Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Seasons Givings Blog Hop - Year 2!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR~!!
明けましておめでとうございます~!



Hi everyone! Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop - Year 2! A group of stampers and companies got together and created a special blog hop. This hop is special because every single person on the list below is giving something away from their stash. All you need to do is go to their blog and leave a comment. It's really, really easy! Now grab a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever your favorite beverage is and start hopping.

Thought I'd share my recent project I created for Hazel & Ruby :) They will be debuting at the 2014 Winter Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) trade show in about a week! If you are attending, please visit them at Booth #2200 (under New Exhibitors). I altered a plain clipboard with their patterned papers from the Gone Typo Collection and used their popular Stencil Mask, Broadside Alpha 2.5 Inch.


Quick Tutorial on using the Stencil Mask on back of clipboard.
Adhere & Seal Get Typing patterned Paper with Mod Podge - Matte Finish. 


Place "Hazel," "Ruby" and flower shape on clipboard.
Apply two coats of white paint (dry each coat).


When dried, place borders, brackets and "&".


Apply two coats of blue paint (dry each coat).
Peel all the Stencil Mask pieces off and clean with baby wipe.


Now to the goodies! As a way to thank you all for always visiting my blog (if you're new, please become a follower), I have a fun assortment to give away. Just leave me a comment on this post and I will pick the winner Monday, January 6th at 6pm CST. NOTE: if a winner with an international address is picked, I will have to replace Hazel & Ruby Stencil Mask with another fun product due to shipping costs. Thanks for understanding!

Prizes include: Hazel & Ruby; Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft; David Tutera for Darice/Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock; Want2Scrap and Spellbinders Creative Arts

Here is the list of my fellow bloggers who are participating:


Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
MargieH xo

Sunday, December 22, 2013

JustRite: Grand Thank You Sentiments Cling Stamps

During JustRite® PaperCraft’s December 2014 Release, I was in San Jose, CA for a quick trip to visit my friend (see San Jose CA Road Trip & Card Making Class). I loved that they released a Grand Thank You Sentiments Cling Stamps set and I knew I had to create a card with it!


JustRite12月のリリースの途中、私はカリフォルニア州のサンノゼ市へ行きました。詳しい事は、San Jose CA Road Trip & Card Making Classを見て下さいね。ちょっと遅れましたけど、今日はSpellbindersのダイを使い、Thank Youカードを作りました。

So I got out my trusted Spellbinders® Card Creator A2 Filigree Delight die template to use as my card front. The cluster of embellishments were created by rolling S4-357 Spiral Blossoms Three die cut and accenting it with S4-328 Foliage die cuts in the back...


Project Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Grand Thank You Sentiments Cling Stamps
Spellbinders® Creative Arts - S4-328 FoliageS4-357 Spiral Blossoms Three and S5-177 A2 Filigree Delight
Inks – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa)
Card Base - Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/David Tutera™ Celebrate Cardmaking System
Patterned Papers - Carta Bella (Winter Fun Collection)
Pearls - Want2Scrap©
Pin - Maya Road (Trinket Pins)
Wire Ribbon - Offray
Adhesives - Beacon Adhesives (3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (3D Foam Squares)

Thanks for stopping by to visit!
MargieH

Thursday, December 19, 2013

San Jose CA Road Trip & Card Making Class

Earlier in the month, I went to visit my friend Emi Kume in San Jose CA. She is the founding editor of "Love My Memories" magazine, a Japanese papercrafting magazine, and is credited for bringing scrapbooking to the forefront in Japan. I am fortunate to be a contributing writer for the magazine.

The first thing we did once I got to San Jose was a visit to Scrapbook Island - one of my "must go" places on my list and I wasn't disappointed :) LOVEd that store!! AND I finally got to meet Laurie...we talked like we were old friends! Love that!

On the first day, we did a short tour around San Francisco...OMGosh, it's been over 20 years since I last visited! What a beautiful city! In about five hours, we covered the Painted Ladies (Alamo Square), Golden Gate Bridge, Union Square and Treasure Island...WOW! LOL!!





