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Friday, March 28, 2014

Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo Blog Hop Day 5

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It is so exciting to be a part of this AMAZING blog hop. Make sure to visit all the designer's blogs from March 24th-28th! There are so many amazing projects being shared ALL week! So keep checking back every day.  
 
 

 
 Make sure you comment and subscribe to each blog, as we will be picking some lucky winners to win some awesome new products from both Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo!
 
Links to each blog can be found on the following sites
Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo
 
 
Wow, this has been a super exciting week.  I'm almost sad to see it go.  Today I wanted to share with you a mixed media canvas.
 

These gorgeous Botanicals from Petaloo complimented Marion's paper lines beautifully! Here are the products I used to create this canvas.  
 
 
 
 
 
 

My background was inspired by a rusted sign.  I really wanted the edges to have that rusted metal effect.  I used the Tattered Angels Natural Paint System - Mahogany  but instead of "as directed"  I blotched it on with a paint brush. Once it was dry I applied some crackle paint from Ranger to give it a blistered rusty effect.
 
 
 
Oh my can you say Luscious? Look at these wonderful embellies all clustered together, with a few extra fussy cut pieces from the Marion Smith Paper collections. I absolutely love how these all work so well together.
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for hopping with us today,
don't forget to leave a comment, and subscribe! 
 
 
 Angela Carter

Maggie Armstrong

Sarah Bargo
Ana Paula Leal

Colette Nederhoff

Peggy Baker
 Then hop over to
 
 
Happy Hopping,
 
Tonya
 
 
Layout Resources:
 
  • Marion Smith Designs - Nirvana "Typograph"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Never Grow Up Paper Collection "Sleepover"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Mad Tea Party "Rabbit Hole" 
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems Filigree
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems Resin Roses
  • Marion Smith Designs - Texture Stamps
  • Petaloo - Botanica Blooms - Purple
  • Petaloo - Botanica Blooms - Pistachio
  • Petaloo - Botanica Minis Teal
  • Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas Cream
  • Petaloo - Botanica Minis Lav/Purple
  • Liquetex - Matt Medium
  • Liquetex - Gesso
  • Ranger - Dylusional Sprays, Yellow, Green, Blue
  • Ranger - Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy
  • Heidi Swapp - Gold Lame Color Shine
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Wooden filigree Frame - Dollar bin
  • Surebonder Detail Glue Gun
  • TCW - Damask Stencil 6x6
  • Faber Castell Design Memory Craft  - Whipped Spackle
  • Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Mahogany Woodgrain
 
 
 
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo Blog Hop Day 4

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It is so exciting to be a part of this AMAZING blog hop. Make sure to visit all the designer's blogs from March 24th-28th! There are so many amazing projects being shared ALL week! So keep checking back every day.  
 
 

 
 Make sure you comment and subscribe to each blog, as we will be picking some lucky winners to win some awesome new products from both Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo!
 
Links to each blog can be found on the following sites
Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo
 
 
 
I hope everyone is enjoying the hop and getting inspired. There have been some amazing projects so far from both teams.  Today I'm sharing another card project.
 
 
This simple card uses scraps from all of the projects I've created for this week, including the one that I made for tomorrow.   I used the following products.
 
 
 
Here is a close up of the cluster.
 
 
 
Don't forget to check out my projects from Days 1 & 2 as well. 
 
Thanks for hopping with us today,
don't forget to leave a comment, and subscribe! 
 
 
 Angela Carter
 
Aneta Matuszewska

Maggie Armstrong

Sarah Bargo
Ana Paula Leal

Colette Nederhoff

Peggy Baker
 Then hop over to
 
 
Happy Hopping,
 
Tonya
 
 
Card Resources:
 
  • Marion Smith Designs - Never Grow Up Paper Collection "Sleepover"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Mad Tea Party "Rabbit Hole"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Filigree Doily  
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems
  • Marion Smith Designs - Doily
  • Marion Smith Designs - Garment District Note Cards
  • Petaloo - Botanica Blooms - Pistachio
  • Flat back pearls
  • Scotch ATG
  • Martha Stewart 3-1 Classic Butterfly Punch
  • Surebonder Detail Glue Gun
  • Heidi Swapp Pink Archival Ink
  • Inkadinkadoo - Sentiment
  • Recollections Gold/Kraft Cardstock
  • Pearls
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo Blog Hop Day 3

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It is so exciting to be a part of this AMAZING blog hop. Make sure to visit all the designer's blogs from March 24th-28th! There are so many amazing projects being shared ALL week! So keep checking back every day.  
 
 

 
 Make sure you comment and subscribe to each blog, as we will be picking some lucky winners to win some awesome new products from both Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo!
 
