Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tutorial Tuesday Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencil Tutorial

Hello everyone!  It's Tutorial Tuesday over on the JustRite® Papercraft Inspiration Blog.  Today, I have a tutorial sharing how to use the Spectrum Noir™ Markers and Spectrum Noir™ Pencils to really make your colored images pop.


Here is a picture of the card that I designed.


You can click HERE to visit the JustRite Inspiration Blog and see more pictures and find out all of the details.  Also find out how you can have a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate!!  You can also click HERE to watch the video tutorial on YouTube.  While you are there don't forget to subscribe to the JustRite YouTube channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft® CL-02136 Morning Glory
Paper:  White, Lavender, Purple
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Grape Jelly
Markers/Pencils:  Spectrum Noir™ Markers-LV1, LV2, PL5, DG1, DG2, DG3, BG5, BG6, IB1, GG1, Blender, Spectrum Noir™ Pencils-Purples-078, 080, 082, Blue-065, Greens-056, 047, 058, Grays-112, 117
Dies:  Spellbinders Paper Arts S4-462 Labels Thirty-Nine, S4-464 Labels Thirty-Nine Decorative Elements
Accessories:  Odorless Mineral Spirits, Blending Stumps, White Pearls, Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

ButterBeeScraps Dangle Earrings

Hello everyone!  Today, I have some fun dangle earrings to share with you.  I made three pairs of earrings and all of the brass filigree pieces are from ButterBeeScraps.  I wanted to tone the brass down just a little bit on the filigree pieces so I added some Antique White Rub'n Buff on all of the pieces.  Then I added some resin flowers to each piece and create bead dangles to match.


Here is the first pair of earrings.  For these I used  Brass Filigree Embellishment (Item #946-G).  Then I added some tiny blue acrylic flowers with a rhinestone centers to the filigree piece.  On the top half I added some brass chain and for the bottom I added a beaded dangles.


Here is a close up.


The second pair of earring is the smallest of the three pairs.  I used Brass Filigree Embellishment (Item #948-G) and added ivory resin roses to the center of the filigree pieces.  Then I added crystal bead dangles.


Here is a close up.


Love the pretty pink AB roses on these earrings.  I used the Brass Filigree Embellishment (Item #003-G) and added the pink resin rose to the center.  Then I created pearl dangles to add to the bottom of the earrings.


Here is a close up.
I also used Bronze Ball End Head Pins on all of the earrings to create the beaded dangles.

I hope you enjoyed all of the earrings.  They were pretty quick and easy to create.  

Please be sure to check out ButterBeeScraps for all kinds of metal filigrees, charms and crystals. Lots of fun pieces to create jewelry and all to use as embellishments.  If you are looking for some fantastic deals Monique, owner of ButterBeeScraps just added several fun Grab Bags to the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
ButterBeeScraps:  Brass Filigree Embellishment (Item #003-G)--Pink Rose and Pearl Earrings, Brass Filigree Embellishment (Item #946-G)--Blue Flower Drop Earrings, Brass Filigree Embellishment (Item #948-G)--Rose and Crystal Earrings, Bronze Ball End Head Pins
Other Supplies
Antique White Rub'n Buff, French Hooks, Jump Rings, Chain, Pearls, Crystals, Beads, Spacer Beads, Multi Medium Matte, Sealer
Tools:  Round Nose Pliers, Bent Nose Pliers, Flush Cutter

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Love Locket Valentine Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have another Valentine card to share with you.  There is just a little bit of fussy cutting with this card but for the most part is is pretty CAS (Clean And Simple).


I used four of the different pattern papers from the Prima Stationer's Desk 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  I used one paper for the background and then I created three banners with the other papers.  This is where the fussy cutting comes in but it is just a little bit on the ends of the banners.


