Thursday, October 23, 2014

Skeleton Love Canvas - Susan K. Weckesser + The Crafter's Workshop

Hi! I'm sharing a canvas that I created for the joint Susan K. Weckesser and The Crafter's Workshop event today. This canvas measures 6x6 inches so I selected several mini (6x6 inch) stencils; Rib Cage, Beaded Curtain, Positive and Heartstrings Frags for this project. I'm still going strong with Halloween projects--this one has a healthy dose of whimsy!

I cut a vibrant section from a piece of Live In Color patterned paper and added some stamping using the Susan K. Weckesser A Little Bit Washi Stamp Set. I added more patterns to the background of this canvas using the Mini Beaded Curtain and Mini Positive stencils with a black pen and yellow Clearsnap Smooch.

I applied whipped spackle over the Mini Rib Cage stencil and then added a black crackle heart using the Mini Heartstrings Frags stencil. While the crackle paint was still wet, I sprinkled some pink glitter over the top for a pop of color.

I finished this canvas with a multicolored bow and some Diviney song lyrics that read:

Your skeleton is heaven but your heart's pitch black.
And I like ya like that.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'd also like to that The Crafter's Workshop for the amazing selection of stencils!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Live Like There is no Midnight - Quick Quotes

Hi! I'm sharing a home decor piece that I created for Quick Quotes today. I've been trying to organize my craft room and found the beautiful Cracklin' Rose collection, one of my favorites, at the bottom of a drawer. As I familiarized myself with this line again, I found this fabulous chipboard tag in the Cracklin' Rose Chipboard Die Cuts. I'm still trying to work out a Halloween costume and this Cinderella quote grabbed my eye. I thought this was a great message to live by, especially for more than one night! I now have this frame sitting in my craft room as a gentle reminder.

I started this piece with a 3x3 inch natural wood frame that I then stained. I applied a molding paste circle pattern to the frame and once that was dry, colored the raised pattern with Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I hot glued a collection of flowers and leaves to complement the colors of the tag to the frame and then attached the tag to the center.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Cracklin' Rose Chipboard Die Cuts
Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to take your next project off the page!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Breast Cancer Card - Susan K. Weckesser

Hi! I'm sharing a card I created for Susan K. Weckesser today. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I hope that this card will give inspiration to help support, celebrate or honor somebody you know who is currently battling or is a survivor of this disease.

I used Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color patterned paper to build up layers of on top of a Core'dinations cardstock card base. Using the NEW Garden Whatnot Stamp Set, I stamped and highlighted a tag, which I then embellished with a sentiment, pink ribbon and flowers.

I embellished the bottom with the word "Pink," which I cut from Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color patterned paper, a pink flower, ribbon and some UmWow Studio chipboard. I finished the card with some pearl accents.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween Hodgepodge Mini Album - Paper Wings Productions

Hi! I'm sharing a Halloween mini album on the Paper Wings Productions Blog today. I'm really loving the Halloween Hodgepodge Mixed Media Kit! There is a fantastic mix of products in this kit and I've used several of my favorite pieces for this project. I'd love to have you click over to the Aviary for a peek inside this album!

I have plenty of pages in this album to document my daughters as they trick-or-treat and the following neighborhood Halloween Party. I'll be sure to share the entire album once I've added the photos and some journaling, so be sure to stop back in November!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bump in the Night Card - Tando Creative

Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created for the Animals theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. October is one of my favorite months and I'm really enjoying pulling out my creepy, crawly chipboard and creating some spooky projects! I applied a coat of black acrylic paint to this Bat and added some white dimensional paint to the eyes. This bat is the largest of a set of 3 and measures about 180mm, or 7 inches for my fellow Americans. ;)

Thanks for stopping by today! You can now swing by the Tando Retail Store to pick up these pieces for yourself!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Merry Halloween Card - JnW Crafts Guest Designer

Hi! I'm sharing a Halloween card that I created with the JnW Crafts Dress Form Template for JnW Crafts today.

