Saturday, 30 April 2011
I wanted to try out a few techniques and embellishment ideas, so in all reality, I was just playing around. And it was really, really late when I did this, so it didn't turn out quite the way I had pictured it in my head. But it's been ages since I've stamped anything, but I actually managed to use 3 different stamps on this layout. So, I at least accomplished something, lol!
I used a Heidi Swapp stamp for the title (Delight), and a Sassafras stamp at the centre of each stamped sun shape (made with a Jenni Bowlin stamp and green Staz-On ink). I then adhered the Prima flower centre into the centre of each stamped image.
I added some Glimmermist splatters, a scattering of pealrs and rhinestones, and a little twine. As I said, It's not what i had pictured in my head, and I'm not 100% happy with it, but I sure did have fun playing with the stamps and bright colours. Totally worth it!!!
Here's a close up of the pleated paper ribbon and bling.
A close up of the journalling.
Friday, 29 April 2011
Are you already a Helmar fan? That's okay, you can still join in the competition to win this prize. Simply post on the Helmar wall that you are already a fan, and that I sent you. You will then be in the running to win this prize pack too. This competition will close Monday, May 2nd (USA time). Good luck, and I will see you back here on Monday for the announcement of the winner!
Thursday, 28 April 2011
We wish to thank everyone who submitted a design team and guest designer application. The amount of applications along with the creativity was mind blowing. We are proud and excited to announce our 2011 Helmar USA/AUS Design Team!
Tracy Weinzapfel (DesignTeam Coordinator)
Letitia Grace Lauer
Julianne McKenna-De Lumen (yes, this is me!!!)
We are so excited to have these wonderful designers work with our adhesives!! Stay tuned for a ton of creativity and inspiration on our Helmar USA Design Team Blog!
Congrats to our new 2011 Design Team, Guest Designers and our Adhesive Ambassadors!!
President, Helmar USA, Inc.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Jillian Deiling Cassity
One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!
Here's a little something I put together today. Titled: I Love You With All My Heart And Soul. Sorry for the glare on the photo, but I always have trouble with glare when photographing transparencies. Zva Creative products used: 2mm foam dots, 1mm foam dots, blue roses, pearl butterfly flourish (cut in two); pearl swirl flourish.
I love, love, love the new Zva Creative flower ranges. But I am particularly fond of these roses. And the colours - just absolutely amazing.
And if your pearls or rhinestones are the wrong colour - well, just colour them to whatever colour your heart desires, with a copic pen. These were originally cream pearl flourishes, but I needed and orange-red to match the roses. Copic to the rescue!!! Other products used: Pink Paislee papers, Pink Paislee die cuts, Webster's transparency, Glitz mini alphas, Carolees Creations mini alphas, AC Thickers, Dimensional Magic, Glimmermist, Liquid Pearls.
Monday, 25 April 2011
As you know, Zva Creative offers so many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was asked to share a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project.
The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on FIVE of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...WOOT! WOOT! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.
The Blog Hop starts today, April 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, April 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 27th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday...plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop post...you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.
This month, I had a combination of nominated colours: cream, red and black. So I took a white/cream Zva Creative flower, and misted it red (Santa Baby Glimmermist). I then added flourishes in red and black. And I finished off with some cream pearl leaves. I couldn't resist added some bling to the banner as well. A girl can NEVER have too much bling, lol! Layout titled: That Dress. Zva Creative products used: flower embellishment (FL-04CA-124); pearl leaves (PEW-03CB-101); rhinestone flourishes (CR-04CA-105 and CR-04CA-102); pearls (PE-02CB-101/CR-02CA-127); rhinestones (CR-02CB-101); and 2mm foam dots (AD01CB102). Other products used: Lily Bee papers; Lily Bee banner stickers; Lily Bee alpha stickers; ribbon; Martha Stewart border punch; and Glimmermist.
The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes
Your next stop is here: Camilla Elkman
Thank you SO MUCH for joining us. I hope you have been inspired to go have fun and create, and I hope we see you back here next month for the May Blog Hop! Don't forget to drop by on Wednesday to find out who the lucky winners are!!!
Now I am back, I can share this layout with you. Titled: Married. I created this using the Jump And Jive kit from Noel Mignon, and a sketch from the Dare To Be Different Challenge site. Due to some upcoming changes in my life, I've had to resign from my Dare To Be Different commitment. Yes, I know that was short and sweet, but unfortunately, I have no control over what life dishes up. Will share some of these details with you soon.
And don't forget, the April Zva Creative Blog Hop commences in just a couple of hours. I hope you will come back to join in the fun. Plus we have all kinds of inspiration to share with you.