Sunday, July 24, 2011

A little challenge...

I had some spare time this month and decided to join in on the My Mind's Eye sketch challenge. I pulled one of all time favorite lines of theirs and went to work. These two cards both use Stella & Rose. Here is the sketch that was provided for us to work off of...

and here was my take on it...we had to make it a celebration themed card.

I flipped it to horizontal and used some Spellbinders die templates on it (Stars Five and Blossoms Tags & Accents)

I really liked this sketch and used it again for another card...

Used some more Spellbinders Die Templates with this one too (Classic Heart, Classic Scalloped Heart, Classic Circles and Lace Doily Motifs).

Speaking of My Minds Eye...swoon, have you seen their newest releases? Another round of Lost & Found...ahhhh, makes me a happy little girl! Oh and those 6 by 6 pads in, my wallet is going to be crying!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Swoon, I so love these new die sets from Spellbinders. Their versatility makes them so unique and they have such unlimited possibilities. Using just the decorative insert pieces from a few of the sets I whipped this card together (Ha! I can say whipped because most of the work was already done, I had used the strips on a layout for CHA and then had to change some things and these were left sitting on my desk. What better to do with them than turn them into a card?!) Remember I did not use the edger piece on these, just the decorative inserts.

Spellbinders: E8-001 Classic Scallop
E8-004 Classic Ric Rac, E8-006 Classic Petal, E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop, S4-190 Labels Four, Grand Claibur die cutting machine
Anna Griffin: Printed Paper
Markers: Copic, Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Ink: Versafine, Jenni Bowlin
ScorTape, Glitter: Martha Stewart
Want 2 Scrap: Jewels

Sunday, July 17, 2011

New from Clear Scraps

I have to say that Susan, the owner of Clear Scraps, hit the ball out of the park with this release for CHA. I'm just getting started in working with all of the new goodies since I have been busy making a bunch of banners for the booth at CHA. I'll share those with you soon, but today I wanted to share a card I made using the new Clear Scraps Pennants Embellishments. I love that we have a whole new set of embellishments for cards and pages!

I also used the Pink Paislee Hometown Summer line by Collage Press (I was lucky enough to design for Collage Press before she joined up with Pink Paislee and I was SOOOO... excited to receive this line to work with, it is so me and so cute! I've missed Collage Press!)

Clear Scraps: Pennant Embellishments
Pink Paislee: Printed Papers, Circle/star die cut, D-A-Y die cuts
Spellbinders Paper Arts: Die Templates
Bazzill: Card Stock
Stamps: Gina K, Studio G
Want 2 Scrap: Jewels and pearls
Glitter: Martha Stewart
Scor-Tape: Adhesive
Bo Bunny: Brads

Have a great Monday everyone!!!!


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Check these out!!!!

There are two new videos up that show you the fabulous new Edgeabilites that are releasing at CHA. Just look at all of the options you will have with these new die templates!!! I LOVE the versatility of these!

Such cool options huh?!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Snow much...

Wow! Thank you so much for the tremendous response to my projects for the Spellbinders blog hop. I have to say I have been amazed by all of the fabulous die templates the Spellbinders is releasing for this CHA...AMAZING stuff I tell you!

I have one more project that focuses on the two dies I used for my portion of the hop. Once again here is S4-340 Create-A-Flake and LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-Three. This card shows both of these dies in their true form.

Both the card base and the snowflakes were die cut from Best Creations Glitter Card Stock.

Products Spellbinders: S4-340 Create-A-Flake, LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-three, Grand Calibur
Best Creations: Glitter Cardstock Anna Griffin: Printed Paper Willow Collection Technique Tuesday: Stamps Flourishes: Stamps Want 2 Scrap: jewels and pearls Colorbox: Watermark ink Filigree: white embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by back with some brand new CHA releases from Clear Scraps!


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spellbinders Blog Frenzy

                                                       Spellbinders Paper Arts

                                              Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy

                                                           July 6 - 14, 2011

                        Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts

                                         Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ is absolutely thrilled to bring you one of the most exciting die releases to date! These new collections are some of the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world! The Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.

• Win today’s new Spellbinders die templates!

• Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day (see schedule below)!

• One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!

• Each blog will accept entries for 48 hours!

• You have until 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time July 8, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July 10, 2011 enter my contest. See the Official Rules HERE.
• Today you can enter my contest and Shanna Vineyard contest.

Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!

Today I'm thrilled to introduce you to two new die templates, S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three and LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-three. Create-A-Flake has five snowflakes that vary in size and design. The Grand Labels Twenty-three has 6 die templates that graduate in size.

Do you know what snowflakes and flowers have in common? No two are alike!!! However, I found that snowflakes and flowers are alike. The Create-A-Flake snowflakes translated beautifully into flowers, especially when the negative shape that the snowflake die template leaves behind is incorporated. I had originally cut the snowflakes out of some blank coasters to use on another project and when my eyes landed on leftover coasters I immediately saw flowers.

1) Cut and emboss S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three #2,4,5 out of blank chipboard coasters, with #1 being the smallest (I bought mine off of ebay). Lightly ink edges of coasters and sew around edges with a sewing machine. Back the "flowers" with polka dot paper.  Set aside.
2) Cut 6.5x12" of Fancy Pants It's the Little Things Flocked Transparency and adhere 2" below top of Fancy Pants It's the Little Things Headed South Paper.

