Sunday, December 30, 2012

Cardabilities #66 up today and good news!

This morning I found out some wonderful news on the
Cardabilites post to share and from my wonderful friend Petra
who is on the team...... amazingly I won the prize this week!! 
I never win so what a happy day this is for me.  Yay!!
(I won $25 dollars to get anything i want on SGD)  

and there is a new sketch up today so I got all inspired from
my very, very happy news that I got and brought out some
papers that I had and made up a pretty wedding card
 for 2 special friends getting married this spring! 

I had these beautiful white, silver, grey and black papers
from Bella in Australia so I started by using the stripe for
the 5x5 card and layered the words over it in a strip and
cut up 2 pieces of the border paper to edge it...
I still wanted to see the backround words so I cut my Picot Edge
 dies #3 & 4 by Spellbinders out of vellum and used 2 layers like
you would do a wedding cake.  Around that I put a ring of
rhinestones from Want2Scrap.  Then I cut lots of flowers from
white greenery from the Spellbinders Foliage die from white 
cardstock. To give it a not so white look I distressed it with
a think layer of Platinum Planet Brilliance ink from Tsukineko.

In the middle of the flowers I added tiny roses I cut from MayArts
and then finished it with some beautiful bling from Prima!
Thanks Karen for another fun sketch and hope you all
join in because you never know... you might win too :)

I hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a very Happy New Year and I hope
that you are all blessed with good health and happiness
throughout the year!  Hugs and Smiles :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Basic Grey Sketch

There is a new Basic Grey Sketch this week and it has
been way to long since I have played along and for this one it just
 so happened that I had the perfect Basic Grey goodies to do it!

Here is the new sketch up....

And here is my page that I did...

I used the New Basic Grey Christmas line Aspen Frost and
lots of the stickers and new ready made garland that 
matches just perfect.  I really love the pretty colors of
this collection and all the gorgeous stickers that come 
with it.  I also added a few Spellbinders dies with my Ribbon
Banner die and the Poinsettia's die and it was just the perfect
addition for all the pretty reds in the papers.

I love using the sketches to get a quick page done
and now that the Holiday is over I can catch up with 
some of the many photos I need to put in my own books.

I hope you all had a joyous holiday and I wish you 
lots of wonderful blessings to come your way in 2013!

Lots of Hugs,  Teresa

Monday, December 17, 2012

Cardabilites #65

There are only 7 days left until Christmas and so far it has
been a wonderful few weeks!  I have been making a few
cards to give away and saw that they had a new sketch up
on Cardabilites so I thought I would join in and use
a few scraps I had in my stash.

This weeks sketch is below but since 
I don't have that shape I used one of my
favorite dies from Spellbinders- Blossom Four
to cut out the LOTV image and the backround using
Doodlebug Christmas papers! To make the cards
glisten I used some Diamond stickles on them too!

 I also made the flowers on both of the
cards using the layered Poinsettia die
from Spellbinders S5-055.  It's a beautiful
die and you can do them in so many colors
to decorate things for Christmas.  A great
tip for getting out intricate dies is to use
a bit of wax paper or parchment between the
die and the paper.  They pop out so easy with it!

I made another quick card and used a few
flags to put as a backround and added a pretty bow
and another tiny poinsettia on top.  I added stickles
on her coat to make her outfit shine and a fun
diamond embellishment from Prima on the flower.

Thanks for stopping over and have a very
blessed holiday and don't forget to hug
someone special today!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Enter the Spellbinders Explore Beyond Contest

Spellbinders is currently running the BIGGEST contest they've ever hosted to date! Spellbinders Explore Beyond Challenge: Craft to Wingives you a chance at a $5,000 Grand Prize Package from Spellbinders and their cross promotional partners! They'll also be choosing a 2nd place winner to receive a $1,000 prize package and a $500 3rd place prize package!
How do you participate? It's easy!
Simply create an original project using at least two (2) Spellbinders dies. And get creative with it! Push your own creative something different. We'll be looking for those crafters and artists who have really taken on the challenge to truly "Explore Beyond".
Take photos of each step of your project. If chosen as a finalist... You'll be asked to submit these photos.
Submit a photo (of your finished project only!) to the appropriate Spellbinders Flickr Group.
Contest runs from November 26th, 2012 through December 26th, 2012 Midnight EST.
Official Rules:
You may enter more than once in multiple categories. Projects entered must be original. A total of twelve (12) finalists will be chosen. There will be two (2) finalists from each category. Finalists will be announced on December 27, 2012. Finalists will be asked to submit photos of the steps of their projects to validate their originality. Finalists will be asked to mail in their final original project to the Spellbinders office. Original projects must be received by end of day, Friday, January 4, 2013.
A celebrity panel of judges will review the twelve (12) final submissions and narrow it down to three (3) winners. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 11, 2013. There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner of a $5,000 prize package and the project will be featured at the Spellbinders booth at the Craft and Hobby Association show on January 12, 2013. There will be one (1) 2nd prize winner of a $1,000 prize package and featured on the Spellbinders blog. There will be one (1) 3rd prize winner of a $500 prize package and featured on the Spellbinders blog.
All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. By acceptance of the prize, winners agree without limitation to the use of his/her name, photograph and/or likeness for publicity purposes without any additional compensation. Winners agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Spellbinders panel, which are final and binding in all matters regarding this event. Winners agree that the event and its representatives affiliates, agents, directors, officers and employees have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind relating to or arising from this event or resulting from participation in this contest.Contest is not open to Spellbinders Employees, Various Team Members, or their immediate family members (Grandparents, Parents, Siblings, Spouses, Children).

