Friday, September 23, 2011

Festive Friday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Festive Fridays Blog Hop!

We will be posting Christmas Cards on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month (Except December)
Get your creativity going with lots of inspiration and ideas. Start now and make your holiday card list
a pleasure to accomplish this December. ENJOY.

You should have come from Angela's Blog, be sure to visit all 17 of the blogs, use the Festive Image in my side bar or the list provided at the end of this post.

This week I am sharing a card that I did not make, I received this card from a friend and fellow Spellbinders DT Member, Mary Snyder. I just LOVE the beauty of this card, that is why I've kept it for years.

The card base is clear acetate or transparency film with decorative paper behind the cover and two snowflake die cuts on the front w/ a rhinestone. The cover is embellished with stickles.
There is a sentiment on a smaller rectangle of white cardstock inside, with inked edges.


Thanks for hopping, click the image to go to Leslie Rahye's Blog.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hybrid Tissue Cover: Jeanine DeOre's New Kit

We all know that with Fall and the kids returning to school, come runny noses!

Here is a hybrid/altered tissue cover created with papers and elements from Jeanine DeOre's new collection "Star Student" which can be seen at

I used the wide stripe background paper, "Star Student" element and the stars are punched from her paper solids. I added dark red rick rack and bling flourishes to embellish.

I hope you enjoyed this hybrid project, I just LOVE this kit! The colors are rich and there are some really cool elements. Check out all of Jeanine's kits at

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Robin's Nest: Halloween Party!

Hey there! I'm getting a jump on my Halloween Party decorations!

I made an invitation, goodie bags, Costume awards for the kids and book mark Party Favors!

I like "SPOOKY" parties! The gravestone is a free download off the internet, provided below.

Robin's Nest papers: Glitter purple bats , Glitter Leaf, Glitter Sepia trees on linen, Halloween Glitter Ghosts, Getaway Glittery Swirl Card stock, Glitter Snow Covered Trees and Halloween Dot Stripe.
Fonts: Duetica-DT Piper B00 and E00
Brown glitter fibers: misc
The Best Glue Ever! (ScraPerfect)
3/8 hole punch
Corner rounder punch
deckle scissors

1. The award ribbon is made from a 4" circle of Getaway Glittery Swirl card stock with a1 1/2" strip of black cardstock ruffled around the edges. The "award" title was printed in a 3.5" circle and attached over the ruffle. The straight ribbon is 2" x 6" Halloween Dot Stripe.

2. Book mark favors are 2" x 6" with a 3/8" hole and fibers with the top two corners rounded.

3. The invitation is 4.5 x 6" Glitter Purple Bats. The graphic was printed onto white card stock and cut out, also a ghost was cut out and attached. then matted onto Glittery Swirl Card stock (back side is orange) and Glitter Snow Covered Trees trimmed with deckle scissors.

4. Measurements for the treat bag are 7" tall. Score the 12" paper at 4", 6", 10". Cut 1.5" tabs at bottom and glue together. Use a 1" scrap to seal the side of the bag. Trim the top with Deckle scissors. Attach the graphic and ghost.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Please visit the Robin's Nest blog and become a follower, they have awesome project ideas and inspiration!

Use this graphic if you'd like to make these party decorations!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sakura: Genie Bottle

I had tons of fun playing with the 3d Crystal Lacquer!
I created this "bejeweled" Genie Bottle that could double as a bud vase.

Sakura 3d Colored Crystal Lacquer
Sakura 3d Colored Pearl Crystal Lacquer
Sakura 3d Clear Crystal Lacquer
Sakura 1x1.5 rectangle pendant blank
misc. cardstock and butterfly rub on, beads and wire
The Best Glue Ever (ScraPerfect)
Copper leafing
The Perfect Crafting Pouch (ScraPerfect)

I made the faux leading with the Best Glue Ever because when it dries, it is tacky. I used thick lines to mimic actual stained glass leading. LET DRY COMPLETELY.
Apply the copper leafing.
Because the glue can still be flexible after drying, care must be used when rubbing off excess leafing. I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch and it was magical!

