Friday, November 28, 2014

Day 5 (of 12) Days of Christmas - Snowy Postcard

It's day five of the Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!! 

I will continue to post a new project daily (for a total of 12 days) along with many talented bloggers and guest designers. 


What's in it for you? Well... boundless inspiration, generous craft companies/sponsors and giveaways galore! 


If you've arrived here form Miranda's blog you're in the right place! If not please feel free to start from the beginning of the hop by clicking here.

Comment on all the blogs in the hop to be entered to win some amazing blog candy from our sponsors and me! Check out my sidebar for the complete list of sponsors. And for a chance at a crafty grab bag of goodies from me, follow me on all social media. Leave me another comment telling me where you followed me and your username so I can follow you back. Here are my links:
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I love the look of those glittery scenes on card fronts. I thought I'd try my hand at creating one using a focal stamp from Stampendous. While the scene is stamped in blue memento ink, the magic is in the glitter!




Using a quickie fine point glue pen I strategically added adhesive to the card front. Then I sprinkled on micro-fine glitter. While it takes quite a while to do so, the result is well-worth it! Look at this sparkle and shine. 

Supplies:


·       Stampendous – Snowy Postcard – 
        Bahama blue memento ink
        Stampendous Fran’s Mixed Media White Paper
·       The Paper Cut  - blue mirricard cardstock, white text inserts
·       Sookwang double-sided adhesive
·       Adhesive holographic paper - stash
·       Recollections – 110lb white cardstock
·       The Stamps of Life - Extra4lights
·       Tim Holtz grid blocks
·       Scotch ATG
        Micro-fine transparent glitter
        Quickie glue pen




Thanks for hopping by! Don't forget to leave me a nice comment to be entered into the drawings. Good luck and please hop next to Sandy's blog!!

The entire lineup for today is:
Guest Designer -Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/
Guest Designer - Shawnee- http://sunshinycards.blogspot.com/
2. Scrappin Madge ~ www.thescrappinlounge.com



15. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com/
YOU ARE HERE 16. La-Vie Borde-Perry ~ http://www.cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com/

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La-Vie

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 4 (of 12) Days of Christmas - 3 Wisemen

It's day four of the Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!! 

I will continue to post a new project daily (for a total of 12 days) along with many talented bloggers and guest designers. 


What's in it for you? Well... boundless inspiration, generous craft companies/sponsors and giveaways galore! 


If you've arrived here form Miranda's blog you're in the right place! If not please feel free to start from the beginning of the hop by clicking here.

Comment on all the blogs in the hop to be entered to win some amazing blog candy from our sponsors and me! Check out my sidebar for the complete list of sponsors. And for a chance at a crafty grab bag of goodies from me, follow me on all social media. Leave me another comment telling me where you followed me and your username so I can follow you back. Here are my links:
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This card was totally inspired by Kristina Werner. She has a holiday card series every year. 
I think I've watched all of her holiday YouTube videos. 
Anyhoo, she's great! Take a peek at her distress ink blended background here.

 Supplies:


·       Stampendous – Nativity Christmas
·       My Pink Stamper – Biggie Christmas
·       AAW/PrintWorks Collection – Thank God for his Son
·       Stampendous – Fran’s Mixed Media White Paper
·       Core’dinations – cardmaker series: pearls – heavy weight champagne cardstock
·       Versafine onyx black ink
·       Tim Holtz Grid blocks
·       Stampendous detail white opaque embossing powder
·       VersaMark
·       Stampin’ Up! Embossing buddy
·       Uniball Signo broad white pen
·       DCWV The Twinkle Glints Stack
·       The Paper Cut – white text inserts
·       Marvy brush marker – black

·       Copic – 100 black, .5 multiliner black
       Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black soot, seedless preserves, chipped sapphire, victorian velvet, antique linen, large and mini ink blending tools

I really enjoyed blending these inks to create a nighttime background for my 3 wise men theme. When it was wet it looked splotchy but as it air-dried it got smoother and more blended. The sentiments are perfect from AAW Printworks and My Pink Stamper. There's no better feeling than drumming up the courage to make something new inspired by professional online crafters. Oh what a feeling? Ya know?


Thanks for hopping by! Don't forget to leave me a nice comment to be entered into the drawings. Good luck and please hop next to Sandy's blog!!

The entire lineup for today is:
Guest Designer - Anita - http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.ca
2. Scrappin Madge ~ www.thescrappinlounge.com






15. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com/
YOU ARE HERE 16. La-Vie Borde-Perry ~ http://www.cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow!! You won't want to miss a thing!!

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La-Vie

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day 3 (of 12) Days of Christmas Hop - Metallic Christmas

It's day three of the Honeybearz Designs Annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!! 

I will continue to post a new project daily (for a total of 12 days) along with many talented bloggers and guest designers. 

What's in it for you? Well... boundless inspiration, generous craft companies/sponsors and giveaways galore! 
If you've arrived here form Miranda's blog you're in the right place! If not please feel free to start from the beginning of the hop by clicking here.

Comment on all the blogs in the hop to be entered to win some amazing blog candy from our sponsors and me! Check out my sidebar for the complete list of sponsors. And for a chance at a crafty grab bag of goodies from me, follow me on all social media. Leave me another comment telling me where you followed me and your username so I can follow you back. Here are my links:
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  6. Follow me on blogger or Bloglovin - links on my sidebar.




I was PINspired today y'all! 

How many times do we pin away but never make any of the items we pin? Well, no more! I took the plunge! 

Check out what inspired me here.

Supplies:
·       DCWV Metallic Cardstock - silver
·       Heidi Swapp – snowflake paper
·       Metallic black, silver swirl and grundge papers – stash
·       Lawn Fawn – Lawn Trimmings: Silver Sprakle hemp cord
·       Recollections – snowflake brads
·       Crop-a-dile big bite
·       Ellen Hutson – Essentials by Ellen – Merry & Bright (Christmas)
·       La-la Land Crafts –  (snowflake dies)
·       Xyron sicker makers
·       Ranger Multi-matte medium
·       Cuttlebug
·       Stampin’ Up! Seasonally Scattered – merry, embossing buddy
·       Stampendous – silver detailed embossing powder
·       VersaMark
·       Nicole Heat tool
·       Impression Obsession - Mini Mount
·       Lawn Fawn – lawn ornaments – mixed sequins
·       Stampendous – Special Time
·       Memento Tuxedo Black ink
·       The Paper Cut – cream text inserts

·       Sizzix/Stephanie Barnard – Fancy Labels #4

The outside features a stamp from Seasonally Scattered stamp set from Stampin' Up! and a die cut word using a die from Ellen Hutson's Essentials by Ellen - Merry & Bright. The paper has metallic accents and the focal was embossing in silver to match. 

The interior holds a sentiment from Stampendous.



The snowflakes, sequins, brad and twine complete the look. This is not my usual style but that's what Pinterest is for right?



Thanks for hopping by! Don't forget to leave me a nice comment to be entered into the drawings. Good luck and please hop next to Sandy's blog!!

The entire lineup for today is:
Guest Designer - Anita - http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.ca
2. Scrappin Madge ~ www.thescrappinlounge.com


15. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com/
YOU ARE HERE 16. La-Vie Borde-Perry ~ http://www.cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow!! You won't want to miss a thing!!

Join in on the FB invite. Amazingly, there's extra games and giveaways. https://www.facebook.com/events/888469727838902/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming


La-Vie