Thursday, December 27, 2012

End of 2012

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I the point I didn't get a project done for the last week of the year.

I look forward to more great creations with the Dreamweaver Team in 2013.   Until then......

Have a safe and Happy New Year!!

Thank you for your interest in Dreamweaver Stencils!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December is Frosty Fun

With Christmas quickly approaching and time a luxury, I found a card I did a couple of years ago.  It reminds me of the Christmas Story.

So here it is.

Start with LL556 Sleigh & Reindeer

Dry emboss image
Then carefully color with colored pencils
Stencil snowflakes onto a piece of cardstock.  Make reverse mask of a circle, sponge color to make moon.  Dust edges of background piece.
Cut out image, mount onto front of card with 3-d foam tape.
This one isn't a quickie, but well worth the effort!

Make sure you check out the rest of the teams blogs for more frosty ideas.

Wishing you and your familys a Very Happy Holiday!!  See you next week.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Frosty Fun!!

Ahhh...December! Brrrr....!!! This month we are challenging you to design a wintery delight. It can be something other than paper, but again we will have two winners: "Best interpretation of the challenge" and "best usage of Dreamweaver products". This last month of the year we will award each of these winners a brand new stencil design we are releasing at CHA. (It's a secret until the very end of the month!)
The closer it gets to Christmas the more crazy life gets.  This week is a bit hectic, so I dug into my past creations to find this card.
Start with LG711 Rhinestone Tree

Paste with white glossy paste. Let dry. Use crystal glitter glue on one side of each large branch and red glitter glue on some of the dots on the tree. Continue the dots of red across the card.
Super easy.

I apologize for the picture.  It was from the early stages of photo's for the team.  Hope you can take the time to visit everyones site for more frosty inspiration!  Till next week..................


Thursday, December 6, 2012

December is Frosty Fun!

Hi everyone,
December's theme is Frosty Fun.   As soon as I heard the theme I thought of one of Dreamweavers newer stencils
LX7016 Season of Joy
I am posting a card I made a while back because it reminds me of Frosty Fun.
I used white matt paste over the complete image.  Then carefully placed Perfect FX over the areas I wanted to stand out.
Then heat until the paste bubbles.  Love the result!

Can't wait to see what you all have created with this months theme.  Don't forget to visit the rest of the teams sites for more frosty inspiration!!  And make sure to enter a card on the Dreamweaver site.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The last CAS Holiday Challenge

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I know I did!  This is the last week of the Clean and Simple Holiday Challenge.
Today I decided to do something completely different yet still very easy......
Start with LL 557 Long Merry Christmas

 Paste image with Red Label (white matte) embossing paste. Let dry.
Replace stencil back over image.  Color paste with markers (make sure it is dry or the paste will stick to the marker tip).
Layer with colored cardstock and decorative paper.  Add glitter glue to accent.
Don't over do the glitter glue, it sometimes takes over the image.
Clean and Simple!
Make sure you visit the other team members blogs for more CAS Holiday ideas.
See you next week!!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

CAS Holiday


Ever since I learned you could cover paste with embossing powder and heat it for interesting effects, I can't stop doing it.

So this week I started with :
LL3009 Christmas Script
LL3005 Holly and Swirls
Paste each stencil with Black Matt Paste.  Remove stencils.  Cover berries on both images with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder, Fired Brick.  Cover stems on LL3005 with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder, Frayed Burlap.  Tap off excess powder.  Cover leaves on both images with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder, Pine Needles.  Cover the script Christmas with Egyptian Gold embossing powder.  Tap off excess.  Heat images until they bubble. Trim to desired size.

I then edged both images with Ranger Distress Inks; Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage and Barn Door.
Finally edge again with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.  Mat with metallic paper and attach to card as shown.
I wish you and yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving and safe holiday season.

I am so thankful to be a part of such a wonderful supportive and creative group of ladies.  I hope you get inspired by their creations as much as I do!  Make sure to visit everyones blog and we will be back with more next week.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Clean & Simple (CAS) Holiday!

