Thursday, December 27, 2012

Frosty Fun Finale


Here we are at the final week of December, and the final month of 2012, with all its joys and sorrows. The Dream Team is celebrating one final week of Frosty Fun, and we really want you to play along! Create something with our theme in mind and link it on the mr. linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com, for an opportunity to win one of two prizes. Those who enter usually have their cards featured on the Dream It Up! blog and/or our Facebook page, which is always fun to see what everyone else is creating.

My creation here featured the Skates stencil once again, and was paste-embossed in silver on a die cut blue panel, to show off the shiny blades. Then I paper-pieced the actual skates in a fun plaid (I love plaid...must be the Scot in me!) The cute sentiment brad moves us away from a Christmas themed card, and just celebrates the fun of playing in the snow and ice.

Blessings to all of you in the new year. May 2013 be bountifully filled with love, laughter, and joy, with only a smidgen of sorrow to remind us of how fortunate we really are, and how important it is to care for those who are not.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Frosty Hearts for the Holidays


Once again, I am reposting a previous creation for the Dreamweaver challenge this month...Frosty Fun! This card is one of my favorites from this year's new designs. The Heart Ornaments was paste-embossed on acetate. When dry, I replaced the stencil over the image and ink-stenciled with Tsukineko Splendor inkpads and a good stencil brush. Then using the tip of a palette knife, I added some fluffy "snow" (regular Embossing Paste), and sprinkled liberally with Crystal Glitter. Remember, you have until the end of December to play along with our monthly challenge. Just add a link to your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email us pics of your frosty creations, for an opportunity to win one of two stencil prizes. For more great ideas, check out our Dream Team blogs:



Thursday, December 13, 2012

CAS Frosty Fun


Pulling out another oldie but goodie from last year for the Frosty Fun challenge on the Dream It Up! blog this month. Less than two weeks away from Christmas, this is the perfect set of cards to create...CAS for multiples, and wonderful as a gift set as well.

Featuring the Antler Snowflake design with the Merry Winter sentiment, each card with a slightly different take on the theme. The two vertical cards were paste-embossed with Silver Embossing Paste. When dry, they were run through a hot laminator with silver or turquoise foil for plenty of shine. The carrier sheet from the turquoise one was saved to be laminated onto the square panel of the center card.

The sentiment was paste-embossed on the first card, and machine-embossed on silver cardstock with the other two cards.

The center card was also punched for added interest, and all three cards have additional bling in the form of turquoise rhinestone stickers.

Come play along with our Frosty Fun challenge, and email a link to your own creation, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com, for an opportunity to win one of two great prizes! For more info, visit the Dream It Up! blog. Be sure to check out the rest of the Dream Team post for this week:




Thursday, December 6, 2012

Frosty Fun...Finally



Yes. It is me. I'm partially back in control of my blog now. Big thanks to Lynell for helping me out the last few weeks. My computer is now finally set up, temporarily in the dining room of our new home until my studio is finished. Sigh. Therefore, nothing new in the world of craftiness will be shown on my blog, so I thought that I'd repost an oldie but goodie from last year.

The Skates stencil was paste-embossed in silver on bright blue cardstock. The frosty background was created using the double glitter technique, but with a mixture of Stampendous Ultra Fine Multi Crystal glitter and Stampendous Cotton Ball Fun Flock. Sparkly ribbon, a metal sentiment, and a Dreamweaver Pearl topped pin finishes off this card...simple, but filled with frosty fun!

Be sure to check out the rest of the team posts this week, as well as the Dream It Up! blog. Come follow along with the team and play along with this month's Frosty Fun challenge. Just post a link to your own creation, or email a pic for us to feature on the blog and/or our Facebook page.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Guest Designer for the Holidays CAS

Hi, everyone! It's Lynell again here for Pam. The dear girl has finally succumbed to the current bug that is going around. All that stress of moving has finally taken it's toll. But Elaine Benedict, former sales rep for Dreamweaver Stencils has sent us this beautiful holiday creation. And this will give Pammie a few more days of R and R, which stands for rest and recovery! Hope you're better soon kiddo...

