Geek is Chic Winner!

Before I announce the winner…Do you follow me on Instagram? With my full work schedule, freelance gigs and mom to 3, I don’t get enough time to blog regularly. I do however use Instagram like a fiend to share projects, interests and general life updates. With all the beautiful imagery, it’s my social media of choice. Stop by my feed this Friday morning if you can. I’m giving away another stamp and die set to another lucky winner plus their friend of choice!PrintPrint

The winner of the Geek is Chic Stamp and Die-namics is comment #2…

2 Random numbers generated Sep 17 2014 at 12:23:12 by www.psychicscience.org Free educational resources for parapsychology and psychical research.
Laura T. on  said:
Love everything about this stamp set. My son just recently got glasses and these stamps would be perfect to use on a page or two or three.
Congrats Laura! I will get your package to you asap! Thanks to everyone for their comments!

Ombré Cards Technique + 2 Giveaways!

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I’m making cards again. Lots of them actually! Hop on over to the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Blog to see how I made the card and for a chance to win my Geek is Chic Stamp set and Eyeglasses Die-namics.

Want a second chance to win a set both as well?

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PrintJust leave me a comment below by midnight on Sunday September 14. Please be aware you can only win one of the giveaways. ***Due to shipping costs – Winner must have a US Address***

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge – Imagine Crafts

Each month the Paper Crafts Go-To Gals challenge each other to create a project featuring products from a selected company.  This month we’re pleased to feature products from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.

I decided to use several of the new 2014 release products from Imagine Crafts on my card.

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First up, I stamped sentiments with the new Radiant Neon Pigment inks. I loved how evenly the color applied and they dried pretty quick for pigment inks which aren’t always my go-to inks. (I’m always too impatient!) Stamp sentiments are from Playlist and Rock On.

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Next I die cut the eyeglasses from black card stock and the inside lenses from Vertigo Crafts sheet (Imagine Crafts as well).

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Vertigo is a thicker plastic material but unlike regular thin transparency, it has texture and pattern on the surface. Vertigo can be die cut, embossed, stamped and more. Isn’t the eyeglass die as cute as can be? After I assembled several layers of card stock and added the frames, I put a thin coat of glossy accents on top to make them look more realistic and dimensional. You can find it here!

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After assembling my card, I decided to add a bit of detail using the new Silver Pico Embellisher. The Embellisher allowed me to add those tiny raised dots around the circle in a flash. The bottle features a fine-tip applicator that can be used for details and doodling. Much, much easier than using enamel dots or brads. After using the silver, I want to get more bottles in all my favorite colors!

Just in case you wanted to recreate this card here are the additional supplies:

Paper and enamel stars - KI Memories Playlist

Circle Die  - MFT

Stitched Rectangle Die from BP15 – MFT

Be sure to stop by and see what my fellow Go-to Gals have made with their Imagine Crafts products as well!

I’m the Bella of the Ball!

I have a fun surprise to share…my friend Laura invited me to be the Bella of the Ball in the quarterly Bella Blvd. Buzz. I was challenged to combine two different collections on a layout as well as create an additional layout just for fun. I have been a huge fan of Stephanie’s art since the very beginning. Bella’s clean, bold graphics combined with their fresh color palettes have always been favorites. Stop by this link to download  your copy of the PDF filled with project inspiration, sketches and more!

SNEAK PEEK AUG 2014Are you on the Bella Blvd. subscriber list? Head over here to sign up so you don’t miss any of these inspiring issues! Thank you Laura and Stephanie for having me as your guest!

it’s always sad to say goodbye

If you ever have the privilege of meeting Betsy in person, you will understand how much respect I have for her. Humble, talented and beautiful are just a few of the things that describe this creative friend I have. Although she will no longer be a Go-to Gal, I will always look to her work as one of my number one sources of inspiration, creativity, and smile worthy talent. We will miss you Betsy.

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Read the Papercrafts Blog Goodbye here.

Visit the other Go-to Gals Blogs below for more Goodbye Cards to Betsy:

 

Go-to Gals Designer Challenge – Hazel & Ruby

Each month the Paper Crafts Go-To Gals challenge each other to create a project featuring products from a selected company.  This month we’re pleased to feature products from Hazel & Ruby.

partyonI decided to make a quick and simple shaker card from the Party On Pic Pockets. Pic Pockets are clear, pre printed pockets that can be used to create banners, mini picture books, wall art, beautiful cards and more! Each set contains 6 pieces with 6 unique designs.

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I chose this striped pocket to make my card. I trimmed a bit off the side to make the pocket fit the front of a Clear A2 sized card. I was able to add some red line tape behind a few of the printed stripes to adhere the pocket to the front of the card.
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I then added sequins to the pocket and closed the opening with more clear tape. Next, I die cut several layers of DCWV Pink Foil card stock with the new MFT Happy Die-namics. (I have a serious crush on this word die!) I adhered 3 layers of the Happy to resemble chipboard and lift the title off of the pocket.

IMG_7923I wanted to able to write a sentiment inside the clear card so I added pieces of white card stock sized the same as the front window to the inside of the card as well as the back. Sandwiching these layers to the inside and back allowed me to hide all of my adhesive as well.

PrintOnce last tip – I added a reverse cut Happy to the inside front cover to finish the card and cover the adhesive from my front title.

With the help of Hazel & Ruby Pic Pockets, this shaker card was really fun and EASY to make!

Be sure to stop by and see what my fellow Go-to Gals have made with their Hazel & Ruby products as well!

Paper Crafter’s Library Guest

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Back in the early Spring I was contacted by Andrea Walford to be a Featured Artist at Paper Crafter’s Library. What a nice surprise and honor! Today is my day to be featured on their blog.

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Head on over to Paper Crafter’s Library to see my “Before I Was Your Mom” page. Be sure to download the page sketch and enter the giveaway for my Bring on the Cake Die-namics and Delicious Birthday Stamps!

Brace Face – New Layout and Sketch

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Be sure to stop on over to the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Blog today! I’m sharing a new page and sketch with my favorite Go-to ideas for decorating a simple page.

If you want to recreate the page with my sketch here is the supply list I used!

Supply List
Cardstock: Bazzill
Foil Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View
Pattern Paper, Chipboard, Die Cuts and Memory Cards: (Daily Flash Snapshots, All Boy) October Afternoon
Epoxy Stars: Epiphany Crafts
Enamel Dots: My Minds Eye
Metallic Stars: Hero Arts
Brads: Bazzill
Tiny Attacher and Staples: Tim Holtz
Fonts: Populaire (myfonts.com), KG Say Something (dafont.com)
Other: Vellum

Birthday Winner!

PrintChose by Random Number Generator the lucky winner of the Delicious Birthday Stamps and Bring on the Cake Die-namics is….

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Random numbers generated Jul 21 2014 at 20:35:51 by www.psychicscience.org Free educational resources for parapsychology and psychical research.

I loved the birthday themed release this month!!! Birthday cards are the ones I am always making so these new goodies were be an awesome addition to my stash!! Love your releases again this month Laina!!

Congrats Tracey! Please send me your address so I can send out your prize!