Hello everyone!  Hope you enjoyed the collaboration with Ranger using the Tim Holtz Distress Powders.  I loved it!!

So I'm still using it........
This week I started with one of my favorite Christmas Trees
LG746 Star Dream Christmas Tree

Paste with Pearlescent Embossing Paste.  Remove stencil.  Sprinkle with Distress Powder - Pine Needles.  Tap off excess.  Let sit long enough to wash your stencil.  Then heat with heat gun.  The powder melts and the paste bubbles up to give a smooth, rounded, raised image.
It's so COOL!!!  Hope you can see it from the picture.

I then added multi-color jewels to the dots and glitter glue.  Red on the circles and Gold on the stars.

 Matt on solid cardstock and then mount on printed paper.

Tah-dah!  Clean and Simple!!  Make sure you check out my fellow designers to get more CAS holiday ideas.....I will be.  They are SOOO talented, don't miss any of them.

Till next week................................


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Festively Distressed Holidays

We've now had four weeks of festively distressed fun playing with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Powders along with our wonderful line of Dreamweaver Stencils and products. Huge thanks to Tim Holtz and the fab people at Ranger for sharing these four collaborative weeks with us, and providing the yummy shades of Distress Powders for us to create with. We've been inspired by the process, and we hope you have, too!

If you haven't won one of the prize packages yet, you still have one more opportunity this week as the set below is up for grabs to a random commenter on one of the Dream Team blogs.

If you've been following along each week, you've seen some gorgeous creations with these stencils and powders, so you should be all fired up to get distressed! If you've missed the first three weeks, check them out once you've made the rounds today:

My festively distressed project for this week is this:

Start with LL3016 Ice Skates:
Paste with White Glossy Paste.  Remove stencil and carefully sprinkle Distress Embossing Powder in Mustard Seed over the boot portion of skates.  Tap off excess.  Then sprinkle Distress Embossing Powder in Frayed Burlap over the heel and soles of the skates.  Tap off excess.  Heat with heat gun until it bubbles.

Place stencil over image, stencil with silver pigment ink over skate blades.  Carefully stencil some shading on the boot with gold pigment ink.

Tah-dah!  Clean & Simply holiday card!

Don't forget to leave me some love before hopping to the rest of the Dream Team blogs:

Please remember to continue to follow the team through the Dream It Up! blog as we bravely go where no stenciler has gone before, to like us on our Facebook page, and to learn from our fabulous weekly Thursday Tutorials on Paper Craft Planet as well.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Festively Distressed

Still feeling festive? We hope so! Dreamweaver and Ranger still have two weeks left of our Festively Distressed collaboration, and we are full of distressing ideas...Tim Holtz' Distress Powder ideas, that is. Mixed with our fabulous line of stencil designs and exciting products, your creativity will know no bounds! If you missed the first two weeks, start HERE and HERE!

For our postings this week and next, we are offering you the opportunity to win one of two prize packages, perfectly coordinated for your holiday crafting. Simply leave a comment on each of our Dream Team's posts, and YOU could be one of two randomly selected winners!

The Dream Team have been challenged for the month of November to create something CAS (clean and simple) for the holidays. The extra challenge is mixing the Distress Powders in for the collaboration with Ranger. Think that it's possible? Well...let's see...

Here's what I came up with:

I am a firm believer of, if it doesn't look right, add more to it!!  That's what happened with my card this week.

I started with LJ923 Mittens.   Soap the back of it with Dreamweaver Coconut Oil Soap.  Cut a piece of Double sided tape the size of the stencil.  Pull off one side of the protective paper and place tape on a piece of cardstock.  Peal off the other protective paper and place the stencil over the top.

I then filled in the mittens and ties with Milled Lavender Distress Powder.  Fill in the mitten cuffs with Tattered Rose Distress Powder.  Press gently to make sure the powder covers all open areas.  Tap off excess.  Pull off the stencil and cover the remaining tape area with Old Paper Distress Powder, tap off excess.  Heat until powder is melted.

Well the powders on the mittens lightened up quite a bit, so they were hard to see in the background.

