Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bloom Girl Sharon Book Box for Puerto Rico Class.. I'm leaving TONIGHT!

 Hey crafty peeps!
It's my turn to post over on the Bloom Girl DT Blog.
I have used my Bloom Girl Sharon Stamp. Which I just LOVE! I colored her in using my Copics. The flowers and papers are by Prima. This collection is so super cute, it's called Coffee Break.

Tomorrow I'll be heading out to Puerto Rico and this is actually one of the projects we are making this Saturday at Scrapbooking Gallery PR. I've been pretty busy this month I haven't had any time to do any You Tube Videos.. which makes me sad. I come home from Puerto Rico on Sunday evening, I work Monday, Tuesday teach on Wednesday and back to work Thursday - Monday.. then the following week I have 2 more classes. Will things ever slow down? I'll tell ya my bags under my eyes are sure going to weigh me down!

Oh, plus Halloween, and on the 30th my son is turning 16!! My baby boy!! :o(

 


 

 
 
Don't forget we have our Challenge for this month. If you'd like to win this amazing goodie package from Jamie Dougherty play along and use your favorite Bloom Girl to enter!
 
Have a great week everyone!
Look for photos of my Trip to Puerto Rico on Facebook and Instagram!
 
 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bloom Girl and Westcott Blog Hop!

 
 
We are SO excited to present you a STRONG and BLOOMING collaboration between the Bloom Girl line by Jamie Dougherty and Westcott! All the designers have been playing with amazing products from Westcott and we were thrilled to base our projects on the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign that is always held during October.
 
To celebrate this awesome opportunity, both Jamie and Westcott are doing giveaways* to one lucky winner. Nice, right?! To enter the giveaways, you must comment on each blog listed below and make sure to thank our dear Jamie on the Bloom Girls Creative group on Facebook and Westcott on their Facebook page. You can find their products HERE on the Prima website and HERE on the Westcott
one.


*The Westcott giveaway is open to US residents only from Oct. 17th 2014 10am PT to Oct. 20th 2014 12am PT. The Bloom Girl giveaway is open worldwide from Oct. 17th 2014 10am PT to Oct. 20th 2014 12am PT.


Bloom Girl Design Team Blog
Jamie Dougherty
Janine Koczwara
Jeannie DeGruccio
Lisa Adametz
Louise Nelson
Mindy Baxter
Stéphanie Beauchemin
Westcott Blog

Now let's get inspired and start hoppin'

Here's my project. I used 3 of my favorite Bloom Girl Stamps, Summer, Gardenia and Jing. I stamped them on kraft cardstock and then I used my Faber-Castell Water Colored Pencils for the pops of pink in the stamped flowers. I really love the way this came out. I had seen a collage of inspirational words on a canvas and I loved the way it looked so I sort of interpreted that in my own way with this card. Then I stamped a matching candle. Such a cute little gift set, don't you think?
 
I hope you enjoy our hop! Good Luck with the give-a-way!
 
 



Monday, October 6, 2014

Fun Stampers Journey!

Hello all!
Today I have a fun little project to share. I've recently joined Fun Stampers Journey. I'll be honest, I saw the amazing starter kit and couldn't resist! Spellbinders is a partner with FSJ so you get a Journey Grand (Exclusive Grey Grand Calibur) in your kit, rolling tote, stamps, exclusive Spellbinders Dies and coordinating stamps.. and your website is FREE!!!! Since my Big Shot died last month I thought what the heck! Plus the quarterly minimum is only $150! Easy Peasy! :) Then the more I looked into it and after receiving my kit, I thought what an amazing opportunity to be at the start of this company. A year ago I had the privilege to meet Richard and his wife, they came to one of my Copic Classes. It's really wonderful to see how much Fun Stampers Journey has grown since then. The first 500 Coaches will be the 'Founding Journey Coaches', oh, and the FIRST Stampers Journey Convention will be in Arizona next June! So we shall see what my new 'Journey' will bring me! I'm a little excited. :o)
 
 
This Birthday card was made using Birthday Sketch, which is in my kit. I've also used the Pennants Die set which is out of stock. I stamped my cupcake in Memento Desert Sand and used my Copics to Color. Then I took the Journey Glaze and along the outline of the cupcake's frosting I added the glaze and sprinkled with some Journey Sparkle Dust.

