Fabulous Finds Friday — Bazzill App Giveaway!

How exciting! My first blog candy to give out! And it’s pretty cool…..

If you have an iPhone and you love Bazzill Basics paper, this is a deal made for you. This cool new app helps you mix and match Bazzill papers anywhere.

Even if you don’t have Bazzill paper to match, you can get excellent color guidance … like a digital color wheel on your phone!

And… drumroll…. I have an app for some lucky blog reader! Just leave a comment by Tuesday and my random selector will pull a name, to be announced Wednesday. 

Here is a card made using Bazzill Basics paper: (Don’t you just love the embossed yellow paper?)

(stamps: Old Dutch text used in flower is Stampers Anonymous; the others are all Hero Arts. The white daisy ribbon is from Making Memories.)

Here is another:

(butterfly, celebrate from Inkadinkado; the cardstock and trim are Bazzill borders. The gold branch is cut using a Sizzix die and the pearls are Hero Arts)

Thanks for stopping by — and don’t forget to comment to win the app!

More info: www.bazzillbasics.com

Fabulous Finds Friday

Hello! I know, today is a FFF… and I got nuthin’! But (drumroll here) next week I will have my first blog give-away! (It will be a surprise for now… see the anticipation buiding?) Yay!

In the meantime, here is a little project I worked on a month or so ago:

First, I used a Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad to stamp the brocade background (Hero Arts) several times:


Using the same ink pad, I brayered a piece of scrap paper and white embossed the bird image (Crafty Individuals/Magenta), rounded the edges, then layered the image on black paper. After gluing this on the card, I added some flowers (Imaginesce) and rhinestones, and rounded two corners of the card.

Please come back next Friday for my first ever blog candy give-away!

Fabulous Finds Friday — Down the Rabbit Hole

Collage…. Alice in Wonderland images…  ATCs… These are a few of my favorite things, so imagine my delight to find them all together in the new collage packs and stamp sets by Tweety Jill.*

You can have Alice and her friends in many forms. The collage pack includes beautifully colored papers and images; there’s another set with ATC-sized papers; and, of course, there are rubber stamps. Six different sets! Yowza! The rubber images, mounted on cling, come in a neat plastic case. (One set is just sayings from the Lewis Carroll classic story.)

I made a set of ATCs using the papers and stamps. But I have decided to punch holes in the tops, turn them into gift tags, and give them to a friend who loves all things Alice.

Take a look:

And here’s a close-up:

For more information, visit www.tweetyjill.com.

(*disclaimer – these sets were a gift from Tweety Jill herself.)

Fabulous Finds Friday — All That Glitters

I’m not normally a glittery-kind of gal. Oh, sure, I like my bling (give me rhinestones on my cards and I go wild!) but when I try to use glitter, I usually make such a mess.

But by a happy coincidence, I got two fun finds within a few days of each other. One is a Velvet Glitter sample pack from Sulyn. The other is a pack of Design Adhesives from Clearsnap.*

What attracts me to this glitter is the more subdued color. It’s not bright and brassy glitter, but a richly toned bling.  The sample pack includes 14 colors. The Design Adhesives are so easy to use. They come on strips and you can use the entire strip or cut the pieces apart. Then simply pull off the backing paper and place the design (adhesive side down) on your card or project. When you lift off the top sheet, there’s an adhesive design waiting to be glittered, foiled, leafed or embossed.

Here is a card made using these two finds:

Since I had the glitter out, I figured I may as well play a little. 

I happened to have a punched out piece of scrap paper on my desk (love when my messy desk turns up something useful!). I grabbed a small tag, put the punched out scrap over it and spread a little white glue through the space. I carefully lifted the scrap and sprinkled glitter over the glue. When it was dry, I glued a rhinestone (also Sulyn) in the center, added a greeting (Hero Arts) and ribbon, then edged it (with a glitter marker from xxxx ) and I was done.

For the larger tag, I stamped the flower (Hero Arts) on a piece of stained paper, colored in some of the petals using Prismacolor pencils, then added a dab of glue to the petal edges. I poured on the glitter. (There’s also a dollop of glitter in the center of the other flowers, although it’s hard to see in this photo.)

For more on the glitter and adhesives, check out: www.Sulyn.com and www.clearsnap.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

*disclaimer: the glitter and the adhesive strips were sent by the company.