Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Design from Dreamweaver Stencils!

I am so honored to be part of the Dreamweaver Stencil design team.  All my DT mates are fun and it is such a family feel.  We have been given permission to share some of the new designs so I am sharing here first. 

I am going to share a couple of cards made with the NEW Japanese Maple Leaf.  Any one that knows me knows that I love leaves of any kind!  This design is awesome so let me show you the first card!

I used a "sludge" technique with gold and copper embossing paste over the stencil.  While the paste was still wet I added some clear micro beads.

I trying to make sure that the leaves were not completely covered by the beads but more on the edges!  I love this new stencil!  And of course, I had to had the rhinestones to the side! 

This is a little bonus card using the leaf and fan stencil.  I used the double glitter technique on the background.  Then I used PanPastels on the fan to stencil the leaves on the fan.  I finished the fan off by going over the image with translucent paste.  Love this design!  Thanks Lynell for coming up with great designs!

Don't forget to check out my blog for other GREAT projects and more from Dreamweaver!  Also, be on the look out for 2 new DVD's from Dreamweaver!

Papers by Worldwin
Stencils by Dreamweaver
Glitter by Art Institute
Micro Beads by Judikins
Rhinestones by Kandi Corp

Happy Creating!


Friday, April 22, 2011

Kanban Creative Papers and punch outs!

I have to tell you, I was so very excited after seeing Kanban at CHA winter and was thrilled when my local stores, Scrapbook Generations   (Springfield, MO) and Scrapbooks Forever (Branson, MO) started to carry this GREAT product line.  Some of the punch outs have matching paper and some have a base card.  They are just so cool.  I am going to share a couple of cards I made in the last few days!

These are GREAT designs to play with and create some wonderful 3D cards and scrapbook pages.  Other than papers that came in the Kanban packages, all paper is by Worldwin!  I love the Petallics by Worldwin and they really set off some of the cards.  My other fav is DoubleMates, two sided paper with no white core~!  Hope you enjoy the eye candy and have a wonderful Easter Weekend!

Happy Creating,


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fun With Dreamweaver and Goosebumps!

Love the April Showers!!!
This is a card I am teaching later today at my local Scrapbook Store!  It is so fun to find new and exciting ways to use Dreamweaver Stencils! I started by actually tracing the stencil and then colored in the umbrellas.  Next I used my glossy black paste to emboss the single umbrella.
Add a little ribbon and a phrase from Nikki Sivils "It's Raining, It's Pouring" collection and the card is done.  Well so I thought!  I found  a new little touch.  Susan at Tsukineko has introduced me to Goosebumps!  It is a fun texture spray and I love it!
On this card it actually looks like rain drops!  And this is DRY!!!  I am learning more about this GREAT product.
I just can't get over how much it looks like rain drops! 

I hope you liked this card and this fun new product.  As always, Tsukineko is on top of the game with fun new innovative products! 

More later!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cards insprired by Hello Dolly!

I just had the most amazing 2 weeks! I was privileged to help the students at Evangel University here in Springfield, MO with their production of "Hello Dolly"! My good friend Casey July did the costumes. She did a fabulous job. I was honored to assist her!  
This is us after the final show.  Set is already being striked as we finish taking a few photos!

I have been making some notes for some of the people responsible for Dolly and these are the cards I have come up with so far! All card stock is provided by WorldWin and the decorative paper and focal images are by KANBAN! Of course I had to add bling!!

Hope you are all having a creative week!