Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
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!)
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
So it feels like all I've posted lately has been cards, despite the fact I have a whole album full of Paris layouts, none of which I've shared yet! Crazy! But I'm rectifying that situation right now...
This was both the first layout I did after the Paris trip and the first page in my album... I kept notes while we were away and I used some of those notes to create this layout summarizing some of my first impressions on the first day we were there. I'm not a big writer... I'd rather be "doing" on a trip rather than sitting there "writing" about what I did, but I am so glad I made the time on this trip... when I read some of the things now (after a year) I remember details I know I would have forgotten otherwise. It's also helping me to actually journal! The hard part is already done before I even start!
When I first started scrapping back in the Creative Memories days, half my pages would be nothing but writing but as the years have passed, I find I journal less and less... I'm ashamed to admit some of my pages have only titles for text... and let's face it, the stories are the whole point right! Now whenever I go on a trip I will make the time to capture the details, it's worth it to remember the little moments!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I don't know if you've noticed, but there is a new addition to my sidebar that has me pretty darn excited... I'm on the Creative Inspirations Design Team! Yay! I can't tell you how thrilled I am, everyone is so nice and has such awesome ideas... I am inspired and can't wait to get to work! So keep your eyes peeled for some new projects featuring some bling-y bling-y paints!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
I'm teaching a card class tomorrow and this is one of the cards we'll be doing. All Hero Arts stamps along with Distress Inks... how could I go wrong?! The background stamp is CG245, the tree is CG870 and the stars and sentiment are from set CL459. To do the tree I heat embossed it in white and then used Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress Stains to color it. Cut out the tree and pop it up on the background and you have a pretty simple card.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Here are the materials I used as well:
Hero Arts/Sizzix Reindeer Framelits set
CG119 - Flourish Background
Distress inks -Peeled Paint, Pine Needles
Pearlized water (perfect pearls)
Martha Stewart twine
Hero Arts Earth Elements button
old patterned paper (I think it's K&Co.)
Monday, October 10, 2011
I managed to get the mini done that I posted in the silk technique video (see pics below) and even 3 cards done this weekend too... I know a long week-end is only one day longer but I get so much more done than just one weeks worth! Love that! On to the mini...
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Not finished the book yet but I'll be working on it today so I'll upload some photos of the finished project when I get it done.
Have a great day! Enjoy the video!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Next... my classes... I had so much fun teaching them. Here is a photo of what the final project ended up looking like... Does it look familiar to you? It should! :)
Here I am teaching one of my classes (standing at the top of the photo at the end of the middle aisle) trying to sound like I'm not nervous!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Here is a fall card I made for a card exchange on the Hero Arts Flickr group. I made it using a technique I learned at Scrapfest in one of the Hero Arts classes (which were awesome by the way!). Maybe one of these days I'll give the lo-down on my Scrapfest experience... I'm still processing! :)
Friday, September 16, 2011
And it hasn't even REALLY started yet!
Arrived yesterday... overwhelmed is the only word I have! Met so many awesome people already, most of them Archiver's employees! Did lots of shopping and even checked out the aquarium... totally neat place!
Today the real fun starts though! I'm taking a couple classes today and then I also teach for the first time today... Ihope it goes alright! Wish me luck!
Monday, August 29, 2011
I've been busy making ATC cards of late... for a Hero Arts Christmas swap over at the HA Flickr group and also for the awesome people that signed up to take my class at ScrapFest in Bloomington MN. I can't believe it's less than 3 weeks away! So exciting!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Also! I can let you know my big news from last week! I won the Archiver's Create-it-by-You Workshop contest!! What does that mean? Well it means that I'll be teaching a workshop at ScrapFest 2011 in the Mall of America, Bloomington MN this coming September 16-18! I am so excited... excited doesn't cover it... stoked might be a little closer! If you're going I'd love to hear from you, I'm gonna need some buddies! Here's a link to the announcement, the project may look a little familiar (with some product tweaking): here
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
And I have totally great news! I'm super excited, can you tell?! But I don't know if I'm allowed to share yet or not... I always see stuff like that on other people's blogs and it totally ticks me off cause I want to know right then! (I'm an instant gratification kind of girl!) I gotta say though, I've never had the opportunity to torture before and I'm sad to say, I kinda like it! It's totally fun to be a tease. So you'll have to stay tuned for my super-exciting-to-me-anyway-news! But at least I'm leaving you with a video right?!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Hopefully I'll have another video to post soon! (there's a video on that quilt card I posted yesterday ready to go... just waiting on youtube!)
Saturday, June 11, 2011
On to the cards...
White and Ivory cardstock
EK Success border punch
Martha Stewart Banner and twine
Studio G "Congratulations Stamp"
Jillybean Soup Corrugated heart
Faber Castell Big Brush "Nougat"
Distress Ink "Antique Linen"
Hero Arts "Old French Writing"
Pink Paislee 6x6 "Butterfly Collection" papers
EK Success border punch
Martha Stewart Banner
Prima mini roses
Distress Ink "Antique Linen"
Recollections flower (M brand)