Saturday, August 23, 2014

Joy Christmas Card

Good day!  I hope you've had a chance to stop over at the Spellbinders' 12 Days of Christmas Blog post today!  I share a new die - S4-434 Holiday Greetings - and a technique to use Scor-Tape and glitter.  Yesterday, I posted a peek at another card created with the word "JOY" and snowflakes from Holiday Greetings die.  Here's the card.........

It's a different take on holiday colors!  I was experimenting with the die cuts using black paper. I couldn't just throw away this glitter strip with black letters!  So I rubbed the "JOY" letters with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Champagne Ice.  It adds the silver looking color on embossed areas.  It's layered over a piece of stripe ribbon.  I distressed a piece of music paper and sewed it to a black card. The 3 snowflakes are also die cuts from Holiday Greetings die.  There are 3 pieces of narrow ribbon glued across the bottom of the card with 3 silver beads on one.  I stamped a holiday script over the music but it's not very visible.  It adds a little character to the music paper! 

I hope you've enjoyed this card as well as the cards on Spellbinders' Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas blog hop! 

Happy Creating!

Friday, August 22, 2014

My day on Spellbinders 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Saturday, August 23rd, is my day to reveal a new holiday die set on the Spellbinders blog!
Click here to go to Spellbinder's blog post.

I've created 6 cards from the pieces from one die cut just once!  The ribbon on the photo above shows one of the words from the die.  I love the vintage look of the those letters!

Here's a little peek at those letters on a card.  I'll share the technique I use to create the glitter band with the letters on the Spellbinders blog post.  And don't forget to enter for a chance to win some of the new Holiday dies!!! 
Happy creating!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Spellbinders Announcement

Finally.......I can share the news!!! 
I've been selected to be on the Spellbinders Design Team for 2014-2015!   What a great honor to be chosen again!!!    Thanks Spellbinders!!!  You rock my world!

Spellbinders is announcing members of the new Design Team on the blog this week and next.  Each day a designer is featured.  Today is my day!  You can see the blog post here.

I chose a few of my favorite Spellbinders projects to share today. Some you may have seen, some may be new.

This is one of my all time favorite scrapbook pages. 

I created this layout for my final round to make the DT in 2010, my first year on the team.  The assigned dies were a Film Strip and Inverted Scalloped Circles.  Can you find those shapes?

This is another favorite page.......the photo was my inspiration! 

I freehand cut a tree trunk to fit along the edge of the page and added many, many die cut leaves! 

Of all the handmade books I've made....... Sprocket Journal is one my favorites.

My Blue Green Goddess was created with the Jewels Goddess die.  This was a fun project! 

Lots of inks and mists, canvas, ribbon, tulle, foil,wire and gems!  Everything I like to play with! 

 Bronze Angel is new to my blog!  This was another project that was fun to create.  Although she looks bronze, all the metal is actually aluminum.  I added various paints, inks and DecoArt Metallic Lustre to get the bronze color.  She has fabric sleeves and peplum.  She holds a tiny fabric bird in a nest of wire.  Product details can be found on Spellbinders website here. If you'd like to know more details, add a comment asking and I'll post more another time.

Thanks for visiting project memory lane with me! 

I'm looking forward to an awesome year with Spellbinders!  One can only guess what new and exciting products will be released this year! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy creating!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Spellbinders - Creating A Gilded Life Contest!

Hello blog friends!

Have you heard about the contest opportunity put on by Spellbinders and A Gilded Life?   It's an opportunity to show your creative work and have a chance to win a trip to Spellbound!  You can read more details in the excerpt below from Spellbinders blog.

For a little inspiration to get you started!  Here's a pendant I created with two Spellbinders A Gilded Life bezels. 

Featured in first issue of Just Jewelry magazine

Check out the contest details and get creative!!!  The deadline is August 22, 2014!  Click HERE to see full post on Spellbinders Blog.

Details from Spellbinders Blog.......

Spellbinders Creating A Gilded Life Contest
Spellbinders is thrilled to offer a lucky winner from our community the opportunity to join us at Spellbound 3 in Pasadena, California in November!
What is Spellbound?
Spellbound is "...a beautiful and uplifting weekend of art and inspiration." It is a yearly art retreat held in Pasadena, CA, hosted by the dynamic mother-daughter team of Shea Fragoso and Debbie Murray of A Gilded Life. 
Here's what Spellbinders' President, Stacey Caron has to say about this one-of-a-kind event: We're Spellbound!

What is the prize?
Enter to win the Grand Prize package: Spellbound registration, airfare and shared hotel accommodations for you and a friend! 

How do you participate? It's easy!

  • Create an original project using Spellbinders A Gilded Life products. The project should be comprised of 75%(approximately) of Spellbinders A Gilded Life product. 
  • Photograph each step of your project, including the finished project. (If chosen as a finalist, you will be required to email your photos and mail your actual finished project to Spellbinders' home office.)
  • Upload the photo of your finished project to a site that allows you to create a unique (specific) link to your photo(ie. your blog, website, Instagram). If you don't have access to one of these areas, please, submit a link to your image from Flickr, Photobucket, Google+, Splitcoast Stampers, or any other site that allows you to upload an image and provide a unique link back to the image.
The categories for submission are 
Card Making - CM
Home Decor - HD
Scrapbook Layout - SL
Jewelry Making - JM
Fabric Arts - FA
Mixed Media Art - MM

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Have a creative day!