Jul 28, 2011

Glue Arts Work - Lots to Share

It's been a while since I shared my work that has been featured on the Glue Arts Blog, and I wanted to make sure I shared them here too!

This week ON THE GLUE ARTS BLOG, they are showcasing projects with Pink Paislee.  (I'll show mine tomorrow). And they always have goodies to give away for a lucky person who leaves a comment over there.

All full projects with instructions are on the Glue Arts Blog.

Clear Scraps

Glue Arts Vellum Instant Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Glue Glider MAX (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam
Clear Scraps XL Deco Square
My Mind's Eye Patterned Papers and Brads
Prima Flourish (Pearls)
Want2Scrap Pearls
Tsukineko Staz-on Ink (Timber Brown)
Unity Stamp Co. Stamp
Little Yellow Bicycle Alpha Stickers
Bella Blvd. Red Alpha Stickers
Spellbinders Labels Four Dies and Carnation Creations
Tsukineko Chalk Ink
Clearsnap Ink
Shimmerz Shimmeringz (Heavy Metal)
Craft Knife and Cutting Mat

Fancy Pants

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts U-Cut-It 3D Foam
Fancy Pants (Beach Bum Collection: Buttons, Die Cuts, Stickers, Papers)
Dies by Spellbinders (S5-028 Nested Pennants and S5-029 Lacey Nested Pennants)
Stamps: Ticket to Life (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Mustard Seed Distress Ink (Ranger)
Cardstock: Bazzill White Textured
Tools: Die Cut Machine (Grand Calibur by Spellbinders)

Crate Paper

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun
Glue Arts U-Cut-It Foam
Crate Paper (Patterned Paper, Stickers, Die Cuts)
Spellbinders Standard Circles (LRG) Die Template
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Due Cut Machine
Clearsnap Ink (Color Queue)
Want2Scrap Black Pearls
Stickles by Ranger
Copic Marker

Basic Grey

Glue Arts Supplies:
Glue Glider MAX with Perma Tac Adhesive
Extreme Adhesive Squares
Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares

Basic Grey Supplies:
Sweet Threads Collection
-Patterned Paper
-Stitched Brads
-Alphabet Stickers
-Canvas and Paper Flowers

Other Supplies:
Spellbinders Die Templates (Rose Creations, Creative Pages)
Twine from The Twinery
Ink by Clearsnap
Cardstock by Bazzill



Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
KaiserCraft Paper and Journal Tags
Bazzill Cardstock (White Textured)
Unity Stamp Co. (Advent Stamp Kit)
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Big Scalloped Oval Dies (LF-251)
3x3 Envelope

Jul 16, 2011

CHA Releases Spellbinders Edgeabilities and Unity Stamps!

Two companies that I adore happen to work together - I love that.

Unity Stamp Co. has a bunch of new amazing stamps coming out for CHA Summer and Spellbinders has an incredible number of beautiful die templates.  Today, I'll share with you some cards I've been whipping up to share with you some of the new releases from both companies.  We had a postal strike here in Canada, so I missed the boat on shipping new art to Unity for CHA, so I am sharing some with you now.

Spellbinders, talk about INNOVATION with the new Edgeabilities.
Make sure you watch the videos from Spellbinders (see at end of post), showing you the innovative new EDGEABILITIES.

Below, you can see some simple cards, that when you add a decorative edge and border - makes the world of difference.  I loved these new die templates from the first moment I saw them.  And if you own more than one set (of 3), you can mix and match for many possibilities.

Spellbinders E8-005 Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities (CHA)
Ticket to Life by Unity Stamp Co.

Spellbinders E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities® (CHA)
Pure Happiness Itty Bitty by Unity Stamp Co. (CHA)

Spellbinders E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities® (CHA)
Simple Stories' Learn. Discover. Grow by Unity Stamp Co. (CHA)

Spellbinders E8-005 Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities (CHA)
Spellbinders S4-315 Beaded Squares
Lovely Bits and Baubles by Unity Stamp Co.
Here's the Ticket by Unity Stamp Co.

