Thursday, January 28, 2010

Snow Princess

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Good Morning everyone. I did this lo lastnight using my SwirlyDoo's kit, I already have my Febuary one but wanted to play with my January one before the month was up. I was so inspired by Sheila's Gypsy cut http://shesasassylady.blogspot.com/ that I made one similar of course mine is no where as fancy and pretty. What I did was while I was at the bus stop waiting to pick the boys up using the Gypsy was use George and Home Accents and welded the circle and the swirl. Then I cut one out with the whole circle in the center, then the top one with the circle cut out. Sheila was using a sketch by Liz Qualman. Sheilas lo is gorgeous, check it out.


The title was from Hello Kitty and the snowflake is from Accents Essentials all welded together. Princess is cut from Gypsy Font, welded. I layered the snowflake four times using thin popdots. The purple paper is some more of the handmade paper me and the boys made from scraps. The pp is Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade....love it!!! The file tab is also Bo Bunny. The while cardstock is Bazzill Basics. The turquoise cardstock is SU.

The white flower from the SwirlyDoos kit is from Prima, which I sprayed with Haunted Shadow Tattered Angels Glimmer mist. The put the stamens in and some ice stickles and Diamond Glaze. The flowers are Bo Bunny and Prima. The snowflake chipboard is also in the kit. I painted it white and then sprinkled on MS ultrafine glitter while wet. The rub on in the pic is KaiserCraft white flourish corner. The snow word was stamped using Autumn leaves swirls using white pigmant ink and crystal sparkle embossing powder, then stamped using SU lavender lace. The screen was from Tattered Angels Vintage Ice. The pic is of my dear granddaughter Abigail, pic taken Dec. 17, 2009 while she was looking at the Christmas Tree, she is wearing this cute little dress I bought from Target after Halloween, that is called Snow Princess costume...Abigail loves it!! She would say Grandma I put my dress on again....too cute!! TFL!! Have a WONDERFUL Day. Dawn :o)


Monday, January 25, 2010

GROW Altered Wall Hanging





Hello all, I hope this Monday has been a beautiful day for you and yours. I have been wanting to post this for about two weeks now. It is an altered wall hanging using a canvas turned around backwards like a shadow box. I painted the inside and the frame using acrylic paints. Then I added Webster's pp Nature's StoryBook:Grow Dreams. Using Tattered Angels glimmer mist sprayed on pp using the dragonfly screen and the tree screen. The grow letters are Rusty Pickle...I tore the cardboard off and used Tim Holtz crackle paints and applied a thin coat to them, and some ink. The lace around the frame is Prima Elegant Lace. The bumble bee, the dragonfly and two flowers on the alphas are SpellBinder's using the Wizard die cutting system, the dragonfly has a coat of Alcohol inks, the bumble bee is cut from Cosmo Cricket pp and inked. The blue flower is cut from handmade paper that me and the boys made one day..what a blast and they still will bring it up whenever I use it in a project. The pot is made using a crackle paint chip from the hardware store, using the SpellBinder's diecut.

The flowers on the outside of the frame are made using the SpellBinder's Sunflower die cut I cut the flower out then folded it into 1/8ths using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher (love this) stapled it on one side then attached to the homemade floral wire (I used to teach flower arranging for our local community college many many years ago) Yes I still have all my stuff....I know I get fussed at, about it all the time. Sprayed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist and wallah.....a flower vine. The leaves are SpellBinder's too. TFL!!! Thanks and Have a WONDERFUL afternoon. Dawn

