Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sweet Christmas by Ciera

My friend Ciera is just getting started in the scrappin' world and I'm so proud of the cute card and cookie bag she made the other day I had to share with everyone. Make sure you leave lots of comment love for her.
She used Skipping Stones Stamps on her card and cookie bag. The Santa hat is from Holiday Cats and the cookie is from Buns and Crunches.
 She used Echo Park paper from last years Christmas line and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink. The shape is cut with some new QuickKutz  nesting dies. So proud of her! She even learned how to do stamp masking with this set too.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Sassy Happy Birthday

Happy Friday bloggers! Today is my final post for the Creative Vision DT. I'm sad this term is over, Laura and her stamps are so amazing! I'm truly honored to have been on not only 1, but 2 of her DT's. Trust me, if she'd let me, I'd never leave! :) Anyway, I'm going out with a bang, humor in full effect. Here's my last card:
 I used the Sassy Happy Birthday II set. This is by far, one of my favorite sets in the Creative Vision store. It is right up my sense of humor ally. I used some of Basic Grays Little Black Dress paper along with some of the Tim Holtz craft Core'dinations which I embossed with a leopard/cheetah print folder and sanded it.
 I tied some black tool around the card that I put some gold dots of Stickles all over. I finished this off with a fun stick pin.
I inked my fun senti and added a few Stickles there as well.

Thank you everyone for all the great comments you have left on my projects and now get yourself over to the store and pick up this stamp set. I promise that you'll love it! Have a Happy and Safe New Year!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Let's go fishing

Hello bloggers and happy Thursday. Chelsea here bringing you a layout using the oh so fun Hooked on Fishing set. I also used the emboss resist technique Lauren posted which can be found HERE. It was so easy and fun. I used Distress Inks instead of chalks and it worked just as good. Well, I'm not waiting for the fish to bite so I'm going to get on with this post....
 I had some of this fun fish paper left over from the card I made with this set the last time I was on Creative Vision's DT. It's so cute! I added a picture of my brother and I from WAY back in the day. If you look close, he's holding a little fishy on the end of his mini pole.
I used the resist on the tag and the worm and the bobber. I popped the worm and bobber to finish off the layout. May sure you hurry over to the store and pick up this set for your favorite outdoorsy stamper!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Creative Vision Blog Hop

Welcome to another Creative Vision Design Team Themed Blog Hop. The hop today is VERY special because it is the team's final hop. PLUS we have a guest designer on the company blog PLUS Laura Lou Who goes LIVE with THING 1 and Whoville ACTION NEWS! Yes the GRINCH GAME begins TODAY!!

Here is my post for the hop. I created a cookie bag (which unfortunatly is empty) with a cute little bag topper as well as the receipe for the cookies that should be in the bag.

 I used paper from Echo Park's Christmas collection from last year as well as a Christmas stamp set that has now been retired from Creative Vision Stamps. However, check out all the other holiday stamps from Creative Vision HERE.
 Here are close ups of both the topper and the recipe card.
Make sure to leave everyone some comment love!

On with the hop.....
Laura Lou Who (the company blog)-
Kendra -
Stephanie -
Mary -
Allison -
Lauren -
Chelsea - <-- YOU ARE HERE

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tie Dye Paper Tutorial

Hello to all my bloggin' friends. Today I have a fun tutorial for you. I have been using this technique for quite awhile and finally decided to share my "secret" on how to create it with all of you.

What you'll need:
 Distress Inks in various colors, Glimmer Mist or Smooch Spray in matching colors, white cardstock, Cutrtlebug and favorite folders, Distress Ink in Black Soot.
 First smudge the colors all over your cardstock, make sure there are no white spaces.
 (I know, mine has white spaces) then spary the matching Glimmer Mist over the same colored areas.
 It will look something like the above picture.
 When the sprays are dry, cut into the sizes you want to use. I used 4 inches by 5 1/2 inches. Then run these cut pieces through your Cuttlebug using your favorite folders.
 Using Black Soot Distress Ink sponge the ink over the embossed areas. This will really make the embossing stand out.
 Now pick your favorite design and create your card with it.
 I used Sassy Happy Birthday II for my card. I love the way it turned out. I popped the senti of course and added some bakers twine to finish off the card. Very easy and very fun.
Don't forget to stop back December 2nd for DT6 final blog hop and the start of the Grinch Game.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanks for the helping hand

Hello bloggers! Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone is having a great day! I'm here today to bring you an elagant Thank You card. I used the Thank You set by Creative Vision. I absolutely adore this set. I know I say that about all of them but until I got this set, all my thank you cards had the same saying, now I'm versitile! On to my card:

I used some paper from Creative Imaginations that I've been hording (I'm so bad at that). I made the cut with my cricut from the Home Decor cartridge. I love this frame.
I had some paper flowers and some already crinkled ribbon that I pulled a thread out of to make it sinch up like it is.
Finished it off with some liquid pearls and some Glimmer Mist. Oh and don't forget the pop dots to lift the frame. Aside from bling, the next best thing on a card is pop dots! Hope everyone is having a great day, thanks for stopping by.
Don't forget to share a little comment love.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Halloween Wreath

I know halloween is over but I'm just finally getting around to posting pictures of the wreath I made. Go figure. I saw this wreath and fell in love and knew I could make one just as cool. So here's mine:
 Found a cute little skeleton to add to mine. I made all the orange flowers myself out of ribbon.
 Added some feathers and some black roses to go with the raven.
Also found some black bling for flower arranging so I added some of that with some sprigs or purple, orange and green tulle and pearls.

