Jun 7, 2014

Spellbinders June Jamboree! COMING SOON.....

Hey everyone in the CRAFTY world. It's about that time for Spellbinders to release some new products. Please join us for Spellbinders June Jamboree from June 9th through to June 20th, where they will feature new Die D-lites and In'spire dies. 

There will be new art and ideas each day of the Jamboree! As always, Spellbinders as an innovative company, is coming up with some amazing new dies. Tons of detail and possibilities. Enjoy the Jamboree and see you soon. I will be posting on June 19th.

Head to the Spellbinders blog for more information!


Jul 24, 2013

Spellbinders New Releases!! CHA Summer 2013

Spellbinders has released a whole new lot of amazing dies and coordinating products.

Here are just a few of the cool new things to get your hands on!

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Thank you Spellbinders for your constant innovation!

May 4, 2013

Julianna Hudgin's NEW Beadalon Jewel Loom

I recently got my hands on Julianna's new Beadalon Jewel Loom™!  First, I opened up and read the instructions, watched THIS video by Julianna and taught my niece how to make one first.  She is 14 and LOVED this, and was finding the process VERY easy.  She is now thinking Christmas gifts for all her friends.
The next day, my friend Sam came over and I taught her and she LOVED it as well.  The learning curve for simple bracelets is quick. Then it was my turn and I have made 3 pieces so far.

I am sharing one with you today - on Julianna's blog.  The one side, I coated with glitter so that it could be DRESSY for the evening - it looks so sparkly in the sun.  The other side I left plain for more casual wear.  I could have coated the whole thing with black glitter, blue, pink, and the possibilities are really endless.



Beadalon Jewel Loom
Beadalon (Mesh Clasp, WildFire Thread .006in Black)
Blue Moon Beads - Black and Aqua Sead Beeds 6/0
Glitter by Art  Institute Glitter (Angel Dust)
Elmers All Purpose Liquid Glue
Spray Sealer

Feb 26, 2013

Spellbinders Explore Beyond Blog Frenzy Day Two

Welcome to day two of the Spellbinders Explore Beyond Blog Frenzy!

See below for how to play along for your chance to win some Spellbinders giveaways!
For official contest rules, see HERE.

How exciting for me that you're here on my blog!  I thought I would share with you some pieces of jewelry that are completely re-creatable and the earrings especially are great for kids or people who can't stand heavy earrings, because they are so lightweight using the Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Supply List:

Beadalon Jumprings, Ear Hooks, Headpins
We R Memory Keepers Big Bite 2 Crop-a-dile
Crystal Beads from Fire Mountain Gems
Tools (Round Needle Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters, Flat Needle Nose Pliers)


Step 1:
Cut Spellbinders Nestabilities S5-157 Labels Thirty (dies #1,2) from Shimmer Sheetz, cutting four of the smallest ones (die #1) and two of the second largest ones (die #2).  You may have to run them through the machine twice and in a different position to get a nice cut.

Step 2:
Emboss the die cut shapes using Spellbinders EL-024 Butterfly Kisses M-Bossabilities (Side A), and make sure to use the right plate combination when embossing with the folders, using the base plate and the Spellbinders GC-008 Grand Calibur Raspberry Spacer Plate. 

Step 3:
Punch small holes in both the top and bottom of each die cut.  Gather your jewelry supplies.  You will need:
2 ear hooks
14 larger jump rings
4 smaller jump rings
6 head pins
6 crystals (or other beads)
tools (round needle nose pliers, wire cutters, flat needle nose pliers)

Step 4:
Assemble one earring at a time as shown, opening up jump rings with 2 sets of pliers.  Be careful not to open them by pulling the opening apart, gently open it so that it stays in a circle shape, and bend it slightly to allow an opening where you can feed through the die cuts and other jump rings. Close the same way.

Step 5:
To make dangling gems, thread a bead onto a headpin, and using the Round Needle Nose Pliers, form a loop with the headpin and wrap excess wire around the space in between to secure the bead.  Trim with Wire Cutters.

Step 6:
Adhere Want2Scrap purple gems to the earrings for extra weight and bling!

Thanks for coming by and seeing what I made for you today using two of Spellbinders NEW releases this Winter CHA 2013!

What I love about Spellbinders, is that you are not limited to cutting paper.  As you can see by my first project, I was able to cut AND emboss plastic!  In my second project, I was able to cut another plastic that is shrinkable and what you know as Shrink Plastic, or Shrink Film, Shrinky Dinks.  Amazing that you can cut these materials, as well as cork, felt, canvas, vinyl and more!

Dyed Cheesecloth and Hand Made Bead Bracelet

Should you have any questions, please contact customerservice@spellbinders.us.  No entries will be accepted at this email address.


