January 31, 2012

Gina K Designs Release party hop

The Gina K. Design Team is excited to invite you to another fabulous Release Party tonight!!  The party starts at 7:00 pm Central Time in the  Stamp TV Release Party Forum.  Join us for Challenges, Contest Questions, Design Team Samples, Full Stamp Set Reveals and, of course, party chit chat!!!  Everything will go "live" at 7:00 pm Central in Gina's Store, so there won't be any long wait to start shopping!  Hope to see you there!

If you came from Carolina's blog, then you're right where you should be. If not, please go to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating. Here's a sneak peek of one of the cards I will be sharing with you at the party tonight:

 For my card today, I used Melanie's new set Stately Flowers 3.  I stamped the larger flower as a background image onto the pink card stock, and then stamped the sentiment onto the Labels Fourteen die.
I am sooo not a colorer, so I tend to shy away from using floral images that need to be colored.  ;)  I did however, add my own flower using the new Bauble Blossoms one die.  I finished my card off with some Want2Scrap Nestabling in hot pink.

Make sure to stop on by Stamp TV  to continue the hop and see you tonight at the party! Pin It Now!

January 29, 2012

thank you

It's another CAS card for today.  I am stuck in a less is more rut lately! Today's card is using the February set Wishes and Kind Thoughts.
I cut and embossed three of the new labels twenty- four die templates from Spellbinders, and stamped the flower onto them before adhering with foam squares.  Stamped the sentiment and adhered some bling from Want2Scrap.

Make sure to check out the rest of the teams projects today, and the AA blog/FB page/website
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and it's underway-

CHA that is.  Finally, we can share some of our new Spellbinders die and M-Bossabilities!   Check out THIS link to see a live video cast from the show.
This is just a quick card using one of the new M-Bossabilities folder.  The folders are awesome, you flip them over and have a whole different design.
Head on over to the spree cast and join in on the new product chatter!

**stamp set- Sweet Treat Sweetie, Avocado Arts Pin It Now!

January 17, 2012

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day 7

This contest is now closed;however, you may still enter at the blogs listed here.
Thank you for visiting, and good luck!

Welcome to the 7th day of the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you our largest product releases ever! These new collections are some of the most innovative and beautiful die cutting and embossing templates in the world! The Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of our introductions for the 2012 Winter Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. 

Win today’s new Spellbinders products!

Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day, see the schedule below!

Enter my Blog Frenzy from 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) January 18th,  2012 until 11:59 pm January 19th  2012.

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog, Linda Dukes blog, and Sherry Cheever’s blog.

You can enter yesterday’s blogs, Kimberly Crawford, Donna Salazar, and Ken Oliver through January 18th  at 11:59 pm EST.
See the Spellbinders Blog for the complete schedule of designers and contest rules.

Thank you Spellbinders Paper Arts for sponsoring this contest!

Here are the new dies I introduced:

Sku Name EL-004 Imperial
MSRP: $9.99
5 X 7”

I am so excited to feature the new and innovative Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folders! These are unique reversible folders, with 2 separate yet coordinated embossing patterns for twice the designs and double the value! The folders simply flip over, so easy to use! There are 20 new folders, each with 2 designs, and they come in 2 sizes, 5 x 7” and 4 ¼ x 5 ½” for all your paper crafting needs!

Watch this introductory video!

See how to use the new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities in this video!

*Quick tip:  I have a piece of cardstock labeled 1 and 2 on each side.  I ran it through my Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder to help me visualize what would emboss and what would deboss.  I then marked my M-Bossablities with the coordinating number for quick placement while working on a project.   This picture shows the embossed (raised) pattern on the cardstock.  This is especially helpful when using double-sided patterned paper and trying to choose which pattern you would like on which side of paper.

*Here’s the opposite side of the pattern showing how it’s de-bossed.  You can just store these with your M-Bossabilities for quick reference while using them.

Here is how to make the bones of the mini album. I cut my patterned paper from the #2 die template from the LF-168 Grand Large Labels.
Again, I lay my M-Bossabilities and my cheat sheet down to determine which pattern I am going to use.
I align my pattern paper face down onto the M-Bossabilities, close the folder, then place the Grand Raspberry Plate on top.
Run the sandwich through the Grand Calibur® Die cutting machine.

Take a sanding block and lightly sand the embossed pattern.
Repeat the whole process which another die cut to create a back page to the one already made.

Again, line up your patterned paper onto the M-Bossabilties, close the folder, and emboss by running through your Grand Calibur. 

Sand to expose embossed pattern detail on patterned paper. 

The finished products!  You can now adhere these back to back to create a page for your mini album.
Here are all the pages in its entirety.

My Second project is a layout I used the EL-004 Imperial M-Bossabilities on.
I embossed the stars, and blue patterned paper strip with both sides of the folder. 
By entering the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy you agree to the Official Rules.  For questions on the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy, send an email to contestquestions@spellbinders.us; no entries will be accepted at this email address.

My blog is open for entries from 12:00 am, January 18th, 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 19th, 2012, EST.

1) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to: Reveal21@spellbinders.us 

2) The subject must be EL-004 Imperial.
3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their Blog Frenzy dates!
Daily winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the blog frenzy’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each and every Blog Frenzy within its designated time period, send your entries from the email address for each entry.  The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1900 and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die cutting  and embossing templates released at the 2012 Winter CHA show, and a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count as an entry, so be sure to enter as stated above, and then leave a comment!

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Mini Book:
Spellbinders Products:
GC-001 Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

My Minds Eye- Stella & Rose Hattie: “Boy” tapestry, “Family” pinstripe paper
My Minds Eye- Stella & Rose Hazel” “Fancy” lots of dots paper, “Mother” ledger paper
My Minds Eye- Stella & Rose Gertie “You & Me” numbers paper
My Minds Eye- Holly Jolly “Holly Berries” paper

Misc items:
Sanding block, twine
Mid Air Scrapbook page:
Spellbinders Products:

WorldWin Treasures: White, Black card stock

Misc Items:
sanding block, thread, adhesive letter stickers
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January 14, 2012

Wishing you Well

Today is the first time the WHOLE pit crew is posting together- Lots of goodness to see today! 
For my card today, I used the January and February sets, along with the Avocado Type alpha to spell out my play on words, and the June 2011 set, Sunshine & Smiles.

I inked up the top half 'wishing you' from the wishing you sunshine and smiles sentiment from the June set.  I finished it off with our avocado type set and spelled out 'well'.  The hearts are from the January's set, and the paper pieced well is the new February set. 

A few mistakes along the way provided me with the opportunity to embellish with buttons and add more hearts! ;) 

Make sure to check out the rest of the teams projects today, and the AA blog/FB page/website

        -The Pit Crew-
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January 12, 2012

I'm on a roll!

I think this is the 3rd post for this week!

I am trying to get back into creating more often...and I get to *finally* use my new M-Bossibilities!  Have you see the first few days of the Abillities and Beyond Blog Frenzy?!
I decided to play along with the Market Street Stamps challenge- the colors were speaking to me.

I used the leaf stamp from the 'follow your heart' set to make the pattern above the sentiment.  The rest is pretty basic! ;)


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January 11, 2012

Samantha Walker Creative team hop!

Welcome to our Samantha Walker Creative Team Monthly Blog Hop! Are you ready for some inspiration? You should have arrived here from Cristal's blog, however if you didn't, you should hop onto Samantha's blog, as that is where all the pretty creations start, and you don't want to miss out!

So, this is my first EVER digital anything.  I am not digitally handy, and I tend to struggle with anything more than checking my email... ;)  This is from her A-Z Mega Pack school collection, and uses different elements.   I still have a TON to learn, and am hoping to only improve, but for a first go, I am pretty happy with it!!  Check out all her digital collections here at JessicaSprague.com.

Also-make sure to check out the prize Samantha is offering up as well!!

Head on over to Eva's blog next!!
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January 9, 2012

Sending some love your way...

long time no post- wrapping things up from the holidays around here!!  And chemo.  And life sometimes just gets a wee bit busy!! :)

I thought I would share this little treat bag which is in the current issue of PC Mag. (found here)  It uses my trusty Spellbinders dies and Edgeabilities as well as Avocado Arts stamps.
It's a quick and easy way to dress up some store bought candies for the class, friend, or your kids teacher.  (I would definitely change the sentiment then! ;)

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