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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August

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Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!

Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:
Kristi Parker Van Doren (you are here)

Here is my post for today! I decided to do a scrapbook page.  I cut out the owl from Dreamweaver then used the negative rther than the positives of the die!  I backed the images with a coordinating paper.  Then I stamped the owl and colored it with color pencils and cut out the image.  I stamped the setiment on the actual page.  Add photo and flowers and I had a fun page with one of my favorite photos!  Here are some photos!
A closer look at the Die Cut image.

A closer look t the Owl stamp.

The finished page!

Don't forget to leave a comment and then visit all the other blogs!
Happy Creating


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back To School With CHA Designers

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It is time again for the Designer Challenge Blog Hop!  
On the side bar of this blog you will see the above icon.  Click on this to hop through what all of the designers have created using school supplies!  It is Back to School time and we wanted to inspire parents, teachers and students to get excited for school, so we have so fun projects!  I created an altered Art Journal cover!  Only seemed fitting!
I started with some more of Cool2Cast.  This stuff is addictive! Super easy to use and looks GREAT!!!
 I used Color Solutions by Dreamweaver Stencils to color the leaves.  I coated them first with a little Diamond Glaze so I would have a nonporous surface.
I added paper and burlap on the cover.  I just like the images and the texture.  
Papers are by Basic Grey/Graphic 45/Authentique
I also coated the entire cover with Diamond Glaze.  The glaze was still a little wet when the photos were taken but it will dry clear.
This is the entire front of the journal.  Ready for a budding artist to create.  My son is one such artist so I may need to do a different journal for him that is more young man and less MOM!
Don't forget to hop through all the designers blogs!  Leave some love!  Want to win some of the Cool2Cast leaves?  Leave me a comment and make sure I have your email.  I will do a random drawing once I have 20 comments!  Happy creating!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils to DIE For!

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I started this project by cutting out the Tree Line Twice.  Once from Graphic 45 French Country paper and also out of a fun Plastic Paper with designs in them.  The Plastic I had to run through more than once but I LOVE the result.  I then attached the plastic to the paper with Diamond Glaze! (I put the two pieces between my non-stick craft sheets and placed something heavy on them so it would dry flat!)  I then applied  Color Solutions to the top of the plastic once the layers were dry.

I then layered the die cut image on some cool specialty paper then layered it again on pearlescent papers from WorldWin

 I added the "leaves" by using Diamond Glaze and different embossing powders.  I love the Matte Look!

I made a fun bow with a mesh ribbon and fisnished it off  with a Cool2Cast heart that was colored with more Color Solutions. I also glazed the heart before I used the Color Solutions just to seal the heart and get a glossy look.

I then layered this again on specialty wood grain paper and finished the layer on the Brown Treausures cardstock!    I really love the way it came out.  As much as I love fall I am loving summer but these colors are just so pretty!  Don't forget to visit all the Dream Team and our guest blogger!  Happy Hopping!

Kristi Parker Van Doren   (you are here)

Terri Sproul (GD)

Don't forget to DREAM in Color!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cool2Cast & Ann Butler Blog Hop!

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Hope you will visit everyone that is playing today!
Kristi Parker Van Doren (you are here)

For your chance to win leave a comment on each blog you visit!  Easy as pie!  Here is my creation for the day.
This is still in the DRY stage!  I had a little canvas and stamped the cute Unity 1" dots in the Craft's ink!  I alos used the Alphabet Stamps from Kelly Crafts for the letters!  The 3D, is of course, Cool2Cast!!!  I had never used this product but I am in love.  It levels well, pops out easy and makes a great surface to work with!  I coated the top with some Diamond Glaze and once dry it will hang in the baby room of a friend.  Hope that she is having a girl!!!
 These are some of the pieces I cast and one from the company.  The fancy one they sent!  I loved how these just popped out of the mold!
 Stamping the canvas.  Super easy to stamp on a smaller canvas as they are stretched a bit tighter!

After it it all done and the Diamond glaze almost dry!

What was used:
Stamps from Unity and Kelly Crafts

Hope you like my project.  Make sure to check out all the blogs!
Keep Creating!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Die Cutting Dreams with Dreamweaver

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Welcome to July...the month to DIE for! Yep. All of this month, the Dream Team are featuring our newest toys...our DIES! You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their stencil counterparts. They are such a simple way to create an effective card. Here's mine for this week:

LM 2013 forever friends
These are the stencils I used today!
 I also used Papers from Worldwin Papers and Graphic 45.  Stencil paste in metallic copper embossing paste. I used Tsukineko VersaFine ink and awesome film.  Also from Dreamweaver I used the Color Solutions to color my die cut tree!

 I used ink to spray the background tree.
 Color solutions color the tree.
 Copper paste to pop the words.

 The finished card!
Don't forget to hop to all of the designs for today!

And your Linking opportunity...

Keep Creating

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Designer Challenge With Burlap Fabric

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First I want to thank BurlapFabric.com for the GREAT product.  I will be making some other projects so stay tuned for that!.  What I have created today is an alternative to a door wreath.  Most people that know me know I am crazy about pears so I used my Dreamweaver Stencils Pear and some Pearl Paste to make a fun door decoration.  (You can use it on a wall as well!)

First you can find more from Burlap Fabric:

These are all of the Designers that are playing along!

Julie McGuffee   juliemcguffee.blogspot.com    
Kristi Parker   kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com (you are here!)
Lisa Fulmer   lisalizalou.com
Madeline Arendt   madelinesthoughts.blogspot.com
Marilyn Gossett   marilyngossett.blogspot.com
Michelle FraeCummings   faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com
Sue Eldred   sueeldred.com
Susan Brown  sbartist.com
Angela Holt   www.angelaholtdesigns.com 
Carmen Flores Tanis  florestanisstudio.com
Cherish Flieder  somethingtocherish.com
Jennifer Priest  hydrangeahippo.com

And most of all...a Give Away! Rafflecopter giveaway (click the Rafflecopter giveaway to enter)

Here is my project! Burlap from BurlapFabric.com!  Stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils.  Paper from Graphic 45.
 I cut a pice of paper and stenciled the Pear.
 Next I stenciled two pears on the burlap ribbon.  Love this stuff and LOVE the texture it gives the pear!
 I tied the other burlap in a bow and attached to the top of the banner!
 Another look!  Make sure and click through the designers that are participating!
Happy Creating and Good Luck on the prize!  Kristi