Saturday, February 4, 2012

U Make Me Bloom

Have you ever had someone in your life that just makes you bloom?  Makes you a better person just because?  I'm so blessed to have several of those people and my sister Gini is one of them.  She's been my best friend my whole life..This layout is about how she makes me bloom.
 The faces were created from PaperClay and molded.  I love the intricate details of the mold.  Once dry the I colored and painted with watercolor pencils, blender pen, distress inks and even a touch of smooch.

 It's so great the way I can created my own embellishments with Paperclay.

 The leaves are from Scrapping Cottage along with the flowers...beautiful, don't you think?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Cream on Cream

I've always struggled with monochromatic cards...but I think I finally pulled it off with this one.  I just love it.  I used Heartfelt Creations for the main sentiment this set.  The rose was made using one a Spellbinders die...and it's just stunning.  Can you believe I made this whole card with cream colored designer paper here at all. 

The background was created by inking a Cuddlebug folder and then impressing it...Love the way this technique came out. 

Have a great weekend and I'll see you Monday with a Prickley Pear Project.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Love Cast in Clay w/ Creative Paperclay and Amazing Mold Putty

Welcome to the Love Cast in Clay blog hop with Creative Paperclay® and Amazing Mold Putty! You should have arrived here from Amanda Mark:, if not, you may want to start back at the beginning with the Creative Paperclay® blog so you don't miss anything! We have great inspiration for you as well as awesome prizes! A winner will be chosen from both Amazing Mold Putty blog and Creative Paperclay® Blog to receive a 16oz package of Creative Paperclay®and package of Amazing Mold Putty. In order to win you must leave a comment on all blogs as well as become a follower of each blog.

Amazing Mold Putty is so easy to use! It is a two-part putty, that you mix equal parts together and press your object to be molded into it. You can then use the mold over and over again.  I wanted to mold an antique key for my project.

I use do many of my molded embellishments on cards and layouts so I don't like for them to be to heavy...also I'm not a patient person and always want it to dry quick, so I used the Delight ™ Air Dry Modeling Compound, which is lighter in weight than the Paperclay and the dry time is less. . I just pressed the Delight into the mold, let it dry for a bit to set up and then release from the mold and finish drying.

With the key being paper it's really ready for any finish you can think of.  I painted my key with smooch and then highlighted with inka gold rub for an antique finish.

Now that I've shared my project with you, it's time to hop on to Barbara Moore Blog !

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Wildflowers in Bloom

It's Prickley Pear Monday and today I'm sharing some flowers...always nice when it's actually cold and rainy outside :).  I loved the colors in the paper collection Stella,  from Close To My Heart.  It will be available Feb. 1st. 

The flowers and the sentiment are both from Pricky Pear Clearly Hibiscus Flower set.  They also have the die to match.

Be sure to check out the rest of the PPRS design teams inspirations's always so worth the time. 


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Love You Card

Love is in the air and you can tell with all the current challenges.  I created this card for 7 Kids College Fund using Red, White and Pink color combo. 

The charm on the top of the ribbon is from Epiphany...they really are so great.   I used various Spellbinders (Label 4, Parisian Accents and even the new Chateau Gate Die from Heartfelt)

The stamps are all from JustRite stamps and qualify for their current   Finally all the stamped images have been heat embossed and I've entered it in WOW's embossing challenge.