Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Big, Huge, GIGANTIC news!

I got the BEST news!  But before I tell you what it is you should know that I have a Scrappy Bucket List.  This is a list of goals that I have made for myself that pertain to Scrapbooking.  At the top of this list was to become a Design Team member for Swirlydoos.  I have always considered the women over there to be Scrappy Rock Stars!  They are the most talented, selfless, giving and genuinely nice women I have had the pleasure to meet.  I have grown and  my pages have gone up another level because of them.  When I was their Spotlight Artist of the month a few months back, I thought I had finally made it. LOL  This was on my bucket list and I got to put a big ole check mark next to that.  Man, I had a smile on my face like you couldn't believe.

Swirlydoos put out a Design Team call and I wasn't sure I was ready.  These ladies are rock stars.....my scrappy heroes!  With some pep talks from some very good friends, I've even asked one of them to be my life coach *coughRobincough* LOL, I submitted my application.  Now.....the wait.  Talk about cruel and unusual punishment!  The wait is over.....I MADE THE TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  O*M*G!!  You can knock me over with a feather!  When I got the call from Lisa Gregory I was at work.  I was practically speechless!  I ended up walking into the conference room, closing the door, letting out a silent scream and jumped up and down.  When I finished I fixed my suit and walked back to my desk. LOL!  I still can't believe it.  I'm scared and excited all at the same time.  Someone pinch me!!!!!



Amarilys said...


Stay True To God said...


Congratulations sweetie!!! I hope you have an absolute blast creating for Swirlydoos!!! I can't wait to see all the fabulous items you'll create!!! You're super talented and I love that you're so ambitious to make your own handmade embellies!!

God bless & big, big hugs...


Sandi Cl~ said...

Lisa, a big congrats, girlie! Your work is very inspring and I can't wait to see what you do as part of the DT!

Robin said...

Congratulations!!! I am soooooo very proud of you. Watching you grow into an amazing artist as been a true pleasure. You are going to be a great addition to the already awesome Swirlydoos DT. Thanks for the shout out. (You didn't think I would catch that did you?):)

Peggy said...

Congrats to you and to Swirlys, this is a marriage made in Heaven!!! I am soooo looking forward to your work, especially more of the techniques that you have been so good about developing and sharing!!!!!

Vicky Alberto said...

Don't be so surprised, your work is awesome! So very happy for you, you deserve it!