WHAT a weekend of exciting things going on!!!! some i can share, some not quite yet but oh am i so blessed and having so much fun!
FIRST OF ALL – SO many of you have expressed SO MUCH excitement over the newsletter and i am SO THRILLED you all share my excitement over it! well in nswer to all the questions we will begin tking your subscriptions on WEDNESDAY!!!! SO TUNE IN HERE to make sure you catch that at our special introductory price! 7 issues in all, website access, COUPONS, loads of inspiration, advice, how-tos, downloads & tutorials all exclusive to subscribers for $20! plus lots of opportunities for readers to win prizes and get published themselves! NOW HOW FUN IS THAT!
Want to get in on the participation right away? While we do the finishing touches on our website we would love to stat hearing from YOU. Send in any or all of the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. craft room pictures or tips fr organization (subject line: craft room)
2. projects that SHIMMER & SPARKLE (subject line: shimmer)
3. questions you might have about a particular product, tool or technique (subject line: question)
4. if you specialize in a craft technique (outside of papercrafting) let me know if you’d like to share a project that showcases that technique (subject line: special technique) and/or if you would like to do a coordinating video
**if you know someone that might want to share their talent, let THEM know!
i have the great fortune of being asked to be on the Design Team for Above Rubies Studio! Megan at Above Rubies is the designer behind the Cricut A-Z DVD (which ROCKS BTW!) i met her and her husbnd Sean while at CHA and i just ADORE them both! She has some GREAT things planned over at ARS and i am honored to be on board for the ride! so look for fun things from megan coming here SOON!
now onto my fun projects for today!
both of my cards use Jen’s Sketch For You To Try sketches. she has had a HUGE giveaway going on for the month of February to celebrate coming back after a little maternity leave.
and my card:
I had some fun experimenting and playing with my new distress inks with this one! The new colors of Distress inks are TO DIE FOR really. i never felt like i was missing anything before but i must say i m beyond pleased! for my background i made 2 perfect pearl mists. One used Bundled Sage distress reinker with Green Patina Perfect Pearls and the other used Pumice Stone distress reinker with Blue Patina perfect pearls. I misted a piece of watercolor paper with both colors and then when it was partially dry but still somewhat wet i stamped my background image with tumbled glass. the moisture caused some wicking and fading of the stamped images which distress inks are so good for. so i got really cool vintage-y look with some shimmer to boot! i finished it off with some Tarnished Brss distress stickles on the corners. My squares re cut with the George cricut cartridge so they all match perfectly. i stamped a couple studio G images with brilliance chocolate ink, edged with Bundled Sage using the fom blending tool nd then a dab of Broken China distress stickles. My flower embellishment is cut with the Storybook Cricut cartridge, edged with Bundled Sage and a dab of Broken China distress stickles in the center.
i loved this look so much i did a bit more experimenting and turned it into a second card for Jen’s current sketch!
and my card:
This time i did the same perfect pearls misting and then used a border stamp rather than a full background stamp. the patterned paper is from K&Co – my latest paper obssesion! all of the corners have tarished brass distress stickles as well.
my main image is a Lockhart stamp – Hydrangea & Berries – from SCACD. i stamped it in versamark and then carefully sprinkled pinches of distress embossing powder over the image. oh how i wish i had some distress embossing powder and distress stickles to match the new colors…maybe cha july??
my flower embellishment was also cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge. i finished it off with one of my exclusive glittered skittles to match!
ALL of my Tim Holtz stuff is marked WAY down so now is GREAT time to stock up!!!! i also have all of the perfect pearls in stock!
be sure to check out my project tomorrow for Try It Out Tuesday on the SCACD blog!
Have a great evening!!
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