Sunday, July 28, 2013

Helmar Adhesive

Helmar’s USA hosts monthly challenges and the  design team showcases wonderful inspirational projects for OFF the page artists.  Visit Helmar’s for inspiration and creativity.  Here is a tag I made for the current challenge.  Be sure to visit Helmar’s Blog  for high quality glue products.

Here are the products I used for my bordeau colored V- tag.  (there is a new color trend emerging, stay tuned)  Premium Craft glue adheres the flourish to my Core’dinations Cardstock.  Helmar’s Liquid Scrap dots are perfect for holding down my bows and ribbon. Fabric Glue adheres my muslin heart to my Core’dinations Cardstock.  Helmar’s has a great variety of products to work with for all types of creative projects.  I invite you to join the Helmar’s community and visit their blog.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Scrap Around the World with BoBunny

Scrap Around the World is a wonderful website that inspires everyone to create artistic creations.  Join Scrap Around the World for their monthly challenges. I love them.  I love the owner, Helen Tilbury who is such a generous creative soul in a very warm climate....
Here is the mood board and sketch to follow for the month of July's  challenge.
I choose the hanging keys as my inspiration and flipped the sketch horizontally.  As of late, I have been hooked on banners of any sort.  I am trying to come up with more creative striking banners from the traditional, so stay tuned for more of these on my work.
Link up your work on the side tab of SATW. Here is my layout and a couple of close-ups.

I will be playing along with the BoBunny July challenge as well.  Hopefully we might have some bunnies visit SATW this month.

Mix'd Media Journey

Thought I would share a quick look at some wonderful pages that I created with Ania Dabrowska this past week.  Ania is a wonderful educator and I hope to be one of her creative students. 

The photo of my husband and son, need to be cut and added to the above album covers.  This will be a great album to add my mix'd media creations to.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Welcome to Where Bloggers Create 2013

This weekend is the beginning of a open house tour of where creative bloggers create.  All of you have been to garden tour's in your local city or heritage homes decorated for christmas a fund raisers, well this is an open house tour of artistic creative designers.  Owner Karen Valentine, sweet designer is hosting this party tour, so let her know that Ava sent you over to visit My Desert Cottage.

This I believe is going to be a huge trend that is just gathering momentum, so stay tuned its going to be a wonderful journey.

Welcome to Where bloggers Create and settle in with your favorite beverage, snack, journal book and pen, as you will want to take notes and bookmark a whole night away enjoying the tour.  Look for the long list of artist on the right hand sidebar about half way down the page, just below this logo remember get cozy.  I have been following Suzy for a while now and every time i visit her blog I get taken back in time and wish I could be an elf living in her closet so that when the light get turned out the room is mine till morning light.

Take the tour, just  visit a few artist and come back and tell me who you like.  Let Suzy know I sent you over to visit her in Australia.


Core'dinations is having a great giveaway on their blog, be sure to visit them on their blog.
While you are there, look up my project post for Friday, July 12th.  I created a  cute card keeper, which features Core'dinations Cardstock and Graphic 45 papers.  Blog comments are appreciated by the  Core'dinations team, as comments  help us develop new products for all to enjoy.
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, July 5, 2013

C'est Magnifique Kits

July Bits and Pieces Giveaway over at C'est Magnifique

Check it out. 


The contest will close at midnight, July 12.  
The winner, selected by a random draw, will be announced a few days later.
Good Luck!