Showing posts with label embossing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label embossing. Show all posts

September 6, 2012

Miracle Star-Wow Embossing Indeed

Hello everyone and Happy Back to School Week. This year, our little girl is in Kindergarten 3 days a week, so I've got a little me time to do things. Yesterday was her first day, and she absolutely LOVED it. Gotta love when your children love school, and we are so blessed to have both of them in that mind set.

Today, I'm sharing with you a project I created for the Wow Embossing Powders blog and I truly think it is my favorite project to date. I created it using a lot of double embossing and I think it will become our new tree star for Christmas. If you want to see more of the project and see what supplies I used, hop on over to the Wow Embossing Powder blog to see.

Here is the finished products using Wow Embossing Powders, May Arts ribbons, Helmar adhesive and Basically Bare pieces.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I would love to hear what holiday decoration around your home, you love the most.

Also, there is a education team call going on right now on the Helmar blog and a great friend Susan Weckesser, has a design team call up now too.

Until next time

May 22, 2012

Paper Crafters Library and My Girl!!!

What a great weekend away this was with family friends. I hope that all of you had a wonderful long weekend. Now back to the grind and crafting, which I love so much!!!

I am so excited to share with you, that I'm featured at Paper Crafters Library today. They are having a Wow Embossing Powder Week, filled with projects, videos and tips for using these great powders. If you haven't heard of Paper Crafters Libray before, You really have to check them out. Here is a little information about Paper Crafters 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 is a little sneak of my project I created using Wow Embossing Powders.

Now when you leave a comment on My blog today, you will be entered to win a membership to Paper Crafters Library. How cool is that??? A great way to get inspired and learn new techniques or brush up on some you haven't used for a while.Make sure if you haven't checked out my complete project, you jump on over to the Paper Crafters Library Blog and leave me some love there!!!

Win a 3 month Membership to Paper Crafter's Library

Until next time

March 12, 2012

Wow Embossing and Quick Quotes Papers- masculine scrapbook layouts

It is no secret that I love the earth tone collection of embossing powders from Wow Embossing Powders. I think it is the cook in me, with names like nutmeg, pepper and honey, how can you not like them right?

Hello everyone, I'm here today to share with you a scrapbook layout I created using Quick Quotes Tin Type papers and the earth tone collection from Wow (with a little Copper thrown into the mix). I'm so lucky to be a recurring Guest Designer with Quick Quotes and I will have my first project up on the Quick Quotes blog on the 16th of March. So stop by and check it out. (it is a Steampunk Mixed Media canvas)

I used these embossing powders for stamping, masking and to highlight the chipboard alpha letters. First a photo of the letters. I used Bloody Mary Powder Puff ink, then the copper.

For the envelope, I decided to emboss the entire thing. (the envelope was originally white with red polka dots) Then I used the postage stamp from Wow to add a little more interest.

This next photo really shows how well Wow Embossing Powders work with masks. I used the Tim Holtz Timeworks masks to create the background paper.

Now for the final project. Do ya wanna see? are ya sure? Well here it is, a layout all about our sons dreams. He wants to build his own hotel then be the chef in the restaurant. Gotta love dreams!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow morning. It is FAB-U-LOUS!!!


February 14, 2012

Valentines Day Altered Cigar Box and Wow Embossing Powders

Happy Valentines Day everyone. Today is a day filled with chocolates, valentines cards and people we love. A day to craft with your children and do something special for your spouse.

Yup, I'm a fan of the Hallmark holiday known as Valentines Day and today I'm sharing with you the Altered Cigar Box project I've created for the WOW Embossing Powders Valentines Week Hop. If you haven't been following along this week, make sure you take a moment and check out the creations so far.

I wanted to create something special for my husband and thought what better thing than an altered cigar box. My husband is a fan of a good cigar, so the item kinda jumped out at me. For this altered cigar box, I used Whirly Pop, Cable Car Red and Gold Ultra High embossing powders. These embossing powders work fantastic on wood, plexi and flowers and to prove it, I've got pictures!!!!

First of a close up of the Gold Ultra High on chipboard. I love this stuff!!! Such a crisp emboss when it has been heated. No bubbles!!!!

Next I masked a chipboard heart and used both Whirly Pop and Gold Ultra High. Pretty Pretty I say...

For the front plexi part of the box, I used Whirly Pop and Gold Ultra High again. I wanted a really distressed look, so took a fan brush to some of the powder before heat embossing it.

With me still? Now the entire cigar box itself was embossed using a combination of Whirly Pop and Cable Car Red. I love these two colors together. Perfect for a Valentine project indeed.

