Wednesday, September 19, 2012

PaperHaus Inagrual Design Team

I am so excited to be part of this team I am beside myself!! I have been smiling ever since I received the email saying I had made the team. I am honored to be part of this fabulous magazine and absolutely thrilled to be working with all this talent! Thank you!!!! Please be sure to visit the teams blogs!


Introducing the PaperHaus Design Team!

Good morning to all of our fabulous readers, fans and followers!  It has been an exciting couple of weeks, wouldn't you say?  As many of you know, we have just held our first design team call and let me tell you, it was hard picking the team.  The response was amazing and we would like to each and every one of you who applied.  So without further ado, here is the inaugural PaperHaus Design Team for 2012-2013.








Starting tomorrow, we will get to know each one of our new members a little bit more as well as show samples of their awesome work.  Congratulations and we all look forward to seeing what fabulous ideas and inspiration they bring us. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

**Funtoolas 2nd reveal!!!! "My friends"

Hi there and welcome!!! This Sept. kit from Funtoolas
called Country Charm just keeps going!! It was packed with these beautiful papers and so many embellies to work with. I have created another layout and a card lus I still have so much kit left to work with!! Here is my layout. I made for my Aussie friend and well it's for her Birthday so she is going to see it before she gets it.
Here are some close ups.
And the hearts you see on the side of the picture I just cut out around the hearts I punched out to get the reverse effect.
Yes I do love to gesso things up. I try to leave them blank but just can't seem to stick with it!!!
Here is the card I made also with plenty of kit left for more projects!! So thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed!!





Sunday, September 9, 2012

Adding a little texture to our projects

Hello...I hope you are having a great weekend. I know there is texture tutorials out there but I thought I would share how I add mine sometimes. The supplies I used are gesso, paint brush and sheet rock net. I think that is what it's called. Here is a pic of what I used.
I first cut the "net" to a shape I liked then placed it on my project. This is really easy to do.
Then I started to add my gesso with the paint brush and be sure to leave the edges uneven.

So it looks like this.
Then you will slowly peel the net off.
And now you have some texture. You can use anything like this net stuff to get different results. The possibilities are endless!!
This is the layout I used this technique on...oh and after you peel the net off you can place it somewhere else on the paper and get the reverse effect. I did this in the top left hand corner. Thank you for stopping by!!
Have a wonderful week!!!



Sunday, September 2, 2012

Funtoolas September Kit Reveal!

And here it is, our beautiful "Country Charm" kit for September! This kit is loaded with Fancy Pants Country Boutique Collection, beautiful flowers, and Zva crystals!!
If interested in purchase click here .
Cindy has out done herself on this beautiful kit.
Here is a layout and a card I have made from this beautiful kit AND I have a lot left over to make some more!!!! This layout is my DIL and my DGD. The strand of pearls is from my stash.
This is a card for my DD's 20th birthday. The dress form was given to me by my sweet friend Faye. Thanks Faye.
This kit is just packed full of goodies and I love the colors and softness to the papers!! Yummmmm. Thaks so much for stopping by.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

DT for The Paper Mixing Bowl

Hello and welcome!!! Here is The Paper Mixing Bowl new challenge for September!! This one was a lot of fun and challenging for me. We really didn't play games but did a lot of boating so thats what I went with. I loved working with these colors. So come on over and play with us!!
Here is the recipe card and then my layout!! I forgot to get close ups of it but it's ok. Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

I have a little tutorial I will share in a day or two on how I got the background done! Thank you for taking a peek and visiting.