Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bling in the Season

This is My Mind's Eye's new Christmas collection paper " Lost and Found Christmas".   Isn't it just yummy with all it's glitter and bling.  Did you know that the new challenge for Beary Scrap is up right now and it's SUPER EASY!!!  ANYTHING GOES!!! yeap create something stunning and beautiful your pick and enter it in our challenge where you could win a $20 shopping spree.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fun With PaperClay

Have you played with Creative PaperClay yet?  If not, why?  Not sure what to do with it?  Well today I'm going to share a simple tutorial with you that will have you running to your nearest craft store to pick some up and start playing.

First let me tell you Paperclay is like clay but it's paper and dries light as a feather ready to use on your card, layouts or anything else you can think of.  Also with it being paper it so compatible with so many different products, dies, glues, inks, stains, mists, rubs...well you get the idea.  So onto our simple rose tutorial.

In the photo above I show you the first five steps. Create a small ball and flatten as thin as you can without tearing.  I use my fingers as I love the look of my fingerprints in the finished petals...makes it look like the veins on a real rose but paperclay works beautifully with any the choice is yours.  Then just roll your flattened petal into a center rose bud leaving the end a bit open. You've created your base for your rose flower.  Repeat step one and two and then apply to your base rose bud.  Continue to do this until you have the desired size for your flower.

Your next step is to let your rose air dry.  The petals are thin, so I only let mine dry overnight and then they were ready for the next step.  Remember I said how compatible PaperClay is, Glimmer Mist works great.  Spritz your flower with desired color and let dry.

For the final step for the roses I added some Viva Gold rub to the edges of the petals.  It just gave a really nice finishing touch.  I use a makeup sponge to apply, they're cheap so you don't mind tossing when it's time for a new one. 

So want to see what the roses look like in a project? 

This is an easel card that really became more of a sculpture once it was complete.  I wonder is it wrong to give yourself a card, LOL....I really can see this sitting on my office desk.  LOVE IT!!!

Finally a close up view of the rose cluster...Isn't your mind just going crazy thinking of all the things you could do with this product? 

and get even more inspiration from their Blog here

There are videos, tutorials and artwork ready to inspire you, so be sure to sneak a peek. 


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Today I'm sharing my Jack-O-Joke card with you I created using Scrapping Cottage/ CottageCutz dies. "What did the Momma Jack-O-Lantern say to the baby Jack-O-Lantern.....Cut it out. " I always love to have fun and find humor in everything, and this is my silly sense of humor coming out with this card. The punch line is hidden with a tag that hides behind the pumpkins and can be pulled out when you're ready to find out the answer.

I used the Trick or Treat Puppy die for the Momma Pumpkin. The baby pumpkin is from Spooky Treats which is one of the My Little Shoebox dies that coordinate with their paper collections. Just a great pairing.

 I hope I brought a smile to your face.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Sweet Slumber

Kaisercraft has just released their new Bonjour collection and it's just down right beautiful.  All the soft colors end up giving such a rich feel. I love the way I was even able to use it for a baby layout of my youngest son.  So sweet.

The flowers and the title were all covered with Sakura Glaze. You may not see it so clear in the photo but it gave them all a glassy look that really helps them pop off the page.

See ya tomorrow with an adorable card for Cottage Cutz.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hooray!!! Great News

I'm thrilled to finally be able to share with you all my exciting news.  I was chosen to be on Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp's  2011-2012 Design Team.  I'm in some wonderful company, here's a list of all the design team members:

Cheryl - G. Designer

To see all about everyone and PPRS head on over to their blog . I can't wait to start sharing my projects with you soon, so keep your eyes open.