Thursday, April 23, 2015

SWEET DESIGNS BY GERRI HERBST

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
GERRI HERBST


HAPPY EASTER CARD

Using Gecko Galz EASTER PARADE Craft Kit





EASTER GREETINGS CARD

Using Gecko Galz EASTER PARADE Craft Kit




EASTER COLORS CARD

Using Gecko Galz EASTER PARADE Craft Kit

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TOUCH OF CLASS DESIGNS BY VICKI ROMAINE

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
VICKI ROMAINE



VICTORIAN FLOWERS CARD

This is a simple card, but it took a little maneuvering to get the lady to fit behind the flowers by cutting a slot in the background.






HELLO CHICKS CARD


I used Washi tape for part of the background on this card of Easter Chicks.  A couple of pom pom flowers embellish the corner of the image.


The most exciting thing that  has happened to me was to be chosen for the Gecko Galz DT.  I have been on other teams but this was the one I really wanted to be a part of.

I was so excited when I learned I was on the GG DT that I called all my local crafting friends.

Secondly was winning a free class position for 21Secrets, an online class.

Monday, April 20, 2015

CHARMING DESIGNS BY LISETTE BAKER

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
LISETTE BAKER



Easter Bunny Spool
Supplies
Spool
Papier mache cracked half egg shell
Icelandic Moss
Bunny image from Easter Parade digital stamp set
Egg Hunt image from Easter Parade Icons
Sweetheart blossoms
Small gold oval berries/stamens
Gesso                 
White acrylic paint
Small piece of muslin
Cocktail sticks

How to

Paint the spool and egg with gesso and then two coats of white acrylic paint. Allow to dry in between each application.
Once dry, fill the inside of the egg with moss. Stick a little moss to the top of the spool and around the base. Glue the egg shell to the top of the spool.
Cut out the two images. Scrunch up a small piece of muslin and glue over the bunny’s tail. Stick the cocktail sticks to the back of both images and secure in the moss. Arrange the small gold berries in the moss.
To finish, decorate the egg and spool with sweetheart blossoms.



Bunny Tags
Supplies
Cream tags (mine were from My Artistic Adventures Etsy shop)
Bunny image from Easter Parade Kit digital stamp set
White lace
Ivory rose
White seam binding



Easter Collage Card
Supplies
Floral paper from Flower Power paper pack
Blue paper from Easter Parade Kit paper set
Striped paper from Easter Parade Kit paper set
Bunnygram image from Easter Parade Kit Icons
Brown bunny image from Easter Parade Kit Icons
Egg Hunt image from Easter Parade Kit Icons
Easter Basket image from Easter Parade Kit Icons
Blue and white dot grosgrain ribbon
White seam binding.
White crochet lace
Sweetheart blossoms
Blue stamens

How to: Arrange the images digitally on the blue paper before printing out and layering over ribbon, lace and papers. Decorate with blossoms, bows and stamens.


Some Bunny Loves You Card
Supplies
Bunny image from Easter Parade Kit digital stamp set – reverse the image and use with the original. Colour one blue and one pink before printing out.
Smoky blue ribbon
Smoky blue cardstock
Coordinating button
Small pieces of muslin for the bunny tails


Easter Chicks Card
Supplies
Papers from Easter Parade Kit papers
Chicks in balloon image from Easter Parade Kit Icons
Narrow pink ribbon
Small punched Blossoms
Green, paper covered wire
Crystal clear glitter
White lace
Easter sentiment (mine was from My Artistic Adventures Etsy shop)


Easter gift bags
Supplies

White light-weight cardstock
Happy Easter image from Easter Parade Kit digital stamp set
Pastel ribbons
Gift bag die




Brown bunny card
Supplies
Brown bunny tag image from Easter Parade Kit icons
Cream egg shaped die-cut
Brown egg shaped die-cut
Book page
Cream cardstock
Beige cardstock inked with Vintage Photo
Cream crochet lace
Brown Ribbon
Gold glitter
Cream sweetheart blossoms


Cock-a-doodle Easter Card
Supplies
Cockerel image from Provence Garden Kit
Terracotta cardstock
Blue cardstock
Red cardstock
Cream tags
Twine
Punched out egg shapes in coordinating cardstock
Easter ribbon
Easter sentiment


Cock-a-doodle Birthday Card
Supplies
Cockerel image from Provence Garden Kit
Terracotta cardstock
Blue cardstock
Red cardstock
Cream tags
Twine
Brown and beige gingham ribbon ribbon


Butterfly Blues card
Supplies
Terracotta cardstock
Blue cardstock
Striped paper from Easter Parade Kit paper set
Butterfly image from Provence Garden collage set
Blue ribbon
White paper rose
White lace

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A LITTLE MAGIC IN HER DESIGNS JOAN LIDDLE


This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
JOAN LIDDLE


RABBIT CARD

Supplies used:
Gecko Galz -  Flower Power paper #3,  Easter Parade Icons #22,  Fair Verona paper (from Star Crossed papers)
From my stash - felt flowers, blue card base, Vine punch (We R Memory Keepers), Elmer's Glue

Directions:
The card is 6" x 6" in size. The Fair Verona paper was attached to the card base. I used the Vine punch,  punched a doily from the Flower Power paper and added it to the card next. The rabbit icon was sized in Photoshop, cut out and attached to the doily. The felt flowers were glued to the card.