So next I painted different areas on the mittens with embossing ink and added Dusty Concord Distress Powder.  When heating this time it bubbled up to add more texture.  Then paint the strings with embossing ink and cover with Black Soot Distress Powder.  Heat (that one bubbled too!). 

Wasn't quite right so I masked off the mitten cuffs and added some Barn Door Distress ink.   Liked it so added Chipped Sapphire to the mittens.   Not feeling the result, I placed the stencil back over the image and applied Translucent Paste.  I didn't dry totally transparent leaving a milky finish to some of the open areas.

LOVE IT!  The finished result reminded me of coming in from outside on a winter day with snow stuck to your mittens then hanging them in the laundry room to dry.

So tell me what you think in your comment below before heading over to the rest of the Dream Team posts:

The Ranger blog is offering another amazing prize opportunity, just for playing along with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and linking your creation on the Ranger blog. You can find more details HERE.

We hope that you have been inspired by our creations, and will continue to follow the Dream Team through the Dream It Up! blog as well as to like us on our Facebook page. We really encourage you to play along with our monthly challenges for more prize opportunities and creative fun!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Festively Distressed with Dreamweaver and Ranger

Welcome back to week two of our amazing collaboration between Ranger's Tim Holtz line of Distress Powders, and our beautiful Dreamweaver Stencils & Products! If you missed last week's event, start HERE.

Last week, we were totally blown away by the awesome response we received from those of you who hopped over from Tim Holtz's blog and the Ranger blog to check us out! We've been doing the "happy dance" ever since! Hopefully, you will continue to check us out, especially over the next few weeks as we continue our play-time in Tim's sandbox. (It is rather an appropriate metaphor considering the cool texture of his Distress Powders.)

Apparently, Tim and the wonderful people at Ranger were also excited by the response, and they've decided to "up the ante" in the form of an additional prize package(s) which will include TWELVE Distress Powders each, and a handful of Dreamweaver Stencils to go with! Wow! Just one teeny-tiny win one of these packages from their blog, you need to create something with Tim Holtz's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and attach it to the inlinkz on the Ranger blog. Winners will be selected randomly. For more details, head over to the Ranger blog.

Once again, this week we are offering another fall prize package as shown here. Just leave us all some love as you visit, for an opportunity to be the one random winner we select. Curious as to who won from last week? It could be YOU! Visit the Dream It Up! blog for the announcement of the lucky commenter.

Here is what I had fun creating this week:

I tend to do CAS (Clean and Simple) with a bit of detail.  I love the subtle texture the Distress Powders can have on little details on an image.

Start with Dreamweaver LL3008 Wheat Stencil.

Dry emboss by hand or with a personal embossing/die cut machine.  With Tim Holtz sponge and handle add color to image with stencil in place.  I used the following Distress colors in order listed:
Wheat: Pumice Stone then Wild Honey
Leaves and Stems:  Bundled Sage then Crushed Olive
Next paint embossing fluid with a tiny paintbrush in the center of the wheat stalks, sprinkle with Milled Lavender, tap off excess and heat with heat gun.  Paint wheat buds with embossing fluid, sprinkle with Mustard Seed, tap off excess, heat with heat gun.  Finally paint on the underside of the leaves, paint with embossing fluid, sprinkle with Frayed Burlap, tap off excess, heat with heat gun.
Replace the stencil over image and sponge the same colors around the edge.  Remove stencil, trim and matt on printed paper.
Aren't you excited to see what's next? Check out the Dream Team players for today:

You already know where to find Ranger's/Tim Holtz' products, but if you are having difficulty finding Dreamweaver, encourage your local stamp/paper-craft store to carry the line of fabulous stencil designs, pastes, and other products to mix with all of your stash of Tim's crafty goodness. You can also purchase our products on-line at Stencil with Style.

We'd love to see you come back regularly and play along with our monthly challenges (and more opportunities to win stencils) by linking your creations to the mr. linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or emailing pics of your creations to Since you're on the computer already, head on over and like us on Facebook as well. Just another location for dreamy and distressed inspiration!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dreamweaver and Ranger Products Fall Creations

This week starts a 4 week collaberation between Dreamweaver stencils and Ranger products. 
To start off I decided to do a transition card.  Remember the card I posted last week?  (Scroll down real quick and then come back)
Well, I took that card, painted parts of it with embossing ink and a paint brush. I picked three Ranger Distress powders; Frayed Burlap, Milled Lavender and Tattered Rose .

