Friday, November 21, 2014

Frosty - C'est Magnifique December Kit

Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the C'est Magnifique December Main Kit, Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit. This layout is very special to me. I used the last Christmas card that my Grandmother sent me before she passed as the focal point for this page. I tucked her handwritten greeting inside the red envelope that I placed behind the image.

I was thrilled to find a fantastic variety of paper in the kits. I've layered resist canvas, sheet music, patterned paper and stickers under my image for a design that is a fun to touch as it is to look at.

I absolutely adore the mix of textured flowers and berries in the kits. I filled out my flower clusters with hand-cut paper snowflakes, mini roses, glittery leaves and twisted bunches of wire.

If you'd like to see the other layouts I created with these kits, together in one post, please visit the C'est Magnifique Blog. I'll be sharing more in-depth posts about each of the layouts I created with these kits over the next week as we lead up to the full kit reveal on the 30th.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Designer Foils Napkin Rings - Clearsnap Guest Designer

Hi! I'm sharing some napkin rings that I created to add a touch of glamor to my Thanksgiving table on the Clearsnap Blog today. You can find more details and a full supply list for this project on the Clearsnap blog.

Clearsnap Supplies:
Colorbox Surfaces - Marmalade
Aladine Izink - Gold
Brocade Design Adhesives
Designer Foils - Campfire, Lagoon

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Altered Matchbox - Tando Creative

Hi! I'm starting of the Free For All week on the Tando Creative Design Blog with an altered matchbox today. I was inspired to make this piece after seeing some gorgeous matchboxes created by Gio Zara, who has her own line of amazing stencils out with Tando.

I started with a piece of sheet music which I then distressed with ink and wrapped around a matchbox. I layered a piece of lace and a twine bow over the paper. I then covered circle waste from the Round Grid with gesso and glitter and glued them randomly around the box. I topped the box with an embellished Mini Book Plate to finish.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can pick up this chipboard, and everything else put out by Tando, in their new Retail Shop.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Quick Quotes Design Team Call!

Quick Quotes is looking for creative, responsible, motivated and enthusiastic designers who love to design layouts, mini albums, mixed media, cards and other projects each month using their products to promote the Quick Quotes brand and products online. Designers with video tutorial expertise encouraged to apply.

Did you know that Quick Quotes manufactures pattern paper, PowderPuff Chalking Inks along with unique vellum quotes and more?

Using Quick Quotes products is not a requirement to submit, however, it does help us to see how you work with our products.

This call is open to US residents only.
Applications due: November 6, 2014, midnight PST.
Design Team term is 12 months:
January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2015.



1. You must have an active blog and Facebook.

2. Commitment to a minimum of 3 projects per month. Projects can be layouts, mini albums, mixed media, cards or altered items. One of these projects must be a layout.

3. One of your posts each month must include either designer tips and/or a tutorial.

4. Submit project blog posts with links to products in the Quick Quotes store.

5. Must have excellent project photos.

6. Publish projects to your personal blog and

The Benefits:

1. You will receive a generous welcome package from Quick Quotes, including EVERY color of PowderPuff Chalkiung Ink that Quick Quotes manufactures.

2. Generous product shipments filled with Quick Quotes supplies.

3. Occasional opportunities to design with Club Q Kits.

4. Your picture, name and bio listed on the Quick Quotes blog.

5. Access to an exclusive Design Team Facebook group to share and learn tips, tricks and techniques.

6. Your blog will be listed on the Quick Quotes main page.

7. Your assignments will be provided in calendar form in advance.

8. Opportunity to host the Quick Quotes Monthly Blog challenge.

9. A specially designed Quick Quotes Design Team badge for your blog.


To Apply:

1. Include your name, full address, and email address.

2. Favorite type of project(s) to design.

3. Why do you want to design for Quick Quotes?

4. Short Biography. We want to know more about you!

5. A link to your blog, Facebook, YouTube or Ustream channels, creative resume (if applicable), and any galleries you want to share with us.

6. List any other design teams that you are currently on.

7. Attach 3-4 project photos of your BEST designs. (Keep each image size to 500k or less.) Please provide projects created within the past 2-3 months.

8. Provide a link to one of your tutorials, either step out photos or video.


E-Mail this information to by Saturday, December 6, 2014 Midnight PST. Applications must be received by December 6th to be considered.


