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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Want2Scrap / Authentique Week and Another Altered Chest! :)

Hi everyone!

Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper and Want2Scrap products!

I have been having a blast decorating cheesy ugly chests that I found at the dollar store for cheap, and turning them into a little sumpin' sumpin' purdy. CLICK HERE to see one I created earlier this week and posted on the Want2Scrap blog with before and after photos.

Here is another one that I did for today's cross-promotional post with Authentique's beautiful Lively Collection.

Notice the pretty lock in the picture above, and the key tucked into the flowers below? They are part of the Card-sized Antique Keys and Keyholes chipboard set. The bling is Le Creme Finess Swirls Pearls.

Make sure and visit Aj Otto's blog! She is the other day 3 Want@Scrap designer, and I'm sure she has something awesome to share with you!

You should also stop by the Want2Scrap blog for links to the Day 1 and Day 2 designers projects. :)

Here's a note from our DT Cordinator Karen, explaining how to enter to win some prizes

Then email the fourth word from Authentique's, Want2Scrap's AND today's two designers blogs to: karentaylor1111@hotmail.com with BLOG HOP WORDS in subject line for a chance to win today's $25.00 Gift Certificate! Be sure to leave each a comment to show your love for their fantastic projects! ENJOY!!
Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Want2Scrap Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenter's! Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over Authentique Paper  at each day this week, prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Also, make sure you stop by the Authentique Paper Facebook Page this week and tell them Want2Scrap sent you!

A personal note:
I was honored to have been asked by Beatte Johns to create a tutorial for the Resources section at SplitCoastStampers. It goes live today and I wuld love for you to check it out and leave me some love! :)

Thanks for dropping by!

My SplitCoastStampers Resources Tutorial Goes Live Today!

Hi Everyone!

I was honored to have been asked by Beate Johns to create a "Pixel" tutorial for the Resources section at SplitCoastStampers. It goes live today and I would love for you to check it out and leave me some love! :)

Here's a peek at the fun and easy technique using foam self-adhesive dots and Perfect Pearls Pigment or glitter.

Hope you will check it out! :)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Shabby Chic Altered Box @ Want2Scrap!H

Hi everyone!
It's my day to post over @ the Want2 Scrap blog and I have to tell you that I am super proud of my project today! I took a $4.00 Dollar Store find and turned it into a beautiful Shabby Chic box that coordinates perfectly with one of our guest rooms. I just used some simple supplies that we all have laying around our craft rooms.
I hope you will head over to the Want2Scrap blog and check it out.
I have more photos and a list of the supplies used there. 
Please leave me some love while you are there so I will know you took the time to visit! :)

Here's a peek...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Clearance Sale Going on now @ Annie's!

Thought I would share an AWESOME sale with my friends and followers!
Lots and lots of cool craft books!
Only 3 days left for the clearance so act fast! :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Check out my post over at StopAndScrap today!

Hi everyone!

It's my turn to post over at the StopAndScrap blog today. Hope you will drop by and check out my CAS masculine cards!

Here's a peek. ;)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Welcome to Inky Antic's Summer HoneyPop Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to Inky Antic's Summer HoneyPop blog hop!
If you are here from the Inky blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened on to my blog, head on back to the Inky blog where it all starts. :)

The girls have all created projects using some of our new releases.

Here is my card...

I used the beautiful new #11105MC Potted Violets HoneyPop clear set, illustrated by artist Darby New.
I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.
Here is a closer look.
(You can always click on the pictures for even closer detail)

Here is a shot of the inside of the card. Notice the fun purple trim? I made it with the brand new #11103SC beautiful Borders HoneyPop clear set illustrated by Michelle Pearson and the Lilac Honeycomb paper pad.

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, June 24th at midnight Central time. Please visit each of our designers blogs, check out their projects and leave a comment. The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning one of two awesome HoneyPop prize packages. (Only one comment per blog please)
Two names will be drawn at random next Monday and the winners will be announced on the Inky blog, so make sure and check back to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

Your next stop on the hop is my sweet friend Tex's blog. I bet she has whipped up something awesome to share with you!

Thanks for hopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment! ;)

Other products used on this card:
Discount Card Stock's - Herbal Garden Medium, Papaya Dark, Violet, and Brilliant White
Really Reasonable Ribbon's - Olive Wrinkled ribbon, and Delphinium Grosgrain.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Check out my "U Inspire Me" post on the CardMaker Magazine blog! :)

Hi everyone!

Hope you and yours had a wonderful Father's Day weekend!

Today is my day to post over on the CardMaker Magazine blog and I would love it if you dropped by to check it out!
Here is a peek at my card.

