Thursday, January 26, 2012


I have finally found some time to use the Lily Bee collection Head Over Heels. It was one of my favorites from summer CHA. The colors are so me. 

Today I have a card to share with you. It features one of the new Mbossibilities folders from Spellbinders that are being released this weekend at CHA-W. This particular folder is EL-004 Imperial. The thing that makes these folders so awesome is that they are DOUBLE SIDED!!! You get two different designs in every folder. Talk about more bang for your buck!

The teal paper that I embossed in from Core'dinations, it has a lighter teal core in the middle, so when the raised areas are sanded it brings out that lighter color, such pretty dimension! 

For those of you that are wondering...I have been working on a post that features the medallion wall wreath I made for the Spellbinders blog frenzy, it's about half way done and I plan on getting it posted next week after I get back from CHA. Looking forward to spending some time in the sun!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clear Scraps CHA Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Release For The New Year Blog Hop!!!

Its that time again, Clear Scraps proudly introduces the new lines for Spring 2012!
This blog hop shares what our design team has done with the latest and greatest Clear Scraps creations!

Clear Scraps is so excited to announce the newest addition to our designs "Send It Clear" a collection of 
easy to create cards that have a unique and special flare. They are sure to be treasured and remembered. 

The Grand Prize today is a set of 4 beautiful Send It Clear Cards (to be shipped in Feb.)
along with a set of Clearly Accent Embellishments!! (your choice)

You do not want to miss the opportunity to win big!

We also have new "Clearly Accent Embellishments" and new Mini Albums, this year is a must have-must see year. Today I am sharing a layout that I have made using the new Lamps Embellishments (link at end of post). I really wanted these lamps to look like the old vintage street lamps...a little quick altering and I had just the look that I wanted. I painted the lamps with Modge Podge where I wanted to apply black glitter and while it  was still wet I liberally sprinkled glitter over it. After that was dry I used Ranger Glossy Accents where the glass for the lamposts.

The New Release For The New Year Blog Hop begins on the January 19th and ends on January 21st @ 11:00pm Eastern time. 
Winners will be posted on January 23rd, be sure to come back to see if you won!

There are FOUR ways to enter!!
#1 Hop & comment on all the blogs
#2 Follow the Clear Scraps Blog
#3 Follow the Clear Scraps Design Team Blogs (all of them)
#4 LIKE the Clear Scraps facebook page! (leave a comment on the Facebook page, so we know)

Now get to hopping! Here is the complete New Release For The New Year Blog Hop order-
Clear Scraps (You are here)
Tonya D.<----you are here

Clear Scraps Products

Friday, January 13, 2012

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day 3

The entry window for the Spellbinders Paper Arts contest on this blog has ended. Don't forget that you still have time to enter at the blogs listed on the Spellbinders blog. Thank you!

Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you our largest product releases ever! These new collections are some of the most innovative and beautiful die cutting and embossing templates in the world! The Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of our introductions for the 2012 Winter Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. 

Win today’s new Spellbinders products!

Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day, see the schedule below!

Enter my Blog Frenzy from 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) January 14, 2012 until 11:59 pm January 15, 2012.

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog and Shanna Vineyard and Kazan Clark’s blogs.
You can enter yesterday’s blogs, Becca Feeken, Julianna Hudgins and Julie Overby through January 14 at 11:59 pm EST.
See the Spellbinders Blog for the complete schedule of designers and contest rules.

Thank you Spellbinders Paper Arts for sponsoring this contest!

Here are the new dies I am introducing:
Sku Name E8-009 Classic Decorative Inserts One
MSRP: $19.99
Beads: 3/8 x 8”
Hearts: 3/4 x 8”
Tulips: 7/8 x 8”
Sku Name E8-007 Classic Edges One
MSRP: $19.99 
Classic Ric Rac Edge: 1/4 x 8”
Classic Scallop Edge: 1/4 x 8”
Classic Postage Edge: 1/4 x 8”

Project Instructions:

1.     Make a 5.5 x 5.5” card base.

  2.     Cut a 5x5” piece of patterned paper and adhere to center of card front. All of the papers that I used for this card are from Fancy Pants Road Show.

