May 2011 archive

Lawn Fawn: Helmar

Hello!

Today marks the 2nd day of the Helmar and Lawn Fawn Week! The entire Design Team has incorporated their favorite Helmar Adhesives with their Lawn Fawn projects! Kelly asked all of us if we wouldn’t mind using some Helmar adhesives with our projects and there were hand’s down NO objections 😉

My favorite products are the Scrapdots and the V2 Vellum Spray. As you can see, I used the Scrapdots for my puffy cloud and smiling sun on my card! I just love the dimension you can really build with the Scrapdots and there’s no fussing with cutting and removing paper backings 😉 I typically use my pink ATG gun, but used the Quickfix Adhesive Runner instead. I found that the adhesive has a great hold and for people looking for something more compact, it’s perfect. I will definitely be bringing my adhesive runner with me to my next crop to cut back on bulk! I also used the Gemstone Adhesive for my flowers. You know how those suckers always fall off their glue dots! The last thing I used was the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. It worked fine for the flock, but it has a tricky nozzle and I’m certain I’m not using it correctly….lol!

As for my card, I used Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets Partly Cloudy, Hello Friend, and Petite Florals. I used Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Markers in Pink Madder, Cadmium Yellow, and Light Turquoise.

Anyways, it was fun creating with some of my favorite products! It was sorta like a free-for-all DT project!

Thanks for dropping by and be sure to check out The Lawn Fawn Blog all week for this awesome collaboration!

 

Sketchy Sunday {TG022}: Video Time!

Hello Everyone!

Long time, no see! This week has been KILLER for me. I had a TON of assignments due (some of which I am still working on) and what do ya know… My mojo up and left the building! LOL! So, I tried to take my own advice, and I left my work alone for a bit to live life. Well, it worked, SORTA, and lasted for a day. Then, I just started to get my hands busy making ANYTHING and I busted out some cards and layouts. After that, there was no mojo whatsoever. So, I turned to the good ole sketch book and started sketching anything that popped into my brain. And, when that didn’t work, I went through every sheet of pattern paper I own, every embellishment, every stamp set, and voila! I found some wood veneer from Creative Imaginations in a random kit (where it didn’t belong). I was instantly inspired! I started doodling on the untouched sheet with some of my Stamper’s Big Brush Markers and I was amazed by the high pigmented color quality! So, that’s where this whole idea of making a video came into play 😉

I asked you guys what you do when the mojo is depleted and many of you said that you went through your google reader, looked at Pinterest, or scanned through old projects. I’m sorta the opposite. My mind needs to be at rest before I create. Too much eye candy makes my mojo all muddled! Man, Mojo sure is a moody child 😉

Sketch Details:

Just so you know, I will be choosing my favorites mid-JUNE to be featured here on my blog! AND, I will randomly choose one participant to win a gift certificate to one of our favorite crafty stores! Other than that, feel free to link up your creations any time because there are no deadlines!

If you play along, use the sketch however you see fit~It’s okay to make changes! Also, please use keyword TG022 if you upload to an online gallery. Please link to me if you use the sketch~I comment on all the cards!

Here’s my card:

I love the look of the colored veneer!

Materials: Creative Imaginations Thin Birch Veneer, Lifestyle Crafts Swirls Die (in the video I say waves, I’m wrong!), Design Memory Craft Markers (Stamper’s Big Brush: Light Turquoise, Cobalt, Black and PITT Artist Brush-tipped Pens: Chrome Yellow and Orange), Lawn Fawn Stamps (Critters in the Sea), Scor-Buddy and Scor-Bug, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Zip Dry and Helmar Foam Dimensionals

Here’s the video (pardon the 2 sniffles):

Share links to your creations here-

Thanks for dropping by!

 

Sketchy Sunday {TG021}: OhMyCrafts Live Demo!

Good morning!

Yup, it’s another Sketchy Sunday Sketch :) This week was Lawn Fawn’s release week and I didn’t want to crowd the blog, so here’s another one for ya 😉 This sketch is based off a card I designed for the OhMyCrafts UStream Demo that I taught using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft products: Art Grip Aquarelles (Yellows) and a Stamper’s Big Brush Marker (Nougat). I had a ton of fun teaching the class!

Sketch Details:

Just so you know, I will be choosing my favorites mid-JUNE to be featured here on my blog! AND, I will randomly choose one participant to win a gift certificate to one of our favorite crafty stores! Other than that, feel free to link up your creations any time because there are no deadlines!

If you play along, use the sketch however you see fit~It’s okay to make changes! Also, please use keyword TG021 if you upload to an online gallery. Please link to me if you use the sketch~I comment on all the cards!

Here’s my card from the demo:

If you’d like to see how I create this background with the Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils, GO HERE, and go to 30:20! Sorry I can’t embed ustream videos on my wordpress blog OR I’m not smart enough to 😉 LOL! I can’t wait to see what you all do with the sketch!

Have a fabulous rest of your weekend,

 

Sketchy Sunday {TG020}

Happy Saturday everyone!

I taught my first live demo on the OhMyCrafts UStream for Faber-Castell’s Design Memory Craft line and I had a blast :) It’s my goal to teach on a regular basis for the manufactures that I design for. I honestly think it’s my calling as I love teaching other crafty people! It’s all about sharing your knowledge to allow others to grow creatively! Anyways, here’s another Sketchy Sunday Sketch. I’ll have another one tomorrow based off of one of the cards I designed for the UStream broadcast!

Sketch Details:

Just so you know, I will be choosing my favorites mid-JUNE to be featured here on my blog! AND, I will randomly choose one participant to win a gift certificate to one of our favorite crafty stores! Other than that, feel free to link up your creations any time because there are no deadlines!

If you play along, use the sketch however you see fit~It’s okay to make changes! Also, please use keyword TG020if you upload to an online gallery. Please link to me if you use the sketch~I comment on all the cards!

Here’s my card:

Watercoloring is so “in” right now, lol, but I felt like I’ve never left it…heehee! I have two different ways of watercoloring on this card, one with the Design Memory Craft Gellatos and another with Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils. The little accents are done with the Stamper’s Big Brush Markers! Don’t you love that fun border stamp? That was from the latest Studio Calico kit! LOVE that kit! And the butterfly stamp is Memory Box. I also made a fun sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Smitty’s ABCs alphabet stamp set.

Anyways, I look forward to seeing what you have in store for this sketch! If you don’t mind sharing, what are your crafty goals? Is it to create for your family, to be published, or to teach like me?

Thanks for stopping by,

Materials: Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Enchanted paper, Watercolor paper, Staz-on Ink, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft purple metallic gelato, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art Grip Aquarelle watercolor pencils Blue Collection and Green Collection, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Marker in Violet and May Green, Lawn Fawn Stamps (Smitty’s ABCs), Studio Calico Border Stamps (May Kit) , Memory Box Fritillary Butterfly B1058, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Divine Twine

 

Design Memory Craft: LIVE Demo today!

Join me on Ustream with OhMyCrafts and Design Memory Craft!

I’ll be holding a LIVE DEMO straight from my craft room to yours :)

You’ll see some of your favorite products in action!

May 20th

2pm EST

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oh-my-crafts

Hope to see you there!

 

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