Links to each blog can be found on the following sites
Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo
 
 
Welcome to day three of the hop!  Today I wanted to share a little mixed media card that I made for Mother's Day. This card could easily be used for any occasion by changing out the sentiment.  
 
 
 
 
 
I used scraps from the Never Grow Up Sleep Over paper, Mad Tea Party Wonderland paper, Filigree Doily, Tea Party Stamps, Texture Stamps, and Garden Rose Stamps from Marion Smith S

 
 
 
Petaloo's Velvet Hydrangeas Fuchsia flowers are the star of this card.
 
 
 I really wanted to showcase some of the Marion's amazing stamps on my card.  So I painted the Sleepover paper with white gesso to tone down the paper pattern. I then used Archival Coffee Ink to stamp my images.   I even stamped over the wooden filigree and the flowers, to give them texture. 


 
This is one of my home made wooden embellishments that I made with the Tea Party stamps and a  balsa wood piece.  I did a tutorial a few months back.  You can view it here.
 
 


I added some flat back pearls to the center of the flowers, and painted them with my RV09 Copic Marker to match the flowers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 A little Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine finished this card off with the Midas touch!   I know my Mother is going to love this card.
 
Don't forget to check out my projects from Days 1 & 2 as well. 
 
Thanks for hopping with us today,
don't forget to leave a comment, and subscribe! 
 
 
 Angela Carter
 
Aneta Matuszewska

Maggie Armstrong

Sarah Bargo
Ana Paula Leal

Colette Nederhoff

Peggy Baker
 Then hop over to
 
 
Happy Hopping,
 
Tonya
 
 
Card Resources:
 
  • Marion Smith Designs - Never Grow Up Paper Collection "Sleepover"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Mad Tea Party "Wonder"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Filigree Doily  
  • Marion Smith Designs - Texture Stamp
  • Marion Smith Designs - Tea Party Stamp
  • Marion Smith Designs - Garden Rose Stamp
  • Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas Fuchsia
  • Flat back pearls
  • Scotch ATG
  • Surebonder Detail Glue Gun
  • Heidi Swapp Pink Archival Ink
  • Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine
  • Recollections Card sentiment
  • Tattered Angels Timeless Lilac
  • Tattered Angels Tutti Fruiti
  • Bazzil Texture Cardstock
  • Burlap
  • Pearls
  • Dollar Bin - Wood filigree
  • Liquitex Gesso
  • Woodsy - Circles
  • Copic RV09
  • Ranger - Archival Ink Coffee
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo Blog Hop Day 2

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It is so exciting to be a part of this AMAZING blog hop. Make sure to visit all the designer's blogs from March 24th-28th! There are so many amazing projects being shared ALL week! So keep checking back every day.  
 
 

 
 Make sure you comment and subscribe to each blog, as we will be picking some lucky winners to win some awesome new products from both Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo!
 
Links to each blog can be found on the following sites
Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo
 
 
Welcome to day two of the hop.  Today I wanted to share with you a card that I created with the scraps from yesterday's canvas.   I love to immediately make a card with the scraps when I finish a project. It helps to clear away the clutter from my desk, and helps to keep the scraps low. 
 
 




I used scraps from the Never Grow Up Collections, Remember This and Sleep Over Papers, and half of a doily that didn't make it onto my layout.    I used the cut apart journal page from Garment District to hold my sentiment.
 
 
 
 
For the Petaloo flowers I used the Velvet Hydrangeas Cream, and a leaf from the Spring Berry Clusters. 


 
 

 
I love how these flowers add a touch of spring to this card.  They sparkled so much, that I decided to die cut a butterfly from some misted paper to accompany them.
 
 
 
 
Thanks for hopping with us today,
don't forget to leave a comment, and subscribe! 
 
 
 Angela Carter

Maggie Armstrong

Sarah Bargo
Ana Paula Leal

Colette Nederhoff

Peggy Baker
 Then hop over to
 
 
Happy Hopping,
 
Tonya
 
 
Card Resources:
 
  • Marion Smith Designs - Never Grow Up Paper Collection "Self Portrait"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Never Grow Up Paper Collection "Sleepover"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Garment District "Alteration"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Doily
  • Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas Cream
  • Petaloo - Spring Berry Clusters    
  • Die-Namite Dies Swirly Butterfly Die
  • Martha Stewart 3-1 Classic Butterfly Punch
  • Flat back pearls
  • Scotch ATG
  • Surebonder Detail Glue Gun
  • Heidi Swapp Pink Archival Ink
  • Inkadinkadoo sentiment
  • Tattered Angels Sunshine
  • Tattered Angels Timeless Lilac
  • Tattered Angels Popsicle
  • Tattered Angels Tutti Fruiti
  • Georgia Pacific Cardstock 110lb
  • Burlap Twine
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo Blog Hop

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It is so exciting to be a part of this AMAZING blog hop. Make sure to visit all the designer's blogs from March 24th-28th! There are so many amazing projects being shared ALL week! So keep checking back every day.  
 
