Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Picture Puzzle - Faber-Castell Guest Designer


I'm so excited to share another project as part of the Faber-Castell Guest Design Team! If you'd like to see my finished picture puzzle, 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!

Remember to sign up for the Faber-Castell newsletter to be the first to know about new products, giveaways and events!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Guest Design Team Call!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is having a Guest Design Team Call! I had such a fun time during my time as a Guest Designer! Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is extremely generous with their fantastic product and I've met some super talented and supportive artists from around the world.

Guest dt

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is a leading manufacturer specializing in high quality art supplies including pens, color pencils and watercolor pencils for art, crafts, scrapbooking and papercrafting.
Our Mix & Match concept is centered on color coordinated palettes and mediums that are designed to make medium and color coordination a cinch for crafters.

We're looking for talented designers to help promote our brand for design, memory and papercraft applications from September 2013 -January 2014.  The successful applicant will need to work well with deadlines and consistently produce projects of high standard.
As part of the Design Memory Craft Guest Design Team you will:
  • Receive a surplus amount of Design Memory Craft products including the new products
  • Have the opportunity to be featured regularly on the redesigned Design Memory Craft blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • We may also approach you about buying the original piece for tradeshow use.
Responsibilities:
  • Create a card, layout, or a mixed media project to post on the Design Memory Craft blog. 
  • Maintain your blog and link to Design Memory Craft’s website/blog.
  • Follow the guidelines provided by Design Memory Craft
Please send us the following information by August 19th, 2013 2pm EST via email to naoko@fabercastell.comwith ‘Design Team Application’ in the subject line.
***Please note that late submissions will not be accepted***.
  1. Name, address and e-mail address.
  2. Short biography
  3. Links to your blog
  4. 1 project with step by step directions. *please note- your personality is important to us.  Show us who you are!
  5. Finally…like/follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/DesignMemoryCraft), Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/designmemcraft/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft )!
The Guest Design Team will be announced on August 21st, 2013. 

I have 2 more projects to share before my Guest Design Term is up next month, so please stop by and check them out. I hope you'll think about applying!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Zeus and Zoe Blog Hop - Felt Flower Tutorial


Thanks for joining me for the Zeus and Zoe Blog Hop! The current Zeus and Zoe Design Team is saying farewell by leaving a trail of pretty blooms of the handmade variety! Follow along to learn how to make several gorgeous flowers AND have the chance to win some amazing prizes along the way!


There are 6 fabulous RAKs up for grabs! For a chance to win, simply leave some love at every stop along the hop. You have until Midnight EST on Wednesday, July 31st to leave comments for your chance to win! Winners will be announced on the Zeus and Zoe Blog on August 2nd.

I'm sharing a quick and easy flower tutorial today that uses felt and some vintage findings and buttons from Zeus and Zoe. These flowers would be perfect for a soft romantic page or as a fun embellishment for a fall or winter themed project.

Step One: Cut two flowers from a piece of felt using your favorite flower die. Also cut a small circle from a piece of felt for the base of the flower.

Step Two: Cut the flower petals apart. Cut one set of petals to about 1-inch in length. Cut the second set of petals to about 3/4-inch in length.

Step Three: Pinch the bottom of each petal together and secure with a drop of hot glue.

Step Four: Glue the 6 larger petals to the felt circle. Glue the 6 smaller petals on top of the larger petal base.

Step Five: Glue a vintage button to the center of the flower to finish.

Thanks for stopping by today! I have a RAK to give away! Just leave a comment for a chance to win!


Your next stop on the hop is Denise.

Here's the hop order. Don't forget to leave a comment on the Zeus and Zoe Blog!

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Kickin' It - Moxxie


Hi! I'm sharing a Kickin' It 2-pager created with the NEW Moxxie Soccer Collection. I used 2 pieces of the same patterned paper for the base of my pages. I rotated the patterned paper on the right side of my layout 180 degrees so that the soccer balls would line up in the middle of the page. I then cut away the "Soccer" lettering from the page on the right, which was now upside down, and filled the space with patterned paper, dark green cardstock and the b-side of the bar code strip, which sports a fun star pattern, that I cut from the top of the patterned paper.


