November 28, 2014

Bloggers Challenge - Flashback Friday

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday! Thanks to those who played along with the Friendship Challenge, the challenge Flashback Friday.  What is Flashback Friday?  Flashback Friday is a look back at one of your favorite projects you've created in 2014.

2014 found me creating more Mixed Media projects, so I've decided to share one of my favorites for Flashback Friday!  Details can be found on this post.



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November 26, 2014

Waiting for Santa


Inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, the sweet children from the Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder stamp set are decked out in their cute little Santa Claus hats.   I paper pieced the hat's using North Coast Creations Santa's List stamp set, stamping the hats on scraps of pattern paper and Vanilla card stock.  All pattern paper is from Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collection 2014.

A little Black Friday Paper Crafting enabling, Artistic Outpost, and sister companies Our Daily Bread Designs and North Coast Creations are all having a 20% off sale through Sunday, November 30, 2014, 11:00 p.m. EST.  US Customers will receive FREE Shipping on all orders over $25 and all orders over $100 will also receive the ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2014 (that's the paper I used on my card).  Click on the company names above for more details on this fabulous sale!

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November 25, 2014

Altered Glass Block and Ornaments - Christmas Gift Giving


This week, the Craftwell eBrush Design Team members are sharing more Altered Projects using the eBrush.  I'm thrilled with the way my projects turned out and can't wait to make more to give as gifts!

For my projects, I've altered store bought greenery, White Vinyl and a Glass Block using the eBrush, Sharpie Markers and Spectrum Noir Markers for a beautiful centerpiece!  I've also altered a Glass Ornament using the eBrush, Sharpie Markers and White Vinyl, and a Wooden Ornament using Sharpie Markers and the eBrush.

I love the fact that I don't have to worry about having multiple colors of vinyl on hand to create these projects (Altered Glass Block and Ornament).  Simply use Sharpie/Spectrum Noir markers along with your eBrush to color your vinyl!

Here are the items I started with




Supplies:
eBrush - Sharpie Adapter, Spectrum Noir Adapter
Sharpie Markers - Metallic Gold, Red, Green, Brown, Spectrum Noir Markers
Miscellaneous Die Cuts (Silhouette), cut with electronic cutter from White Vinyl

Transfer Tape
Non Stick Craft Mat 
Glass Block, Wood Ornament, Glass Ornament

Christmas Greenery
Burlap Ribbon

I have a few step out photos here in my post, to see more photos and details, please visit the Craftwell Blog. 






Finished Glass Block with the lights off


Alter a clear ornament and White Vinyl using Sharpie Markers and the eBrush


Close up of the finished glass ornament



Close up of the wooden ornament colored with Sharpie Markers and the eBrush


Here's another view of the completed projects with the lights on the Glass Block off




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November 23, 2014

Yuletide Greetings

Have you started your Christmas cards yet?  I have a handful done, but no where near the amount I need to send to the people on my list.  This past week we had January weather in November, no snow just bitterly cold, and now we are back into the 50's!  

I have another Christmas card to share with you today, inspired by the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge using stamps from Artistic Outpost and Custom Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs along with paper from Bo Bunny.


The trees from the Sleigh Ride set are stamped in Hunter on a scrap of the pattern paper, then die cut using Our Daily Bread Designs Circle Ornament Dies, and matted on Espresso card stock using the the ODBD Custom Matting Circle Dies. The Elk is from the MidWinter stamp set, stamped in Ranger Coffee Archival on a scrap of the pattern paper, then fussy cut and adhered to the stamped panel as shown.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost MidWinter, Sleigh Ride
Card Stock - Kraft, Espresso
Ink - Hunter, Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Twine, Gems, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper, Big Shot, ODBD Custom Circle Ornaments Die, ODBD Custom Matting Circles Dies

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November 22, 2014

North Coast Creations November Release

Welcome to North Coast Creations November Release! This month, North Coast Creations is releasing two Christmas stamps, Snow Angel Murphy and Nutcracker.  Continue reading below to find out how you can win one of two North Coast Creations $10 Gift Certificates good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.

I'm sharing cards created using both of the November release stamps along with Pattern Paper and Custom Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs, NCC's Sister Company.

My first card uses Snow Angel MurphySanta's List (hat) and Santa Paws (sentiment) stamp sets along with Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collection 2014, Custom Matting Circles Dies and Custom Circle Ornaments Dies.


After die cutting the pattern paper from the Christmas Paper Collection, I matted it on Gold card stock, then the Soft Sky base card.  I stamped Snow Angel Murphy in Coffee Archival ink on Kraft and Vanilla card stocks and also on scraps of the pattern paper, cutting the pieces as shown, sponging the edges before adhering them.  I also stamped the "hat" from Santa's List on a scrap of the pattern paper, it fits Murphy just right!  I used the ODBD Custom Circle Ornaments Die to cut the pattern paper, layering it on the Gold panel that was die cut using the ODBD Custom Matting Circles Dies.

I used the omitting technique to stamp the sentiment from the Santa Paws stamp set on a scrap of the pattern paper, mounting it on Gold card stock and adhered to the card using dimensionals.

Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations Snow Angel Murphy, Santa's List, Santa Paws
Card Stock - Gold, Soft Sky
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Big Shot, ODBD Custom Circles Ornaments Dies, ODBD Custom Matting Circles Dies, Spellbinders Curved Borders Two, Seam Binding, Button, Gem, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Ink Blending Tool, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2014

My second card uses the Nutcracker stamp along with Our Daily Bread Designs Christmas Paper Collection 2013, ODBD Custom Vintage Flourish Pattern Dies, ODBD Custom Vintage Labels Dies and ODBD Custom Flourished Star Pattern Die.


I created an SVG File for the Nutcracker, and cut the file from White card stock using the Silhouette, then used a SAMJ to stamp the image in Black Archival.  I added color to the image using STAEDTLER Watercolor Markers, sponged the edges with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress ink, then adhered the image to the Christmas Paper that was die cut using one of the dies from the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, adhering it to the Black panel that was die cut using the Vintage Labels Die. The large Black panel was die cut using the Flourished Star Pattern Die.

Details:
Stamps - North Coast Creations Nutcracker
Card Stock - Kraft, Black
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
Other - Ink Blending Tool, Seam Binding, Gold Cord, Button, Glue Dots, Dimensional, Big Shot, ODBD Christmas Paper Collection 2013/Vintage Labels Die/Flourished Star Pattern Die/Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, STAEDTLER Watercolor Markers

NCC Products:


ODBD Products:



Prize Details:
Two randomly selected winners will each receive a $10 gift certificate to North Coast Creations, good towards the purchase of NCC stamps,  just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM EST to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!   Winners will be posted November 25th, on the North Coast Creations Blog, so be sure to check back there to see if you are one of the winners! 

For more inspiration using the November Release you can see the other Designers projects on the North Coast Creations Blog, or visit their blog links below:

Sandee * Lori * Dawn * Julie * Lisa * Amber

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