Friday, November 27, 2015

Bitsy - Jazz Up Your Chjristmas Cards with Embosing Folders

Hi folks!  I'm on the Blitsy Blog with a cool way to jazz up your cards using embossing folders.  

I have a step-by-step tutorial showing how I made this, complete with product links to help make your Black Friday Weekend shopping so much easier!

Zip on over to the Blitsy Blog to get started.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Blitsy Golden Scissors Blog Hop and Black Friday Sneaks!

Blitsy's - Hop For the Golden Scissors ( Start the hop right here)

Hey guys!  You have arrived from Adrianne Surian's Blog Called "Happy Hour Projects"

Welcome to the Blitsy Golden Scissors Blog Hop! Each blog in this hop is giving away a pair of Golden Scissors, which means you have 14 chances to win! You definitely want a pair of the Golden Scissors because then you’ll be entered into the grand prize drawing for $1000 to spend at Blitsy or a year’s worth of craft supplies! The next stop will be Tyra Babington / Just Tyra .

Just leave a comment on each blog and make sure to comment about the special Black Friday sneaks shown on each blog.

Commenting/entries open until 7pm CST on Thanksgiving. Winners will be announced during our #blitsysleepover Pajama Party and posted on our Blog.


Take a look at all the amazing sales that will be going on at Blitsy all weekend!
There will be new sales launching Black Friday at 12am CST, Saturday 6am CST, Sunday 6am CST, and Cyber Monday 6am CST. 

Grab some tape!
Blitsy will have some amazing deals on 3M tape.  Like the 3M ATGs & refills. The 3M (3M085 ) ¼ in. will be $12.99 (reg MSRP $31.99) on Friday! And crazy prices on Scor-Tape. The 3M Scor-Tape 1/8in x 27 Yards will be 99 cents!

Did someone say Prima?  
Check out Prima's A Victorian Christmas Collection. It will be on sale Sunday including Prima Marketing A Victorian Christmas 6" x 6" Paper Pad $2.49 (reg MSRP $5.99)

Do you love Docraft?
Docrafts Christmas With Wellington Collection is on sale Sunday. The A5 Die-Cut Toppers will be 75 cents (reg MSRP $1.99)

Here are some other amazing products to look for:
Friday: Tons of Prima!
Saturday: Prima Marketing Exclusive Mystery Packs
Monday: Spellbinders Die-Cutting Machine, Dies, & More!

Black Friday Weekend Schedule

*Please note all times are based on Central Standard Time.
Thursday, Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving10am CST: An early Planner sale launches on (get the sneak along the hop!)
Friday, Nov. 27 - Black Friday
12am CST: 
Black Friday officially begins on
Join Live with Blitsy for an online crafting Pajama Party (details below)
Saturday, Nov. 28 - Blitsy's Birthday Party
6am CST: 
Even more Black Friday deals released
Sunday, Nov 29 - Tons of holiday deals
6am CST: Even more Black Friday deals released
Monday, Nov 30 - Cyber Monday
6am CST: Cyber Monday deals begin

And in case you need re-directing, here is the complete Blog Hop Order:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Frank Garcia Introduces his Design Team

Frank Garcia has rounded up a team for his newest releases

 The first ever Frank Garcia Design Team! Lisa Nazario-GregoryCari Fennell Delaina Burns Jennifer Olek Snyder Trina McClune Lisa Novogrodski Beatriz Jennings I'd like to thank these talented ladies for their time but also their friendship! I can't wait to show you what is in store! 
You can find Frank here at his home site.  

I know!  Exciting or what!

Here are a few of the projects I've created using Frank Garcia Collections: 
You can find this piece using Victorian Christmas right here

This home decor piece was made also using Frank's Victorian Christmas. You can see that post right here

This is Frank' Archivist Collection and the original post is found right here.  

Stay tuned to see what Frank has in store for 2016!

Prima's Julie Nutting Cowgirl Becky - Christmas In the Country Canvas

Christmas in the Country 

 Christmas in the country - Julie Nutting style! This is Julie Nutting's Becky doll stamp.  Isn't she just darling? I thought it would be fun to have her celebrate Christmas.    

So it's time for a Prima Ambassador Class!
I'll be teaching a class at Buffalo Stamp and Stuff using this canvas and sweet Becky. 
    When?  Sat Nov 21st.  You need to call ahead and reserve your spot.
    Time 1:30pm - 4:30pm 
    Address: 3356 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 14226

I stamped the doll using a watercolor paper pad. I dressed her using Prima's Victorian Christmas collection and a few embellishments.  

After I dress the doll, I like to give her a nice rich coating of ink on one side like shadowing. 
 I colored her hair using the Prima water brush and some distress ink.  I dip the tip of the waterbrush right into the Distress ink. 

 The canvas I used is a 5x7 canvas board.  I stamped and inked to create the background - as the two images below show.

You can find a large variety  of Julie Nutting Stamps right here.

Prima Art BasicsSoft Matte Gel 961428
Prima Julie Nutting Doll Stamp 910457
MgGill Leaf Punch
Martha Stewart Punch - Branch
Prima Chalk Edgers - Olive Vine 891121
Prima Chalk Edger - Raspberry Pie 891053
Prima Chalk Edger - Teak Wall -891268
Prima Chalk Edgers - Rose Bud 891046
Prima Chalk Edgers Lime Pie 891305
Prima Victorian Christmas 6x6 990541
Prima Victorian Christmas Flowers -Rudolph's Nose 583446
Prima Victoria Christmas Say It In Crystals SIIC 582333
Cheese Cloth
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Lime Wedge 573850
Hemp String