Hello My Scrapbooking Friends...
I have an announcement... drum roll please.....arhmmm, arrrhmmm.. I am pleased to announce our winner for the I-Top Bradmaker package sponsored by OC Scrapbookers'n More! The lucky winner is GlennaWoods1952
I would like to thank all the wonderful participants who took time to type out such wonderful comments on the blog candy post! I entered the total number of all the comments posted into a random generator and it picked out Glenna as the winner.
Glenna, we're glad you found out how to post your comment and now you have been the one selected to win this fantastic little tool to add to your scrappin toolbag!
Email me and we can talk about how to get this package to you in short order.... firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, November 29, 2010
Hello Everyone: I am back to post once again but low and behold, I am unable to post the project I was wanting to post featuring the I-Top Bradmaker tool once again... this weekend got real busy for me. I received an unexpected visit this weekend from one of my boys who came home for the weekend. We went out and about and visited with other family too and the weekend went real fast. So, since I didn't accomplish much in the craft department this weekend, I went into my little stash of projects and found this enchanting little card that I made with a set of new Martha Stewart Punch around the page punches. A corner punch with a nifty matching border punch that does an awesome job on various card sizes. This set is called String Lace and it gives your cardstock such an elegant and lacy appearance, perfect for christmas cards. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle and Scallop Circle dies on the front and a JustRite stamp from the Old Fashioned Christmas set that comes in a circle 31/4" size. The other JustRite stamp I used on the inside is from the Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse set. In addition, to frame the sentiment, I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the inside. I colored the outside JustRite stamp with Copic markers and fitted some green rhinestones around the scalloped diecut. Voila everyone... These Martha Stewart Punch around the page punches are another great tool to have in your scrappin toolbox!!!
You can find most everything I have on my project at OC Scrapbookers 'n More online store. If you don't see it, email them and talk to Deb, she can get pretty much anything you want -- talk to her about the punch around the page punches because I know they have them and they may be getting more...
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Deb @ OC Scrapbookers for sponsoring that awesome blog candy prize. I want to wish all of you good luck on winning it too. I will be drawing the winner Monday night at midnight and I will post the winner on Tuesday night.. so watch for your name as I will need you to send me your address if you are the lucky winner. Again, good luck everyone -- you have one more day to comment by clicking on the blog candy pic and posting there.
Bye bye until Tuesday.....
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Good Day Friends... I have posted a card today that is part of a collection of cards that I designed both to use to accompany that special gift to a special couple or to use as an invitation to a special wedding. The collection features the Basic Grey Capella Collection that I used in an earlier post. In addition to the paper, I used the stitched brads and the doily ribbon that is also part of the Cappella collection. For the diecuts I used a couple of Spellbinder choices. I used Fancy Tags to embellish both sides of the Label I selected to feature the sentiment. I layered the Labels One by matting the largest outside one in a complimentary soft color of cardstock. I cut out one of the larger Label's 1 nested dies to begin with so I could place more layered Spellbinder diecuts within it. Inside the label one I added Spellbinders Classic Square and Classic Scallop Square to feature the sentiment. I used a Just Rite Decorative Frames 2" border to add that finishing touch to the sentiment. Look closely at the details by clicking onto the picture and a larger image will appear.
Stay tuned for some awesome Blog Candy that will be posted very soon on my blog and will coincide with a special event. I will get a picture of what will be posted and remember -- it will be posted for a short time only. I am after more traffic to my blog and some more comments on the work you are viewing... let me know your thoughts and comments please. Stay tuned for a picture of the candy coming soon...
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Hello My Friends... I have chosen to put up this ornate wedding invitation. I have stepped out of the box today making this wedding invitation collection larger than life. I've chosen the 5.5"x8.5" size and everything on the cards were layered and ornate and with a victorian feel to them. I used a significant amount of gold bazzill to showcase the details. The pattern paper that I selected for this collection is Basic Grey's Cappella collection which is very special wedding pattern. Several complimentary embellishments go with this collection and I have used several. As I show other projects using this collection and if you like what you see, go ahead and email Deb and ask her to order some for you. There are the 12"x12" collection pads for layouts and cards which has all the paper selections as well as the 6"x6" pads for cardmaking enthusiasts. Each separate pattern compliments others within the collection beautifully. I used three separte paper patterns for this card front. I used the Cappella Stitched Brads as an accent on the bottom of the card and the Capella self-adhesive ribbon doilies as ribbon across the front. I then added KaiserKraft Pearls, Latte to accent on top of the ribbon for a old world "feel" to the card. There are 3 separate Spellbinder Dies used on this card - the first one is what I used to make the frame for the sentiment Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2 and I matted the frame with Bazzill Gold Foil Cardstock. I used Spellbinders Fancy Tags to fashion end flourishes onto the Frame. Then for the sentiment, I used Spellbinders Classic Circles and Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circles to frame with the Bazzill Gold Foil. I used Just Rite stamps for the sentiment, in the middle of the frame; Romantic Sentiments Centers 1 5/8" circles and then used a selection of the 2" round Decorative Borders. If there is a product that you want that you don't see on the site, email Deb over at OC Scrapbookers and she can bring it in for you... On the inside of the card I used the Martha Stewart Daisy Fan Deep Edge punch to make a border accent at the top. This is one of my more detailed designs and part of a Wedding Invitation collection that I made for a couple's small intimate wedding. It was an honor to create their cards... Thanks for visiting everyone and all your comments are appreciated. Thank You...
