Thursday, December 25, 2014

Little Stone Church...

Merry Christmas everyone! Today, I am showcasing a charming die set released by Spellbinders Paper Arts and A Gilded Life called the Beacon St. Chapel. It is so easy to construct this small church and once you are finished, you can use it as a table decoration or ornament.

I love old stone churches and whenever I see one, I make sure to get a photo of it, so I wanted to have my creation look like one. I used the Wrought Iron Texture Plate to get my stone texture and used Fireworks ink sprays to achieve the appearance. Add some stained glass windows and a flameless candle and you are finished! 

May your Christmas and New Year be blessed, prosperous and healthy! ~ Enjoy!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Poinsettia Tag...

Hi everyone! Merry Christmas Eve! Are you finishing your last minute preparations for the big day? My gifts have been delivered except for my sister's, but they are on their way!! I did give her a sneak peek of one and she squealed like a little girl! I love it. 

Here is the Christmas tag I promised you using Spellbinders Paper Arts® Layered Poinsettia as the focal point (supplies listed below):

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Project Recipe:
 
Paper: KaiserCraft St. Nicholas 6x6 Paper pad, Bazzill Basics Paper® Burgundy and Evergreen Cardstock, Gold Mirror Cardstock
Embellishments: Beacon Adhesives, Glass Glitter

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Winter Christmas...

Hi everyone! Today, I have a card tutorial on the Imagine Crafts blog for a pretty Wintry Christmas card and you can find it HERE! Just a quick post tonight, and I'll be back tomorrow with a lovely gift tag! Finishing up the last of my holiday card making! Are you ready for Christmas?

~ Enjoy!

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Embellishments: Beacon Adhesives, Crystal Glitter

Tutorial Tuesday: New Year's Cards

Hi everyone! For JustRite Papercraft's Tutorial Tuesday, I show you how to create quick “ten minutes or less” New Year’s Cards using various stamps and dies. During a busy holiday season, finding time to create New Year invitations or cards can be difficult, but these designs will work up fast! Utilize these techniques for every day occasions as well.

For this week's Tutorial Tuesday Giveaway, one lucky winner will win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to their website.

You can view the video HERE or HERE! Have you subscribed to my Video Channel yet? Have you subscribed to JustRite Papercraft's Video Channel? Stay up to date on all of my video tutorials by subscribing now or follow or friend me on Facebook! And don't forget to follow me on Pinterest!

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry Christmas...

Hi everyone! We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and I've created an elegant stitched card for you using Spellbinders® Paper Arts Imperial Square that was recently part of their Sneak Peeks for CHA. I cut the die cut to fit a rectangle sized card and paired it with Richard Garay's Celebra'tions Pierced Squares. I embroidered the piercings with gold thread and finished it off with a pretty red silk ribbon bow to make a one of a kind holiday card! 

~ Enjoy!

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Project Recipe:
Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper® White and Red Cardstock, Red Mirror Cardstock
Embellishments: 1.25 Red Silk Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, 3D Foam Squares, Beacon Adhesives, Gold Embroidery Thread, Gold Pearls

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winner!

Hi everyone! Thank you so very much for the fabulous comments left during the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit me! Without further ado, here is the winner of my blog candy:


Darsie, you know how to give a gift! This is awesome! I'm such a big fan of your work. So happy to see your project in the list of linky's.
 
Blessings~ Birgit

Birgit, please contact me with your mailing address and I will get your prize in the mail!

Hugs, Darsie

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!


Hi everyone!  I'm having some coffee fun today and participating in the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop challenge.  This is a challenge for all the coffee lovers out there to make a Holiday coffee-themed project and it's sponsored by 27 (yes, 27!) amazing companies each offering a prize!  Everyone is invited to play along and link up their new project to be eligible to win. 

I've made this sweet Mocha Coffee Gift Jar using Spellbinders® Paper Arts Oval Bliss, and Labels Forty-One Decorative Elements with JustRite Papercraft Coffee Cup Cling Stamps,and  Typewriter Sentiments Clear Stamps!

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Blog Candy Giveaway

Speaking of a chance to win, how about a little blog candy of my own? I am also giving away a prize!


How to enter:
Please comment on THIS blog post and you have until Friday, December 12th at Midnight. I will announce one lucky winner on Saturday.

The main link list for other participants (and where you can link your OWN project if you want to join) can be found on the blog of the fabulous event hostess: Amy Tsuruta!