Kelly Loubet
Social Media and Community Developer
Spellbinders Paper Arts

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

LOTV Mermaids and Fairies

I taught a really fun class last night and we used
the new LOTV Mermaid and Fairy stamps that I ordered
and they are so adorable.  I loved picking all the pretty colors
for the mermaids and adding lots and lots of flowers
to them.  And we used lots of the New Spellbinders Dies
because they go perfect with these stamps!  I have 4 cards
to share with you today and hope you like them.....

 I love the peachy/ salmon colors in this card and we went back
to basics this class and used Pebbles glittery chalks and 
colored pencils to color these adorable little girls.  I used 
Spellbinders Labels Twenty eight for the backround 
and added diamond stickles over the chalks to make her glisten.
She is so cute and I love the seahorses and her shell crown!

 For my second card I chose pretty shades of
purple in the Bazzill Basics dot papers and I
used Resplendent Rectangles and mixed it 
with Floral Ovals to do my backround.  I stamped her on 
my favorite Classic Ovals lg which fit perfectly in the middle
of the oval and I colored her with soft shades of lavender!
They liked this one the best .... and I think I really like it too!

 We made a shaped card for this one by cutting
the main piece of card with the Spellbinders Grand Deco Circles.
On top of that I layered a pretty piece of aqua hawaiian
paper using the Lacey Circles die and used foam dots under it.
And finally I stamped her on Standard Circles LG and
colored her with pretty shades of aqua and coral.  I added a 
pretty rose and glistening ribbons and a little bit of diamond
stickles to make her glisten too!

For these two little mermaids I chose a soft green
hawaiian paper and used the Lacey Circles die to
stamp them on in white. Another great product that we
used was Neenah paper.  That along with Tsukineko's Versafine Ink
in black and a little Ranger Detail Embossing Powder in clear 
will give you really fine and clear stamped image to color. 

All the ladies cards in class came out
gorgeous and each one was colored in a beautiful
and unique way.  It was a really fun class and I can't wait
to do another with the New Bear Release that just came out!

Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what
I have to share and i hope
you all have a wonderful day... 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Only 14 days till Christmas....

The time seems like it is going by so very fast these days
and how exciting that Christmas is only 14 days away now!!
I have my house all ready for family and I am thankfully 
almost done with shopping so I am really good in that
area.  We want to spend lots of time with family doing fun things
and going to dinner so we have been trying to get ahead and it
feels good to be able to enjoy the season!!

I needed to post something so I made a few quick and easy
cards with Echo parks This & That Christmas papers
and tags and some other things that i found around in my
stash this morning.  

 I think that I like the red bird on this one the best!

They are quick and easy and I mixed and matched
patterns and stickers and added some pretty red
bias ribbons. And now I have a few cards to send out!
(yay cause I am not getting much done in that dept)
I also want to remind you that Spellbinders has an amazing
contest going on right now and below is more info on it!!

Have you entered our Explore Beyond contest yet?
 We're giving away $5,000 in prizes from WorldWin Papers, 
Want2Scrap, Xyron, Kaisercraft, Graphic 45, Bazzill Basics Paper, 
BasicGrey, Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants Designs, Elmer's and MORE! Entries
are being accepted through December 26th! 
We'll be choosing 2 finalists from each category... 
entries are low in jewelry making, mixed media art, and home decor... 

I hope you all try and get something in because this is
too good of an opportunity to pass up!! 

Have a great day--- gotta go and do a bit more shopping,

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Snowflakes and Resin

I have another fun project up on the Spellbinders Gallery
this week using my favorite snowflake dies
and this time I made a necklace using Basic Grey paper
and ICE Resin and lots of crystal beads...

To make this project you are going to cut out Spellbinders 
Create a Flake Four Snowflakes and a Snowflake Pendant
out of blue cardstock and coat them both front and back with clear 
ICE Resin and a foam brush and let them dry. 
 (With some papers they actually get a see through
effect that is really beautiful)  I also used Spellbinders Premium 
Craft Foil in silver and cut more Spellbinders snowflakes and 
also coated them with resin and added bits of glass glitter on it.  
When all the pieces were dry I used jump rings and attached them along 
with pretty crystal and silver beads to a pretty silver chain I bought.
  It was really, really fun to make and it shows you that there is 
alot more to these beautiful dies than just making cards with!

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping in!

Hugs and Smiles... Teresa


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