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sing It's Spring Card




Hello I know I have been not posting as much as I always do but heres the scoop....I have had my same laptop since 2006, well I have dumped my pics into an external hardrive and I still was out of room, well not only that, my computer has been on life support...no joke here since last year. The screen went out on it, so I had to hook it up to a old heavy monitor then one day I let Cooper watch A Bug's Life by Disney which I purchased for him from I-Tunes and bam he decided to tear the keys up on the laptop, in like less than five minutes. Well hubby brought home a keyboard that evening for me. Since it really is OLD in computer lives....early 2006. It was so slow and some sites I couldn't even go on or leave comments because I couldn't add anything else to it. So now hopefully hubby will take the hints and get me a new computer!!!! Anywhoooo I am uploading a project I did using SpellBinder's, I used the circle Scallops Nestibilities and took the smallest sizes and ran thru the wizard, and fan folded the one circle, then fan folded the same size five times and then folded them over to create the one flower, glue together each side, use a thinner paper it really works best than the thicker ones. Everything is SpellBinders, the cardstock is Bazzill. The bling in the middle of the flowers are Prima. The stamps are Studio G (the ones you get for a buck)I jsut love that. I began stamping in the early 90's and there was no such thing a $1 stamp, they were all wood mounted, sometimes you get get the rubbers at a rubber stamp show and stick them on any wood piece you could get. I still have all these stamps, and love using them...but I do love scrapping my pics. I try to incorporate more stamps into my los....any way gotta go Dusty is crying..woke up out of his sleep.. take care, Dawn

Monday, January 18, 2010

Love ~Rusty Pickle~





Hello and Good Day!! Not your typical Monday here at my house, with the Holiday, the boys are all home from school and it has been a busy one. Legos are everywhere and every 10 seconds, its look momma, look what I just built. Last night I could not sleep....which is not like me...I am so tired when I lay down that's it!! So I got up and decided to scrap and here is what I did. I have just fallen all over these cardboard alphas from Rusty Pickle...and have used them in several places now, I better call Alaina and Jeri and tell them to send me more...I am running out....I also have a few projects I have not revealed using them so stay tuned!!! All weekend I had four extra girls at the house with my dd Alexis who is 20 and in college.....so didn't get to post anything yesterday..like I planned. Anyway....I cut the cardboard up from a box sent to me with Rusty Pickle product.....and some easy ways to do this are leave your box outside overnight, the moisture in the air will help you peel it off, or peel off the top coat and take your scissors and push up the valleys in the cardboard and then continue to peel, and one more method is to mist the cardboard then peel...if you have any ideas share them. Then I layered the pics and the pp, the pp is Rusty Pickle Chocolate Covered Cherries, which I am so out of it too. I used leftovers here and the flower pic I bought at ACMoore, the trims, the buttons, the tag all Rusty Pickle. Of course the cardboard alphas are RP, too!! The cardboard heart was cut from a regular heart punch, how cool is that!! The ticket is Jenni Bowlin. TFL!! Have a Wonderful Afternoon, Dawn
(Oh btw it is not crooked irl, that was just operator error..lol!! I will fix tomorrow. Sorry.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Valentine Mail Box ~Rusty Pickle~




Good afternoon, I have been cleaning all day with the boys, Colten has been doing the bathrooms, and Cody the kitchen and I have cleaned up the toys with the younger boys, I wanted to stop and get this up on the blog today, do you realize Valentine's Day will be here in less than a month. Get started on those Valentine's if you haven't already. My oldest son will be 23 in a few days....so I have been thinking of his cake and a gift for him. Okay now I feel real old!!! LOL!!! On to the mailbox..... I used one of those adorable little Target mailboxes that only cost a buck....gotta love it!! Rusty Pickle Fair Verona pp, trims, buttons, pink alphas, and cardstock coupons. The rub-on Be Mine is also Rusty Pickle. I used 1/8" double sided tape to glue trims on, which worked perfect!! The flowers are from Prima, a gift in our Rusty Pickle retreat bag. Thanks Prima!!! Easy Peasy!! TFL!! Have a WONDERFUL DAY!!!!! :0) Dawn

Friday, January 15, 2010

Have a Fintastic Day







Hi, here is a little something I worked on last night, I have lots to show you soon. I am just waiting on reveals. So sorry it has taken awhile, but I do have projects coming. This is a little card I made using the SpellBinder's Circle Nestabilities dies. The fish and the seahorse are also SpellBinder's. The inside say Have a Fintastic Day! I sewed up the inside and outside using
yellow thread and red in the bobbin, which had a great effect on the colors of the card. The pp are Cosmo Cricket...love this line!! TFL!! Have a WONDERFUL DAY!!! Oh btw I almost forgot even after Debbie told me last night.....she has posted the little house she had donated at the Rusty Pickle retreat, please stop by and view HERE. Thanks Deb!! You can also view my post about it HERE. Thank you!! Deb with Say with Letter's has a wonderful Etsy shop and blog. This is so exciting for me!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter ~Rusty Pickle~