Participants wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Explore Beyond: Blog Frenzy and Giveaway must adhere to all of the following rules:
  • The Explore Beyond: Blog Frenzy and Giveaway will begin February 25, and will end on March 2, 2013. It consists of 13 individual and one grand prize drawings.
  • Each Spellbinders Explore Beyond: Blog Frenzy and Giveaway starts at 12 Noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the date listed. We will allow entries from each blog for 48 hours.
  • Entrants must have an active email account and Internet access.
  • Enter the Spellbinders Explore Beyond: Blog Frenzy and Giveaway by visiting the participating blogs each day. From each participating post, click on the entry link marked "HERE" in the blog text to open an entry form.
  • Spellbinders will randomly draw one winner from each participating blog to receive all of that day’s new products.
  • Daily prizes range in value from $29.99 to $99.99 MSRP.
  • Grand Prize value is over $1000, and includes all the dies, embossing products, and other products revealed during our sneak peek event... including a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine and Raspberry Plate!
  • 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.
  • Only one entry per person, per blog is allowed.
  • To be automatically eligible for the Grand Prize, entrants must use the same email address for each entry, no exceptions.
  • After each blog entry eligibility closes, we will randomly draw one entry form from each blog. Winners will be contacted by email within 24 hours. Winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim their prizes. A new winner will be drawn if a winner fails to respond.
  • Your entry constitutes permission for Spellbinders to publish your first name, city, state, and country of residence along with a quote from you to be used on the Spellbinders Blog and in promotional materials.
  • The Spellbinders Explore Beyond: Blog Frenzy and Giveaway is open to entrants worldwide.
  • This giveaway is sponsored by Spellbinders Paper Arts, located in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Any questions regarding this contest should be sent to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us
  • Spellbinders designers, contractors, employees and immediate family members are not eligible.
  • The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • All prizes will be awarded.
  • No purchase necessary.
Please note:
  • By sending an entry form, you are agreeing to the Official Rules.
  • There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that Spellbinders may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed in the sneak peek posts and do not include taxes, gratuities, duties or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.
  • The recipient of any Spellbinders product is solely responsible for any federal, state, city, or local income tax reporting, payment, or consideration as required by law in any country.
  • Spellbinders is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, misdirected entries, and Spellbinders does not assume responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to its websites.
  • Spellbinders is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Spellbinders on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website or any combination thereof.
  • Winners will be posted on the Spellbinders Blog.
  • Spellbinders will use email information to contact the winner.
  • Spellbinders will not share, rent, or sell email addresses.
  • Should you receive email communication from Spellbinders that you do not wish to receive, you have the option to unsubscribe.
  • Comments on the Spellbinders Blog and the participating Designers’ blogs will not be considered official entries.
To be eligible for the Grand Prize
  • Entrants sending valid entry forms from each and every participating blog, during the days and times they are open to entries, will be included in a drawing for a Grand Prize valued at more than $1000!
  • The Grand Prize includes all of the dies, embossing products, and other new products revealed during this sneak peek event and a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive an email notice on or around Tuesday, March 5, 2013 and must reply to the notice within 24 hours of being sent


Have a wonderful day people!  But before you go, here is a link to Heidi Van Laar's blog - she is also showcasing some of Spellbinders NEW releases!  If you do visit, make sure to participate for more chances to win! 


Questions? (Email Link- Kelly to Provide) No entries will be accepted at this email address.

Jan 8, 2013

CHA - Spellbinders is releasing some great stuff!

That means NEW RELEASES!  See below to see what Spellbinders Paper Arts and Julianna C. Hudgins are releasing.

Spellbinders never ceases to amaze me with the innovative products they come out with.  I have been playing with these products since September, and can tell you that they are amazing.  See all their blog posts of releases HERE and their videos HERE.

Also - CHECK THIS OUT - Julianna Hudgins new bead loom from Beadalon.  I will be working with the Jewel Loom soon and will show you what I create.

Dec 16, 2012


Spellbinders is currently running the BIGGEST contest they've ever hosted to date! Spellbinders Explore Beyond Challenge: Craft to Win gives you a chance at a 
$5,000 Grand Prize Package from Spellbinders and their cross promotional partners! They'll also be choosing a 2nd place winner to receive a $1,000 prize package and a $500 3rd place prize package!

How do you participate? It's easy!
Simply create an original project using at least two (2) Spellbinders dies. And get creative with it! Push your own creative boundaries...do something different. We'll be looking for those crafters and artists who have really taken on the challenge to truly "Explore Beyond".
Take photos of each step of your project. If chosen as a finalist... You'll be asked to submit these photos.
Submit a photo (of your finished project only!) to the appropriate Spellbinders Flickr Group.
Contest runs from November 26th, 2012 through December 26th, 2012 Midnight EST.