Here are a few friends who are hopping along: Michelle Woerner, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Sweet 'n Sassy, and Korin Sutherland !

A big shout out to Amy for all her hard work organizing this event! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy hopping around! 

Project Recipe:
Embellishments: Blue Striped and Gold Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, 3D Foam Squares, Beacon Adhesives, Recollections Rose

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday and 1000th Post Winner


For JustRite Papercraft's Tutorial Tuesday, I show how to create a charming Holiday Shadowbox using paper, their Christmas stamps and Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics die templates. See how easy it is to make a shadowbox that will fit on a desk, mantle or counter top. Whether you use their elegant or cute Christmas stamps, you will have a lasting home d├ęcor piece for the holidays.

You can view the video HERE or HERE! Have you subscribed to my Video Channel yet? Have you subscribed to JustRite Papercraft's Video Channel? Stay up to date on all of my video tutorials by subscribing now or follow or friend me on Facebook! And don't forget to follow me on Pinterest!

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Congratulations to the winner of my 1000th Post Celebration Blog Candy! All the comments that were left were so wonderful and I cannot thank you enough for your kind words.  Without further ado, the winner is:

Ann Robbins said...

Wow Darsie, What a milestone 1000th is such a lot of work on your part - but we know it doesn't even seem like work to you. This box is so beautiful - love the color, just looks so wintry. Hope you are not too bogged down with snow in New York.Thanks for the chance to win a super selection of dies. I could use some more LOL.

Ann, please contact me and include your address so I can get your prized mailed!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

A 1000th Post Celebration!


Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be sharing my 1000th blog post with you, and I'd like to take this time to thank my readers for joining me on this fantastic art journey. For those of you who have been with me from the beginning or have joined recently, there are no words that can express my gratitude. You've seen my work blossom, watched as I explored many different art forms and I've felt your presence and encouragement every day!

You've lived amazing milestones with me, from the day I joined my first design team, to the excitement of being picked as a Spellbinders Design Team member and a JustRite Papercraft Designer. I'm honored to be the Special Projects Designer for my favorite crafting supply store, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, and an Artist In Residence for Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko. I've been very lucky to work and design with extremely talented men and women, and create with wonderful products from various crafting/stamping companies! 

To say that I am living my dream, is an understatement! Thank you so much to everyone who has believed in my work, and I'm looking forward to another 1000 posts!!!

I've created this lovely Poinsettia Christmas Box for you (supplies are listed below) and I have a fantastic Blog Candy prize package to give away! Details are at the bottom of this post!

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Blog Candy Giveaway

How to enter: Three chances to win!

1. Leave a comment below!
2. Share on Pinterest from the Pin It Button underneath the first Poinsettia Box image on this post.
3. Go to my Facebook Page and share the 1000th Post banner!

Deadline: Midnight EST, Sunday, December 7th (winner will be announced Monday, December 8th)

Prize Package: 4 Spellbinders die templates: Die D-Lites Sentiments Five, Corners and Accents Two, Leaves a Fallin' and Chevron Border


Project Recipe:
Paper: Bazzill Basics Paper® White, Mint Green and Light Teal Cardstock
Embellishments: White Tulle from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Self-adhesive Pearls, 3D Foam Squares, Beacon Adhesives, Pearl Spray, Pearl Beads, Vintage Glass Glitter

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Mr. and Mrs...

Here is another pretty vintage tag in my "Victorian Women" series featuring beautiful images drawn by artists from the Victorian era. My image today is from Charles Dana Gibson, an illustrator who created the "Gibson Girl", an iconic version of a woman of the time. You can read all about him HERE

I paired the inked drawing with Spellbinders die templates and a two-toned bow created from silk ribbon. Supplies are listed below!

~ Enjoy!

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Project Recipe:
Paper: Kraft Tag, Bazzill Basics Paper® White and Black Cardstock
Embellishments: Light Blue and Champagne 1.5 Silk Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Self-adhesive Pearls/Rhinestones, 3D Foam Squares, Beacon Adhesives

Monday, December 01, 2014

Wonder of the Season...

Hi everyone! Today, I have created this pretty Christmas/Winter themed tag using Spellbinders Paper Arts Snowflake Bliss, 5x7 Reflective Moment, and Butterfly Twist with stamps from RubberMoon. You can see a tutorial on how I made the faux granite background HERE! I'll have another "Victorian Women Series" tag for you tomorrow, plus a blog candy announcement at the end of the week! Stay tuned!

~ Enjoy!

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