    3. Choose four different solid color papers, cut three strips of the same size  (5 x1 ¼”) from each of the four papers.

4.     From each set of three strips, using your Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine, you need to die cut two using just the Classic Scallop Edge die template and one using the Classic Decorative Inserts One Bead die template along with the Classic Scallop Edge die template.

5.     Adhere a strip of contrasting colored paper behind each of the four strips with the Decorative Bead cut out.

6.     Layer your three strips from each solid colored paper, adhere them together.  Adhere the strips to your card front making sure to overlap one end on each set of strips.

7.     Die cut and emboss and 1 1/2 x 8” strip of paper using Classic Scallop Edge and Classic Decorative Inserts One Hearts die templates. If an area didn't completely, add a paper or cardstock shim only to that section. Cut again, then emboss for a beautiful and intricate design!


8. Score strip at every “valley” of the scallop and right below the bottom tip of every heart.

9.  Accordion fold strip of paper (make sure you don’t fold the paper above the heart so that you maintain the rounded look of the petals), glue ends together, and press down center to form flower.

10.  Glue flower to small circle of paper for stability. Glue flower to lower right hand corner of card.

11.     Die cut and emboss two leaves using LF-005 Grand Peony Creations die templates. Ink the edges and the raised areas of both leaves and adhere to card. 

12.   Stamp sentiment using Flourishes Tag Lines stamp set and embellish with Want 2 Scrap adhesive jewels.

The second project that I made using these die templates is a wreath.  I have plans to post another blog post in a few days with the focus being this wreath and how it was made. So make sure you come back and check it out! 

By entering the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy you agree to the Official Rules.  For questions on the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy, send an email to; no entries will be accepted at this email address.

My blog is open for entries from 12:00 am, January 14, 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 15, 2012, EST.

1) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to:

2) The subject must be E8-009 Classic Decorative Inserts One and E8-007 Classic Edges One

3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their Blog Frenzy dates!
Daily winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the blog frenzy’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 and every Blog Frenzy within its designated time period, send your entries from the email address for each entry.  The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1900 and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die cutting  and embossing templates released at the 2012 Winter CHA show, and a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count as an entry, so be sure to enter as stated above, and then leave a comment!

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!

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Product Lists:

Spellbinders: E8-009 Classic Decorative Inserts One, E8-007 Classic Edges One, LF-005 Grand Peony Creations
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Road Show
Ink: Clear Snap Colorbox Blackbird, Ranger Distress Black Soot and Shabby Shutters
Adhesives: Beacon FabriTac, Scrapbook Adhesives Permanent Tape Runner
Twine: The Twinery Maraschino 
Button: Creative Impressions
Jewels: KaiserCraft

Spellbinders: E8-009 Classic Decorative Inserts One, E8-007 Classic Edges One, S4-234 Ribbon Banners, S4-354 Splendid Circles, S4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart
Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants Road Show
Ink: Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy, ClearSnap Colorbox Rose
Decorative Head Pins: Making Memories
Card stock: Worldwin
Jewels: KaiserCraft
Glitter: My Own Stash
Adhesive: Beacon FabriTac, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Sunday, January 8, 2012


make me so happy! and so does this Handmade kit from Studio Calico. I've had to put it on hold for the last week in order to get a few other things done. I can't wait to get back to it! This is another card that I made using it. Yep, there's that same stamps that you saw in my last two posts. ADDICTED I tell you!

Scallops were made using Spellbinders Classic Scallop Edgabilites!

Ahhh...yep, that is a sigh of relief on my end. You see after 15 days out of school for the holidays, what  was this mom of four looking forward to? That's right the return to school. Apparently, there were other plans in store for me. Plans of the not so fun type. Let's just say that the stomach flu started the night before school started and all of last week I had one of the four kiddos home with me. No fun for them either. I was the sole survivor. Thank God for small favors.  Let's just say that I am looking forward to school this week. :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A sturdy base

Hello! Here I am today with one of my projects for Clear Scraps. This is really using Clear Scraps in the most simplest and basic of ways.

When I received my Handmade kit from Studio Calico and saw their 12x12 die cut paper in it, I knew immediately that I wanted to use it as the background for a layout. Enter Clear Scraps 12x12 acrylic sheets. The perfect way to provide a sturdy base for a layout. I just adhered the die cut page to the top of the clear acylic and there you have it!

A match made in heaven! I love my SC kits and my Clear Scraps!

'Til next time! :)