Spellbinders E8-005 Classic Postage Stamp Edgeabilities (CHA)
Samantha Walker's Ornate Artisan Stackers (Sentiment) by Unity Stamp Co. (CHA)
Simple Stories' Life Documented Banner by Unity Stamp Co. (CHA)

And here are the videos made just for you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jul 15, 2011

The NEW Unity Challenge is UP!

So..do you want to win 100 random stamps 
AND a free kit of your choice valued at $45 or under?

Then we want to see your circles which is the theme for this month's challenge. 

(July 15 - Aug 13)

Use them any way that you can, but get creative!!
We want to see you using your Unity Stamps, but mix some circles in there somewhere!!

Here is my card made for the challenge "Remember No. 25".  I used Iron Orchid Designs stamps Beloved Collection: Be Still and a Unity Store Kit called Ticket to Life.

Other Supplies:
Spellbinders Dies (Tear Drop Circles Nestabilities, Ribbon Banners, Grand Scalloped Circles)
My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Ranger Distress Stickles
Ranger Distress Ink Mustard Seed
Memento Ink
Clearsnap Ink
Prima Flower
Seam Binding
Copic Markers
Glue Arts Adhesive and U-Cut-It 3D Foam

Hope you can play along!

Jul 12, 2011

Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy Day Eight

Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy
July 6 - 14, 2011

Welcome to the eighth day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge!  Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ is absolutely thrilled to bring you one of the most exciting die releases to date!  These new collections are some of the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world!  The Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.  

·         Win today’s new Spellbinders die templates!
·         Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day (see schedule below)!
·         One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days! 
·         Each blog will accept entries for 48 hours! 
·         You have from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time July 13, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July 15, 2011 enter my contest.  See the Official Rules here.
·         Today you can enter my contest and Sherry Cheever's contest.

Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!

I’m thrilled to share two projects using LF-132 Grand Rectangles, LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles, and a set that is part of the new Samantha Walker Designer Collection S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents!  Below you will see two projects made with die templates from all three sets.

A Back to School Layout

This layout came together easily once I die cut the frame using LF-132 Grand Rectangles and LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles (as seen in the video) and then popped it up on the layout using 3D foam.  Once the photo and frame were in place, all that was left to do was embellish.  I used the leaves, labels, and flourish that come with S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents to finish off the layout.  

Note:  All cutting and embossing was done using the Grand Calibur™ Machine.


Spellbinders LF-132 Grand Rectangles
Spellbinders LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles
Spellbinders S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents
Core’dinations Cardstock (Core Impressions)
Echo Park Patterned Paper (Little Boy)
Kaisercraft Patterned Paper (Class of '87)
My Mind’s Eye Patterned Paper (Stella and Rose)
Clearsnap Pigment Ink ColorBox Queue (Basic)
Unity Stamp Co (Weekly Schedule Vintage Apple)
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Canvas Corp. Cardstock (cream)

Hot Glue Gun by Glue Arts
Olive, Old Paper, Mustard Seed Distress Ink by Ranger
Cut n’ Dry Foam by Ranger
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko
Copic Marker (R59 Cardinal)
Goldielox Shimmeringz by Shimmerz Paints
Button by October Afternoon 
The Twinery Twine (Yellow)
Sewing Machine
American Crafts Thickers Chipboard Letters
Century Gothic Font
Watercolor Paper


In special celebration of the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy, I made a video to celebrate the new releases!  I will go through the making of the frame and the leaves that you can see on the layout, but using different papers (as seen in the photo below).

