Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SNEAK PEEK - TaDa Creative Studios

Hey all!
I wanted to share what TaDa Creative Studio posted on their blog today :0)

YES! It is their two newest releases.

Since they usually don't attend the CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) winter trade show, they will start taking orders next week. So make sure your retailers order :0)

I'm excited to get my hands on these and start creating....stalking the mailman....poor guy. MUHAHAHA~!

What do you think? Which collection would you like to work with?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

TaDa Creative Studios' After The Holidays Blog Hop!!!

If you started here, please go to TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog to start hopping. Thank you!

Welcome to TaDa Creative Studios’ After The Holidays Blog Hop!

TaDa Creative Studios is excited to sponsor its first blog hop ever! Throughout the Hop, we will be featuring projects from our most recent collections – Jolly Holly Days, Big Top, and Bountiful Blooms. We hope that you enjoy reviewing all the projects just as we enjoyed created them for you!

I'd like to share a holiday card I created last month with the Jolly Holly Days Collection. For a cookie exchange gathering, I thought I would make a HUGE card for the hostess to display on her front hall table. It made a HUGE first impression when entering her home! LOL!!

I started by cutting and embossing the card base from Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - LOVED how this turned out! The card base was cut/embossed with the LF-124 Grand Scalloped Circles using the Cookie Exchange paper. The circles I cut and embossed are various sizes of the LF-114 Grand Circles and two were cut with Creative Memories Cutting System. Also pictured are my other supplies...

After scoring about 1" from the top of the back card base, I adhered with Zip Dry and attached to the back of the front card base to form a shaped card.

Next, I cut out the journal box from the Jolly Holly Snippets & Clippets paper and put the party information inside the card. "Join Us" sticker letters were added to the top. Using the images from the Ginger & Lace paper, I cut them out for embellishments around the journal box and used glitter glue to make them into sugar cookies. Once dried, I adhered with foam tape to give dimension.

Here's a second look at the completed card...

I had so much FUN creating from this collection - so many colors and fun images that the ideas just come out when looking at the papers!

To enter:
  • Comment on ALL participating blogs (listed below).
  • Important: On the TaDa Creative Studio Blog COMMENT TO ANSWER “What project was your favorite?”
  • Timeframe: Sat, Jan. 15 from 10:00AM U.S. Central Standard Time to Mon, Jan 17 at 11:59PM U.S. Central Standard Time.
  • Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Wednesday, Jan. 19 - visit TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog for the good news!
  • Three (3) different prizes will be given away – one featured collection (Jolly Holly Days, Big Top or Bountiful Blooms.
TaDa Creative Studios reserves the right to choose which collection to send to the winners…another surprise factor! LOL!

At this time, only U.S. entries will be considered for the contest BUT we love to hear from our international friends on what projects they liked!


TaDa Creative Studios
Margie Higuchi --> THAT'S ME!!
Nicole Stark
Stacey Hansen
Rita Barakat
Julie Detlef
Christy Davis
Marianne Luken
TaDa Creative Studios

Don’t forget…leave comment on all blogs and comment on your favorite project on TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog last!!

Your next stop is Nicole Stark’s blog!

Thanks for visiting and good luck!

Friday, January 14, 2011

TaDa Creative Studios' First Blog Hop

All I'm sayin' is stay tuned tomorrow morning...TaDa Creative Studios' first ever blog is happening and you don't want to miss it. Can you say PRIZES? LOL! I'll see you tomorrow morning :0)

Have a GREAT Friday!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Scrapbook News & Review Magazine (SNR) - Staffer Call!

What a great combination of crafting and telling the whole world about a subject you love!

This is what I do as a staff member of Scrapbook News & Review Magazine (SNR). Do you want to give this call a try? SNR is conducting its first ever Staffer Call and I wanted YOU to know about it!

It is a golden opportunity to get in on a unique position. I am very fortunate to work with a group full of SO MUCH TALENT in so many fields - scrapbooking, card-making, mix media, digital crafting, stamping among others.

So are you up for a challenge? Take a look at their detailed information on SNR Staffer Call and submit - there is a deadline (January 14th 2011 to February 4th 2011) so don't delay!

Good Luck! xo

Monday, January 10, 2011

Spellbinders' To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy Starts!!

I've been blabbing about all over the message boards about the Blog Frenzy...well, other than my blog! OOops! LOL!

But never fear! It's not too late to enter DAY ONE! You have another 24 hours (Jan 12 @ 12:01AM U.S. Central Standard Time) but why wait?! Enter NOW!!! If you want details on the Spellbinders To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy Rules, click the highlighted name and it will take you to them.

Next is my turn to post DAY TWO and I cannot wait to see what the Designers have created...I am so lucky to know these talented ladies...they ROCK!

GOOD LUCK, my friends!!! xo

Friday, January 07, 2011

A Spellbinding Day!!

Today is a special day for a special lady!

Happy Birthday, Stacey!!!

Stacey is Stacey Caron, President of Spellbinders™ Paper Arts and is a wonderful friend. A bunch of us at Spellbinders created cards just for the occasion! So Stacey, I hope you have a wonderful day full of happiness and joy! xo

Just a quickie to show you all how I created my shaped card. It required just an extra die cut. First I cut TWO pieces of the shape I'm going for (S4-305 Eyelet Squares #4/smallest size being #1). On one of the die cuts, I scored (in this case) 1/2" from the edge - the card's back side. With liquid adhesive (I used Zip Dry - love that stuff!), I covered the scored area and adhered to the back of the other die cut.

I wanted to show you the inside of the card. Using S4-305 Eyelet Squares #2, I cut/embossed over the sentiment from Mint Motif's Very Square Sentiments (Spellbinders 2010 Design Team Member Kimberly Crawford!) - a gift from Santa!

Supplies Spellbinders Grand Calibur, S4-305 Eyelet Squares and S4-126 Classic Squares LG; Cardstock: WorldWin Papers and Bazzill; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Stamp: GinaK Designs and Mint Motif; Ink: VersaMark, Sparkle 'N Sprinkle and Stampin' Up; Flowers and Pearls: Prima; Trinket Pin: Maya Road; Ribbon: Offray; Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives and Glue Dots

Also a head's up...on Monday, January 10th Spellbinders will host another BLOG FRENZY on its Winter Release! WOOOHOOO!! Appropriately named To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy! I am so stinkin' excited. We have so many talented Designers on this Team and I know they're going to ROCK IT!

Wherever you are, I hope you make it a great day!
Thanks for stopping by :0)