Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils Lose Some Weight Challenge

Happy Thursday!!  
I hope your hopping along for inspiration to the Dreamweaver Stencil's January Lose Some Weight Challenge, or in other words…..CLEAN AND SIMPLE!!!

My chosen stencils today are a DW new release, Sailboat (LG755)  and an older sentiment stencil, Thinking of You (LM146).

I love the simple elegance of the Gold Leafing Technique. 
Take a few minutes and watch a step by step video I made using this technique.

See what the Dream Team has been creating for the challenge.  You can enter your Lose Some Weight Challenge entries at the Dream It Up Blog.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Simple Gift Creations with Quietfire Designs Digital Cutting Files

 It is my turn to share on the Quietfire Designs Blog!!

Today I am sharing a simple gift creation using Quietfire Designs digital files, a Silhouette Cameo digital cutting machine and software and vinyl.

This entire post was RIDDLED with technical difficulties on the user's  (ME) part.  The video below is a screen video of the file being  created in the Silhouette Cameo Designer Edition software.  I had plans of actually videoing the creation of the gift, BUT my wonderful son borrowed my video camera over the weekend and left it with a dead battery.  Gotta love sharing!!!

Anyhoooo…onto the important stuff…..

The file has been created and is being cut by a Silhouette Cameo.  I used red Oracal 651 vinyl.  I am applying the design to the glass of a 5 x 7 photo frame and I don't anticipate any harsh condition for the gift, but none the less, 651 will do the trick.

Here is the design after being weeded and transfer paper has been applied.  
I used R Choice Clear Transfer Sheets.  They are the perfect amount of tack for any project.

The design has been applied the glass and has been burnished.  The blue tool to the right is a burnishing tool.  I rub it over the design to adhere the adhesive from the vinyl to the glass.

See how easily the transfer paper comes off of the design and the glass.  Piece of cake.

Remember in the video how I flipped the design horizontally for cutting?  Now that the design is right way, can you see that you can't feel the vinyl on the outside of the glass?  

The finished gift!!  
I placed a white piece of card stock on the back of the design, but one of my favorite things to do is create a "floating" frame.  It is so simple.  Hot glue the glass to the frame from the inside and leave the back of the frame off.  You can then hang your frame not the wall and it looks as if the frame and design are floating.

Thank you so much for watching and reading along.  I apologize for the not having the second part of my project on video.  Dang kiddos!!

Enjoy your week and I will see you next time!!!

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils Winter CHA New Release…10 NEW Stencils!!

Happy Thursday!!  Today is the funnest day, the funnest day of a NEW RELEASE!!!  Today is the day that we can finally share all the great new designs that Dreamweaver Stencils is releasing!!

We are challenging you this month to Lose Some Weight or in other words, CAS (clean and simple).  Drop the embellishments are ride with it.

I had a great time using all the new stencils!!  The stencil I chose for today is a new LJ size, Swirly Hearts.   You can view all of the new releases on this Stencil With Style page.

My card was paste embossed with Red Glossy Embossing Paste.  Once dry, I used a square Spellbinders die and cut out a piece of the corner of the card.   The embossed panel was adhered to a red matte and a white card base.  I then matted the piece that was die cut from the background and used foam adhesive to pop it up off the card.

Please join us for our Lose Some Weight Challenge (clean and simple).  Create your card and link it to the Dream It Up Blog.

Get ready for some more new release stencil projects and more challenge inspiration!!!  Stop by these blogs and leave some love!!

Dream It Up!
Lea Kimmel
Louise Healy
Stacey Rumsby
Terrece Siddoway
Wendy Jordan 
Pam Hornschu
Cherylynn Moser 

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Monday, January 6, 2014

The Door Was Marked " You by Quietfire Designs

Hello there!!!    This is my first post as a new member of the Quietfire Design Team!  I have received such a warm welcome and am thrilled to be here.  As I am sure you all are, I am wild about Quietfire Designs.  The stamps, the digital files….I could go on.

Here is a bit about me… I live in Western Montana, a stones throw from the Idaho border, I have a super husband, four children (we have a blended family), one boy, 20 and three girls, 17, 11 and 10.  We have four Labradors and 7 chickens.   My husband and I both own our own businesses and I am currently obsessed with knitting and crochet.  I must do it everyday to live,   haha!!  In addition to designing for Quietfire Designs, I also am a Design Team member for Dreamweaver Stencils.

We have a wonderful piece of paradise.  Here is a photo taken from my back porch!

There you have it!!    Now onto the important stuff!!

Today I created with one of the latest and greatest, The Door Was Marked "You".

The sentiment was stamped on a  background that I made by mixing three Versa Magic Chalk Inks, Pink Petunia, Perfect Plumeria and Malted Mauve.  I added the colors to a craft sheet and applied with a brayer to white card stock.

The sentiment was stamped with Pearlescent Crimson Brilliance pigment ink and heat embossed with detail clear embossing powder.

Spellbinders dies are one of the best products to compliment Quietfire Designs amazing stamps.  You don't have to look far to find a combo of the two products that are perfect for each other.

For my card, I cut the Spellbinders Fleur Di Lis Doily Accents border die.  I cut two of them and slightly shifted to over lap each other.  Pearl Accents from Ranger top off the femininity of this card.   As I wrote this the last sentence, I just realized that this a sentiment I would use on a card that I would give my husband, but I can't give him a pink card.  I will have to make another with masculine colors.  Watch for it on my blog.

Thank you for taking the time to read my inaugural post!!

Supply List:

Stamp: Quietfire Design

Ink: Tsukineko Versa Magic, Tsukineko Brilliance Ink

Embossing Powder: Stampendous

Dies: Spellbinders

Accents: Ranger

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