Friday, August 19, 2011

Have Fun with Best Creation + Epiphany Crafts

I love layering cards - and had so much fun with this one! I used the Travel Forever Line, which is perfect for all of your summer vacation layouts! I love mixing chipboard with die cuts to achieve lots of dimension. After I made my scored-flower, I added a custom Epoxy bubble, using the Shape Studio Round Tool 25 from Epiphany Crafts.

Also, did you notice that yummy Baker's Twine that I used from the Twinery? If you would love to get your hands on some of that goodness, then you need to head over to the Twinery's Blog, and see all of the Birthday Celebrations that they have going on this week - including hops with Scor-pal and Echo Park, and the mother-load give away of a spool of each color of their twine! So much twine to give away!!!!

Class Act/ Chapel road Blog Hop

Welcome to the Class Act/Chapel Road Blog Hop.

You will see the newest releases from both of these lines on this hop.

Please leave a comment on every project of each design team member, and have your name entered into the draw to win

a free rubber stamp from our Class Act line of stamps. If you leave a comment on each of the Design Team members project, that will give you 7 chances to win. A random winner will be chosen.

For my card, I made the background using the Snakeskin stamp and embossing powder. Then I spritzed it with glimmer mist, and rubbed Viva Decor gold over the raised areas. I embossed the dragon from with black powder and filled in the uncolored areas with Sakura Crystal Lacquer.

Now it's time to hop on to Barbara's blog. Remember to leave comments at every stop, for the most chances to win. You have until Thursday August 25th to leave your comments. A winner will be announced the next day on the Class Act Blog

Here is the blog hop order (in case you get lost along the way)

Class Act Link




Gini ( You are here)

Barbara -


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Robin's Nest Inspiration plus Coupon Code!

I have a fun card to share with you today, using some Robin's Nest Papers. I really love the print on Sea Floral - beautiful sea anemone type images. I cut one of the centers and covered it with Sakura Crystal Lacquer. It turned into a lovely abstract card.

Robin's Nest Products:LinkSea Floral
Distressed Honeycomb
Velvet Ribbon
Fleur Blue
Light Grey Watercolor Hammered
Sunflower Dew Drops

There is a special sale going on now through the weekend for 25% off of your Robin's Nest Order!!! See the details below!

We're pleased to offer you a Store Coupon. 25% off all orders, exluding
shipping, from August 17 thru 21.

You can redeem this coupon during checkout. Just enter the code in the box
provided, and click on the redeem button.

The coupon code is summer

The coupon is valid between 08/17/2011 and 08/21/2012

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jumping for Joy!!


If you could see me right now, you would see the biggest smile on my face! It's because I've been asked to be a Design Team Specialist for the new, fabulous Authentique line! This line is just so cool! I can't wait to share tons of projects with you. If you would like to see the other talented team members, you can go to the Authentique Blog Post.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Twinery and Scor-Pal Blog Hop

Today we are excited not only about our very first Scor-pal blog hop but also to be celebrating the first anniversary of our friends at The Twinery. These two teams have joined forced for an amazing line up of projects that will show you the wonderful things you can create using your Scor-pal along with baker’s twine from The Twinery! From boxes and bags to cards and 3D projects the creativity by these two teams is sure to please.

If you came here by way of
Grace Hester's blog,
you are on the right track. If not, make sure you start at the beginning over at The Twinery's blog because there are terrific prizes for those who complete the hop by commenting on each blog. Since The
Twinery is celebrating all week, you'll have five days to enjoy this hop, so relax and have fun!

I made an adorable paper purse, that would be great for a little pre
sent or gift card. I used a template from Scor-Pal - which was so easy to put together! I assembled the purse using Scor-tape, but after the sides were together, I added hand stitching using the Lemondrop twine.
If you thought your Scor-pal was just for folding your cards in half... then are w
e gonna rock your world!

To decorate my bag, I used a felt flower and epoxy from Epiphany Crafts. I love being able to create a matching epoxy for and designer paper.

For the handle, I used lamp-worked glass beads, strung on necklace memory wire. This is stiff enough to hold the shape without flopping down.

Here's a recap of what you can win! So be sure to leave those comments!

I'm so glad you stopped by! I hope I've inspired you to give the Scor-pal a try.
Please make sure you leave a comment on my blog because there are terrific prizes for those who leave comments on each
designer's blogs!
The deadline for commenting is 11:59pm EST, Friday, August 19th.
Your next stop on the hop is Jenny Suchin's blog.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Flower Stall

Doesn't it make you smile to walk by a flower stall full of beautiful flowers? Of course it does! So I thought it would make anyone smile who was given a card with a fun flower booth on it! I love the Ticket Booth die, but I thought I would show you that this cutie can be re-purposed. I used the flower bunch from Laundry Line, added leaves from the Ornate Circle Frame, and a couple of clouds from Summertime Fun. I love getting creative "making a scene," by combining different dies. I hope you will give it a try!

Peachy Keen: sketch