Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spellbinders Gold Enhancing Elements Dies

Hi again friends!!  Yesterday I wrote a post and forgot to mention the amazing blog hop/shipping frenzy celebration that Spellbinders was having!  Some of the designers put together some fabulous projects using the new dies that are NOW shipping!  Yay!!!  I'm thinking it's probably too late for the give-aways but if you want to check over the rules and see some inspiration using the new dies, then head on over the Spellbinders Blog.

The last day highlighted Spellbinders Labels Thirty Four.  That's the die I used to make this card, along with Gold Labels Thirty-Four enhancing elements.  They are super fun to layer together and get all kinds of looks!  I used the hearts to set the tone for this soft baby card that I created.  The center is stamped with a JustRite Papercraft stamp.  I added a lil' sparkle with some Martha Stewart glitter and Want2Scrap bling alone the side of the buggy.

Spring is in the air!  Are you ready?  I am!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Birthday Wishes

Supplies: Dies - Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy; Captivating Squares;  Pattern Paper - Graphic45; Cardstock - Bazzill; Stamp - JustRite; Ribbon - May Arts

It's been a long time.  I have so much to share and lately, no time to blog about it!  There's been SO much going on with the Overby's!  I figure a quick post with a bit of inspiration is better than none at all.  This is a 'Springy' card that I created with a fun Birthday sentiment.  A few layers of die cuts, some ribbon, a cute stamp and there you have it.  A fun card to have on hand for that last minute birthday that you know is coming up some time!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Good Tuesday morning!!  I don't know what's it like where you are at but here on the West Coast it's finally starting to feel a bit like Spring!  I think in about a day or so there will be no trace of snow.  Fine by me. : )

I'm excited to be able to blog about these projects I did for the new Spellbinders Catalog.  It might seem a bit crazy to be excited about a catalog but there are some major changes with it and it's just beautiful!  I had a few pieces of art in it and have been really anxious to blog about them.

The frame has a new Spellbinders butterfly die cut in called Outrageous Butterfly.  It is framed with a new Imperial Gold die called Architectural Accents.   Don't you love the sweet font for the sentiment on this card?  Its part of a great set from Fun Stampers Journey called Little Big Greetings.   The sentiment is stamped on one of my new favorites...Romantic Rectangles 2!  This one is such a gorgeous die.  You can find all these new ones on the Spellbinders website.  They will be available shortly.  I can't wait until they reach our store!

The cluster I created on both pieces are using Spellbinders Foliage die templates and Bitty Blossoms.  Two classics in my craft room!  The word Believe is also a die cut and it's from the set called Sentiments.

Time is flying by but there is still one part of CHA that I've been wanting to share about.  FaveCrafts put on a wonderful event for bloggers and it was so fantastic to attend.  We had a chance to move around the room networking with different companies in the industry.

This is my dear friend Kazan and I at the event right before it all started.  We had no idea what we were in for!  Not only did we get to meet up with some fantastic people, we were completely blessed with an enormous amount of product!  We were totally overwhelmed with gratitude.  FaveCrafts then went on to surprise us by announcing a contest they were holding.  If we went back and created something with the product we had a chance at winning a very generous amount of money.  Although I had intended on creating something for this, I ended up getting quite sick (again!) in the last two weeks and just couldn't get it done.  I know that in the future I will definitely use the products.

But for now, I am asking for your help!  My friend Kazan created a gorgeous canvas and incorporated a lot of the materials given to us.  I think she deserves to win.  It's a voting thing so you can go check out all the projects and see what you think.  And then vote for KAZAN CLARK's CANVAS (it's the one with the trendy pink Chevron's).  HERE is where you can vote:  FaveCraft's Contest.  You can only vote once and it end's March 11th.  Thank you blog friends!  You are fabulous!  My projects with some of the new release dies...posting shortly!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Vine

Supplies:  Pattern Paper - My Mine's Eye (Lost and Found Record It); Cardstock - Bazzill; Die - Spellbinders - Love Vine; Flower - Prima Marketing

Happy Valentine's Day my blog friends!  Just wanted to pop in and say hope your day is sweet! 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Got Mail?

Happy Valentine's Day creative friends!  This week, I was a guest blogger for Spellbinders and this is the lil' project that I made.

We are starting a new tradition in the Overby home and I wanted to share with all of you because it's super cute, easy and a lot of fun.

I found this adorable white mail box and thought to myself, how cute would that be covered in white heart doilies?  And then I thought, how fun it would be to make some simple, small Valentine's cards and ask my family if they would like to write notes of encouragement to one another.  So starting Feb. 1st and going all the way to Feb. 14th, we are going to stuff this box with nice things to say about one another and have fun checking the mail box along the way.  

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When I thought about decorating this mailbox, I instantly thought of Spellbinders Lace Hearts.  It is truly one of my most favorite die templates.  I *heart* doilies so it worked perfect for me.  

In order to create a doily, I used washi tape to adhere a smaller Lacey Heart to a larger one.  I cut the heart out of white adhesive cardstock so that it would be ready to adhere to the mailbox. After adding 6 or 7 hearts, I was ready to create some fun, little note cards. 

I began by folding a piece of Kraft cardstock.  Next I placed a Modern Stationary die template #2 (#1 being the smallest) on the folded paper so that the edge was off the end of the paper.  This way a fold will be created when cut.  

Once the card base was created, I wanted to add an embossed element using a new M-bossibilities folder.  What I love about these is that you can take the entire design from the folder or just a part of it.  To create this look, I cut out another single die cut from Modern Stationary #2 from the same Kraft cardstock.  I taped the die cut in the spot where I wanted to the design.  After embossing it, I cut it the desired width and adhered it right on to my card base.  I covered up the seam with a bit of twine.

