Monday, September 23, 2013

Spackle on Cards!

I had a great time teaching a wonderful group of ladies on Saturday at a card workshop hosted by a dear friend --thanks Jennifer! Two of the cards were Christmas theme and the third was this card created with, drum roll, spackle for walls and drywall tape. So hit the hardware store for some of these supplies. The other supplies used were a beautiful leaf stencil by Dyan Reaveley,the Daisy Flower topper die from Spellbinders Paper Arts, leaf set die by Elizabeth Craft Designs, green acrylic craft paint and a stamp from the Michaels bins. This flower was inspired by Becca Feeken's Anemone frilly flower on her Amazing Paper Grace blog, she is quite the talented lady!! Thanks for the inspiration Becca!! The difference here is that I used the Daisy topper and cut off the inner petal of the die-cut piece leaving the center in tact and layered them slightly offset. Then the petals were curled and accented with acrylic paint. For the leaf and the flower center simply apply drywall tape to cardstock then either punch or die-cut. Hope you like it!
Creatively Yours,

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Spellbinders at the Emmys!!

Just wanted to put a shout out to the Spellbinders Paper Arts team - they will be at the Emmy Awards Connected Gift Lounge with the Craft and Hobby Association on September 22nd! Way to go!! I am so happy for your accomplishments! I encourage you to visit Spellbinders blog for info on a party and prizes using this link Spellbinders. Love their products and use them all the time, the card below as seen in my most recent CardMaker online newsletter was created using one of their cut, fold, tuck, Shapeabilitie dies. Cheers to all of you at Spellbinders -- Enjoy, you deserve it!!
Card design by Sharon M. Reinhart
Creatively Yours,

Monday, September 16, 2013

Cut & Fold Techniques!

Cards designed by Sharon M. Reinhart
Hello All! My most recent CardMaker newsletter was released today and I would love to invite you to take a look. This is a free resource, all you have to do is sign up at CardMaker Magazine and every three weeks a new issue will come directly to your inbox. Kimber McGray and myself are the editors, so one issue will be written by Kimber and the next one by yours truly. This one is all about cut and fold techniques, so head on over using this link CardMaker Magazine.
Hope you like it!
Creatively Yours,

Monday, September 2, 2013

Butterfly Wishes Card!

Firstly, I just want to thank my reader's for hanging in there with me, I know my posts have been few and far between. I am trying to regain my inspiration through a very difficult time. Hang in there with me - it is coming I promise.
For today's post I would like to challenge you to pull out those bits and pieces leftover from previous projects and create a card using them. It's actually kind of fun and is a good little nudge if you are looking for inspiration.
This card is simple but sweet, the butterflies (leftover pieces) are created using a Stampin Up die, a few little gems, the cardstock had pre-embossed dots on it, so no work or supplies needed there. The printed cardstock was a small leftover piece, I think it was Basic Grey probably discontinued. But that doesn't matter as the challenge is for you to use YOUR scraps, using this design somewhat like you would use a card sketch. The decorative square (Spellbinders) was from a previous project and the dotted square was the leftover piece from cutting a frame. A little sentiment from the Stampin Up Petite Pairs set (love this set) along with olive pastel chalk ink and you are good to go! If you are looking for a Stampin Up representative drop me a line I have a friend who is an absolute gem that I would love to connect you with! Hope you are inspired to create today!
Creatively yours,