Saturday, December 7, 2013
Today is JustRite's last day of their new release for December....so we saved the best for last. ;) It is a beautiful set designed by our very own talented Becca Feekin. The set is called Elegant Celebrations. The fonts in this set are beautiful and I love the sayings.
She has also designed a Spellbinder's die, Heirloom Flourishes, that is elegant and goes beautifully with any project.
Since it is only in the teens here, my thoughts turned to a winter wedding. I chose soft purples and silver.
I used the pretty flourishes stamp to add a bit of purple to the back panel.
The snowflake/sentiment was matted against a Spellbinder's Label's Four die. I left the die in place, took my Sakura glue pen to outline the perimeter and then sprinkled it with silver glitter.
I wanted to add a bit of texture to the base of the card so I used the CrissCross Spellbinder's die. I once again used my glue pen to the perimeter and sprinkled it with silver glitter.
I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it in silver. The snowflakes are by Spellbinders and were given a bit of purple with my Copic airbrush system.
I added two Heirloom Flourishes...one at the top of the image and another at the bottom. I added a glittery silver pearl to it. :)
Be sure to visit the other girls' blogs. Each and every project is a stunner!
I am off to do a bit of Christmas shopping today. I feel so very far behind this year......but I am hoping to knock it out of the park today! Wish me luck! ;)
Have a great day my friends!
Friday, December 6, 2013
It's Friday people! That means only one more work day until the weekend! ;)
It also means another peek at this month's new release from JustRite.
It is such a fun vintage inspired set called, Just a Note.
I decided to create another box for Cortney's teachers to slip in a gift card.
The box cut can be found at the Silhouette store.
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it with pink Zing powder.
the fountain pens were stamped in red and given a coat of glossy accents.
I matted the sentiment using several different Spellbinder's dies.
I also added a bit of lace, seam binding, and a flower created using yet another Spellbinder's die.
Be sure to say hello to these talented girls!
Enjoy your Friday!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I hope you are enjoying this month's new stamps by JustRite so far!
Today's set is a total must have!
It is a sentiment set.....and really, who couldn't use more sentiments? ;)
Plus, the font used is beautiful!
The set is called, Grand Thank You Sentiments.
I decided since Christmas is sneaking up on us rather quickly, I'd make a holiday box for Cort's teacher.
I used THIS box from Silhouette.
The snowflake was cut using a Spellbinder's die. It was covered in glossy accents and sprinkled with glitter.
The little felt flower is a Papertrey die. I added a little button, a miniature candy cane, and a silk bow topped with a sequin.
Here is the entire set. :)
And here is just a bit of enabling for you......how about a great sale on Christmas stamps? Click the icon below to do a little preChristmas shopping!
Have a wonderful day my friends!!!
Have a wonderful day my friends!!!
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Today is day two of JustRite's new December release!
Today's set is perfectly, deliciously vintage. It is called, Remember When.
To give this pretty background stamp a bit more interest, I stamped it twice. The first layer was sponged with a bit of pink Memento ink and the perimeter given a healthy dose of German Glass glitter.
The second layer was cut with a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Nine die and given several layers of UTEE. It gives it shine and texture. I adhered it to the first layer using dimensional foam circles.
I can never seem to leave a card "naked." So I added a flower that I cut using the Rose Creations Spellbinder's die. I added pearls to the center, seam binding, string, a tag, and book paper leaves.
Be sure to stop by the other designers' blogs to see what they've whipped up using this fabulous background stamp!
Have a great Wednesday!!!
Have a great Wednesday!!!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time sure does fly doesn't it? ;)
I can't believe it is the start of a new month already! But that means it is time to show you JustRite's new releases for December!
This background stamp is called, Time Flies. It is a fun eclectic stamp. I stamped the background in Versamark and embossed it in gold. I gave it a hint of color with a pink Copic marker.
I stamped the wings with Versamark and embossed them in pink. I added a sticker to the banner portion, a flower cut from my Silhouette, leaves from a Spellbinder's die, and several sequins.
The design team did a great job of showcasing this stamp. I love the variety of styles and versions of this stamp!
Have a great day friends!
Monday, December 2, 2013
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend! I know I did! I hosted Thanksgiving, got all of my Christmas decorations up, shopped, visited with family and friends, and even managed brunch with Santa yesterday. It was a beautiful busy weekend!
It's that time of the month again when Crafty Secret's hosts their design team challenge and linky party!
Today I have a vintage inspired ornament and step by step directions on how I created it.
I adore this little Eskimo....it is part of Crafty Secret's digital Vintage Christmas set. I gave her a bit of color with my Copics and added flock to her hood, collar, and cuffs.
I love adding pops of silver here and there with tinsel ribbon, silver glitter, and silver sequins. I also added satin ribbon and pink pom pom trim.
On the left is how I purchased it from the store. (Hobby Lobby) I selected a pretty egg shell blue paint by Martha Stewart. Once dry I brushed on glossy accents and sprinkled it with glitter.
I use up so much glitter with this addiction I have that my bottle is now empty! :(
I wanted to add the silver trim, so I grabbed my tacky glue and a bunch of clothespins.....
It is helpful to hold the trim down until it is dry. ;)
Here is a close up of my Eskimo girl. Colored, flocked.....
I used two different Spellbinder's circle dies to fit my ornament. I airbrushed the image while the die was still in place with a pink Copic marker.
I didn't want the image to be too far back inside the ornament, so I stacked 3 dimensional foam circles and glued them inside the ornament.
I also wanted a silver snowflake with a little rosebud for the center.
Here is my ribbon before adding my silvery snowflake. I use string all the time to tie my bows together.
And here is one last look at the ornament all put together. :)
Be sure to visit the rest of the design team to see their beautiful projects!
- Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
- Michele Kovack - See 295+ Gallery!
- Darlene Pavlick
- Rebekah Faries
- Sheila Rumney
- Kathy Clement
- Elizabeth (I love rubber) on Splitcoast
- Cherry Nelson
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
I am having a quiet cup of coffee before I head to the kitchen. ;)
I wanted to share a second version of this image that is part of Crafty Secret's Thanksgiving digital set. You can see my original card HERE.
It was printed on glossy card stock and sprinkled with clear embossing powder. I brought it to life with Copic markers. The colors are so much more vibrant when colored on glossy paper.
I added a bit of coordinating seam binding and some jingle bells. I also added a scattering of sequins as a final touch.
If you would like to see step by step directions, you can click HERE for my past post. :)
Thank you for your visits and support.
Thank you for letting me share my family with you.
Thank you for allowing me to get to know you.
This hobby has helped me in so many ways....and most of it is because of you.
Hugs to you my friends!