Sunday, November 18, 2012

And The Winner Is....

Hello everyone, thanks so much for all of the fabulous comments on the previous post.  I simply love the Now & Then line from Teresa Collins and I know you will to.

Since we had our daughters 16th surprise birthday party, I had her pick the winner.  Here is the post that she picked.

Christine Stregger said:
Totally love your mini album!!!The now & then papers are beautiful. I think it would be a perfect way to document my personal journey back to health in 2013. Thank you for the opportunity to win :)


As a bonus since I also design for Xyron, i'm sending you one of the new Xyron glue sticks also.  Congrats Christine please email me your mailing info to


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Xyron/Faber Castell/ Creative Imaginations } Teaming Up

Hey there, today i'm sharing a couple of projects that were created with Xyron, Faber Castell & Creative Imaginations products.

Up first is a little canvas piece that I altered.  Just a cute little something to hang for the upcoming Holiday.  I have had this piece of canvas just laying around for so long and it was time to put it to use.  I used a green Faber Castell gelato here and there on the canvas then blended it with my finger, I also mister a little water on it and blended it some more. Using the deep scarlet artist pen I outlined the stitching around the canvas for a little bit of pop.  I took a Christmas stamp set that I had, colored the stamp with the Faber Castell green big brush and stamped the image.  I also outlined the holy berries in the upper right with green and colored the berries in with red artist pen.  The Creative Imaginations (jolly) sticker I ran through my Xyron 150 to give it a little extra adhesive to make sure it would not come off of my canvas.

A close up of the canvas.

Supplies used:
Xyron 150
Faber Castell - Green gelato, red and green artist pen, green big brush.
Creative Imaginations: Christmas Sticker

Up next is a Holiday card.  I took this fabulous snowflake paper from Creative Imaginations cut it to size.  I took a blue gelato and colored over the paper, love how the resist paper works with the gelatos.  Simply wipe off the gelato and you have a wonderful snowflake card.  I added a little bling from Creative Imaginations in the center of the snowflakes and put it all together with my Xyron Mega Runner.

Supplies Used:
Xyron - Mega Runner
Faber Castell - blue gelato
Creative Imaginations - Bling, snowflake paper

Last but not least is a quick gift tag idea.  I have tons of tags around the house, so I created my own gift tag.  I started by coloring the green Faber Castell gelato all over the tag, then actually wiped it off with a baby wipe to see how it would blend.  For the ornaments along the side I used my Xyron Design Runner with the Festive disc, then colored bits of the ornaments in with a red Faber Castell artist pen.  I placed some of the Christmas stickers from Creative Imaginations along the side, placed some ribbon and the tag is now ready to go.

Supplies used:
Xyron - Design Runner & Festive disc
Faber Castell - green gelato, red artist pen
Creative Imaginations - Christmas stickers

Thanks so much to Faber Castell and Creative Imaginations for sharing some of your goodies with us at Xyron.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Winterings Cycling Team } LYB

So today I get to share that I will be part of the Cycling team for Little Yellow Bicycle!! 

I get to create with the yummy Winterings collection.  The thoughts and ideas are running through my just waiting on the bicycle...AKA UPS truck to get here :)
Please welcome our Winterings Cycling Team:

Check out the fabulous list of designers that will be a part of this!

Dana Tatar
Kat Blue
Sarah Webb
Sharon Callis
Stacy Rodriguez

Keep your eyes open for all of the inspiration to come from all of us!
Thanks to LYB for this wonderful opportunity!