Clearsnap and CHA

I hope you are all loving the new products being released at CHA. I know I am.

I was thrilled to be able to work with new Clearsnap goodies. Check out the new Smooch Glitz on the Clearsnap blog here and the new Watermark Inks here.

Using Wordsworth Rollagraph Wheel with Twinkle Watermark Ink, I rolled across my cardstock, then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

I stamped the rose stem with Mossy Mix'd Media Inx and the rose with Peaches and Schoolhouse Mix'd Media Inx using a styllus to allow both colors to show. I then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder before die cutting.

Using Smooch Glitz Lime Fizz, I added some glitz to the stem and using Pink Fizz, I added some glitz to the rose.

I die cut my scalloped circles and added the rose with foam adhesives. Before adding this element to my card, I "painted" my sheer ribbon with Pink Fizz Smooch Glitz for a little added bling.

Don't forget to check out all the new Clearsnap products . There is even a chance to win some of these new items.

Clearsnap Supplies:

Smooch Glitz: Pink Fizz, Lime Twist
Colorbox Donna Salazar Inx: Peaches, Schoolhouse, Patina, Mossy, Indigo
Top Boss Embossing Powder: Clear
Jumbo Rollagraph: Wordsworth
Watermark Ink: Twinkle Stardust

Other Supplies:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamp: Hero Arts
Dies: Spellbinders
Stickpins, ribbon: Stash


Mad About You

Today's challenge (#79) at SMC blog to to use the colors yellow, pink and turquoise:

I used the image Duncan holding heart and created a Valentine's Day card.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: DCWV
Digi image: SMC
Markers: Copic


Husband and Wife

Good morning. It's another wonderfully punchy day and I posted this wedding card at Just Imagine Crafts .

I used punch 920 to create a double border for my card. I first punched one edge then measured to be sure my pattern paper strip would fit before punching the other edge. It really gives a different look to any creation.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Punch: Kreaxions
Pattern paper: Best Creations
Rub-ons: It Takes Two

Don't forget to check out the new Design Team call here. I have been honored to work with a very talented group of ladies this past year and have gotten to work with these wonderful Kreaxions punches. So be sure to check out the call and get your applications in.


Momenta Design Team

It;s official, I've been invited to be a part of the New Momenta D'Lite Team. Check out the amazing array of designers they've selected here .


Blog Hop

Today the design teams of Scor-Pal and My Favorite Things are engaged in a blog hop. Check out what all the designers have done this month.

For my first card, I used a I used a premade card from DCWV which I thought would be a perfect compliment to the MFT stamp and die combo (You're Just My Type) with all the varied letters.

Using my Scor-Pal, I scored down approximately 1" from the top edge, then scored 3 lines up from the bottom edge. A little black ink across the lines really helps them stand out.

I used a Spellbinders Circle Die to cut the black circle and added it to the front of the card as a base for the images.

The typewriter and sentiment were stamped and embossed with Colorbox Donna Salazar Black Inx and Embossing Powder and then die cut with the coordinating Die-namics die from MFT. Pop dots were added behind the typewriter for some dimension.

Scoring Tool: Scor-Pal
Stamps, die: My Favorite Things
Ink, Embossing Powder: Colorbox, Donna Salazar Black
Card: DCWV
Cardstock: Bazzill

This next card is an easel card, which is so easy to make using my Scor-Pal. I cut my cardstock to 5 1/2" x 11, then scored it in half to create the card. I then scored 2 3/4" up on the top panel and folded it down to create the easel. A top panel cut 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" created the top layer.

I stamped MFT's Sunflower Girl on white cardstock and colored her with Copic Markers. I die cut her into an oval shape and die cut coordinating panels to mat her, adding foam adhesives between the layers. A ribbon around the center and several stickpins finished her off nicely.

I used coordinating dies for the sentiment which is also from the Sunflower Girl stamp set.

Scoring Tool: Scor-Pal
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Ink: Colorbox, Chestnut Roan
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: DCWV
Pins: Fiskars
Ribbon: Stash

Thanks for stopping by. Now be sure to head back to Scor-Pal for a list of all the designers' work. And don't forget there are prizes to be given away.



It's a circle challenge at Sew Many Challenges . Let's see your creations.

Baily was colored with Copic Markers and then cut out. He was mounted on a circle which I then sewed to my background papers.

