Monday, December 21, 2009
It's never to late to whip up a Christmas card. If it doesn't get sent this year you can be ahead of time for next year *wink*! This card was actually inspired by Tina on the KNK messageboard. SHe had asked me a few weeks ago about uses for an embossing pen. Here I used my embossing/watermark pad to create a holly watermark. But you could just as easily use your pen to color the stamp instead. I then added flock to the image. Yes I am a little addicted to flocking especially where Fluffles is concerned! My biggest flocking tip is to use a glue pen and start in small areas, and always start with the darker colors first. (I learned that the hard way a while back). so Meowy Christmas!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
KnK and Creativity Boutique design teams are joining forces for a blog hop! Each design team member will post a handmade holiday gift idea. You won't want to miss it, and rumor has it, there may be a prize involved! The fun starts on the Kreative Kaboodles blog at 9am EST, so if you are starting from my blog be sure to head back to Kreative Kaboodles after leaving a comment on my blog and follow those instructions so you can get your name in for a prize!!!!
and now for my holiday project!
Today we are going to make this…
You will need
a stamp image (or multiple images)
coloring items (pencils or markers or chalk)
a frame (I used a dollar store frame)
cardstock (I used white and a background color)
assorted paper scraps
For the first step I took the “mat” out from the frame and traced it onto cardstock and then cut it out to make a mat, saving insides to stamp images on.
I then tore the paper scraps into small pieces and glued them onto the mat.
I then trimmed any excess paper off the mat and placed a darker cardstock behind this mat.
I then stamped my images onto the scraps from the inside of the mat piece and colored the images.
I then trimmed the stamped images so that they could be matted on the darker cardstock.
And then placed both mats into the frame :D
You could vary this and include multiple mattes if desired or even cut out images to place inside frame as i did here with February Kit
The next step on this Blog hop is Deb
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
about a week and a half ago our doggie LOU hurt his back.. we took him in and they gave him a shot as usual....the next night he suddenly seemed to be staggering and having trouble walking by the following morning the hind legs were pretty much paralyzed... we took him in and they thought it could be just swelling or permanent and wanted to watch him over weekend. it never got worse but never got better so they told us to take him home this past Tuesday... it was miserable. he was such an active dog and he absolutely hated a kennel and now to heal he was confined to a kennel. after watching him scout and howling at night because he was lonely we took him to a different vet for a 2nd opinion
he was basically never gonna regain use of his hind legs..so we had to make the decission to put him down. Other other doggie Charlie is a little sad and looking for his pal, But we are thankful we still have him to cuddle.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
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Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
This card combines two of my favorites...this set of leaves stamps from Creativity Boutique and papers from KnK's February kit. To Create this I actually left the stamps on their packing and inked them up using many different fall ink colors (many being about four since I really don't have that many ;) ) and then place the card on top of the inked images. You can get these stamps here. Hope you enjoy!
On a side note HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my hubby! 18 years!!!! (and we dated for 6 years before we got married)~ Chris
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Here are close ups of those flowers!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Creativity Boutique, featuring Stampendous! and Core'dinations cardstock is searching for two Stamping Design Team members. Do you love to create? Then We want to hear from you!
Dates: September 13th thru September 27th, 2009
Here's How To Apply:
1. Submit the following to email@example.com
a. 3 projects. A project can be a layout, a card or an altered item, its your choice. All projects should include stamping. These projects do not have to be new, so show us your best work. If you already own Stampendous! stamps we would love to see what you've done with them, but all brands welcome for submission.
b. A paragraph telling us about yourself. Tell us why you want to join our team. We want to get to know you.
c. A link to any online galleries, blogs, etc. We want to see your work.
d. List of any current or previous design team experience. Please note PREVIOUS DT EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED.
e. Contact information. Please include name, mailing address, email address, and phone number
We can't wait to see your designs! We have great things in store for 2009 and our site and we are looking forward to adding design team members who are passionate about stamping and paper crafting! Thanks so much for considering our offer! If you have any questions about this opportunity please send me an e-mail at Pozzi.firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is midnight, CST on September 27th, 2009. We will make our selections no later than September 30th, 2009. Selected team members will be notified via e-mail to confirm their acceptance.
Design Team Guidelines:
1.) Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
2.) Previous design team experience is not required.
3.) Submissions will be judged by owners of Creativity Boutique and Chris Pozzi, our DT Coordinator.
4.) We will be selecting 2 individuals for the CB Design Team.
Here is what our Design Team Members will be asked to do:
1.) Commit to a 6 month term beginning October 1, 2009.
2.) Submit a total of 6 projects each month used the stamps that we supply. The projects you create each month will be used to showcase manufacturer products that are in Creativity Boutique. We will also use these projects on our Blog and in other promotions as desired.
3.) Post additional projects in their own personal design team gallery (when gallery becomes available.)
4.) Participate in forum discussions on a daily basis to help facilitate the growth of our online community. The community involvement is very important to us here at Creativity Boutique so we ask that each member try their best to devote some time to our forum and gallery every day.
5.) We also ask that our design team members promote our website to friends, family members and colleagues to help facilitate the growth of our online store, our blog, our gallery and our forum.
6.) You will be asked to post a technique on a rotating basis to our Creative Resource section of the site
7.) You will be responsible for updating the store blog one day per week on a rotating basis as assigned by the Design Team Leader.
Here is what Creativity Boutique will provide to you as a Design Team Member:
1.) A monthly stamp product package ( valued at a minimum of $25) shipped at our expense.
2.) Our design team members will receive 20% discount on personal purchases. You will also get to shop all sales in the store even when "sale prices" are above your DT Discount.
3.) Our design team members will be featured on our Design Team page along with links to their work in the gallery.
4.) You will receive Design Team recognition in our forum and gallery (once available) and you will have the freedom to use the Creativity Boutique logo on message boards and resumes.
5.) You will have access to the private Design Team forum so you can trade tips, ideas and project ideas with one another.
6.) You will then have a “product package” shipped out by the 7th of each month and your 1st project will be due to the DT Coordinator by the 20th of each month. The remaining projects will be due to the DT Coordinator by the 28th of each month. However, please be advised that the uploading of your projects date may change, but you will be notified of this change in a timely manner.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I have been asked to be the DT Lead for Creativity Boutique. I have been very busy working with Gerri-anne getting ready for an upcoming DT Call. So keep your eyes out? :D We have soo much planned, I can't wait to share it all with you! Be sure to check out all the new stamps that just arrived and Nikki Sivils papers are also in stock!
Monday, September 07, 2009
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Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I know I say that every month but this kit went together so well and really sparked my creativity!!! I did 3 layouts, a card and a small project in under 2 hours! How is that for inspiration!?!?!?!! I have shown you below the add-on kit!!! way cool. and you need the cardstock add-on!!! which has the new Bazzill embossed cardstock!!