The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

I Design for OC Scrapbookers' n More

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Friendship Card with handmade roses!!

Front of Card: This stamp is JustRite's My Garden Borders and Centers
JB-09705;  which is a 31/4" round ribbed stamp set.  The stamp is cut with
Spellbinders Standard  Circle Scallop dies and placed on a doily die.  I'm introducing
two new Cheery Lynn doily dies and the one I'm using today is called Canadian
Kaleidoscope.  I layered that one on top of Cheery Lynn's Celtic Fire Frame, also
a new one for me and both which will be listed on the new Cheery Lynn and
Maryann Design preorder  specials this week...

Inside the card: I used the other side of the pattern paper to line the card
and placed another Canadian Kaleidoscope Doily in a matching color
 cardstock.  The border was in the same pattern paper used on the
front with Cheery Lynn's Carnivale die - click on picture for a
closer look at the intricate and small cuts and piercings. 
These dies are amazing and a nice addition to any
die collection.

Hello my Crafting Friends...

Its great to be back and I'm so excited to show you this project --- do you see the flowers???  Again, I'm so excited because I made those flowers.  I've had the Spellbinders Donna Salazar Rose and Carnation Creations sets for a while, well.. since Spring and I've not tried them out until now!  With my Grand Calibur and lots of matching pattern paper, I had a blast cutting out various sizes of petals and it didn't take long either.  I used the Rose Creations die set today on these flowers and I made three different sizes to show you the versatility of the die set.  The Donna Salazar Carnation Creations is a set that I will be using in the near future and both of these sets are equally fabulous. Each set has a distinctly differing look to the petals and the leaves providing the whole flower with a unique flair, Wow! 

This week OC Scrapbookers is doing another Cheery Lynn and Maryann design Creatables preorder.!!  Whooeeee!  I've just recieved some new dies to feature this week and today I'm showing three Cheery Lynn Design dies on this card and this combination of dies gives this card an intricate, detailed and very layered look.  The Doily Die I'm featuring on this card today is the Canadian Kaleidoscope doily.  You can only see the tips of the doily on the front of the card with all the layering but inside you can see the whole effect.  It's such an elegant doily shape and puts you in mind of a snowflake which is very Canadian and you can be sure that I'll be having some fun with this doily die during the Winter time on cards and layouts and for the coming Christmas season with all the Christmas cards coming up ~~ well, I can't wait to begin!! 

So my friends... go on over to our fabulous OC Scrapbookers online store and see what is available on all the preorders and what is up and coming for the fall cropping season.  You may want to focus your attentions right now on the JustRite preorder and the CheeryLynn and Maryanne preorders as we move into September.  Deb is gearing up for a fantastic season with lots of announcements coming very soon...   So much to do ~~ so little time!