Die templates released today include:

LF-132 Grand Rectangles
MSRP: $49.99


1: 3 3/8 x 4 3/8" 
2: 4 x 5" 
3: 4 1/2 x 5 3/4" 
4: 5 x 6 1/2" 
5: 5 1/2 x 7 1/8" 

LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles
MSRP: $49.99


1: 3 3/4 x 4 3/4" 
2: 4 1/2 x 5 5/8 
3: 5 1/4 x 6 1/2" 
4: 6 x 7 1/2" 
5: 6 7/8 x 8 1/4"

S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents
(Samantha Walker Designer Collection)
MSRP: $29.99


1: 5/8" 
2: 1 x 1 1/8" 
3: 2 x 3/4"  
4: 2 1/4 x 2 5/8" 

1 3/4 x 3 1/4" 

1: 7/8" 
2: 1 3/4 x 2 1/2" 
3: 2 1/4 x 3" 
4: 2 7/8 x 3 7/8" 

Tented Pear Place Card

Below is another project made with the same die sets, only using them on a smaller scale to create place cards for special harvest meals.  The Samantha Walker Designer Collection set S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents comes with some great labels as you can see, I used two of them below, layered one on top of the other.

My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 13, 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 15,  2011 Eastern Standard Time.

1)  Send your email entry to: Reveal16@spellbinders.us  (either click the link or type the address into your email program).

2)  The subject must be Grand Rectangles, Grand Scalloped Rectangles, Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents.

3)  Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their contest dates:

July 6

July 7

July 8

July 9

July 10

July 11
July 12

July 13

July 14

Daily contest winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize.  If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn. 

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each contest within its designated time period. Use the same email address to send the entry email.  The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1400, and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die templates released at the 2011 Summer CHA show, and a Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

I love your comments!  Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry, so be sure to enter (above, see To Enter section) and then leave a comment here on my blog!

 If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!

Enamelz are Here!

Here is a link to the announcement: SHIMMERZ ENAMELZ ARE HERE!

This product is so awesome and I thought I would share with you some of the "fun" I've been having with them.  I will go over these in my Shimmerz video coming up on Thursday on the Shimmerz Education Vlog.

Bronzed Stamped Label
Stamp: CIRCA Journal by Unity Stamp Co.
Die: Labels Twenty-One by Spellbinders

Bird Cage
Dies: Bird Sanctuary by Spellbinders 

Die Cut and Embossed Bird
Dies: Bird Sanctuary by Spellbinders

And here is a video by Shimmerz introducing the NEW PRODUCT!

Jul 8, 2011

Enamelz - The HOT New Embossing Powder!

I am excited to share with you that Shimmerz has a brand new product line coming out called Enamelz.  I have played with these and they are smoking hot!  I especially love Sparkliscious - you will see why when I can share some pics!  It is so shimmery, yet transparent and it can crack easily!  Am I sharing too much?

They come in 5 brilliant metallic colors: 

  • Sparkliscious
  • Fake Bake
  • Molten Metal
  • Gold Digger
  • Silver Fox.
What are they exactly?  Shimmerz Enamelz are shimmering embossing powders that are luxuriously thick, incredibly shimmery, and when heated create a smooth lacquered effect.  Add awe-inspiring texture to your projects by using over top of Shimmerz Paints, Pearlz, Spritz and Vibez for unique and beautiful effects!

You can:
*  Stamp impressions in it.
*  Layer colors
*  Create mosaic tile effects
*  Use over any Shimmerz products

AND THERE IS MORE!!! 11 lucky fans will have a chance to win a jar of
Enamelz! Here's what you have to do...***TO WIN SOME NEW ENAMELZ***:

Starting July 12th, leave a comment on our VLOG, on the Release video post (coming July 12th), and then post our new Enamlez logo somewhere on your Facebook or personal blog. If one of our Education Team girls or Design Team girls catches a glimpse of you sharing this - you COULD win, because each of our girls get to spot one winner!! They will contact you for your information... and you will have won this fun product!

Jul 5, 2011

Spellbinders Blog Frenzy is Coming!

The Spellbinders Blog Frenzy starts tomorrow, July 6!  Click the link for all the information, but essentially, it's a good nine days of NEW RELEASES being revealed through projects and tutorials!

Mark your calendars!  Spellbinders has some amazing prizes lined up.

Take care!