May 31, 2012

I'm on the Creating Keepsakes Blog!

I have some exciting news!  Today, I am being featured as a Guest Blogger on the CK blog, showcasing a layout using some of my favorite Spellbinders products!

Here is a link to the post:

And here is a snapshot of what is on there going live at NOON (EST), along with a one hour challenge being presented by Spellbinders, and if you participate, you can win an amazing prize package from  Spellbinders  (all the dies I used on my layout).  WOW. Play along if you can, you may just be a winner.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

May 23, 2012

Want2Scrap and GlueArts Hop!

Welcome to Day 3 of the GlueArts and Want2Scrap Spring into Summer Blog Hop!  Day three is full of creative fun from:


GlueArts provides a wide range of adhesive from their Glue Glider Pro+, Adhesive Squares, to Embellishment Adhesive.  They have just what you need for your next scrappy or crafting project.

To be eligible for the blog hop prizes remember to leave a comment on the Want2Scrap AND the GlueArts Blogs.

Here is my project for the hop using the chipboard album and bling from Want2Scrap and the adhesives from GlueArts!:

Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Graphic 45 Patterned Paper (Little Darlings)
Melissa Frances (Die Cuts, Chipboard)
Creating Impressions Ribbons
Clearsnap Ink
Gesso Paint 
Paint Brush
Shipping Tag


1. Cut 10 Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty-Three from patterned paper to cover each page (front and back) of the Want2Scrap Grand Chipboard Album.
2. Adhere die cuts to chipboard pages with GlueArts High Tac Adhesive.
3. Ink edges with ink.
4. On front and back cover, apply a layer of gesso paint to soften the patterned paper.
5. Adhere embellishments (banner, chipboard, die cuts) with GlueArts High Tac Adhesive and also using GlueArts U-Cut-It Foam.
6. Adhere Want2Scrap Beautiful Bling Borders-Fancy That! by Nina Brackett to the top of the banner, by cutting it into sections and adhering it.
7. Make tags for the inside by applying gesso paint to a shipping tag, and making a banner (same process as for cover). Adhere ribbons.

May 18, 2012

Butterfly Tags with Glue Arts and Lily Bee

Glue Arts has partnered with Lily Bee and Epiphany Crafts this week and you can go back and look at all the projects made with these 3 companies put together.  Just fabulous!

Here is my project made for the Glue Arts Blog, 3 Butterfly Tags:


Lily Bee Pattered Papers, Die Cuts
Epiphany Crafts (Felt Flower)
Spellbinders S4-329 Butterfly Circles
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Creative Impressions Ribbons
Want2Scrap Gem

Happy long weekend!!!

May 11, 2012

Julianna C. Hudgins Design Team!!

This amazing woman is so full of creativity and spunk, and is so magnetic, that I just wish I had an ounce of energy that she has!  Julianna is a brand all to herself, she has vision and she has a big voice in the crafting industry.  She is known for many things, one being the introduction of Artistic Wire to the crafting industry.  

She is also an International Spokesperson, TV personality, Author and Jewelry Designer.
She appears on the Jewelry Television Network and has appeared on shows that we love like TNN’s Aleene’s Creative Living, HGTV’s Carol Duvall Show, PBS Scrapbook Memories (now Scrapbook Soup), DIY Scrapbooking, Shop at Home TV, Home Shopping Network and QVC.

Julianna was elected by the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) to present the latest trends and wire working techniques at the Japan Hobby show in Tokyo, has penned four wonderful books on beading and wire working and was Owner of JewelCraft (an importing company of beads, crystals and jewelry findings).

With all that said, Julianna has decided to put together a design team to help her bring her vision for crafting to life.  I am lucky enough to be included in her team, and could not turn down the chance to work with such a dynamic woman.  Thank you Jewels!!

I first met Julianna at the 2011 Spellbinders Retreat, and again in 2012, as she is currently working with Spellbinders on building a designer line of dies, and they can be seen HERE

This is one of my favourite die templates from Julianna:

Julianna has also asked the following designers to be a part of her team (WHAT A TEAM!!!):

Have a wonderful weekend! 

May 7, 2012

MAY Up the Street Projects

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

I worked with Kit #1 Little Dreamer which is incredibly beautiful and so easy to work with.  The layouts came together so quick, and everything was so well coordinated.  I love the addition of the little polka dot envelopes and pink scalloped papers to fit inside.  I wrote my daughter a note and glued it down.  I am hoping one day, she opens it up and reads it.

Dance Ballet
Up the Street Kit #1 Little Dreamer
Ranger: Distress Inks (Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick)
Green Cord

Up the Street Kit #1 Little Dreamer
Spellbinders™ Dies: Nested PennantsNested Lacey Pennants
Sharpie Black Pen
Green Cord

Be True 2 You
Up the Street Kit #1 Little Dreamer
Spellbinders™ Dies: Nested PennantsNested Lacey Pennants
Ranger: Distress Inks (Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick)
Green Cord

Up the Street Kit #1 Little Dreamer

Check out the complete kit supplies HERE:

Have a great day.