Saturday, February 8, 2014

JustRite's February Release-Welcome Spring!

Good morning!
I am sharing another new set by JustRite called, Welcome Spring.
IT is such a darling set designed by Samantha Walker.  It is such a fun, versatile set. I colored the bunnies with my Copic markers.  I cut them out individually and added a pom pom to the one's tail. 
I stamped the bow and frame in a light blue ink and cut both out. I added glossy accents and glitter. 
I also added pearls, and seam binding to finish it off.  

Be sure to stop by these other crafty "chicks";)blogs to see their beautiful projects!

Have a great Saturday!!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

JustRite's February Release-Rose Postcard Background Stamp

Good morning and happy Friday to you! I have another new release from JustRite to share with you today. It is another beautiful background stamp called, Rose Postcard. I wanted kind of an "artsy" feel to it, so I decided to stamp the image with Versamark on Teresa Collins book paper.  I embossed the image in black. 
To give the image color, I used my Inktense Pencils. I love the vibrancy it gives to the image.
I stamped the butterfly an additional time, colored it, and then cut it out.  I lifted the wings and glued two pearls to the body.  I added a bit of hot pink and orange string for an additional pop of color.
Here is the set.  Which made me realize right now as I am typing this, that my card is sideways. 
;) It's it's all okay right?
You won't want to miss what the other gals have done with this set.  Simply gorgeous!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

JustRite's February Release-Hydrangea Vintage Labels Seven

Good morning! 
It is that time of the month once again when JustRite releases their brand new beautiful stamps! I missed opening day today is actually day 2 of their release. 
(I'm a slacker I know!) ;)
Today's set is so pretty and puts me in the mood for spring, It is called, Hydrangea Vintage Labels Seven. I stamped it with Versamark on a tag cut from my Cricut and then embossed it in white.  I gave it a watercolor wash using Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  I used the same technique with the butterfly except that it was stamped on vellum and hand cut. 
The background is a sneak peek of a set coming out in March.  I did use the same technique on the background as well. I added seam binding, a peek of a doily, and some sequins to finish it off. 
Here is the entire set in all its prettiness! 
And don't forget to pop on over to the other designers' blogs for more inspiration using this set!

Would you be willing to do me a favor?
PLEASE "Like" Cortney over at Zulily!
I have been feverishly working to get Cortney a modeling job for them and they have her picture in the Zulily Finds Section towards the bottom.  Click on that and scroll waaaaaaaaay down and find this picture of Cortney.  
Just click the little heart.  I would SOOOOOO appreciate it if you could just take a moment. These are baby steps, but maybe steps a bit closer to her dream. 
Thanks again and have a great day!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning and happy Monday to you! 
 Today is Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party! The challenge this month is to create a Valentine's Day themed project.  
I decided to create a coffee cup box to hold candy in that I can give to one of the gals at work. 
I started with the coffee cup that was cut using my Silhouette. 
(I will have to link later, as my Webroot Antivirus found a threat on the Silhouette site?) 
I embellished it using this sweet heart image from Crafty Secrets.  It is part of the Digital Heart to Heart Collection. I added a bit of ribbon, leaves, and a flower to finish it off. 
And since I have no self control around chocolate, I had nothing to put in the box. ;)
Here's how I put my treat box together.  (Minus the treats!) LOL!
I printed my designer paper from the Vintage Valentine collection.  (The pink and blue was used for my flower for some subtle variances in color)
I gave the heart a bit of color with my Copic markers. On the second heart I colored the bird's nest and cut it out. 

I popped it up using dimensional foam circles.  I added glossy accents to the eggs.  I decided after this picture was taken to sprinkle it with glitter.  I couldn't resist the sight of glittery eggs!
To "ground" my image to the cup, I glued a doily to the front. 
Then I stacked a Spellbinder's oval shape and the heart using dimensional foam circles. 
I created my bow....
Then I decided to add a few feathers for a soft wispy look. After all it is a bird image right?  ( Yes, I can be quite literal!)
I wanted to add a flower and some leaves.  This is how I give the petals and leaves some dimension and shape.
My finished flower.
And here it is one more time all put together! :)
Be sure to drop by the other girls' blogs for more Valentine inspiration!