Monday, April 14, 2014

Stuffed Easter Bunny - Paper Wings Productions

Hi! I went off-the-page for my Mixed Media Monday post for Paper Wings Productions and created this super cute stuffed bunny with the April Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit. Please stop by the Paper Wings Productions Blog for more details!

Easter-rific Place Card Holders - Moxxie

Hi! I'm sharing a set of Spring themed place cards for Moxxie today. I used a template and the Easter-rific Think Spring patterned paper to create these paper egg holders.

I added a stamped banner name tag to speckled eggs, some grass and a bright colored ribbon to each egg holder. This was a simple project that will add fun and color to my Easter table.

I want to remind you that Moxxie is having a Design Team Call! You can check out all the details and find out how to apply HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mon Cheri - Paper Wings Productions

Hi! It is Scrapbook Saturday over at Paper Wings Productions. I'd love to have you stop by and check out the layout I created with the March and April Nesting Components Mixed Media Kits!

The March and April Nesting Components Mixed Media Kits are available from the Paper Wings Productions Store while supplies last. We have a NEW Paper Wings Productions facebook Share Group. We'd love for you to come join our group and share the projects you create with Paper Wings Productions stamps and kits!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Moxxie Design Team Call!

Moxxie Muse: (mahx-ee myooz) noun def: one who uses her creativity and paper crafting skills to inspire others to create their own works of art.

Moxxie is looking for some new Muses for their FABULOUS Moxxie Muse Design Team! If you love being a part of a team and a tight-knit community of designers, then they may be looking for you! Here’s the info:


1. Produce 3-4 projects per month.
2. Good photography skills.
3. Post projects on social media sites: Facebook, your personal blog, Pinterest, and at least one online gallery.
4. Participation on the Moxxie Blog, including writing your own posts.
5. Be able to meet short deadlines during release times and show dates.
6. Open to US residents only at this time.
7. Ability to participate fully for a 12 month term.
8. Participation in behind-the-scenes Facebook group, brainstorm sessions, and marketing efforts.

In return for your awesome creativity and kindness, Moxxie will provide:

1. LOTS of product sent to you to create projects for us.
2. BONUS product chosen by YOU to be sent to you quarterly, as compensation for your projects.
3. Special compensation for physical samples we’ll need for display booths.
4. Link from our blog and Facebook page to your personal blog.
5. Our undying gratitude and amazement for your creations.

What do you need to do to enter? That’s easy too!

- Submit photos of 3 of your most favorite projects that highlight your own personal style.
- Links to your blog, galleries, and Facebook page.
- Short bio about yourself. Mention why you’re interested in being on our Design Team.
- Design Experience (if any).
- Tell us why you love scrapbooking/paper crafting/cardmaking.

All submissions must be received no later than Monday, April 28, 2014. Please send submissions to

We can't wait to see your submissions!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kind Words - Quick Quotes

Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the NEW Serendipity collection for Quick Quotes today. The shades of blue in this collection are gorgeous! I borrowed some yellow papers from the NEW Calypso collection to add a fun pop of color to my page. These two new lines coordinate so well!

The Calypso 500 patterned paper had the perfect sentiment for my layout.

I kept the circle theme going by cutting more images from the same sheet of paper for use on a decorative strip across the bottom of my page. I inked each die-cut with Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Serendipity 100
Serendipity 200
Serendipity 300
Calypso 500
Caribbean Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

That's Hot ATC - Tando Creative Challenge

Hi! I'm sharing an ATC I created for Tando Creative today. The theme on the Tando Challenge Blog this month is "Upcycled." Both the dragon and the embossed foil base were cut from a coffee bag. I colored the background with alcohol ink. The flames coming out of the dragons mouth are cut from the NEW Grass Flexistrips.

Up for grabs this month are 4 pieces of Tando chipboard of your choice!  All you have to do is create a piece incorporating the monthly theme and link to the Tando Creative Challenge Blog. You don't have to use Tando products, but, if you do you'll be entered into the draw twice, doubling your chances to win. We don't have many rules, as rules spoil the fun, but in order to be in with a chance of winning we do ask that your project is entered for a maximum of 5 challenges, including Tando.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Somerset Memories Publication - Spring 2014 Issue!