During my stay, I had a fabulous opportunity to do a card making class with her Japanese students, using Spellbinders® die templates and some techniques to kick it up a notch! This is what they created...






I love how you can mix and match different die templates to layer, to ink, to fold & tuck, to stencil....so many different techniques! (Pictures taken by Emi)





Here are the lovely ladies who participated in the class! THANK YOU & お疲れ様でした~!楽しい時間ありがとうございました。また、カードを一緒に作りましょう。


BIG THANK YOU to the following manufacturers who made this possible: Spellbinders Creative Arts, WorldWin Papers, David Tutera for Darice/Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock, JustRite Papercraft, Graphic45, SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE BY 3L, IMAGINE Craft/TSUKINEKO and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft!!

It was such an amazing time and the much needed break from the intense CHA (Craft & Hobby Association trade show) prep! LOL! Thank you for an amazing time, Emi & family!! xo

Thank YOU for reading this far :)
MargieH

Hazel and Ruby: Very Merry, A6 Card Pad

Hey all! Just wanted to give my friends who are still getting holiday cards done (COUGHmeCOUGH) an idea! I was creating holiday cards from Hazel & Ruby Very Merry, A6 Card Pad. Goodness! They were SO EASY & FAST to create. Take a look...



I created four out of the five designs in this pad. Loved how they turned out and now I do NOT want to give them away - HA!


There are five designs with four card sheets of each. They come pre-scored and just fold the card in half for a card base!


With Spellbinders® S4-401 2013 Heirloom Ornament die set, I cut/embossed Holiday Party patterned paper.


Then I stamped an image from JustRite® Papercraft Heritage Christmas Ornament Clear Stamps set with Memento™ Luxe Teal Zeal Ink.


For the sentiment, I took sticker words from Very Merry, Bubbles & Babbles Sticker sheet and placed them on the die cut and the lower right corner of the card. To finish add ribbon and bling, adhere with 3D Foam Squares for a dimensional look!


Here's a closer look at 'Tis The Season card...


Project Supplies:
Hazel & Ruby - Hazel & Ruby Very Merry, A6 Card Pad, Very Merry, Bubbles & Babbles Sticker and Holiday Party patterned paper (Very Merry Collection)
JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Heritage Christmas Ornament Clear Stamps
Spellbinders® Creative Arts - S4-401 2013 Heirloom Ornament
Inks – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento Luxe - Teal Zeal)
Bling - Want2Scrap©
Adhesives - SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (3D Foam Squares)

So if you are in need of a quick card, try Hazel & Ruby A6 Card Pads. They have three different design to choose from :) Check 'em out!

ENABLING NEWS!!

Hazel & Ruby is having a Very Merry Sale so order them for those new holiday memories next week!



JustRite is having a Christmas Sale on all their holiday stamps so take advantage of that too!!



Thanks for stopping by!
MargieH

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

JustRite: Remember When Background Cling Stamp - Dear Friend

Today, I am introducing JustRite® PaperCraft’s December 2013 ReleaseRemember When Background Cling Stamp and Call Me Soon Clear Stamps set using Spellbinders® M-Bossabilities™ EL-027 Numbers and Letters Folder, S4-399 Charmed I'm Sure die and Media Mixáge™ Squares One bezel to create a card.



12月の二日目の新しいスタンプセット(Remember When Background Cling Stamp and Call Me Soon Clear Stamps)の紹介です。男性向けとか、ヴィンテージ的なデザインでカードを作りました。便利なセットと思います。


Emboss the card base with Numbers and Letters Folder - love the design and the texture! Perfect for the theme, don't you think? LOL!


Using white cardstock I stamped Remember When Background Cling Stamp and trimmed the excess. Using two layers of All Wrapped Up patterned paper, I distressed all by using the Sand-It Gadget and scissor blade. Lastly I sprayed Coffee Glimmer Mist on the card panel.


