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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cool2Cast & Ann Butler Blog Hop!

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Hope you will visit everyone that is playing today!
Kristi Parker Van Doren (you are here)

For your chance to win leave a comment on each blog you visit!  Easy as pie!  Here is my creation for the day.
This is still in the DRY stage!  I had a little canvas and stamped the cute Unity 1" dots in the Craft's ink!  I alos used the Alphabet Stamps from Kelly Crafts for the letters!  The 3D, is of course, Cool2Cast!!!  I had never used this product but I am in love.  It levels well, pops out easy and makes a great surface to work with!  I coated the top with some Diamond Glaze and once dry it will hang in the baby room of a friend.  Hope that she is having a girl!!!
 These are some of the pieces I cast and one from the company.  The fancy one they sent!  I loved how these just popped out of the mold!
 Stamping the canvas.  Super easy to stamp on a smaller canvas as they are stretched a bit tighter!

After it it all done and the Diamond glaze almost dry!

What was used:
Stamps from Unity and Kelly Crafts

Hope you like my project.  Make sure to check out all the blogs!
Keep Creating!



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Die Cutting Dreams with Dreamweaver

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Welcome to July...the month to DIE for! Yep. All of this month, the Dream Team are featuring our newest toys...our DIES! You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their stencil counterparts. They are such a simple way to create an effective card. Here's mine for this week:

LM 2013 forever friends
These are the stencils I used today!
 I also used Papers from Worldwin Papers and Graphic 45.  Stencil paste in metallic copper embossing paste. I used Tsukineko VersaFine ink and awesome film.  Also from Dreamweaver I used the Color Solutions to color my die cut tree!

 I used ink to spray the background tree.
 Color solutions color the tree.
 Copper paste to pop the words.

 The finished card!
Don't forget to hop to all of the designs for today!


And your Linking opportunity...

Keep Creating
Kristi

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Designer Challenge With Burlap Fabric

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First I want to thank BurlapFabric.com for the GREAT product.  I will be making some other projects so stay tuned for that!.  What I have created today is an alternative to a door wreath.  Most people that know me know I am crazy about pears so I used my Dreamweaver Stencils Pear and some Pearl Paste to make a fun door decoration.  (You can use it on a wall as well!)

First you can find more from Burlap Fabric:



These are all of the Designers that are playing along!

Julie McGuffee   juliemcguffee.blogspot.com    
Kristi Parker   kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com (you are here!)
Lisa Fulmer   lisalizalou.com
Madeline Arendt   madelinesthoughts.blogspot.com
Marilyn Gossett   marilyngossett.blogspot.com
Michelle FraeCummings   faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com
Sue Eldred   sueeldred.com
Susan Brown  sbartist.com
Angela Holt   www.angelaholtdesigns.com 
Carmen Flores Tanis  florestanisstudio.com
Cherish Flieder  somethingtocherish.com
Jennifer Priest  hydrangeahippo.com

And most of all...a Give Away! Rafflecopter giveaway (click the Rafflecopter giveaway to enter)


Here is my project! Burlap from BurlapFabric.com!  Stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils.  Paper from Graphic 45.
 I cut a pice of paper and stenciled the Pear.
 Next I stenciled two pears on the burlap ribbon.  Love this stuff and LOVE the texture it gives the pear!
 I tied the other burlap in a bow and attached to the top of the banner!
 Another look!  Make sure and click through the designers that are participating!
Happy Creating and Good Luck on the prize!  Kristi

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July to DIE for with Dreamweaver Stencils

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Welcome to July...the month to DIE for! Yep. All of this month, the Dream Team are featuring our newest toys...our DIES! You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their stencil counterparts. They are such a simple way to create an effective card. Here's mine for this week:

I have not used the pear since I have returned to the Dream Team, well today is the day!  I used Graphic 45 French Country papers with the Pear Die and made a simple yet elegant card.  I also used a bit of Metalic FX for shimmer on the edge of the top layer.  Of course I love to add a hint of bling!


This is the end result!


Check out the other great designs for this week!  Play along for a chance to win fun Prizes! Link on the Dream It Up Blog!



Hope you have a fantastic Thursday!  
Happy Creating
Kristi


Monday, July 7, 2014

Designer Blog Connection Party Decor!

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This month is party decor month!  I was playing with several techniques and came up with this fun decrative vase tht wuld be amazing for a wedding or anniversary center piece!  Fill with colored sand/marbles/flowers and more!  I used Dreamweaver Stencils/Connie Crystal White Crystal Sheets/Etchall.  Here are some closer looks!

Hope you like the project!  Don't forget to hit the DCC button on my blog side bar to hop through all the rest of the GREAT ideas!

Happy Creating
Kristi


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencil & Imagine Crafts Blog Hop



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Welcome to our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Imagine Crafts New StazOn Pads from Tsukineko
Stencils and Dies Prize Package


Here's my creation for today:


I really got out of the box and did a small canvas.  Sorry I don't have step out photos, it just kind of took on a life of its own!  I used 3 stencils on this project (LJ 896 Large flourish, LJ 808 Cathedral windows large, LJ 909 Cathedral windows small), Embossing Paste, Goosebumps, Radiant Neon Ink, 
Staz-On Ink, Accetate, Art GlitterETI Lite, Verses Rubber Stamps, Paula Best Stamps,
Ann Butler Design s MonogramStamps,  Peddler's Pack Stamps. ATC blanks, Clear Embossing Powder.

I started with the blank canvas and used the Radiant Neon Ink to stencil on the color.  I went around the edges with the ink pads directly on the canvas and blended in the color.  I then used clear embossing powder and heat set the entire thing.


 


I then made the ATC pieces.  I sprayed Goosebumps on the stencil then laid it on the paper.  After the Goosebumps were dry I added the the color.  I had a couple of tries and fails on stamping the letters from Ann Butler so I ended up stamping them in Staz-On Jet Black on acetate. 



Using Fabric  adhesive from Beacon I attached the ATCs to the canvas.  I did stamp the other word images in Staz-on and cut them close to layer later.

I started adding other elements including the flourish and glitter.  I also used a lot of Goosebumps to adhere the embellishments, which then gave me the idea of finishing the project with ETI!  

I placed the other words stamped in the places I wanted.  I chose the words "Imagine/Dream/Create as this was a hog with Companies containing these words!  When they are combined they make ART!


Here is the finished project.  Please make sure and visit all the links! Leave some comments and enjoy!  Happy Creating!


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Blog Hop With Imagine Crafts And Dreamweaver Stencils

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Welcome to our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Imagine Crafts New StazOn Pads from Tsukineko
Stencils and Dies Prize Package
Here's my creation for today:

 I love Imagine Crafts and of course Dreamweaver Stencils.  Here is my project for today!  Make sure and hop through all the blogs starting with Dream It Up!


I started by spritzing my crafting sheet with the three sprays.  Just kind of let it run and pull the tag through the colors and let dry.  Then I taped off part of the stencil area I wanted to use and applied the paste! Let it dry and then I accented with the All Purpose Ink.  I added the fun fence just because.
A closer look.
Side view to show more of the accents and the depth of the tree.


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