Saturday, September 28, 2013

You Are So Thoughtful, Sweet Friend

I love making Side-Step cards because although they look so special, they are really easy to make.  I have one to share with you today that uses some fun colors for fall.

I stamped the flowers twice and cut and shaped layers to make them dimensional.  I also layered the small flowers on the sides of the card to add dimension.

Supplies- Xyron 3" Sticker Maker, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives, DCWV The Solstice Stack; The Handmade Stack; The Autumn Melody Cardstock Stack; JustRite Stampers Seeds of Summer, Grand Sentiments, May Arts Ribbon PH07, Spellbinders Captivating Squares, Jewel Flowers and Flourishes,;Want2Scrap Pearls; Clearsnap Ink, Stickles, Copic Markers
JustRite Friday Challenge #106 Color/ Photo Inspiration Challenge

Friday, September 27, 2013

Xyron with Graphic 45 and Petaloo!

This week the ladies at Xyron have had so much fun hopping with Graphic 45 and Petaloo! What a fantastic combination of products!

It's really fun to decorate for Halloween, and I found a really cute paper mache witches' hat at the local craft store, and knew it would be awesome to use for this hop. I used Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells and flowers from Petaloo's Spring Darjeeling collection.  As soon as I finished my project, my seven year old nephew took off with it  -proclaiming that he was Harry Potter! So, I think I can count that as a success.

Clearsnap Ink

Thursday, September 26, 2013

May Arts and Faber Castell Week

This week, the May Arts Ribbonistas are hopping with Faber Castell - and have so many great projects to share with you!  Be sure to stop by the May Arts Blog to see the goodies that the Ribbon Lady will be giving away for this hop (a wonderful selection of May Arts Ribbons and Faber Castell products!)

Since I used quite a few mixed media techniques for my Halloween card, I thought it would be easier to share a video with you, rather than having such a long blog post! I hope you enjoy it and will try some of the techniques out yourself.

May Arts Ribbons

Faber Castell

Partners in Crafts Supplies

Other Suppies:
Hampton Art Stamps:  Artsy Edges, Happy Hauntings
3D Metallic Stamp Paint
Heartfelt Creations Vintage Florets dies
Various Mists
Dusty Attic Chipboard
Clearsnap Fairy Dust Glitter
Black Tag
WorldWin Cardstock
Jenni Bowlin Pin
Embossing Powder
Dries Clear Glue
Heat Gun
Fiskars Fuse Die Cut Machine

Be sure to stop by the rest of the teams' posts and leave a little love along the way.  In case you missed anyone, here is the lineup for the week.




Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

It's that time of the year to vote for your favorite designers from Heartfelt Creations to see who will stay on the team!  I really hope that I have inspired you, and that you will take a minute to cast your votes.  Here are all of the details:

Vote for your favorite Designers: When we announce a new design team call that also means that we have a tough time deciding which of the current designers continue on the HC design team. We are giving you the opportunity to get involved and vote for 5 or more of your current favorite design team members. You can CLICK HERE and submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on April 18th, 2013.

Also, HC always adds new designers to the mix - and my very talented sister, Lori Williams is in the running - so if you would vote for your favorite new designers as well (there are two separate polls and each one has a prize to be won!)

 Vote for your favorite Semifinalists: We would love to have you particpate and vote your 5 favorite semi-finalists. Review each one of their blogs and then CLICK HERE to submit your vote. When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on October 18th, 2013

Thanks! and on to my card for the day....

Heartfelt Creations Products
Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set HCPC 3557
Elegant Joy PreCut Set HCPC 3560
Holly Berry PreCut Set HCPC 3551
Christmas Sentiment Circles HCPC 3561
Ornamental Add On Die HCD
Sun Kissed Fleur Die HCD
Christmas Card Collection Patterned Paper HCDP1
Frosty Blanket Patterned Paper HCDP1 
3D Glitter Stamp Paint: Lime Green, Carmine Red
Labels 28
Enchanted Labels 28
May Arts Crochet Ribbon NP25
Want2Scrap Pearls
Clearsnap Chalk Ink: Maroon, Chestnut Roan
Versamark Watermark ink
Lindys Stamp Gang Twilight Bronze Embossing Powder 
WorldWin Cardstock
Xyron Mega Runer, Creatopia

Directions for a 5 x 7 card:
Cut the Enchanted Labels 28 our of dark red patterned paper and adhere to a 5 x7 card base.  Die cut the corresponding label from the brown patterned paper, ink the edges and adhere.  Stamp the fancy pine flourish with watermark ink and heat emboss as shown. Stamp and cut the flower, using the matching die.  Paint with the 3D Glitter Paint, and shape with the tool kit. Add  a pearl to the center of the flower.  Stamp and cut the holly leaves with the matching dies.  Color with the stamp paint. Stamp and hand cut the pine cone and add to the flower cluster.  Stamp the sentiment circle, hand cut and adhere with foam adhesive.  Tuck a small piece of crocheted lace behind the sentiment.