Thursday, January 26, 2012

Remarkable Wreath

I was so happy with the way this card turned out. I started with a colonial white cardstock card base into which I scored 4 rectangular 'panels'. I sponged desert sand ink onto this and the ridges became more obvious. I then cut 4 pieces of cardstock slightly smaller than the scored areas and again distressed with the desert sand ink and attached them within the scored areas.
The wreath branches were stamped in chocolate ink then I sponged Honey, Aut Terracotta and Olive ink onto the leaf image and stamped it on the top half of the wreath. I then repeated it to fill the wreath entirely.
Then I stamped the dots in the chocolate ink and went over the dots with the bronze glitz gel glue.
I stamped the bow in cranberry ink and went over it with the red glitz gel glue. When the bow was dry I used
a craft knife to cut it out. I used the knife and scissors to cut out the wreath.
The wreath was 'popped' up on 3D foam tape and then I used a drop of liquid glass to secure the bow.
The door knob is a shimmer brad onto which I rubbed some cocoa ink to distress it and that too has 3D foam tape under it to make it stand out from the card.
So I hope you like it as much as I do :O)

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Kindle and its cover is complete - you knew I couldn't leave it alone LOL

Yes I know - I couldn't leave the cover or the kindle alone and had to keep embellishing it LOL.
Would you expect anything else of me?????
So I added more stamping, more Glitz Gel Glue, the buttons I liquid glassed and stitched
with embroidery thread and I liquid glassed the postage stamp and the glass in the 
lamps of the Paris theme stamp.
THEN I stamped my Kindle to match - of course I did ROTFLOL :O)
So now they match and I think I am done - well for now anyway - who knows what I might add next !

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The fun you can have with your stamps and inks and a Kindle cover :O)

Over Christmas I treated myself to a Kindle - I have finally joined the 21st Centuary. I am a paper
person myself - a tactile person - so all of this electronic gadgetry just doesn't
excite me. BUT as I am headed to Hawaii in just a few weeks the Kindle seemed 
like the perfect solution to hauling a box of books with me.
I found this classic but fun looking cover for it - just like a manilla envelope. 
I love it.
It even has the cool string closure to keep everything safe 

BUT.  .  .  .  .  

It is kinda boring looking in a cool retro way - I knew I could 'bling' it up
and make it look like mine.
So out came the Stazon inks and my favorite stamps and the first thing I did was to add my phone number to the inside flap. God forbid that I should loose the flipping thing - hopefully if I did
someone would be kind enough to return it.
And then the fun stuff - Swirls, postage & images of Paris,
words which I love and my Name.
Then I went nuts with the Bronze Glitz Gel glue.
I LOVE how it turned out - it is so obviously mine LOLOL

Hope you like it too - let me know if you do :O)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sonoma WOTG My Creations Display Album

Finally I am getting round to posting photos of this gorgeous paper from the Sonoma WOTG
which I used with the 6x6 My Creations Display Album.
The 1st thing I did was to open up the spiral spine and ink distress the white album base
in Bamboo Ink.
On the page above I used an old pair of scissors and cut the large metal frame(from
the embellishment pack included with the kit) in half and tucked the cut edges under the saying.
I rolled the edge of the paper on the left hand side then 'popped' up the photo mat with
I used the waterbrush to give a soft color to the stamped image at the bottom.
I trimmed the extra paper away from the scalloped border on the zip strip 
I love the metal corner embellishment on this page
This frame was the smallest of the 2 sizes and the saying fit it perfectly.
Again I used the waterbrush to color the image and then layered it on a tone-on-tone image.
Here I cut through the page protector to make the album interactive (of course I did LOL)
The metal corner embellishment made a great 'pull tab' so I used 2 - back-to-back
to make it sturdy. The word LOVE is from the zip strip
I didn't glue the saying down completely so that I can still slide a photo underneath it.
Again I cut through the page protector to make a book style photo mat and here is the
other half of the large frame which I used on the 1st page
Again the trimmed scalloped edge zip strip, and I made the flower by stamping the leaf
6 times in a circle and then again - colored both and cut them both out then
layered them on top of each other.
The small flower was made in the same way at the one on the previous page - 
I just made one layer and used the small leaf this time.
I cut a V shape into the end of the zip strip to give the illusion of ribbon.

