Friday, November 28, 2014

Handmade flowers with MSD Bloom Impressions Tool

Hi everyone and happy Friday,
hopefully my American friends had a nice Thanksgiving :)

Todays post will be a little different from my previous for MSD.
Christmas is just around the corner 
and I bet most of you have already  
started preparing Christmas in one way or another.

I'm definitely one of those people at least :)
That's why I wanted to bring you something 
totally not-Christmasy for as an inspiration.

Here it comes:

I''ve also prepared a color palette for you:

I used the MSD Bloom Impressions Tool for this project:

and other supplies:

50 100097

50 100100

50 101051 50 101068 50 101063

And now I have an announcement:

Thank you ladies for playing along.

And the WINNER of my last challenge is:


I'm so happy for you my friend :)
Pop me an e-mail
with all your shipping informations.

Have a nice weekend everybody and please visit me soon!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankful for the opportunity to be creative

Hello All!!

In the US, today is Thanksgiving, so HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone...I pray you are all having wonderful days, filled with family, friends, food and fun.

Aside from the people in my life, one of the biggest things I am thankful for is the ability to express my self creatively. 

I made this with the Rhonna Farrer iPhone app a while back and I think it is so true:

Sometimes life just makes thing difficult and there are no words that can express them.

Creativity is good for the heart and soul, so put them into everything you do!

That is my thought behind my project for today.

I used an old wire bound journal I have had for a while and covered it with "Garment District" papers from Marion Smith Designs.

To tone down the colors a bit, a did a light wash of brown watercolor and a light stamping of Marion Smith's "Texture" stamp using Ranger Archival Ink in Brown, all before layering my tags, cut from "Garment District" paper. (NOTE: my "Garment District paper is 6x6.)

Around my edges I added some TEAL Smooth Iridescent paint to pop up my tags and the project as a whole.

I finished by adding some fun embellishments like:
* Metal Words: Making Memories (vintage)
* Metal "Create" & "H-E-A-R-T"-unknown
* Wooden Birds (Studio Calico) Colored with Smooch
* Flowers and Rhinestones-Junque & Gems by Marion Smith Designs!!

Here are a few close-up shots!

I hope you enjoyed today's project and are inspired to be Thankful for YOUR creativity and express it with your whole heart.

Until next time...


Monday, November 24, 2014

Garment District Wire Heart by Erica Houghton

Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing an off the page project; I altered a wire heart by Darice using the Garment District Collection by Marion Smith Designs.

This is what the wire heart looked like originally...

And, this is what it looks like now!

I simply traced the heart onto two sheets (it's slightly larger than 12 x 12) of Garment District pattern paper. I cut it out; inked the edges with Tim Holtz distress ink and then adhered the paper to the wood, heart shaped frame.

To embellish the heart shaped frame, I fussy cut elements from the Garment District Collection, added flowers and finished it with two bows.

Manor House Creations, Prima Marketing & Recollections – flowers
Celebrate It – ribbon

Crafty Power Tape – 81’

Darice – wire heart
Tim Holtz – distress ink

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Giftbag by Yasmin Tölche

Hi! It's Yasmin on the Marion Smith Designs Blog today and I have a small giftbag to share with you :)

I love the Nirvana Collection and those beautiful vintage cut outs! 

I've decorated with papers from MSD and the "Garment District" collection. The cut out  vintage picture is from the "Nirvana" collection.

The butterfly is also a cut out and the beautiful bling center is an MSD junk & gem! It's that a beauty? 

Products used: 

Thank you for stopping by the MSD blog today! :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Flower Mail Art by Irene Tan

Hello everyone! It's Irene here and today I would like to share with you all a mail art which I've created using Marion Smith Designs "Garment District" collection with some gorgeous stamps from the "Curios" stamp set.

To create the metallic flower, I've first stamped the flower using solvent ink onto a cardstock and later paint over it with some pearlescent paint.


Garment District 6 x 6 paper pad
Curios Stamp
Glitter White Stamens

Thanks for dropping by and see you all again soon!

xx Irene Tan

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

New Product Release meet Color Lab

We are very excited to show you our newest Product Color Lab Paint Kit 


You can make any color that you can dream up. 

This pigment paint system is truly unique. Add the Color Lab pigments to water, paint, glazes, multimedium and several other mediums to make custom colors. This kit includes 5 pigment paints, 3 micas, measuring spoon, 3 - 2oz bottles with trigger sprayers that have a locking function, and a recipe card to mix your own spray inks. The pigments alone are enough to make up to 30 bottles of spray inks compare that to most spray inks on the market that cost anywhere from $5.99-$7.99 and you will really get a bang for your buck! No more searching for just the right color medium, make it yourself when and where you want! Category: color lab, mixed media, paint, scrapbooking Type: Bloom Impressions Vendor: Junque & Gems Pin It Fancy

Link to video here
Link to Shop

Make sure to leave us a comment and let us know what your favorite color is. Thank you 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mini Album with Sandra - Part 2

Good Morning.

Sandra here again with a second part of my mini album, I hope you enjoyed the first one so let's go to it now.

The album has came bigger then I expect it to be, I'm very glad with the results but I'm disappointed that I couldn't do all my pages I wanted.


This page contains my personal dedication to my dearest son, as the album is going to belong to him in a future x

I adore this stamp from Marion, there's few other in that set you might also like yourself.

the little blue butterfly is also a stamp from Marion + this gorgeous white rose.

and my last 2 pages, I hopr you have enjoyed your visit today.

thank you


Materials used: