Tag Archives: My Mind’s Eye

Thank You Card with Lawn Fawn Stamps

I’m up on the Crafty Power Blog by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®  today for a blog hop with Lawn Fawn! Here’s the card I made:

Beth Pingry Lawn Fawn Thank You Card

If you hop on over to Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® & Lawn Fawn this week, (follow the links on the SBAby3L blog) your comments will enter you to win fabulous adhesives and stamps!

Your comments here will win you my undying appreciation, so go ahead and comment on all the blogs!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Beth

I used these supplies:

Puppy Love

Sharing one of my favorite photos today. This is Spunky, as a baby, he couldn’t even sit up by himself. I was trying to take a cute photo – I even used real black and white film!  Anyway, Buster had to come over and see what was going on. He was sooooo good with the boys!

Supplies:

You can find more details on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog!

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafters Home Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop!

Join Spellbinders™ Paper Arts and Crafters Home as we celebrate a Fall Sneak Peek!

Spellbinders and participating stores in the Crafters Home Buying Group are excited to introduce three new die template sets sold exclusively through Crafters Home stores through January! You’ll have to wait until February to find these die template designs in non-member stores.
These new dies are in stock! Get yours now at a participating Crafters Home store, see the list on the Spellbinders Blog!
Visit the Spellbinders Blog November 14 – 16 to see a new Spellbinders die template revealed each day! Visit designer blogs to enter the daily contests and see inspiring projects using the new releases. Comment on Designers Blogs and the Spellbinders Blog count as entries into daily drawings. Daily winners receive all three of the new designs!

Today’s new die is Nested Tea Cups

S4-350 Nested Tea Cups $ 19.99
Small Cup: 1 ¼ x 1 1/8”
Small Handle ½ x 5/8”
Medium Cup 2 1/8 x 1 7/8”
Medium Handle ¾ x 1 ½”
Large Cup 3 x 2 5/8”
Large Handle 1 1/8 x 2”

Today I have a 5 x 7 canvas with stamped tea cups, precariously stacked.


I had the idea in my head, loved the direction it was going in with the stamped and colored cups, but then it just seems like it needs something else…but I ran out of time and brain cells over the weekend. This is one of those things that I’ll set aside and most likely rework until I am happier with it.

On that note though, I like that it really looks like an elegant Victorian tea cup.  I used embossing ink, carefully applying it to the rim only, by inking just that part of the die template, called reverse stenciling.  I embossed in the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine, then added embossing powder and heated.

The saucer is heat embossed the same way.  I curled the cups to make them look rounded, and used SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ 3D Foam Squares and Crafty Foam Tape to give the cups some lift.

Supplies:

Visit and comment with these Designers Today for a chance to win!

Spellbinders Blog

Windy Robinson

Christine Emberson

Kimberly Crawford

Beth Pingry<-you are here!

Contest Details
Participants wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Fall Sneak Peek contests adhere to all of the following rules.

  •  The Fall Sneak Peek starts November 14, and ends November 16, 2011. It consists of three individual contests, one each day.
  •  Each Fall Sneak Peek Bog will accept comments as entries from 12:00 am until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, on its scheduled day.
  •  Each comment counts as one entry. One entry per person, per blog please.
  • One winner each day will receive the three new die templates available exclusively at Crafters Home stores.
  • All three winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog on November 17. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email address on the winning post to claim their prize. If a winner fails to respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
  • By entering, you allow Spellbinders to publish your first name, city, state, and country of residence and a quote from you, on the Spellbinders Blog, website, and in promotional materials.
  • Spellbinders Designers, contractors, employees and immediate family members are not eligible to win.
  • The invitation to the Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop is extended to all, we are happy to ship prizes worldwide.

Any questions regarding this contest should be sent to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Thank You for stopping by today!

Beth

Spellbinders and Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop!

Welcome to our TWO-day event!

You should be joining me from Natalie Denver’s blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. Blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can’t think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS™ get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can’t wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!

Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection!  We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.

So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!

(winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

My project is a candle band and coordinating gift box.

I used the Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents die template set from Spellbinders. There are a few more dies in this set, but these are the ones I used on the project.

