Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Butterfly

I just want to let you know, that I am over the moon for Kanban Crafts papers! I made this card last night, and it was such a breeze to put together! The papers are thick and luxurious - and the diecuts are a dream to work with.

Here's what I used on this card:

Bella Cakes Toffee PCT 9969

Sparkle Glaze Farfalla – Beige CRD9760

Autumn Leaves – copper SCR9038

Autumn Butterflies – Teal PCT9460



Simon Says: Anything Goes

A Little Bubbly!

Shaped cards are really fun to make, and can have a big impact. This wine glass and bottle is from Flower Soft, but I decided to jazz it up a little using Sakura Crystal Lacquer. When, I noticed the wine in the glass, it was a given for me that I would like to add a layer of Crystal Lacquer over it, to make it look like liquid. To further embellish things, I made a medallion/greeting for the bottle. I stamped my image onto cardstock. Then I used the Copper Lacquer to trace over the lines of the stamp. The metallic lacquers are thicker than the clear and colored ones, so it really added some height. I let this dry completely, then I covered over the area with congratulations using the Cerise Lacquer. Again, I let this dry, and then covered the entire thing with a coat of Crystal Lacquer. It almost looks like Cloisonne when it's dry.

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Goo!

This week, Epiphany Crafts has been hopping with Clearsnap, for some great autumn fun! I thought this would be the perfect time to make a layout of one of my favorite fall traditions....making Pumpkin Goo with my nephew. Now mind you, this recipe has the proper name of Pumpkin Fluff, but the first time my nephew ate this (and loved it!) he gave it the new, and somewhat less appealing name of Pumpkin Goo.

I used the die cut leaves as a mask for my cardstock, and misted over them with the Clearsnap Smooch Spritz. Later, I added more spritzing to the leaves and arranged them on the layout.

I painted a small pumpkin with acrylic paints, the same size as the Round Bubble Caps 25, and then free-hand cut a stem for the top of the pumpkin.

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts Tools: Shape Tool Round 14, Shape Tool Round 25
Epiphany Crafts Bubble Caps Round 14, Round 25, Star Flower

Other Supplies:
GlueArts Glue Glider Pro - Perma Tac
GlueArts U Cut It Foam
GlueArts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Bazzill Cardstock
Clearsnap Color Box ink-Cozy
Clearsnap Smooch Spritz - Candle Glow, Sun Kissed, Cherry Ice
Clearsnap Smooch - Gold Lame
Clearsnap Clear Embossing Powder
Heartfelt Creations Stamp
Cuttlebug Die Cut Machine
Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves, Typeset Dies
Quickutz tree branch die
Sizzix Embossing Folder
May Arts Ribbon
Maderia Thread
Pfaff Sewing Machine


PageMaps: sketch
Simon Says: Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Layers of Color Ornament Blog Hop

Welcome to the Layers of Col
or Ornament Blog Hop!

The beginning of the blog hop is at the Layers of Color blog. If you came here from Diana's blog, you are hopping in the right order.

This is the place to discover the newest creative paper ornament ideas, be inspired by talented designers, and get showered with gifts! Layers of Color is giving away:

FREE Ornament Templates!,

FREE Vintage Roses Ornament Tutorial!, and

6 drawings for a $20 Layers of Color Gift Certificate!

First, some ornament inspiration!...

I styled my ornament after a Victorian Tussy Mussy. I used one of the beautiful cherub images from the Angelic set. You could fill the container up with little treats or a small present. My angel was colored with Copics, and then I added a layer of Sukura Crystal Lacquer over the top.


Come get a FREE Vintage Roses Ornament Tutorial tomorrow, October 27th on Layers of Color blog!

My gift to you are chances to win a $20 Layers of Color Gift Certificate! To enter the drawing, you and at least one friend “like” Layers of Color Facebook page then comment on my blog. When they “like” ask them to comment on LOC Facebook that you sent them. Refer more friends for more entries! Leave me a comment mentioning which friends participated. Winner will be announced here tomorrow! And there are more gifts for you!...

...With every online purchase from Layers of Color boutique you will get an exclusive FREE Vintage Ornament Template designed by Laura Campbell! She made this sample using Glad Tidings art stamp set and Feather Twine. Your gift will be printed on cardstock ready for you to add your creative ideas with stamps and ink! Limited time only!

Let's get hopping to discover lots of gorgeous ornament projects to add sparkle to your Christmas preparations! There are drawings for $20 Layers of Color Gift Certificates as surprise gifts for you along the way, so be sure to visit each designer blog!...

Diana Queen * Gini Cagle * Grace Nywening * Holly Simoni

Jennie Harper * Jessica Fick * Keri Lee Sereika * Linda Beeson

Linda Lucas * Melisa Waldorf * Nina Brackett * Rae Barthel * Savannah O’Gwynn

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Are you still seeing double at the Beary Scrap? That's because our Double or Nothing Challenge is still going on! I've got a whimsical Christmas Card to share with you today. Don't you think the 12 Days of Christmas papers from My Mind's Eye need to be used for this kind of holiday fun? My adorable Santa 's Truck with Tree die is from the very newest release from Cottage Cutz Dies. It was so fun to add some of the patterned papers to my truck's piecing. And with a little ingenuity, I used the Holiday Doily die to add a border to my circle. Finally, a "borrowed" the sentiment stamp from the Boxwood Vine Wreath set, so I could wish you Merry Christmas!

Card Patterns: Sketch

Monday, October 24, 2011

Crafty Secrets Design Team Gift Bag/Envelope Challenge

Are you getting lots of fun gift bag ideas from the Crafty Secret Girls? I hope so! I chose a Thanksgiving theme for my set. I thought it would be fun to make my baggie hold pencils, that have paper wrapped around them, with something that I'm thankful for written on each one.

I used the Thanksgiving Set and the only problem I had was deciding which of the images to use from the stamp set, because they are all so wonderful!

If you would like to try making a gift bag from any envelope, here is the link to the video.

I know you are going to want to see what the rest of the design team came up with, so here's a list of everyone, so you can check it out! Keep your notepad handy, cause I'm sure you are going to want to start your shopping list! So when you finish, you can head to the Crafty Secrets website and get some Crafty Secrets goodies delivered to you! And to make sure you don't miss anything, why not subscribe to the Heartwarming Vintage Blog? There's always lots of inspiration, announcements and giveaways.

CPS - sketch

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Inspired by Stamping

There's a wonderful new stamp company - Inspired by Stamping and you are going to love it! I am tickled pink that I was chosen as one of their new designers! As you can see from the lineup below, I'm in the company of some awesome artists! We will officially start showing some sneak peaks of the latest release on December 8th, but don't be surprised if you see some of these gorgeous stamps showing up on my blog before then.

Woot Woot!

I am so excited to let you know, that I have been asked to join the Creative Paperclay® design team! I love how easy it is to make my own charms and medallions for my paper projects usint the Creative Paperclay. Be sure to check out the blog to see the rest of the talented designers that I will be working with!