Giveaway Alert: eBrush

Good morning, crafty friends! Lately, I’ve had the opportunity to play with all kinds of new products and goodies as I create projects for Lisa Bearnson’s upcoming show on HSN (Don’t forget! March 24th! *wink*) One of the brand new products I’ve had a chance to work with is the eBrush tool by Craftwell. The eBrush turns your favorite markers into spray art. And guess what?! Today Lisa Bearnson is giving one away on her blog!

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There are many ways you can use this tool. Here is a look at the first few projects I created while playing around with this machine.

Use die cuts as a mask to create fun backgrounds for your cards and pages. (Snowflake background, “Let It Snow” title)

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On this card, I created the sky by spraying the ink across this cloud border several times. (So much fun!) Here’s a look at the background before adding the sentiment sticker.

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And here it is after. (Sidenote: This sticker comes from the awesome Mega Sticker Kit which will also be on the March 24th shows. Stamped images colored with Chromatix markers.)

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And here’s a fun, splatter treatment I made on this black and white card. (Typewriter Sketch Pen Image)

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If you’d like to add this tool to your crafting arsenal, head over to Lisa’s blog and enter the Rafflecopter eBrush Giveaway!

Have a great day!

JanaBold

Snow

We have been enjoying the crazy Utah Spring weather these past couple of weeks. One minute it’s snowing, then raining, and then sunny and warm. Nature’s teasing us, and that is fine with me. I enjoy the variety.

Before we get too far away from winter, I thought I would share a double page layout I created using a cut file set by Lettering Delights called Eskimo Pie. I love all the cute little winter critters in this set. Especially, the sled dog. When Kevin and I were first married we had two larger dogs, a Husky and a Malamute. Kevin built bought a dog sled and they LOVED pulling him around in it in the snowy hills. I think I took only one photo of the dogs and that sled … but at least I can remember that time in our life in other ways, like by using this cute set on a current page about winter.


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American Crafts has a huge Warehouse Sale every December/January and when I visited this year I picked up the Pebbles Inc. Front Porch paper pad. I love the colors in this collection and thought they would make a great winter page.

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I used my Pebbles Inc. chalk sets to add shading and shadows to each little critter. The felt snowflakes were in a Christmas Sticker set I picked up in the card section of Target this year. The cream journaling spots (Melissa Frances) were pulled from my stash.

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I still get freaked out about stamping on my pages. Hmmm … not sure I like the snowflake stamps I did. Oh, well! What do you do! I say you stick the page in your album and call it good. No sense in obsessing over something I can’t take back. Hehe!

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I thought I would have a little fun with the title. I added some shading with colored pencils and Gamsol. The “snow” was created with shiny dimensional t-shirt paint. I wasn’t sure how it would dry, because it had a bit of a transparent quality to it, but I actually think it turned out well! I will be trying this again. :)

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I left the carrot-shaped nose off of the little girl that is on the original cut file. I felt like she looked better without it. :)

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Thanks for coming by today! I have some Spring-themed pages lined up to share with you the rest of the week, so I hope you will check back.

Have a great day!

JanaBold

Winter Ice Storm

I have lived in Utah all of my life, and last year was the first time ever I had experienced an ice storm. Being the wife of a weatherman, we were quite fascinated by it all. I was amazed at how incapacitating it was. We couldn’t even walk out of our house! Here’s a page recording this once-in-a-lifetime Utah storm.

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I used the September 2013 Citrus Twist kit to scrap this page. The colors of this kit felt wintry to me and so I hadn’t used this kit until now. I was inspired by the polaroid paper in the kit and decided to cut one of the lengths out to use as a border strip on my page. Each little square is accented with the fun embellishments from the kit. The colorful feather was the handmade embellishment included in the kit that month. I die cut an additional feather with my Silhouette Cameo to go with it, so that it would have a friend. :)

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I wanted to place my title on top of the bottom photo, but it was getting lost in the pattern of the ice. I grabbed a label shape from my stash drawer from a Teresa Collins paper I had used for an earlier project. It was the perfect size and shape!

I hope you are staying warm this winter! I know a lot of people don’t particularly enjoy the winter months, but I like that it is a time for me to cozy up inside and get some scrapping done.

Talk to you again soon!

JanaBold

Winter Cricut Projects

Last weekend, we were hit with a HUGE snowstorm. We received 24″ within 12 hours and school was cancelled the next morning. My kids were excited to be home from school and the girls ventured out to play for a bit.

Maryn LOVED the deep snow. Here she is *trying* to make it to the front door … she gave up halfway and came back.

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Snow angels are a little hard to do in deep snow.

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Cam wasn’t that big of a fan. She wasn’t feeling well and wanted to play so badly. But it was too darn cold. She took a few obligatory photos and then headed back inside with the dog. :)

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In the spirit of snow, I thought I would share a few wintry projects for you that I created for Cricut awhile ago using the Snow Folks Cartridge.

HOT COCOA KIT

A clear craft paint can makes a cute container to make a hot cocoa kit with. Just layer together hot cocoa mix and marshmallows and add a tag with instructions. It’s sure to warm up someone’s day! Instructions and a Cricut Craft Room cut file can be found HERE on the Cricut.com website.

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SLEDDING PARTY INVITATION 

Are you getting friends together for a sledding party soon? This window invitation would be a fun way to get everyone excited. Instructions and a Cricut Craft Room Cut File can be found HERE at the Cricut.com site.

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I LOVE WINTER Scrapbook Page

This fun and happy snow page uses the Bella Blvd. Winter Wonder collection. I added a heart to the title block over the existing heart with the Doodlecharms cartridge. The heart and snowman are embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, and the snowman’s sled gets a woodgrain texture with the Distress Stripes embossing folder. Instructions and a Cricut Craft Room Cut File for this project can be found HERE on the Cricut.com site.

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Thanks for coming by today! I hope you are staying warm in your neck of the woods! ;)

JanaBold