Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quiet Blog...

I will be away from the blog for a week or so............it will be quiet here. But stay tuned.............because when I begin blogging again I will have another giveaway................


Congrats go out to Joan Shanks for the Cosmo spinners, randomly chosen by Randomizer.org! You are the winner....send me your mailing address!

More peeks of Cosmo!

Here are a couple more peeks of projects I created using Cosmo Cricket's new releases!
First you will see a photo of the lovely Julie Comstock all decked out in beach gear using the new snorkel collection! I try to do one item for each show that is fun like that, because the Cosmo Cricket folks are fun! Last show I created a little altered bi-plane and put Lindsay in the cockpit. So I decided this time I would do something fun for Julie. Isn't she fashionable?
Next you will see that I created a little altered item office set using the new Girl Friday collection. The colors are bright and fun in this collection and so girly! I think this is my favorite release of all!
Remember to leave a comment in the post below by noon today CST and I will draw a winner and post early this afternoon!

Monday, January 26, 2009

New Giveaway!

Ok Cosmo Cricket fans, this is it! Time for a little Cosmo Cricket giveaway. If you are a follower over at the Cosmo Cricket blog you have seen these spinner in action. If not, please head over to check out some fun the Cosmo folks had using these!

So if you think you would like to win these leave a post here on this thread by tomorrow at noon central standard time. I will randomly choose a winner tomorrow afternoon who will receive both of these cute little spinners!


First you all are winners in a sense.....because if you go to the Streuter website you can get a free sample of Glue Foil or another product of your choosing. Just go to this page and scroll all the way to the bottom to the free sample link and click on it and follow the instructions!


Ok, I have randomly chosen a winner for the Streuter GlueFoil drawing and it is Rita! Send me an e-mail at lfalduto@charter.net containing your mailing address so Streuter can ship your prize to you! Congratulations!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cosmo Cricket Peeks

Ok, as promised I am going to start the Cosmo Cricket peeks!
If you have not been to the Cosmo Cricket blog, you really need to go and check it out! They have so much fun over there! http://www.cosmocricket.blogspot.com/
Ok, Cosmo peeks today!
GlueFoil winner announced tomorrow!
More Cosmo peeks tomorrow!
A Cosmo Contest tomorrow!
The chest and photo cube above were created with the brand new Cosmo Cricket EverAfter line. Beautful colors that whisper to you as you create.
The train was created using the Li'l Man line....what fun this line was to work with.
To see more detail go to www.cosmocricket.com

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Enjoying the sneak peeks?

So is everyone enjoying the sneak peeks I am posting? Today I am posting the last of my Gluefoil projects! Remember to scroll down to the giveaway post and enter to win!
The Amore box is made with the Heidi Grace Valentine line along with some painted and embossed glue foil inside cut out area of the cover. I also took my die cut machine and cut out leaves to surround this open area of the cover. It is amazing the look that GlueFoil adds to your projects!
The journal that I created using GlueFoil has a beautiful copper butterfly! I embossed the butterfly and then used my two way glue pen to make the raised swirls sticky and then applied some ultra fine glitter. I also added a small punched flower in the center of the ribbon bow. You will also notice a fun spinner on the bottom right. I used my Fiskars Paper Edger scallop scissors to cut around the outside edge to make the spinner more decorative.
There is so much you can do with GlueFoil! Remember to post in the giveaway thread below so you have a chance to win some gluefoil packages!
Tomorrow I begin the Cosmo Cricket sneak peeks..............and I just might have a little something special to giveaway from Cosmo Cricket as well...

Friday, January 23, 2009

And more to come!

Here is another peek of a project I did using GlueFoil. I wanted to do something masculine and totally different! So I rolled pieces of GlueFoil and placed them on this pencil cup and then created a GlueFoil design to place on the top. You can easily cut GlueFoil with just a regular pair of scissors!

Remember to follow the instructions in the post below for your chance to win some GlueFoil

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Another peek and a giveaway!

Ok, I am posting another peek of one of the CHA booth projects I made using Streuter GlueFoil!

I wanted to show how well and even the GlueFoil embosses so I creating this apple wall hanging to show off the texture and dimension of the foil. I also used my fiskars round n' round squeeze punches to create a scalloped design for around the outside edges. Yes----you can use your punches with gluefoil! Again, if you are at CHA stop by their booth so you can see it in person!

Now for the giveaway! Today I am giving away (courtesy of Streuter Technologies) one package of copper and one package of aluminum GlueFoil! That is right...........you have the chance to win. Follow these instructions to win!

Post a comment on this thread telling me one way you would use GlueFoil on any type of project. Next have at least 3 of your friends come to my blog and do the same, also using your screen name in their post to give you credit. Everyone who sends three friends to post giving them credit will be entered to win! So you post, send 3 friends to post giving you credit and you are entered! I will randomly choose a winner on Monday!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I'm back! With project peeks!