Friday, November 5, 2010
Todays post is a wedding card that could be used to celebrate the marriage of that special couple in your life. This project illustrates how a card can be put together, not only with a concentration on the outside presentation but also with a close look at what can be done with the inside of a card as well. The 3-Dimensional elements added to this card brings a richness, not to mention the shimmer and sheen of the paper used to bring home the celebration factor that weddings offer us... For this card I used a specialty glazed cardstock and matted the front panel with an ivory petallic cardstock layering with the glazed swirl paper again. The leaf and vine accent across the front is a Spellbinder Grand Borderability and it was embossed using Bazzil's gold foil paper. In the inside I used Spellbinders Classic Lace Border Grand. The butterflies are from Provocraft's Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss Butterflies and is currently available at Scrapaholics.ca Click on any of the links you see and you will be brought directly to the page at the store offering these wonderful and versatile products.
The stamp is one I picked up on my travels (not sure of brand but it is a wood mounted stamp) and it is matted nicely using the gold foil and Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles and then with the Spellbinders Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles. Thank You for visiting again. Your comments and questions are welcomed and appreciated. See you tomorrow!!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 11 and for the sentiment I used Spellbinders Nestibilities Labels 1, matting them in a contrasting color. I used Copic markers to color them and the Copic air brush system to put color into the background of the colored image and sentiment. The pattern paper I used is a 6"x6" pad from Basic Grey called Green at Heart! Again, as in yesterday's card, I took out my sewing machine, matched up the threads and sewed some embellishment onto the face of the card. I love to use all of these techniques layered upon one another for a delicious dimensional look to the card. Have a great day and stay tuned for another post tomorrow...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Our furry little friends...so stankin' cute!!! Deb, over at OC Scrapbookers has these oh so cute little mouse and friends stamps at the store and she is now offering them for all those House Mouse fans out there! There is every theme known to mankind in the House Mouse line of stamps. I love to color them up with my Copic Markers and I will definately begin to take notes on what colors I use on the various mice and other furry friends. This line of stamps and the Copic Coloring products are fairly new to the store so stay updated for announcements on these products and more... I used Spellbinders Labels 5 on the main image and trimmed it on both sides with part of the Fleur Di Lis Pendant (the smaller of the two squares). I also used the Spellbinders Tags 5 for the sentiment. I used the Copic Air Brush system to float color in behind the colored sections of the stamped image and you can find it at the store by clicking on the link above. If you click directly onto the image of the card, it will enlarge it so that you may see better the sewing that I did around the card. I have now taken to sewing on my cards and layouts and I love to explore that option with all the sewing stitches that I have on my embroidery machine. Stay tuned for more of these exciting House Mouse and friends stamps.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Happy November 1st everyone...
This heritage layout was a fun project using a couple of great products that link up nicely with the card I posted yesterday. You know, I just love, love, love my spellbinders dies and I like to use them as much on layouts as I do on cards. This project features another sample of the Core'dinations Core Amour Sable collection. If you click on the link, you will see that this collection comes in a package of 12 separate embossed cardstock pieces with a colored inner core that can be ripped and sanded for very cool effects. I used Spellbinders Labels 10 - the largest die to mat the picture. I covered the picture mat with a Basic Grey Capella Take Note Journalling Transparency that just seemed to go very nicely with the heritage feel that I was trying to accomplish. For the title and sentiments I used a stamp from Just Rite Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments and Verse family. If you click this link, you can check out the other Nested Sentiments and Frames . This collection of Just Rite stamps comes in the new rectangle shape. See the horizontal acrylic stamper that is designed just for this collection and is clear for ease in placing your sentiment just where you want it.
Enjoy the post and see you again tomorrow night for another new and colorful project!!! later....