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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Birthday Lynell!

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Welcome to the birth of a new year...2015 to be precise! In honor of that, we've decided that our monthly challenge for January will be Birthday Wishes. We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, usingDreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!

Here's my birthday wish for this week:

I love All Things Peacock and this is layer upon layer of Lynell's beautiful Peacock Stencils!  I used chalk pastels and some of Ann Butler Crafters Inks.  I just played!  This was the birthday creation I have for Lynell.  Her designs inspire me and I love creating using them!  Happy Birthday Miss Lynell.  It may not say it on the card but wishing you birthday blessings!


Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from the Dream Team:


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Twas The Night Before Christmas With Ann Butler Designs and Dreamweaver

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In a flurry of a hurry?  This month Dreamweaver is all about the Quick and Cute!  Whether it be cards, gifts, wrapping, tags or....ornaments, we have sleigh-loads of ideas!  Play along by posting your creations using the Inlinka tool on the Dream It Up blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice, and a possible BONUS stencil for using Dreamweaver Products!  This is my project for this week and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

My little friend here LOVES my new ornament.  Check out how below!


I have been having tons of fun with Paper Mache Ornaments.  I bought 4 and am going to have to go back and get some more!  I started by spray painting all of them then got my creative on.  This one was painted red.  I then I stamped with a 2" Design from Ann Butler (Unity Stamps).  I used Ann's Crafters Ink from Clearsnap and then used Gold Embossing Powder. I then used the NEW Poinsetta Stencil and Gold Embossing Paste.  This added more deminsion and more texture.  After this was dry I used Color Solutions to color the stenciled image. I also used the Color Solutions to color the Crystal Sheet!

This is a close up of the top part.
An the bottom.  I love how the gold shows through a little under the ink.  I also love the sparkle of the Crystal Sheet!
Again, here is the finished Ornament!  Hope you all have a very wonderful Christmas!  Can't wait to see what 2015 has in store!  Don't forget to visit all the blogs and leave some comments!

Cratively Yours,






Friday, December 12, 2014

Ann Butler Designs and ETI

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Welcome to the Ann Butler Designs/ETI Blog Hop! Please visit each blog and leave a comment to be entered for the blog candy. YES, a comment on EACH blog gets you an entry for the BLOG CANDY shown below! Share the fun with your friends! We will Pick the winner on Saturday the 20th!  The winner will be announced on Ann Butler Designs Blog and ETI Blog!
Here is the amazing prize package:
The giveaway includes:

EasyCast

Jewelry Resin

Mold

Resin Spray

2 colors


 Again, make sure and visit all the links and leave a comment. Sorry, due to some of the materials the winner must be in the US.
Here is my project for the hop.


I decided to go with a Christmas theme.  I used some of the jewelry molds to make embellishments for some paper mache ornaments.  I started by spray painting the ornaments.


I then got my molds ready.

I then mixed some of the Jewelry Resin and poured it int the molds I wanted to use.
I let it get firm then added a layer of gold leaf flakes.  I then added some Black Opaque dye to the resin and poured that over the leafing.



I love the finished product of resin.
I stamped the backgroud with the wonderful Ann Butler Design Stamps and her Crafter's Ink.  I added gold embossing powder and heated until melted.  I also over stamped and layered the image so it gave a rich look on the surface of the ornament.
And this is my finished ornament.  Of course you never know, there may be some glitter or bling added!
Remeber to visit all the other blogs on this hop!  Leave a comment for your chance to win this GREAT prize Package!


 Kristi Parker Van Doren (you are here)
      Lisa Rojas


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dreamweaver Thrusday Christmas Wish

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In a flurry of a hurry? This month the Dream Team are all about the Quick and Cute...whether that be cards, gifts, wrapping, or tags...we have sleigh-loads of ideas! Play along by posting your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice, and a possible bonus stencil for using Dreamweaver products in your Quick and Cute project! Here's what fun I've been up to this week:

  I did a few ornaments and added the wonderful Dreamweaver Flourish!  I started by spray painting my paper mache ornament.  I then added Pearl Paste and glitter.  The final touch was adding the Connie Crystals!  Love this cut apart mesh! (The crystals were colored with Color Solutions!!!)






 
Thanks for popping by today! Come back Saturday for a different ornament and blog hop!
Kristi

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!