Tuesday, July 31, 2012

JustRite Papercraft August Release - Day 1


 It's time for the JustRite Papercraft August release showcasing the new stamps and wait until you see these!! Our stamps today are a new line by Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace and I just love the versatility of them! I am using "Just the Right Words" which includes two phrase groups that can be mix and matched for an endless number of sayings and occasions.This set is a must have with it's elegant writing style!

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Please take some time to visit all the designers participating in today's Blog Hop and don't forget to come back again this week to see what else we've created using the fabulous new release from JustRite Papercraft and Amy Tedder (the stamp designer)!

Project Recipe:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps: Amazing Paper Grace "Just the Right Words"
Paper: K & Company Yuletide, Bazzill Basics Ivory, Pink and Green Cardstock
Inks:Clearsnap Cosmic Pink Smooch Spritz, Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Copic Markers
Embellishments: Ivory Silk Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Maya Road Heart Stick Pins, Recollection Pearls, Ivory Brad, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Dots, Beacon Adhesive

Friday, July 27, 2012

JustRite Papercraft Friday Challenge...

It's time for the JustRite Papercraft Friday Challenge and our theme for the next two weeks is "Christmas in July"! With all the wonderful new holiday stamp sets just released by JustRite Papercraft, it's impossible not to get your cards finished on time this year!

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Project Recipe:
Paper: The Paper Studio Holiday Wonder, Bazzill Soft Aqua Cardstock
Inks: Versamark, Recollections White Embossing Powder, Memento Cottage Ivy
Embellishments: Seam Binding and Silk Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Snowflake Buttons, Recollections Pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Dots, Beacon Adhesives

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Halloween...

I want to thank everyone who left such beautiful comments here on my blog and to my email concerning my scrapbook page for my Mom and Dad.  Your heartfelt words were touching and lifted my spirits so much!! I am so honored and humbled by your kindness and friendship!!

Today I have a fun card for you. I created this card for the Clean and Simple Challenge at SplitCoast Stampers where we're making cards based on an earlier card by me. This worked up pretty fast. I stamped my sentiment from Inkadinkado using Memento Tuxedo Black and Tangelo on a white panel. Next, I cut the panel with Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities Spider Web, added a bit of baker's twine, then mounted it to black cardstock with foam dots. I adhered that piece to a white card and I was done!! Nothing is easier than that!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Eternal Love...

As a member of the Spellbinders Paper Arts design team, one of our monthly projects is to create a scrapbook page. Most of you know me as a card maker, but I have fallen in love with scrapbooking! I decided that my first page would center around pictures of my parents when they first met and their lifetime of eternal love. It took me quite a bit of time to create this page due to the fact that both of them have joined God in heaven. Through bouts of tears, memories and heartache, missing them so, I hope I was able to due justice to their love. Today would have been my daddy's birthday, so I give this gift to both of them. LYTAM Daddy and Mom. I miss you so. (You can see this page in the Idea Gallery HERE)

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Spellbinders Products:

Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Copic Markers
Embellishments: Want2Scrap, Nestabling Scalloped Hearts White Pearl Embellishments, Melissa Frances Soft Green Glass Glitter, Gold/White Letter Stickers, Ivory Pearl Swirl, Recollections Pearls, Vintage Butterfly, White/Ivory Buttons, Gold/Ivory Brads, Ivory Silk Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Scor-Pal, ¼" Scor-Tape, Beacon Adhesives, 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries a versatile collection of supplies for your papercrafting needs from Spellbinders dies, JustRite Papercraft stamps and other stamps, Ribbons of all textures, styles and thicknesses, beautiful papers from a multitude of companies and lots of fabulous embellishments.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Flower Girl Headband...

I love weddings, and I think the flower girls dressed in their finery are most precious. With that in mind, I created a pretty Flower Girl Headband using Spellbinders™ Shapeabilities Rose Creations.  This Headband is for sale in my Etsy store HERE!

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I took a wire headband that I had purchased from Hobby Lobby, wrapped it in pretty ribbons, then added my roses that I had made with Melissa Frances crepe paper from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. When I created the roses and leaves, I used ivory and green crepe paper, then added some color with Copic markers and extra sparkle with crystal glitter. Small tulle bows accent the piece with satin ribbons cascading down.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Punches for sale and a card...

I added some punches to my Etsy Store! Check them out HERE!

Today's card uses one of Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ called Enchanted (I used Side B). I rubbed an inkpad across the service, then colored the flowers with a Copic Marker. My sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Belli Challenge with Quietfire Designs...

