Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nestie Bestie Blog Hop Winner

It's time for a winner from the Nesties Bestie Blog last week!!! 
The lucky winner will recieve a set of Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics A !!!! 

.........and the winner is comment 32.......

BloggerPattyb said...
Love your project! The journal is decorated so beautifully with the Spellbinder products. Thanks for sharing the instructions, too.
March 22, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Congratulations Patty!!!  Please email me at with your mailing address so I can send the new Spellbinders set out to you!
If Patty doesn't respond by Friday, I'll choose another winner.
Thank you so much everyone for all the comments!!!!

Because I had some spare parts left from the journal cover...........

..............I put together a card. 

Same colors and papers.  I just left off the metal blanks.  Instead, I cut a paper butterfly and the flowers are all paper. 
The die templates that match all the Spellbinders Blanks are perfect for card making!  The butterfly set, MD2-008 Butterflies One has 2 sizes of butterflies and separate wing pieces.  The flowers set, MD2-004 Flowers One, includes the 2 sizes of flowers on my card plus 2 sizes for the centers.  I used just the smaller center. The frame shape that I used for the verse, MD2-001 Frames One, includes 2 frame sizes and cut-outs.  Check out all the Media Mixage die shapes that match the Blanks on the Spellbinders website here!
The background on the card front was embossed with a new M-Bossabilities folder, ES-014 Quilted Delight.  The card is 4 3/4 x 6 3/4".

Thank you for visiting! 
Have a creative day!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nesties Besties Blog Hop

Good Morning!!!! 

Today, I have a special treat for you!  Some of the Spellbinders Design Team are hosting a blog hop - The Nesties Besties Blog Hop!  We are each showcasing one of our Spellbinders projects from the Idea Gallery.  You'll find lots of inspiration!  Lots of Spellbinders products, too!!!!   Even some blog candy!!!! 

Here are links to the other design team members who are participating:

I chose my Flowers Feed the Soul Journal to show today! 

This journal features some of the Media Mixage blanks and matching die templates.  You can find downloadable directions for this book on Spellbinders website here.  I'm not going to repeat all the directions since they are available to download.

The butterfly is a metal blank from SPellbinders Butterflies One blank set.  It has paper pieces glued to the wings.  I  cut the paper with the Sellbinders die template:   Spellbinders™ Butterflies One which matches the blank set.  To add color,  I've applied pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear.  I sprinkled a touch of gold embossing powder over top and heated it.
The little paper flowers were cut with Spellbinders™ Flowers One die template set.  Two of the flowers are metal blanks: one is peaking out from under the pink flower and the other is the center aqua flower on the big blue flower.  It's colored with ink and heat embossed with clear.  These are part of the set Spellbinders™ Flowers One blanks set. 
I've also used a Media Mixage die template set for the verse label - Spellbinders Frames One.  I inked through the die to add the shading around the edges.  The verse is from Flourishes stamp set "From the Garden".
 The background rectangle and frame were cut with Spellbinders™ S5-171 A2 Round Corner Basics A.  I used 2 dies nested together to cut the frame.  The frame has been embossed with
M-Bossabilities So Trendy.   I stamped a branch from Penny Black's "A Wish for Peace" clear set with black ink, and then added nail polish to the dots on the branches.   I stamped the same branch on the book cover.
The journal itself has chipboard covers covered with light Kraft packing paper and designer paper on the inside. I added My Mind's Eye paper to the outside of the covers.  Inside, there are pages for notes and sketches as well as envleopes that divide the paper sections and add a place to tuck seeds and garden notes.   
Blog Candy GIVEAWAY!!!
I have a set of Spellbinders™ S5-171 A2 Round Corner Basics A (without packaging) to give away!!!!  Just leave a comment for a chance to win.
I'll use Random Number Generator to choose a winner a week from today.  Please leave your email address so I can contact you or check back next week!  Good luck!
If you have any questions, feel free to email me. 
Thanks so much for stopping!  Have a creative day!!!
Spellbinders™ GC-001 Grand Calibur® Machine