HAPPY EASTER CARD

Supplies used:
Gecko Galz - Easter Parade papers #6, Easter Parade collage sheet, Easter Parade Icons #1
My stash - Stickles, green card base, green bow (Crate Paper), die cut frame, die cut banner and stamp (Stampin' Up),  brown colored pencil

Directions:
The Easter Parade paper was cut to fit the card base, leaving a small border on all sides. The image was resized and printed in Photoshop. 
 I outlined the egg with brown colored pencil to make it pop. The Easter basket was sized in Photoshop, fussy cut and the eggs accented with pink, yellow and blue Stickles. 

The purple die cut frame was layered over the lady image and the basket was pop dotted to the corner of the frame. The words "Happy Easter" were stamped onto a purple scrap and then the banner was die cut. I bent the banner to add dimension and then adhered it to the egg.  The green bow was added to the top of the frame.

Friday, April 17, 2015

SWEET WONDERS OF DESIGN FROM TERRI BURNETTE

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
TERRI BURNETT



EASTER BASKET CARD


 I began by cutting several 3/4" strips of kraft cardstock.  Each strip was inked on the edges with walnut stain ink.  Weave the strips together to create a basket.   The adorable image is from the Easter Parade Icons pack.  I fussy cut the image, added stickles to the edges and pop dotted it to the basket weave.  Add a peach silk ribbon around the woven card and tie at the front center.  Add the bow on top.  Adhere the woven paper to the front of a 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of cream cardstock.  Trim any extra from the edges.  Adhere this to your 4 x 5 card front.  Inside reads: "Hippity Hop - Happy Easter!"




HAPPINESS IS FLOWERS


 All 3 images are from the Provance Garden Collage sheets.  After sizing them for my card I matted each on blue then pink cardstock.  The images have been "highlighted" with distress markers and a water brush to enhance the colors.  I used broken china, victorian velvet, frayed burlap, and peeled paint for this.  Each flower center also has Champagne micro beads added to the centers.  The blue butterfly is also from these collage sheets and is only adhered in the center of the butterfly so the wings lift.  Add a sentiment and pearls and you are done!



Thursday, April 16, 2015

ADORABLE DESIGNS BY PATTI FISHER

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
PATTI FISHER


HAPPY EASTER CARD

Print out paper from _Flower Power_ Paper Pak.
Cut to fit and place over scalloped cardstock card base.
Cut extra flowers from remainder of paper.
Print out and cut out egg basket and egg from _Easter Icons 1_
Place a strip of Prima flower ribbons across card base.
Edge flowered paper with Ranger Liquid Pearls.  Let dry.
Layer egg, basket and fussy-cut flowers over top of flowered paper, using pop dots.
Embellish eggs with glossy accents and Stickles glitter glue.
Print out tag on pink paper (Cajoline)
Print "Happy Easter" on tag and place on top of card.




LOVELY BRIDE

Weddings Bells 2 Collage Sheet_
Paper from _Flower Power Paper Pak_
Photo Mask by Amanda Frijo-Tobin
Border and Word Art by Brandy Murray



STEAM PUNK RABBIT

Digital bunny stamp from _Easter Parade Digital Stamp Set_
Digital elements by Kerry Klaasen Veale and Rucola Designs



We asked the following question

"What is the most exciting thing to happen to you in your paper crafting career?"

Definitely being published in Canadian Scrapbooker magazine for the first time.  I was so excited when the magazine arrived that I took it to work and showed it off to everyone who card and some who didn't!  lol  And even thought I have been fortunate to have been publised in other magazines since, nothing compared to the first time!


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS BY DONNA MUNDINGER

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
DONNA MUNDINGER



MOTHERS DAY CARD

Gecko Galz Mums The Word Collage Sheet
Gecko Galz Flower Power Paper Pacl


EASTER BASKET

Gecko Galz Easter Parade Craft Kit

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS BY YVONNE GARNER

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
YVONNE GARNER



SPRINGTIME CARD

Instructions:  Cut and fold card to form card base.  Print, trim and mat Flower Power Paper (07) to fit card front.  Distress edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Layer paper doily over panel.  Enlarge and print Post card from Provence Garden, distress edges with VPDI and mount to panel over doily. Print Easter Parade Stamp (01), water color and trim to fit card front.  Stamp egg nest, distress with VPDI, trim and add to panel.  Add metal corner to top of card.  Embellish with stickers and bow.

Supplies: Gecko Galz: Flower Power Paper Pack, Provence Garden, Easter Parade Stamp, Ranger Distress Ink, Nest Stamp by Red Lead Paperworks, ChitChat Stickers by Ranger, Metal corner by Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Doily and seam binding from my stash.





VINTAGE SPOON COLLAGE

Instructions:  Cut and fold card to form card base.  Print, trim and mat Flower Power Paper (08) to fit card front. Enlarge, print, trim and mat images from Provence Garden and add to panel over top of a doily.  Embellish card with ribbon, a metal trimming and a button.

Supplies: Gecko Galz:  Flower Power Paper Pack, Provence Garden, Funkie Junkie Boutique: Ribbon, metal trim and button. From my stash:  doily, black paper, card stock


Friday, April 10, 2015

SPRING COLORS FROM AMANDA PHILLIPS

This month our design team is Celebrating all things Easter and Spring with eggs, chicks and rabbits oh my. 
Below are some amazing samples by
AMANDA PHILLIPS



PEACOCK NECKLACE IN BLUE

USING GECKO GALZ Pretty Peacocks Jewel It Set


PRETTY IN PURPLE NECKLACE

Using Gecko Galz Pretty Peacock Jewel It set