Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beauty Call

Hey paper peeps! Hope you are doing well! Today I would like to share a simple and fun card with you, using Marion Smith's Garment District line and some Junque & Gems! I really love layering and there is a sheet called "Picture Perfect" that has all of these great elements to cut apart, not to mention beeee-utiful colors! I am in love with this minty aqua color! So here's what I came up with;

I just kind of placed my layers in a staggered position and added a die-cut doily, and it turned out super cute and took me only a few minutes! The pink rose that is fussy cut on the right side is from the Mad Tea Party Collection.

I am loving these Junque & Gems pieces! They are so fun and there are quite a variety of them to keep your creations interesting!

This minty blingy one is my fave, it is so sparkly I just love it.

This would be a super fast and easy card if you were in a pinch! Plus the colors are pure candy ;)
Be sure to check out the other cut apart element papers in the line, they are gorgeous!
Thank you for stopping in! Have an amazing day!
Love, Sarah
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Monday, January 27, 2014

TRUE Beauty

When I got my Garment District Collection, one of my favorite components was a folder that has the "TRUE Beauty" quote.  I knew it would be so great to use this photo with it, and that is how this layout started!  I identify so much with this whole collection because it has beautiful roses, sewing themed papers, and lots of cool journaling labels.  I have been using it like crazy!
The background of this page is an ivory card stock.  I added some Colorshine Mist by Heidi Swapp with a stencil after the whole layout was complete to give that soft and muted pattern in the upper left corner.  It was a great soft layer to add. You will also see I used Punchinello circles to add some dark brown polkadots for texture.

These roses are exquisite!  I know you will HAVE to HAVE the resin Roses that are new in Marion's line.  I love love love them!  See how cute the butterfly is with that little Rose?? 
This is a closer look at the background stencil.  It is subtle but adds a little color all the same. I also love the tickets and labels that are perfect for adding dimension and interest!

Here are the lovely papers I used!  

 Thanks for stopping and be sure to look for Marion's new lines coming to stores near YOU!!
Colette Nederhoff

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wooden Ticket Tutorial by Tonya Gibbs

Hi everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Today I want to share these cute wooden embellishments that I created with the Marion Smith Designs stamps and scraps of her paper collections.  They are super simple to make, and very addicting.

Start with the rectangular shape from these Woodsies balsa wood shapes.

Paint all sides of the shape with Gesso.  This coat is to prime the wood.

Glue your scrap paper to the wood with any wet glue.
I used craft glue. Once it is dry, trim around the wooden shape.

Using the largest hole on your Crop-A-Dile cut half the eyelet shape
out of each corner to form the rounded edges of the ticket.

Your ticket should now look like the one below.

Select your favorite stamp from Marion's stamp collections.


Using a permanent ink, stamp the image onto the ticket.

Heat emboss the ticket with Utee, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel by Ranger, Inc.

You may have to repeat the step a few times to achieve a smooth finish like the image below.

I used a Gold Sharpie to gild the edges of the ticket.

And here is your finished ticket embellishment.  

  Here are some of the others I've made. 

These are light weight, and match your Marion Smith projects perfectly!

This card was created using the Garment District 6x6 paper pad.

Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya A. Gibbs

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Garment District Folder

Hi ladies!

I wanted to show you a little project I created for the recent CHA show in Anaheim, for Marion's booth.  I made a little folder using the stunning Garment District Papers, a few Junque Gems and other bits and bobs.

Here is the front of the folder, tied closed with seam binding and a glass bead.

Inside the folder are some gift cards, and vintage button card and lots of pretty embellishments.

And on the back of the folder is an elasticated band that holds an embellished cotton spool.
Reverse side of spool.

This little project was lots of fun to make.  I love the combination of burlap and lace with the Garment District range.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Signature album by Ana Paula- part 2

Box and Openning pages 

Hi, everyone. Ana Paula here to show the second part of the album I created for the Golden wedding of my parents- in-law.

This is the lid of the box that will keep the Signature Album .
 I choose the same hues of Golden and light green.

One picture of the couple is highlighted for a resin frame 
using gilding techniques over the papers by Nirvana Collection by Marion Designs
 and their initial monograms.
Some metallic embellishments and one in special:
 a lock and a key meaning a treasure that will be kept in their hearts.

Everything over the beautiful Marion Smith Designs papers  that makes the composition of this layout full of meanings and memories and I am sure will be kept with love for that couple.
On the firsts pages of the album I adhered a copy of their first wedding invitation in 1964 and one copy of the Golden Invitation too.

Old  and current pictures  are highlighted by the beautiful papers from Marion Smith Designs.
I do hope they like it.
 It was a blast thinking in every detail of this gift
 that I will give to them with all of my heart.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Hello everyone it's Peggy Lee coming to you today with a little mixed media altered "Heart with Wings" art piece! This summer my daughter Emilee and I were snapping silly photos...my daughter had on cool red lip stick...with a gold studded skull shirt (which she knows I can't stand) ha ha!! 
I just love this one of her yelling OK mom I had enough-so perfect looks so steam punk rocker!
I started with a piece of cardboard traced a heart and wings....using gesso primed the cardboard piece then added some plaster with brick mask. Then grabbing my glimmer mists and inks started coloring heat setting in between colors. When dried added more texture with a thick layer of gesso with a dot fade stencil.
Using Nirvana and Mad Tea Party papers and stamping the doily from the Curious stamp set.
Added some splatters of glimmer mist and tearing holes in the heart shape paper..added some wire mesh to the back and inked edges with glimmer mist. Highlights with Gold Effects Paint and gesso lightly brushed  over raised areas.
Rolled roses from the paper collections...little gems and grunge up gear die cuts.

Lovely texture!!
Junque & Gems by Marion hanging from wire mesh and chains....adored with gems.
Embellishment shots are great for titles tucked around...along with a zip strip with label on the paper..I cut it off and saved it to tuck in around the photo to add a little pop!
There you have it my Mixed Media Altered  Heart with Wings!
Thanks for stopping by today,
Peggy Lee

In case you all haven't seen this amazing new tool design by Marion Smith 
"Bloom Impressions Flower Tool"
                                                          Released at CHA Winter 2014

Crafters Workshop-brick mask
Ranger-Distress ink-walnut stain, black soot
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel-platinum
Tim Holtz-Dot Fade Stencil
Sizzix-Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Die
Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist-raven, graphite, tattered leather,
turqouise blue, slate, jazz blue
Simply Sheer-chilli pepper red
Viva-Precious Metal Effect Paint-gold
Folk Art Paint-black
Versa Mark ink
Card Board
Wire mesh, chain, key, beads, gems.