I stamped with the Ornate Artisan Stackers stamps, which coordinate with the dies, and were both designed by Samantha Walker! (This stamp set is huge, these are just the ones I used, there are so many shapes and phrases in this set!!)

For the coordinating box, I used Spellbinders Edgeabilities® Classic Triple Scallop set to make the band around the Square Petal Top Box.

Of course I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine!

Papers are all from My Mind’s Eye, Stella and Rose Collection, Hazel and Hattie pattern sets.  I stamped with Clearsnap Colorbox Black Pigment ink.  I used SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ Black 3D Foam Squares for the layers on the candle and Crafty Power Tape to hold the ribbon on the back of the label and a few small pieces on the box tabs and to wrap the Classic Triple Scallop band.  Ribbon is from Offray.

Be sure to leave a comment, then hop on over the next blog,

NOTE: if you are hopping on Day 2 Please go to Eva Doblias’ Blog now to resume the official hop (waiting for an incorrect link to be fixed!)

To continue following Day 1,  Lisa Arana  was next !  Thanks!!


Beth

Paris Card Tutorial

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting yesterday.  You can still comment to enter to win prizes from Spellbinders™ Paper Arts,  Want2Scrap™,  and JustRite® Stampers – just be sure to comment on the Want To Make It Fabulous post before the contest ends on Friday Sept 9.

Alrighty then, I promised instructions!  First, here’s the card again:

Beth Pingry card

These are the supplies:

Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting Machine, Grand Squares, Ribbon Banners, Labels Twenty, Labels Twenty-Two
JustRite Stampers: Bon Voyage, Greetings from Paris stamp Sets
Want2Scrap: Fleur de Lis Rectangle Nestabling™, turquoise
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, MyStik™ Permanent
Copic: BG11, BG15, BG18 Sketch Markers
My Mind’s Eye: So Sophie (Sisters Peaceful Plumb, Brothers & Sisters Gracious Greenery
Inks: Clearsnap Colorbox Black Pigment; Tsukineko Moment Black Tuxedo
Old Book, craft knife, black and red cardstock

1. The black base was cut/embossed with Grand Squares, I folded the cardstock and made sure the fold line laid inside of the cut line of the die template.

2. The striped paper was also cut with Grand Squares.

3. Polka Dot and red papers were cut/embossed with Labels Twenty Two.

4. I stamped the Fleur de Lis onto a book page from an old book. {Note to self – be sure to stamp the Fleur right side up on the print.} Die cut and emboss, using low tack tape to secure the Labels Twenty die template once it is perfectly placed over the stamped image. Color  image with markers.

5. Emboss only with black cardstock and Labels Twenty – the same sized die used in step 4.  Leave the paper inside the die template, secure with low tack tape if desired.  With a sharp craft knife and a cutting mat, (or scissors – I’m not that good) cut around the outer edge of the die template.  This will create a mat for the die cut in Step 4.


6. I stamped the Paris and France onto a blank book page (so it matched the color of the Fleur paper). Then die cut/emboss with Ribbon Banner die template. Again, use low tack tape to secure placement of die template if desired.

7. With the Fleur de Lis Rectangle Nestabling, trim the medium sized piece from the package with scissors, leave it on the plastic backing.  Cut between the ‘stones’ to fit the sides of the red die cut label.  Peel and stick, the Nestabling keeps it shape!

8. With remaining bling from the piece, place in key points along Fleur de Lis stamped image and between Paris and France.

9. Ink the edges of the die cuts with Clearsnap Colorbox Black Pigment ink.

10. Assemble!  I used SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L 3D  Foam Squares and MyStik Permanent adhesive  to attach the layers.

Tips:

  • You can cut multiple die templates at once in the Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine, saves time and effort!
  • Old Book pages really drink up the ink, be prepared to color the image several times.

Don’t forget to visit today’s Want To Make it Fabulous bloggers:

Sept 8th
Debbie Olson
Shanna Vineyard
Michelle Woerner
Mimi Leinbach
Kimberly Crawford
Judy Hayes
Sankari Wegman
Dana Gustafson
Angela Barkhouse

Thanks to Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and JustRite Stampers for sponsoring this Blog Hop!

