Monday, August 30, 2010

Oma's Vase of Flowers

Here's another card that I made for my mother-in-law who has stage 4 lung cancer. Last week she decided against trying the clinical trial that might have bought her a little more time. At 87, she figures she's had a pretty good run and doesn't want to fool with any more poking and prodding and side effects and hospitals. So this week we will meet with hospice and all of us will try to make what time she has left as comfortable as possible. She loves flowers and has an amazing touch with plants. Her neighbors leave their dead plants on her doorstep and she revives them. The only thing that we can think of is that she talks in German to them! I put a ton of Prima flowers on this card. The image will be new to the Stampendous catalog coming out in October, so you are getting a tiny sneak peek. I added Dot Sparklers in the centers for some bling. She loved this card, even more than the last one I made her. This one was probably less involved in creating than the last, but she was so wowed by it. She's been showing it to everybody who comes to visit. That makes me feel good that I could please her with something so simple. Don't forget to take time to share the simple things with your loved ones as well.
Perfectly Clear "Vases" from Stampendous (SSC1093)
Class A' Peel "Dot Sparklers" from Stampendous (AC672HSS)
Stardust embossing powder from Stampendous (EP040)
Tuxedo Black Memento ink from Tsukineko
Versamark ink from Tsukineko
Copic Sketch Markers (BG10, BG15, BG34) from Imagination Int.
Prima flowers
ribbon (Michael's)
tiny tag

Saturday, August 28, 2010

STMC21-PWP Fall into Fall Card

Posting a little late in the day, but hey, it's still Saturday. At least in my neck of the woods (actually desert). So time for the Stampendous Saturday Sketch Challenge. This week is another rather loose challenge...using embossing powder. I did a simpler version of the Painting with Powder technique. I covered a black cardstock panel in Versamark ink and poured three colors of embossing powders from the "Carousel" kit from Stampendous, in random areas. (Tip: Be careful to do each color individually and pour off excess back into container immediately to avoid cross contamination of powders.) Heat the entire panel to melt, let cool, and wipe a small amount of talcum powder over surface to act as an anti-static medium. I prefer this over the pouches that you can purchase for two reasons: 1) It's cheaper! and 2) The pouches seem to scratch the surface of your shiny embossing powder. Then I inked and stamped the image over the surface and embossed with Bark powder. I wanted to show another use for the embossing powder, so I embossed the tops of my large brad fasteners as well. Just be careful to hold the base of the brad with pliers while heating or you will burn yourself. I know 'cuz I've done it! I wrapped some twine around the card and brads for interest, as well as using a piercing tool across the center and at the corner of the leaf panel. I love the houndstooth fall-like! I'm ready for fall. Tired of summer. Hope all of you take time to play along this week. Be sure to link to the Stampendous Impressions blog, and check out the rest of the dynamic design team as listed to the right.

Cling "Thankful Leaves" from Stampendous (CRM254)
"Carousel" embossing powder kit from Stampendous (EK08)
Bark embossing powder from Stampendous (EP505)
Versamark ink from Tsukineko
Bazzill and WorldWin Double-Mates cardstock
WeRMemory Keepers Boho Chic Whimsy Wild Paper
Graphic 45 Man About Town paper
large brad fasteners
piercing tool
talcum powder

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bootiful Boots for the Girly Witch

Today's post is a fun card for the girly witch in all of us! The stamp is a new image from Stampendous and comes as a Cling set with the sentiment. I love the new Cling stamps...they are the best of both worlds. You have the visibility of the clear stamps combined with the precision of stamping with rubber. And bonus...they're easy to store! In the case of this card, I combined both flock and glitter. I applied a panel of Peel N' Stick to a black cardstock panel. I stamped the image on the top carrier of the PnS and scored through each area of the design one by one, peeling up the areas that I wanted flocked, or orange glittered, or black glittered. It's easy to get a feel for using your craft knife to cut just through that carrier layer to peel away and expose the adhesive layer beneath. The reason that I chose this method rather than just applying glue in the areas to be flocked or glittered, is that the Peel n' Stick provides a much cleaner coverage as well as a much denser coverage. Unfortunately, my photo doesn't show how great those purple flocked boots look against the glittery stockings. I cut the image out and raised up the outer leg with foam adhesive for dimension. I love the addition of the "webby" ribbon as well. Now, girls, you know you want those purple boots for Halloween!

