Saturday, June 29, 2013

Scatter Joy - Quick Quotes


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the fantastic Dusty Road collection for Quick Quotes today. I love the purple and teal that is so prominent on the patterned papers in this line. I immediately knew what photos I wanted to scrap, some of my favorite of my youngest daughter picking dandelions.


The fun circle designs on the Dusty Road 200 patterned paper reminded me of fluffy dandelions. I cut out several of the circles to create my flowers. I added Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink with a sponge to the edges of the flower petals. I created the flower stems from the coordinating cardstock from the Dusty Road 6x6 Paper Pad and some Amaretto PowderPuff Chalking Ink.


I can always count on Quick Quotes to have the perfect sentiment for my project. I selected the "Scatter Joy" piece from the Dusty Road Chipboard Die-Cut Set. I'm sure my daughter has scattered dandelion seeds all over the neighborhood, much to the joy of all the other children!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Dusty Road 200
Dusty Road 300
Dusty Road 6x6 Paper Pad
Dusty Road Chipboard Die-Cut Set
Amaretto PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Plum Crazy PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Zoofari - Moxxie/Inspired Blueprints #100


Hi! I'm sharing a fun layout with the Moxxie Zoofari collection that I put together with the help of Inspired Blueprints Sketch #100. The animal print papers in this line are so fun and easy to pair with photos of your favorite animal! I have a season pass to my local zoo, so you'll be seeing more layouts with this line soon!


The Zoofari Combo 12x12 Sticker Sheet has several designs that are perfect for embellishing your pages. I used a decorative border sticker and a giraffe sticker to play up my giraffe themed layout. My favorite feature is the alphabet stickers, which I used for my title.



If you love spending time at the zoo, this collection is a must-have! If you're looking for some inspiration, you can find more Inspired Blueprints sketches on Pinterest. Become a follower of the Inspired Blueprints Blog and join the Inspired Blueprints Community so you don't miss any sketches.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Moxxie; Stickers: Moxxie; Flowers: Maya Road; Doily Die: Couture Creations; Sketch: Inspired Blueprints #100

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tweet - Tando Creative


I'm sharing a layout that I created for Tando Creative today. The theme on the challenge blog this month is numbers. I didn't have any chipboard numbers, so I got a little creative and made this numbered birdcage with a Large Birdcage and Mini Book Plate. I added a small numbered plaque to the front of the cage. I think my little bird looks right at home!

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!  We can't wait to see your creations.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Memories Mini Album - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a mini album for the Pretty in Pink theme this week at Tando Creative. I had a lot of fun creating this little scene with a Small Wrought Iron Gate, and heart from the Buttons Grab Bag and a couple of Mini Butterflies.


I added a light coat of paint to the gate and colored the heart and butterflies with Gelatos and watercolor pencils.




Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies: Album: Creative Imaginations; Chipboard: Tando Creative; Flowers: Prima; Rhinestones: Want2Scrap; Twine: Webster's Pages; Watercolor Pencils: Faber-Castell; Gelato: Faber-Castell; Paint: Ranger; Other: Ribbon, Lace

Monday, June 24, 2013

Couture Creations & Core'dinations Blog Hop!

 
It's Day 2 of the Couture Creations and Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock Blog Hop! I'm so excited to team up with Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock and share my project with you!


I created this layout with several of my favorite Couture Creations Embossing Folders, Dies and Embellishments and some fabulous Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock from the Whitewash, Pastels and Neutrals collections.


Couture Creations makes creating layers of texture super fun and the high quality of Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock ensures that I get a clean impression or cut every time! I used the new Couture Creations Blossom Doily Die to create a pretty border under my photo. I fussy cut the leaves from a piece of Core'dinations Pastel ColorCore Cardstock that I embossed with the Couture Creations Great Fubu Embossing Folder.


I used the Couture Creations All A Flutter Embossing Folder and a piece of Core'dinations Pastel ColorCore Cardstock to create the butterfly pattern on this layout. I ran a piece Core'dinations Neutral ColorCore Cardstock through my Dymo Label Maker to create the embossed journaling. I used the Couture Creations Sanding Block on both pieces of cardstock to help the design pop and to let the ColorCore of the cardstock shine through.


Couture Creations Embossing Folders work great with foam letters! I embossed my letters with the Hepburn Embossing Folder to add the subtle flourish pattern.


I scored lines on a piece of Core'dinations Pastel ColorCore Cardstock and then sanded the cardstock with my Couture Creations Sanding Block to highlight the lines. I embellished this piece of cardstock with Couture Creations Self Adhesive Pearls. I love that each set of pearls contains a variety of sizes!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723457 - Great Fubu 5x7 Embossing Folder
CO723065 - All A Flutter 5x7 Embossing Folder
CO723289 - Hepburn A2 Embossing Folder
CO723221 - Blossom Doily Die
CO721997 - Self Adhesive Pearls - Pink Blush
CO723060 - Sanding Block
CO721956 - Sharp Point Scissors - Pink


Couture Creations will be giving away a fabulous prize package at the end of the week, so be sure to play along and check back on Sunday to see if you’re the lucky winner!

Here are the different ways you can join the fun: 
  • Share this blog post on your Facebook wall and tell us you did on our Facebook wall 
  • Comment here or on the Couture Creations Facebook page
Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock is also posting projects and giving away prizes, so be sure to check out their Blog and Facebook page, too!

Head on over to the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock Blog to see what their Design Team has created using ColorCore Cardstock and Couture Creations products! They also have giveaways!

