Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Eiffel Tower "Loveable You" Blog Hop

I am very excited to be apart of the Paper Crafter Sampler design team and I would like to welcome you to our first blog hop. We are using the Eiffel Tower template featured in the "Loveable You" January 2015 issue of the Paper Crafter Sampler.

The Eiffel Tower looks complicated yet it was so simple! All I did was use the SVG File provided in the January issue and cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo. I followed the video created by our leader Melanie Schulenberg and quickly created the tower.

After the tower was together I cut out the Butterfly in Gold Glimmer Paper and Velum. Curved the butterfly velum with my bone folder and adhered to the gold butterfly using a glue dot. I hid my glue dot using the Basic Pearls. Then I embossed my sentiment with Black Embossing Powder on my velum and adhered that the gold glimmer banner. Again, hiding it with more basic pearls. So simple yet my co-workers are loving the new "Candy holder".

Stampset: Oh, Goodie!
Paper: Gold Glimmer Paper, Velum, Retired DSP
Ink: Versa Mark
Punches: Banner
Bigshot: Butterfly Framelits
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Basic Black Embossing Powder, Basic Pearls

To purchase this amazing SVG file and all the other exclusive project directions go to:

How did you hear of PCS

(This is for a 12 month subscription for $9.99 per month)

If you would just like to purchase the January subscription click the buy now button below.

Now to see the amazing projects the rest of the team have come up with

Select the hop 'button' below to view the next blog, Melanie Schulenberg.

If you'd like to go back to the previous stop, visit Pam Dotts.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Paper Crafters Sampler January 2015

Hello my fellow creative geniuses! 

I am excited to share with you the new design team I am apart of, Paper Crafters Sampler

For the month of January we have all created projects for you to re-create in the theme of Love. 

Have a peak at my project below and if you are dying to see more you can subscribe. 

When you subscribe you will get step by step instructions and product list for all the projects.  We've made it super easy to get all your valentines day projects complete!

And, this year, Paper Crafters Sampler will include
The exclusive template this month is the Eiffel Love Tower that doubles as a tabletop decoration or treat holder.
The fully embellished sample will be in the January issue, available now.
eiffel tower love copy
Make sure to check out the Paper Crafters Sampler blog to see all the other fantastic projects the team has created!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Paper Crafters Sampler EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!

It's time to ring in the new year with the early bird special for the Paper Crafters Sampler.
Sign up for the full year and receive $10 off the regular full year price.

 Hurry, because the early bird special runs for 3 days only!
 Early bird ends January 10th

Don't miss out on the release of the very first 2015 release.  Our January issue, released on the 10th of the month of course, showcases Valentine themed projects.


The exclusive template of the month is the Eiffel Love Tower that doubles as a tabletop decoration or treat holder.  Here's a sneak peek of the template.  The full embellished sample will be in the January issue, released on January 10th.

New Year, New Challenge and Adventure

I am super excited to tell you my latest news!!!

I was approached to join the Paper Crafters Sampler design team for the first 6 months of 2015! I am compleatly honored to be asked to join the team!!! 

The projects the team creates are super amazing! The best part is if you join you get all the directions for the projects we create! We couldn't make it easier for you to re-create the projects!!!

I am already done my first project and thinking of ideas for the next one. Stay tuned for my next post on how you can join us throughout the journey in 2015 at early bird pricing!!!

Monday, January 5, 2015

FM191 Winter and Snowflakes

So it is finally time to move on from Christmas but that doesn't mean that winter is over. I loved this weeks challenge because I am still able to use my Christmas/Winter sets but in a different way.

Here's this weeks challenge at The Friday Mashup! 

1. Create a project with a "Winter theme". 
2. Create a project  with "Snowflakes". 

3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Winter project with Snowflakes".

In other news this will be my last month as a design team member for the Friday Mashup. It was a 1 year term and they are bringing in some great new talent. 

This week we are introducing our first new member Breelin Renwick! Hop on over to The Friday Mashup to see her fantastic creation and welcome her to the team!

Stampset: White Christmas, From the Herd
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Momento Ink, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey Marker, Coastal Cabana Marker, Pumpkin Pie Marker
Punches: Banner
Bigshot: Snowflake Framelits, Circle Framelits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
Tools: Shaker Frames
Accessories: Frosted Sequins, Basic Rhinestones

FM190 Sketch & Grunge

Sorry for posting Christmas cards after Christmas but I am still playing catch up with the Friday Mashup.

I love the challenge this week because it allowed me to think simple and I was able to get the card done quickly. I just got the Santa's List stamp set from the clearance rack but now I am wondering why I didn't get it sooner!

Here's your challenge this week at The Friday Mashup!
1. Create a project using the "Sketch". 
2. Create a "2 Layer card with a grungy element in the background". 
3. or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the sketch that's 2 layers only".

Stampset: Santa's List, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Gumball Green, Whipser White
Ink: Momento Ink, Cherry Cobbler & Skin Tone Blendabilities, Gumball Green, Gold Encore
Bigshot: Window Frames Collection Framelits

Thursday, January 1, 2015

FM189 Grey and Embossing

I had fallen behind on my Friday Mashup creations and was down to the wire to get my card created for the design team. With little time to spare I rushed to my craft room and came up with the following card. It certainly isn't my best work and I bent the rules on the challenge a bit but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. 

When making the card I thought I just had to make sure I used Grey in my card. Since then I have learnt that I should have only used grey and silver. See what I mean about bending the rules?

Well I hope you are able to take some inspiration from my card to come up with something.

Here's your challenge this week at The Friday Mashup.

1. Create a project using "Basic Grey or Smoky Slate & Silver"
2. Create a project using "Dry or Heat Embossing"
3. Mash it up and create a project "using the colors Silver and Grey with some Embossing"

I did a lot of embossing, the background along with the frame is embossed. As well, I did heat embossing with my sentiment. 

The sentiment will be in the new Stampin' Up Occasions catalog soon to launch. 

Happy Holidays Everyone!