Cling Bootiful Boots Set from Stampendous (CRS2041)
"Purple Pleaser" Fuzzy Fun Flock from Stampendous (FL818)
Black Ultra Fine Pearl Glitter from Stampendous (GM365U)
Tiger Lily Ultra Fine Pearl Glitter from Stampendous (GM355U)
Thermo-Web Peel N' Stick from Stampendous (FX70)
Onyx Versafine ink from Tsukineko
Ribbons from Creative Impressions

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dreamweaver You & Me Distressed

Today's post is a card that I designed for a predominately gray challenge. Gray has become the new black in the fashion industry over the last couple of years. I've noticed that if you watch a fashion trend, it will spread over to decor, and then into the crafting industry. In this card I used an interesting mottled gray background paper with a muted purple from Coredinations. I ran the one panel through the Big Shot with the Dreamweaver Stencils "Big Dots" background, and the punched heart through with the "You & Me" stencil. Then I sanded over the embossed surfaces and around the edges to distress and highlight. The "Heart Swirls" stencil I ran through the machine and just cut out. It embossed beautifully on this DCWV cardstock. I happened to have this funky key sitting around in one of my boxes of miscellaneous doodads (technical term), so I added it with the pretty purple and gray satin ribbons. I like the fact that the distressing and the mottled paper give this card an edge to it that keeps it from being too "pretty".

"Big Dots Background" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LJ804)
"Heart Swirls" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LL567)
"You & Me" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LS1004)
"Nostalgiques Attic Collection" paper from EK Success
DCWV gray cardstock
Coredinations purple cardstock
London Fog Memento ink from Tsukineko
sanding block
ribbon (Michaels)
jumpring, key
double-sided foam adhesive
Big Shot
heart punch from Marvy

Sunday, August 22, 2010

STMC20-Back 2 School Bot

For this week's Stampendous Saturday Sketch Challenge, our "Gingerbread Gal" Rachel, inspired us with a darling "Back-to-School" card. Since it has been a loooooong time since I have had a child going back to school, this was a real challenge for me. This is where I look at everything I have and ask myself, "How can I repurpose this to fit the need?" I did happen to have a Back-to-School stamp with my set of Holiday Words originally intended to go with the Chick Family from years ago. I had purchased the Hot Botz set recently, but hadn't had time to play with it yet. Just this week I had received the Travel Words set. So, away I went! Using this darling argyle paper as my jumping off point, I stamped the various parts of my bot and embossed in chocolate EP, cut them out and adhered them to the card. I popped some of the parts up to give more dimension to the card. I used the oval "Adventure" word from the travel set as a skateboard and added grommets for the wheels. I used the suitcase as a lunchbox. Since every kid has to have a themed lunchbox, mine was a Changito one! I added the baseball-style cap from one of the Chick sets, and free-hand drew the apple (he was supposed to bring it to the teacher, but he ate it on the way to school!). I added the entry date so that the card could become a memento of this child's school year. I had a lot of fun designing this card, mainly because I had to re-purpose what I had. Take a look at what you have and ask yourself, "How else could I use this besides in the obvious way?" Be sure to check out the rest of the teams creations, post your own, and link to the Stampendous Impressions blogsite. You could end up winning a new toy from Stampendous! Happy stamping!

Perfectly Clear "Hot Botz" from Stampendous (SSC1031)
Perfectly Clear "Travel Words" from Stampendous (SSC164)
Perfectly Clear "Chick Family" from Stampendous (SSC215)
Perfectly Clear "Holiday Words" from Stampendous (SSC216)
Perfectly Clear "Changito in Space" from Stampendous (SSC1029)
Chocolate (EP117) and White (EP100) embossing powders from Stampendous
Frost White ColorBox, Brown Versacolor, and Cocoa Brown Memento inks
Bazzill cardstock
WeRMemory Keepers Urban Window "Woolen Stocking" paper
grommets, rick rack
double-sided foam adhesive

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tiled Hydrangeas Card

Here is another card using the "Bold Geraniums" set from Stampendous. This time I attempted to create the look of hydrangeas by inking the blooms with three shades of ink. I embossed the design with clear embossing powder for the shine, and cut it into six "tiles". I created a window for the sentiment by cutting out the inside of the stamped frame. A very simple yet pretty card.
Planning on working on my sample for this week's Stampendous sketch challenge which is Back to School or Children. Check back and see what I come up with! Hope you and yours have a relaxing weekend.