Next, I stamped a small sentiment in the bottom corner.  To add a few whimsical hearts, I cut red cardstock and dictionary paper with the same Lace Heart die template but used the negative piece from the middle.  

To adhere the dictionary paper heart, I used a foam square to pop it up.  

I repeated these steps several times and plan to make more so that we can have some fun note cards ready to go in February.  To mix things up a bit, I will use different M-bossibilities folders and change the sentiment slightly.  

Hope this has inspired you to spread a little love in your home as well!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gorgeous Lace Hearts

Hi friends!  I hope your week is going well.  I'm excited to let you know that today I am Guest Designer over on the Spellbinders Blog.  One of the dies I am highlighting is this gorgeous Lace Hearts.  I love it because there are actually several pieces to the set and they are all interchangeable so you can get a different look over and over again.  This combination is my favorite because it looks so much like a doily to me!

Supplies: Die - Spellbinders S5-204; Stamp - JustRite - Hugs and Kisses Sentiments; Pearls - KaiserCrafts; Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Paper - Authentique Flourish (Cheer); Lace - Jolee's

I was working at our lss today and I realized that I hadn't yet made a store sample with this beautiful die so I made one on the spot.  Three customers who just saw it action decided they needed to snatch it up!

To create the blue heart background, I just traced around the Heart 1 inset and cut it out by hand.  Then I glued it behind the white heart.  I didn't have many other dies on hand so I just stamped my sentiment and hand cut a banner.  The line of paper from Authentique was another source of inspiration for me.  I love all the rich colored roses.  I love roses period!  But there is something about pink and teal together.  I also really love red and teal together for Valentine's day.  hmmmmm......Okay...so anyway, a bit of lace and pearls is all you need to finish off this Valentine's Day card!

Hope you've been inspired!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CHA Recap *Inspiration Overload!*

 Hi there!  I'm trying to get back into the swing of things after returning home from CHA.  I did want to a post about all the amazing things that I saw and experienced there.  It was SO MUCH FUN!

I took a few photos of some of the manufacturers that I love.  I was really wishing I had my Canon and a lot of the photos didn't turn up so well on my phone.

This first group of photos is from the Freckled Fawn booth.  They had such cute embellishments including some totally fabulous word and arrow paper clips.  I think the wooden embellies and frames were my absolute favorite!  It totally made me want to get into doing some layouts again.  Feels like forever since I did a scrapbook page!

Jillibean Soup also had some fabulous new and different embellishments.  They were trinkets set inside a wooden frame.  They were called Wood Sprinkles.  So fun!

Along with wood embellishments, Washi tape continues to be all the rage and there was no shortage of new designs at CHA.  Love this inspiring display!

Studio Calico had some uber fun and trendy elements that I can't wait to get my hands on!

Graphic 45 had a knock out display of their new paper lines.  They were all amazing but I'm sure it comes as no surprise that this one with the roses was my favorite!

There were a few make and takes that I was able to do.  This is a cute one that I created for my daughter.  It's a little chalkboard on a wooden plaque.  And a cute lil' hook for 'important shtuff!'

This is a photo of me with Maggie Holmes!  She has probably been my biggest inspiration in my Paper Crafting and photography journeys.  Her classes are amazing and her designs are truly inspiring!  Then she started designing paper lines for Crate Paper.  Match made in heaven.  Love!

But wait...there's more!  It was a walk down celebrity lane!  I couldn't believe that Rupert from Survivor was there to help me create a Tie Dye shirt!  It was hilarious to hear him talk about the show as we worked on it together.  You never know who will be at CHA!  Vana White was there too.

The Lion Brand booth was doing a fashion show with the projects they had created out of yarn.  Vana was hosting it.  This is a shot of an entire wedding dress made from yarn.  So colorful!

Here is sweet Heidi in her booth with her new company that she started ChickanIddy.  Super cute stuff let me tell you!  Her lines that she has created are very fresh and fun (as you can tell from her booth!)

 Of course my favorite spot to hang was the Spellbinders booth and I do have a few more shots of that because the other pictures I posted were not close ups. Here are some closer peeks to some of the fun projects that many different designers contributed to.

On the Mixed Media side:

From the Gilded Life side:

And this lil' beauty was my most favorite make and take of all.  It's all Spellbinders product from the Gilded Life line.  Such a gorgeous pendant!  I love how when you sand the bezel, a rose color shines through.  Nice!  

Here is a peek into the cubbies of the 'Craft Room' side.  

My favorite part of this entire adventure has been bonding and working with this amazing team and the entire Spellbinders family to see this all come together.  It's been so fantastic to have people like Richard and Stacey believe in me and to allow me to have such an incredible experience!

Stacey was so sweet.  She even blessed us with this gorgeous Brighton bracelet.  That was so special and meant so very much.

Thank you Stacey!!

And Richard had this enormous Thank You poster displayed in the booth to show his appreciation.  I was stunned!  

If you are still with me at this point, thank you for walking through this post/adventure with me!  I actually held back on posting quite a few photos.  Didn't want to totally overwhelm you!  I do have a few other events to blog about over the next week or so.  And of course, I have lots of projects with new dies to share as well.  

Blessings on your day!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 13, 2014

New 2014 Spellbinders Dies!

Hey everyone!  I'm still at CHA but I am very anxious to share some projects that I've created using some of the new Spellbinder's dies.  Here is a quick CAS card using the new Spellbinders 5x7 Modern Stationary die and JustRite's All Boy stamp set.  I love the fun, trendy shape to this new die.  It frames image perfectly!  If you haven't seen the full release of new dies yet, check out the Spellbinders website.  They are fantastic!

When I return home, I'll be posting more photos about the show, more projects and a give-away!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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