Visit the Couture Creations Blog again tomorrow for more inspiring projects using Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock from the Couture Creations Design Team!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Vacation ATCs - Paper Wings Productions


TGIF! I'm sharing one last project with the June Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit from Paper Wings Productions today. I had some fun with the clip art sheet and created a set of vacation themed artist trading cards. I had some manila ATCs and gesso left over from my April Kit. After cutting some clip art images from the sheet and adhering them to ATCs, I applied a light coat of gesso to the pictures to help make individual images pop.


I added clouds to each image with the Cloudy Cling Stamp Set and the Rich Cocoa Memento ink. I then highlighted the edges of each ATC with Distress Ink.


I embellished each ATC with the twine, label stickers, journal cards and alphabet stickers from the kit. The June Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit is still available from the Paper Wings Productions Store! It's perfect for all your Summer crafting! 

Here's another look at the other projects that I created with this kit:




Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Watercolor Canvas Album - Faber-Castell Guest Design Team


Mixed Media Watercolor Canvas Album by Dana Tatar for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

I'm so excited to share another project as part of the Faber-Castell Guest Design Team! If you'd like to learn how I created this watercolor canvas mini album join me on the Faber-Castell Blog for the full tutorial!

Working with the MIX + MATCH products from Faber-Castell makes designing with COLOR simple. Simply choose a color set that inspires you, choose a medium and Mix & Match as you create. The color coordinated palettes give you the freedom to design your project knowing the colors will work beautifully together. Perfect for all your design, memory and craft projects!

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Mixed Media Watercolor Canvas Album by Dana Tatar for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

DIY Flocked Cardstock Card - Couture Creations


Hi! I'm sharing how to make your own flocked cardstock with an embossing folder and flocking powder for Couture Creations today.  The raised areas of the embossed cardstock provides a flat surface that is ideal for adding flock.


Step One: Emboss a piece of cardstock with a favorite Couture Creations embossing folder.  I used the Couture Creations Hepburn Embossing Folder from the Elegance Collection.


Step Two: Choose several colors of flocking powder.  Use a glue pad, craft glue or a double-sided adhesive to apply the flocking powder to the cardstock.


Step Three: Pour the flocking over the cardstock, pat down using a scrap piece of paper, and shake of the excess.  Repeat for the remaining colors of flock.


Step Four: Use a heat tool to set the flock for a more permanent finish.  Trim the excess cardstock from the flocked design.


Step Five: Mount the flocked cardstock onto a card base and embellish to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723289 - Hepburn A2 Embossing Folder
CO721996 - Self Adhesive Pearls Crystal

Other Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Tag: Avery; Flower: Prima; Ribbon: May Arts; Stamp: Paper Wings Productions; Ink: Tsukineko; Flocking Powder: Martha Stewart

Monday, June 17, 2013

Batty ATC - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a fun artist trading card for the Free For All theme this week at Tando Creative. I've been reading poetry to my girls and was inspired by a Shel Silverstein poem:

“The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.” 

I had a lot of fun creating this card and was so happy to use this little bat from the Mixed Halloween Grab Bag for something other than a Halloween craft! I covered the bat with a thick coat of black embossing powder and added some red pearls for the eyes. I colored the small lantern with mist and added some glaze for a glossy finish.





Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies: ATC Base: Ranger; Chipboard: Tando Creative; Light Bulb: Tim Holtz;  Pearls: Kaisercraft; Embossing Powder: Creative Inspirations Paint; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Glaze: Sakura Hobby Craft; Coal Gelato: Faber-Castell; Label Tape: Dymo; Other: Staples, Chain; Poem: Shel Silverstein

Friday, June 14, 2013

Forever Floatin' - Moxxie / Inspired Blueprints #98


Hi! I'm sharing a fun layout with the Moxxie Keep It Cool! collection that I put together with the help of Inspired Blueprints Sketch #98. It's really starting to heat up in Florida and my girls are looking forward to spending hours in the pool! This line is full of splash and wave patterns, water guns and inflatable toys and bold accent colors that just scream fun.


My favorite part of this line is the colorful sheet of rub-ons. I added one right to my photo. Aren't the vibrant colors fabulous?!


The cardstock stickers are full of fantastic water-themed sentiments. This sticker strip summed up my photos perfectly and added a fun pop of color.


I added a bit of journaling on some mini tags that I attached to my page with some fun bubble stickers.

If you're going to be spending your days poolside, this collection is a must-have! If you're looking for some inspiration, you can find more Inspired Blueprints sketches on Pinterest. Become a follower of the Inspired Blueprints Blog and join the Inspired Blueprints Community so you don't miss any sketches.



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Always Love You Card - Craft-Dee BowZ Guest Designer


Hi! I'm sharing my guest design project for Craft-Dee BowZ today! June is the month for weddings and I'm celebrating my sister's wedding anniversary this month. I thought it would be fun to send her a card that featured one of my favorite photos from her wedding to remind her of her special day.


I added a vellum sentiment right to the photo, which is adhered to an embossed and sanded piece of whitewashed cardstock.


My card wasn't complete until I added a beautiful bow created with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool! I added a small die-cut flower and rhinstone button to the center of the bow for a touch of sparkle.

A big thanks to the Craft-Dee BowZ Team for inviting me to share my work this month! I'd also like to thank everyone who stopped by and left a comment on my blog during the hop last week! If you didn't win the Craft-Dee BowZ Tool prize, there is another chance to win this month by playing along with the June Challenge!  You can find all the details about the challenge HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Vellum Sentiment: Quick Quotes; Rhinestone Button: Prima; Embossing Folder: Couture Creations; Die: Couture Creations; Other: Ribbon; Photo Credit: Precious Moments