Perfectly Clear "Bold Geraniums" from Stampendous (SSC1073)
White Embossing Powder from Stampendous (EP100)
Clear Embossing Powder from Stampendous (EP020)
Frost White ColorBox ink from Clearsnap
Cyan (19), Orchid (34), Heliotrope (36), and Lime (42) VersaColor Cubes from Tsukineko
Bazzill Petunia and Limeade cardstock
ribbon from Creative Imaginations

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Dreamweaver Sparkling Peacock Card

Hopping back to stenciling again. This time with a new design from Dreamweaver Stencils, "Peacock" (you could have guessed that, huh?). For this card, I paste embossed the peacock using Pearlescent  on a panel of acetate, removed the stencil to be cleaned immediately, and poured Sea Green and Royal Blue glitter over the wet surface. Once dry, I brushed off the excess glitter, and attached the panel over corrugated metallic gold cardstock onto a black card using gold brad fasteners. Actually, quite a simple card to create, but such a wow factor! Everyone on the Dreamweaver Dream Team has come up with some amazing designs with this peacock stencil, so go check out their blogs (listed to the right) as well as the Dreamweaver Stencils, "Dream it Up" blog. Have a very creative day!

"Peacock" stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils (LG730)
Pearlescent Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils (DPP)
Sea Green Ultra-Fine Glitter from Stampendous (GM267U)
Royal Blue Ultra-Fine Glitter from Stampendous (GM362U)
Thermo Acetate from Stampendous (PC75)
black and metallic gold cardstock
Corrugator from Marvy
gold brad fasteners from Creative Imaginations

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bloomin' Window Card

I'm feeling the need today to post something pretty and feminine, so here's a fun card I did for Stampendous using the Bold Geraniums set of Perfectly Clear stamps. I created a window using a square punch for each "pane". I added "curtains" from behind with a cute print, and a "window box" with a Fiskar Border punch. I really love all the border punches out there right now. Sometimes they add just the right touch to a paper-making project. I stamped and cut out a bunch of geraniums, and adhered them to a vase that was stamped and embossed on the same print only running the other direction. If you look closely, there is a tiny green grasshopper hopping away from the pot of flowers. Reminds me of the huuuuuuge one I found in my lavender blooms this morning. Bright lime green with a yellow stripe running down from his forehead (do grasshoppers have a forehead?), which was unusual. Normally up here in the high desert, all the critters are sand colored and blend in with the rocks and sand, but this guy was hiding in my lavender instead. Probably munching on it as well, but I didn't have the heart to scare it off. I don't mind bugs outside, just don't want them inside. :)

Perfectly Clear "Bold Geraniums" set from Stampendous (SSC1073)
White Embossing Powder from Stampendous (EP100)
Frost White ColorBox ink from Clearsnap
Warm Red, Rouge, and Lime Pastel ColorBox Chalk inks from Clearsnap
Petunia Pink cardstock from Bazzill
print (unknown)
Fiskar Border punch
double-sided foam adhesive

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summer Fun 2010 Scrap Page

This page was done in conjunction with the Summer Memento Mini Pail from yesterday's posts. I told you these teens are tooooo photogenic! I used several items from American Crafts again, including one of their "Beach Flowers" as a stencil to created the background paper. The strip of flip flops along the right side is actually the back side of the strip on their print papers with the design info. The letters are Riki Tiki with the exception of the ampersand which is part of a metal alphabet I've had sitting around. You never know when something will come in handy, so you just have to hang on to it! Lol.

American Crafts:  Heat Wave Maverick Mango, Kahuna Kiwi, Thickers "Niki Riki", ribbon, and Beach House Flowers
Frost White ColorBox ink from Clearsnap
metal alphabet (unknown)
Pebbles in My Pocket Candy Dots
scallop-edged scissors
double-sided foam adheisve
photos (Tyler Hudson and Melanie Martin)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Scrapbooking.Com Blog of the Week

Welcome to my blog! I'm so excited this week! I was chosen to be Blog of the Week from magazine. I plan on posting some super cute stuff this week covering all the paper-crafting, scrapbooking, gifts, etc. Please feel free to check out all my samples past and present, and let me know what you think. Click on the Follower button on the right and add yourself to my list. As you can tell, my blog has only been up and running for a few months, but I've been having sooooo much fun with it! I love blog hopping, checking out what inspires others to create, and in turn, being inspired by them. Blogging through the internet makes the world a much smaller place. You "meet" so many creative, talented people from all over the world and have the opportunity to learn new techniques and styles, as well as sharing your own with them. It's interesting that nothing draws people together more than, food, and art. Spread the love!