It's time for the Belli Challenge and our theme is "Christmas in July", so I chose a gorgeous calligraphy style stamp called "Hold on to the Spirit of Christmas" by Quietfire Designs for my sentiment. (You can see the tag I made using this same stamp HERE.) 

I paired it with last year's Spellbinders™ Layered Poinsettia die templates along with Labels Eleven and created this beautiful card! Add some Basic Grey paper, pretty lace, swirly pearls, glass glitter and silk ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and you have a stunning creation!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stamps for sale...


I am "destashing" and need to make room for more products! I realize that my craft room just can't fit everything I have!!! It's insane! I've listed 41 stamp sets in my Etsy store (a lot of Inkadinkado stamps), most never used before!! Also, I'm currently sorting through my Martha Stewart and EK Success punches to list in the next few days!

You can see all I've listed today HERE!

And here's a pretty card for eye candy:

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Featured Tutorials...


YAY!!! You'll find three projects of mine being showcased in the Featured Tutorials section on the Spellbinders Paper Arts website for the next two weeks! 

From the Spellbinders website:

"Let Spellbinders Design teams inspire your creativity whether you consider yourself a beginning crafter, an intermediate crafter or even an advanced designer! Enjoy discovering new skills and expanding your imagination be it in cards, memory art, journals, jewelry, home d├ęcor and more! With Spellbinders products there is always room to grow and learn more about your art!

Twice monthly we will feature Spellbinders Designer projects sharing 3 different ways you can create using the same die template!! Start your own project notebook with these downloadable files using some of your favorite die templates! With each level you will be challenged to try new techniques, use different mediums and get your crafty on! Choose your project and let’s get started!!!"

Here are sneak peeks of my three projects:



Friday, July 13, 2012

The Spirit of Christmas...

So, I've been having fun creating tags, and I guess the Christmas card spirit has captured me!! I've been digging out my holiday papers, embellishments and trims for the coming card creating season!  Today's tag features a beautiful calligraphy stamp from Quietfire Designs. My stamp is called "Hold on to the Spirit of Christmas". I used Spellbinders™ Labels Seventeen for my tag base, with patterned paper and a 3D poinsettia from K & Company. My gorgeous olive green silk ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, and the rhinestone, pearls and lace is from my stash!

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JustRite Friday Challenge - Tags

It's time for the JustRite Papercraft Friday Challenge and our theme this time is to make a tag!!! I love making tags and it's amazing what you can fit on one!  When creating a tag, just think on a smaller scale than a card! You can tie these to gifts, use as a bookmark, for a table setting, and more!!

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 This pretty Christmas tag showcases a new stamp set called Antique Christmas Tags One, not yet released!! Pre-order your set now, as it's so versatile! You'll see the release of this stamp next month! I used glittery gold snowflakes, patterned paper from Making Memories and the sweet reindeer from Spellbinders™ Frosty Forms die set.


This beautiful floral tag features stamps from the Botanical Medallions & Banners and I paired it with Classic Art Deco Lace Edges One. A delicate piece of lace, lots of pretty pearls and Silk Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store finished this tag.


This lovely Christmas tag can be used as an ornament as well! I used Antique Christmas Tags One and paired it with Spellbinders™ 2012 Heirloom Ornaments, pretty paper from K & Company and gorgeous Silk Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Door Knob Wreaths...

So I created something really cute!! I received a package of Rosette trim by Webster's Pages from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and wanted to go outside the box and NOT use it as trim on a card. We all want more for our dollar, and finding different ways to use something will give us more variety for the products we buy.

I created the most darling door knob wreaths with jingly bells and it was so EASY! You can also use it as a miniature hanging wreath on the wall! My tutorial is below and I encourage you to make these for yourself or as gifts! 

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Supplies needed:

 
24 inches white or orange Seam Binding  (I hand-dyed white seam binding with an Orange Copic Marker)
Black cardstock
Spider Embellishment (Sticker or charm)
Black and Orange Bells
Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Glue
16 inches 20 gauge wire
Wire cutters

Instructions:

Thread wire through the back of the bloomers trim:


Cut Scalloped circles and Standard circles as shown in the diagram:


Pull wire tight until the circle of bloomers fits your cardstock circle. Twist wire. Glue cardstock circle to your bloomers circle:


Fluff bloomers and cut off excess wire:


Tie seam binding around bloomer circle:


Add bells:


Add bow and embellishments:


How cute is that?? In the bloomers package you get 5 colors, so you could make 5 gifts for minimal cost!! I just love that!!  Here is my second Door Knob Wreath I created with the Aqua colored Bloomer:


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries a versatile collection of supplies for your papercrafting needs from Spellbinders dies, JustRite Papercraft stamps and other stamps, Ribbons of all textures, styles and thicknesses, beautiful papers from a multitude of companies and lots of fabulous embellishments.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Clean and Simple Fairytale...

