Saturday, September 28, 2013

Creative Embellishments

Creative Embellishments is a new family business company who makes outstanding quality chipboard embellishments for all those who have a creative vision that would like their projects to shine with goodness!

Here are the details about the September challenge
The nautical trend continues to be a hot one in the scrappy/paper crafting world so that’s the challenge. Create a layout, altered item, mini album, card or tag…. Whatever you heart desires with something on it nautical related. eg. a photo,  patterned paper, stickers, washi tape etc.. :) I only ask that the project is new as of September 1st. Please no back linking.
 I have made this card to celebrate their 1st challenge on their blog.  Since this is a celebration for owner Nicolle and family, I decided to try out all new things for the 1st time with this challenge.  I used the negative space of an old chipboard piece,  landscape inking techniques and designing the card as if looking through a natural landscape window.

Be sure to visit Creative Embellishments check out the store to see all the modern trendy chipboard.  Say hello on the blog and sign up for a newsletter.

Inspired by Stamping
Clearsnap colorbox Surfacez, Black Ink
Coredinations Cardstock
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Core'dinations and Halloween a perfect combination for a party.

Check out the Core'dinations Blog for some closeup photo's of my fun projects.  Here is a sneak peak.


Core Cuts, Core’dinations Cardstock
Shazam, Black Magic Core’dinations Cardstock

Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Core’dinations collection
Tillie Dot  and Tan pearl Pearls Core’dinations cardstock
Be(you) tiful Statements Die Cuts and Wonder Curiosity  Authentique  collection

Sand It Set
May Arts Ribbon
Imaginisce, Glam Rocks rhinestuds 002272 4mm
Imaginisce, I-rock heat setting tool
Darice, Scrolls embossing folder
Clearsnap colorbox ink, blackbird

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Helmar Adhesive

Hello Welcome to Helmar Adhesive.  This is my first design team post that I wish to share with you as I start my design team term with Helmar.  Autumn is a wonderful time of year for many who have the opportunity to watch the magic of leaves that turn brilliant colors of yellow, orange and red.  Autumn is also the start of school routines, cozy sweater weather and lovely evening dinners.

To-day, I am sharing my Autumn by preparing for a Fall dinner.   

 Start with gathering your supplies and adhesive by Helmar. The burlap on this project is a real burlap seed bag from the farm.

Just a little of Helmar Scrap Dots holds the burlap in place.

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive works great on the glass wine bottle.   

This  glue allows for a quick decorative moment as you go out the door to visit friends for dinner.

                   The leaves and buttons hold in place quickly with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

 Bon   Appetit  ! 
Join me at the Helmar Blog.
Helmar, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Zap Dots, Liquid Scrap Dots
Core'dinations Card Stock
Clearsnap Colorbox Ink, Deep Green, Chestnut Roan, Mango Tango
Want2Scrap pearls 
Cuttlebug, Leaves Die 37-1214
Burlap, Buttons

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Helmar Design Team

Announcing a new journey with Helmar Adhesive

I have been selected to join the Helmar Adhesive Company Design Team for the next 6 months.  I am happy to have the opportunity to showcase this wide selection of Adhesive products. 

Please visit the Helmar website for more details on the full range of Adhesive that goes above and beyond paper.

  Designers are from Australia, Canada and USA.
Congratulations to each of the new Helmar DT Members! I'm so happy to be working with these talented designers. Stay tuned to see the projects I create with Helmar's amazing products.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Core'dinations with Helmar

Happy Friday to everyone!   Visit the Core'dinations Blog today to have a look at my masculine tag I created with the Vintage paper collection.  Here is a sneak peak.

Thanks for visiting.


Core’dination Cardstock-Vintage Collection
Darice, Birch 4.5x5.75 embossing folder
Sand It Set, Core’dinations
Helmar Quick-fix Permanent Adhesive Runner & ZapDots
Imaginisce, Glam Rocks rhinestuds 002272 4mm
Imaginisce, I-rock heat setting tool
Inspired by Stamping, Ahoy, Matey
ClearSnap, Colorbox Black Ink
May Arts Ribbon                 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Just Cards Volume 31, Fall 2013

A quick note today, to let you know, if you happen to be at chapters or a large magazine display, look me up in the latest Just Cards magazine.

Volume 31 Fall 2013

I have 2 cards published.  One on page 33 and one on page 45.

These cards feature Hero Arts and Gina K Design Stamps, Clearsnap Ink, May Ats Ribbon and Flourish with a Bling pearls.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Core'dinations and Lawn Fawn Week

Core'dinations Cardstock and  Lawn Fawn would like to share a week of inspirational designs with all creative souls.

Unconditional Love

Those furry babies in our homes provide unconditional love at all times.  Just the brand name “Lawn Fawn” can conjure up visions of fur babies!
This layout features Coredinations Black Magic and Amour, Jenni Bowlin cardstock.  The addition of the Lawn Fawn stamps and pattern paper collection Dewey Decimal truly complements my photo so well.

Here is some step up photos of my creative process.  I have discovered an easy way to color cord/hemp to match your project.  Quick and easy tip.

I am thrilled to share my continued discovery of the hot glue treatment by fellow designer Vivian Keh.  Below you can see my process of achieving Doby’s name using the Black Magic Core’dinations cardstock.

Recently we received some lovely products from Imaginisce and you can see I do love those glam rocks.  Clearsnap Ink sure does show well, by blending their ink using the Crafter’s Workshop Stencil and Inking up the Lawn Fawn stamps.  Couture Creations doily die blends so well with the workshop stencil, chicken wire.

Sending my love sentiment from the Lawn Fawn “So much to Say collection” truly resonates the feel of my photo.

Below, you can see a close-up of how much fun you can have being creative with the Black Magic Coredinations cardstock.

Finally, a close- up of the ruby red jewel tone color of the inner core of the Amour, Jenni Bowlin Core’dinations cardstock.  The addition of the glam rocks and stamp images by Lawn Fawn truly gives the whitewashed texture of the Core’dinations cardstock a ramped up devoted presentation. 

Love the matted pattern paper by Lawn Fawn around the photo.

 Now, who has a treat for the puppy?


Amour, Jenni Bowlin, Core’dinations Cardstock
Black Magic, Core’dinations Cardstock
Sand It Set, Core'dinations
Lawn Fawn, DeweyDecimal paper pack collection
Couture Creations, Doily die, Fantasia Collection Blossom
Imaginisce, I-rock heat setting tool, Glam rocks , Red 002988 2.5m 4 mm
The Crafter’s Workshop Stencils, Cell Theory & Chicken Wire Reversed
Clearsnap Ink, Blackbird, Pepper and Cherry Ice Smooch Spritz

Staedtler, pigment liner pen, black 0.5

 Golden gel medium 
Helmar Premium  Craft Glue