Friday, May 31, 2013

A new Shimmerz Video.....

Hi again.  Just sharing a video I created using some of the Shimmerz Paints new products.  Texturez.
I created some simple embellishments, stamping Texturez Paints onto scrap cardstock, letting it dry, coating it with Helmar Acrylic sealer and letting it dry again.
Check the video to see how.  There will be more parts of this video next week, where I extend this idea just a little bit further.

So here is a close up of what these cute little circles look like on a page.  The full Layout will be posted on the 1st of June with the Shimmerz Monthly Challenge.  (Not long to wait!)

I will be doing these again.  I cant get enough of them!  I have used them on 2 pages already!.....
Stop back next week to see the next videos.  I am running the Mini Series Class at Shimmerz next week, so there will be 3 or 4 more videos in the pipeline!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Project Life

I will admit, I am not that diligent in blogging.  I want to be, but I just dont get into the swing of doing it regularly amidst everything else I am trying to fit in!

I have started project life, and while I am a little behind in it (I have recently finished week 13)  I am totally in love, and I am singing its praises to everyone in hearing distance, and who gives me an ear for a moment....or looks even slightly interested!  I have 2 friends who are relatively new scrappers who have made a start already, as the process will suit them both easier than doing Layouts.  Its so exciting.  I just cant explain it!

Share time!
I am back tracking to January (even though I started in March) So I will go back to where I started, and share from there.  This one is week 7.

While I adore new product, and I am not one to shy away from the scrapping stores, I do enjoy making my own PL cards!  So cool.  These are some I created using Loads of Shimmerz Paints!  Dazzlerz and Texturez to be precise!  LOVE THESE!!!!

Some Crafters Workshop Templates used along with these products here.  I worked on 6x4 inch cardstock cards and added washi tape and paints to create cool backgrounds to build on.

so thats it for week 7.  Its in its folder all done and dusted!!!!  Cool!

Blog Sponsor- ALACRAFT....giveaway news....


I am back again this month showcasing a particular Category of Alacraft's Online Store.  Last month we looked at Braids and Trims.  There is so many gorgeous trims there, you can not settle on just one or two, and they are perfect for papercrafting.  See that Blog Post HERE.

But This month I would like to take a wander through the Bridal section.  I quite enjoy looking in places one might not initially find scrapbooking goodies, but often you find some great individual things, perfect for a project, that are not technically papercrafting items.  Very cool.
So lets take a look HERE.

Diamonte Buttons, charms and buckles.  Perfect for placing amongst floral arrangements or as closures to mini albums of journals.

Organza lace with beading and sequins

flower trim and flat backed gems

 Beautiful laces.....

Flowers and stems.

The Giveaways

Some news.....Not only can you get 20% off by adding the Special Blog Code LYDL20 at checkout, but there are also monthly product giveaways to be won, just by leaving your email address.  You can do it every month if you like, but the Monthly raffle giveaway is $25 each month!
Go HERE and leave your email address in the month you would like to enter.  Then go back and do it again next month!!!

I do hope you will head over and check them out.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

A Shimmerz Blog Hop!

Welcome, welcome, to the Shimmerz Paints Blog Hop! 

By now you have certainly seen the images of our new products, Dazzlerz and Texturez.... have you nabbed some of this beautiful paint yet for yourselves?
Aaah, our Design Team and Educators are so in love with this product that we wanted to give you another opportunity (or perhaps several :-)....) to win some through this BlogHop!!
SO.....What's up for grabs if you play along?


(Look at the gorgeous colors pictured here!) 

To play along with us.....

1.  Click on the link below, and just follow the Shimmerz path! 
2.  Leave a comment everywhere you go, and 
3.  once you end up on the Shimmerz blog page, tell us what Shimmerz Paint product you would love to get your hands on. 

Be sure to leave a comment everywhere though, because there will be a couple of prizes hidden within some of the Ed team, and DT blog posts! (To be eligible to win these, you must have left a comment on their blog hop post.) 
You have until May 5th to enter, and we will notify all the winners sometime shortly after!! 

Before we go, though, we wanted to share our May Challenge with you!! 

Its Mothers Day Very soon. So in Preparation, the Challenge for May will be something for the Mums. Our Mums are very special and being a Mum is such a gift. This month create something for your Mum, or to celebrate Motherhood. It can be anything, Just be sure to use Shimmerz!

1. Create something with "Motherhood" in mind
2. Use a Shimmerz Paint Product in your Project
3. Load it to The Shimmerz FaceBook Page
4. Tell us what Shimmerz Product you used and how you used it.

And you will be in the running for.....(wait for it......) A Guest Design spot on our Team for 1 month, where you can Post some projects to Our Blog and Facebook Page AND (thats not all.....) win a Prize PACK of Shimmerz Paint. A great Prize this month! So get creating and join in the fun for your chance to win this great prize!!!......"

So here is my Project for the Hop which is also one that fits into the theme of the challenge this month!

I used some Texturez in the background, in Coral and Tidy Whidy.
I dipped a chap stick into the tub and stamped it onto my page, creating the textured circles in the background.  I used the side of a credit card to drag lines in the corners just adding a little more dimension in the background.

I also sprayed the background with Snowstorm Vibez and sprinkled Jack Frost Enamelz over it and heated it to melt with the heat gun.

Lastly I adhered everything down and then painted the flowers with Shimmerz Angel Wings, just to add some subtle sparkle.

next up.. Shona's blog 

And In case you need to see the order of the Hop here is the run down!

Shimmerz Blog

Thanks for playing along with us!! 
Have fun, and be inspired!

The Shimmerz Girls