Saturday, January 16, 2016

Ribbon Resource and Cardmaker Blog Hop

Love is in the air with Cardmaker Magazine and May Arts Ribbon/Ribbon Resource.  It just couldn't be any sweeter.  In celebration of this card hop I created this vintage style Valentines Day card topped off with some beautiful silk ribbon.  Pearls, ribbon, vintage paper and delicate die cuts make for a beautiful but simple card to recreate.
Please be sure to hop and see all the designers beautiful Valentines Day cards and leave comments...cause you might just win a couple rolls of ribbon of your choice.  That's always enough to make you swoon. 
Here the hopping order

Friday, January 15, 2016

Let Crafter's Companion Inspire You

 It's so lovely to be able to sit down with some colorful pens and plan papers and be able to create a beautiful card, such as this.  I love the scene I was able to achieve stamping and coloring in with the Spectrum Sparkle and Spectrum Aqua markers.  It really did inspire me.  Have you been able to check out Crafter's Companion's new sparkle pens?  I'd love to hear what you think?
Here's a list where you can pick up the supplies I used for this project

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sugar Hollow Release with Heartfelt Creations

Heartfelt Creations invites you to enter the sweet and magical world of Sugar Hollow! Make the acquaintances of an adorable family of wide eyed and lovable owls who inhabit the beautiful and enchanting forest like surroundings. Each of these darling and delightful feathered friends comes with their own special personality and they are sure to find a soft spot in your heart! The sugary sweet color palette in this collection lends itself to adding a bounce to your step and and a happiness to your heart as you create with cotton candy like pinks, ribbon candy stripes, peppermint greens as well as several shades of confectionary grape lollipop like hues.  A whimsical assortment of beautifully illustrated stamps showcase images of ornamental bird houses, lovely trees and a wide selection of owl images which can be used to design for a wide variety of occasions. The fun and witty sentiments included add a playful charm making this a collection that will appeal to crafters of all ages.  Whether you wish to remind a friend or loved one how special they are and that you think they are "a hoot", or send an any occasion card just because "It's Owl Good", this sweet and light hearted collection is sure to brighten someones day and bring a smile to their face!

Are you looking for inspiration....Graphic 45

Do you sometimes sit down to create something and think????? Now What????  Today I have a super cute post for you that will help at those road block times.   Create these cute cubes that you roll and then you'll get the answer as to what type of paper to use, embellishment to adorn on your project and what technique to give a whirl.  Check out my snapguide tutorial below. 
Be sure to check out other inspirational 2016 projects on the Graphic 45 blog and I hope you were able to follow along with all the new goodies from CHA from Graphic 45.  If not look it up. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Pure Joy with Art-C, you can order today!!!!

I've had the pleasure I working with some of the Art-C projects for the last few months and I was thrilled to work with their CHA release of paints.  OH MY!!! if you love sparkle and pop you are going to adore their paints.  They have several new lines of paint that have come out including a thick chalk paint and a metallic paint writers, , a texture cream/paint that has beautiful sparkle and depth to it and then a fine sparkle paint that  gives you coverage like you wouldn't believe.  All of their paints are professional grade which means the pigment is strong and will give you great coverage with just s pinch.  All of these paints are a must have for the mixed media artist.  I even heard a little rumor you could get these early on
Create and Craft (Here's a link, if they aren't sold out) ....not to many products you can order now from a CHA release. 
I created this mixed media piece with multiple layers of their paints and stencils.  I even stamped on some tissue paper and added that in, you can really see it in the picture on the top right hand corner. 
The dimensional butterflies were created by die cutting out the image and then randomly stamping over them with some of the silver paint.  Then edging it with the aqua paints.  The paint really helped to give some stability to the paper butterflies, so then when they were layered up by three they have some great substance. 
I really wanted this piece to be one that highlighted Art-C's paints so I didn't add a lot of embellishments.  I think the textures, sparkle and patterns have enough going on to keep your eye searching and looking for new little bits. 
Be sure to stop by Art-C's booth at CHA and check out their new spectacular paint'll love it!!!