Tuesday, December 30, 2008
You can enter our Shimmerz Linkz drawings as many times as you like. You can even receive multiple entries for a single project. For example, you'll get one entry for posting/linking on your blog and a second entry for posting/linking in a gallery. Just send us 2 e-mails – one for each specific link – and you have twice as many chances to win. Entries are due at 11:59PM Mountain Time on 12/31/08. Check here for the rules & regulations.
Hope your New Year will Shimmer like no other!
Monday, December 29, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Well, I wanted to play with my Shimmerz paints in a new way! I stamped the Lizzie Anne Designs snowmen and then used an Impression Obsession Accent Template that I set over the group and sponged some Sky Blue Shimmerz around the edges and then accented it with some Cloudy Blue Ranger ink. It's a very subtle sparkle but it actually helps it look like it's snowing on the little snow guys!
Here's a close up! You can see I added a little snowflake stamp too! Color the snow guys with some markers and then, of course, add some Angel Wings Shimmerz to their bodies to make them sparkle! Mat it up and add a silver ribbon, felt flake and some bling and you are done! Voila!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
We built our first fire of the winter in the fireplace just this past weekend and it felt so warm and cozy and it inspired this card! As easy as it is to just turn up the thermostat, nothing feels as good as wood heat!
The sentiment and main image come from the Lizzie Anne Designs – Rockin-Holiday stamp set, and was colored with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.
I used Angel Wings Shimmerz for the Angel (of course!) and a combination of Pumpkin and Sunflower Shimmerz for the fire. I also painted the white Prima flower with Angel Wings and I used a dark red craft ink for the red flower, then painted Angel Wings Shimmerz over it once it dried.
I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season and try to stay warm (or dry if you are on the Oregon Coast!!)!
Friday, December 5, 2008
The Shimmerz and the Blingz totally make this little treat box special. The Wintergreen Blingz is the perfect accent for her little bow and frills on her dress. This cute little box is held closed with Basic Grey Snap Magnets. You can find a tutorial on my blog here. Jody Morrow designed the box and it's one of my favorites! Very easy to make and even easier to decorate and make pretty with Shimmerz and Blingz. :)
Stamps: Anna Mae, Lola Love (Our Craft Lounge).
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copic Markers.
Paper: Bazzill, Grape, Apple Green, Plum Delight. Neenah White.
Other: Scor-pal, Rectangle Nesties, Cuttlebug, Wintergreen Blingz, Royal Purple Shimmerz, Sakura Glaze Pen, Scallop Edge Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Paint Brush, Basic Grey Magnetic Snap Magnets.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I LOVE this new set coming out by Hanna Stamps! It's called Slumber Party... and if you have girls, it's a must! My little Averie had her first sleepover a few weeks ago and boy did she have a blast! I think this will be the perfect thank you note to send. :)
I had a hard time getting the card to stand up for a photo because the front flap is scalloped... sorry about that.
She's got Shimmerz on her headband (I finally used my Royal Purple... it was feeling neglected), and the lovely Pink Poinsettia Pink Blingz on her slippers, the pillow tassels, and the flowers on her shorts. Now that I think about it, I think I'll add a tiny bit more Shimmerz. Maybe a dab of Angel wings to her teeth. Man, I hate it when I think of things to add AFTER I take the photo.
Here's a little better photo of the shine and shimmer. I paper pieced the pillow, then used a kraft knife to cut around her and slipped it under her.
Stamps: Slumber Party (Hanna Stamps)
Paper: Flowers for You (Stampin'Up!), Tempting Turqoise, Elegant Eggplant, Neenah White.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics Markers BV04, V15, V17, E00, E01, E37, R20, N0.
Other: Ribbon (unknown), Dimensionals, Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug, Shimmerz, Blingz, Scallop Edge Punch, Pearls, Kraft Knife, Scor-pal.
Have a Shimmerz day!
Our Shimmerz Linkz winner of five jars of Shimmerz for November is Stephanie Severin, who submitted this beautiful card using the spotlight technique. This month's winner of three jars of Shimmerz is our first repeat winner, Lisa Somerville, with her gallery post of a lovely manger scene card.
We just celebrated the Grand Opening of our Shimmerz Shop, and we offered 5 jars of Shimmerz as blog candy for that event. Our winner:
nancy morgan said...
Sweeeeeet! I just placed my first order this morning and posted a link on my blog to your Celebration post!! Thanks for the sale & for the chance at the shimmery candy :) !!! -nancy
Congratulations to our winners! Please stay tuned right here, because tomorrow we'll have some special Shimmerz news to share!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Stamp: Bird (Unity)
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Smooth (Neenah); Euphoria PP (BasicGrey)
Paint/Ink: Angel Wings Shimmerz (Shimmering Products); Lilac Posies Memento Dye Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
And on to the big news: We're also celebrating Grand Opening of our online shopping cart and the shoptacular Black Friday weekend! Of course, we're celebrating with a sale and a great prize. The sale prices will be valid from now until early Monday evening. We're expecting a lot of orders and they will be filled in the order received. Don't forget when ordering that Shimmerz make great gifts for Secret Sisters/Santas and your favorite crafting friends.
Parties are much better with a crowd, and we need you to help us spread the word. Here's how to win: Let your friends know about our sale... don't worry there's plenty of Shimmerz to go around! Link to this post on your blog and then leave us a comment on this post with a link to your blog post in it. If you don't have a blog, don't worry. Just e-mail news of our grand opening and sale to all your crafting buddies and let us know you did that in your comment.
There will be a drawing for five jars (winner's choice!) of Shimmerz/Blingz. Pretty sweet blog candy! Comments will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, December 1st. Then check back on Tuesday morning to see if you won!
Happiest of holidays to everyone and Happy Shopping!