Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Dried Glass Bead Glitter Gel Embellishment Tutorial - Faber-Castell Guest Designer

I've been asked to create some more projects for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! If you'd like to learn how I created these dried Glass Bead Glitter Gel flowers for my card, join me on the Faber-Castell DMC Blog for the full tutorial!

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Follow Your Dreams - C'est Magnifique April Sketch Challenge

Hi! I'm sharing the layout that I created for the C'est Magnifique April Sketch Challenge today. I used the Main Kit, Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit for this page. I think the Lemoncraft House of Roses collection is beautiful and I have really enjoyed working with these gorgeous papers!

I built up layers of patterned paper, product packaging, overlays, flowers and die-cuts under my photo. I used the Blue Fern Studios Folkart Frame over my photo. I colored the frame with C'est Magnifique Starry Night Sky Glaze from the April Mixed Media Kit.

I cut the Blue Fern Studios Sweet Dreams chipboard sentiment in half and used the word 'Dreams' as part of my title. I altered the chipboard word with C'est Magnifique Mystic Pink Embossing Powder from the April Mixed Media Kit.

I hope you can find the time to play along. Link up your layout based on the April Sketch to the C'est Magnifique blog by April 30th for your chance to win a prize package!

I have really enjoyed playing with this kit! If you are interested in the April Kit or Add-Ons a limited amount of kits are available for purchase from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Keep Calm and Get Inky Wood Poster - Clearsnap + ARC Crafts

Hi! I'm sharing a fun tutorial for the Clearsnap April Color Challenge today. I'm thrilled to be working with some amazing products from ARC Crafts this month! I love wood grain patterned papers and usually buy at least four pieces when I find a design I like. This BARC wood paper from ARC Crafts is real wood, so in addition to the fabulous natural wood grain pattern, I get the fun texture that comes with real wood!

BARC Wood is a sheer veneer sheet that is actual wood and is available in cherry and white birch sheets, tape rolls and larger rolls, with either a paper or an adhesive backing. The creative minds at ARC crafts encourage printing, stamping, staining and die-cutting their veneers. I thought it would be fun to use my ink jet printer to create a motivational poster for my craft space. Some of my greatest mishaps and craft fails have involved ink, so this piece will serve as a fun reminder to keep calm when I'm creating.

I created a canvas using PicMonkey and selected a transparent background for my lettering. I first printed a test sheet and, happy with the look, printed directly onto a piece of Cherry BARC Wood. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous to run a piece of wood veneer through my printer, but I didn't have any problems!

I then proceeded to get inky! I used Clearsnap Chalk Queues to fill in the letters with rich color. I love working with the Queues because I'm not a color expert. I know that the themed hues with look fantastic together on my finished project.

I wanted to add a touch of glamor to this piece, so I outlined the text with Gold Smooch Glitz. The brush applicator ensures that the glitter goes on smooth.

The shimmer is fantastic and this glitter finish stays in place once dry!

I hope I have inspired you with this project! What would your motivational poster say?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Clearsnap Supplies:
Colorbox Chalk Queues: Silks + Satins, Chocolates + Blueberries, Fiesta
Smooch Glitz: Gold

ARC Crafts Supplies: 8.5x11 Cherry BARC Wood Sheet (Paper Backing)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

C'est Magnifique April Kit Reveal!

Hi! It's time for the C'est Magnifique April Kit reveal! Here is a look at everything you can find in the April Kits and Add-Ons.

Kit Embellishments

Blue Fern Studios: Folkart Frame
Gray 3/8-inch Ribbon
Kaisercraft: Miss Nelly: 12x12 Gloss Die-Cut: Her Voice
Kaisercraft: Lady Rose: Collectables Cardstock Die-Cuts
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Buttons
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Labels 2
Petaloo: Botanica Minis: Soft Pink*
Pink Doily Crown
Prima: Alphablends: Cardstock & Chipboard Alphabet Stickers
Prima: Avante Paper Flowers: Berry*

*Partial Package

Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Old Letters
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Time Flies
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Music of the Soul
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Old Fashioned Dress
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: On The Porch
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Tea Roses
FabScraps: Shabby Chic: Fleur

