Saturday, February 14, 2015

My Favorite Things-Tombow USA-Canvas Corp

Hello and Welcome to my blog.  To-day I would like to share a valentines card that I made.  I am playing along with some challenges hosted by:

My Favorite Things  MFTWSC215



This is My Favorite Things sketch challenge that they have posted right now.  I have featured I believe to be my favorite dies, Beautiful bows and Leaf-Filled Flourish.
Here is my Valentine Card which features Tombow USA Adhesive and Canvas Corp products.

Tombow's challenge was to make something for Valentines.  So I went with the classic Black and White with a splash of vibrant pink color.

Lets collect our supplies

Here are a few close ups.  You can see how vibrant the pink colored burlap hearts are.

 I think I am going to use this  Savor the Moment stamp set alot....

And one last look at this sharp crisp Valentine's Card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day today.


Canvas Home Basics, Cardstock Pads, Black and Ivory 
Canvas Home Basics Cling Stamps, Savor the Moment
Canvas Home Basics, Waxed cord
Canvas Home Basics, Pink Burlap
MFT Die-namics, Leaf-Filled Flourish and Beautiful Bows
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue and 3D Foam Tabs
Clearsnap Inc, Colorbox Dye Ink, Licorice
Core'dinations Cardstock, Core Couture Glitter

Friday, February 13, 2015

Canvas Corp Challenge

Hello and Welcome to Valentines Day, Saturday Feb. 14, 2014

To-day is the Canvas Corp 4x4 Canvas Challenge. 


 Canvas Corp Brands is announcing the Creative Crew today!

The design team was given the challenge to design a canvas that reveals a reflection of our design style.  Maybe this canvas reflects my creative vision, as I have designed different styles for different companies.
My title

A Perfect Mix...  

A very organic and natural texture to my presentation.  This must be the Canvas Corp influence as I do love their products...

Vote for your favorite canvas today.

Vote HERE starting 8 pm EST on Saturday, Feb 14, 2015.

Canvas Home Basics 4x4 canvas
Canvas Home Basics Cling Stamps, Savor the Moment
Canvas Home Basics  Waxed Cotton Cord
Canvas Home Basics Burlap
Canvas Home Basics, Kraft Cardstock
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Marigold
Clearsnap Inc.Licorice

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Canvas Corp

Happy Valentines Day

February is the month of Love and Sweetness.  Remember those days from grade school when we exchanged Valentines.  Those memories stay with us even as adults.  Just buy a package of cinamon heart candies that will take you back to an innocent time of joy.

Here is my Valentine Day Card featuring Canvas Corp products.

Be sure to vitist Canvas Corp and become a member of their community.

We have a contest going on.

1. Create a Valentine board on Pinterest (if you don’t already have one).

2. Find 3-5 of your favorite Valentine cards HERE and pin them to your Valentine board using the hashtag #myfavoritevalentine. 

3. Place a link to your pinboard in the comments!

Somebody’s going to walk away with a $50 gift card to the Canvas Corp Brands online store. So kick up your feet, find your favorite valentine and get pinning! (Contest closes on Monday, February 9 at 10am. Open to international contestants. Must be 18 or older to enter.)

Canvas Corp Supplies

7 Gypsies, Gypsy Moments Paper Collection:  A Novel Thought
Canvas Home Basics, Red Clothes Pin; White Cord; Kraft and Pattern Cardstock
Canvas Home Basics Cling Stamps (Hampton Art), Savor the Moment Set
Canvas Home Basics, Note Cards with Envelopes, Kraft

Other Supplies

Clearsnap ColorBox Archival Dye, Wicket Black and Lipstick Red Ink
Core'dinations Essential Cardstock
Tombow Adhesive, Liquid Mono and Adhesive Tabs

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January 2015

Hello and Welcome to the new year of 2015

I have been vacationing in Costa Rica and have returned from a wonderful time living in the Rainforest.  If ever you have the opportunity, visit Costa Rica you will enjoy the adventure.

Pura Vida

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Stampers Sampler Winter 2015

Welcome and all the best as you ring in the new year! I have happy news to say I am starting off the new year with some cards published in the latest Stampington Magazine called Stampers Sampler.

Next time you  are out shopping and find yourself in a Michaels Craft Store or a Chapters store, check out my cards on page 54 - 55 and 98.  Sections that showcase valentine hearts and the dress challenge.

Please support Stampington Magazines, pick up and copy of your favorite magazine, buy a subscription and become part of the Stampington community blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!


