Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chapel Road Stamps Inspiration

I'm so excited to share my newest card using Chapel Road Stamps, because this is my very favorite stamp of theirs (well, at least at this moment!) - Pearl Earring.

I stamped my image on Ranger's Glossy cardstock, and embossed it with clear powder. I decided to stick with the elegant black and white theme by using some of MME's patterned papers.

CPS: sketch

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Great Vintage News!

As someone who has always loved all things vintage, I can't even begin to tell you how my heart was pounding this morning when I saw that I had been named to the Crafty Secrets Design Team! I am so honored to be among some very talented and inspiring ladies. I'm sure most of you are familiar with Crafty Secrets wonderful vintage stamps and scraps - but if you're not - expect to see a ton of them coming from me! I really love how versatile this company is!

This is the card I shared yesterday, but just thought I would showcase it again today to show off this gorgeous Rose stamp.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Rose for You

I really enjoyed my long weekend, and hope you did too! I wanted to finish my mini-vacation with a really fun card. I am crazy about vintage and had been playing around with some corrugated cardboard, and decided it would look great on this card. The stamp is one that I love from Crafty Secrets ( I tried to color the flower similar to a Tropicana Rose - one of my favorites!). I stamped and cut several layers of the rose and stacked them to get some realistic dimension. You know summer is here when the roses start blooming - and mine are already covered in blooms.

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Show your favorite stamp
The Shabby Tea Room: Recipe Challenge
Paper Sundaes: Vintage

Part 2 - May SNR Now Available

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Scrapbooking Tutorials
Anglaise Pretties
Coloring Trim
Fabric Butterfly
Fabric Paper
Twisted Fabric Blooms
Adding a 3-D Effect to a Photo
Adding Text to Fabric
Coloring Black-and-White Photos with Chalk
Coloring Black-and-White Photos with Copic Markers
Curly Fabric
DIY Photo Overlays
Fibers Fabric Paper
Fabric Shapes
Ribbon Curling
Twisted Fabric Flowers
Using Dryer Sheets to Make Embellishments & Create Interest

Cards & Stamping Tutorials
Faux Stitching
Fork Bows
Heat Embossing on Fabric
Heat Embossing on Photos
How Do I Attach That? - Ribbon
Stamping on Velvet

Mixed Media Tutorials
An Introduction to Gels, Mediums & Pastes
Adding Cardboard to Your Project
Baby Wipe Background
Canvas Breakdown: A Home
Crinkled Cardstock Background
Gels, Mediums & Pastes Primer
Paper Towel Background

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Wrapping up Nature with the Beary Scrap

It's the last day of the month, which also means it's the final day for our nature theme at the Beary Scrap. We hope you have had fun and been inspired.

I have a simple card to share with you today, but sometimes those can be the most striking. I used papers from Echo Park's For the Record and the Be Mine collection. So many of the Echo Park papers work well together from one collection to another. My stamp (from Tim Holtz) is embossed using Stampendous Detail Embossing Powder in black. I used some Distress Ink in Peeled Paint to tie all of my papers together. I really use my Distress Inks all of the time - for so many techniques.

We will have a new challenge up tomorrow, and hope that you will come play along. For those that entered the Nature challenge - good luck!