Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Products and a freebie!

I love love the way this kit turned out! I think it would look amazing in paper as well! The freebie is for personal or commercial use. Please change it up. Do not sell it as is ;)


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Free Christmas Photo Mask

This is a large PNG 8x10 file for use in your photo editing program!  OK to use for commercial use.  Not OK to include in a download AS IS.

Download Here.  Please read terms included.  More masks here

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Simple Address Book

My mom wanted me to make her an address book for Christmas. I thought about one for her purse, but she tends to lose things in there ;) For her the best one that I could come up with is something to hang on the wall, this way it won't get lost anywhere.

Papers are from my 8x8 paper pad from fortheluvofart.com , Chipboard designed by me for Magistical Memories covered in Tim Holtz crackle paint,The Robins Nest- Dew Drops- Turquise bling, Mist is Silver Foil Smooch from Clear Snap, Tiny Type Alpha- Jenni Bowlin, Thickers Alpha for "addresses", Jute rope is from Canvas Corp., Helmar Tape Runner and Zapdots.  I believe I got this in a holiday pack from Michaels a couple years ago.   

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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Welcome Helmar Holiday Hoppers!

Welcome! I hope you're having a great time hoping around and are full of ideas for the Holidays! I got my idea from a class that the girls of IOD did for their mops class! They found the instructions on this great site called Howdoesshe.com
Here's a list of supplies that you'll need to complete this project:

Downloadable Box Template (You can also use wooden cubes if you have them) Under "Google Docs" Click on File to Download original or to print.
Helmar Tape Runner
Helmar Liquid ScrapDots
Creative Imaginations- Night Divine Collection by IOD

~ Download the box template and cut out. If you have blocks you'll need to cut squares to put them on your blocks. If you're using wood I recommend Helmars 450 Adhesive or the V2 Spray.
~ After you have cut out your box template, choose four of the Night Diving papers and trace the template onto the paper. Cut out and fold where the lines and tabs are.
~ Use your Helmar tape runner to apply adhesive onto the tabs.
~ Fold squares upwards towards the tabs and press to adhere. I found it easier to put three sides together then to put the top on before adhering my last box side. Press all sides together to make sure your boxes are all together
~ Decide which two boxes your going to use for the numbers and ink the sides and set those aside.
~ Ink the next two blocks and set those aside
~ Grab your number boxes when they're dry and add numbers accordingly: *Block 1 - 0,1,2,3,4,5 and *Block 2 - 0,1,2,6,7,8 (Please make sure your number 6 is a font that can be flipped to look like a 9)
~ On the bottom two blocks *Block 1 add "Days To" and *Block 2 Either put Christmas or a cute Christmas square tag.
~ Put the four blocks together and use a long piece of ribbon to hold them into the shape of a square.

With the extra's create a cute and simple card if you're going to give this as a gift!

If you decide to do this project, please share it on the Helmar Facebook page! We would love to see it! Also, a little elf told me we're doing some giveaways on our page as well ;)

You can click on the images below to make them larger!

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Helmar Holiday Hop

The holiday season is upon us and we are all working to get those gifts, cards and home decor items ready. We had so much fun with the last Halloween Hop, that we are doing it again!!!

On December 5th, the new Helmar Design team will be having a HUGE Holiday Helmar Hop. Filled with classes from our educators, projects from both our Aussie team and our USA team, as well as 3 amazing preferred vendors and 2 exceptionally talented guest blog hoppers.We know it says surprise, but we just can't keep these wonderful surprises to ourselves, so read on. It's going to be bigger than santa's toy bag!!!

We are going to get those sleigh bell ringing, those snowflakes flying and that Holiday Mojo revving. So mark your calendars and play along with us on the 5th of December. We will be having a bunch of giveaways on our facebook fan page, so make sure you hop on over and "Like" Helmar.

We'll also be featuring a few of our educators with classes during the day, so keep your eyes open for times and places. Tips and Tricks on how to use your Helmar products that you'll just have to see

Unity Stamp Co, Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker and Elle's Studio will all be playing along with us and giving away prizes along with Free Class giveaways from Big Pictures Classes! Did we mention the fabulous Guest Designers; Marion Smith AND Tammy Tutterow! These fabulous companies and artists are our Santa wish come true.

So grab the blinkie below and post it proudly on your blogs, facebook pages, anywhere you can. Spread some Holiday Helmar Cheer and let everyone you know, know about the event. You won't want to miss it!!!(psssst, some lucky Helmar fans that have this blinkie on their blogs, might just win some Holiday Helmar goodies...just sayin')

DT Blinkie

I have to say that I LOVE my project that I have to share with you guys!  Make sure to stop by on the 5th to see it :D

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Webster's Pages has gone digital!!!

I'm so excited that they asked me to be their first digital guest designer! I did some layouts and a super cute hybrid tag book! They're having a digital challenge as well for the month of December where you could win the tag book along with a GC to their store!

Hollywood Vogue Papers and Motifs

Sweet Season Papers and Motifs

Waiting for Santa Papers and Motifs

For this tag book, I made a printable tag kit with the Waiting for Santa Papers and Motifs and used Helmar Zapdots and Scrapdots along with some Clearsnap glitter to put this all together.

Wonder Fall Papers and Motifs
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday Sales

Click here for the sale! Happy Thanksgiving and stay safe!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tea Bag folded card with Instructions

I wanted to try out tea bag folding and this is what I got. I started out with 3x3 squares for this one.  I hope you're able to try this at home!
Creative Imaginations IOD- Night Divine, Core'dinations- Core Impressions, The Robins Nest- Dew Drops, Jenni Bowlin Vintage White Button. Helmar Zapdots, Scrapdots, Craft Glue and Tape Runner.


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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Smiles from Heaven

I'm wondering if this is just a midwest thing, but does anyone else think this when you see this coming down from the sky?   I really hope so!  I used Creative Imaginations Beloved line from IOD,   Helmar Tape runner, Scrapdots and Zapdots, Cosmo Cricket Number Alpha, Cloud from Magistical Memories covered in Crackle Paint by Tim Holtz and Martha Stewart's Garden Trellis Punch.







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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stamping with Adhesive

Did you know that you could use glitter, adhsive and your acrylic stamps together? First get an acid free glue like Helmar's Acid Free Glue. Put a glob down onto a piece of scrap paper. Grab your favorite stamp, I used SIGH GUSH GASP from MyStampBox. Spread your glue out in a thin layer. Stamp your stamp into the glue and use a Q-tip to take of any excess outside the stamp areas if there is any. You'll see from my example why you may need to do this. Stamp onto your paper and cover with glitter or flocking. Tap off excess. Use warm water and a Qtip to clean off your stamp. Make sure to practice before using on a layout or card.

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Monday, November 08, 2010


A couple pics I snapped with my iPhone of Brody begging! I used Paper Trunks- Rockabilly, Magistical Memories chipboard and die cut paper by Nicole Lombardo sprayed with Silver Foil Smooch and Gold Glow. I also used Helmar's 450 Adhesive around the edges of the chipboard then sprinkled Smooch glitter on the top. Helmar Zapdot's and Tape Runner was also used. Thickers Alpha as well.
You can click on the photos for a larger view.

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

New Paper Pad and New Free Digital Product!

First up, the collaboration that I did with Norma is now available for purchase!  Snatch it while you can because supplies are limited!

Also, I put a new Pristine Chipboard Frame up! This frame is free w/purchase of anything from my ACOT shop! Promo code is good until 11/08! Happy iDSD!!
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Free Printable Holiday Wish List

I know the holidays are fast approaching so why not make it easy to get those wish lists out and also get crafty with it!  This was saved as an 8.5x11 JPG file.  You can print over and over again!  Not OK for S4H/S4O

I used most elements from the Holiday Memories Scrapkit that is on sale for the ACOT November crop!

Download HERE

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A Halloween Dity

I hope everyone is ready to scrap your Halloween photos!  I put together this cute litte decoration of our Halloween trip to JellyStone here in Eureka, MO.  I took three Jenni Bowlin Halloween Bingo cards (you could use 3 more for the back if you have that many).  Turn them over and secure them using tape.  I had some cloth tape that I sprayed with Shimmerz Sunset Strip.  Print off your photos and emebellish!  I used Magistical Memories chipboard tab that I designed, Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus, Helmar ZapDots and Tape Runner and Kaiser bling.  I hope this inspires you to do something different with those Halloween photos!




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Thursday, October 21, 2010

TapnScrap is FREE! Limited Time!

If you've been wanting to try TapnScrap, it's now free for the next couple of days! Go download it and have some fun on the go!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New Chipboard Designs!

I wanted to share some of my FIRST designs that I did for Magistical Memories! These are all up and ready for sale! I would LOVE to see what you do!!
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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Helmar's Halloween Hallower Hop!

Welcome hoppers from all over! Please make sure to leave a comment for you chance to win some goodies! If this is your first stop please go to the Helmar blog to start to make sure you hit all the hop stops! Helmar has some amazing products and the great thing is they're more than just an adhesive company! Take a look to see ALL what they have to offer!
One of my new favorites is their V2 Vellum Adhesive. This stuff is so versatile and dries super quick and clear! I used it to spray on my chipboard after I traced out my paper. I also used their Zapdots in all sizes to add dimension to my wall hanging. The chipboard piece is from Magistical Memories and the papers were designed by my gorgeous friend Sara for Imaginisce. You can click on the photos to make them bigger ;)

Now, go back and make sure you left a comment on the Helmar blog or start from the beginning if this is the first blog you visisted! Everyone has a chance to win some amazing adhesives!
PS- Make sure to check out Helmar's facbook page, they'll be doing giveaways there too!

Also used Kaiser pearls, Imaginisce Autumn Splendor and Magistical Memories Chipboard House.

And for our SPECIAL guest designer click below!!

Photo of Helmar
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Saturday, October 09, 2010

The highlight of my day!

Well yesterday anyways! First I had a patient tell me I looked 25, I'm pretty sure she's my new BFF. And Sally and Jo of IOD (Iron Orchid Designs) announced their new Design Team and I was over the moon to be added to their team! I've known the girls since their digital days, then they hit the big time by being added on to design for Prima and are now currently releasing with Creative Imaginations! You can see some of their new releases at ACOT, but they're probably at your favorite LSS as well ;) They are some of the sweetest girls I've met and I'm totally jealous of their sisterly bond!
Make sure to follow them on their facebook page, they do quite a bit of giveaways ;)

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Thursday, October 07, 2010


I channeled my inner Martha today and decided to make my favorite frosting from scratch! Growing up we usually had German Chocolate cake I think for everyone's birthdays! Here's the frosting recipe I used! I did cheat and make my cake from a box because I completely ran out of time. I also saw on another blog that parchment paper works as a liner, especially for me because I can NEVER find cupcake liners in my Wal-Mart! I took an extra step and made it crafty though. You knew it was comin' right ;) I sprayed toothpicks with Helmar's VC Vellum Adhesive and wrapped the coordinating tinsel and also used die cuts from Pink Paislee's newest Hocus Pocus line. I then cut strips from my favorite paper of that line (wink, wink) and used my new Martha Stewart punch to make a unique edge. I then wrapped my paper around my cupcake. You could also mist your toothpicks if you don't have tinsel.
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ETA- What Peytan found. He didn't hide the evidence well ;)

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