 

 
 Make sure you comment and subscribe to each blog, as we will be picking some lucky winners to win some awesome new products from both Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo!
 
Links to each blog can be found on the following sites
Marion Smith Designs and Petaloo
 
 
Don't you just love spring?  It is my favorite time of year.  Today's project is a Shabby Chic layout of my Niece Adalyn at Easter last year egg hunting.   
 
 
 These gorgeous Botanicals from Petaloo complimented Marion's paper lines beautifully! Here are the products I used to create this layout.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The flowers remind me of the azaleas blooming in my front yard at the moment.  I wanted to create a Shabby Chic Mixed media layout that I could hang on my fireplace mantle, and bring the spring in doors.  Marion's Never Grow Up line had these beautiful spring patterns that made the entire piece come together.   
 
 
 
 
I have created a process video showing you how I made the layout!


 
 
Thanks for hopping with us today,
don't forget to leave a comment, and subscribe! 
 
 
 Angela Carter

Maggie Armstrong

Sarah Bargo
Ana Paula Leal

Colette Nederhoff

Peggy Baker
 Then hop over to
 
 
Happy Hopping,
 
Tonya
 
 
Layout Resources:
 
  • Marion Smith Designs - Never Grow Up Paper Collection "Self Portrait"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Never Grow Up Paper Collection "Sleepover"
  • Marion Smith Designs - Doily
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems Filigree
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems Resin Roses
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems Filigree Butterflies
  • Marion Smith Designs - Junque & Gems  Bird's Nest 
  • Petaloo - Botanica Blooms - Purple
  • Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas Fuchsia
  • Petaloo - Velvet Hydrangeas Cream
  • Petaloo - Botanica Minis Lav/Purple
  • Petaloo - Spring Berry Clusters    
  • Liquetex - Matt Medium
  • Liquetex - Gesso
  • Cosmo Cricket - Sliver Glitter Adhesive sheets
  • Copic Sketch RV09, RV55
  • My Mind's Eye - Alpha Stickers Sky's the Limit Collection
  • Zutter - Corrugated Sheets
  • Folk Art 2556 Medium Blue Acrylic Paint
  • Ranger - Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy
  • Heidi Swapp - Pink Archival Ink
  • Pure Ice Nail Polish - Spitfire 
  • Paper Shaper Egg Punch
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Small Luggage Tag
  • Martha Stewart 3-1 Classic Butterfly Punch
  • Martha Stewart Foam Adhesive
  • Wooden filigree
  • Scotch Foam Adhesive
  • Scotch ATG
  • Surebonder Detail Glue Gun
  • Tonic Scissor
  • EK Success Craft Tweezers
 
 
 
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Die-Namites Spring Blog Hop

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Howdy Die~Namites Fan! 
We WELCOME you to our SPRING...
a time for plans and projects Blog Hop!

 
 
If you have arrived here from Dunja Dücker's blog,
you are in the right place, if not head back to the
Die~Namites blog to begin the hop.
 



 We are so excited to share with you our new
Die~Namites Dies
Spring Release.


http://www.die-namites.com/New-Arrivals_c_8.html
This is just 3 of the 28 new Spring Releases make sure to click on New Arrivals to see all 28 designs!
 
Did you know Die~Namites Dies are Made in America??
and are compatible with most die-cutting machines on the market today.
Die~Namites dies will cut cardstock,
patterned paper, fun foam, wool blend felts, craft foils
handmade papers and more! Shimming may be required for some thicker materials,
just add one at a time and test frequently.

Do you want to keep updated on the latest releases and creations
made with our FABULOUS DIES!  You can do so by.....

Die-Namites on Facebook     Follow Die-Namites' Blog
 
As you are hoppin', make sure to leave a
comment on each of the
Design Team Member’s blogs...
Several of our randomly chosen gift certificates will be chosen
from your comments on their blogs.
You will have until Midnight EST to leave your comments to be eligible for our...

Grand Prize is a
$50 Gift Certificate to
Die-Namites.com

5 additional winners will receive a
$10 Gift Certificate each to
Die-Namites.com.

 
 
 
Hi, everyone, Tonya here - welcome to my house! 
Today I wanted to share with you a card that I created as an invitation to my annual egg coloring party. I wanted my card to have the feel of colored Easter eggs, but with an elegant twist.
 
 
 
I used the Delicate Egg Die for my card, and then made it appear as though it were free floating in the middle of the card.


http://www.die-namites.com/Delicate-Egg_p_165.html#
 
 
Wait - are you asking "How did she do that?"   Here is a complete step by step video of me making this card.  
 

