Thursday, February 7, 2013

From Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko, a beautiful card from Artist-in-Residence Beate Johns. You can find Beate's blog by clicking on this link:  Beate Johns' blog FRESH AND FUN

Kaleidacolor Tomato Vine

"I am super excited to post my first post as Artist in Resident for Imagine Crafts today. The challenge this month is to use a new Kaleida-color ink pad, the matching Memento Ink  and a Fireworks! Ink spray. That was not an easy challenge for me. I am so not a multi-colored kind of girl. But I made it work. :) I used the new Tomato Vine Kaleidacolor ink pad. The matching Memento Ink colors are Rich CocoaBamboo LeavesMoroccoLove Letter and Peanut Brittle Memento Ink.
To see step by step instructions for this card click on more.
Slide your Kaleidacolor ink pad together and ink up butterfly image from JustRite Stamper Grand Sentiments.
Stamp image on white cardstock. Add antenna stamp in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.
Draw butterfly body with Rich Cocoa Memento Marker. Cut out image.
Stamp frame image in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. Cut out with Spellbinders Label Four and Label Eight Nestabilities dies.
Sponge layers while die is still over the cardstock first with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink,
then with Peanut Brittle Memento Ink.
Sponge the inside of the Label Four die cut with Peanut Brittle Memento Ink and stamp a sentiment with Rich Cocoa in the center.
Emboss a 4 1/4″ white cardstock square with the Enchanted M-Bossabilities folder. Color the raised images with Bamboo Leaves, Morocco and Love Letter Memento Inks.
Spray the background and a bit of the sentiment panel with Lady Bug Fireworks! Ink spray.
Stitch embossed layer to a slightly bigger piece of brown cardstock before. Punch a hole on the lower left of the sentiment panels and tie seam binding around the layers. Adhere sentiment panels with foam adhesive squares. Finish off the card with rhinestones.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!"

Marj made a gorgeous card from the new SEI paper  . . .
by Marj Marion

And here she's used some of Lifestyle Crafts' adhesive-backed washi sheets. Marj always amazes us with her imaginative creativity!

by Marj Marion

Tomorrow I'll wake up to the Arizona sunshine in Scottsdale. It was a longer day at SeaTac airport than we had originally planned but we finally made it. We checked into The Phoenician Resort and I felt like I was in a movie. I'll post the pics tomorrow because my jammies are screaming 'bedtime' to me. And I'm so excited that I'll be going to the Cheery Lynn Designs' headquarters on Friday or Monday morning depending upon Tom's meeting schedule; Mike at Cheery Lynn thinks the manufacturing tour will be of great interest to Tom since he's an engineer and we're trying to fit it in between Tom's meeting schedule.


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