I used some Bazzill Silver Mirror Cardstock and the S2-035 Love Locket die set to create the key and locket die cut shapes.  I added a few Melissa Frances Cream Pearls to the key and locket.  Next I added May Arts 1.25"  Gray Silk Ribbon and tied in to a simple knot at the top of the card.  I used some Silver Metallic String and looped it through the ribbon at the top and then attached it to the key and locket.  I used 3D Foam Squares to add a little dimension to the key and locket.  To finish off the card I added a few Petaloo Botanica Collection Sugar Red Minis Burgundy.  I think these flowers are so pretty with the clear chunky glitter on them.  For the base of the card I used a deep red cardstock.


Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Prima Stationer's Desk 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Bazzill Silver Mirror Cardstock, Cardstock-Deep Red
Dies:  Spellbinders Paper Arts S2-035 Love Locket
Ribbon:  May Arts 1.25"  Gray Silk Ribbon, Silver Metallic String
Accessories:  Melissa Frances Cream Pearls, Petaloo Botanica Collection Sugar Red Minis Burgundy, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser 49'

Saturday, January 17, 2015

ButterBeeScraps Angel Wing Necklace

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a jewelry piece to share with you using some of the ButterBeeScraps findings and filigrees.


Here is the necklace that I designed.  I used two of the Bronze Wing Charms (Item #J327-B) with a small Bronze Flower Connector in the center and then created bead dangles to hang from the connector.  The wings already have a hole in them at the base but I needed to make another hole in the top of each wing to create the necklace so I used a tool called a screw hole punch.


If you have never seen a screw hole punch this is what it looks like.  You just place the metal piece inside the slot and turn the handle until it create the hole.  You can feel this as you are turning the tool.  Then you just unscrew the handle and it will release the metal piece.  The red arrows so where I made the holes at the top of the wings.  These tools can be found a most craft stores in the jewelry/bead area.


Here is another look at the tool and as you can see it has two different sizes so you can create the size hole you need.


Next I applied Patina Rub 'n Buff to the wings.  The Rub 'n Buff is kind of creamy and you just rub it onto the metal and let it sit for a few seconds and then take a paper towel or a clean cloth and buff off the excess or until you get a look you like.  If you buff off too much you can always apply more and do it again.  I set the wings aside for about 20 minutes and then I applied a clear coat metal sealer.





To finish off the necklace I Bronze Chain (Item #CH206-B) and then added a lobster clasp.

I hope you like the jewelry piece for today and thank you so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a fantastic weekend and do something creative!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies
ButterBeeScraps:  Bronze Wing Charms (Item #J327-B)Clear Rhinestone Rondelle Spacer Beads - 6mm (Item #BD006-B/CL)Bronze Filigree Embellishment-flower bead cap (Item #CAP041-B)Bronze Filigree Bead Caps (Item #CAP052-B)Bronze Ball End Head Pins, Bronze Flower Connector, Bronze Chain (Item #CH206-B)
Other Supplies
Glass Beads, Lobster Clasp, Bronze Jump Rings, Rub-N-Buff Patina, Clear Metal Sealer
Tools
Round Nose Pliers, Bent Nose Pliers, Flush Cutters, Screw Hole Punch

Friday, January 16, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Be Mine Valentine Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have another Valentine card to share with you.  But before I get started I wanted to let you know that today is Sharon Johnson's Birthday, owner of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  The Design Team surprised her with a special Birthday Blog Hop and you can click HERE to see that post and get the links to the other designer's blogs.  Also be sure to hop over to Sharon's Blog or Facebook and wish her a Happy Birthday!!  Ok, now on to the card--I know this card might look like a lot but it actually came together pretty quick and easy with just a little bit of stamping then layer some die cuts and adding embellishments.


Here is the card that I designed.  I love the gold and pinks together!  The base of the card is light pink then I have a white and rose mat and another layer of the light pink for the card front.  I used the flourish stamp from the JustRite Papercraft® CR-02151 Loving Sentiments Clear Stamps and Delicata Golden Glitz ink to stamp in each corner.  As I was stamping I trying to line up the stamp so the little curls on the end of the stamp would kind of line up and overlap a little. 


I love using the Delicata Golden Glitz ink!  Here is a close up of the stamping so you can see some of the shimmer from the ink.  