 
 
I love how the Gelatos from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft create a soft watercolor look just like the egg coloring kits.
 
Thanks for hopping with us today make sure you left a comment to be eligible for these fantastic prizes.   
 
 
Now, head on over to Lynne Forsythe’s blog to continue the hop. Thank you for joining our blog hop!
 
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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Die-Namites March Sketch Challenge

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Have you submitted your March Sketch Challenge entry? What are you waiting for? The month is half way over, don't let time get away.

Here is this month’s sketch.....
 
 
The Dare for March was use Purple!
 
The sketch below can be interpreted as a card, layout or altered piece! You need to use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
 
Here is my take on the sketch....


I used the new March release Fragile Flowers - DN-1165 for my card's focal point.


http://www.die-namites.com/Fragile-Flowers_p_172.html


The flowers were colored with Tim Holtz' distress markers in Mustard Seed, Concord Grape, and Shabby Shutters.  Then for added texture I polished the flowers with clear glitter nail polish.  

Please visit the challenge page for contest rules and submission details.

A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a $25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.
 
I can't wait to see your take on the challenge.

Good luck!
 
Tonya Gibbs
 
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Friday, March 14, 2014

Hello Card Tutorial by Tonya Gibbs

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Happy Friday my crafty peeps,  I hope you have an exciting weekend planned. Last summer the Teresa Collins Memorabilia line was one of the hottest selling Artsy Addicts kits. I still had a few pieces left over, and wanted to finish off the kit.


 
  First I came up with a design, and decided to share my sketch with you guys...
 
 
My challenge was to have 95% of the card come from the kit and the other 5% from the scrap pile.  NOTHING NEW WAS USED TO MAKE THIS CARD.
 
 
 
Here is a process video of me making the card..

 
 
 
This design is super clean and simple, and will easily transfer to some other collections that I own.  
 
DESTASH TIP:  If  you have a lot of left overs from kits, make a stack of cards using the same sketch design. Then wrap them up and give to a friend as a gift.   I usually place a pop square on the back of a stack of sentiments. This way my friend can choose the appropriate sentiment when she is ready to mail the card.  I recommend keeping the designs flat (no bulky flowers) since the friend will most likely mail the cards.  My friends love gift sets like this, and it is a great way to de-stash a kit!   Another option is to give them to your church to mail for outreach!
 
Thanks for stopping in today,
 
Tonya
 
Resources:
  • Ranger Ink - Embossing Powder - Super Fine Detail - Clear
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Embossing Ink Clear
  • Teresa Collins - Memorabilia Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Quatrefoil
  • Teresa Collins - Memorabilia Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Teresa Collins - Memorabilia Collection - 12 x 12 Die Cut Paper
  • Teresa Collins - Memorabilia Collection - Enamel Dots
  • Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Movers and Shapers Die - Vintage Telephone and Typewriter Set
  • Baker's Twine
  • Cardstock
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Boy Birthday Card by Tonya Gibbs

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Hi everyone, I hope you are having a great week.  My favorite part of Marion's designs are all the little tiny elements that you can fussy cut and cluster together.  Today's project was inspired by the layout I made for yesterday's post.  



 

I used a  few of the same techniques, but this time, I took elements from Marion's Nirvana collection, and the Texture stamps from Marion's latest release to create the mixed media background boy card. 

 
 
 

Here is how I did the background for this card. 

I started with a piece of cardstock, and spread modeling paste or gesso using your favorite stencil. Allow it to dry completely.

 
Using a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Pitt Artist Pen - carefully rub some of the ink onto the stenciled area. Try to avoid direct contact with the cardstock.  Do a small section then go to next step.

 
 
Using your finger rub the Pitt Pen Ink to blend, allow some of the ink to spill over the cardstock.
 
 
 
Archival ink was used around the edges to further distress the background.

 
I used a green Pitt Artist Pen directly on my stamps then stamped it onto my background paper.   These pens are temporary blendable ink on a prepped surface as seen on the hexagons.  However, when used on a non-prepped surface they offer a permanent ink solution. 
 
 
Pick a brown watercolor shimmer mist (I used Gossamer Gold by Lindy's Stamp Gang), and spray onto a non-porous surface. I used recycled packaging for my pallet.

 


 
 Use a circular item and stamp the bottom into the ink, then apply it to your project. 
 


 
 
 
The grungy effects give this background and instant masculine feel.   All I have to do now is build out my layers.  In addition to Marion's ephemera, I've also included a chipboard #2, sentiment, twine, and puzzle pieces.
 
 
Thanks for stopping in today,
 
Tonya Gibbs
 
 
 
 
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