Friday, May 25, 2012

Paper Crafter's Library and WOW Winner

BIGGEST congrats to jasann on winning the 3 month subscription from Paper Crafter's Library!!
Josann..I will be sending you an email to let you know what you need to do to claim your 3 month subscription.
It's been so much fun to be a part of this with the PCL and thanks for the fun opportunity and to all who left sweet comments...THANK YOU!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Paper Crafter's Library and Wow Embossing Powders

Hello friends!   A couple fun things today!
***Bind-It All and O-Wires Giveaway***  Winner announced on June 3rd!
 Recently, Suzy West asked me to do a special project for Wow and Paper Crafter's Library!  Talk about a win, win situation :)  You know I design for WOW and love the stamps and embossing powders. Are you familiar with Paper Crafter's Library?  A great resource for online video tutorials!  They are generously offering a 3 month subscription to a lucky winner.  (Be sure to leave a comment on Paper Crafter's Library blog  and right here on this post.  I will choose a winner on Friday at 4PM!
Win a 3 month Membership to Paper Crafter's Library


A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming.After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.










Here are a few Sneak peeks at today project posted over at Paper Crafter's Library.  It's all about recycling, altering and stamping on metal!  I've used Brocade Stanp Set 4, Suzy West Cotton Candy and Metallic Gold Rich Pale Embossing powders by Wow!  WOW! Embossing Powders will also be giving away a 12-pack of beautiful powders!





Wednesday, May 23, 2012

GIVEAWAY and Creating With Vintage Typography

Hello friends!  I wanted to remind everyone about my *** BIND-IT ALL and O-WIRE GIVEAWAY.***  On June 3rd, I will choose a lucky winner from my followers.  No hoops to jump through, no spreading the word (so your chances are better :)  Good luck to all!
I was visiting my friend, Vicki's blog this morning and I see that she has designed another die for Accucut.  Right now, you can get 20% off ALL NEW DIES!  I love Vicki's Cupcake Die and may need to add this beauty to my collection!  Isn't this just adorable?  My Accucut is my all time favorite diecut system!


Here's some Vicki has made.  LOVE~~~LOVE!

Yesterday I got a chance to make some 'just for fun' cards.  I used Crafty Secrets, "Creating With Vintage Typography", CD 3.  This may be my favorite CD as it's filled with sweet images, backgrounds and ephemera.  It's available for preorder NOW!
Beautiful images!
and the last card.
Be sure to pop in tomorrow as Paper Crafter's Library and WOW Embossing Powders have gotten together to share some fun and different embossing techniques!  I'll show you how to emboss on metal :)



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Want 2 Scrap Teams Up With Glue Arts

***BIND-IT ALL and O-WIRES GIVEAWAY***
Hello friends!   Welcome to my "filled to the brim" post today.  I have a couple different things going on so you're in for some fun! Be sure to click on my giveaway (above) to see the details of my giveaway.  Glue Arts has teamed up with Want 2 Scrap for some fun hopping :)
Be sure to hop over to both blogs this week cause you'll find so many inspirational projects!


          teams up with




user posted image
I've used Want 2 Scrap White Pearls on the tips of the crown.
user posted image
I've used Want 2 Scrap, Big Beautiful Bling Borders by Nina Brackett
So easy!  Start with a toilet paper tube.  Using Glue Glider Pro and Perma Tac, adhere a piece of cardstock that's been cut to size.  Using Glue Sticks and a glue gun, glue the bottom of the tube closed.  I've used some wire and pearl beads to make both handles.
Instructions:
Start with a toilet paper tube.
user posted image
Cut paper to cover the tube (4.25" x 6.00").
user posted image
Using Glue Glider Pro and Perma Tac, apply adhesive to your choice of paper. Adhere the paper to the toilet paper tube. Press one end of the tube flat.
Using a sewing machine, sew across the bottom. (You could use a hot glue gun instead). Use the tiny "Say it with pearls: and apply a pearl to each peak on the crown. 
user posted image
Using a versa mark ink pad, apply ink to random areas of the chipboard crown and then heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.
user posted image
Cut 2 pieces of wire 6" long. 
user posted image
Twist two ends together and the string a bead on the wire, twist the wire several times, and repeat until the wire is beaded and complete. 
Hot glue the crown to the covered toilet paper tube. Hot glue a pin wheel to the center of the crown. Use a hot glue gun to adhere the wire handle. Add sweet treats and crinkled paper to the inside of the tube.

