Friday, May 18, 2012

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: Flowers and Core'dinations (Giveaway)

Just a little sneak peek of what is waiting for you at the Authentique Blog for today!! Check it out! There is also a really great giveaway... Just saying...
See you there!! <3 H Pin It

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cute Cards!

Loving my Counterfeit Kit for the month of May!! Seriously, I love when kits just go perfectly the way I want them to. In this case, the cards are just pretty darn cute. I even have one more that I used the cute bicycle stamp on!! That one, I'm saving for tomorrow...

The first one was a lovely little card for my mom's birthday, and the second is for a friend that I do miss. I would love to brighten her day just a little bit. I have a bunch more cards to make this weekend, and a few layouts to work on as well. Just for me. Pin It

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I love giveaways!! I especially love when deserving loved ones are the winners. Today's totally random winner is Van Nguyen.
If you don't know Van, she's a super talented lady who is actually in the process of moving cross country for the second time in a year. I don't know how she does all that she does. She's pretty amazing. Van is also crazy talented and is working for a few companies. Yup, she's that awesome.

PS. I love when I get to see her. We keep running into each other in various parts of the country.


Monday, May 7, 2012

AUTHENTIQUE PAPER: Creating Dimensional Embellishments

While chatting away with both the lovely ladies (and gent) from Authentique, and the other lovely ladies from ScrapbookSteals this past Friday, a great question came about according to Authentique products. Are there going to be any dimensional products created by Authentique? Currently, there are no dimensional pieces in any of the lines. However, this does not mean that you cannot make your own dimensional details from any of the products available.

Here are my embellishment go to products. At least for today. You should be able to easily change out what you like as far as embellishments go. Today's pick: diecut machine, spray adhesive, Glossy Accents, buttons, bling, heavy duty cardstock or kraft paper, Glue Dots and of course foam pop dots.
Start by cutting both the kraft/cardstock and your patterned paper. Multiple pieces in the same and varied sizes works perfectly. I decided to play with Glory for this project.
For sturdier pieces, spray the back of the patterned paper and kraft pieces...
Sandwich the same sized pieces of patterned paper with the kraft/cardstock. You've just thickened up and made your pieces sturdier!
To make these dimensional now, just add pop dots and stack on top of one another. 
If you want to use the cardstock stickers, but don't want them sticky, or just need them sturdier... Stick them on the kraft/cardstock and cut them out. It's a little time consuming, but worth it.
Glossy Accents can add more dimension or shine to certain pieces. They also are great for sticking bling on. Use a pin to pop any air bubbles.
Here are four completed dimensional accents. Offset, add buttons, bling, etc. and make these really your own. 
See all the dimension!!
I decided to use my favorite on a cute card for Memorial Day. 
 I just love how it adds just that extra touch.
I hope this helps with creating your own dimensional accents. Remember, there are no real 'rules'. Make what you like, and create something wonderful!


Authentique Products Used: Glory Papers: Pride, Freedom, Liberty, Elements & Details
Other Products: Silhouette, Aleene's spray adhesive, American Crafts pop dots, Glue Dots, May Arts ribbon, Basic Grey buttons, iRock bling, kraft paper, Glossy Accents Pin It

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Counterfeit Kit Challenge: May Kit!! & Giveaway

As most of you already know, I love Counterfeit Kits. I have a pretty large stash, and don't really need to buy any more (even though I sometimes do...) Any time I can use up what I already own, and make it a fun challenge is even more fun! This month's kit is using Studio Calico's City of Lights kit. Which is pretty fun with it's pastels, greys, greens, blues, pinks and florals. Also, it has a grouping of fun lettering and BICYCLES! And I had the perfect stamp for this, my American Crafts Peachy Keen stamp set.
Loving all of the cute greens. Which is fun, because I never really use a ton of green. Good thing I got some great MME, Sassafras Lass, AC Peachy Keen, Cosmo Cricket and other fun florals and plain papers. I just love those Sass and Crate Paper florals. 
  See the cute stamp!! Isn't it just perfect! Love the khaki and grey lettering.

And a fantastic little card kit. Now this card kit doesn't have any card bases because... I'M GIVING IT AWAY!! Yup, that's right. You can win this card kit! Comment on this post before Wednesday May 9, at 11:59 PM. It's super cute and all ready to make some cute Mother's Day/Wedding/Birthday/Spring loveliness. (PS. I love new followers!)
I even included a plastic fork with both three kinds of washi tape and two kinds of lovely twine. Yup, a plastic fork. It's actually the perfect way to take small amounts of washi and twine places!!
 Good luck!! Pin It

AUTHENTIQUE: May Challenge

Come play with us!! Here is my lovely little card using Authentique's May Sketch Challenge!! I'm totally loving the Tangerine Tango inspiration of Carefree.
 Authentique papers: Carefree; Other supplies: Core'dinations paper, May Arts ribbon, Martha Stewart Punch
 Make sure you link to this blogpost! Pin It