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My passion is Creating! I have been fortunate to work with some of the leaders in the Craft and Hobby Industry. See my Creative Resume by clicking on "My Creative Resume".

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ann Butler Designs and ETI

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Welcome to the Ann Butler Designs/ETI Blog Hop! Please visit each blog and leave a comment to be entered for the blog candy. YES, a comment on EACH blog gets you an entry for the BLOG CANDY shown below! Share the fun with your friends! We will Pick the winner on Saturday the 20th!  The winner will be announced on Ann Butler Designs Blog and ETI Blog!
Here is the amazing prize package:
The giveaway includes:

EasyCast

Jewelry Resin

Mold

Resin Spray

2 colors


 Again, make sure and visit all the links and leave a comment. Sorry, due to some of the materials the winner must be in the US.
Here is my project for the hop.


I decided to go with a Christmas theme.  I used some of the jewelry molds to make embellishments for some paper mache ornaments.  I started by spray painting the ornaments.


I then got my molds ready.

I then mixed some of the Jewelry Resin and poured it int the molds I wanted to use.
I let it get firm then added a layer of gold leaf flakes.  I then added some Black Opaque dye to the resin and poured that over the leafing.



I love the finished product of resin.
I stamped the backgroud with the wonderful Ann Butler Design Stamps and her Crafter's Ink.  I added gold embossing powder and heated until melted.  I also over stamped and layered the image so it gave a rich look on the surface of the ornament.
And this is my finished ornament.  Of course you never know, there may be some glitter or bling added!
Remeber to visit all the other blogs on this hop!  Leave a comment for your chance to win this GREAT prize Package!


 Kristi Parker Van Doren (you are here)
      Lisa Rojas


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Dreamweaver Thrusday Christmas Wish

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In a flurry of a hurry? This month the Dream Team are all about the Quick and Cute...whether that be cards, gifts, wrapping, or tags...we have sleigh-loads of ideas! Play along by posting your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice, and a possible bonus stencil for using Dreamweaver products in your Quick and Cute project! Here's what fun I've been up to this week:

  I did a few ornaments and added the wonderful Dreamweaver Flourish!  I started by spray painting my paper mache ornament.  I then added Pearl Paste and glitter.  The final touch was adding the Connie Crystals!  Love this cut apart mesh! (The crystals were colored with Color Solutions!!!)






 
Thanks for popping by today! Come back Saturday for a different ornament and blog hop!
Kristi

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Dreamweaver Thursday

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As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. I'm posting this for you today:


This is one of those out of the box, using everything I can think of, make it complicated and fun cards! I used so many different products it was just insane!

Leafing, Paste, Metalic FX, Alcohol Inks, Ribbon, Buttons, Layers on Layers!

By the way, the Dream Team are very THANKFUL when our followers are THOUGHTFUL enough to leave us a nice comment on our posts! Here's the line up for this week!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Creative Blog Hop & Designer Blog Hop

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This week my post is serving double duty.  I am taking part of a creative blog hop where different designs answer a series of question and also the Designer monthly hop!  The Designer hop has the theme of handmade thank you or Thanksiving ideas.  I did a couple of cards.  Listed below are the questions with my introduction of the designers that will be posting next Monday, the 10th!  Hope you like my creations and my answers.  Leave me a comment and let me know!


  Thank you Larissa and Laura for thinking of me.  What a fun idea!  I love the creative process and the general idea of thinking outside the box and off the page!  So let's get to the qustions!


1. What am I working on?
I am working on a couple of projects. I am honored to be working for Connie Crystal, Ann Butler Designs and Dreamweaver Stencils. I am working on CHA projects for Connie and this months blog posts for the other two teams along with participating in some book reviews. One will be posted in just a couple of days for Cool2Cast!

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
I don't know that I differ that much from others, although I have been told I have a certain style. I just don't create with rules. Part of what I love is just putting things together and watching how they work. Some times it is a success and other times it is a "creative opportunity". There just are no rules ith me when I am creating!

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
I create because if I don't I think my head would explode! I love to see a project ocme to life and I love to share things I have learned so others can try or NOT do what I do! I also work a full time job and raise my kiddos so the creating and writing give me a bit of an escape. I just think it is so important to instill in the next generation the NEED to be creative. (now sharing/bragging with one of my son's creative works)



4. How does your writing/creative process work?
When I create just for me it is seeing something I want to change or alter and go for it. At other times it is from a challenge from a design team or theme presented to me. Dreamweaver Stencils has a monthly challenge and the designers create then invite the readers to play along. That is always fun. With Ann Butler Designs we have access to other products that work with her stamps/ink/paints etc. It is so fun and amazing to see what all the designers come up with. As for Connie, I love all things that BLING" so I love creating with her products. I really love her sheets of crystal that can be used in SO many ways! I also very rarely draw out or plan out what I am doing. I just start and see where the project takes me. I fail to plan but rarely have a project fail! (See Craft Fail by Laura Mann...awesome fun)

Hope you have gotten some useful information from the questions. Let me introduce who you will be hopping to next Monday, the 10th!
Cindi Bisson specializes in creative design with a focus on unique combinations of mixed-media.  She enjoys working with paper, clay, resin, fabric, paint, metal, and more.  Her wearable art, home-decor, paper crafts and upcycled projects have been featured in books and magazines, at events and trade shows, and online in craft TV programs.   Cindi is an active blogger and is a CHA designer member.  You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linked-In.....  If you are looking for an artist who “dares to be different” - you’ll find her BEHIND THESE EYES™ ...



Terri is a Designer/Artist and has her own line o stamps and mica powders! She also hosts a live demo/chat every Tuesday Night!