Now for the entire shadow box. I added the flowers using Helmar 450 Quick Dry and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to give dimension. The burlap and papers were from the January Dixie Pieces Kit Be Mine, The rub-on in from The Robin's Nest.I hope you like it.

Think he'll like it? Probably would love it if it had a few Cuban cigars in it for sure haha. Well, thank you so so very much for stopping by today. Make sure you leave a comment, because I'm pretty sure at the end of this Wow Valentines Hop week, there is a Wowtastic Prize. Hope you all have a fantastic day filled with love

Until next time

January 4, 2012

Be Mine- January Dixie Pieces Kit

The January Be Mine Kit from Dixie Pieces is out and I {HEART} it!!! Filled with Jillibean Soup, Doodlebug and Maya Road, this kit is perfect for your upcoming Valentines projects. I'm absolutely LOVIN the large piece of red burlap that is in this kit. So many options. Today I'm going to share with you a few of the layouts I created for the Be Mine Kit this month. These two are close to my heart, for they are filled with so much love and I hope that you love them just as much as I do.

This year, one of my goals is to create more projects about my marriage, my husband and us. The photos were taken when my husband took me up to Banff for a weekend, and I started snapping those photos.

Next, my favorite photo of my husband to date. Man do I adore him ~pitter patter~

I'm loving all the krafty goodness in this kit. Also I used some new embossing powders from WOW for the Sweetheart chipboard and I LOVE THIS STUFF.

I'm off to create some more projects for CHA. Make sure you come back tomorrow because it is my Blogiversary and I'm having a PARTY!!!!

PS, a just because winner of a Robin's Nest Diamond Stack full of purdy colored diamonds. Thanks for your comment Denise. Send me your mail information and I'll get that out to you soon.

Denise said...
Too cute! Love it. What a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you, denise

November 25, 2011

December Flurries

Oh how I'm beyond excited to be back on the Paper Temptress Design Team. Ever since I received my first order of Patricia's paper heaven goodness, I've been hooked!!! With all that sparkle, texture and color, how could I not be!!!???!!!

Hello everyone, I'm here today with my first project as a returning Design Team member for Paper Temptress. With the holiday season starting, there are cards to be made and today I created a card using a few of my absolute FAVORITE papers from Paper Temptress. For the card base, I've used this fantastic Violet Mica Metallic paper. The weight on this stuff is perfect for all the layering I do. It'll hold up for certain!!! I also used Canvas Silver Lustre Text weight and the stunning Vintage Silver Lustre. See the Aqua colored paper? That is the Silver Lustre painted with Faber Castell Gelatos. This is my first time using the Gelatos and I'm already hooked!!!

I embossed the Vintage Silver Lustre paper then applied Distress ink in Broken China, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire, finishing it off with a sprinkle of Antiquities Frosted Crystal embossing powder. I also colored the 25(cut out of some Pink Paislee Daily Junque goodness) with a Faber Castell Blue Metallic Pitt Artist pen. You can really see the sparkle that these wonderful papers have in the next photos.

I used a bunch of my favorite adhesive on the card. First some Premium Craft Glue for the paper to paper, some 450 Quick dry for the Velvet ricrac and a dollop of Liquid Scrap Dots for that very pretty FabScraps star.

Holy Doodles, does that Violet Mica Metallic have a wonderful gold glitter to it. Can you see to pretty texture the Vintage Silver Lustre has? And that amazing color the Gelatos create?

Now you can for sure hehe. It is so wonderful to be back on Patricia's team and I hope that you are all going to love the projects that I share. Make sure you leave me a comment today, for I'd love to hear from you.
Until next time

April 7, 2011

It's All Rock N Roll to Me!!!!

There is something so liberating about embracing change. It allows you to grow in ways you never imagined. Although that change can add to stress and difficulties, it is how you come out of it that truly matters.

Tomorrow my husband will finally arrive here to live. It has been 2+ months and I am beyond thrilled that we will be a family under one roof again. It is the little things I've missed the most and I know the children feel the same. So I think it is a time to celebrate. Celebrate the goodness in our lives and enjoy those little things.

Today I've got a few sparkly creations to share with you, using Sparkle N Sprinkle products. I am falling in love all over again with stamping and I wonder why I ever let it slide away. These stamps from SNS are truly beautiful to create with. I love the crisp images and the designs are vast!!!

First off a little Rock and Roll card for you using Paper Trunk papers and the Rock On Collage stamp. I've used Oriental Fire embossing powder and Black Ice Glitter to create a hopping card. Love that Oriental Fire Embossing Powder!!!

