Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dreamweaver and Ranger Blog Hop!

The Dream Team has a big day today! Not only are we into week three of our Pinterest Inspired challenge, we are also playing with Ranger's Stickles Dry Glitter in the mix! We've had so much fun playing with jars of sparkly goodness, that we want to share the fun with two lucky crafters! Check out how to win after the post.

 This is my entry this week.  I was so inspired by the beautiful Dry Stickles, that I completely forgot to chose a Pinterest inspiration.  I hope you forgive me!
My camera refused to photograph the gorgeous Purple Dry Stickle, so I hope this closeup does it a little more justice.
I have decided to include a brief tutorial.
Heat Gun
White Liquid Glue
White Card Stock
Thin Chipboard
Paper from DCWV Once Upon a Time Mat Stack

1)  Use Removable Tape, Palette Knife and the Blue Glossy Paste to emboss the peacock stencil onto white card stock and let dry.
2)  Mount the embossed peacock onto the chipboard and cut around the image.
3)  When the peacock is dry, use the white glue to adhere the Dry Stickles onto the image.  Use the Gold, Cinnamon, True Blue and Purple.

4)  Soap the back of the stencil.
5)  Brush any crumbles of soap off of the stencil with the stencil brush.
6)  Adhere the stencil, soap side down, onto the adhesive paper.
7)  Sprinkle the True Blue Dry Stickles onto the border of the adhesive paper.
 8)  Sprinkle the Eucalyptus Dry Stickles onto the leafy area and rub in.  Ignore the peacock area.

 9)  Flip the project over and carefully peel the paper off of the stencil.  The stencil should remain on a hard, flat surface during this process.
 10)  Place the peacock into position on the adhesive.
 11)  Pour the Clear Embossing Powder around the outside of the peacock and rub in.

 12)  Use the heat gun to heat the embossing powder.  Do not get too close to the glitter or it could burn.
13)  Assemble the card, and you are done!

Thanks for stopping on my blog.  Now, on to how you can win:

Just visit everyone on the list below, and leave comments for everyone. Two winners* will be randomly selected and announced Thursday, July 4th...what a great day for a celebration! Each prize package includes a mix of five Ranger Stickles Dry Glitter, a mix of six Dreamweaver Stencils, and jar of Dreamweaver Translucent Paste, and a Palette Knife for spreading. If you want to add to the fun, play along with our Pinterest challenge and link your own creation to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog before July 1st for a chance to win this month's stencil prize. Here's the list of sparkly-Pinteresting players:

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Another Pinterest Inspired Creation for Dreamweaver

This month, the Dreamweaver Challenge is to create something that was inspired by one of my favorite pastimes, Pinterest.  The project that I chose to create this month was inspired by the pin HERE.  It is a picture of the ocean superimposed with the saying "The voice of the sea speaks to the soul."  I chose to use not only the creation, but the same color scheme.  I also gave a nod to all of those canvases out there.  Here it is:
I used three Dreamweaver stencils on this one.  I used LJ896 Large Flourish with a large stencil brush and some white acrylic paint directly on the background.  The sandcastle was created with Mudd Puddles on Stencil LL3033 Sand Castle.  The sand crept under the stencil, but I just cleaned out the lines the best I could and allowed it to be a silhouette.  I used Embossing Paste with Stencil LL329 to create the beach chair.  The shiny pebbles were Sea Glass from Mudd Puddles.  The background paper is Sea Glass from K and Company.  
I hope you enjoyed my little canvas project.  Be sure to check out the rest of the Pinterest Inspired projects this week and get inspired.  Then, enter the fun yourself by making a project and sending it to  You could be featured on the Dream It Up! blog--or even win a great prize.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Mardi Gras Inspired Background

Today, I am sharing another scrapbook page.  This time, it is from my latest trip to Disney World and features the Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Hotel--where it is Mardi Gras all the time!  Of course, Mardi Gras paper is sometimes hard to find here in Michigan.  What did I do?  Well, I used some subtly printed paper from the DCWV Timeless Treasures Pack as a base to create my own.  I stenciled with my Dreamweaver Stencils, Stamped with Hero Arts and Stampabilities, and even used my Silhouette auto trace and cut out the title, but the thing that brought it all together was my Globecraft Piccolo Embossing Powders and Embossing Adhesive.  Take a look:
And the facing page is here:
The gold is actually the same, but they were photographed under two different lighting situations.  To check out how I did any of the parts, go HERE for the tutorial.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dreamweaver's Pinterest Inspiration Month

For June, Dreamweaver wants you to be inspired by Pinterest!  All month, we are featuring our responses to things we have pinned. For my first Pinterest inspired project, I thought of all those melted crayon projects that I have pinned and always wanted to try.  Here is the link to the piece that inspired me on:

In my version of the project, I used a very heavy card stock instead of a canvas.  Because the area used is smaller, I cut the crayons into smaller pieces.  None were wider that one quarter of the original size.  The stencils I used were LG 737 Umbrella and LG 738 Rain Words.  I simply pasted the umbrella with Black Matte Embossing Paste and the Rain Words with Glossy Blue Embossing Paste.  When they were dry, I taped the card stock to my craft sheet.  Then, I taped the crayon fragments across the top.  I clipped the craft sheet to a clipboard and heated the crayons with my heat gun.  As they melted and dripped, I tried to tip the clipboard to make it go in different directions.  Then, I let it cool.  I placed the craft sheet flat on a table and covered the card stock with "crumblies" from the crayon cutting process.    I heated these with the heat gun as well, staying far from the card stock at first so that the fragments did not blow around.  After my drops appeared, I let everything cool and assembled the card.

Take a look at the rest of the team, including our guest designer, Jennifer Dove, for more Pinterest inspired creations:

Then, head off to Pinterest, find something interesting, and try this for yourself.  Then, send a photo of your creation to  You could be featured on the blog and maybe even win this month's prize!  Get excited--this is Pinteresting!