And Thank You again for coming by today!

Beth

A Paper Basket for Easter

Or any other event, actually!  You pick the paper and accents!

Today is my day on the Crafty Power Blog, and I whipped up this little paper basket featuring Crafty Power Tape!

Make one, or make a several for parties!

You can even use them as place settings!

They’re easy enough for kids to do, and you get to use up some paper from the stash (so you can buy more, right?)

See the tutorial on the Crafty Power Blog at SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ website!

These are the supplies I used:
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L: Crafty Power Tape and 3D Foam Squares
Spellbinders Paper Arts: Grand Calibur™ machine, LF-127 Grand Scalloped Squares, S4-314 Lacey Ovals, S4-110 Classic Ovals LG Nestabilities®
My Mind’s Eye: Mary Mary: “Beautiful” Gorgeous and So Cute, “Best of Friends” Play and Share Papers
Colorbox: Clearsnap Fluid Chalk Ink– Lime Pastel
Copic® Markers: Airbrush System and R20 Blush Sketch Marker, atyou Spica Olive glitter pen
WorldWin® Papers: ColorMates Dark Fairy Tale Pink Cardstock

Jelly Beans for breakfast?  I think so!

Beth

Bunny Hop ~ It’s A Boy Gate Fold Card

Spellbinders Bunny Hop

Welcome to the fourth day of the Spellbinders™ Bunny Hop! In honor of  Nation Craft Month and spring, we’re showcasing our spring themed die templates. We have ten talented designers – two each day for five days – ready to usher in spring with creative projects and fabulous prizes!

The Bunny Hop is from March 21-25, each contest is midnight to midnight EST (that’s 24 hours only). Be sure to mark your calendar! Each day the Spellbinders Blog will direct you to the participating blogs.

It’s so easy to win! Simply visit each blog and leave a comment! We will randomly draw one lucky winner from each blog to win that blog’s featured die templates. Winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog! Winners must respond within 48 hours of their names being posted to claim prizes.

Spellbinders Bunny Hop Schedule:
March 21
Linda Duke
Holly Simoni
March 22
Becca Feeken
Debbie Olson
March 23
Heidi Blankenship
Kazan Clark
March 24
Sherry Cheever
Beth Pingry – you are here!
March 25
Julie Overby
Jerri Jimenez

My featured die templates are:

S5-050 Nursery Time Frameabilities®

LF-251 Grand Big Scalloped Ovals

The first thing that came to mind was a baby announcement in a gate fold card.  The LF-251 Grand Big Scalloped Ovals were a perfect fit for the S5-050 Nursery Time Frameabilities.  It was pretty simple to construct, I layered the Grand Big Scalloped Ovals with Grand Ovals, using My Mind’s Eye Lush papers and cardstock.

The scallops allowed me to measure and fold the card perfectly!

I made a sleeve from the patterned paper, printed on the cut out from the large frame, and adhered the smaller frame to it.

Slide off the sleeve and the card opens.  I inked through the die template to color the embossed ducks and stitching detail.  I cut/embossed the frame in blue cardstock and pieced together a large frame to mat the cream colored frame.  I used the bear die cuts from the blue frame to sit in the bear shaped opening.

I love the peek-a-boo of the bear die cuts. Double sided patterned paper makes this card a delight to open, and the big scallops convey the sweetness of a new baby.  (No, there are no new babies in my house – just a very spoiled fur baby!!)  This card is going to be one of my favorites!

Supplies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur™; LF-251 Grand Big Scalloped Ovals; LF-110 Grand Ovals; S5-050 Nursery Time Frameabilities; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™, MyStik™ Mounting Squares; Clearsnap Color Box Glacier Ice Ink; My Mind’s Eye Lush™ Blue Patterned Papers; WorldWin Papers Treasures Natural Cardstock; Bazzill Basics Paper Frosted Teal.

Thank You Spellbinders Paper Arts for sponsoring the Bunny Hop and the prizes today.

 

Thank you!!  Leave a comment below to enter to win!
Beth