Friday, April 25, 2014

Play Along with KaiserCraft's Sketches

With the weekend coming up it's always fun to have a project to work on....have you tried KaiserCraft's Saturday Sketches????  It's a great way to kick off your creative juices, plus you could win a whole collection from KaiserCraft.  So it's a win, win. 

Have a great weekend and I'll see you next week. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thinking of You Heartfelt Creations

Hello all and happy Wednesday.  Today's Heartfelt Wednesday and I have an elegant card I made using the latest collection " Celebrate the Journey".  The stamped image was colored in with pastels...something new I've been playing with and having fun.  I know there is a lot more I'll learn about them but it's always fun to try new techniques and medium.

Supply List

HCDP1 242 Celebrate the Journey Paper Collection
HCPC 3601 Floral Dress Collage
HCD 743 Raindrops on Roses
273900 Zip Dry Glue
159723 Dries Clear Glue
452255 Grand Calibur
459222 Flower Tools
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Other Products Used: Distress Ink, Sponge Dauber, Pearls, Card Stock, X-acto tool, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Pastels, Sealer

Directions: Stamp Collage stamp on plain card stock using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Distress the edges of the stamped image and layer on a plain black piece of card stock.  Stamp the image two more times on plain cardstock to use the flowers  a bit later on.  Color your image with pastels and blend the colors.  Once you have completed your base coloring spray with fixative/sealer. Color and fussy cut out the flowers from the other two stamped images.  Using your flower tools and molding mat curl the petals of the flowers in.  You can also pinch the tips of the petals with tweezers to add a bit more movement.  Using dries clear glue, attach two layers of petals to three of the flowers as shown on the card.  Seal the entire collage again with fixative/sealer. Add a ribbon bow and pearl the the front of the dress.  Die cut out two flourishes from designer card stock using the Grand Calibur.  Layer behind the collage and attach with Dries Clear Glue.  Run a small line of glue along the top and bottom edge and add pearls.  Cut a 5 x 7 designer paper base from the collection and using zip dries glue attach the collage down.  Finally cut a 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 black cardstock base for a small black edge. This will help to really make your image pop.  Mount your card on a plain card.      

Monday, April 21, 2014

GRAPHIC 45 DESIGN TEAM 2014 Annoucement!!!!!

I am speechless, this morning I have made something that I never thought would be possible, the bucket list of design teams, the be all end all......I MADE GRAPHIC 45 2014 TEAM!!!!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!!

I have loved G45 paper since I first laid eyes on it and I never dreamed they would think I would be talented and creative enough to serve on their team...but the word is out now.  I can't wait to share with you over the next year all my creations and thank you so much to everyone for their well wishes and cheerleading. 

What an awesome start to this week!!!!!




Teresa Collins and Xyron Tutorial

Hi Everyone.  This week Xyron and Teresa Collins are joining forces to bring you some amazing projects and products.  I've got a really simple but fun tutorial for you that will show you how to make this quilt pattern card.  So away we go. 
First I'm using "You are my Happy" paper collection from Teresa Collins.  I've cut a 6 x 6 base and then four squares of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 and four squares of 1 1/2 x 1 1/2. 

Next your going to use a corner rounder and round only of the edges on opposite sides as shown.  I then inked my edges of all the squares with distress ink. 

Cut four more squares of plain cardstock at 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and also four more 1 3/4 x 1 3/4".  Round the corners as you did the patterned paper and also ink the edges again. Run your squares through your Xyron 5" Creative Station.  Adhere your patterned squares onto each other for a layered look. 

Using the Xyron/Teresa Collins Adhesive Remover clean up the edges of your squares.  This little tool is amazing for getting up little bits of glue...lifesaver!!!!

Using the foam squares from the Xyron/Teresa Collins Adhesive kit layer your card together.

Punch out two circles one a bit larger than the other and ink the edges run your smaller circle through you Xyron 3" Disposable Sticker Maker.  Layer together and attach with a foam square to the center of your card to finish up. 

I love all the layer and depth in this card.  It's simple but stunning at the same time.  Be sure to go to Xyron's Blog and see all the other beautiful creations that will be made this week. 
Products Used
Teresa Collins Adhesive Kit
3" Disposable Sticker Maker
5" Creative Station
Teresa Collins " You are Happy" paper collection