Official Rules:
You may enter more than once in multiple categories. Projects entered must be original. A total of twelve (12) finalists will be chosen. There will be two (2) finalists from each category. Finalists will be announced on December 27, 2012. Finalists will be asked to submit photos of the steps of their projects to validate their originality. Finalists will be asked to mail in their final original project to the Spellbinders office. Original projects must be received by end of day, Friday, January 4, 2013.
A celebrity panel of judges will review the twelve (12) final submissions and narrow it down to three (3) winners. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 11, 2013. There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner of a $5,000 prize package and the project will be featured at the Spellbinders booth at the Craft and Hobby Association show on January 12, 2013. There will be one (1) 2nd prize winner of a $1,000 prize package and featured on the Spellbinders blog. There will be one (1) 3rd prize winner of a $500 prize package and featured on the Spellbinders blog.

All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. By acceptance of the prize, winners agree without limitation to the use of his/her name, photograph and/or likeness for publicity purposes without any additional compensation. Winners agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Spellbinders panel, which are final and binding in all matters regarding this event. Winners agree that the event and its representatives affiliates, agents, directors, officers and employees have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind relating to or arising from this event or resulting from participation in this contest.Contest is not open to Spellbinders Employees, Various Team Members, or their immediate family members (Grandparents, Parents, Siblings, Spouses, Children).

Dec 13, 2012

Believe You are Good Enough: 2013

I made a little piece of art today, a reminder really for the upcoming year 2013.  You can be your own cheerleader!  Simply start with the word BELIEVE and go from there.  What do you need to believe about yourself in 2013?  

The project came together quite quickly using several different products from  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® I used my supply of Stamper’s Big Brush Pens for most of the work, because I find with a little bit of color, it can go a long way with water!

For complete steps, visit the Design Memory Craft® blog!

Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (May Green #170, Leaf Green #112, White #101, Cobalt Turquoise #153, Pale Geranium Lake #121, Dark Naples #184)
Metallic PITT® Artist Pen (Green #294, Gold #250)
Gelatos® (Blue, Teal)

Unity Stamp Company stamps (SMAK Kits)
Canvas 8x8
Wood Letters
Glue Gun
Spray Bottle

Dec 3, 2012

SPELLBINDERS $5000 Grand Prize Package! Wow.

Spellbinders is hosting the BIGGEST contest they’ve had to date! Check out the Spellbinders Explore Beyond Challenge: Craft to Win for a chance to win a $5,000 Grand Prize Package from Spellbinders and their cross promotional partners!

Here are some details, but you have to go to the Spellbinders blog for the Official Rules.

How do you participate? It's easy!
Simply create an original project using at least two (2) Spellbinders dies. And get creative with it! Push your own creative boundaries...do something different. We'll be looking for those crafters and artists who have really taken on the challenge to truly "Explore Beyond".

Take photos of each step of your project. If chosen as a finalist... You'll be asked to submit these photos.
Submit a photo (of your finished project only!) to the appropriate Spellbinders Flickr Group.
Contest runs from November 26th, 2012 through December 26th, 2012 Midnight EST.


I will leave you with a Christmas project I made for Spellbinders using their Summer CHA Release!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Preferred Partner Products:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:

  • My Mind's Eye, Miss Caroline Red Polka Dot Patterned Paper
  • Bazzill Basics Paper, White Cardstock
  • Clearsnap, ColorBox Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink
  • KaiserCraft, Red Pearls

Dec 2, 2012

Title: Mixing and Matching is Easy!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® takes all the guess work out of color coordination!  I used their amazing products to layer, blend and highlight my stamped image.  For the main color in this card, I used the Paper Crafter Crayons (Red/Yellow Mix n’ Match).  The package comes with 8 colors, so you could even blend more colors for a beautiful look.
For complete steps, visit the Design Memory Craft® blog!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Products:
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (May Green #170, Leaf Green #112, White #101, Cobalt Turquoise #153)

Paper Crafter Crayons (Red/Yellow Mix n’ Match)  (Pink, Fuscia, Orange, Yellow)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils #166, #168
Metallic PITT® Artist Pen (Gold #250)
Gelatos® (Gold, Teal)

Unity Stamp Company (Wild Geranium, Just Be You)
Spellbinders Paper Arts (Grand Labels Four)

May Arts Ribbon (White)
Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock (Green)

Nina Paper (Smooth White)
Black Ink

Nov 4, 2012

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Hair Band

I love the holidays because it allows me to make personalized gifts for friends and family, right down to my color choices.   I am always on the look out for color mediums that don't bleed, are permanent when dry.   Thankfully, India ink is like that!  And that is the ink found in Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stamper’s Big Brush Pens!

