Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome My Special Guest Designer

Thank you for visiting today. I have a FABULOUS treat for you. I would like to introduce Brenda.
Hi! My name is Brenda and my blog is Creativity is a State of Mind . I am a mother of three and a grandmother to two. I've been married to my best friend for 16 years. I have been scrapbooking for about 10 years and started cardmaking a few years ago. I got my first cricut for mother's day 3 years ago. It was the Create and I thought for sure that would do me just fine. This last June I upgraded to the Expression, LOL. I use DesignStudio, SCAL and now the Gypsy also. I am very honored that Georgiana has asked me to be a guest designer at Carson's Cricut Creations. Thank you so very much for having faith in me.
(I am so glad she agreed!)

Now onto my project.
I purchased a round foam shape at Michaels. I wanted a heart one, but they were all out of stock. Really? I had some red/white polka dot tissue paper lying around and knew that would be the perfect combination. I modpodged the tissue paper to the foam shape.
That went pretty quick. I did let it dry overnight and it became very hard and glossy. Love it.
Then I used my gypsy and just cut a lot of different shapes.

I used A Child's Year and Gypsy Font for my letters. Mixed and match them. I used Gypsy Wanderings, Paisley and Wedding Solutions for the other items. It was kind fun using a bunch of different carts at once. I normally only use one or two different carts at a time.
The banner was cut at 7.4 by 2.5 using white cardstock from the Wedding cart. I inked around it in red and then used a heart stamp I got from the dollar bin at Michaels to randomly stamp the hearts on it. I really like the way it turned out.

I added a lot of rhinestones here and there to give it some bling.  I love the bling, bling.  The 3 hearts pins I just added for some dimension. I have no idea where they came from but they came to good use.

I had this awesome ribbon that says "Happy Valentine's Day" and used just one section of it.

I hope you enjoyed my project and if you would become a follower and leave a comment I will be giving one lucky winner 24 inches of this awesome ribbon and two cuts. I will pick a winner on the 3rd and ship it out right away so you have it in time for your Valentine's project. 

Be sure to visit Brenda at Creativity is a State of Mind and tell her what an amazing job she did. Plus you have an opportunity to win some of that lovely ribbon! I hope she has inspired you to create a wreath or another door hanging for the holidays.

Be sure to come later this week for my other Guest Designer and then the Sweetheart Hop is Saturday, February 5th.

So many exciting events!
Stay Creative,


"Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are."
~ Houssaye


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