Now how about a Mardi Gras inspired card? Filled with purples, greens and silvers. YUMMO! The stamp is one of the beautiful Art Deco stamps from Sparkle N Sprinkle. These images are absolutely stunning and I love the feel and movement they have. This stamp is called Mon Amis Umbrella and can be found in the Mon Ami stamp set. I've paired the image up with Peacock Embossing PowderPurple Fusion and Sassy Silver Glitter to create that perfect Fat Tuesday card.

So if you love embossing powders, glitter and great stamp images, take a look over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle store. There is so much to feast your eyes on and you'll want to grab a few jars for sure.

Well, I'm off to do a little laundry before I start creating again. The children are both getting better, thanks to amoxicillin YEAH!!! Until next time


April 4, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

There is no better card stock on the market than Core'dinations. I'm finding I immediately reach for it whether Gemstone, Black Magic, Vintage or White Wash. So when I saw the Core'dinations Design Team call go up, I KNEW I just had to throw my name in the ring.

I've created 2 new projects and will share a few oldies but goodies as well. Hoping that more than 3 projects isn't going to hurt me. How do you narrow it down to 3 when you use this stuff on almost everything???!!!???

First off I have a pretty card using the Gemstone Collection. I love dry embossing and Core'dinations Cardstock is beautiful when you emboss it. I've used Helmar Premium Craft glue for the entire card. This card was made specifically for the call

Next I created an altered frame using Black Magic and Gemstone Collections. I so love how the entire project turned out. The colors are simply perfect and the Black Magic Collection really makes your embossing/sanding/tearing POP!!!This altered frame was made specifically for the call.

Here is a close up of the layered flowers. I really wanted to have a the purple shine, so the Gemstone/Black Magic layers are perfect for one another.

Now for an older card that really screams summer time!!! I love the citrus color palette I used. It really shows off the torn edges and the distressing.

How about some "boo-tiful" Black Magic again? The contrast between the black and the colors is truly amazing!!!

And finally a layout showcasing how well the White Wash collection as well as Core Essentials cardstock tear and distress. I love how you get these little surprises of color and I know if you use Core'dinations, you understand exactly what I mean hehe.

I'm so hoping that a spot on this amazing design team is in the cards. I'd love to hear all of your comments about my projects and also let me know what your favorite Core'dinations collection is.

Let the patience kick in and the waiting begin


March 23, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle Untraditional Mothers Day Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Untraditional Mother's Day Blog Hop, which begins at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog. This is my first blog hop as a member of the Sparkle N Sprinkle Design Team and I'm so stinkin excited to be stamping again. This hop is all about celebrating the women in our lives and I hope that you have been following along

There have been so many amazing projects from the SNS design team and I hope that you take a moment to start from the beginning. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Eleanor Jenkins blog. This girl sure knows how to make things sparkly and stunning.

Today I've got a little card to share. For this card I've used the Dark Tulip Stamp from Stamp Set 327 . I've used a few different embossing powders for the outline. The first tulip uses Gala Pink and the second uses Indian Spark. Now what is a card without a little glitter right? This card has Neon Flamingo, Carnation , Parisian Mist and Black Ice Glitter as well as the coolest glitter tinsel ever called Moon Rise!!!

The silk had dyed ribbon is China Doll (available at Really Reasonable Ribbon) and I've created a folded pleat for some added dimension. Here is a close up of the details in the stamped image and the beautiful ribbon.

Now it is time to hop on over to Judy's blog to see a wonderful project. Thanks for leaving a comment before hopping along. Make sure you leave a comment at every stop for a chance to win. Good Luck and thank you so much for stopping by today

Until next time

December 15, 2010

These are a Few of My Favorite Things Guest Designer

Happy Wednesday to all of you. I'm super excited that Julie at These are a Few of My Favorite Things asked me to be the December Guest Designer. If you love challenge blogs that are filled to the brim with inspiration, this is the best place to be.

The newest challenge is to share your favorite layout, card or altered art piece from 2010. I had a few that Sang to me, but this layout that I created for the Tattered Angels Design Team call a while back, is my absolute FAVE!!!!

Yup, this one just screams Erika I think. The colors, the layers, the texture and it uses my favorite products ever: Tattered Angels!!! Make sure you enter this challenge over at These are a Few of My Favorite Things. There is a great prize up for grabs too and I'd love to see your favorite project of the year.

Stop by tomorrow for my Monthly projects that I've created for Tattered Angels. I've got an AMAZING set of earring to show ya as well as a few other pieces. Until then


April 28, 2010

Bombshell Pretty in Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to my little part of the Bombshell Pretty in Pink April Blog Hop. We were to create something pink, pastel, or spring inspired projects. Well Pink is my favorite color, so this one was a joy to create.

