Saturday, February 26, 2011

Best Creation Inc Projects...with a little Epiphany Crafts thrown in

Thought it was about time I shared my Best Creation projects with you all....they all have been featured on the Best Creation Blog so its safe to post them here now.  You dont know how hard it is not to share them as soon as I complete them, lol!!  I am finding that my Epiphany Crafts Button and Epoxy makers are a great addition to my Best Creation projects!
And this is one layout that totally benefited from my Epiphany custom buttons....the perfect touch!! This layout was done as a part of the Recipe Challenge over at Best Creation on the Blog:
And then I had shared this project on the Spring Flower Blog hop earlier this month but wanted to share how I used the Epiphany Crafts smaller custom buttons:
This layout features Best Creation papers and the large custom epoxy's I made with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio:
Featuring the Jubilee line from Best Creations I created a mini book in acrylic from our recent trip to Hawaii:

A couple more layouts to go!!
This layout features the Safari Boy line from Best Creation:
I just love that die cut paper!!
And one last layout to share, this one was created with the Travel Forever line (one of my all time fav's!!  I did the stitching with the We R Memory Makers Sew EAsy that thing!!  And check out the heart epoxy in the circle in the lower right corner....that is a custom epoxy I made with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio :)
thanks for visiting my blog, I love sharing!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Its almost time for the new collections to ship from Websters Pages!!

March 14th is the day!!!  All of these stunning collections from Websters Pages will ship out for you to play with!!!

And did you know that you can already get these fantastic collections in digital form???  Yes you can!!!  Use the files for digital layouts or print out the papers and motifs and make a hybrid layout!  So many possibilities when you print out the files because you can resize and cut to your hearts content!  And you will always have the files....and endless supply of Websters Pages.

I created a two page all digital layout with the Country Estate collection that I would love to share with you:
and here is another I did recently using Life's Portrait:
I had fun playing here!! Cutting stuff, layering stuff...too much fun!
Digital kit - Lifes Portrait - papers and motifs
Journaling block is from the Vellum collection papers - Webster's Pages
ribbon stitches - Viva Artistry
Alpha and Paint - LReid
Flower and Tape - Pressed Petals
Heart STring and buttons - Juno Designs
Cardboard background - Little Feet Designs

Thanks for taking a look at the new Websters Pages collections and my work...I appreciate you!!

Just for you...a couple of blinkies to share with you....spread the Websters Pages love where ever you go :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sakura Hobby Craft and a Design Team call

Last month I attended CHA - the Craft and Hobby Association convention in Los Angeles, California.  Its something that as a designer I love to do, to see new things, try new things and meet new and old friends.  This year I was priviledged to work in the Best Creation Inc. booth, but in my time off I was free to visit the other manufacturer booths.  This is where I met Terri and learned about Sakura Hobby Craft products.  She was doing a make n take using jewelry findings and 3D Crystal Lacquers so I decided to try it.  The samples were so gorgeous and I could immediately see where this craft could cross over to scrapbooking as well.  We used 3 colors of the Crystal Lacquer, used a toothpick to swirl the colors, allowed it to dry and then later we were sent home with the dry project and a tube of the clear Crystal Lacquer to finish the pendant.  I took it a little further once I got home and added an epoxy which I made from Best Creation Inc paper using my Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio and a couple of gems.  I applied the clear Crystal Lacquer and then pressed my additional items onto the wet surface.  Check out my pendant:
While visiting the booth I saw that there was a Design Team I applied, and I got a call a couple days later that I was chosen to make a project for the call!  Terri gave me a couple of colors of lacquer and the clear lacquer to complete this project, and I am ready to share with you all what I did!

I created this wall hanging:
And I would love to share how it was created!!  I used the colored Crystal Lacquer (yellow) and outlined the thin chipboard scrolled hearts and frame, let it dry and then sprayed Glimmer mist on them.  The lacquer repelled the Glimmer Mist for the most part, I did allow it to pool some on the lacquer for some color variation.  Once the chipboard was completely dry I applied the clear Crystal Lacquer. On the frame a sprinkled some coarse clear glitter while the lacquer was dry to give it a bit of sparkle. I used one of the chipboard hearts as a frame for a photo of my mom and I and covered that with the Crystal Lacquer as well.
I also used the Crystal Lacquer on a white rose and sprinkled it with coarse glitter as well:
I popped up my frame over some Webster's Pages papers (from the Hollywood Vogue line) for some depth and then cut out some additional roses from the papers and popped several of them up as well, and then I put a coat of Crystal Lacquer over a few of them.....and I have to say that I love how the lacquer enhanced the colors in the papers!!
This will go to my mom as a just because gift......I know she already loves it!!

I thank you for stopping by to see my Sakura Hobby Craft project and hope that you will cross your fingers for me for the Design Team call!!  Check out the blog to see lots of fun projects!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekend Recap and Happy Valentines Day!!!

So....I truly spend the whole weekend scrapbooking!!!  Its been a while what with going to Hawaii for a week and then CHA for 4 days, so I was more than ready!!  Most of what I created I cant share with you....I know......tease!!  But I will share with you what I can and the rest I will share later. 
I made some cute little very simple tags for my gkids for tomorrow, which is Valentines Day......Happy Valentines Day all!

  I used the Bella line from Best Creation Inc for the butterfly, the basic Glitter Swirl  paper (white) and the Glitter Cardstock (love that stuff).
Here are a couple of layouts I did last month for Best Creation Inc using the new Travel line:

I also dabbled a little in the digital area too and made this layout using my friend Kelly's new kit called Rustic - by KC Kits: I was winding down this afternoon I remembered to do something I have been thinking about for a long time.  I love using those cleaning wipes by Lysol in my kitchen and I get the big containers and leave one on my sink, so I thought it would be nice to just cover it in paper so it looked I did it!  It only took one piece of paper and I like it :)
I used a paper from the Bella line made by Best Creation Inc.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my creations and the tease I gave you....come back on the 15th for more ;)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Handmade Spring Flowers with Best Creation Inc.