I hope you like what I have done and it gives you the inspiration to make one of your own :O)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Retiring Products - only available until January 31st !!! Get them while they are still available!

It's that time of year again - when items are retiring :O(
SO if there is anything on the list below that you NEED/WANT/CRAVE now is 
the time to get it!!!

There are links on all of these products which will take you directly to my
website where - in addition to all of these cool items - there is a whole heap of
reduced items - while supples last - click here to see them.

Paper Collections

Roxie WOTG Kit – G1025 - $29.95

Elemental WOTG Kit – G1026 - $29.95

Sonoma WOTG Kit – G1028 - $29.95 

Dreamin’ Level 2 Paper – X7142B - $9.95

Dreamin’ My Stickease – X7142C - $4.95 

Dreamin’ WOTG Kit – G1027 - $29.95

Mischief Level 2 Paper – X7144B - $9.95

Mischief Compliment Rub-Ons – X7144C - $4.95

Mischief WOTG Kit – G1029 - $29.95

Believe Level 2 Paper – X7145B - $9.95

Believe My Stickease – X7145C - $4.95

Believe WOTG Kit – G1030 - $29.95

Wonderland Level 2 Paper – X7146B - $9.95

Wonderland My Stickease – X7146C - $4.95

Wonderland WOTG Kit – G1031 - $29.95

Sophia Level 2 Paper – X7131B - $12.95

Sophia My Stickease – X7131C - $4.95

Mayberry Level 2 Paper – X7136B - $12.95

Mayberry My Stickease – X7136C - $4.95

Lucky Level 2 Paper – X7137B - $12.95

Lucky My Stickease – X7137C - $4.95

Fanfare Level 2 Paper – X7138B - $12.95

Fanfare My Stickease – X7138C - $4.95


Cranberry grosgrain ribbon - Z1103 - $6.95 

Cocoa grosgrain ribbon - Z1100 - $6.95 

Wings Level 2 Assortment - Z1398 - $4.95 

Floss & Waxy Flax

Embroidery Floss - Red/Pink - Z1092 - $3.25 

Embroidery Floss - Green - Z1094 - $3.25 

Waxy Flax - Cranberry - Z1086 - $3.95 

Waxy Flax - Sorbet - Z1249 - $3.95 

Waxy Flax - Juniper - Z1248 - $3.95 

Waxy Flax - Crystal Blue - Z1247 - $3.95 


Designer Brads - Pewter - Z1146 - $3.95 

Mini-Medley & Eyelets

Mini Medley - Colonial White - Z1276 - $4.95 

Foundry Metal - Bookplates - Z1147 - $3.50 

Soft Set Eyelet Tool - Z1208 - $14.95

Coordinating Collection Embellishments

Midnight Felt Shapes - Z1462 - $3.95 

Harvest Charms - Z1633 - $4.95 

Holiday Pockets - Z1486 - $4.95 

Top Coats Icing Overlays - Z1468 - $4.95 SOLD OUT

Lucky Level 2 Assortment - Z1356 - $4.95 

Bliss Level 2 Assortment - Z1355 - $5.95 

Fanfare Level 2 Assortment - Z1400 - $4.95 

Just Blooms Spring Blossom - Z1266 - $7.95 

Color Ready Alphabets

Dimensional Elements

My Creations Items

My Creations - Board Book - Z1310 - $6.95 

My Creations - Journal - Z1268 - $7.95 


Rubber Brayer - Z616 - $12.95 

Soft Set Eyelet Tool - Z1208 - $14.95

         Stamp Sets

A Game A1113 
A Hop A1112 
A Little Buzz B1353 
A Little Everything D1408 
A Love A1103 
A Paisley A1105 
A Posey A1102 
Adoption A1098 
Adorning Corners D1322 
Always in My Heart A1101 
Ambiance C1349 
Around the Block D1377 
Baby LoveB1368 
Backgrounds & Borders D1463 
Baroque Alphabet E1006 
Beary Best C1363 
Beary BusC1409 
Beautiful ButterfliesB1373
Beautiful Things D1298 
Believe in Your Dream B1322 
Beloved B1343
Birthday Blast C1436 
Birthday BoyC1411 
Bless This NestC1445 
Blooming Layers C1449 
Bon Appetite D1367 
Boom! B1354 
Bunny Love B1324 
Camping Fever D1353 