2x4 Black Canvas Panel
American Crafts: DIY Shop: Metal Rimmed Chalkboard Tags
Blue Fern Studios: Sweet Dreams Chipboard
C'est Magnifique Mystic Pink Embossing Powder*
C'est Magnifique Starry Night Sky Glaze*
Cosmo Cricket: Project Hanger: Antique Silver
Darice: Victoria Lynn: Corsage Pins
GCD Studios: Sweet Surrender: Typewriter Key Stickers
Heidi Swapp: 6x6 Butterfly Stencil
Judikins: 4x6 Embossable Window Plastic*
Lemoncraft: Just Love Me: 03
Lemoncraft: Vintage Time: Labels 1
Marvy: Le Plume II: Pink Marker
Prima: Epiphany: Oracle
Ranger: Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber: Lights: Juniper
Touch of Nature: 6 Black Feathers

*Partial Package

Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Paper Flowers
Little B: Pull Flowers: Garden Mums
Magnolia: Vintage Tinsel Dahlias: Pink
Petaloo: Darjeeling: Petite Flowers: Teastained Teal
Prima: Epiphany: Bombshell
Prima: Ladybird: Fabric Flowers: White

Blue Fern Studios: Spring Trinkets
Darice: Finishing Accents Frame Sticker: Black
Hand-Dyed Cotton Ribbon
Kaisercraft: Secret Garden: 12x12 Acetate Sheet
Kaisercraft: The Lakehouse: 12x12 Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft: Wooden Flourishes: Bows
Papermania: Spots & Stripes: Jeweled Bakers Twine: Teal/Gray/White
Pink Velvet Ribbon
Prima: Epiphany: Stick Pins
Prima: Valentine Vine: Pink
Ruby Rock-It: August Moon: Forever Friends Chip Title

The Main Kit, Add-Ons and Mixed Media Kit are available from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last. I absolutely loved working with this kit! You can see what I created with these gorgeous kits HERE. I have one more layout to share tomorrow for the C'est Magnifique April Sketch Challenge, so be sure to come back for a visit.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Yesterday - Tando Creative

Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created for the Stencil theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I used the Stripes and Giovanna Spiral stencils with Dylusions Spray to create a quick and colorful background for this page. I saved a birthday card for the cool Beatles overlay and finally used it on a project with some of my favorite lyrics from the song "Yesterday." I finished the page with some cardstock stickers, acrylic frames and a doodled border.

You can find an amazing selection of stencils in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to have you join the Stencil 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, March 25, 2015

Let's Drink Wine Postcards - Canvas Corp

Hi! I'm sharing the results of another Crew Challenge for Canvas Corp today - a quick and easy set of postcard invites to a wine tasting party. It has been several months since my group of friends has gathered together to enjoy each others company, so I created these invitations for an upcoming party. It is not always easy to find that perfect invitation in the store, so I created my own postcards that are ready to mail in a couple simple steps. I stamped both sides of the postcard with some wine themed stamps. Next, I personalized the invitation by including a photo taken at the last get-together. Easy enough to assemble after a couple glasses of wine and also cost effective!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Canvas Corp Supplies: Printed Ivory Postcards

Stamps: Drink & Cuss, Let's Get Sip Faced

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Beautiful - Meg's Garden

Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the stunning NEW Forgotten Meadows collection for Meg's Garden today. I took this photo of my daughter last Easter and it is one of my favorites. It is hard to believe that she was only 5 years old when this photo was taken. She looks so grown up!

I love the hanging purple blooms that run along the top edge of the Wisteria Shade patterned paper. I laid the coordinating 4x12" strip along the bottom of the page to create a similar wisteria border along the bottom edge of the layout. I used a stencil with whipped spackle on the center of the page to help hide the seam.

I created a lace border for my photo by cutting the edge of a Paper Lace Doily and piecing it together to size. I attached Antique Champagne Tassels to the corners for some added flair. I cut images from the Forgotten Meadows Cut and Create patterned paper and layered them under and on top of my photo. I topped the die-cut flowers with an Aubergine and White Apple Blossom. I added a bit of bling to the photo, embellishing the strap of my daughter's dress (much to her delight), with a piece of Square Silver Diamante Trim.

I added more cuts from the Forgotten Meadows Cut and Create patterned paper on the right side of my photo. I filled in the flower cluster with some Velvet Leaves and Purple Metallic Ribbon.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

Meg's Gardens Supplies:
Forgotten Meadows Wisteria Shade
Forgotten Meadows Wisteria Shade 4x12 Strip
Forgotten Meadows Cut and Create
Paper Lace Doily
Antique Champagne Tassels
Aubergine and White Apple Blossom
Velvet Leaves
Square Silver Diamante Trim
Purple Metallic Ribbon

Spellbinders Spring Fever Partner Blog Hop!

