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Friday, September 21, 2012

Free product from Wall Sugar Co....

Hey everyone,
 
Wall Sugar
How many of you out there LOVE Wall Sugar Co as much as me? And how many of you would like to have some Wall Sugar product.....FOR FREE!!!! It's easy....to get your free Wall Sugar Co product, just let your local scrapbook store know that you want to see Wall Sugar Co products in their store....if they become a retailer let us know that you recommended them, you'll receive a great Wall Sugar pkg!!

NOW HOW EASY IS THAT????
 
Just in case you can't wait that long or you just have to get your hands on some product now, then just go to the link below to satisfy all you Wall Sugar needs! ;)
 
Thanks for stopping by ;)
Stepheny

Monday, September 10, 2012

Published...

Hello all,

So like many of you i have a "bucket list" of all the things i NEED to do before i die, or get too old...lol...whichever comes first i suppose! One of the things on that bucket list was to be published in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!!! Well i am pleased to announce that in this months September 2012 Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine i had two projects published!!! Not only is it my first publication and my magazine of choice, but it allows me to cross yet another item off my bucket list!

Here are the projects that were published...

For the Record...
 
Fort Steele...
 
I hope you enjoy viewing my projects as much as i enjoy creating them!
 
Thanks for stopping by :)
Stepheny
 


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Roses For Your Birthday...

Hello all,

Here is another card i made using copics and a clip art image from google...

The card measures 5x6. This is the finished project...
 
 
I started with this clip art image.
 
 
SUPPLIES:
Black tule
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends - Remnant
American Crafts white cardstock
Westers Pages - Romance (eyelet ribbon)
Websters Pages - Botanical (brown cruched velvet ribbon)
Prima Vintage Trinkets - crystal dew drop
Pink Paislee - Butterfly Garden (butterfly stamp)
Kaiser Kraft - Life Sentiments (inside saying)
Stampendous - Orchid Greetings (Happy Birthday stamp)
Ranger black Archival Ink
Copics - Roses - RV21 RV23 RV25 RV29 0
Copics - Leaves - YG61 YG63 YG67 0
Copics - Stem - YG95 0
 
 
Once again the finished project...
 
The inside...
 
 
Note: The butterflies are stamped on AC white cardstock with Ranger Black Archival Ink. I then cut them out and inked them with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I like the fact that both the inside and outside of the card has that little extra dimension using the cut out butterflies!
 
 
I hope you enjoyed viewing my project as much as i enjoyed creating it!
 
Thanks for stopping by :)
Stepheny
 

 


 
 
 





Friday, September 7, 2012

Medevil Greetings...

Hello all,

Here is one of my recent cards i have done using copics and a clip art image!


The finished product...
 
So i started with a clip art image from google...
 
I colored the horse in with a one color series in copics...E30 E31 E33, trimmed around him, then took E30 and inked all they way around around the edges to take the white away.
 
This is the finished project after assembly...
 
A close up of the detail...
 
 
The inside...

 
SUPPLIES:
 
Copic E30 E31 E33
War Horse: Clip art from google
3 piece metal charm-Walmart build your own jewelry
Dress it up-Flats in tuscon (orange jewels on metal)
American Crafts black cardstock
American Crafts cream cardstock
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection - olde curiosity shoppe (black diamond) and counting down (orange newsprint)
Pewter brads
Tim Holtz visual artistry-flights of fancy (verse)
 
 
I hope you enjoyed veiwing my project as much as i enjoyed creating it!
 
Thanks for stopping by :)
Stepheny


 
 
 


Monday, September 3, 2012

Haunted House Hanger...

 
Wall Sugar Co. Design Team Challenge -  3 Piece Interchangable Wall Hanger
 
 
 
 
This challenge was all about Halloween and a three Piece Interchangeable Wall Hanger (http://wallsugar.myshopify.com/collections/all/products/3-piece-interchangable-wall-hanger) . As you can see below this is the bare piece i started with...
 