If you have been following along on the hop you should have hopped here from Steph's Blog I absolutely love Stephanies style. Always something to feast the eyes on creatively. If you've just popped in, then you can hop back to the beginning which is at Kas's Blog

For my card I used the Butterfly Queen set from Bombshell stamps. I stamped the image on Paper Temptress Mica Metallic Paper, then embossed using some beautiful Judikins Kaleidoscope embossing powder. Finished the wings off with some Glimmer Mist and called it a flower. Funny how manipulating stamps can take an image and make it something completely different

Here it is

Now hop on over to Sy's blog for some more Pretty in Pink creations.

One last thing. Did you notice all the new stamp sets that Bombshell has??? Holy Cannoli, they are fantastic.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great Wednesday

April 8, 2010

A Gift

Happy Thursday Everyone.

Where do you get your inspiration to create from? Art? Emotion? your jewelry box? Today I'm sharing with you a card that really reminds me of a piece of turquoise jewelry I have. I usually start creating a project for the base up, but this one started from the top.

I was inspired by this great Heart Swirl from Magistical Memories and decided to emboss it using Zing Metallic Pewter from American Crafts and a Native American sparkle embossing powder from Sparkle and Sprinkle.
Finding the perfect ribbons to match was NO problem since Really Reasonable Ribbon has every shade, color and texture of ribbon under the sun. This is also this weeks Mojo Monday sketch challenge and I'm crossing my fingers. If you haven't done a sketch challenge before go take a look at Mojo Monday

For this card I used the Ivory 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon and sprayed it with Olive Glimmer mist 4 times for deep saturation. Then layered  1/4" Aqua Satin ribbon on top. I just love the look of these two colors together.

What a great way to add that little bit extra color on a project. Stop on over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon store and take a look around. There are so many new products including some great embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember Really Reasonable Ribbon is  having a design team call right now. For more information check the Design Team Call post HERE. We'd love to see you apply

One last little thing to share. There is more about me and some of my favorite projects over on the Gauche Alchemy Blog today, so hop on over and take a peek.


March 31, 2010

Bombshell METALLIC-ART Blog Hop

 It's the end of the month. Man how March flew by. Today is Bombshell Blog Hop Day and this one is BUSTING at the seams with inspiration. If you didn't start at the beginning, hop on back to Kas' Blog where the fun has all started. If you started at the beginning and have been following along, you popped on over from Steph's Blog . Man i love her work.

The them for March's Bloghop is METAL -
Try using metals in your project : Make something on metal, metal accents, metal embellishments, or even "Metal" music...Your choice just tell us how it fits with the theme. This one made me go directly to my tenSeconds Studio stash. And I reached for one of the most beautiful Bombshell Stamps in my collection. Homeward Bound has so many options and I just love all the small stamps in this set.

I wanted to create something that really showcased the stamp and the metal, so this is what i came up with. I think it is my favorite Bombshell project I've created.

I stamped the image using Staz-On ink to the silver side of the Slate metal sheet. Then took a small tipped stylus from their basic tool set and traced over the entire image. Puffed up the clouds, textured the sails, then added alcohol ink to the entire image after I burnished it with a sanding block. The background is stamped with the compass stamp from the set and heat embossed with Zing pewter embossing powder.

Here is a close up for you to really see the detail in the image.

Isn't that just amazing what a great bombshell stamp can do with a little imagination?
Now it is time for you to hop on over to Sy's Blog . This girl has MAD SKILLS. Don't forget to leave a comment here and on every blog you hop to for your chance to win a great prize this month.

A perfect addition to getting the Homeward Bound Stamp set don't ya think?
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope that your March was full of great things. Now lets bring on APRIL.

June 11, 2009

Happy Thursday to all of you today. I made my first card set and I think they turned out very well. for the design, I used this weeks CPS challenge. Are these Silhouette Stamps not the prettiest things ever? There are one of the new stamp sheets from Hearts in Touch and this sheet is called Fashion Silhouettes.

For the images, I decided to use Black embossing powder instead of the black ink with clear embossing combo that I usually reach for. I'm so thankful I did because these images just pop.
Those little ribbon slides are one of my favorite little treasures. I'll be sharing with you where I got them in a later post.

Making 3 cards at once was actually super easy and talk about time efficient. I challenge you to make a card set for your next creation

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you are all still enjoying my artwork. I sure love hearing your input and thoughts. Thanks again and
Happy Crafting

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