Next I used S4-471 Labels Forty-Two with white cardstock to create the embossed label shape.  Then I used Bazzill Mirror Gold Cardstock and rose cardstock along with the S2-022 Vines of Passion die template to create the heart.  To do this I used both dies in the set to cut the gold heart and then I just used one die to create the solid heart and layered the two pieces together.  I used the smallest die from the S2-101 Fancy Label Tags Three die set to create the little tag and stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The sentiment is also from the CR-02151 Loving Sentiments Clear Stamps.


I added some loops of the May Arts Metallic Gold String to the back of the heart for some interest.  I also added a few flowers from the Petaloo Botanica Collection Minis Fuchsia and Melissa Frances White Pearls .  Once I had all of the pieces die cut and stamped I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and E-Z Runner Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49' to adhere all the pieces together.


Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft® CR-02151 Loving Sentiments Clear Stamps
Paper:  Bazzill Mirror Gold Cardstock; Cardstock White, Pink, Rose
Ink:  Delicata Golden Glitz, Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  Spellbinders Paper Arts S4-471 Labels Forty-Two, S2-022 Vines of Passion , S2-101 Fancy Label Tags Three
Ribbon:  May Arts Metallic Gold String
Accessories:  Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49', Petaloo Botanica Collection Minis Fuchsia, Melissa Frances White Pearls 

Happy Birthday Sharon!!

Hello everyone!  Today, is a special Blog Hop to celebrate Sharon Johnson, owner of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store--it's her Birthday!!  Sharon, is such a sweet and wonderful lady and I am honored to be able to design for her but more than that I am happy to call her my friend. 
The Design Team is doing a surprise blog hop to celebrate Sharon's Birthday.
Please join us in wishing Sharon a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
You can click HERE if you would like to visit her blog and leave her some birthday wishes.


Here is the card that I made for Sharon.  


Here is a close up of the sentiment, vintage lace, seam binding and some flowers.


Please be sure to visit each of the Design Team Members in the link list below so you can see the cards they created to celebrate Sharon's Birthday!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies
Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft Enjoy The Day Vintage Labels Four Clear Stamps
Paper:  Prima Coffee Break 6 x 6 Paper Pad, 3 x 4 Journaling Cards, Cardstock-Aqua
Ink:  Antique Linen, Rich Cocoa
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Eight, Fancy Labels Eight
Ribbon:  Seam Binding Rose Beige
Accessories:  Vintage Lace, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Aqua Roses


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

JustRite Papercraft Tutorial Tuesday Masking Technique with Lilacs Blossom Clear Stamps

Hello everyone!  It's Tutorial Tuesday and I a masking technique to share with you.  Now I know the masking technique has been around for awhile but sometimes it good to get back to the basics and revisit some favorite techniques.


Here is the card I designed using the CR-02161 Lilac Blossoms Clear Stamps and CL-02153 Upcycled Woodgrain Cling Background Stamp.  One of the things I love about the masking technique is being able to take a couple stamps or several stamps and layer them with masking to create the look of one image.  You can really expand your stamps and create all kinds of images using this technique.  
To see more pictures and find out all of the details you can click HERE to visit the JustRite Inspiration Blog or you can click HERE to see my video.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the tutorial.  :)

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps:  JustRite Papercraft CR-02161 Lilac Blossoms Clear Stamps, CL-02153 Upcycled Woodgrain Cling Background Stamp
Paper:  White, Lavender, Gray
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Gray Flannel, London Fog, LuLu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Elderberry; Spectrum Noir™ Markers LV1, LV2, PL4, LG2, LG3, DG2, EB2, EB3
Accessories:  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49’, 2 Way Glue Pen, Craft Knife, Printer Paper

Friday, January 9, 2015

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - With Love Valentine Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have my first Valentine's Day card to share with you.  This card is pretty CAS (Clean And Simple) for me and I think it would be one that you could recreate and make several of at one time if you needed some Valentine cards. 


