Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hero Arts Video

Have you been over to visit the Hero Arts Blog this week to check out the amazing cards my sister, Tami, has created?  On Monday she shared this masterpiece! And on Tuesday she shared this one...just stunning! 

I was thrilled that she asked me to be a part of her week and create a video to share on Wednesday. I showed how to create some cute girly hair accessories using some Hero Arts stamps and embellishments.

My little model wouldn't sit still for long, so I just got a couple shots of the headband I made. ;)  Check out the other barrettes I created and the video here.

Also, I've had fun changing up the look of my blog this week.  I am loving the yellow & gray color combo lately so I decided to give it a try here on the blog. 

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Jane's Bakery Blog Hop

Hi there! I was invited by the incredibly talented Jane Beljo to participate in a blog hop that celebrates her first stamp set called Jane's Bakery.  

Aren't all those images adorable?!?!  I love that you can make a complete card from this one set.  It has all the images you need...a background, sentiment and three main images to choose from.

Here's my card I created...

I stamped the polka dot background using Hero Arts Soft Sand Shadow Ink and the cake is paper-pieced using some papers from My Mind's Eye.

And I made that cute little chrysanthemum flower embellishment from clay...which is totally inspired by the wonderful buttons that Jane makes! :)

Be sure to check out what all these fabulous girls created using Jane's Bakery stamp set too!

Want to get your hands on this adorable set?  You can buy Jane's stamp set from her Etsy store or at JayGee's Nook.

And I just want to shout out a big "THANK YOU!" to Jane for asking me to play along today!  You are amazingly talented and a huge inspiration.  I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next! :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Handmade Embellishments

Hi everyone!

Yesterday morning I posted a picture on Twitter of some handmade clay embellishments that I was making and I couldn't believe all the sweet comments I got about them.  I got a lot of questions about how to create them and supplies, so I thought I'd just do a little blog post.

A couple weeks ago I bought a few molds on Etsy with plans to make some of my own embellishments and yesterday I finally got to play.  The molds I bought are from Mold Muse and here are some of the embellishments I made...

The chrysanthemum is my favorite!  I've got so many ideas in my head of things I could do with these from jewelry to home decor...and of course I'm going to have to put them on some cards! :)

And then I remembered I had some Sculpey MoldMaker that I have used to make some buttons in the past, so I made a few of my own molds. I just used random buttons, beads and brads that I had lying around.  It's a little tricky to get a good impression and I think I need to practice a bit, but here are some of the mold I made...

And these are some of the embellishments from my handmade molds...

The molds that I purchased were much easier to use, but I love that these are so unique and cannot be found anywhere else. They are far from perfect, but so fun! :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!