It is a "U Inspire Me" post and I used one of my guest rooms as the inspiration.
You can see a photo of the room and the entire card on the CardMaker magazine blog.

It would make my day if lots of my friends and followers checked it out and left me some love while you are there! :)

True :D

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

CardMaker Magazine Blog "He's All That" Blog Hop

(If you are looking for the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog hop, please CLICK HERE)

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to another fun blog hop with the CardMaker magazine blog design team!

If you are here from sweet Anya's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened onto my blog, you will want to head back to the CardMaker blog where it all starts.

We are featuring cards for guys this month. They can be birthday, Father's Day, or any other occasion, as long as they are masculine.

Perfect timing for me! One of the guys my hubby works with, recently retired from John Deere to spend his time farming. My sweet hubby asked me to make him a retirement card with that in mind.

This is what I came up with....

I used some "found" corrugated cardboard for the plowed hills, and used chalk and a hand cut cloud template for the sky. 
The John Deere stickers are Heritage logos from Creative Imaginations.
The tractor on the inside is clip art, and the sentiment was computer generated.
The cardstock is Brilliant White, Straw, and Classic Yellow Green, all from Discount Card Stock.
The Yellow Gold Organza Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I added multiple blank pages because Robert passed it around the shop so others could leave a retirement comment and signature too.
Because of the thickness, I also made a coordinating envelope box to keep it in.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. If you liked my card, I would love for you to leave me a comment before you go. BTW...you can leave a comment if you didn't like it too.  ;)

Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Michelle Woerner's blog. I am sure she has something amazing to share with you! :)


Really Reasonable Ribbon's June Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!
Welcome to another...

If you are here from the team blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened onto my blog, you'll want to head back there to the start so you don't miss a thing!

Bonnie picked beautiful patriotic colors for the June ribbon club assortment (just in time for the 4th of July projects) and I can hardly wait to see what everyone has created with them!

For my project I created a Father's Day card for my dad.

Here's a peek at this month's Ribbon Club assortment. Isn't it awesome?

If you are not a Ribbon of the Month club member, there is no better time than now to sign up! Who wouldn't like to get a fun surprise assortment of pretty ribbon in their mail box every month?

Other Products Used:
Art Glitter - Cranberry Ultra-fine Opaque glitter
Want2Scrap - Steal Blue  self-adhesive half pearls
ProvoCraft stars embossing folder, adhesives, Multi Liner pen

Make sure to leave a comment on all of the girl's blogs (including mine) so you can increase your chances of winning a fun prize from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Your next stop on the hop is sweet Linda's blog. I bet she'll have something awesome to share with you!

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Double Glitter Technique with Art Glitter and Dreamweaver

Hi everyone!
Welcome to the Art Glitter/Dreamweaver Stencil Cross promotion month. We have teamed up with this wonderful company to show you how our glitter can be used with these beautifully detailed stencils. All of our designers will be using the Double Glitter Technique! Make sure and check out Dreamweaver Designers every Thursday! 

You can find all their designers HERE.
We would like invite you to come play along all month with this fun challenge. Make sure and LINK to the Dreamweaver site to be eligible for 1 of 4 prize packages featuring stencils and glitter! You may even get your creation featured on Art Glitter's Blog!
We hope everyone will play along with this fun challenge. If you don't know how to do the Double Glitter Technique, please head over to to see Lynell Harlow demonstrate.

Here is a simple card that I used the "Double Glitter" technique to create.
I used Dreamweaver's LG690 Tree of Life stencil, and Art Glitter' Designer Dries Clear with:
#85 Crystal Ultra fine transparent
#299 Celery Ultra fine Opaque
#114 Leaf Ultra fine Opaque
and #58 Brown Ultra fine Opaque glitters.

It is my day to post over at the Art Glitter blog today and I have a different card over there. I would LOVE it if you would head over there and check it out! I also show a few photos of the process. ;)
Here is a little peek to wet your whistle.  :)

Durring the month of June, Art Glitter is selling all 1 oz jars of glitter for $5.98. Regularly priced at $7.32! Even if you don't play along with the challenge, we hope that you will take advantage of Art Glitter's awesome June sale prices! 

Thanks so much for checking out my card!

WAIT!.....Don't forget to leave me some ♥LOVE♥ before you go! :)


Friday, June 1, 2012

Check out my tool tip on the CardMaker magazine blog today! :)

Hi Everyone!
I would love for you all to head over to the CardMaker magazine blog and check out my tool tip article.

Make sure and leave some love while you are there! :)

Have a wonderful weekend my friends! :)