Friday, September 23, 2011

Sooooo much fun!!!

That's what my girlfriends and I had while at Archiver's Scrapfest 11' @ the Mall of America!  This was our 3rd year, and it was just as exciting as the first!  So many vendors, demos, freebies and classes - OH MY!!  But we had a blast learning new techniques and using new products.

I want to share with you by far - the most fun card I made all weekend.  I LOVE taking the Hero Arts classes.  Shari Carroll and Jennifer McGuire from Hero Arts are so much fun and my favorite ladies. 
Below is a sample of one of the cards from the "Thinking Inking" class that I took.

I just love the colors, and this was surprisingly easy to make.  Of course due to time limits, most of the stuff is cut and ready to go for us.  But we got to do the most fun part of this card, which was the background.  You basically stamp your background w/Versamark Ink onto watercolor paper and then white heat emboss the image.  You then take Distress Inks and dab all over the watercolor paper, in alternating colors starting with your lighter color first.  Believe me, it kind of looks like a mess at first, but turns out wonderful as you can see.  You then spray heavily with a Perfect Pearl and water mix of 1 tsp Perfect Pearls to a full mist bottle, and set aside to dry.

You can then add your embellishments once dry on top and your set to go!  Don't you just love how the colors 'blend' together and once dry, you have that pearl shimmery look to it!

I will be sharing some more cards I made @ Scrapfest along the way, so keep your eyes open. 

Toodles for now



Monday, September 19, 2011

D2D Blog Hop

Good morning everyone!

I'm so excited to be participating in my first ever blog hop! Faith, from Designed 2 Delight, has recently started designing for Whipper Snapper Designs. Which means you can now get her stamps that she has designed for them!! How exciting! Digital images are great, but there are times that I just like using traditional stamps.

On this blog hop, the D2D team was asked to design using her new stamps. You should have came here from Kathy Winter's blog - Winter Creations by Kathy.

I have selected the "Pumpkin Birdhouse" image. I just LOVE fall and this image was just perfect for me!!! She has also come out with some new digital papers on her D2D site. These are perfect for when you just HAVE to have a certain piece of paper, but are afraid to use because you think you will never find it again. You can print to your hearts content with these new digi papers.

Your next stop on this blog hop should be Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms.

If at any time you get lost along the hop, just go back to the list of designers on the D2D site.

Leave some love, a lucky commenter from my blog will receive a $3 Gift Voucher to the D2D store! Thanks for stopping by and have a awesome day !!


Friday, September 16, 2011


Hi everyone ~

Just a quick post before I head off to Archiver's Scrapfest @ the Mall of America in Minnesota!! I am going with my girlfriends and we just can't wait to get there. This will be our 3rd year. If you have never been, it is really awesome.

My post today is of this new image from Faith titled "Abracadabra". Isn't he just the cutest lil' magician you have ever seen? And of course his ever so nervous sidekick just waiting to see what happens next!! Faith has recently added some new Halloween images and wonderful digi papers as well. You really should check it out! Halloween is my favorite holiday and she has some wonderful images/papers for me to 'play' with! to finish getting ready! Hope you like it and as always~love to hear your comments!


Image: D2D - Abracadabra
Color Medium - ProMarkers

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Wedding or Anniversary

Our Saturday Designer’s Challenge over at Designed 2 Delight is Wedding Or Anniversary!! I am happy to say that on Oct. 10th ~ my hubby & I will be celebrating 19 years together!! We have had our up & downs, but through it all I couldn't see myself with anyone else but him.

My creation was actually made for my parents. They celebrated their 44th anniversary this past June and still act like 'kids' sometimes! It's so cute!

I know when I first heard someone say that they used pink & orange together I thought - WHAT??? Those colors don't go together. But I tried it & just LOVE how this card turned out! My DP is what actually 'inspired' me to use these 2 colors. And the layout of the card is actually inspired from a card I received from a dear friend of mine.

You really must check out the new digi's over at Designed 2 Delight. Faith has been busy and has some awesome new creations you will just love!! She has few new Halloween ones that are just adorable and I can't wait to use them. But then again, Halloween is my most favorite holiday!!

Thanks again for stopping by ~ and comments are always welcome!! Love to hear from you : )


Image: Fresh Cut ~ Designed 2 Delight

Color medium: ProMarkers

Misc: Hero Arts Bling, Prima Flowers


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