June 2012 archive

Sizzix Design Team Tutorial!!!

Click on the supplies image above to view my Sizzix Design Team Tutorial! You can make fun & easy pop-up cards in no time!

 

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Belinda’s Borders

Hello everyone!!!

The design team is featuring their Belinda’s Borders projects today on the Lawn Fawn Blog! Be sure to check out the giveaway!

I recently came back from a trip to Portland, OR and I was definitely inspired by the unique culture that makes Portland, well Portland! The first 2 days were spent getting ready for my workshop for Faber-Castell’s Design Memory Craft. I met store owners and designers from all over the USA! It was awesome! After the all day conference, my friend Alina and I with all 5 of our kids hit up Voodoo Doughnuts. You must try the bacon doughnut. It’s like breakfast pancake and bacon heaven! Oh so light and fluffy! Then we went to Alexis Greek for dinner where 2 large dinner parties were very patient with our large crew of kids 😉 The following day, we ate at this killer Gluten-free pizza place and went to The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, which was PHENOMENAL!

Here’s my journaling, which I have hidden behind my photo strips. Oh, and an easy way to get all those Instagram pics onto a 1-page layout is to create an “contact sheet” (under printing options) of all your photos in your photo editing software. I use iPhoto and it’s easy peasy.

For the rest of the layout, you’ll see I designed a cool monochrome patterned paper with Belinda’s Borders for the negative space. Then, I used Chevron Backdrops to create a cool worn tread pattern in black ink to the left of “Portland”. I used my Sizzix eClips die-cutting machine to cut out the title using the font, Zag Bold. I finished the layout by splattering a wash of black Design Memory Craft gelato!

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Thanks for visiting,

Materials: Lawn Fawn (Belinda’s Borders, Chevron Backdrops, Claire’s ABCs, Bright Side), Faber-Castell’s Design Memory Craft (black licorice & cotton candy gelatos, waterbrush), Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Sizzix eClips die-cutting machine, Zag Bold font, Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive

 

Design Memory Craft + The Rubber Cafe

Welcome to The Rubber Cafe/Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog hop! If you’ve just joined us today and would like to start the blog hop from the beginning, simply click on The Rubber Cafe blog to begin. If you’ve come here from Michelle Pearson’s blog, you are in the right place!

For this blog hop, we will be showcasing project ideas, inspiration, and tutorials featuring fabulous products you won’t want to miss!  Hop along with us as we work with products from these great companies:

The Rubber Cafe

The Rubber Cafe is a stamp manufacturer of high quality, deeply etched stamps and other fine paper crafting tools and accessories. All of our beautiful stamps are made right here in the USA in sunny San Diego, California! Visithttp://www.therubbercafe.com today to view their complete product line!

I used the following Rubber Cafe Products: small paisley dragonfly, grass, Pugnacious Signature Paper (white), Lil’ Inkers

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Faber-Castell was founded more than 240 years ago in Germany as a pencil manufacturer. Today Faber-Castell is world renowned for its high quality, innovative products. Too see Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft’s complete product line, visit http://www.designmemorycraft.com  today!


Directions:

1. Stamp grass and dragonfly onto die-cut white cardstock in black Stamper’s Big Brush Marker Ink. Stamp dragonfly again on a scratch piece of white cardstock.

2. Using the Aquarelle Art Grip Watercolor Pencils, color images and then use a fine paintbrush to add water. Cut Dragonfly and adhere with foam squares.

3. On a plastic palette, color down a little ink from the Stamper’s Big Brush Markers in Cobalt Blue & Light Cobalt Turquoise. Add water to dilute and then using the foam Lil’ Inkers tool, create background. Use the Black Stippling Brush to add patches of dark blue texture. You can also paint splatter like I did!

4. Color down some pigment from the Aquarelle Art Grip Watercolor Pencils that you used onto the palette as well. Water down and flick some of the color leading up to the dragonfly.

5. Add a shadow around the dragonfly with the brush-tipped PITT Artist Pen in Cold Grey I.

6. Burnish Kaisercraft sentiment (Rubons-Friends), mat main image panel in navy, and then adhere to patterned paper card base.

For your next stop on the hop, you’ll be visiting Kristine Reynolds.

Don’t forget to leave a comment on each manufacturer and designer’s blog for a chance to win great prizes such as:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $50 prize pack, and The Rubber Cafe will be giving away TWO $25 gift certificates!

The blog hop contest will be open until midnight June 10th and the winners will be announced on June 12th on the company’s blogs.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

 

May Arts + Lawn Fawn

Hello Blogosphere!!!

This week is exciting for the Lawn Fawn and May Arts design teams because we’re sharing projects featuring both manufacturers all week long with giveaways from both of them every single day! Be sure to check out The Lawn Fawn Blog AND The May Arts Blog!

Do you remember that baby shower I’ve been working on? I made these invitations:

Well, my center pieces for the shower are featured in the first picture! For the decor, I decided to go with turquoise, navy blue, orange, silver, and white! I used old Jones Soda bottles to create the upcycled centerpieces. Then, I stamped the star background from Teeny Tiny Backdrops to create the bottle wrappers. For a fun and trendy way to jazz them up even more, I loosely wrapped the bottom of the bottle-necks with the cool twill from May Arts and adhered a die-cut rocket medallion to the center!

My Sizzix eClips electric die-cutting machine cut everything PERFECTLY, even the little stars at 1/3″! I used the Boy & Girl and Basic Shapes cartridges. For the 3-D clouds, I used the eCAL software to die-cut a cloud shape 4 times and then I adhered all 4 together…voila, you have a 3-D cloud! I found that the automatic settings for lightweight, medium, and heavyweight cardstocks to be VERY accurate on the eClips, THANK goodness 😉

I have more projects for the babyshower to share with you soon :)