Thanks for stopping.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tag Time

Welcome to another Creative Vision Team Themed Blog Hop.
Today we are sharing a themed project, "Tags". With Christmas right
around the corner we hope our creations inspire you to create
some tags of your own!

As you hop hop hop your way around, make sure to become
Creative Vision Blog follower if you are not already,
(you have to be in order to win) then leave some love for a chance to WIN
a $10.00 Shopping Spree to the Creative Clear Stamp Store!

The winner will be announced on Thursday.

Now onto my tag:
I used a fun technique with my Distress Inks and some Shimmer Paint from Stampin' Up for my tag:

 I used Broken China and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink on my tag as well as the Thank You set from Creative Vision.
 Isn't that shimmer awesome?! Love it!!
I finished off my card with some paper flowers that I also used distress ink and Shimmer Spray on as well as some bling. I also dyed my own ribbon for the tag so that everything matched.

 On with the hop.....but don't forget to become a follower of Creative Vision's blog
and leave some love, it could make you a winner!

Start here: Laura
Chelsea  <-- You are here

Now get back over to Creative Vision's Blog and become a follower!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hello Hunny

Good morning scrappers and crafters! Today I have a card using the cute Hello Hunny set from Creative Vision. This set is so versatile. You really should add this set to your collection if you don't have it yet.

I'm also bringing you a sketch today created by yours truly. My card was done with this sketch as well:
 And here's my card:
 I used some great papers from My Minds Eye and colored cute Hunny with Copics that matched the paper.
 I added a double stacked button embellie, tied it with some twine to make it look finished.
I added some ribbon and some liquid pearls in brown along with my senti. This senti you should know comes in 1 long line but most of my acrylic stamps have fear of the exacto knife. Most senti's have been sliced and diced so I can align them on my card how I want. If you decide to do this be very careful, acrylic stamps do tear so make sure they are cut all the way through before you try to separate them.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great crafting day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

You are my kind of cool

Before we even get started I have to throw out my disclaimer, these pictures are NOT great. They were taken with my cell phone. As I was getting ready to mail this cutie out, I realized I had not photgraphed it yet. Figures! Anyway, onto my card. I used Leslie from the Creeper Kit from The Greeting Farm. I just love these little creepers. The card was for my little sister (big brothers/big sisters) and so I colored Leslie in her favorite colors and her hair color.
My paper was from a DCWV stack I picked up a few years ago that is all glittery. Such fun colors!
The ribbon was some fun glittery stuff from my stash that I stuck on all wonky. I inked my senti and pop dotted Leslie. I finished her off with an acrylic flower I picked up somewhere.
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave me some comment love!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tie a Knot

Welcome to another Creative Vision Team Themed Blog Hop.
 Today we are sharing  projects made with "My Favorite Things".
As you hop hop hop your way around, make sure to become
 a Creative Vision Blog follower if you are not already,
then leave some love for a chance to WIN
a Shopping Spree to the Creative Clear Stamp Store!
I used the great You Hang On stamp single for my post today. As stated, today's theme is my favorite things so here are, plaid and bling.
It's hard to see but if you look close you can actually see the knot tied in the twine that the heart is hanging from.
As a little thank you for hopping with me today, here is a gift for you!
$5.00 off any $15.00 or more purchase at the Creative Clear Stamp Store

Just use this code at the checkout so Laura knows I sent you!
It is not valid towards shipping,
it cannot be combined with any other offer or discount,

and it expires October 4th, 2011 at midnight.
Code: BH10CW
On with the hop.....
but don't forget to become a follower of Creative Vision's blog
 and leave some love,  it could make you a winner!

In case you missed someone, here's the hop list:

Chelsea  <-- That's me

Friday, September 30, 2011

Your My Friend...

Happy Friday everyone. I'm so happy it's the week I'll be headed to a weekend long crop! WOOT WOOT!

I put this card together this week for your viewing pleasure.
 I used the I'm Your Friend senti single from Creative Vision. I love this stamp. It's so fun and sassy, fits me and a lot of my friends well.
I used some older My Minds Eye paper with robots on it for this card as well as some green ribbon. I inked the senti and added some liquid pearls. As always, everything on this card has pop dots and dimension.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card today. Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Case a Diva

My card today is for Case a Diva over at Verve Stamps. I recently became a follower of their blog and love their stuff. I picked the layout from this fun card to case.
This card is by the talented Susan Liles.
And here's my card:

I used some scraps of the Pink Paislee paper from the other day. I used the Cancer Schmancer stamp set from Skipping Stones Designs.
I added lots of bling to this card in the form of Stickles. Love me some sparkle! My flowers are from my bucket of Prima flowers.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Naughty Nurse

Hello bloggers! I have a super simple and cute card to share today. I have a new guy who's pretty important in my life and he's been sick the last few days with allergies so I decided he needed a little pick me up. I made this little card for him.
I used the Cheeky Nurse stamp from The Greeting Farm. I got this image in a swap and I might just have to order her. I've fallen in love with her. I colored her with watercolor pencils, white Smooch Paint, and E00 Copic marker for her skin.
I even drew some fun little fish nets on her to make her just a tad more naughty. My paper is from Karen Foster. (Note to self: find more of this paper, I love it for get well cards). I added some red ribbon and some red pearls to finish this card off.
My senti was computer generated.
 He found this card on his desk at work this morning and was smiles all day.  Thanks for stopping by!