Summer Memento Mini Pail

Going along with the "Fill-er-Up" theme, here is another decorated pail. No stamping on this one, just lots of great papers and ribbons from American Crafts. The lettering are "Thickers" from AC which come in a variety of colors, but I purchased them in white so that I could decorate them as I like. In this instance, going along with the summer beach theme, I covered them in bands of Stampendous embossing powder (like the Painting with Powder technique). At the bottom is Sand EP, middle is Baby Blue Pastel, and the top is a sun-shiny Sun Yellow. The pail is filled with little mementos like sand and sea shells. The lid has shells and a rock with a heart worn through it. The pictures are of the Barbie and Ken of the teen set, Tyler Hudson and Melanie Martin. Melanie is the daughter of one of my best friends and stamping buddies, Jamie. Those two are so photogenic that you will probably see their smiling faces popping up on several creations of mine in the future.

American Crafts Heat Wave Kahuna Kiwi
American Crafts Root Beer Thickers
American Crafts Niki Riki Stickers
American Crafts Ribbons
Stampendous Embossing Powder:

Baby Blue Pastel (EP162), Sun Yellow (EP160), and Golden Sand (EP211)
Stampendous MINI Pail
Nestabilities Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles
Westcott Wave Edge Ruler
photos, mementos

Saturday, August 14, 2010

STMC19-Safe to Go in the Pail

Week 19 of the Stampendous Saturday Sketch challenges, and it's my turn once again. This week it's "fill 'er up" week. Create and/or decorate a container using stamps, etc. Be sure to post your design with the code attached and link to the Stampendous blogsite so you don't miss out on the opportunity of some great prizes!
My creation uses Changito swimming with the sharks (kind of hard to tell from the picture). I stamped him using StazOn ink on a strip of acetate. I stamped him again on white cardstock and colored him using Copic markers, cut him out and adhered him to the back of the acetate. I placed a second strip of acetate behind the first to protect the coloring from the gummy sharks, and protect the gummy sharks from the ink. I recreated his cute inner-tube using Nestie dies, and framed an additional Changito face for the lid. The "waves" around the pail are Curly-Q's Class A' Peel stickers from Stampendous.
I thought this was a perfect way to celebrate those last pool and beach parties of the summer. Hope it's been a great one for all of you! Don't forget to check out the great renditions done by our Stupendous Stampendous Design Team!

Cling "Changito Pool Guy" from Stampendous (CRF190)
Class A' Peel "Curly-Q's" from Stampendous (AC710)
Tuxedo Black Memento ink from Tsukineko
Black StazOn ink from Tsukineko
Copic Sketch Markers from Imagination Int.
Mini Pail from Stampendous (MINI)
Thermo Acetate from Stampendous (PC75)
yellow, green, turquoise, white cardstock
Nestabilities Classic Circles from Spellbinders
double-sided foam adhesive
1/4" and 3/4" circle punches

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dreamweaver-You & Me Swirls Card

Here's a nice mushy card created using Dreamweaver Stencils, three of them to be exact. I paste-embossed the images using Glossy Black Embossing Paste, which dries to be very shiny and slick. Each stencil is placed on the cardstock (or in the case of the heart, on printed paper), tape the edges of the stencil down with removable tape, mask off any areas you don't want the paste, and spread the paste over the stencil using a palette knife. Very similar to spreading icing on a cake with an offset spatula. I recommend practicing this technique a few times on scraps until you get the feel for it. Taping the stencil down keeps the surface of the stencil in contact with the surface of the paper and prevents bleeding under. After each image is pasted, carefully remove the stencil and clean immediately. Allow each pasted image to dry completely before cutting the panels and adhering to your card. Just to be slightly unexpected, I cut away a portion of the heart. I added simple black satin ribbon and pink rhinestones for embellishment. Great for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or just because...the best kind!

