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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's Wild Wednesday at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

Hi everyone,

I'm hosting Wild Wednesday at Scrapbooker's Paradise today.

If you would like to see how I changed this card from this:

to this:

Come on over here!
A set of 3 can be made quickly and easily!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Washi Tape Sample Cards - Info for CTMH consultants

I have had some requests for a photo of the sample cards of CTMH washi tape that I made for my hostess club members.

There is a foot of each washi tape, as well as a foot of baker's twine, on the tags.  Hope this helps those of you who were wanting to see.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Festive Friday October Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the 3rd month of the Festive Friday Blog Hop! 

The path is circular and the starting point is at our wonderful coordinator, Diane Tuggle's, blog.  You should have arrived here from Carol Loftus' blog.  I will put a list of all the participants at the bottom of my post, in case you should get lost! 

In my last Festive Friday blog post, which you can see here, I mentioned that I had made 3 ornaments out of 2 sheets of Frosted paper, 1 sheet of Silver glitter paper, one package of Base and Bling Floral Accents, and using a container of Silver Glitz glitter gel.
Today, I'm going to share with you the 2nd ornament that I made. 

I was inspired by this tutorial, to make this ornament.  I chose to use CTMH silver Glitter paper instead of crepe paper however, and made a few other changes.
To start with, you cut a piece of paper 8x12".   Score every 2" along the short side.  Accordion fold on the score marks. 
Cut the Glitter paper into two 2x12" strips.  Glue the bottom of these strips into the "folds" of the paper.
Cut this strip into three 4" pieces, and then make the smaller "fringe" cuts as the tutorial shows.  Cut a 2" scalloped circle from the Glitter paper, to glue your fringes to.  Start molding and twisting each of the three fringed pieces to the circle.  Make sure you glue each piece down securely.  I used Aleene's Tacky Glue.  Also use a stamp block to squish the layers level, as they are very thick. 
The Glitter paper is a little stiff (go slowly and gently), and it looks kind of funny at the start, but each layer looks better and better as you go.  You can see this from the 3 pictures below as the stack grows higher.  Keep adjusting to cover any bare spots.
  First row.
2nd row.
3rd (and last) row. 
Cut another Glitter paper scalloped circle and glue to the top of the stack.
Add a piece of the Base and Bling Floral Accents to the center and fluff up the fringes to your liking.  The glimpses that you are able to see of the Glitter paper is sooooo pretty!  (The picture doesn't do it justice.)
 The ornament is quite thick and is 5" in diameter.
This was a fun little ornament to make.  Be sure and give it a try!
I hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop so far, your next stop for inspiration will be
Jamie Barney's blog
Here is a list of all the Blog Hop participants if you should get lost.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Showcase Monday at Scrapbooker's Paradise

Hi everybody,

So glad you've stopped by!  Hope everyone that is celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, is having a wonderful time and enjoying their turkey supper!

I had some lacy, frothy, fun this weekend, playing with my Spellbinder's dies.  For a gatefold card tutorial, that uses the beautiful Spellbinders Gilded Gate Two die, check out my post today at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

I was inspired by 3 different people in the making of this card.  1)  Becca Feeken - I've been an admirer of hers for a long time, and I loved the way she cut 2 pieces from the Gilded Gate Two die and used them to make a gatefold card.  2)  Cre8nart - she has some beautiful pink cards that she made in support of women with breast cancer and I just loved the pink combined with the lacy die cuts.  3)  Tasha Chanwai - she posted this video showing how to make shabby, chic flowers with yo-yo's and I just HAD to make a yo-yo flower!  I can't wait to try some of her larger flowers as well.
Thank you for taking a minute to check out my post. 
Have fun with your dies!



Friday, October 11, 2013

Playing in Paradise Sketch Challenge

Good Morning everyone!

Looks like we're in for a beautiful, sunny Thanksgiving weekend here in Alberta!  That puts a big smile on my face.  I hope everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, has a wonderful time with friends and family!

Over at Scrapbooker's Paradise, Pam is hosting a new sketch challenge.  Lots of cute little details to play with, made it a fussy cutting, fun time for me! 

I needed a birthday card for my mom, and since it is the beautiful season of Fall, what better line to choose than Bo Bunny's "Autumn Song".  Such pretty colours and beautiful elements in this collection.

To make some of the little embellishments on my card, I fussy cut a lot of the banners and used die cut ovals to frame some of the beautiful brads that coordinate with "Autumn Song".  Some Prima wood pieces were polished with "Old Silver" Inca Gold and tucked here and there.  The focal "Fall Time" piece is from the coordinating Chipboard set.  The punched butterfly is sitting on a lovely swirl from ZVA Creative.

So do come on over to Playing in Paradise this month, and give the sketch a try.  You can use it to make a card, a layout, or even an altered project.  We would love to see what you come up with and the lucky winner will receive a wonderful prize, as well as the opportunity to Guest Design with us next month!
Supplies used:
ZVA Creative Crystal Flourish from stash.
"Happy Birthday" CTMH from stash.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I'm hosting a Card Round Robin at Swirlydoos - come join us!

This month I am hosting a Card Round Robin challenge at Swirlydoos that is open to EVERYONE!  We are in the process of setting up teams right now and I would love to see some of my followers join in as it is a lot of fun.   Swirly kits are NOT a requirement; you can use whatever supplies you have on hand.

If you are not familiar with a Round Robin challenge, it goes like this:

1)  Teams of 3 are set up, with someone from each team (you can request which week you would like) posting in Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3.

2)  The person in Week 1 designs a card, following the "Twists" I have requested, and posts it here and here for her teammate in Week 2 to "lift" and make her own.  ("Lift" just means you "roughly" follow the pattern or some of the elements of your teammate's card.) 

3)  The person in Week 2 repeats the above, posting her version of the card for her teammate in Week 3 to follow.

4)  The challenge is finished when all of the Week 3 teammates have posted their cards.

It is fun to watch as the cards change from teammate to teammate.

The twists that I am asking for are:
1)  Make an embellishment for your card.  For some ideas to get you started, see here, here, or here.
2)  Use handmade flowers.
3)  Make something that makes you happy and share with everyone why.  (Sharing is done on the forum here.)

Teammates assigned to Week 1 must post their cards by Oct. 12th.
Week 2 must be posted by Oct. 19th.
Week 3 must be posted by Oct. 26th.   Again, you can request which week you are assigned to.

I am taking sign-ups here until Thursday, Oct 3rd, and the teams will be posted on October 4th.

If you have any questions, just contact me by email (see form on top right side of my blog) and I will get back to you.

After the challenge ends on Oct 26th, I am going to have a random draw for the following RAK:

Hope to see you signing up soon!


Technique Tuesday at Scrapbooker's Paradise

Hi everyone,

It's my turn to share a technique with you at Scrapbooker's Paradise.  Check out my blog post here and find out how to make a custom embellishment using Distress Paint as an embossed resist!

Thanks for stopping in!