3) Cut two 1.5x12" strips of Fancy Pants It's the Little Things Feathered paper. Cut and emboss using the new Edgeabilities(r) die templates that Debbie Olson(E8-001 Classic Scallop bubble decorative accent) and Kimberly Crawford (E8-005 Classic Postage Stamp edger) introduced to you on July 6th.

4) Adhere strip of 1/8" Scor Tape over bottom edge of the striped strips. Remove protective coating and apply black glitter. Ink the decorative edge. Adhere strips to top and bottom of transparency.

5) Cut and emboss LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-three #3 out of Fancy Pants It's the Little Things Honeysuckle. Stitch around the edges with black thread (I hand stitched). Ink edges and adhere to center of transparency.

6) Position 3x3 photo in the middle and adhere you two coaster pieces on each side of the photo.

7) Now to embellish your flowers on your coasters. Cut and emboss two S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three #5 die templates out of yellow Bazzill cardstock. As seen below, cut the large petals off of both flowers (I only did one in the photo so that you could see what I was referring to.) Stack the two centers together and apply to center of large flower in the coaster on the right. Turn the little petals up a bit and finish embellishing with a button and a jewel.

8)Next apply a good size drop of Beacon 3-in-1 glue to middle of flower on the top left of the coaster on the left and let dry a bit. Adhere Want 2 Scrap pearls around center of flower then arrange the little pile of negative pieces, that came from the center of the large petals, in a circle by sticking their tips into the slightly dried wet glue.

9) Finish the last flower by cutting and embossing the smallest snowflake from S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three #1. Adhere it to the middle and top off with a threaded Buttons Galore button.

8) Adhere the large petals under the edges of the of the "bumps" of your bottom striped paper and embellish with black jewels.
9)Apply rub on from Fancy Pants It's the Little Things and add journaling. Die cut and emboss S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three #3,4 out of polka dot paper. On the #3 fold the tips of each flower under to create the small rounded flower. Layer your flowers together and embellish with a small dot of yellow cardstock and a pearl. Adhere transparency leaves from Fancy Pants.


Spellbinders: S4-340 Create-a-Flake Three, LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty Three, E8-001 Classic Scallop bubble decorative accent, E8-005 Classic Postage Stamp edger, Grand Calibur. Bazzill: Card Stock. Fancy Pants: It's the Little Things Printed Paper, Transparency and Rub Ons. Scor-Pal: Scor-Tape. Glitter: Martha Stewart. Button's Galore and More: Buttons. Want 2 Scrap: Buttons, jewels, pearls. Ranger: Ink. Zig: Marker. Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Tape and Tape Runner.

Here I created a fun holiday wreath using S4-340 Create-A-Flake and LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-three die templates...

The super glittery snowflakes hanging from the ribbon were made using the positive die templates from the chipboard pieces in the first project. Then I just sprayed them with an adhesive and applied a chunky opalescent glitter.

Supplies: Spellbinders S4-340 Create-a-flake and LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty Three die templates, Grand Calibur. Echo Park: printed papers. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Want 2 Scrap: Jewels. Craft Work Cards: iCandy. Elmer's: Two Way Spray Adhesive. Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Dots. Devine Twine: twine. Best Creations: Glitter Card Stock. Ranger: Ink. Ribbon: Own supply. Floss: DMC.

S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three


1. 1: 5/8"

2. 2: 1 3/8"

3. 3: 1 3/4"

4. 4: 2 1/4"

5. 5: 2 5/8"

LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-three


1: 4 7/8 x 3 7/8"

2: 5 1/2 x 4 3/8"

3: 6 1/4 x 5"

4: 6 7/8 x 5 1/2"

5: 7 5/8 x 6 1/8"

6: 8 3/8 x 6 5/8"

See the official Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy rules.


My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 8 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 10, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.

1) Send your email entry to:

2) The subject must be Create-a-flake Three and Grand Labels Twenty Three.

3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their contest dates:

July 6

Debbie Olson

Kimberly Crawford

July 7

Becca Feeken

Latisha Yoast

July 8

Tonya Dirk

Shanna Vineyard

July 9

AJ Otto

Gloria Stengel

July 10

Christine Emberson

Michelle Woerner

July 11

Judy Hayes

Heidi Blankenship

July 12

Linda Duke

Tina McDonald

July 13

Sherry Cheever

Lesley Langdon

July 14

Holly Simoni

Windy Robinson

Daily contest winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each contest within its designated time period. Use the same email address to send the entry email. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1400, and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die templates released at the 2011 Summer CHA show, and a Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry, so be sure to enter and then leave a comment!

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Today is the day!!!

Today is the official start of the Spellbinder's blog frenzy! Check out the Spellbinder's blog HERE to get in on the action.  Make sure you check out this video to get an early glimpse of something brand spanking new and exciting that Spellbinders is releasing at CHA...

I'll be back on Friday with my portion of the Blog Frenzy and let me just say that I LOVED the two die sets that I was assigned!!!!

Now that I officially mailed off all of my CHA assignments today I really hope to get back to some regular posting on this here blog!