Friday, February 27, 2015

feeling schroomy!

I love my paper casting, I cannot lie! It has been a lot of fun to see what I can make a mold from, and I discovered that some stamps make awesome molds! I love these mushrooms from the What's Up Gnomey stamp set, aren't they cute and light as a feather too, which is always important to me when I am making a card. 

Please bop on over to the {my sweet earth} blog to see how I put this card together!
Leave me a comment too so I know you love me! lol

Friday, February 20, 2015

paper casting a bunny

I am really enjoying finding objects to make a paper casts with, and this tiny rabbit salt shaker made a cute little bunny topper for my gift box.
You can see the details over on the Helmar blog today.
Thank you for hopping by today!
( I just slay myself sometimes!! lol )

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It's that time again!

I am feeling too blessed to be stressed up on the Sin City blog today....stop by and unwind with me!
( yeah, you know me and the puns, lol )

And as promised I am showing how I made the paper casted charm pushpins over on the
  Arnold Grummer blog!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Helmar Design Team Call

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Helmar Design Team Call 2015
Helmar is a recognized leader of adhesives and aerosols in the Arts and Crafts industry and we are looking for new design team members to promote our amazing products. If you’d like to be a part of one of the most creative and easy going design teams out there, while showcasing Helmar products and your talent, this call is for you!!!
We are looking for dedicated creative design team members who work well with deadlines and guidelines. Designer positions on the Helmar Design Team are for a 6 month term beginning April 1st, 2015.
As a member of the Helmar Design Team you will…
1)      Receive a generous amount of Helmar products
2)      Endorsement fees for published layouts and tradeshow projects (subject to terms and conditions)
3)      The possibility of a selection of products from our generous Preferred Partners throughout your term.
Now what does it take to be a part of the Helmar Team? Here are your responsibilities
1)      1-2 projects per month consisting of posts on the Helmar blog, your personal blog and sharing on Facebook.
2)      Keeping your personal blog and Facebook page up to date and linking and promoting Helmar products at every opportunity.

If you are interested in being part of the Helmar Design team,
please email the following information to

1)      Name, address, daytime/evening phone number and email address.
2)      Short biography
3)      Links to your online galleries, blogs, Facebook and Twitter pages.
4)      A List other design teams you are now on or have previously been on.
5)      A brief paragraph letting us know why you would like to be a part of the Helmar Design Team.
6)      Two examples that will best showcase your work. Please ensure file sizes are not overly large or small, nothing over 1mb. Examples could be your Papercrafts, altered art, mixed media, craft projects, kid’s projects, home décor, etc.) Make sure to list any special techniques you’ve used using adhesives.

Please submit your application to by Friday 27th February 2015.
No late submissions will be accepted.
The new Helmar Design Team will be announced by the 27th of March, 2015

** At this time we are only accepting applications from Australia, Canada and United States.
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50 Shades of Grey canvas

It's been banned from an exhibit, sad but true that in this day and age that this was considered too racy to hang. And I could have gone a whole lot sexier if I had tried!!
Coffee without caffeine is like sex without leather.
"Spiced Coffee" 12x36" mixed media - acrylic, inks, hand sewn beading, and gelatos $175.00

However, with the premier of 50 Shades of Grey I am hoping that it will get more exposure....hmmm....should I have phrased it that way? lol I think it would make an awesome Valentine's Day present for your 50 Shades of Grey lover.

Anyway, I loved the books and I am positive I will go watch the movie too....just hoping the movie can live up to the book.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Rating my friends.....

Feeling very Downton Abbey these days as I am in the middle of a Netflix marathon! So I am getting the art of expressing thought  down in the form of handwriting a letter on some hand made stationary paper that I created using my Arnold Grummer Papermill kit. And I am going to use my fancy schmancy fountain pen to write with...( oh how the Dowager Countess of Grantham would frown at that remark! )  But I am after all..."just" an American!! lol

I have a new way of rating my best friends now a days, lol
A friend will save you paper for paper making, a best friend will shred the paper for you and store it in a reusable container!
Thank you Jamie for not only doing this but also for schlepping it across the mountains to bring it to me! Isn't this lavender color just divine?

I do hope you pour yourself a cuppa tea and join me over on the {my sweet earth} blog for my old fashion letter writing adventure.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

yes or Gno?

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - All things bright and beautiful
Word Art Wednesday - challenge 169 Anything Goes
MFT Card Challenge - Sketch 214 Challenge

I love puns, Gno doubt about it! And I LOVE my What's Up Gnomey? stamp set. It was fun to make a Valentine Day card in a bright springy palette....I think Mr. Gnome and I both are anticipating spring. ( He says that Mr. Groundhog doesn't know a thing about weather forecasting and isn't quite sure how he got that job! )

I took some Liquid Pearls and swirled them on for his beard, I like that the Liquid Pearls leave texture that way, there is just something about a snowy white beard that screams swirls to me.

I just had to make this card when I saw this Valentine pun....I could not pass it up!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Charms and wings!

I have put together some paper charms and hearts to create a .....?

And over on Sin City Stamps blog I am on wings!

Would love for you to visit and see what I am making and it's always appreciated when you leave some love behind!

Monday, February 2, 2015

friendship rose

This is part 2 of the try out for 

I made a rose from a piece of my handmade paper that I created with my Arnold Grummer Papermill Kit (using a recycled shampoo bottle that I snitched from a hotel stay for the vase) and wrapped the bottle in a beautiful Dazzling Diamond Adhesive Sheet from The Buckle Boutique.

I began by gathering some supplies that I thought would work well together.

And I started by making my rose. As you can see I used a plastic lid to create my circle from which I cut a spiral out of. Then I had a fabulous idea, to give the paper some shimmer using my Colour Arte Twinkling H20's. I got out the colors, Fairy Plum and Purple Sage to adorn the rose "petals" with.
Then, once the flower was drenched in it's soft brilliance I wound and curled the "petals" to my satisfaction adhering it with my Helmar 450.

I just love my tiny rose in it's little vase. It can brighten up any corner it sits in.

Entering my Friendship Rose in:
Anything But a Card - #Cre8time Celebrates FRIENDSHIP

You can use this coupon code ( Two20for the month of February in the Arnold Grummer store to get your own paper making supplies.