"Heart Swirls" stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils (LL567)
"You & Me" stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils (LS1004)
"Big Dots Background" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LJ804)
Glossy Black Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils (DGKP)
WorldWin and Bazzill Cardstock
dot print paper
double-sided foam adhesive
removable tape from Scotch/3M
ribbon, rhinestones (Michaels)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ornamental Congrats Gift Card Holder

Recognize the stamps used on this card? Yep, the same set as I used for the previous post, "Ornamental Gatefold Wedding Card". This could also be a wedding card, or a variety of occasions. Just change out the sentiment and substitute it for one of the many that come with this great clear set from Stampendous. Adding the print paper makes it little more whimsical, and the addition of the layered flowers definitely adds the fun factor. The corrugated strip across the middle adds more texture. On the inside, a pocket is added for a gift card.

Perfectly Clear "Ornamental Frames" from Stampendous (SSC197)
Versamark Ink from Tsukineko
Chocolate Embossing Powder from Stampendous (EP117)
Bazzill and DCWV cardstock
print paper from Paper Adventures
Prima flowers
Corrugator from Marvy
scallop-edged scissors
pearl brad fastener

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ornamental Gatefold Wedding Card

My brain is back in wedding mode again. I have a special friend from my days at Tall Mouse that is getting married in a couple of weeks, and tomorrow I'm going wedding gift shopping for her. So, I decided to post a wedding card. No, this is not the card for her, but I love this card. Aqua and chocolate have been my fave color combo for quite a few years now, so I used this beautiful grasscloth textured cardstock from Bazzill, and stamped and embossed all the images in yummy Chocolate embossing powder from Stampendous. I embellished with a couple of Sparkler stickers in turquoise and as a juxtaposition (big word for the day) to the elegance of the Ornamental Frames stamps, I used this polka dot ribbon for fun. I love this Ornamental Frames set because it is sooooo versatile. Great images with elegance and a slight Moroccan flair, and perfect sentiments that cover every occasion. I especially recommend this set for new stampers because of the versatility. Happy stamping!

Perfectly Clear "Ornamental Frames" from Stampendous (SSC197)
Class A' Peel "Geo Sparklers" from Stampendous (AC641HSQ)
Chocolate Embossing Powder from Stampendous (EP117)
Versamark ink from Tsukineko
Bazzill cardstock
ribbon (Michaels)
corner rounder

Saturday, August 7, 2010

STMC18-Stampendous Sticker Technique Card

It's the most wonderful time of the week...Stampendous Saturday Sketch Challenge day! Our challenge this week is using stickers, and for me, that means Class A' Peel stickers. For this card, (yes it's another Christmas card), I wanted to showcase these great stickers in various ways. For the tiles, I used the Stampendous Sticker Background Technique. I placed PeelnStick on two squares of cardstock. I cut the same size square of the CAP's while still on the carrier. I sponged some ink over the surface to tone down a bit of the shine, removed the positive image of the sticker and placed on one of the PeelnStick squares and filled the blank sticky spaces in with flock. Then I used the reverse image left on the carrier, applied it using the tape technique* to the opposite PeelnStick square, and filled in the empty sticky spaces with glitter. Then I cut each square into four tiles and mounted two of each on metallic gold panels for two cards. I added the sentiment at the bottom of the gold panels along with a few stars from that set of stickers. For a few of these stickers I covered the sticky back in flock or glitter and adhered them to the card with double-sided foam adhesive. I used strips of Terrifically Tacky Tape across the card front and covered in glitter and flock as well.
Remember to check the rest of the team's creations on their blogs, as well as the Stampendous Impressions blogsite as well. That's where you'll find the guidelines to help you play along and possibly win some cool prizes!

*Tape technique: Place overlapping strips of removable tape over remaining reverse images on Class A' Peel carrier sheet. Burnish well, carefully lift (you might need the tip of a craft knife to guide some of the stubborn pieces), and place entire section down onto surface before removing tape.