Questions? Email the above address with the subject of "DT Call Question."
I recently attended Quick Quotes Private Reserve, with fellow Designer Susie Bentz, and got to meet the Quick Quotes family. I can't say enough great things about them. These people are absolutely amazing and a total riot to hang out with. I have loved working for Quick Quotes for the past two years. If you love Quick Quotes products, I highly recommend applying for this team!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

C'est Magnifique December Kit Sneak Peek!

Hi! I'm super excited to give you a look at one of the layouts I created with the paper, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit and the two embellishment add-ons C'est Magnifique is offering for their December Kit!

The Riddersholm Design papers in this kit are absolutely gorgeous! I had a lot of fun layering mediums and textured embellishments for this page.

If you like sparkle and shine, you will love the assortment of rhinestones, shimmery paints and sprays and frosty flowers in these kits!

I've created 5 layouts with this kit so far and have enough supplies for several more layouts and a fun altered project. (Stop back here again next week for my full reveal!) If you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a crafty friend, pick up these kits.

Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Robin and Berry
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: The Drum
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Carol
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Santa's Beard
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Christmas Spirit
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Frosting
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Christmas News

The December Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in the C'est Mangifique Store!

Silks Acrylic Glaze: Nutmeg
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Starburst Spray: Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold
Prima Chalkboard Paint: Plum*
American Crafts Pop! Microbeads: Rouge
Petaloo: Bonatica Collection: Sugared Berry Clusters: Brown
Docrafts: Victorian Christmas: Die-Cut Sentiments*
My Favorite Things: Mix-Ables Stencil: Small Checkerboard
FabScraps: Chipboard Word: Noel
Tim Holtz: Ideaology: Game Pieces*
Prima: Red Rose*
Green Wired Ribbon
Prima: Wire Thread: Sprout*
Embossed Felt: Red

*Some Items Are Partial Packages

Prima: Capistrano: Cola
Mini Red Roses
Petaloo: Botanica Collection: Chantilly Mixed Blooms: Red/Burgundy
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets: Humidor
Prima: Large Red Roses (3)
Petaloo: Textured Elements: Burlap Poinsettias
Petaloo: Botanica Collection: Sugared Blooms: Green
Burgundy Bloom (1)

Prima: Finnabair Elementals: Resist Canvas: Dots
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard: (3) Custom Snowflakes
Paper Leaves (Assorted Colors and Sizes)
Red Rhinestone Trim
Kaisercraft: Yuletide: Sticker Sheet
Prima: Wire Thread: Sprout (1 Piece)
Heidi Swapp: Mixed Media Watercolor Paper Tags
Red Velvet Ribbon
My Mind's Eye: Joyous: Gems
Tim Holtz: Ideaology: Word Bands: Christmas

Doesn't the December Kit look gorgeous?

A little birdie told me that Deonna is putting a Christmas bag of FREE GOODIES into every box containing any December kit purchase!

Paper Add-Ons, the MMM Kit, and both Embellishment Add-Ons are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store. Stay tuned for the full kit reveal on November 30th!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Choose Happy Little One - Berry71Bleu

Hi! I'm sharing a birthday layout that I created for my husband for the Berry71Bleu November Early Birthday Year Challenge. He turns 33 today! This photo was taken just minutes after he was born.

I had a lot of fun embellishing this file folder! I tucked several papers inside the photo that I copied from his baby album.

I layered stickers and embellishments around the photos.

I hope you can find the time to share a project based on an Early Year Birthday. Create a project about yourself, your children, a member of your family, or a special someone - an early year birthday celebration!

Thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes this month!

1st Prize:
Molossi Gift Pack (Chipboard, Bling and Flowers)

2nd Prize: RAK from Denise
(Paper, Chipboard, Mini Album, Stamps, Flowers, Flower Soft and Wood Hearts)

3rd Prize: RAK from Sandra
(Technique Tuesday Dies, Kaisercraft Stamp)


Molossi is an Australian retail and wholesale supplier to the scrapbooking and papercraft industry. Molossi strives to bring you an online shopping experience where you can relish in a huge range of scrapbooking supplies to compliment your scrapbooking addiction. Molossi offers thousands of products including: albums, cardstock, flowers, bling, personal die-cutting machines, stickers, embellishments and plenty more! Become a part of our scrapping community and enter the stash giveaways and competitions on our Facebook page and Blog. For a large range of page layout ideas, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the scrapbooking world and monthly promotions.

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!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

You and Me - Zeus and Zoe

Hi! I'm sharing a vibrant, playful layout that I created for Zeus and Zoe today. I decided to take a break from my seasonal crafting and just have fun with some bright flowers and these great photos of my Sister-In-Law and her sweet bulldog.