I love the touches of metallic gold and the simplicity of this card.  Metallic gold is very popular right now so any time you can add a touch of gold to your projects it will really make them pop.  I used the S4-457 Cascading Hearts die and the great thing or extra added little bonus about this die is all the drop out pieces are tiny hearts.  So I die cut twice--once using white cardstock and a second time using Bazzill Metallic Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The result was lots of white and gold tiny hearts.  Next I adhered the white and pink cardstock togeteher and then I used Ranger Glossy Accents to add in some of the gold hearts.  The little gold hearts look almost like sequins so I save the rest of the hearts to be able to use on other projects.  I love it when I can get double duty out of products!


Here is a close up of the gold hearts.  I also added some Baby Pink Seam Binding and one of the flowers from the Petaloo Botanica Minis - Fuchsia pack.


To create the sentiment I used more of the  Bazzill Metallic Gold Mirror Cardstock and the S2-139 Sentiments Three - with love die template.  This is another die that you could get double duty out of (or couple different looks) if you didn't want the die cut to be so long you could cut off the swirls on the end and you could cut apart the two words.  You could also use just the word love if you wanted to to.  So you would be able to get some different looks and expand the use of this die.


For the base of the card I used raspberry cardstock.

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of the fantastic paper crafting products and the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Bazzill Metallic Gold Mirror Cardstock; Cardstock-White, Pink, Raspberry
Dies:  Spellbinders S2-139 Sentiments ThreeS4-457 Cascading Hearts
Ribbon:  Baby Pink Seam Binding
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Minis - Fuchsia, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips-Refillable Dispenser 49'

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Seasons Giving Blog Hop Winners!!

Hello everyone!  Are you excited to find out who the Winners of the Seasons Giving Blog Hop are?  Well, before I get to that I want to say Thank You ALL so very much for all of your wonderful comments!!  I read and appreciate each and everyone of them.  All of your kind words mean more to me than I could ever tell you--it warms my heart and inspires me to keep doing what I love and sharing it all with you.  
So Thank You, Thank You, Thank You from the bottom of my heart!!!

Ok, here is the list of Winner!!


Winner of Prize Package # 1 

True Random Number Generator
Min: 1 
Max: 235
Result: 8



Blogger Dolly LaBelle said...
All beautiful projects all year, it is difficult to choose a favorite. Than you for all your inspiration, and may this New Year bring you good health and happiness!
January 1, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Winner of Prize Package # 2


True Random Number Generator
Min: 1 
Max: 235
Result: 235



Blogger arlsmom aka Lynda said...
Your projects are stunning!
January 5, 2015 at 11:23 PM

Winner of Prize Package # 3


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Min: 1 
Max: 235
Result: 70



Blogger Patty said...
Awesome creations & giveaways!! I have watched many of your videos...you are one very talented lady!! I just subscribed to your blogspot!!
January 1, 2015 at 8:34 PM


Congratulations to all of the Winners!!  I will be trying to contact each of the winners but if you are a winner and you see this first please email me at Floralfantasy@charter(dot)net.

Thank you again!!  I hope everyone's New Year is off to a great start!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Monday, January 5, 2015

CHA Sneak Peek from Ken Oliver Crafts! 8 x 8 Canvas

Hello everyone!  I have to say I am excited to share this post with all of you.  With a New Year comes new beginnings and new opportunities--and CHA with lots of new products.  
So I have a CHA Sneak Peek from Ken Oliver Crafts to share with you.


This is a 8 x 8 canvas that I designed using papers from Ken Oliver Crafts Watercolor Memories Collection.  This canvas will be at CHA with all of the other beautiful projects created by some amazing designers.  This is such a beautiful watercolor floral collections.  One of the things I really love is that one side of the paper has soft muted colors and the other side is bright and bold.  For the canvas I used the 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 Watercolor Rose paper.  For the background of the canvas I used 12 x 12 paper with the softer colors and for the focal point I used the 6 x 6 paper with the brighter colors.


I also used a Prima stencil and applied Liquitex Modeling Paste to create the flourishes.  Then I used  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains-Spun Sugar and Tarnished Brass to highlight the textured areas.  


