For the Birds by Jenny Griffiths
|by Jenny Griffiths|
Anyway, this card is designed to keep in touch with friends and family which is always appreciated. Sometimes just a note to say Hello is the nicest sentiment of all."
From Imagine Crafts, another Artist-in-Residence project:
AJ’s Technique of the Week: Chalkboard
I adore these mixed font stamps from Avery Elle—I can’t stop using them. And when I do, I tend to use them with the chalkboard technique. I have seen lots of people use this technique with white pigment/chalk ink and white embossing powder. However, I don’t have any white embossing powder. Anytime I can recreate something with less stuff, the better!
Moving quickly, while it’s wet, I gently smeared the ink around using my finger. I also added a bit more ink along the edges. You can keep adding and smearing ink until you are happy with the results. It’s that simple!
From Magenta, news announcing that the Winter 2013 Cat of the Season is "Holly." She is going to be the last of the Magenta Cat series. Those of you who know the value of a collection, whether it be for sentimental or other reasons, will want to make sure to order "Holly". Our order is going in, so please call Art 'n Soul asap to reserve your "Holly" stamp from Magenta.
Magenta's 2013 Winter Cat of the Season
And also from Magenta's blog, new chipboard dolls for your mixed media projects. We're ordering a limited supply of these chipboard dolls; if you'd like a set for your mixed media project(s), please let us know.
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|"*Editor's Note: Hi Friends! Every 1,000 new friends we try to choose aFacebook Friend at random to be a guest Spellblogger. It has been so crazy busy and we've been growing so quickly, that our guest today was chosen during a month where we grew over 2,000 friends! Thank you all for being so supportive of the Spellbinders Community. We couldn't do it without you. And now onto our Guest Blogger, Penny Gordon! Penny is a Facebook fan and reader of our blog, just like you! Let's show her some love as she shares her tutorial below."|
"WOW!! Pinch me I’m dreaming. On second thoughts, please don’t pinch me because I really don’t want this dream to finish. I cannot believe that I have this chance to be a Guest Spellblogger. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I love Spellbinders, and my ever increasing collection of dies and folders is testament to that.
I’m Penny, and I live in beautiful Canberra, Australia. I’ve been cardmaking for about 5 years, since I was dragged “screaming” to a card making party. I only went as a favour, I really didn’t think I would like it...boy was I wrong. I soon became addicted.
This week’s theme is Cut Fold and Tuck. I only have a couple of Cut Fold and Tuck dies, and I must confess to not having used them very much, so my first reaction was “What am I going to do?” I got my dies out, to see which ones I had, had a look at stamps and papers, and hoped that inspiration would come my way. After several false starts with different ideas, here is the card I have come up with. It is very different to my usual style. I hope you like it.
|by Penny Gordon for Spellbinder Paper Arts|
Spellbinders Paper Arts Supplies:
- Our Daily Bread Designs Bird and Butterfly Labels stamp set
- JustRite Fleur De Lis Labels Twenty stamp set
- Want2Scrap Nestabling Labels Eighteen White and 72 Count White Pearls
- KaiserCraft “Lakehouse Collection” Getaway
- Tsukineko StazOn – Jet Black
- White cardstock
- Weathered Wood and Walnut Stain Distress Ink
- Foam tape
- Double-sided tape
First I cut an A5 card base using white cardstock. I then cut a piece of the KaiserCraft “Getaway” paper to fit the front of the card base.
A little more bling along diamond tucks at the top, this time some Want2Scrap Pearls, and the card is finished."
Today was a 'happy' day! Granddaughter Cecilia has grown so much since we last saw her in October. If I miss a day on the blog, I know you'll understand that Gammy is having too much fun to stop and blog.