I hope you all have a great day!

A Gem of a Challenge - Clean and Simple
My Sheri Cards - Banners
Southern Girl Challenge - Girly/Shabby Chic
Crafty By Designs - Anything Goes
 







Friday, October 3, 2014

Limor Webber Designs FIRST DT post!

 
Hello everyone!!
Today is a very exciting day! It's my first post on Limor Webber's Design Team! I couldn't be more happier to be apart of this! :o)
 
I decided to make a canvas for my first project. I took the colors out of my daughters' comforters and then matched them to my Gelatos®.
 
First I laid a coat of white Gesso, then I created a rainbow using my Gelatos®  and at first it was very bold and the color was a little too bold compared to my girls' room. So I added more water and blotted the canvas until it lightened. Once it was dry I took my Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color – Black Licorice and went around the entire canvas, I used my finger and pulled some of the black into the rainbow in the same direction. I used the Prima “Bubbles” Stencil  and added bubbles with some molding paste. I shaved off some of all of the Gelatos® and added just a little bit of water over each of the shavings. Then I used my heat tool over them and it was such a cool effect! It bubbled and expanded and left some great texture to the canvas!
 
 
 I added my quote in some sticker letters and then decided to add some Tim Holtz Rub Ons, Crystal Circles. Then I got out this amazing stamp, IndigoBlu Bubbles Background and stamped all around the canvas and also on the wooden butterflies. I was just about finished and I wanted my bubbles to pop out a little more so I took my Water-colored pencils and traced some of the larger bubbles to define them a little.
 
 
 
One more thing I just HAD to add -- Glass Bead Glitter Gel.. just a little on the bubbles!
 
 
 
 
I really LOVE this and so do my girls. I hope you all like it!
Have a wonderful day!
 

Zombie Bloom Girl Gardenia!

 
Hi there crafty peeps!
 
It's my turn to post on the Bloom Girls Design Team Blog. Since we have a gorgeous color combo/inspiration board I thought I'd make a Halloween Card. I used the Gardenia Bloom Girl Stamp. I wanted to make her look like a vampire or zombie, so I colored her lightly in my skin tone colors E11, E00, E000 then I went back with W5, W3, W1 and W00 to give her that 'dead pasty look'. I love the way it turned out. I had some flowers on this, but I thought it took away from the image, Soooo this was a no flower card. Shocking, right!?
 
If you would like to participate in this months challenge you can do so over on the
 Bloom Girl Design Team Blog. You don't have to use a Bloom Girl Stamp to enter.. and you could win a fabulous prize from Jamie Dougherty!
 
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
 






Wednesday, October 1, 2014

LOTV Halloween -- BOO!

Happy October 1st! I can't believe it's already October! :)

Fall is my favorite time of year.
The crisp cool air, the colors of the trees and the anticipation of the Holidays.
 
Today I have a card to share using this adorable image from Lili of the Valley, 'Halloween'
I've colored using my Copics. I'm not sure why, but I'm really liking the less cluttered card lately. I'm not going to say simple or less detailed because this took me over 2 hours to color. LOL. I was going for the foggy look. After editing the photo I wish I would have went darker in the sky..
oh well, next time.
 
I hope you are all having a wonderful week.

 
 





Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lili of the Valley and Gelatos PLUS a Tutorial!

 
Hi there all my crafty blog peeps!
 