Image: SMC
Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Flair Designs
Markers: Copic Markers


A friend...

The first challenge of 2012 is now up at Justrite Stampers with a serene color scheme and some awesome texture and this is my second card for the challenge.

A close up of the stamped and embossed sentiment:

Cardtock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: DCWV
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Stamps: Justrite
Dies: Spellbinders
Ink: Colorbox Donna Salazar Honey and Leather Inx; Honey Embossing Powder



My post at Justimagine Crafts shows how versatile these punches can be. I didn't want to detract from the patterns in this card, so I opted to use punch 906 to create a border to span the length of my card. I think it added just the final touch it needed. A sentiment was added to the right so as not to distract from the punched edge.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Imaginisce
Punch: Kreaxions
Stamp: Hero Arts


Have a Sweet & Sassy Birthday

The first challenge of 2012 is now up at Justrite Stampers with a serene color scheme and some awesome texture.

This is my take on the challenge using Justrite's Topsy Turvy Cakes and a few additional colors added. These cakes are so fun and funky and look great colored with Copic Markers and then some added bling for fun.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: Justrite
Ink: Memento
Markers: Copic Markers
Dies: Spellbinders
Punch: Just Imagine/Kreaxions


Sew Many Cards

I am thrilled to be a part of a new design team. Stop by Sew Many Cards today for their Grand Re-Opening and join in the fun. The images are adorable and this week's challenge is "Anything Goes".

I had fun creating with Jovi Valentine this week, coloring this image with Copic Markers and combining this image with some awesome Authentique papers.

Pattern paper: Authentique
Image: Sew Many Cards
Markers: Copic Markers

With Love

Lovin' MFT stamps! They are just so much fun to work with.

On this card, I stamped the image with Black Memento Ink and colored her with Copic Markers. I paper pieced her dress using some Prima pattern papers and then mounted her onto an Oval die and then a Beaded Oval die frame.

I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment with Colobox Donna Salazar Chiffon Inx and Embossing Powders - love the look.

It's hard to see, but I added Clearsnap Smooch Glitz to the heart for some sparkle.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Prima
Dies: Spellbinders
Stamps: Hero Arts, MFT
Ink: Clearsnap
Markers: Copic


Good Luck

My post today at www.justimaginecrafts.com.

The pattern paper is LYB and it was embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. Then I inked it with Colorbox Chalk Ink for a little added color. The sentiment was stamped in Colorbox Donna Salazar Black Inx and Embossing Powder.

I used punch 909 to create the border across the card and Clearsnap Design Adhesives and Designer Foils for the pennant.

Cardstock; Bazzill
Pattern paper: Little Yellow Bicycle
Ink: Clearsnap
Foils: Clearsnap
Stamp: Stampendous



As we near Valentine's Day, it's time to get those cards ready. I created this fun 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card from black cardstock, using lots of Clearsnap products.

Clearsnap's Jumbo Rollagraph with Column Relief was used with Ancient Page Chocolate Ink, covering the card front. I then spritzed the card with Vannilla Shimmer and set it aside to dry. The hearts were cut from black cardstock using Spellbinders Scalloped Heart dies and from pink cardstock using Spellbinders Heart die. I used Scor-tape across the heart, pulling up one layer at a time and adding glitter. This method gave me a nice clean edge between colors of glitter.

Lavender ink was used around the edge of the card, gently inking inward to create a soft appearance to the card. "Love" was cut from Design Adhesives and covered with black embossing powder on pink cardstock. Once matted on black cardstock, I added it to the card with foam adhesive for dimension.

Clearsnap supplies:
Rollagraph: Column Relief
Ink: Ancient Page Chocolate, Colorbox Petal Point Pinwheel
Glitter: Cotton Candy, Sparking Amethyst, Silver Lining
Design Adhesives: BBQ
Embossing Powder: Donna Salazar Black
Smooch Spritz: Vanilla Shimmer

Other supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Dies: Spellbinders
Adhesive: Scor-tape


Don't Make Me......

Playing with some new stamps I just received from My Favorite Things . I think the sentiments that work with the typewriter are so much fun to create with. This set also came with a die-namics which is the coordinating typewriter die so you get to cut out the typewrite perfectly!

