Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy HallowThanksMas Week 4!

Can you tell that sometimes Dream Team's "Fearless Leader", Pam Hornschu, has a hard time deciding on monthly challenges? Since the team will be taking turns all month with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, and we did a Christmas collaboration with Stampendous and Core'dinations the 13th - 17th, the confusion should be understandable. Therefore...happy HallowThanksMas! As usual, we'd love for you to play along with the challenge and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog. Just in case you are wondering...NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POST SOMETHING WITH ALL THREE HOLIDAYS ON IT! However, you get bonus points for actually using Dreamweaver stencils and product on your creations! And bonus points might actually earn you an extra stencil as our monthly winner...just sayin'!

Here's my creation for this week:


LJ832 Give Thanks stencil
LL515 Pumpkins
LL3008  Tall wheat

LJ832 Give Thanks in Matte Black Embossing Paste with
Metallic FX Powders
Several team members have been participating in the 31 Days of Halloween Smeared and Smudged hop, and we just featured a lot of Christmas designs in our hop last week with the Stampendous and Core'dinations teams, so I thought I'd feature the "Thanks" part of our challenge. 

  • Start with a natural square mirror from Ikea
  • Paint across the bottom with some greens and brown acrylic paints (I used Distress Acrylic Paints) 
  • Move up the mirror with yellows, oranges, rust, and little red, blending them together
  • Dry with a heat tool to make sure the paints are dry
  • Lay the Tall wheat stencil (LL3008) in different areas and stencil with the brown paint
  • Paste emboss the Pumpkins stencil (LL515) on green cardstock with Matte Yellow Embossing Paste, let dry (do this twice)
  • When the pumpins are dry, use the paints to stencil on color
  • Tape off the Give Thanks part of LJ832, place the stencil in the lower left corner of the mirror and paste emboss with Matte Black Embossing Paste
  • Remove stencil and let paste dry for about 8-10 minutes
  • Clean and dry stencil, tape off the cornucopia part, leaving just the words
  • Paste emboss the words in the upper right area of the mirror
  • Remove stencil and let paste dry
  • Use a soft brush to brush Metallic FX powders on the almost dry paste
  • When paste is completely dry, use a swiffer cloth to remove any extra powders
  • Cut out the two sets of Pumpkins, adhere one set flat onto the mirror, use foam mounting tape on the second set

Check out more great HallowThanksMas designs on the design team blogs below:
Louise
An InLinkz Link-up

Friday, October 17, 2014

Dreamweaver-Stampendous-Core'dinations Day 5!


SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams have been playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. We've sanded our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of funCore'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you might win:


Here's what I'm showing off today:

LJ926 Jumbo Happy Hanukkah paste embossed in Glossy White Embossing Paste
Sprinkle wet paste with Stampendous aged silver embossing enamel and Sky Blue embossing powder, then heat set with a heat tool
Mount onto to the beautiful glitter paper from Core'dinations.
Thanks for all the great comments this week, they are my inspiration! For those of you who love the Pine cone folder as much as I do, here are some cards I made a while back using the stencil (LG675).



Leave a comment for me, and head to the next on the list:
Dreamweaver:
*On Stampendous team as well

Core'dinations:
(will not be posting on their company blog, but individual posts only)

Head on over to the Stampendous blog for links to their posts:



Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dreamweaver-Stampendous-Core'dinations Day 4!


SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of funCore'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you might win:


Here's what I'm showing off today:

Core'dinations blue glitter paper in the background, and their white paper for stamping the adorable Paws to Warm stamp from Stampendous with Memento Tuxedo Black, then colored with COPIC markers. The "snow" in Dreamweaver Stencils Regular Embossing paste sculpted on with the tip of a palette knife and sprinkled with clear glitter

AND...because today is Thursday, and we usually post for our monthly challenge on Thursdays, I'm sharing a card that is perfect for this month's theme of Happy HallowThanksMas!