The November challenge has continued on with "The Holidays: CAS (clean and simple)". This card is definitely one you could make loads of because it is so simple to do. Elaine began by using a glossy black cardstock and placed the holly stencil (LL3005) on the left side, then  daubed it with Stamp and Stick Glue (GSP) and a jumbo dauber (KD02). Then stippled onto the wet glue the Metallic F/X mica powders, Kiwi, Kimono Red and Ivy Garden. This stenciling was done using small stencil brushes (BHB and GHB). Then she removed that stencil and positioned the Merry Christmas stencil (LM250) onto the card and paste-embossed it with the Dreamweaver metallic gold embossing paste (DGP). After letting the paste dry, she embellished the card with metallic gold ribbon and mounted this black front onto a metallic gold card. Thank you so much Elaine for this beautiful card!

One more day to join the challenge, click HERE to sign up with mr. linky and join the holiday challenge. We will announce the winners on December 1. Remember one for best interpretation of the challenge and one for best usage of Dreamweaver products.

Please take the time to see what the design team has created this Thursday for our Holidays CAS theme by following the list below. And stop by December to see our newest challenge, it's just around the corner.



Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hallelujah!...I'm Moved: Well, almost...

Well, it's Lynell here again for Pam. Our fearless leader wants you to know she misses you, but still hasn't found her computer in the stack of boxes in her studio. Well, I guess I'm embellishing the truth just a bit...but the part about wanting you to know she feels bad that she hasn't been in touch with her blog and missing you is true... and she is looking forward to having all those crazy moving boxes empty and organized. A fortunate thing is that I have found one of her beautiful cards in my archives. And I don't think it is one that she has shared with you before. It even meets her requirements for our November challenge... The Holidays CAS (clean and simple). If you would like a chance to win a jar of embossing paste (your choice) and your favorite stencil (or our large paste spreader LM2010) just click HERE to find out the requirements. It's easy peasy! Just a matter of linking it to mr. linky on the Dreamweaver site...or if you don't have a blog or a way to post it on mr. linky and want me to post it for you just email it to lynell@dreamweaverststencils.com and I will take care of that...please just write a brief description of how you made the card...sometimes my guessing is not correct.

This simple yet elegant card can be very easily paste-embossed using the Glossy Black embossing paste (DGKP)....or you could even use glossy blue paste. And if you have never done the embossing paste before...my recommendation is to start with a design like either of these...very small tiny lines are easier for beginners. The tree stencil (LL547) was pasted onto copper metallic card stock and the Hallelujah stencil (LM2007) was pasted onto see-through vellum paper. When they were dry she repositioned the clean stencils and daubed the design with Stamp and Stick glue (GSP) and stenciled them with Glacier Lake Metallic F/X (FX12) mica powders using a stencil brush. What could be easier? Then she mounted the vellum pieces with small copper brads. A beautiful card Pam...and hey if you're listening (or in this case "reading") and I have the facts incorrect please feel free to make a comment. LOL!!! Nothing like telling you what to do with your own blog and card designs, huh Pam?.... Hope your back in the groove soon. We all know it is hard to do a move anytime, but during the Holidays?...Whew! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Now...here's the list of the Dream it Up team. Hope you'll have time to see what they have been up to this week:




Thursday, November 15, 2012

Festively Distressed Winner #4 and the Holidays CAS!

Hi everyone...it's Lynell here, writing a quick note for Pam! She has been "moving" her home and studio bit by bit for the past month and finally this week they (the movers) arrived to move the big stuff. Thankfully the end is in sight and she will be able to breath again. Although she didn't have time to post a card she wanted you to know the winner of Week #4 of Festively Distressed...so here is what I am up to and the winner info too:

I am writing this note from Eastern Oregon, the home of www.stencilwithstyle.com. and more importantly my parents home. This morning Wayne and I took a walk and saw this beautiful cascade of Fall berries and foliage. I knew Pam would love it and decided to share it with her and you at the same time. To me it said...The Holidays (CAS). Before you know it Thanksgiving and Christmas will be upon us...so let's simplify our lives and enjoy it while we can.

Winner of Week #4:

Thank you everyone for taking time to make some wonderful comments on our Festively Distressed cross promo with Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Powders. The team here has enjoyed them working with them. Our last winner was randomly chosen from team member Kristi Van Doren's blog and her name is Denise Bryant. So write to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com and send your snail mail addy and we will send your Festively Distressed Package. Hopefully you will join our monthly challenges. Read about our current Holidays CAS current November challenge HERE!

Also here is a list of our Dream it UP team, join us and see what their Holidays CAS creations are like:






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