Apr 30, 2012

Spellbinders Spring Blog Hop and Giveaway Day One

This Contest is Now Closed. Please visit the Spellbinders Blog to see the remaining blogs in the hop for more chances to win!

Welcome to the first day of the  Spellbinders™ Spring Blog Hop!  I’m so glad you’re here and get to see what I’ve come up with using many of my favorite Spellbinders die templates.  When I start a project, my first thought is the overall message and vision, then I see what possible die templates can add patterns, labels, or embellishments to my layout.  The new Bauble Blossoms One and Bauble Blossoms Two are meant to be rolled flowers with quilled centers, but for this layout, I liked the idea of leaving them cut and embossed as is, to create a pattern with them.

Supply List:
·         S5-103 Bauble Blossoms One 
·         S5- 026 Labels Twenty 
·         E8-007 Classic Edges One 
·         E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop 
·         S5-028 Nested Pennants
·         S3-146 Butterflies Two
·         Clearsnap Inc. (ColorBox Archival Dye: Fireberry, ColorBox Queue: Wood Grain)
·         Bazzill Basics Paper (Cardstock: Red, White)
·         Creative Impressions (Cork Sheet)
·         7 Gypsies Rub-Ons (Butterflies)
·         BoBunny Patterned Paper (Gabrielle)
·         Scrapbook Adhesives (3D Foam Squares)

·         Wood Letters
·         Echo Park Sticker Letters (This & That)

1.       Die cut and emboss two of each S5-103 Bauble Blossoms One using whatever patterned paper appeals to you.  Adhere all your die cuts to a piece of white cardstock (approximately 8 inches x 10 inches).  Place the strip in the center, the flower pieces to the left and right, and then trim the tops and bottoms that are hanging off the white cardstock.

2.    Die cut an edge onto the white cardstock using E8-007 Classic Edges One and
E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop.  Ink the edges of this whole piece and place onto 12x12 cardstock background.

3.  Die cut some S3-146 Butterflies Two from a cork sheet and adhere to layout, at the same time, adhere butterfly rub-ons and matted photo.

4.      Print journaling onto white cardstock, and die cut and emboss it using a banner from S5-028 Nested Pennants.  While paper is inside the die template (as shown), apply ink to the inside.  Die cut and emboss S5- 026 Labels Twenty for your title, and ink in the same manner as above.

5.       Ink wooden alpha letters with red ink, let dry and adhere to label.  Adhere another die cut, embossed, and inked banner for your title, adhere with 3D foam.   Adhere sticker letters.

The Spellbinders™ Spring Blog Hop will begin April 30th, and will end on May 5th, 2012. It consists of 16 individual and one grand prize drawings.  Enter the Spellbinders™ Spring Blog Hop by visiting the participating blogs each day.

From each Blog Hop post, click on the Blog Hop "Enter HERE" at the end of each blog 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 all of that day’s products. The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly drawn from the pool of entrants that 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.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing the Bauble Blossoms One being used in a different way.  I think they would look amazing on cards too!  I also want to take the time to wish you a wonderful day.  Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!  If you visit the other participants, there are more chances to win.  Good luck.

No entries will be accepted at this email address.

Apr 20, 2012

Up the Street Scrapbooking Kits

The APRIL 2012 kits from Up the Street Scrapbooking are now available!

I worked with Kit #2 Handsome Fella which is full of muted tones, light blues, wood patterns and ledgers.   I pulled out some recent photos for these papers and here is what I came up with so far.

(You can enlarge any of the photos to see more detail.)

Cute Amazing Will
Up the Street Kit #2 Handsome Fella
Spellbinders™ Dies: Grand Large Labels, Splendid Circles

Remember This Moment
Up the Street Kit #2 Handsome Fella
Spellbinders™ Dies: Floral Doily MotifsGrand Large Labels

Up the Street Kit #2 Handsome Fella

Check out the complete kit supplies HERE:

Have a great day.

Apr 19, 2012

ScrapFest 2012 Photos!

For my new Bed & Breakfast, Mark and I rented a booth at Scrapfest and this was our booth!  we met so many wonderful people and the Make n' Take was a lot of fun.  We used some Shimmerz Coloringz and Unity Stamps (Donna Downey Peony) to stamp onto postcards.  Beautiful result!  We also had cookies, a BIG prize to give away, and three good friends that helped me out. A big thanks to Michelle Needham, Victoria Kiar, and Jennifer Roach.

So awesome to finally meet Angie Blom!  This girl gives the BEST hugs!

3D Flower with GlueArts Raisen's

Raisen's are one of GlueArts many products, and they are so sticky and BIG in order to add dimension to any project.  I used them to add more petals onto this Donna Downey (Unity Stamp Co.) peony stamp by stamping and inking 3 flowers, to make one 3D flower.  More on the GlueArts blog....and there is a giveaway there too - so make sure to leave a comment.

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Thank You Butterfly Card
GlueArts Designer: Lesley Langdon

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro+ (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Unity Stamp Co (Donna Downey Peony Stamp, Dutch Mustard Soup)
Distress Marker and Ink by Ranger (Victorian Velvet)
Tsukineko Jet Black Staz-on
American Crafts Cardstock
Want2Scrap Gems and Pearls
Spellbinders Standard Circles SM Die Templates
Blue Sheer Ribbon by Creative Impressions
Watercolor Paper

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Have a wonderful day!

Apr 4, 2012

Heard of Glue Arts?

Have you heard of Glue Arts?

Right now they have a fun sale going on...an Easter Egg Hunt for crafty people!

They are an amazing adhesive company, and they make some of my favorite adhesive products:

1.Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac Adhesive) for all gluing
2. Extreme Adhesive Squares for embellishments
3. U-Cut-It 3D Foam for dimension

Here is my latest project made for the Glue Arts Blog, an Easter card.

Happy Easter Egg Card
GlueArts Designer: Lesley Langdon 


Spellbinders Grand Ovals Die Templates
Clearsnap Ink (ColorBox Queue)
Scraps of Patterned Papers (My Mind's Eye, Kaisercraft)
Singer Sewing Machine
Stamp by Stamping Scrapping
Want2Scrap Pearls

Happy Crafting!