Dreamweaver's Pumpkins stencil (LL515) paste embossed with Regular Embossing Paste, let it dry, then stencil with inks. The leaf embellishments are from LG616 Leaf texture. Paste emboss with Regular on freezer paper, let dry, stencil with inks, then peel them off the freezer paper and glue them on as an embellishment!
Leave a comment for me, and head to the next on the list:

Dreamweaver:
Louise Healy
*On Stampendous team as well

Core'dinations:
(will not be posting on their company blog, but individual posts only)

Head on over to the Stampendous blog for links to their posts:


Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dreamweaver-Stampendous-Core'dinations Day 3!


SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of funCore'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you might win:


Here's what I'm showing off today:
Dreamweaver Stencils' FG675 Pine Cones Embossing Folder on
Core'dinations Brown textured cardstock, embossed then sanded.
Stampendous taupe Color fragments and May Arts twine unraveled
I know, I've become a little obsessed with the Pine Cones embossing folder. I'll try to stop, but you can create such beautiful things so quickly! Especially with the wonderful sand-able cardstocks from Core'dinations.

Leave a comment for me, and head to the next on the list:

Dreamweaver:
*On Stampendous team as well

Core'dinations:
(will not be posting on their company blog, but individual posts only)

Head on over to the Stampendous blog for links to their posts:


Happy Creating,
Louise

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dreamweaver-Stampendous-Core'dinations Day 2!


SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of funCore'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you might win:


Here's what I'm showing off today:

Dreamweaver Stencils' new FJ917 Holiday Greetings & holly embossing folder
Core'dinations Black/Green Chalk Core cardstock
Stampendous Pink Micro glitter (MG04-B), May Arts ribbon
HINT:  When using glitter on a colored paper, it is important to remember to use a dries white glue. That way the color of your glitter stays true.

Leave a comment for me, and head to the next on the list:

Dreamweaver:
Louise Healy (you are here)
Kristi Parker Van Doren
*On Stampendous team as well


Core'dinations:
(will not be posting on their company blog, but individual posts only)

Head on over to the Stampendous blog for links to their posts:



Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dreamweaver-Stampendous-Core'dinations Day 1!


SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of funCore'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you might win:


Here's what I'm showing off today:

Dreamweaver Stencils LJ819 Snowflakes,
embossed on a dark blue cardstock from Core'dinations and sanded
Stampendous Jumbo Snowflake Trio CRS5057
stampded on Core'dinations smooth white cardstock with VersaFine Majestic Blue
and heat embossed using Stampendous Sky Blue Embossing Powder (it is glittery!)

Inside of the card
Dreamweaver Stencils LM252 Merry winter and one small snowflake from LJ819,
use a 1/4" stencil brush to stencil
both with Majestice Blue and emboss with Sky Blue Embossing Powder
Leave a comment for me, and head to the next on the list:
Dreamweaver:

Louise Healy (you are here)
*On Stampendous team as well

Head on over to the Stampendous blog for links to their posts:



Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Happy HallowThanksMas Week 2!

Can you tell that sometimes Dream Team's "Fearless Leader", Pam Hornschu, has a hard time deciding on monthly challenges? Since the team will be taking turns all month with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, and we are doing a Christmas collaboration with Stampendous and Core'dinations the 13th - 17th, the confusion should be understandable. Therefore...happy HallowThanksMas! As usual, we'd love for you to play along with the challenge and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog. Just in case you are wondering...NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POST SOMETHING WITH ALL THREE HOLIDAYS ON IT! However, you get bonus points for actually using Dreamweaver stencils and product on your creations! And bonus points might actually earn you an extra stencil as our monthly winner...just sayin'!

Today I'm sharing the Sten-tangle card we are making in my class at Memories and Beyond in Downers Grove IL. Lynell shared her and Wayne's beautiful creation a couple of weeks ago on the Dream It UP! blog, (click here if you missed it) using both the new leaf stencils. Here's my creation for today featuring the new Maple Leaf stencil (LL3044):
LL3044 Maple Leaf stencil Sten-tangle
I will be teaching the students 3 simple Zentangle patterns, then we'll trace the Maple Leaf several times, apply the patterns as they wish, and finish off by coloring with PrismaColor pencils. If you look closely you will see that after I traced the leave on the main image and tangled it, I added a second "outline" to give the leaf more depth. Again, another great all-occasion card for Fall. Of course, the great little ribbon is from May Arts!

Remember to visit the rest of the team, as confusion takes rein...could be interesting!


Happy Creating,
Louise