January Sketch


Good Morning all, I made this one for the January Rusty Pickle sketch. See the Rusty Pickle Blog http://rustypickle.typepad.com/ for this months challenge there is always prizes in the monthly sketch challenge, I can't wait to see what you do.This months sketch is by the talented Sarah Carrington you can visit here Blog at http://smellyblog-slcarrington.blogspot.com/. Love the sketch thanks Sarah. Since the sketch is about winter, snow, sledding you know all the winter stuff. I picked these pics of my children from January 2001. We had a day off from school for this snow storm, which of course they loved that and with us living close to the coast of North Carolina snow is not something we have much of sooooo we love it when it does snow . This is a pic of my oldest 5, which now Jr. will be 23 in a few days, and the littlest one is Cody who is now 12. Time just goes way to quick, thank goodness we have cameras to capture these moments. Anyway......I used the Rusty Pickle Chocolates Bunnies line, and the Word Reel page for this lo with some good ole' cardboard and the blue is from Panama Jack . The W is from the cardboard letters from Rusty Pickle which are just fabulous!! The snowflakes at the bottom are from SpellBinders, layered. The rest of winter was made on the Cricut Gypsy welded together..love it!! Lots of distressing with scissors and paint. Thanks for looking and Have a Wonderful Day. Dawn
Products Used:
  • Rusty Pickle pp Panama Jack, Chocolates Bunnies, Word Reel
  • Rusty Pickle cardboard letters, tag and button
  • Fiskars scissors wavy
  • Quickutz circles dies
  • SpellBinders snowflakes
  • pop dots
  • Cricut Gypsy
  • Tim Holtz Old Paper crackle paint
  • Colorbox ink

