Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eyes of Blue

For the thrid Color Room challenge I created this page using the color pallet lime green, periwinkle, and turquoise. Now if you know me at all or you have seen my work I am just not a pastel sort of girl. If I use pastels I usually add black, brown or grey some where in the mix. I just can not help it! I love strong color. Which is not to say that I live with strong colors in my house or even wear strong colors. I love black! I have tons of clothes in black. I would have black hair if my physical coloring allowed it.  But any way....... there goes that gap brain off on a tangent.

So these pages were created for The Color Room challenge #3  http://thecolorroom.ning.com/
For these challenges I used some of the prodcuts that I won in January from Creative Imaginations. I was selected to be the guest Designer for the month of April.

The first page I used some of the new Luminart mica  to color the cardboard behind the photo. Photo is of my daughter who had her 26th birthday last week. She said at work they all tried guessing her age and the guesses ranged from 21-24. I told her one day she would be happy for that blessing!

The paper is Basic Grey, Websters and October Afternoon. K and Co, Lux Design, with a Creative Imaginations rub on and a little Hambly thrown in. The black is Prima cut from a feltie. I painted the cardboard with Luminarte Mica's for an intense color. My daughter is the baby of the family and the only one married. She and her husband are both still in college.  She came by tovist tonight and I forgot how much I miss having her around.

 This is my niece Michaela and I am so proud of her  and her sister they are the first  athletic woman in our family.
I would be surprised if Michaela is 5' tall, but who am I to talk I am only 5'1" tall. Any way she plays Lacrosse, coaches Lacrosse for younger children, is a cheerleader and a gymnist. Her talents amaze me.

But let me tell you about this tag. I used Creative Imaginations foils in Blues and Helmar adhesives to create it.

For this  page I created the tag using Creative Imaginations and Helmar products. The blue dots on the tag are Helmar Zap Dots that I pressed Creative Imaginations shades of blue foils in to the glue dots. The edges of the tag are self adhesive dry wall tape that I ran a Helmar permament adhesive runner over. I then  pressed multiple colors of Creative Imaginations blue foil in to the glue. For the Maya Road Bird house I coated the entire cage with the Helmar permament adhesive runner and then pressed the copper foil in to the the bird cage making sure to cover the sides of the cage. This was a really fun project and added a fun embellishment to the scrapbook page.

Stay tuned as I get more adventerous with the foils.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Helmar USA Design Team

Last Tuesday April 20th was my daughters birthday so my niece ( who's birthday is Wednesday) my mom and I met her in  Gainesville for the day. We had a great day shopping eating and having fun. About 11:30 I checked my email and saw that Tracy form Helmar emaile and said she had been trying to reach me. I emailed back and told her " I am still up if you are" Give me a few I am on the phone with my sister.

In about 10 minutes she called me and let me kn0w she had selected me to be on the Helmarhttp://www.helmarusa.typepad.com/ design team. WOOOOO HOOOO I love their products and I use a ton of it. Becky Teichmiller  at  http://www.scrap-tastic.com/ first sent me samples of their product to use and I fell in love with the products. Tracy let me know that in May she would be sending out a box with Helmar products and design team products from supporting vendors. I am so excited to  be able to work with Helmar and their arts and crafts products.

 These are their preferred partners-Preferred Partners
They have such a diverse range of products to play with.

Bella Blvd™
Cosmo Cricket
Buzz and Bloom
Creative Impressions Inc 
Elle's Studio
Fancy Pants Designs
Hambly Screen Prints

Jillibean Soup
Kiki Art

Lily Bee Design
Maya Road

Paper Trunk

Pink Paislee

Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker

Punky Sprouts
Purple Cows, Inc.
The Robins Nest

Upsy Daisy Designs

Check this out.

