Scrap-Mart and Want2Scrap™ Blog Hop Day #5!!

Jun 30, 2011

Welcome to our first Nestabling™ celebration week with Scrap-Mart!! Designers from both and Want2Scrap™ have teamed up to bring you a week long mini blog hop full of beautiful projects featuring Nestabling by Want2Scrap. If you are just joining us, hop on over to the Scrap-Mart Blog and start there.

For my projects, I wanted to create something sophisticated but also quick and easy.  I know asking for the moon right??  Well you’re in luck!

Easy sophistication is so simple to achieve when using Want2Scrap™ Nestabling! The designs of the STUNNING Fancy Tags Two Nestabling set will bump any project up on the sophistication scale. Looking like a million bucks no longer means hours spent in the studio!  Let  me show you how I was able to achieve this look in a matter of just minutes. 

For my first card, I decided to use the Fancy Tags Two Nestabling in White Pearl along with the Spellbinders™ Fancy Two Tag Die S5-030 cut out in cream cardstock.


I simply added my sentiment and Fancy Tags Two White Pearl rhinestones and placed it on several layers of paper. 


So easy . . so fun and this came together in a matter of minutes!  Beautiful bling isn’t it???

Here is another project that was just as fun and even easier to come together. 


First I made a tag using Graphic 45 Tour de France paper from the Curtain Call Collection and a Thinking of You Sentiment stamp. I placed the beautiful Fancy Tag Two Nestabling in Black Rhinestones around my sentiment, topped it off with a decorative brad, and adhered it to the front of the box with Beacon Adhesive 3-in-1 glue.


I finished the box off with some ribbon and a handmade flower and voila!  This just goes to show that with a few beautiful embellishments your projects no matter how simple or elaborate will look just beautiful!

Want2Scrap™ Fancy Tag Two Nestabling in Black Rhinestones , Fancy Tags Two Nestabling in White Pearl
Paper:  Graphic 45 Tour de France paper from the Curtain Call Collection, Misc from stash
Stamps: Thinking of You Sentiment stamp
Ink: Staz-on Black, Time Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo  
Dies:  Spellbinders™ Fancy Two Tag Die S5-030
Accessories: Rubber Café Sponge Brushes, Beacon Adhesive 3-in-1

I hope this inspired you today to create some fun, easy, and beautiful cards for your loved ones. Now hop on over and see what our talented friend, Katie Scrap-Mart Blog has created for you today!

If you are just joining us, here are the links to all the very talented ladies participating in this celebration of Nestabling!

Sunday, June 26th
Scrap-Mart Blog (Jenn)
Terre Fry

Monday, June 27th
Scrap-Mart Blog (Mindy)

Tuesday, June 28th
Scrap-Mart Blog…Guest designer…Dana Gustafson
Heidi Blakenship

Wednesday, June 29th
Scrap-Mart Blog (Laurel)

Thursday, June 30th
Scrap-Mart Blog (Katie)
Michele Ciola (<—THAT’S ME)

Friday, July 1st
Scrap-Mart Blog (Karen)

Saturday, July 2nd
Scrap-Mart Blog (Eva)
Elise Durenberger

Thanks for stopping by! 


Rubber Café Design team Project: Birthday Tag Card!

Jun 25, 2011

Well hello you beautiful weekend!  Boy am I glad to see you. This week has been crazy here at my house so I’m so glad I still found the time to get crafty in my studio.  That is the ONE thing that keeps me sane. 

My project today goes along with the birthday theme challenge this week over at the Rubber Café and uses the BEAUTIFUL Be Stylish (Corset) stamp set. I decided to create this tag card for a friend of mine.

Yes it’s a tag AND a card!


Isn’t the detail on the Be Stylish stamp set  amazing????  


I turned this little tag into a mini card that you can attach to your gift bag.  If your friend is a crafter they can simply cut off the card backing and use it in their next project as well. 

My inspiration for this tag was of course from the Tim Holtz Adirondack inks, the stamp set, and my need to play with water! 

Yes I did say water . . my water brush of course!!! SO MUCH FUN!


If you’ve never used your water pen with Tim’s inks you have to try it.   Simply dab your inks onto a slick surface. I used my large acrylic stamp block. Then use your water pen to pick up the ink and color away.  It’s really that easy and not messy at all.