Next, I applied layers of gorgeous 3d Colored Crystal Lacquer to each area and drizzled or dragged lines of 3d Colored Pearl Crystal Lacquer.

While that is drying.......... cut a scrap piece of card stock and apply the butterfly rub on.
Glue into the 1 x 1.5" Pendant Blank and cover with 3d Clear Crystal Lacquer.

Bead the wire, attach the pendant and wrap around the neck of the bottle.

I am totally in LOVE with that purple 3d Colored Crystal Lacquer!!

Thank you for stopping by the blog, be sure to visit the Sakura Blog for more inspiring and creative ideas.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hybrid: Jeanine DeOre's New Kit

This hybrid scrapbook page layout was created with Jeanine DeOre's newly released kit "Star Student" which is available at I LOVE THIS KIT! The colors are fabulous and there are a lot of fun elements to play with too.

From the "Star Student" collection: background paper, striped paper in left border, BTS Arrow element, Yellow ruled paper element, red file folder element.

I scanned a tape measure and added a print of it to the vertical border on the left along with some dark red rick rack and black trim.

The rest are tags from actual clothing purchased for Back to School! Some are attached with black mini brads. I inked the edges of the background paper with Palette hybrid ink pad in Burnt Sienna. I added a fabric leaf and some bling flourishes for pizzazz!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! Please follow me, and leave a comment if you can............. you never know when I'll be in the mood to give away some candy!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Festive Friday Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to another Festive Friday blog hop where we post Christmas card ideas every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (except December).

You should have come from Angela's blog, Midnight Crafting but if you've started here then use the Festive Friday image to hop around all participating blogs or the list below.

This week: "SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL", a pretty background, simple embellishments and a sentiment.

This is an over sized 5.5 x 8.5 card using blue glitter tree paper (5 x7.5) by Robin's Nest along with some of their white felt snowflakes. This tree paper is much more breath-taking in person with the glitter effect on the trees, it makes a beautifully chilly background.

The sentiment was printed on white cardstock using font Mandolyn 1-F00 and Times New Roman, trimmed and inked with Adirondak Sail Boat Blue. The card front is mounted on to white card stock with inked edges.

Thank you for hopping! Now, you're off to Leslie-Rahye's blog. Be sure to visit all 15 participating blogs for lots of inspiration and ideas.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Robin's Nest: "Autumn on the Farm" Layout

Fall is in the air! I love these papers!

Robin's Nest Supplies:
Autumn Leaf Paper
Glitter sepia trees on linen paper
Glittered chipboard leaves
Woodsy stickers

other Supplies:
Dark brown distress ink
Transparency film
2 black mini brads
PC and printer-font: Times New Roman

This layout went together in about 5 minutes, quick and easy!
After I tore the leaf paper and inked the edges I noticed the stripes on the back and used it for the left side of the layout. All edges are inked dark brown. To add dimension with the chipboard leaves, I just folded them in half up the center and crinkled accordion style, unfold and use glue on the back at the center only. The title strip is a piece of orange chipboard that came with the leaves die cut into it, then I printed the title on transparency film and attached over the orange chipboard with mini brads. Add Woodsy animals and viola! Lots of layers! It's pretty easy to create a scrapbook page layout when all of the papers and products work so well together!

Thanks for visiting the blog, don't forget to stop by the Robin's Nest blog for more inspiration and creative ideas.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Designer Crafts "BABY" Hop

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection BLOG HOP. There are many designers participating in this hop, you can use the DCC hop button on my left border to visit them all. This month's theme is "BABY", you'll see invitations and party decorations as well as a few other projects to inspire your creativity. Enjoy!

The giveaway this month is a DVD set of the new TV show, Scrapbook Soup, Series 100. The winner will be announced September 15th

Here is an invitation I created for a custom order for a Boy's Baby Shower invitation.
I was told that they were having a "tonka truck" themed party and I know the grammy loves and collects rocking horses. I already had conceived that I wanted "toys" on the front and it all came together!