Ok, I think I've just completed my last CHA project.....whew! You have seen my designs for the Fiskars booths and at this CHA I will have my projects in two other booths which are Streuter Technologies and Cosmo Cricket!

The project I am posting now is one that I did for Streuter using their GlueFoil. I was so excited to be asked to do some work for Streuter and could hardly wait to try out the GlueFoil. I received some copper and aluminum to work with. Well, I am hooked. GlueFoil is very light weight and on one side it contains a special adhesive that when heated lightly with an iron or heat gun melts and adheres to your project. It is the most amazing thing! My favorite thing to do so far has been embossing on it! Man, what a great look.
On this particular piece you can see where I embossed, painted over the entire thing with paint, let it dry, and then lightly sanded revealing the copper embossed surface underneath! The front of each drawer is copper GlueFoil, there is also some on the top and then again down the sides as well as some trim. Here is the website so you can take a look at the product.

If you have any questions about GlueFoil just leave a comment and I am happy to answer them! If you are headed to CHA make sure you stop by the Streuter booth #1235 and tell Rebecca that I sent you!
Stop in again tomorrow for another sneak peek as well as a nice little giveaway surprise!
I've got lots to show and something very special to giveaway..............

Saturday, January 17, 2009

It's Cold!!!

It has been so cold here! Like 20 below zero with like 40 below wind chills. No school on Thursday or Friday and my daughter and I just stayed home!

I've been busy with more work for CHA which I cannot show you yet.............but soon. Plus I've been crafting away with more project work for the Fiskars Crafts website. Have you been there lately? If not head over and check out all the wonderful things that the Design team as well as guest designers have come up with!

Once I can post some of my CHA sneak peeks for other companies I will start putting them on my blog. So stay tuned.....and stay warm!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Another Sneak Peek!

This line is rich and beautiful. I just love the blend of purple and green. So soft, yet rich! This is the brand new Kimberly Poloson line called Nature's Flora being released by Fiskars at CHA Winter 09!
This is an altered vase created using many punches, brads, jewels, inks, etc. I especially love the beautiful glittered stickers that coordinate with this line.
Let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Well in a couple of weeks many crafters will head to Anaheim, California for the annual winter Craft and Hobby Association trade show. This is a buying show for retailers so they can walk the floor and decide which items they will order to sell in their store. While I will not be attending the show I have been very busy preparing projects to ship to the manufacturers I work with to display in their booths.
I always love this time of year and love being busy! It is such a trill to see the new releases and get to create something that will inspire folks when they walk into each booth.
Since this is a show for retailers many of you are not able to attend. So I thought I would share a little piece of what I am creating for the show with each of you. As each manufacturer I design for allows me to release the projects I've created, I will be posting them on my blog!
Today I start with the designs I have created for Fiskars! If you are a Fiskateer, you have most likely already seen some of these sneak peeks on the Fiskateer blog. They have released some amazing new lines along with a lot of awesome new tools! So today on my blog you will see what I have created using the brand new Heidi Grace Forever love line. Let me know what you think of the new papers and embellishments by posting a comment.
Stop by tomorrow for another new release from Fiskars!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Big Push!

Ok, everyone...two posts down there is a contest challenge. We need to have a big push to make the 100 post mark so I can give the goods away. So send everyone you know over to post on that thread so we can make 100 and I can draw a winner!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cosmo Cricket...

If you have not checked the Cosmo Cricket blog, you should really head on over there. They are gearing up for CHA and as usual doing some fun video stuff. Here is the link...



Sunday, January 4, 2009

Anyone wanna win?

Ok, here is the deal...
Above are some Heidi Grace journaling stickers, some rub ons and Lil Davis chipboard. Some lucky blog poster is going to win this nice little package of goodness!
All you have to do is post......well, it isn't that simple. Go ahead and leave your post and as soon as the comment posts on this particular thread reach 100, I will draw a random winner. So send as many people as you know to post their message and lets see how fast we can get to 100!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

A very quick blog post to wish each and everyone of you a very Happy New Year! I have been busy crafting many projects and unfortunately many will not be able to be shared with you right away. I am doing work for 3 manufacturers for the upcoming Craft and Hobby Trade show in Anaheim, California. Once manufacturers give me the green light to post my projects I will reveal them one at a time for you! So stay tuned for that! But while you are waiting...

I want to start the New Year out right by being generous to my blog followers! So watch over the next couple of days as i will post a prize or two that you can win! It won't be easy....we will have to reach a certain number of blog posts before I choose the winner but we have always made it before. So start alerting your friends, family, co-workers, and online pals now to start visiting my blog for a chance to win!

I hope 2009 will be a great year for everyone!