Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Graphic 45 Le Cirque and a UTEE Coated Metal Flower

Just a quick share of a project that I created a tutorial for over in the CLASSroom.
I LOVE the new Staples line from Graphic 45, they pieces have such a beautiful finish, and they are so versatile. This project incorporated the Le Cirque paper line, but this card would have been just as fun and beautiful if I had used any other products because that flower is so stunning. I hope that doesn't sound to braggy, but I didn't create the flowers or think up UTEE, some other amazing people did that, I just sprinkled and heated a little happiness to make a really unique piece of art.

I hope you pop over and check out the how to do, it is a lot of fun, and there are a lot of different results that can be achieved with just a few small adjustments.

I am so excited that I can hardly sleep, my son will be home in 15 days!!
Can you even imagine how the anticipation is swirling in our house?!!
So happy!

Monday, February 14, 2011


We have a winner thanks to Random.org!
Congrats to Elaine Allen!!

I will get this sent out as soon as I hear from you!!

Happy Valentines to everyone!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Share The Love Give-A-Way!!

It was so fun using the products from Skipping Stones Designs in January, and Heather had sent me a set to give away! In all the commitments I had for projects that needed to make CHA deadlines, I had forgotten to do the give-a-way for the Heartsong set that she had sent, so lets do it now!! To make up for my tardiness, I have a set of Echo Park "Be Mine" paper to go along with it, a fun way to share the love!

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win by Sunday at midnight. I will randomly select a winner Monday morning as the valentine that will get this sweet set of goodies!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!

Monday, February 07, 2011

A Doodlebug Hi!

I made a really cute card for one of the Paper Crafts calls awhile ago, and it has been left unloved hoping that another call would come along that it works for. But alas such has not been the case and because it is made from the Doodlebug Sweet Love collection that is ridiculously cute, it seems like a great time to share it!
All of the flowers are from the Icon sticker sheet some are adhered right to the Hero Arts kraft card stock and other were put on Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares to give them some fun dimension. Of course the flowers have fantastic spot glitter on them that is hard to see in this picture, and those buttons are from the Green Doodlebug button card (delish!!) Some random machine stitching in a green thread that is the same color as the buttons adds another element of texture that I really like  :o)
Hope everyone is having fun getting preparations made for their special valentines!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Paper Smooches Co-Hop!!

Have you heard?

Kim Hughes opened a stamp company on February 1st called Paper Smooches!  On The first day of every month, she is releasing 3 new whimsical and fun clear stamp sets that she hand draws.

Kim asked me to create a card using one of her February stamp sets.  I used  Birthday Buddies on the card that I have created.

She offers high quality photopolymer clear stamps, shaped card templates, a design center and so much more

There will be a monthly challenge on the The Paper Smooches Blog. (Free digi stamps are involved) Participants will be eligible to be a guest designer for the following month.
Now if you would love to see more fabulous inspiration, head on over to Teri Anderson blog!!

Here is a list of some of the Industry's top designers who are also playing with some Paper Smooches Stamps today:

Michele Boyer
Alli Miles
Lori Craig
Julie Campbell
Carole Burrage
Karolyn Loncon
Kim Kesti
Betsy Veldman
Maren Benedict
Debbie Olson
Melissa Phillips
Carly Robertson
Julia Stainton
Becky Olsen
Teri Anderson
Kyrssi Ng
Heidi Van Laar
Heather Pulvirenti
Laurie Schmidlin
Lisa Johnson
Lori Barnett
Jessica Witty
Asela Hopkins
Rae Barthel

Please help me welcome  Paper Smooches Stamps!!