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I got home a little early from work and was able to sit and play a little. I'm trying to get some new ideas going for my classes and try to expand my little creative mind a little...It sure is nice to explore all of these new craft items I'm not used to. I'm like a little kid in candy store..
 I sure do love these Gelatos® by Faber-Castell. I decided to do a little 'How To' for you all.
So, I hope you enjoy it!
 
I took my Lili of the Valley Grunge Elements Stamps. and stamped a few of them randomly all over my 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 white cardstock with some versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.



 
Then I took my Faber-Castell Gelatos® and scribbled the Pistachio Gelatos® over where the leaves are.Then, I scribbled the Butter Cream Gelatos® over the flowers. along the edges and around the butterflies I scribbled Acqua Dolce Gelatos®.


I dabbed a little water on my finger and in a circular motion I spread the Acqua Dolce color around the butterflies, first. Then I wiped off my finger and again dabbed in water and smudged the Pistachio color. Last, I did the Butter cream. With the remaining coloring left on my finger from the Butter Cream, I added a little color around the butterflies.
 


 
 Wait a few minutes for it to dry and then wipe the embossed area with a paper towel. This will remove the color leaving the white outline. a stunning effect, LOVE it!!
 


 
 Then I took some Whipped Spackle and added some to the center and around the embossed butterflies. Then I took my little poker pen and made some swirls in the Whipped Spackle.
 

 
I decided I wanted to break up the pattern a little so I cut this into 4 squares and put a white mat behind each piece. I also added some faux stitching around each square.

 
After applying then to my card base with the foam dots I decided to take some Glass Bead Glitter Gel and mix some of the Acqua Dolce Gelatos® into it making this gorgeous color that you will just love! I then added this to the corners of my card.
 
 
I used my Spellbinders Dies and my Lili of the Valley Quotables for the sentiment. I added some of my Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, ribbon and lace... and voila!
 



Friday, September 19, 2014

Bloom Girl Art Canvas.

Hey there my crafty peeps!
It's my turn to post on the Bloom Girls DT Blog.
 I have used Bloom Girl Jing. She's just gorgeous! Honestly I had no clue where this was going. I wanted it to be black and white.. then I thought I'd add pops of pink. Then somehow blue-green got in there! LOL!
 
I do love the way it came out though.
 
I have a coloring video I did on Coloring 980191 Bloom Girl Jing. I was hoping to have it up today. But -- Time has not allowed. So, next week it will have to be!

Don't forget about our Bloom Girl Challenge.
 Also Prima Marketing Inc. is having a Contest with the Bloom Girl Totes! So check it out and join the fun!




 
Challenges
 
 
 
Supplies
 
Prima -980191 Bloom Girl Jing
Prima - 846572 Optimist 6x6
Prima - Bloom Brads
Prima - Bloom Collection Flowers/Roses
Prima - Bloom Chevron Stamp
The Crafters Workshop Stencil
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Lili of the Valley - Script Background
Heidi Swapp Sticker 'Beautiful'
 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

LOTV Blog Hop!!!!

New Stamps at Lili of the Valley!!

Hi everyone, we have a new release that will be available online for you all to buy on Monday September 22nd. So get your wishlists ready!! If you are a lucky crafter that happens to live by Lili of the Valley these gorgeous stamps will be in the shop on Saturday.

There are 6 new stamps and will be giving away 2 sets to any random commenter from the hop so be sure to comment on all the blogs! The winner will be announced Friday.

Now for my card.. I have used Annabel Camping. I adore this character.
These are also Lili of the Valley's Papers, Country Meadow. I could use these over and over they are so pretty!


I have also done another You Tube video of me coloring this little cutie with my Copics!
So be sure to scroll all the way down.

