Monday, March 25, 2013

Anna Griffin on HSN Today!!!

Today was Craft Day on HSN, and Anna Griffin had 3 shows. Some awesome products!! Most sold out quickly too!!!! I wanted to share a few of mine that were shown.

This is my favorite, because it has a bulldog!! I thought this photo was precious!!!! This is done with the awesome new Blomma kit!

This one was done with Eleanor, this collection is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!

This is another one with the Blomma collection.

Anna said that this was everyone's favorite collection at CHA, this was done with Gabbie!!! Lots of fun embellies with this one!!!

This is another one with Gabbie!

And, this one, another favorite of mine was done with the new Border Sticker bundle. Lots of great borders with this one!!!

You can check the HSN site to see what is still available. I promise you will love each and every item!!!! Check back later, I will be sharing some more from today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Nothing Scrappy today.....just this

Just a day where I'm thankful for my family and the blessings in our lives, and know the reason that we have these things. Just would like to share these two songs if you feel like listening. One is by Diamond Rio, the other is one that is close to my heart, it was written and is performed by our youngest ds' best friend growing up. Kevin Woody. And we are so proud of him.

Diamond Rio song

The Hero

Hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day.

Monday, March 18, 2013

A Little Sneak

Just posting a little sneak of a card I will be sharing over on the Craft-Dee Bowz blog tomorrow! It shows a cool bow and some Springy colors! Also a unique fold for cards! Please check tomorrow, I would appreciate the visits!!!!

Here are a couple of peeks:

The color combo purple/green/blue is really striking! I hope you check the Craft-Dee Bowz blog tomorrow!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

How About Some Anna Griffin Cards?

Anna Griffin is on QVC UK today sharing lots of great products. She is unveiling a pinterest board for each new collection that you can check out here:
There are some gorgeous projects shown. I thought I would share a few of my cards here.

 This first card was done with the Blomma collection.
 This one was done with Hope Chest.

Another one with Hope Chest.

And one more......

This one is done with Gabbie.
 And this one is with Olivia. Olivia is my favorite, I just love the colors!

And another Olivia!

You can check the QVC UK website for clips and products that aired today! And check back here I will share some more projects in the next couple of days as well! Please don't forget to check Anna's blog and FB page, she has some great contests and giveaways!!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

2013 Couture Creations Design Team

I was so excited to find out that I had made the second round of the Couture Creations Design Team, and was beyond happy to get the news that I had made the team!!! I am so happy to be joining this amazing team working with their awesome products! Here are the lucky ladies:

Adriana Bolzon (AUS) 
Bridget Louw (AUS) 
Cathi O'Neill (IRELAND) 
Dana Tatar (USA)
Gloria Stengal (USA) 
Jo Piccirilli (AUS) 
Lesa Bird (AUS) 
Liz Weber (AUS) 
 Pam Bray (USA) 
 Patti Hamil (USA) 
Sue Smyth (AUS) 
Tracey Cooley (Special Projects) (AUS) 

The Couture Creations Design Team will be sharing inspiring work on the Couture Creations Blog as well as creating projects showcasing Couture Creations products for trade and retail shows both here in Australia and overseas. These talented designers have had their work featured in major paper crafts magazines in their countries and have taught classes at trade shows, retail events and in specialized scrapbooking and papercrafting stores as well as being part of other design teams. Please take some time to visit their personal blogs and follow their creative journey with Couture Creations. All this week you can learn a bit more about each fabulous team member as they share their story with you all on the Couture Creations Blog. You can read a little more about me HERE. I'll start sharing my work next month!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I also want to say a special thanks to those of you who left such sweet comments about my work during my application process. Your kind words and encouragement means so much to me.

Please visit the Couture Creations site to view their full range of products and stop by their blog for some inspiration! Also, sign up to receive emails from Couture Creations. They have announced a special competition to the members of the email group! You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to win the prize! You can also find Couture Creations on facebook and Pinterest!

If you live in the US and would like to purchase some Couture Creations products, visit the CropStop and use the discount code, BLOG, for 10% off your total purchase of $30 or more!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Couture Creations Design Team Application Round 2

 Well, I was so excited to get the email that I had made it to the second round of the Couture Creations design team audition! This is such an awesome company and I would be honored to design for them. We had to create a project using embossing folders, and dies. Also cardstock. I wasn't lucky enough to have any Couture Creations products yet, so I used what I had on hand.