We are having our First Blog Hop of the new season today and our theme is "Creating Handmade Spring Flowers".  On each of the DT members blogs you will find lots of incredible projects and ways to create and use spring flowers that you can make yourself!  In order to win our Grand Prize be sure and collect the kinds of flowers made on each blog and send the list to Also be sure and leave comments along your way on each of our DT's blogs and especially on the Best Creation blog at the end of the hop. Be sure and check out for the list of prizes you are going to win. 

What a fun way to celebrate Spring, which according to that groundhog should be coming soon, than the first blog hop for the Best Creation Inc Design Team of 2011!!!  The first thing that came to mind for me was tulips because my little grandson Trevor just bought some with my mom for the garden.....and they are blooming!!!  Now these are very simple and easy to create so you too can have some of your own!!!

Spring Tulips

Supplies needed:
Circle punch
Needle and thread

 Each flower is made from 3 circles, 1 button and 1 strip of paper!

Step 1 - Punch two circles from one piece of paper, and punch one circle from a coordinating paper.

Step 2 - Cut a strip of paper, thin, this will be your stem.

Step 3 - Fold the two circles that are alike in half.

Step 4 - Run your paper stem through your crimper.  There are lots of alternatives to the crimper as well, you could ink the edges of the strip, or you could distress the edges of the strip, boader punch the edge, is the limit :)

Step 5 - Choose your button.  I used my Epiphany Crafts Button Studio to create a custom button using a coordinating paper, in this case Best Creation Inc paper line Jubilee.

Step 6 - Assemble the circles.  The two folded circles are layered over your coordinating circle like this:

Step 7 - Place your button at the junction where the two folded circles meet and sew through all of the layers catching each folded circle in the corners.  The button holds the flower together and allows the fold to stay open a bit, giving some great dimension.
Step 8 -  Trim the bit of the back circle away and attach your stem.

Step 9 - I like to tie a bit of ribbon around the stem to give the look of leaves.

Step 10 - You are done!!!  And ready to embellish your project/layout!!

My layout is done on a 10 inch embroidery hoop.  This is super easy to do, you just wet your paper (I run it under the water in the sink), lay it on top of the bottom circle frame, very gently place the upper ring (with the tension screw all the way out) over the lower ring and tighten.  Let dry and it will be like working on a drum.  So fun!!

My papers are the Basic Glitter Dot paper, Glitter Cardstock and paper from the Jubilee line, all by Best Creation Inc.

Well I hope you have enjoyed my quick little tutorial on making Spring Tulips!  It is now time for you to move on to Alicia's blog and see the incredible flowers she has created for you!

Dont forget to keep a list of the type of flower created on each blog so that you can send your list to Teresa!!!  If you get lost along the blog hop simply go to the Best Creation Inc Blog and click on the links there for the Design Team Members.
Have fun on the rest of the Blog Hop and Good Luck in the drawing for the prizes!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The February Kit at The Scrapping Spot...and some layouts and cards!!!

The Feb kit with The Scrapping Spot is......Fine & My Minds Eye!  And I have to say it is Fine & Dandy :)  I loved the soft colors and patterns of the papers, and Jill and Cathy once again nailed the embellishments as well, crisp white lace trim, tulle, felt butterflys, blingy brads, fun banner stickers.....and more.  So without further delay I will share The Scrapping Spot's February Kit - Fine & Dandy:
Purty huh?  Love it!  And the contents are:
Features My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy line (all papers are double sided).
2 Bazzill Blossom.
1 yd. White eyelet hearts.
1-Banner tickled pink stickers.
1/2 pkg. Pebbles felt flowers.
1/3 pkg. Fabric Flower Olivia bloomers,
20" Polka dot/Chocolate ribbon,
1/3 pkg. Class A peel dot sparkler stockers,
1-Shapes Cherry Hill Die cut,
8 ea. White tulle circles.
3 of each color Orange and pink brads.
1 sheet Scribbles border.

I so enjoyed working with this kit and I even have leftovers after completing 5 layouts and two cards...its one packed kit!

So let me share my cards first!
This first card is one that I did for my good friend Kelly who just had a baby girl in December...a little early, so I didnt get my crocheted blanket done in time for her sweet Braelyn!
This next card I created with the sketch from My Minds Eye for their January Challenge, I used my Cricut to cut the pieces for this card:
And now for my could use this kit for Valentines Day if you wanted but you totally dont have to!!  I scrapped snow boarding, Halloween, everyday, and Wedding!!

This first layout is one that I did with the January Sketch Challenge over at My Minds Eye!

My Halloween layout is of my granddaughter Jenna, she was Alice and the color of her dress was exact to the blues in the papers!  The little epoxy heart on the tree was made from the kit papers and my Epiphany Crafts large heart Shape Maker, love that tool!!!
And then we have my daughter Rachel and her love at a friends wedding.  I sprayed the background paper with a mist and strung my banner on bakers twine!  Lots of border punched strips create the layers under the photo and those Scribbles borders are the perfect touch!
I used this sweet sunset pic of my grandkids visiting the ducks at the golf course on my next layout and grounded it by using paint on the background paper.  I also used the new Epiphany Crafts Shape Maker for the large epoxys on the circles made with contrasting papers!  Thats a fun tool!
I just love the banners in this kit!!  They are perfect for titles!!

I have loved sharing my creations with you from the Feb kit from The Scrapping Spot!  And I promise you........buying this kit will put a smile on your face ;)