GCD studios designer paper
4 shades of coordinating cardstock
Provocraft corner punch
Spellbinders dies: rocking horse and teddy bears
Ranger TH distress ink
The Best Glue Ever! (ScraPerfect)
Brads were found on eBay

(personal information has been removed)


Friday, September 2, 2011

"Dance" Card: Sakura DT Post with Candy!

I'm really excited about being on this Design Team and this is my very first post for them!
My generous box of goodies included many colors of the 3D Crystal Lacquer, including pearlescent colors which I used to make this groovy background paper for my "Dance" card.

Colored Pearl Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer: blue, fushia, copper & gold
textured wall paper
black cardstock
transparency film
black mini brads
Bling Flourish (Prima)
Straight edge tool, piercing tool
Computer: word document, printer
Font: Anke Calligraphic FP

Cut the textured wall paper slightly smaller than your card front.
Drizzle blobs of the colored 3D Crystal Lacquer onto the wall paper and use the straight edge tool to spread it over the entire surface. The color will deposit into the lower areas and the high areas remain virtually clear. Let dry.

Create a word.doc file with graphic, lines, and font then print onto transparency film. When you have such a pretty background, why cover it up?
My document was 4x6", I cut the transparency film to size first, then printed.
You can use the image below for personal use.

Attach the transparency film over the groovy background using a small amount of glue behind the graphics, secure with a black mini brad in each corner.

Add bling flourishes as shown.

I love to make my own background papers and effects with mediums, SO MUCH MESSY FUN!

Please leave a comment here to win some of this textured wall paper!
I will select a random winner on Monday, Sep 5th.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, please follow this blog for more opportunities to win blog candy all the time!

Don't forget to visit the Sakura Blog for more inspiration, tutorials and ideas!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Wow! This was FUN! It's been a while since I got the rubber out and had a blast, I even got ink all over my hand, true joy :o)
Here is the card I created for my Viva Las Vegas (Stamps) Design Team Application.

Click the image to visit their site, or check out their blog for lots of inspiration.

Beige Cardstock, cream mulberry paper, transparency film, ldeckle scissors, foam tape, glue, colored pencils, paintable textured wall paper, bling flourishes (Prima), flat scraping/texturing tool, small scissors, heat/embossing tool.

Mediums: Sakura colored 3d crystal lacquer (metallic blue and blue), Stazon black and green ink, Palette hybrid inkpad Jardin Moss and Burnt Sienna, light blue acrylic paint.

Stamps: Bare Trees (Lasting Impressions w/ Panache), Pine Tree (Art Impressions), Wrought Iron Fence (BCDesigns @ Hearts in, Bird Collage & Sentiment (Stampin Up!), Bird (EcoGreen Crafts)

Directions: Cut a square of paintable textured wall paper to size, paint with light blue acrylic paint and let dry. Squeeze random drizzles of blue and pearl blue Crystal Lacquer onto the dried textured surface and spread with a straight edged tool. Let dry.

Stamp the bare trees onto transparency film using brown solvent ink. Stamp three evergreen trees overlapping the bare trees using two green solvent inks. Stamp the wrought iron gate onto transparency film using black solvent ink. Gently heat set. Cut images out to size for the card front.

Stamp the bird collage and bird onto mulberry paper, color with colored pencils and cut out. I used deckled scissors for the bird collage which is also mounted onto cream card stock. The sentiment is stamped onto beige card stock using brown ink and cut out with deckled scissors with inked edges.

P.S. I am NOT a messy stamper! The tree image is artsy fartsy and has random splotches to the left of the tree image.

Attach the layers with a small amount of liquid adhesive that will dry clear. Attach the sentiment with foam tape. Ink the edges of the card front, adhere the card front to the card (beige cardstock) and ink edges.

Attach curls from a bling flourish as shown. Cut the flourish where the sentiment is higher.

Viola! Lots of layers and details, but it really didn't take that long to create!
I hope you enjoyed this card project, don't forget to visit the Viva Las Vegas stamps blog for more exciting creative ideas and techniques.

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