The "Star Player" sentiments were also cut from the b-side of a bar code strip! The "Kickin' It" sticker that I used for my title is from the Soccer Cardstock Sticker Set.


I used the medals that my daughters received for playing soccer as fun embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Explore - Inspired Blueprints #102


It's time for another Inspired Blueprints reveal! I had a lot of fun with this sketch. The 6x8 photo spot on the sketch looked like a file folder to me, so I added on to my page and topped it with a smaller photo and embellishments. I moved some of the other elements from the sketch around my page, but I think I included most of them somewhere!


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!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp; Tag: K&Company; Sticker: Heidi Swapp; Trim: Heidi Swapp; Canvas Pennants: Maya Road; Envelope: Heidi Swapp; Flower: Prima; Rhinestone: Prima; Butterfly: Basic Grey; Twine: American Crafts; Ink: Ranger; Sketch: Lisa Warren; Other: Staple, Paper Clip

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Blossom Mini Album - Quick Quotes + Want2Scrap Blog Hop!


Hi! Quick Quotes and Want2Scrap have teamed up for a blog hop! I've had a blast working with Want2Scrap products this month and I'm excited to be sharing how I embellished the gorgeous Want2Scrap Flower Chipboard Album!


I made a fun discovery while I was working on this album. I pulled out the Summer Breeze Collection because I wanted to play up the flower theme of this album and the floral prints in the line are amazing. As I was looking for embellishments, I found that the new Dusty Road Collection blends extremely well with the Summer Breeze collection! Look for the Dusty Road Chipboard Die-Cuts and cardstock accents on my pages.


The Summer Breeze 500 patterned paper had the perfect quote for the centerpiece of my cover. I scanned, decreased the size of the quote, and then printed the text to fit inside the window. I framed the window with Want2Scrap Nestabling Heart Circles Brown Rhinestones. I cut the beautiful blooms from the Summer Breeze 400 patterned paper and accented each flower with Lemonade and Java PowderPuff Chalking Ink, a Want2Scrap Turquoise Baby Bling Rhinestone and some hand stitching.




I took the opportunity to scrap some everyday photos for this album. I paired each photo with a quote and plenty of bling!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Summer Breeze 100
Summer Breeze 200
Summer Breeze 300
Summer Breeze 400
Summer Breeze 500
Dusty Road 500
Dusty Road Chipboard Die-Cuts
Dusty Road 6x6 Paper Pad
Baja Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Java PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Very Berry PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Want2Scrap Supplies:
72 Count Pearls - Lavender
72 Count Rhinestones - PurpleSwirls Rhinestones - Silver
Nestabling - Hearts Circles - Brown Rhinestones
Nestabling - Petite Scalloped Circle - Small Lavender Pearl
Baby Bling Rhinestones Turquoise - 100 Count
Flower Chipboard Album

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Card - Creative Inspirations Paint


Hi! I'm sharing a small birthday card for the "Ribbon and Bling" Challenge theme this week at Creative Inspirations Paint. One of my favorite features about Creative Inspirations paints and glitters, is the subtle shimmer. I love that I'm able to create colorful projects with an elegant finish.


I dyed the seam binding with Turquoise Paint. I covered the white flowers on the card with Resplendence Angel Dust Glitter. This glitter is super fine for a fabulous iridescent shimmer. I added a Jeweled Inspiration to the center of my bow for a final pop of bling.




Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: Chipboard: Maya Raod; Patterned Paper: Inkido; Rhinestone: Creative Inspirations Paint; Stamps: Just Rite, Paper Wings Productions; Ink: Ranger; Paint: Creative Inspirations Paint; Gelatos: Faber-Castell; Stamper's Big Brush Pen: Faber-Castell; Gesso: Faber-Castell; Glitter: Creative Inspirations Paint; Other: Seam Binding

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sea Card - Paper Wings Productions


Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created with the July Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit for Paper Wings Productions today. If you love the sand, sun and surf, you're going to want to pick up this kit! I feel home when I'm on the beach, and that was my inspiration for my project.

My favorite items in this kit are the metallic accents from the Pink Paislee Luxe Circles and Rub-Ons and the Lindy's Stamp Gang Madonna Robe Blue Gold Two-Toned Embossing Powder. I thought it would be fun to play up the metallic elements in the kit so I embossed a piece of aluminum and added color with the Madonna Robe Blue Gold Two-Toned Embossing Powder.


Step One: Add watermark ink directly to the inside of the embossing folder, slip the piece of aluminum inside the folder and run the folder through an embossing machine. Remove the aluminum from the folder, sprinkle with embossing powder and heat to set. Note: If you are using an aluminum sheet, the metal will become very hot upon heating, so please be careful! Depending on which side of the embossing folder carried the watermark ink, either the embossed or debossed area will be colored.


Here is what my piece of aluminum looked like after embossing.


Step Two: Using the Seaside Cling Stamp Set from the July Kit, stamp the sentiment onto a piece of cardstock. Punch the sentiment from the cardstock with a shaped frame die. Apply ink to the sentiment using a sponge dauber and the metal die as a guide.


Step Three: Select a piece of patterned paper for the card base, I'm using a piece 6x6 cardstock from the Pink Paislee Hope Chest Collection that I had leftover from my June Nesting Components Kit, and randomly apply circles and stars from the Pink Paislee Luxe Rub-Ons Set.


Step Four: Assemble the base of the card. Add some chipboard pieces from the Pink Paislee Luxe Circles Set across the center of the card.


Step Five: Add an image from the By The Sea Clip Art Sheet, the stamped sentiment from Step Two and other embellishments to finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can pick up the July Kit, as well as the previous June Kit that I used for this project, from the Paper Wings Productions Store while supplies last!


Image Transfer Dominoes - Faber-Casetell Guest Design Team


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 domino necklace, and see a couple other fun project with dominoes, 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!

Remember to sign up for the Faber-Castell newsletter to be the first to know about new products, giveaways and events!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fly Away Card - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a card for the "Winged Things" Theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. The Tando Mini Range is perfect for small projects! I used a mini bird, one of three different designs in the set, from the Grab Bag of Mini Birds. I had a lot of fun dressing up a Bird Cage with some acrylic paint, flowers and ribbon.

I created the background of this card with some watercolor paint that I mixed up with Pearl Ex Pigment Powders and some of my favorite stamps.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Patterned Paper: 7 Dots Studio; Chipboard: Tando Creative; Flowers: Prima; Button: Prima; Twine: American Crafts; Stamps: Paper Wings Productions; Ink: Ranger, Tsukineko; Paint: Ranger; Pearl Ex: Jacquard; Other: Ribbon

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pucker Up! - Quick Quotes


I'm sharing a layout that uses part of the May Club Q Mini Album Kit and some patterned papers from the Dusty Road and Be Bold collections for Quick Quotes today. I just loved the citrus slices from the album kit and decided to bring a piece out of the album and onto my page!


I had almost as much fun putting this layout together as I did making lemonade with my daughters! The lemon slice chipboard and vellum piece, and the flowers and leaves, were part of the mini album kit, which made embellishing my page quick and easy! I secured the lemon slice to my layout with adhesive foam so the light shines through the vellum in a fantastic way. I dressed up my plain chipboard letters and flower centers with self adhesive rhinestones from Want2Scrap.


