Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Get Gilded with Graphic 45 and Faber Castell

I'm lucky enough to get to partner with Faber Castell and Graphic 45 for a Blog Hop they are putting together, and this is the project I created using the two. 

The collection is from Graphic 45, Gilded Lily and it's just plume regal.  I created the flowers using various Faber Castell goodies including some of their Gelatos.  I have to tell you, I'm hooked on the Gelatos now, LOL. 

I created a simple step by step tutorial to show you how you can make some of these beautiful flowers yourself. 

Check out How to Create Shimmer Flowers W/ Faber Castell & G45 by Lori Williams on Snapguide.

Morgan Fitzsimons Flight of Fantasy is HERE!!!!!

Today Crafer's Companion has released a beautiful CD that includes all kinds of mystic and magical creatures.  I love how unique the collection and how you can print out all sorts of paper and embellishments that coordinate with the digi stamps...it's so much fun. 

Here are all the Crafters Companion goodies I used to create this card

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hurry Catch a Glimpse of a Fairy ...sneak peek with Crafter's Companion!!!!

I wanted to give you a glimpse of some beauties coming out next week from Crafter's Companion's.  The latest release will be the Morgan Fitzsimons CD and it's packed with all kinds of fairies, dragons and other mystical creatures.  You'll love it.  The card was made with some of their digi images and you can see, just how beautiful they are.  So stay tuned as there will be more to come next week. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Loving me some Heartfelt Dies!!!

Did you see the new die set from Heartfelt Creations????  It's a coordinating die for the Peacock Paisley collection/stamps that was released several months ago, and it's fabulous.  It has all types of intricate cuts that compliment the stamp so perfectly.  I love it!!!

I used my Spectrum Aqua Markers to get the colors and it's just beautiful with all the shading.  Be sure to skip over to Heartfelt Creations Blog this week and see lots and lots of samples using this new die.  YUMMY!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Fun with Gelatos

I've had some Gelatos for a while but haven't had a chance to play with them to much, but I did on this card...and boy did I have fun.  I just kept playing with the colors letting them drip and run and then adding more.  I adore the way the background turned out.  Then to really make it sing I added the stamped Hampton Art images that were then heat embossed with black.  It really made a stunning card. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Make a Ribbon Topiary with May Arts Ribbon

 Who wouldn't love to create this whimsical centerpiece for that special occasion?  Just think, with the right ribbon from May Arts you could make beautiful baby shower displays, wedding reception table toppers or just one for your everyday home decor in coordinating colors.  The sky is the limit, and when you see how easy it is to create one of these ribbon topiaries you'll be making them for yourself and friends left and right. 

Here are the supplies that you'll need.  Lots of fun ribbon from May Arts ( a complete list of the ribbon I used can be found at the bottom of this post), a foam base and lots of straight pins. 
Using 1 1/2" wide ribbon, cut lengths of ribbon 4 1/2" long.   

You'll want to use a wide variety of color coordinated ribbon.  I've used some crochet ribbon, sheer ribbons and of course some great solids with and without patterns.  The more the merrier. 

Roll the 4 1/2" ribbon as shown above

Using two straight pins, one on each side, push down into the foam base.  Continue doing this all over the foam base mixing all the ribbons together.  If you have a spot that needs a little more, just stick another ribbon roll down in to make the ball nice and full. 

Once the balls are covered and you're ready to put in a pot, push down into the pot and then cover the top with tissue paper. 

Using wired ribbon, wrap the stem of the topiary and attach to the foam base with a straight pin. 

To add a bit more whimsy, take the wired ribbon and makes some curls, then place them at the base of each of the balls and also at the very top.  Fluff and arrange your ribbon as desired. 

Lastly I decored the pot with this adorable self adhesive May Arts ribbon.  I just felt it gave that nice finished touch and really made it look festive. 
Here is close up of the ribbons so you can see how mixed up they are and how cute they all go together. 

 Want to make this topiary?  Here is a complete list of May Arts Ribbon used:
2 yards of each

More Fancy-Edgeables from Crafter's Companion

I'm so in love with the De'sire Edge'ables from Crafter's Companion.  They are just stunning anyway you use them.  This is a fold card I created and then stamped and colored the interior.  Here are several more pictures to give you a better feel. 

Of course I had to use some May Arts Ribbon to make it just a little more special.  I think overall this card was a raging success. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Just Between Us, Sneak Peek for Graphic 45

It's that time of year when Graphic 45 has one of their big releases for the summer paper shows, YEAH!!!!  This collection is called World's Fair and it's going to be one of those cherished sets that you'll want to get multiples of.  I love the color combination they used, it's just striking and of course all the vintage designs, well you're sure to fall in love. 

This is a hot air balloon box I created using the staples ATC box and the World's Fair collection.  I think I used almost every sheet of paper from the collection so be sure to check out every picture in detail so you can see it all.  You can also see more of World' Fair on the Graphic 45 blog, so be sure to stop by and say hi. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fancy Edge-Ables from Crafters Companion is here!!!!! New Release

Today's the day of Crafter's Companion's Fancy Edge-Ables release and they are just stunning!!!  There are butterflies , flowers, flourishes and more.  You have to go see them all, but I warn you, you'll want them all, LOL. 
This is a stair card I made using the Floral Dance die, and isn't it just beautiful. It was so easy to create with the edge-ables , some pretty paper from Graphic 45 and some lovely May Arts Ribbon. 
Here is a link to all the yummy goodies I used on this project:

It's Heartfelt Wednesday

Happy hump day everyone...we are that much closer to another weekend!!! YEAH!!!!  Today I've got a Heartfelt Creations card I made with the newest release " Sparkling Poinsettia".  This card has a lot of layers going on that really add to the interest.  The stamping and layers make this card shine on it's own without have to add a lot of other elements.  I think it lets the collection speak for itself. 

Be sure to stop by Heartfelt Creations blog today and you can get a complete listing of supplies used for this card but also step by step instruction for how to create it yourself.  Plus remember there are tons and I mean tons of other projects by the rest of the design team to check out.  Have a great rest of the week and happy crafting.