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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Christmas Hop with Dreamweaver and Stampendous

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SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers fromCore'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you might win:

My post for the day!
I LOVE this stamp set from Stampendous!  Let's take a closer look!

Snowflakes are stenciled and then glitter added.  I also "colored" this snowman using glitter rather than markers or pencils!
Art Glitter has a FAUX SNOW that is perfect for this.

The Core'dinations cardstock is so nice and smooth for stamping!  I like this paper for sure!

Isn't this snowman the cutest!
The finished project again!  Now don't forget to visit all the other blogs and leave me a comment before you move on!  Happy Creating!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Christmas Time With Dreamweaver Stencils

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SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers fromCore'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you might win:



Next up in the texture paper sanded!  I used Leafing from Dreamweaver Stencils. 

This last one is just fun!  I used more glitter paper on this card with the ornament layers!  Love this NEW die cut from Dreamweaver Stencils!



Hope you enjoyed the projects today and will come back Friday for my other HOP project!  Make sure and visit all the blogs every day this week! Leave a comment and hop to the next person and comment there!  Have a creative day!


Wednesday, October 8, 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:

I started by covering each page with paper.  I then picked what stencils and embellishments I wanted to use on each.  So I will start with he cover and the first two inside pages.  Happy Haunting!

I like the open area on the cover.  You can see the Spider Stencil and the Web Stencil!




 I used the translucent paste with clear glitter to make the web look more "web like"!
 Glitter in BLACK for the spider!

And to make my friend, Lisa Fulmer (Craft Your Stash), happy, I did not purchase new stuff for this!  I used what I had on hand...I am so inspired by this book and think everyone should own the book and then use what you have.  If you HAVE to purchase,then try to buy local!!!







Friday, October 3, 2014

Craft Your Stash Book Review with Lisa Fulmer

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I am honored to be part of this GREAT book review!  Lisa Fulmer hits the nail on the head with this insightful look of how and what we create!  Tools, Organization, Storage & Project Ideas make this a MUST HAVE!  Also, as much as buying new things is fun, using what we have is more fiscally responsible! As a single mom with a boy in high school and one in college, I have had to look at things in a different way.  This book inspired me to look at all the stuff I have and make something cool.  As it happened, my dear friend Haley and her husband just adopted a sweet little girl.  Also, as it happened, I did not HAVE to buy anything for this project.  I did purchase a LARGE "K", even though I had one in my stash.  I would have used the one I had but had just planned another project using the one in my stash.  

This project was inspired from a combination of projects from the book.  The Mosaic Scrapbook Layout,  Photo Cube & Door Plaque.

Supplies:
Graphic 45 Little Darlings Paper
Adhesive
Acrylic Paints
Crackle Paints
Sponge Brushes
Crochet Flowers
Buttons
Pastel Fran-tage
Scissors
Pencil


The wooden letter had some rough edges so had to be sanded some.  I took care of that and then painted both sides and the edges of the "K".  The paint gives a better surface for adhering.

I used colors from the nursery in case paint peeks through.

I traced on the back of the papers for the front.  I placed them paper and then started gluing the paper to the "K".  I used the foam bush to apply a nice, smooth even layer of glue so the paper would not buckle.  I made sure to not get too much so the paper would not buckle from the moisture.  I used glue instead of double stick tape to adhere the paper more securely all the way to the edges.

I added some crackle paint in areas and let dry.  I decided to mute the colors a bit more later by adding more white in areas and started playing with embellishment placement.

This is a close up of the finished "K" bottom left.  A teddy bear button was added and some of the fun faux stamps from the paper pack.  I also used buttons and the flowers.  The flowers were also made by a good friends daughter. (She did these around age 8!)  Thank you Noelle Wagner!!!

This is the right side of the "K"

I personalized the "K" even more with scrabble tiles to spell out the new special life!  Welcome to the Kahn Family Kennady Annmarie!  

The final project!

Even though you probably won't see the back very often I still wanted it to be pretty and look finished.  I added more paper and then a few cut outs from the paper.  I also used the gift tag from the paper as my gift tag!  Love G45 Papers!!!



A final look at the finished project.
Again, make sure and get your copy of this inspirational book TODAY!

Other blogs to visit today...
Tanner Bell    
Kristi Parker Van Doren           



3 Ways To Buy!
1. Signed copies for sale on http://craftyourstash.com
2. Amazon (See Link)
3. Local craft and book stores






Thanks for stopping by...Keep Creating and BUY LOCAL WHEN POSSIBLE IF YOU DON'T CRAFT YOUR STASH!                               Kristi