Friday, August 22, 2014

I made Die~Namites Design Team!!

Have you heard yet? Yes I am been blessed to serve another term as part 
of Die~Namites Dies Design Team 2014...
So excited to create with these amazing talented ladies....stay tuned to the
Die~Namites Blog this next week to welcome each DT member.

There were LOTS of wonderful applications which
made choosing a new design team a difficult process,
but after pondering the applications a team has been chosen.

......and here they are!!

Our New Design Team Members

Susie Bentz

Stacy Rodriquez

Annmarie Colbert

and our Returning Design Team Members

Peggy Lee Baker

Tonya Gibbs

Cathia Leblanc

Design Team Coordinator

Congrats to our New Design Team Members!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Fall Inspired" Thank You Card & August 2014 Sketch & Dare Challenge

the Die~Namites Monthly Challenge!

Entry #1 YOU MUST....use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
Entry #2 USE the sketch! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly)
 as a card, layout or altered piece!
Entry #3 INCORPORATE the dare into your creation.

Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.

 You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog,
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog.
Link your blog post, using Inlinkz, to the Die~Namites Die blog.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies

To read details on my take on this months sketch & challenge, hop over to the Die~Namites Blog, here!
Hope you all enjoy!
Acorn Foliage

Thanks for stopping by, now head over to the 

Peggy Lee

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Creative Cards overe on the Die~Namites Blog!!!

                                       Inspiration Overload this week....I am so enjoying this!!!

One of the most essential aspects of die cutting with Die~Namites Dies is the paper you use. Canvas Corp Brands, which includes Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and 7Gypsies, has plenty of papers to choose from. 

A HUGE THANK YOU to Canvas Corp Brands for their generosity to the Die~Namites Design Team. Our kits consisted of Canvas Corp Printed Cardstock, Tattered Angels Mistable Papers, a bottle of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glaze, along with other goodies.

will receive their very own Canvas Corp Brands Kit
along with a $25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.
Make sure to stop by everyday and leave a comment!
Hi everyone it's Peggy Lee here to share with you all
 my "Creative Cards" that I whipped up using the amazing products from Canvas Corp
In my fabulous kit was a couple of  per made cards from Canvas Corp.

Creative Card #1
 Best Wishes

Flower In The Wind

Here is a close up of the Die~Namites Die, I cut it out twice and colored the same withTattered Angels glimmer mist  in pink coral and glimmer glaze in plumeria.....I cut the die cut apart and popped it up to give depth to the love doing that! Adding Liquid Pearls in Opal for the flower centers gives texture!

Loving the Jute Rope by Canvas Corp, I cut off small pieces and cut them part,
for the frayed look and pinned it under Canvas Corp's mini pink clothes pins.
Ripped the edges of the Canvas Corp's pink polka dot printed paper (love these papers).
Stamped the background and splattered Tattered Angels glimmer mist for a mixed media feel!

Creative Card #2
Happy Birthday

Tall Flower Branch

For my second card I used the same per made card from Canvas Corp, which
I cut the card base down to 4x6 in size.
Then I cut down to just fit onto card front using Tattered Angels mistable paper in suede. Oh this paper is heaven to create with....I ran the 4x6 paper piece through a honeycomb embossing folder.
Cut a slightly smaller piece of the printed pink polka dot paper and ripped the edges.
Also took another piece of the mistable suede paper to frame out my Die~Namites Diecut 
Tall Flower Branch. I used the Tattered Angels glimmer mist and glimmer glaze to color the flower part of the die well as I used a CTMH green ink mixer to color the stem and leaves.
Cut a piece of Jute Cord from Canvas Corp, tied into a knot and glued on....added a CTMH stamp sentiment and splattered the Tattered Angels glimmer mist over the card fav part!

I hope you enjoyed my creation
make sure you pop back by tomorrow to see what
DT Guest Designer Misty Russell created
with her Die~Namites Dies and Canvas Corp Brand goodies!!

Thanks for stopping in today,
Peggy Lee

Reminder there is still time for 

Mini Clothespins- Pink (25 pieces)              Braided Rope White Hank-9ft

Pink Coral- Glimmer Mist 2oz               Plumeria- Glimmer Glaze  1 oz

Hot Pink & White Mini Dot Reverse                       and    Pure Mistable Paper 12x12 Tweed-White   


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Handmade Flower Tutorial for Marion Smith Designs

Here it is our finial design team post for Marion Smith Designs!
Everyone is doing a "handmade flower tutorial".
When I saw these cute little burlap canvas at my local store, I knew I wanted 
to create a little shabby wall art piece. I roughly brushed gesso over the burlap, 
tore a piece of MSD paper and dug into my MSD paper scraps.
But today's post is all about how to create these amazing paper flowers...
using Marion's Bloom Impressions Tool and Dies.

I start be selecting my papers and on my die cutting machine
and cut fun and fast!
Brush lightly with water (you can spray water on to)...
Place petal (slightly damp) onto your Bloom Tool and twist!
That's it how easy!

Now you will need a circle base (I cut a circle out of my scraps).

Start gluing
 (I use hot glue but you can use what you like best)
Keep gluing and placing down to form a round base...
over lapping petals.

I repeated the same steps for all my flowers....
here are some more detail pictures...enjoy.

Like that "handmade flowers" so quick and easy!
Now just add centers, leaves and adorn your projects 
with them....fabulous!!
Thanks for stopping in today,
be sure to hop over to Marion Smith Designs Blog!
Peggy Lee