I'm so thrilled to have a project published in the Spring 2014 Issue of Somerset Memories Magazine! When I started my scrapbooking hobby, I never thought I would see my work in a Stampington & Company publication. This is a confidence booster for sure! I'm still pinching myself! To have my work alongside so many of my favorite artists is amazing.

This issue is brimming with wonderful memory art that will stir your soul. From Kasia Krzymiñska’s lovely pages that highlight old family photographs to Maїssa Toulet’s simple and unique family trees to Galia Alena’s book created for her daughter’s coming-of-age, there truly is something for everyone. We also feature the talented Roben-Marie Smith’s fun and colorful Project Life pages for a mixed-media take on this new trend, and Seth Apter shows us his memory cards and the unique and artful way he stores and display photographs. Each issue includes eight free sheets of artists’ paper — perfect for scrapbook pages or heritage projects – so pick up your copy of Somerset Memories today. We know you’ll savor every page.

You can find my "Epic Adventure" Mini Album on page 90! A special thanks to my Sister-in-Law for letting me borrow the album I gifted her for a couple of months. :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Beauty - Berry71Bleu

Hi! I'm sharing a layout I created for the Berry71Bleu April Handmade Flowers Challenge today. Tracey challenged us to create a project with at least one handmade flower. I had a lot of fun putting this Spring themed layout together with supplies from our generous sponsors this month; 7 Dots Studios (Nature Walk and The Queen's Heart Collections), Um Wow Studio (Layered Clouds Chipboard and Sidewalk Chalk Flair) and Darkroom Door (Bright Blossoms and Venetian Paper Collections).

I made the brown and cream felt flowers on this page. I share the tutorial for these blooms HERE.

I hope you play along this month! Here are the challenge details and the prize packages up for grabs:

This month we challenge you to create a project using handmade flowers!

There must be at least ONE homemade flower on your project.
This challenge is not limited to a scrapbook page - think canvas, home decor, headbands, anything your creative mind can dream up! There are hundreds of flower tutorials out there for flowers made out of paper, felt, cloth, twine, burlap, coffee filters, etc. For links to all of the flower tutorials pictured above, and many more, see Tracey's Pintrest page here.

First Prize:
Studio Shirel Pop + Colours Workshop

Second Prize:
Studio Shirel Pop + Colours #2 Workshop

3rd Prize:
Darkroom Door Paper Collection


Pop and Colours Workshop #1 - Art of Background 
Six weeks of workshops with step-by-step detailed examples and videos! Do you like to play with inks? Dirty hands, paint in the hair and stains on the apron don’t scare you? Then this workshop is for you! Whatever your style, learn how to create backgrounds very personal using the techniques presented in this workshop! I requested internationally famous guests who will share their secrets for making scrapbook pages from A to Z. Each week two different step-by-step (videos or photos and written explanations) will be presented. Each week, icing on the cake, sample pages created by the various artists using each technique will be shared. These examples will show you that the techniques are adaptable to all styles! The workshop will focus on scrapbooking pages, but the techniques are obviously suitable for other media (Art Journal, Project Life, mini-album, canvas Mixed Media etc.). There is no time limit to subscribe to the workshop and it will be available for a period of one year from the beginning of the workshop (ie 18 October 2014).

Pop and Colours Workshop #2 - Around the World
10 weeks of workshops in video! Did you like Pop and Colours Workshop #1 - Art of Background and you want more? Well...we do have more! Pop and Colours # 2 - Around the World is based on the same principle. Our team of renown international artists will share their secrets for making scrapbook pages through exclusive videos! Different styles will share the spotlight: freestyle, shabby, mixed media or graphic style, you will find types for all tastes! Class started on January 3, 2014 and all the content will be available for a whole year. You can join us at anytime within this year!

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps and papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, mixed media and altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products have a strong photographic element in their design. Products include: Rubber Stamps, Photo Stamps, Background Stamps, Frame Stamps, Collage Stamps, Word Block Stamps, Montage Sheets, Photochips, and Filmstrips along with a wide range of accessories for all type of paper crafts.

