Friday, December 30, 2011

Penny Black/ Flower Soft Blog Hop

We're kicking off 2012 in style with our very first Blog Hop featuring artwork using Penny Black stamps and Flower Soft. You'll be inspired by the Designers' creative projects as you hop along their blogs. Join us for a weekend-long celebration!
3 random comment authors will be chosen to receive brand new 2012 Penny Black Valentine stamps. Just leave a comment on this post as well as the Designers Blogs to be in the running.
Use one of the Penny Black Designer’s Blog Hop projects as inspiration and create a new Penny Black stamped project. Upload it into our Gallery by the end of the Hop with the tag “pennyblackbloghop”. Be sure to let us know which project inspired you! A winner will be chosen to GUEST DESIGN at the Penny Black Blog!
Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 4th at the Penny Black Blog.

I have a springy card to share with you today - I know it's wishful thinking, but a girl can dream, can't she?! I love this little bunny from the Garden Friends stamp set - and she was perfect to accessorize with the Flower Soft. This will actually be my last post as a designer for Flower Soft. I've really enjoyed being on the team, and you know I will keep adding those sprinkles to my projects!

Penny Black Garden Friends Stamp
Flower Soft Colors:
Polar White
Sunshine Yellow
Amethyst Diamond Range
Ultra-fine Sage
Ultra-fine Ocean

Happy New Year! Here’s your blog hop order, off you go!
Penny Black
Jen Buck, Flower Soft
Jenyfur Pohl, Penny Black
Lisa Murphy, Flower Soft
Kathy Racoosin, Penny Black
Jeanne Streiff, Flower Soft
Elizabeth Allan, Penny Black
Gini Cagle, Flower Soft (You are Here)
Linda Beeson, Flower Soft
Kelley Eubanks, Penny Black
Debbie Seyer, Flower Soft
Cathy Andronicou, Penny Black
Dina Kowal, Flower Soft
Peet Roeven, Penny Black
Cibele Glazer, Flower Soft
Flower Soft

Thursday, December 29, 2011



WOW! Not only do I have some WOW! Exciting news for you, but it actually is WOW! That's right - the name of Suzy West's new product line is WOW! and I've been invited to be one of her designers! The line will be previewing at CHA and I will have projects in the booth to show you just how fabulous this new line is!

Our new blog just went live, so you need to head over and join, because, I've heard rumors there are going to be some great giveaways, that you won't want to miss!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Time to Relax

Wow! What a whirlwind this Christmas has been! I know the holidays aren't quite over yet, but this year is quickly winding down, and the perfect time to kick back and relax! I hope today's card will inspire you to do the same!

Creative Inspirations Paints
Antique Copper
Burnt Clay

Kanban Products
Vintage Tags Ruby PCT 9113
Stamp 9038
Metallic Glaze Sorento - Coffee Brown CRD9741
Pearl A4PRL240IV
Copper A4MRS/CO

Creative Paperclay and Viva Las Vegastamps!

This month, Creative Paperclay® Modeling Material has had the chance to play with Viva Las Vegastamps! When I was picking out my stamps, I had a mixed media piece in mind, with a chicken theme. I have to admit, it just didn't turn out how I planned, so I made a fun card with my own egg embellishments.

I used the Children with Cat and Chickens stamp. I love how it looks like a vintage photo, but it really is a stamp! To make my eggs, I rolled out some Delight™ Air Dry Modeling Compound into an egg shape, let it dry a little bit, and then, sliced the back off so it would lie flat on my card.
I colored the eggs with Distress Stains, and after that was dry, covered them with Sakura Crystal Lacquer. These eggs could be really fun for your spring and Easter projects too! The Delight™ really is a delight to work with - it's very light weight, snow white and clean to mold. I love working with it!

I think it's cool when one idea doesn't work out the way that you think it will, but it leads you to something new on your creative journey.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thank You Gnome

Merry Christmas! I hope you are getting to spend time with your family and loved ones! I have a thank you card to share with you today. I know I will have lots of thank-yous to send out, so this will get me started!

I used the adorable Mr. Gnome die, Mushroom and Flowers die, and Flowervine Edger dies from CottageCutz. This little gnome is just so cute, he makes me smile!