Monday, January 4, 2010

SpellBinders Design Team Call

To be eligible you must:
Submit three art pieces as assigned below.
Be available to travel to Phoenix, AZ, expenses paid by Spellbinders™, Wednesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 18, 2010. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
Be available to serve a term as a Designer from April 1, 2010, through March 30, 2011.
Be capable of completing all requirements, on time, during the 12-month tenure period.
If you make the finals round, you will need to complete an assigned project and deliver to Spellbinders™ by February 22, 2010.
Be able to submit art electronically by scanning or digital photography.
Be able to submit paper work through the Microsoft Word program.
Employees of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts, their affiliates, and members of their immediate families are not eligible.
Art Application:
Is your style fresh and funky? Upscale and sophisticated? Simple and elegant? Show us your best in a 12×12″ scrapbook layout.
PLUS
Using apertures, pop-ups, pull-outs or basic and simple, we want to see your magic happen when it comes to card making! Submit one card.
PLUS
Show us your altered ego! Through creative altered ideas, whether it’s home d├ęcor projects, calendars, journals, or jewelry, we want to see your best! Submit one altered project.
PLUS
An essay, about 500 words, sharing a little about you personally and about yourself as a designer. Why is Paper Arts your passion? Why do you want to be on the Spellbinders™ Design Team? What do you want Spellbinders™ to know about you?
The following questions are for our information only. Please indicate on the bottom of your essay, if you have been or are involved in any of the following (does not count towards your 500 words):
Do you have a blog? If so, please provide URL/address.
Has your work been published? If so, please indicate where/in which publications and provide URLs/links if possible.
Do you have a Creative Resume? If so, please provide URL/address.
Do you now or have you participated other Design Teams?* If so, please provide URLs/links.
*Current or overlapping membership in the design team of competitive product companies is NOT permitted.
What we are looking for:
Your ORIGINAL creative, innovative designs. Something that makes us say “WOW!” Something that says to us that you love what you do! We would like to know the story behind each item, told in journaling, in photographs, or by other means.
You are not required to use any Spellbinders™ products in your entries. However, we are a die cut company and it certainly couldn’t hurt. Spellbinders™ die templates are universal and may be used in most leading die cut systems, please refer to the Compatibility Reference Guide for instructions.
Please Note: Art does not have to be new for this contest. It just has to be your original artwork.
Required for Design Team Tenure:
Monthly: one layout, one card and one altered project, one option style project.
Trade Shows: A minimum of six trade show projects per year, to be assigned.
Consumer Shows/Education: 2 Layouts, 2 cards for Education and/or Consumer booth, 1 technique board/year, other projects as assigned.
On-Line Forums: Involved on a weekly basis on at least one on-line forum.
Encouraged but not Required: Active with your own blog.
These are just minimums, you can submit as many projects as you want throughout your tenure.
Submission Schedule:
All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2010, Central Standard Time. We sincerely regret that we can only accept entries from residents of the United States.
On Monday, February 1, 2010, Spellbinders™ will contact the top 20 entrants and invite them to continue to the final round of the Spellbinders™ 2010 Design Team Contest. These finalists will be sent product to create an assigned project for the final round of the competition. Finalists will ship their Special Assignment Entries for delivery to Spellbinders™ by Monday, February 15, 2010. Special Assignment Entries WILL NOT be returned to contestant.
On Friday, February 26, 2010, Stacey Caron, owner and co-founder of Spellbinders™ Paper Arts, will make personal phone calls to each of the lucky winners of this contest! A minimum of eight (8) Design Team members will be notified that day, so be sure to list every phone number you want us to try!!!
You must be available to travel to Phoenix on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, remaining through Sunday, April 18, 2010. Spellbinders™ Paper Arts will pay all expenses for this trip. Your Design Team assignment will officially start on April 1, 2010, and last until March 30, 2011. First projects will be due on April 30, 2010.
How to enter:
1. All entries should be submitted electronically to designteam@spellbinders.us.2. The subject line should be “Design Team Entry: your name”3. Each project must be attached to your email as a separate file. Please label your files as such:…..a. YourName Layout.jpg…..b. YourName Card.jpg…..c. YourName Altered.jpg…..d. YourName Essay.doc…..e. YourName Entryform.doc4. Please take clear, high quality photos or scans of your work.…..a. Please submit at 72 dpi, 10” x 10”.…..b. Please insure that no individual attachment is over 200 KB.5. Complete the entry form below and send it via email with your entry. (Click on the form and Save As to save this .jpg to your computer, or type the required information in an MS Word document.)
Designers selected as 2010-2011 Design Team Members will receive:• A Die Cutting Machine• A $350 Die Starter Kit• Numerous new die templates throughout the year, with surprise gifts thrown in along the way!• An all expense paid trip to Phoenix, AZ, with a tour of the facility, a weekend of workshops, and fun!• The opportunity to go to one or more of the major Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) trade shows.• The chance to have your art displayed at major shows and in major magazine advertisements.• Financial reimbursement for each piece of art that is published in Spellbinders’™ catalogs or used in a published advertisement campaign.• Numerous opportunities for product reimbursement throughout the year.• A year-end bonus!!!
All questions should be submitted to designteam@spellbinders.us with a subject line of “Design Team Contest Question.”

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Children put the Magic in Christmas




Hello again, I know it has been a few days now, but as I promised as soon as the sun shined I would post the layout I had from before Christmas. I also have another one for the Rusty Pickle DT, for the January sketch. That will probably post tomorrow, since it will be back to normal for everyone, work, school, our normal everyday daily lives. My daughter Crystal who is in the US Army left to go back today at 4am. She missed her flight yesterday while waiting in the security line. So two trips to the airport in two days has not left much time here, although when the sun shined, I was like MY PICTURE!! So here it is: Love the sketch, thanks Beggahuna and Swirlydoo's. The pics are of Colten, Cooper, and Colby Christmas 2007. TFL! Dawn
PRODUCTS USED:
  • SwirlyDoos kit for December see kit HERE.
  • The sketch is by the talented Beggahuna see here blog HERE
  • Just to list pp included in kit are: Webster pages, The Paper Company Studio, Basic Grey
  • Stickles by Ranger
  • MM Tiny alphas ledger
  • Prima flowers, and flourish
  • Kreinik very fine thread red
  • Judikins diamond glaze
  • ultra fine glitters
  • K&Co. rhinestone red (on deer)
  • ribbon and ink
  • Cricut Gypsy welded MAGIC from StoryBook
  • Cricut cart. Christmas Cheer for the trees -cut at 2 3/4, 3 1/2, and 4
  • Cricut cart. Christmas Noel for the star.
  • Cricut Gypsy welded (Children put the in) from Ashlyn's Alphabet
  • Wire and beads
  • Tattered Angels glimmer mist
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