Allie Gower
Dana Gustafson
Jan Hennings
Keri Lee Sereika
Julia Sandvoss
Be sure to leave a comment on the Glue Arts blog as well as Want 2 Scrap blog.  Want 2 Scrap will be giving away a $20.00 certificate each day!

Recycled Toilet Paper Tubes: Inspired by Pinterest
Sweet Treats
Supplies:
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks. Glue Glider pro and Perma Tac Adhesive (Glue Arts), Dear Lizzy Paper Line, Pin Wheel Embellishment (American Crafts), Beautiful Bling Borders, Say it with Pearls, Chipboard Crown (Want2Scrap), White Embossing Powder (Wow), Heat Embossing Tool, Toilet Paper Tubes, wire and pearl beads (Hobby Lobby), Trinket Pins (Maya Road), Crinkled paper (for the inside), Uline, White lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon)


Here's a peek at what coming on Thursday!  Wow Embossing Powders and Paper Crafter's Library are bringing you several projects and embossing techniques!  It all started on Monday so be sure to take a peek :)  I'll show you how to emboss on metal!  Here's a sneak peak.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Living In A Bubble: Steampunk Style


Hello friends!  This is my first post as a member of Hobby Baby Design Team.  I'm so excited to be part of this team and have an opportunity to work with these amazing products!  The Globes are so much fun to work with and they can be used in altered art projects as well as framed projects. The NEW chipboard gears were the perfect size for the head trinket.  I heat embossed the gears with Micro Copper Powder.   Globecraft Memories is generously offering 25% off your entire purchase!  Use coupon code TS25.
I started with a cardboard birdhouse.
Use the Oval Frame as a template and cut an oval in the front of the house.
Paint the house, base and the head with black acrylic paint.
Paint the spigot knob and roof with copper acrylic paint.  Let dry.
Heat emboss random areas of the knob using copper powder.
Heat emboss the chipboard gears.
Ink chipboard frame and stamp script.
Using Crop-a-dile, punch holes in the center and insert a battery operated tea light.
Glue the tea light in place.  
Glue metal gears and chipboard gears to head trinket.  Glue over the tea light.  Glue the Globe over the head trinket.
Using Glastique, adhere a beaded chain around the outer edge of the globe.
Add corsage pins, charms and chain to the base.
Insert the spigot knob in the base of the house.
Using glue for metal, adhere clock parts and gadgets to the house.
Make Steampunk words for the roof.
Glue into place on the roof
I painted coffee stir stick with black and copper acrylic paint.  I added silver rings to the stirs and glues them to the house.  Black on the roof and copper on the house.

Glue sticks to the roof and house using a Quick Dry Adhesive.
Hope you have enjoyed my "Living In A Bubble: Steampunk Style" Project.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Crafty Secrets and Heartwarming Vintage: Creating With Vintage Typography CD 3

***BIND-IT ALL and O-WIRES GIVEAWAY***

Hello friends :) Yesterday I had some time to play and decided to grab my beautiful Crafty Secrets!  WOW!  I hadn't seen the images on this Creating With Vintage Typography CD until yesterday and it was love at first sight!  LOL :)  The CD will be available to ship on May 25th.
Here's a second card.  A friend of mine is making Deviled Eggs for my Son's Graduation party tomorrow night.  I made this to give her a sweet little 'egg related' thank you :)
Inside...love the Daily Egg Record :)
Tomorrow night will be our Son's Graduation party and Sunday will be the Graduation Ceremony so it's going to be a busy few days.