 





 
 
Skin- E000, E00, E11, E13, W5,
Cheeks - R30, R32
Hair - E41, E43, E44, W7
Shirt - E41, E43, E44, W7
Puppy - N0, N3, N5
Bows - Y26, Y21
Tent - RV000, RV10, R81, R85, E17, E41, E43, E44
Ground - E0000, E30, E31, E33, W5
Grass - G28, G24, N5
Flowers - Y21, Y26, R81, R85
Sky - E0000, E41, B00, B000, B0000, Y21, C00, R30
 
Challenges
 All Sorts - Sugar and Spice
Creative Romance- Anything Goes
Inspired By Stamping - Color Scheme
 


Friday, September 12, 2014

My Little Crafting Space Tour!

 
 I've had these photos for EVER!!!!
I can't believe I never posted these.. of course I have all my crap in there and I'm in need of a good de-stashing, now! So I can't show you how I have everything organized in there.. Another day!

My ever so talented Uncle built this for me! We designed it together and I watched him build this masterpiece in my garage in the course of a month in a half.

I've been crafting for 8 years now and it sure is amazing I can still stay this condensed. I forget things I have in here.. I can't imagine having an entire room of stuff!

I ♥♥♥ my Armoire! It's about 6 1/2 feet tall and over 5 feet long. ♥

Here it is......
 
 
 
 
 

 
Here's a photo of the Computer Armoire I had before ...
 


 
 
I have peg boards on each side of the doors. To hang all my goodies.
 
Those brown rails are for my punches.
 
My little cubbies are for my markers.

The bottom doors open and I have paper slots for my patterned papers. I had them categorized by seasons, events etc. But have recently started separating them by manufacture, for my Design Team purposes.
 


I have a pull out desk, with folding legs that come down, although they are not down in the photo.
 



 

 
 
 You see that chair in the background... I have decorated my armoire in these colors because I love that chair! I also have painted a wall that same mustard color. So it all ties in with my chocolate colored couch! I'll get some more photos up! I have a tiny little house but I love it so much and have worked so hard for it and everything inside.
 
Thanks for visiting today.
 


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Some News, Stuff for Sale, Class Stuff and Stuff!

 
 
Hello everyone.
 
I hope you all had a wonderful week. I have just updated a few things and wanted to share!
 
 
First, I'd like to say I'm very excited to have the opportunity to teach ay Scrapbook Gallery PR in
 BEAUTIFUL PUERTO RICO!
 
Here's the projects we will be creating. You can see more info HERE!
 
 
 
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Other Stuff
 
Next I'd like to share that I have updated my Contact Page so you can ask me questions a lot easier
or if you might be interested in having me teach in your area, or a message about Copics, current classes, blog design etc.
 
I teach locally in Southern California on a monthly basis. 3 Stores 3 different projects every month.
Check out the stores HERE and Like my Facebook page for project pictures!
 
I'm going to be doing a large give away really soon..
 I'm cleaning stuff out and making room for some more!
 
 
If you haven't already seen I made the Limor Webber Design Team!!!
No words can describe my excitement!
 
Last but not least I've updated my Etsy Shop with some cards, journals and other stuff I've recently made. If you are looking for a one of a kind handmade project.. check them out!
 
 
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bloom Girl Bag and Challenge over at Prima Marketing!

I'm so excited to share this next Bloom Girl project with you.
 I have decorated my Prima Marketing Bloom Girl Bag with my Bloom Girl 'Summer' Stamp. I absolutely LOVE the way this came out.
 
I stamped my image and painted it acrylics. I used some bubble wrap for the circles. I love her eye and the way her hair turned out. Her skin was a little tricky. Overall for my first time ever using acrylics and on canvas I'm over the moon with my results!
 
This bag is huge! It also has a zipper and is amazing quality.
 All the ladies at my Class at Custom Impressions Scrapbooking loved it and this might be our project for November so keep an eye out here or my facebook page.
 
You can check out my bag and some of my BloomGirl Design Team Members
 over on the Prima Blog today! There's also an awesome contest to participate in you can read all the details on the Prima Bloom Bag Post!
 
Products Used
 
980214 Canvas tote bag
980160 Summer Bloom Girl Stamp
 



 
 
Challenges
Altered Aclectics - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes