Monday, November 24, 2014

G45 Video Tutorial Using Raining Cats and Dogs At Blitsy Today

Blitsy has G45 Raining Cats and Dogs for Christmas?  Yep! 
( You can see the post and video here)

It's so easy to transform your everyday collections to gorgeous Christmas collections.  

The plaids, stripes, polka dots and rich color palette of Graphic 45's Raining Cats and Dogs Collection inspired me to use the gorgeous paper for a Christmas project. What's super great about this collection is that you can get double the fun for my money. It's so easy to have this collection cross-over to the Holiday season.

I grabbed one of Graphic 45's cool Kraft Mixed Media Boxes (5in x 5in) as the base of my  gift set and let it bloom from there. 

The Mixed Media box comes with 6 photo mat cards. She converted them into a decorative wall piece to go inside the decorative box.

I  prepared a very short video (under 6 min) showing the transformation from plain to spectacular. This is a super simple way to "wow" someone with a handmade keepsake.  The video is only on the Blitsy Discover site  so hop over there using this link

You can see the entire post with close ups and super quick video here at Blitsy.  And grab some G45 Raining Cats and Dogs while you are there!

Graphic 45 Mixed Media Box in Kraft 5x5 - 4500984
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection - Mischievous Menagerie 4500963
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection -Puppy Love 4500958
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection -Cats Meow 4500957
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection - Precious Pets 4500961
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection -Playful Pals 4500964
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection - Pitter Patter 4500966
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection - Banners Die Cuts 4500978
Prima Hillsboro Collection Flowers -Butter 578008
Prima Metal Dies - Doilie One 572785
Prima Flowers - Vines  - Providence Collection 578251
Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Vintage Photo
Martha Stewart Edge Punch - Doily Lace Edge
Small Alpha Stickers
Green Cardstock
Cream Cardstock
Gold Trim and Cording
Hemp Cording


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Prima's Christmas Cards Celebration

Prima 12 Days of Christmas Cards Continues - Day 7

Prima is holding a card challenge for 12 days.  Your part of the challenge is to pick any of the designer cards and lift it giving it your spin.   Then after you are done, you need to upload it to the Prima site here 

See the post at Prima here to play along and add your card

So today  we are celebrating wood icons or Prima's Say It In Crystals (SIIC).  
 I love Prima's Say It In Crystals (SIIC) .  They're versatility knows no limits.  They make any project festive - which is what Christmas is for me - a festive,- joyful time.

My wreath is created using the Prima Metal leaf dies.  

You can play along and add your card here.

572839 Prima Dies - Leaf Set of Six
573850 Prima Color Bloom  Mist -Lime Wedge
573836 Prima Color Bloom Mist -Tea Stain
846923 Prima Cigar Box Secrets - Figurados paper
577063 Prima Lace Trims 10 yards - Sand
576134 Prima Say It In Crystal - Mineral
577575 Prima Flowers -  Del Mar Collection Quarter

Brown Ink

Friday, November 14, 2014

Golden Scissors Giveaway at Blitsy

Have you heard what's going on at Blitsy?  

If you are not familiar with Blitsy, it's a crafty on-line paradise, offering up to 70% off crafting supplies.  They are having a GIANT promotion right now.  

I'd like to help you win this amazing a member of the Creative Team, I'll be handing out a pair of Golden Scissors to a lucky person on my blog.  All YOU have to do is leave a comment.  

Just for starters, Blitsy will add $10 credit to your acct for you to spend on your next order.  If you do not have a Blitsy account, contact me and I'll send an invite.  

The  rules and rest of the scoop can be found right here

 You can also win by visitng the blogs of my Teammates on the Blitsy Creative team. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Scrap Around The World - with the Flying Unicorns

Scrap Around the World - with the Flying Unicorns

The Unicorns are hosting the popular challenge site, Scrap Around the World this month.   The idea is to draw inspiration from something on the board below.    It's quite a broad challenge so anything goes.  

OK so this doesn't have the color palette , no lace, no bikes or even flowers!  You say to yourself, "Jennifer...what are you thinking?"

What I saw first was the sunflare in the photo before I saw the bike.   I used the script, music elenet and the rope/twine.    Tis the season for Santa, he is a worldly figure and so this is what  I deceided to use for my Scrap Around the World

 Can't think of anyone who gets around the world like Santa..all in one night?  Incredible.  Cheers to the big man!  

I used the cool new "Wicker Christmas Wreaths" from 2Crafty as well as the words " Twas the Night Before  Christmas".  I stained them and glittered them up with some Prima glitter.  

Come and play with the Unicorns at Scrap Around the World and visit the Unicorns home as well!
And check out the amazing Chippies from 2Crafty available at the Flying Unicorn - or on the 2Crafty Facebook page. 

2Crafty Chipboard "Wicker Christmas Wreaths" 
2Crafty Chipboard " Twas the Night Before  Christmas"
961701 Prima Art Ingredients Glass Beads - Butter
961558 Prima Art Extravagance - Gold Crackle Medium
961428 Prima Art Basics  Soft Matte Gel
961732 Prima Mica Flakes in Henna
961572 Prima Glitter Set Mardi Gras
961589 Prima Glitter Set Crimson
961596 Prima Glitter Set Luminous
961718 Prima Art ingredients - Glass Beads Plum
846855 Prima Epiphany Paper - Clear AS Day
572617 Prima Free Spirit Clear Stamp  - Music notes
Flying Unicorns string