Saturday, August 1, 2015

Technique Junkies August New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Technique Junkies Blog Hop to celebrate the August new release stamps.  The blog hop starts on the Design Team Blog.  And if you have been following the order, you should have arrived from Jerri Jones' blog. 

For my card, I used the new Circus Stars stamp.  It was really fun to create a big top background for the paper elephant.  To see more of the new stamps in action, head on to the next stop on the hop, Judy Jackson!  
Also, the August stamps are on sale, 15% off until August 8th!
 Blog Hop Order
Sally Lynn MacDonald

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ColourArte Design Team!

I am so excited to share that I have been asked to join the ColourArte Design Team! I will be having so much fun creating projects to share with you, with these wonderful, sparkly paints! I'm going to be joined by some very talented ladies, from all over the world! Be sure to see the full announcement on the ColourArte Blog to see other names that you might recognize.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Flights of Fantasy Now Available at Crafter's Companion

Morgan Fitzsimon's incredible papercrafting CD-ROM is available now at Crafter's Companion! The Flights of Fantasy collection is a celebration of myths and legends in nature, brought to life through the exquisite images of British artist Morgan Fitzsimons. Read more:

Friday, July 24, 2015

CardMaker and Stamping Bella Blog Hop

Hi! and welcome to the CardMaker and Stamping Bella Blog Hop! This is the first hop for the new CardMaker Blog team, and we are so excited that we got to pair up with the talented ladies from Stamping Bella.  Make sure to stop by their blog, because they will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store - so you could pick out some of these adorable stamps for your own collection.

I chose to work with one of the Uptown Girl images, Maybelline Loves Mail. It was such a bright and cheerful design, perfect for sunny, summer colors.  I colored her with Spectrum Aqua pens, which added to the fun splash of color.

The next stop on the hop is Stephanie Hill.  Have fun!

Core'dinations Cardstock - Brights Assortment
Want2Scrap Pearls
Tim Holtz Punch - Spiky Floral
Punch Bunch Medium Birch Leaf Punch

Blog Hop Order
Gini Williams Cagle  (You are here)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ribbon Scraps Blog Hop with May Arts

Are you a hoarder of ribbon? Even the tiny scraps? Then today's blog hop is for you! The May Arts Ribbonistas are showing you ways to make those little bits and pieces still pack a punch. Be sure to check out all of the inspiration, and leave comments....The Ribbon Lady will be giving away three grab bags of new release ribbons!

For my card, I used a couple of easy tips to stretch those ribbons.  First, the  AKB14 checkered "bow" isn't really a bow at all.  I wrapped the ribbon to the back of the card paned and attached it only on the backside (leaving the length on the front loose).  Then I had a very small piece of the ribbon that I just tied once around the ribbon, and it gives the appearance of a bow, with much less ribbon required.  The other trick that I used was with the 426-58-46 Grosgrain Stitch Print Scalloped Edge Ribbon  (It's peaking out from behind the red panel) - was to cut the ribbon in half, and use part of it along the top of the panel and one along the bottom of the panel). To wrap everything up, I added small bows using the burlap string SM28.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Flight of Fantasy Collection Coming Soon from Crafter's Companion

 If you enjoy fairies, dragons and other fantasy themes, you are going to have so much fun with the new  twin CD-ROM, Morgan Fitzsimons' Flight of Fantasy. It  includes tons of digi stamps,  papers, images and more. This fun release from Crafters Companion will be available on July 28th.

Morgan Fitzsimons Flight of Fantasy CDROM: Digi Stamps Digi Designer Paper,
Sheena Decorative Metal Dies: Wild Rose
Spectrum Noir Markers: BP1, BP3, BP4, BP5, BP7, PL2, PL5, CR10, OR1, OR2, OR3, CR3, CR4, CR1, LG5, LG2, CR3, CR5, FS5, FS4, FS3, FS2, FS1, CT3, CT4, BT4, BT3, BT5
May Arts Ribbon
Petaloo Flowers
Want2Scrap Pearls

Monday, July 20, 2015

Life Is a Song

I've got a card to share with you today that uses a couple of the new release stamps for July from Technique Junkies. I stamped the background using the Peonies background stamp. I colored the flowers with Pan Pastels, for a soft look.  The sentiment, Life is a Song, was stamped and then die cut.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

May You Always Have A Shell In Your Pockets and Sand In Your Shoes

I've got a mixed media card to inspire you today - that uses bright, primary colors, perfect for the summer.
 I stamped the Wasted background stamp from Technique Junkies on the patterned paper with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with clear powder to form a resist.  Then I started adding Twinkling H2O's watercolors and Silks Acrylic glazes over the image.
 The shells were stamped and colored and then cut to create the embellishments and the sentiment was stamped to the base paper. 

Technique Junkies Stamps:
ColourArte Paints:
Radiant Rain: Sunburst
Silks Acrylic Glaze: Sky Blue, Spiced Pumpkin 
May Arts Ribbon
Prima Patterned Paper


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fancy Edge'ables Dies from Crafter's Companion Are Here!

 The beautiful new additions to Die'sires Edge'ables collection are available today (and you can click here to see the specials!) I love this Doily Lattice die - it is such a pretty and sweet die that will work on so many projects. Did you notice how the flowers are dimensional as part of the die design? So cool!  I made a bit of a fancy fold card - and made a Z-fold pocket on the front of the card (perfect place to hide a bookmark or secret message).

Crafter's Companion Products
Edge'ables Collection
Die'sire Edge'ables Doily Lattice Die
Die'sire Classiques - Spring/Summer Metal Dies - Delicate Butterfly
The Big Score
May Arts Ribbon
Pion Designs Paper
Want2Scrap Pearls

Monday, July 13, 2015

Coming this week from Crafter's Companion...Fancy Edge'Ables Dies

You can never have enough dies! And later this week, Crafter's Companion will launch the release of the Fancy Edge'Ables to their extremely popular line of edge cutting dies.  I cut two sides of the pink panel paper on this joy-fold card.  The detail is so crisp and beautiful.  Did you notice that the little flowers are part of the design? By just pushing the petals forward, you have a dimensional flower on your project in seconds!

Crafter's Companion Supplies:
Edge'ables Collection
Die'sire Edge'ables Doily Lattice Die
The Big Score
Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper
May Arts Ribbon
Want2Scrap pearls