Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Fond Farewell...


Hi everyone. I want to start off by saying thanks to all the amazing group of ladies I had the pleasure of working with here at Globecraft & Piccolo. I will be moving on to new ventures and crafty fun, but rest assured the returning and new ladies coming up are FANTABULOUS. I can't wait to see all the new projects they will be sharing with all of us.

Monica Edwards
Simply Monica
For my post today I created this Fancy Hanging Header from G&P. I thought the sentiment went well for the occasion today. Love Starts with a Smile, Grows with a Kiss and Ends with a Tear! These tears are tears of the joy for sure.

I outlined the back piece with this flower trim to give it a ruffled look as I layered the additional pieces.


This is a look at the piece .


 Header.


This piece here I actually added on to the end - it is the ending to the sentiment.


Here is the entire finished piece.


I hope everyone has enjoyed my projects here with Globecraft and always remember to Create, Share and Inspire!

Hugs,
Monica

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Challenge #119 Flowers

Hello to all our crafty friends! Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day Holiday weekend - we had a great cookout and fire with our friends here in {finally sunny} Connecticut! Now that it is Tuesday it is time for another SweetStamps.com challenge. This week's challenge theme is:
 Flowers
SweetStamps has a lot of flower images {from whimsical to realistic} to choose from! 

Look at the beautiful creations from the Sweeties this week:



We'd love to see your flower creation (cards, tags, scrapbook pages, and altered art are welcome), so come and join the fun! You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store by playing along in our challenge! Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.
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Don't forget about our Monthly Technique Challenge (Flip Flop Card) runs through June 14th. Check out the monthly challenge here.

Next week's challenge theme will be Dad. Hope you'll join us for your chance to win some sweet stamps & stuff!

Happy Stamping! Have a super sweet week!
 

SweetCuts or Cheery Lynn Dies Challenge Winner

The winner of SweetStamps.com's Challenge #118 Anything Goes with SweetCuts or Cheery Lynn Dies is...

Please contact me for your winning prize of a $20 shopping spree at shop.SweetStamps.com.

Thank you to everyone who joined in on the challenge, we hope you had fun and will join us again — we have a NEW technique challenge every month, along with a weekly challenge each Tuesday!


Happy stamping!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Canned Chicken



Hi! It's Candy back to share a scrapbook layout with you.

With Globecraft & Piccolo products, it is easy to add the look of metal to your scrapbook pages without the bulk or the weight.

Candy Spiegel
Candy Scraps
Supplies:

On this page, I used pre-cut Grungeboard letters by Tim Holtz and covered them with Vintage Silver embossing powder.


Then, I created my own metal flowers out of cardstock.

First, I die cut the Tattered Flowers by Tim Holtz die using American Crafts Cardstock. Then, I used an embossing folder to add texture to the flowers. Finally, I added Real Rust, Vintage Silver and Vintage Gold embossing powders to the flowers. 

I used brads to attach them. You can also bend them slightly to provide a bit of dimension, but be careful not to bend too far or the powder will crack. (If that happens, just reheat the flower and you can make the crack vanish.)


I also covered plain wooden buttons in Real Rust Embossing Powder and added a bit of twine for a finishing touch. You can see how I did that, here.


For a tip on storing your embossing powders, visit my blog.

Friday, May 24, 2013

A Mother's Day doily



Hi there, it's Steph again.

Do you remember the tips I showed for creating fun doilies? Well today, I wanted to show you what I actually did with one of those doilies.


Steph Ackerman
Live, Laugh, Scrap


Supplies:


As I needed Mother's Day cards,  I thought the doilies would work well for a backdrop on the card. I chose to create with the Poodle Skirt embossed doily. When you emboss the doily with these wonderful embossing powders, the doily becomes firm and fun to create with. Just be gentle when adding the Embossing Powder so the doily doesn't tear.

I stamped my image on white cardstock and used Pink Rose 3D Enamel Gel on the flowers - just a little dot on the flower centers was all that I needed. When it dried I had this nice 3D effect.


I mounted my image on the Poodle Skirt embossed doily.


I then created my card by using this piece as the focal point and adding a stamped sentiment in the corner.


Look at the shine on that doily from using Poodle Skirt Embossing Powder!



Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stop by my blog to see what else I've been creating.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Stacey

The SweetStamp "Sweeties" would love to wish Stacey (owner of SS)  a very....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!




Be sure to leave a comment here wishing her a lovely day!

Thanks for all you do for us!!

From: All the Sweeties!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Challenge #118 SweetCuts Dies

Hello from Connecticut! Our challenge this week is to use one of our NEWEST products, SweetCuts dies for papercrafting. These dies are MADE IN THE USA from hardened steel and work on a variety of surfaces - not just paper!
 Anything Goes 
with SweetCuts Dies
Since SweetCuts are such a NEW product - they were just released this month - we know not everyone has them {yet}, so to join in our challenge this week you may also use a Cheery Lynn Designs die. And to sweeten things up, you can get 10% Off all SweetCuts dies with this coupon code: sweetcuts10 which is valid thru next Monday, May 27th.

Let's take a look at what our Sweeties have created with these new dies:



We'd love to see your creation with SweetCuts or Cheery Lynn dies, so come and join the fun! You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store by playing along in our challenge! Click here for our complete Challenge Rules.
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Don't forget about our Monthly Technique Challenge (Flip Flop Card) runs through June 14th. Check out the monthly challenge here.

Next week's challenge theme will be Flowers. Hope you'll join us for your chance to win some sweet stamps & stuff!

Happy Stamping! Have a super sweet week!