Here is a side view so you can see some of the dimension.  For the focal point in the canter I used some fun foam to pop up the center part.  Then I used a whole sheet of the 6 x 6 size paper and applied that to the fun foam and used more of the modeling past to cover up the foam.  Then I used a second 6 x 6 piece and fussy cut the roses.  I used a stylus to make the paper more pliable and shape it.  Then I more foam to the back to also pop up the image.


I applied Golden Glass Bead Gel to the image of the roses.  Doing this adds more texture and dimension to the roses.  The Glass Bead Gel is white but as it dries it becomes clear and it is filled with clear micro beads.  You can leave it as is or add color to it.  I used a paint brush and added Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain on the Glass bead Gel once it was dry.


I printed out the sentiment with the computer and cut them in to word blocks.  I used another fantastic new product from Ken and that is his new inks.  I used the Walnut ink on the word blocks.


Now I know this isn't the prettiest picture but I just wanted you to see the dimension. 


I had so much fun just playing and creating this canvas!  



I also wanted to let you know I am excited to announce that I am one of the Style Contributor for 
Ken Oliver Crafts!  I am so honored and excited to be working with Ken--he is simply amazing and a great friend!  I am also excited to be working alongside several other amazing Style Contributors.  Are you wondering who they might be?  Well, you will have to check out Ken's Blog as he has been sharing lots of CHA Sneak Peeks and projects from some very talented crafty peeps.  :)

Ok, I guess that's it for today.  Don't forget you can click on all of the pictures to enlarge them and see all the details.  
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope your New Year is off to a great start!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Ken Oliver Crafts 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 Watercolor Rose-Watercolor Memories Collection
Ink:  Ken Oliver Crafts Walnut Ink
Accessories:  8 x 8 Canvas, Gesso, Liquitex Modeling Paste, Golden Glass Bead Gel, Mod Podge Matte, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains-Spun Sugar, Tarnished Brass, Fun Foam, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Hot Glue, Prima Flourish Stencil

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Seasons Giving Blog Hop - Year Three


Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

Welcome to the Seasons Giving Blog Hop 
( year 3 )

I want to say a HUGE Thank You to all of my loyal blog readers!!  Thank you so much for your support, friendship, and wonderful comments throughout the year!!

This Blog Hop is for YOU!

Every single blog listed is hosting a Giveaway!  All you have to do is leave a comment--it's that easy.  :)

The entire link list for the blogs is listed below.

I am hosting three giveaways.  

Prize 1



Prize 2


Prize 3


Each prize contains:  
1 6 x 6 paper pad (Simple Stories or Kaisercraft)
1 stamp set or background stamp (JustRite Papercraft, HeartFelt Creations, or Penny Black)
 1 Spellbinders die set
 1 Lg Bling (Prima or Zva)
 18 acrylic embellishments (cameo, bows, flowers)
 10 mini floral appliques
 1 yd printed script ribbon
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
 45 pieces metal embellishments-pieces will vary (ButterBeeScraps)
 2 yds Prima lace
 10 yds seam binding (5 colors-2 yds ea)

This will be open until January 5th at midnight (CST).  I will use Random.org to pick the three winners and announce them on January 6th.  Please make sure I will have a way to contact you--a link back to a blog, email, Google+, Facebook--just some way to contact you if you win.  The winner will have 48 hrs to reply or another winner will be chosen.

If this is your first time visiting my blog I wanted to share a few favorite projects from this past year with you. 


These are some of my favorite cards.



Some of my favorite jewelry pieces.



Some favorite canvases.

You can click on all of the picture to enlarge them and see the details.  :)

Although it is not required for the giveaway I would love it if you would like to subscribe to my blog (there are a few options in the sidebar), or follow me on 
Google+,
Facebook,
Pinterest,
YouTube,
or check out my online store
Embellished Dreams on Zibbet.

Have fun on the Blog Hop!!  Remember each blog is hosting a giveaway so be sure to visit them all!!

Happy New Years!!!


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