I couldn't resist adding a little more shine to my page. I used a Want2Scrap Frilly Flourish Swirl to round out my flower cluster.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
May Club Q Mini Album Kit
Dusty Road 300
Be Bold 700
Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Want2Scrap Supplies:
Frilly Flourish Swirl - Silver Rhinestones
72 Count Rhinestones - Mother of Pearl
72 Count Rhinestones - Light Green

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Love Plaque - Zeus and Zoe


Thanks so  much for stopping by today! I'm sharing my last project as part of the Zeus and Zoe Design Team team. It's been great being a part of this team and I hope I have inspired you with my projects!

I created this plaque with one of Marivic's stunning Berry71Bleu Handmade Tags. I love the colors on this tag and the gold accents. Using the tag as my inspiration, I added a brightly colored patterned paper to a piece of cardboard. I used molding paste, a DecoArt Jacobean Floral Stencil and Glamour Dust Glitter Paint to add a floral design to my base.


This quote sticker is part of the 7 Dots Studio Hopefully collection and fit perfectly with the love theme of my piece. I tied a piece of May Arts ribbon around the plaque and highlighted the edges with some acrylic glaze as a finishing touch.

You can find more of my work at the Zeus and Zoe sister site Berry71Bleu.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

10 Months - Couture Creations


Hi! I'm sharing a layout featuring my youngest niece for Couture Creations today. Time flies by so fast and the monthly milestones are some of my favorite photos to scrap. I knew I wanted a super girly page so I played up the femininity with some pretty Couture Creations floral dies and embossing folders.


I used the Daisy Nesting Dies to create these beautiful blooms. I couldn't resist adding some extra sparkle with Couture Creations Glitzin' Glamour and Gemstones.


I used the Couture Creations Dazzling Doily Die and Fleur-De Frame Nesting Dies to add several delicate layers to my page.


To create the flowers, cut several daisy shapes from patterned paper with the Daisy Nesting Dies.  Gather 3 larger and 2 smaller petal shapes for each bloom. Using the Piercing Tool, punch a hole in the center of each petal. Use a brad to hold all the layers of each bloom together. Liberally spritz the petals with water and fold up around the brad.  Set aside to dry.


To add a fun pop of color to the flower petals, carefully peel apart and separate the layers of petals. Using a paint brush, randomly add acrylic paint and gesso to the petals. Set aside to dry.


Add some extra sparkle to the flowers with Glitzin' Glamour and Gemstones. I used Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour and Seaspray Gemstones.


Emboss a piece of patterned paper with the Great Fubu Embossing Folder and cut out several of the leaves. Add Aztec Gold Glitzin' Glamour to select leaves for extra shimmer.


To create the photo mat, emboss a piece of cardstock with the Petal Pleasures Embossing Folder, lightly sand with the Couture Creations Sanding Block and ink the edges with a contrasting color of ink.


Cut a piece of cardstock with the Dazzling Doily Die and place under the photo mat on the page.


To create some embellishments for the layout, emboss a piece of cardstock with the All A Flutter Embossing Folder. Cut out a large butterfly and several of the circle designes and embellish with Vintage Gold Gemstones.

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723457 - Great Fubu Embossing Folder
COxxxxxx - All A Flutter Embossing Folder
CO723273 - Petal Pleasures Embossing Folder
CO723225 - Dazzling Doily Die
CO723217 - Daisy Nesting Dies
CO723050 - Fleur-De Frame Nesting Dies
CO721990 - Self Adhesive Gemstones - Vintage Gold
CO721989 - Self Adhesive Gemstones - Seaspray
CO721981 - Aztec Gold Glitzin' Glamour
CO721971 - Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour
CO723060 - Sanding Block
CO721986 - Handheld Essentials
CO721955 - Sharp Point Scissors- Nonstick
CO721957 - Cutting Mat

Other Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Patterned Paper: Lucky7 Factory; Packaging: Prima; Letters: American Crafts; Flowers: Prima; Ribbon: Offray; Paint: Kaisercraft; Gesso; Faber-Castell; Ink: Ranger; Photo Credit: Lindsay Karr

Thanks so much for stopping by today!