Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A sneak and a video...

sounds like fun huh?!

First up, I am lucky to be joining the gals over at Cup Cards {to go} as their guest designer for the month of April. Cassonda at Cup Cards puts together the cutest card kits every month. May's kit of full of spring time loveliness! Kits go up for sale on May first...get yours HERE! Looks like on May first there will be a purchase button on the blog. For now, here's a little sneak of one of the eight cards I made. Make sure to come back on Sunday and you'll get to see them all!

Now, I also mentioned a video in my title to this post. On Tuesday it was my turn to post a video up on the Clear Scraps blog. Since it has been there for two days, I think I can go ahead and share it with you here. 

Here are still shots of the two cards that I share with you at the end of the video. Remember to double click on the photo if you want to see it larger and get a good look at the details of the acrylic.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Clear Scraps card

Today I have a Clear Scraps project to share with you. I started with the Restoration line from Crate Paper and the Clear Scraps Decorative Frames. Using one of the decorative frames, I trimmed off two of the ends and used these ends as a way to draw your eye to the focal point of the card. Using Timber Brown Stazon ink I stamped a flourish at the point of each the Clear Scrap pieces and lightly inked around the edges with the same ink.

Thanks for stopping by. We finally have a little sun, so hopefully we'll get some baseball in this week!

Other products used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Markers: Copic
Bling: Mark Richards
Seam Binding: Hand dyed 
Ribbon: Vintage Findings from

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm back....

Whew! How can one be so tired from a glorious week in Arizona without the kids or hubby? Well, I did take my daughter, but she spent 5 days with my parents while I was at the Spellbinders Design Team Retreat. What an amazing experience! I feel so blessed and honored and above all else very fortunate to be a part of this company. I honestly thought I knew what I was getting in to....but come to find out I had only the slightest clue. Such a fabulous company with fabulous owners who have hired fabulous employees and I am surrounded by fabulous design team members. I am so appreciative for the amount of work that went  into making this the experience that it was and will be for the next year. For those of you that have seen the Oprah's favorite things episodes...let me say it was just like one of those! Their generosity and the generosity of the cross promotional and preferred product manufacturers still has me speechless. I feel so lucky that they chose me to represent them. THANK YOU so much Spellbinders!

How about a little eye candy now? This layout went live on the Clear Scraps blog while I was gone, so I thought I would share it here with you today.

I started with an XL Clear Scrap Dot (the larger of the two in the package).  I then pulled out a plastic decorative mask that I have (bought a pack of 4 different masks in the kitchen section at Ikea, they are for decorating cakes with powdered sugar), this one is a large circle with a zig zag edge around it, and I centered it over the backside of the acrylic circle. Next, I sprayed around the edges with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I always do that part at night before I go to bed and then set it aside to dry overnight. After it is dry I then spray a sealer over the top...Glimmer Mist is water soluble and it doesn't mesh well with my sweaty hands.

Next I flipped it over to the front of the layout and outlined the zig zags with a Zig Paint Pen and added the white dots with Ranger Enamel Accents in white.

For those of you that have been checking out my blog...this is the last of the My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Boy line you'll be seeing. I have officially exhausted the entire pack! :)

Have a great day!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Make It Monday...

I haven't been able to get a card done for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday challenge done in a few weeks. I couldn't pass this one up. This week was all about ink blending. So, I grabbed my Distress Inks and my PTI Delightful Doilies stamp set and went to "work".  I started out by heat embossing the doilies with Versamark onto my white cardstock. Then I blended my Distress inks over the top. Lastly stamped over the top of it all with a text stamp. Lastly, I wiped my embossed doilies off with a baby wipe to get rid of the extra ink and to make them nice and white again.

Then since I had the stamps out already I decided to make a similar card with a completely different look. Used Jenni Bowlin inks for this one (except the purple, because she doesn't have a purple :( )
 The sentiment on this one is from Scattered Showers.

Hope you are all enjoying a fabulous weekend!