I decided to do a layout, since that is my main focus. I create cards and other items, but layouts are what I do more than anything else. So, here's what I came up with. I hope you like it. I wanted to show a number of embossed surfaces and lots of die cuts as well. I chose my photo first, then decided that I wanted this to be a white background page, to show the wonderful textures. Below is the completed project.

Now I will show you how I created this layout. First I decided what colors I wanted to use and chose my embossing folders. I chose two different folders.

I embossed two of each pattern and trimmed around the borders. Here you see that I chose a floral and a geometric pattern to use.

I chose my inks to match and then used my dies and cut 3 borders of 2 different patterns. (Only 2 of each shown in photo, I did one more each).

Then I cut 5 varying size circles from tan cardstock. I cut the borders into seperate sections and glued them to each circle.

Here is what they look like from the back.

After than, I chose my accent dies and got them ready. I cut several foliage patterns and one accent piece for below my photo.

I trimmed a little from my white background paper and matted it onto an ivory green sheet of cardstock. I then took my Kuretake marker in a blue and did some "faux stitching" around the border.

I took matching ink and inked each embossed piece that I started with. I used the two matching colors for this.

I cut circles and embossed them with a different folder to use as insets for the larger tan circles. I inked them first with some white ink.

I used my Kuretake markers again and outlined the tan circles first before adding the embossed lavendar ones.

I inked my title letters in a matching lavendar/purple color. I assembled all the elements and started attaching everything.

I also added some liquid pearls onto the border sections around each circle. You can see the white inking on the lavendar circles a little better in this photo.

I started out by attaching my 4 embossed larger pieces to the background paper. Then added my circles. I placed my photo onto pop dots and placed right in the center. I even cut out a few little squares for accent pieces and stamped a couple of images in each corner. The only other thing I added was an embossed border. I placed it in the center behind the photo. I added the blooms and die cut leaves last!

Below you can see a couple of close-ups of the placement of my blooms and leaves! Thanks so much for checking out my project! I really appreciate it!

Don't forget to check out all the great products at Couture Creations. And check back to see who the lucky design team members will be! Good luck to all of my fellow hopeful contestants!!!

Supplies used:
Ranger Liquid Pearls lavendar lace, and white opal
Studio G by Hampton Arts inks (colors)
Anna Griffin Inc. ink (blue)
Close to My Heart ink (White Daisy)
Prima blooms
Imaginarium chipboard alphas
Stamp by Tim Holtz
SpellBinders dies:
Die D-Lites flourish trim
Shapeabilities Foliage Two
Shapeablitlies Moroccan Accents
Shapeabilities Floral Doily Accents
Spellbinders Embossing Folder M-Bossabilities Patchwork/Mosaic reversable folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Fabric Swatch

Friday, March 1, 2013

Moxxie March Blog Hop

Welcome to Moxxie's March Muse-A-Palooza Blog Hop! This month we are featuring and you could win the entire "Homespun Easter" collection, which is wonderfully fresh and packed with cross stitched charm! It evokes a comforting palette in shades of cream, yellow, green and blue. This collection is absolutely perfect for your Easter and Spring themed projects.
To have a chance to win, you need to: 
  • Follow the hop through all eleven participating blogs, check out the beautiful work of the Moxxie Muses, and leave a comment for each of them. 
  • Comments will close at midnight CST on Tuesday, March 5th. 
  • Winner will be announced the next day on the Moxxie blog
  • International fans are welcomed to play along if they agree to pay shipping in the event of their win.
Ready to hop?!!  Here is your hop sequence...  on your mark, get set --- GO!
Here is my project for the hop. This is my sweet little cousin giving her Easter bunny a kiss! I love this collection, so much fun!!! I cut the little bunny from the paper and gave him a spot too!

Here are some close-ups. I drew and cut the little chipboard cattails and vines and then colored and stickled them!

Here you can see I added liquid pearls in a few spots. And some drops of Glossy Accents too.

I used lots of Prima blooms and leaves.

Here you see where I cut out the little eggs from the paper put them on pop dots and used Diamond stickles around the edge.

Here you see a little of the little chippie cattails. 

Thanks so much for stopping on over today!  Hope you follow along on the hop!!!

Supplies used:
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Liquid Pearls in turquoise
Prima blooms and leaves
Ranger Stickles in Diamond
Twill ribbon