Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Heat Embossing Backgrounds

Heat embossing was one of the first techniques I learned as a paper crafter and I used to do it all the time.  I remember helping my friend learn how and we didn't have a heat tool so we turned a hot iron flat side up, covered it with foil, and then sent the embossed image on the iron until the powder heated up and set.  I feel like I am talking to my grandchildren "back when I was a paper crafter..."  Anyway, I now have a heat tool, a versa mark pad and several different colored embossing powders.  I have been playing with the black and one of my more rewarding uses has been to make backgrounds. 

If you are in the Bothell area, I am teaching this technique in my card camps this weekend.  Let me know if you want to join us.

Here is one of the cards we will make.  Although it may be hard to see, that black card base is embossed with black as a tone on tone technique. 

Other supplies I have used:
The Boo Crew stamp set, The Present stamp set, Hooligans level 2 paper packet, Sunset Mini Medley, Licorice Opaques

Monday, September 27, 2010

Paper Pumpkins!

I love this time of year, the falls colors are here and so much fun to play with!  I have been wanting to create these pumpkins since I saw them on Jeanette's Blog last year.  Well, the opportunity has presented itself and I finished my pumpkins this afternoon.  I am adding them to the blog hop as well.  Fun to see how big this hop will get.  The paper is from the Olivia paper packet and the stamp set is Flourished Blessings.  Enjoy fall, the colors and the creations.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Join the blog hop!

Tresa Black is up to some marvelous things, including this blog hop.  My entry is this "boo" wall hanging.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Triple Play: You can create cards too!

Using the products in the kit and adding 2 sheets of colonial white card stock, you can create a card kit that makes a great gift or even keep for yourself!  Fellow consultant Gloria Rogers has a tutorial on how to make the mini card kit. 

How do you get yours?
1) Purchase the kit outright for $29.95 (CC1010).

2) Place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix stamps (excluding Stamp of the Month sets, Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp sets, and K-size custom stamps) and purchase the kit for only $15 (CC1010A).

3) Place a minimum order of $40 in My Acrylix stamps (excluding Stamp of the Month sets, Workshops on the Go exclusive stamp sets, and K-size custom stamps) and purchase the kit for only $5 (CC1010B).
4) Hostesses who hold a qualifying Home Gathering with minimum sales of $300/$350 will receive a Triple Play mini album kit FREE (CC1010C).

5)  New consultants who enroll during the month of September will receive the Triple Play mini album kit FREE as part of their New Consultant Kit. No additional tax or shipping/handling will be charged.
Visit my website today or email me to place your order. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Moving onto our holiday fashion: Mistletoe!

Whether is it for your holiday traditions or festive winter layouts, the classic holiday paper packet Mistletoe will create classic layouts and cards.  Colors include Cranberry Red, New England Ivy, Cocoa, and Garden Green.  The artwork shown was created by fellow consultant Tracie C.

12 x 12 Layout with Ornament Dimensionals

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card

3x3 Mini card

Gift tag

Monday, September 6, 2010

Welcome to the fall line up: Hooligans

Too cute to pass up, this fun paper speaks of monsters, parties, halloween and maybe a little trouble?  The colors featured are Pear, Sunset, Gypsy, and Lagoon.  Bright and cheerful for you ghoulish celebrations.  The artwork featured was created by Cindy N.

12 x 12 Layout from the new how to book "Magic" with pull up/pop out corner photo.

See the little monster now?

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card

Treat holder.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Introducing Olivia

Your memories of fall and greetings will look gorgeous with the new Olivia paper packet featuring Sunset, Smoothie, Pear and Barn Red.  The artwork featured here was created by fellow consultant Jessica B.
12x12 Layout

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card

3x3 Mini card

5 x 7 card

Join me for the Olivia Card Camp on Friday, September 10th 9:30 a.m. or Sunday, September 12th 6:30 p.m.  RSVP for your spot today.  Fee:  $5 or free with $30. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Introducing Magnifique!

Using the new color palette Lagoon, Sky, and Pacific with a touch of Chocolate, this new paper packet is truly Magnifique!  This artwork was created by fellow consultant Mary T. 
12x12 Layout with closed 6x12 Flip Flap

12x12 layout with open 6x12 Flip Flap

3x3 Mini card

8x3 1/2 card

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card