Friday, September 20, 2013

It's beginning to LOOK.....

Welcome to our 
Die~Namites Dies has just released
32 new Fall and Christmas themed dies!

We are sooo HAPPY that you have chosen
to join us for the event, September 20-22, 2013

Our theme is...
“It’s beginning to look A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!”

As you are hopping along be sure to 

leave a little love on each of the Design Team blogs.

Make sure to leave a comment on the

Die~Namites Blog for an entry to win
the Grand Prize of a 
$50 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies
along with
5 ~ $10 Gift Certificates.
You will receive additonal entries for 
Liking us on Facebook,

Signing up for Email Notifications.

So Let the HOP Begin

Lynne are here!

So enough about the logistics.... LET THE HOP BEGIN....
If you have arrived here from Peggy Lee Baker's blog,
you are in the right place....
if you have just popped in...
head to Die~Namites Dies blog to begin the hop!!

Here is my creation.....

I used three Die~Namites for my Christmas Canvas.

First I painted 2 pieces of 
Canvas Corp Kraft Chipboard Handmade Paper
cut to the size of the Pretty Poinsettia die,
with Carmen ~ Silk Acrylic Glaze
I then die cut the Pretty Poinsettia image.

I applied double sided tape to the back of the
diecut image to keep the "cutout" pieces intact.
Being careful to only "stick" the ends so
I could "mould" the pieces.

I then adhered "moulded pieces" from the other
diecut Pretty Poinsettia image
over the above diecut
to create the ultimate 3~D Pretty Poinsettia.

I then cut 2 each of the Elegant Holly and Holly Branch
from a piece of Canvas Corp Linen Paper.

I painted on a layer of Olive Vine Twinkling H20's
and then went around the edges of Holly 
with Rainforest Twinkling H20's to add depth.

Now head on over to Die~Namites Dies blog.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

eclectic Paperie's Belated Birthday Bash!!!

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to eclectic Paperie's Belated Birthday Bash!  
Today we're celebrating the (belated) one year anniversary 
of the store's new ownership! It's been an amazing year, 
full of inspiring projects, wonderful classes, and many, many new products!!  
eclectic Paperie wouldn't be where it is today without the ongoing
 support of our customers and as a BIG thank you
 you'll have an opportunity to lots of great prizes! 
 eclectic Paperie will be giving away the following prizes! 
 You have until midnight tomorrow (9/20) to comment.

 A full set of Tim's NEW Distress Paints
6x6 Paper Pad Bundle
Dylusions Stencil Bundle
A set of NEW Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks
Crafter's Workshop Stencil Bundle

 To be entered into the prize drawing, 
please be sure to comment on the eclectic Paperie blog and 
on each of the eTeam blogs.  
Check out all of the thumbnail links below
 to view the rest of the eTeam projects!  Enjoy the hop!

What an honor it was to be asked to be
a guest designer for eclectic Paperiee
and then to be asked to join
the Belated Birthday Bash!!

Here is a little ditty I whipped up.....
Everyone loves gifts at a party....RIGHT!!

I chose to make my creation on a Canvas Corp Burlap Canvas there are MANY MANY layers on this canvas
let me tell you!

There is a layer of Multi Medium
(I tried to do an image was an epic fail)
Using a Palette Knife,
I lathered on a layer of Crackle Paint.

When dry....
I lathered on a layer of Viva Colour Sand Stone
through the Mini Hexagon Template.
I then painted on a layer of 
while still wet, 
 I spritzed it with Dyan Reaveley's White Line. 
Lastly, I applied, on the edges of the canvas

(glad my epic fail turned out 
to look pretty cool!!)

I then accented the canvas with
some diecut....Die~Namites Dies.

OHH and look at the Petaloo Flowers with a bit of 
Viva Colour Black Berry Precious Metal Effect Paint
on the edges of the petals.....

Hope you've enjoyed my "Birthday Bash" Creation!!

Check out all of the thumbnail links below
 to view the rest of the eTeam projects!  
Enjoy the hop!

Monday, September 16, 2013



The Newest Round of Die~Namites Dies have been Released....
and we are celebrating by having a BLOG HOP!!!

SEPTEMBER 20, 21 & 22!!

It's beginning to look ALOT like Christmas!!!

Here is a little teaser of my creation.....

Hope to see you then.......

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I began an Art Journal to help explore my creativity.

And it truly stretches me because you have to stay

I don't have any problems with color....
it's just where you go from there! 

The beauty of Silk Acrylic Glaze is that has little to no water in it
so when you use it on book pages....
they won't wrinkle!!

I painted on layers of Silks...
Apricot Nectar
Yellow Rose and

....and through
a Mini Harlequin stencil.

I then smeared some Embossing Paste through
Mini Chickwire Reversed.

How cool is the Ephemera Bits Washi Sticker Tape??!?!
Kinda lovin' the stuff myself!!

Add a bit of Gold ~ Precious Metal Effects Paint
spritzed with water....
and watch the goodness move!!

This is where I get stuck....
So...I stepped away from my project.
That's when the inspiration hit!!

I cut hand drawn flowers from various Canvas Corp papers.
Pulled out some Twinkling H20's and began coloring.

I pulled apart a Petaloo flower and
painted on some Gold ~ Precious Metal Effects Paint
and added a vintage button as a center.
For the leaves, I used a Lovely Leaves Stencil
and a bit of Golden Green ~ Ferro Special Effect Paste

I created shadows by smearing the Pitt Big Brush Pens.

And there you have it....
I have to say I truly enjoyed this
creative discovery!

Silk Acrylic Glaze:
Apricot NectarYellow RoseStargazer

The Crafter's Workshop
Mini Harlequin
Mini Chicken Wire Reversed

Canvas Corp
Kraft Paper
Linen Paper
Flute Paper

Wendy Vecchi ~ Studio 490
Embossing Paste

Stencils for Art
Lovely Leaves

Faber Castell
Pit Artist Pen Big Brush
Warm Grey 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

30 MINUTE QUICKIE.....Thank You!

Have you had this happen.....

Monday Morning....
(any morning for that matter!!)
The kids are up....

Everything is flowing....
"Hey Mom, I need a card for my teacher TODAY!!!"

Time to whip up a "30 Minute Quickie"!!

Here is the card I "whipped up"!!!

I pulled out the Swirly Butterfly....

I diecut the Swirly Butterfly out of 2 different patterned papers....

I inked both diecut images.
Then I removed the flourish from
one of the Butterflies....
added a bit of glitter and
bent it's wings for depth.

I used the left over "butterfly flourish"
to accent my flower cluster.

So, there you have it....
No one was late for school or work...
And the teacher received a BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!



Wendy Vecchi/Ranger
Orange Blossom ~ Archival Ink

Bo Bunny
Maize Vintage ~ Double Dot
The Avenues:

Monday, September 2, 2013

A sketch and a DARE!!!!!

Look what's going on over at the Die~Namites Dies blog.....
a Sketch Challenge and Die~Namites Dare!!!

Every month a new sketch will be introduced....
the sketch can be interpreted as a card, layout or altered piece!

You need to use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.

You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog, with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog. Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the Die~Namites Die blog.

A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants
for a $25 Gift Certificate to the Die~Namites Dies

Here is this month’s sketch.....

The Die~Namites Dare is to use ribbon on your creation.

Here is my take on the sketch.....

Head on over to the Die~Namites Die Blog
 to join along in the fun
.....and MAYBE YOU could be this months winner!!!