Penny Black® Inc – 30-136 A Wish for Peace
Flourishes – 88 “From the Garden”
Clearsnap – Colorbox Dye Archival Wicked Black, Watermark Ink, Colorbox Pigment Ink Queue -
Deep Sea, Night Sky
Bazzill Basics Paper® - Velvet
Basic Grey “Plumeria” – Cleopatra, Moonstone, Yellow Wallpaper
Xyron 900 and permanent Adhesive
Scor-Pal® Scoring Board
Scor-Pal® - Scor-Tape ¼”, ½”
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L – 3D Foam Squares ¼” white
Elmers Glue Spots – Small thin
Creative Impressions Sheer Ribbons – purple, yellow, pink
Zutter Bind-It-All and 1” Bronze O-Wire
Card stock – white, dark purple
Text weight paper
Kraft envelopes – 3 - 5 x 7”
Purple marker
Ranger Distress Milled Lavender
Ranger Adirondack Lights – Wild Raspberry
Lightweight Chipboard
Lightweight Kraft paper sack
White Craft Glue 

Blog Hop

Watch for Nesties Besties Blog Hop coming in a few hours!!!!
Some of the Spellbinders Design Team will be showcasing their projects.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

JustRite Sneak Peek

I have a card and gift box on the JustRite Stampersblog today.
Here's a sneak peek....

Happy Creating!

Monday, March 11, 2013

I'm JustRite Guest Designer this week!

I'm excited to announce that I'm Guest Designer on JustRite Papercraft blog this week!  I'm so honored to be asked! 

Here's a sneak peak of one of my cards.....

Be sure to stop over to JustRite to see all the details!  I have 3 days as Guest Designer!
Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Mini Book on Positively Me blog

I posted an inspirational mini book on Julianna Hudgins Positively Me blog today! 
Check it out here!

Here's a peak of the pages:

You can see the book cover on Julianna"s blog!

Happy creating!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Discovering Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum Scrapbook Page

It's been crunch week for me!  Time to get my February Spellbinders projects finished and submitted.  Much as I work on them all month, it seems to always come down to the last day to finish the last project. time to create anything special for my blog!  But I do have a scrapbook page to share!
In August, my daughter and I took my grandchildren to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.  It's not far from my home.  For those who may not know, I'm the postmaster in Walnut Grove so I'm there every week day.  The museum is just a block away from the post office.  As close as it is, I hadn't actually went through the museum until last August! 
The kids loved it. There are lots of hands-on displays.  There are several buildings to explore including a church, school, farm house, dug out and museum. They especially enjoyed the general store with play food, pots, pans, cash register, etc.  There's even a post office in that building!

This is the scrapbook page I created with photos of the kids in the covered wagon. 

I chose Kraft paper for the background because I wanted the page to have an old feel.  There are numerous hexagons cut from Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections paper across the page.  Many of them blend into the page.  Around the hexagons, I stamped the same design as the black floral die cuts.  To do that, I simply cut a piece of sticky back craft foam with Fantastic Flourish One die template.  I stuck the foam die cut to an acrylic block and used it as a stamp! 
The titles under the photos are written on old ledger paper that I coated with ICE Resin. The ICE Resin seals the paper, adds a little shine and makes it somewhat translucent.  Really cool effects on paper.  And it's waterproof!
I added a lilttle texture to the corners of the page.  To do that, I placed the paper fully into the Bricks and Bark folder.  I placed the folder between the Spellbinder Base plate and Raspberry plate at an angle.  I started rolling the plates through the Grand Calibur machine.  They didn't go far before the paper(because it's too wide to go through) touched the machine. That's as far as I went!  I backed the plates out.  The corner is all the got embossed. I repeated that for each corner. I rubbed ink over the embossed area to accent it. 
I cut 4 of the Fantastic Flourish One from black card stock.  I used one complete flourish along with pieces cut apart on each side of the photos.
The title is made with sticker letters from Cosmo Cricket.  The letters for "Past" were a different color.  I colored them with a black permanent marker to work for my page.

I've listed the supplies below with links.

Thanks so much for visiting!!!! If anyone wants more information about the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, feel free to email me.  Here's a link to their website: Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Happy Creating!

Graphic 45 – Kraft Reflections Paper: Straight to the Point, Express Yourself, Bed of Roses, Bits and Pieces
Worldwin Papers® - Treasures Oatmeal, Black; Kraft card stock
Xyron Mega Runner adhesive
Cosmo Cricket – Tiny Type alphabet stickers
Fancy Pants Designs Inc – Beach Bum Alpha (letter stickers)
Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo
Adhesive Craft Foam
Old journal graph paper
Black marker to color Fancy Pants letters
Craft Glue