Thursday, October 31, 2013

Frosted Snowflake Vase

Here is a fun creation using Create-a-Flake Three and Snowflake Pendant (both retired) by Spellbinders® PaperArts. The sentiment is Large Fancy Holiday Sentiments and Vintage Labels & Banner by JustRite® Papercrafts.  I look forward to snow this year and lots of it, since I live in Minnesota! 

The instructions are below:

1.      Thoroughly wash and dry glass vase and set aside.
2.      Using Create-a-Flake Three and Snowflake Pendant die templates, cut assorted snowflakes from self adhesive vinyl.  Peel off protective backing from snowflakes and arrange on vase.  With the back of a spoon, rub vinyl snowflakes on vase until all air bubbles are removed.  This is an important step to keep the etching cream from seeping underneath the vinyl stencils.
3.      Generously apply the etching cream onto the vase with a foam brush.  Don’t be afraid to use plenty of cream, as you will be putting the excess back in the jar.  Wait 15 minutes for the glass to etch.
4.      Use a foam brush to remove excess cream and put back into jar, being careful not to disturb the stencils.  Once the excess cream is removed, put vase into bucket of water and remove the cream from the vase with a sponge.  The stencils may come off during this process but it is ok.
5.      Make sure all vinyl has been removed and rinse vase in sink with fresh water then dry with a towel.  The etching will appear once your vase is dry.
6.      Cut/emboss the large snowflake from Create-a-Flake Three with white glitter paper.  Add white pearl to center of snowflake.
7.      Stamp sentiment from Large Fancy Holiday Sentiment set with black ink onto white card stock.  Center Vintage Label & Banner Dies over sentiment and cut/emboss.  With sentiment still in die template add light blue ink.  Curl the sentiment with a pencil.

8.      Tie a bow around the top edge of vase with a light blue ribbon.  Tie snowflake and sentiment to silk ribbon bow with white floss.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Day Two as Guest Designer for JustRite Papercraft

Thanks again to Kellie for asking me to Guest Design for JustRite® Papercraft.   I wanted to try something different and I have never stamped on fabric before.  I have many babies around my household so I decided to make a Halloween onesie.  This is a fun and easy gift to create.

Here is a sneak peek, go over to JustRite® Papercraft to see how this was created.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Day One as Guest Designer for JustRite Papercraft

Good morning everyone of this fall crisp day.  I am thrilled to have been asked to Guest Designer again for JustRite® Papercraft.  This is such a great company with fabulous stamps, I just love working and creating with and for them.

Halloween is just around the corner so I thought I would try a fun creations using "Boo-tiful Cameos" by JustRite® Papercraft.  Here is a sneak peek, go over and check out how to make this for yourself or someone special.

Come back tomorrow and see my final creation,  I really had fun creating these projects!

The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge

It is with such sadness to announce this will be the last sketch for The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge is closing their challenge.  The mother company Sweet & Sassy is growing so big that this choice was made.  I have used their sketches ever since I started creating cards.  I just love them and will miss them terribly.  I wish Sweet & Sassy the BEST of luck in their new endeavors!

This was a difficult sketch for me, I am the type of person to not go outside of my box and tearing paper is normally NOT something I will do.  With this adorable snowman image I found on the internet, it was appropriate to tear and it turned out awesome!

The sentiment is "Large Fancy Holiday" by JustRite® Papercraft.  My designer paper is from Hobby Lobby and my finishing touches are four cream pearls.

Here is our last sketch:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Belli Challenge #181 - Halloween

The fun theme for the Belli Challenge is Halloween.  I love Halloween creations and little ones dressing up in their costumes.  I enjoy watching them when they receive the candy when they come to my house for trick or treating.

I tried to make a more fancier creation using a sentiment and spider from "Boo-tiful Cameos" by JustRite® Papercraft.  I sponged gray ink on my sentiment to match the color of the designer papers. The designer papers is "All Hallow's Eve" by Carta Bella.  My finishing touch is a sheer gray ribbon/bow and spider.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge With A Spin

This week on The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge there is a Spin and a Prize!  The spin is it must be Fall!  Of course this is the most gorgeous season we have, so many pretty colors.  So my inspiration was the leaves.  I really enjoyed coloring the leaves to make them look rustic and realistic.

The image and sentiment is from "Autumn Leaves" by Sweet & Sassy.   Cut out and color the leaves several times to have as many as  your need for your project.  The frames are the biggest and third largest of the Standard Circles by Spellbinders® PaperArts.  The border edge is Doily by MS.  My designer papers are "Thankful" by Authentique.  Any the finishing touch are three golden yellow pearls.

Here is this week's sketch:

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge

I am so excited!  Today on The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge, I learned how to make my roses look more real.  With a little bit of rolling and squishing you can make the Rose Creations by Spellbinders® PaperArts, really look amazing!

My designer papers are Wedding by Making Memories.  I used several different papers to create the roses by cutting out several of each sizes of the Rose Creations.  Roll the edges of the larger rose pieces to create the outside petals.  Squish some of the smaller rose pieces to create the inside petals. Glue together to create your gorgeous roses!  Next, sponge the roses and the leaves created with Foliage with grey ink.  Stamp a sentiment from Wedding Nested Sentiments (retired) by JustRite® Papercraft onto Labels Sixteen.  Add a double bow created with seam binding by The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

Here is this week's sketch:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Belli Challenge #180 - Leaves

Fall is the time for beautifully colored leaves to make our world prettier.  For the Belli Challenge our theme is Leaves.  I approached this challenge differently, by using leaves with a gorgeous rose I am learning how to create to look like a real rose.

The first layer is the "Fleur de Lis" Square" and the second and third layers are "Marvelous Squares".  The designer papers are The French Country Stack by Die Cut With A View.  I stamped my sentiment from "Large Fancy Sentiment" by JustRite® Papercraft onto a "Classic Square" and turned  it to be a diamond.  Then sponge the sentiment with pink and peach ink.   The rose was created with "Spiral Blossom One" and I sponged the edges with pink ink.   The leaves were created with "Foliage" and then sponged the edges too.  All the above dies are all by Spellbinders® PaperArts.  My finishing touches are three white pearls and a silk ribbon bow from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge

How can a nasty little bug become the prettiest butterfly?  My kids would collect and feed the caterpillar until they spun their cocoons and turned into one.  It was a lot of fun and interesting to see nature at it's best!  So I decided to get my last little bit of summer in on my creation for The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge.

The sentiment is "Every Day Miracles" and the butterfly is "Blue Morpho Butterfly" by Sweet N Sassy.  The frames around the sentiment is "Classic Circles" and "Lacey Circles" by Spellbinders® PaperArts.  The designer papers are from "Moments" by My Mind's Eye.  The butterfly was colored with Copic markers. The border edge was created using MS Doily punch. 

Here is this week's sketch: