Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chain of Hearts

Chain of Hearts

This is a great Chain of Hearts die from Memory Box! Perfect between the oak tree (1225I)  but you could also use it for a pop-up card or tie folded together on top of a card.
Have a great day! Cindi

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Color Me Crazy from Petaloo

Ready for a really AMAZING
"Sneek Peek" from tje  Spring 2012 line?
Let's start with a fun & beautiful CANVAS designed by DT member Lynne Forsythe
with this new Color Me Crazy collection...
lots of new spring CMC product on this project...
~ new Flower Layers & new Pearl Daisies & new CMC Butterflies
(colored blue & purple with Twinklin H2O's)
~ new chipboard (birdcage colored gold with Ranger Inks)

 twinkh2s  flowers
"Color Me Crazy"
Spring 2012 Collection
Petaloo's ALL WHITE flowers designed to be colored with:
Ranger Inks, Copic Markers, Luminarte Paints, Tattered, Smoochies, Shimmerz,
and all others...
available in new mini sizes,
new CANVAS flowers & 19 new CHIPBOARD designs!
CMC pearl daisies
(CMC ~ new Mini Pearl Daisies~ 6 new mini styles available!)
CMC flower layers
(CMC ~ Flowers Layers ~ 8 new sizes & styles available! )
Birdcage beauty
(CMC ~ new Chipboard Designs ~ Birdcage w/baby birds ~ one of 19 new styles available!)
CMC butterflies
(CMC ~ new Butterflies ~ available in 3 shapes & sizes!)
CMC flower x 3 plate
(CMC ~ new Canvas Flowers ~ available in 2 new styles!)
Frames cut out beauty
(CMC ~ new Chipboard Designs ~ Deco Frame & Fancy Frame ~ 19 new styles available!)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Shimmer Sheetz Necklace

New Shimmer Sheetz will be introduced at CHA but stores are ordering now.  The colors are beautiful.  For this necklace Els used the Fire Opal and added some StazOn, rubbed with a tissue and die cut shapes.  Besure you are following Millsrepco and Elizabeth Craft Designs on FaceBook for lots of other ideas.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hero Hues Inks

Shadow Inks
  • Shadow inks are specially formulated to blend into paper surfaces leaving a soft translucent image.
  • The Shadow Ink line is made up of pastel tones.
  • Quick drying on matte papers.
  • A perfect all around stamping ink especially with solid type images.
  • Works best for Faux Letterpress and Stamp Layering techniques.
Mid-Tone Shadow Inks
  • Mid-Tone Shadow Inks are specially formulated to blend into paper surfaces leaving a smooth, soft image.
  • Mid-Tone Shadow inks come in a variety of rich tones.
  • A perfect all around stamping ink, especially with solid type images.
  • Quick drying on matte papers.
  • Perfect for Faux Letterpress and Stamp Layering techniques.
Hero Hues Chalk Inks
  • A crisp bold stamping ink with a slight chalky haze.
  • Chalk Inks come in a variety of rich tones.
  • A perfect all around stamping ink for both detail and solid images.
  • Quick drying on matte papers.
Hero Hues Dye Inks
  • Hero Dye Inks are permanent, crisp and waterproof.
  • Dye inks come in a variety of rich tones.
  • A perfect all around stamping ink for detail images.
  • Quick drying on all paper surfaces.
  • Great for stamping then watercoloring with paints.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Flower Frame from Elizabeth Craft Designs

This is the new design Flowers in Frame. For the coloring I used markers and for the background I used the 40mm and 7mm Be Creative Tape and the Glitter Ritz Micro Fine glitter. The colors are from the Limited Editions which will be available in a soon!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cherish Border Card

