Sunday, January 26, 2014

Valentines Day with Core'dinations

Hello and Happy Valentines Day.  The heart is wonderful place for all things kind and good.
Here is a card that I designed showcasing Core'dinations Vintage collection and Scarlett from the Darks collection.  
You can see that embossing and sanding the Scarlett red cardstock matches the Vintage cardstock well.  That is one nice feature of Core'dinations cardstock, so many of the collections co-ordinate with each other to design a wonderful presentation.
Add some embellishments like Darice washi tape, rhinestones, pins and ribbon and your have a luscious full bodied presentation of a vintage valentine card.  Visit your nearest LSS and pick up some Core'dinations Cardstock for that special card.

Core'dinations Supplies
Darice Washi Tape/Folder
May Arts Ribbon
Sizzix Die
Maya Road Stick Pins
Gina K Designs Stamps
Clearsnap Stephine Barnard Dye Ink, Raspberry

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year

Sharing a fresh blue and white Happy New Year Decor presentation with you today.   When there is a fresh white snowfall at the beginning of the New Year, I think of white and blue color tones.  Not everyone lives in snow country so I will try to give you the fresh look that snow does bring to the beginning of a New Year.
I like working with star's and my home decor frame for your door will greet anyone who visits your home with the feeling of fresh snow.
Star front door
The picture taking of the front door was beyond my camera skill on a sunny beautiful day as you can image with all that glass, so I took the picture at night time and the balance of pictures from a wall in my home to appreciate the glitter of the die cut stars.
Star supplies
Lets gather those supplies and get started.  Helmar Tacky Craft Glue did the trick for this project.  Really worked well with ribbon between the star panels.
Stars new bottle
Just had to show you that I cracked open a new bottle of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.  See that great seal to protect your product until you are ready to use it.  Gott'a love that feature of quality packaging.
Stars frame 450
Apply a liberal amount of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to have all the ribbons attach to the back of the picture frame.
Stars full view
Now is this not a change from your traditional home decor wreath.  It is so fresh and new to celebrate the beginning of the New Year.
Stars side
I decided to make a card to celebrate the Beginning of the New Year as well.
Star card
Happy New Year everyone!!
Sizzix Dies
Ribbon, Picture Frame

Friday, January 3, 2014

Ann Butler Designs New Design Team

I am happy to announce that I have a wonderful  opportunity to create designs for Ann Butler Designs for the next 6 months.  I had the pleasure of meeting Ann this past November at the Barrie Ontario Retreat for CHA Canadian designers.  The Canadian CHA retreat has been the beginning of a new venture for me and 2014 will be a year of change and opportunity, starting with being on the Ann Butler Design team.

Here are the design team members which have been announced on Ann's blog, "Creativity Stirs The Soul".

Lisa Rojas-Design Team Lead
Ava Gavloski
Beth Watson
Carmen Flores Tanis
Connie Hall
Irit Shalom
Kristi Parker Van Doren
Larissa Pittman
Nicole Picadura
Paula DeReamer
Roberta Birnbaum
Steph Ackerman
Vishu Reberholt

Guest Designers
Patti Hodder
Shannon Bielke   

Please visit Creativity Stirs The Soul Blog and watch for our February designs with the new team in place.  You will be inspired by designs from our team and quality products that will be presented over the next 6 months.