Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
You can check out the two deals here:
Texture Fades Deal
And who can explain the new dies better than Tim himself! I really enjoyed watching the videos listed below as Tim demonstrates all of the wonderful attributes of the new dies...I love how they work so well together! **Please note that dies will be released in February, March, and April** The dies currently listed in the store are for the February release. The March release will be listed for pre-order as we get closer to the actual ship date.
Movers & Shapers
You can see all of the Sizzix Alterations videos on Tim's blog, here.
Enjoy and happy shopping!
Monday, January 28, 2013
Today's project is one that I taught at Wholly Scrap Saturday morning. It's a fun mini album and you can take the basics of this project and apply it to any album and with any paper.
I started by grabbing a Maya Road canvas covered mini album, few TCW stencils, Spring Fling and Chevron, and Lemon Zest Dylusions Ink Spray. I used the Spring Fling stencil for the cover of the album and the Chevron on the canvas pockets, included with the album.
Once the ink was dry, I got to work on decorating the cover. I used a collection kit from Authentique (the Original line) to complete this album. I love using the sticker sheets included in the collection kits.
To decorate the cover, I used a #5 manila tag (stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder and then inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink...use that blending tool to cover!), a canvas butterfly that I covered with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, some of the stickers, trinket pins from Maya Road, and a hand made dictionary paper flower. Just layer all those pieces on the front and you're ready to go!
To create the paper flowers (this is a Donna Marie flower, you can see her video here!), use a punch to cut out at least six pages of dictionary paper. Crumple each piece into a little ball, un-crumple (technical term) each paper, layer, and use a brad to attach all of the layers together. Then scrunch up each layer of paper for more dimension. You can even ink the edges of your flower.
Using a collection kit or any collection of paper, stickers, and embellishments is a great way to put together a quick and simple project!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs!! I have a super cute mini card for y'all today and it goes a lil somethin' like this.....CHECK IT!!!
I created this super cute mini card using The Sweet Stamp Shop-Sweet Tooth set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic Markers and Peapod Twine by The Twinery!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday!!!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Hey there! I pulled out some new Wplus9 Design Studio stamps and dies from eclectic Paperie earlier this week to create this sweet Valentine! The stamps are the new Cupid’s Arrow set, and I also used the matching companion die to cut out the cupid on the upper left. I saw this sample card made by W+9 design team member Jean Martin, and loved how she cut out the little banner at the bottom of the sentiment so it still fit the die-cut heart, so I stole her idea! :) I also added a little border at the bottom using the XO Border die… I just think that thing is SO cute! The papers I used are Echo Park “Love Story”, and my pink ink is Ranger Picked Raspberry distress ink. The large die cut hearts are from Spellbinders.
Hope this makes you feel all lovey-dovey!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
All of our eKits come with all of the supplies you'll need to create your project, along with color photos, and detailed instructions. The kits can be completed in two-four hours and all that's needed when you're finished are photos or stamped sentiments. Love that! eKits make wonderful gifts, either completed or as a kit, and are perfect for capturing photos from your favorite holidays or trips.
And, I have a little extra surprise for you this week. Since it can be challenging to see all that's included with an eKit, I made a quick video showcasing the Snapshots eKit contents, along with my finished project! I have to share that I am in love with the Snapshots kit...a seriously fun project! You can see the video in the eClassroom or by following this link.
Our new kits this month are...
Renew Card Kit (10 cards featuring, the Authentique's Renew paper collection)
Life of the Party Card Kit (8 cards, featuring the Basic Grey's Life of the Party paper collection
Merry Christmas Album Kit (6x8 album, featuring Simple Stories Snap Album and Handmade Holiday paper collection)
I've also added a fun paper kit, featuring paper and stickers from Authentique's Peaceful paper collection, to the Clearance section of the store. A boadload of paper and stickers for just $9.99!
All this week, purchase one of our eKits and save 10%! Just use code KIT10 when checking out...Enjoy!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Good morning! Sherry here today and I have an altered frame to share with you.
I started with one of those $ frames from Michael’s.
From thin chipboard a stencil was die cut using S2-020 Spellbinders Die D-Lites Medallion Five.
Using the chipboard stencil and Studio 490 Embossing Paste, medallions were placed randomly around the bare wood frame. Once the Embossing Paste was dry, the frame was painted black. Antique Gold Rub ‘n Buff was used to accent the stencils.
The flowers, foliage and flairs were all die cut from 140 lb. watercolor paper. (Video tutorial on the flowers can be found here - - Dimensional Blossom from Watercolor Paper.) The flowers are S4-370 Blossoms Five, leaves from SS4-328 Foliage and S5-050 Rose Creations, and the flourish is from S5-119 Venetian Motifs.
The sentiment is from an older Studio 490 set, Art-Fully Said. If you don’t have the set and need it, please send Kim an email and she can special order it for you. It was stamped on watercolor paper that had been misted and splattered with Broken China and Vintage Distress Inks, then die cut and mounted with S4-161 Labels One.
Thanks for stopping by and joining me today!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
As you may know, I don’t let that stop me. Pure stubbornness . Before I share some of my “experiments”, here is the final result:
Instead I opted to use tissue paper. Stamped the butterflies a couple of times, then cut them out.
I did a rough cut, not worrying about cutting exactly along the stamped outline.
Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi Medium and a brush, I added these right over the original stenciled/stamped butterflies on the canvas.
I ended up using the butterfly stamped on the chipboard coaster. Because I didn't want the butterfly to blend into my very bright, multi colored background, I used my fingers to smear some Claudine Hellmuth Blank Canvas before adding the chipboard butterfly.
Then came the really fun part... adding texture using stamps. I used Faber-Castell Gelatos with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Doodles Foam stamps. Apply directly to stamp and mist with water.