I also watered down some pretty Lumiere paint and used that to add some shimmer to the finished piece. It really sparkles. You can see it a little bit in the bottom right corner of the photo below.


Then I topped the corset off with some Want2Scrap Baby Bling Pearls and the saying with Amber Rhinestones, added my sentiment that comes with the stamp set, and accented the corset with some stickles.  I also used dimensional adhesive and beautiful lace trim to put it all together.

I hope this inspires you to create a birthday card tag for that special person in your life. . .  and get those water brushes and inks out.  You’ll have so much fun! 

Have a great weekend!


Thinking of You Card

Jun 18, 2011

Hello everybody! 

I have some news for you that I’m so excited to share!  I’ve been selected as a member for the Rubber Café Design Team and I’d like to share with you my first project. 

For this summer card, I used the Thinking of You stamp from the J1095 J-1095 Fabulous Phrases set for my sentiment. 


I just love the elegance of this stamp set. I think it goes so well with the Want2Scrap™ Nestabling™ Labels Fourteen and Spellbinders™ Labels Fourteen #5.

I used dimensional adhesive to pop up the sentiment and surrounded it with some handmade velvet flowers.  Stitching was added to the edges along with a few beautiful 72 Count White Pearls at the top and a tiny little baby bling to dot the “I” in the center.

Here is a close-up:


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I can’t wait to see how you use your sentiments this summer. 

Have a great weekend everybody!!


PSA Essentials Blog Hop

Jun 13, 2011

That’s right!  Want2Scrap™ has teamed up with PSA Essentials for an absolutely inspiring Blog Hop all day today!! You should have come to me from the uber talented Melyssa Connolly:  If you just stumbled on my blog and want to start from the beginning then click HERE to start at the beginning and the Want2Scrap Blog.

I made a card today using some of my favorite things and some brand new favorite things!


What are they you ask?  Well here they are:
Want2Scrap™ Supplies:
Cross Promotional Partner Supplies:
Additional Supplies:
  • May Arts Flower
  • I am Roses Flower
  • Versamark Watermark Pad, Ranger Super Fine embossing powder clear
  • Stick Pin
  • 7 Gypsies Photo Turn, Best Creation 3D foam tape,
  • Ribbon, Buttons, and misc findings
  • Ink – ColorBox Chalk ink in Toffee
  • Old Paper Distress Ink by Ranger  Here are a few close-ups for you:


In this photo you can see that I stamped my own background with the PSA Essentials Stamp and embossing powder and then topped it off with a tiny Want2Scrap Baby Bling.  LOVE IT!!
Here is a close-up of the Nestabling™ in action with the cute cute Love PSA Essentials stamp.

I hope this brings you a little summer inspiration your way. It was so easy to add my bling using Want2Scrap™ Nestabling™!
Now for the BIG Giveaway!
  • PSA Essentials is giving away: 1 stamper, 1 Peel & Stick packs of winners choice
  • Want2Scrap is giving away a $35 gift certificate to their store!
  • Dates of entry for the giveaway are 6/13 - 6/15
  • Be a follower of PSA Stamp Camp Blog & Comment - 1 entry
  • Be a follower of Want2Scrap Blog & comment - 1 entry
  • Winner will be chosen on 6/16 and announced on Facebook
  • Visit Want2Scrap: and use this 30% off coupon for orders received 6/13 - 6/23 - use coupon code psahop30
  • PSA Essentials: and use another 30% off coupon on orders received 6/13 – 6/23 – use coupon code SAVE ONPSA
So you only have one more stop to go.  Please visit the PSA Stamp Camp blog for more inspiration!!

Blog Hop Order:

Want2Scrap Blog:
Tami Mayberry:
Amber Zimmerman:
Kelley Eubanks:
Heidi Blankenship
Kim Moreno:
Mara Campbell:
Terre Fry
Stephanie Jones:
Elise Durenberger
Anthonette Chavez:
Jeanne Streiff:
Dana Gustafson
Jennifer Holmes:
Marie Ramirez:
Melyssa Connolly:
Michele Ciola: <--– YOU ARE HERE
PSA Stamp Camp:

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

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