This card showcases the Cherish Border and the Kaleidoscope/Moonlight Butterfly dies. Cherish Border
  1. Adhere Licorice mat and Mars Shimmer Soiree mat to Begonia Note Card
  2. Die cut Cherish Border (98282) from pattern paper. Here I used the Pink Hex paper from My Mind's Eye Love Collection. Adhere to front of card.
  3. Cut a 1/4" strip from print paper and adhere to lower part of border. I used Rose Blossom paper from Echo Park Yours Truly collection.
  4. Die cut Moonlight Butterfly (98260) from print paper and Kaleidoscope Butterfly (98261) from Licorice paper. Lightly distress the Moonlight Butterfly with Victorian Velvet Distress Inks using a finger dauber.
  5. Adhere Kaleidoscope Butterfly on top of Moonlight Butterfly with just a touch of liquid glue at the center. Then adhere to front of card.
  6. Add rhinestones randomly to the Cherish Border

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Simple Pleasures

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Impression Obsession stamps   H7615 and B5539

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Cottage Blue from Petaloo

The new COTTAGE BLUES color mix from Petaloo.
"Spring" Darjeeling Collection
a mix of robin's egg blue, powder blue and soft mint.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

New Copic Color Swatches

New Copic Sketch markers are coming.  There are wonderful colors to fill in your collection.  Many stores have ordered them and are just waiting for their arrival (probably late Feb.)  Contact your store and place your order now.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Shari Carrol Heart Card

Featured Product:
AC002 Untitled Heart

Hero Materials:
Blush Print Art Flowers
ArtPrint Brown Dye Ink
Soft Blossom Shadow Ink
Chalk Ink: Punch
Bubble Gum Shadow Ink Mid-Tone
Punch Folded Cards
Snow Layering Paper

  1. Cut a rectangle of Snow Layering Paper. Size it just slightly smaller than the card base.
  2. Stamp the heart images with various inks onto the Snow piece.
  3. Punch hearts from patterned paper and cut a strip of patterned paper. Attach to the Snow piece.
  4. Attach the Snow piece to a Punch Folded Card.
  5. Add an Art Flower to the card and embellish it with a punched circle in the center.
  6. Finish the card by adding a handwritten greeting on the strip of patterned paper.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Paris Tag from Memory Box

Little Darling collection from Graphic 45

New Lullaby paper coming soom

The new Little Darling collection coming from Graphic 45 has some wonderful paper and accessories.  This is just one sample.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Expresso Yourself

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Impression Obsession

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hear about Hero Hues

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ranger Storage ideas

New Year's Organization

Happy New Year, everyone!! So let's see a show of hands: how many of you have made New Year's Resolutions to finally organize your craft space?
Wow, that's a lot of you!
Never fear, Ranger is here to help. We have a plethora of organizational products and tools that will help you to sort your crafting stash.
For example, we have the Inkssentials Craft Spinner (which can be stacked up to three tiers high) for keeping your Ink Blending Tools, Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger Paint Dabbers, Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Stickles, re-inkers and more within easy reach:
We also have free, printable labels available for download from our website, so you can label the sides of your ink pads for easy retrieval:
We even have blank color charts that you can fill in with the colors of inks, paints, Stickles and more that are currently in your collection:
Our fans are pretty clever and innovative when it comes to organizing and storing their favorite Ranger products, too! Check out some of these great ideas that we found online:
Christie Hund affixed a metal strip under her crafting cabinets and attached all of her Stickles bottles using magnets. Gravity keeps the Stickles ready to use at any time!
Ron Wilhelm has a different solution for upside-down Stickles storage: PVC couplings glued together in a honeycomb-like arrangement!
Ron uses PVC pipes to hold Adirondack

Happy Birthday Card

Hero new clear sew CL576 "Wish Big" and CL574 "Say It All".   Ink, paper and accessories all from Hero Arts.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Copic Sketch colors coming

These are the 12 new Copic Sketch colors coming late Spring.  Order your set from your local store now.  The colors will be available in Sketch and Various.

Valentine Wish

Everyone thought the Memory Box holiday stamps and dies were great...but we had no idea how beautiful the just-released Love and Kindness Valentine Collection would be. Hearts (in all shapes and sizes!), rosettes, butterflies, swirls, flourishes, borders and posies - and wonderful, artsy stamps - are on their way to Retailers everywhere.This card by DT member Jean.
Here are the products featured on this card:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Peel-Offs coming soon.

Elizabeth Craft Designs has new peel-offs about to be released.  These are done using Highlight Glitter and colored with Copic Markers.   Watch for more designs.