First, paint the center of the leaves with ink then sprinkle with Milled Lavender, tap off excess and heat. 
Next, paint the stems with ink and sprinkle with Frayed Burlap, tap off excess and heat.
Next, paint the tops of the pumpkins with ink and sprinkle Tattered Rose on them, tap off excess and heat.
Finally, paint the bottoms of the pumkins with ink and sprinkle Milled Lavender over it, tap off excess and heat.

Finally, paint the bottoms of the pumkins with ink and sprinkle Milled Lavender over it, tap off excess and heat.
I love the dimension the powders give the image!
Make sure to check out the rest of the team and Rangerink!
The picture below is the prize pack for the next two weeks participants.  Make sure to get your ideas and cards in to be eligible.  See the Ranger Ink and/or Dreamweaver Blog for more information!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

October is Festively Fall!!

Again this week, we are calling our challenge for the month of October...Festively Fall! Dreamweaver has lots of stencils and materials that can be used for a Fall theme, but remember you can post any Festively Fall creation and win best interpretation of the challenge, it can be any product or image. Again we are letting our winner choose any stencil they desire. So one winner will be chosen for best usage of Dreamweaver products and one winner will be chosen for best interpretation of the challenge. Just link up with mr linky on the Dreamweaver blog or if you don't have a way of linking your design to Lynell and she will link it for you at

This week I'm highlighting one of my favorite images,  LL514 Long Pumpkins.

Paste pumpkins with Red Label White Matte Embossing Paste.  Remove stencil, clean.  Let image dry.

Place stencil over pasted image and stencil color with pigment inks.

Layer onto cardstock.  Tah - Dah!!  LOVE how easy this is. 

Stay tuned next week to see how I tweek this same card with embossing powder!!

Don't forget to visit everyone's blog and add your picture to Dream it Up!

You could be a winner!!   Till next week.................................


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Festively Fall!

We are calling our challenge for the month of October...Festively Fall! Dreamweaver has lots of stencils and materials that can be used for a Fall theme, but remember you can post any Festively Fall creation and win best interpretation of the challenge, it can be any product or image. Again we are letting our winner choose any stencil they desire. So one winner will be chosen for best usage of Dreamweaver products and one winner will be chosen for best interpretation of the challenge. Just link up with mr linky on the Dreamweaver blog or if you don't have a way of linking your design to Lynell and she will link it for you at

This week I've been searching for just the right costume for Halloween.  I have driven through two states looking.  So this card came to mind.  Raven's and Crows are such Halloween icons, I'm starting with this image for my first Fall card.

Start with LL3015 Raven Vane

Then follow the Faux Cloisonne technique.  Quick and easy!!

Check out the rest of the team and don't forget to play along!  You could be our winner for October!

See you next week........without the technical difficulties!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall Cards

Hello everyone,
I didn't just flake this week.... I'm having severe technical difficulties.  Am on a short road trip where I am supposed to have internet access at all hotels.....HAH!  I hope to have a better connection this evening so I can get my card posted and send my comments.

Until then.........Happy Trails!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gettin Inky with Stencils - last week

I can't believe it is the last week of September already! 

For the last week of this months challenge, I decided to do something super easy.

First start with LG735 Neck Tie

Ink in the collar and the edge of the tie with pigment ink (I used two shades of brown)

Then cover up the collar line and brush white pigment ink over the shirt collar.  Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat.
Next center LS Penguin in center of tie.  Stencil with pigment ink.  Highlight the eyes with  black ink pen.
There it is.  Layer onto printed papers and you have a "cool tie".  Get it penguins live in the arctic where it's cool or cold.  Okay, I agree I'm not a good comic!.

Make sure you check out the other bloggers and leave your comments.

Stay tuned next week for the new challenge!