Pattern paper: Prima
Stamps: MFT
Ink: Colobox Donna Salazar Black Inx and Embossing Powder
Brads: Creative Imaginations
Circle Cutter: Just Imagine/Kreaxions


Puppy Love

This is today's post at Just Imagine / Kreaxions.

Gary and Paulie, the puppy we didn't know we wanted! Such a love affair those two have!!!

The Kreaxions Circle Cutter was a perfect tool to use to create the perfect sized circles for this layout. I cut the black circle at 10 1/2", then the white at 10". Then I machine stitched all the layers together. I used punch #911 across the center for some more love.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper, stamps, Thickers: American Crafts
Ink: Clearsnap
Circle Cutter, Punch: Kreaxions
Die cuts: Cricut Expression


Pretty Princess

This card is posted on the Papertemptress blog this morning. I love working with the assorted papers from this store.

Papers: Papertemptress, K&Co.
Stamps: MFT
Ink: Memento, Colorbox
Markers: Copic


Scrapbookpal.com Design Team Entry

Scrapbookpal.com is having an open DT call and I am submitting this layout for consideration. Scrapbookpal is a wonderful site, full of lots of fun and interesting products. Shipping is free when you spend $25.00.

Making Cookies Layout

Cricut Expression
Cricut From My Kitchen Cartridge
Cricut Cutting Mat
Cricut Tool Kit
Bazzill Cardstock
Basic Grey Cardstock and pattern paper - Basic and Origin Lines
Clearsnap Ink Chestnut Roan
Clearsnap Ink Creamy Brown
Clearsnap Ink Dark Brown
Cutter Bee Scissors
Scotch ATG Gun
Scotch ATG Refills
Scotch Foam Adhesive Squares
WeR Memories Brads

Basic Grey's Basic line was used as the layout base. Basic Grey's Origin Line was used as accents across the page and Bazzill yellow cardstock was used as the photo mats. Black and brown cardstock were used as additional accent colors. The apron was cut at "fit to page" from brown pattern paper, then again from white cardstock. I centered it across both pages and cut it in half, inking all edges with brown ink.

"Making" was cut with the Plantin cartridge in shadow feature from brown cardstock and normal from yellow cardstock.

"Cookies" was cut at 3" and then an oval was placed behind to create a shadow effect. A Basic Grey label sticker was placed at the apron top.

The mixing bowl was cut from the Basic Grey pattern paper and inked with brown ink. It was aligned so that the edges would be off the page. I created my journaling block and inserted that inside the mixing bowl. A rolling pin was cut at 3" from yellow cardstock and again from white and inked. "Ingredients" was cut at 1" from white cardstock and inked.

Larger utensils were cut, inked and added to the layout with a brad. "Preparation" was cut at 1" from black cardstock and added with a double mat.

"Cookies" was inked with brown ink, then added to an oval mat. The tiny utensils in the apron pocket were cut at at 1" and placed inside the apron pocket. Foam adhesives were added for a little dimension.


I'm Smitten

Got my hands on some cute Penny Black stamps some time ago and just got around to creating with them. They are just so cute and sweet!

I used Clearsnap's Rollagraph with Wordsworth Wheel and Wicked Black ink to ink up the card backdrop. Then I chose some Theresa Collins pattern paper to use on top. I matted it first with some black cardstock.

I stamped the image on Cryogen White and colored with the following Copic Markers:
Cupcake wrapper and icing: R29, R22, R20
Cupcake: E15, E33, #53
Dress: R37, R35,R22
Hair: E37, 15, E33
Bow: R 37, R35
Wings: G24, G21
Cake decorations: G24, Y13
Cherry: R37, R22
Face/Hands: E000cE0000
Cheeks: R11, 0, R20

Once colored I die cut into a circle with Spellbinders Circle Die and inked the edges with Donna Salazar Chiffon Inx. Then I cut black cardstock with the Scalloped Circle Die and added this to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock with Wicked Black ink and then embossed with Clear embossing powder. I inked the edges with Donna Salazar Chiffon Inx and added it to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Theresa Collins
Stamps: Penny Black
Ink: Colorbox, Wicked Black; Donna Salazar Chiffon Inx
Embossing Powder: Clearsnap Top Boss
Rollagraph: Clearsnap Wordsworth
Markers: Copic Markers
Glitter: Smooch Glitz, Firecracker
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities