Thursday, January 27, 2011

TBS is sponsoring this weeks MMSC88

Hello Crafty Friends!  I'm just popping in quickly to let you know that we are sponsoring this weeks challenge at The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  CLICK HERE.  There is still time to enter for your chance to win a $20.00 gift voucher from TBS and be eligible to enter their grand prize from their monthly sponsor Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Priscilla has 2 fabulous sketches to follow.  I hope to play along myself.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Just For You... and a FREE DIGI

Hello Blogging Buddies!  Believe it or not, today I actually have a card to share with you.  We all know that doesn't happen to often - LOL.  After all the snow days we had this past week, the kids were home from school all but 1 and 1/2 days.  You can imagine by the end of the week I was pulling my hair out.  Mamma needed some serious down time :).  With more snow in the forecast next week, I may find myself finally scrapbooking too.

Over at The Beary Sweet Challenge, our theme is "Friendship or Love".  I have been dying to play with Echo Park's "Be Mine" Collection.  I just love the colors and the prints.  This is such a great line.  The prints are so versatile and can be used year round.

I used a sketch over at my dear friend Kellie's Tickled Pink Stamp Challenge.  The sketch was perfect for layering all these gorgeous papers.  I used Cherri with Rose stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps.  You will be seeing these cutie's coming to our store in the very near future too.  

Cherrie has been colored with Copic Markers.  I'm not thrilled with my coloring, but since I haven't picked up a marker since October 2010, I don't think I did too bad of a job. I applied stickles to the rose.  Of course the entire card is distressed and inked up with Chestnut Roan fluid chalk.  I've added lots of ribbon and lace from my stash.

The sentiment is one that I created.  I printed it out, colored the heart in with copic markers and applied some red stickles to the surface. 

I'm happy to share my sentiment digi it with you.  Simply click on the image to enlarge.  Right click on the image and save it to your computer.  The image is a high quality .jpg created at 300dpi.  You can easily load it into word or photo software to resize and print.  I left the inside of the heart blank so that you can color it in to match your project.

And now for that "technical stuff"...

Beary Sweet Digis on this blog are for personal use only and may not be reproduced for resale or reproduction. You may not edit or redesign the image in any way. You may use the images for any of your handmade paper crafting projects. All rights are the sole property of yours truly. You may use the image(s) on projects you create for challenges, contests, submissions, or handmade items you create to sell. I simply ask that you give credit where credit is due and link back to this post so others may know where it came from. ~ Thank You. 

This card has been entered into the Tickled Pink Challenge 3

I'm glad you stopped by!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Echo Park Little Girl Collection Now In Stock

Just stopped by quickly to let you all know that the entire Little Girl Collection from Echo Park in in stock.  If you had any of these beautiful papers on pre-order with us, rest assure your order is already in the mail and on its way to you.

If you didn't pre-order, we still have plenty to go around.  Don't forget, all of our papers and coordinating lines are 20% off everyday!   Head on over to the shop and check out this beautiful line HERE.

Until next time :)


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Meyer Imports German Glitter Glass is Here!!!

It’s all about the Sparkle!  Oh yeah, BLING IT ON!  We are so excited to introduce to you a product that is new to us, but may not be new to many of you artists out there.

Lets give a nice warm welcome to German Glass Glitter from Meyer Imports!  (claps and cheers).

We have brought in 36 gorgeous sparkling colors available in fine 90 grit and perfect for any craft project.  This product is IN STOCK and will begin shipping tomorrow morning.  Limited quantities are available.  And just because it is NEW, we have decided to mark it down for a limited time.  Right now until Friday, January 21, all German Glass Glitter is marked down 20% from it's original price.  Check out all the colors in stock HERE.

Like a thousand tiny diamonds glistening in the sun, German Glass Glitter from Meyer Imports has a shine like no other, due to the labor intensive hand-crafted production process.

This is a glitter desinged for the serious artist who knows how important those final touches can really set your work apart from the others.

German Glass Glitter is produced by a Bavarian Glass Artisans who create a far superior product and only create Artist Grade Glitters, and not a wide range of industrial glass products like the competition.

German Glass Glitter is created from a seven step process that starts with coating a thin substrate of glass with a coat of pure silver. After firing the glass at high temperatures, color coatings are added, followed by additional firings and coats of sliver. After the coated color glass is completed and cooled, it is ground into different grains or grits.  This multi-stage process and base coat of Silver is what gives our Glitter both the exceptional sparkle and shine, but also it’s tendency to tarnish to a rich vintage look over time. 

Most clear drying craft glues will work fine. We do carry a special glue, in white (clear) that is very popular and is preferred for most projects.  Double-sided tape such as Scor-Tape will work well too.

I'm getting ready to send some of this BLING out to our Design Team Girls.  I can't wait to see what they come up with.  In the meantime, you can check out some projects on Meyer Imports Blog HERE.  You will be blown away :)