2016

Cinco De Mayo Recipe Album - Clearsnap

Ink for this project supplied by Clearsnap.

Hi! I'm sharing a bright and bold Cinco De Mayo recipe album on the Clearsnap blog today. I used Marisa Pawelko Modern Surrealist Surfacez Ink and Goldrush Smooch Glitz to color foam letters for the album cover. I'd love to have you stop by the Clearsnap blog to see how I used Surfacez and Smooch inks on the inside of the album!

No fiesta is complete without great food. Below are the recipes that I included in my album. I've made each recipe several times, all with rave reviews. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do!

Delish D'Lites - Frijoles Negros
Averie Cooks - Easy Restaurant-Style Blender Salsa
The Cookie - Rookie Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn
Foodie Crush - Chorizo and Caramelized Onion Dip
Five Heart Home - Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa
Gimme Some Oven - Classic Margarita
A Spicy Perspective - Mexican Mocha Crinkle Cookies
Alton Brown - Guacamole
Emeril Lagasse - Tres Leches Cake
Martha Stewart - Chicken Enchiladas with Creamy Green Sauce

Clearsnap Supplies:

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Under The Sea Mixed Media Board - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing an under water themed Mixed Media Board for the Watercolor Theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I'm longing for Summer and the warmer months so I was inspired to create this fun beachy board. I painted a Mixed Media Board with acrylic and watercolor paints and then used the Long Flourish Mask to add a light aqua swirl over the top of the blue base to help create depth. I added some texture to the border of the board with some chunky blue embossing powder.


I used the top layer from the Oval/Teardrop Jewelry Design to replicate a piece of coral. The bright orange fish is one of a pair from the Boat Hanging. I finished this piece with some mini paper flowers, clear stickers, shells, a rub-on and some doodled bubbles. I'm ready to hit the beach!

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Watercolor Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Keepsake Box Guitar - Walnut Hollow


Hi! I'm a Guest Blogger for Walnut Hollow today! I'm sharing how to create a box guitar from a Walnut Hollow Keepsake Box and Basswood Carving Block. I teamed up with my husband for this guitar build and we are both thrilled with how well it looks and plays! I'd love to have you stop by the Walnut Hollow blog for a more in-depth look.

We created a short video of my husband playing the guitar.



Get the box to make this project NOW from the Walnut Hollow store! Hurry! Offer ends soon.



Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Stamped and Stitched Embroidery Hoop Art - Clearsnap

Ink for this project provided by Clearsnap.

Hi! I'm up on the Clearsnap blog today sharing a colorful embroidered art project. How much of this design did I stitch by hand? How did I use stamps on this piece? Is there ink designed specifically for fabrics? I answer all of these questions and share the step-by-step tutorial and some of my design tips on the Clearsnap blog. I'd love to have you stop by!

Clearsnap Supplies:
ColorBox Crafter's® Cat's Eye Inkpads: Berry, Limelight, Ocean Breeze, Spiced Plum, Sunshine
ColorBox® Erasable Fabric Inkpad
Stamps from Paper Wings Productions: Flourish Fun 2, Valentine Wishes

Other Supplies: Embroidered Napkin, Embroidery Hoop, Embroidery Floss, Needle, Flowers, Hot Glue Gun, Scissors

Sunday, April 10, 2016

April Gecko Galz Samples


Hi! I created this pair of friendship cards for Gecko Galz. The large patterned butterfly wings are part of the Butterfly Wings Digital Collage Set. The ballerinas with butterfly wings are from the Pixie Dust Digital Collage Set. The theme this month is Roses, Lace and Butterflies, so I also incorporated lace patterned paper and paper roses onto my cards.


I created this mini layout for the Gecko Galz April Customer Challenge. We'd love to have you join the Gecko Galz Challenge this month! There is only one rule, and that is you need to use at least ONE product from Gecko Galz. It can be one of the free products, stamps, collage images, or digital papers. The winner will receive a $25 Gecko Galz Shopping Spree!


This is the free stamp I have to give away this month. I'd love to have you stop by the Gecko Galz blog to see what I created using this stamp.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

La Vie Est Bonne - Pion Design


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the new Scent of Lavender collection from Pion Design today. The color palette and designs are just perfect for feminine layouts. I used a sweet photo of my niece for this page.


This line is full of several of my favorite Pion Design images like memory notes, tags and borders which I love to cut out and layer, as well as some beautiful new designs like birds and lavender plants which I plan to use very soon.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Pion Products:
Scent of Lavender - Lavender Love - PD7201
Scent of Lavender - Lavender Love 6x6 - PD7301
Scent of Lavender - Lavender Bouquet - PD7204
Scent of Lavender - French Country - PD7206
Scent of Lavender - Memory Notes - PD7211
Scent of Lavender - Tags - PD7212

Friday, April 8, 2016

FabScraps 2016 Design Team Announcement!


I'm thrilled to announce that I've been invited to join the 2016 FabScraps Design Team! FabScraps was established in 2005 and is celebrating 10 years of manufacturing in South Africa and spreading creativity to the rest of the world! FabScraps has over 3,000 product lines which include papers, canvases, die-cuts, stickers, stencils, card kits, journals, embellishments, and so much more. They have recently added stunning fabric collections to their diverse range of products, which makes them Africa’s largest craft manufacturer, producing over 60 new products a month!

I'm joining the following talented artists this term:

Kim Herbst
Taryn Johnson
Jeanine De Bruyn

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Journey Arch - Tando Creative


Hi!  I'm sharing a small arch I created for the Color Theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. This small arch is one of the inner cut arches from the Triple Arch Layered Frame. I love to use the inner cut pieces from Tando designs for additional projects. This layered frame comes with 9 inner cut arches, and I'm looking forward to creating a series of arches in a similar style.

I covered this arch with patterned paper and washi tape. I carefully applied some butterfly wings that a friend gifted me. I added color to the edge of the arch with blue chalk ink. I finished this piece with a button, for some dimension, and a layer of glaze.


You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Color Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!