I cut the dress form from three pieces of patterned paper and layered them on top of each other to create a spooky dress. I added colored lace and ribbon between the layers of patterned paper for a feminine touch. I didn't want the dress to be too cute so I added a glittery spider to up the creep factor!

I finished the card with a festive flower cluster and gem stone sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop by the JnW ArtFire Store to pick up this template.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Berry71Bleu Design Team Announcement!

I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be designing for Berry71Bleu for another term! We have added several talented designers to the team. Please stop by the Berry71Bleu Blog to meet the new girls.

We'd love to have you join the Berry71Bleu October Mood Board Challenge! This time of year is about celebrating the breathtaking array of colors and textures and the sense of change and anticipation that is evident all around us. We want to see how you are falling for Autumn!

I hope you can find the time to join us this month! There are some amazing prizes up for grabs!

First Prize: 2 Digital Images from the Jellypark Store

Second Prize: Creative Embellishments Gift Certificate 

Random Prize: Maja Design Walking in the Forest Collection


Jellypark is a digital crafting website with lots of whimsical images drawn by children's illustrator Claire Keay. The images can be used on all your papercraft projects whether digital, hybrid or physical. 

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. They are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps, flair and wood veneer products. It is their mission to offer fun and inspiring products that can be creativity added to any project. In the near future, they will be expanding into other mediums such as stencils!

Maja Design Corp is based in Uddevalla, Sweden. We are dedicated to create unique and high quality vintage inspired patterned paper for scrapbooking and crafts. Maja Design was founded in November 2007, and since then, have grown to supply over 70 retailers in Sweden and 90 all over the world. Founder Marie Jansson says: "In the fall of 2004, a dear friend asked me to join her to a scrapbooking course. From that moment, I became totally amazed and thrilled by all the beautiful papers and decorations in the art of scrapbooking. After some time as a captivated scrapper, I got curious to create my own patterns. I have always had a devotion for color and form. I had access to great printing facility, as I worked at a printers office. Since 2007, I have been blessed to be able to work with my great passion - to design and create colored coordinated paper.

A special thanks to Jellypark for sponsoring our design team this month!

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Watermark Twinkle Birthday Card - Clearsnap Guest Designer


Hi! I'm sharing a birthday card that I created with Stardust Watermark Twinkle Ink and several colors of Izink on the Clearsnap Blog today. I'd love to have you click over to see how I created this card using an embossed resist technique.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Clearsnap Supplies:
Top Boss Watermark Twinkle Ink - Stardust
Mix'd Media Inx by Donna Salazar - Leather
Izink - Avocado, Bamboo, Cactus, Gold, Mimosa
Colorbox Archival Dye Ink - Wicked Black
Colorbox Embossing Powder - Clear

Smile - Quick Quotes

Hi! I'm sharing a fall inspired layout for Quick Quotes today. In addition to the rich browns, oranges and reds of the traditional fall color palette, I've added in some teal and blue for a fun twist.I've mixed patterned papers from the Sheer Joy, Serendipity and Calypso collections on this page. I added some subtle script stamping using Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I used Java PowderPuff Chalking Ink along the edges of all the patterned papers for a stronger contrast.

I used this sentiment that I cut from the Serendipity Words and Phrases Strip for a long title. I dressed it up with some pearl accents.

I used the Fall Leaves Bag o' Chips in two ways on this page. I separated the leaves from the circles and stacked the circles to created a layered embellishment. I colored these pieces with Java PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I also scattered the leaves around the page. I left the leaf die-cuts in their raw state and embellished them with rhinestones for a touch of sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Sheer Joy 100
Sheer Joy 300
Sheer Joy 700
Sheer Joy Chipboard Die Cuts
Serendipity Words and Phrases Strip
Calypso 200
Calypso 500
Fall Leaves Bag o' Chips
Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Java PowderPuff Chalking Ink