Canvas Corp., cards, Gel-a-Tins, scrapbooking, Xyron

A gelly thanks

Today I have another gel-a-tins project to share!  The more I make cards, the better I feel about the way they turn out. 🙂  If you’ve heard me talk about cards at all over the last year you’ve heard me say that I hate making them and my brain freezes up every time I start a new one.  Well now I am happy with them more often than not.  I guess practice makes perfect (or better than ugly at the very least 🙂  Anyway, here’s my first card for this month…

Here’s how it all came together:  I got this Big and Wild Things set and this was exactly the kind of project I thought it would be perfect for!  The first thing I did was stamp three of the images onto some canvas I got at Michael’s.  I used three different greens for a natural, watercolor kind of look.  I trimmed the canvas down and backed it with some green cardstock.  I sewed around the edge with my machine and then inked and attached it to a kraft cardstock card base by Canvas Corp.  The butterflies were punched from craft and I stamped on them with another of the stamps from this set to add some pattern to them.  They got some brown Stickles around the edges to add a little more detail.  The sentiment just got attached to come more card stock and then the card (with foam dots this time).



cards, Gel-a-Tins, Sassy Lil' Sketches, Xyron

I do other things besides challenge layouts :)

See?  I do cards for DT work too! 😀 

I used the Many Thanks set by gel-a-tins to stamp the ribbon with the leaves and also used it for the greeting.  I layered and attached all that ribbon with my Xyron 150 (love it for that).  I used my Xyron 510 to attach that canvas to the card blank too.  Any other way I would have tried would have been a mess for sure!
Remember the Sassy Lil’ Sketches e-book I mentioned?  I got some more details!  It’ll be out by the 15th of August and the cost will be $8.99.  That’s a great deal for a book of about 70 sketches that’s also filled with samples!
Gel-a-Tins, layouts, stamps

I’ve started a new feature at gel-a-tins~

If you haven’t already seen it today, head over to the gel-a-tin stamps blog.  We’re doing a new monthly challenge.  You have to use your gel-a-tin stamps to make a project, making sure that you meet the details of the challenge and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a stamp set! 

This month I’m challenging everyone to use their stamps to make the embellishments for their page.  Check out the sample I made with the Super Star set…

Go to my side bar for the link to the blog!
altered, Baking, Gel-a-Tins, Scrap Chicks

More Cuppy Cakes!

I had another project on the gel-a-tins blog this last week and it may be one of my favorites yet.  The Witchy Poo stamp set comes with the cutest banner and I thought that mini size would be perfect used in a cupcake (the way a slightly larger one looks cute on a cake).  I also used my Cricut to cut out some cupcake wrappers and stamped them to match.  I even use the same banner stamp (attached to my Fiskars Stamp Press) on a curve to stamp around that bottom edge.  I think these would look great on a treat table!

I hope you’re having a great weekend!  Don’t forget about the Scrap Chicks crop that’s going on right now too!  We’d love to have you come play and win some prizes!  Link is in the side bar!

c, Gel-a-Tins, Scrap Chicks, tags

Get ready to crop!

I know I mentioned that I’m part of the team over at Scrap Chicks now 🙂  Well, this weekend is our first crop!  I have three challenges and I am so excited to see what everyone does with them!  Please come by this weekend (starting Friday).  Join up if you haven’t already!

I also have a new project on the gel-a-tins blog today!  Just a little tag that you could use for a million things this Halloween.  Head over to that blog to see how I made it.

altered, Coredinations, Creatopia, Gel-a-Tins, Halloween, Xyron

My second gel-a-tin stamps project!

Woot!  I am having so much fun playing with these stamps!  The detail you get is really amazing.  I also used some scented embossing powder tonight and it is so cool!  The color is silver and it’s called Storm.  It’s a masculine scent and I like it a lot.  These aren’t like scratch and sniff scents, think more like a yummy candle.  They smell great!  Anyway, check out my project!

I used some frames I was given to make these cute little shadow box style decorations for my house. I can set them on a table or hang them on the wall. Can’t wait to use them! That Halloween banner that comes in the Witchy Poo set might just be my new favorite stamp.

Supplies Used:
Witchy Poo stamp set and Storm scented embossing powder by gel-a-tins
Cardstock by Coredinations
Texture rollers by Xyron and texture folder by Provo Craft
Versamark and Staz-On inks
Twinery twine, Daisy D’s stickers, Martha Stewart accents
Xyron adhesives and a hot Glue Gun
Gel-a-Tins, layouts, stamps

I’m running a challenge…

…and gel-a-tins is sponsoring a give-away! 

I was asked to put up a challenge over at a forum called Piece of Scrap 🙂  I am challenging users to take their stamps and make a background paper with them.  Here’s my sample:

I used a star set by gel-a-tins to make that background.  I love the set!  I even used the same stars to make an embellishment and a journaling spot!
Here’s the deal.  The thread is here.  You’ll have to join to play along if you want a chance at the prize.  That prize?  This fab star set of stamps!
So, head over, get to stamping and win some starry goodness 🙂  Good luck!
blog hop, Gel-a-Tins

The gel-a-tins Blog Hop! Woot!

Today is the first day of the first ever gel-a-tins blog hop!  There are 12 prizes up for grabs and I want to see YOU win!
Here’s what you have to do…
Go to each of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment on the blog hop post.  Then, go to the gel-a-tins blog and follow our blog (using the link in the sidebar).  We’ll give one prize a commenter on each blog and then well also draw a name from the blog followers and give away a prize to them too!

These are the stamp sets you have to choose from if you’re one of the comments winners…

Butterfly Love:

Peace on Earth:

Or Admission is Free:

I don’t have any gel-a-tins projects to share with you, but I will soon 🙂  I have a box of goodies on its’ way to me this week.  WOOT!
Be sure to check out all the blogs and comment, and don’t forget to follow for a chance to win a bigger prize on the gel-a-tins blog!  You have until Sunday the 10th at midnight to leave all your comments.  Winners will be announced Monday.

The next blog in the hop is Cherie!  Head over and leave her some love!


I have some exciting news!!

I’ll just come right out and spill the beans…

I’ve been asked to be the Design Team Coordinator for Gel-a-Tins stamps!  I am just so excited to get to work with the great people and products and I can’t wait to get started.
I’ll be working on some fun stuff to be happening soon and I’ll keep you all posted so you’ll know when it’s time to go check it all out and blog hop and win some goodies!
For now, though, I’d really appreciate it if you’d go check out the Facebook page and like us!  Projects and contests will be shared over there too so it’s a great way to stay on top of what’s happening.
I’ll be back soon with some of the things I’ve been working on lately for myself and for Xyron.  Things were a little crazy around here with the end of the school year and art classes and general wacky stuff, but I’m back! 🙂