January 21, 2013

I Dream of African Treasures

There were so many exciting products making their debut at CHA including the Jewel Loom designed by Julianna Hudgins as well as an exclusive die template, plate and bezel collection released by Spellbinders Paper Arts.

I was inspired by my African roots when I designed this pendant.  The Zulu and Ndebele tribes of Southern Africa are master beaders.  The center panel was created on the Jewel Loom using Toho beads.  I added the little stone beads and treasures by mixing Ice Resin which secured the trinkets in place.

You can find details on how I created this pendant by visiting Julianna's blog and this post:

Thanks for stopping by today.  I am in transit as I make my way to frigid temperatures in Michigan.  Have a warm toasty day.

January 17, 2013

JustRite Poppies Stamp New at CHA

This is one of the beautiful JustRite stamp sets recently launched at CHA Anaheim in California. 

I was fortunate enough to attend CHA with Spellbinders and just as lucky to have the really gorgeous JustRite booth right across the isle from us.  Preston, Kellie and Angela did a wonderful job setting up the JustRite booth - it looked so inviting and was decorated with class and flair. This card and so many others from the team was on display in the booth which made me beam with pride :)

The card base is made from Spellbinders brand new CHA release die set called: Radiant Rectangles. I stamped and fussy cut the Poppies set and colored them with my Copic markers.  The gorgeous glittered die template is an exclusive JustRite/Spellbinders die called Vintage Labels Four Dies

Some of the JustRite design Team have all created the most beautiful projects with this set.  Here is a link list for your viewing pleasure:

Thank you so much for spending a portion of your day with me.  I know you will love working with this set as much as I did.  Have a fabulous Thursday (already????)


January 10, 2013

A celebration with Buntings & Banners. CHA Sneak

Reporting live from CHA!!  Well almost - I am here in California getting ready for the biggest trade show in the crafting industry.  Part of the celebrations is sneak peeks of new releases including this fabulous beauty from JustRite Papercraft.  It is called:

I love the darling little flags and of course the beautiful matching sentiments.   I also used another JustRite stamp set on my card.  That gorgeous bouquet of flowers is:

Of course the JustRite team has been working hard to give you so many options with these sets.  Here is your JustRite blog list to keep you inspired and enjoying your new purchase:

Thank you so much for joining me today. Stay tuned for CHA updates and suprises