For the full post with instructions, visit the Design Memory Craft blog!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Products:
Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (Cobalt Turquoise #153, May Green #170, and Dark Naples #184)

Muslin Fabric
Spellbinders Standard Circles LG Die Templates
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine
Want2Scrap Pearls
Pre-Made Head Band (from Michael's)
Elmer's Liquid Glue
Chipboard (or cereal box board)
Non Stick Craft Mat
Hot Glue Gun

Nov 2, 2012

Christmas Event at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Christmas will be here before you know it!  To get ready for this amazing holiday, I decided to share a card that is quick, has a simple design, and will impress!  I used three different mediums from Faber-CastellDesign Memory Craft® for this card.  

See the whole project HERE on the Design Memory Craft Blog.


Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Products:
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencil Blue (#153)
Metallic PITT® Artist Pen GOLD (#250)
Gelatos® GOLD
Unity Stamp Co. Stamps (Mitten Weather Flourishes)
Spellbinders Labels Eight Nestabilities Die Templates
Kraft Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper
Patterned Paper by Canvas Corp.
Best Creation Inc (Coffee Glitter Paper)
Want2Scrap Pearl
Paint Brush, Water, 3D Foam

Oct 24, 2012

Stamping with Design Memory Craft (Faber-Castell)

Hello there!  I have a photo tutorial for you today using stamps and Stamper's Big Brush Pens!

I have been having fun experimenting with my new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products, especially, their Stamper's Big Brush Pens!  When they are wet, they react to water and when dry, are permanent.  When you stamp with them, act quickly to get 2 or 3 impressions with one application of color to the stamp, by spritzing lightly with water in between each impression.

To create this layout, I used only THREE Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products.  Staying the Blue-Green family helps this project come together, and the ability to Mix and Match complimentary color families is so easy!

See the FULL BLOG POST over at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft BLOG.

(12 x 12 Layout)


Stamper's Big Brush Pens (Cobalt Turquoise #153 and May Green #170)
Pitt® Artist Pen (Green Metallic #295) 

Unity Stamp Company (Donna Downey)
Fontwerks (Alpha Stamps)
American Crafts Cardstock (White)
American Crafts Thickers (Black)
Prima Marketing Inc. (Stars)
Other: Ruler, Water in Spray Bottle, Pen

Oct 16, 2012

Jewel Keys - Made Into Wine Markers

This project is short and sweet!  If you’re in a pinch and looking for a cool way to decorate wine glasses for an upcoming party or for a hostess gift, think about using Julianna’s Spellbinders Jewel Keys die templates to cut this modeling film (a flexible plastic when heated, but keeps its shape when cool).  You can shape the keys any which way you like!

I used Julianna's Jewel Keys by Spellbinders™.

See the full post over on Julianna's blog with the instructions.

Oct 5, 2012

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

My First Post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is up on their blog.

I used Dark Naples Stamper’s Big Brush Pen to stamp an acorn from the stamp company Paper Smooches, followed by using an Art Grip© Aquarelle watercolor pencil (# 117), then some Teal Metallic Gelatos®, and finally, reinforcing my lines with a Pitt® Pastel Pencil (#176). 

It's all below in the video!

SUPPLIES from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®:
Mixed Media Sampler : Yellow (#770231) Big Brush #184 Dark Naples
Mixed Media Sampler: Red (#770230)  Art Grip© Aquarelle # 117
Mixed Media Sampler: Green (#770232) Teal Metallic Gelatos®
Pitt® Pastel Pencils: Neutrals (#770182) Pitt© Pastel Pencil #176

Paper Smooches Stamps (Falling for You)
Spellbinders Labels Nineteen and Ribbon Banners (Die Templates)
My Mind’s Eye Patterned Paper
Twine, Maya Road Leaf Pins, 3D Foam, Paint Brush, Water

Sep 7, 2012

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!


For the next 3 months, you will see some of my work using amazing products from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!  I made their Guest Design Team (Oct to Dec).   If you haven't heard of them, they make watercolour pencils, artist pens and pencils, pens for stampers, etc....  So many colouring options!  I've seen their products most recently at the Michael's store in Ancaster, and I think Karen at the Art House Studio in Kitchener soon to be Cambridge might carry them too!


Pinterest and Twitter account:

These are the other crafty ladies that made the team:

Katarina Damm-Blomberg http://krumeluran.wordpress.com/

Have a great weekend!

Sep 6, 2012

Up the Street September Kits!

I just wanted to share two layouts made so far with the SEPTEMBER 2012 kit from Up the Street Scrapbooking!

I worked with Kit #2 Sweet Sunshine - so many beautiful colours in here, made my layouts easy to put together.  A little Mustard Seed Distress Ink helped add some colour to the first layout, and I used some new Spellbinders die templates from their CHA Summer Release.

Up the Street Kit #2 Sweet Sunshine

Spellbinders™ Dies: 
S4-360 Potpourri

Up the Street Kit #2 Sweet Sunshine

Spellbinders™ Dies: 
S4-360 Potpourri

Check out the complete kit supplies HERE:

Have a great day.