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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dreamweaver Thursday

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As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. I'm posting this for you today:


This is one of those out of the box, using everything I can think of, make it complicated and fun cards! I used so many different products it was just insane!

Leafing, Paste, Metalic FX, Alcohol Inks, Ribbon, Buttons, Layers on Layers!

By the way, the Dream Team are very THANKFUL when our followers are THOUGHTFUL enough to leave us a nice comment on our posts! Here's the line up for this week!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Creative Blog Hop & Designer Blog Hop

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This week my post is serving double duty.  I am taking part of a creative blog hop where different designs answer a series of question and also the Designer monthly hop!  The Designer hop has the theme of handmade thank you or Thanksiving ideas.  I did a couple of cards.  Listed below are the questions with my introduction of the designers that will be posting next Monday, the 10th!  Hope you like my creations and my answers.  Leave me a comment and let me know!


  Thank you Larissa and Laura for thinking of me.  What a fun idea!  I love the creative process and the general idea of thinking outside the box and off the page!  So let's get to the qustions!


1. What am I working on?
I am working on a couple of projects. I am honored to be working for Connie Crystal, Ann Butler Designs and Dreamweaver Stencils. I am working on CHA projects for Connie and this months blog posts for the other two teams along with participating in some book reviews. One will be posted in just a couple of days for Cool2Cast!

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
I don't know that I differ that much from others, although I have been told I have a certain style. I just don't create with rules. Part of what I love is just putting things together and watching how they work. Some times it is a success and other times it is a "creative opportunity". There just are no rules ith me when I am creating!

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I create because if I don't I think my head would explode! I love to see a project ocme to life and I love to share things I have learned so others can try or NOT do what I do! I also work a full time job and raise my kiddos so the creating and writing give me a bit of an escape. I just think it is so important to instill in the next generation the NEED to be creative. (now sharing/bragging with one of my son's creative works)



4. How does your writing/creative process work?
When I create just for me it is seeing something I want to change or alter and go for it. At other times it is from a challenge from a design team or theme presented to me. Dreamweaver Stencils has a monthly challenge and the designers create then invite the readers to play along. That is always fun. With Ann Butler Designs we have access to other products that work with her stamps/ink/paints etc. It is so fun and amazing to see what all the designers come up with. As for Connie, I love all things that BLING" so I love creating with her products. I really love her sheets of crystal that can be used in SO many ways! I also very rarely draw out or plan out what I am doing. I just start and see where the project takes me. I fail to plan but rarely have a project fail! (See Craft Fail by Laura Mann...awesome fun)

Hope you have gotten some useful information from the questions. Let me introduce who you will be hopping to next Monday, the 10th!
Cindi Bisson specializes in creative design with a focus on unique combinations of mixed-media.  She enjoys working with paper, clay, resin, fabric, paint, metal, and more.  Her wearable art, home-decor, paper crafts and upcycled projects have been featured in books and magazines, at events and trade shows, and online in craft TV programs.   Cindi is an active blogger and is a CHA designer member.  You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linked-In.....  If you are looking for an artist who “dares to be different” - you’ll find her BEHIND THESE EYES™ ...



Terri is a Designer/Artist and has her own line o stamps and mica powders! She also hosts a live demo/chat every Tuesday Night!




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Finished WIP For Dreamweaver Time For Haunting



 SO...I am doing a work in progress (WIP) for my Halloween posts this month.  I will post parts of my TIME FOR HAUNTING mini album over the rest of the month!  Here is my second installment with the final post next week!

Supplies:
Art Glitter

This is the final post for my Time for Haunting Project!  I'll start with the new pages then show you the entire project one more time!







 Added some spider webs to this page.  I added a little clear glitter!




 I popped up the Happy Haunting and love the look of the spider web!


 These are the last couple of pages.  
 I used the bat stencil again and repeated the image a few times and then gave it some white shadow to make them pop a bit.
 Added my "Harry Potter Owl" to this one.  LOVE Hedwig!
 A closer look






 The back cover.

Now for all pages...













 Now leave me a comment and check out all the other projects! Leave them some love and play along!  Happy Creating!




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Time For Haunting with Dreamweaver Stencils

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Since the team will be taking turns all month with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, and we are doing a Christmas collaboration with Stampendous and Core'dinations the 13th - 17th, the confusion should be understandable. Therefore...happy HallowThanksMas! As usual, we'd love for you to play along with the challenge and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog. Just in case you are wondering...NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POST SOMETHING WITH ALL THREE HOLIDAYS ON IT! However, you get bonus points for actually using Dreamweaver stencils and product on your creations! And bonus points might actually earn you an extra stencil as our monthly winner...just sayin'!

Supplies:
Art Glitter

As a refresher here is what I did last week

The next pages are fun too!
 The pages just covered.
 The way it looks when opened.
A closer look.  I used the BATS stencil and some fun ribbon.  (Still using the thought that I need to Craft My Stash!) I Used the Transluscent Paste and Black Glitter!  I LOVE that you can see a bit of the image under the paste.

 Up close and personal.
 Love the 3D sticker!
 I added two more stencils to this page.  It's a RAVEN purched but I just used the bird portion.



 
I also love the JACK-O-LANTERNS!

Love the sparkle of the Microfine Glitter!

 This is half of the page lay out for next week!

Hope you enjoyed this week's WIP.  Don't forget to visit the other Dreamweaver Designers today!

Play along for a spooky good time!
Kristi