Carefree C1447 
Catching WavesD1466 
Charmed C1385 
Cherished Flourishes D1413 
Ciao D1461 
Circle Around D1300 
Circle of Love D1438 
Circle Together B1372 
Connections D1330 
Crusin' D1471 
Cupcake SprinklesD1336 
Daydream D1297 
Down by the SeaC1451 
Dream Big D1399 
Dreams Come TrueD1470 
Headline Alphabet     E1011
Enjoy Every MomentC1395 
Extreme HappinessC1356
Family C1305 
Family Ties - Adults C1346 
Family Ties - ChildrenC1345
Family Ties - Pets B1350 
Fill in the Blanks D1465 
Flower Pot D1409 
For Every Occasion D1187 
Friendship Alphabet Large E1016 
Friendship BlessingsD1191 
From My Heart C1443 
Fun Times B1309 
Giggle Caps D1136 
Giggle Lowercase D1137 
Happy HolidaysD1431 
Happy MomentsC1437 
Hero D1474 
His and Hers C1460 
Horizon C1454 
Hot Diggity C1407 
Howdy D1435 
In the Month of April C1405 
In the Month of February C1403
In the Month of July C1417 
In the Month of June C1416 
In the Month of March C1404 
In the Month of May C1415 
It''s a Zoo C1360 
Just for Boys C1338 
Just for Girls C1337 
Just the Ticket B1323
Kanji Phrases C1339 
Let's Go Camping C1355 
Little PrincessC1414 
Love Always D1337 
Love Birds C1396 
Love Ya! D1460 
Magic Tabs C1448 
Makin' Waves C1365 
Ms. Chillin' D1404
Ms. ScrapbookB1352 
Notice the Details D1378
On the Edge C1399
On This Day D1468 
One of a Kind D1410 
Over the Rainbow D1426
Paisley Praise D1414
Piece of Cake D1407 
Post Card D1357 
Precious LoveC1444
Priceless Love D1348 
Recipe BoxD1364 
Retro Tech C1446 
Royal Birth D1441 
Rustic Alphabet E1002 
Salutation Seals C1461 
Shining Star D1320 
Smiles C1397 
So Lucky C1390 
Soul Mates Word Puzzle D1254
Springtime D1415 
Star Power D1403 
Summer Breeze C1453
Summer Days B1375 
Sweet Baby C1359 
Take Luck B1364
Tasty Treats D1427 
Tea Time C1438
Thank You D1361 
Thank You French D1392 
Thank You Spanish D1396 
Thrill Ride D1425 
Togetherness D1402 
Trellis D1451 
True Happiness D1365 
Two-Step BackgroundsD1473 
Unity C1422 
X-treme D1432 
You Did It C1351 
You Rock D1346 
You're Great D1434 
You're Sweet B1351 

Friday, January 13, 2012

We have snow - so here is a snowman :O)

Gotta love this snowman :O) 
I used the All Decked Out Stamp set - where you can build your own snowman - 
you get to choose his hat (or ear muffs), arms, whether he has 2 balls of snow for a body or just one - 
and even what kind of carrot he has for a nose.
The base of the card was Chocolate cardstock which I scalloped
using the corner rounder, the B&T was from Wonderland Level 2 paper pack
and the insert was Crystal blue cardstock held with Chocolate ribbon :O)
I heat embossed with clear ink the swirls at the bottom of the cardstock and then 
sponged the matching ink over the swirls so that they showed up.
I added silver Glitz Gel Glue to the snowflakes (and to the B&T at the top of the card)
I stamped the parts for the snowman on white cardstock then heat set Liquid Applique
while it was still hot I sprinkled liberally with prisma glitter and heated it again.
Black button brads made the buttons
His nose was liquid glasses after I had colored it with the Sunset marker
2 more black brads for eyes and his ear muffs were made fuzzy with fun flock
and the band colored with a grey marker and then liquid glassed.
I used 3D tape to 'pop' up the middle section of him plus his ear muffs.