Next, I stacked two 3D Foam Squares into the Squares One bezel - perfect size and height. Then I pushed  the star nailhead hard into the foam square (maybe tapping with a hammer might do a better job - lol!).


Cut/emboss Charmed I'm Sure tag and stamp sentiment from Call Me Soon Clear Stamps. Distress the same way as above and add watch parts as a finishing touch. Here's another look...


Project Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Remember When Background Cling Stamp and Call Me Soon Clear Stamps
Spellbinders® Creative Arts - S4-399 Charmed I'm Sure, EL-027 Numbers and Letters and MB1-502 Squares One - 5PK
Inks – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento™ Dye Ink - Black Tuxedo and Rich Cocoa)
Ink Mist - Tattered Angels (Glimmer Mist - Coffee)
Cardstock and Card Base - Darice and Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/David Tutera™ Celebrate Cardmaking System
Patterned Papers - Hazel & Ruby (Very Merry Collection, All Wrapped Up patterned paper)
Cord - Canvas Corp
Star NailHead - Making Memories
Adhesives - Beacon Adhesive(3-in-1 Advance Craft Glue) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (3D Foam Squares and Dotz™)
Other: Watch Parts

See what my fellow designers have created with today’s wonderful release!
JustRite Inspiration
Barb Schram
Angela Barkhouse
Eva Dobilas
Kazan Clark
Darsie Bruno
Kristi Schurr
Michele Kovack
Sheri Holt
Margie Higuchi = that's ME!

Thanks for stopping by to visit!
MargieH

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

JustRite: Time Flies Background Cling Stamp - Happy New Year

Today, I am introducing JustRite® PaperCraft’s December 2013 ReleaseTime Flies Background Cling Stamp and Timely Banner Clear Stamps set using Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/David Tutera™ For Darice Celebrate Cardmaking System to create a card.



今日からJustRite 12月のリリースを紹介します。今回は、ヴィンテージとスチームパンク的なデザインです(Time Flies Background Cling Stamp and Timely Banner Clear Stamps)。ファーバーカステルジェラート (Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelato)で色を付けました。Happy New Year...お正月はもう後一ヶ月?!早い。


I stamped Time Flies Background Cling Stamp and Timely Banner Clear Stamps with Black Tuxedo Memento™ Ink. Using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Silver Ice, Gold Champagne and Metallic Blueberry Gelatos which have metallic pigment - perfect for a new year's card!


I layered David Tutera for Darice Celebrate Cardmaking System Step 2 Lace Linked Assortment on top of his Black Glitter Assorted Card base that has a beautiful sparkly effect.


I placed the colored card panel on top and it's ready for a new year! Can't believe it's just around the corner - YIKES!


Project Supplies:
JustRite Papercraft Stamps – Time Flies Background Cling Stamp and Timely Banners Clear Stamps
Inks – IMAGINE Craft®/TSUKINEKO® (Memento Ink - Black Tuxedo)
Coloring and Blending Tool - Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (Silver Ice, Gold Champagne and Metallic Blueberry)
Mister - Ranger Ink
Cardstock and Card Base - Darice and Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®/David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System
Adhesives - Beacon (3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (3D Foam Squares)

See what my fellow designers have created with today’s fabulous release!

JustRite Inspiration
Heidi Blankenship (post going up later in the day)
Debbie Olson
Eva Dobilas
Marisa Job
Darsie Bruno
Kazan Clark
Angela Barkhouse
Barb Schram
Kathy Jones
Michele Kovack
Margie Higuchi = ME!!
Kristi Schurr

Thanks for stopping by to visit!
MargieH

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Faber-Castell: Thanksgiving Tin

Happy Thanksgiving in the U.S.~!! Today I'm on Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog and I am excited to share a Thanksgiving Tin that I re-purposed from a small cookie tin :) It's perfect for putting gratitude cards, notes and tags in OR some sweet candy!





Just a few sneak peeks...you'll have to go to Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog to see the other step outs and a complete list of supplies :)

Thank you for stopping by!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!
MargieH