Friday, December 19, 2014

Victorian Butterfly card

Today i have a really quick post to share using another of the Spellbinders
Victorian dies that i got from them.  I adore all the detail on this die and I
really love the way that simple layering really made the dies pop.

The die for this card is called Victorian Medallion Two.  I used a paper pad
from Kaisercraft that has lots of beautiful shades of aqua and brown to blend
with the ivory paper that i used.  The stamp is from Fun Stampers Journey
and i colored it with Copic pens to match the papers.  And of course the ribbon
i got from Really Reasonable and it comes in lots of other colors.

Well that is all for today again... hope you loved this die as much
as i do and hope you are getting all your holiday things done too!

Happy Holidays,  Teresa

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Quietfire Blog Hop for Christmas

Thank you so much for stopping over and joining all of us on the 
new stamps just released for Christmas.  If you just started today be sure
and check back on the blog for Mon and Tuesday for a chance to win lots of prizes
 and meanwhile I get to share something fun today with all of you that i did.

I actually had a different idea in mind but somehow like most things
i do it evolved to become this huge wooden snowflake that i could put
up in my house to decorate.  I bought the snowflake from my local hobby
store and decided not to paint it this time.  I did cut papers from Spellbinders
dies to fit the center and on that i stamped my image and embossed it with
a really pretty red glitter embossing powder.  Then i used Fired Brick distress
ink to create a border inside.  To finish it i cut out lots of snowflakes from
the 2013 Spellbinders Snowflake die and i glittered it all up with rhinestones
and glitter from Stampendous.  It was one of those fun messy kind of
crafty projects i did while listening to my favorite Christmas carols so
it was really, really fun to do!

Here is a close up so that you can see the stamp better.  It is called
Good Friends are like Snowflakes and you can buy it here.

I have another quick project that i did with the new Merry Christmas
stamp set.  In this one you get 6 gorgeous styles of the word and each
is different and will make your projects unique and beautiful. I layered
lots of dies in ivory cardstock and added little touches of gold on the
flowers and with the photo corners to match the sentiment.  I hope that
you like what i did and it inspired you to create something fun too.

So how do you win the prizes.. just read a little further...your almost there.

Winter Wonderland Blog hop info & rules:

We're having a Christmas Blog Hop! 
Beginning Monday December 15th we’re going to be sharing some Christmas cheer 
and inspiration as well as our latest rubber stamp creations. 

And yes, we’re giving away PRIZES! Merry Christmas!  
We’ll be giving away a stamp or set on each of our designers’ blogs. All you have 
to do to enter is leave a sweet comment on each of the designers' 
Winter Wonderland Blog Hop post! 

Have all your comments in my midnight on Friday December 20, 2014 
to be eligible. The winners will be announced on Quietfire Creations on the weekend.

Here is our schedule starting December 15th:.

Monday: Diana
Tuesday: Robyn,  Yvonne
Wednesday: Wanda,  Teresa
Thursday: Kathy Jo, Suzanne
Friday: Sherry,  Yogi 

And more good news:
During the Blog Hop all Quietfire Design stamps will be 25% off! 
(click here to go to the Quietfire website).

Happy hopping and Good Luck to all of you!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Some Awesome News to share today

Today i have some awesome news to share about a new Design Team
i was asked to join called Craft Hoarders Anonymous.  The fabulous Gloria
Stengel is the Blog owner and she hosts lots of fun challenges to join each 
and every month that is sure to use of some of those crafty supplies that 
you have been hoarding for a rainy day and you get a chance to meet lots
 of crafty girls from around the world.
Sounds like the perfect team for this crafty hoarding kind of gal :)

Here all the other girls on the team so you can go and check them 
all out too and see what magic they create in their neck of the world!!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

It's time for our RRR Blog Hop today......

Welcome everyone and thank you for hopping with us at RRR at this
busy time of year.  Today we are sharing with you all a
beautiful set of ribbon club assortment called Winter Wonderland 
and they are filled with beautiful styles in blues silvers and whites.  
I had so much fun using them this month i went a little overboard
and i used some of the things in my stash so now i can get some
new things to start the new year off to create! How fun is that :) 

So for my project i am sharing a wooden reindeer that i picked up
from the hobby store and i painted with white American multi surface paint
from Deco Arts.  I cut apart silver snowflakes to decorate his body and
i created a gorgeous ring with all the ribbons from the club assortment
to adorn his neck with.  I also glued some clear superfine glitter on his 
head and legs to go with the sparkle of the ribbons.  

For the mini wooden joy banner i used christmas papers from My Minds Eye to
cover the wooden banner and then joined all the pieces with beautiful ribbons
in blues, silvers and reds to match it.  I used these ribbons in the set:

Here is a closeup of the ribbons that i used on it. Aren't they so pretty?

So..... if you are hopping in order you should have arrived from the amazing 
and talented  Heathers blog and I hope that you have found lots of fun 
ideas along the way and you next your next stop will be hopping to Jenn's blog... 

And don't forget to check out our  RRR Tag challenge this month too.  
There are lots of great ideas there.

Have fun and have a very Merry Christmas too!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Using Vinyl with Spellbinders Dies

Here is another beautiful die to share with all of you today! I am on a
roll these days with all the projects to share using these fabulous dies
but then these are right up my alley with that Victorian look.

There were so many gorgeous borders released in the Victorian set this month
so i decided to use this one today to create a pretty border that i could cut 
out of vinyl to put on a mug and some pretty accents for my card that i made.

This die set is called the Anne Border Strip and I love the simple way
that it can be used to both impress the design in simple white card stock
and use it as the border. The card is a trifold and i did that so i could layer
the borders under the edges and have them stand out better. 

The vinyl is really easy to cut and it stays on for a very long time 
even if you wash it.  I had to cut 2 strips of the vinyl to fit around the
mug but i made sure the design continued nicely. The vinyl you can
get online and is by Oracle.  I have used it alot on all kinds of glass
projects and it works really good and comes in about 60 or more colors
so imagine what you could do with it.  

Sorry this is quick but thank you for stopping over to see
what's new.  I am headed out Christmas shopping today!  Last night
we went to this amazing neighborhood where everyone does gorgeous
light displays on their house. It was really fun and got us both 
in the Christmas spirit... have a great day :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Graphic 45 Christmas Card

I always tell you that if you have a special person in mind for
a project i think that your heart will help you create something
magical for them and today i have just that kind of project.

I made this card with the new Christmas line from Graphic 45 and
a beautiful plaid paper from the pet line they have.
It's so beautiful and the colors are just amazing I think!

I wanted to make a special card the recipient could put on a desk beside
her so i did an easel card for the base and used one of the tags on it to
make the base of the top part of the card.  I also cut a pretty frame using a 
Spellbinders die to back it and then added some tags and stamps on the page.

To finish it i cut out some Spellbinders poinsettia flowers and added
just a bit of gold stickles on them to match the ribbon that i used 
on the bottom.  I hope you like it and I know my grandma will like it too :)

Be sure and stop back by for more inspiration this week and 
please leave a comment so i can visit you too :)


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