Class A' Peels "Leafy Swirls" from Stampendous (AC1032)
Class A' Peels "Star Greetings" from Stampendous (AC945)
"Field and Forest" Combo Pack from Stampendous (CK05)
PeelnStick (FX70)
Artprint Brown Memories ink
Black StazOn ink from Tsukineko
Bazzill cardstock
metallic gold cardstock
Terrifically Tacky Tape
double-sided foam adhesive
ribbon (Michaels)

Friday, August 6, 2010

AC-Sweet Emily's 1st

I decided that it's about time that I start posting some scrap pages and not just cards. So to change things up a little, I'm using pretty much all product from American Crafts. I stopped into Tall Mouse in Yorba Linda a couple of weeks ago, which is always fun since I used to work there ten years ago and I get to see old friends. I went on a bit of a scrapbooking supply frenzy. I just love the colors and patterns in the American Crafts line, and all the accessories to go with them. The little sweetie in the photo is the daughter of my hubby's friend from work. My hubby took some pics at her birthday party. At first she was not sure about this cake, but it didn't take long before she was definitely "into" it!
I created the cupcake using my Nesties scallop dies, and layered them with white to make them pop. I ran the aqua print through the Corrugator to create the cupcake paper cup and the candle. Really a very simple page to create, yet fun and effective. Check back for more scrap pages in my future since I really bought a LOT of stuff at Tall Mouse! LOL

American Crafts Products:
Heat Wave "Maverick Mango" (35111)
Heat Wave "Kahuna Kiwi" (35116)
Thickers "Niki Riki" (53039)
"Beach House" Flowers (77238)
ribbon (93049)
brad fasteners

Misc. Supplies:
Corrugator from Marvy
Nestabilities Scalloped Circles
Scallop-edged scissors
double-sided foam adhesive

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dreamweaver Susans Dream card

Once again, I used the Black-eyed Susans stencil for this card. The panel in the background was run through the Big Shot to emboss the cardstock. I masked off most of the stencil in order to paste emboss the single flower on the purple panel. Also, paste embossed the sentiment and when both were dry, replaced the stencils and chalked over the surface. I love the fall colors in this card... mustard and eggplant and olive, oh my!

"Black-eyed Susans" stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils (LJ902)
"Dream" stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils (LS1003)
Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils (DEP)
Decorating Chalks from Craf-T Products
Bazzill, Coredinations, and Canson cardstock
ribbon (Michaels)
Big Shot from Ellison

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fluffles Purrfect Giftcard

Since Fluffle's gifts tend not to be too attractive (hairballs anyone?), the packaging needs to stand out. This gift card holder is purrfect for the Fluffles fan. Fluffles was stamped, watercolored, and glittered before layering on circles and attached to the opening flap of the card. A ribbon tie holds it together until the recipient opens the card only to find a gift card waiting. The flap allows a little peek at the cute striped paper within, and the ribbon even has paw prints which make up the flowers. So cute. Would make a purrfect gift for the new pet owner, possibly with a Petsmart or Petco card within.

"Furball Fluffles" from Stampendous (F135)
"Dot Scallop Border" Class A' Peels from Stampendous (AC724VW)
Multi Ultra-fine Crystal Glitter from Stampendous (GM220U)
Onyx Versafine ink from Tsukineko
Bazzill Tink and Limeade cardstock
print paper (unknown)
ribbon (Michaels)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Woo hoo for me!

About a month or so ago, I was contacted by the editor of and asked if they could do a feature on me for their August issue. They chose one scrap page and one card done predominately with Dreamweaver Stencils and one card done with Stampendous images for this article. I was asked to write up how I became involved in papercrafting as well, so if you happen to be at all curious about this, please check out the article for yourself. To add to this excitement, they are featuring me again next month with more stencil designs. So, check back next month as well. Aaaaand, if that was not enough, they are featuring my blogsite the week of August 16th, which means I better get busy if I'm going to have some amazing samples ready to post for that week! It's always wonderful to be able to do what you love, but it's bonus when others like it as well!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dreamweaver Hallelujah Tree

Hallelujah! Dreamweaver came out with new stencils at CHA last week! Okay, so maybe I'm going a little overboard, but I've had soooo much fun playing with the latest designs and incorporating the oldies but goodies as well. This card used the Bare Tree stencil (OBG) and the new sentiment. Both were paste embossed using Glossy Blue paste and brushed with Glacier Blue F/X when dry. So simple, yet so effective. I layered the vellum to make the sentiment stand out more, and just because I like the extra torn edges. I love the color of this turquoise textured cardstock from Bazzill with the copper panel and brads. This would make a great card for the holidays, or any time of year you want to celebrate the blessings in life.

LL547 Bare Tree from Dreamweaver Stencils
LM2007 Hallelujah from Dreamweaver Stencils
DGBP Glossy Blue Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils
FX12 Glacier Lake F/X from Dreamweaver Stencils
Bazzill cardstock
Metallic copper cardstock
Copper brad fasteners