Thursday, May 1, 2014

Xyron and Paper Smooches Blog Hop

 This week the Xyron Design Team has been having fun creating with fun Paper Smooches products - and today, the Paper Smooches DT joins in on the fun!  Be sure to head to the Xyron blog and the Paper Smooches blogs to see tons of cuteness!  And I think someone said there might be some prizes! Be sure to follow the Xyron Facebook page to see the winners.

I used the Pretty Momma stamp set to create a Spa Bucket for Mom (cause remember, Mother's Day is just around the corner).  I gathered some gifts to pamper and dressed them up with my own embellishments.  It was super easy to put together using the Xyron Double Sided Tape.

Enjoy the hop, and if you missed any of the great projects from earlier in the week, be sure to check them out as well!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

 My husband and I got to spend Easter weekend in Chattanooga, Tennessee - and it really is a very fun town.  This picture was taken at the famous Rock City. There were so many beautiful rock formations - and the day was perfect.

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC 
HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
HCDP1 Once Upon a Time Paper Collection
HCD 745 Luggage and Tags Die Set
HCD 744 Once Upon a Time Die Set
HCPC 3597 Luggage and Sentiment PreCut Set
HCPC 3596 Celebrate the Journey Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3601 Floral Dress Collage PreCut Set
1259723 Art Institute Glue (Dries Clear)

Other Products Used 
Zva Creative Gem Flourish CRB-05CA-113
Zva Creative Gems CRW-03CB-136

May Arts Ribbon 1/4" Solid Checkered Ribbon KBB-33
Tsukineko Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; VersaMark Watermark ink; VersaMagic Turquoise Gem
Brown Embossing Powder
Copic Markers: E25,E31, YG95, YG01, R30, R32
Xyron Mega Runner, Teresa Collins Foam Adhesives

Cut the paper layers from the two collections of paper and arrange as shown on the 12 x 12" layout.  Ink the edges of all papers. Stamp the luggage with Versamark ink and heat emboss with brown powder.  Using the emboss lines, fold into a 3-d embellishment.  Use foam adhesives to mount to the layout.  Stamp the Floral Dress Collage with the watermark ink and heat emboss with brown powder.  Fussy cut the top layer of the dress.  Stamp the image again with black Momento ink, fussy cut and color with Copic markers.  Glue the top layer over the dress base.  Die cut the printed ticket using the Luggage and Tags die set and layer over the dress on the layout.  Stamp the sentiment and pocket watch using the Sentiments set and die cut with the corresponding die.  Layer behind the suitcase and dress.  Finish the layout with ribbon and gems.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Zva Creative April DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our April blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

I wanted to create a mixed media/shabby card today, to show off this gorgeous pink flourish Here's  how I created this.
1.  Begin with a 3.5" x 8" card base ( WorldWin ColorMates Beach)
2. Cut the next panel 3.25" x 7.75" ( WorldWin ColorMates White). Distress the edges by first using a distressing tool and then dipping the edges in a diluted mist spray.

3.  Cut a piece of WorldWin Translucent Vellum and a piece of the Beach cardstock 3" x 7.5".  Tape a Dreamweaver brass stencil over the vellum and apply modeling paste and allow to dry.
4.  Mount the vellum to the Bear cardstock by running the cardstock through the Xyron 5" Creative Station and applying the vellum to it (this is a great method to avoid seeing any adhesive on the vellum.
5.  Adhere crochet ribbon around the center of the panel.
6.  Lightly mist the entire card with a 2-toned pink mist.
7.  Apply the large Zva Creative Flourish ( CRB-06CA-106) to the card.

8.  Die cut multiple layers of the  Tattered Blossoms (Heartfelt Creations) using WorldWin's Petallics ( Coral Pink).  Shape the flower and attach to the card.  Add punched leaves to finish.

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, April 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, April 29th.
Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on one post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 30th on Zva Creative’s Facebook pagex and blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!
We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva’s Facebook page and “like” our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like us there!
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is Emilia Stammler. Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on May 28th for our next Zva blog hop!

Dream It Up - Dreamweaver Stencils April Challenge (Inspired by...spring flowers)