Friday, November 14, 2014

Imagine Crafts 2015 Artist in Residence

 I am so honored to be joining the Imagine Crafts Artist in Residence Team for 2015!  This is an amazing line-up of fabulous designers and I am thrilled to be included in this group. 
2015 AIRs Project Team
Heike Linnek (Germany)
Isha Gupta (Switzerland)
Jowilna Nolte (South Africa)
Maureen Cronin (WA, US)
Penny Ward (FL, US)
Renee Zarate (MA, US)
Roni Johnson  (US)
Sylvia Blum (Germany)
Taylor Usry (VA, US)

2015 AIRs Video Team
Baerbel Born (Germany)
Carisa Zglobicki (CO, US)
Gini Williams Cagle (NC, US)
Savannah O’Gwynn (FL, US)
Tina McDonald (NB, Canada)

May Arts and Core'Dinations Blog Hop Day Five

 Welcome to the final day of the May Arts Ribbon and Core'dinations Blog Hop!  There has been so much inspiration this week with gorgeous ribbons and wonderful sandable cardstock.  Be sure to go to the May Arts and Core'dinations Blogs to see links to the rest of the week's projects as well as to enter for some great giveaways.

I thought it would be fun to try out this fancy-edged card (it seemed perfect for the elegant May Arts Ribbons).   I embossed and sanded the cardstock to bring out the design. Ribbon was layered underneath this panel.  My sentiment was stamped and cut using a Spellbinders die, and dressed with a bow.
May Arts Ribbons:
Partners In Craft Supplies: 
Spellbinders Labels 28
Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28
Grand Caliber
Imagine Crafts/Tsukeniko VersaFine Ink
Xyron Mega Runner
Other Supplies 
Crafter's Companion Rose Plaid Embossing Folder
Crafter's Companion Floral Sentiments Stamp

May Arts Ribbonistas Blog Hop Line Up






Wednesday, November 12, 2014

May Arts and Core'dinations Blog Hop Day Three

  Welcome to Day 3 of the May Arts Ribbon and Core'Dinations Blog Hop!  I'm lucky enough to work for both of these amazing companies, so come back on Friday to see my second project for the hop.  And with any great hop, you know there will be go to the Core'dinations Blog and the May Arts Blog to get your entries in for great giveaways!

   There is something about cool weather season, that really makes me enjoy staying in, and adding some fun seasonal decor to my home. I found this grapevine wreath at my local craft store, and decided to use it to give a large pillar candle a make-over. This is such an easy project, and works well for different holidays and themes.

 Fall Mini-Wreath Candle Holder Supplies:
  Step 1. Die cut leaves from the Shattered Paper Collection.


Step 2. Emboss the leaves using the matching embossing folder.


 Step 3. Sand the raised areas using the Sand-It Gadget.


Step 4. Cut the wired edges from the Faux Burlap ribbon and fray the edges. Weave through the wreath.
Step 5. Hot glue the leaves onto the wreath.
Step 6. Tie a bow with the striped ribbon and glue on the wreath to finish.

 I'm sure you will be able to adapt this project to fit your decorating style. Thanks for stopping by today! ~ Gini