Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Product Partner Holiday Blog Hop!

Hi friends! I am thrilled to participate in the Spellbinder's Holiday Blog Hop partnering with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, as well as several other great companies! There are prizes to be had and tutorials to view! There is lots of holiday inspiration to get your creative mojo going! 
Be sure to hop over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog for all of the contest rules. 
Spellbinders Product Partner Holiday Blog Hop
I have two Christmas cards using the same technique, but a different color scheme for each. My first card is the more simple of the two.
It uses my new Derwent Artbar water colors and watercolor paper.  I cut it out using Spellbinder's new Diagonal Chevron Stripe die cut. I also used their Conversation Bubble for the sentiment.
I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam tape to pop up the stripes.  I added a sentiment by SRM Stickers, some ribbon, jingle bells, and a few sequins to finish it off.  
My second card stepped it up a notch and has a few added details that the first card didn't have. The layout is the same though. The stripes were still popped up, but I added a coating of glossy accents to add a bit of shine. 
The cluster of pretties was a bit more involved for this card.  I die cut a couple of snowflakes using a Spellbinder's die. I added silk flowers coated with glossy accents and then dipped in gold glitter. Pretty glittery jingle bells were also added. 

I have a step by step photo tutorial on the
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog! You also want to be sure to visit for your chance to win some amazing prizes!  
Thanks for popping by!

Monday, November 17, 2014

It's Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas!

Good morning friends! It is a frigid morning here with temperatures only in the teens. It certainly feels more like January than November.  With Christmas surrounding me everywhere I turn, my creative mojo has been holiday focused!
I used this gorgeous St. Nick image from Crafty Secret's Vintage Christmas set.  He was stamped in brown. His face and cheeks were colored with Copic markers.  I added white flocking to his beard and hair.  I cut the image out with a Spellbinder's die. While the die was in place I sponged a bit of brown ink around the edges.
I wanted to "frame' the image with a pretty poinsettia.  I used my Silhouette to cut it out. I cut it with cream cardstock, misted it with water and shaped it with a mat and stylus.  I added a bit of pink with my Inktense pencils.  Before I assembled the flower I added glossy accents and sprinkled glitter to it.  Once it was dry I assembled the flower.  I glued it to the corner along with pretty coordinating ribbon and a few vellum leaves, also cut from my Silhouette.
As you know, Cortney loves to model.  Every single weekend she asks to model. So if we have nothing for an Etsy shop or boutique lined up, we play around in front of the camera.
Just a white backdrop with white tank top on.
And this is what I got.
Even with a spot of drool, I adore this picture of my girl.
Could her hand be posed any better than that? 
If you know anyone looking for a teen model, please let me know.
This is a tough business and even tougher for a girl with a disability. 
And if you haven't already, I would love it if you followed Cortney's new Facebook page!
I am off to bundle up and face the cold!
Have a great (warm) day!