I think he is super cute - hope you do too :O)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

10 Things I love About Winter Mini Album

How much do I like this paper - let me count the ways  . . . . . . This Wonderland
Workshop On The Go had such beautiful paper and you know I love the Sparkles
that I had to make another 6x6 mini album. This time, all about the things I Love About Winter.
I did also use the Polka Dot Alphabet as the dots on the letters matched the dots on the border stamp
that is in this WOTG.
I used the 'steam' image stamp to make the curly border down the side of the photo mats.
The fun thing about this album is that pretty much all of the 6x6 layouts
are orginally 12x12 layouts - taken from Cherish, Imagine or Magic - our 
amazing 'How To' books. Pick a layout you like and divide all the measurements by 2. 
in some cases you will have to adjust the measurements so that the layout looks good
and the photo areas are big enough to actually add a photo.
Some of the pages I added titles - and some I left blank - you could add your own
or as I find photos to fit the layout I will add a title later.
I loved adding the sparkles from the WOTG to the centers of the snowflakes.
I added Pansy purple ink to this kit as the Quick Pick mini album was pansy purple.
I know the purple used in the paper was a lighter shade but this darker shade 
worked perfectly.
I used the 'steam' stamp as a corner border in crystal blue ink.
Can't wait to add photos to this :O)
This layout is the WOTG brochure layout - just reduced to 6x6. You will see
how I made one photo area instead of 2 to make it more usable.
I hope you like it as much as I do and that it inspires you to make one of your own:O)

Monday, January 09, 2012

Rock the Block Promotion

Oh I have to tell you I am LOVING this Rock The Block special offer E sized Stamp set with it's cute tray & the 9 blank chipboard blocks.You can decorate them any way you like :O) 
Above is a quick & easy card which I made using some scrap circles of Roxie paper & then the stamps from the set. I did add a little amount of the Bronze Glitz gel glue in the center of the Desert Sand stamped flower.
Here I used some Roxie paper & again used the Bronze Glitz gel glue to 'color' over the swirl pattern of the paper. I cut a 4x6 photo into 2x2 squares and attached them to one side of the blocks.
For the 'Summer Fun' I took pear cardstock and stamped the 'dots' background in Sweet leaf ink.
I cut the letters out using the Cricut 'CTMH' Art Philosophy cartridge 
& then used the large corner shaped stamp in Lagoon ink to add a pattern to the letters. A few scraps of Lagoon & Sunny Yellow cardstock completed this side.
'Easter"  was done with the Cricut letters inked with Petal ink then covered with Bonding memories glue & dipped in Prisma Glitter. I stamped 2x2 colonial white cardstock squares with Creme Brulee ink using the corner stamp. I stamped the flowers in Blush & sponged Petal ink on the edges. The leaves were stamped in Sweet leaf. I added a spot of Liquid glass to the centers of the flowers and added more Prisma Glitter.
The "Halloween" side used the Mischief paper with the Zip strip still attached. The letters were sponged with Sunset ink & then I took the trellis pattern stamp and stamped in Cocoa over the top. 
Each letter was accented with 3 dots of Bronze Glitz gel glue.
I used the Believe paper on the "Christmas" side. 
I added a strip of Kraft cardstock which I had already scalloped the edge with the corner rounder 
then added the reindeer zip strip. The letters were ink distressed in Holiday Red ink. 
The last side again used the Roxie paper (can you tell it is my favorite? LOL) & inked the letters using 
Smoothie then went over with liquid glass to make them shiny - sorry it is difficult to see in this photo. 
I did the same thing with the word 'Love' which I matted on Black cardstock before attaching it.

I hope you like what I have done with mine - if you would like one too spend just $25 on items from the Autumn/Winter idea book and receive this stamp, tray and block set for just $15 (value $44.90).
Click on my link below and get yours now before they are all gone !!!


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