Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Spring Canvas

Hi everyone! Hope you've enjoyed your first week of Spring!  We were having warmer days where all the old winter snow had melted away….but then the temps dropped and we got one last taste of winter with a light and pretty 3". 

I created a canvas for the Simon Says Stamp blog last week to welcome Spring and thought I'd share it here. I love the colors, used some of my favorite papers from Prima (it's been discontinued though… boo!!). I've put a few other papers that I thought were gorgeous in my supplies below. 

This is a 6x6 canvas which is a great size for using your dies, stamps and stencils. This is also a perfect size to get you going if you're a bit timid in doing multi medium projects. 

I still love book text for my projects. We have a used bookstore that I frequent. I can pick up hard back books for a couple dollars. It's also fun to use old dictionaries. I've used several butterfly dies with mixed papers. 

And remember those beads that we used to make from cut up magazines? I've rolled up papers to create the butterfly bodies. Seemed to work out well!

I've also shot a video of the entire process, speed up of course. Hope you enjoy following along. 

Have a great week! I'll see you soon with more news on what I've been up to!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

OCC Stretch Your Dies Winner!!

We have a winner!!! Congratulations!!!

Yvonne B. March 13, 2015 12:57 AM

I love the onlinecardclasses! I've taken all of them, I think! Just haven't gotten around to signing up for this one yet! I'm glad to hear you are guesting again this time!

Yvonne, I've sent you an email!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Quick Draw Online Card Class Giveaway!!

I have a quickdraw giveaway! What I mean by quickdraw is that you have a short time to jump on a chance to win a spot in the Online Card Class Stretch Your Dies.

I love die cutting—and I’m always looking for new ways to use my die-cutting machine and dies to make cards. The girls at Online Card Classes felt the same way! Their new class, Stretch Your Dies, is all about discovering new, cool ways to use dies for card making. It’s based on the same concept as their popular Stretch Your Stamps class—each day the class will focus on a different kind of die, so it’ll be easy to find a die or two in your stash to follow along with. The class will have 20+ videos! For more information, visit Online Card Classes.

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m one of the guest artists for Stretch Your Dies! But even better… one of you will get to attend! Just leave a comment on this post by March 14th at 11:59pm CST to be eligible. Be sure to leave your email in your comment so I can contact you! Class starts on Monday, March 16, 2015. I can’t wait! And I hope to see you there!

Friday, February 20, 2015

HOP TO IT! Blog HOP!!!

Hop dignity dog!!! This release makes me feel like Spring may really come and free us from the dreaded Winter freeze!

The HOP TO IT release is full of Springy things like a Raindrops Stencil, Kite and Umbrella Dies, Crosses and Easter sentiments, Workout Girls, and Abby with her bear and bunny!

I've created a couple cards to highlight a few of my favorite items from the release. First up is "Bear Hugz" using the Abby's Spring Showers stamp set. I'm pretty partial to this little guy… reminds me of my son Brooks for some reason!

I stamped my bear with black ink and broke out my pencils to color him. I happen to think he's adorable!!!

I've shot a video of the coloring process, you can see it below or on my YouTube Channel HERE
I sped it up and put if to music for you. :o)

My next card uses the Rejoice stamp set with a nice combinations of blues and green.

I die cut a cross from my stamped panel and lifted it up with a bit of dimensional foam and used the Easter die as part of my greeting.

Each stop on the hop will receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize pack randomly selected by Simon on February 23. Be sure to comment on each post the way for more chances to win!!

I have all my supplies below along with the entire release. Thanks for hopping by, your next stop is to the amazing, talented (and my friend) Kristina Werner!

If you get lost along the way, head on over to the Simon Says Stamp blog HERE for all the links.

Bear Hugz

Easter Card with Crosses

Hop To It Release!