Monday, December 22, 2014

Just Cards

Hello and welcome to my blog...
Would like to share that I have just received my latest copy of Just Cards, Volume 36, Winter 2015 Magazine.  Next time you are in your local Chapters or Michaels Store look for the orange colored magazine and find my cards on pages 11, 12, 18 and 32.
Now that we are closing in on the holiday season, I would like to wish everyone a great Christmas and 
New Year!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine

Canadian Scrapbooker posted on November 22, 2014 a Huge Thank you to all of their peeps on Facebook.
A huge thank you to all of our fans for helping us reach 50K fans on the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine facebook page!!!!!!  You make our jobs so much fun!!!!! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS!

As you can see this was a well organized fun event that demonstrates the leadership that they provide to this designing industry.  What is even more notable is the sponsorship and support this magazine receives within our field of discipline. 

 You  can see that many manufacture's large and small truly appreciate the leadership that Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine provides this industry.  This is a sampling of the gift that I received this past week as a recipient of the generosity of Canadian Scrapbooker supporters.  Medium and small businesses are the grass roots of our industry please support all of them to keep the passion of this industry healthy and prosperous.

Please visit these leaders within our industry, support them and become members of their communities.  We need to all support each other to reach our goals along our journey of creativity.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Take Ten Magazine


Happy to share that I had some cards published in the recently released magazine Take Ten.  Next time you are out shopping at Michaels or Chapters, check out pages 31, 51 and 94.

Featuring the following products.

Clearsnap Ink
Tombow Adhesive
Unity Stamp Co.
May Arts Ribbon
Core'dinations Cardstock

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Imaginarium Designs Design Team Audition

Hello and Welcome to my blog.

Imaginarium is a Chipboard Company formed in 2010. This company is  the collaborate effort of a Mother and Son who both love designing and working in the Papercraft Industry.  To-day, I wish to share with you my love for chipboard and the various treatments that you can apply to chipboard to obtain a wide range of artistic results.  Grab a coffee and take your time to look closely at how chipboard can truly embellish your photo's and projects.  This is my Design Team Call Audition.

Inking raw chipboard

Here is a card, which has had Clearsnap Chestnut ink applied directly onto the raw chipboard.
Take a closer look at the fine lightweight detail of this bicycle laser cut design. 
 The raw chipboard that has been inked.

Teasing of chipboard

Here is a fine example of teasing the edges to give fullness to a chipboard piece.

Taking a closer look at this teasing technique.  You will see additional layers of texture and the addition of paint and glitter presents a plump fullness to the ornate card header.

Seed Beads and Paints

 This layout showcases the ability to layer chipboard pieces without adding to much bulk.  I have painted and adhered seed beads to the pieces to give the chipboard a organic texture.

A teased chipboard embellishment, gesso'd, painted and glittered. 

Chipboard embellishments can be added to any off the page project.  This gift bag celebrates an event which can later have the embellished chipboard removed and saved as a keepsake.  Applying a layer of gesso, provides a white softer look to any raw chipboard piece.

Inked raw chipboard.  

Look how quick an application of ink can be applied to chipboard and present a  rustic look to any masculine layout.

Stamped chipboard

One of my favorites is to stamp large pieces of chipboard to create matching elements with different embellishment pieces.  The chipboard in this presentation has been painted and inked.  A script stamp has been stamped onto the large pieces of chipboard to complement the nautical themed layout.

Mixed media chipboard embellishment frame.

Chipboard can be embellished with almost any mix'd medium.  Here the "Let your Dreams" frame has glitter, paper and embellishment flakes adhered to the chipboard frame.

 Embossing Treatment.

 The ATC card below, demonstrates how embossing powder can stick to the chipboard and give the chipboard a textural presentation to any project. 

Stamped - Gesso'd Chipboard

This card showcases this basket chipboard in a eye pleasing floral arrangement.  The eye travels from the floral blooms down onto the chipboard basket, which has been painted with gesso and stamped with a branch.  This chipboard basket can be removed from the card and kept with mementos in a keepsake box.

Canvas- Chipboard title and embellishments-paint treatment

This mix'd media canvas with multiple layers of medium's showcases a chipboard titles which really adds interest to any project.  The painted chipboard grasses add layers of texture to this wall canvas.

This concludes my tour of the many ways chipboard can be treated to get a mix'd media presentation. 
 Be sure to visit Imaginarium Designs and become a member of their community. 

Imaginarium Designs Chipboard - Website.

                                  Thanks for stopping by my blog and take time to be creative today!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Just Christmas Cards & Decorations!

Happy to share that I have been published in the latest Scott's Publishing Magazine.  The Special Issue is titled "Just Christmas Cards and Decorations".  Be sure to check out this magazine next time you are out shopping.  Loads of inspiration and I have 7 cards featuring my favorite industry leaders.