Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko introduces "Lovely Linda" Lucas as a new Artist in Residence (AIR) on Facebook. From Linda's blog, "Lovely Linda's Craft Central!!" . . .

NinaB Designs January Blog Hop

"Welcome to the NinaB Designs* first team blog hop of 2013! We hope you have had a relaxing holiday break and ready to join us for another year of inspirations and prizes! 

*NinaB Designs is a product designer for a few paper crafting companies including Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and The Craft's Meow
For this month's hop, Nina challenged the team to create a project with the LOVE theme, which can be interpreted in many ways: Valentine, Anniversary and Friendship. 
by Linda Lucas
I have created a set of cards, including a birthday card -  LOVE is not just limited to Valentine's - we all love to show it in many ways during the year, sometimes for no reason at all - spontaneous...

by Linda Lucas
For my sets of cards I have used Nina's set TCM Flower Garden Stamp, cutting the flowers out and popping them up on foam tape for some added dimension.  I have also used  Spellbinders™ Wavy Rectangles  Nestabilities® and Classic Ovals LG  Nestabilities®, the sentiment from the TCM Sew Happy stamp set is cut out using theRibbon Banners Shapeabilities.  My bling is from Want2Scrap

by Linda Lucas
For my second card I have layered the flowers into Romantic Rectangles Nestabilities®and Fancy Tags Three  Shapeabilities®

by Linda Lucas
My final card has a  flower layered onto Floral Ovals Nestabilities® and Grommet Tags Shapeabilities®. All of my bling is from Want2Scrap."
Here are the products I used for my cards:

TCM Flower Garden Stamp set

TCM Sew Happy stamp set

Sympathy Collage

'We all have certain stamps that we love and seem to reach for - our 'go to' stamps. One of the things I love is using them differently.
by Linda Lucas
I have endeavored to do that with the Mixed Media image from Penny Black® Inc.

This is a square image, it is stamped using Tsukineko Jet Back Versafine Ink and have cut it using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine and the Standard Circles LGNestabilities®. It has been coloured it using Tsukineko Memento Markers.

The flowers are some I collected from one of our Thrift Shops, they had fallen off a stem and I knew they would be perfect for cards - the Attendant at the Shop thought I was crazy when I asked how much they were - she gave them to me - it is true that 'one mans junk is another man's treasure' not that these are junk by anyone's standard! LOL!

The sentiment is from the JustRite® Stampers Large Fancy Sentiments stamp set. 

This card is for the following challenges: 
Kimbee's Creations - Anything goes
 One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes
 Sparkles Forum Challenges - Die Cuts and Flowers 
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - Anything goes
Cards und More - Use A Die
 Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes! 
Vickie's Challenges - Anything Goes
 Art With No Boundaries Show Off Your Art - Always Anything Goes 
 Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes 
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
 Use Your Stuff - Collage
 Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft - Vintage
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes  
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

One of the exciting releases at CHA is the Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilities; I believe they start shipping in March. Here are a couple of videos for you to learn more about them. Note that they are using Tsukineko's Delicata ink for the letterpress technique; Delicata is one of my absolute favorite inks!

The card they are showing is the same card I showed on the blog yesterday from Heidi Blankenship. You'll love the possibilities with the 3D M-Bossabilities . . . they are introducing 6 new designs. I'm definitely going to 'get in line' and order these from Art 'n Soul.

"Announcing Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilties

How to Use 3D M-Bossabilities

Sylvia Blum: Thinking of You & Wishing You Happiness
Hi everyone and welcome to the Spellbinders Blog. It's Sylvia here with my first post in 2013.  Have you seen the sneak peeks of all the wonderful new Spellbinders™ products? Aren't they amazing? I totally adore them! Unfortunately my new lovelies did not arrive until today, so I am going to show you a card that I've made with some "oldies, but goodies", today.


Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Supplies:
  • GC-001 Grand Calibur® Machine
  • S5-132 Nestabilities Card Creator "A-2 Matting Basics B"
  • S5-119 Venetian Motifs
  • S4-114 Standard Circles Lg
  • S4-293 Lacey Circles
  • patterned papers, sentiment rubber stamp, brown ink, crinkled seam binding, white decorative pearl pin, sea green self adhesive pearls, ruler, paper piercing tool, white gel pen, dimensional foam adhesive
Step 1:
Die cut the Venetian decorative frame circle and a small circle from green patterned paper.
Because the die from the Venetian Motifs set is very intricate, I would suggest to use wax paper between the die and the patterned paper and to run it twice through the Grand Calibur®.

Tip: Once you've cut it, it can be helpful to carefully use a paper piercing tool to release the paper from the die

Step 2:
Die cut the patterned papers that will be your card base using the dies from the Nestabilities Card Creator "A-2 Matting Basics B"

Step 3:
Distress all edges of the die cut papers using dark brown inks

Step 4:
On your second card layer, create some faux stitching by using a ruler, a paper piercing tool and a white gel pen;
Stamp sentiment onto the smallest circle and assemble everything using dimensional foam adhesive


Step 5:
Embellish your card with ribbon, a decorative pearl pin and some pearls and you are done


  As always: If you have any questions, please feel free to use the comments form below this post and I will try to come back with an answer as soon as possible!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!


There's still time to sign up for the Graphic 45 Bird Song Calendar class on Sunday, January 27. A considerable amount of the prep work will be done for you so you can focus on assembly and stamping. Please come into the store or call us to sign up soon at 360.357.6820!

by Debbie Gaetz for January 27, 2013 Calendar Class (Cover)

by Debbie Gaetz for January 27, 2013 Calendar Class (Cover)

by Debbie Gaetz for January 27, 2013 Calendar Class

by Debbie Gaetz for January 27, 2013 Calendar Class
Sunday, January 27, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.Debbie Gaetz - BIRD SONG CALENDAR” $40
Using the beautiful papers from Graphic 45's Bird Song Collection and Graphic 45's Easel Album, please join us as we make a monthly calendar, beginning with the month of February 2013 and ending with the month of January 2014. There will be pockets to put special notes and lists, and a spot to put 'your stamp' for the month. You will need your basic class kit to include:  detail cutting scissors; various adhesives (rolling, favorite glue, redline tape, foam mount tape, zots and pop dots); ruler, paper trimmer and bone folder.

We'll see you tomorrow afternoon at the store for the "Dreaming of a White Valentine" card class.

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