June 28, 2012

Home Decor Canvas

Today's project is something a little different.  I made this altered canvas with paint, my Spellbinders Jewel Goddess die templates, foil and silverware aged with Copic markers *lol*.  For a full tutorial visit   the Positively Me by Julianna Hudgins blog post

I have a ton of errands to run today but my mind is on all those people in peril because of the Colorado Wildfires.  Hugs to all my fellow Coloradans to the North and South of me.  

June 25, 2012

Kusudama Flowers with Momenta and Scor-Pal!

For today's Momenta Blog post I created these Kusudama Origami flowers using an assortment of Momenta papers.  The crisp folds were created using my Scor-Buddy and other Scor-Pal! Supplies.  Here's a link for the full tutorial and ways to win a fabby PRIZE too!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy Monday...

June 20, 2012

Sneak Peek: Spellbinders Summer Spectacular!

Hello everyone. Welcome to the very first day of Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular. I have two projects to share with you today using the brand new and super gorgeous Majestic Decorative Elements Circle die template set!

Spellbinders Supplies:
S4-384 Majestic Decorative Elements Circle MSRP $24.99
GC-001 Grand Calibur® Machine

Cross Promotional Partners Supplies:

{Tutorial for Majestic Decorative Elements Circle Flower}

I started off by nesting Majestic Decorative Elements Circle die templates #4 and #5 (#1 is the smallest) in one another.  After positioning the red cardstock over the die templates, I cut the shape out using the Grand Calibur Machine.  I repeated the process using orange cardstock.
Using my Scor-Pal scoring board, I carefully scored a line from each point on my star shape.  I alternated mountain and valley folds along the scored lines to create a dimensional flower.
After adhering both the orange and red flowers together I preceded to make the center petals.

After positioning white cardstock over the Majestic Decorative Elements Circle die templates #6 I cut/embossed the shape.  Using a pair of scissors I neatly trimmed along the border creating a decorative strip.  Starting from one end I neatly rolled the strip of paper to form my flower.  I secured the rolled flower to the center of my scored red and orange petals.

{Majestic Decorative Sun Catcher}

This sun catcher was fun to create using all the die templates from the Majestic Decorative Elements Circle die template set.  I layered different die templates to create each design and cut/embossed them using Spellbinders Delicate Pastels Premium Craft Foils Assortment.  After adhering the foil to the front and back of the cut cardstock dies I assembled the sun catcher with wire and jewellery embellishments.

Spellbinders foil can be sanded with a sanding block to create a vintage or distressed look.  Sanding the color foil reveals a tarnished silver finish.

{How to Win}

The Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular! Begins on June 21st and will end on June 28th, 2012. It consists of 24 individual prizes and one grand prize drawing. Enter the Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular! by visiting the participating blogs each day.
At the end of each blog post, click on the "Enter HERE" to open the entry form. You may only enter once from each blog each day.

Spellbinders™ will randomly draw one winner from each participating blog to receive that blog’s newly revealed dies. The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly drawn from the pool of entrants who sent entry forms from each and every participating blog during the 48 hours each blog was open. For the full list of official rules please click RULES.

*This contest is now closed*
**Enter the contest by clicking HERE**

Thank you so much for joining me today. I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy each day of the Spellbinders Summer Blog Frenzy!  Don't forget to visit my fellow colleagues who are also revealing their gorgeous projects today:

Have questions?  Email your queries to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us  

Good luck with your entries and happy Summer Frenzy Blog Hopping.


June 16, 2012

Michaels Illinois Here I Come...

I am on the move again!  This time I am heading out to attend the Grand Opening of the Michaels Store in Normal Illinois happening tomorrow!  As one of your Spellbinders Creative Team members I will be demonstrating the oh- so-fabulous Grand Calibur as well as showing off fabulous tips and techniques with Spellbinders die templates.  Grand Openings are always fun with Ribbon Cutting ceremonies, make-n-takes, prizes and all round fabbiness!

If you are in the area and can stop by I would love to see you!  Here are the details:

Store# 5027
200 Greenbriar Dr
Normal, ILL 61761

Grand Opening
June 17, 2012
Demonstrations by Spellbinders from 1-3pm

See you in Illinois!

June 12, 2012

Preview of Elegance

I am super excited to share a little sneak of a brand new project I created as a brand new member of Julianna Hudgins Design team!!!  I have a post on her blog today which you can read here:

There is ton's of inspiration which will be brought to you from the entire design team over the course of the next year.  I hope you enjoy these projects which are sure to broaden your creative horizons so until next time...
Happy Tuesday

June 6, 2012

Snowfall Tags that are JustRite

It's not quite Christmas in July - but almost :)  We continue this week with the release of brand new sets from JustRite Papercrafts.  Today's set includes a beautiful snowflake background stamp and a fun assortment of holiday sentiments.  For all my friends out there that make cards for a living remember it's never too soon to plan ahead...busy cardmaking season is just a few months away ;)

Of course I used my Spellbinders on these monogrammed tags.  The tag base is a die template set called Deckled Mega Rectangles LG and the beautiful snowflake is from the set called 2011 Snowflake Pendants.  Finally the center of my snowflake is a stamped die template from Lacey Circles.

Sparkling Inspiration

JustRite Inspiration
Sharon Harnist 
Linda Duke
Darsie Bruno
Eva Dobilas
Michele Kovack 
*Kazan Clark*
Barb Schram
Sheri Holt
Angela Barkhouse

Have a wonderful Wednesday.  I am off to Grand Rapids for a quick little trip.  See you all right back here in a couple of days!

June 5, 2012

Thank You JustRite Card

Today I have a gloriously vintage inspired card brought to you by the makers of JustRite stamps.  This Tuesday kicks off their latest release filled with the most beautiful stamps and sentiments!  Once again JustRite has created a stamp set that coordinates with Spellbinders die templates - love that when I can take my die templates and kick it up a notch!  Here are the deets:

As you can see the stamp set coordinates with Spellbinders Labels Twenty offering double the versatility for those babies!  The other coordinating Spellbinders product that I used was Nestaboard from Want2Scrap.  I love the kraft colored chipboard - precut according to Spellbinders die template sizes.   I used this one as a chipboard accents on either side of my Label.  

Divine Design Inspiration

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I have another project from this release to share with you tomorrow.  Have an awesome day!

June 3, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer

Summer is here and I could not be happier.  I love being outdoors and picnics are a super fun way to get together with friends and family.  I designed these easy invitations with matching envelopes for today's Momenta blog post.  I have details on how to make the cards as well as the custom envelopes with pinwheel embellishments here:

Traveling has taken up a large chunk of my time during the month of May but I am excited to be back in my craft room creating again.  Have a wonderful lazy Sunday afternoon!