Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Here are some of my favorite Valentine Cards that I made up using several different products from my Purple Cows DT Box along with the amazing new Freestyle mouse kit... Awesome tool

I used the freestyle mouse kit to cut the heart and then I rough sanded the heart added some rub-ons and vintage lace... Quick and easy

This is some older paper from prima that I pained with the new amazing Smootch spritz... Added some rub-ons and glitter...

More of that paintable Prima paper that I painted using my colorbox inks and used the freestyle mouse to do my hearts and tore them up a little added some rub-ons...

If you haven't checked out the new freestyle mouse kit from Purple Cows you must. It's an amazing tool and just like all of Purple Cows trimmers it cuts paper, fabric, felt, chipboard, acrylic, clay and the list goes on.

I hope you have an amazing Valentines Day.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

LOVE Banner...

Here is a quick and easy banner that I did this week...

Tools needed:
Purple Cows 2 in 1 trimmer and wavy blade
Cricut Machine and Mini Monograms cartridge & your favorite alpha cartridge
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Heart punches

Products used:
Daisy Bucket pattern paper
Bazzill Green and White cardstock
Coredinations Chocolate cardstock for Letters
Colorbox ink

Trim chipboard to 6x6 and punch holes in top corners
Trim pattern paper to 5.75x5.75 using the wavy blade on top and bottom apply to chipboard
Cut out Green and White flowers from Cricut, Ink and apply to chipboard
Cut out Alph's from Cricut, emboss them and sand them to bring out core color and apply to chipboard with pop dots
punch out hearts in different sizes or use your cricut
Finish embellishing with buttons etc
Once done tie ribbon to chipboard to attach them together.
Now hang it up on your mantel or in a doorway etc.

I'll be back tomorrow with some fun Valentine cards.


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Friday, February 12, 2010

Awesome DT Call...

Clear Scraps Design Team Call

Clear Scraps is looking to add a few designers to our design team.

We are interested in artists with a variety of styles who can creatively showcase Clear Scraps acrylic and chipboard with cards, mini-albums, altered art and scrapbook layouts. No previous design team experience is necessary.

What to expect:

DT requirements are 3 projects per month, including written instructions/photo step-by-steps of at least one of these projects, two blog posts/month and active participation in group discussions. Additional projects will be required occasionally for CHA, newsletters and classes.

DT compensation includes photo and bio recognition on our website and blog, generous product, monetary compensation for published work and a discount on additional Clear Scraps product purchased during your term.

How to apply:

Please send applications or questions to: . Include your name, address, phone number, blog address, link to online galleries and a short paragraph about yourself and why you think you'd be a good fit for Clear Scraps. Also include 5 examples of your work (doesn’t have to be new for this call) giving us an idea of your style and what you like to do with acrylic.

Call ends Friday, Feb. 26th . The new design team will be announced Monday March. 1st.

Term is 12 months, beginning March.1/ 2010.

Our apologies, but only applications from USA & Canada will be considered at this time.

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Monday, February 08, 2010

Just Add Sweets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Just Add Sweets Blog Hop with myStamp BOX today!

If you have just happened upon my blog today, you may want to head to the start of the blog hop today, the myStamp BOX blog.

Here is our Just Add Sweets Blog Hop schedule just in case you missed anyone:
- Tracey Taylor
- Tina McDonald
- Virginie Delbecq
- Marci Knecht
- Allison Cope
- Cherie Nymeyer
- Gudrun Loennecken
- Liz Jacob
- Ellen Sosnoski
- Kim Sonksen
- Nathalie Kalbach
- Jolene Johnston
- Elisa Kammerdiener * you are here *

The design team's challenge was to take the theme of our blog hop and apply the colors of white, pink and orange to their creations.

Here is my "Just add Sweets" treat... hehe

I used the awesome "Itty Bitty's" Stamp set to embellish my boxes along with buttons from PaperTrey Inc. Pattern Paper is an oldie but goody from Collage Press, Ribbon is a vintage find of mine and the boxes were cut on the Cricut with the Wild Card Cartridge.

For participating in the blog hop by leaving a comment on each and every participating myStamp BOX designer's blog, you have a chance to win a set of brand new stamps sets being released this month! So leave a comment on all the blog posts and then return to the mSB blog and tell us what you favorite project was along the way for a chance to win! Have fun!

Please hop back to the MSB Blog and let us all know what your favorite project is...

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

Check this out...

seriously, this is

. . .straight from sadie's mouth. . .

"Ring the cowbells and round up all your friends, because everyone is going to want to hear this udderly fantastic news!

Purple Cows has partnered up with Joann’s to give you the best new tool at the best price EVER! Sometime in the next week to ten days, your local Joann’s Fabric and Craft Store will be THE exclusive location to purchase our brand new #3025 Hot/Kool Laminator –and it is only $59.95!"

"So make sure you get into your local Joann and get your hands on the “hottest” crafting tool out there. With this 13” wide format laminator you will be able to laminate items you never dreamed possible! 3 mil, 5 mil laminating pouches are available, and speaking of pouches, we have a huge 100 assorted size Hot Pocket pack for only $29.95, to go with this “Kool” new tool!

Go to your local Joanns and get yours before they stampede off of the shelves! They will be in stock ANYTIME between now and the end of Febuary!

Come back tomorrow, and see an example of the fantastic projects you will be capable of creating with the Purple Cows #3025 Hot/Kool Laminator, and to hear about MORE of the great features of this Moo-riffic new tool"

so i say--thanks sadie!!--now giddy up to joanne's and get your laminator on!!

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