Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sun-Sational Savings on Cheri Wenger Digi Store Designs

Everything 25% off at CHERI WENGER STORE During JULY 25TH - JULY 27TH
This sale is only valid at CHERI WENGER STORE and cannot be combined with other store promos.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Collaborating to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

Artists, or at least the ones I know, are good hearted people who are always willing to lend their talents to help out when needed. So it was no surprise that when Lindsay posted a call on Mygrafico to do a collaborative set to raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer that so many talented designers jumped right to it. In light of having several family members and friends diagnosed within the past couple years and one friend newly diagnosed, I eagerly wanted to create some designs for this set. So here is a peek at the set...

The set sells for only $5. It is a great way to get some fun graphics for use and also support Breast Cancer research. It is now available for purchase at

I created these 3 graphics for the set...

I hope you will take the time today and support someone you know who has been effected by Breast Cancer and brighten their day by showing your love and support!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Heck with California Girls — check out these Island Girls!

My sister’s summer visits are always fun-filled, especially when we get time to spend at the beach or in the pool. This photo was from a couple years ago during a visit to Ron Jons Resort in Cape Canaveral. The girls had their hair braided. Just loved this photo of Kai and Lauren stopping for a quick pic taken between hopping into the pool and floating on the lazy river!
I loved the dimension the flocking and chipboard added to this layout. I will share with you some cool things to try with your Glue Arts Ribbon Adhesive and Wall Art Decor Adhesive.

This is a close up view showing how I directly applied Ribbon Adhesive to the layout with glitter on top to create this shimmery line. These Me and My Big Ideas Sassy Icons chipboard elements were pre-glittered, but if you have some basic chipboard and want to glitz it up, try covering it with cardstock or painting it and using rub-ons, then apply Glue Arts’ Wall Art Decor Adhesive on top and sprinkle with glitter to add shimmer to your project!

Wall Art Decor Adhesive is also great for applying to the back of papers and cardstock before cutting on your Cricuit, Silhouette or other diecutting machine. It makes applying titles and delicate cuts so much easier (as you see in this detail shot above).

This flocked design accent was created using a new product I found called Design Adhesives by Clear Snap. The designs are sold in packs of 4. I found it at Michaels Craft Store. I used Summer Lovin’ Flock by Stampendous. How it works is you apply the design to your project, then remove the protective sheet to expose the adhesive design. Add glitter, flocking or even sand to create a great design accent. Keep in mind that the background color you are applying it to can alter the color of your flock, glitter, etc. I liked the stark contrast of using this summery palette of colors against the rich chocolate brown cardstock. I printed all the journaling out on my color printer onto some colored cardstock. I cut into strips using my Fiskars trimmer and used my Glue Glider™ Pro with high tac adhesive to apply to the scrapbook layout.
Give these tips and products a try on your next creation!