September 22, 2012

Hi-HO- Cherrio O card with crystals

Hello all!  Here is a sneak peak of my post on from the Connie crystal design team!  This full project can be viewed by visiting the Sparkle blog  Please be sure to check it out!

September 10, 2012

Creating truly unique cards using Connie Crystal

The use of Connie Crystal in your paper crafting has the ability to take an everyday card and make it something unique, memorable and beautiful!  Today I want to share a fun fall themed card with you.  Like many of you, my children are now back in school.  This years has been a real joy for me as my oldest son Blake is starting Kindergarten- such a big step up from Pre-K.  On the first day of school I wanted to give him a special surprise in his backpack.  Both of my boys love the game Hi-Ho-Cherrio and that was the inspiration for this card.  I wanted to make something that would remind him of the fun we have at home, while encouraging Blake to enjoy the new adventure of Kindergarten!

This card was created using simple die cuts, but then dressed up with lots of spakle by adding red crystals instead of paper apples.  The extra dimension was a lot of fun to play with.  I layered the bucket with some popdots and then cut out what would be the inside of the bucket with an exacto knife allowing the crystals to be placed at varying depths for a more realistic look.

For the inside of the card I wanted to carry over the Hi-Ho-Cherrio theme by adding a spinner to the inside (with movable arrow).  I used simple words on the spinner that my 5 year old is able to read.  I also made sure to use my own handwriting on the inside to make it more special for my little man- he just loves notes from his momma!  The base of the card was made using a chalk board paper, and then the phrase was written in Chalk board marker to carry the "school" theme into the project.

September 7, 2012

First Connie Crystal Design Team post

Good morning!  Today is such an exciting day for me!  My first project as an official design team member is up on the Connie Crystal blog.  I am posting a quick sneak peak here, but I would really appreciate it if you would stop by their blog and check out the full project  I am not one to ask for comments, but if you wouldn't mind leaving some love on their blog for me I would really appreciate it!  I am so nervous today- wish me luck