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My passion is Creating! I have been fortunate to work with some of the leaders in the Craft and Hobby Industry. See my Creative Resume by clicking on "My Creative Resume".

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fun CHA Designer Blog Hop

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I am so thrilled to be representing Stampendous today in my part of the CHA Designer Blog Hop!  I love the products from this company and love they are now the owners of Dreamweaver Stencils!  So let me show you the goodies I started with and see the end product!
Stampendous was so great to send options!  

I started by stamping the images I was planning to use.  I knew I wanted a 3D look so stamped the fairy image several times.
 These are rubber stamps that I attached to a clear handle for easy stamping.  I used VersaFine ink as I wanted to get all the details.

I then started by adding color to the canvas.  I used acrylic paints in a sage green, cream, sky blue and a brighter blue.  I just worked  the colors until I got the look I wanted.

I colored the stamped images with color pencil.  I got so involved with the project I stopped taking step out photos.  So I added die cut trees, dimensional foam dots, glitter and a cool piece of lace for texture and interest.  This is finished project!

And some close up images...

I am so glad that I got to work with Stampendous on this project!    Hope you enjoyed this project!  Keep creating!

WIN $500!
WIN $500!
Follow the CHA Paper Arts+ Blog Hop all week on the CHA Blog for updates on new designer blog posts and projects. There will be a “password” at the end of each designer blog post. Make sure you keep track of all of the “passwords.” At the end of the hop you’ll need to use the “passwords” to form a phrase.

The first two people to tweet CHA @Craftandhobby the correct phrase will win:

1st Prize: $500 toward travel to the Paper Arts+ Show (trade only)
2nd Prize: $25 AMEX gift card
Here is your “password”: CHA

Don’t forget, registration is now open for the CHA Paper Arts+ Show in Chicagoland where you’ll see, touch and learn about product, like the products that were donated for this Blog Hop by Stampendous.  Paper Arts+ is A CRAFT FUSION experience with exhibits offering everything from paper to jewelry to mixed media materials.  The industry will be there looking for fourth quarter trends and new product SKUs. Members attend for FREE! For more information and to register, visit www.craftandhobby.org/paperarts.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bella Crafts Connection Retreat

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I am honored to be teaching at this wonderful event and will also have space in the open air market to sell kits and things!  I am so excited to be part of this event!  Read More HERE and sign up for updates!

I will have 3 different workshops:

Making a 3D Bezel using Spellbinders Products and Resin From ETI

Creating a Mini Album using G45 products and the NEW Sizzix Die from Eileen Hull

Smoothfoam photo cube with Ann Butler Designs

Are you ready to get your creative on???

I will be posting photos soon of projects and kits!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Creative Scarves - Book Review

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Today is the final day of a special 5-day blog tour to celebrate the release a new book, Creative ScarvesI am honored to be part of the tour!  You have the opportunity to win a signed copy of the book, plus a $100 gift card to shop at Dharma Trading, where you can buy lots of yummy crafting supplies! This prize drawing is open to international folks as well!
creative scarves by tiffany windsor
Tiffany Windsor, her sister Heidi and her grand niece Savannah have put together so many wonderful ideas for creating unique creations!

I love the customizing an "already" scarf to a really perfect idea just for you!

The projects are split into seasons!  Every season has wonderful photos and tips to get the very best results!  It also gives you tips on how to wear, twist, knot and more your finished creations!

Working for a retailer that sells scarves this have been inspirational and I will be using some of the ideas in an upcoming scarf night at Christopher and Banks!

Below is the photo of the summer section and I LOVE the colors.

I am getting ready to create a scarf from T-shirts!!!
There are 19 more designers and bloggers on the tour!  The full schedule is on Tiffany's blog. Be sure to enter to win the awesome prize - have fun!

What a great way to start your weekend!  Get your creative on, get this book and make some wonderful creations!

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Happy Creating!

Friday, February 27, 2015

DIY Large Letter Wall Art

This month is DIY for National Craft Month!  I have loved the large letters that people use for Wall Art!  So I got a plain letter and made it pretty for a friend of mine.  She wanted a letter for her new daughter's room!  Add paper and and embellishments!  Makes for a wonderful addition to any nursery wall! This is also a GREAT project to use items you have around!  Craft Your Stash!!

 I love to finish the back as well!  Happy Creating and make sure and check out the other designer blogs for other ideas!  Click the link to hop forward on the side of my blog!!

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Clearsnap Blog Hop

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I am participating in this fun hop of Clearsnap & Ann Butler Designs!  Clearsnap manufactures some of Ann Butler's amazing faux quilting stamps and Crafter's Inks.  

I am creating a frame using some fun products!  Let's get started!
 I started with the Crafter's Ink and coated the frame.  I then used one of the foam backed stamps and Canyon Ink.
 I then used some of the new Pumpkin Pie Spritzer and sprayed the entire surface.  I covered the surface with clear and sparkle embossing powder and heat set.
 Next I used an art screen by Ann Butler and Deep Woods ink to add texture.  I added more embossing powder and heat set.
 I added some bling from Connie Crystal and some flowers.  I sprayed the flowers with some Spritzer Ink and then just hit the tips with white paint.  
 I attached all the embellishments and added my photo of Rod Stewart!  

 A closer look.
 Thanks for visiting and hope you hop to the other blogs too!  Leave a comment to be entered for the prize package!

Kristi Parker (you are here)

Happy Creating