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Friday, January 25, 2013

PPC 101 Challenge - Let's use some mists!

A happy Friday to You!  We're hosting another challenge over at Playing in Paradise and this one is a lot of fun!  Jessie has challenged us to get out our mists and play with them!

For my card, I used my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Midnight Blue, Cosmos Pink, and Leapfrog, to create a background mat.  First I stamped my image with Pink Azalea Silks Acrylic Glaze, which then acted as a resist to the mists.  The two products together, produced a beautiful glimmering shine on a piece of paper torn from an old book. 
I then stamped the same image onto a piece of white cardstock and sprayed it with Tattered Angels Abominable Snowman, so that it too had a bit of shimmer.
Please be sure and try out our Playing in Paradise challenge this week.  There is lots of inspiration from the rest of the talented design team and a wonderful prize package of
"Hello Cupcake" Stamps, Sticker, Die Cut and Paper worth $25 is up for grabs.
You have until noon MST, next Thursday, January 31st to get your entry in.
You could be the lucky winner!

Friday, January 18, 2013


The theme at Playing in Paradise this week is "Celebrate" as we are celebrating our 100th Challenge!  Be sure to come play with us, as there are extra prizes to be won this week in honour of the occasion.

My card was made to celebrate my son's birthday!

This Tim Holtz clock die, was a new toy tool that I had just purchased so I was anxious to try it out.  I made the sign from the clock hand and used the image as a frame to hi-light the date of the wonderful day my first baby was born!

Enhancing the frame and hand was pretty easy.  I went over it with an Emboss It Dabber, which made it nice and sticky, to apply some silver embossing powder.  Then I used my finger to dab Black Soot Stickles here and there to give it a distressed look.   I then embellished it with a couple of pieces from the Tim Holtz Foliage Embellishment pack.  These are great when you want an embellishment with a more masculine feel.  

The Playing in Paradise Challenge has only two rules:  1)  Follow the theme of the challenge.  2)  The project needs to be new to Playing in Paradise.  The winner not only wins a wonderful prize package, but also a chance to be a Guest Designer at Playing in Paradise for a week if they wish to.  How awesome is that!

Look at the wonderful goodies you could win this week:

Grand Prize:

2nd Prize:

3rd Prize:

So what are you waiting for????  Click on the hi-lighted link to come Play in Paradise this week!!!

See you there,

Friday, January 11, 2013

Oh my gosh ... I'm excited!!

Hi everyone,

Today is a very exciting one for me, as I've been invited to join the 

This is a weekly challenge that begins each Friday. It is open to everyone and the only rule is that you follow the theme of the challenge. Up for grabs each week is a prize package of scrappy goodies, as well as a chance to guest design if you would like the opportunity.  How great is that!!!

My challenge's theme this week, is to make something that hi-lights a special "Place in Time" 
that you remember or that you have coming up in 2013!  
It can be a card, layout, tag, even an altered item .... whatever you choose!  

I chose to use the beautiful paper line from Graphic 45 called "Place in Time", as I wanted to make a mini-album to record the important events of 2013. (If you click on the hi-lighted links, you will be able to see these products at Scrapbooker's Paradise.
This album was inspired by Tonya Gibbs and if you would like to make one, 
her tutorial can be found here

I started my mini album by making and decorating a front and a back cover from chipboard. I used 4 pieces of 12"x 12" Place in Time paper to make these covers, as well as a piece of the coordinating Place in Time Chipboard #1. (That's where I got the beautiful picture of the birds.) The rest was all pieces from my stash. I stamped the crackle image behind the pictures and went over the swirls with Glossy Accents 
to hi-light them.

 Then it was just a matter of cutting the album pages from black card stock and decorating them. 

I made 12 pages and used the Place in Time 8"x8" paper pad to decorate them.  

Each page folds out to add photos to the back side, and then there are pockets with tags on the front side, to add additional photos or journaling notes.

Tip:  To make the chipboard covers, I used the wide Sookwang Tape.

It made gluing down the papers a piece of cake!!

So now what you need to do, is head on over to the Playing in Paradise challenge at Scrapbooker's Paradise, and check out the other pieces of inspiration 
from the rest of the team. 
Then join in and play along with us - you'll have a lot of fun!


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Glass Bead Magic

Hi everyone,

I'll tell you ... it's been a great start to the New Year!  Between some wonderful challenges at Flying Unicorn, and a course called "Creative Jumpstart", I am having SO much fun in my craft room!

One of the challenges that I am doing at Flying Unicorn, is to create an Art Journal.  I have made myself 6"x6" pages of Watercolour paper and I'm experimenting with products I have at home and new techniques I'm learning at Creative Jumpstart.

Today I'm going to show you some experimenting I did with Glass Bead Gel from Golden.  This stuff is WONDERFUL!

To start with, I stamped my 6"x6" watercolour sheet with a Chocolate Baroque stamp - Harlequin Christmas.  I used Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  Then I stamped my border with a 

I then took this Crafters Workshop stencil and using a palette knife, 
scraped Golden Glass Bead Gel all over it. 

After drying, it looked like this.  It has a very subtle, frosty effect 
and adds beautiful glimmering texture.

I finished up the page by spraying it with a little bit of Chocolate Latte Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and adding some pretty elements.  When I stamped the chandelier on, I put a portion of it over the glass beads, and they stamped up really well.

I hope you are all having some "fun" time in your craft rooms yourself.
Best wishes for a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year!