It's time for the SplitCoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge and our theme this week is "Fairy Tales". I just love this image called "Kiss Me" from Tiddly Inks Digitals. I colored the sweet princess with Copic markers, then added a bit of cute washi tape (which I'm loving), pearls, a sentiment from Inkadinkado and Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Splendid, Side B embossing folder.

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Sunday, July 08, 2012

JustRite Papercraft Amazing News...

Well today I can finally spill the beans!! My Amazing JustRite Papercrafts design team member Becca Feeken is launching her own licensed line of Amazing Paper Grace Stamps with JustRite Papercraft. 

You are going to love the elegant style of Becca's new Amazing Paper Grace Stamp Line. Her August Release has 3 stamp sets and today we are revealing the first set here and on Becca's Blog. 
 
You can pre-order Amazing Paper Grace Stamps on JustRite's website now. You will be billed in full when you order.  They will ship to you the week of July 23rd. Be sure to visit Becca's Blog today for your chance to win today's blog candy.

 

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration...

Remember how I said I was doing behind-the-scenes crafting? Well, I can finally spill the beans about one of them! I am so stinking excited! As you know, my favorite store to purchase ribbons, papers, and crafting supplies is The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Imagine how thrilled I was when Sharon Johnson (owner) asked me to be Special Projects Designer! What this means?? Holy cow, she sent me a huge box of the most delightful ribbons, papers and embellishments that I had to stop myself from rolling in them with glee!! So, of course, instead of doing that, I went about crafting and what a creative time I had! Thank you, thank you, Sharon, for this fabulous opportunity!

I am showcasing two products today and there are so many possibilities with them. I've only dented the surface, let me tell you!  The first is Sheer Pull Flower Wired Ribbon, a gorgeous May Arts wired sheer ribbon with three strands of contrasting colored ribbons that you can pull to create all kinds of flowers, ruffles, and more. They are incredibly easy to make especially if you are flower "challenged". Using these ribbons allow you to be able to say "why, I've made them myself"! Look at the gorgeous colors!!!


You'll see in my two card projects where I used beautiful papers from Webster's Pages, a paper and embellishment company that has so many delightful paper stacks with a Victorian look. I just love them! The pad I used today is from their Petite Papers line where they combine three collections into one stack. So you get a taste of all three collections to try out before you purchase! I love that they are double-sided, so if you don't prefer one side, you can use the other!


Okay, so what did I create? Well, I have created three projects showing the different ways to use the Sheer Pull Flower Ribbon with the pretty paper as a background. In my first card, I am demonstrating how you can use the Pull Flower Ribbon as a luscious bow. With it's wired edges, it holds its shape perfectly. My card uses Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Romantic Rectangles, JustRite Papercraft With Sympathy stamp set, and Kaisercraft Champagne Pearls.

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My next card shows how you can make a pretty embellishment for the center of your glorious bows! I removed both outer strings from the 6 inch piece of ribbon and pulled tight on the center ribbon then tied a small bow with the pull strands. I glued it to the middle of my bow and was finished! I used a pretty Red/Orange Silky Crushed Ribbon for my bow. My sentiment is from the JustRite Papercraft Large Fancy Sentiments stamp set, and my bling is Kaisercraft Orange Rhinestones.


And my final project, which I had a spectacular time creating is a darling birdhouse showing how to use the Pull Flower as a ruffle and then as flowers.  For the ruffle, I removed the two outer strands and pulled the middle piece to gather the ribbon around the base of the birdhouse. My flowers were made from 6 inch ribbon strips, the center pulled and knotted. I added sweet buttons to the pulled flower and tied with a bow. I used Satin String Leaves and Wired Beads - Pearls for embellishments. My birds and birdhouse is from Hobby Lobby (I painted the house with acrylic paints).


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries a versatile collection of supplies for your papercrafting needs from Spellbinders dies, JustRite Papercraft stamps and other stamps, Ribbons of all textures, styles and thicknesses, beautiful papers from a multitude of companies and lots of fabulous embellishments.