Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CHA has begun!

Hi there! Things are under full swing at the CHA Summer show. Putting up the booth as a team is always so much fun! I am completely in awe of the fabulous creations the design team has put together using all the new die templates! I am already completely inspired to get crafting again and the show has only just begun!
Here is a canvas piece I had designed for the winter show but haven't had the opportunity to share yet. The Spellbinders die templates I used are S4-328 Foliage; S5-026 Labels Twenty; S5-040 Floral Doily Accents; S5-045 Banner Basics Two; S5-050 Rose Creations. If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you will know how much I love flowers! I always get so excited when there is a new release of them. So, are you ready to see the full release? I'm so anxious to share! If you visit the Spellbinders Blog, you will get to see the long waited for images of all the new dies!

I will try to get some photos from the floor to share on my next post. It's so great to connect up with old friends and meet new ones. And I love, love, love to see new companies, new products; favorite companies and favorite products and of course reminisce about the old. People's reactions as they step into the booth and discover what we've been having to keep secret is always the highlight for me! There will be lots of memories made here this week. I can't wait to share all about it.

Stay tuned.....

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Copic Coloring Guide Book Review

I wanted to share with you my thoughts on a new book that I recently received. It’s called Copic Coloring Guide by Collen Schaan and Marianne Walker. Copic Coloring Guide

Whether you are new to Copic markers or have created with them for years, this is a great book to have on hand. It has information about the markers, techniques on how to use them and inspirational projects to get your mojo going!

There are actually several different types of Copic markers and this book explains why and how each kind is used. The markers are labeled and catagories with a ‘secret code’ on the lids.


Copic has a color system that including coloring families and it is spelled out in a very easy to understand why as you read through section on it. It also goes on to explain product compatibility.

There are different techniques to be learned with copics ranging from beginner to advanced. I’ve learned that the more you practice the better you become! I’m glad to have this book to remind myself how to do particular techniques such as blending and shading. Other techniques included are Palette Transferring, Feathering and Colorless Blending.

There’s nothing like having a good book full of inspiration on hand while creating. The Copic Coloring Guide has many fabulous ideas of what you can create with your markers. The complete instructions are listed as well as the materials. Who could ask for more?

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Here is a card that I created using the new S5-063 Spellbinders™ Lace Doily Motif die template and my Copic Markers. I had fun playing with different colors and trying some shading. And, this time on my card I layered the Lace Doily Motif die template.

As with all things, I know that the more I practice, the better I will be with my Copic Markers. In the mean time, I am so happy to have this book for a reference. I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves color! You can find it on the Annie’s Attic website.

The Spellbinders Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy has been so much fun. The designers came up with some fabulous projects and there is still opportunity to see some of the new die templates and even a chance to win a few. More information can be found on the Spellbinders Blog. Did you get a chance to see the new Edgabilites during the Blog Frenzy? They are to die for! Here is a video on all the endless possibilities you have with these. I’m certain they are going to be all the rage at CHA!

Have a fabulous weekend and thanks so much for taking time out of your day to stop by!


Friday, July 8, 2011

New Spellbinders™ Die Templates!!!


Have you seen what incredible die templates Spellbindershas come out with for the CHA Summer show?!  Oh my!  The Get the Knowledge blog frenzy has started and there is some crazy inspiration to be found with some of these sneak peeks!!  The entire line of die templates will be released July 19th during CHA but you have the opportunity to see some of them ahead of time!  Check out all the details on the Spellbinders blog.

I made this very simple, yet elegant card using one of the new die templates.  It is called S5-063 Lace Doily Motifs.  It’s truly got to be one of the most beautiful die templates ever made!  All you need is a piece of paper and a card and you are good to go. 

I also wanted to share a surprise video that Stacey Caron, owner of Spellbinders and Kim Hupke put together.  It’s introducing a very cool new product. 


Hope you get a chance to check out all the exciting new releases.  Here is the rest of the schedule for the blog frenzy:

July 9

AJ Otto

Gloria Stengel

July 10

Christine Emberson

Michelle Woerner

July 11

Judy Hayes

Heidi Blankenship

July 12

Linda Duke

Tina McDonald

July 13

Sherry Cheever

Lesley Langdon

July 14

Holly Simoni

Windy Robinson

If you’d like a chance to win any of these new die templates, make sure to visit the Spellbinders Blog for details on how to do that.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th!

Happy 4th of July!!

July 4th

Pattern Paper Paper – Echo Park Paper Co.; Cardstock – Best Creation, Bazzill; Stamp – Stamping Scrapping; Bling – Want2Scrap

Just wanted to hop on real quick and wish all my blog friends a Happy, Safe, and Blessed 4th of July!!!  I thank God for all those who have fought to keep this country free.  God Bless America!


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