Darkroom Door also has a fabulous blog that is updated regularly with projects created by many talented artists. Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

Design Team Sponsors

We're a US based company who has recently changed directions and moved to chipboard embellishments! Our designs are fresh, new and on trend. We pride ourselves in the quality of our chip and our dedication to the trade. With our passion for paper crafts and our knowledge of industry we can safely say you'll love our goods and their high quality!

We are a team of creative women who cannot image their 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 collections are made from thick (250gsm), acid-free, lignin-free, archival scrapbooking paper. We also offer high quality cardstock stickers.

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 this month!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Paper Wings Productions April Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Paper Wing Productions April Design Team Blog Hop and Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Carrie's Blog you're in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, and you'd like to see some amazing artwork and have the chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions Store, please CLICK HERE to start the hop from the beginning.

This month we're working with the beautiful and peaceful color turquoise. Get comfortable and  prepare to be dazzled by our design team. Enjoy the hop!

The main prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions Online Store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • Follow the Paper Wings Productions blog.
  • Visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment.
  • Leave a comment on the PWP blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 8th on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

I created this fun mini card set using the Vintage Technology Clear Stamp Set and Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens.

I mixed Blue and Green Stamper's Big Brush Pens on my craft mat until I was happy with the color. I then spritzed the ink with water and dipped white cardstock into the color. Once dry, I stamped the cards and added a hand drawn border around each image, using Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens for both steps. I finished the cards with some silver sequins.

The next stop on the hop is Erica's Blog.

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Norma Gomez
Amber Rasmuss
Carrie Avery
Dana Tatar {You Are Here}
Erica Rose Thompson
Katie Smith
Paper Wings Productions Blog

Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sweet - Tando Creative

Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created for the Kiddies theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. My daughters will do just about anything for a trip to the ice cream shop. I had a lot of fun creating this playful card using the NEW Mini Ice Creams.

I cut the cone from the ice cream so I could layer the pieces to create a more dimensional focal point for my card. I covered the cone with burlap paper to mimic the look of a waffle cone. I colored the ice cream with metallic pens for a fun sparkly finish.

This is just one of many fantastic new designs. You can check out all the 2014 Trade Show releases HERE. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Craft-Dee BowZ April Blog Hop - Sympathy

Hi! Welcome to the Craft-Dee BowZ April Blog Hop! The theme this month is "Sympathy." If you arrived here from Rebecca's blog, you're in the right place. If you're visiting me today for another reason, but would like the chance to win a Craft-Dee BowZ tool for yourself, click over to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to start the hop from the beginning.

Donna sent me a gorgeous Darice Lace Embossing Folder to work with this month so I went with a tall and skinny card design to showcase the embossed cardstock. I sandwiched the embossed cardstock between a layer of music paper and damask patterned washi tape and then topped it with a strip of silver ribbon and a simple single-loop bow. The Craft-Dee BowZ Tool works especially well with slick satin ribbon. The knot of my bow is tight and not sliding around! I finished this card with a stamped sentiment.

Make sure to leave a comment here to be entered to win a Craft-Dee BowZ Tool! Here's the hop order in case you get lost along the way:

Dana {You Are Here}

The next stop on the hop is Vicki's Blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Patterned Paper: Bazzill; Embossing Folder: Darice; Stamp:Memory Box; Ink: Ranger; Other: Ribbon, Washi Tape

Come Fly With Me - Paper Wings Productions April Challenge

Hi! I'm sharing a thank you card I created for the April "Get Inky" Challenge at Paper Wings Productions. I used the shimmery watercolor paint set from the March Nesting Components Kit to color the stamped butterfly wings. I mounted the butterfly wings onto an embossed card base, added a stamped sentiment and finished with a beautiful Hand Dyed Ribbon bow.

If you'd like to play along you have until the 25th to link up your project. There is a $20 Gift Certificate to the Paper Wings Productions Store up for grabs! Also, one lucky participant's project will be selected to be featured on the Paper Wings Productions Facebook Page. This participant will receive a special coupon code to the Paper Wings Productions Store!

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop by the Paper Wings Productions Blog to see what my fellow Flight Attendants have created!