My Zeus and Zoe Kit was full of vintage postcards, journaling cards and tags that I used to build up some layers on this page.

I stamped, painted and added molding paste through a stencil onto the base of my layout. I separated the layers of a textured bloom and tucked them under and around my photos. I added a vintage button to the flower center.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Magic Stamping with Izink - Clearsnap Guest Designer

Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created for Clearsnap today. The falling leaves are collecting in abundance in my yard so I picked a few favorites and brought them inside to my craft table for use with a Magic Stamp and Izink. Stop by the Clearsnap Blog for my full tutorial!

Clearsnap Supplies:
Colorbox Crafter's Pigment Ink - Snow
Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx - Leather
Aladine Pigment Izink - Bamboo
Magic Stamp

Other Supplies:
White and Orange Cardstock
Burlap Paper
Paper Wings Productions Writing Cling Stamp
Seasonal Embellishments

Thanks for stopping by today!

Love Canvas - Quick Quotes

Hi! I'm sharing a canvas that I created for Quick Quotes today. We do not live close to our extended family, so we are especially thankful for the time we spend with them.

I started this project using a Quick Quotes Premier Altered Canvas Hanging Kit that was part of the Private Reserve class schedule. I only had one photo on hand, so I redesigned this kit from a wall hanging into a canvas. Necessity is the mother of invention! I covered the two 4x6 Blank Canvases with Baggage Claim 200 patterned paper and the 6x10 Blank Canvas with Beautiful Life 300 patterned paper. I added canvas ribbon to each canvas.

I found a great quote in the Babies-Kids-Family Itty Bitty Vellum Box Set. I added a cardstock frame that I inked with Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I topped the frame with a Want2Scrap "Love" chipboard word, small flowers and a ribbon.

I created several flower clusters using Petaloo flowers and Quick Quotes Chipboard Leaves, that I colored with Java, Red Hot, Limeade and Green with Envy PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I finished the canvas with Want2Scrap rhinestones and pearls.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
4x6 Blank Canvas
6x10 Blank Canvas
Baggage Claim 200
Beautiful Life 300
Itty Bitty Vellum Box Set - Babies/Kids/Family
Creamy Cocoa PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Green with Envy PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Java  PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Limeade PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Red Hot PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Home Pennant - Susan K. Weckesser

Hi! I'm sharing a canvas pennant that I created for Susan K. Weckesser today. I'm an Air Force wife and move around a lot. My husband and I always tell our daughters that as long as we are together we are home. I started with a blank Canvas Corp Canvas Pennant and some Canvas Corp Rope and then added color with paint, stamps and Susan K. Weckesser patterned paper.

I used the Fly Away and Tumbleweed Houses stamp sets for the sun, cloud, the word "home," and the small house (below).

I colored the canvas with white, blue and pink acrylic paints. I added small circles of color using Yellow Clearsnap Smooch with a stencil and a white gel pen. I embellished several areas of the pennant with flowers and glass gems.

I stamped, cut and colored a small house to add to the bottom of this piece.

Thanks for stopping by today!

C'est Magnifique Design Team News!

I am very excited to share that I am the new Design Team Coordinator for the C'est Magnfique Kit Club! I have been a fan of C'est Magnifique for years and am thrilled to be joining the team. I'm taking over the reigns from my friend Cathi O'Neill, who is leaving me some very big shoes to fill!

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite layouts that I created with products from the C'est Magnifique Store.

I'll be sharing some of the projects that I created with the stunning C'est Magnifique December Kit next week, so please stop back again!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Magical Christmas Canvas - Tando Creative + Susan K. Weckesser

Hi! I'm sharing a festive 3x3 canvas for Tando Creative and Susan K. Weckesser today. This small canvas size is quickly becoming my favorite project, second only to arches. I'm thinking about creating several pieces like this and using them for gift toppers rather than store-bought bows.

I layered a piece of Round Grid over my colored and stamped canvas. I love the dimension this layer of chipboard adds to my piece! (You can find all the Grid designs in the NEW RELEASES section of the Tando Retail Shop.) I framed my stamped image, which I made using the NEW Susan K. Weckesser World of Christmas Stamp Set, with pieces of a Holly Flourish that I painted, stamped and glittered.

You can pick up the Susan K. Weckesser World of Christmas Stamp Set from Unity Stamp Co.

Thanks for stopping by today!