450 Stainless Adhesive tube

Acid Free - Neutral pH glue
Antique Acrylic Sealer Jar

Clear Acrylic Sealer Jar

Clear Gum

Crackle Medium- You know I Love my crackle finish
Craft & Hobby PVA Glue
Craft Glue
Crystal Kote Fixative spray
Crystal Kote Gloss spray
Crystal Kote Matt spray
Crystal Kote Picture Varnish Gloss spray
Crystal Kote Picture Varnish Matt spray
Crystal Kote Re-touch spray
Crystal Kote Sealer
Decoupage & Craft paste jar
Fabric Glue (solvent-based) Fabric Stiffener & Draping Liquid
Foam glue
Gemstone Glue
Kid's School Glue
Liquid Scrap Dots
Master Brush Strokes Jar
Metal Tube Squeezer
Quick Fix Adhesive Runners Paint/Glue Spreader
Remove Cleaner Spray
Silicone Adhesive Sealant tube Spray Adhesive
Super Strength Aliphatic PVA Wood Glue
Super-Tac EVA
Tacky Craft glue
Tiger Grip
Tradesman's Professional PVA Woodworking glue
V2 Vellum Adhesive
Wash'n Wear fabric glue

 Ok I am offically in Heaven.
I can not wait to show you all of these products!
 So here is the offical announcement from Tracy
Congratulations Every one!!!

April 26, 2010

Announcing the 2010 Helmar USA, Design Team!!!

Thank you everyone who applied for the Helmar USA Design Team. We were amazed at the talent and the selection process was a tough one!

We are proud to announce our 2010 Helmar USA Design Team:

•Tracy Weinzapfel

•Becky Teichmiller

•Laura Achilles

•Marci Knecht

•Cristal Hobbs

•Shelly Hein-Simmons

•Erika Taylor

•Aymee Gandy

•Pamela Young

•Eva Dobilas

•Tanisha Long

•Karen Maldonado

•Tina McDonald

•Cathy Le Hay

•Gayle Martin

We are also happy to announce our Helmar Guest Designers:

•May – Amy Teets

•June - Jamie Cripps

•July - Kathy Northrup

•August - Ellen Sosnoski

•September - Jing-Jing Nickel

•October - Julie Walton

•December - Lynda Lindley

Helmar USA, Inc. welcomes and congratulates our designers and guest designers! We are excited to share their creations in 2010!

Thank you!

Tracy Weinzapfel

President, Helmar USA, Inc.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Creative Imaginations- April Guest Designer

In December I posted projects in the Creative Imaginations gallery and was selected to be the guest designer for them. I received a package of goodies from CI and some of their fabulous wood veneers and Foils. Cheryl posted some of my projects on the CI blog.http://creativeimaginations.typepad.com/ for inspiration Monday and will add others through out the month. The collections of papers they sent for me to work with were perfect.

 Yesterday I went to my friend Lucy's house and we played around with some fun techniques using  the foils. I  had used small amounts of the foils on a couple of my projects but really wanted to see all of the possibilities. I told Cheryl that I am playing now on tags and will eventually combine them in to a book.

 This is the Christine Adolph Mon Ami Collection.http://creativeimaginations.typepad.com/ The colors are just this beautiful in person.

This paper is from the Christine Adolph Felicity Line and Marah Johnson. The rich colors and designs in her collections are like a work of art.

After that I still have the beautiful woods to work with. Tooooo many ideas in my head right now and I need to pick just a couple. So many decisions????

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Somerset Memories Spring 2010

Wow and Thank You Somerset Memories. I have been published numerous times by Somerset Memories and their sister publications. The lasted  Somerset Memories magazine was simply amazing. I feel so very honored  and my family is all over the magazine in numerous articles and  layouts.

To top it off several of my friends and other talented artist are featured in the magazine, which is
Lucy Edson
Bethany Kartchner
Natalie Kalbach
Stacy Cohen
Dena Coe

I have 3 featured articles, a photo spotlight and numerous other projects in the magazine. All I can say is Thank You, Thank You Somerset for appreciating my work. They have my work on 14 pages in the magazine. I am so honored.

Here a few glimpses of some of the work you have never seen.

What's Cookin
This is a book I created for an altered art club I belonged to a couple of years ago.
Through out the book there are pages about my childhood with my brother.

Meghan and Allen  was created for an challenge

I will share more later!

Scrapbooking and Beyond Spring 2010

Have you seen the  new Scrapbooking and Beyond  magazine in the stores. I have two articles in the magazine that I wanted to share with you.

The first page Emma ( Lucy's little girl). I took photos at a mutual friends wedding and caught Emma sitting on the concrete and dirt in her beautiful white dress.

The papers are Webster's and the page was painted with Luminarte paint.

The second page is my sister's youngest daughter and all that I could think of when I saw this photo was her blue eyes.

Thanks for looking at my work. Working with Scrapbooking and Beyond has been a wonderful experience. They have already requested numerous other projects from me that will be published in their bi monthly publication.