Hi! I created this card for the Spellbinders 2015 Spring Fever Partner Hop with Clearsnap! There are 11 partner companies, 3 days of amazing tutorials and plenty of product giveaways too! You won’t want to miss out on a single stop! You can find my full tutorial for this card, as well as a card designed by fellow Clearsnap Designer Sabrina Alery, on the Clearsnap Blog.

Thanks for stopping by today! Please be sure to visit all the blogs participating in the hop today to enter the generous giveaways and see what their teams have created:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Star Struck - Berry71Bleu

Hi! I'm sharing my take on Caroleanne's March Flowers Galore Challenge for Berry71Bleu today. I used the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio Destination Unknown collection to scrap this super cute photo of my niece and fashion idol.

I layered patterned paper, die-cuts, stickers, flowers and tag under and on top of my photo.

I spread black crackle paste over a star stencil to add texture to the background of my page. The stars help to play up the theme of the sentiment stickers I added to the page; "Star Struck" and "Shoot for the Moon." I think this collection is fantastic for non-travel themed pages.

I added these super cute Scrapiniec chipboard pennants to a piece of twine.

I hope you will find the time to join the challenge this month! Our generous sponsors provided prizes with international shipping included! Yay!

1st Prize:
Set of chipboard from Scrapiniec

Random Prize:
Set of products from 7 Dots Studio

Scrapiniec is Poland's biggest and oldest chipboard manufacturer. They produce chipboard pieces in a large variety of sizes and designs in Polish, English and even the Russian language. Scrapiniec ships worldwide and also fulfills individual orders.

We are a team of creative women who cannot image our world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, clear stamps, stencils and chipboard pieces. You can find our products in scrapbooking stores around the world.

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 pageand Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Friday, March 20, 2015

C'est Magnifique April Kit Projects

Hi! I'm sharing my April Kit creations for C'est Magnifique today. This kit is absolutely beautiful and I had a lot of fun cutting and layering patterned papers and die-cuts on my projects this month. The vibrant pink and teal floral accents help to brighten up my pages. The stunning floral prints in this kit have me thinking Spring! I used the April Main Kit, Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit for each of the layouts I am sharing today. My Sister-in-Law provided me with these gorgeous photos of my niece, who will be thrilled to get some happy scrappy mail!

I cut away portions of the FabScraps Fleur patterned paper and backed it with fresh polka dot Lemoncraft Tea Roses patterned paper to create a more colorful background for this layout.

I added color to the page with fussy cuts and flowers. The green leaves are leftovers I had from the March Flower Add-On.

I created the title for this page with a die-cut sentiment and Typewriter Key Stickers from the Mixed Media Kit.

I absolutely love this photo of my niece! I think all scrappers can relate to this situation! Posing for pictures certainly has a short time frame, especially if there are wardrobe changes involved.

I used the pink crown from the Main Kit as a stencil to add some texture to the background of this page. I added some subtle color along the woodgrain by using the Ranger Juniper Paint Dabber from the Mixed Media Kit.

The chalkboard tags from the Mixed Media Kit work great with a white gel pen.

I played up the floral theme for this layout. The pretty prints on my niece's outfit were just perfect for this patterned paper!

I used the stencil and paint from the Mixed Media Kit to trace and color the butterflies onto the background of this page. I embossed the wooden bow with the C'est Magnifique Mystic Pink Embossing Powder included in the Mixed Media Kit. The mix of pink and black embossing powders yields a fantastic textured finish.

I built this title spot with pieces of chipboard, die-cuts, flowers and pins. I cut the chipboard from the Mixed Media Kit in half and used the "Sweet" portion here. I colored the chipboard word with the C'est Magnifique Starry Night Glaze from the Mixed Media Kit.

I'm quite happy with how this altered piece turned out. I used items from the Mixed Media Kit, Flower Add-On and Embellishment Add-On for this altered hanger.

I hope I have inspired you today! I have one more layout to share for the April Sketch Challenge on the first of the month.  I have really enjoyed playing with this kit! If you are interested in the April  Kit or Add-Ons a limited amount of kits are available for purchase from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last! Make sure to stop by here on the 31st for the full April Kit reveal.