 
 
 So for those of you who know me, know that this month was quite the challenge for me. You see although i love Halloween, i don't really scrapbook it. For some reason i find i get lost in all the patterns or i find the patterns childish, hence i can't seem to do anything Halloween-ish :) So i brought out my sketch book and a pack of Halloween paper (My Minds Eye - The Spiders Web) i had been hoarding for just the right project, and little did i know this project was going to be perfect for it.
 
 
 As the end result, this is what i came up with...
 

 
The process...
 
I started by painting the outer edges of the wall hanger black, with just a plain black acrylic paint.
 
 
I then took MME-Toil and Trouble and used it as the striped base. Then took MME-Halloween Night and decided what part i wanted (in my case the tree) and cut and tore it to fit the left hand side of my project. Then poked open the holes for the wire.
 
NOTE: Even when a project has spacing, a continuous pattern can still be used to create a full picture look!
 
I next sanded all the edges nice and smooth and then ONLY inked the outside edge of the whole project.
 
TIP: If you take sand paper and wrap it around a pencil it is easier to sand the wire holes!
 
I used Distress Ink-Antique Linen to go around the outter edges of the project. I repeated this process several times until i got the desired effect i was looking for.
 
TIP: Ink is your friend, don't be afraid of it, use it!!! It inhances your project!!!
 

I used a Haunted House poem i found on the internet. I chose the font i liked and then i double spaced it and printed it on white AC (American Crafts) cardstock. Double spacing it made it easy to cut into strips for the project. All edges of the white were inked with Distress Ink-Antique Linen. The letters are done in three layers...1. White AC cardstock 2. MME-Witches Lace (orange) 3. MME-Witches Lace-backside (black)
 
I next took The moon cut out from the MME collection and inked it with Antique Linen. Next i took the chipboard fence (Riff Raff) and inked it with Distress Ink-Black Soot. The house is a printout on AC white cardstock, from an online coloring book, which has been cut out and inked with Antique Linen.
NOTE: In this photo i am just laying everything out to make sure i get everything where i want it before i glue it down!
 
Once everything was where i wanted it, i started gluing it down. The moon is only glued to the center piece and the haunted house is only glued to the bottom piece, this gives the project the freedom to move around without damaging your project. I used liquid glass.
 
I cut and inked the three little pumpkins from MME-Pumpkin Patch, and glued them on with liquid glass.
 
Next was the final finishing touches. I put all the wire back onto the wall hanger. I repeated the lettering steps for the title "Haunted House" and tied it on with three sizes of black ribbon (Large tule, med width sheer and small solid black ribbon). Then i took glass bottles (7gypsies-amber and Tim Holtz idea-ology corked vials-clear) and rubbed a label on each from 7gypsies-color rubbings-Apothecary. I hot glued them in place. Next the skeleton (a wooden piece from Treasured Memories in Edmonton) I placed his leg into the coiled handle and tied him in with black hemp twine, then tied the three sizes of ribbon to the wire in front of him. Voila....project finished!

TIP: Using a good mix of different sized ribbons in a color scheme can add that extra flair to your project!
 
The poem i used reads...
 
Haunted House
There's a house upon the hilltop, We will not go inside,
For that is where the witches live, Where ghosts and goblins hide,
Tonight they have their party, All the lights are burning bright,
But oh we will not go inside, The haunted house tonight,
The demons there are whirling, And the spirits swirl about,
They sing their songs to Halloween, "Come join the fun," they shout,
But we do not want to go there, So we run with all our might,
And oh we will not go inside, The haunted house tonight.
 
 
Once again the completed project...
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed viewing my project as much as i enjoyed creating it. If you would like to purchase this bare wall hanger to re-create my project, or to create your own beautiful project, then head on over to Wall Sugar Co. to get yours!
 
Thanks for stopping by :)
Stepheny