Friday, March 9, 2012

Great Impressions, Creative Inspirations Paint Blog Hop!

Hi All!

Thanks for following along on the joint Blog Hop with Great Impressions Stamps and Creative Inspirations Paints! You will see some wonderful projects featuring both along the way, so if you've stumbled upon this post, and want to be sure not to miss anything, you can start off on the CI Paints blog and follow through to the Grand opening of the Great Impressions store... See links below:

Creative Inspirations Paint
Barbara Washington
Carla MacKay
April Lower
Dawn Lotharius
Gini Cagle
Holly Brown
Irit Shalom
Kassi Hulet
Kendra Sand
Great Impressions Blog

Don't forget to collect your letters along the way, you'll need them for your chance to win the fabulous prize which is a $25 Gift Certificate to Great Impressions and your choice of 5 colors of CI Paints... Awesome right?!

Your 4th letter is "A"

Now... on to my project!

I love this image and wanted to keep it simple so the stamps and paints could shine. I stamped the Flower Flourish twice in black and heat embossed it with clear powder. The flowers kind of reminded me of Forget-Me-Nots, so I painted them with Aqua Marine, Buttercup and Copper. Leaves are Green Olive and a little Emerald in the centers.

Here is a close-up of the detail:

Here's a shot of the Paints used:

Enjoy the Hop! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sunflower Birthday

Here's the card I made for yesterday's Creative Inspirations Paint blog post... I was in need of a little sunshine! Check out the full post here...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Goodbye Max...

On December 23rd, I said goodbye to a true friend. He's been with me from 13 to 31, all my teenage years and my 20's too. That's practically my whole life. Friday was the most difficult decision I've ever made, but he got ill suddenly, didn't suffer for long, and I was with him until the end... not much else I could have asked for when the day finally came. He's greatly missed but will be remembered always and with love as the youthful loving spirit he was that endeared him to all of us. Bye baby, home isn't the same without you.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Creative Inspirations Paint Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the third stop on the Creative Inspirations Paint Holiday Blog Hop (and home of the second letter on your tour; H)! Glad you could join us!

There is a ton of inspiration to be found on the Hop here today so if you've randomly found your way here and you want to start at the beginning... head on over to the Creative Inspiration Paint blog!

You'll want to collect all the letters along the way for your chance to win some fabulous blog candy! You have until 6pm EST Sunday (Dec. 18) to leave your comment on the CI blog with your letters. Winner will receive 3 Creative Inspirations Paints, 3 Resplendence Glitters and 3 Deliquesce Embossing Powders of their choosing.

(I painted the green and pink buttons with Sage and Blush CI Paints. Makes them look pearlescent, very cool effect! I painted a little white hill behind the tree with Gesso and then went overtop with Fairy Dust CI Paint, so shimmery and pretty, you can see better in the close-up!)

Your next stop is Dawn's blog!

Creative Inspirations Paint 2011 Holiday Blog Hop:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I'm not missing!

I've been getting ready for Christmas! Only 10 more sleeps until Christmas Eve! Crazy!! Where did December go? Or November for that matter!

Part of my annual "getting ready" always includes making ornaments for the tree. All kinds are welcome! Not many ornaments I met that I didn't like... I think it reminds me of my Grandmother who was always making things, and in the last decade she's been gone, it's how I keep her here at Christmas. (Cue the water works!)

But seriously, I love making them, so this year I painted up some pretty balls, hopefully to find their Christmas home in the next few hours... or days... gotta do the lights first though, I hate doing the lights!

These were made using Creative Inspirations paints, so head on over to their blog for colors and full deets here.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Another Creative Inspirations Paint project

I feel like I've been so busy lately! I have so much to share but no time to photograph and post! Ugh! I won't leave you totally empty handed though... I'll leave you with my latest Creative Inspirations Paint project. Check out all the deets on the CI blog HERE.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

First DT post for Creative Inspirations Today!

You can check out the full post here in the November 9th post, which has all the details on how I created this lovely card!